Best Acceptance Speech of the Week: Cindy Adams

The potent combination of the Deadline Club and NYC Hall of Fame journalists continues.

A while back, we relayed the great comments Jimmy Breslin had, at age 82, regarding his induction into the Deadline Club’s revived awards ceremony. Yesterday, it was time for the Sardi’s awards luncheon and, per a report by Capital New York’s Nicole Levy, the event included this equally great zinger from one of Breslin’s esteemed fellow recipients:

Honorees were told they had only two minutes at the podium — “because some people really do have to go back to work, really do have deadlines,” former Deadline Club president Betsy Ashton told the room, teasingly…

New York Post gossip columnist Cindy Adams, the first to receive her Olympic-style medal in hand, didn’t quite know what to do with her two minutes: “Nobody has given me two minutes since my wedding night,” she said.

Ha ha. Apparently, Adams also still needs to get paid for her first NYP piece.

Later last night, a puzzled Mariah Carey told a room full of OUT100 attendees at Terminal 5 that her presence at the event was perhaps because her “breasts have been ‘out’ for years.’ But we still think Adams wins the saucy Thursday honors. Well done.

Previously on FishbowlNY:
Carol Loomis Named to NYC Journalism Hall of Fame
Jimmy Breslin is A-OK with New York Journalism Hall of Fame Honor