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By Jeffrey Slonim | September 26, 2016 | People
How does Matthew Broderick help his wife Sarah Jessica Parker select her shoes, and what was it like for Rebecca Hall to play troubled TV reporter Christine Chubbuck in the film Christine? Jeffrey Slonim has the scoop on that and more in this week’s celebrity news….
Rebecca Hall attends the preview of Christine at 92nd Street Y.
Christine tells the story of Christine Chubbuck, a TV journalist who shot herself on the air in the ’70s. Rebecca Hall, who plays the lead, brings humor and life to the character. “I had to concentrate on trying not to put her in the box of ‘She’s crazy,’” Hall shared. “The truth is we all know what it is like to be stymied at work. What we’re all really bad at admitting is that we all have potential to go off the edge.”
The Friars Club honored director Martin Scorsese. “I grew up in the Golden Age of television, although I was too young to see vaudeville,” Scorsese mentioned on the red carpet. “All the television performers back then were Friars. Their storytelling, and comic timing was as natural to me as where I was living on the street. That is where I learned about acting, just hanging around and listening.” Sir Ben Kingsley said, “Scorsese is a cultural man, and it shows in his work.” We also spotted Ryan Seacrest and Larry King here.
Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker attend the New York City Ballet 2016 Fall Gala at David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center.
Sarah Jessica Parker attended opening night at the New York City Ballet with her husband, Matthew Broderick. He wore a Ralph Lauren tux, and she had on Narciso Rodriguez, one of the designers she had commissioned to do costumes for the ballet. “We’ve raised $10 million,” Parker noted of the ten-year project. Broderick said that before they leave the house, SJP will ask him, “Which shoes?” She gives him options. While Broderick hoofs it on Broadway, he said of the work at the New York City Ballet is, “A little harder. It’s like the Olympics and art.”
Wyclef Jean crooned at the Bounce Sporting Club fifthanniversary fête, where Jersey Shore’s Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola wore a short dress with a mini-slit.
Nick and Kevin Jonas skirted the red carpet at the New York debut of Goat. We later caught the bros smoking cigars outside the SVEDKA-infused after-party at Hill & Dale until 11 p.m. Goat star James Franco embraced Juno Temple inside. Nick Jonas chilled in the back with model Barbara Palvin in Moschino (they’re rumored to be dating). The film covers college frat hazing, and Brad and Brett Land, the brothers who wrote the memoir that the film is based on, attended. “Everybody put their blood and guts into this thing, and we’re about to punish you,” kidded director Andrew Neel at the theater.
Charlie Walk and Hoda Kotb attended Charlie Walk's Birthday Party at The Dream Midtown.
Republic Records president Charlie Walk celebrated his birthday at The Dream Midtown with Benny Medina, Elvis Duran, and John Varvatos.
Self-Portrait designer Han Chong toasted his NYFW show with Mexican food and tequila at Bodega Negra. The party then migrated to Electric Room at The Dream Downtown, where Chong danced on with 21 pals.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY DANIEL ZUCHNIK/WIREIMAGE (HALL); GILBERT CARRASQUILLO/FILMMAGIC (RODERICK, PARKER); BRAD BARKET/WIREIMAGE (WALK, MARTIN)