Last night was a lot... Leanne and Kenley joined me on the after-show, with Tim Gunn and Fan Favorite Korto calling in from Smell A. The 6th floor of 30 Rock was a pop culture melting pot last night. Conan O'Brien was taping his show (Friday's?) with Ed Norton, some random pundits wandering around waiting to go into a flash studio to analyze the debate, Kenley and her friends (including sweet Daniel Feld) were watching "Runway" in a greenroom, Leanne and her beau Nathan were behind closed doors watching her win in another room, and I was standing in the hallway watching that fidgety old man attack Barack. From what I saw of the debate I thought the mean old man won, but everyone says smoothie did. What do I know? I'm just a Joe Sixpack.
I do know that the after show was dramarama. Kenley and Leanne and I got into it with Kenley about the hip hop highwasted fugliest pants ever, Kenley and Korto got into it about I don't know what, Kenley and Tim had a love fest and kissed and made up. Kenley is a sparkplug and actually a great sport about answering some really tough questions and mean comments. And we talked about the fascinating factlet of her tugboat-captain dad. Korto is pissed she didn't win and said that when she heard Leanne's name she felt like she was being punked. In truth, and I heard the whole deliberation, Kenley was more of a contender than it maybe appeared and I think Korto's clothes looked better on TV than in person. But that's just my observation.
The Elves had a big party in LA and I wanted somewhere fun for Leanne and Kenley to go celebrate, so we hit the Gramercy Park Hotel for the Cinema Society premiere of Charlie Kaufman and Spike Jonze's "Synecdoche New York" starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Samantha Morton, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michelle Williams, and Emily Watson. All the stars were there and most of them seemed to be big Runway fans, especially Catherine Keener, who was thrilled to learn that Leanne had won. Everybody was happy to see Kenley, too.