Mariska Hargitay with Grandma the Clown (Barry Lubin)

Maria Cuomo Cole joined Charles Grodin at Le Cirque in hosting a party celebrating the release of If I Only Knew Then … Learning From Our Mistakes (by Grodin “and friends and friends of friends”).

Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from using bad judgment. Or, as Charles Grodin so aptly put it, “If you don‘t get wiser as you get older, then you just get older.“ In this vein, the wry man has compiled a passel of celebrity confessions, featuring the entertaining blunders of Carol Burnett, Goldie Hawn, Peter Falk, Shirley MacLaine, Gene Wilder, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Phil Mushnick, Peggy Siegal, Rosie O’Donnell, Pete Hamill, Robert Redford, and scores of other seasoned flubsmiths.

Also on hand were Alan Alda, Gayle King, Joy and Regis Philbin, Governor Mario and Matilda Cuomo, Richard Belzer, Elke and Ben Gazzara, and Kenneth Cole.

The party benefited Help USA.

Meredith Vieira as “Dr. Ditsie” and
Law & Order: SVU actor Chris Meloni
Tracy and Nick Brown, Matilda and Mario Cuomo
photos by Joan Jedell
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