|Donald Trump watches a shot in Norton yesterday. (Charles Krupa/AP)|
A very buff Tiger Woods played yesterday's Deutsche Bank Championship Pro-Am with Seth Waugh, the sponsoring bank's CEO, and Yahoo founder Jerry Yang. But that group only attracted slightly more attention than Donald Trump, who golfed with pro Camilo Villegas and Bain Capital's Steve Pagliuca, who is a part owner of the Celtics. Also on the TPC Boston course in Norton yesterday were former Olympic and pro hockey goalie Jim Craig, ESPN's Chris Berman, and Mike Dee of the Red Sox front office. Rhode Island pro Brad Faxon, who recently underwent surgery, walked the course with its designer, Gil Hanse, and Dunkin' Donuts CEO Jon Luther.
Stars come out for Sox in LA
The Red Sox Foundation's Meg Vaillancourt says you might have mistaken Wednesday's fund-raiser at Sonny McLean's in LA for a Boston bash. Well . . . almost. "There were a lot of Boston people, but there were no accents," Vaillancourt said of the party, which celebrated the release of Sox pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka's CD. The stars themselves couldn't believe it either. At one point, "ER" actress Maura Tierney, who's from West Roxbury, turned to actor Jonathan Tucker and exclaimed, "No way are you from Charlestown!" Also in the crowd were "CSI" guy D.B. Sweeney, "Desperate Housewives" regular and Boston native Jay Harrington, "Deal or No Deal" briefcase beauty Pilar Lastra, former Extreme guitarist Nuno Bettencourt, and "NYPD Blue" star Gordon Clapp, a New Hampshire native. "Private Practice" hunk Taye Diggs made a quick stop to show his support for Red Sox Nation. Joining Bettencourt onstage were members of the Standells and Red Sox marketing guy Dr. Charles Steinberg.
Critic screens own film
Imagine our surprise yesterday when we saw Gerald Peary's name on the program for the prestigious Telluride Film Festival. The Boston Phoenix film critic has made a movie - his first - and it's being screened no fewer than three times at the film festival, which gets underway today. Produced by Peary's wife, Amy Geller, and called "For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism," the documentary includes interviews with various critics, including A.O. Scott, J. Hoberman, Elvis Mitchell, David D'Arcy, John Powers, Roger Ebert, and the Globe's own Wesley Morris. "The movie's not done yet, but they liked it so much they invited us to show it as a work in progress," said Peary. Other directors with films in the festival include Todd Haynes, Noah Baumbach, Julian Schnabel, Martin Scorsese, and Kent Jones.
Lovin' his Celtics
Before Donnie Wahlberg arrived at his 38th birthday bash at Ed Kane's Back Bay club Estate, all eyes were on the go-go girls wearing green short shorts and Celtics jerseys. Wahlberg couldn't take credit for the hard-bodied hoofers, but he wasn't complaining, either. "Celtics shirts never looked so good," said the not-so-New Kid on the Block, who showed up at the party with his onetime bandmate Jordan Knight. Organized by a friend, the fete provided Wahlberg a brief respite from work. (He's starring on Spike TV's "The Kill Point" and starts shooting "Righteous Kill," with Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, in Connecticut next week.) So what about his beloved Boston Celtics? Is Wahlberg, like everyone else, predicting another banner? "They're going to be good," said Mark Wahlberg's older brother, who sits courtside at the Garden. "If I could change one thing about the [Kevin Garnett] deal, I would fight to keep Ryan Gomes. But I also love the Eddie House pickup. The guy's deadly and he's courageous." Not a big party person, Wahlberg said he was just happy to hang out with Knight again. "We've been through some stuff together," said Wahlberg. "Jordan's a great kid."
Timeout with the Waterboys
Mike Scott and two of the Waterboys - fiddler Steve Wickham and keyboard player Richard Naiff - played a concert for about 100 fans at First Act Guitar Studio in the Back Bay yesterday. Scott used the WBOS-sponsored event to announce that he'll return to Boston for a Nov. 1 concert with a full complement of Waterboys in support of their new CD, "Book of Lightning."
Pernices at Carnegie
It's another first for the Pernice Brothers. Joe (inset) and Bob Pernice and their bandmates have been asked to perform at Carnegie Hall as part of an all-star tribute to the music of Elton John and Bernie Taupin. A benefit for Music for Youth, the Oct. 10 show will also feature Joss Stone, Aimee Mann, Shawn Colvin, Roger McGuinn, and others. (Check carnegie hall.org for tickets.) We're told the Pernice Brothers will play "Daniel."
Lunch with the Kerrys
Senator John Kerry and his wife, Teresa, had lunch yesterday with real estate magnate and big time Democratic supporter Jack Manning and his wife, Lyle, at the Summer House's Beachside Bistro in the Sconset section of Nantucket. The Kerrys rode their bikes, we're told, from their house in Brant Point to the other side of the island for the lunch.
Garner takes her bows in Tokyo
Actress Jennifer Garner had a when-in-Rome moment while promoting "The Kingdom" in Tokyo yesterday. Rather than waving to photographers, Ben Affleck's better half smiled broadly and bowed. In her new action thriller opening Sept. 28, Garner plays a rough-and-tumble federal agent sent to the Middle East to investigate a bombing. During the film's grueling fight scenes, Garner said she had one rule for her sparring partner: "He had to stay away from my [breasts]," she told People. "Because I was breast-feeding [daughter Violet]. That was the one sacred thing. He could go for my head, pull my hair, just not the [breasts]."
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