Monday, May 31, 2010

SINGER CELINE DION PREPARES FOR TWINS

Celine Dion


Mom to be Celine Dion is relaxing and doing "almost nothing" to make sure she has a very smooth pregnancy after trying to conceive for over a year. The superstar at age 42, announced she is pregnant with twins yesterday, following a successful sixth attempt at in-vitro fertilisation. Celine is admitting her determination to give her nine-year-old son, Rene Charles, siblings has been a exhausting experience and she needed constant reassurance about the news in the first few weeks of her pregnancy. She tells Le Journal de Montreal, "They were truly great emotions after all our efforts. My doctors had to constantly reassure me. I (wanted) to see the babies. Each week I had sonograms. I heard their heart beats." "I feel like I’ve been pregnant (for) more than a year. I never gave up .. But I can tell you that it was physically and emotionally exhausting." Celine is also promising take life easy as she can. She says, "It’s stressful but I’m relaxing. I look at my little belly. I do almost nothing. If you tell me I have to stay in bed, I will stay in bed until November, when the babies are born. To bring them into the world, there’s nothing more important than that. It’s incredible. "We will have a beautiful family nest full of love." The star is expected to head back to Las Vegas next year . She adds, "There are no accomplishments bigger than (being a mom). The trophies and the money, that doesn’t give meaning to life and that doesn’ t give you true happiness. A baby - yes."

Photo By: Sara De Boer/Retna

Saturday, May 29, 2010

LAS VEGAS HEATS UP FOR MEMORIAL DAY

Ne-Yo


Paris Hilton


DJ Steve Aoki


NFL Player Brian Urlacher And Bob Mancari


Memorial Day Weekend in Vegas kicked off on Friday with the long awaited opening of the Encore Beach Club and Surrender Nightclub. The 60,000-square-foot Encore Beach Club features a lush oasis with three tiered pools, daybeds featuring private safes and 26 cabanas outfitted with refrigerators and flat screen televisions. Eight bungalows span across two stories, offering views of the Las Vegas Strip with hot tubs, showers, lavish furnishings and a temperature-controlled cooling and heating system. Enjoying the afternoon in one of the 350- square foot bungalows was Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher, while linebackers Terrell Suggs of the Baltimore Ravens and Nick Barnett from the Green Bay Packers commanded a cabana. Local headliner Carrot Top walked the venue and posed for photos with fans before enjoying a snack at the Encore Beach Club Grill. The party continued Friday evening with the opening of Surrender Nightclub. Club goers crowded the DJ booth to hear the electro house tunes of DJ Steve Aoki, who took over the outdoor turntables at 1am for his weekly residency at "Aoki's House." The "In Da House" artist hopped on top of the DJ booth mid-set and doused the energetic audience with champagne. Returning to the newest Las Vegas hotspot was Urlacher, who took over one of Surrender's indoor VIP booths.

Photos By: Erik Kabik/Retna

FILM LEGEND DENNIS HOPPER DEAD AT 74

Dennis Hopper


Party loving legend Dennis Hopper, a talented actor and director whose very long career included the 1969 smash "Easy Rider," has died. The star was 74. Family friend Alex Hitz says Hopper died today at his Venice home, surrounded by his family and friends. Hopper had been battling prostate cancer. Hopper's career also included "Rebel Without a Cause," "Blue Velvet," "Apocalypse Now" and "Hoosiers"."But the improbable success of the 1969 hippie-biker epic "Easy Rider" remained his biggest huge triumph. He not only co-starred but directed and co-wrote the film, which also starred Peter Fonda and Jack Nicholson. Hopper, Fonda and Terry Southern were nominated for Oscars for best screenplay.

Photo By: Sara De Boer/Retna

SIR BEN KINGSLEY GETS HIS HOLLYWOOD STAR

Sir Ben Kingsley


Sir Ben Kingsley With Bruce Willis


Sir Ben Kingsley and Bruce Willis at the Hollywood Walk of Fame star ceremony for Sir Ben Kingsley star at 6931 Hollywood Boulevard in front of Madame Tussauds.

Photos By: RD / Kirkland / Retna Digital

RITA COSBY HOSTS QUIET HERO BOOK BASH

Dr Judy Kuriansky With Rita Cosby, Jean Shafiroff And Cindy Guyer


Russell Daisey With Dr. Judy Kuriansky And Rita Cosby


NY1 Shelley Goldberg With Brian Anderson


Rita Cosby With Tomazcek Bednarek


Dr Gilda Carle With Brian Anderson


Barry Klarberg With Rita Cosby And Sara Herbert Galloway


W With Ian Miller


Best-selling author Rita Cosby signed books and shared harrowing and inspiring stories of her father's past at the historic Kosciuszko Foundation headquarters in Manhattan this week. Cosby's book was just released and called Quiet Hero: Secrets From My Father's Past. The elegant affair brought out models, TV talkers, and Polish-Americans from the tri-state area. Cosby's father was a teenager when he joined the Polish Resistance and fought against the Nazis in his homeland. Some of the proceeds from the fascinating book are going toward two museums in Warsaw, including one where the Jewish Ghetto once stood.

Photos By: James Edstrom

CHILD ACTOR GARY COLEMAN DEAD AT AGE 42

Gary Coleman


Former Different Strokes actor Gary Coleman has died at the age of 42 after suffering a serious brain hemorrhage. The former child star, who suffered from a congenital kidney disease, was admitted to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center on Wednesday following a fall at his home. He was conscious after the accident but his condition got worse. On Thursday his manager, John Alcantar, said he was "unconscious and on life support". Coleman’s wife Shannon decided to take him off life support early on Friday and he died at around 12.05pm from an intracr anial hemorrhage. A statement released by his rep reads: "Thanks to everyone for their well wishing and support during this tragic time. Now that Gary has passed, we know he will be missed because of all the love and support shown in the past couple of days. "Gary is now at peace and his memory will be kept in the hearts of those who were entertained by him throughout the years." Coleman, the adopted son of nurse Edmonia Sue and her partner W.G. Coleman, began his television career in the early 1970s with small roles in The Jeffersons and the hit show Good Times before getting the role as Arnold Jackson in Different Strokes in 1978. He starred in the hit series for eight years with Todd Bridges, who played Willis Jackson, as two African-American boys adopted by wealthy white widower Phillip Drummond (Conrad Bain). Coleman became the show’s most popular star, known for his character’s catchphrase, "What’choo talkin’ ’bout Willis?" and eventually earned $100,000 per episode. He went on to score his own animated series, The Gary Coleman Show, and voiced his character for a year before it was axed in 1983.
He later won guest roles in a variety of small screen projects, including a cameo as Jackson in a 1996 episode of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and appearances in television shows My Wife and Kids and Married… with Children, and a voice over part in The Simpsons. Coleman also starred in a number of made-for-TV movies including The Kid with the Broken Halo (1982), Playing with Fire (1985), Fox Hunt (1996) and 2003’s A Christmas Carol. His last film role was in 2009’s Midgets vs. Mascots. Despite his many TV and film appearances, Coleman struggled financially and he successfully sued his parents and former manager in 1989 for misappropriating his $3.8 million trust fund. In 1993, h e was awarded $1.28 million. However, he filed for bankruptcy in 1999, citing the early mismanagement of his trust for his money problems. Coleman was also no stranger to the police, and was arrested on a few occasions for assault and disorderly conduct.
His most recent arrest happened last January when he was suspected of domestic violence following an alleged altercation with his wife Shannon Price, who he wed in 2007. He was slapped with a fine in February and ordered to attend domestic violence classes in exchange for avoiding jail. The actor also had many health problems, after undergoing two kidney transplants in 1973 and 1984, which required frequent dialysis. He had heart surgery last year, and spent the past few months in and out of hospital suffering from seizures, which saw him collapse during a round of telephone interviews in January. Coleman was hospitalised again in February, after another apparent seizure while on the set of hit television news show The Insider. He is survived by his wife Price, who he reunited with in April. The couple had no kids.


Editors Note: Gary Coleman had a very sad life. His many public health problems for so many years were huge tabloid headlines. I think I felt the worse when a story emerged a few years ago that Coleman was working as a security guard in a parking garage. It seems, the paparazzi were in the garage trying to get shots of Michael Jackson. When the security guard came up to them and told them they had to leave, it was Gary Coleman. It became a worldwide story, former child star working as security guard. It brought back memories of when I had money problems. Many years ago when I started in this business, I was not so money savvy. I needed to pay the rent, so I got a weekend job at a restaurant in Long Island to help catch up on the bills. It was a Friday night and I was waiting on this table. The night before I had been on the hit television show A Current Affair, doing a interview on Cher's daughter and her girlfriend. The table of four sat down and they started to talk about the show and how horrible that photographer was to talk about Cher and her daughter. They spent most of the meal trashing me, but they did not know their waiter was that photographer. When they were almost done with their main course, I looked at them and said, " Maybe the photographer had his reasons". They looked up at me like I was nothing and said, " What would you know, you are just a waiter". I stared back at them and said, yes I am, but I am also that photographer. They were in shock. One woman was yelling to her friends that it was the photographer. Needless to say, I was humiliated and so were they. They left me a fifty dollar tip. So I know what it is like to be on top and to be on the bottom. Many child stars have everything one day and nothing the next. When I saw that story of Gary Coleman working as a security guard, I felt for him. I knew how hard it was for him, but he was just trying to make a honest living and pay his bills. Everyone loves you when you are doing great, no one wants to know you when you are doing bad. Very sad world....

Photo By: Sara De Boer/Retna

Friday, May 28, 2010

THE ULTIMATE BEST HAMPTONS PARTY GUIDE

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THE HAMPTONS GOSSIP

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THE INSIDER’S GUIDE:
WHAT’S HOT FOR THE HAMPTONS 2010


The summer season is finally here and with Memorial Day weekend upon us, New Yorkers are switching gears and slowing their pace in anticipation of enjoying sunny days by the beach. Not sure where to stay, where to eat or what events to attend? Not to worry—here is your insider’s guide to everything you need to know about the Hamptons and more. From the best restaurant to grab a bite en route to the East End (or on your way home!) and the hottest hotel for your weekend jaunt, to the best of the exclusive fashion scene and the premier Hamptons social event—start planning for a summer to remember.
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CHEF GREGORY BAUMEL’S THE STONE TURTLE RESTAURANT



Stone Turtle


Offering guests an unparalleled culinary experience, Executive Chef Gregory Baumel shares his imaginative take on Eclectic cuisine – everyday food with a twist – crafted with the season’s freshest ingredients, many of which are organic and locally sourced.

o A playful sense of whimsy and fun has returned to fine dining, as guests step inside The Stone Turtle Restaurant, they are greeted by a brightly colored décor, met with exposed brick and wood embodies the eatery’s casual elegance and charm.

o Stone Turtle’s Small Plates are ideal for those seeking a quick bite on the road and include Screaming Oysters (Freshly Shucked East Coast Oysters lightly poached in a sauce of Sake, Oyster Sauce, Chilis and Cilantro served with Crostini). Thirsty? Try the Hare of the Turtle (Bacardi® Superior Rum, club soda, mint leaves, jalapeno, lime, sugar, topped with Cotton Candy garnish), or the Stone Turtle Beer Sampler, which includes four 5oz. draft beers from the eatery’s twelve-beer selection. For those with a sweet tooth be sure to indulge with a selection or two from the Chocolate and Nothing But Chocolate Dessert Menu— the decadent, all-chocolate menu offers playful signature sweet treats such as The Dirty Ashtray and Chocolate Jalapeno “Chipwich Sandwich.”

o If you can’t make the stop, Executive Chef Gregory Baumel also makes “House Calls” upon request, personally crafting and creating a special menu based upon his client’s tastes and wishes.

4160 Austin Blvd.

Island Park, NY 11558
T: 516-431-6570
www.thestoneturtlerestaurant.com




PANORAMIC VIEW RESORT & RESIDENCES


Panoramic View Resort & Residences


A renowned Hamptons destination for over fifty years, this magnificent property encompasses 10+ oceanfront acres on 1,000-feet of sandy white beach. Every guestroom, suite and beach cottage overlooks a spectacular seascape. Resort amenities include: a pool complete with private lounges and cabanas affording spectacular ocean views, exclusive, quiet beach with personal attendants, fitness center, business center, concierge, porter and daily maid services, plush king-sized beds, fully-equipped kitchenette, television, phone, heat and air conditioning. All rental units – efficiency studios as well as one-and-two-bedroom units – feature picturesque windows that highlight the stunning view, as well as a private terrace or balcony.

RESIDENCES:


A true East End getaway for bustling New Yorkers, the Panoramic View Residences offer luxury living at its best— your full-service doorman building on the ocean. The perfect second home and seaside escape, the property’s year-round staff ensures that every need is met, from a fully-stocked refrigerator to the delivery of mail or dry cleaning. The Panoramic View promises residents the ultimate rest and relaxation experience. Amenities include poolside cabanas, fitness center, concierge service, porters, beach and pool attendants, on-site housekeeping, on-call massage therapists and fitness trainers. The Panoramic View Residences offer heavenly oceanfront living with none of the hassles associated with oceanfront home ownership. Boasting breathtaking ocean views, the Panoramic Residences range in size and price to suit your specific needs; featured are one-to-five bedroom units, from 1,200-square-feet to 4,500-square-feet, available from under $2 million to $6 million.
272 Old Montauk Highway

Montauk, NYý 11954
T: 631-668-3000
www.panoramicview.com



SEA CREST ON THE OCEAN RESORT & RESIDENCES



Sea Crest


Resort:


Sea Crest on the Ocean offers exclusive seaside units, spanning 8.3 acres, nestled between Montauk and Amagansett. With 74 units – comprised of studios, one, two and three-bedroom fully equipped units – Sea Crest on the Ocean is the perfect site for a luxurious resort escape. Having recently completed an extensive renovation, guests are invited to indulge in the many luxurious Sea Crest Amenities—an outdoor heated swimming pool, private tennis courts, children’s play area, daily housekeeping service, picnic and barbecue areas. Enjoy the private beach with chairs, umbrella and towel services.


RESIDENCES:


For those who want to call Sea Crest home, units are also available for ownership—ideal for all ages, from young families who are looking to spend affordable yet memorable summers with their kids to retired couples looking to enjoy quiet time on the ocean. Distinctive Management eliminates the worries and stress of owning a second home. As a complete property management company, all home maintenance is taken care of. Monthly billing and expenses are a snap with the One Bill System. A residence at Sea Crest can even be acquired fully decorated and furnished—perfect for those busy buyers who aren’t looking commit to a big home decorating project.
2166 Montauk Highway
Amagansett, NY 11930
T: 631-267-3159

www.seacrestontheocean.com




SOUTHAMPTON INN



Southampton Inn


A local landmark and idyllic East End escape for bustling city-dwellers, the casual-chic, Tudor-style Southampton Inn is home to ninety recently-renovated guestrooms, each individually decorated to reflect the effortlessly stylish allure of the Hamptons.

The perfect Hamptons home-away-from-home for any traveler, Southampton Inn is steps away from designer boutiques, quaint and fine dining, art galleries, parks and museums, and just over a mile from renowned Coopers Beach. In addition to its ninety guestrooms, the Southampton Inn’s 5.5-acre campus includes a conference center, OSO Restaurant and 71 Hill Street— the premier office complex in Southampton Village.
o Amenities include: outdoor heated fifty-foot pool and adjacent al fresco dining; all-weather tennis court; Gilchrist & Soames toiletries; complimentary shuttle service to Coopers Beach throughout the season; and library with fireplace, just to name a few. In addition, for a true getaway, a collection of exciting excursions can be arranged through the Southampton Inn Concierge Service.

91 Hill Street

Southampton, NY 11968
T: 631-283-6500
www.southamptoninn.com




OSO AT SOUTHAMPTON INN


Oso


Classic Hamptons hospitality meets the modern palate at OSO At Southampton Inn— throughout the Hamptons summer season, OSO delights foodies with a creative take on Modern American fare served poolside, al fresco in the courtyard or inside in the intimately decorated dining room. In addition, Southampton Inn guests are awoken by a refreshing breakfast, featuring local farm fresh ingredients, freshly squeezed juices, and baked goods, prepared on-premise in the Inn’s new state-of-the-art kitchen. During summer afternoons, iced tea or lemonade are complimentary in the library; throughout the fall, winter and spring month, guests are treated to coffee, tea, juice and pastries in the library.
91 Hill Street

Southampton, NYý 11968
T: 631-283-1166
www.southamptoninn.com




T-BAR AT SAVANNA’S



T-Bar at Savanna’s




o T-Bar at Savanna’s is well-known for its celeb scene, frequented by a long list of VIP patrons including Star Jones, Howard Stern, Beth Ostrosky Stern, FOX’s Rosanna Scotto, and Real Housewives of New York City’s Ramona and Mario Singer.

o The restaurant boasts an extensive wine list, wide selection of Cognac, Bourbon, and Single Malt Scotch. Signature dishes include the Yellowfin Tuna Tartar (Soy, Ginger and Sesame Seeds), Crispy Long Island Duck (with Sweet Potatoes and Apricot Glaze) and the Spaghetti “Chitarra” (Veal Meatballs, Marzano Sauce, and Basil).

o A favorite of the Hamptons’ society circuit, T-Bar at Savanna’s is led by famed restaurateur Tony Fortuna, of T-Bar NYC, and Arthur Backal. Offering guests innovative Contemporary American cuisine in a warm and inviting ambiance, the romantic outdoor terrace and rose garden make it the quintessential location for evening cocktails on those warm summer evenings.

268 Elm Street
Southampton, NY 11968
T: 631- 283-0202
www.savannassouthampton.com



Biba



BIBA – Open now through Labor Day

o This sexy boutique has been a favorite of celebrity shoppers including Christie Brinkley, Paris and Nicky Hilton, Felicity Huffman, Kim Porter and Beth Ostrosky Stern.

o Owner Barbara Blatt handpicks all of Biba’s hot lines. Biba has returned to its chic Southampton location this summer, showcasing the best of her exclusively-selected designs.

o Attention East End fashionistas! Barbara has designed and launched her own collection of chic summer-ready dresses, tops and tunics, featuring stylish designer-inspired prints and silhouettes. The Biba Collection will be sure to make a splash this season amongst the Hamptons’ stylistas. In addition to the its namesake collection, Biba’s pick for this summer’s must-have item is the dress, featuring collections from Unaluna, Gypsy 05, Minnie Rose Cashmeres, as well as this season’s hottest shoes, sandals and designer denim.

o This summer Biba promises to provide a one-stop shopping experience, with clothing and accessories from fashion’s ‘best kept secrets’ that will keep you looking summertime chic, from head-to-toe. In addition, Biba has also opened a second location in Palm Beach, which is open year round.

40 Hill Street

Southampton, NY 11968
T:631-259-2762



AMRITA SINGH JEWELRY & ACCESSORIES



Amrita Singh Jewelry


Since its launch in January 2003, Amrita Singh Jewelry & Accessories have garnered the admiration and devotion of fashion industry-insiders, Hollywood starlets – such as Anne Hathaway, Jessica Simpson and Jennifer Lopez – and the everyday woman.

o Amrita Singh’s Designer Jewelry fuses Old World aesthetics with New World fashion, resulting in exceptional and distinctive wearable works of art. The Contemporary Collection has recently added other accessories, such as Handbags, Sandals and Hair accessories, and is available online and at several top American retailers, such as Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Macy’s, Intermix, Holt Renfrew, as well as various other boutiques and stores throughout the country. The Fine Jewelry Collection is available exclusively at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City.

o This summer, Amrita Singh Jewelry & Accessories is set to take part in the hotly-anticipated charity shopping event, Super Saturday 13, benefiting the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, on Saturday, July 31, 2010 at Nova’s Ark Project.
www.amritasingh.com


CELEBRITY EVENT PLANNER, RANEE BARTOLACCI-MEIR
OF INSIGNIA PRODUCTIONS


Ranee Bartolacci-Meir


Spanning the Hamptons to New York City to Los Angeles, the go-to Celebrity Event Planner for the most exciting, exclusive fêtes is Owner of Insignia Productions, Ranee Bartolacci-Meir. From the theme, food, décor, music and venue, Ranee adds a personalized, distinctively stylish touch.
With her Insignia Productions team, Ranee manages each event from beginning-to-end— attending each meeting, ensuring that the chosen theme is carried throughout all aspects of the event and each component is meticulously planned, absolute focus is placed on even the smallest of details. Ranee’s uniquely hands-on approach allows her insight into each client’s personality, resulting in events that are is carefully-crafted according to the client’s wishes, tastes and style.
A luxury full-service event-planning firm, Insignia Productions specializes in intricate and inspired design, customized planning and the logistical production of all event types and sizes. Recently, Insignia Productions organized and produced a pre-Oscar’s lunch with legendary filmmaker Quentin Tarantino to celebrate his eight-time Academy Award-nominated film, Inglourious Basterds. Ranee’s past events have ranged from the traditional – a classic New York City wedding, held at the Plaza Hotel with entertainment by Kool & the Gang – to the trendsetting – including an Asian-fusion wedding at L.A.’s Walt Disney Concert Hall (featured in Bridal Guide Magazine), a fragrance launch-themed thirteen-year-old birthday, and chilly ice-themed soirée, complete with ice bar and décor.
www.insigniaproductions.com
Tel: 917-703-8829





MERCEDES-BENZ POLO CHALLENGE 2010 AT BLUE STAR JETS FIELD



Mercedes-Benz Polo Challenge



Once again, the Bridgehampton Polo Club (www.bhpolo.com) will host the coveted Mercedes-Benz Polo Challenge at Blue Star Jets Field. This summer’s matches promise to be some of the most exciting in the sport of polo. The sport’s greatest athletes will compete for one of polo’s most treasured prizes. Returning as well will be some of the East End’s most high-profile and influential audience of VIPs, celebrities and media. This year’s sponsors include Swagg (Qualcomm), Ralph Lauren, Vita Coco, Crumbs Cupcakes and Bakery, Financial Times, Susan Foster Jewelry, Borghese Cosmetics, Hamptons Magazine and Pop Chips.
o Headed by event organizers, Strategic Group, the season commenced Saturday, July 24th and will continue for six consecutive Saturdays, ending August 28th. Matches will take place from 4PM to 6PM.

o The VIP tent will host an invitation-only cocktail reception for exclusive guests each Saturday afternoon during the tournament.

849 Hayground Road

Bridgehampton, NY 11976

DR. KAVEH ALIZADEH'S NEW ADVANCEMENT

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NEW YORK CITY"S 100th ANNIVERSARY
CELEBRATION OF THE INVENTION OF THE BRA
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Dr. Kaveh Alizadeh


Actress Lindsay Caroline Robba (center) With Bra Models


Former Fashion Institute of Technology professor Lori Thomas and Bra extraordinaries and author of The Bra Book, Jené Luciani joined dozens of models attired in periodic brassieres celebrating the 100th anniversary of the invention of the modern bra and the launch of a new advancement in medical technology developed by Park Avenue plastic surgeon Dr. Kaveh Alizadeh. Alizadeh, who introduced the Big Apple’s first human bra, which uses a woman’s own skin to form a natural internal bra inside her chest. Women who have undergone the new internal bra procedure, called Naturabra, also will be present at O'Caseys Restaurant on 41st street.

Dr. Alizadeh’s NaturaBra™ Breast Lift technique uses the excess skin traditionally discarded in mastopexy surgery to provide more support to the underside of the breasts. This excess tissue is placed beneath the breasts and attached to the chest wall, giving the breasts more structural support, which can allow them to stay in a higher position for a longer period of time.



BACKGROUND- In 1910, Mary Phelps-Jacob of New York City bought an evening gown to wear to an upcoming party and was frustrated with the corset because it was visible underneath the sheer dress. With the help of her maid, the 19-year-old socialite sewed together two pieces of fabric and some ribbon to make a less visible bra. It was the first modern day bra and the first with a patent (received in 1914). Before this, women were expected to wear uncomfortable corsets to support their busts – a social convention that was contrived 350 years earlier by Catherine de’ Medici, wife of King Henry II of France. Phelps-Jacob, who patented her bra design under name of Caresse Crosby, eventually sold her patent to Warner's, which continues making bras today. Bras are about a $15 billion industry today in the United States.

About Dr. Kaveh - Recently named to Castle Connolly’s “Top Doctors: New York Metro Area,” Dr. Alizadeh is president of Long Island Plastic Surgical Group, the nation’s largest and longest running private academic plastic surgery practice with offices in Manhattan, Long Island, Brooklyn and Queens. He also directs a clinical research division that has trained over 100 of the newest and brightest plastic surgeons in the country.

About Jené Luciani - Jené Luciani is the author of “The Bra Book: The Fashion Formula to Finding the Perfect Fit” (Ben Bella Books, 2009). The fashion, beauty and lifestyle editor, expert, host and broadcast personality can be seen regularly doling out tips and advice on local news outlets all around the country.

Photos By: James Edstrom

HOST RUSH LIMBAUGH KNOWS HE IS A TARGET

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POLITICAL REPORT

The Woodward Report Weekly Round Up

By Brian Woodward And Other News Sources
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Rush Limbaugh



Elections


Over a week ago Rand Paul obliterated establishment candidate Trey Grayson in the Kentucky Republican primary race. Following this victory he was thrust further into the national spotlight with a near 20 minute exchange over civil rights on the Rachael Maddow Show. Rand Paul’s style of politics may mark the rise of a new shift in political views as anti-establishment sentiment continues to resonate throughout the country.

Domestic Politics


House minority Leader John Boehner was adamant amount the dedication of Republicans to repeal the Health Care Laws if they are able to win the house back. Boehner's remarks were made at a conference announcing the launch of the House Republicans' new Web site, AmericaSpeakingOut.com – a forum where citizens can submit ideas for congressional Republicans to consider making part of their agenda.


Ground Zero


After hours of contentious public comment, a New York City community board voted late Tuesday to support a plan to build a mosque and cultural center near ground zero. This is something that is sure to spark controversy over the weeks and months to come and will be certainly met by passionate advocates on each side of the issue.


Don't Ask


The House passed a measure on a defense bill that would end the “don’t ask don’t tell” ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the military — some supporters are comparing the legislation to the integration of the armed forces in the 1940s.


Oil Spill


The gulf oil spill continues to dominate topics of discussion and is increasingly becoming a big political problem for President Obama. In a piece by Karl Rove it is asserted that this crisis is turning into Obama’s Katrina.


Rush Limbaugh


In an e-mail sent to Zev Chafets, author of the new book "Rush Limbaugh: An Army of One, " Limbaugh admitted, "I know I am a target and I know I will be destroyed eventually. I fear that all I have accomplished and all the wealth I have accumulated will be taken from me, to the cheers of the crowd. I know I am hated and despised by the American Left."


Foreign Affairs


On Sunday South Korea's President Lee Myung-bak released this statement in relation to their warship being attacked by a North Korean torpedo, “If our territorial waters, airspace or territory are militarily violated, we will immediately exercise our right of self-defense.” North and South Korea accelerated their diplomatic confrontation on Tuesday over the recent sinking of a South Korean warship, with the South saying it would redesignate the North its “archenemy” and North Korea severing almost all of its remaining ties to its far wealthier neighbor. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, a former South Korean foreign minister, is setting aside the traditional impartiality of his post to push for sanctioning North Korea over a suspected naval attack. Ban has endorsed the conclusion of an international probe that North Korea was behind the March 26 sinking of a South Korean warship, before neighboring China and Russia have judged the findings.


New Palestinian Army


The U.S. is in the process of training a new Palestinian army. 3 star Lt. General Keith Dayton has quietly been working in Palestine since the take over of the Gaza strip by Hamas extremists in 2007 to build a Palestinian army. American Special Forces soldiers are helping to whip them into shape in training centers in Jordan and the West Bank, to stop Hamas from taking more territory and to protect the Palestinian authority of Mahmoud Abbas. Many Palestinian soldiers couldn't praise enough what they called the high degree of professional training provided by the American SF team.


Economics


On Thursday U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner called on Germany and Europe to support global economic growth by cutting budget deficits judiciously, and to avoid uncoordinated steps on financial regulation that undermine fragile confidence in financial markets.


Click Here To Read The Woodward Report....


Photo By: Scott Harrison/Retna

Thursday, May 27, 2010

AMAZING 2 YEAR OLD SMOKING CIGARETTES



The Smoking Baby


The smoking baby, Ardi Rizal. The two-year-old Sumatran baby who smokes forty cigarettes a day, is all the rage on this viral video. The government has offered to buy his parents a car if he stops, but they claim he gets too angry without his favorite smokes. Plus, he looks fine! "He looks pretty healthy to me. I don't see the problem," says his dad. The 30-year-old father gave him a cigarette at 18 months old. But whatever. He's a smoking baby.

PAULA ABDUL AT THE AMERICAN IDOL FINALE

Lee DeWyze


Crystal Bowersox


Bret Michaels


Kara DioGuardi


Paula Abdul


Paula Abdul along with Bret Michaels, Kara DioGuardi, Crystal Bowersox, and Lee DeWyze attended the American Idol Finale 2010 Press Room at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.

Photos By: RD / Kenney / Retna Digital

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A NIGHT OF FASHION AND TECHNOLOGY BASH

Rosario Dawson


Rachel Zoe


January Jones


Catt Sadler


Ashley And Jessica Simpson


Jessica Stroup


Anna Kendrick


Stacy Keibler


Katherine McPhee


Shantel VanSanten


Krysten Ritter


Eva Longoria Parker With Victoria Beckham


Eva Longoria Parker along with Victoria Beckham hosted a Night of Fashion and Technology with LG Mobil Phones at SoHo House in West Hollywood, California.

Photos By: RD / Kenney / Retna Digital

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

DRIVER'S SEAT IS SOUTHAMPTON LANDMARK

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THE HAMPTONS GOSSIP
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Longtime Hamptons Mainstay The Driver’s Seat Unveils New Look, Friday May 28th. 50th Anniversary Celebration Features Happy Hour All Weekend long.
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The Driver’s Seat


Landmark Hampton's restaurant The Driver’s Seat will celebrate its 50th Anniversary this weekend with Special Happy Hours Friday through Monday from 5pm-6pm. The weekend will also include the opening of their Outdoor Back Bar on The Patio for the summer season. What began as a produce store built in 1888 on America’s oldest commercial street Job’s Lane in tony Southampton and first used as a restaurant in 1960 has become one of the Hampton's most enduring dining spots - The Driver’s Seat. This Friday, May 28, the current owners Irma and Ken Herzog will unveil the popular dining spot’s latest transformation and kick off the 50th Anniversary celebration. Back in the ‘60s, the owner then was Kingsley Moore, who had a passion for auto racing. He knew many of the drivers at the Bridgehampton Race Track, which was a major stop on the racing circuit back then. Kingsley Moore decided his pub would be called “The Driver's Seat” and it became a hangout for the local racing set when they were in town. The Driver's Seat under more recent ownership from 1976 to 2005 underwent extensive renovations and additions to the front bar, back dining room and outside patio/bar. In early 2005 the restaurant was purchased by a local family Ken and Irma Herzog long time customers who loved the restaurant and wanted to restore the restaurant to its original grandeur. From the outset, they wanted to retain the staff who had always made them and their family so welcomed – some employees like local legend, bartender and supreme mixologist Tommy Alexander have been at the restaurant for over 20 years. Since then the facilities and menu have been updated. Their experienced full-time and visiting chefs now offer patrons a broader dining experience. Today, the Driver’s Seat continues providing guests with the best dining quality and value in the Hampton's. Following an exterior facelift last year, The Herzogs set about transforming the interior into less of a dark pub like atmosphere into a more contemporary, light and airy quintessential Hampton's eatery without attitude. Now when diners arrive their eyes are drawn immediately to the gorgeous stained glass ocean scene at the very back of the dining room overlooking their lovely outdoor patio. The Driver’s Seat continues to draw heavily on the local population from the Gin Lane summer social set to the farming families and builders who are the backbone of the community. Indeed, The Driver’s Seat has become a destination spot not only in the tri-state region but internationally attracting diners from 9 to 90. The Herzog Family continues the long time tradition of providing a warm and inviting atmosphere and has a strong hands-on involvement in the day to day operations. The management of the restaurant is a true family affair - even their college age children participate in everything from front of house management to behind the scenes administration. Click Here for more information.

Editors Note: This is our favorite Hampton's watering hole. We love the staff and we love the people we meet there while we are sitting on their famed patio. If you are in the Southampton area, you must stop by and tell them Times Square Gossip sent you.

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