Cindy Adams Had Her Psychic Write Her Column TodayCindy Adam’s psychic, Wendy, predicts that in 2008, the mortgage crisis will stabilize, Brad and Angelina will adopt some more kids, and Madonna will shave her head. Box owner Simon Hammerstein wrote an e-mail to his club’s manager privately applauding a dancer who spilled a drink on Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore (“Bleep] Ashton and Demi, they are so up their own arses … and they spend nothing”) but insisted that publicly the performer be “reamed.”
Ben Gazzara Will Have a Doggie BagBen 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
Not a Good ThingMartha Stewart’s driver was arrested for undisclosed reasons, and Stewart flipped out because he is Egyptian. Paula Abdul whines and moans a lot on her upcoming Bravo reality show, but it’s good TV. Actors from the Lord of the Rings trilogy are suing New Line, claiming the studio owes them a cut of merchandising revenue. Jean-Georges Vongerichten is set to open an authentic Japanese eatery where 66 used to be in Tribeca. HBO co-president of programming Richard Plepler, ICM agent Esther Newberg, and Lorne Michaels all back Chris Dodd for president. Barbra Streisand may star in a one-woman show on Broadway after her European tour.
Dave Chappelle Willing to Help Save Ill Brooklyn HouseIn this week’s Intelligencer, Marcus Baram reported on the perilous state of things for Broken Angel, that “kooky Clinton Hill building slash art project.” It is in violation of several building codes, and its owners need to scrape together $35,000 to make needed renovations. But they had an idea: Dave Chappelle and Michel Gondry used the building in their film Block Party; why not hit the two up for money. On Friday, after the magazine’s deadline, Chappelle’s publicist, Carla Sims, got back to us. She’d talked to the comic, and he expressed interest in supporting the efforts to save Broken Angel, she said. “Dave told me that he’d be open to doing a benefit concert or a screening.” Gondry’s rep has already said he’s willing.
Will Chappelle Mend Broken Angel? [NYM]
It’s Not Easy Being a PatakiBreaking: Tinsley Mortimer shops for her own groceries! Kevin Federline is broke, steals food and booze from a restaurant. Emily Pataki failed the bar exam. How Kennedyesque. Former Tom Cruise sparring partner Brooke Shields is going to his wedding, perhaps as a publicity stunt. Nicole Kidman probably isn’t pregnant, Ivanka Trump maybe had a boob job, but Tom DeLay definitely nominated about-to-be House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as Time’s Person of the Year. Dave Chappelle bowed out of a gig for HBO, and HBO isn’t happy. Axl Rose brought some strippers to Soho House. Borat’s cultural learnings may soon be available in a Barnes & Noble near you. (Meantime, he’d do well to avoid getting into a fight with fellow Kazakh Wladimir Klitschko.) Bruce Springsteen made a surprise appearance at a London concert; the crowd liked him. George Gershwin and Ed Bradley were honored at Lincoln Center, where it is discovered that Mr. Gershwin used to be quite the ladies’ man. Liza Minnelli played a $1 million bat mitzvah pro bono. A former America’s Next Top Model winner ditched Tyra Banks as her manager, changed her last name. Angelina Jolie was going to adopt an Indian kid, but Madonna scared her off.