A dynasty’s sinking ship

Princess Diana’s brother Charles, the ninth Earl Spencer — mum about Diana or any royal or something anyone itches to know — has a brand new HarperCollins e-book. Out Oct. 19. On the UK finest vendor listing. Title: “The White Ship.”

12 months 1120’s sunken White Ship altered historical past, resulting in Britain’s present monarchy. Screams — as a countess’ heavy robe dragged her underneath, a knight aiding a employee — had been heard by townsfolk on land.

Its drunken crew proved incapable of rescuing King Henry I’s son and solely authentic inheritor to the throne. Years later Henry poisoned himself by consuming a “surfeit of lampreys,” which suggests toxic eels. And medieval England proved unready for Henry’s daughter to occupy the throne. The dynasty that dominated England since 1066’s William the Conqueror thus ended.

Minus that, the present sovereign wouldn’t be the present sovereign. This worst shipwreck in historical past unleashed twenty years of civil battle. Ushered in was the royal home of Plantagenet who subsequent dominated England over 300 years. And . . . then . . . down the most recent bloodline . . . got here Prince Andrew and Prince Harry.

Chirlane in cost

Court docket papers allege Chirlane McCray sat in on interviews of police chief candidates — and different officers — “as employment selections had been made about who ought to maintain the Police Division’s highest rank.”

This was a part of a lawsuit about Joanne Jaffe who had been town’s first feminine three-star chief. Jaffe was ousted by a youthful, much less skilled Latina whose interview de Blasio’s spouse attended.

Chirlane’s managerial expertise have already been known as into query. Subsequent ask is: When did she develop into certified to pick police chiefs? And does she interview fireplace chiefs, too? 

NYC’s feast of a fest

New York Film Festival. Friday, opening night time, is “The Tragedy of Macbeth.” Friday, Oct. 1, the centerpiece is “The Energy of the Canine,” from Jane Campion, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst. Sunday, Oct. 3, it’s “Passing,” from Rebecca Corridor, Tessa Thompson, Ruth Negga. Friday, Oct. 8, closing night time, it’s “Parallel Moms,” from Pedro Almodóvar, Penélope Cruz.

And Piglet, too?

A Rockefeller is now the cash behind Winnie the Pooh. So how come? Jonathan Rockefeller: “After movie faculty I wished to remain behind the digital camera. I really like the literary and as a part of Americana I turned concerned with Winnie the Pooh who’s 95, been on TV 55 years, was Walt Disney’s final undertaking and most prized possession after Mickey Mouse.

“Winnie lives within the Hundred Acre Wooden. So on Oct. 21, West forty second’s 200-seat renamed Hundred Acre Theatre, we’re opening Winnie’s new present. Like nothing you’ve seen earlier than. It’s life-size lifelike reactive 5-foot-tall animated characters. Agile. Leap, bounce, shifting as if alive.

“I’m 6 ft and our eight characters virtually come as much as me. Analysis and improvement took three years.”

Poo’s eight friends are awaiting opening night time in a close-by studio. 

Making scenes

MARISKA Hargitay at Bocca di Bacco in Chelsea capturing a scene for NBC’s “Law & Order: SVU” . . . AND stripper Dita Von Teese who claims her revues “Strip, Strip, Hooray!” and “The Artwork of the Teese””are burlesque’s largest reveals in historical past will movie a particular “Night time of the Teese” Sunday with co-star Soiled Martini. Civilization can see it beginning Oct. 1. Tickets accessible at Driift.link/DitaVonTeese.

WORD circulates that calf and leg and limb and knee and thigh and toe and ankle and hip and misstep Fauci won’t obtain extra vaccine. Nevertheless, he will probably be inoculated towards the illness referred to as foot-in-the-mouth.

Not solely in New York, youngsters, not solely in New York.

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