4:40pm PT by Beth Landman
Harvey Weinstein, Katie Holmes and More Flock to East Hampton's Palm Restaurant for Jason Weinberg’s 50th Celebration
Manager and producer Jason Weinberg did what few have ever done — closed down The Palm restaurant in East Hampton, N.Y., over a holiday weekend. The occasion was his 50th birthday, prompting a heavy list of longtime friends and clients to gather for a steak and lobster feast and the lawn to be strewn with candles, spelling out 49 + 1.
Heartfelt speeches were delivered by Naomi Watts, Uma Thurman and Weinberg’s husband Merritt Johnson, while Jerry Lewis and Weinberg’s first boss, pr man Bobby Zarem, sent video tributes.
Hamilton Tony winner Renee Elise Goldsberry belted out “Happy Birthday’’ to a crowd that included Harvey Weinstein and Georgina Chapman; Diane Kruger; Demi Moore; Katie Holmes; Allison Williams; Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka; Melanie Griffith; Alan Cumming; Marlo Thomas and Phil Donohue; Alicia Silverstone; Connie Britton; Rhona Mitra; Carla Gugino; Zachary Quinto; and Gina Gershon.