Thursday, June 30, 2011



Characters Of Zarkana

Adrienne Balloon

Selita Banks

Kelly Killoren Bensimon

Lydia Hearst

Kathryn Erbe

Noel de Lesseps With Mom Luann de Lesseps And Sister Victoria de Lesseps

Gayle King

Judah Friedlander

Carrie Keagan

Alexis Bledel

Daniel Lamarre

Ralph Macchio

Sonja Morgan

Amber Tamblyn

Rachel Ann Weiss And Mom Kathleen Turner

Jill Zarin

Jill Zarin along with Rachel Ann Weiss And Mom Kathleen Turner, Judah Friedlander, Carrie Keagan, Gayle King, Lydia Hearst, Selita Banks, Ralph Macchio and many others attended the Opening Night Performance of The New Cirque Du Soleil Acrobatic Spectacle 'Zarkana' in New York City last night.

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


Cheryl Tiegs

Niecy Nash

Niecy Nash along with Cheryl Tiegs attended the Veranda Unveils the House of Windsor held at a Private Residence in Los Angeles, California.

Photos By: RD / Orchon / Retna Digital


The Tropicana

On Saturday, August 27th, Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing returns to the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City, with an exciting six bout card, featuring the always exciting heavyweight fan-favorite, Vinny Maddalone (33-7, 24KO’s) and Atlantic City’s own, Shamone “The Truth” Alvarez (21-4, 12KO’s) in separate bouts.

“We are really looking forward to returning to the Tropicana, and putting together another great night of exciting fights,” stated Joe DeGuardia, CEO and President of Star Boxing. “The Tropicana has such a great venue for boxing, and the atmosphere in the Casino, especially during the summer-time is just so electric. When you combine that electricity with the fireworks that Vinny and Shamone are sure to produce, you just know you are in for one exciting night of entertainment.”

Maddalone, a major attraction on the east coast, due to his never say die, warrior-like style, last fought at the Tropicana in March of last year, when he handed out a vicious beating to Dominque Alexander, dropping his opponent multiple times, before eventually scoring a 5th round TKO. Never in a dull fight, Maddalone has fought some of the top names in the Heavyweight division, including former undisputed heavyweight champion, Evander Holyfield and current top ten contenders, Tomasz Adamek, Dennis Boytsov and Jean-Marc Mormeck. Maddalone is scheduled to square off against “Dangerous” Damon Reed (46-16, 32KO’s) in a ten round heavyweight showdown.

The former, WBO NABO welterweight champion Alvarez also was in action at the Tropicana at the Star Boxing promoted show in March of last year. In his fight, Alvarez scored a brutal one-punch knockout over Alexis Camacho. Alvarez is set to meet the always tough and game Chris “Kid Kayo” Fernandez (19-13-1, 12KO’s) in an eight round welterweight match-up. Fernandez has been in with former world champions, Devon Alexander and Paulie Malignaggi.

All the action takes place in the Tropicana Showroom. Doors open at 7 p.m., with preliminaries beginning at 7:30 p.m. and the first bout starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are priced at $30, $50, $100 and $200 and are on sale now through Ticketmaster. Tickets will also be available at the Tropicana Box Office, subject to availability.


Star Boxing, Inc. has been in operation since1992. Star Boxing has worked to produce some of the most exciting and memorable boxing events in recent history. Star has continued to work with and develop a number of very exciting world champions, world rated contenders and young prospects. Star has consistently brought credibility, integrity, and exciting fights to the boxing industry. For more information on Star Boxing, visit the official website at


Chris Hansen

HERE is the footage everyone’s been waiting for according to The National Enquirer. They are billing this as, WORLD EXCLUSIVE spy video shot by NATIONAL ENQUIRER investigators of CHRIS HANSEN of “To Catch a Predator” fame, CAUGHT cheating!

The blockbuster video footage of NBC’s “Dateline” investigative reporter, Hansen, and blonde beauty, KRISTYN CADDELL, a news anchor at a local NBC affiliate, WPTV in West Palm Beach, Florida, was shot June 24, at 7:30 PM.

The clandestine couple arrived at the Ritz-Carlton’s Angle restaurant in Palm Beach where they “enjoyed a romantic dinner”, an eyewitness told The ENQUIRER.

In the ENQUIRER’s new print edition, now on newsstands, readers will see exclusive photos showing how the couple spent the rest of the night together -- until he left town the following morning.

For nearly four months, sources say, the handsome father of two has been allegedly cheating on his wife with 30-year-old Kristyn.

Hansen, 51, and his wife, Mary, 53, live togeth­er in Connecticut and have two sons, but that didn’t stop the “To Catch a Predator” star from being caught in his own web of deceit, say sources.

Editors Note: This story was sent to us from The National Enquirer Public Relations. We like Chris Hansen, and from what we can see in the video, it shows two people walking into some hotel. We have not seen the print edition. If this is true, Hansen needs to just admit and says he's sorry and deal with this with his family. If he denies, the media will just keep digging and digging and the whole mess will drag on. Like I say, I've met the guy a few times around NYC, and hes a nice guy. My radio host friends from Maryland love him. And I have seen nothing to show Hansen as guilty, so everyone keep a open mind till the fat lady sings!

Photo By: RD/Leon/Retna


Betty White Plays Drums In "Hot In Cleveland"

Hot In Cleveland gets even hotter. On the July 6th episode, Melanie decides to form a band with her friends and compete in a local Battle of the Bands for her column in Woman’s Day. Joy takes it more seriously than the others, catching the attention of band rival Rick (returning guest star Wayne Knight), who convinces Joy her childhood dream of being a rock star could actually be a reality. Classic Betty White, playing the drums!

Photo Courtesy Of: TV Land


Steven Spielberg

SUMMER … IS IT OVER? --- As far as Hollywood is concerned; your summer is officially over. With Transformers 3 opening Friday; Larry Crowne tomorrow … and, what might be the surprise hit of this summer Horrible Bosses, next week, followed quickly by the final Harry Potter (which will almost positively be the hit of the summer!) … that's about it for the summer of 2011. Me … I'm still waiting to see X Men: First Class and Super 8! Last night, trailers were released for two of the hoped-for Xmas hits: Tom Cruise's Mission Impossible 4: Ghost Protocol and Steven Spielberg's Warhorse; his filmed presentation of the current Broadway-hit at Lincoln Center. Me, I've always liked Cruise. Sure, he gets more than his fair share of flak … but, I think in his attempt to diffuse any such thing from happening; actually draws more fire. I hear he is nothing but professional and prepared when working on a movie and at the end of the day, you can't ask for more than that. I liked him the most in War of The Worlds; Rain Man; Vanilla Sky and Minority Report; not so much in The Last Samurai and Far And Away. Let's face it; he was gold in Tropic Thunder; though the joke was played out a bit too long in the media. In the trailer it was great to see him working alongside Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton and the always terrific Tom Wilkinson. And, though there was a tad too much running about and dodging the odd car crash … it was just the first trailer after all. Warhorse on the other hand, was all-Spielberg-ian; moody, atmospheric and totally captivating. The Lincoln Center-production didn't blow me away (though it had its moments), but the trailer had me in seconds. I predict this will be a must-see this holiday season.


FORGOTTEN HITS? --- There is a site called Forgotten Hits, presided over by one Kent Kotal, that is a must-read for lovers of the hits and artists of yesteryear. Although, that said … the one rather provocative questioner that keeps coming up on their reader-feedback is what exactly is an oldie? Sure, Freddy Cannon's “Palisades Park” (which is featured in the current X Man: First Class movie-which has grossed $133 million worldwide and has somewhat rejuvenated his career) is an oldie (from May 1962) but, if you liked a Steely Dan song in college and occasionally listen to Yes and Emerson, Lake and Palmer … does that qualify you as rather dodgy, oldies-devotee? With the amount of legacy bands touring this summer … it does certainly raise the question of what really is an oldie … not too mention being an oldies fan. I was turned onto this site by radio-guru Tom Cuddy several years back and have myself, become a major fan. A big plus in my book, is the consistently good feedback from the readers. They may not be buying record anymore, but their memory of history is astounding, and, Kent's accuracy and writings are sensational. Check it out here....


Joe Piscopo As Frank Sinatra

CALLING JOE! --- This is no joke: After more than 25 years as a popular Atlantic City headline attraction, Joe Piscopo, is taking it to the next level and taking up residence at the new Resorts Casino Hotel with the opening of his very own nightclub, Club Piscopo. Though you may remember the comedian from his Saturday Night Live shenanigans with Eddie Murphy, the multi-talented comedian and actor has partnered with Resorts to create a new kind of AC club with an old-school show biz vibe that premieres Thursday, July 1 for its 4th of July Grand Opening Weekend. Club Piscopo will feature a variety of acts, comedians and bands that will entertain audiences every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout the summer. The format will include regular appearances by Piscopo and other well-known entertainers, including jazz artists, musicians, and up-and-coming comedians in an intimate setting. “This is going to be a hang place, where people can come and see an eclectic mix of entertainment. I've always wanted to open a place of my own in AC.” This weekend, he'll be joined by comedian Jeff Norris and a 10-piece swing band. Me, I've always loved him doing his Sinatra-shtick. Funny man ... always has ... good luck Joe! I hope he kills!


BE JEALOUS - - - Looking forward to this evening's Be Jealous photographic event at The Keeley Gallery in Lower Manhattan at Gallery 151. In this body of new work, Ryan Keeley collaborates with one of today’s best up and coming fashion photographer, Richard Guaty. The two combine forces to create a series of provocative images that cross the lines between fashion photography, abstract expressionism, and experimental printing. Each piece contains many layers of hand distressed photo images that are blended between thick compounds of acrylics and enamels. Each layer contains countless possibilities that stand out as beautiful distractions. One can become lost in the beauty of each model shot by Guaty and become fascinated with Keeley's wildly experimental printing methods and aggressive additions to each photo. The two artists working together take post production of photos to a new level by elevating the final product into collectible pieces of fine art. Should be terrific!

Photos By: RD/Kirkland/Dziekan/Retna

Piscopo Photo courtesy Of Randex Publicity

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


Savannah Outen

Caroline Sunshine

Tyler Posey

Jared Kusnitz

Chyler Leigh

Holland Roden

Crystal Reed

Crystal Reed along with Chyler Leigh, Jared Kusnitz, Savannah Outen, Caroline Sunshine, Holland Roden and others, attended The 2nd Annual Thirst Project Gala held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California.

Photos By: RD / Orchon / Retna Digital



Norbert Leo Butz With Aaron Tveit

Kerry Butler

Marc Shaiman And Scott Whitman

Kerry Butler With Norbert Leo Butz And Aaron Tveit

Linda Hart

Nick Wyman

Rachel de Benedet

Aaron Tveit

Scott Wittman

Scott Wittman along with Nick Wyman, Rachel de Benedet, Aaron Tveit and others attended the Live at Barnes & Noble: Multi-Song performance by cast members of CATCH ME IF YOU CAN in New York City.

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


John Mahdessian Of Madame Paulette

This summer, everything’s coming up roses on Second Avenue! A dazzling array of designer pieces and headdresses from the recent Tulips & Pansies: The Headdress Affair runway show are now on display in the flagship store windows of one-of-a-kind Custom Couture Cleaner Madame Paulette®! The high fashion runway show paired up fashion’s most recognized designers including DKNY, Mara Hoffman, and Betsey Johnson, with New York City’s finest florists including FloraTech and L’Oasis Floral Design to create ornate headdresses made entirely from live plants and fresh flowers! With the help of Celebrity Stylist Lauren Rae Levy, Madame Paulette® took select looks straight off the Tulips and Pansies runway to be cleaned, restored and showcased. These beautiful headdress pieces and imaginative styled looks by top designers Atelier Aimée, Tracy Reese, Viktor Luna for Avery J. Fashion Consultants, Sara Claire & Esther, Mataano, LaQuan Smith, and Blank Silk won’t be on for much longer—so make sure to take a look!

Organized by the community-based, not-for-profit organization serving older adults, persons living with HIV/AIDS and individuals in need of chronic care, medical and rehabilitation services, VillageCare, the impressive Tulips & Pansies: The Headdress Affair show raised funds and awareness for the rehabilitation of the individuals they serve. Tulips and Pansies took place on May 19th in New York City’s Gotham Hall. The event was hosted by Stylist and First Comes Fashion Founder James Aguiar, and Co-Chaired by People’s Revolution Founder, Kelly Cutrone, Philanthropist and Writer Ariana Rockefeller and Fashion Week Founder Fern Mallis.


Having achieved the status of being the finest Custom Couture Cleaner in the world, Madame Paulette® offers state-of-the-art, unrivaled cleaning services for its clientele — including internationally-renowned Couture designers (Vera Wang, Oscar de la Renta, Christian Dior and Chanel, among others), retail establishments (Bergdorf Goodman and Saks Fifth Avenue), celebrities (Alicia Keys, Chelsea Clinton, Eva Longoria), high-profile VIPs (Carl Icahn, Donald Trump, Anna Wintour) and iconic establishments (The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art). For more information about Madame Paulette®, visit


VillageCare is a community-based, not-for-profit organization serving older adults, persons living with HIV/AIDS and individuals in need of chronic care, medical and rehabilitation services. Guided by the people they serve, VillageCare provides leadership to improve their community’s health and quality of life, and enhance the quality of care and well being of those who come to their programs for services. For more information about VillageCare, visit


Lauren Rae Levy’s expertise comes from her extensive experience as a runway fashion and celebrity stylist. Ms. Levy has worked with noteworthy celebrities including Bethenny Frankel, Jessica Hart, Lydia Hearst, Kathy Hilton, Paris Hilton, Sarah Jessica Parker, Beth Shak, Molly Simms, Tara Reid, just to name a few. She has also appeared on shows such as Extra!, Inside Edition, The Tyra Show, Jerseylicious, NYC Prep, and The Real Housewives of New York.


At L’Oasis Floral Design, you will get more than high end flowers…Rather your essence and your event will rise within personalized floral arrangements…Red pepper and cardamom to add fragrance and spice to your wedding, LED lights among petals to illustrate your sparkling personality, feathers and pearls for a sweet time. Whether you come with your own concept or want to leave L'Oasis with "carte blanche" infinitive inventiveness will be offered to sublimate who you are and your celebration. L’Oasis has served a number of clients including Valentino, Vera Wang, Mulberry, Emanuel Ungaro, and The Soho House, just to name of few. L’Oasis also handles the designs for various events and venues including weddings, private parties, hotels, restaurants, retail, outdoor scenery, and gardens. Daily delivery services to Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn are also available to clients. For more information about L’Oasis, visit


Floratech is situated in the heart of New York City’s Tribeca district. The inventive company offers high-end floral creations and orchid plants delivered anywhere in Manhattan. Whether planning an office party, or creating a stylish atmosphere for a corporate event, Floratech supersedes the competition in customer service. For more information about Floratech, visit


Johan Ernst Nilson

Johan Ernst Nilson, a Swedish explorer known for his unparalleled Climate Neutral travels, commenced his journey from the northernmost point to the southernmost point of the earth on Wednesday, April 6, 2011. The expedition, titled Climate Neutral | Pole2Pole, marked the anniversary of American Explorer Robert E. Peary’s expedition to the North Pole, as well as the history-making voyage of Norwegian Explorer Roald Amundsen, who was the first explorer to reach the South Pole in 1911.

Johan started the voyage by walking more than 124 miles on the Arctic ice of the North Pole to the Svalbard Archipelago in Greenland. Johan was then scheduled to navigate across the Arctic Ocean to Ottawa, Canada, however, less than three months into his journey, the explorer was forced to change route towards Vancouver, Canada!

Due to the ice drift and harsh climate, Johan and his team has been forced to compensate by increasing their daily work/travel regiment to twelve hours a days! With the onset of spring, temperatures have risen to approximately -10 degrees Celsius, causing a lack of ice to the North of Greenland. With limited rations, the Pole2Pole team has been advised to travel towards Vancouver, Canada, which they intend to reach on Sunday, July 3, 2011. Johan will then travel to New York City, USA on Tuesday, July 5th, 2011 to attended a meeting with The Clinton Foundation on a discuss regarding environmental awareness. He will then fly back to Vancouver, Canada on Saturday, July 9th, 2011 to continue his expedition along the west coast!

This is not the first obstacle/setback the team has encountered during the past few weeks. Johan was treated for frost-bite, a recurring problem he faced during his 2008 Seven Summits journey. The explorer also fell into the Arctic Ice! While trying to keep afloat as his skis and boots weighed him down, Johan was eventually dragged out of the frozen water by co-explorer Harald Kippenes. The activist was also chased by a grizzly bear while cycling in Canada—view attack here!

Johan will continue cycling for six months through North and South America, passing through major cities—such as Mexico City, Mexico and Santiago, Chile—to the Amazon Jungle before arriving in Patagonia. Finally, he awaits a two month journey in Antarctica on skis and a parafoil, to the South Pole. The expected duration of Climate Neutral | Pole2Pole—one year!

Teaming up with iconic brands such as Audi—who built equipment for the explorer including skis, kites, bikes and a sled, as well as named him a Brand Ambassador, a title shared by Justin Timberlake—and ZENITH Watches, Johan is known globally as The Environmental Explorer, and has accomplished some 30 excursions across 100 countries.

Fans around the world are invited to track Johan’s travels, as he blogs and tweets his way across the globe at


Along with his adventures, Johan seeks to give back to the community, with charitable involvements as being an Ambassador for International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), MinStoraDag and Swedish PostcodeLottery, Honorary Goodwill Ambassador, Nepal and is a member of The Explorers Club, just to name a few. In between travels, Johan holds speaking engagements from motivational speeches to lectures on eco-friendly awareness. He has also published a photobook titled ‘Seven Summits – The Photobook,’ featuring images from his Seven Summits journey.

Johan’s famed project to date includes his 2008 Seven Summits journey, in which he reached the summits of the highest mountains on each of the seven continents, including Mount Everest, Mount McKinley and the Vinson Massif. With his first expedition being a result of a wager in 1994 (biking from Stockholm to Morocco in 52 days), Johan has continuously sought out more ambitious projects.




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Bring the entire family to Flatotel this summer! New York City’s iconic hotel has announced its special packages for the 2011 summer travel season. From June 17th to August 31st, 2011, families of four can take a break — executive-style — in a spacious suite, which includes a living room, kitchen, plus one-and-a-half baths! Starting at an amazing price of $265 per night for a full-sized suite, guests can also enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning. The hotel’s concierge will also arrange nearby activities with discounts to department stores, attractions and museums. Whatever the interest may be, Flatotel’s staff will be sure to make it happen. Even get into the audience of a live TV show including the Today Show, Good Morning America, David Letterman, or Jimmy Fallon shows, just to name a few.

Guests are also invited to dine in Flatotel’s signature restaurant MODA. Open all year-round, the restaurant features an Italian and Mediterranean-inspired menu. Sophisticated design meets modern Italian cuisine in a warmly lit space, accented with flickering candles and beautiful floral arrangements. MODA offers a refined, yet warm and welcoming dining experience.


New York City’s Flatotel fuses contemporary style with luxurious comfort. Boasting some of the largest guestrooms and suites in Manhattan, this four-star-hotel offers an intimate feel with apartment size accommodations, making it the ultimate home-away-from-home. Flatotel’s prime Manhattan location and stunning interior has made it a household name to TV viewers and industry-insiders. The hotel has played host and is the backdrop to a long list of TV’s hottest shows—including America’s Next Top Model, Project Runway, Models of the Runway, Top Chef, and Making the Band. The hotel was also recently featured on VH1’s newest reality show, Audrina.

For more information on MODA Outdoors, MODA and Flatotel, please visit



Story By: Edward Callaghan


Once upon a time we all knew her as the Material Girl, but now, the world over knows her as Madonna, a one-woman juggernaut. Before there was Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Christina Aguilera or Britney, there was Madonna. She's been a pop sensation, actress, writer, activist, mother, and director. She's been everything. It's a Madonna world, and we're all living in it - especially if you are lucky enough to be her neighbor in Bridgehampton. Now, she will be immortalized forever with her very own comic book !

Female Force: Madonna , a one-shot issue from Bluewater Productions Inc. will soon be sold in comic book shops, bookstores and online. It's the latest in a line of titles from the Vancouver, Wash.-based publisher, with previous subjects in the Female Force family of titles focusing on Hillary Rodham Clinton, Michelle Obama, Barbara Walters, Rosie O’Donnell, Sarah Palin and Margaret Thatcher among others.


Tony Bennett

Speaking of Madonna, her attorney music industry powerhouse, Allan Grubman whose client roster includes such pop stars as Ricky Martin, Elton John, Shania Twain and Jennifer Lopez celebrated his birthday at his Hamptons estate this weekend. He and his wife Deborah Grubman along with friends Martha Stewart, Candice Bergen, Bob Balaban and Margo & Jimmy Nederlander were entertained not by pop stars but crooner Tony Bennett, Allen’s favorite singer. With 35 lawyers working for him, his New York City practice has expanded into other kinds of talent, taking on Martha Stewart and fashionistas like Tommy Hilfiger and Vera Wang.


Michael Kors

Pride Week may have officially ended this past weekend, but the passing of the Same-Sex Marriage Law on Friday night means that Pride Week is Celebration will continue especially with the multi million dollar wedding industry in New York.

In celebration, a slew of West Village stores have covered their storefronts in rainbow flags, but a few have gone further, theming their whole windows around the gay marriage struggle. Hamptonite and mega designer Michael Kors has filled his Bleecker Street store windows with the best celebration of the issue.

In partnership with the Human Rights Campaign, his display wizards have filled the windows with very elegant wedding cakes. Only these classy cakes are topped with either a pair of brides or a pair of grooms. Michael whose business has grown enormously in the last few years is looking to expand and word is Tommy Hilfiger another old pal form the Hamptons may be there with a big check.


Jamie Foxx

Sorry, if anyone was disappointed about no-show Jamie Foxx at last weekend’s

Reginald F. Lewis Foundation luncheon. Folks who did attend are reportedly feeling dissed by the Oscar winner. But those same folks are still talking up his new project. He’ll co-star with Leonardo DiCaprio in Quentin Tarrantino's next picture, "Django Unchained," the story of a freed slave in the old west,


Christian Scheider And Brenda Siemer Scheider

Just the other evening, I caught a new episode of Law & Order Criminal Intent: The Last Street in Manhattan and to my utter amazement there was the late Roy Scheider in a cameo appearance. My friend Roy passed away three years ago in Little Rock, Arkansas where he was successfully undergoing treatment for a rare form of cancer. But it wasn’t the cancer that took his life but an infection picked up in the hospital.

In any event, I learned that his appearance was archival footage used to provide a back-story. The wonders of film & TV – Roy who never stopped working right to the end would have loved it. I hope his wife the lovely and talented film maker Brenda Siemer Scheider will get his royalty check!


The internationally acclaimed Eroica Piano Trio will perform Bruce Wolosoff's "Tantric Scherzo", along with works by Beethoven, Gershwin, and Ravel,

at Guild Hall in East Hampton on Sunday July 17th at 6:30 P.M. Bruce Wolosoff is a year-round resident of Shelter Island and has been a visiting artist at the Hayground School in Bridgehampton for the past 8 years. Coincidentally, I met Bruce, a brilliant composer and musician through Roy Scheider one of the Hayground School co-founders!


Andy Roddick

French design house Lacoste famed for its polo shirts has teamed up with the likes of Catherine Malandrino, Andy Roddick, and contemporary Chinese artist Li Xiaofeng, but its latest collaboration might just top them all: Jonathan Adler and a French needle pointing nun.

Adler’s collaboration with the preppy sportswear brand includes a “Super Limited Edition” collection of just 12 polo shirts, each entirely needle pointed by hand, by the aforementioned nun—a task that reportedly takes 400 hours per shirt.

The Polo will be packaged inside a ceramic crocodile and sold for a yet-to-be-determined amount—but suffice it to say that it will likely be significantly more expensive than the other offerings from the collaboration, which will retail for $150 (“Special Edition”) and $250 (“Limited Edition”).

Photos By:RD/Dziekan/Leon/Kabik/Retna