Saturday, July 31, 2010

MARK WAHLBERG'S STAR WALK OF FAME

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MARK WAHLBERG GET'S HIS STAR
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Mark Wahlberg


Will Ferrell Speaks


Mark Wahlberg With Family


Mark Wahlberg and family at the Hollywood Walk of Fame star ceremony for Mark Wahlberg 6259 Hollywood Boulevard in front of Dillon's Irish Pub in Hollywood, California.

Photos By: RD/ Scott Kirkland/ Retna Digital

SAMMY HAGAR AT VEGAS PLANET HOLLYWOOD



Sammy Hagar


Sammy Hagar And His Wife Kari


Sammy Hagar and his wife Kari were snapped backstage before his official pre-concert party at Cabo Wabo Cantina in The Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Photos By: RD/ Kabik/ Retna Digital

THE NBC UNIVERSAL PRESS TOUR STAR BASH

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NBC'S STAR STUDDED NIGHT
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Virginia Williams


Taylor Cole


Skeet Ulrich


Sarah Shahi


Sarah Roemer


Piper Perabo


Monica Potter


Mel B


Mekia Cox


Lisa Vidal


Lisa Ann Walter


Laura Innes


Jimmy Fallon


Jesse Metcalfe


Gugu Mbatha-Raw


Erika Christensen


Ellen Woglom


Brooke Burns


Jesse Bradford With Carly Pope


Jesse Bradford and Carly Pope along with Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Virginia Williams, Jimmy Fallon, Jesse Metcalfe, Erika Christensen, Ellen Woglom, Brooke Burns and many more stars attended the NBC UNIVERSAL PRESS TOUR ALL-STAR PARTY held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California.

Photos By: RD / Orchon / Retna Digital

Friday, July 30, 2010

FOX SPORTS/PAC-10 HOLLYWOOD CONFERENCE

Lane Kiffin


Michael Strahan


Rick Neuheisel


Paul Wulff


Jeff Tedford


Chip Kelly


Mike Stoops


Leah Remini


Joe Buck


Troy Aikman


Steve Sarkisian



Curt Menefee


Kris Allen


Jim Harbaugh


Dennis Erickson


Dennis Erickson (head football coach at Arizona State University) along with Kris Allen, Jim Harbaugh, Curt Menefee, Troy Aikman, Leah Remini, Mike Stoops, Joe Buck, Steve Sarkisian and many more celebrities attended the Fox Sports / Pac-10 Conference Hollywood Premiere Night at the Zanuck Theater at 20th Century Fox Studios in Los Angeles, California.

Photos By: RD/ Scott Kirkland/ Retna Digital

THE HAMPTONS BIG CHARITY WEEKEND FETE'S

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THE HAMPTONS GOSSIP
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Story By: Edward Callaghan
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Kelly Ripa


Saturday July 31


Shinnecock Museum Strawberry Moon Festival



Join a celebration of local Native American culture and heritage, and enjoy traditional summer foods at the Strawberry Moon Harvest Festival. A highlight will be “Wicki Walks” - guided tours of the Museum’s mini preview “living history” Village - traditional dance and canoe making demonstrations that allow guests of all ages to learn, participate and have fun; a corn cob eating contest and visit by feathered friends from the Quogue Wildlife Refuge. The Festival will be held at the Shinnecock Museum, Saturday, July 31, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is a free outdoor event on Montauk Highway in Southampton. The day also provides a wealth of choices on the Hamptons benefit circuit. Here are several of the best from past experience.


The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund


The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund’s (OCRF) 13th Annual Super Saturday The bid daddy of fashion sales The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund’s (OCRF) 13th Annual Super Saturday will take place on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Nova’s Ark Project in Water Mill. Donna Karan co-hosts the super sale along with Kelly Ripa and Ariel Foxman of In Style. This daylong fundraiser will include its famous one-of-a-kind designer garage sale, a kids’ carnival, gourmet dining and exciting activities galore. Ticket prices for Super Saturday 13 are $450 (regular) or $650 (preview) for adults and $150 for children ages five to 16. Kids under five will be admitted free of charge. Preview tickets include access to an exclusive pre-shopping hour from 12 noon to 1 p.m. as well as a well stuffed goodie bag making the extra $200 more than worth it! Tables and sponsor packages are also available beginning at $2,500. For tickets visit the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund’s website at www.ocrf.org.


ACRIA Cocktails



ACRIA Cocktails at Sunset 2010
Presented by Calvin Klein Collection and Vanity Fair, Ross Bleckner with a little help from his friends Andre Balazs, Sandra Brant, Nan Bush, Bob Colacello, Francisco Costa, Steven Klein, Andrew Saffir, Elizabeth Saltzman, Ingrid Sischy, Darren Star, Bruce Weber and Italo Zucchelli will host the annual Cocktails at Sunset to benefit ACRIA. The MisShapes will perform. Founded almost 20 years ago, ACRIA has contributed to the development of more than a dozen medications that have received FDA approval, helping countless thousands of HIV-positive people live longer, healthier lives. Best part is the cocktail reception from 7pm to 11pm will be held at famed photographer Steven Klein’s farm – the one where Madonna took a tumble. Tickets are $300, $500 & $2,000. To purchase tix visit www.acria.org.



ARF Beach Ball



ARF Beach Ball Animal lovers will definitely make a beeline to the ARF Beach Ball presented by The Animal Rescue Fund. Cocktails, a raw bar, dinner, dancing, a silent auction, and a beach bonfire are part of the festivities at the Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club in support of ARF’s valiant cats and dogs. You’ll be very well fed - their caterer is Robbins-Wolfe Eventeurs one of the best in the biz. To purchase tickets contact Kathy@arfhamptons.org or call 631-537-0400, ext. 214.



Sunday August 1

Mercedes Ruehl reads My Brilliant Divorce




Oscar Winner Mercedes Ruehl reads My Brilliant Divorce Don’t miss the absolutely brilliant Oscar, Golden Globe, Tony and Obie award winner Mercedes Ruehl as she performs a staged reading of Geraldine Abron’s “My Brilliant Divorce at Guild Hall in East Hampton. If you were lucky enough to have seen her as flashy art philanthropist Peggy Guggenheim in “Woman before a Glass”, you know what I mean Aron is the author of twelve plays produced for television and radio, and 'Toscanini', a screenplay directed by Franco Zeffirelli. Her hugely acclaimed one-woman show 'My Brilliant Divorce' has been performed all over the world and was nominated for an Olivier Award in 2004. She is also the past winner of two Edinburgh Fringe Firsts, for 'Bar and Ger' and 'A Galway Girl' respectively. For tickets call 631-324-4050 or visit www.guildhall.org.

Photo By: Walter McBride/Retna

ROBERT WILSON HAS STAR STUDDED FETE

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Roger Walters adds "Another Brick in the Wall"
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Story And Photos By: Sara Herbert-Galloway
www.herbertcollection.com
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Artist Kevin Berlin Interviews Chef Eric Ripert With Wife Sandra


Henry Buhl With Daniela Zahradnikove And Simon de Pury


Roger Walters And Sara Herbert-Galloway


Roger Waters adds "Another Brick in the Wall" by Attending Paradiso, the 17th Annual Watermill Summer Benefit Watermill, NY July 24, 2010. "Paradiso," Robert Wilson's annual celebrity studded event brought out Roger Waters, Sharon Stone, Alec Baldwin, Calvin Klein, Rufus Wainwright, Andres Balazs, Lou Reed, Miranda Richardson, Anne Hearst McInerney and Jay McInerney, Lisa Anastos, Eric Ripert, along with many artists and socials. This years event raised close to $1.4 million for the Center's year-round artist residency and education programs. Simon de Pury led the successful live auction. Guests were amazed by dancers suspended by trees in pods, walking through a 30 foot fun house, a human tornado machine and the smell of scents that filled the air as Robert Wilson introduced WM, Paradiso Watermill Scent by Loc Dong. For more information go to www.watermillcenter.org.

CAROL CHANNING'S CD 'FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE'

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THE LEGEND CAROL CHANNING
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Richard Skipper With Carol Channing


Carol Channing


Carol Channing had a conversation and CD signing "For Heaven's Sake" at Barnes & Noble in Lincoln Triangle, New York City. The CD proceeds will go toward keeping teaching of the Arts in Public Schools. Carols good friend Richard Skipper was also there to help her celebrate.

Editors Note: We really love these photos that Tina Paul of FiFiBear took. Tina really knows how to photograph the legends, we wish we were there. Over the years we have photographed Carol at parties and events, but we would really love to take her to dinner one night and hear her stories.



About The Foundation




DR. CAROL CHANNING & HARRY KULLIJIAN FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS



The return to the teaching of the arts in the public schools in the State of California requires that the State and its citizens reevaluate, reexamine and rethink the benefits to be derived from a complete and adequate education that includes exposure to the arts as a part of the regular curriculum. Education, not only in the arts but education as a whole in California and throughout the United States must be lifted to a considerably higher priority. If we do not act upon this soon and begin serious discussions about remedying this increasingly serious lack of the standards for which this country was known, we are at risk to lose the main ingredient of the world class goals of a true democracy.

Visit Carol Channing's Foundation Here....

Photos By: Tina Paul/FiFiBear

Thursday, July 29, 2010

AMY FISHER TO BECOME ADULT FILM STAR

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AMY FISHER RETURNS....AGAIN!
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Amy Fisher


Amy Fisher, also known formerly as the “Long Island Lolita,” has signed an exclusive contract with the adult production company Dreamzone Entertainment to produce and star in her very own adult movies.

Fisher created her own production company, Amy Fisher Productions, after the success of her amateur sex tape that was released in 2007. Fisher will begin production in Los Angeles on four adult movies this summer, which will be released later this year and in 2011. Fisher will become an exclusive contract star for Dreamzone Entertainment. At five feet, three inches tall, 105 pounds, incredible D-cup size breasts and the body of a swimsuit model, Amy Fisher brings out the true meaning of MILF.

Some of the biggest names in the adult industry will be working with Amy, including Lisa Anne, Dale Dabone, Shyla Stylez, Evan Stone, Marcus London, Tommy Gunn, and more. The first title will focus on Amy’s trip to Los Angeles, as she goes through the process of deciding on her jump into the adult industry, all-the-while taking in the sites and sounds of Southern California, far away from her home in New York. She is introduced to those in the industry, and is slowly nurtured into the idea that making adult movies is exactly the type of career she has longed to do.

“I am excited to work with Dreamzone to make my dreams of becoming an adult film star a reality,” says Fisher. “Our society loves sex. It feels so good and we should enjoy it. Sex is beautiful, powerful, and simply put, no one has the right to tell me what I can or can not do with my own private parts. This time, I get to make the choices on what kind of movies I want to make.”Fisher graduated college with a BBA in business marketing and made her way through her professional career. An award winning journalist with the Long Island Press for over five years, Fisher is truly a MILF, raising her three children with her husband, living her quiet life in the suburbs of New York. Fisher publisher her first book “If I Knew Then…” in 2004, which sold over one hundred thousand copies, and was heralded by Publisher’s Weekly as “irresistible”.

Fisher found her name back in the headlines with the release of an amateur sex tape which came-to-market in 2007. Amy Fisher Caught on Tape went on to sell over 200 thousand copies worldwide, proving that her looks and namesake were still something the mass media, and population, eagerly desired and demanded.

RACHAEL RAY HAS HAMPTONS MOLD PROBLEM

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THE HAMPTONS GOSSIP
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Story By: Edward Callaghan
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Back At The Ranch




Paul Simon


In the Hamptons the #! Hot gossip topic is generally real estate – who bought what for how much and who’s selling. In recent days more than a few of the rich & famous are paying/getting astronomical figures for the primo properties especially those most desirable of all – South O’ the Highway – or the massive spreads anywhere. We hear three-time Academy Award winning screenwriter and director Robert Benton has just put his Charles Gwathmey designed Wainscott spread on the market for – gulp- $29.9 million. Beside the cred of a blue chip st-architect, the house sits on 2.5 acres with 725 feet of pond-front in the ultra exclusive Georgia Association and includes ocean access and a large coastal lagoon." Benton who was the man behind such classics as “Bonnie & Clyde” “Kramer v. Kramer” feels his little cottage is worth the price.

A much larger spread indeed America’s oldest continually operating cattle ranch, Deep Hollow Ranch in Montauk is also on the market for the first time in many years. The circa 1658 ranch, which some call the birthplace of the American cowboy, spans an impressive 22.3 acres of pristine Montauk land. The compound includes several working barns, a 5,000-square-foot antique timber framed farmhouse, and a 2-acre buildable lot. In addition to its unique place in history, Deep Hollow was also the setting for the "Back at the Ranch" charity concerts back in the '90s, which featured acts like neighbor Paul Simon and Billy Joel. How much, you ask? Insiders say somewhere around $14 million.



Hamptons American Hotel Rumors



Billy Joel


The New York Post’s Jennifer Gould Keil reports that American Hotel owner and local legend Ted Conklin has officially put his two Sag Harbor homes on the market for about $10 million. Conklin recently wed socialite Carol Simmons and the couple will be spending more time in East Hampton and Palm Beach where Simmons has homes. Buzz circulating is he will soon put the much loved American Hotel on the block for a cool $25 million. Food and wine enthusiasts will be devastated if this happens. The bar and restaurant in the historic structure is a favorite of such locals as Alec Baldwin and Billy Joel. The late Roy Schneider and his family lived there for a spell after selling their Sagaponack beach house to Joel for his the bride Katie Lee while waiting for their Sag Harbor house to be built.



Stony Hill For Bobby Flay



Bobby Flay


King of the Grill Bobby Flay is almost ready to move into his new house in the Stony Hill area of Amagansett. Flay is really excited. Especially since the wild Hamptons scene has "skipped from East Hampton straight to Montauk, leaving Amagansett relatively untouched." He joked to reporters: "We kind of lucked out that way’ said the barbecue maestro.


Christie Brinkley Selling Bad Memories



Christie Brinkley


The really big – but totally expected - news is Christie Brinkley has finally put her North Haven home up for sale. The 1843 Greek Revival House she once shared with Ex Peter Cook overlooking Sag Harbor and Shelter Island is marked at $15.75 million. The home has sweeping bay views from every room in the house and sits on 4.5 acres. Only bad karma is that this is the house allegedly where Cook had an affair with a teenage toy store employee Diana Bianchi.


Un-Happy Hamptons Homeowner



Rachael Ray And John M. Cusimano


But not all Hampton homeowners are as thrilled as Flay. Fellow star chef Rachael Ray and hubby John Cusimano are ready to flip their pot lids upon learning while renovating their newly bought Southampton home they discovered the place was infested with mold and plagued by water damage. Several inspectors failed to uncover the mold and moisture problems at the three-bedroom, three-bath villa-style main home, as well as at the pool house, before Ray and Cusimano, bought the place for $2.9 million. Now the unhappy couple is suing the two companies for $3 million since the house will undoubtedly be a tear down. Rachael is reportedly devastated at the news as she planned a total re-do of the house which sits on a beautifully landscaped 5 acres near a golf course.



Everything Madonna



Taylor Momsen


One place Madonna isn’t having a real estate headache is in Midtown. Macy’s Herald Square is giving up some serious prime property for the debut of Madonna and daughter Lourdes Leon’s new clothing line – some 4,000 square and will host appearances by the line’s spokeswoman Gossip Girl star Taylor Momsen (for the big launch on Aug. 3) and Madonna and Lola on Sept. 22. This will be a line of junior clothing just in time for back to school shopping. If you remember the 80's, there wasn't a girl who didn't want to dress like the Material Girl, while most parents raised issue with the lack of material. Nonetheless, Madonna has always been a fashion forward trendsetter. Stella McCartney is the one to credit for developing Lourdes' fashion designing, which she started at age 8-that must be the magical year for the most talented people. Despite these grand orchestrations, the MG line is sure to be compared to the spate of teen-celeb collections recently launched or planned: Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift for Wal-Mart, Selena Gomez for Kmart, Britney Spears for Kohl’s and the list keeps growing.

Madonna is also running into a few hurdles with her latest property acquisition in Bridgehampton - only her problems are man made and don’t involve yucky thins like black mold. County Planning Commissioner Thomas Isles wrote a letter to Southampton Town demanding that a stop work order be issued on Madonna’s new fence. That order was issued on July 7. The county farmland committee is expected to review the fence at its next regular meeting. Folks in the know say it will probably as it is a low split rail fence commonly seen on farms.
But know it’s her hedges that are raising concern. Madge’s privet hedge might be considered a windbreak, which would be a legitimate farm use. Or, it might be considered a privacy fence, which would not be legal and would have to be removed. “You would have to be sure it (the privet) has an agricultural purpose,” Isles said. “Those screens require approval before installation.” He said that, if the farmland committee ultimately rules the privet is a privacy screen, not a windbreak, the county could order the plants removed.



Ron Perelman Plans Huge Fete



John Legend


Big estates are great places and cosmetics mogul Ron Perelman owner of the legendary “The Creeks” on Georgica is one of the largest in the tony enclave.
He’ll throwing his first benefit there on Aug. 14. The $1,500-a-head fund-raiser for the Apollo Theater's education programs for kids, co-hosted by Dick Parsons, will feature dinner prepared by famed chef Marcus Samuelsson and performances by John Legend, the Roots, Sam Moore of Sam & Dave, and other surprise guests.


Gwyneth Paltrow Country Singer



Gwyneth Paltrow


Gwyneth Paltrow – country singer? In the upcoming film “Country Strong” the blonde Oscar winner plays a fallen country idol Now comes the leaked single from her film in which she plays alongside Tim McGraw, Leighton Meester and Garrett Hedlund, and she sounds pretty great. Maybe she and her man Chris Martin can tour together.


The Hamptons International Film Festival



Alec Baldwin


The Hamptons International Film Festival working with Guild Hall will present “The Most Dangerous Man In America: Daniel Ellsberg and The Pentagon Papers”: Followed by conversation with Alec Baldwin, Carl Bernstein and Daniel Ellsberg, former United States military analyst. Also participating are Hamptons International Film Festival Chairman Stuart Match Suna, Executive Director Karen Arikian and Director of Programming David Nugent. The sure to be super-charged gathering takes place Saturday August 7 at Guild Hall in East Hampton.



Denise Rich Prepares For Angel Ball



Joan Collins


Not all the Hamptonites are – well – in the Hamptons. As always there is a large contingent that heads off for the South of France for a spot of yachting. Denise Rich will stage her annual dinner aboard her yacht, Lady Joy. The guest list of 250 celebrities reads like the Cote d'Azur Hall of Fame: George Hamilton, Regine, Jean Pigozzi, Joan Collins and Count Eric Wachtmeister, and Adnan and Lamia Khashoggi. Denise has hired local singing sensations the Gypsy Queens, described as "four gorgeous guys," to help sell tables to her Oct. 21 Angel Ball in New York. Southampton’s Roberto and Joanne DeGuardiola will pop over from their sleek yacht, Audacia while Blackstone CEO Stephen Schwarzman and wife Christine are staying in a villa in the nearby foothills.

Not surprisingly, Paris Hilton was photographed topless en route to St. Tropez for the picture that circled the globe.

Photos By: RD/Leon/Walter McBride/Dziekan/Kim/Retna