Big Apple Buzz: Jamie Lee Curtis and Drew Barrymore at New York Comic Con, Princess Anne rides the Staten Island Ferry and more

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Though Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux divorced in 2017 after two years of marriage, the exes had dinner with a group of very impressive friends in Brooklyn on Sept. 30, reports OK! The former couple dined at Laser Wolf restaurant with Jimmy Kimmel, Jason Bateman and Howard Stern, who reportedly told his listeners that he was out for the first time since the pandemic began in 2020. Aniston is in town to film Season 3 of The Morning Show, in which she portrays Alex Levy, a lead host of a New York City-based morning news show……

Princess Anne made a surprise visit to the Big Apple on Oct. 4 and even rode the Staten Island Ferry, reports People. On Oct. 4, the NYC Department of Transportation tweeted a photo of Anne aboard the ferry, which shuttles commuters and passengers between Lower Manhattan and Staten Island free of charge 24 hours a day. “We were pleased to welcome Princess Anne to the #Staten Island Ferry today,” the Department of Transportation wrote on Twitter alongside the photo of Princess Anne overlooking the waters of New York Harbor. Queen Elizabeth II’s only daughter arrived in New York on October 3 on a flight from London to JFK and spoke at a gala dinner for the English-Speaking Union of the United States. The next day, according to Staten Island Advance, she visited the National Lighthouse Museum in St. George, Staten Island……..

President Joe Biden attended a Democratic fundraiser Oct. 6 at the home of James Murdoch, son of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, and his wife Kathryn at the couple’s East 69th Street townhouse. Earlier in the day, the President was attending events in New Jersey and was also in upstate New York – where he spoke about IBM’s $20 billion investment in manufacturing semiconductors and quantum computers…

President Joe Biden listens as IBM Chairman and CEO Arvind Krishna, right, speaks during a tour of an IBM facility in Poughkeepsie, NY on Thursday, October 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

ABC News senior national affairs correspondent Deborah Roberts has been named a contributing anchor for 20/20, reports TV Newser. The news was announced to ABC News staff by its President, Kim Godwin, who said, “Deborah is an award-winning journalist who has traveled the world for her in-depth reporting and impactful interviews with world leaders and newsmakers.” Roberts will continue her regular reporting duties with ABC News. She is also the senior affairs correspondent for the network…

Michael J. Fox’s mother sadly passed away on September 24th at the age of 92. While attending the Back to the Future Reunion panel at New York Comic Con on Oct. 8, the Family Ties actor paid tribute to his mother, Phyllis, reports People. Michael told the audience that his mother wasn’t initially in favor of him filming Family Matters by day and Back to the Future by night in the 1980s. Fox said, “I was 23 years old and I called her, she was in Canada, and I said, ‘They want me to do this Steven Spielberg movie, but I have to do it at night and I have to make family Ties during the day.’ And she said, “You’re going to be too tired.” Michael continued, “Up until today – well, up until two weeks ago – my mom thought it was a really bad idea for me to do Back to the Future. She loved the movie (but she was right), I got tired.”………

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Retired NBA superstar Dwayne Wade and his actress wife Gabrielle Union attended a demonstration of the Redeem team at Culture Con in Manhattan on October 7. Following the screening, Wade and sportswriter Jemele Hill hosted a Q&A on the documentary, which tells the story of the US men’s basketball team’s quest for gold at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. After the screening, Netflix’s Strong Black Lead hosted an Entergalactic Culture Con launch party. Notable attendees included Maurice Williams, Kenya Barris and DJ Cory Townes…….

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Jamie Lee Curtis and Drew Barrymore at the Halloween Ends event at New York Comic Con on October 8th…..

Jamie Lee Curtis teases fans.Photo by Dean Moses
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