Wednesday, April 17, 2024

“Black Widow” SVU Party Update: ScarJo Was A No-Show, Mariska Hargitay Hurt Her Ankle and Missed Own Party


UPDATE The NY Post, which I call the NY Past, helped themselves to this exclusive from this site. They also used a picture from Mariska Hargitay’s Instagram that was six weeks old! LOL!


Spies have sent in updates on that “Black Widow” screening from Friday in the Hamptons.

Apparently, things didn’t go so well. It was, of course, raining like crazy.

Scarlett Johansson was a no show. No ScarJo. The star of the movie, though she lives a couple of miles away, stayed high and dry in neighboring Montauk.

Brooke Shields was the only celebrity of any value noted by observers. As it turned out, she was the perfect choice because Brooke is recovering from a broken femur.

“Law & Order SVU” star Mariska Hargitay, who was hosting the after party with husband Peter Hermann at their 7,000 square foot estate in East Hampton, never made it to her own party. Maybe because of the rain, Mariska either twisted or sprained her ankle outside the theater. An ambulance was called. Brooke Shields, knowledgeable and sympathetic, was spotted waiting with her. (Only in the Hamptons– the EMS drivers must have gotten  kick out of that call!)

Nice people, but no stars including Chris Meloni, headed to the Hermanns’ to nosh and talk about how good “Black Widow” is. Or how Mariska deserves an Emmy nomination this year for “Law & Order.”

You know what they say: No good turn goes unpunished!

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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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