Attractive Gina Lollobrigida leaves behind a long-lasting legacy
Mutual pal Dr. Marc Lazare phoned to say, “Gina’s gone. We spoke just a few weeks in the past. Her voice sounded very frail.”
I knew beautiful film star Gina Lollobrigida. Dinner collectively in Rome the place she lived atop ruins. Dinner right here at Gian Marino’s the place she informed them, “Your prosciutto’s too salty.” Selfmade spaghetti for associates.
We had been each bridesmaids at Liza Minnelli’s last marriage ceremony which lasted longer than the wedding and the place I stored telling Gina her overlarge wig was obscuring invitee Robert Wagner’s view.
She obtained France’s Legion of Honor Award. She painted. Made images. Donated one to Barbara Sinatra’s artwork fundraiser. Shipped a particular Christmas current from Rome to the Reagans. Was White Home dinner visitor for Argentina’s president.
Grew to become a BBC journalist. Interviewed Burt Reynolds, Sammy Davis, Bo Derek. Tried to run for workplace. Rang dentist Lazare to fly someplace to repair a tooth.
She by no means stopped — till now.
Wave of money
Letting you realize Hugh Jackman’s summertime waterfront house is up for rent — $495,000. It’s a cup of emeralds from neighbors Donna or Diddy — 345 toes of seashore on Gardiner’s Bay, three bedrooms, pizza oven and media room with a factor that makes ice cream.
‘Whale’ story will get informed
Brendan Fraser about maybe grabbing an Oscar for “The Whale”:
“It’s butterflies in my abdomen. The transformational make-up was a brand new know-how. For COVID causes we couldn’t use conventional modes, so as a substitute it was a scan in our driveway with an iPad plus my canine at my ankles screwing up the shot.
“They constructed my physique all the way down to the pores and texture of pores and skin wrinkles. Absolute transformation. Designed from the skin in and I did it from the within out.
“That collaborative of inhabiting Charlie’s physique modified me bodily.
“Make-up man Adrien Morot constructed the fats go well with. Darren Aronofsky put me in contact with the Weight problems Motion Coalition’s tens of thousand of members. They gave perception and honesty about who they had been. Incomes their belief I now have expertise dwelling with weight problems.
“When it was over I felt I said goodbye to a man I’d actually gotten to know properly. All of him.”
The suit weighed more than 300 pounds. A crewmember picked him up if he fell over.
Advert man Sam Ash: “A mistake in ‘The Fabelmans’”: “The household lit the menorah left to proper. These candles must be lit proper to left. Watch the movie by a mirror.”
Broadway’s shifting. Not less than its theaters are. Rumor round that Jujamcyn’s St. James, Walter Kerr, August Wilson, Eugene O’Neill enjoying award winners “Moulin Rouge,” “Ebook of Mormon,” “Hadestown” being offered to the Ambassador Theatre Group, which owns the Lyric (“Harry Potter’s” there) and Hudson, which had “Death of a Salesman.”
One thing like $800 million modified fingers — or phases.
With all of the layoffs this man stated: “Good and dangerous information. I simply obtained $50,000 severance pay.” Spouse: “Nice. What’s the dangerous information?” Husband: “Wait until you discover out what they severed.”
Probably solely in New York, youngsters, solely in New York.
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