Stars Converge on Washington

cityfile · 01/21/09 06:47AM

• There were bound to be a few dramatic moments at the inaugural parties last night: Sheryl Crow had an awkward run in with her ex, Kid Rock, in the lobby of Donovan House. John Legend was forced to make a last-minute stop at Bloomingdale's because his girlfriend didn't have a gown. Susan Sarandon got a reporter kicked out an event for daring to ask a question. And Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony showed up so late to the Neighborhood Ball, they almost didn't get in. [P6, WP, Politico]
• One possible explanation for Lopez's late arrival: She was spotted at the Scientology Center in LA yesterday morning, trying to sneak out of the building without being noticed. [NYDN]
• Another headache for John Travolta and Kelly Preston: A politician in the Bahamas may have been part of a plot to extort money from the couple following the death of Jett Travolta. [OK!]

Modeling Trailblazer Heads to Agency in the Sky

cityfile · 08/26/08 06:40AM

Jerry Ford, co-founder of Ford Models with his wife Eileen, died on Sunday. The industry pioneer, who invented the notion of having models represent specific brands exclusively—the first being Lauren Hutton for Revlon—was 83. His daughter, Katie Ford, remains on the board of directors of the agency, which is now owned by the investment bank Stone Tower Equity Partners. [NYT]

Katie Ford

cityfile · 02/03/08 09:38PM

Katie Ford