Thursday, May 23, 2024

On the Town: A Rod, Cameron, Elton, Bill Clinton


Soho House in West Hollywood has become the go to spot for the A list at lunchtime, as well as late night. Yesterday, Cameron Diaz and Alex Rodriguez had lunch with two guys who were either lawyers or accountants. Prenup? Moving in? Who knows? Let the guessing begin.

Near them, past Oscar nominee Djimon Honsou chatted with “Star Shape” guru Nikki Haskell, whose new appetite suppressant is a hit in Hollywood with all the gals. Toward the end of lunch, none other than Sir Elton John arrived from his nearby palatial digs. Elton’s trying to get some sleep these days since he and David Furnish welcomed a son, Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John. The famed rocker is getting ready to host his annual Oscar gala for the Elton John AIDS Foundation, on Sunday night, February 27th.

Meanwhile the one and only former president Bill Clinton dined at Phillippe Chow in Miami last week. Phillippe Chow in New York has also hosted Barack Obama and Al Gore. It’s the executive branch of Chinese food, apparently.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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