NYC opens, but there’s always entertainment to stay at
Stage for outs & ins
If New York isn’t wide open yet, it’s at least that it’s blinking. Yesterday evening, places were reserved in the park. For the opera. Followed by a dinner on Fifth Avenue for the first woman president of the Italian Senate. Better to eat on reheated pizza scraps while watching TV in your pajamas.
Nonetheless, if you prefer television in your new BVDs, be aware that Netflix’s revamped comedy sitcom “The Upshaws” for Season 2. Created by Wanda Sykes and Regina Hicks, it stars Wanda Sykes but not Regina Hicks. The showrunners are Wanda Sykes and Regina Hicks. Netflix says, “We love Wanda Sykes and Regina Hicks.”
And everyone goes to school online. MasterClass is a pep talk Zoomed in by biggies dropping little secrets. James Cameron, Ron Howard, David Mamet, Robin Roberts, Gordon Ramsay, Sam Jackson talk about acting, cinema, cooking, reporting. Actor LeVar Burton whose roots can be traced back to “Roots” tells how to tell stories.
Burton: “I’ve had storytelling mentors in my life – my mom, Alex Haley, Gene Roddenberry and Fred Rogers from ‘Star Trek’. The important thing for us is to discover ourselves, to discover who we are. And the courage to share this truth. Storytelling is a sacred quest.
Also $ 15 per month if you sign up for their MasterClass.
Taxing time for Trump?
Allen Howard Weisselberg, CFO of the Trump Organization. Under the microscope of “social benefits”, investigation intended to switch it on the strengths. Otherwise, by Labor Day, he gets nailed for tax evasion.
If there is no connection between the strengths and the corporate shenanigans, and if Weisselberg takes the fall – no jail time for anyone. If Trump’s enemies find a way to blow their trumpets, creditors could claim nearly a billion in debt.
Rudy Giuliani’s law license was withdrawn on June 24. Suspended, could be struck off. Roy Cohn was struck off the bar almost 35 years to the day – on June 23, 1986. The New York attorneys representing Donald appear to be in a game of Monopoly – minus the Get Out of Jail Free card.
A killer voice
Story I ran into Anthony Hopkins who won an Oscar this year:
To find his voice for the fictional serial killer Hannibal Lecter in “The Silence of the Lambs” from 1991, the Welshman combined the sounds of Katharine Hepburn and Truman Capote with the sound of the artificial intelligence character Hal in “2001: A Space Odyssey “.
It created a strange and monotonous sound. He said, “I heard three voices in my head: Hepburn, Capote, and Hal. First of all, I wanted to test an unidentifiable American accent, but when I first tried this one at rehearsal, people around blurted out a “My God!
New idea from Keiko Aoki, widow of Rocky Aoki of the Benihana dynasty. Launched this month, it now features Chef Omakase, private luxury chefs who prepare meals for your dinners at home.
Keiko: “Pay a fixed price per person. It’s as easy as ordering a taxi. (I can’t see a yard sticking out of a rump roast, but the idea is great.)
He’s a professional chef for a dinner. Four to eight people. The new online service offers different foods such as American, Italian, Asian, Mediterranean, French, International Plant-Based Vegetarian and Kosher New Foods. Fresh ingredients delivered to your door two days before. Sessions include cleaning.
Choose from $ 90 per person or $ 140 per person. And invite me.
Bill de Blasio has told friends that he do not run for president again next time. Comedy writers across the country are calling for a recount.
Only in New York, kids, only in New York.