Iâ€™m Barbaraâ€™d out. Thursday Waltersâ€™ Rainbow Room black-tie birthday had traffic cops, Roger Akikiâ€™s security team, checkpoints, and one lane closed purely for the 200 one-namer guests like Hoda, Kissinger, Langella, Lauder, McCartney, Trump, Koch, Follett and place cards made from BWâ€™s 60 years in TV photos. Enough already. Who does she think she is â€” Rosie Oâ€™Donnell?
Bloomberg asked: â€œRemember me?â€ I said: â€œYou look familiar.â€ He said: â€œIâ€™m Brad Pitt.â€ Bette Midler solicited donations for her city beautifying projects. A UN VIP wondered might Rosh Hashanah/Yom Kippur weekend stop attendance to the Pakistan presidentâ€™s speech. Somebody answered: â€œIf so we can douse him with a bowl of pig blood.â€
Lawyer David (â€œOff to Washington for seven weeks. Iâ€™m suing the government.â€) Boiesâ€™ wife, Mary, never removed long black gloves. She mustâ€™ve been fed intravenously. Sheâ€™d sewed her large jewelled ring (Boies earns big) onto the glove so she didnâ€™t lose it. Barbara, Oprah and other types had sailed on David Geffenâ€™s superyacht so discussed was his â€” pardon the phrase â€” busy little dinghy.
Co-hosts were Princess Firyal, Mercedes Bass, Diana Taylor, Annette de la Renta, Nicole Seligman, Marie-JosÃ©e Kravis. I tell you the truth, not a shabby party.
Only in New York, kids, only in New York.