Liv Tyler and Jimmy Fallon Dig Up Their Old Star Search Audition Tape

Whitney Jefferson · 03/30/11 10:10AM

Last night on Late Night, Liv Tyler and Jimmy Fallon debuted this "lost tape" from a Star Search audition. Known as "Pleather and Lace" at the time, their terrible-sounding, awkward performance is made up for by their fantastic matching outfits.

The Costume Institute Gala Benefit: A Virtual Party Report

Brian Moylan · 05/04/10 03:50PM

We were so busy gawking at Real Housewife Danielle Staub eating dinner with skater Johnny Weir in Chelsea last night that we missed the Costume Institute Gala Benefit. Luckily fictional freelancer Betsey Morgenstern was there in our stead.

Joaquin Phoenix Is an Old, but He's Finally Shaved

Brian Moylan · 01/22/10 03:16PM

Jamie Tworkowski, the founder of the charity To Write Love on Her Arms, explains that the strange title was inspired by a video that Phoenix directed for the band She Wants Revenge inspired his fund, which is trying to get a $1 million grant for suicide prevention. Then Miley shows up to show Phoenix how to use the internet and he pretends to not know who she or Lady Gaga are. We actually believe this is true and not an act. Then he has to show Liv Tyler how to log into Facebook and she says she doesn't have an account. We also believe this is true. Then they pretend they are friends with Miley. We believe this is false and the old Joaquin would bite of her pinky and smile at the camera with blood dripping down his chin. We miss the old Joaquin.


cityfile · 07/06/09 08:37AM

Keri Russell taking son River to the park ... Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld watching a Mets game at Citi Field with their kids ... Liv Tyler getting in an SUV outside her apartment ... Nicole Kidman shooting scenes for her new movie in Queens ... Anne Hathaway walking downtown with boyfriend Adam Shulman ... Kate Hudson walking under an umbrella in the Village ... Heidi Klum playing with her kids at a playground on Bleecker Street ... Robert Pattinson locking up a bike on the set of his new movie ... and Alex Rodriguez leaving his apartment building with a family friend.


cityfile · 07/02/09 08:11AM

Liv Tyler leaving lunch at Sant Ambroeus on West 4th Street ... Liev Schreiber riding his Vespa downtown ... Anne Hathaway walking in SoHo ... Whitney Port shopping in the West Village ... Hilary Swank and Jeffrey Dean Morgan filming scenes for The Resident in Brooklyn ... Kiefer Sutherland walking in the West Village ... Courtney Love walking by herself near Gramercy Park ... Heidi Klum shopping with her mom and kids in the meatpacking district ... Emilie de Ravin walking on the Lower East Side ... Rihanna hanging out at East Side Ink in the East Village ... Renee Zellweger and Bradley Cooper hailing a cab outside Antonucci on East 81st Street.

Happy Birthday

cityfile · 07/01/09 06:32AM

Liv Tyler turns 32 today. Indie singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens is 34. Debbie Harry is turning 64. Fred Schneider of the B-52s is turning 58. Dan Aykroyd is 57. Pamela Anderson is 42. Renowned choreographer Twyla Tharp turns 68. Actress Claire Forlani is turning 37. Missy Elliott is 38. Former MTV VJ Hilarie Burton turns 27. Retired Olympian Carl Lewis is turning 48. And Corporal Max Klinger (Jamie Farr) celebrates his 75th birthday today.

The Monday Party Report

cityfile · 05/04/09 12:36PM

Celebrity stylist Harry Josh and nightlife kingpin Nur Khan hosted "Spring Fling" at the Gramercy Park Hotel on Saturday night. A bevy of celebs and social scenesters turned up for the fête, including Marc Jacobs and Lorenzo Martone, Naomi Campbell, Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady, Kate Hudson and mom Goldie Hawn, Ed Norton, Ashley Olsen, Spike Lee, Winona Ryder, Liv Tyler, Phillip Lim, Narciso Rodriguez, Jessica Alba, Karolina Kurkova, Georgina Chapman, Rachel Zoe and Rodger Berman, Kate Bosworth and James Rousseau, Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr, Josh Hartnett, Daria Werbowy, Lily Donaldson, Molly Sims, Hamish Bowles, January Jones, Richie Akiva, Peter Som, Richard Chai, Christian Siriano, Cherry Jones, Jason Sudeikis, Guy Oseary, Lake Bell, Brian Atwood, Zoe Kravitz, and Quincy Jones. [PMc, VF, FWD]


cityfile · 05/04/09 08:31AM

Madonna and son David arriving at the Kabbalah Center on Saturday ... Jessica Biel leaving a nail salon ... Russell Simmons sitting on a bench with girlfriend Julie Henderson on Main Street in East Hampton ... Victoria Beckham arriving at JFK ... Rachel Bilson shopping in Soho ... Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr hailing a cab ... Harvey Keitel playing around with son Roman ... Ciara getting out of an SUV in Times Square ... Jessica Alba taking part in Revlon's Run/Walk event in Central Park, and later pushing baby Honor in a stroller downtown ... Ryan Gosling shooting scenes for his new movie, Blue Valentine ... ... Karen Duffy standing in Times Square ... Lady Gaga arriving in NYC last Friday ... and Liv Tyler leaving a party at the Gramercy Park Hotel.

Donny Deutsch Has Been a Bad Boy

cityfile · 12/11/08 07:11AM

Donny Deutsch has been caught fooling around with a married woman. Or at least that's what hedge fund manager Andrew Sandler claims, who hired a private detective to follow his wife Lisa around and eventually scored pics of the two of them making out. [P6]
• Jennifer Aniston appears naked on the cover of the new GQ, and in the accompanying article she says her relationship with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie is like an "insane Bermuda Triangle." Meanwhile, Brad admits to the new Rolling Stone that he fell in love with Angie while he was still married to Jen. [NYP, Daily Mail]
• Rachel Zoe's rep says the only reason she's been looking so thin lately is because she "just got over the stomach flu." Right. [OK!]

Diane Keaton: From Here to Obscurity?

STV · 09/26/08 06:15PM

No one around here really wants to have the Save-a-Fading-Hollywood-Icon conversation every day. But less than 24 hours after Ed McMahon's sad, bought-and-paid-for declaration that "I am officially a rapper," the quiet dumping of Diane Keaton's new film Smother (or the fact that there even is a Diane Keaton film called Smother) leaves us no real choice. The Oscar-winner's latest is her fourth consecutive Straight-to-Flopz™ effort since 2007, as well as the third during that time (alongside Because I Said So and Mama's Boy) in which she's portrayed a suffocating harpy mom. Worse yet — depressingly so — Smother is the first Diane Keaton film in our adult lifetimes that we didn't even know existed until after it opened. Not. Cool. And it's not like rookie distributor Variance Films didn't have a trailer (follow the jump), a decent cast (Liv Tyler, Dax Shepard, Mike White) or even a fun poster to market. So what happened?Part of it is Keaton's own fault. After a tandem comprising Something's Gotta Give (her most recent Oscar-nominated role) and The Family Stone, Keaton has coasted chronically through paycheck after paycheck. We'd seen hints as recently as 2001, when her mob comedy Plan B went straight to video, but her reputation as a selective stateswoman of American cinema slid for real with Because I Said So and the heist flick Mad Money. They combined for $62 million domestically but were generally reviled as beneath their star. And they were beneath Keaton; The Family Stone wasn't going to make anyone forget Annie Hall as a whole, but as late-career matriarch roles go, she was as good as she'd ever been. Then came the DVD- (and hell-) ready Mama's Boy, co-starring Jon Heder and essentially remade as Smother with a date-movie-palatability quotient bumped up. Neither found traction with critics, but Variance didn't bother with press or preview screenings at all. That settled it for critics, with Ebert-thwacking indie grump Lou Lumenick positing "Diane Keaton Scrapes the Barrel" and another reviewer asking: "Does Diane Keaton owe some loan sharks a considerable amount of cash? Are there incriminating photos of her that she’s insistent never see the light of day?" We wouldn't rule it out. And the thing is, she's still so smart and funny and beautiful — too much so for all of this. Smother, Diane? Really? The optimist in us has to move ahead assuming it's a rough patch, but so help us, if we her selling credit reports in a miniskirt on Pimp Ed McMahon's arm, we'll come save her ourselves. This is serious.


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 Week in Parties

cityfile · 09/12/08 01:30PM

» The Liv Tyler-hosted party for Hearts on Fire diamonds at the Rose Bar was the hottest ticket in one of the busiest social weeks of the year: Leonardo DiCaprio, Alexandra & Theodora Richards (who DJed), Keith Richards, Elizabeth Banks, Catherine Keener, Mena Suvari, Dave Navarro, Ellen von Unwerth, Tara Subkoff, Alan Cumming, Tinsley Mortimer, Adrian Grenier, Sean Avery, Emma Roberts, Monet Mazur, Richie Rich, Ingrid Sischy, Jamie Burke, Russell Simmons, Lauren Santo Domingo, Diego Garcia, Andrew Saffir and Daniel Benedict all stopped by. [The Daily/Paper]


cityfile · 09/12/08 08:30AM

Marc Jacobs and boyfriend Lorenzo Martone kissing while eating outside at Pastis ... Liv Tyler walking in the Village with her son ... Andre Leon Talley walking with Venus Williams while wearing peep toe shoes ... Keira Knightley taking a stroll with a friend ... Diane von Furstenberg chatting with a group of women at a Fashion Week event ... Claire Danes and Jada Pinkett Smith posing for pics in the front row at Zac Posen's show ... Tobey Maguire being followed by paparazzi while jogging on the street uptown ... Natalie Portman walking under an umbrella on her way to the Rodarte show ... Heidi Klum en route to Bryant Park ... Tyra Banks standing outside and surrounded by fans ... Blake Lively striking a pose in Bryant Park ... Agyness Deyn looking like she's about to trip while making her way into the Kors show ... Goldie Hawn exiting a store ... Jessica Simpson leaving her uptown hotel en route to the Letterman show ... Eva Mendes going somewhere in a hurry ... Ricky Gervais standing on a street corner and talking to a woman ... and Lindsay Lohan leaving a party, followed closely behind by Samantha Ronson.

'This Old Thing? It's Just My Going To The Store Outfit'

Douglas Reinhardt · 09/04/08 04:05PM

Never one to look dowdy or frumpy, Armageddon star Liv Tyler went down to the corner market last night to pick up some milk for her cereal. While checking out at the market, the girl behind the register asked if Tyler was going to the nearby high school's homecoming dance or a movie premiere or if she was going to meet Prince Charming. Tyler said, "Nope. Just picking up some milk. Also, Prince Charming doesn't exist. Just Prince Good Enough."