Allah’s Love We DeliverSome Palestinians claim that Yasser Arafat died of AIDS. Justin Timberlake had Lance Bass and his boyfriend run interference at the opening of his Southern Hospitality so that he could sneak out without running into Jessica Biel. Donald Trump and other captains of industry are fighting to keep the heliport in Hudson River Park open. Firefighters invited to the screening of Adam Sandler’s I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry took issue with Sandler’s financial support of Rudy Giuliani. Jonathan Ames is set to box with another writer. Moby got a surprisingly funny letter from Karl Rove. A.M. Homes is developing a show about the Hamptons for HBO.
The Eleven Personal Website Commenters You Reprint in the ‘Times’
Though the only pleasure we ever took from The Five People You Meet in Heaven was the brilliance with which it held up the leg of our dining-room table, we know the Mitch Albom mega-best-seller has sold 11 million copies for a reason. (We don’t know what the reason is, but there has to be one, right?) That’s why we were unsurprised to find the full-page ad on the back of today’s Times Arts section for Five People and Albom’s recent For One More Day was super-flush with blurbs — a whopping eleven, by our count. So, what literary heavies weighed in to fête the feel-goody duo?