Sunday in New York With Bill
After camping out with his family at filmmaker Steven Spielberg's home in East Hampton, N.Y., Saturday night, President Clinton emerged late yesterday morning for another day of power-tripping.
First there was a photo shoot at the home of international venture capitalist Alan Patricof for an article in George magazine's October issue, which will be devoted to the memory of its founder, John F. Kennedy Jr. Then Clinton and his motorcade brought the tony Long Island township to a standstill while he mingled with the limo-less and picked up a dozen doughnuts from a local market.
The president also managed to carve out some time for golf at the nine-hole South Fork Country Club in rural Amagansett before speaking at a dinner benefit that raised $900,000 for the Democratic National Committee and first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton's expected Senate campaign.
Sounds like the man needs a vacation.
. . . And Not Far Behind
Elsewhere in the Empire State, Monica Lewinsky has reportedly rented an apartment in a Greenwich Village building.
An owner of the building, K. Thomas Elghanayan, confirmed that the former White House intern signed a lease, the New York Post reported yesterday. The apartment, near the Hudson River, is in a 10-story turn-of-the-century brick building with a roof garden, arched windows and cathedral ceilings. One-bedroom units reportedly cost around $4,000 a month.
Lewinsky recently earned a $600,000 advance for her book, "Monica's Story."
All the Right Moves
It took 40 moves and nearly four hours of play, but Russian Alexander Khalifman clinched the World Chess Championship title Saturday in the sixth game with a draw against Vladimir Akopian. Khalifman, 33, thus became the game's 14th world champion. He joins fellow Russians Anatoly Karpov, whom he just replaced, and Garry Kasparov as the only champions of the last quarter-century. Karpov boycotted this tournament and Kasparov will play in a rival championship match.
Khalifman earned $660,000, while Akopian got $396,000.
During singer-songwriter Mac McAnally's performance Friday night at the State Theatre in Falls Church in front of 400 or so fans, Jimmy Buffett made a surprise appearance.
Buffett and his band, the Coral Reefers, were in town for a gig at Merriweather Post Pavilion Thursday and Saturday, and on his night off he delighted all the Parrotheads in the audience by strolling onstage about 45 minutes into McAnally's set. Buffett and the Reefers played for the better part of an hour before heading back to Margaritaville.
Only one angel to go. A screen adaptation of the popular '70s television series "Charlie's Angels" has already cast actresses Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz. And now Victoria Adams, a k a Posh Spice, is reportedly angling to sign on.
Out & About will return next month.