26-July 2 – After adroitly avoiding the horse droppings
at the Ziegfeld Theater at Monday’s King Arthur
premiere, we cantered a few blocks to the Directors’
Guild of America, where Ethan Hawke and
Julie Delpy were trotting out Before Sunset.
Open All Night’s International Congeniality Award goes
to the British, since those Arthurian candidates were all
open and chatty, while the American and French Sunset
contingents were downright surly. (The stunning 35-year-old
French actress Delpy gave the beauteous 19-year-old Brit Keira
Knightley serious competition in the looks department.
Next time, we’ll definitely add a bathing suit competition
to our awards program.)
that day in Beverly Hills, Rick James and
Bootsy Collins tied for our Sartorial Understatement
award at the ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Music Awards. (We’re
definitely not adding a bathing suit competition to this contest.)
in New York earlier that day, Gloria Estefan said,
“I quit!” even before Donald Trump
could yell, “You’re fired!” The Miami-based
superstar launched her “Live and Re-Wrapped” concert
tour by announcing that it would be her last. We hope Gloria’s
family likes when she sings in the shower, because she wants
to spend more time with them. We never did manage to find
out what the heck The Donald had to do with it.
week for Howard Stern, who publicly bashed
the Bush administration regarding recent controversies surrounding
his radio program. We accompanied Stern down to the garage
after a press conference at Infinity Broadcasting, where he
dissed FCC chairman Michael K. Powell. “How
did this guy get the job? He’s Colin Powell’s
brother”, Stern said, and then railed against Bush policies
some more. Stern did take a breather on Thursday, hitting
a party at Whiskey Park celebrating his girlfriend Beth
Ostrosky’s August cover of FHM magazine.
radio-friendly music greeting midtown morning commuters on
Friday was Clay Aiken crooning in Bryant
Park on Good Morning America.
Jen Lowery in Los Angeles