Morning Memo: Out on a Limb With Olivia Thirlby; S.J.P. is Down on N.Y.C.

Brett Ratner is not allowed to use the trees in New York City parks to dangle 80-pound starlet Olivia Thirlby from for a sex scene. [NY Daily News]

Sarah Jessica Parker is down on the New York she helped create. [NY Mag]

Former owner of Gramercy Park Hotel says New York celebrities used to go there to hide out, instead of to put themselves on display as they do today. [NY Mag]

And in news you probably wish you didn’t know: Norman Mailer was into role play. [P6]

During a Christie’s pre-auction party for Andy Warhol’s “The Double Marlon” silkscreen of Marlon Brando attended by Agyness Deyn, Derek Lam, Rumer Willis, Paul Sevigny, and Mark Ecko, someone stole a $3,000 Schott jacket similar to the one Mr. Brandon wore in the photo. [P6]

Diana Ross is second to no one! The singer arranged to have first choice of a seat at a screening of Iron Man, before the actors in the film like Robert Downey Jr., Jeff Bridges, Terrance Howard, and Gwyneth Paltrow came in to take theirs. [P6]

Morning Memo: Out on a Limb With Olivia Thirlby; S.J.P. is Down on N.Y.C.