Will & Grace Co-Creator Sells, Kimora Buys

cityfile · 09/30/08 11:40AM

Will & Grace co-creator Max Mutchnick and his partner Erik Hyman have sold their two-bedroom pied à terre at 15 West 11th Street for $4.1 million. Mutchnick originally bought the sixth-floor co-op for $2.59 million in 2005. [Real Estalker]
♦ Scott Latham, executive director of Cushman & Wakefield and one of the highest-paid commercial brokers in the country, has sold the three-bedroom at 269 Broadway that he shares with his wife for $4 million. [Cityfile]
Kimora Lee Simmons has reportedly picked up yet another mansion in Beverly Hills. This time she's paying $11.5 million for a 9,405-square-foot Mediterranean-style villa. [Real Estalker]
♦ The 15 Central Park West owners who listed their ninth-floor apartments jointly for $21.5 million this summer have already lowered the asking price by more than $2 million. The two can now be yours for $19.495 million. [Curbed]

Pat O'Brien Out At The Insider

cityfile · 09/19/08 05:45AM

♦ It seems like sending out company-wide emails ripping your co-workers is not a good idea: Pat O'Brien has been fired from The Insider. [R&M, P6]
♦ Brandon Davis has been conning his friends out of cash, but whenever anyone tries to get the money back "he starts crying and gets them to feel bad for him." [P6]
♦ Poor Ivana Trump almost had to fly coach this week. But then someone in first class switched seats, so everything turned out okay. Phew. [P6]
♦ Heather Mills is suing her former publicist—the one who very publicly dumped her and called her a "witch"—for libel. [P6]
Anne Hathaway's been crashing on her parents' couch ever since she got booted from Raffaello Follieri's duplex. [In Touch]


cityfile · 09/16/08 10:37AM

Ethan Hawke taking his dog for a walk ... Ashley Olsen leaving her apartment in the Village ... Whitney Port going for a stroll downtown ... Calvin Klein crossing the street ... Michelle Williams carrying daughter Matilda and a cup of coffee ... Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa filming a segment outside ... Liv Tyler peeking out of the front door of her apartment ... Katie Lee Joel heading into the Hearst building for a luncheon ... Tyra Banks leaving the same luncheon a little while later ... Joshua Jackson shooting scenes for his new show Fringe in Queens ... Kiefer Sutherland walking with a friend through the West Village ... Dita Von Teese making her way into Marc Anthony's party at the Bowery Hotel, around the same time Kimora Lee Simmons and Djimon Hounson showed up ... Celine Dion performing at Madison Square Garden ... Mary-Kate Olsen covering her face while walking downtown late at night ... and Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson leaving a dinner downtown.

The Weekend That Was

cityfile · 09/08/08 03:02PM

1) Of the many fashion parties over the weekend, none was bigger than Calvin Klein's 40th anniversary bash on the High Line last night. Among the fresh-from-Bryant Park faces present: Francisco Costa, Kimora Lee Simmons and Djimon Hounsou, Brooke Shields, Lindsay Price, Kim Raver, Eva Mendes, Halle Berry, Naomi Watts, Ellen Pompeo, Molly Sims, Alan Cumming, Aerin Lauder Zinterhofer, Anna Wintour, Bee Shaffer, Bryan Adams, Bijou Phillips, Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy, Fabien Baron, Ashley Olsen, Cynthia Nixon, Carlos Souza, Linda Fargo, Casey Spooner, Erin Fetherston, Ellen von Unwerth, Estelle, Rachel Zoe, Fern Mallis, Glenda Bailey, Jared Leto, Coco Rocha, Esther Canadas, Joy Bryant, John Leguizamo, Jay Manuel, Julia Restoin Roitfeld, Jessica Szohr, Kevin Bacon, Kelly Killoren Bensimon, Leighton Meester, Lydia Hearst, Martha Stewart, Ethan Hawke, Olivia Chantecaille, Padma Lakshmi, Rosario Dawson and Stephanie Seymour. [NYDN, NYO, PMc, GoaG]

Is Raffaello Cutting a Deal?

cityfile · 07/18/08 05:28AM
  • Raffaello Follieri might be in the process of negotiating a deal with the feds, which would put him in prison for five to 6 1/2 years instead of the nine-year sentence he could face if he's convicted by a jury. [NYP]


cityfile · 07/16/08 01:10PM

Maggie Gyllenhaal and Aaron Eckhart showing up at the Today show to promote Dark Knight ... John Mayer hamming it up for the cameras downtown ... Natalie Portman carrying a doggie bag in the Village ... Kanye West with a Louis Vuitton backpack waiting for his car ... Gabrielle Union crossing the street on Central Park South ... Heidi Klum leaving her West Village apartment in a hurry ... Everybody Love Raymond's Brad Garrett at Columbus Circle with a female friend ... Whoopi Goldberg taking a walk near her apartment in SoHo ... Restaurateur Drew Nieporent sitting in the first row at the All-Star Game last night ... Kelly Osbourne leaving a lunch downtown ... Kimora Lee Simmons arriving at a party to promote Fabulosity, her newest clothing line.

Knox and Vivienne Jolie-Pitt Take Center Stage

cityfile · 07/14/08 05:38AM
  • It's two days since Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt were welcomed into the world by Brad and Angelina and it's been just as low-key as everyone expected. The mayor of Nice, Christian Estrosi, signed the birth certificate at a press conference; now the discussion has turned to pics of the babies, which are expected to fetch $15 to $20 million. [People, NYDN]

Kimora and Djimon Get Engaged. Kind Of

cityfile · 06/19/08 12:55PM

Kimora Lee Simmons and Djimon Hounsou are engaged. Well, kind of. Kimora says Djimon "kind of" gave her an engagement ring, whatever that means. Congrats, anyway, KLS: We're kind of excited for you! And we kind of can't wait for the kind of outrageously expensive wedding you've been dreaming up. And we bet Russell is happy for you, too. Kind of. [People]

Paris Hilton Imitates Selflessness

Ryan Tate · 03/21/08 06:45AM
  • OMG Paris Hilton is finally saving African kids with her beautiful love, just like she promised! Oh wait, the kids go to a private school and are wealthy. Paris' way too fashionable clothes don't even look dirty. Nice try, liar. [Faded Youth]

Scientology Just One Of Many Religions With Which Will Smith Is Getting Jiggy, Says 'I Am Legend' Star

Seth Abramovitch · 03/18/08 01:41PM

Rumors have been swirling lately that the Church of Scientology is in the process of mounting a full-on assault on decades of accumulated honky-thetans by aggressively courting African-American celebrities and celebrity couples on the down-low. An attempt at confirmation by the NY Daily News, however, has resulted in a number of statements from personalities of color denying that they may have slipped into the Church's seductive clutches:

George Clooney Explains How Gay He Is, Exactly

Ryan Tate · 03/10/08 04:22AM
  • Actor George Clooney Googled himself in front of Esquire and addressed the various rumors that popped up. On his alleged feud with Fabio: "There is a moment when you are actually in the argument and you're thinking, 'If I do get beaten down by Fabio, that will be far worse than the pain. I wouldn't shake that.'" On being called "gay, gay, gay:" "No, I'm gay, gay. The third gay – that was pushing it." [People]

The Nine Biggest Oscar Party Hoppers

currid · 02/22/08 03:40PM

The cancellation of this year's Vanity Fair party, the social highlight of Oscars night, is a tragedy. Not so much because it deprives gatecrashers of their most significant challenge of the year; but because Graydon Carter's annual party invites represent a definitive list of celebrity. The next best thing: social scientist Elizabeth Currid and her colleague analyzed photographs of guests since last year's gathering, to calculate the most socially connected and socially promiscuous of celebrities. A taster: highly connected Kimora Lee Simmons is a perfect celebrity disease vector, or else simply skilled at working her way into the frame. But one of the flightiest social butterflies, a cute Spanish actress, seemingly devoted to her craft, will surprise you.

Kimora Lee Simmons' Scientology Video Cameo

Ryan Tate · 02/08/08 01:19AM

Vapid model Kimora Lee Simmons can do more than marry a rap mogul and plan a trip to Africa to "talk about fabulosity:" She is also identified by Scientology as a key lieutenant in the church's campaign against psychiatry. In a clip posted to YouTube yesterday, creepy church MC David Miscavige said Scientology planned to "smart bomb" and "booby trap" the profession of psychiatry with a "diabolical" media campaign. Simmons' role? Indoctrinate underaged African American boys into Scientology by funneling booklets into inner-citiy neighborhoods on both coasts. At least, that's how Miscavige presents it, but then he also claims to have planted stories in virtually every newspaper and TV network, from the New York Times to Fox News. Videos after the jump.

Kimora Lee Simmons

cityfile · 01/25/08 11:29PM

A former model and the ex-wife of hip hop godfather Russell Simmons, Kimora is the creative director of the Baby Phat clothing line and a diva of the highest order.

When 'Time Out' Seemed Like A Lifeline

Rod Townsend · 08/07/07 11:40AM

Rod Townsend records the gays in and around their natural environment of Fire Island and reports back. This is the time, and this is the record of the time. Put your hands over your eyes.

The Kool Aid of Kimora Lee Simmons' Cult of Fabulosity

Emily Gould · 12/05/06 08:40AM

You may think that Kimora Lee Simmons is just a dumb model — who's (sorta) married to a mogul — who found some unusually canny people to run a business for her. And you'd be totally correct.

Gossip Roundup: Justin Timberlake Is Bringing Sexy Back, Those Sick Kids Don't Know How to Act

gdelahaye · 08/29/06 11:30AM

• Kevin Federline to appear on C.S.I. Somehow the idea of Federline as a suspected murderer just doesn't mesh with the whole wife beater, no job, Kid Rock wannabe thing. WTF? [AOL]
• Tom Cruise in talks with Yahoo! to take his crazy wireless. [Liz Smith]
• Justin Timberlake visits sick kids in hospital, rocks their sick little bodies. [Lowdown, 3rd item]
• Kimora Lee Simmons turned away from night club, marriage, for being too ghetto. [R&M]
• Tori Spelling's new husband does not like her cats. Spelling insists there is no other way to be crazy, forgotten, washed-up celebrity now known as "that old crazy cat lady I think was on TV once, who lives in the spooky old house on the hill." [Page Six]