I should’ve known.
Last week’s opening of the fancy-shmancy (and coldly antiseptic) Ritz-Carlton Hotel in White Plains attracted no celebrities whatsoever as it turns out. Oh, in less you consider Al Pirro to be a celebrity. I don’t think so!
In last Sunday’s column, I said that I had heard that actress and former Miss America Vanessa Williams was there, but I didn’t see her. Well, it turns out that she wasn’t there, though some of the press reports led me and others to believe she was.
Here’s an e-mail I got from the beautiful Vanessa’s mom, Helen.
“Dear Phil Reisman ,I read your account of the Ritz-Carlton opening and
the reference of not seeing Vanessa Williams . You didn’t see her
because she was not there. She was still on the west coast. How do I
know? I am her mom and was waiting for her arrival to celebrate
Christmas I enjoy your columns.. most of the time. Helen L.”