Tuesday, September 16, 2014

LONG ISLAND MEDIUM THERESA CAPUTO @ TROPICANA

Theresa Caputo



Theresa Caputo, psychic medium and star of the hit TLC show, Long Island Medium, will be appearing live at the Tropicana Showroom in Atlantic City on Sunday, November 30th at 3pm. Theresa will give interactive readings to audience members throughout the show and will also share personal stories about her life and her unique gifts. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 19th at 10am and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com, 800.745.3000, or the Tropicana Box Office. Tickets start at $78.82 (includes sales tax, applicable service charges are on top) and are subject to change. Purchasing a ticket does not guarantee a reading.



New episodes of Long Island Medium began to air August 3rd on TLC. The highly-rated show follows Theresa’s life as a typical Long Island wife and mom with one very big difference…she can communicate with the dead. Since she cannot “turn off” this gift, messages from departed loved ones can come through at any time. The local car mechanic, manicurist or cashier at the bagel shop may find themselves receiving a spontaneous reading from Theresa as she goes about her day. The unique challenges that her special abilities create for her husband of 22 years, Larry, and her two children, aged 20 and 24, and how they cope, are also a main theme on the show.


Monday, September 15, 2014

FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR. HEADS TO LAS VEGAS REHAB

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Floyd Mayweather Jr.



Floyd Mayweather Jr. Fight Celebration was held at The REHAB Pool Party at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada yesterday.


LORRAINE CANCRO & ROBERT SILVETZ IN HEAVEN

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STAR STUDDED WEDDING AT OHEKA CASTLE
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Robert And Lorraine Silvetz



It was a night of romance and glamour for Lorraine Cancro and Robert Silvetz at Oheka Castle, the second largest privately-owned home in America, located on Long Island's Gold Coast.


Celebrities, entertainers, scientists, entrepreneurs and philanthropists came together to celebrate the new couple's marriage including Emmy-Winning TV Host Rita Cosby, Acclaimed Scientists Robert Cancro and Yi Jin, as well as Prominent Philanthropists Sara Herbert Galloway, Barbara and David Bender, Jim Luce, Errol Rappaport, among many others.


The storybook wedding took place recently, with guests coming from as far as Taiwan and Italy. Guests danced away the evening to the music of eight-piece band, "Billy and the Showmen," and were also entertained by Cheyenne Elliott, granddaughter of Dionne Warwick and cousin of Whitney Houston. Elliott belted out the famous Etta James' song, "At Last.” Award-winning singer/songwriter Tomaczek Bednarek also performed a beautiful and touching solo in honor of the new husband and wife dynamic duo.


The couple met when Lorraine, Executive Director of the Global Stress Initiative, was on a fact-finding mission to discover non-pharmacological treatments for veterans and their families impacted by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Her travels took her to the Brain Treatment Center in Newport Beach, California. There she met the the organization’s Chief Scientific Officer, Robert D. Silvetz, and the two shared the happy experience of not only caring about those with PTSD, they also discovered how much they cared about each other. 


It was a swift courtship. Within 24 hours of their December 7th first date, they found themselves discussing marriage. Definitely a match made in science and heaven!

GET READY FOR ABC'S RE-VAMPED SHOW 'THE VIEW'

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Rosie Perez


Whoopi Goldberg
VIEW DEBUT --- Get ready folks;  today, the re-vamped and re-booted View debuts on ABC. With two Rosie's; a Nicole and our Whoopi … anything can happen. While there’s a new studio, new executive producer; and a new logo, inside sources report that so far (especially during their try-out shows) things have essentially been the same! While Whoopi and O’Donnell will surely give us more of the same, Perez and Wallace are definitely the wild card choices. I'd look for Wallace defending her tenure with George W. Bush and Perez tub thumping her movie career and upcoming stint with Larry David on Broadway. Fireworks? Perhaps … but, I'll definitely miss Barbara Walters and Bill Geddie (who will be there on the sidelines) for their mastery of experiences. With Goldberg as the old warhorse, she’s great, but no Ba Ba. Good luck ladies!



THE BRIDGE PROJECT --- One of the highlights of the San Francisco area's fall music season every year is Neil and Pegi Young's Bridge School Benefit to raise funds for their nonprofit organization that helps children with severe speech and physical ailments.



The benefit has been held every year since 1986, except for 1987 (29 years raising 45 million) and normally draws a high-caliber list of rock, soul and pop artists. While the full list of performers is yet to be announced (there are always surprises), this year's benefit already has a first-class lineup:




Neil Young


Pearl Jam


Soundgarden


Tom Jones


Florence + the Machine


Norah Jones (and her group Puss 'n Boots)


Band of Horses


Pegi Young and the Survivors



One of the most pleasant parts of the announcement was that both Neil and Pegi would appear and continue to support the organization. Neil recently filed for divorce, with the first hearing in December, and has been reportedly dating actress Daryl Hannah (!).



The 28th Annual Bridge School Benefit will be held October 25 and 26 at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA. Tickets go on sale this Friday (September 19). www.farmaid.org



LEFTOVERS --- HBO’s brilliant The Leftovers (Damon Lindelof) ended their first season last week with the episode The Prodigal Son Returns. I just loved this show where nothing seemingly happened, but overall, the resonance of this show was at times complex and overwhelming. Justin Theroux was mesmerizing brilliant throughout; especially in this last show where his character read selections from the Bible and just totally sold the scene. I don't remember a show creating so much dialogue …pro and con, well, since Lindelof's Lost and in the end, that’s what this show reminded me so much of.



It wasn't so much what happened on screen, as the major questions it posed. In this last episode, many questions were finally answered and some characters even discharged. I'm thinking the second season will be a lot of tighter and even more focused. This HBO show may not have generated the ratings of The Sopranos or Boardwalk Empire, but it wore its heart on its sleeve every episode. I loved it.



GALLIANO RETURNS --- Vogue’s Anna Wintour is determined to reform John Galliano’s reputation and reboot his career.



The Condé Nast commander failed at getting Galliano a job at Oscar de la Renta after his 2011 anti-Semitic tirade in a Paris bar.



Now Wintour’s using a photo of his Dior work to announce Chinese Whispers, the next blockbuster show at her Costume Institute, and exhibiting the Dior gowns he designed in 2003, inspired by Chinese opera star Mei Lanfang.



Does Galliano deserve a second chance? A designer whose work is certainly on the Alexander McQueen-scale … most definitely!



CLOSING NOTES --- WOR’s Tom Cuddy sent us this link to a trailer of a forthcoming documentary on 4 of the most successful and influential radio programmers in the country. I don't have any more information on when the film will come out, but this looks great:...



Check our Jade Starling’s Pretty Poison Jade Lasagna on the Mark Bego Cooks site:...



SIGHTINGS --- PR-pasha David Salidor at Il Mulino; writer Brad Balfour at 54 Below watching Alexa Green and The Cutting Room's Steve Walter hustling in downtown Manhattan.




Sunday, September 14, 2014

BIG HEAD TODD & THE MONSTERS @ BROOKLYN BOWL

Big Head Todd & The Monsters



Big Head Todd & The Monsters performed at The Brooklyn Bowl at The Linq in Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

HALF NAKED JUSTIN BIEBER WEARS CALVIN KLEIN

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Justin Bieber Shirtless In Las Vegas



Justin Bieber In Calvin Klein



Justin Bieber was snapped shirtless at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada yesterday.


Saturday, September 13, 2014

SHAY MITCHELL & MATRIX DIRECTOR NICK STENSON

Shay Mitchell



Shay Mitchell With Nick Stenson




Pretty Little Liars’ Shay Mitchell was spotted in Los Angeles trying out different hairstyles with Nick Stenson, Matrix Creative Director.



Stenson played around with different looks and Biolage products to create a fishtail head wrap and low messy bun and then finished with big flowy waves. Mitchell could not stop talking about how much she loved the smell and texture of the Biolage styling line.



NENE LEAKES WITH P. DIDDY AND NAOMI CAMPBELL

Nene Leakes With Sean Combs And Naomi Campbell



P. Diddy and Naomi Campbell finished off Fashion Week in style, hosting a dinner for friends at TAO Downtown in New York



The two fashionitas sat in a private Skybox at the restaurant. The star studded dinner included Irina Shayk, Maxwell, Jessica Stam, Josh Taekman, Kristen Taekman, and Nene Leakes, who instagrammed the below this morning:



About last nite! So my girl @iamnaomicampbell calls me up & say "let's hit the town darling (in my Naomi voice LOL) she scoops me up from my hotel and the rest is history! No I think the rest is a movie LOL! Love her This is how you do fashion week #thecatsmeow



Photo Coustesy Of: @PearceyProper/Domain MSA

OK! MAGAZINE HOSTS NEW YORK FASHION WEEK

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HILTON'S CELEBRATE NEW YORK FASHION
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Paris Hilton



Nicolas Bouchet And Sonja Morgan



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Jim And Amber Marchese



Nicky Hilton With Christina Milian



Sammi Giancola



OK!, the world’s leading celebrity magazine hosted their annual NY Fashion Week celebration at VIP Room in New York City. The highly-anticipated event brought celebrities, taste makers and style icons from the world of fashion, film, television and music together. Style Icon and author of 360 Style, Nicky Hilton hosted this special night toasting Fashion Week in the city that never sleeps.



Skechers showcased their latest fashionable collections, Pure-Silk presented guests with samples of their new shaving cream, Boohoo.com, Manchester’s best kept fashion will be offered gift certificates and coupons for their website, Morgan Taylor garnished guests with trendy nail designs, Sobieski Vodka, Bartenura Wines and Myx Moscata provided cocktails while Peroni provided beer. Music was by provided by DJ Yo-C.



HIGHLIGHTS FORM THE NIGHT INCLUDED


Nicky Hilton being congratulated by her proud big sis, Paris Hilton, on her book “Style 360”. The two were seen chatting at their table and taking pics reminiscent of their earlier club days.


Friday, September 12, 2014

JUSTIN BIEBER & FASHION ROCKS FLOP IN BROOKLYN

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Justin Bieber




FASHION ROCKS FLOPS --- Onstage and onscreen, CBS’ Fashion Rock (hosted by Ryan Seacrest) had its high notes (and flat moments), but the Tuesday night telecast -intersecting sound and style- had more going on behind the scenes, including reminders to cheer, a slew of giveaways and a performance that started to clear out the Barclays Center audience.



Several sources recount 11 things seen and heard inside the arena and on the red carpet of the CBS event:



1. When the live broadcast began at 9 PM ET, the seated audience — composed of both devout fashion believers in notable heels, trendy hairstyle and labeled pieces, and music fans in jeans and clubwear — was only about 80% filled. Still, they gave 100% of their shouts for show opener Usher.



As the show started, pictures of Enrique Iglesias, Jennifer Lopez, Nicki Minaj and Pitbull triggered the biggest cheers during the opening credits.



2. The first performer to actually evoke a palpable energy from the live audience was Iglesias, who sang "Bailando" with Sean Paul and Gente de Zona, and were introduced by Tommy Hilfiger and the most popular model of the evening, Naomi Campbell. They hit the stage over half an hour into the event — maybe the beers started kicking in?



3. Hunger Games actress Willow Shields, who arrived in a Kate Spade-floral ensemble, got really enthusiastic when we asked her about the one song that gets her dancing when no one's watching. "I would dance to any song if nobody was watching," she said. "Right now, I have "Riptide" by Vance Joy. I've been listening to it for a while and now it's becoming really popular, which I'm excited about." 



4. After taking photos on the carpet, J. Lo was rushed into the venue — but not before giving a royal wave to fans and reporters, who were longing to have a few seconds with before the show started. 



5. While designer Steve Madden's look hasn't changed in years (a white tee and baseball cap), he noted that there's one part of his wardrobe that is different: "I think my jeans are baggier now." As for the musicians whose style he digs? "Iggy Azalea is great. I love T.I.'s music and his style. I like Ja Rule's style, too." Thanks Steve!



6. Justin Bieber prefaced the Calvin Klein (with the designer himself in the front row) fashion show by stripping down to his boxers, which were Calvins. Though he was welcomed by an overwhelming slew of boos from the audience, he started flexing, and the high-pitched screams drowned out the haters.



7. Afrojack told us he's a big fan of shoes — so big a fan that he owns more than 300 pairs. 



8. Before MAGIC! performed their breakout hit "Rude," the group was introduced by New York Giants' Victor Cruz, who also got a ton of boos — or did he? No way. The fashion and music crowd thought the sports fans were hating, but they were just chanting his last name. which apparently sounds less pleasant in an arena than a stadium.



9. Following her "Booty"-bouncing, black-and-white spectacle, Lopez — in a shimmering Versace silver minidress and high ponytail — received the longest post-performance applause and loudest cheers of the night.



10. As Nicki Minaj also touted her bum during "Anaconda" in denim shorts and an embellished bra, the cameras kept panning to a seated Lopez, who wasn't enthused by the former American Idol judge's performance as Carmen Electra, who was dancing in the audience. A noticeable-enough percentage of the crowd started to clear out of the arena after Minaj's moment.



11. Event sponsors Maybelline, Garnier, Calvin Klein and others hosted pop-up beauty booths and selfie stations around the arena lobby. Attendees were given lengthy program books with bios on each performer, plus beauty and style inspirations for each of the evening's genre. Garnier gave out facial scrub samples as guests scurried out to catch Ubers and subways.



The ratings were a bust … no pun intended. I wonder if they'll be another Fashion Rocks next year?

Donnie Kehr With Alexa Green




ALEXA DEBUTS --- We've seen literally hundreds of shows in our years of reportage; from glittering cabaret outings to soul-selling rock and roll, so we're fairly secure that when we see something really unique … we know and feel it. Last night we saw Alexa Green (at NYC’s 54 Below), from two West Coast productions of Wicked, and she totally astonished us. Petite and precocious, with sort of a Mae West-ish-ness about her, her voice was just totally unique and she totally delighted us. 



With a crack band (and, I mean really superlative) and an SRO-crowd (with Jersey Boys’ Donnie Kehr in attendance) she wowed the crowd over and over. The show was titled My Shining Hour (the Harold Arlen song with lyrics by Johnny Mercer), and was chock full of terrific song selections, including Billy Joel’s “New York State of Mind” and Elton John’s “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.” 



She, and her director Mitchell Walker, have fashioned a tight, beautifully realized show. While performing one song, she'd often break into another … a tact which worked wonders; especially when she sang Harry Nilsson’s “Guess The Lord Music Be In New York City” interspersed with the Joel-song. 



She immediately commanded the crowd with a presence and dexterity that was totally impressive.



One of the best performances I've seen this year … no question, a star was born.





LED SCHLEP --- As Led Zeppelin's reps prepare to fight allegations that they stole the introduction to "Stairway to Heaven" from the Spirit song “Taurus,” they've turned to a top entertainment industry lawyer.



Business Week reports that attorney Helene Freeman, a partner at the New York firm Phillips Nizer, is on the case — and although Freeman may not be a household name, her work is very familiar to music business insiders; in fact, she was responsible for helping *NSYNC wrest themselves from their rookie recording contract in the late 90’s.



“Taurus” composer Randy California passed away in 1997 — founding Spirit bassist Mark Andes filed the suit on behalf of his late bandmate’s trust — but in an interview before he died, he publicly admitted to thinking “Stairway” ripped off his composition, calling it “kind of a sore point” and adding, “Maybe someday their conscience will make them do something about it.”



Businessweek’s report notes that Zeppelin’s lawyers have until Sept. 22 to respond to the suit. Neither Freeman nor anyone involved with the band or its corporate label parent, Warner Music, have responded to requests for comment, but as we previously reported, Zep-guitarist Jimmy Page has gone on record as finding the allegations “ridiculous.”



CLOSING NOTES --- Speaking of 54 Below, it was the first time I had been there and loved it. It’s intimate, the sound and sight lines were terrific and loads different than when I was there last … as the basement of the infamous Studio 54. Suffice to say, it did look a bit familiar …



Alt porn pioneer Joanna Angel is headed back to New York City as the star entertainer at Sapphire New York Gentlemen’s Club Friday, September 12th for one night only, with a stimulating live performance at 12 midnight, followed by a photo and autograph meet-and-greet with her fans.



“New York is home to me!” said Angel. “I want all my East Coast fans to come out for this one."



Angel will also have Burning Angel DVDs and her line of clothing and T-shirts available for purchase during the show.



In addition to feature dancing, Angel has been keeping busy, directing, writing and starring in her Burning Angel movies while also acting in mainstream films (this year’s indie drama Scrapper), hosting her weekly radio show on VividRadio.com and singing in her band Joanna Angel & the Gigolos.



"Sapphire is such a fun club; I always look forward to my appearances there,” said Angel. “I am only there for one night and I only have one performance – so don't miss it!”






Thursday, September 11, 2014

KATRINA BOWDEN IN STYLE AT NYC FASHION WEEK

Katrina Bowden



Katrina Bowden looked stunning during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015 at Lincoln Center yesterday in New York