Bel Powley, “The Diary of a Teenage Girl’s” size 2 Brit, born after my last manicure, wearing a loaner Gucci, now on Broadway in “Lobby Hero,” stars in “Wildling” a k a “an elevated horror film.”
Bel: “My mom, dad, sister and I live in London. But I love Williamsburg here. And I love horror films although this one’s very feminist. In today’s society, you must understand these things.”
Why must we understand these things since it’s about werewolves, supernaturals, concealing unusual origins into wild freedom forest un-normal life, wild beasts and resisting innate bloodlust. And she says, “I spent four hours a day getting prosthetic makeup. I had to take care my skin didn’t peel off.”
About “Lobby Hero”: “My parents came for the opening. I was scared. No idea about Broadway. With 600 people watching, I went up in my lines. But the show’s wonderful. Especially how we all go hang out for drinks after.”
The screening swarmed with guests. Cinema Society’s Andrew Saffir greeted each. I think he even welcomed two strangers passing by on the street.
Please do your best to pay attention
At Bill Gates’ house in Wellington, Fla., west of Palm Beach, his daughter keeps horses. Plus even more guards. Supposedly 32 security agents. If so, it beats how many agents Putin has . . . “Shark Tank” is selling out venues. Saturday, the Marriott, Daymond John headlines whatever’s a “Breakthrough Wealth Summit.” Opening act? Fellow sharkette Barbara Corcoran . . . P.R. man David Salidor’s dad did p.r. for 1970’s “Jesus Christ Superstar” album. Dad on Sunday’s John Legend live musical TV broadcast: “Great. The music was special even then.”. . . I told you about Monaco’s Princess’ kid Charlotte Casiraghi’s engagement ring. If you didn’t get a save-the-date card, the June wedding to somebody named Dimitri is in Sicily.
Soured royal romances
And a hip hip to next month’s royal British I Do’s.
Prince Charles praised his mistress’ Tampax while temporarily married to Diana. The mistress dumped her own hubby to wed and bed divorced Charlie . . . Princess Anne bounced spouse Capt. Mark Phillips, who proved gentlemanliness by remarrying plus making a love child . . . Prince Andrew said “I do” to Fergie then “I don’t” so that’s that . . . HRH Edward nobody hears about.
Abdicated non-king Duke of Windsor because a foreigner and divorcee missus was a no-no? Her Maj’s heartbroken sister Princess Margaret? Forbidden to marry divorced Capt. Peter Townsend?
So: Yentas around the splitting Giulianis think divorced biracial foreigner older poorer entertainer Miss Meghan might consider a wash’n’wear wedding gown.
Fight moves to the courts
Investor Michael Loeb, in his early 60s, accused of punching Avery Arjang, still a teenager, at his 2017 Southampton charity event, is pleading not guilty.
Attorney Michael Griffith: “Arjang had two operations for a broken nose, bone graft and a concussion. A year in jail if Loeb loses.”
Loeb, whose lawyer is Edward Burke Jr., wants a jury and State Supreme Court Justice Barbara Wilson to try the case. Suffolk’s DA is scheduling trial.
After Jimmy Kimmel insulted Melania on TV from LA, Sean Hannity in NYC thinks JK needs surgery. To have his unmitigated gallbladder removed.
Only in New York, kids, only in New York.