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About Town Heard Around

About Town Heard Around Hollywood NBC’s Salke (inset) and her Eagles fan son Henry’s “favorite moment in his life.” Rambling Reporter By Chris Gardner How an NBC Exec’s Son Got Personal With the Lombardi Trophy A Super Bowl that saw the Philadelphia Eagles defeat the New England Patriots was a real family affair for the Salkes. Like the Eagles, Fox 21 TV Studios’ Bert Salke hails from Philly; the game aired on NBC, home to NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke; and the couple’s son Henry, now 18, “had an Eagles jersey on in diapers,” Jennifer tells THR. “Henry’s biggest dream was for the Eagles to win a championship, though prior to this it was never really close,” she says via email Feb. 5 while on a flight back to L.A. “When the impossible happened, [NBC Entertainment chair] Bob Greenblatt invited Henry as his guest.” How’d that Instagram post happen with Henry kissing the Vince Lombardi Trophy? “We were lucky enough to be invited to the postgame celebration, where Henry made a beeline for the trophy and asked if he could hold it,” she writes. “As of now, it is his favorite moment in his life.” Brian Grazer’s Headshots Habit Rides Again? Is Brian Grazer up to his old tricks? During a stop at power lunch hangout The Palm in Beverly Hills, THR clocked two heart-framed photographs of the uber-producer atop the host stand. The pics seem to be evidence of Grazer doing a cutesy variation on a prior hobby of dropping off headshots of himself all over town. THR first reported on his quirky custom of depositing photos at colleagues’ homes and in the lobby bathroom at Chateau Marmont in 2012, but sightings then tapered off. The Two photos of Grazer at The Palm. Palm and Grazer, who dined with outgoing Teen Vogue editor Elaine Welteroth the day his pictures were spotted, did not return requests for comment. PETA ‘Veg’-ucates Spielberg Not everyone is impressed with Steven Spielberg’s gracious Blair Got tips? Email rambling@thr.com gesture of sending all five Oscar-nominated best directors a gift basket of champagne and caviar. PETA’s Andrew Bernstein responded to the news in THR by sending Spielberg a note that opened with a compliment: PETA activists are “big fans of yours” — but not fans of real caviar. “Our favorite caviar is vegan — it’s sustainable and cruelty-free, and it’s the only one that we think E.T. and the BFG would approve of,” Bernstein wrote, citing Spielberg’s films. “We wanted to get you started with this awardwinning vegan Cavi-art that we hope you’ll sink your Jaws into.” PETA’s parting movie pun: “As more information about the food industry’s treatment of animals is revealed, consuming meat and dairy ‘products’ is becoming much like the Jurassic period — a thing of the past.” How Avengers Helmers Helped Selma Blair Come Forward When Selma Blair weighed the decision of whether to share her claims that filmmaker James Toback sexually assaulted her in 1999, she received support from Rachel McAdams, Jessica Chastain and two others. “Really, it was two men who were the most comforting to me in saying, ‘You’ll be safe, you’ll be OK,’ ” Blair tells THR. “That was [Guardians of the Galaxy director] James Gunn and [Doctor Strange writer-helmer] Scott Derrickson. They reached out and said how important it was to be on this side of history.” (Gunn praised Blair on Facebook in October, calling her “a hero,” adding that he knew she in no way “WANTED to have to come forward with this story, but she still did it. Most of these women (and, yes, some men) have nothing to gain by telling their stories ... They do it for ... the sake of others, the future …”) Adds Blair: “The women have taken it so far, but it’s been men, too, who have been supportive, and I have felt that. I’m really in admiration of women and men.” Lansing Bale HOT NEW RESTAURANT Power Dining Sherry Lansing held court at Mr Chow. Ben Harper sat with WME agent Will Ward. … James Franco, Harry Styles, Jeremy Piven and Dev Patel were at Croft Alley. … Henry Winkler and wife Stacey had lunch with Terry Bradshaw at Farmshop. Director Bryan Gordon was nearby. … Ben Affleck lunched at Tavern. … Over at Bottega Louie, Helen Hunt broke bread with Jodi Foster. … Malcolm Gladwell sat at Brentwood Country Mart’s Caffe Luxxe. … Keanu Reeves stopped by Polo Lounge. … Christian Bale was at Tallula’s with Hostiles director Scott Cooper. Shawn Levy sat nearby. The NoMad Mezzanine The Quick Pitch Daniel Humm and Will Guidara (of NYC’s designated “World’s Best Restaurant” Eleven Madison Park) are responsible for the dining options at the new NoMad Hotel. Try the duo’s $98 signature black truffle roast chicken for two with brioche stuffing. The Inside Dish Clearly intent on luring a certain clientele, the hotel poached Phil Pavel as its managing director after his two-decade stint as the wellconnected prince of the Chateau Marmont. 649 S. Olive St. — GARY BAUM SALKE: DAVID LIVINGSTON/GETTY IMAGES. TROPHY: COURTESY OF JENNIFER SALKE. BLAIR: AXELLE/BAUER-GRIFFIN/FILMMAGIC. NOMAD: COURTESY OF BENOIT LINERO. LANSING: FREDERICK M. BROWN/GETTY IMAGES. BALE: JON KOPALOFF/FILMMAGIC. THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER 34 FEBRUARY 7, 2018