HEATHER, JANE AND A BECOMING FRIEND
Here’s a picture of out actress Heather Matarazzo at the premiere of Becoming Jane in New York this week.
I have no information about her friend, Caroline Murphy. As Jane Austen herself might say, it is a truth universally acknowledged that a single woman in possession of a good lesbian friend must not be assumed to be gay. Not even at the after party.
A SERVING OF CAKE FOR AN ACER OF SERVES
I don’t know how I missed this over the Independence Day holiday, but I recently caught a rerun of the July 5 episode of Ace of Cakes, in which tennis star Martina Navratilova got a very special, very unwieldy cake for her 50th birthday. (Skip the boring stuff at the beginning to behold the challenge of making tennis balls out of flour, sugar and spray paint.)
Cake-baker extraordinaire Duff Goldman actually seems kind of moved, doesn’t he? I just like the way Martina situates her own cake, like a champion who’s used to photo ops.
Also, I like the whole idea of a cake that reflects your profession. Next year, I’d like someone to make me a cake that looks like a fountain pen, a MacBook Pro or a vat of coffee — aka the essential tools of my trade. If you can combine them all into one magnificent, Day-Glo cakelike sculpture, you might get your own show on the Food channel! Or at least a mention in this column, which might actually have a bigger audience than Ace of Cakes.