Zoe Kravitz Shows Some Leg Lenny Kravitz complained that his 18-year-old daughter’s skirt was too short. Nancy Reagan wants Mayor Bloomberg to run for president. New York Ranger Sean Avery may be cheating on Mary-Kate Olsen with ex-flame Lake Bell. Heath Ledger and Kate Hudson may or may not have made out at the Beatrice Inn. A lady clamoring to see Jessica Simpson at the Waverly Inn knocked over a table and tumbled into the fireplace. Leroy Barnes, a drug-dealing competitor of Frank Lucas (Denzel Washington), says American Gangster, portrayed him inaccurately. An ex-cop made a board game that highlights the incompetence surrounding the rebuilding of ground zero.
Michael Jackson Is in New YorkDavid Chase is “heartbroken” that James Gandolfini, Edie Falco, et al didn’t win Emmy; Bill Maher isn’t sad he lost for the nineteenth time. Naomi Campbell told the Blacks in Fashion panel last week that she’s repeatedly been refused the cover of British Vogue, despite the fact that she’s posed eight times. Rosie O’Donnell declined to hawk her book on Oprah, instead opting for a Diane Sawyer interview. Brad Pitt and Angelia Jolie drop off and pick up Maddox at the Upper East Side’s Lycée Français themselves. Marilyn Manson didn’t carry girlfriend Rachel Evan Woods’s luggage as the two strode through JFK. Judith Giuliani went shopping for Manolos at Bergdorf Goodman. Michael Jackson is allegedly holed up in a fancy midtown hotel and has left only once to take part in a photo shoot.
Try Not to Look Directly at Your ScreenTo mark the passing of Leona Helmsley, New York’s “Queen of Mean,” society photographer Patrick McMullan rounded up some of his favorite pictures from her life. We couldn’t help but stop at this one, which shows Helmsley posing with Imelda “Steel Butterfly” Marcos, the wife of former Filipino dictator Ferdinand Marcos. Also pictured is Rick “Loins of Doom” Hilton, father of Paris. To have three people who have unleashed such hardship on the world gathered in one photograph is a rare sight indeed.
LEONA HELMSLEY 1920–2007, In Memoriam [Patrick McMullan]
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It’s Evan Rachel Wood at a ‘New York’ Fashion ShootNew York’s fall fashion issue is out next week, and its theme is edge. Who better to embody the concept than actress Evan Rachel Wood? Not only does she appear soaked in blood in her boyfriend Marilyn Manson’s videos, she’s also starring this September as a naïf turned radical in Across the Universe, Julie Taymor’s trippy take on the songs of the Beatles. How did Wood practice for the shoot? “I’ve been watching a lot of America’s Next Top Model and taking notes,” she told New York fashion director Harriet Mays Powell. Watch the video for a sneak peek and more on Wood’s personal style.
Photo Shoot: Fall 2007 Fashion Issue [NYM]