To infinity and beyond
After 40 years of Page Six appearing as the printed word, the gossip column took a leap to the television screen this year with “Page Six TV.” I’m a contributor on the show but was nearly sidelined before it even started. A giant slide at the Minnesota State Fair nearly had me down for the count on my very first assignment. My co-host Elizabeth Wagmeister and I attended the fair on the first stop of a sevenday tour to promote the debut of the show. We wrapped two morning shows, ate some cheese curds and fried alligator before I dislocated my shoulder on the slide. I ended up being rushed to the hospital in a very bumpy ambulance ride, but I made it to the next city the same night and continued the tour in a sling. Needless to say, I did not want that on Page Six. After a year of work, the show debuted on Sept. 18, and three months in, we’ve covered the biggest stories of 2017 — including Matt Lauer and Harvey Weinstein’s sex scandals. But meeting our viewers has been the most rewarding experience. My favorite was attending Janet Jackson’s concert at Barclays Center and the concession stand guys yelling out, “Hey! If you don’t want it on Page Six, don’t do it!” I avoid fair slides now.
People call out tips to my colleagues Wagmeister, Bevy Smith, and Watch our host
John Fugelsang. Working with these three and our incredible producers and crew has made pulling double duty as a columnist and on-air talent worth it. Here’s to 40 more years of Page Six, and the show with it.