Warren Beatty is here, he is–as they say–in the house.
Warren is in New York to help wife Annette Bening in her quest for an Academy Award. This is called pulling out the big guns, because Natalie Portman, let’s face it, is pregnant and engaged, and Nicole Kidman has Keith Urban.
Last night, media shy Focus Features threw a dinner for Annette. No press attended because “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” was on.
The buffet dinner in the parlor room of the Soho House–that’s right, “Kids Are All Right” has only made $20 million at the box office- didn’t pull Heather Graham, who didn’t show up.
But the cast–Annette, Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo–plus writer/director Lisa Cholodenko–got to pass the salt to Warren’s best pal James Toback, Oliver Platt, Kyra Sedgwick, Nora Ephron and Nick Pileggi, “Precious” filmmakers Lee Daniels and Geoffrey Fletcher, James Lipton, Peter Riegert, Bob Dishy, documentarian Alex Gibney, Parker Posey, Bob Balaban and Lynn Grossman, Israel Horovitz, Fred Zollo, and “Amadeus” director Milos Forman.
I have no idea what was discussed, so no bon mots. I can only guess that everyone was very witty. What they probably talked about: the shooting in Arizona, the snow, lesbian couples, fracking in New York state, what Lee Daniels is doing since “Precious,” and if Warren is working on a new project. I doubt anyone mentioned Snooki.