RAMBLING IN TORONTO: Colin Farrell isn't even in the city for the Toronto International Film Festival --- he's there shooting the remake of Total Recall. That didn't bother screaming schoolgirls, who chased him down Queen Street as he was getting out of a black SUV with a child in his arms. However, the biggest site of fan and industry congregation so far has been the 7-month-old Ritz-Carlton. The night of Sept. 8, Summit's Patrick Wachsberger and Rob Friedman chatted in the lobby with Albert Brooks and producer Keri Selig. The hotel bar DEQ has been a particular hotspot: SPC's Michael Barker and Tom Bernard lounged with ICM's Hal Sadoff and Jessica Lacy on the outdoor patio. Bono, George Clooney and Ryan Gosling apparently are staying in the building's residence section, which has private entrances and parking (fans sussed it out anyway).
Some Like It Sold
Beverly Hills auction house Julien's is previewing a major sale Sept. 17 of the belongings of the late Tony Curtis. But none of Curtis' six children -- already pretty much disinherited from his will after Curtis died Sept. 30, 2010 -- are beneficiaries of it. The items, which include prints by Balthus (three worth about $35,000 each) and Andy Warhol (worth $20,000 to $30,000), have been put up for sale for about $600,000 by his sixth and last wife Jill, who inherited the bulk of the Curtis estate. But according to Allegra Curtis, daughter of Tony's second wife, actress Christine Kaufmann, Jill neither informed the rest of his family that the sale was happening nor allowed them to have any sentimental items. "Jill Curtis is the only beneficiary of this auction. She did not consult us. This is not what my dad would have wanted. Jill's even selling off credit cards and driver licenses. She's also selling my dad's letters to Cary Grant, Jerry Lewis, Picasso -- these belong in a museum. It's the dissemination of the estate of Tony Curtis. He deserves better." Meanwhile, Julien's Auctions owner Darren Julien says: "Tony came to many of our auctions with Jill and said he wanted Julien's to handle his auction after he died. I know this is exactly what he wanted."
Who Dies on Boardwalk?
Boardwalk Empire creator, writer and showrunner Terence Winter hints that season two of the HBO period drama is much, much scarier than season one. "The Ku Klux Klan makes an appearance," Winter tells THR. "In 1923, there was a KKK chapter in Atlantic City. Then in 1922, Lucky Luciano and Arnold Rothstein got into heroin, getting it from China. All I can say is it's a dark gangster show. Before every episode we shot this season, the whole cast turned to the last page first to see if they make it. And some of them don't."
She's one of the best-known stars in the world, but Anne Hathaway managed to meander unrecognized through this year's Burning Man festival, which ran Aug. 29 to Sept. 5 in Black Rock, Nev. Not being spotted by any of the 50,000 hippies and artists in the crowd isn't easy, except that most Burning Man denizens wear flamboyant costumes. And we hear Hathaway was in disguise. We have to assume she wasn't in Catwoman garb.
Who was the biggest hitter of Moneyball, opening Sept. 23? Even though two Academy Award-winning screenwriters share credit for the Sony pic -- Aaron Sorkin and Steve Zaillian -- sources tell THR that "it's Sorkin's movie all the way." WME reps both writers and declined comment.
Sarah Polley eating lunch at the O&B Canteen at TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto, ahead of the premiere of her film Take This Waltz. … Spotted at the Drake Hotel: Twilight actress Rachelle Lefevre and Ben Ayres of Fantastic 4. … New Beverly Hills Mexican restaurant Taberna Mexicana has been playing host to Michael Eisner private meetings and Megan Silverman (WME's head of talent) lunches. … Dustin Hoffman, Jeffrey Katzenberg, WME's Patrick Whitesell, Ryan Phillippe, Bruce Willis and wife, all spotted at Fig & Olive, as well as Nicole Scherzinger and 20th Television chairmen Dana Walden and Gary Newman. … Academy Award winners Denzel Washington and Jamie Foxx enjoying sushi at Katana. … Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt outside Little Dom's with their dog Cora. Hamm had an afternoon bourbon. … Michael C. Hall over coffee with Sarah Silverman at Palihouse. … Anthony LaPaglia, John Singleton and Marco Polo Designs jewelry designers Claude Cruz and Penny Cruz lunching on carpaccio and spaghetti at Ago. … Anne Hathaway, actor boyfriend Adam Shulman and another couple at O! Burger. … Cedric the Entertainer and Kevin James knocking back margaritas at Casa Vega.