Monday, August 20, 2007

Media-Whore's D'Oevres

Rashida Jonesing. (image via glamourmag)

"Following the (The Good Night), one group headed to Della Femina for a bite while Ron Perelman hosted a much more exclusive dinner for 50 friends at his Georgica Pond estate, a buffet feast that included smoked salmon blini, gnocchi, brisket of beef, pasta, fish, and summer vegetables. Brooke Shields, Jon Bon Jovi, Mariah Carey, Molly Sims and beau Justin Chatwin, and André Balazs were among those who lingered past midnight, chatting up Barbara Walters, Kyle MacLachlan, Ingrid Sischy and Sandy Brant, Blythe Danner, and Rashida Jones." (Fashionweekdaily)

"Back in the day, there were quadrennial Sam Nunn for Vice President, or maybe President, columns. I never saw it. Nunn is estimable--his work on nuclear proliferation especially--but so taciturn as to be easily mistaken for a bale of hay. In any case, now he's opened the door to an independent run for President and Ed Kilgore, a former Nunn staffer, has a good evaluation of who Nunn is and what this is about." (Time)

"When I last saw Bhutto in autumn 2005, she contended Musharraf was not a dependable ally in fighting terrorism. I put it down as typical exile talk. However, she proved prophetic when Musharraf in 2006 cut a deal with Pakistani tribal groups, creating a sanctuary for al-Qaida and Taliban fighters.When I met Bhutto last week, she was much softer in criticism of Musharraf now that she is negotiating with him. She is pledged to secrecy about even admitting they met. But sources close to Bhutto say that on July 29, they met in Abu Dhabi, her principal residence in exile. They were alone for 3½ hours. 'Gen. Musharraf has promised confidence-building measures that have not yet been undertaken,' Bhutto told me. 'I await him to fulfill his promises.'" (Novak)

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