Saturday, November 28, 2015




Chynna Phillips With Carnie Wilson And Wendy Wilson

Howard Stern With Amy Schumer And Beth Stern

North Shore Animal League America, the world"s largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization, held its annual Celebrity Gala recently at The Pierre Hotel in New York City. 

The evening included a wonderful group of attendees from all sectors of New York"s animal-loving community. Comedian Lisa Lampanelli served as host for the evening, and Emmy-award winner Amy Schumer took the stage for a special performance.

Beth Stern With Lisa Lampanelli

Jodi Applegate
Singers Wilson Phillips completed the evening with a mini concert. Among the 'bold face names' to stride our red carpet, Celebrity Cook, TV Host and Published Author, Rachael Ray; Raquel Castro of 'Empire;' David Castro of 'Shadow Hunters;' New York Yankees play-by-play TV announcer and ESPN radio host Michael Kay; Michael"s wife, broadcast journalist Jodi Applegate; Director, Producer, ABC Channel"s 'All My Children' Star, Ricky Goldin; President & CEO of The Hallmark Channel, Bill Abbott; Published Author and TV Personality, Carole Radziwill; President and CEO of Forbes Family Trust, LLC, Keith Bloomfield; Professional Equestrian and philanthropist, Georgina Bloomberg; WPIX-11 weather anchor Linda Church; TV producer, entertainer and comedian, Brian Balthazar; WPIX Evening News Anchor Tamsen Fadal; and well-known actress Floriana Lima to name a few. 

 The Gala supports North Shore Animal League America"s ever-expanding no-kill mission with all proceeds from the event dedicated to Bianca"s Furry Friends Feline Adoption Center. This 14,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility will enable Animal League America to rescue many more animals by adding a second floor to the existing shelter that will host a cage-free, natural living environment for felines. In addition, this expansion to our shelter will open up space on the first floor to increase the number of dogs we take in and enrich their lives. Overall, this project will enable us to provide the best quality of life for all the animals in our care while they await adoption into loving homes.

Friday, November 27, 2015


Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani was looking great and in fashion arriving at the Studio in Burbank, California the other day.


Helena Christensen And Brooke Shields

Models Helena Christensen and Brooke Shields attend the Reserved Magazine: Issue 3 Launch Party at The Jane Hotel in New York City.


Jean And Martin Shafiroff

Edgar Batista And Mary McFadden

Geoffrey Bradfield With Chiu Ti Jansen

Victor De Souza With Tracy Stern And Dustin Lujan

George Wayne With Jean Shafiroff And Elizabeth Stribling

Martin and Jean Shafiroff hosted 100 friends at their Park Avenue home  to toast Thanksgiving and celebrate the work of the New York City Mission Society. Elsie McCabe Thompson, designers Mary McFadden and Jackie Rogers, Elizabeth Stribling, Geoffrey Bradfield, Roy Kean, Kenita Lloyd, Chele Farley, Susan Cushing and many others attended.



Rachel Barrer

"What A Difference A Stay Makes"

Barrer-Rojas Productions, announced today that shooting for the drama film “The Atlantic Motel” will commence in December 2015.

Award winning director Patrick Mandeville (“Walls”) will bring this piece to life; starring Dan Grimaldi (The “Sopranos”), Fiona Robert (“Donny”), Shane Patrick Kearns ('Law and Order'), Ryan Barry ('Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'), Michelle Duffy (“Desperate Housewives”), Joel Nagle (“All My Children”), Rachel Barrer ('Golden Boy’,'Catch-30'), Tanya Rojas (“Catch-30”).

A grungy New Jersey motel is the backdrop for this new film as it plays host for one-night to a series of couples who face the reality of their troubled relationships. Through its neighboring walls and within its rooms,‘The Atlantic Motel’ reveals how love can be found, rekindled, and lost.

Produced by, Rachel Barrer, Tanya Rojas and Keith Collins (“The Meat Puppet”). Written by, Rachel Barrer, Tanya Rojas & Patrick Mandeville. Assistant Director, Doug Bollinger (“Waltzing Anna”). Cinematography & Editing by, Cory Green (“The Jersey Devil”).

Photo Courtesy Of - Barrer-Rojas Productions / Keith Collins

Tuesday, November 24, 2015


New Found Glory

New Found Glory performed at The Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas, Nevada the other evening to a huge crowd.


Mariah Carey

Multi-platinum selling recording artist and musical genius, Busta Rhymes, known worldwide for his hit records and extraordinary stage performance has aligned with HOT 97, the number one Hip Hop radio station in the world, to birth one of the most highly anticipated events of the year: “Busta Rhymes & Friends Hot for the Holidays” concert. The event will take place at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ on December 5, 2015, and go down in history as a night to remember as these musical icons shut down the entire tri state area! HOT 97’s own legendary DJs will host the star-studded event. The upcoming winter season is about to get HOT!

The event will feature performances from friends of Busta Rhymes such as mogul, recording artist and record producer, Sean “Diddy” Combs a.k.a. Puff Daddy; Grammy Award winning and multi-platinum selling recording artist, Mary J. Blige; multi-platinum selling recording artist, Lil Wayne; Grammy Award winning recording artist, Sean Paul; Hip Hop recording artist, French Montana; Paterson's own Fetty Wap, Jeremih, and just added Mariah Carey and Rick Ross.

Best to Reserve Tickets Now for HOT 97’s “Hot for the Holidays” featuring Busta Rhymes & Friends

From his early beginnings with two albums with “Leaders Of The New School”, eight solo albums, one with Flip Mode Squad, and features on well over 600 records with artists that many know and love, Busta Rhymes has shown he is a force to be reckoned with. He resonates at immeasurable volumes and is dedicated to setting the standard of creating greatness, being able to shift with the music game at a time that it’s consistently changing. He continues to reign supreme, merging with the times and shows no signs of slowing down. Now the CEO of The Conglomerate Entertainment, Busta Rhymes’ goal is to flood the music industry with mind blowing hits, and this concert with HOT 97 is just one of many movements to come.

“My friends and I will definitely make this a night to remember! Everyone that will perform with me on that stage is someone that I have a collaborated with and are my close friends; we are ready to shut it down! I can show you better than I can tell you; everyone will see how powerful this movement is going to be,” says an excited Busta Rhymes.

“Last year, HOT 97 and our sister-station, WBLS 107.5, came together to host ‘Christmas in Brooklyn’, which quickly became the event of the holiday season,” states Deon Levingston, General Manager of Emmis NY. “The event became so big we knew we had to expand for 2015. HOT 97 is excited to team up with Busta Rhymes for ‘Hot for the Holidays’, the only concert available during the season that celebrates Hip Hop. Busta is a legend in this game, and has worked with such a long list of amazing talent, you know he’s going to have some holiday ‘gifts’ ready to surprise the fans with.”

About Busta Rhymes

Busta Rhymes is a multi-platinum selling recording artist and musical genius, known worldwide for his hit records and extraordinary stage performance and today is best known for his intricate rapping technique, which involves rapping at fast rate. His early beginnings started with Leaders of the New School, to then starting his own solo career. Currently, he is the founding member of The Conglomerate Entertainment record label.


Tori Murray

Tori Murray, the young star of Off-Broadway’s smash musical RUTHLESS!, recently attended the 17th annual Nickelodeon HALO Awards at Pier 36 in New York City. The HALO Awards honor teens that are making a difference and Justin Bieber was this year’s recipient of the first ever HALO Hall of Fame Award for his work with Make-A-Wish. The awards will be broadcast November 29th at 8 PM on Nickelodeon, TVLand and CMT.

RUTHLESS! opened July 13th at St. Luke’s Theatre to unanimous rave reviews led by Entertainment Weekly which called the show “Uproarious! A mash-up of THE BAD SEED, GYPSY, ALL ABOUT EVE, plus the films of Douglas Sirk and John Waters!” Book and lyrics are by Joel Paley with music by Marvin Laird. Paley also directed the original 1992 Off-Broadway production as well as productions in L.A., South Beach and the record-breaking concert event starring Bernadette Peters. He once again serves as director of the newest incarnation of RUTHLESS!, with Marvin Laird on board as music supervisor as well.

When THE BAD SEED meets GYPSY, it's fun for the whole dysfunctional family! Tina Denmark is a pretty, charming and diabolical eight-year-old who "was born to entertain." With the encouragement of slick and overbearing potential agent Sylvia St. Croix, Tina will do anything to play the lead in her school play. The question is, where does such remarkable talent and unstoppable ambition come from? The answer is shocking in this award-winning Stage Mother of all musicals.

11-year-old Tori Murray has scored a triumph with her Off-Broadway debut in RUTHLESS! Rex Reed reported in the Observer that “Tori Murray looks like Shirley Temple and sings like Ethel Merman!” and Theatermania said she “has one of the most powerful sets of pipes currently exhibited Off-Broadway in this genuine star turn. Tori Murray has a big future in showbiz!”

Also featured in the cast of RUTHLESS! are Kim Maresca (Westport’s TWELFTH NIGHT), Paul Pecorino (DEVIL BOYS FROM BEYOND, THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW), Rita McKenzie (ETHEL MERMAN’S BROADWAY, RUTHLESS! L.A.), Andrea McCullough (URINETOWN, GREASE), and Jennifer Diamond (INTO THE WOODS, JEKYLL & HYDE).

The playing schedule for RUTHLESS! is Mondays and Fridays at 8 PM and Saturdays at 2 PM at St. Luke’s Theatre, 308 West 46 Street (just west of Eighth Ave.) Tickets are available through or by calling 212-239-6200.