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Posts Tagged ‘Ian Mohr’

Sopranos Star Exhibits Multi-Million Dollar Art Find

FurioPaintingThis weekend in Turin, Italy, a Guercino painting that has not been seen publicly for centuries will be part of a new exhibit at the Miradolo Castle. All thanks to Federico Castelluccio, the New Jersey-raised actor who played Naples enforcer Furio Giunta on The Sopranos.

Per a report by Page Six’s Ian Mohr, Catelluccio, an accomplished painter and art collector, had the work meticulously restored and authenticated after spotting it, mislabeled, by a German art dealer. He bought the painting for a fraction of its true value. There may be another offshoot soon from this odyssey:

The actor has created a book proposal about the painting’s incredible journey that’s out to publishers. He also writes about how he became an art lover growing up in New Jersey.

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Johnny Carson Musical Moving Forward

Cover_JohnnyCarsonIt was during an interview with Mediabistro last fall that Johnny Carson‘s former attorney Henry Bushkin first publicly revealed his plans for a musical based on his book Johnny Carson:

“We are in the midst of some very interesting and confidential discussions about a Broadway play with music centered around a particular year, like 1980, in Carson’s life and my life. Like a snippet. All I can say is that there’s compelling interest in that. The Broadway audience is Carson’s sweet spot. The entertainment value of it is going to be significant.”

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Manhattan’s A-List Turns Out for Harvey Weinstein’s Giants Pep Rally

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I’ve been covering  Wednesday’s at Michael’s for five years and have never seen anything like the head-spinning scene that unfolded there today. Harvey Weinstein and Steve Tisch threw a pep rally to end all pep rallies, and the media A-list all came out to cheer on their favorite team. Peggy Siegal and her minions descended on the place before the crowd rushed in with plenty of New York Giants paraphernalia, transforming the California cool decor into an indoor tailgate party.

By noon, I counted at least a dozen paparazzi staked out at the entrance, and they certainly weren’t disappointed. Drew Nieporent was the first to arrive (“What’s for lunch?”), and in short order the lounge was flooded with famous folks, including Brian Williams, Gayle King, Piers Morgan, Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb (wearing newly identical red dresses and looking fabulous), former governor George Pataki, Matt Lauer and various members of the Tisch family.

Katie Couric and Harvey Weinstein
Katie Couric and Harvey Weinstein

Everyone’s mind was on the big game; conventional wisdom says the Giants will be this year’s Super Bowl champs, but it’s going to be a close one.  (All except Jerry Della Femina, who predicts the Patriots will take it 27-24.) “I think it’s going to be a squeaker,” offered Andrew Ross Sorkin. “At least I hope so because it will be a better game.”

Not surprisingly, Giants legend Frank Gifford, who will be watching the game from his home in Greenwich with family and friends, predicts a 30-10 win for his former team. “Eli Manning has really come into his own as a quarterback,” he told me. “But a quarterback is only as good as his team. They’re a great team. If you were playing for the Giants, you’d be a great quarterback.” Doubtful, but we appreciate the sentiment. Brian Williams, who’ll be going to the game, refused to speculate on the final score for fear of tempting the gods. ”You just don’t do that,” he told me.

Diane Clehane and Brian Williams
Diane Clehane and Brian Williams (Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris)

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Ian Mohr Named Page Six Deputy Editor

New York Post‘s gossip column Page Six has named Ian Mohr its new deputy editor, we learn from The Huffington Post.

The news was tweeted out by Former Page Six Deputy Editor Paula Froelich Friday morning: “Congrats to Ian Moore! The new Page Six deputy editor…”

Mohr has worked in the past as Variety‘s box office reporter and The Hollywood Reporter‘s New York bureau chief. At Page Six, he will be working with current editor Emily Smith, as well as reporters Stephanie Smith and Tara Palmeri.

More Staff Changes at Variety

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Guest editor Chris Gardner delivers!

While the news of Elizabeth Guider’s appointment as Editor of The Hollywood Reporter is still fresh, there are a few other staff changes over at Variety that are interesting to point out. Former InStyle staffer Monica Corcoran, who joined Variety last year and has been serving as style editor and Stylephile blogger, has left the Wilshire Boulevard offices. I’m told she’s headed to the LA Times.

Variety’s film staff has also seen some recent changes with the departure of box-office editor Ian Mohr who exited for a vp post in development and production with NY-based producer Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas’ production shingle. Also, fairly new film reporter Peter Gilstrap didn’t work out in the V offices and has already left the building.