"TO WIN back my youth there is nothing I wouldn't do -- except take exercise, get up early, or be a useful member of society, said Oscar Wilde.
Mr. Gruber, for several years the inamorata of designer Calvin Klein, fell on hard times recently--brawling in public, arrest for cocaine possession, splitting with Calvin. But just when it seemed Nick was down for the count-- well, as down as one can be at 22--he was whisked away in Calvin's private jet to a rehab facility in Arizona. (Other pampered types have been served there.)
Nick's sojourn has apparently worked wonders. In the fashion of people today, Nick took to Facebook to relate the tale of his alteration. He said, in part--"I had such an amazing learning experience at Rehab" (caps are Nick's-- I guess he feels "rehab" deserves caps.) "I am a different person. I don't want to go back to my old self....no more partying. Time to be a grown adult."
He wants to work in Education. (Again, Nick's caps.) It will be fascinating to learn what Nick wants to teach.
Well, good for Nick Gruber and a salute to Mr. Klein, who, even though he'd parted ways with Nick, cared enough to see to his rehabilitation. But Calvin has always been a sweetheart.
A warm tale from a cold city.
In Ms. Fisher's new show, with both women onstage, Debbie and Carrie will counter each other. Carrie and Debbie have been reconciled for years--they were never really estranged. Just...say things differently. They live close to each other in LA.
"Retaliation" also stars Bruce Willis and Dwayne Johnson, but in Hollywood, even for men...youth must have its fling. And a few extra scenes.
The next night, I caught Letterman being interviewed by Regis Philbin on CNN. (I don't know where Piers Morgan was.) Philbin was bursting with his usual energy and enthusiasm. Letterman looked like somebody who'd just been told his entire family had been wiped out in an earthquake. The contrast between the eager Regis and the withholding Letterman was striking.
I know Letterman is a god to many people, but give me Jimmy Fallon or Craig Ferguson or Conan O' Brien any day (or night.) By the way, Conan's recent interview with Ice-T and wife Coco was one for books--hilarious. He kept saying, "You won't see an interview like this anywheremelse!" And he was right.
But fans of the old, campy Adam West TV series have reason to rejoice. 20th century Fox is reportedly working on a deal with Warner Bros., which owns the Batman name and franchise, to finally release all 120 episodes of the show on DVD. (It only ran three seasons, but those
were the days when TV gave you real seasons!) This would include bonus material (outtakes, bloopers, etc.)
Sweet! By the way, Miss Hilton is very much interested in the arts. No, I am not kidding. She's planning to visit schools in LA, this fall, lecturing kids to become interested in art. The former "celebutante" is frequently seen at LA's "Color Me Mine." She custom paints pottery and plates for friends, and is, reportedly, not without talent.
Seems that Paris has come a long way from the girl who sashayed out of jail -- the climax to an epic, ridiculous tale of DUI's, probation violations and Paris in shackles.
How well I recall Anderson Cooper's fury at having to cover Hilton's release. But Anderson's lightened up-- his annual appearances on New Year's Eve with Kathy Griffin.....being a guest on Andy Cohen's "Watch What Happens Live," (dishing about "The Housewives of Atlanta")...and now he has the "Rid-icul-List" at the end of his nightly, strenuously serious, CNN broadcast.
But giggling and laughing seems to infect many of CNN's correspondents. I can't imagine why they're all so happy, what with the ratings!