Fashionably late may become a thing of the past after the miserable experience some had at MoMA’s Party in the Garden on Tuesday night. A source tells us angry ticket holders, who’d paid as much as $500 on eBay for $150 after-party tickets to see Kanye West perform, almost missed the show because of serious disorganization at the door. The insider says the line to enter snaked around the crosstown block, and some guests who arrived at 9:15 didn’t get inside until 10:30. (Some asked for refunds as a result.)
Residents of W. 54th St. fared better. West even gave a shout-out to the neighbors, saying: “I see you across the street getting a free show.”
In the crowd was Mayor Bloomberg, who left before Jay-Z joined West onstage, and multimillionaires Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who sounded like they meant it when they screamed “We want pre-nup!” during West’s performance of his hit “Gold Digger.”
Believe it or not
Billionaires use emoticons, too! After Mark Cuban’s Dallas Mavericks swept the Los Angeles Lakers out of the NBA playoffs, real-estate guru Barbara Corcoran congratulated her fellow “Shark Tank” guest panelist via email: “Congratulations on your Mavericks drowning the Lakers!” Corcoran wrote. Cuban wrote back: “thx bc:) it was fun. now we need to keep it rolling!” The two have come a long way since their introduction on set, when Corcoran thought Cuban, wearing his trademark T-shirt and jeans, was a stagehand.
Still stuck in the past?
Woody Allen may be brilliant at evoking the past, but he doesn’t want to wallow in it. Entertainment Weekly profiles the veteran filmmaker in its new issue and notes that while the Woodman still writes on the portable Olympia typewriter he bought when he was 16, he recently acquired an iPhone and is determined to be a 21st-century man.
Nostalgia is an unhealthy trap that’s very seductive,” says Allen, whose comedy “Midnight in Paris” opened the Cannes Film Festival last night (and bows here May 20). “The problem is, life is a very cruel, tragic and unsatisfying experience, and you always think that another time in the past would have been ideal for you.
For example,” he explains, “if I think back to belle-époque Paris, it’s like ‘Gigi,’ with beautiful costumes and carriages and great wine. The reality is there was no novocaine when you went to the dentist.” Oui!
Leelee Sobieski is cagey about whether she bought Renée Zellweger’s upper East Side apartment, but doesn’t seem to mind being caught up in the gossip about it. At MoMA’s Party in the Garden, we asked the “Deep Impact” actress if she was all moved in to the apartment at 24 E. 82nd St., which she reportedly bought from Zellweger in March for $8.95 million. “That is just really a crazy rumor,” Sobieski replied, adding: “It’s not final.” She was more forthcoming about meeting Zellweger at the Met’s Costume Institute gala last week. “She was so nice and lovely,” Sobieski said of Zellweger. “It was two people involved in a rumor, and we gave each other a hug.” After our goose bumps subside, we’ll be on the lookout for the moving truck.
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