When unaging (at least around the face!) PR doyenne Peggy Siegal throws a movie party in the Hamptons, she bizarrely expects you to see whatever movie she's working on. On Sunday, it was some Jaime Foxx action flick called The Kingdom. When we rolled up for her party at Savannah's in Southampton about ten minutes before the movie ended, no one was in the restaurant yet. Peggy approached: Jackie Onassis meets Nan Talese meets Allison Janney. "Sorry, we're early!" said Deb Schoeneman, the editor in chief of Hamptons Style. Peggy's eyes were burning embers of annoyance in their deep sockets. "It's O.K. this time but not again. I'm in the movie business. Not the catering business," she said. Awkward! People arrived. Jeff Zucker, the short bald president of NBC Universal, worked the tables like a croupier.
Page Six honcho Richard Johnson, who resides in Hampton Bays, was among the first to arrive. He looked like he had just walked out of a screening of "The Sorrow and the Pity." "That was the longest beheading scene ever!" he said. Johnson was accompanied by his hobbledehoy son and a svelte blond nanny who wasn't much older but was suspiciously beautiful. Richard sat in the backyard garden, which is kind of like the kiddie table at the seder.
A table of beautiful Argentinean models sat at table 17. Among them was Delfina Blaquier, the wife of star polo player Ignacio "Nacho" Figuera, the polo player. They hadn't seen the movie either. But we all agreed to say that it was "action-packed."
D.Scho was chatting with Sandra Ripert, the saucy wife of Le Bernardin's Eric Ripert. "Oh my God, he was calling me during the whole movie!" Sandra said. "He's in Aspen being a judge for 'Top Chef!'" Talk turned to the breakup of "Top Chef" hostess Padma Lakshmi and Salman Rushdie. "I knew the marriage was on the rocks," Sandra said. "We sat next to them during the Beard dinner. Padma was all like, 'What party are we going to hit up next?' and Salman said, 'We're not going to any parties. It's late!'"
Inside, Rick and Kathy Hilton had some salmon. And then we saw Julia Allison approach the table. But as the blur of cleavage and brown hair got closer, we realized it wasn't her at all, but instead her somewhat classier and more successful doppleganger, ABC News correspondent Gigi Stone. She was trying to work up the nerve to say something to Zucker. He was chatting with some old people a few tables away. "I know we have a special connection," she said. "But he is the boss of my rival station." They don't call them stations anymore though. Her breasts were large and overwhelming and pushed up. They would have been at Zucker's eye level.