Clive Davis, Mike Bloomberg wanna rock (ROCK!)

Music producer icon Clive Davis of Pound Ridge helped Billy Joel, Mayor Mike Bloomberg and others hold a press conference yesterday to announce the November opening of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Annex in SoHo.

clive.jpgA photographer at the event snapped this Davis photo, which either has no depth perception or showcases a Paul Bunyan-sized guitar. I’m going to pretend the latter, because it looks like that six-string is preparing to take the podium to deliver a speech and/or bust out some “Freebird.”

Another equally curious photo from yesterday’s press conference is one with Davis and Bloomberg offering a two-gun salute. And while I don’t necessarily agree with’s Dan Hopper that it’s “scientifically the most non-rocking thing that exists,” I’m not going to pretend I didn’t laugh at that assessment.

(AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Letterman to shave ‘General Lee’ beard on tonight’s show

mike-and-dave.jpgLast week, Robin Williams nicknamed David Letterman “General Lee” after witnessing the beard the talk show host sported after returning from the hiatus caused by the Writers Guild of America’s strike. But that beard will vanish tonight, according to media reports.

The (New York) Daily News reported Letterman expressing a willingness to shave off the fuzz on tonight’s show:


‘Monday, I think the beard is going away,’ the late-night funnyman says on tonight’s telecast. ‘Can we get a guy in here Monday to shave me? Now, a good guy, because the last time we did this, I looked like – when he was done, I looked like I’d been in a knife fight.’


The News doesn’t have the reaction of Bedford resident Paul Shaffer, but I bet it’ll be something like “Haaaaaaaaaaaa!” followed by a keyboard riff.

On an episode of “Late Show” last week, Letterman’s North Salem neighbor and New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg awarded the key to the city to Letterman’s beard. Post-shave, expect to see the freed facial hair and an oversized golden trinket snuggling up to Lindsay Lohan in the V.I.P. section of Marquee later this week.

(AP Photo/CBS, J.P. Filo)