Imagine this: A society divided between haves and have-nots. The former lounge by aquamarine pools on verdant estates accessorized with shiny medical machines that cure anything and everything. The latter are jammed into roasting slums where health care barely exists.
Nicole Kidman, Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, Barbra Streisand, Sharon Stone and Kevin Spacey were among the players of Hollywood, politics and the media gathered this past weekend for parties around the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner.
When I heard that Hollywood was interested in remaking “The Intouchables,” the popular recent French film about a wealthy, eccentric quadriplegic and his boisterous Senegalese immigrant caregiver, I emitted my usual cri du coeur.
Mikhail Gorbachev ’s 80th birthday party in London’s Royal Albert Hall last night had diamonds, furs, Hollywood stars, wrinkly rockers and enough Botox to fill the craters of the moon. Understated it was not.
A week after Christine Lynch listed her house in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles for $3.625 million, she had seven offers. Within 10 days, a deal was reached for the five-bedroom, six-bathroom home -- and for $225,000 more than she asked.
“The Dark Knight Rises,” the last film in Warner Bros.’ Batman trilogy, led the U.S. and Canadian box office for a third weekend, collecting $35.7 million as news coverage of the shooting at a Colorado theater abated.