Happy Friday, everyone! It’s once again time for Scandal Report, that brief respite from all things bland and mundane. Scandal Report takes you inside the juiciest, raciest stories of the week and explains which New York tabloid covered them the best. Gatecrasher and Page Six have been at each other’s throats these past few weeks. Gatecrasher scored an Read More
SCENE: the biannual Manolo Blahnik sample sale at the Warwick Hotel.
ENTER, André Leon Talley — the man near Anna Wintour in the top Vogue echelon, America’s Next Top Model catchphrase-smith, giant icon of fashion.
(NEW YORK POST WRITER holds two pairs of the designer shoes: lime-green sandals and black evening shoes.)
ANDRÉ: Darling, darling… no, no, no… Read More
Some of our favorite restaurants require a leap of faith. Yes, perhaps the facade has seen better days and the interior could use some scrubbing here and there, but it’s good and cheap. You don’t over-think it. It’s your place.
But what happens when the Health Department comes along and slaps a big fat “C” Read More
The city may have spent the week recovering from a pumpkin-sized hangover after a three-day Halloween bender — but have no fear! The gossip has to be reported, and we have to grade it. It’s The Observer‘s weekly Scandal Report. We’re coming to you late this week due to a couple breaking stories this afternoon Read More
In today’s New York Post, columnist Keith Kelly, shocked the world with an exclusive that American Media, the company responsible for the National Enquirer, Star, Shape and other publications, is going bankrupt.
But don’t go mourning the death of the king of the tabloids just yet! David Pecker, chief of American Media, claims his company will stand Read More
Last August, News Corp. announced the launch of a publication readable only on tablets and mobile phones — a news app not linked to an existing publication, but an independent venture wholly dependent on those who own the products it’s viewable on. Company brass named Page Six legend Richard Johnson to head up Read More
This week’s gossip-hunting scrum took place mostly in the shadow of one key story: Charlie Sheen’s outlandish (if not unexpected) freak-out at the elegant and iconic Plaza hotel. When a former A-list star — currently the highest-paid man on television — pulls these kind of shenanigans, it’s prime tabloid fodder. But there were other stories, too. Read More
Which of the city’s top tabloids won the week? Which had the most scoops, exposed the most fatuous scenesters and dished the most agreeable dirt? With Richard Johnson’s tenure up at the venerable Page Six and Emily Smith still acclimating herself to the vaunted gig, the Daily News smells blood.
Every Friday The Observer looks back Read More
With Fleet Street blond Emily Smith taking over for the departed Richard Johnson at the New York Post‘s Page Six, and Frank DiGiacomo (a former Observer staffer) newly installed at the New York Daily News‘ Gatecrasher column, the city’s two warring tabloids are ramping up their gossip coverage in a no-holds-barred attempt to win out. Read More
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Even though he’s left the Obama administration behind, former White House budget director Peter Orszag still finds himself in the unenviable position of preaching fiscal discipline amid a terrifying recession. Only now, he’s doing it for The New York Times.
The issue at hand: faced with a ballooning deficit even by the U.S.’s typically Read More