Protesters Rage Against East Village Wine Bars
One sign read BAN BELLINI, SAY YUCK TO YUPPIES.
One sign read BAN BELLINI, SAY YUCK TO YUPPIES.
Also, John Varvatos's New York show might not happen, Heidi Klum poses high fashion for once, and Agyness Deyn might be single now.
Far from the rarefied air of Barneys, where his Target line will go on sale on Friday, the enviro-friendly designer seemed quite at home in his new retail space.
Also, the rest of today's media, finance, law and real-estate news.
They were sniping at a viewing party for the show's reunion special earlier this week. That, and all the rest of the city's best gossip in our daily roundup.
Gucci's profits take a rare hit, French 'Elle' has a new spawn, and Anna Wintour didn't stay long at Maria Sharapova's birthday party at Tenjune.
Much to the chagrin of many a hipster, blogger, and grizzled ol' punk, John Varvatos just opened a new store in CBGB's old home, and he doesn't really seem to be going anywhere. But maybe everyone should hold off the Haterade for a second.
Weird wiretapper Anthony Pellicano says he knows what Michael J. Fox did back in 1990. Plus, Ashlee Simpson pregnancy rumors persist, Adrian Grenier gets a girlfriend, and more in our daily squeeze of the juice from New York gossip columns.
Menswear designer John Varvatos describes his new store at 315 Bowery as a "cultural space" a generous term for what was once the dirtiest, punkest club in the East Village.
Walking backstage at John Varvatos's show at the top of 7 World Trade Center last night, we were a little taken aback to see some 30 high-cheekboned man-children throwing back Peronis and Champagne.
Jeffrey Chodorow is devising a new megarestaurant for a 15,000-square-foot double-decker space in the Empire Hotel at Broadway and 63rd Street. In other news, Frank Bruni has already given it zero stars. [NYP] Our pal Aaron Sanchez barely avoided being cut on the Next Iron Chef since according to Bourdain, Alton “Knowlton seems not to have disclosed a prior schoolyard incident with a young Aaron ‘El Guapo’ Sanchez — in which Sanchez (it would appear) bullied him mercilessly. He seemed unnaturally eager to send him packing.” [Ruhlman] Williamsburg’s Hasidic community has its own street-food truck, but you too can buy the kosher grub. [Eat for Victory/VV]
MEDIA • News Corp. surpassed Time Warner to become the largest media company on the planet, and Murdoch held off a shareholder revolt in order to keep his family tyranny in place. [Hollywood Reporter, USAT] • ESPN poached marquee columnist Rick Reilly from Sports Illustrated after 22 years with the mag. Dan Patrick, who SI just poached from ESPN, will take Reilly's place at the back of the book. [NYT, Deadspin] • Stephen Colbert took his campaign to the Tim Russert show: "This is not a dream, you are not going to wake up from this. I am far realer than Sam Brownback." [NYT]
Michael Jackson took his three kids to see the Lion King on Broadway, and they were all wearing wigs and baseball caps. An art dealer in Chelsea sued Christie's for $7 million for allegedly selling him a fake Basquiat. Kanye West's album is outselling 50 Cent's, though 50 is still worth more money according to Forbes. Jennifer Lopez may be expecting twins, but that'd be news to Marc Anthony. The Dalai Lama likes eating at Masala Garden on West 79th Street. Vince Vaughn went into Marquee at 2:45 a.m. to hit on some girls. Hugh Grant cruised down a deserted strip of road in Southampton in a red convertible. Representative Charles Rangel subconsciously thinks Hillary Clinton is going to be president.
The boys over on our pop-culture-obsessed sibling site Vulture dipped one toe in our fashionable world and came out with an interview with chicken-loving rocker Alice Cooper, who was at last night's John Varvatos show.
Alice Cooper took time away from feeding his Frankenstein and biting the heads off chickens (allegedly!) to talk to Vulture about modeling, snakes, and his makeup advice for Marilyn Manson.
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