Rosanna Scotto on being a news anchor in the Zoom era

Rosanna Scotto’s co-anchored Fox TV’s “Good Day New York” since earlier than the Earth cooled. How did she do that throughout our pandemic? “I hardly know how to get Netflix. I reboot, remove plugs, lose audio, blow video. Zoom made me a technician. The one day I’m interviewing Bette Midler I needed my roots done. All gray hair and I’m fired in two seconds. But everyone’s late at the salon. So I made the manager leave his office, quick moved his things, lost the tint bottles, wheeled out the blow dryers, color sprayed my roots — and did the interview. On lockdown, my daughter did my color. Freaking disaster. Color ran down my back and I had gray patches. So tell me, how do you work on Zoom?”

Oh, please. I don’t. It makes me seem like a grizzly. Back to you: What time you rise up?

“4:30. Cellphone alarm clock. My husband, the king, mustn’t be disturbed so next day’s preplanned outfits are in a hallway. I’m at work 5ish. Morning news meeting’s 5:20. Only in a storm and no car service will the sleeping king drive me to work. I’ve never missed a deadline in 30 years. I’m disciplined. I’ve only overslept twice. People ask, ‘How long you going to do this?’ Listen, we make news every day. Meet the country’s most important VIPs. I’m on the front line of history. I don’t have a hobby. What should I do — stay home and knit? I don’t know how to knit. I’ll be where I am until I can’t anymore.”

Unwrapping the sweet man

In 1964 Roald Dahl wrote child novel “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” It turned a film. Living people inhale greater than just one single piece of chocolate at anyone time — suppose Tootsie Rolls, Hershey’s Kisses — so the factor received a sequel in 1972. First Willy Wonka was Gene Wilder, then Johnny Depp. It’s again once more.

As the topic will get older, the actors get youthful. It now stars Timothée Chalamet, who’s sufficiently old to appease his candy tooth with Depp’s daughter, Lily-Rose. And, previously, Madonna’s daughter Lourdes.

Chalamet will play Willy in new movie “Wonka” about the younger child’s pre-chocolate manufacturing unit. This is his first on-screen musical. Civilization now waits to see which subsequent massive star’s daughter he dates.

Well-dressed

Remembering Washington Post pioneer Katharine Graham, with an exhibit and an occasion, the place the New-York Historical Society’s historic group of invitees included Ron Lauder, Carl Bernstein, Leonard Stern, Gayfryd Steinberg, Merryl Tisch, Richard Ravitch, Warren Buffett who mentioned: “Every day I learn new things.”

Among great issues these great VIPs famous was that commentator Monica Crowley and Katharine’s daughter, hostess Lally Weymouth, each arrived carrying the similar great — similar — snug-fitting orange sherbet-colored attire.

Hey, get a load of those yuks

With eating places, procuring, tradition nonetheless partially on pause, filling the hole is lecturer Justin Ferate doing a high-class Zoom book event about the Catskills June 14. Title: “This Is the Borscht Belt! Part 2.” It’s about resorts of the well-known Catskill Mountains in Sullivan and Ulster counties.

In comedy’s getting began days of Joey, Jerry Seinfeld, Woody Allen, Martin and Lewis, it was motels upstate, locations like the Concord and Grossinger’s, which had its personal airstrip and served 150,000 visitors yearly the place these future stars honed their “A funny thing happened on the way to the theater” shticks.

For some purpose it has my late husband Joey Adams’ title on the guide cowl. So, pay attention, should you’re gentle proper now on tradition, opera, ballet and artwork, tune in.


Never to knock Manhattan the place I used to be born, the place I stay and which I really like, however it’s now getting so powerful and crime-ridden that if our temp mayor says another time that “Crime is down in the city” it can solely be as a result of we’ve run out of victims.

Only in New York, youngsters, solely in New York.

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