NEW YORK – Elaine Stritch would rather get on with it.

The 88-year-old Broadway legend and New York icon – as much a fixture as the Statue of Liberty, but with a whole lot more to say – made her way slowly into the Chelsea theater where the documentary “Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me” was premiering Friday at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Led to a green room before the show started, she was displeased about the seating options, and, coming off a hip surgery, preferred to go directly into the theater. She wasn’t shy about it. First, though, she gripped a reporter by the forearm, fixed her gaze on him, and said in that unmistakable, feisty voice:

“There are ways around my life, if you know what I mean.”

She has lived a full one, from defining performances of Stephen Sondheim tunes on Broadway to the Tony- and Emmy-winning one-woman show “Elaine Stritch: At Liberty” to her memorable guest appearances on “30 Rock.” She’s New York show business, personified.

“Shoot Me,” directed by Chiemi Karasawa, captures Stritch off the stage, but no less theatrical. Just walking down the street in her Upper East Side neighborhood, Stritch is entertaining. The film – one of the best at Tribeca – follows her around as she makes plans to move back home to Michigan, thinks about winding down her career, and generally reacts with anger, frustration and acceptance at her increasingly evident mortality.

Karasawa,came to make the film through sharing a hairdresser with Stritch. “It took some prodding,” said Karasawa.

Jackman’s stalker is indicted

NEW YORK – A woman accused of stalking Hugh Jackman and throwing a razor at him has been indicted by a New York City grand jury.

The New York Post reports Kathleen Thurston appeared briefly in Manhattan Criminal Court on Friday.

The charges remain sealed until Thurston’s next court date May 8.

Police say Thurston pulled out a razor filled with hair and threw it at the “X-Men” star when he was working out in a gym in the West Village neighborhood Sunday.

They say the Bakersfield, Calif., native then fled and was arrested several blocks away.

Jackman was not hurt.

Police had charged Thurston with stalking and other charges.

Legal Aid lawyer Liz Beal said she’s trying to figure out whether Thurston is mentally fit for trial.

Law acts to protect seals from hunters

LONDON – Actor Jude Law has written to the World Trade Organization to urge it to uphold a European Union ban on seal fur.

The British actor was writing on behalf of animal protection group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, which released the letter on Saturday.

The EU banned commercial trade in all seal products in its member states in 2010 amid concerns about the animal welfare aspects of hunting seals.

The ban is being challenged by the Canadian government, and the WTO is holding a hearing later this month to settle the dispute.

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