If Tom Clancy’s Inner Harbor penthouse was too high a price, now there’s a chance to own his reptilian coffee table.
Baltimore’s most famous Olympian has been off the market since early 2015, but little did we know, he’s also been married in secret for more than four months.
By now, I’ve totally forgiven Justin Timberlake for that whole N’Sync thing; his recent appearance in Baltimore seals the deal. After a meal of lobsters, snow crab legs, shrimp, clams, mussels, and vegetables at Phillips Seafood costing $300, JT left a $100 tip — and a thank you note emblazoned with his signature.
We’ve always thought highly of the University of Maryland at College Park, but now that we know sitcom innovator Larry David’s an alum — he graduated in ’70 with a double major in business and history — we pretty much revere the place. More impressive yet: Life-changing, well-meaning, happy-message-sending Muppets-god Jim Henson graduated from Maryland in ’60! Super fun to read the Sun’s photo tour of famous U. of Maryland alums this afternoon. Oh, television legend David Simon’s on the list, too.
Why is it so exciting to learn that a person you admire attended college at a school near you? Maybe because it makes the broad world seem momentarily smaller, in a very good way, when we understand that giant movers and shakers, who’ve made reality of imaginative possibility, walked the same streets we walk as we daydream tomorrow.
Other Earth-Shattering Terps: Google founder Sergey Brin ’93, broadcast journalist Connie Chung ’69; Raiders of the Lost Ark’s Karen Allen took courses at Maryland for a period. See the story for more striking surprises!
Over 500 people showed up last Saturday night at the Irvine Nature Center to eat, drink and gawk at “Modern Family” star Julie Bowen, and to raise money for a good cause. Truth be told, many in attendance were family and friends of the Emmy-winning actress. She played the part of auctioneer that night, cajoling bidders to pay upward of $20,000 for a lunch date with her and raising a record amount for the night.
Photos by Lee Kriel. Style spotting and questions by Kate Mott.
Julie Bowen and her parents Susie and Jack Luetkemeyer
Which “Modern Family” episode is your favorite?
“Strangers on a Treadmill,” when I have to tell Cam he looked bad in the bikers shorts, and “Regrets Only” (when she and Phil fight and he doesn’t know why and she is upset about the wedge salad).
How did you pick the dress you wore to the Emmys? You looked great.
I never do this but I took pictures and showed them to the girls on the show. There was a Carolina Herrera that was beautifu,l but Sophia thought it was too conservative so I picked the Oscar de la Renta.