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Piven-less Plow Recoups

Despite outrageous claims from producers that Jeremy Piven's departure would prevent the play from turning a profit, it's recouped its initial investment.

By Lane Brown

Mamet Kills Buffalo

Great playwright David Mamet plugged 'Speed-the-Plow' like a maniac — why not 'American Buffalo'?

By Lane Brown

Brooke Astor's Dogs Were in Danger!

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Not only did Brooke Astor's son, Anthony Marshall, allegedly steal $132 million from his mom's estate, but he also wanted to kill her dogs. The latest issue of Vanity Fair chronicles Governor Spitzer's "troubling, tantrum-filled" first year in office. A week after her kidney infection, Mary-Kate Olsen is back to partying around town. Tony Bennett is giving a "special performance" on behalf of Hillary Clinton in New Jersey in December. Jenna Jameson and Richie Rich are opening a bar together in Chinatown. Chelsea Clinton ate at Veritas with a "very handsome, dark, Indian male companion." David Mamet is a fan of the New York Post.

Avril Lavigne's Music Sounds Likes Other People's Music

Lavigne Sued Over "Girlfriend": Sixties power-pop band the Rubinoos sues Avril Lavigne, claiming her cheerleader-rock song "Girlfriend" sounds like their 1978 track "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend." Curiously, neither Toni Basil nor the Ramones, both of whom the song gloriously does rip off, are party to the suit.