By Kim Devore/Entertainment Columnist
FRAISER GOES WILDE
“Fraiser” fans got one last fix of their favorite ensemble cast thanks to the Center Theater Group. Kelsey Grammer, David Hyde Pierce, Peri Gilpin and the gang graced the stage in a special performance of Oscar Wilde’s classic, “The Importance of Being Earnest” at the Music Center.
KG, who has loads of theater experience under this belt, took on the role of English gentleman Jack, while David played his brother, Ernest. Scads of famous friends came out for this one, including funnyman Dom Deluise, director James Burrows, song-and-dance-man Michael Feinstein and even “Fraiser’s” four-legged pal “Eddie,” who gave the effort two paws up. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Center Theater Group’s new play development programs.
The fashionistas were out in force in Beverly Hills to honor that swami of style, Tom Ford. Tom was honored at the Second Annual Walk of Style on Rodeo Drive. The glitzy fete drew A-listers by the score – everyone from Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher to Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, as well as Kate Beckinsale, Angie Harmon, Heather Graham, even Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee. Hmmm…on-again? Off-again? Hard to tell.
Many Ford fans arrived decked out in duds from their favorite designer. Ms. Rita sported a snappy feathered bolero from Tom’s spring collection as she took the stage to introduce her longtime pal.
Now that the celebrated style-maker has said arrivederci to Gucci and so long to Yves Saint Laurent, those fab Ford frocks are well on their way to becoming pricey vintage collectibles. Tom joins last year’s honoree Georgio Armani with a prominent plaque on the ritzy 90210 walk of fame.
THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC
We’ve endured “The Beverly Hillbillies,” “The Brady Bunch,” “Car 54, Where are You?” – even “Starsky and Hutch.” And if you haven’t had your fill of ’60s TV fare being recycled onto the silver screen – never fear – there’s more in store. This time it’s a remake of the long-running sitcom, “Bewitched.”
But before you turn up or twinkle that nose, check out the cast. Oscar winner Nicole Kidman is slated to play witchy wife Samantha with SNL alum Will Ferrell in the role of bumbling hubby Darin. Another Oscar-winner, our own Shirley Maclaine, is said to be considering the part of meddling mom Endora, with Michael Caine in the role of Sam’s father. Who knows? We’ll soon find out whether this latest rehash has us bewitched or just bothered and bewildered.