There’s no use wringing hands and worrying about what you can’t change. So Dina Lohan spent Memorial Day weekend in the Hamptons while daughter Lindsay did her house arrest in Los Angeles. Hey–every family is different! Dina was seen at the scene at 75 Main Street in Southampton over the weekend. Also spotted there was Jonah Hill — soon to be to seen in “21 Jump Street” the movie–and Sports Illustrated models Jessica White and Lisalla Montenegro. If you go to Southampton, this restaurant, with its open air cafe, is the place to be seen, trust me. It’s the locus of Prada, shmatta, and yada yada.
But there was more going on all weekend in what my pal Billy Norwich used to call the “Cashhamptons.” Newly opened Southampton Social Club was THE hotspot this Memorial Day Weekend with celebrities including TV host Chelsea Handler with hotelier beau Andre Balazs, model Beth Ostrosky (Mrs. Howard) Stern, R&B Singer Estelle, soap star Tika Sumpter, actor Kyle MacLachlan with his wife, publicist/producer Desiree Gruber, “Inside the Actors Studio” host James Lipton, musician Matt White and New York Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff, Chair of this summer’s 53rd Annual Southampton Hospital Summer Party; all seen toasting to the 2011 summer season at the restaurant and lounge…New York Socialite Olivia Palermo and boyfriend, German-born model Johannes Huebl, and Matt Lauer’s beautiful wife, Annette, all went shopping for deluxe cashmere at Christopher Fischer East Hampton– even though it was like 90 degrees outside…Meanwhile: Miami Dolphins and The Related Group owner Stephen M. Ross, with business partner Jorge Perez, Executive Vice President of the New York Giants’ Steve Tisch and TV star/ad exec Donny Deutsch all dined at T-Bar at Savanna’s.
And there’s more: so called reality stars– “real housewives”–they are everywhere, soaking up publicity, trying to get their names in everywhere. I won’t report it. All of them, not just the housewives but the proliferation of attention seekers who shouldn’t be on TV–it’s why that asteroid in Lars von Trier’s “Melancholia” is coming for us. The Hamptons, believe it or not, used to be better than this! I wish I could say that the Hamptonians of, say, 1975, were all out and about, like Joe Heller, Kurt Vonnegut, and James Jones, who wrote about the horrors of war, not fruity cocktails and dieting.