Mayor Bloomberg Cyndi Lauper

“Welcome to New York. This is the birthplace of four judges on the U.S. Supreme Court and two on American Idol. We’re very proud,” NYC mayor Mike Bloomberg told the crowd at a reception for Grammy nominees who hail from the city. Joking aside, the mayor congratulated some of the local talent, including Lady Gaga, John Mayer, and Jay-Z, who will be at the Grammy Awards on February 13.

Bloomberg then pointed out Cyndi Lauper in the crowd, and said, “Every once in a while when I see her perform I pinch myself, because she happens to be a personal friend of mine. Who knew?” He said Lauper has been to his house for dinner, and is a fascinating person. Indeed, who knew?

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Demi Moore Ashton Kutcher

Is it possible to have a relationship between a man and a woman that's purely sexual? The funny and sweet comedy No Strings Attached has the answer. You'll have to see it to find out.

It's clear the cast and crew enjoyed making this film: "This is the most fun I've had, ever, making a movie," Ashton Kutcher said in his introductory remarks at the Cinema Society's screening, proceeding to give most of the credit to Natalie Portman (how nice is that?).

Judging from the audience's reactions, the film will be a hit; a feel-good movie for the doldrums of January.

Tamara Mellon and Olivia Palermo loved the movie.

"I want to be Natalie Portman!" joked Nicole Miller.

"It was so much fun. Ashton Kutcher loves these kinds of movies—last year he was in Valentine's Day," said Dylan Lauren, impressing us all.

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Attendees were advised that Lanvin’s Pre-Fall showing on Monday, January 10, would start promptly at 5 p.m., and it did—afterward, mingling with the crowd at New York City's Bowery Hotel, W’s Stefano Tonchi told us he missed it entirely.

But it was worth rushing: not only were the clothes beautiful, but the intimate setting—a fire blazing; trays of spiced rum, Hot Toddies, and Kir Royales; and cute waiters serving fudge bars, lemon bars, and pink macaroons with raspberry jam—was perfect for a cold winter afternoon.

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Deborah Norville Piers Morgan Diane von Furstenberg Diane Sawyer Barry Diller

Tina Brown hosted the launch party for the widely anticipated Piers Morgan show Piers Morgan Tonight, and the guests who came to cheer him on did not disappoint.

"Not only can he hold up Larry King's suspenders, but he can hold up his own and everyone else's in this room," our hostess said upon introducing the guest of honor.

True to form, Morgan proceeded to give a speech that was at once articulate, wry, warm, funny, moving, and showed a healthy competitive spirit.

"He wants to be as good as he can, he wants to win, and it will make the show great," said CNN executive vice president Ken Jautz.

I asked Morgan's manager, John Ferriter, who the dream guest list would include. "Piers made a list of five people, and we've already booked three," he said proudly. "Oprah, Howard Stern and George Clooney."

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