Susan Cheever and Cher, who are working together on Cher's autobiography, are said to be getting along swimmingly. If there's anything left to know about Cher and her life after the tons of publicity she has enjoyed (?), leave it to Susan to discover and uncover. She is not the daughter of the late, great writer John Cheever for nothing.
The opening earlier this week of the restaurant The World, at New York's Union Square, attracted the likes of Christy Turlington, Matt Dillon, Loree Rodkin and Robert De Niro. The new restaurant is the former private back room of the Coffee Shop, now transformed into a separate eatery and drinkery. Cher was supposed to be there but didn't make it. Loree, famous for her great hair, which sprang from her head in mad profusion toward all points of the compass, has now cut it short. Cute, but forget about a crowning glory.
Oliver Stone and Aaron Spelling are developing a six-part limited series set amidst the political and social intrigues of Hong Kong's richest families. It will feature an international cast and is expected to be as addictive as "Dynasty," maybe more so -- and a lot shorter.
Paige Rense, the editor-in-chief of Architectural Digest, gave her annual apres-Winter Antiques Show dinner at Mortimer's, and they all came. The main room was draped in red fabric with larger-than-life photos from the pages of Architectural Digest's Italian issue, molto bella. Swirling around the place were Marilyn Berger and Don Hewitt, the noted artist Kenneth Noland, Diane Von Furstenberg, Brooke Hayward and Peter Duchin, Susan Mary Alsop, Jessie and Rand Araskog, Kenneth Jay Lane, Marguerite Littman from London, Alice Mason, Steven Aronson, Judy Green, John Loring, Bernard Leser, Lee Thaw, Pilar and Juan Pablo Molyneux, Alexandra Penny, Thorne Wathne with Harry Platt, Patricia Patterson, Nancy Hammond, Nancy Holmes, Peter Schub, Carroll Petrie, Rose Tarlow, Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel and Carl Spielvogel, Alyne Massey, Robert Metzger, Gene Hovis, Victoria Hagan, Tom Britt, Laura and Harry Slatkin, Marilyn Evins, Betty and Virgil Sherrill, Pauline Trigere, Mario Buatta and his frankly fake hairpiece, and indefatigable Brooke Astor, who ventured out in the zero weather in her sables to be with her friend Paige. The food went on forever, and Mr. Glenn Bernbaum, the proprietor of the place, was taking bows. You would have loved it -- but then, that was you over in the corner, wasn't it?