Laura Dern, Dapper Dan, and Bill de Blasio’s Presidential Ambitions: This Week’s NYC Celeb News Map

Published May 17, 2019

With Mother’s Day and, finally, some spring weather upon us, this week brought some much-needed love and warmth to the City That Never Sleeps. Laura Dern premiered her new film Trial by Fire, in which she plays a Houston mom who develops an unlikely friendship with a prison inmate. Jerry Seinfeld and his family caught a Broadway show. Meanwhile, love was in the air at the Lambs Club, where Hillary and Bill Clinton enjoyed a romantic evening—while Hope Hicks sat across the room. Here, we’ve tracked the best of the best star sightings, outfits, and other famous-ish things making news across New York City’s five boroughs during the week of May 10—starting with an oh-so-chic feast, and ending with an unfortunate roast.

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MARCUS SAMUELSSON and DAPPER DAN at RED ROOSTER, HARLEM, MANHATTAN

Marcus Samuelsson hosted the fifth annual Harlem EatUp! dinner at Red Rooster, co-hosted by the chef Massimo Bottura and the designer Dapper Dan, and presented by Gucci. The intimate five-course meal brought together some of the biggest foodies in the business, including Daniel Boulud. What we wouldn’t give to try some of Samuelsson’s signature fried yardbird right now…

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JERRY SEINFELD at STAGE 42, MIDTOWN, MANHATTAN

Jerry Seinfeld and his family celebrated Mother’s Day the way only a Jewish icon would: by seeing the Yiddish version of Fiddler on the Roof at Stage 42. Tradition, tradition, yada yada yada.

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Emily Meade and Laura Dern. Photo by: Patrick Lewis/Starpix.

LAURA DERN at LINCOLN RISTORANTE, UPPER WEST SIDE, MANHATTAN

Laura Dern was seen Monday night at the AMC Lincoln Square for a screening of her new film Trial by Fire, along with Elizabeth Gilbert, whose story inspired the film. She joined her cast member Emily Meade, the director Edward Zwick, and others at Lincoln Ristorante for the after-party, where we can only hope she gingerly sipped a hefty glass of wine.

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HILLARY and BILL CLINTON, HOPE HICKS at LAMBS CLUB, MIDTOWN, MANHATTAN

According to Page Six, Hillary and Bill Clinton—yes, the real ones—were spotted at Geoffrey Zakarian’s the Lambs Club, as the former Trump advisor Hope Hicks dined across the room. We’re assuming no greetings were exchanged.

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WHOOPI GOLDBERG and BILL DE BLASIO at ABC STUDIOS, MIDTOWN WEST, MANHATTAN

On the coattails of his announcement that he is joining the large pool of Democrats running for president in 2020, Mayor Bill de Blasio was invited on Wednesday to appear on The View—only to be eviscerated by Whoopi Goldberg. “Not a good career move,” she said after airing a clip from his campaign announcement video. “Here’s the thing you didn’t mention: Homelessness is near record highs. Congestion pricing will take the minimum wage we just gave to people … Public housing is falling apart. He can’t seem to fire anybody. The buses are slow. What the hell you gonna do? Finish doing what you’re doing here. Finish being the mayor. Finish this out.” The audience, presumably not fans of de Blasio, laughed and whooped for Whoopi. If the crowd is any representation of the Democratic base, things aren’t looking all that promising for Mayor Bill.