Those members of the junior jet set not vacationing in Saint-Tropez filed into Saturday’s screening of Burr Steers’ “Igby Goes Down” in Southampton, followed by a clambake courtesy of Manhattan super-chef David Bouley.
“Once I heard they were flying Daniel Bouley out, I decided I had to come check it out,” said Emilia Fanjul Pfeifler who brought her husband, Brian. Though the film, which stars Kieran Culkin, Claire Danes, Amanda Peet and Susan Sarandon and chronicles the dissolution of a dysfunctional Upper East Side family, received mixed reviews from the crowd, the Polo-sponsored beachside extravaganza that followed was a hit.
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“This is insane,” said Celerie Kemble, who was followed to the lobster-fest by a gaggle of hysterical teenaged Culkin girl groupies. “They tailed us here in their car. They were so excited, I didn’t have the heart to tell on them.”
Stalking was also the topic at hand on Monday in L.A., where “Swimfan,” starring Erika Christensen as a swimmer-obsessed femme fatale, premiered. Swimsuits were optional at the poolside screening held on the UCLA campus. (Some attendees even traded in their dry seats for inflatable inner tubes and chaise lounges.)
“I’ve never been stalked before,” boasted Christensen, who remained on dry land. “My fans are really nice.”
The following night at the “Serving Sara” premiere, Elizabeth Hurley admitted to an obsession with the new man in her life, son Damian.
“He’s gorgeous,” she cooed. “Having a baby makes everything better.”