Who’s Afraid of the Wall of Sound?The judge in the Phil Spector case informed a law-school symposium that Spector better not lie under oath. Edward Albee once stole a typewriter. Tom Ford thinks he’s getting too old to care about sex. John Mayer hit on a bunch of girls at Stereo but left solo. Among the items in the gift bag at the Museum of Sex benefit last week: a vibrator and a Mandy Moore single. Burglars who broke into Michael Cox Witmer’s penthouse neglected to take any of his valuable paintings. Kid Rock left a party at Cannes because Pam Anderson was there. Jennifer Esposito may have dined and dashed. Taylor “MMMBop” Hanson mused on Paris Hilton. Drew Carey is an excellent tipper. Jennifer Tilly gets free biscuits at Popeye’s because of her star turn in Bride of Chucky. A story in L’Uomo Vogue claims that Tipper Gore and Bob Dole used the same plastic surgeon.
Hanson Comes to New York: MMMBop Till You Puke!
Andrew W.K. played piano at Hanson’s big Supper Club show last night. That was strange enough. And Harlem’s entire Young Love Choir sang. But no one who joined the blond brothers onstage was louder than the roomful of Hanson fans. This spring marks the tenth anniversary of the sibling-pop trio’s single “MMMBop” (yes, they played it), and every guitar solo, song introduction, and minor gesture to the audience elicited a wave of Woo!s louder than the last. Despite the single-digit weather, fans camped out on the sidewalk early to get in, as evidenced by the Starbucks cups dotting the pavement. (See? Way more mature than the Mountain Dew they were drinking on line a decade ago.) But why did Andrew W.K. sign himself up for the popsters’ comeback?