Vincent Gallo Played Ping Pong with Will Shortz
1. Scissor Sister Jake Shears DJ'd at the opening of SPiN -- the ping-pong social club -- last night in the downtown LA Standard Hotel (550 South Flower, Los Angeles). Tons of celebs got their game on including: AndrÃ© Balazs, Nikki Haskell, Vincent Gallo, Will Shortz (all pictured above), Susan Sarandon, Chelsea Handler, Topher Grace, Gia Coppola, Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte, Alessandra Balazs, Melissa Etheridge, and Olympian Erica Wu. [Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage]
2. Mathew McConaughey's song from Magic Mike, "Ladies of Tampa," is officially eligible for an Oscar! Here's the full -- and very long -- list. Yes, "Skyfall" is eligible too. [Variety]
3. New York's weekly WIERD party -- "one of the longest running weekly music parties in the city" -- hosts the US debut of Sweden's Lust For Youth tonight, December 12, at Home Sweet Home (131 Chrystie Street). Doors open at 10 p.m.
4. Thirty-five East Village stores are staying open late tonight, December 12, for the first annual "Midnight Wednesday." Here's the full list of participants. Get out, buy something and help them shake off the after-effects of Sandy.
5. Our neighbors at Saveur have a new episode of "Dueling Dishes": watch chefs Marc Aumont (the Modern) and Emma Bengtsson (Aquavit) each make bÃ»che de noÃ«l.
6. Jody High Roller (a.k.a. RiFF RAFF) has a new mixtape. Click here to start download. [XXL, via Stereogum]
7. Based on a shady-sounding report from British tabloid The Sun, Paul McCartney will supposedly play a set with Nirvana's rhythm section, Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic, at tonight's big Sandy benefit at MSG. [via HuffPo]