With the whole lot older returning once more, predicter/psychic John Cohan on what’s new for some within the new 12 months:
Taylor Swift remakes “Valley of the Dolls.” Profession, nice. Lovelife, ungreat.
Cher and John Mayer. Romantic relationship
Roseanne’s revenge. New TV present! A hit!
Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt play pattycake once more???
Mariska Hargitay leaves her TV factor for one more factor — however the factor is the unique factor labored higher for her.
Brooke Shields shines on B’manner in “Lady of the 12 months.”
And right here’s some good year-end information: Princess Caroline of Monaco’s daughter Charlotte Casiraghi, with a son from one other relationship, delivered a second son in Monaco’s Princess Grace hospital. Till not too long ago, she was engaged to the dad, movie maker Dimitri Rassam, son of French actress Carole Bouquet. Pay attention, they’re busy over there.
An enthralling vacation contact to possibly perpetually do with out? E-mailed Christmas playing cards. Junky. Tacky. Fast, offputting, uncaring, low-cost. I opened none.
Film star check-in
Indie comedy darling Kathryn Hahn’s New 12 months want? To be taken critically. “I dwell between comedy and drama,” she says. Her new “Personal Life” with Paul Giamatti is about having a toddler by means of a surrogate. Additionally “My new HBO sequence ‘Mrs. Fletcher’ is drama.” So, please, no laughing please . . . With all of the miseries taking place, right here’s a superb factor coming: Tom Hanks, Chris Cooper, Matthew Rhys in “A Lovely Day within the Neighborhood” is about kindness triumphing cynicism. Of Fred Rogers’ (Hanks) actual friendship after a jaded author profiling Rogers overcomes skepticism and learns empathy, kindness, and decency from one beloved American. It opens in October.
Eatery goes to pot
Throughout the vacation season, a supposedly wonderful Chinese language restaurant. One common — a physician cautious about meals, mentioned: “It’s bought this world’s greatest wonton soup.”
Instantly, previous a line ready an hour to get in, workers and diners rush out. Whoopsing. Into rubbish cans. In entrance of everybody. Complaining they don’t really feel nicely. 911’s known as. The place shuts. Ambulances arrive.
Everybody’s staring. No person is aware of something. Finally unraveled is that somebody could have laced sure meals with heavy doses of marijuana.
And aren’t all of us lucky it’s getting nearer to being declared authorized for recreation in New York?
Celebs choose social gathering spots
Gabrial Byrne and spouse Hannah Beth King celebrated at Ballymaloe Home Cafe in Eire’s East Cork. Six small tables, max. Not precisely dressy. Her outfit was military jacket, ankle boots, no socks . . . One other offbeat social gathering place was boxing legend Oscar de la Hoya at Meatpacking District’s Dos Caminos. The nourishment? Tacos and tequilas.
Not all flowers & sunshine
And right here’s a form of candy goodwill -toward-men taking place: Bronx Park’s Chandra — a hard-working longtime citizen who didn’t are available on any banana boat — embellished her corridor with a show of completely satisfied amaryllis flowers. An Uber driver Grinch checked for doable cameras then swiped your entire show — vase and all.
Might Uber perceive that I’ve the precise deal with, precise time, precise automobile, precise driver answering the precise telephone name.
Digital retailer. Ice cube-size plastic alarm clock for touring — $12.
Months later similar retailer, similar timepiece, the proprietor requested $100. He lastly bargained right down to $60.
It bought misplaced, and changing it in six months?
A clerk charged $29.95.
Solely in New York, youngsters, solely in New York.