Monday, January 15, 2018

MTC & EVE ENSLER'S "IN THE BODY OF THE WORLD"

In The Body Of The World



At New York City Center – Stage I

Cynthia Nixon Joins Beyond the Stage Talkback Series



Performances begin tomorrow – Tuesday, January 16 – for Manhattan Theatre Club’s New York premiere of the American Repertory Theater production of In The Body of The World, written and performed by Tony Award winner Eve Ensler and directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus. Opening night is set for Tuesday, February 6 at MTC at New York City Center – Stage I (131 West 55th Street).


The Tony Award-winning author, performer and activist Eve Ensler, whose The Vagina Monologues is an international sensation, comes to MTC with a powerful new play based on her critically acclaimed memoir. While working with women suffering from the ravages of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ensler was stunned by a life-threatening diagnosis. Told with her signature brand of humor, Ensler’s personal journey uncovers surprising connections between her body and the earth and how illness can be both transformative and transcendent. Directing this bold, unflinching and inspiring piece is Tony award winner Diane Paulus (Waitress, Pippin).


Following select performances of In The Body of The World, audience members are invited to attend ‘Beyond the Stage’, a series of curated post-show discussions led by a group of artists, medical professionals, scholars and activists in support of the play. Special Guest Speakers include Cynthia Nixon (Tony Award-winning Actress, Activist), Christine “Mama C” Schuler Deschryver (Director of City of Joy and V-Day Congo), Mayo Clinic Oncologists, Valisia LeKae (Broadway Performer, Motown The Musical), and more. The discussions are free of charge and are open to anyone attending that performance. The schedule, which is subject to change, can be found at www.BodyoftheWorldplay.com. MTC thanks Jan Warner, who is supporting the Beyond the Stage talkback series in memory of her husband, Arthur Warner.


The creative team for In The Body of The World includes Myung Hee Cho (scenic and costume design), Jen Schriever (lighting design), M.L. Dogg and Sam Lerner (sound design), Finn Ross (projections), and Jill Johnson (movement).


Manhattan Theatre Club, under the leadership of Artistic Director Lynne Meadow and Executive Producer Barry Grove, has become one of the country’s most prominent and prestigious theatre companies. Over the past four and a half decades, MTC productions have earned numerous awards including six Pulitzer Prizes and 23 Tony Awards. MTC has a Broadway home at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) and two Off-Broadway theatres at New York City Center (131 West 55th Street). Renowned MTC productions include Prince of Broadway; Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes; August Wilson’s Jitney; Heisenberg by Simon Stephens; The Father by Florian Zeller with translation by Christopher Hampton; Fool For Love by Sam Shepard; Airline Highway by Lisa D’Amour; Casa Valentina by Harvey Fierstein; Outside Mullingar and Doubt by John Patrick Shanley; The Commons of Pensacola by Amanda Peet; Murder Ballad by Julia Jordan and Juliana Nash; Choir Boy by Tarell Alvin McCraney; The Assembled Parties by Richard Greenberg; Wit by Margaret Edson; Venus in Fur by David Ives; Good People and Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire; The Whipping Man by Matthew Lopez; Time Stands Still by Donald Margulies; Ruined by Lynn Nottage; Proof by David Auburn; The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife by Charles Busch; Love! Valour! Compassion! by Terrence McNally; The Piano Lesson by August Wilson; Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley; and Ain’t Misbehavin’, the Fats Waller musical. For more information on MTC, please visit www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com.



TICKETING INFORMATION


Tickets for In The Body of The World can be purchased online at www.nycitycenter.org, by calling CityTix at 212-581-1212, or by visiting the New York City Center box office (131 West 55th Street). New and renewing subscribers can join MTC’s 2017-2018 season by calling The MTC Clubline at 212-399-3050.


To sign up for MTC’s “30 Under 30” program for theatregoers age 30 and under, please visit www.manhattantheatreclub.com/30under30/.


ABC'S THE VIEW HONORED MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.


Rep. John Lewis On The View




The View honors Martin Luther King Jr. with Rep. John Lewis, Common, and Charlottesville's first black female mayor.



Singer-songwriter Jordin Sparks joins as guest co-host.



Rep. John Lewis talks skipping Trump's inauguration, Charlottesville, experience in civil rights movement.


On Charlottesville: "What happened there made me very sad — I cried. I don't wanna go back. I wanna go forward. I want to continue to be part of an effort to make America one."
"We all live in the same house! The American house, the world house. And we must learn to live together as brothers and sisters, as Dr. King would put it, or we will perish as fools."


 Lewis explains why he skipped inauguration: "I never felt that his election was legitimate."


Lewis says he disagreed with King's daughter's comment that MLK would have met with Trump: "I knew her father very, very well. Meeting him, working with him, and getting to know him — I think he would have taken the same position that I did."


Lewis says that Trump wouldn't have been elected had King been alive: "Dr. King would have been able to lead us to a different place and our country would have been different and the world community would have been different."


On his experience protesting: "We studied, we prepared ourselves," Lewis said. "So [if] someone spit on you, poured hot water, hot coffee, hot chocolate, call you everything but a child of God, just keep your cool and you hold your head high, you stand with dignity or you kneel with dignity and pride."


"You cannot become angry — you cannot become bitter or hostile," Lewis said. "Dr. King told us never to hate. Hate is too heavy a burden to bear."

Saturday, January 13, 2018

PEREZ HILTON CRYS ON YOU TUBE "I AM A ADDICT"


Perez Hilton




Gossip King Perez Hilton posted this video today. In it he is crying and says he is a addict. He say's not drugs or alcohol, but does not say why he is a addict. Sex Addict or what? 




CAPTION ON YOU TUBE: I am an addict. I was unsure if I should make this video. This is just step one of change that I need to make. I think this is healthy. I hope.




MESSAGE TO PEREZ




Perez, I met you right at the time you started to get fame at Sirius radio. We did many shows together. You were fun, we all went out for drinks and you seemed very happy, even know you were not famous yet, even know you could not pay your rent, you were happy. 


This business is a killer. Everyone takes and takes and you never can count of people to just "do the right thing".  After 30 years of photographing these celebrities, 30 years of doing television shows, I just got burnt out by being burned by all these people in the business and many so called friends.


Just shows you, money and famed can not make you happy. For many years I have been miserable and now I rarely go out, even know I am invited everywhere. It's always come have dinner with this famous person or that famous person and the catch phrase is always, "don't forget your camera".


It might be time to do what I did. Stay away from these celebrity parties, stay home day and night relaxing.  You run the business and don't let the business run you. Turn off your phones and computers, shut out the world. Don't answer the phone.  Do this every few days for a few days every time. 


Perez, you do not look good. Looks like you are not eating.  If things get worse, call for help. I am sorry this business has been so hard on you!

REAL HOUSEWIFE JILL ZARIN'S HUSBAND BOBBY DEAD

Jill And Husband Bobby Zarin




PAGE SIX -- Jill Zarin‘s husband Bobby has died from cancer. He was 71.



“With the heaviest of hearts, we are devastated to share the news that our beloved Bobby Zarin passed away peacefully today surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer,” the Zarin family said in a statement on Saturday.



“There are no words to describe how heartbroken we are. Thank you, everyone, for all your love and support during this difficult time.”



Bobby was first diagnosed with thyroid cancer in June 2009 and it returned to his brain in November 2016.



The couple celebrated 18 years of marriage earlier this month. At the time, Jill, who formerly starred on “The Real Housewives of New York,” gushed about the pair’s longtime relationship, writing, “Bobby is the most perfect man I know. He never loses anything, never forgets anything and when I think he is wrong … he is always right! … truly a Love Story.”


Friday, January 12, 2018

ANNE HECHE ATTENDS VARIETY'S INAUGURAL SALUTE

Anne Heche




Anne Heche looked stunning at Variety's Inaugural Salute To Service event at Cipriani last night in New York City.


FOGGY EAST RIVER VIEW FROM HUNTERS POINT SOUTH

The View Of NYC From Hunters Point South




I thought I would share this photograph I took a few minutes ago outside my building in Hunters Point South. The fog and rain over the east river has New York City almost blacked out. 



JEAN SHAFIROFF'S PURE FASHION HITS PALM BEACH

Jean Shafiroff In Fashion



Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff looked stunning when our photographer caught up with her recently in Palm Beach Fla. 



FAMED MEDIA HANGOUT BROADWAY LANGAN'S TO CLOSE

Mancow With Steve Dunleavy And Geraldo Rivera 



Geraldo Rivera With James Edstrom And Mancow Muller






It is very sad to hear that Broadway Langan's is closing down.



I spent many years there hanging out with all my friends and colleagues  from The New York Post. I worked on stories with Steve Dunleavy and took my celebrity and media friends there. I also always made a mandatory stop there when I was on Fox News as a guest.  I had beers with Congressman Barney Frank and cable icon Barry Z. I joked many times with The Speaker Of The House Newt Gingrich there who also loved his beer. I brought Radio Shock Jock Mancow Muller there and Talk Show Host Steve Wilkos. I dined there with Emmy Award winner Rita Cosby and I had more drinks there than I can remember. I partied with NY Post Editor Col Allen and many times I would Take Dunleavy to the Post offices to put him to sleep. This was our hangout. 


Just another lost NYC watering hole lost because of another greedy landlord wants three times more money in rent. Maybe if Dunleavy and I was still drinking there, they would be able to afford!





Steve Dunleavy With Steve Wilkos




NY Post / Steve Cuozzo — The luck of the Irish — and of legions of showgoers, celebs and media moguls — ran out at Broadway Langan’s, the beloved Times Square pub that was a favorite for nearly 25 years at 150 W. 47th St.



The popular bar and eatery will serve its last bangers ‘n’ mash on Jan. 18, a shattered co-owner Des O’Brien told The Post on Sunday. The culprit was the landlord’s demand for a rent hike from $16,000 a month to $53,000.



O’Brien said he and his Pig ‘N’ Whistle Group partners fought for an affordable new lease since 2015, offering multiple counter-offers, but hard-nosed landlord A&R Kalimian wouldn’t budge.



Langan’s opened in time to catch the mid-1990s wave of Times Square’s rising fortunes. Cleansed of major crime by Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the area drew great media companies and banks to new skyscrapers — and record-breaking numbers of tourists. Broadway stars who previously scurried away in limousines felt comfortable having a nightcap when shows let out.



Everybody went to Langan’s — boldfaces like Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin and Kathleen Turner; pols such as Sen. John McCain; and fringy types including John Lydon, the former Sex Pistol better known as Johnny Rotten.

James Edstrom With Sean Hannity





New York Post employees are shedding tears, too, for their favorite pub since the newspaper moved to the block in 1995. The friendly, brick-and-wood confines full of theatrical posters were home to so many Post writers — most notably fabled columnist Steve Dunleavy, who sometimes filed copy from the bar — that former editor-in-chief Col Allan called it the paper’s “Langan’s bureau.”



All’s not lost, though. O’Brien’s company owns three Pig ‘N’ Whistle outposts in Midtown and seven other pubs, including giant new Broadstone in the Financial District.



Ironically, Langan’s fell to the same forces that made it successful. Astronomically rising property values also raised rents astronomically. Langan’s once-lively block between Sixth Avenue and Broadway has also lost well-trafficked diners and delis as well as an earlier Pig ‘n’ Whistle. Today, Langan’s is buried under a scaffold and surrounded by new-hotel construction.



Romance Queen Cindy Guyer With Braden Keil & Rita Cosby




Late Post reporter Braden Keil once summed up Langan’s best:



“Whether they’re just off the boat from Dublin or the plane from Hollywood, patrons find Langan’s a friendly tavern where everything comes with a healthy side of blarney.”



On Jan. 18, the blarney falls silent forever.



Wednesday, January 10, 2018

DIRTY HARVEY WEINSTEIN GETS SLAPPED IN HIS FACE



Dirty Harvey Weinstein Gets Slapped




TMZ -- Disgraced filmmaker Harvey Weinstein got slapped in the face and cursed out by a restaurant patron as he left an Arizona eatery Tuesday, new video reveals.



Weinstein — who is accused of sexual harassment, assault or rape by dozens of women — was walking out of Elements in Scottsdale after dinner when a man, only identified as Steve, hit him twice in the face with his backhand, according to TMZ, which published the footage.


"Get the f--k out of here," the man says in the video. "Get your f--ing a-- out of here. You're a f---ing piece of s--t."


Weinstein stumbled a bit after Steve slapped his face before quickly leaving. Weinstein opted not to call the police following the incident.



Steve had gone up to Weinstein, 65, earlier in the evening and asked him to take a photo, but Weinstein declined, a restaurant manager told TMZ. The manager said Weinstein was "sweet" about saying no, and that Steve appeared to be drunk when he approached Weinstein again later that evening.



Steve also informed the celebrity gossip website that he had "quite a bit to drink" before he went up to Weinstein.



Weinstein went to Scottsdale in October and took part in a therapy program there after sexual misconduct allegations against him rapidly began to emerge. He has kept a mostly low-profile amid the scandal and but has been photographed several times since the accusations first surfaced.



Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Lupita N'yongo and Ashley Judd are among the women to accuse Weinstein of making an unwanted sexual advance toward them early in their careers. Rose McGowan is one of several women to accuse Weinstein of rape.

 Video VIA TMZ

THE NEW YORK CITY PREMIERE OF 'THE COMMUTER'

Vera Farmiga



Silvia Kal



Silvia Kal and Vera Farmiga were photographed at the NYC Premiere of The Commuter at AMC Loews Lincoln Square the other night in New York City.