Talking Points 12/8 Senator Fran Drescher, Park Slopers wish Jesus wasn't so "religious," and other notables from the NYC web Published at 11:58 PM EDT on Jul 17, 2009 | Updated at 10:21 AM EST on Dec 8, 2008
Fran Drescher has her eye on Hillary Clinton's job.
Hey, did you know anyone can be Senator now? Like, say, Fran Drescher, who just announced a run for Hillary Clinton's senate seat. Her qualifications? She's "authentic and honest" and got "a bill passed in Washington." You know that one older guy who always shows up at your house party alone, awkwardly hits on the prettiest girls in the room, and then leaves without saying goodbye? And you think, wait, do I know him? In Williamsburg, that's Bill Murray. Provocateur and intermittently talented artist Julian Schnabel -- he of many movies, some head-scratching paintings in the 1980s, and much-reviled condo development Palazzo Chupi -- ripped Morley Safer a new one on for asking a slightly non-softball question about one of his detractors. As Gawker sez, "we can rest assured he's a Real Artist because he's difficult!" Though G also refers to him as 60 Minutes Julia Schnabel (meestake?), so they'd better lock their doors. which cost half a billion dollars to build back in '04. Ouch. Maybe they can, uh, refinance? The New York Times plans to mortgage or sell (and lease back) part of its headquarters, Meanwhile, over in precious babyhive Park Slope, they're asking the big questions: "I'd love to find a book (appropriate to read to a 4 year old) that talks about Jesus' birth and why we celebrate Christmas -- but isn't too religious. Does anyone have any recommendations?" Have you ever dropped change for the homeless in one of those UHO jugs that looks like an empty watercooler bottle? Um, we have some bad news for you. …& ICYMI: Natalie Portman has trained her dog to poop through sidewalk grates. Gosh, is there anything this multitalented Harvard grad can't do?
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