Monday, May 27, 2024

Paul McCartney Gets Bloomberg-ed in Brooklyn with Sean Lennon, Elvis Costello, Jon Bon Jovi, Stevie Van Zandt (UPDATED)



Paul McCartney is picking and choosing where he shows up these days very carefully.

On Monday night, McCartney was AWOL at the official screening of the remastered “Let it Be” film.

The screening, at AMC Lincoln Square, had A listers in the audience like Elvis Costello, Paul Shaffer, and famed producer Russ Titelman were all on hand to meet director Michael Lindsay-Hogg, who made the film in 1969.

“Let it Be” starts streaming on Disney Plus next week. It’s the original movie (with some key unseen footage) that inspired Peter Jackson’s “Get Back” release a couple of years ago.

Also present: Jeff Jones and Jonathan Clyde, who run the Beatles company in London.

But no Paul. He reportedly never liked the original film and may not be totally sold on it coming out now.

McCartney, however, did show on Tuesday night at a private reception for his photo exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum. Bloomberg underwrote the night and guests included Paul, wife Nancy, members of their family, as well as Mike Bloomberg and his family and corporate friends. It sounds, to paraphrase John Lennon, like a lot of rich people rattling their jewelry.

Guests included Sean Ono Lennon, Elvis Costello, Jon Bon Jovi, and Maureen and Steve van Zandt.

McCartney’s highly praised exhibition opens tonight officially with a Director’s Toast, but no Beatle on the scene.

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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