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JOIN TIMES SQUARE GOSSIP ON FACEBOOK

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ELTON JOHN AT THE LAS VEGAS COLOSSEUM

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Elton John Rocks Las Vegas


Sir Elton John



Elton John returned to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace and premiered his new show, The Million Dollar Piano, in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Photo By: RD / Kabik / Retna Digital

NIP AND TUCK AT FAMED TRUMP TAJ MAHAL

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Trump Taj Mahal



Lots of buzz generated today on what may be the most interesting and innovative promotion I have seen in a long time. This one's called the Nip, Tuck, and Lift sweepstakes...courtesy of the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City. They are giving away $25,000 in plastic surgery on October 29 to one of their gamblers who is playing in their casino at 10pm.

When i first saw this, I thought they were kidding. But nope, it's true. And, the more I thought about it, the less crazy it seemed. I mean, cosmetic procedures are becoming commonplace these days. And let's face (no pun intended) it, who couldn't use a little work here and there. Plus, a lot of people are born with imperfections or develop issues along the way. But in this economy, when there are bills to pay and not a lot of extra money around, it's tough to take a few thousand dollars and do something for yourself. Winning this promotion allows you to do that-guilt free.

But even if you are perfect in eve…

THE MUSIC FROM HBO'S BOARDWALK EMPIRE

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THE WEB GOSSIP
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Steve Buscemi



SOUNDS FROM EMPIRE --- If you're a fan of HBO's Boardwalk Empire, you're going to love the just-released compendium of music from the Terry Winter show that literally bursts forth with some of the best vinyl-classics from the 1920s re recorded by some of the top contemporary artists around, including Regina Spektor, Loudon Wainwright III, Martha Wainwright, Catherine Russell, Nellie McKay and Leon Redbone. The album's just out in tandem with the show's second season premier last week on HBO. Spektor's version of “My Man,” originally made popular in 1921 by Ziegfeld follies singer Fanny Brice, is priceless. Also, current day New York-jazz band Vince Giordano and The Nighthawks who appear regularly on the show as the house band at Babette's Nightclub, contribute five modern-day renditions of key songs from that era, including “Magic” and “Dark Town Strutters Ball.” We also loved Catherine Russell's “Crazy Blues,” Nellie…

THE IDEAS OF MARCH LOS ANGELES PREMIERE

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George Clooney


Ryan Gosling With George Clooney And Jeffrey Wright


Ryan Gosling


Evan Rachel Wood


Marisa Tomei


Max Minghella


Kate Mara


Jacinda Barrett


Gabriel Macht


Stacy Keibler



Stacy Keibler along with Jacinda Barrett, Kate Mara, George Clooney, Ryan Gosling, Gabriel Macht and others, attended The Los Angeles Premiere of "The Ides of March" held at the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, California.


Photos By: RD / Orchon / Retna Digital

CHARLIE SHEEN AND HIS FAMILY REUNION

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Charlie Sheen



It was a family affair for the Sheen’s at NINETHIRTY Restaurant at W Los Angeles-Westwood the other night. Charlie was joined by brother Emilio Estevez, father Martin Sheen, and his mother Janet Sheen, among others. Everyone ordered the salmon, except Martin decided to spring for a hamburger (without any onion). They were very sweet and mellow. The party snacked on kabobs while they waited for their entrees.

The executive Chef, Dakota Weiss of NINETHIRTY at W Los Angeles-Westwood just finished filming the newest season of Top Chef, which airs in early November.

Photo By: RD/Kirkland/Retna

MELISSA ETHERIDGE HONORED WITH STAR

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Melissa Etheridge



Melissa Etheridge was Honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, California.


Photo By: RD / Orchon / Retna Digital

THE SUBMISSION AT LUCILLE LORTEL THEATRE

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Jonathan Groff


Eddie Kaye Thomas


Rutina Wesley


Rutina Wesley along with Jonathan Groff, Eddie Kaye Thomas and others, were snapped during the Curtain Call for the MCC Theater World Premiere Production of 'The Submission' at the Lucille Lortel Theatre in New York City.


Walter McBride / WM Photography / Retna Ltd.

MADAME PAULETTE SPONSORS RAINFOREST

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Madame Paulette



World-renowned couture cleaning specialist, Madame Paulette recently sponsored a Fashion Week celebration benefiting the Rainforest Foundation. The New York hotspot hosted the event to raise money for the Rainforest Foundation and to get ready for The Rock The Rainforest Concert Series that will launch in October 2011. Twenty percent of the evening’s proceeds were donated to fight the cause and benefit the Rainforest Foundation.

The Rainforest Foundation was founded in 1989 by Sting and Trudie Styler to help protect the rainforest and its inhabitants in 20 countries, protecting more than 28 million acres of rainforest. They have been long time clients of Madame Paulette, and in return, Madame Paulette has donated its staff and resources to the foundation’s concert series at Carnegie Hall for several years. The need to protect the rainforest continues grow as rainforest destruction and global warming continues. All benefits for the Rainforest Foundation raise vital funds,…

THE PARTY CONTINUES IN CHERRY GROVE

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Queen Sona Pavlasova Ceska With Countess Petra Brehl


Hector With Nicki And Vinny


Sona Pavlasova Ceska With Petra Brehl And Fire Islands Own Nicki


DJ Brandywine AKA John Brand With Sona Pavlasova Ceska,
Petra Brehl And Nicki



I am just going through the photos from the Into The Night event in Cherry Grove last weekend and they are great. The costumes my friends wore from Dune Point were just great. Petra Brehl and her mom Sona Pavlasova Ceska, really went to town creating their outfits. As always Fire Islands own Nicki was in rare form, stunning just about everyone on the street with her outfit.

I met some new and exciting friends at Dune Point also. There was Hector and Vinny from the Bronx, and just so many more friendly people staying at the island retreat. After the Ball, everyone headed over to Cherry's On The Bay to hear world renowned DJ Susan Levine spin her greatest mixes.

This weekend is the famous Halloween party, and the Dune Point breakfast with my s…

STARS COME OUT FOR THE ARTIOS AWARDS

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Hailee Steinfeld


Alana De La Garza


Jason Alexander


Meg Liberman


Octavia Spencer


Shaun Cassidy


Nicole Sullivan


Brian Cranston With Freddy Rodriguez


Dick Wolf


Darren Criss



Darren Criss along with Brian Cranston, Jason Alexander, Nicole Sullivan, Freddy Rodriguez, Dick Wolf and others, attended The 27th Annual Artios Awards held at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.



Photos By: RD / Orchon / Retna Digital

TIMES SQUARE GOSSIP PICKS NORAH LAWLOR

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NORAH LAWLOR

THE PUBLICIST ABOVE THE REST
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Norah Lawlor



Every year BizBash readers nominate New York businesses for the Readers’ Choice Awards for ten different categories. This year, Norah Lawlor of Lawlor Media Group has been graciously nominated for Publicist/PR Executive of the Year 2011!

Vote now for your favorite publicist until midnight on October 16th, 2011. The winners of the Readers' Choice Awards will be announced during the awards presentation at the BizBash New York Expo & Awards on Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 at the Jacob K. Javits Center.

Originally from Canada, Norah Lawlor began her career producing fashion shows, bringing the hottest Canadian talent to New York, which fired her ambitions to build her career in public relations. After moving to New York City in the 1990s, she initially handled PR on the New York nightlife scene, which evolved into a brief stint as a columnist.

Building on these experiences, she launched Lawlor Media Group Inc., which takes …

SNEEK PEEK OF GODSPELL BROADWAY REVIVAL

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Director Daniel Goldstein And Choreographer Christopher Gattelli


Morgan James And Charlie Siedenburg


Eric Michael Krop


Corey Mach


Lindsay Mendez


Hunter Parrish And Telly Leung


Stephen Schwartz


Wallace Smith



Wallace Smith along with Hunter Parrish, Eric Michael Krop, Lindsay Mendez, Corey Mach, Telly Leung, Stephen Schwartz and others, attended the Sneek Peek Performance for the upcoming Broadway Revival of 'Godspell' at Ballet Hispanico in New York City.


Photos By: Walter McBride / WM Photography / Retna Ltd.

KATHY POSNER CLIMBING POLE FOR CHRISTMAS

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THE CHICAGO GOSSIP
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Kathy Posner's Chicago Christmas Tree



Once Labor Day passes and school resumes, children’s thoughts turn quickly to their next long vacation -- the winter holiday break. The December holidays mean different things to varied religious groups, so we’re supposed to be politically correct and say, “Happy Holidays,” and not delineate to which holiday they are referring. The City of Chicago does not worry about offending anyone and makes a big hoopla about the Christmas tree that is erected at Daley Plaza. In fact, it was September 7th, just two days post Labor Day, when the City issued a press release about their search for a perfect tree.


The press release said, “The City of Chicago is looking for the perfect tree to grace Daley Plaza this holiday season and serve as the City’s Official Christmas tree. Beginning September 7 through September 30, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events will accept tree nominations for this year’s tree in Daley…