At Vanity Fair’s kickoff party for the Tribeca Film Festival Tuesday night, there were movie stars galore, socialites by the truckload, and at least a hundred BlackBerrys and other handheld devices that were being pulled out constantly to check the results of the Democratic Primary in Pennsylvania. “We’ve got a TV too, that’ll be showing the results during dinner,” offered Graydon Carter as guests like Robert DeNiro, Natasha Richardson, David Bowie, and Lynn Wyatt ascended the stairs of the State Supreme Courthouse for cocktails. Vh1’s John Sykes was placing calls into the Clinton campaign to find out how his candidate was doing. Jerry Seinfeld was relying on an Internet connection from his wife Jessica’s smartphone. “I’ve got my gadget right here,” she said.
Even Muffie Potter Aston seemed engaged, if perhaps a little less passionate about the merits of Hillary or Barack. “I’m a demapublican,” she said. “I started out life as a Republican, then became a Republicrat, now I’m a Demapublican. I guess you could say I’m evolving.”
There was also talk on the steps of another political race.“Third term! Third term,” boomed Deborah Grubman, upon Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s arrival with Diana Taylor. “No, no,” he laughed. “And I’m not buying The New York Times either.”
“Forget that,” said Grubman’s husband Alan, otherwise known as the Goliath of the entertaiment business. “How about the Star and the National Enquirer?”
“Are they for sale?” Bloomberg asked.
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