Posts Tagged ‘Jonathan Van Meter.’
There’s plenty in the piece worth reading, but one part that caught our eye was when our current head honcho, Michael Bloomberg, revealed himself as an ass man:
Later in the evening, the host interrupted me to point out that the mayor himself had just arrived. Did I want to meet him? Sure. My friend and I followed the host over, shook Bloomberg’s hand, and my friend thanked him for his position on gun control. Without even acknowledging the comment, Bloomberg gestured toward a woman in a very tight floor-length gown standing nearby and said, ‘Look at the ass on her.’
To be fair, acknowledging a nice rump is much easier than discussing the intricacies of gun control.
The October issue of Vogue features a correction that is just too good not to mention. In an interview with Chelsea Clinton in Vogue’s September issue, Jonathan Van Meter mentioned Dan Baer, one of Clinton’s friends. Turns out Van Meter didn’t check up on what, exactly, Baer does for a living.
Here’s the correction that was issued, via The Huffington Post:
In the September profile of Chelsea Clinton, “Waiting in The Wings,” by Jonathan Van Meter, Dan Baer was mistakingly identified as an interior designer. He is deputy assistant secretary for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor at the State Department.
Same thing, right?
Taylor Swift graces the cover of the February Vogue (available January 24), and inside the magazine the 22-year-old songstress has plenty to share in an interview with Contributing Editor Jonathan Van Meter. Here are a few select quotes.
When Swift is asked about growing up:
“So… middle school? Awkward. Having a hobby that’s different from everyone else’s? Awkward. Singing the national anthem on weekends instead of going to sleepovers? More awkward. Braces? Awkward. Gain a lot of weight before you hit the growth spurt? Awkward. Frizzy hair, don’t embrace the curls yet? Awkward. Try to straighten it? Awkward!”
That does sound, uh, what’s a word for something that’s difficult to deal with? Ugh, well, anyway. Onward.
Swift on her love life:
Well, sort of, anyway (we can dream!). In this week’s New York profile of the gossip doyenne Liz Smith is lunching at (where else) Michael’s with magazine scribe Jonathan Van Meter when she spots our very own Diane Clehane:
Smith points out a woman sitting at the bar right now who in about an hour will post a blog about who was at Michael’s today, just as she does every week. For Smith, reporting on lunch at Michael’s in her column would be pointless. But the old broad still has clout, especially with this crowd. “My column has become more historical, more philosophical,” she says. “I feel like I am a recording angel.” People like Barry Diller, Les Moonves, and even Smith herself are starting to think about their legacies. “The thing about people who last long enough to make a real impact, like I have,” she says, “is that you finally have to learn to live with the image you’ve created. It’s your legend. You don’t have to agree with everything said about you, but you can’t really quarrel with the cumulative thing.”
— DIANE CLEHANE
Forget the lazy days of summer. Class is back in session as the cool kids returned to the cafeteria today in force. The scene at Michael’s was a tasty stew of moguls and media mavens with a side order of the random celebrity sighting — Kathleen Turner cooled her heels at the bar with her face buried in a newspaper until her pals arrived. And in true Michael’s media-centric style, a photographer from The New York Times was on hand to capture it all for Frank Bruni‘s review due out soon. We can’t wait, can you?
Here’s the rundown on today’s crowd:
1. Kathleen Turner, Felicia Taylor, Margo McNabb, Sommers Farkas, Terry Allen Kramer and a very late arriving Peggy Siegal who joined the festivities just in time to be included in the pics for the Times. David Patrick Columbia dashed in just before coffee to grab a few quick shots of the gals for New York Social Diary. You’re no one if you’re not getting your picture taken, darling …