ARE YOU DOWN WITH LOVE?
COURTNEY LOVE, that is? Since her old band, Hole, split up last year, the singer/actress/extrovert is looking for a few good women to help her form a new one. To this end, Love has placed ads in newspapers in New York City and Los Angeles inviting all and sundry to take their best shot. Her requirements are simple: "Must play BASS or GUITAR (Really Play) and look like a Goddess." Oh, and "NO BOYS." (It's getting so you can almost smell a reality show about to happen, isn't it?) The band will tour in support of Love's new solo album, America's Sweetheart, which is due out this fall. Love shows a certain savviness in drawing on the pool of musicians who aren't personally acquainted with her, since she has been known to get in fights backstage and bare her breasts onstage. If that's not a problem for you, send a videotape to P.O. Box C238, New York, N.Y. 10011.
Q&A with Jon Stewart
On May 12 The Daily Show's Jon Stewart will be host of a benefit for the McCarton School for autistic children.
HOW DID YOU GET INVOLVED WITH THE MCCARTON SCHOOL? I had a friend of mine, his son is autistic, and I thought, Well, geez, what's the least I can do? And I guess it's host a dinner.
SO WHAT DOES HOSTING SOMETHING LIKE THIS INVOLVE, EXACTLY? I make jokes, a toast, chances are I get drunk, I end up insulting, uh, let's say, Muffy Potter-Aston, the whole thing turns into a fistfight, and two of the von Furstenbergs go home in bloody tatters. That's what I'm thinking it's gonna be. Whether or not it works out that way, it's hard to tell.
HOW MUCH IS A SEAT AT THIS SHINDIG GONNA COST ME? It's actually 3 million a plate, but I have to tell you, that comes with crudites. So in many respects, it's well worth it.
Woody Allen Goes Through a New Stage
If you're wondering why WOODY ALLEN isn't holding a movie camera, that's because for the first time he's directing a play, his own Writer's Block, which opens off-Broadway next week. Details about the production are scarce. "I'm the wife of a dentist, living in Connecticut," says actress BEBE NEUWIRTH. "It's sort of a living-room sex farce." So what's it like working with the 67-year-old auteur? "He speaks very simply," says Neuwirth. "There's nothing very fancy going on. There's no intellectual conceptual bull____ going on." God knows, Lilith would never stand for that.
This Woman Just Had a Baby
Yes, the ab-flaunting new mom in this steamy snapshot from next month's W magazine gave birth just six months ago. (It's SARAH JESSICA PARKER, in case you didn't recognize her.) But don't feel too bad. Parker tells W, "I wish that when someone said to me, 'Look how you lost weight after your pregnancy,' I could tell them, 'Yeah, but I can afford a yoga teacher to come to my house. I can afford child care so I can work out for an hour and a half.'" O.K., that does help. A little.