At great personal peril, last night The Observer headed to cavernous Gotham Hall to raise a glass at the Bideawee 2012 Gala. It is a rare occasion that your humble reporter has to be mindful of a melee of dog leashes around our pumps, or the all-too-real possibility of squashing a dachshund. But, being gonzo reporters in the tradition of Hunter S. Thompson, we were ready to rub elbows with whatever the Bideawee Board of Directors could throw at us.
The New York-based humane organization has existed for over a century, and Monday’s gala celebrated a hundred years at Bideawee’s 38th Street headquarters. For still obscure reasons, host Adrian Grenier dropped out at the last moment leaving animal lover Beth Ostrosky Stern to present in his stead—a move that upset her husband Howard Stern, who took to the airwaves this morning to excoriate the Entourage actor.
the eight-day week
We’re bringing our entourage to tonight’s Bideawee Ball at Gotham Hall—or, at least, our one female friend who is still really, really into the actor Adrian Grenier. The television actor and, we think, musician (he is, right? He must be) is hosting a benefit for the humane organization; philanthropists Donna and Marvin Schwartz are to Read More
Last night, we rushed from midtown to 17 Battery Park Place. “Hurry up, we’re going to miss the boat!” We kept pleading with our driver. Our phones were ringing continuously: “Are you there yet?”
“Can’t see you, getting on the boat.”
“Will they hold the boat for us?”
“Where is this place again?”
Never before had we been so worried about literally missing a boat…this one out to Liberty Island, where Christie’s would be having an auction with actor Adrian Grenier to sell one of the first U.S. bottles of the world’s most expensive single-malt, Glenfiddich.
the eight-day week
Glennfiddich is throwing itself a party to celebrate its 125th anniversary—at Liberty Island (presumably the fact that the company’s survived 125 years counteracts all the bad ju-ju of having a celebration there! Hello, Talk magazine). Emcee Adrian Grenier, one year post-Entourage and one year pre-Dancing With the Stars, is to entertain a group of swells Read More