24-May 1 – New York - While the Today Show’s
Katie Couric had no trouble drawing a big
roster of stars for cancer benefit Hollywood Hits Broadway,
it didn’t hurt that the event was held onboard the spanking-new
Queen Mary 2. Those who couldn’t resist a tour of the
ocean liner included Nathan Lane, Jon
Bon Jovi, Harry Connick, Jr., Danny
DeVito, Donald Trump and Glenn
Close. Beyonce Knowles closed the
show. The evening gown-clad Couric quipped, “Should
I wear this dress on the Today show?”
that Claire Danes in the green dress standing
on the corner? The actress and her date, fashion wunder-kind
Zac Posen, hopped out of a traffic-snarled
taxi and strolled nonchalantly down Broadway to make curtain
time for the Broadway opening of Bombay Dreams. When
asked where her newly minted husband Salman Rushdie
was, a solo Padma Lakshmi, in stomach-baring
sari, replied, “He’s planning the honeymoon”.
African leader Bishop Desmond Tutu was delayed
coming in from the airport on Saturday, and didn’t make
it in time to join Robert De Niro at an early
morning press conference kicking off the third Tribeca Film
Festival. Our question on what Tutu has to do with the film
fest went unanswered.
- Winning an Oscar has its perks. Chalize Theron
was the only one at the Lint Roller pet-adoption benefit to
bring her own dog, Denver. All the other
celebs trotted out adoptable pups looking for homes.
unveiling of their star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame,
America’s favorite twin set, Mary-Kate
and Ashley Olsen, got a bit testy when photographers
asked them to pose with various family members. The two really
wanted the spotlight on them only; after all, they're the
only set of twins with a star on the Walk of Fame.
Jen Lowery in L.A.