’Tis the season to be swanning about the Hamptons! But just in case you’re not, here’s our weekly wrap-up of what you missed this weekend.
Robert Downey Jr. perused East Hampton’s Blue & Cream, and Rudy Giuliani wandered in thinking it was an ice-cream shop. Governor Paterson spoke at Anne Hearst and Jay McInerney’s Best Buddies benefit in Water Mill, recalling the time Mario Cuomo let him play on the Gay Games’ basketball team, but then someone hit him and he fell on the floor. Meanwhile, LuAnn de Lesseps schmoozed with Broadway legend Jimmy Nederlander at a Western-themed blackjack table. Lorne Michaels, Alec Baldwin, and Jack Nicholson dined at Mezzaluna in Amagansett. Sophia Bush and Austin Nichols smooched at Georgica. And Renée Zellweger attended an invite-only screening of her latest film, My One and Only, (based on the real-life story of George Hamilton) at a mosquito-ridden private estate in Water Mill. Guests, including Jon Bon Jovi, then left for a rowdy dinner at Blue Parrot, where Hamilton hung out with his equally tanned younger lady of the moment.
Katie Lee Joel caught an East Hampton screening of The September Issue and dubbed Grace Coddington as the documentary’s “breakout star.” Calvin Klein and Barbra Streisand dined at Dave’s Grill in Montauk. Barbara Walters discussed pedicures while carrying shopping bags down Jobs Lane in Southampton. Jerry Della Femina thinks Hamptons beaches are overrated and don’t hold a candle to Coney Island. Kelly Ripa cheered on her daughter at the Hampton Classic horse show yesterday, as Matt Lauer watched his son. And Andy Warhol’s Michael Jackson portrait sold at East Hampton’s Vered Gallery in a silent auction for more than $1 million. The seller is a private New York collector who bought the portrait from Sotheby’s in May for $278,000.
Kelly Bensimon tweeted about finding “the chicest dress” at Stella McCartney’s pop-up shop. Bethenny Frankel checked out the surfers at Ditch Plains. A former Shelter Island town justice was indicted for stealing more than $1 million from an elderly Water Mill woman with dementia. Residents at the East Hampton Town Board meeting had their knickers in a bunch over Gerard Drive’s “Evening Invasion,” in which fishermen “drink, publicly urinate, catch and keep short fish, and litter without repercussions.” And at Sag Harbor’s Bay Street Theatre, Curb Your Enthusiasm’s Susie Essman teased restaurateur Jeffrey Chodorow about bringing a “younger blond shiksa” as his date. Turns out, it was his wife of 27 years.