Last night at the Four Seasons there was a roast for its owners, restaurateurs Julian Niccolini and Alex von Bidder. It ended with PR demon Peggy Siegal calling Nora Ephron's son "a horrible person." Fun!:
The NYT demurely says that when Peggy Siegal got up to speak at the roast, she "veered toward promotional limits by reciting a lengthy roster of her greatest publicity events at the Four Seasons." We hear her speech was so long and terrible and self-absorbed that the room went quiet, and Page Six boss Richard Johnson started booing and hissing and eventually walked out in disgust.
From: Peggy Siegal
To: [Nora Ephron]
Sent: Tue May 05 22:00:16 2009
Subject: Tonight/50 Anniversary of The Four Seasons/ roaster is chop liver.
Your son is a horrible person. Horrible. He read my non-roast for Julian and Alex- two men I barely know. He did not beg me to edit out all the boring self aggrandising bullshit...he merely told me do not make it about me and I gave a history of every event I ever did at The Four Season...Richard Johnson actually hissed....and I even gave him a short out...I am beyond the beyond sick. Your idiot son is howling - drooling- thinking he is so much smarter than me and half my age. How did you raise him? He is chocking on his saliva and I don't care. xoxo Peg