Friday, April 12, 2024

Woody Harrelson Gets An Old Fashioned Hollywood Night in NYC


Woody Harrelson may be on his way to an Oscar nomination for his work in “Rampart.” That was the consensus on Tuesday night when the Oren Moverman film premiered downtown at the Landmark. Then the A list gang hustled over to the Soho Mondrian Hotel, where Harrelson, Moverman, and pal-producer-actor Ben Foster got more kudos at a fete put together by Peggy Siegal, ‘natch. Beautiful and talented Liv Tyler came with boyfriend Theo Wenner, Diane Sawyer and Mike Nichols stopped in, co-star Sigourney Weaver made a quick appearance. Courtney Love and Woody reminisced about their “Larry Flynt” movie of days gone by with their director Milos Forman (Oscar winner for “Amadeus”), and some others of note included Steve and Jo Buscemi, Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor, Tom Freston, “ET” and “Black Stallion” screenwriter Melissa Mathison, Michael Shannon, Griffin Dunne, Bob Dishy and Judy Graubart, Robert Wuhl, Richard Kind, Celia Weston, Tovah Feldshuh, Billy Crudup, and Stanley Tucci with his fiancee–Felicity Blunt, sister of actress Emily Blunt. The pair met during the filming of “The Devil Wears Prada” and plan to marry next year. PS Liv Tyler says her dad, Steven Tyler, is fine after his fall in the shower in Paraguay. Liv, more importantly, is off to Europe to film a Givenchy commercial. She’s going to sing an INXS song for it, a cover of “Need You Tonight” that may be released as a single. Liv’s parents–Bebe Buell and Steven Tyler–are each vocalists, and the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. “Glee”–that’s a hint!

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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