Top Chef: Italian Scallions

Brian Moylan · 02/03/11 01:52PM

Mama Mia! It was Prince Spaghetti Night on Top Chef when the Chef Boyardees had to make-a pasta for a bunch of old school Italians. It was just like the Olive Garden, except the bread sticks weren't as good.

Live-Blogging Top Chef: All-Stars, Week 8

MisterHippity · 02/02/11 09:00PM

The ranks of this season's chefs have been winnowed down to nine, and will be further winnowed to eight tonight. We're live-blogging the episode in the comments, so why not join in and help us document the winnowing process?

Happy Birthday

cityfile · 10/02/09 06:38AM

It's been a tough year for Annie Leibovitz, but maybe she can start fresh from here on out? The financially challenged photographer turns 60 today. Others celebrating: designer Donna Karan is turning 61. Kelly Ripa turns 39. Lorraine Bracco is 55. Sting is 58. Actress Camilla Belle is turning 23. '80s pop star Tiffany is 37. And two of Hugh Hefner's latest girlfriends, Karissa and Kristina Shannon, are turning 20. A roundup of a few people celebrating birthdays this weekend—including Al Sharpton and Liev Schreiber—is below.

Lorraine Bracco Finds a Buyer in Rockland County

cityfile · 07/23/09 07:34AM

Lorraine Bracco has gone into contract to sell the riverfront cottage in Snedens Landing that she bought with ex-husband Harvey Keitel in 1989 and which has been on the market for a few years now. The buyer? Phish frontman Trey Anastasio, who is reportedly paying around $2 million for the 1,800-square-foot house. [NYP]
• Gerhard Andlinger, the investor who sold his penthouse at the Time Warner Center for $37.5 million earlier this month, is picking up another pricey home. Andlinger is in contract to buy the 20,000-square-foot manse in Greenwich that belongs to Steve Black, the co-CEO of JPMorgan's investment banking division, which had been "quietly" on the market for $19.5 million. [NYP]

Happy Birthday

cityfile · 10/02/08 06:29AM

Donna Karan is celebrating her 60th birthday today, although you'd probably never guess it thanks to all the juice diets, yoga, Reiki and Kabbalah classes, and "therapeutic screaming" sessions. Others celebrating today: Photographer Annie Leibovitz is 59. Kelly Ripa is 38. Lorraine Bracco is turning 54. Sting is 57. And '80s pop star Tiffany is celebrating her 37th birthday.

Lorraine Bracco

cityfile · 02/03/08 09:39PM

Best known for her role as Dr. Melfi on The Sopranos, Bracco also has an impressive resume when it comes to marrying and divorcing character actors and going broke.