Julia Roberts and her new Serge Normant hairdo made a dash for the door after Wednesday night’s “Frequency” premiere in New York, but as the crowd piled into Guastavino’s for the after-party, another goddess was on hand to lend her glamour: Jennifer Lopez.
Mariska Hargitay, who plays a fashion editor in an upcoming indie, wound through the crowd asking every woman what she was wearing. But Shalom Harlow preferred to talk about the robin’s egg ’55 Chevy she’d just bought for her new life as an Angelena. “Everyone’s been telling me it’s going to break down,” she said. “But I love it.”
The following night, young socials crowded into the Bottega Veneta boutique for a party, while back in Hollywood, Kevin Spacey, Danny DeVito and Peter Facinelli celebrated their latest, “The Big Kahuna.”
The film chronicles a night in the lives of three salesmen sent out to hock industrial lubricant. It takes place in Wichita, but Adrien Brody pointed out that in Hollywood, no one’s a stranger to the hard sell.
“Actors spend most of their time convincing people they’ve got the goods,” he said. “My life is the life of a traveling salesman. And I’m a New Yorker, so I gotta come all the way out here to do it.”
Sitting in the back of the theater, Brody looked like a kid from Brooklyn facing his first day at Beverly Hills High. A few rows ahead, DeVito joked about Kevin Spacey-style salesmanship.
“He called me up and told me this part was written for me,” DeVito explained. “Then he said, ‘We start shooting Tuesday.’ I thought, this part was written for me, huh? Next time I have a part for a lying bastard, I’ll give you a call.”