Leona Helmsley

  • Film

    August 21, 2013
  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    The Top Eight Celebrity Tax Evaders

    After clutching at the spotlight, a lot of stars learn how to evade things--like parapazzi, fans, and especially the IRS. Here's a very timely summation I was just sent which details the top celebrity tax evaders of all time. It's free, so don't even think of writing it off! Top Celebrity Tax Evad ... More >>

  • Columns

    November 10, 2010

    The Rabbi Who Conned Himself

    Milton Balkany hedges and misses his bets

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    Long Live Zsa Zsa Gabor

    ​So 93-year-old chatterbox Zsa Zsa Gabor refused another operation and went home -- and so did I, to look up my amazing 1993 Village Voice interview with the Hungarian legend, which appears in my stunning book La Dolce Musto. That day, Zsa Zsa mouthed off on everything, darling.

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2009

    Thursday's Headlines: City Relying on Crane Safety from Instructor Who Admitted Mob Ties

    HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart AssetYour Thursday New York headlines...Revelation in wake of last year's crane deaths: Union official who is teaching crane safety to prevent future accidents admitted in 2003 that he helped mobsters and other unqualified people (including strippers) get into hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2009

    I Took Montreal By (Snow) Storm

    I don't know any French except for "free trip," so when publicist Norah Lawlor invited me on a Quebec Tourism Board jaunt to Montreal, I totally understood and bit the bait. As you'll read in the column this week [CLICK HERE], I had le really marvelous time, never feeling as if Montreal is Canada's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2008

    Leona Helmsley Dances From The Grave in New Musical

    I was never sure whether to say "Leona Helmsley and her bitch" or "Leona's dog and HER bitch." Either way, both bitches are coming to the stage via the great beyond in a New York Musical Theatre Festival dance production called Wild About Harry. Yes, not only did the pampered pooch of Harry Helmsley ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2008

    Dead Socialite Killed Again by TV Movie?

    The HBO movie Bernard and Doris—a partly true, partly imagined romp about gay butler Bernard Lafferty's weird bonding with his boss, socialite Doris Duke—has gotten kudos, but Duke's old chef, Colin Shanley—a dear friend of mine—has seen it and feels it's more puke than Duke. I allude to thi ... More >>

  • Columns

    January 29, 2008

    A Gay Senate Candidate Revealed!

    Double-wide-eyed by an opera trailer at Carnegie Hall and by a Senate race out North Carolina way

  • Columns

    September 11, 2007

    Austen Powers: The Reruns

    The specter of the novelist and the novel defense of Spector. Plus a meal with Haggis.

  • Columns

    September 4, 2007

    Read This In Loo of Sex

    Stalling for time before channeling Tim Gunn and the ghosts of Leona and Anna Nicole

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2007

    Pet Fashion Week, Death to America

    Today, our head hurts and we're feeling hateful. Maybe it has something to do with spending two hours on the A train last night, only to end crammed onto a shuttle bus full of homicidal straphangers? Anyway, it's really great timing for the ridonculous news that Leona Helmsley left $12 million to ... More >>

  • News

    February 24, 2004

    Jail Breaks

    Influential Rabbi Barred From Lobbying Federal Prison Officials

  • News

    January 28, 2003

    Heartless Hotel

    Prison Contracts and Homeless Crisis Built Empire

  • NYC Life

    August 20, 2002
  • Columns

    September 26, 2000
  • Columns

    July 27, 1999

    NY Mirror

    Poor Kathie Lee and Frank Gifford, in the front row of the screening for Eyes Wide Shut, looked appalled; the film's a long, torturous meditation on adultery!

  • Columns

    May 18, 1999

    NY Mirror

    Advice from the ball circuit: 'This category is about your face, not your booty. Now ride your broomstick out of here, baby gorilla.'

  • Columns

    July 7, 1998
  • News

    July 7, 1998

    Hormone Imbalance

    Rudy needs a woman