The mutual friend Dr. Marc Lazare called and said: “Gina is gone. We spoke a few weeks ago. Her voice sounded very weak.”
I knew the beautiful movie star Gina Lollobrigida. Dinner together in Rome, where they lived in ruins. Dinner here at Gian Marino’s, where she told them: “Your prosciutto is too salty.” Homemade spaghetti for friends.
We were both bridesmaids at Liza Minnelli’s most recent wedding, which lasted longer than the wedding, and where I kept telling Gina that her oversized wig obscured the view of the invitee, Robert Wagner.
She received the French Legion of Honor award. she painted. Photos taken. A donation to Barbara Sinatra’s art fundraiser. Send a special Christmas present from Rome to the Reagans. Was a guest at the White House dinner for the Argentine President.
Became a BBC journalist. Interview with Burt Reynolds, Sammy Davis, Bo Derek. Tries to run for office. Called the dentist Lazare to fly somewhere to fix a tooth.
She never stopped – until now.
Hugh Jackman’s East Hampton home is for rent for $495,000. The Corcoran Group
I’m letting you know that Hugh Jackman’s waterfront summer home is for rent – $495,000. It’s a cup of emeralds from neighbors Donna or Diddy – 345 feet of beach on Gardiner’s Bay, three bedrooms, pizza oven and media room with a thing that makes ice cream.
‘Whale’ story is told
Brendan Fraser on possibly getting an Oscar for The Whale:
Brendan Fraser said his bulky suit for The Whale weighed 300 pounds. moviemagic
“There are butterflies in my stomach. Transformational makeup was a new technology. We couldn’t use traditional modes due to COVID reasons, so instead it was a scan in our driveway with an iPad and my dog on my ankles that messed up the shot.
“They built my body down to the pores and texture of the skin folds. Absolute transformation. Designed from the outside in and I made it inside out.
“Working together to inhabit Charlie’s body has changed me physically.
“Makeup artist Adrien Morot built the fat suit. Darren Aronofsky put me in touch with the tens of thousands of members of the Obesity Action Coalition. They gave insight and honesty about who they were. I earn their trust and now have experience living with obesity.
“When it was over I felt like I said goodbye to a guy I had gotten to know really well. All of him.”
The suit weighed more than 300 pounds. A crew member picked him up when he fell.
Advertiser Sam Ash: “A mistake in ‘The Fabelmans'”: “The family lit the menorah from left to right. These candles should be lit from right to left. Watch the film through a mirror.”
Several Broadway theaters are reportedly being sold to the Ambassador Theater Group. Getty Images
Broadway is moving. At least his theaters are. Rumor has it that Jujamcyn’s St. James, Walter Kerr, August Wilson, Eugene O’Neill playing the award-winners “Moulin Rouge”, “Book of Mormon”, “Hadestown” will be sold to the Ambassador Theater Group, which will produce the lyric (“Harry Potter’s” there) and Hudson with “Death of a Salesman”.
About $800 million changed hands—or the stage.
With all the layoffs, this man said, “Good news and bad news. I just got a $50,000 settlement.” Wife: “Great. What’s the bad news?” Husband: “Wait until you find out what they severed.”
Maybe only in New York, kids, only in New York.