Jenny McCarthy Hands Out Free Margeritas

April 28th, 2005

Anyone with a weak spot for tequila would have enjoyed South Street Seaport today. Jenny McCarthy, working with Jose Cuervo, whipped up 2000 gallons of margeritas in a giant blender for the passing crowd. She worked enthusiastically and stayed for several hours. Usually celebs just drive by their endorsements, but Jenny certainly wanted everyone to have a good time. Very considerate of her, and a rare quality.

Jenny McCarthy

Speaking of lovely personality, I dropped by the Air Tahiti party at the Maritime Hotel celebrating the inauguration of its direct flight between New York and French Polynesia. Tahitian luminaries like the president of French Polynesia walked about in leis.

Nearly all parties seeking publicity have what is called an “arrivals area.” Usually right inside the front door, this where you can intercept notable guests for photos. Photographers shoot the guests, and the guests move into the party. Ninety-nine times out of 100, photographers never see the inside of the party.

I am so accustomed to having little to no interaction with party guests that I couldn’t even make charming conversation when these two former Miss Tahiti candidates Raipoe Adams and Raitea Huteau decided not to go into the party. Instead, they wanted to chat with the photographers working the party.

Miss Tahiti Candidates Raipoe Adams and Raitea Huteau

Pageant participants are unfailingly nice in a way so rare that it’s spooky to encounter. I haven’t met any that have struck me as anything other than honest-to-god sweethearts. An interesting twist too is that they are not super-cool; they have a refreshing naivete straight out of elementary school. After living in NYC for a number of years, I’m so over super-cool sophistication. It’s too tiring. And requires expensive dry cleaning.

A New Muppet Movie: Kermit and Miss Piggy Turn Out

April 27th, 2005

The Muppets have released their rendition of the Wizard of Oz. I haven’t seen it, but I’m sure it’s fun. Who out there can’t recall the words to “Rainbow Connection” which opened the first Muppet movie? I’ve got to see if they have that on iTunes.
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Thora Birch and Miss Teen Motor City

April 26th, 2005

Thora Birch is now blond and very skinny. Who wouldn’t be if they had a chance? Her latest film is “Slingshot” with David Arquette, Julianna Margulies, Balthazar Getty and Katie Chonacas aka Miss Michigan Teen Motor City. The movie premiered as part of the Tribeca Film Festival.

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Angelina Jolie Tapes “Inside The Actors Studio”

April 25th, 2005

In a last minute rush, I was able to cross town to take up position for a rumored Angelina Jolie photo op before she entered the New School. The New School is the location of the auditorium where Bravo tapes “Inside The Actors Studio”. This program often attracts top rung talent, but the odds of making a good photo there are terrible. This time though, the school seemed to be setting up an op before the show, so everyone rushed over there. Police barricades were in place, and numerous, but very cooperative, security personnel were keeping the crowd in check.

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Jeff Goldblum Shows Up in Leather

April 24th, 2005

Jeff Goldblum appeared for the premiere of “Special Thanks To Roy London.” He’s a completely genial fellow, almost eerily relaxed on the carpet. I told him he had a great “evil genius”-looking leather jacket on. I thought with his numerous “genius” roles (The Fly, Independence Day, and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, etc.) he would appreciate it, but it just made him a little bashful. He said it was the only coat he had that would fit over his suit.

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Felicity Huffman Wears What Her Husband Picked Out

April 24th, 2005

Felicity Huffman of “Desperate Housewives” stars in “Transamerica,” a story of transexual who long ago fathered a now wayward son. A good popcorn movie, it appears.

She said her husband, William H. Macy, picked out her outfit.

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Elizabeth Banks Looks Leggy in Prada

April 23rd, 2005

Ms. Banks looks pretty good for a magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania. A good argument to stay in school.

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Stephen Colbert at the Tribeca Film Festival

April 23rd, 2005

Hey, who knew. Stephen Colbert from Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” has branched out into film. The premiere of Great New Wonderful took place at the festival tonight in which he appears with Maggie Gyllenhaal. His next film is “Bewitched” in which Nicole Kidman stars.

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What The Tribeca Film Festival Needs More Of, Victoria’s Secret Models

April 22nd, 2005

Lindsay Fridmodt was delighted to work the red carpet for Rosanna Arquette’s new film “All We Are Saying.”

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Mariah Carey Thows Down for the “Emancipation of Mimi”

April 22nd, 2005

Mariah has been hammering New York lately to make sure that everyone knows about her latest CD, the Emancipation of Mimi.

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