When Chris Noth invites you out on Valentine’s Day weekend, you don’t say no. At least that was the Transom’s theory as we set out Sunday night, looking to get friendly with the actor best known for his role as Mr. Big on Sex and the City—and, oh yeah, with the rain forests—at a benefit 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 Read More
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 Read More
New York designers, editors and stylists could die if they held their breath, waiting for an invite to Vogue contributing editor Andre Leon Talley’s home in Westchester County. He never has guests, according to his “Dispatch” turn in the Times’ Sunday Review.
“It’s a sanctuary and I want it to be my own personal Ali Baba cave of delight,” he said.
The treasures therein include china and silver from Lena Horne’s estate sale and cupboards “jammed” with porcelain from Paris, linens, and crystal, but he’s never had a dinner or luncheon party.
If one does score the rare invitation (only in summer), he or she will be received on the front porch, with wicker trays found at Pottery Barn, and served iced beverages. There will be “a tray of canapes or Planters peanuts, jelliyied candy from Paris, and a good bottle of Sancerre.”
Among the other pleasures of the suburban life, according to Mr. Talley, is driving his S.U.V. to The Container Store at the Westchester mall.
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 Read More
Afficionados know that Whoopi Goldberg’s parents didn’t name her Whoopi and their last name wasn’t Goldberg. In fact, she was born Caryn Elaine Johnson, and only took her stage name after someone made a petty joke about flatulence. Her double identity proved a very useful disguise when the bawdy comedienne’s Soho loft sold: City records Read More
ALBANY—At the end of his remarks at a holiday fund-raiser last night, David Paterson made a simple declaration: “I am running for governor in 2010.”
“If it doesn’t work out, I’m going to go on The View. They need a little affirmative action on The View,” Paterson said to laughs, according Read More
As it turns out, Anthony Marshall does have people who like him. Scores of them, even. Mr. Marshall is expected to submit 75 sympathetic letters to Judge Kirke A. Bartley today, two months after his defense rested without calling a single witness.
Jurors had apparently been curious to see the names he might Read More
Here’s Michael Bloomberg’s daughter, Emma, speaking at a “Women for Bloomberg” rally yesterday at John Jay College. The event featured Whoopi Goldberg.
Emma delivered a pretty funny opening speech. “God, it’s great to be here. And I say that not only as a founding member of ‘Women for Bloomberg’ but as a charter member of Read More
ALBANY—Michael Bloomberg says he knows who he would appoint to the U.S. Senate, but isn't sharing.
In an appearance this morning on The View, Bloomberg was asked whether he would be supporting Caroline Kennedy in her now-public courtship of David Paterson, following the path of his aide Kevin Sheekey. He said he wasn't Read More