Hugh Grant showed up at Southampton’s Keszler Gallery to support his father, James Grant’s, watercolor exhibit. Ex–Formula One champ Eddie Irvine missed his drive in the Ferrari Hamptons Rally because he stayed out partying too late the night before. Bethenny Frankel flitted about Bridgehampton in her Skinny Girl–branded Mini Cooper. Rachel Zoe tweeted that she was at the Palm in East Hampton, though it’s unclear whether she ate anything. Jerry Della Famina warns against foie gras. Ed Burns ate at Bostwick’s in East Hampton with his wife, Christy Turlington, as Avril Lavigne dined nearby. Guild Hall hosted Alec Baldwin and Danny Glover. Baldwin emceed the International Film Festival’s final summer documentary and Glover performed Emmett, Down in my Heart with Kathleen Chalfant. And when the phone rang at Almond, Joy Behar answered it and said, “Almond, Joy speaking.”
Bernie Madoff’s Montauk home went on the market for $8.75 million, and Corcoran is donating their commission on the property to the Ponzi-schemer’s victims. Stephen Schwarzman put his East Hampton home up for sale for $7.2 million. Southampton town supervisor Linda A. Kabot was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving in Westhampton and is fighting the charge. A 26-year-old man was murdered in Speonk. The 63rd Annual Shinnecock Indian Nation’s Pow Wow convened with a four-day-long arts, crafts, and tribal-dance fest. Sharon Stone will be honored for “Outstanding Achievement” at the Hamptons Film Festival next month, presumably for her topless cover of Paris Match at age 50.
Jeffrey and Zach Chodorow’s burger won over judges at the Hamptons “burger bloodbath,” beating out the meaty concoctions of competitors Josh Eden (of Shorty’s), Cobi Levy (the Charles), and Pete Daversa (Hill Country), and last year’s reigning champs, Mo Koyfman and Jeff “Mr. Peanut” Schwartz. Judge Katie Lee Joel was “looking for juicy, good bun, tasty toppings.” We assume she was referring to the burgers. Couples paid $2,500 to hear Mandy Patinkin perform at the Hampton Synagogue. Dick Cavett, Ben Bradlee, Sally Quinn, and Joel Schumacher raved about Mo’Nique’s performance in Precious, screened in East Hampton over the weekend.