Fans to Joe Torre: Did You Get a Haircut?’Joe Torre’s new look, Ashlee Simpson’s continued Saturday Night Live ban, and Rudy Giuliani’s black eye — read all about it in our daily roundup of the juice in New York’s gossip columns.
De Niro’s Ago to Open Soon?News about Robert De Niro’s New York outpost of Ago came to us from an unlikely source: Robin Leach. The former voice of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous is now a blogger (of course) and posted last week about the opening of Ago at the Hard Rock in Las Vegas. And while we were distracted by the sight of Mike Tyson in a blue bowler, we were happy to learn that De Niro plans to open his new Ago “later this month”!
Robert De Niro Opens His New Ago Restaurant at the Hard Rock Hotel [Robin Leach’s Vegas Luxe Life]
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Lionel Pincus’s $50 Million Duplex, and YouThere are three powder rooms in venture capitalist Lionel Pincus’s fourteen-room duplex in the Pierre, which the Observer reported last week is on the market for $50 million, making it New York’s second-most-expensive apartment! And now that Corcoran has the floor plan up on their Website, we can see that it’s everything we’ve ever wanted. Plus, some things we didn’t even know we wanted! The amenities are as follows…
It’s Good to Be François PinaultFrançois Pinault, the owner of Gucci and Christie’s, Forbes-approved Richest Person, and proud grandfather to Salma Hayek’s newly birthed daughter, Valentina Paloma Pinault (if this kid lived in Zimbabwe, it would totally be called Set-for-Life Pinault), has paid $16.9 million for the top penthouse in Barbizon/63, the Gothic-looking former women’s hotel on East 63rd Street and Lexington Avenue that was recently converted into super-fabulous condos for super-fabulous people. Amenities include…
Cheat Sheet: Joseph C. LewisLast night, reclusive British billionaire Joseph C. Lewis disclosed his acquisition of a 7 percent stake in Bear Stearns in an SEC filing. Turns out, over the past several months, the 70-year-old currency trader (known in currency-trading circles as “the Boxer”) used a string of holding companies registered in the Bahamas to quietly acquire $860.4 million worth of shares, surpassing company’s beleaguered CEO, Jimmy Cayne, to become the company’s largest shareholder. But other than being Cayne’s new daddy, who is Joseph C. Lewis? After the jump, a cheat sheet, to be read in the voice of Robin Leach.