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HOLLY MADISON SKATES 'WINTER IN VENICE'

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THE LAS VEGAS GOSSIP
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Always Stunning Holly Madison


Holly Madison Skates Up



It was a "Holly Jolly Christmas" as Holly Madison laced up her skates and took a spin on the outdoor ice skating rink at Winter in Venice at The Venetian Las Vegas. Dressed in a pink sweater and festive scarf, the PEEPSHOW star glided along the ice while fans gathered around the rink, located at Doge's Palace adjacent to the outdoor gondolas. After showing off her skating skills, Madison mingled with holiday characters and enjoyed a chocolate gelato.

The majestic ice skating rink is just one of the many ways guests can experience Winter in Venice at The Venetian and The Palazzo this holiday season, taking place now through Jan. 8. Winter in Venice is the first true celebration of the winter season on the Las Vegas Strip, with 49 days of holiday festivities throughout both resorts, including strolling carolers, candy cane stilt walkers, puppets, jugglers, magicians, the Nightly Spectacular hol…

REAL NUMBERS BEHIND CHRISTMAS SPENDING

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THE CHICAGO GOSSIP

Story By: Kathy Posner
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Presents Under Kathy Posner's Christmas Tree



According to Marilyn Vos Savant’s column in Parade Magazine, total consumer spending accounts for about 70% of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). This spending includes housing, transportation, food clothing, etc. In 2008, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average household expenditure was approximately $50,486.


The National Retail Federation reports that consumers spent an average of $508 on holiday gifts last year. If we play with the numbers, that means that only .74% (¾ of one percent) of the economy is represented by holiday spending.


I am confused!


If holiday spending is such an infinitesimal part of the GDP, why does the media make such a big deal about Black Friday and holiday shopping expenditures? Why are every retailer’s cash register sales closely scrutinized, and online spending analyzed ad nauseum? The numbers prove that holiday spending has virt…

MARY J. BLIGE TALKS TO THE NEW YORK TIMES

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Mary J. Blige


Jon Pareles With Mary J. Blige



The New York Times Talks with singing legend Mary J. Blige at The Times Center in New York City.


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

2012 FILM INDEPENDENT SPIRIT NOMINATIONS

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Kate Beckinsale


Anthony Mackie



The 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations were held at The London West Hollywood Hotel in West Hollywood, California today. They will be presented Feb. 25, 2012 in Santa Monica, California.




The 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations Are:




Best Feature: 50/50; Beginners; Drive; Take Shelter; The Artist; The Descendants.


Director: Mike Mills, Beginners; Nicholas Winding Refn, Drive; Jeff Nichols, Take Shelter; Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist; Alexander Payne, The Descendants.


International film: A Separation (Iran); Melancholia (Denmark, Sweden, France, Germany); Shame (United Kingdom); The Kid With a Bike (Belgium, France, Italy); Tyrannosaur (United Kingdom).


Male Lead: Demian Bichir, A Better Life; Jean Dujardin, The Artist; Ryan Gosling, Drive; Woody Harrelson, Rampart; Michael Shannon, Take Shelter.


Female Lead: Lauren Ambrose, Think of Me; Rachel Harris, Natural Selection; Adepero Oduye, Pariah; Elizabeth Olsen, Martha Marcy May Marlene; Mi…

BOB BARKER & PAMELA ANDERSON GO POSTAL

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Pamela Anderson And Bob Barker


Bob Barker


Pamela Anderson



PETA Goes Postal: Bob Barker and Pamela Anderson Unveiled the Vegetarian Icons Postage Sheet held at the Hollywood Post Office in Los Angeles, California today.


Photos By: RD / Orchon / Retna Digital

THE ANNUAL HOLLYWOOD CHRISTMAS PARADE

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Tara Fowler With Montell Williams


Francia Raisa


Ashlee Keating


Laura McKenzie


Erik Estrada


Stefanie Scott


Kenton Duty


Olivia Holt


Vivica A. Fox


Lea Thompson


Marie Osmond


Heather Tom


Sasha Pieterse


Ashley Argota


Nicole Anderson


Quinton Aaron


SPIDER-MAN CELEBRATES YEAR ON BROADWAY

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WALTER MCBRIDE
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Reeve Carney


Michael Buble


Reeve Carney With Michael Buble And Patrick Page



Michael Buble visited Reeve Carney & Patrick Page Backstage at 'SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark' at the Foxwoods Theatre in New York City. The famed show also celebrated their one year anniversary.



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

BARNEY FRANK WILL NOT SEEK REELECTION

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Barney Frank



We are very sad to hear Barney Frank is not running for re-election. We really like this guy, he has worked so hard for this country.

I remember one weekend a few years ago sitting at Langans Bar And Restaurant across the street from Fox News with Barney Frank, having a beer. He was talking about his DVD "Lets Get Frank". We talked about many things, but I really liked this guy. Barney defended gay rights, when no one else in Washington would. He was not afraid to stand up to anyone or anything. This guy was and is a legend.

As I sat next to Barney Frank, I realized how smart and tough this guy was. I also realized what a fun and exciting person I was sitting with. He had a sense of humor and he saw everything like it really was. I thought to myself, how different the country would be if all our elected officials in Washington were like Barney. Barney Frank cares for America and he can never be replaced!



STATEMENT FROM BARNEY FRANK



I will not be a candidate for reele…

OCEAN DUNES EXTENDS THE HOLIDAY SEASON

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TIMES SQUARE GOSSIP TRAVEL

Ocean Dunes - 379 Bluff Road - Amagansett, NY 11930

Tel: 631-267-8121
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Ocean Dunes Boardwalk Through The Dunes



Ocean Dunes is Distinctive Management’s newest exclusive oceanfront escape located on four tranquil acres in the charming village of Amagansett, one of the most sophisticated small towns in America. Nightly rentals have just been extended until December 31st, 2011, so you can now enjoy the breath-taking beauty Ocean Dunes has to offer through the holiday season. With 65 units—comprised of one- and two-bedrooms—this is the perfect location for a second home or relaxing getaway. Bolstering Distinctive Management’s reputation for providing luxurious, comfortable residences, this idyllic vacation spot at Ocean Dunes is a terrific investment opportunity and includes amenities such as private balconies, an outdoor heated swimming pool, daily housekeeping service, a stunning abundance of natural beauty, and a professional front desk staff to take care o…

JOIN THE NEW YORK CHELSEA MODERN FAMILY

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TIMES SQUARE GOSSIP REAL ESTATE

Chelsea Modern
447 West 18th Street
New York, NY 10011
(212) 645-4447
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Penthouse Dining Room and Kitchen



One of New York’s award-winning buildings, Chelsea Modern offers luxury real-estate in the city’s finest neighborhood. With its last few remaining units—including duplexes and penthouses—on sale in an eager international market, Chelsea Modern could be a great investment. The hottest place to live in New York has already received wide recognition for its innovative design and it was recently ranked second on Carter Horsley’s Top 10 glass-clad Manhattan buildings. The structure, developed by Robert Gladstone and hailed as one of architect Audrey Matlock’s best, manages to stand out even in an area that is known as the world’s leading site for modern art. The twelve-story condominium located at 447 West 18th Street features an eye-catching glass fa├žade in a revolutionary shifting zigzag pattern that has artists and celebrities flocking to live in one …

MARIO BATALI WARMS UP WINTER IN VENICE

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Mario Batali



As part of the Winter in Venice celebrations at The Venetian and The Palazzo, the resorts welcomed world-renowned chef Mario Batali for a live cooking demo at the exterior of The Venetian by the outdoor gondolas. Joking that his signature orange Crocs can't ever come off, Batali stepped on to the ice skating rink and posed for photos with the holiday characters and guests before heading over to the wood burning oven situated on the sidewalk. The large crowd gathered and enjoyed slices of his signature pizza while he gave his cooking tips, including dough should be slowly stretched instead of tossed. Executive chef Zach Allen from Batali's restaurants inside The Venetian and The Palazzo (Otto Enoteca Pizzeria, B&B Ristorante, and Carnevino Italian Steakhouse) was also on hand to help Batali prepare the pizza and interact with the crowd. Batali also signed copies of his cookbook, "Molto Batali: Simple Family Meals from My Home to Yours," for lucky meet …

LAUPER TO PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT

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THE WEB GOSSIP
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Jennifer Lopez



DAYME AND BASTONE -- Our pick-to-click of the year Dayme has officially joined with producer/re mixer Freddy Bastone. As a matter of fact, at this very moment the two are in Bastone’s NYC studio working on several tracks. Bastone first made his mark on the music scene as one of the premiere producers/remixes in the halcyon 80’s; of late he’s worked with Justin Timberlake; Jennifer Lopez; and Jill Scott, and is about to embark on a production project with Nina Hagen. The two signed their agreement last week at the Palm in midtown. Dayme has impressed us with her originality and vivaciousness; she is terrifically compelling. We'll keep you posted.


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Cyndi Lauper



LAUPER LOVE -- Cyndi Lauper is wrapping up a rather terrific year. She just finished a sold-out national tour with Dr. John; her latest CD, To Memphis With Love, received rave critical praise, and thousands of theatre-goers every week are singing along with her songs in the Broadway sma…

HOLLY MADISON FEEDS THANKSGIVING NEEDY

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Holly Madison



Holly Madison helped feed the needy on Thanksgiving at the Hard Rock Cafe in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Photo By: Scott Harrison / Retna Ltd.

BROOKE BURKE CHARVET'S PERFECT HOLIDAY

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The Charvet Family


Brooke Burke Charvet With Santa



Brooke Burke Charvet and Family celebrated Microsoft Windows picture perfect holiday providing free Santa photos to people around the country held at the Century City Mall in Century City, California.


Photos By: RD / Orchon / Retna Digital

ANNE DOUGLAS CENTER'S THANKSGIVING MEAL

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STARS WITH A HEART
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Anne Douglas


Antonio Villaraigosa


Jennifer Love Hewitt With Kim Kardashian And Zoe Saldana


Kurt Douglas With Kim Kardashian


Zoe Saldana



Zoe Saldana along with Kurt Douglas, Anne Douglas, Antonio Villaraigosa, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Kim Kardashian and others, attended The Los Angeles Mission and Anne Douglas Center's Thanksgiving Meal for the Homeless, was held at the Los Angeles Mission in Los Angeles, California.


Photos By: RD / Orchon / Retna Digital