LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Can You Ever Forgive Me?" is a film about Lee Israel, a biographer who started a side hustle writing fake letters as Noel Coward, Louise Brooks, Dorothy Parker and other deceased luminaries and selling them to collectors. Part cautionary tale, part celebration of this unapologetic literary rebel who was so good that her forgeries even appeared in a Coward biography, it's also the year's unlikeliest mediation on friendship between two people who've been tossed out by polite society.
NEW YORK (AP) — The "meowdels" wore couture and the crowd was cat-tastic at The Algonquin Hotel's annual feline fashion show, presided over by the historic Times Square establishment's 12th resident cat, a ginger boy with a theatrical name, Hamlet VIII.
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police are searching for a suspect in a hit-and-run crash that killed a woman.
WABC-TV reports the crash happened Sunday night in the East Flatbush section of Brooklyn. Police say 65-year-old Dorothy Parker was struck and killed.
Authorities say the driver involved in the crash stopped and then fled the scene.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — "The first thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue."
That quote — usually attributed to Dorothy Parker but more likely originated by Oscar Levant — might also apply to the Memphis-born, California-based actor, artist and writer Chris Ellis, but with this modification:
"The first thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue and pencil."