Graydon Carter: Nicer Than Tina Brown

Bob Colacello, a Vanity Fair contributor, got somewhat gossipy with Daily Intel last night at a party for the Tribeca Film Festival (our invite must have been lost in the mail). When probed for a good Graydon Carter story, Colacello hesitated, but then offered up this:

When Graydon first became editor, he took me along to Europe a lot, to all the collections, because I knew all the Europeans, and he hadn’t really covered that beat yet. And I asked my friend São Schlumberger to give a dinner for Graydon, sort of welcome him to Paris, and when we arrived at her house, she went to say hello to Graydon, and he said, ‘Oh, Mrs. Schlumberger, you don’t have to tell me who you are, I know who you are. You’ve helped everyone from the magazine so much.’ Schlumberger replied, ‘Oh, what a difference from Tina Brown, who never could remember who I was.’ There, you got it out of me. But Graydon’s better with the women than Tina was.’

While not much of a Carter story, it does seem to hint at Brown’s cattiness with other women. As Seinfeld would say: “Cat fight?”

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