Saturday, May 05, 2007

Hats off to T-dance; Studio 54 remembered

So wish I was there: Tea Dance at the Boatslip launches for the season today and tomorrow with DJ Mary Alice spinning at the P-town institution. (I can only imagine how high the cover charge is now.) Professional floozy Rue "Blanche Devereaux" McClanahan, at a book signing for her new My First Five Husbands...And the Ones Who Got Away, draws spot-on comparisons to Kim Catrell's Samantha Jones. Hardworking hotel heiress Paris Hilton is sentenced to 45 days in jail for a probation violation. Prince cancels plans to appear in The Simpsons after creator Matt Groening won't agree to a script written by the pop star's chauffeur. Studio 54 opened 30 years ago, New York recalls, in a story resurrecting memories of founder Steve Rubell. “It’s bisexual,” Rubell told cocaine-crowd diarist Interview back then. “And that’s how we choose the crowd, too. In other words, we want everybody to be fun and good-looking.” [Photo of the Hat Sisters: Boatslip]

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