Bette Midler Attends “Vanity Fair” Roast – Will Appear In May “Green” Issue Again

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All’s Fair as editor gets roasted
Friday, March 9th 2007, 4:00 AM

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Wednesday night’s meat locker weather was an inconvenient truth for climate change crusaders at the Natural Resources Defense Council gala. But impish friends of honoree Graydon Carter treated the Vanity Fair editor to some global warming of his very own.

Leonardo DiCaprio, Glenn Close, Bette Midler, Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts, Queen Noor, Caroline Kennedy, James Taylor, John Mellencamp, Kevin Bacon, George Lucas, Ron Howard, Diane Sawyer, Barbara Walters and emcee Fran Lebowitz were among those who came to salute Carter for his commitment to the environment. (Vanity Fair’s second “Green Issue” comes out in May.)

But Carter wasn’t going to sail away from the Cunard Building without a little roasting.

CNN’s Anderson Cooper, appearing in a video by David Steinberg, delivered a “Breaking News” update on that recent evening when an enraged Carter dismantled the scaffolding some noisy workmen had installed near Carter’s Waverly Inn restaurant. Cooper reported that Carter was seen later, “at approximately 4 a.m., urinating on the door of Nobu.”

“Staffers at Vanity Fair were baffled,” intoned Cooper. “One said, ‘I haven’t seen him at the office in more than two years.'”

Photo: Patrick McMullan (Oscars)

Photo: Patrick McMullan

Bono, guest editor of VF’s July issue, turned up in the video wearing a gray fright wig vaguely resembling Carter’s gull-wing hairdo. Smoking three cigarettes at once, Bono mumbled, “Story ideas: Christopher Hitchens on why Martin Luther King is overrated!”

Tom Hanks joked that the editor once worked as an actor named “Gray Carter” who had a bit part on “The Love Boat.”

Robert Kennedy Jr. said some eco-warriors might doubt the seriousness of the oh-so-social Carter.

Kennedy insisted, “He does love green stuff – especially money.” But, seriously, Kennedy hailed Carter for recasting Vanity Fair as “one of the most important information forums in our country.”

Other Links To Check Out “Green” Issues:

    Natural Resources Defense Council


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