Urban Zen Center, NYC. June 9, 2011. By Jennifer Vineyard.
How do you Zen out?
“Can I say I sit out on my back porch and smoke a joint? That’s my Zen! ”
— BETSEY JOHNSON
What was your favorite Oprah moment?
“I once told the studio audience that I passed gas, and that they had probably passed gas, and I looked over at Oprah and said, “You know, you probably have passed gas, too.” And she winked at me!”
—DR. MEHMET OZ
There are all these rumors about layoffs at Harper’s Bazaar and that your job is in jeopardy. Is there any truth to them?
“Well, you know, rumors come as part of the job. It’s sort of part of the job description. I’ve been an editor-in-chief for 25 years, so I’m somewhat used to it. You tend to laugh at them! ”
— GLENDA BAILEY
—ROBERT DE NIRO
How do you feel about Twitter now, after Weinergate?
“I suggest you not put out anything you don’t want anyone to see. I once tweeted something that was read in a way that was not how it was intended, for which I made a statement to clarify. You have to be careful. ”
—ASHTON KUTCHER AND DEMI MOORE
Did you shoot a lot of I Don’t Know How She Does It in New York City?
“Yeah. We shot in Boston as well, and a lot of Brooklyn subbing for Boston. We shot primarily in Boston, though, and we had a stage for the family home in Boston. Anytime I can shoot in New York City, I’m very happy. ”
—SARAH JESSICA PARKER
You’re two-for-two with dinners with Bill Clinton this week! What’s the deal?
“Oh, we just keep bumping into each other. ”
What did you talk about at your dinner last night at Craft?
“We talked about musical instruments.”
Would you ever play together?
“Well, I don’t know if he’s got the time.”
— KEITH RICHARDS
Now that you’re feeling better, are you back on with Liberace?
“Yes! That’s next. ”
How far along are you with prepping for that?
“Early! We pushed it back a bit before. But it’s on! Should start [shooting] this fall.”