Is Met Opera GM Peter Gelb Spending When He Should Be Cutting?
Yes, claim his critics.READ MORE »
Yes, claim his critics.READ MORE »
Or at least, the orchestra and chorus will.READ MORE »
The Metropolitan Opera has borrowed money against the huge paintings by Marc Chagall hanging in its lobby.READ MORE »
The Metropolitan Opera is launching its own video-on-demand service.READ MORE »
Blake walked her dog off the leash while Jessica ran up a $3,000 tab at Bagatelle! And everybody laughed at Bill Clinton's quip about his own horniness! In today's gossip roundup!READ MORE »
Plus: Highbrow day! 'Blackbird' will be a movie, and Placido Domingo returns to the role in which he made his Met debut.READ MORE »
Clearly these Met subscribers have never attempted to purchase an iPhone.READ MORE »
Plus, the 'Times' reveals the planning that went into this seemingly spontaneous moment.READ MORE »
Flórez looks, sounds, and acts nothing at all like Pavarotti, but he did get a Luciano-size ovation.READ MORE »
Rufus Wainwright is still waiting for his encore, but not his mother!READ MORE »
Someone buy these poor opera singers some Airborne. Wait, that doesn't even work!READ MORE »
This just in: Coming hot on the heels of yesterday's well-received < ahref="http://nymag.com/fashion/fashionshows/2008/fall/main/europe/womenrunway/yvessaintlaurent/">Yves Saint Laurent show, the maison has announced a four-year sponsorship of New York's Metropolitan Opera — one the biggest philanthropic moves in the house's history.READ MORE »
Has director Adrian Noble decided to dispense with singers altogether for his new production of the Verdi opera?READ MORE »
Soprano Angela Gheorghiu, the self-appointed deity of the operatic stage, apparently has decided that rehearsing is for little people.READ MORE »
Anthony Tommasini is in love; the bloggers are not.READ MORE »
New Line finalizes deal to produce Sex and the City movie, with series creator Michael Patrick King writing and directing and all four stars participating. Kim Cattrall had held things up with contract demands but receives a deal for a future show at HBO as part of negotiations for this project. [Variety]READ MORE »
Tom Ford doesn't wear underwear. Foxy Brown may get dropped from Def Jam, though this would come as news to her. Former flames Derek Jeter and Mariah Carey are set to meet this Friday, and it could be awkward. Chelsea Clinton recently got a job at a hedge fund, and her boyfriend may be her stockbroker. Is the Times playing favorites with suspended reporter Lola Ogunnaike and op-ed columnist Maureen Dowd? "Page Six", ironically, lectures a company about freebies. (Also, it turns out Harvey Weinstein didn't actually "swig" champagne on Halloween, as the "Six"ers reported. And that the "stripper" he was chatting up was actually Margherita Missoni. Whoops.) Ron Perelman is now dating designer Tory Burch, though she's yet to finalize her divorce. Former Martha Stewart broker Peter Bacanovic tried to avoid getting his picture taken, failed. Lauren Bacall was denied backstage entry at the Metropolitan Opera. Guitarist Al Di Meola is a bad father. Tara Reid was drunk, again. A politician cheated on his wife in Albany, a married director got another woman pregnant, and the daughter of a retired news anchor got busy with a female fashion designer in a car, though names aren't named. Joshua Jackson defended Lindsay Lohan. And her dad, who has thus far been unable to help himself, wants to write a self-help book.READ MORE »
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