The Claire Danes Guide to Winning Career Plaudits without Really Trying

Brian Moylan · 01/11/10 05:41PM

Claire Danes plays the I-will-win-an-award-if-I-play-a-person-with-disabilities card with her new role in the HBO movie Temple Grandin. It looks like another potentially embarrassing stop in a career full of misfires. Still, Danes is worth her weight in street cred. How?


cityfile · 01/06/10 10:05AM

Julianne Moore standing on a subway platform waiting for a downtown train ... a spiffy-looking Kiefer Sutherland walking in SoHo ... Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni filming scenes for Law & Order: SVU in Murray Hill ... Sarah Jessica Parker arriving at her townhouse in the West Village ... Teri Hatcher posing for photographers outside the Late Show with David Letterman in Midtown ... Ashlee Simpson walking to her apartment downtown, and later clowning around with husband Pete Wentz by walking in Union Square wearing Halloween masks.

A Virtual Party Report from A Single Man's Premiere Party

Brian Moylan · 12/07/09 03:10PM

We were not invited to the star-studded New York screening of A Single Man or the afterparty at Monkey Bar last night. Somehow fictional freelancer Betsey Morgenstern wrangled her way in. Here is her report.

Happy Birthday

cityfile · 12/03/09 08:02AM

The always amusing Michael Musto of the Village Voice celebrates his 54th birthday today. Julianne Moore is turning 49. Daryl Hannah is turning 49, too. Actress Amanda Seyfried is 24. Ozzy Osbourne is turning 61. French filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard is 79. Actor Brendan Fraser is turning 41. Retired Olympic figure skater Katarina Witt is 44. Freaky televangelist Benny Hinn is 57. And infamous polygamist Warren Jeffs turns 54 today.


cityfile · 10/30/09 09:02AM

Matthew McConaughey leaving the Mandarin Oriental Hotel to head to Central Park to go jogging ... Matt Damon and wife Luciana having lunch yesterday at Sant Ambroeus ... Helena Christensen walking in the West Village ... Dustin Hoffman talking on his cell phone ... Julianne Moore walking around in the Village ... ... Michelle Williams taking daughter Matilda to school in Brooklyn ... Mark Wahlberg hanging out on the set of The Other Guys downtown ... Sienna Miller walking her dog in SoHo and later getting iced coffee from Green Symphony on West 43rd Street ... and Kurt Russell walking uptown in his Yankee cap.


cityfile · 10/12/09 08:19AM

Penn Badgley and Blake Lively hailing a cab outside Billy's Bakery in Chelsea ... Drew Barrymore walking downtown ... Mickey Rourke smoking a cigarette on the street ... Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber pushing son Alexander in a stroller ... Hugh Jackman hanging out in the West Village with wife Deborah Lee and daughter Ava ... Julianne Moore walking downtown ... Matt Damon shooting scenes for The Adjustment Bureau outside the courthouses on Centre Street ... Susan Sarandon leaving Pastis ... Anderson Cooper leaving ABC studios after an appearance on Live with Regis and Kelly ... Penelope Cruz leaving her hotel ... reality TV star Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley kissing in the meatpacking district ... Chris Pine leaving the Bowery Hotel ... Hilary Duff going to see A Steady Rain on Broadway with a friend ... and Salma Hayek attempting to get past some paparazzi on the Upper West Side.


cityfile · 10/09/09 08:40AM

Drew Barrymore walking in Soho ... Paris Hilton and Doug Reinhardt arriving at JFK ... Julianne Moore walking with son Caleb in the meatpacking district ... Rachel McAdams pulling a suitcase behind her in Soho ... Daniel Craig leaving his apartment building ... Jon Gosselin grabbing breakfast on the Upper West Side ... Hugh Jackman playing with his kids at a West Village playground ... Star Trek's Chris Pine walking downtown ... Jocelyne Wildenstein with her boyfriend outside Le Cirque ... Mrs. Matt Lauer walking down Madison with one of their sons ... Mischa Barton leaving a party at Gustavino's on East 59th Street ... and Penelope Cruz leaving her hotel in Midtown and heading to dinner.


cityfile · 10/01/09 08:19AM

Kate Hudson heading to lunch at Serafina ... Julianne Moore walking to a post office in the West Village ... Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell shooting scenes for The Other Guys ... Taylor Momsen walking downtown ... Lady Gaga going into a hotel ... Sarah Jessica Parker leaving her townhouse in the Village ... Madonna arriving for an appearance on the Late Show with Dave Letterman ... Shia LaBeouf and Carey Mulligan filming scenes for Wall Street 2 ... Kelly Rutherford standing on the set of Gossip Girl in Chinatown ... and Sienna Miller heading home after a performance of After Miss Julie on Broadway.


cityfile · 09/25/09 08:47AM

Julianne Moore crossing a street in the meatpacking district ... Amanda Seyfried kissing boyfriend Dominic Cooper during lunch at Bar Pitti ... Carla Bruni and Nicolas Sarkozy leaving a restaurant on Madison Avenue ... Whitney Port getting out of an SUV before an appearance on Regis & Kelly ... Hugh Jackman picking his daughter up from school ... Kirsten Dunst entering a courthouse downtown ... Ellen Barkin walking in the meatpacking district ... Queen Rania leaving the Sheraton Hotel ... Sara Paxton filming scenes for The Beautiful Life ... Deborah Lee Furness riding a scooter ... Shia LaBeouf walking downtown ... and Jessica Alba leaving a Clinton Global Initiative event at Cipriani 42nd Street.

Julianne Moore Lists, Emeril Lagasse Trades Up

cityfile · 08/06/09 07:33AM

Julianne Moore's West Village townhouse is up for sale. Moore picked up the five-story, six-bedroom home on West 11th Street for $3.5 million in 2003. It can now be yours for $11.95 million. [NYO, Sotheby's, Curbed]
• Emeril Lagasse has closed on the purchase of developer Penny Bradley's 6,900-square-foot townhouse at 158 East 61st Street for "around" its most recent asking price of $11.5 million. Now that he's found a new place to store his pots and pans, the chef and Food Network fixture has put his condo at the Beekman Regent up for sale for $5.995 million. [NYP, BHS]
• Chris Burch, the entrepreneur and ex-husband of Tory Burch, has picked up a new Hamptons home. Burch paid "around $9 million" for the Southampton estate of disgraced Bear Stearns exec Ralph Cioffi. The property had been listed at $10.7 million when it went into contract last month. [NYP]


cityfile · 07/30/09 07:45AM

Julianne Moore crossing the street in the Village ... Jennifer Aniston leaving her trailer on the set of The Bounty ... Russell Brand shopping in SoHo ... Elisabeth Hasselbeck eating an apple in the back seat of a Town Car ... Kim Kardashian walking under an umbrella ... Penn Badgley leaving Silvercup Studios in Queens ... Queen Latifah riding a bike in Central Park for her new movie, Just Wright ... Rihanna leaving an office building in Tribeca ... Hugh Dancy walking into MTV Studios on Times Square ... and Leighton Meester going to see Katy Perry perform at the Hammerstein Ballroom with boyfriend Sebastian Stan.

Nothing Says Hollywood Like 'Old Lesbians'

Richard Lawson · 07/01/09 10:04AM

Today old people do fun, romantic things. A great TV actor gets a chance to play second-fiddle in a movie. Lesbians go front and center, as do aliens. Also, Grey's Anatomy is everywhere.

The Tuesday Party Report

cityfile · 04/28/09 12:55PM

Tom Hanks was honored with the Chaplin Award at the at the 36th annual Film Society of Lincoln Center Gala Tribute last night, where he was joined by an A-list crowd including Julia Roberts, Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard, Charlize Theron, Sally Field, Glenn Close, Adrien Brody, Mike Nichols, Graydon Carter, Sam Mendes, Christopher Walken, Christy Turlington and Ed Burns, Christie Brinkley, Lorne Michaels, Jeff Zucker, Nora Ephron and Nick Pileggi, David Gregory, Joy and Regis Philbin, John Patrick Shanley, Bruce Springsteen, Ninah and Michael Lynne, Leslie and Robert Zemeckis, Roger Waters, Jonathan Demme, Jeremy Irons, Abby McGrew and Eli Manning, Ken Burns, Nigel Barker, Rob Wiesenthal, and Gillian and Sylvester Miniter, along with Tom's wife Rita Wilson and son Colin Hanks. [PMc, Wireimage, FWD, USA Today, People]

The Wednesday Party Report

cityfile · 04/15/09 12:51PM

It was Drew Barrymore's big night at the Ziegfeld yesterday when the new HBO movie, Grey Gardens, had its premiere. On hand for the occasion and afterparty at the Pierre: Drew's co-stars Jessica Lange and Jeanne Tripplehorn, as well as guests like Justin Long (left), Jimmy Fallon, Rudy and Judi Giuliani, Stanley Tucci, Steve Buscemi, Gay Talese, Arthur Sulzberger, Dan Abrams, Roger Friedman, Hilary Rhoda, Marc Jacobs and Lorenzo Martone, Peter Som, Jason Wu, Erin Fetherston, Kristin Wiig, Tony Sirico, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Aerin Lauder, Albert Maysles, Ashleigh Banfield and Howard Gould, Monet Mazur, Debbie Harry, Selita Eubanks, the Beastie Boys' Mike D, Ad-Roc, and MCA, Aleksandra Baryshnikov, BD Wong, and the film's director, Michael Sucsy. [PMc, Wireimage, Getty, LAT, FWD]