Actress-singer Mandy Moore is dating angster-singer Ryan Adams, In Touch is reporting. And this has gotten us all excited for many reasons — not the least of which being that Adams is getting Wilmer Valderrama's sloppy seconds!
Sean MacPherson and Eric Goode's acquisition of downtown hotels continues apace! Today's Sun confirms what Hotel Chatter swore was true the other day: The dudes behind the Maritime and Bowery hotels have added Jane Street's Riverview Hotel to their portfolio — their plans for it were approved by the community business board last night. They intend to renovate the building — the former American Seaman's Friend Society Sailors Home, which was occupied by sailors who survived the sinking of the Titanic and now houses Socialista — restoring its original, seafaring look but adding amenities like sunbathing decks for the rooms and bars that Zach Braff will undoubtedly enjoy.
Hotel Riverview Could Regain Its Sea Legs [NYS]
What with the wintry weather, and fashion folks being so skinny, there was much discussion of how to stay warm at last night's party for fashion magazine Fanzine137 and Rodarte held at the Park. "I think you need a lover over the winter because then you can get snowed in," said Leelee Sobieski. Does she have one? "No. You've got to be choosy. Life is too short." Her BFF Arden Wohl, who had been talking with Chloë Sevigny, agreed. It has to be the right lover, she said. "Some men are kissing monsters! They do this" (she stuck out her tongue) "or they do this" (she stuck out her tongue and wiggled it around) "but all you want is a smooth French!" We asked her who the bad Frencher was. "Some guy!" she shouted. No, really, who? Finally, Wohl told us. "Zach Braff! Zach Braff is a bad kisser!" Ha! We suspected as much. "I haven't kissed him!" Sevigny hastened to add. "Thank goodness." —Blythe SheldonEarlier: Zach Braff and Piper Perabo Can't Fight the Moonlight
Buried under an item about man-whore John Mayer man-whoring around with Cameron Diaz, today's "Rush and Molloy" column offers some disturbing information. Zach Braff and Piper Perabo were apparently spotted "deep in fireside conversation" at the Bowery Hotel last night. As you know, Braff is the
weak-chinned director of the crap movie Garden State, a noted ass man who recently purchased an apartment in Soho. Also, he is the most annoying actor in all of New York. Perabo is the pouty star of such gems as Coyote Ugly, and an honorary resident of 126 Rivington Street, the Lower East Side building that was the basis for a "Sunday Styles" article and was at one point supposed to be an HBO show. She is the second-most-annoying actor in all of New York. As a couple, Braffabo could be deadly, a dirty bomb of annoyingness, poised to destroy not just the Lower East Side, but all of New York City. God save us all.
Rush and Molloy [NYDN]
Ben Gazzara and his wife used to sneak their dog into restaurants in a bag,
until they got busted at a French bistro. Google co-founder Larry
Page is getting married this Saturday on a Caribbean island owned by
Richard Branson. Tara Reid has dropped her appearance fee from $30,000 to $3,500. Seth Meyers says the hours he spends on the picket lines for the Writers Guild strike are tougher than the ones he spent writing for SNL. Mets pitcher John Maine says an impostor was asking women to give him their dresses. Damien Hirst got outbid on the world's largest truffle, which ended up selling to a Macau casino owner for $330,000. Dennis Quaid is suing Baxter Healthcare, claiming that faulty medication packaging led to his newborn twin's overdose. People are actually still suing Borat for being duped into appearing in his movie. James
MacAvoy and Keira Knightley had to be talked through their sex scene in Atonement because "it had to be so erotic."