Ah, New York! Where else would you find Leonard Nimoy and Anna Wintour in the same room? It was opening night on Broadway this week, and both the old guard and the new came out for the revival of Harold Pinter’s masterpiece Betrayal starring real life couple Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz (and super-hunky Prometheus star Rafe Spall). It was nothing but nothing but A-listers as far as the eye could see. All the major power couples were there: Steven and Kate! Oscar and Annette! Barry and Diane! Bruce and Patty! Marlo and Phil! Such a shame the play was panned by the New York Times, who called it loud, crude, and clunky. They also said Craig, Weisz, and Spall “made up the rowdiest, most extroverted sexual triangle since Liza Minnelli, Burt Reynolds, and Gene Hackman caterwauled their way through the ill-fated film Lucky Lady in 1975,” ZING, amiright, fellas? That’s such a deliciously obscure insult even I don’t get it. Gotta love the Times. Anyway exiting the Ethel Barrymore Theater, from top, left: Leonard Nimoy, Anna Wintour, Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz, Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw, Oscar de la Renta and Diane von Furstenberg, this generation’s Brooke Astor, Annette de la Renta with Barry Diller (and half of Graydon Carter), Sir Ian McKellan, and Marlo Thomas. (Photos: Pacific Coast News)
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As previously reported here, the Brit street artist Banksy is staging a month-long outdoor exhibit in New York City called, Better Out Than In. All but a handful who passed a stall with “Spray Art” off Central Park, opened their wallets. They were all “authentic signed Banksy original canvases.” After hours of zero sales, one woman bought two pieces, but negotiated a 50% discount. Final tally. $420. His Untitled (Laugh Now) circa 2000 (left) sold at auction for $342,995. No. The stall was NOT there the next day.
This was posted already, but in case you missed it… or thought the reactions were real. I eat here at least once a week, but I’m in LA at the moment, so I didn’t hear about this in the neighborhood. S’Nice makes the best veggie sandwiches there. Any regular customer or local would have said “What the hell’s with that new brick wall in the middle of the place?” Sorry to be Debbie Downer, but these guys are NOT customers but rather paid actors, I’m afraid. Watch. Hardly anyone was using their iPhone to film it and half of the people would have screamed, “Fake!” or they wouldn’t sign the release form. Still, it’s funny and a genius marketing plan for the remake of the horror classic, Carrie. BTW, know what my prom date’s name was? Cary.
One of WOW’s favorite designers, Jason Wu, officially kicked off the start of the New York Spring/Summer 2014 season. His all star cast of models was led down the runway by the iconic Karen Elson. Karlie Kloss with Kati Nescher bought the stampede back into the stables and then posed for a flash mob of photographers with the designer himself. Check out his latest collection here, and to see more behind the scene photos from this season follow us on instagram.
Owen and Ellen spotted in New York and Los Angeles. Often difficult to tell them apart.
Single Stroke paintings by James Nares, a downtown New York artist from the days when there was a downtown New York. (via formermaleprostitute)
Is your front door 150 feet from a billionaire’s? Well, not to brag, but mine is. Noam Gottesman is listed on the Forbes 400 list of richest people in America having a net worth of $1.6 billion. He sold his London home, No. 6 Palace Greens, Kensington Gardens (middle right), in 2008, to Indian steel tycoon Lakashmi Mittal for a reported $222 million making it the world’s costliest home at the time. He is very discreet and rarely photographed, but was snapped on several occasions in 2010 with then-girlfriend, actress and artist Lucy Liu (middle left). Gottesman comes from a family of art collectors and his extensive contemporary art collection includes works by Andy Warhol, Francis Bacon, and Lucian Freud. In 2009, he bought photographer Albert Watson’s live/work space in the far West Village, a 30,000squarefoot, 19th-century ice factory for $34 million. During the two-year renovations the façcade became unstable and was demolished and rebuilt exactly the same. (top and bottom) One day, the entry was wide open as I passed by and I could see a massive Henry Moore sculpture between me and the pool beyond. This home must be BEYOND inside, but as this guy is uber-private, I doubt the interiors will ever be published. I pass it every day and I guess most people walking by assume it’s an apartment building or office complex and not one of the largest private homes in Manhattan. Oh, did I mention my place, in the next block, is just 350 square feet? But what do they say? Location. Location. Location.