Big Apple Buzz | Jerry Seinfeld settles car court case, Jennifer Lopez documentary to highlight Tribeca Film Festival, and more

Jerry Seinfeld
FILE – Comedian Jerry Seinfeld throws out a ceremonial first pitch before the New York Mets baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies on July 5, 2019, in New York. Seinfeld turns 67 on April 29. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld settled a pair of lawsuits in a Manhattan court on June 1, reports the Daily Mail.

One of the lawsuits was over an allegedly unauthentic classic Porsche that he sold at auction for $1.54 million. Seinfeld, who currently hosts the Netflix show “Comedians and Cars getting Coffee,” sold a 1958 Porsche 356A 1500 GS/GT Carrera Speedster at an auction in Florida in 2016, under the assumption that it was one of the few of its kind to sport a certain factory-original paint job and interior combination.

In 2019, the buyer of the car alleged that the color scheme was not done in the factory, then sued Seinfeld. The comedian and TV legend also felt he had been tricked, so he sued the dealer that sold him the Porsche.

An avid collector of cars, Seinfeld sold the Porsche as part of a lot of 17 cars he auctioned off through Gooding + Company in Florida, for a whopping $22.2 million………..

Former captain of the Knicks City Dancers, Marcello Guarino Hymowitz, who currently sits on the boards of several non profits, organized a march on June 3 in Manhattan for National Gun Violence Awareness Day, according to People.

With help from friend Zara Tisch, Guarino Hymowitz pulled the rally together in about two days, reaching out to their network of friends. The close to 150 participants who turned out included former Governor Andrew Cuomo, whom Marcello and husband Gregory Hymowitz have supported for many years……

Saks Fifth Avenue unveiled its Pride campaign titled “Show Your Pride,” which celebrates the LGBTQ+ community, spotlighting notables and their stories.

The 2022 Pride campaign includes digital content on Saks.com and social channels, in-person and virtual events and a dedicated window installation at the Saks Fifth Avenue New York flagship location on Fifth Avenue. Saks is also hosting a private Pride-themed variety night with SIGBI at Le Chalet at L’Avenue at Saks on June 8 featuring a special performance by Joel Kim Booster, star of the summer film, “Fire Island” and his one hour Netflix special “Psychosexual.”

Multi-award winning actress/singer Melba Moore will also be in attendance…..

New York’s creme de la creme of socialites braved the rain to attend the New York Botanical Gardens annual Conservatory Ball on June 2. According to guestofaguest.com, De Beers was among the event’s sponsors. Socialites including Gillian Hearst, Ivy Getty, Olivia Palermo, Ariana Rockefeller and Lili Buffet were dripping in the precious jewels……..

Jennifer Lopez accepts the generation award at the MTV Movie and TV Awards on Sunday, June 5, 2022, at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

This month marks the return of one of the Big Apple’s most prestigious festivals. Boasting a 12-day collective of star-studded movie premieres and parties everyone yearns to attend, the Tribeca Film Festival will screen over 100 feature films from 40 countries.

Combining in-person with virtual events, Jennifer Lopez‘s Netflix documentary “Halftime” will open the festival on June 8. The film overlooks the Bronx native’s life.

The festival will also reportedly reunite its co-founder Robert De Niro with his “Heat” co-star Al Pacino and director Michael Mann to celebrate the 1995 crime drama’s place in film history.

De Niro told Reuters, “It was a movie I worked hard on. Michael Mann is a very particular director. He wants things done a certain way and rightfully so…and that’s what makes the movie special. I’m happy to share it with the festival audience and to get a few of us together.”…….

We Hear

Lifeline New York held its annual benefit dinner to help children’s hospitals in Serbia and Ukrainian refugee children. Notable attendees included Susan Gutfreund, Cheri Kaufman, Peter Pizzino, Jean Shafiroff and Michael Weatherly……

“CBS Mornings” co-host Gayle King announced on Instagram on June 6 that she tested positive for COVID. Appearing on video from the lobby of CBS in Manhattan, King said, “Okay, the thing I’ve been dreading has finally happened. I just tested positive for – I got the ‘rona.'”

As Oprah Winfrey‘s BFF was filming, she was asked to leave the building. Said King, “I’m leaving…I’m leaving….I’m leaving.” Before finally exiting the premises, King added, “It finally happened to me. I’m double vaccinated and boosted. Go Figure.”…….


Thandie Newton, a cast member in the HBO series “Westworld,” poses at the Season 3 premiere of the show at the TCL Chinese Theatre, Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Forty-nine year-old actress Thandie Newton and her 25 year-old boyfriend singer-songwriter Lohr outside of their Manhattan hotel on June 6……

Justin Bieber and wife Hailey Bieber at Cipriani after the pop star’s concert at the Barclays Center on June 4……

Kristen Stewart at the Manhattan premiere of her new movie, “Crimes of the Future” on June 2…..

Comedian Billy Eichner giving a speech at Heineken – The Classic Launch Event at Spring Studios on June 1….

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