Blake Lively and Penn Badgley arriving at the SNL after-party at Abe & Arthur's ... Whitney Port showing up at the same party a little while later ... Karolina Kurkova walking downtown with her husband and baby ... Sienna Miller standing outside Jude Law's apartment ... Jessica Simpson getting out of an SUV in front of her hotel ... Matthew Broderick walking son James to school in the West Village ... Cate Blanchett putting packages inside an SUV outside her apartment building ... Isabella Rossellini crossing Central Park West ... Emily Blunt shooting scenes for The Adjustment Bureau ... Jude Law leaving his apartment ... and Andrea Bocelli leaving the Ritz-Carlton Hotel.
A bunch of celebrities are now offering guided cell phone tours to Central Park. Anne Hathaway will introduce you to the Delacorte Theater, Matthew Broderick will show you around Sheep Meadow, Isabella Rossellini will escort you through the gay hookup zone of the Ramble, and Jerry Seinfeld will describe the stunning view of Central Park he has from his apartment at the Beresford. (Okay, fine, we made the last one up.) It's a free service. You call 646-862-0997 and then punch in a code that corresponds to each celebrity tour. We haven't tried it, so we can't weigh in on what it's like to hear John Stossel share his thoughts on the Balto statue, but if you feel like calling and letting us know what it's like, you're more than welcome to. [Central Park Audio Guide]
Isabella Rossellini turns 57 today. Sir Paul McCartney is turning 67. Former Portfolio editor Joanne Lipman is 48. NY1 reporter Dominic Carter is turning 45. Longtime lawyer Barry Slotnick turns 70. Social fixture Kate Schelter is 33. Literary agent David Vigliano is turning 50. Actress Carol Kane is 57. West Virginia Senator Jay Rockefeller is turning 72. And film critic Roger Ebert is celebrating his 67th birthday today.
James Gandolfini walking around the West Village ... Jessica Biel carrying a Theory shopping bag downtown ... Anderson Cooper leaving a taping of Live With Regis And Kelly at ABC studios ... Isabella Rossellini walking in Soho ... New Jersey "Housewife" Danielle Staub arriving at Fox Studios ... Blake Lively and Penn Badgley going to dinner at Five Points with Alexis Bledel and Amber Tamblyn ... David Blaine and fiancé Alizee Guinochet shopping for furniture ... Meryl Streep filming scenes for her new movie in midtown ... Joel Schumacher walking in the Village ... Matthew Broderick riding a scooter in the West Village with son James ... Mandy Moore leaving a party for her new album ... Claire Danes walking in Soho ... Nicole Kidman shooting scenes for Rabbit Hole in Queens ... and Paris Hilton leaving her hotel.
Filmmaker and Transcendental Meditation enthusiast David Lynch brought Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr together for the first time in years as part of the Change Begins Within benefit at Radio City Music Hall on Saturday night. A slew of celebrity performers and guests were on hand for the occasion, including Sheryl Crow, Laura Dern, and Ben Harper (with Ringo, left), as well as Jerry Seinfeld, Yoko Ono, John McEnroe, Martin Scorsese, Howard Stern and Beth Ostrosky, Matthew Broderick, Moby, Jennifer Aniston, Desiree Gruber and Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini, David Arquette, Michael J. Fox, Robin Quivers, Eddie Vedder, Jason Bateman, Barbara Bach, Bettye LaVette, and Mike Love. [Wireimage, Getty, VF, NYO]
In the grand tradition of profiles that implore you not to hate the subject despite her embarrassment of blessings, Page Six Magazine's interview with Isabella Rossellini's daughter Elettra Wiedemann pretends to humanize her by using adjectives like "klutz" and "dork," and telling us that as a teen she wore a back brace for scoliosis, which made her cruel Nightingale-Bamford classmates tease her.
1) The final big event of the season was the Robert Wilson-hosted concert benefit at the Watermill Center on Saturday. Rufus Wainwright, Kate, Anna and Martha McGarrigle, and Jessye Norman performed for a crowd including Isabella Rossellini, Calvin Klein, Amanda Hearst, Steven Klein, Daphne Guinness, Patrick McMullan, Bob Colacello, Jamee Gregory, Beth Rudin DeWoody, Luigi Tadini, and Lisa Anastos. [Paper/PMc]
Elettra Weidemann says her charity JustOneFrickinDay.com, which funds development projects in Africa, was inspired by the weekends she spent as a child at a conservation center in Florida with her mother Isabella Rossellini—who, Elettra reveals, does "green pornos" for the Sundance Channel where she "dresses up as a bug, fly, spider, grasshopper...praying mantis, and explains how bugs have sex." Sounds much more fun than modeling for Lancome! (But not dissimilar from acting for David Lynch.) [NYO]
Isabella Rossellini turns 56 today. And she has all those Lancôme products to thank for that timeless beauty of hers, we're sure. Also celebrating today: Embattled Portfolio editor Joanne Lipman turns 47. Literary agent David Vigliano is 49. NY1 political reporter Dominic Carter is 44. Social scenester Kate Schelter is turning 32. Attorney Barry Slotnick is 69. And Britain's newest bachelor Paul McCartney turns 66.
We'd seen this in bits and pieces since its Sundance premiere this year, but an incidental reminder in our inbox just prompted another visit to Isabella Rossellini's short-film series Green Porno. And under the influence of head-clearing morning air, it occurred to us that Rossellini's episodic forays into the reproductive lives of snails, earthworms, spiders and other bugs features not only among the most sickly prurient puppetry we've seen in years, but arguably the best work the actress has done in almost two decades. Porno's backers at Sundance Channel will tell you all about their pro-ecology mandate, but honestly, we could take or leave such shameless earnestness in the face of a bug-fucking resurgence like this. Follow the jump to view our favorite episode, Preying Mantis, whose misspelling makes all the sense in the world once its grotesquerie of oozing, carnal head-eating settles in. We'll never have sex again. [Sundance Channel via VSL]
"I think Scorsese is a tremendously interesting director...As a director, I adore him. As a man, I cannot bear him. Because he doesn't smoke. [Isabella Rossellini] invited me to dinner at their house, and in order to smoke a cigarette I had to go in the bathroom. So each dinner became a nightmare. I had to bend from the window of the 58th floor, risking to precipitate down on the sidewalk, and I came to hate him and to forget that he was such a good director."
The rage of Oriana Fallaci [Observer]