Day: May 12, 2016

Here’s fast-food fan dedication

Taco Bell . . .

. . . vs. Papa John’s:

Want more? @tacobell and @papajohns.

Tally-ho! Woodland Farm wins Derby party race in photo finish

Big smiles, big personalities and big business networking — yes, it’s everyone’s favorite feature in the society shiny sheets: party photos! Boulevard picks though the pics, choosing our favorite coverage. Post-Derby, there were scads and scads in the just-published issue of The Voice-Tribune, including:

Champagne smallerWoodland Farm Brunch
To celebrate the day after Derby and punctuate the end of Derby festivities, 21c Museum Hotel co-founders Steve Wilson and Laura Lee Brown hosted a brunch at their Woodland Farm in Goshen on the morning of May 8. There were plenty of other bold-faced names there, too — from Speed Museum CEO Ghislain d’Humières to plastic surgeon Dr. Greg Brown, NPR talk show host Diane Rehm and philanthropist and one-time Prince of Wales hostess Christy Brown.

Related: A sneak peek at this year’s hottest Derby party venue.

Jennifer LawrenceBoulevard reviews the latest media coverage of the Oscar-winning Louisville native in our exclusive Jennifer Lawrence Diary™. Today’s news, rated on a scale of 1-5 stars:

Three starsFans will remember that Harpers Bazaar magazine story last month, where Lawrence, 25, described in graphic detail why she can’t stay up late partying. Now, we have another embarrassing example of why she was so, so right!

During her “X-Men: Apocalypse” promotion tour in the UK, Lawrence recalled a night out with British comedian Jack Whitehall, when the two espied “Star Wars” actor Harrison Ford and director JJ Abrams. She mistakenly thought they knew who she was, an assumption she usually doesn’t make. The Belfast Telegraph picks up the tale from there.

“I went up to them and started dancing like an idiot,” Lawrence said, “and the whole table just went quiet and stared at me. I realised while I am dancing that they had absolutely no idea who I was, so I just turned around and walked back to Jack, dying of embarrassment.”

Boulevard gives the Telegraph three stars for being gentle on Lawrence!

Philanthropist Al Shands creates new arts grant

The Great Meadows Foundation grants will support visual artists in amounts from $500 to $5,000. They’re named for the home Al Shands and and his late wife Mary Norton Shands built in Crestwood; it includes a museum for their extensive collection of contemporary sculpture and art, according to WFPL.

Al ShandsThe couple developed their interest in collecting after Mary was asked to lead the Kentucky Art and Craft Foundation, now the KMAC museum, in the late 1980s, WFPL says. Shands, 87, is a longstanding Speed Art Museum trustee, and a member of the Peggy Guggenheim Museum advisory board in Venice.

An heiress to a broadcasting fortune, Mary died in 2009. The Shands’ collection is to be bequeathed to the Speed museum upon his death. It includes work by notable artists such as Sol LeWitt, Richard Long, Jim Dine and Maya Lin. In a video last year, Shands spoke to The Courier-Journal about the collection.

Photo, left: Shands beside a LeWitt sculpture at Great Meadows; Hyperallergic.

Related: a book examines their art-filled estate.