With Columnist Joe Alexander & Photographer Patrick McMullan

Sin City 2 star Jessica Alba confides, “I thought it was my job to give all the boys their first kiss,” adding, “I could have sexual chemistry with vinegar.” Joseph Gordon-Levitt, “Celebrity doesn’t have anything to do with art or craft. It’s about being rich and thinking that you’re better than everybody else.” …. Palm Beach Show Group’s CEO Scott Diament welcomed a record-breaking crowd to the Park Avenue Armory to the opening of the New York Art, Antique & Jewelry Show including Ivana Trump, Joanna Mastroianni, Earle Mack, Michele Gerber Klein, CeCe Cord, David Koch and Audrey Gruss, who hosted a lunch during the show to kick off her Hope For Depression Research Foundation event on Nov 12th. Guests were mesmerized by the 1.85 million dollar cross and ring that was offered by M.S. Rau Antiques and a half a billion dollars of collectables from 80 international dealers including Imperial Fine Books, Butchoff Antiques, Earle D. Vandekar of Knightsbridge, Fitzgerald Fine Arts, Long-Sharp Gallery, Wick Antiques and Macklowe Gallery. nyfallshow.com ….. Sharon Bush hosted a cocktail party at the home of Henry Buhl to celebrate the launch of her daughter Lauren Bush’s FEED Supper, which aims to provide one million meals to the needy by World Food Day on October 16th.” … Pierce Brosnan stars in The November Man, “There’s too many people in seats of power who just haven’t got a clue what they’re doing. They’re bean counters, and it just pisses me off.” His co-star Olga Kurylenko, “I hate jealousy, I hate possessiveness. I’m nobody’s possession.” …. Designer and celebrity caterer Cornelia Guests opened her Upper East Side atelier for a fall tasting and a preview of her new cruelty free bag collection. Miss Guest has created events for Donna Karen, Estee Lauder and Badgley Mischka. corneliaguest.com …. The Out Hotel’s KTCHN Restaurant on West 42nd Street hosted an opening for artist Elizabeth Gregory-Gruen’s series, CUT WORK. The exhibition will run until January 1st. ktchnnyc.com…. The Last Five Years’ Anna Kendrick, “I’m the person who wouldn’t send back my food even if I got steak when I’d ordered fish.”

Jessica Alba @ Sin City Premiere

Jessica Alba @ Sin City Premiere

Joseph Gordon-Levitt @ Sin City Premiere

Joseph Gordon-Levitt @ Sin City Premiere

Scott Diament, Jane Pontarelli & Leesa Rowland @ NY Arts, Antique & Jewelry Show

Scott Diament, Jane Pontarelli & Leesa Rowland @ NY Arts, Antique & Jewelry Show

Marc Antonio Rota and Ivana Trump @ NY Arts, Antique & Jewelry Show

Marc Antonio Rota and Ivana Trump @ NY Arts, Antique & Jewelry Show

Pierce Brosnan & Olga Kurylenko @ The November Man Premiere

Pierce Brosnan &
Olga Kurylenko @
The November Man Premiere

Keira Knightley @ The Imitation Game Premiere

Keira Knightley @ The Imitation Game Premiere

Cornelia Guest @ her Fall Tasting Preview

Cornelia Guest @ her Fall Tasting Preview

The Imitation Game’s Keira Knightley revealed “I don’t have a problem with my body. I’m not just going to strip off all my clothing, but if the part calls for it and I don’t think there’s any way round, I’m absolutely fine.” Benedict Cumberbatch,“I’ve been broody since I was 12, but I can’t just get anyone pregnant. It has got to be the right person. … Mercedes-Benz launched their two new men’s fragrances, Mercedes-Benz Club and Mercedes-Benz Perfume, at The Doubles Club. The event was hosted by the brand’s Philanthropic Ambassadors, Robert Kennedy Jr.’s daughter, actress and environmentalist Kick Kennedy, Ralph Lauren model and Billy’s For Kids ambassador Morgan O’Connor, philanthropist Jean Shafiroff and singer Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin. Listening to Master Perfumer Olivier Cresp speak about his influences were BEAUTYFASHION Magazine’s editor Christine Schott and publisher George Ledes, Avenue Magazine’s President Randi Schatz, Frederick Anderson, Joy Marks, Maggie Norris, Cole Rumbough, Cassandra Seidenfeld and artist Matt Tierney and his sister, designer Megan Tierney. perfume.mercedes-benz.com… Brad Pitt’s ex Jennifer Aniston, who is in Life of Crime, states, “There are no regrets in life, just lessons.” Co-star Isla Fisher, “I’m not very good at the maintenance thing. I don’t buff, exfoliate, pluck, rinse, moisturize, suck, bleach… whatever all those women do.” …

Sharon Bush @ NY Arts, Antique & Jewelry Show

Sharon Bush @ NY Arts, Antique & Jewelry Show

Benedict Cumberbatch @ The Imitation Game Premiere

Benedict Cumberbatch @
The Imitation Game Premiere

Jean Shafiroff & Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin @ Mercedes-Benz Fragrance Launch

Jean Shafiroff & Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin @ Mercedes-Benz Fragrance Launch

Morgan O’Connor & Kick Kennedy @ Doubles

Morgan O’Connor & Kick Kennedy @ Doubles

 

Taraji P. Henson @ No Good Deed Premiere

Taraji P. Henson @ No Good Deed Premiere

The H.O.P.E. Foundation for a Better Tomorrow’s Executive Director Nicole DiCocco welcomed Merchant Solution Group’s CEO Billy Morrissey and Brittany Brown, Christine Rizk, Kristy Rao, Bettina Bennett, Natalie Glaser, Joe and Jane Pontarelli, and Kathy and Lou DiCocco, who founded the organization in tribute their to their late son, Coach Frank DiCocco, to The Leonora on 525 W. 29th Street. Proceeds went to help at risk and inner city youth through after school programs and scholarships. Supporters toasted the evening with David Noto’s Altaneve prosecco while DJ Alex Cecil spun. hopefoundation.us Noel Ashman and Michael Bregman’s lounge The Leonora also celebrated TRUE Model Management’s Dale Noelle’s Fashion Week success. truemodel.net Leading the applause were Larry Wohl and actress and animal advocate Leesa Rowland, the D.O.G. Store’s Edward Alava, who fluffs the pups of Beyoncé and Simon Cowell, and Seriously Funny Gowns creator Jody Barrett. theleonoranyc.com Openings: Carmine Di Giovanni unveiled a new American restaurant, Holder and Astor, at 409 West 13th Street. holdenandastor.com Fabien Beretta opened Mach 8, a hot new club at 179 MacDougal Street. mach8nyc.com

TRUE Model Management’s Dale Noelle @ The Leonora

TRUE Model Management’s Dale Noelle @ The Leonora

. Bette Midler @ her Hulaween Extravaganza

. Bette Midler @ her Hulaween Extravaganza

Jennifer Aniston @ Life of Crime Premiere

Jennifer Aniston @ Life of Crime Premiere

Isla Fisher @ Life of Crime Premiere

Isla Fisher @ Life of Crime Premiere

Billy Morrissey & Brittany Brown @ the Liberty Theater

Billy Morrissey & Brittany Brown @ the Liberty Theater

Chloe Grace Moretz @ If I Stay Premiere

Chloe Grace Moretz @ If I Stay Premiere

Anna Kendrick @ The Last Five Years Premiere

Anna Kendrick @ The Last Five Years Premiere

David Noto @ The Leonora

David Noto @ The Leonora

Alex Donnor & Nicole DiCoco @ The Leonora

Alex Donnor & Nicole DiCoco @ The Leonora

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