Conconi Packs Up His Rolodex
After 14 years, Chuck Conconi, editor-at-large of Washingtonian magazine, is retiring in July, he said yesterday. Conconi, who formerly wrote The Washington Post's "Personalities" column in Style and who runs the magazine's Capital Comments section, says it's time to pursue other things. "Business interests that I just can't talk about yet."
Colleagues are saddened. "He'll be 67 this fall," says the magazine's editor, Jack Limpert. "He just felt it was time to do something else. We're very sorry to see him go."
Conconi told The Post's Lonnae O'Neal Parker that he hasn't had time to think about retirement much. The day was consumed with Mark Felt mania (Conconi points out that in 1974, Washingtonian wrote that Felt was probably Deep Throat) but says he'll miss his colleagues. "You see people, you like them, they're your friends. It's hard to leave people you get to know."
But he'll take one of Washington's fattest Rolodexes with him. And will that help with those unnamed business ventures? Conconi laughs. "A good Rolodex comes in handy no matter what you do."
For Christian Slater, It's a Rap
The turbulent life of actor Christian Slater got another ride on the skids yesterday when he was arrested and charged with groping a woman on a Manhattan street.
Police Detective John Sweeney said Slater, 35, touched the unidentified woman's buttocks in an encounter on the Upper East Side about 1:50 a.m. The woman flagged down police to report the incident, Sweeney said. Slater was found nearby and police said the woman identified him as the groper. Slater, who's appearing on Broadway in "The Glass Menagerie," was charged with third-degree sexual abuse.
Slater was arrested in 1997 after he allegedly bit a man on the stomach and threw a police officer against a wall during a rowdy party in Los Angeles. The actor pleaded no contest and served 90 days in jail.
Paris's Ship Comes In
Now that they are engaged, let's look back at the fairy-tale romance of Paris Hilton and Greek shipping heir Paris Latsis.
Last month, Paris Hilton said she really, really, really wanted to marry Greek shipping heir Paris Latsis and have his babies.
Earlier this month, as reported in this column, Paris Hilton confirmed on ABC's "The View" that she was going to marry Greek shipping heir Paris Latsis and have his children.
And Monday, Paris Hilton's spokesman announced (to People mag) that Paris Hilton was marrying Greek shipping heir Paris Latsis!
Yes, surprise! After a whirlwind five-month romance, Latsis, 27, popped the question to Hilton, 24, last Wednesday after she returned from a three-week European publicity tour (new flick, new fragrance). The lovebirds celebrated Saturday with a barbecue for 75 close friends and family members.
As for the babies question, Hilton has elaborated a few times already:
* "I'm so great with animals that I know I will be a good parent, and I know Paris will be a great father." (April 23, Calgary Sun)
* "I've accomplished everything that I wanted to accomplish, and I think that when I have kids that'll make me happier than I already am." (May 5, Indo-Asian News Service)
* "I treat all my puppies like kids. I have three little puppies, so that's been good practice." (May 6, the Mirror)
American aviator Charles Lindbergh had three German mistresses simultaneously and fathered seven illegitimate children whom he visited and supported for decades, according to a new book. Eighteen months after genetic tests proved claims by three Germans that Lindbergh was their father, their book, "The Double Life of Charles A. Lindbergh," says he fathered two more children with their aunt and two with his secretary . . . Stevie Wonder, 55, is a dad for the fifth time. The Grammy winner's wife, Karen Millard, delivered their second son on May 13, Stevie's birthday.
-- Compiled by Clint Walker
from staff and wire reports