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]
Maria Bartiromo Feels Pretty, Oh So PrettyBefore Maria Bartiromo was on MSNBC and flying on private jets, she lived a life out of West Side Story. Speaking of Bartiromo, Citigroup head Charles Prince may have leaked the jet-ride scandal to the media. Former Philippines first lady Imelda Marcos uploaded some unintentionally funny government-propaganda films to YouTube. Financier Henry Kravis complained that he wasn’t invited to Stephen Schwarzman’s blowout birthday party. Brad and Angelina needed beads and masks to escape from a New Orleans restaurant.