Barbara Walters announced on today’s episode of The View that she has bagged an exclusive interview with Lindsay Lohan–well, exclusive as these things go, given that Ms. Lohan dropped a political bombshell, her endorsement of Mitt Romney, to red-carpet reporters at a party for Mr. Pink Ginseng Drink and that she seems to Read More
Apparently drama works in daytime. E-Poll Market Research has released a study (unscientific, it would seem) of the most politically divisive celebrities–those preferred disproportionately by either Republicans or Democrats. Elisabeth Hasselbeck, the conservative voice on The View, is the most disproportionately loved by GOP members–with a difference of 51 percent in her approval by right- Read More
We all knew this moment would come—after all, what was conservative View co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck doing on the Upper West Side in the first place? Now she and ex-NFL-er husband Tim Hasselbeck have finally offloaded their four-bedroom condo at Ariel West, Gary Barnett’s glassy tower at 245 West 99th Street.
Sure, the couple took a loss on the place. They paid $3.3 million for the condo in 2008 and only got $3.1 million in this sale, city records show. But at least they got out! The couple is moving to Greenwich, Conn. with their three children, where they can count on a backyard, a three-story house and at least a few neighbors who have similar political leanings.
Barbara Walters has had a tough week: her letter of support to Columbia on behalf of a young female aide to Syrian despot Bashar el-Assad after interviewing him for ABC has been all over the dailies. You wouldn’t know it, though, from watching her daily appearances on her daily chat show, The View. Last Wednesday, Read More
With three dozen projects underway in Long Island City, the brothers behind Rockrose Development—two of whom split to form TF Cornerstone in 2009—are poised to compete against one another for prize renters and retailers in what is rapidly becoming Queens’s answer to Williamsburg and Dumbo. TF Cornerstone chairman Thomas Elghanayan spoke to The Commercial Observer about the EastCoast, his firm’s waterfront rental complex, the infamous Rockrose Development coin toss, and his tense relationship with brother Henry Elghanayan, chief executive of Rockrose Development.
Star Jones, former co-host of The View, is set to appear on her former show February 22 in order to promote heart health–and to publicly reconvene with the women who fired and replaced her. Among them is Barbara Walters, whom The Observer reported Ms. Jones ran into at a luncheon for Nelson Read More
Number-one openings aside, Lady Gaga and Beyoncé–two of the three women that pop critic Sasha Frere-Jones said dominate 2011 pop, with Adele–might have had higher hopes for their new releases. Lady Gaga’s most recent two singles haven’t hit the heights of her “Born This Way,” and Beyoncé is widely acknowledged to have been Read More
Whoopi Goldberg used today’s episode of The View to criticize Manohla Dargis and A. O. Scott’s article on race at this year’s Oscars for not mentioning her Best Supporting Actress trophy. Dargis and Scott mention the names of the past decade’s seven black Oscar winners (from Halle Berry and Denzel Washington to Mo’Nique) Read More
Barbara Walters and Bill Geddis, the executive producers and creators of The View, are planning a unisex version of the show. Frank DiGiacomo has a nice way of framing this in Gatecrasher: “Think of it as ‘The View’ — with balls.”
Ms. Walters and Mr. Geddis would like to produce the show, which will Read More
President Obama will be in New York City tomorrow for two fundraisers, one for the Wall Street set at the Grill Room of the Four Seasons and one at Anna Wintour’s Sullivan Street townhouse. This is not how things are usually done, noted Jason Horowitz. Tickets to both are set at the maximum: Read More