Scene for the outs & the ins
If New York is not yet wide open, at least it winks its eyes. Seats were reserved in the park yesterday evening. For opera. Followed by a Fifth Avenue dinner for the first female president of the Italian Senate. In any case, it is better to eat on reheated pizza while watching TV in your pajamas.
However, if you prefer TV in your fresh BVDs, know that Netflix has revamped the comedy sitcom “The Upshaws” for Season 2. Created by Wanda Sykes and Regina Hicks, it plays Wanda Sykes, but not Regina Hicks. The showrunners are Wanda Sykes and Regina Hicks. Netflix says, “We love Wanda Sykes and Regina Hicks.”
And everyone goes to school online. Master class is encouraging conversations zoomed in by biggies revealing little secrets. James Cameron, Ron Howard, David Mamet, Robin Roberts, Gordon Ramsay, Sam Jackson chat about acting, filmmaking, cooking and reporting. Actor LeVar Burton whose roots go back to “roots” tells how to tell stories.
Burton: “I’ve had storytelling mentors in my life – my mom, Alex Haley, Gene Roddenberry, and Fred Rogers from Star Trek. It is important for us to discover ourselves, to discover who we are. And the courage to share this truth. Storytelling is a sacred pursuit. “
Plus $ 15 a month when you sign up for their MasterClass.
Tax time for Trump?
Allen Howard Weisselberg, the the Trump organization Chief Financial Officer. Under the microscope for “fringe benefits” – investigations that should lead him to take action against the Trumps. If not, he’ll be pegged for tax evasion until Labor Day.
Should there be no connection between any Trumps and any corporate gimmicks and should Weißelberg fall – no jail time for anyone. If Trump haters can find a way to blow their trumpet, creditors could run into nearly a billion in debt.
Rudy Giuliani’s license to practice law was drawn on June 24th. Suspended, can be excluded. Roy Cohn was fired almost 35 years to the day – June 23, 1986. New York attorneys representing Donald appear to be in a game of Monopoly minus the Get Out of Jail Free card.
The voice of a killer
Story I discovered about Anthony Hopkins this year won an Oscar:
To find his voice for the fictional serial killer Hannibal Lecter in “The Silence of the Lambs” from 1991, the Welshman combined the sounds of Katharine Hepburn and Truman Capote with the sound of the artificial intelligence character Hal in “2001: A Space Odyssey”.
This created an eerie monotonous sound. He says, “I heard three voices in my head – Hepburn, Capote, and Hals. At first I wanted to try an unidentifiable American cockamamy accent – but when I tried it for the first time on rehearsal, people around said, ‘My God!’ go, so I knew I had it. “
Anthony Hopkins was named best actor.REUTERS / Caitlin Ochs
New idea from Keiko Aoki, widow of Rocky Aoki. of the Benihana dynasty. Founded this month, it now features Chef Omakase, personal luxury private chefs who prepare meals for your home dinner parties.
Keiko: “Pay a fixed price per person. It’s as easy as ordering a taxi. ”(I don’t see a meter sticking out of a roast beef, but the idea is great.)
It is a professional cook for a dinner party. Four to eight people. The new online service offers various foods such as New American, Italian, Asian, Mediterranean, French, International Plant-Based Vegetarian and Kosher. Fresh ingredients will be delivered to your door two days in advance. The sessions include cleaning up.
Choose from $ 90 per person or $ 140 per person. And invite me.
Bill de Blasio has told friends that next time he will not run for president again. Comedy writers across the country are calling for a recount.
Only in New York, children, only in New York.