In Hollywood Swim with Jessica Chastain and Gian Luca

February 23rd, 2013

Late arrival (really late): They’ve attempted to keep the relationship on the quiet side, but last to arrive, Jessica Chastain and beau Gian Luca Passi [de Preposulo] (exec at Moncler, French fashion company) were glued at the hip at WIF Women in Film pre Oscar bash at Fig & Olive. On the carpet a reporter attempted to hand Chastain a small replica of Oscar and she wasn’t touching it. But that didn’t stop her and GLPdeP from touching in the warm glow at the Italian restaurant inside, where Chastain introduced him to Viola Davis and Daniel Radcliffe. To be fair, Chastain also had hugs for Davis and Radcliffe. Got back to hotel in time to swim (super cold outside, three hours later than last night), and noticed that Big Dipper had seriously moved from night before. Apparently it appears to move 15 degrees across the sky per hour if you’re near the pole. Earth actually turns. Good luck figuring out how many degrees that means in Los Angeles.

Smooch from Ashlee Simpson Made My Day

February 8th, 2013

My day job this week, shows every hour on the hour until Thurs next week. . Me with Angela Simmons, the Reverend Run’s lovely daughter. Today at Richard Chai, Ashlee Simpson gave me a smooch on the cheek, which was really sweet of her. And it turned out that Christina Ricci and I collect the same thing . . . (more on that when it is published). Bono came out in the front of house at Edun . . very supportive. Also had a very nice chat with Tadashi Shoji backstage. He is just a very cool man, his inspiration was the fall of the Tsars, but he was imagining a princess escaping to Siberia, which was a great, great look.
This photo is by Charles Eshelman, who is always really nice when I see him, and apparently a gifted photog. .. he really captured Angela’s bright personality in the photo.Jeffrey Slonim