And I only missed it because I had an even better invite that night, to see Liza get a special honor from Chita. But here's the email, which I just relocated in my files, and which sounds like a winner: "Seriously, what can be more gossip-worthy than a fabulously wealthy, beautiful, social diva m ... More >>
Raising a SkinnyGirl baby?It's sure to raise an eyebrow or two when a woman who launched a product line called SkinnyGirl announces that she's raising her 15-month-old daughter vegetarian. The Real Housewives of New York City star Bethenny Frankel is undoubtedly a very health-conscious person ... More >>
A tour of Fire Island, the Hamptons, the anti-Hamptons. All nice. Now it's back to Murray Hill.
Check out my oozily refreshing column in which I describe the latest sin-sational action in familiar summer getaways from Cherry Grove to Bridgehampton to the North Fork to my beloved apartment. They're all swarming, expensive, and positively broiling, but lots of fun--including my beloved a ... More >>
The company's latest extravaganza flies into Radio City Music Hall
Alex McCordAt Gawker's "Summer of Love" rooftop party last night to benefit the Empire State Pride Agenda Foundation, there was some of my beloved non-lovin' in the air. Real Housewives of NYC's Alex McCord told me, "I just came from a 12-hour reunion taping of the show." "The whole thing w ... More >>
When their reality-TV star fades, some male contestants turn to gay porn
No, not for themselves. They already have straight marriage. But they're adamantly in favor of same-sex marriage, which will come up in the new season of Real Housewives of New York, particularly at a marital equality rally they appeared at along with other notables. On the phone yesterday, ... More >>
Awardsthey're a girl thing. Mostly, anyway, but the shows are bitchin'
The cast of Jersey Shore may be getting a little big for their True Religions. TMZ is reporting that everyone except Snooki and The Situation are on strike just as shooting is supposed to start for Season 3. Ronnie, Vinny, Pauly D, Sammi, and JWoww are all holding out for more money, it seems ... More >>
The Dizzy FizzDrink of fire.Albert Trummer, co-owner and head mixologist at Chinatown bar Apotheke, is known to occasionally throw booze on the bar and light it on fire. That nifty little party trick got the Austrian-born drinks slinger arrested by the Fire Department this past weekend.
The problem with ever being on a reality TV show is that if anything happens to put you in the public eye again (or if you put yourself there on purpose), people are gonna dig up clips of that old show -- where, say, you professed your love for plastic surgery and your desire for 32 DD-breast ... More >>
• In the wake of Tropical Storm Agatha, there is a giant sinkhole in Guatemala City, and it is terrifying. "It may look like it's impossible to fix, but we've done it before," says David de Leon, spokesman for the Guatemala disaster response agency. Video of the sinkhole here. • BP has l ... More >>
So starts our morning news roundup. Today: the housing law in New York you're probably breaking right now. The hot ticket that is President Obama's Passover Seder. Lindsay Lohan's yayo "uh oh," a riot at Rikers, Christian Militia madmen, and more. Here's what's in the news this morning:
Dozens of seniors in Brighton Beach have been complaining about the poor quality of their daily Meals on Wheels lunches. The problem, they say, started last year when the Jewish Association for Services to the Aged abandoned its own kitchen in favor of catering services. [NY Post] Pepsi and ... More >>
Gaga for Gaga! And that Steve Buscemi—what a character!
From the Jill Stuart show. Photo by Graham Rayman. What makes the fashion industry such an elitist, exclusory world? Vogue's Anna Wintour attempted to explain it in the moderately sympathetic new documentary The September Issue; she insisted, with clipped British finality, that the unstyli ... More >>
Your guess is not as good as mine. But go ahead and try.
Michelle Obama swears by Isabel Toledo's gowns, and now crowds do, too.
Isn't it nice that someone has actually turned down an offer to appear on television? In the age of reality TV, where people push their disintegrating families into your face for the glamour of it all, saying "no" is so very rare. And yet longtime club goddess Susanne Bartsch just refused the chanc ... More >>
Remember Top Chef season 3's Brian Malarkey's appearance on The Real Housewives of Orange County? Well, the Housewives are at it again. Only this time, it's the ones from New York City. Sam Talbot of Top Chef 2 fame drops in on housewife Kelly Killoren Bensimon to make chicken lettuce wraps for he ... More >>
Feel like indulging your apartment neurosis? Behold the Rentometer, to which spahagirl of Above The Doorframe tipped us. Rentometer seems to think the monthly on our godforsaken Brooklyn hellhole is "much lower than the median rent in your area. Your unit seems to be a great deal!"...