Diane Keaton's presence was felt on Long Island's east end the day before her new movie And So It Goes premiered at Guild Hall last Sunday: she had a book signing at Bookhampton in East Hampton for her memoir, Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty, and Main Street was mobbed. At the screening, Keaton was a hot target too, and in her neurotic Annie Hall voice, she worried she was blocking the aisles. She was, but no one minded shimmying past her.
As a would be lounge singer in Rob Reiner's latest feature she has all the moves of a sex goddess, and if nothing else, she seems to have cornered the market for later-in-life shenanigans, with Jack Nicholson in Something's Gotta Give, and now with Michael Douglas, her latest cantankerous screen beau. It's a pleasure to see these two flirting and fighting, although Rob Reiner, who complained comically about not sharing screen time in Wolf of Wall Street with that movie's ample busomed sex kittens, stayed shy of a nude scene.
But Keaton's singing will affect you, climaxing with "The Shadow of Your Smile." Rumor has it she may be offered a stint at the Café Carlyle, where a former leading man, Woody Allen, wails on clarinet on Monday nights. At the Nick & Toni's after party, guests including Barbra Streisand and James Brolin, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lynne Grossman and Bob Balaban, April Gornick and Eric Fishl, and many others debated which Keaton movie was her best. Reds with Warren Beatty is a personal favorite, although she's no slouch opposite Al Pacino in The Godfather.
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