Kate’s pal toasts new Cate

'Aviator' actress feted at luncheon

NEW YORK — ABC’s Cynthia McFadden, who served as executor of Katharine Hepburn’s estate, threw a luncheon for the Hollywood icon’s “Aviator” doppelganger Cate Blanchett at power spot Michael’s in Gotham Tuesday. On hand to see McFadden pass Blanchett a pair of white gloves Hepburn had given the news anchor as a wedding gift were Diane Sawyer, Candice Bergen, Tina Brown, Julie Taymor and Jane Rosenthal.

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