Over the previous 12 months, and yr two of the pandemic, the media has been dominated with tales in regards to the tradition battle, clashing ideologies, and the persevering with cancel tradition fallout. Fortunately, our favourite celebrities and socialites continued to supply a vicarious escape. From the ocean seashores to native eating places, to events by the pool, the resilient residents of the Hamptons saved on shifting, and the gossip saved flowing.
Let’s have a look again at a a few of our high South O’ the Freeway tales and different monumental Hamptons occasions from 2021.
Sports activities merchandise mogul Michael Rubin purchased a $50 million mansion in Bridgehampton beforehand owned by HFZ Capital Group.
“I used to be like Vincent van Stern over right here,” Hamptonite Howard Stern mentioned as he talked about his Dan’s Papers cowl on The Howard Stern Present, his massively fashionable radio program. Stern mentioned how the thrilling cowl got here to be and defined that he requested that or not it’s on the December 18, 2020 problem after we interviewed his spouse, Beth Ostrosky Stern, about her animal advocacy. “The one factor that was in the home to learn [during the pandemic] is Dan’s Papers, a neighborhood paper out right here the place I reside,” Stern mentioned. “I at all times mentioned to my spouse, ‘I want my portray was on the quilt,” the long-lasting radio persona continued, including, “I’ve had some accomplishments in my profession — I’ve made a movie, however this extra thrilling to me than something, that one in all my work could be on the quilt of Dan’s Papers. I don’t know what I assumed would occur, however I used to be enthusiastic about it. It was sort of my debut!” Stern painted his second Dan’s cowl for the July 16, 2021 issue. Take heed to The Howard Stern Present on Sirius XM, and let’s hope we see Stern again on the quilt quickly!
In a bit of strange information, Hamptonite Jane Krakowski needed to shoot down an odd rumor that the Dickinson actress — a liberal LGBTQ advocate and star of quite a few comedic tv exhibits and movies — was having a secret affair with MyPillow CEO and far-right activist Mike Lindell. Krakowski’s illustration debunked the story to Vanity Fair, noting cheekily, “Jane has by no means met Mr. Lindell. She will not be and has by no means been in any relationship with him, romantic or in any other case. She is, nevertheless, in full-fledged fantasy relationships with Brad Pitt, Regé-Jean Page, and Kermit the Frog, and welcomes any and all protection on these.”
Information broke that Hamptonite Mariska Hargitay would reunite with longtime co-star Chris Meloni in a particular episode of Regulation & Order: Particular Victims Unit on April 1. The particular noticed Hargitay’s Olivia Benson and Meloni’s Elliot Stabler onscreen collectively for the primary time since Meloni left the present in 2011.
Southampton’s Brooke Shields spoke to Folks about being badly injured in a January accident. “It felt prefer it was all in sluggish movement. After which I simply began screaming,” Shields informed the outlet. The actress fell off a stability board at a Manhattan fitness center in January and suffered such extreme accidents that she was hospitalized for 2 and a half weeks. “Sounds got here out that I’ve by no means heard earlier than,” she added. Shields underwent two surgical procedures to insert a number of metallic rods and a metallic plate to restore her hip and femur. However by summer season, she was again out and about.
Sagaponack’s Jimmy Fallon had an impromptu “Guantanamera” singalong with beloved native singer-songwriter Alfredo Merat at Outdated Range Pub on April 16. Merat posted the video of the second on Instagram. It was not the primary, and even the second, time Fallon has been filmed singing at a neighborhood bar or restaurant.
New England Patriots proprietor Robert Kraft purchased a $43 million mansion in Southampton.
Rapper Flo Rida was noticed giving reside performances on June 6 at Blu Mar and Buddha Lounge in Southampton.
In response to Roger Friedman‘s Showbiz 411, Martha Stewart celebrated “taking depart of the Hamptons as soon as and for all” by internet hosting a significant A-list Southampton ebook celebration for Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and structure author for The New York Occasions Paul Goldberger on the historic Atterbury Property. Stewart’s dwelling, listed for $8.4 million, was snapped up by former Huffington Submit investor and writer Buzzfeed chairman Kenneth Lerer and his spouse, inside designer Katherine Sailer, for $16.5 million —double the asking worth.
In Bridgehampton, Michael Rubin, the co-owner of the Philadelphia 76ers took a web page out of East Hamptonite Sean “Diddy” Combs‘ ebook and threw a blow-out Fourth of July white celebration, the place Jay-Z pulled up in a Rolls-Royce, Alex Rodriguez flew in by helicopter and the visitor listing included Beyonce, Jon Bon Jovi, Emily Ratajkowski and Megan Thee Stallion. A couple of weeks later, Rubin’s buddy Robert Kraft celebrated turning 80 at a shock celebration his sons threw for his or her father within the Hamptons. The celebration was attended by a number of the largest celebrities on the planet. Lionel Richie supplied the music, whereas David Spade carried out some stand-up comedy. Adele, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Jon Bon Jovi, Meek Mill, Kenny Chesney and Billie Jean King had been all in attendance.
The Bennifer reunion tour positively ranked among the many largest movie star occasions of the yr. Seventeen years after they referred to as it quits in 2004, Water Mill’s Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck returned to one another’s heat embrace in April following an prolonged interval of affection letter writing that began in February. And, as we predicted, the Bennifer lovefest ultimately landed within the Hamptons. On Saturday, July 3, Jlo and Affleck had been noticed taking a loving stroll close to her Water Mill property. In response to spywitnesses, the coo-some twosome strolled by the streets with “their arms wrapped round one another.” Web page Six reported that the duo spent the day with their youngsters at Common Studios Hollywood on July 2 earlier than flying throughout the nation for his or her massive Hamptons weekend. They’re nonetheless collectively and have reportedly been making an effort to combine their households extra over the vacations.
Miley Cyrus made a uncommon look within the Hamptons on August 1 when Bitcoin billionaire Michael Novogratz employed her to play an over-the-top non-public birthday celebration live performance for his daughter, actress Gabriela Novogratz. The loud occasion ruffled various neighbors’ feathers. Possibly he ought to have invited them.
East Hampton famous person couple Beyonce and Jay-Z loved an end-of-summer journey cruising the Mediterranean on the 450-foot-long superyacht, Flying Fox. The large yacht prices almost $4 million per week to constitution, in response to Forbes, and Bey and Jay posted loads of pics on Instagram to chronicle their luxe trip.
Ina Garten, the chef generally known as the Barefoot Contessa, expanded her work for Discovery and Meals Community past her fashionable program beneath the phrases of a brand new multi-year deal. The creator of 12 cookbooks and the host of Meals Community’s Barefoot Contessa, Garten will begin work on a brand new collection, Be My Visitor, which is in improvement for 2022 and is structured so that every episode has three completely different variations: an hour-long minimize to be used within the streaming platform Discovery+, a half-hour model for the Meals Community channel and a companion podcast. Episodes might be filmed on location at Garten’s East Hampton dwelling. “I’m so trying ahead to filming new exhibits,” Garten mentioned in an announcement saying the deal. “With Be My Visitor, I’m welcoming actually enjoyable, fascinating individuals into my barn in East Hampton for good meals and dialog. That is going to be a lot enjoyable.”
Amagansett tremendous chef Bobby Flay butted heads with Meals Community over his contract in October, however they ultimately got here to monetary phrases in late November. The Iron Chef and television host signed an unique pact that can preserve him with the Meals Community by 2025 and as much as his thirtieth anniversary on air with the cable community.
Southampton’s Paris Hilton married creator Carter Reum in a lavish November 11 ceremony that made headlines everywhere in the world. Not solely had been the likes of Kim Kardashian and Nicole Richie on the visitor listing, however Paris wore a bespoke Oscar de la Renta robe that took months to make. In the meantime, her mom, Kathy Hilton lately tweeted out that she has returned to filming the Actual Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Amagansett resident Alec Baldwin took three of his youngsters to take pleasure in a cold go to to the seashore at Little Alberts Touchdown on December 19, experiences the Day by day Mail. The household left Manhattan on December 17 after Santa Fe sheriffs issued a search warrant for Baldwin’s iPhone of their investigation into the tragic unintentional shooting death of Halyna Hutchins on the set of his movie Rust in October. The household has been in East Hampton because the seventeenth when Baldwin was noticed outdoors his Manhattan dwelling packing up his Cadillac Escalade with Christmas wreaths, luggage and presents.
On the December 20 episode of Radio Andy, Andy Cohen‘s SiriusXM radio present, Folks experiences the Amagansett resident talked about his bout with breakthrough COVID, explaining that he needed to separate from his 2-year-old son Benjamin for 10 days whereas isolating. “I quarantined in the home. The primary day was actually tough and he was actually upset and he needed to hug me so badly,” Cohen informed his co-host John Hill. “Fortunately, what wound up taking place was we tried cohabitating and he was not getting the message that he couldn’t come close to me and it was critical. It was actually upsetting. And he wound up going out to Lengthy Island along with his nanny.” Father and son have since reunited. And, in fact, Andy and his pal Anderson Cooper, formerly of Quiogue, will ring in 2022 as they host CNN’s New Years Eve Live festivities at Occasions Sq. on Friday evening.
Completely happy New 12 months!
Extra reporting by Oliver Peterson