LAST CALL: Katie Couric's CBS run might be hitting its share of bumps, but she was singing her heart out Saturday night at The Summer House's piano bar on Nantucket. Her beau, Brooks Perlin, picked up the bar tab for the newswoman and her gaggle of friends before they helped close the joint down with a rendition of "America the Beautiful." Steven Tyler caught Couric's arrival, but the Aerosmith frontman was long gone before her rendition of "Sweet Caroline." She wasn't the only familiar face in the crowd to Tyler — Summer House owners Danielle deBenedictis and Peter Karlson gave him a real sense of deja vu. He reminded them how they rented their Commonwealth Avenue apartment to him when he was a struggling Boston musician more than 30 years ago.
PRINTED MATTER: Alec Baldwin weathered the overheated stables at Edith Wharton's summer estate in Lenox, Mass., Friday to read aloud one of the author's lengthier short stories, but he wasn't about to mince words about his own work. Approached by a reporter about upcoming projects, the actor said, "Oh, I don't do any of that any more," "that" being print media. Asked if it was due to any particular bad experience, Baldwin laughed and replied, "Acres of them."