May 23, 2017
By Jeffrey Slonim | October 11, 2016 | People
Where did celebrities like Jimmy Fallon, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Tony Bennett dine around New York City recently, and what did Jared Harris tell us about his character ‘going postal’ in Certain Women? Jeffrey Slonim has the scoop on that and more in this week’s celebrity news….
Tony Bennett celebrates turning 90 years old.
Jimmy Fallon and wife Nancy Juvonen enjoyed king crab tom yum and salmon carpaccio on Sunday at Natsumi Tapas in Gramercy and left a generous tip.
After crooning on Thursday at the Marshall Artists Series in Huntington, New York, 90-years-young Tony Bennett continued his birthday celebrations at NYC’s Avra Madison on Friday.
Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard wore a luxe man bun to dine with an unnamed blond at John Meadow's American Cut Tribeca on Monday. They downed bang-bang shrimp and filets topped with lobster chili. Cracker Jack sundaes, bourbon pie, and VIP shots sweetened the tête-a-tête.
Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio were spotted trying Wolfgang Puck’s new restaurant CUT by Wolfgang Puck at the Four Seasons New York Downtown on separate nights before the official opening late last month. Winslet brought Simon Liebel; DiCaprio joined pals, including Mark Ruffalo.
Pedro Almodovar wouldn’t chat at the New York Film Festival showing of Julieta on Friday, but he got loads of attention from Adriana Ugarte, who smooched his cheek, and Emma Suarez, who held his hand. Both actresses play the title role—the former, as a young woman, and the latter, in middle age. They told Gotham they didn’t try to sync performances; but that Almodovar orchestrated.
Tituss Burgess attends 'For A Fresh Too Feisty To Quit Campaign Launch' at Gansevoort Park Avenue.
Gotham spoke with Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt actor Tituss Burgess in a suite at the Gansevoort Park Avenue on Thursday. Though he plays an unemployed actor on the show, he sings, dances, purveys a pinot noir, and was nominated for an Emmy Award in real life. Burgess was plugging Unstopables, a detergent that freshens odor, for their For a Fresh Too Feisty to Quit campaign. “I love the name—sometimes, I feel unstoppable,” he said. “But I won’t endorse anything I haven’t tried. So I washed my clothes, and weeks later, they still smell like they just came out of the dryer.”
At the Dakota Bar, during a Ruffino New York Film Festival fête on Monday, Gotham chatted with Jared Harris about his film Certain Women, which is set in Montana. “Kelly [Reichardt, the director] described [my] character as childlike. He can’t accept where he is now in his life and he wants somebody to be responsible [after he suffers a head injury on the job],” he said. We also talked rifles. “He goes postal, and they had this huge sniper’s rifle.” And Reichardt said, ‘I don’t think he would have used that. I imagined him having one of those John Wayne Winchester ’73 things.’ And a crew member said, ‘Oh, I’ve got one in my truck.’” We also spotted co-stars Kristen Stewart in a suit by Sandro, Michelle Williams in Vuitton, and Laura Dern.
Bobby Zarin and Jill Zarin attend Zarin Fabric's 80th Anniversary at Zarin Fabrics.
Bobby and Jill Zarin hosted the 80th anniversary of Zarin Fabrics on Thursday. His father began with a pushcart on Orchard Street, and now, thanks to Bobby’s savvy, they own a lot of hip Lower East Side real estate, including their old factories.
Luann de Lesseps and her fiancé, Tom D’Agostino, got cozy at Bowlmor Times Square on Thursday. She traded heels for sweaty bowling shoes—she’s a size 9.5; he is a size 10.
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