Elaine Stritch Is Having a Moment Grumpily

Rich Juzwiak · 04/23/13 05:10PM

“Don’t you think you’re awfully close to me, Shane?” asks Broadway legend Elaine Stritch of one of the cameramen who’s filming her documentary Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me. He pulls back immediately while she riffs in her sagging baritone, “This isn’t a skin commercial.”

A Family Christmas Ambush on 30 Rock

Matt Cherette · 12/09/10 09:16PM

On tonight's Christmas-themed 30 Rock, Elaine Stritch reprised her role as Jack's evil mother, Colleen, delivering one hilariously tense family moment after another. What happened? when Jack revealed to Colleen that he knew about his real father? Find out inside.

Happy Birthday

cityfile · 02/02/10 06:38AM

Barry Diller turns 68 today. Christie Brinkley is turning 56 (not that she looks it). Former New York Post gossip columnist (and current wowowow.com contributor) Liz Smith is celebrating her 87th birthday. Colombia's most famous cultural export, Shakira, is turning 33 today. Sen. John Cornyn of Texas is 58. Broadway vet Elaine Stritch is turning 85. Food Network host Ina Garten is 62. Marissa Jaret Winokur (of Hairspray fame) turns 37. And Duane Chapman, who you probably know as "Dog the Bounty Hunter," turns 57 today.

The Wednesday Party Report

cityfile · 03/25/09 12:38PM

The Savannah College of Art and Design held its Style Etoile Awards at the James Cohan Gallery on Monday night. The evening's honorees included Russell Simmons, Amanda Burden, Cornelia Guest, Robin Givhan, and William Ivey Long (left), and attendees at the event included Cynthia Rowley, Agnes Gund, Michael Fink, Yigal Azrouël, Mario Buatta, Bobby Zarem, music exec Michael Mauldin and his wife Judy, producer Tom Fontana, SCAD president Paula Wallace, Ann Slater, designer Lars Nilsson, and Russell's brother and girlfriend—Danny Simmons and Julie Henderson. [PMc, Wireimage, WWD, NYSD]

Happy Birthday

cityfile · 02/02/09 07:27AM

Barry Diller turns 67 today. Gossip columnist Liz Smith is 86. Christie Brinkley is celebrating her 55th. Shakira is turning 32. The Food Network's Ina Garten, better known as the Barefoot Contessa, is 61. Veteran actress Elaine Stritch is turning 84. Marissa Jaret Winokur of Hairspray fame is 36. Farrah Fawcett is turning 62. And Dog the Bounty Hunter's Duane Chapman turns 56 today.

Barry's Birthday

Richard Lawson · 02/07/08 10:18AM

You know what makes you like the gayest person in the world? Celebrating your birthday with Elaine Stritch and Liz Smith and no one else. Which is exactly what Barry Diller did. I'll bet they dished about who's boffing George Hamilton these days and then drunkenly compared each other's gams. And then maybe they had a sleepover at the Carlyle, drinking whiskey sours into the wee morning hours. Actually, I'm pretty jealous. [Variety, third item]

Elaine Stritch

cityfile · 02/03/08 09:37PM

Stritch is a veteran Broadway performer with the outsized personality to match.