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Lourdes Just Couldn’t Take the Fighting Anymore

She wants mom and dad back together, and Little Malawi David probably does, too. Also, come on with Cin to the Fulton Fish Market! In the Ides of January gossip roundup!

By Tim Murphy

P. Diddy’s Mom Knows Her Way Around a Stripper Pole

The Scores girls have nothing on Janice Combs. Plus, Helen Mirren, Peggy Noonan, and Joe Scarborough confess to drug use; and more unlikely tidbits, in our daily New York gossip roundup.

By Tim Murphy

James Frey Presses Our Buttons

Michael Moore's 9/11 sequel, a battle at NBC about Angelina Jolie's pregnancy, and Michelle Trachtenberg's mid-party fainting — all in our daily gossip roundup!

Richard Arens Is Having His Moment

FINANCE • Trader Richard Arens, who runs a brokerage named ABS, made a vanity trade in order to push oil past the $100/barrel milestone. We're sure the girls at the bar will be real impressed. [MarketBeat/WSJ] • Citigroup will likely start laying off between 5 and 10 percent of its workforce next week, cutting as many as 32,000 jobs. Merrill Lynch plans to cut around 1,600. [CNBC] • Former E*Trade CEO Mitch Caplan, who helped load the company with the subprime loans, made off with a $11 million golden parachute. Compare that with former H&R Block chief Mark Ernst, responsible for his own big subprime losses, who took home a paltry $2.5 million. [Deal Journal/WSJ, DealBook/NYT]

Last Night's Gotham Awards Deemed Just Indie Enough

Last night’s Gotham Awards ceremony, held for the first time in Brooklyn, at Steiner Studios’ massive Stage 3, provided an entertainingly schizophrenic picture of the indie film world.

Gore and Sting, BFF

Al Gore hung out at Sting's apartment on Central Park West after the Live Earth concert. Roger Clemens got his hair highlighted for $120 at the Pierre Michel Salon. Jane Pratt feels vindicated now that Jane magazine has folded. Newly IPO'd billionaire Stephen Schwarzman and his wife dined at Club 55 in St. Tropez. A movie starring Alec Baldwin is set to hit theaters, even though he doesn't want it released because he thinks it's so bad it's "unrecognizable." Jon Bon Jovi took a helicopter to Ron Perelman's party in the Hamptons. Teri Hatcher acted like a diva at Eva Longoria's wedding. A clubgoer caught Paris Hilton smoking pot.

Capitalists Against Michael Moore

FINANCE • Maria Bartiromo tried to interview Michael Moore on the floor of the NYSE, but the exchange barred the director from entering. [NYDN] • A scathing farewell e-mail from a young JP Morgan banker is probably a hoax. The supposed author says he didn't write it and still has his job. [DealBreaker] • Bear Stearns' CEO James Cayne is suffering from poor self-esteem following the near collapse of two hedge funds. [NYT]

Michael Moore to Tom Delay: It's On!

"[I] will be happy to debate DeLay in whatever prison he ultimately relocates to and allow ABC to cover that debate." —Michael Moore's response to Tom DeLay, who called him "chicken" for canceling their debate [Variety]