“After the movie’s over, she will be here answering your questions,” spluttered entertainment troublemaker Perez Hilton to an “animated” (read: gay) audience at the Crosby Hotel’s theater last Sunday. Shindigger and others had gathered for a sneak peak at Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me, featuring the bawdy Broadway legend, back in Manhattan two years after allegedly retiring to sedate Birmingham, Mich., the town of her youth. Read More
Interviewing Elaine Stritch is like asking a hemophiliac for a pint of blood. “Everybody’s got a sack of rocks,” she says. Every now and then, she reaches her long, bony fingers into the sack and throws one at you. The best thing you can do is give up and just get out of the way. This is a valuable lesson learned early by astute director Chiemi Karasawa in the captivating documentary Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me. You will go away knocked right out of your snow boots.
“How is a raven like a writing desk?” The Mad Hatter asked Alice. While the answer always perplexed me–”The higher you go, the less there are,” seriously??–it’s the kind of SAT question equivocation game that I play in my head when I think of podcasts and web series. (They are basically a place for people to interview each other, right?) Or a Volvo and Twitter, which is what Tina Fey conflates in this latest episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, driving around Harlem looking for product placement.
What is going on here? Who knows. Tina Fey has some food issues and only does 40 minutes of work in an office. It sounds lovely.
In a perfect world–you know, the one where we don’t spend all day analyzing our feelings about exactly why it’s so disgusting to offer $10,000 for certain un-touched photos of a certain someone’s certain magazine shoot–our bookshelves would be filled with the kind of diversity not found on a certain someone’s TV show.
But it’s not, so we have to take what we can get: A female-dominated list of top fiction/non-fiction books checked out of the New York Public Library, where five of the entries are comprised of E.L. James (two books), Danielle Steel (ditto) and Sheryl Sandberg.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Golden Globes last night were a roller-coaster of fun drunks, unprepared speeches and Matthew McConaughey. Here were our top favorite moments (besides Emma Thompson’s boozy rant against high heels, which we just didn’t have room for but loved anyway), in no particular order.
While taking lunch seems to be a dying privilege in NYC, there are still some New Yorkers who have time for leisurely midday meals. Last week, supermodel and entrepreneuse Petra Němcová invited us to lunch at Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s ABC Cocina, where we chatted about her recently launched sustainable home decor company, Be The Light, which is based on her extensive global travel.
On November 21, The American Museum of Natural History hosted the 2013 Museum Gala.
Meg Ryan, Baz Luhrmann, Martha Stewart, Kathy Najimy, Kyle Maclachlan, and Tina Fey as hostess, made for quite the memorable evening.
Attendees arrived at the museum with heavy purses for the Christie’s auction, which was given a comedic boost by Seth Meyers. Read More
Wow, it’s like being back in 2008 again. Or at least back in 2012, watching that scene from Game Change when Julianne Moore does an impression of Sarah Palin watching Tina Fey also do an impression of Sarah Palin.
Golden Globes 2013
Updated: Tina Fey responds below!
Have you been reading all about Taylor Swift telling Amy Poehler and Tina Fey that they are going to hell for their Golden Globes jokes in the most recent issue of Vanity Fair? Or wait, was that Katie Couric who told Taylor Swift that, and the singer was just relating it back in an anecdote? Did Amy Poehler say she was actually going to hell? Did Couric totally rip off a very famous Madeleine Albright quote about a basketball?
If you are confused, don’t worry. Here are some GIFs from Mean Girls to help explain.
Not too many surprises this year in the nominations, announced today, for the 2013 Golden Globe Awards. This year, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will be making history as the first female duo to host the ceremony, held on Jan. 13., but other than that, it’s all Lincoln (seven nominations), Argo (five) and Django Unchained (ditto).