Celebrities who have been at the US Open this year:
Eva Longoria. The Desperate Housewives actress has been watching Serena Williams. The Wimbledon champion posted a photo of herself with the actress standing in a corridor beneath the Arthur Ashe Stadium, with the caption: “Thanks for coming out today.” Longoria replied: “Anything for you.”
Red Foo. The ‘Sexy and I Know It’ singer met Andy Roddick and Victoria Azarenka on a visit to the US Open the other day. The New York Post’s Page Six gossip column have reported that Red Foo, real name Stefan Gordy, has been planning a range of tennis clothing. According to the Post, Red Foo was spotted in one of the suites at Flushing Meadows, accompanied by a junior player who “rocked the duds head-to-toe, including a pair of racy purple-and-black leopard print shorts under a black tennis skirt – turns out Foo is an avid, formerly competitive tennis player and will soon host his own Party Rock Open in Las Vegas”.
Irvine Welsh. The author of Trainspotting is a keen Murray-watcher. The Scot tweeted after Murray’s victory over Roger Federer in the Olympic final: “After winning hearts with his bubbling magnanimity at Wimbledon, I’d like to see Andy mix it up a bit with a bitter, surly victory speech.” Welsh has been in New York this week, and watched Murray beating Milos Raonic. Here’s what he thought: “Great performance by Murray. Top atmosphere. Murray seems to be doing poor-great-poor-great. Hope this level of performance continues, if so he has a chance. Very gracious on US TV. He looked the part. Totally took the sting of big server and dismantled the guy. Arthur Ashe Stadium too big for tennis, though.”
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban. When Urban spotted himself and his wife on the giant TV screens inside the Arthur Ashe Stadium, “he instantly pounced on the film actress and planted a smacker on her lips, leaning across the wife of the president of the United States Tennis Association who was sitting between them” (according to The Sun). The report continued: “The enthralled crowd cheered on the celebrity couple, who have been married for six years, as they put on their public display of affection.”
Kevin Spacey. Andy Murray met the actor at the weekend. “The Usual Suspects is one of my favourite movies. So that was cool seeing him. I haven’t really met that many movie stars before. I had a little chat with him, asked him if he played any tennis. He said he’d injured his hand on set in the series that he’s doing just now, so he couldn’t play at the minute. He said he’d been to Wimbledon. He’s lived in London for 10 years and hadn’t been to the US Open since he moved over, so it was the first time he’d been here in a while.”
James Corden. Though Corden is in New York at the moment – he is finishing a run on Broadway – and watched one of Murray’s matches, the friends have not been out for dinner yet. “All I’m interested in is winning the tournament,” Murray has said. “I haven’t hooked up with James but I’ve been out to dinner with him many times and he has come along to matches. This is the last major of the year so we have to make sure we leave everything on the court and don’t get distracted.”
Anna Wintour. The editor of American Vogue – and inspiration for ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ – has been at Flushing Meadows watching the tennis. She also hosted a 31st birthday party for her favourite player, Roger Federer. Or as the New York Post put it, she “hosted a swanky private party for tennis stud Federer – the formal but relaxed affair featured a star-studded guest list, including Diane von Furstenberg, Oscar de la Renta, Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban, Bradley Cooper and Seth Meyers”. After cocktails and dinner, Federer was presented with a tennis-themed cake. “Wintour, who normally makes a quick appearance at events, stayed until 11pm, according to our source, while Federer hung out till midnight with a group of friends.”
Susan Sarandon. The 65-year-old actress had her shoulders massaged by her ‘toyboy’ 33-year-old boyfriend Jonathan Bricklin as they watched the tennis. According to The Daily Mail, “as well as being lovers, the pair are business partners in ping-pong club SPiN and clearly enjoy watching tennis too”. Sarandon has told People magazine: “Dating is such a stupid word. You can say… we’re collaborating in a lot of different areas.”
Alec Baldwin. When the actor went to Flushing Meadows, there was much interest in his hair colour. Vanity Fair reported: “Baldwin’s famously lush locks were lightened, almost blond, and we couldn’t figure out if it was for a movie role, the result of summer sun, or just a new look to go with his new, married life. Whatever – he and wife Hilaria looked tanned and happy.”
Amanda Seyfried. The Mean Girls actress has been seen at The Open.