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KOOL 98.3 REFINES FORMAT FOR LISTENERS

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Jerry Blavat



With a firm commitment to programming that’s both live and local seven days a week, Kool 98.3 (WTKU-FM) will re-launch August 1st, with a refined format of hit songs from the 1960s through the ‘80s played by a lineup of personalities whose names and voices are familiar to radio listeners in southern New Jersey and throughout the Delaware Valley, station officials announced today.
“Our goal is to position Kool 98.3 as South Jersey’s Greatest Hits Station among all age groups,” said Dave Coskey, president of Longport Media, LLC., which purchased Kool 98.3 along with four other local radio stations in May.
Paul Kelly, a respected broadcasting executive with extensive experience both as a programmer and behind the microphone, has been named Director of Operations for Longport Media and will oversee the development and rollout of the changes, Coskey added.


“One of our primary goals in creating the new format for Kool was to offer our listeners programming and a playlist that’s …

THE LOS ANGELES SCREENING OF 'THE HELP'

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Kathryn Stockett


Viola Davis


Bryce Dallas Howard



Bryce Dallas Howard along with Kathryn Stockett, Viola Davis and others, attended The Los Angeles Screening and Panel Discussion of "The Help" held at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live Stadium 14 in Los Angeles, California.



Photos By: RD / Orchon / Retna Digital

THE STARS HEAD OVER TO PLAYBOY MANSION

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Nina Hartley


Janice Dickinson


Adrianne Curry



Adrianne Curry along with Nina Hartley, Janice Dickinson and others, were snapped at the Playboy TCA Event at the famed Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills, California.

Photos By: RD / Jackson / Retna Digital

ALICE COOPER AT THE HARD ROCK LAS VEGAS

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Alice Cooper


Jailed Alice Cooper



Alice Cooper was snapped a his photo shoot at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada the other day.


Photos By: RD / Kabik / Retna Digital

RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES PREMIERE

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John Lithgow


James Franco


Rupert Grint


Freida Pinto


Tom Felton



Tom Felton along with Rupert Grint, John Lithgow, James Franco, Freida Pinto and many more stars attended The Los Angeles Premiere of "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" held at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, California.


Photos By: RD / Orchon / Retna Digital

SUPER SATURDAY IN THE POSH HAMPTONS

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THE HAMPTONS GOSSIP


In a season that has already seen a plethora of over-the-top galas, sizzling cultural events and sumptuous dinners, this weekend is the Grand –Daddy of summer of them all with three of the hottest tickets to celeb studded galas for truly worthy causes. If you were ever going to loosen your purse strings, this is the weekend to do it!
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Kelly Ripa



Donna Karan, Kelly Ripa, Emma Stone & Ariel Foxman Prep for Super Saturday



Since Donna Karan first launched Super Saturday in memory of the late much loved fashion editor Liz Tilberis, this ultimate garage sale of designer duds has become one of the best and most popular summer charity events in the Hamptons. This year, Emma Roberts and Kelly Ripa will join with Karan, Ariel Foxman and InStyle to host this super sale to benefit The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF). It takes place on Saturday, July 30, 2011 at Nova’s Ark Project in Water Mill, New York from 1:00PM – 6:00PM with a special preview hour beginning at N…

CLAIRE O'CONNOR MAY YOU REST IN PEACE

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Claire O'Connor



I am so sad to say my friend Claire O'Connor of almost 30 years, has died of cancer. This is such a huge loss to everyone that knew and loved her.


I've been wandering the streets of Hells Kitchen for a few hours now, crying and crying about what a wonderful person this world has lost and what a beautiful friend I have lost. I kept walking back and forth in front of her apartment on West 44th street, and I don't know why. Maybe it was to feel close to her, knowing that she has walked the same pavement for so many years, to know these were the doors she walked through millions of times, I don't know. I just know that in this world of such horrible people, Claire was a Saint. Claire cared about people and she loved and watched over her friends. She was also the most talented publicist and everyone in the media world adored Claire.


I could talk to Claire as a friend. She would give me advice or tell me what I could do to make my life better. When I had no …

JORDIN SPARKS STUNNING IN FOREVERMARK

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Jordin Sparks



Together with GiltCity, Forevermark, the new diamond brand from the De Beers group of companies, celebrated its upcoming launch in New York City with an exclusive "Diamond Connoisseur Retreat" Pop-Up Boutique & Masterclass event at Milk Gallery.

American Idol Winner Jordin Sparks came to check out the pop-up boutique experience and attended a Forevermark Diamond Masterclass. She looked stunning in Forevermark diamonds, including Forevermark Diamond Earrings, Premier Gem for Forevermark Fancy Yellow Diamond Ring, and Premier Gem for Forevermark Diamond Line Bracelet.

Showcased alongside the classic Forevermark diamond designs available for sale were special designer collaborations by some of the jewelry designers most beloved by Hollywood, such as Hoorsenbuhs and Me & Ro. Many of Hollywood's leading actresses, including Michelle Williams, Lea Michele, Angie Harmon, Elizabeth Banks, Rashida Jones, Gwyneth Paltrow and Uma Thurman have already donned Forev…

CHICAGO INCENTIVES TAXING KATHY POSNER

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THE CHICAGO GOSSIP
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Taxing Kathy Posner



I have written about how I cannot figure out mathematically how the coffers of the State of Illinois benefit from all of the tax incentives that Governor Pat Quinn bestows on companies who threaten to leave. One of the reasons is because Quinn has given tax breaks to companies who do not even pay corporate taxes to the state. Instead, their incentive is calculated by the fact that the companies do not have to give the state their employee paycheck state income tax withholding. These companies just get to pocket that money because of an option that Quinn added to the Economic Development for a Growing Economy (EDGE) program.


The first company that Quinn gave that new option to was Motorola Mobility. . Motorola threatened to move out of state unless they got a tax break. Since they already, through clever loopholes, avoided paying any corporate state sales tax, they got a $100 million future break from paying the employee state income tax…

BEHIND THE WARDROBE ON HIT ENTOURAGE

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Insider Secrets HBO's Entourage - Behind the Wardrobe on What Ari Gold is Wearing!
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Adrian Grenier



The premiere for the highly anticipated final season of HBO’s hit original series Entourage aired on Sunday, with many fans anxious to see how the popular show will end. The must-tune-in series features charming Vince (played by Adrian Grenier), driven ‘E’ (played by Kevin Connolly), endearing Lloyd (played by Rex Lee), and fan favorite Ari Gold (played by Jeremy Piven) in his signature Domenico Vacca look and wardrobe. “We were able to do something really special for Jeremy’s character this season,” says designer Domenico Vacca. “We had a bit more time than the other seasons and we went through the script of each episode and tailored Ari’s wardrobe to the many important life changing moments that the character goes through. I wanted to try something new and give his look more power…define his style. This season, we are introducing double-breasted and three-piece suits. We…

THE DRIVERS SEAT IS STILL HAMPTONS BEST

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The Driver’s Seat
62 Jobs Lane
Southampton Village, NY
(631) 283-6606

www.thedriversseatrestaurant.com

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The Drivers Seat



A local favorite since its establishment in 1960, The Driver’s Seat Restaurant embodies the effortless style of East End dining, perfect for those looking for the quintessential experience. Sunlit and airy, the eatery—now owned by restaurateur Irma Herzog—offers a menu of traditional American fare, peppered with a selection of International cuisine. New for the 2011 summer season, The Driver’s Seat has revamped its interior with modern renovations, using owner Irma’s own personal aesthetic and vision. Redesigning the restaurant’s back patio, as well as landscaping a beautiful garden with live flowers, Irma has given The Driver’s Seat a refreshing change to the classic Hamptons’ staple.



With Executive Chef Hortensia Martinez at the wheel, guests will find classic summer favorites including: Lobster Roll Sandwich, Baked Clam Casserole, Mexican quesadillas and fajita…

THE STARS OF DR. WHO SIGN DVD COPIES

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Karen Gillan


Matt Smith



Matt Smith along with Karen Gillan and others, attended The Stars of Dr. Who, as they Signed Copies of Series 6 DVD Release held at Amoeba Music in Los Angeles, California.


Photos By: RD / Orchon / Retna Digital

REVIEWS ON NEW SPIDER MAN COME TRUE

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THE WEB GOSSIP
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Reeve Carney



FIRST ACT NO; SECOND ACT A GO -- We finally ventured forth into Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark last night at the Foxwoods Theatre and found a show, while particularly interesting on several fronts, literally hanging by a thread in the first act; re-bounding promisingly in the second, but overall, a show that sort of reboots the whole Spider-Man myths rather poorly. Sad to say, but, most of the reviews were spot-on. There's really not a show here, but rather, a wonderful series of images and sets by the visionary Julie Taymor; who, depending on what story you choose to believe, either was the victim of a horrible artistic-meltdown, or unceremoniously fired from the show. Wherever the truth lies, her work, her vision … is nothing sort of breathtaking and tremendous. The weaving sets seemingly bounce up and down, but come together at every corner; let's say it now, her work (be it the wonderful Lion King still on the boards; or the movie Across Th…

KATE MAJOR LASHES OUT AT FAMED DR. DREW

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In this weeks Steppin' Out magazine, Kate Major talks to celebrity journalist Chaunce Hayden to lash out at Dr. Drew for "setting her up" to look bad on Season 5 of Celebrity Rehab. To make matters worse next weeks episode is rumored to make Kate look even worse than this past weeks train wreck!
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Kate Major In Steppin Out Magazine



Chaunce Hayden: How surprise where you to watch Dr. Drew call you an alcoholic and addict during this past weeks "Celebrity Rehab"?


Kate Major: I’m appalled that Dr. Drew who is supposed to be a professional would say those things about me. It’s completely out of line. I really can’t get over the fact that he would judge me like that and make me look like an addict and an alcoholic in front of the whole world. I have no respect for him at all. If I have failed a drug test or tested for alcohol than fine. He can say what he wants. But to just make these things up is just wrong. I wasn’t even a patient of his. He just completely emb…

THE SOUTHAMPTON SOCIAL CLUB AT POLO

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Bridgehampton Polo Club Celebrates Opening Day With Cuisine From Southampton Social Club
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Celebrity Hotspot Southampton Social Club




The sporting event that epitomizes a quintessential summer afternoon in the Hamptons returned Saturday, July 23, 2011 with the 15th Anniversary Season of Bridgehampton Polo, featuring delectable innovative American cuisine from celebrity hotspot Southampton Social Club. The event took place at Two Trees Farm with guests Russell Simmons, designer Betsey Johnson and daughter Lulu, Real Housewives of New York star Cindy Barshop and Jean Shafiroff, chair of the 53rd Annual Southampton Hospital Summer Gala, staying cool under the new, exclusive VIP Tent while nibbling on bites and taking in polo matches. Proceeds from Bridgehampton Polo Club will go to benefit the Bridgehampton Childcare and Recreational Center. Luxury prohibition speakeasy meets Hampton’s style social club at Southampton Social Club, a reinvented Hampton staple brought to you by restau…

CRAZY STUPID LOVE IS YOUR BEST MOVIE BET

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TIMES SQUARE GOSSIP MOVIE REVIEW

'CRAZY STUPID LOVE IS CRAZY GOOD FUN'
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Ryan Gosling



I've never been a huge fan of Steve Carell ; never really got into the antics on The Office in terms of breaking the fourth wall , but in this, his new movie Crazy, Stupid, Love, with an all-star cast firing on all cylinders, he nails a performance that will leave you breathless. A rather brilliant script with some novel twists and turns and an all-star performance by Ryan Gosling, Crazy, Stupid, Love is just crazy good fun! Emily (Julianne Moore) announces to long-time husband Cal (Steve Carell) she wants a divorce … over dinner. Cal jumps out of the car on the way home and tells his family that he'll be moving out. He begins to hang out nightly at a local bar, which he confesses he's been by a million times, but never stopped in. He's observed at this bar by Jacob (Ryan Gosling), who appears to have more than his share of available women on a nightly basis. He calls Cal …

THE GLAAD HANCOCK PARK TOP CHEF INVASION

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Shonda Rhimes


Fabio Viviani


Jessica Collins


Lisa Vanderpump


Singer Kaya Jones



Lisa Vanderpump along with Jessica Collins, Shonda Rimes, Fabio Viviani, Singer Kaya Jones and others attended The GLAAD Hancock Park: Top Chef Invasion held at a Private Residence in Los Angeles, California.



Photos By: RD / Orchon / Retna Digital

PORSCHE DESIGN'S NEW FALL FASHION LINE

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PUBLISHER JUSTIN MITCHELL, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
DEVORAH ROSE AND SOCIAL LIFE MAGAZINE
HOST PORSCHE DESIGN’S FALL FASHION PREVIEW
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Karen Levy With Paula Baglides


Brittany Hutt With Chris Malach



Barbara Regna



The Porsche Design Group hosted an exclusive event that gave guests an inside look at its new fall collection. The soirée took place on Thursday, July 21, 2011 at the new Porsche Design Shop located on Madison Avenue. Guests enjoyed Boschendal Shiraz Vintage 2009 and Boschendal Chardonnay Vintage 2009 wines and Hint water provided by The Beach House as they browsed the wide array of must-have items for the 2011 fall season. Those in attendance had the opportunity to purchase from the luxury line of Porsche products before they are available in stores.



ABOUT PORSCHE DESIGN



As one of the leading luxury brands in the world, Porsche Design crafts high-end products that fall in line with exceptional style and design philosophies. All products are crafted with impressive technical innovation…

MEET RUSSIAN DOLLS STAR MARINA LEVITIS

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New Reality TV Star & Owner Of Rasputin Restaurant & Cabaret Marina Levitis!
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Marina Levitis



Set to star in the upcoming new reality show Russian Dolls—premiering Thursday, August 11, 2011 at 10.30PM (after Project Runway) on the Lifetime Network— Rasputin| Restaurant and Cabaret owner Marina Levitis knew she wanted to show the world more about her heritage! Emigrating from Rostov, Russia in 1988 with her parents and brother, Marina grew up with many Russian traditions. Wanting to embrace and share her Russian roots, Marina found it difficult to find a venue that blended her Russian flair with New York style! “I went to places that didn’t capture that Russian-American experience I craved,” explains Marina. “It was extremely frustrating!”



Moving to New York’s Brighton Beach with her high school sweetheart-turned-husband, an opportunity came that could only be described as fate! Rasputin| Restaurant and Cabaret was being sold and the owners suggested that Marina purchase t…

IT'S HOT IN NYC BUT THE HAMPTONS IS ON FIRE

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THE HAMPTONS GOSSIP

Story By: Edward Callaghan

Champagne tastings, Polo, Charity Galas and nightclub bashes lured the celebrities and socials from their posh seaside palaces this weekend.
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Emeril Lagasse



Emeril Lagasse Toasted at Chefs & Champagne



The James Beard Foundation honored highly acclaimed chef, TV personality and multi James Beard Award winner Emeril Lagasse at the foundation's annual summer fundraiser at Wolffer Estate Vineyard the Chefs and Champagne Dinner The event featured culinary offerings from a select group of more than 40 fine chefs, from all over the nation, and many from JBF award-winning restaurants. The super foodie fete attracted not only Martha Stewart but a dapper looking Richard Gere.

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Betsy Johnson



Nacho Figueras & Fellow Players Return to Two Trees Farm



Despite losing sponsor Mercedes Benz, polo came back again this year to Two Tree farms. Top polo player & face of Ralph Lauren was once again in the saddle to the delight of guests like R…