Story By: Edward Callaghan

Bobby Steggert

Tony nominated actor Bobby Steggert soon to be seen with Christopher Walken, Selma Blair and Mia Farrow in Todd Solondz’s Dark Horse is currently having a ball in the new production of Christopher Durang’s outrageous comedy “Betty’s Summer Vacation” at Bay Street Theater. Trip Cullman directs the comedy which chronicles the way Betty’s idea of a summer vacation is blown to bits when her house mates begin to file in. One after another, each inhabitant of the house share begins to show their true colors which are simply psycho-delic. Sort of your typical Hamptons share house! On Sunday, July 10 from 4 -5 pm, you can meet the cast which includes Tony nominees Veanne Cox & Celia Keenan-Bolger, Tom Riis Farrell, John Behlmann, Heidi Schreck, Jacob Hoffman and Kate O’Phalen at the ArtHamptons VIP Lounge at 154 Snake Hollow Road in Bridgehampton.


ArtHamptons Pulls in the Serious Art Crowd – Warhol Exhibit a Big Draw

Stewart F. Lane And Bonnie Comley

ArtHamptons, the East End’s biggest & most prestigious art market’ opened with a benefit for Jack Lenor Larsen’s Longhouse Reserve. The fair showcases renowned art dealers from more than 10 countries, including the UK (10 dealers), Spain, Germany, Canada, Argentina, Mexico, Israel, Russia, Japan, China and Korea. You can view the art in a new and improved 50,000 square foot modular museum on 5 bucolic acres. Walk through their impressive sculpture garden and enter the building through a spectacular glass lobby. Fully air-conditioned with reinforced and carpeted floors, each year this striking museum in a field becomes the largest modular structure ever to be constructed on the East End of Long Island.

Opening night saw such collectors as Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Edward Albee, Beth Rudin de Woody, producers Stewart Lane & Bonnie Comley and TV Producer & all round funny lady Angela LaGreca, Factory alumni Ultra Violet and Taylor Mead were holding court at the Andy Warhol exhibit which was not surprisingly packed.


Creativity & Philanthropy Meet at Parrish Art Museum Mid-Summer Party

Nicole Miller

The Parrish Art Museum’s Summer Mid Summer Party draws a heady mix of artists and the patrons that support them for one of the season’s most festive and elegant affairs. We got a sneak peek at the guest list of the lucky folks who’ll be mixing and mingling, wining and dining and hitting the dance floor in the air-conditioned tent in the Museum’s historic Arboretum. This year they honor the Parrish’s Founding Partners, an illustrious group of leading art patrons deeply committed to making the vision of the new Parrish Art Museum a reality.

Among those expected are such world class artists as Chuck Close, April Gornik, Eric Fischl, Ross Bleckner, John Chamberlain, Connie Fox & Bill King, Donald Sultan, Dan Rizzie, Dorothea Rockburne, Jane Wilson and John Gruen; designers Nicole Miller, Berry Brown and Tanya Traykovski and major arts patrons including Beth Rudin de Woody, Gayle Perkins Atkins & Charles Atkins, Adam & Lenore Sender, Alexandra Stanton & Sam Natapoff, Carlo Bronzini Vendor, Andrew & Colleen Saunders, Douglas & Stacy Polley and David & Elizabeth Granville Smith.


Paula Poundstone Hit's The Hamptons

Paula Poundstone

Nutty Paula Poundstone, one of our favorite funny ladies, brings her off kilter view of the world to the lucky crowds at Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center Saturday July 9. Whether talking about politics or being a single working Mom with 3 kids, her quirky observations and spot-on timing often leave audience members complaining that their cheeks hurt from laughter.


A-Rod Get Your Passport Ready

Cameron Diaz

Alex Rodriguez has been seen lots lately with the lovely Cameron Diaz in the Big Apple and all around The Hamptons where he spotted the ever gorgeous Christie Brinkley at a party and was clearly smitten. But if A-Rod has serious designs on the blonde bombshell, he had better have his passport & VISA card ready to go as Ms. Brinkley may soon be heading to London to reprise her role as Roxie Hart in the West End production of “Chicago” after blowing critics away with her performance on Broadway.


Mizrahi Ready to Say I Do

Isaac Mizrahi

Isaac Mizrahi is designing an exclusive bridal collection for The Aisle New York, which will be sold on the site’s made-to-order boutique starting at the end of March The wedding dresses in this custom collection will only be available for a six-month run on the members-only site, and the gowns will be priced between $2,000 and $4,500. In addition to made-to-measure wedding gowns, there will be ready-to-wear dresses in sizes 0-14 .“The best place to shop for your wedding gown is the privacy of your own computer,” Isaac Mizrahi told Women’s Wear Daily.


Chef’s Night Off

Bobby Flay

King of the Grill Bobby Flay and his wife Stephanie March took a night off from grilling at home and enjoyed a casual dinner at Bostwick's Chowder House in East Hampton.. The pair dined outside on the restaurant’s barrel tables and feasted on local lobsters and steamers.


Stars to Shine at Hamptons for Haiti Benefit

Mariska Hargitay

Maria Bello, Mariska Hargitay, Keifer Sutherland, Nicole Ross, Cristina Cuomo and scores of Hamptons boldface will brunch at the Ross School to make a difference for those in need in Haiti, at the Ross School from 12-3 on July 17th. There will be a silent auction and musical performance by "The Diva of Haiti" Barbara Guillaume. You can get tickets here....


Naomi Watts Goes Country Casual

Liev Schreiber With Naomi Watts

Naomi Watts and her regular guy Liev Schreiber have been spotted all around the Hamptons – at farmer’s markets, on the beach and just the other day dining at Turtle Crossing in East Hampton with their children.


Hamptons Gals Think Kellan Lutz is Abs-olutely Fine

Kellan Lutz

After Twilight series star Kellan Lutz pulled off his shirt for a volleyball match at the Ciroc Country Club last week, local gals are praying he’ll be back this weekend for a promised re-match. They can’t wait to get another look at those famous abs !

Photos By: RD/Orchon/Dziekan/Kirkland/Roe/Walter McBride/Retna