A precocious 6 (and three quarters!)-year-old named Jack got a chance to ask astronomical badass and Cosmos host Neil deGrasse Tyson a question at Boston's Wilbur Theatre last night, and he cut right to the chase. Yo, Neil, he asked, "What's the meaning of life?"
We'd like to avoid this story as much as possible, because mostly it's just gross, but this is TOO BIG to pass up! Jon & Kate from hit reality show Jon & Kate Plus 8 are making a major announcement.
Norman Mailer died last week, and in (and at) his wake, he left a city of women. Many he had had sex with. Many had sprung from his loins. Did he look down on their entire gender, though? His sixth and final wife Norris Church Mailer inexplicably gave an "exclusive" interview to the Post in which she claims, "Most people who said he was a male chauvinist didn't know him and didn't read his work. That was a fallacy. He was a man who loved women, and respected them." She went on in the same vein, conflating loving sex with women for love for the female sex. (Psst! Not the same thing!) "He had five daughters, three daughters-in-law and six granddaughters who all adored him." Yes, but he also had five ex-wives, some of whom do not adore him.
We were too psyched about the premiere of Project Runway (wrongly it turns out) to really notice this week's episode of CBS' morally weird show Kid Nation. But we've been flooded by emails asking what in the world Sophia said to Guylan that CBS not only had to bleep it but also blur her sweet mouth? A little context is needed.
From the mailbag: "So, who was at Soho House last night that was such a big deal? Just past ten o'clock, security detail in high-stress mode were aggressively blocking anyone from passing in front of Soho House, until about 5 people came out and got into a black hired car and a black SUV with lights on top (white lights, and they weren't turned on). No one was recognizably famous, so we guess it was someone in town for the U.N., but the fellow who got into the back of the SUV rolled down his window and visibly triggered a machine gun. He looked KGB." UPDATE: We're hearing it was Tony Blair! God, we forgot about him. Little creep.
If New York club promoter and nightlife-whatever Danny A is, as Page Six says, heading out to Las Vegas, what will become of his hot second-story but sub rosa nightclub Upstairs? More importantly, what will happen to the marginally famous who queue up to party above Cafe Bari? Perhaps they'll head over to the Bench. Or maybe they'll just turn into dust and be swept away.