Mary-Kate Olsen Horse Marevelous Wins Class

August 27th, 2013

News Update: MEG_0461Marvelous Bridgehampton, New York. Mary-Kate Olsen is a winning actress, winning designer, winning business woman. Oh, and this news just in her horse Marvelous took a local Hunter Class in Hamptons Classic Horse show on Sunday. Marvelous finished first! She and a pro both rode her horse, she in the Under Saddle event and a pro in the jumping event. The pro’s name is Erica Quinn (I am told, but I am double checking this with Classic)
Also competing this week, Sophie Michaels, Lorne Michaels daughter. Did not win ribbon. And Romy Lauer, Matt’s daughter, in short stirrup classes (for kids). Sasha Seinfeld, was entered but did not show.

Animal House on the Cannonball

August 24th, 2013

The train was relatively quiet on the way out to the East End on Friday. But I’ve had some hilarious rides on Cannonball–the fast train to the Hamptons–this summer. With Montauk in overdrive, the LIRR became a kind of giant National Frat party. Hundreds of model-beautiful Sorority blondes, elegantly styled.
As the bar car raged with beer sales, the endless lines at the loo were then hilarious. The kids were timing each other and cheering as they beat each other’s records for getting in and out of the Jax before their train stops in Bridge, South, and East Hampton.
I also sat near some super preps who mentioned that they had been burned when their roommate left iron on. As retribution the dude who had done it let them burn him with a hot iron on ass. One as a a lark, at last second held the iron down. They showed pics of his burned ass and said he was on plane and could barely sit. Bro!
And last week, I had had two hours sleep and insisted these sporty giants take their luggage off 4th seat in their grouping. Only when I sat did I realize they were in fact crazy large, I was like up in between one muscle-heads legs.
Mortified. I passed out, and when I woke up they kindly offered me beer.
Forgot they the were full on bro’s until they were talking about guy at school who they felt was too Fugaysie for their tastes. Wee bit obvious.
Yes, Cannonball equals Animal House on wheels. And on return trip once, they cruelly didn’t have loo for those kids with all the yellow smiley face stickers on them who get on in Hampton Bays on Sunday evening. They apparently get the stickers at largest party of all on the East End–they ride train in and out to drink all day. And then they were in agony… So amused as they generally terrify the effete East End crowd.

Gaga Gorgeous?

August 23rd, 2013

Celebrity Sightings In New York - August 22, 2013Did anyone else notice that all of a sudden, Lady Gaga is gorgeous? She was wearing Calvin Klein Collection leaving her apartment yesterday in New York City, a forest plaid vinyl bonded wool twill belted overcoat from the Fall 2013 Calvin Klein Collection, designed by Francisco Costa, the brands’ Women’s Creative Director.

Lady Gaga will next be seen on Sunday night when she opens the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards to perform music from her new album

IMAGE CREDIT: © 2013 Raymond Hall/FilmMagic

Gaga for Tom Ford Specs

August 20th, 2013

Gaga wears Tom Ford sunglasses to Good Morning America, and the shoes are by Ruthie Davis, her Naomi heels… Gaga was strutting her stuff on the way to Z100 this morn to discuss her new video “Applause.DownloadedFile-1 I’m sorry, the lady no longer looks like a tramp. .. she is seriously styling…

Beyonce Wears Emilio Pucci

August 19th, 2013

Dateline Chelmsford, England, 17th August 2013
Beyonce Knowles wore Emilio Pucci custom acid green, purple and black leopard print beaded, fringed mini-dress while performing at V Festival in Hylands Park How fierce is Peter Dundas’s fashion sketch . . .


Ryan Lochte Blowout Birthday Weekend in Vegas (with Shaq!)

August 19th, 2013

ryan TD 42 of 43(2)On Saturday, Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte cuts the cake at Azure Pool at The Palazzo in Las Vegas during his sunny his birthday fete. Fresh off the FINA World Championships in Barcelona where he won a third consecutive men’s 200m IM world gold, Lochte celebrated his victory and his birthday with guests and celebrity friends. Partying poolside with Lochte were fellow Olympic Gold Medalists Cullen Jones and Nathan Adrian.

Friday afternoon, Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte was spotted at TAO Beach with a group of friends, commanding VIP cabana and sipping cocktails. Later that evening, the group, including fellow Olympian Cullen Jones, enjoyed dinner at LAVO Italian Restaurant before hitting the nightclub with Captain America look-a-like, confetti showers and towering cake.

Hosting the night at LAVO, Shaquille O’Neal took over a VIP section, making his way into the DJ booth to rap along to hip hop
© Al Powers,© Al Powers,
And, if you don’t think the b-day festivities were marathon…Thursday night, Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte kicked off his birthday celebration weekend at TAO. Joined by a large group of male friends, the group dined on signature dishes including the Miso Glazed Chilean Sea Bass with Wok Vegetables and Grilled 12 oz. Kobe Ribeye with Yuzu Cilantro Butter at TAO Asian Bistro. They then made their way to the nightclub, where Lochte was surprised by a towering birthday cake. Seen here taking an Olympic bite…

Photo Credit: Al Powers, Powers Imagery

Brooke Shields at Southampton Clambake

August 19th, 2013

New York Premiere of "The Heat", Hosted by C Wonder, Red Carpet ArrivalsBettina Zilkha’s beach clambake was rained out, last night. But boy, did she have a great plan B. Huge white room filled with long white tables on Elm Street. HUGE success. Ran into Brooke Shields, who is now a local out there. Yeah. Ivana Lowell (LOVED HER BOOK!), Christopher Mason had my wife and I in stitches with stories of singing at 3 day Hamish B-day in Bath, Jay McInerney and Anne Hearst (his writers team won in baseball this weekend), Kathy and Rick Hilton, Somers, Dennis Basso, Oh, and we sat next to Steven Gambrell who had crazytown stories about touring great houses in Ireland and being wined and dined by oligarch in Switzerland. Rudy Giuliani–it was more like, who didn’t you see!. Triumph for Bettina on a rainy night!

Ellen DeGeneres in Timberland Blue Canvas

August 14th, 2013

Ellen DeGeneres hits the Spot. She is wearing Men’s Earthkeepers Hookset handcrafted fabric Chukka in blue canvas while leaving Spot in Los Angeles, California Saturday, August 10th. She could make anything cool, but a CanvasEllen DeGeneres in Timberlanddenim shoe already is. Men’s Earthkeepers Hookset Handcrafted Fabric Chukka in Blue Canvas $85.00
Timberland website

Meet The Millers is Hysterical!!!!!!!!!

August 2nd, 2013


My sister Amy was in town and Marla Weinstein was SUPER sweet and let me bring her to Meet The Millers. Amy is has her PHD in nutritional biochemistry and was in town for a meeting and while this was QUITE out of her realm. She loved it! She snapped some great phone shots while waiting for me on the red carpet. Always lovely to have an outsider’s perspective. We both thought the film was one of the funniest we have ever seen. Has more big laughs than almost any anything ever. . . and everyone was really nice to her. AJ Calloway told her Amy was his grandmother’s name (his wife is due VERY SOON), she and George Whipple discussed Hawaii where we grew up for a bit and his farm foundation for early American farm animals. Really meant a lot to me that Marla was so nice. Never did enough for my parents when they were mobile enough to enjoy. . . took my mother to one screening. Theopholus North, because it is was based on the Thornton Wilder book about Newport, Rhode Island where she was then living.
Also really sweet to see Justin Thoreaux and Jenifer Aniston together.
She seems to really adore him. Just refreshing not to view them through all the tabloid garbage, but just as a cool couple. She’s in this sexy ballgown, and he has on a leather jacket and she’s rubbing his shoulder and back–has her arm around him. Was really excited when they caught up with each other near the popcorn station. “Justin, I’m over here. . .” And she is soooo funny and gorgeous in this film.
Photos: Courtesy Amy Slonim