Friday, June 12, 2009
New York Chronicles
Had two fabulous trips. Stayed in Joan Rivers' apartment (the week of the "Celebrity Apprentice" finals!) She's the best hostess ever. Saw "God of Carnage" with Joely Fisher, and was totally knocked out. Not since the original Uta Hagen performance of "Virginia Woolf" have I been this excited. RUN to see it. Ate everywhere like Arturo's Pizza, Grey's Papaya, Katz' Deli, and Patsy's. I don't care about Per Se or Le Cirque any more. I want NY FOOD. Went with legendary singer Phoebe Snow who was honored by the Martha Graham Dance Company. (See photo with Paula Zahn and her friend Sue Shalom.) Then went to Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld's prestigious Innocence Project Awards where Phoebe sang. (See photo with the amazing crime couple Dr. Michael Baden, who is performing David Carradine's autopsy as you read this, and his wife, lawyer Linda Kenney Baden--the one who got the hung jury for Phil Spector who is now representing alleged murderer Casey Anthony.) The Innocence Project uses DNA to have innocent convicted people released from prison.