Sunday, July 21, 2024

Paul McCartney, Roger Waters Confab in Hamptons


It’s not like Nick and Toni’s, the premiere eatery in East Hampton, doesn’t host a lot of celebrities. But on Friday night it was rockin’–literally. First came Ron Delsener, world famous concert promoter, and his wife Ellin, who runs Event Associates. They were waiting for someone, but it was unclear who.

Then who arrives? None other than Paul McCartney with fiancee Nancy Shevell. McCartney, introduced to the Hamptons by late wife Linda’s family, the Eastmans, has a compound of his own in Amagansett. Paul and Nancy stopped for a while to chat with the Delseners, greeted others in the restaurant’s front room, and then took a table in the cozy back area.

Soon after, the Delseners welcomed Pink Floyd composer Roger Waters and his longtime girlfriend Laurie Durning. Within an hour, McCartney and Shevell–having finished a short veggie meal–were back. And then the ex Beatle and the ex Floyd were in heavy confab. Was it sort of mindblowing to see the two men behind the two most famous rock albums of all time–“Sgt. Pepper” and “Dark Side of the Moon”–just chatting away? You betcha. I ordered an extra coffee just so I could stay at my perch!

Meanwhile the Hamptons season wraps up with these fond viewings:

Actress Catherine Zeta Jones was seen purchasing a black wool sweater and former CBS News anchor Katie Couric purchasing a brown cardigan at Christopher Fischer Cashmere in East Hampton, while Gossip King Perez Hilton was seen browsing through Christopher’s Southampton Shop…Only on the East End will people shop for cashmere in 90 degree weather…

…Angelica Huston was seen dining at the Beachhouse restaurant. She should have tried their sister eaterie, the Boat house in Three Mile Harbor. Best sunsets in the Hamptons…

…Charity still rules: The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center hosted its annual summer benefit party with Mrs. Howard Stern, aka Beth-Ostrosky Stern, Avis Richards and Marcy Warren this past eekend at Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander and Liz Brown’s East End estate, with VIP guests including Howard Stern, Christopher and Joni Fischer, Chuck and Ellen Scarborough and Jean Shafiroff…

Perpetually sun tanned Hollywood mainstay George Hamilton celebrated his birthday with restaurateur Mark Packer at T-Bar at Savanna’s, while at the next table, Fernando Masci, owner of il Mulino and il Gabiani in Miami, toasted to the night with his Italian family…




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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