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Behind the Scenes: Gayle King Tells It Like It Is
A lot of Gayle's work happens outside the office as well, at one of the dozen or so events—private movie screenings, Broadway premieres, glittering benefits—she's invited to each week. At the end of a long day, when the rest of us are feeling a bit bedraggled, it isn't unusual to run into Gayle in the ladies' room, shimmying into some knockout gown (a pile of rejects flopped over the top of the stall) and needing a hand with her zipper. Then there's the next day's download: Whether she ended up losing her BlackBerry at the Drake concert, enduring a hot flash on the red carpet at the Time 100 dinner, or wearing the same dress as Alfre Woodard at the Tony Awards, we find ourselves tearing up with laughter and marveling at the ground she covers. Says Gayle, "A friend of mine recently told me, 'You're the only person I know who in the space of one week could go to a state dinner at the White House, a clearance sale at Neiman Marcus, a Carrie Underwood concert, and Shake Shack with your kids and love it all.' And I really do!"
Of course, Gayle has a special affection for pop culture, which she traces back to her childhood in Turkey: At the time, no one there had a TV. "But when I moved to the States, I remember just being, Wow!," she says. "And my fascination with television—and movies and music and theater and creative expression of all kinds—has never waned." That enthusiasm is something we want to share with you. So starting this month in her new column, "The World According to Gayle," she'll give you anecdotes, inside info, and spot-on opinions about what's happening in the culture, from which new sitcoms are worth watching to what she can't wait to wear, eat, and put on her iPod. Like us, you'll come away feeling in-the-know—and thoroughly entertained.
Read Gayle's new column--and find out the unusual cupcake flavor she discovered!