First Lady Laura Bush will be the honored guest on Feb. 13 at the New York Public Library when the United Nations launches the Literacy Decade in the Celeste Bartos Forum. Later, there will be a reception in Astor Hall. Koichiro Matsuura, the...

Sadler’s Wells is London’s premier dance theater and draws dance companies from all over the world including the Paul Taylor Dance Company, which will perform at the City Center Benefit. Afterward, there will be a supper at Osteria del Circo.

More Fallout from the Red Carpet: The British press are reporting that Madonna couldn’t make it to the Golden Globes and Sir Elton John is insisting that Madge, had she come, might have done him in. The two, who were supposed to share a table at the ceremony, haven’t been the best of friends, since Sir Elton made some remarks about her James Bond theme song, "Die Another Day."

"She would probably have killed me if she was sitting at my table — maybe even a dagger through the heart," said the rocker, who two months ago called her 007 song, "the worst Bond theme of all time — it hasn’t got a tune." Rumors of a feud were fueled when she didn’t attend the Globes, claiming family commitments. Her agent has conceded she might have had a surprise in store for Captain Fantastic, saying, "Had Madonna attended, she would indeed have killed Elton John — but only with kindness."

Fine. We’re waiting for the duet.

The Museum of Television & Radio is "cordially inviting" some very important people to a gala on Feb. 5 at the Waldorf-Astoria in honor of Julie Andrews and Carol Burnett. The invitation is a most desired one because the two girls are said to be ready to perform their talented little bottoms off, and the invitation is a freebie.
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