NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Sunday, January 24, 2016, 4:00 AM
Jeff Daniels attends the 31st Annual Artios Awards at Hard Rock Cafe in New York City.
DANIELS “BOOTED” FROM MOVIE
Great actors are gutsy. But it doesn’t always pay off.
Jeff Daniels told [email protected] he botched an audition for a Diane Keaton movie when he went for a daring take on a character while trying out for casting director Juliet Taylor.
“I decided my character needed to be a young stud,” he said, “So I bought cowboy boots and when I met Diane (Keaton), I put the cowboy boots on and placed them on Juliet Taylor’s desk and kind of sat there like I was really confident with my arms crossed. I didn’t get the part.”
THE JAMES GANG PARTIES ON
Lily James partied among the walking dead at the L.A. premiere of “Pride + Prejudice + Zombies.” Also at the opening night event was “Game of Thrones” star Lena Headey, who stars alongside James, Suki Waterhouse and Bella Heathcote in the bizarre Jane Austen adaptation, complete with martial arts showdowns. James’ “Downton Abbey” co-star Joanne Froggatt was also on hand, surely wondering if that soon-to-end PBS show might have lasted one more season had they simply written in a few brain-eating villains.
BRAZILIAN BLOWOUT FOR TAHARI
Beautique owner Jon Bakhshi threw a 64th birthday party for his friend and fellow Iranian American, Elie Tahari. Bakshi put on the Brazlian-themed bash — including Brazilian decorations and a themed cake — at his 58th St. restaurant. We’re told boxing legend Lennox Lewis dropped by the lavish party, where he was spotted sipping an 18-year-old Macallan single malt.
Donald Trump may have been inspired to produces his own line of cheap men’s suits by his frugal father, Fred, who died in 1999.
THE DONALD’S DAD KNEW A DEAL
Donald Trump may have been inspired to produces his own line of cheap men’s suits by his frugal father, Fred, who died in 1999. “He got his suits at a wholesale place, Lesh Clothing Co., 115 Fifth Ave., which had suits for $ 99 and $ 149,” recalls a longtime man-about-town who had dealings with the elder Trump. Our insider says, “Once when he bought three suits, he wanted the alterations to be done without charge. The management refused.”
JAMMIES ARE JUSTIN’S JAM
Justin Bieber is getting comfortable with a Selena Gomez look-a-like — in more ways than one. The pop star looked cozy in a pair of pajama pants while taking a stroll with a mystery brunette outside his Beverly Hills hotel room Thursday night. It’s hard to keep up with the 21-year-old “Sorry” singer’s love life. Just two weeks ago Bieber was snapped kissing longtime gal pal Hailey Baldwin and last month, he was rumored to be hooking up with 36-year-old Kourtney Kardashian.
SCHUMER SMILES THROUGH THE STORM
Comedian Amy Schumer didn’t seem too upset about her “joke stealing” scandal on the set of her hit Comedy Central show “Inside Amy Schumer.” The 34-year-old “Trainwreck” star was accused of pilfering material, but denied committing plagiarism. “On my life, I have never and would never steal a joke,” she tweeted. The Emmy winner also defended herself on Jim Norton‘s Sirius XM show: “I would never, ever do that and I never have,” she said adding that she would even take a polygraph test.
Chloe Moretz and Brooklyn Beckham hang out at The Chiltern Firehouse until midnight.
Comedian Billy Eichner attends PaleyLive: “An Evening With Billy On The Street” in New York City.
BROOK BOOKS IT IN LONDON
Brooklyn Beckham knows how to dine and dash. The 16-year-old son of Victoria and David Beckham was spotted running from a fire escape entrance at around midnight after meeting ex-girlfriend, 18-year-old actress Chloe Grace Moretz for dinner at a fancy restaurant in London on Thursday. “The 5th Wave” star made a more graceful exit separately with a mystery blond man sporting an all-black ensemble.
WASHINGTON’S WHISKERS FOR SALE
Funerary shavings said to have come from the face of George Washington can be yours for the low price of just $ 22,850. That’s one of the stranger offerings at the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show that opens Feb. 16 and runs through Presidents Day weekend. A $ 28,500 dinner platter used by the Founding Father is also for sale, as is a legendary court case filed from the JFK assassination case belonging to New Orleans D.A. Jim Garrison. Those are sure to spark conspiracy theories, especially since they’re going for a whopping $ 168,500.
BILLY GIVES GOODELL THE FINGER
Don’t stop the fireworks! The company behind Butterfinger bars has offered to pay the fines that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell imposes on players for “excessive celebrations” in the end zones. The candymen say they’ll cover up to $ 50,000 that any pro might rack up in the final three games of the season. Comedian Billy Eichner and famously excessive celebrator Terrell Owens helped launch the PR stunt.