Celebrity Spouses Have to Look Out for Each Other

Richard Lawson · 03/07/11 05:22PM

Today a mega music and film star's husband is joining a show that stars a mega music and film star's wife. That's just how Hollywood works. Also today: pilot casting news, a sad story about Sean Young, and a new Edgar Allan Poe emerges.

Fox to Induce Panic Attacks for Fun and Profit

Richard Lawson · 04/27/10 09:33AM

And it will all be televised. Also today: good news for fans of TNT cop shows, good news for fans of FX crime shows, bad news for fans of USA doctor shows, and mixed news for fans of nerd shows.

Happy Birthday

cityfile · 08/14/09 06:42AM

Your favorite art-collecting, Greenwich-living, publicity-shunning hedge fund billionaire, Steve Cohen (left), turns 53 today. New York's most famous drag queen, Lady Bunny (right), is turning 47. Marcia Gay Harden is 50. Photographer Terry Richardson is turning 44. Halle Berry turns 43. Steve Martin is 64. Oscar-winning composer James Horner is turning 56. Tony-winning playwright Thomas Meehan turns 80. Magic Johnson is 50. Actress Mila Kunis is 26. Susan Saint James, the actress and wife of NBC Sports chairman Dick Ebersol, is turning 63. Musician David Crosby is 68. E! host and Top Model regular Jay Manuel is turning 37. And romance novelist Danielle Steel is celebrating her 62nd birthday today. Weekend birthdays are below.

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]

The Wednesday Party Report

cityfile · 03/25/09 12:38PM

The Savannah College of Art and Design held its Style Etoile Awards at the James Cohan Gallery on Monday night. The evening's honorees included Russell Simmons, Amanda Burden, Cornelia Guest, Robin Givhan, and William Ivey Long (left), and attendees at the event included Cynthia Rowley, Agnes Gund, Michael Fink, Yigal Azrouël, Mario Buatta, Bobby Zarem, music exec Michael Mauldin and his wife Judy, producer Tom Fontana, SCAD president Paula Wallace, Ann Slater, designer Lars Nilsson, and Russell's brother and girlfriend—Danny Simmons and Julie Henderson. [PMc, Wireimage, WWD, NYSD]

The Thursday Party Report

cityfile · 01/08/09 12:41PM

Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson were the main attractions at Monday's Bride Wars premiere at the Lincoln Square Cinema. Others who turned up for the chick flick: Vera Wang, Tara Subkoff, Rachel Roy and her daughter Ava, Barbara Walters, Cindy Adams, Erin Fetherston, director Gary Winick, producer Alan Richie, Kristen Johnson, Robert Verdi, Holly Dunlap, Damien Fahey, Mike & Juliet hosts Mike Jerrick and Juliet Huddy, Lisa Rinna, model Hana Soupkova, and Dina Lohan, as well as the cast of Real Housewives of NYC: Jill Zarin, Kelly Killoren Bensimon, Simon van Kempen and Alex McCord, LuAnn DeLesseps, Ramona Singer, and Bethenny Frankel. [PMc, Wiremage, NYO]

Ellen Page Is No Fun, Claim Marcia Gay Harden and Daughter

Kyle Buchanan · 11/14/08 08:29PM

Imagine acting in a film opposite Ellen Page; every day on set must be a bundle of Diablo Cody-scripted larfs, right? According to Marcia Gay Harden, not so much! Harden and her daughter play members of Page's family in Drew Barrymore's upcoming directorial debut Whip It!, and both told MTV that the Juno actress simply would not submit to their months-long campaign of laugh harassment:

Leaked Thomas Kinkade Memo Offers 16 Tips For Making a Straight-to-Video Bomb

STV · 11/14/08 07:29PM

This morning's Defamer Attractions was gravely remiss in omitting Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage from its assortment of hot new DVD releases. Our consciences ache even worse after today's revelation of a fascinating production memo by Kinkade himself, the evangelical "Painter of Light" whose 16-point missive for achieving the most faithful adaptation of his woodsy cornball nursing-home art wound up leaked to Vanity Fair.In the video above, featured modestly on the Christmas Cottage Web site, Kinkade promises an autobiographical family classic featuring Peter O'Toole, Marcia Gay Harden and Jared Paladecki, and which holds its own against It's a Wonderful Life. Bold claims all, especially considering Cottage went straight to DVD. Still, considering the explicit directions excerpted here, what could possibly go wrong? Apart from the Kubrick references, that is:

Happy Birthday

cityfile · 08/14/08 06:26AM

Terry Richardson turns 43 today. We're guessing whatever Terry has planned this evening will involve plenty of liquor and barely-legal girls in their underwear. Maybe Lady Bunny can come over, too. She (he?) turns 46 today. Also celebrating today: playwright Thomas Meehan is 79, Oscar-winning actress Marcia Gay Harden is turning 49, and another Oscar winner, Halle Berry, is 42. Magic Johnson is 49. Theater producer Allan Buchman is celebrating his 63rd. Actress Mila Kunis is 25. And America's Next Top Model's Jay Manuel turns 36.

Ellen Page To Play Beauty Queen / Roller Derby Racer Dressed Only In Men's Wearhouse Bargain Bin Scores

Molly Friedman · 07/17/08 05:00PM

Oh Ellen Page. Why must you make it so easy to spark lesbionic rumors after every public appearance, from outfits showcasing your boyish frame, hiring a Power Lesbian publicist to defend your Non-Power Lesbian status, and showing Jay Leno and the country just how masculine your workout moves are? Not to mention that business of stroking your phantom goatee during the macho exercises in question? Adding more flame to the female-loving fire, Page is currently filming Whip It! in Michigan alongside Drew Barrymore in the newly single actress’ directorial debut. And after hearing the trajectory of Page’s star character Bliss, including every budding Chic Lesbian’s preference of roller derby races over that superficial tradition of beauty pageants (note: we are just imagining what Ellen’s Us-recruited body language expert would "think"), we can't exactly believe with certainty that Page isn't a member of Closeted Hollywood. Not to mention these photos of the Diablo-spawned prodigy on set looking her makeup-free, greasy-haired, baggy sweatpants-wearing finest:

Marcia Gay Harden

cityfile · 02/03/08 09:40PM

Marcia Gay Harden is an Oscar-winning film, TV, and stage actress. She landed her first break when cast in Joel and Ethan Coen's 1990 film Miller's Crossing alongside Gabriel Byrne and John Turturro. In 1993, she starred in Tony Kushner's Angels in America, which earned her a Tony nomination. Harden continued to play small parts on stage and in films throughout the '90s, but her career-making role didn't come until 2000, when she starred opposite Ed Harris in the biopic Pollock and won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar. Since then, she's given solid performances in over a dozen films (of varying levels of quality), including Mystic River (for which she earned an Oscar nomination), Mona Lisa Smile, Bad News Bears, and American Dreamz. In 2009, she returned to Broadway with God of Carnage, winning a Best Actress Tony for her performance. She's been nominated twice for an Emmy—first for a guest role in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in 2007, then for her role in the TV film The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler in 2009—but didn't win for either, keeping her as yet from the coveted "triple crown" (Oscar, Tony, Emmy).