Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Madonna Still Has Juice, Baby

While culturally Madonna is probably over, she occupies a comfortable niche among her celebrity peers who regard her as suffused with fabulosity. An indicator of her juice is that a recent screening of her husband's reliably shitty movie attracted the biggest stars in the city. From our favorite social chronicler David Patrick Columbia in NYSocialDiary:

''This was one of the starriest nights for the already starry-eyed and stars-in-their-eyes nights when the Cinema Society and Piaget screened Guy Ritchie’s Revolver. It was standing room only and the room was so full of so-very-VIPs that you could hardly stand it.

''The director’s wife, the living cultural pop icon Madonna, arrived for the screening at the Tribeca Grand Hotel, and arrived again for the packed to the rafters party at the Gramercy Park Hotel rooftop afterwards. The paparazzi were practically passing out from excitement.''

Among the revelers: Sarah Jessica Parker, Michael Stipe, Donna Karan, Zac Posen, Calvin Klein, Liza Minnelli, Barbara Walters, Alex 'A-Rod' Rodriguez, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, Ingrid Casares, Tina Brown, Glenda Bailey, Ivanka Trump and, for good measure, Rufus Albemarle.

To paraphrase Ray Liotta -- who was also, as it happens, in attendance (Exaggerated cough suggesting feigned detachment)-- ''One day, one day, some of the kids from the neighborhood carried my mom's groceries all the way home. You know why? It was out of respect.''

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