Monday, October 31, 2011

SNOOKI'S CONFESSIONS OF A GUIDETTE BOOK

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SNOOKI CONFESSES
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Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi



Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi " had her Confessions of a Guidette" book signing at Barnes and Noble in Las Vegas, Nevada yesterday.


Photo By: Scott Harrison / Retna Ltd.

MICKEY ROURKE HONORED AT GRAUMAN'S

Mickey Rourke At Grauman's Chinese


Mickey Rourke



Mickey Rourke was Honored with a Hand and Footprint Ceremony held at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, California today.



Photos By: RD / Orchon / Retna Digital

JOHN TRAVOLTA TO FILM THE KILLING SEASON

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THE WEB GOSSIP
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John Travolta



BOBBY & JOHNNY -- Robert DeNiro and John Travolta will begin filming the movie Killing Season on January 16; the action movie thriller is set in the Appalachian Mountains and concerns a military veteran (DeNiro) who has retreated to a remote cabin in the woods. When a visitor, a European-tourist (Travolta) , appears on the scene, the two men strike up an unlikely friendship. But in fact the visitor is a former Serbian soldier bent on revenge. What follows is a tense, action packed battle across some of America's most forbidding landscape that proves the old adage: the purest form of war is one-on-one. Said an exec from Nu Image/Millennium Films who will release the film:”I've loved the project from the moment I read it. Evan Daugherty's remarkable script is thrilling, imaginative, unexpected and dominated by two extraordinary characters on a collision course.” There are those who say DeNiro's been coasting for quite some time with projects like the Fockers seemingly bringing the actor's quality level down. Me … I think this above projects sounds some akin to a film he did in 1998 called Ronin, which was sensational; and, his forthcoming movie Killer Elite, with Clive Owen and Jason Statham looking particularly good as well. DeNiro's a great actor … no question. When you start a movie, hopefully you go into it for all the right reasons; sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. In DeNiro's case, I'd cut him some slack. He does deserve it.


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Duran Duran



LEMBO MATTERS --- When we were re-flexing with Duran Duran last week at Madison Square Garden, we met promo-executive Jerry Lembo; who has worked for Columbia Records and Chrysalis Records back in the day and somehow our conversation turned to Studio 54; turns out Lembo was hired on-the-spot by 54-producer Billy Smith-Amato to MC their regular weekend shows. Says Lembo, “Turns out they didn't have an MC and Billy really didn't know what a MC did. MC's not only intro'd the act, but gave a little verbal prep on who they were and what they were there for.” Lembo is a canny promo-exec on the scene and his eyes-and-ears have served him well. If I had a record out, there's no way I'd want anyone else working it. He's a dedicated tactician and knowledge fellow. btw: he didn't get invited to Sirius/XM's Studio 54 bash either ... turns out, it was better NOT to have been invited; that was the more exclusive list! Also, MSG looked great, with a reported $850 million investment; it now resembles more than anything else, a glitzy- hotel in Vegas. Gone for the most part, are the tacky food stations and t-shirt vendors seemingly every ten-feet … and, in their place, a newer and sleeker version. I didn't see everything, but was mightily impressed.


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Adele



ADELE ADELE --- This week, Adele tallies a lucky 13th week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with her second album 21, marking one of the five-longest commands by a woman in the chart’s 55-year history. On Adult Contemporary, the set’s “Rolling In The Deep” logs a 19th week on top to become one of just 10 songs to lead the list for that many frames. She's the music story of the year for sure; a very dedicated and honest project from start to finish; she's the real deal. She is exactly what the music business has always been about; forget these awful talent shows, sampling, rap and border-line criminal behavior … she's a real prize. Watch her clean up at next year’s Grammy's and the American Music Awards later this month. She's nothing but terrific!


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Hillary Swank



SWANK-ED --- Actress Hillary Swank has sacked her manager of 8 years (Jason Weinberg) due to the terrible PR-fallout from her appearance at the birthday of Chechnya's tyrannical president Ramzan Kadyroy. Said an insider, “There's a world of shit going down at CAA” … which is still attached as her agent. In fact, her romantic partner of five years, agent John Campisi (who works at CAA), is still involved with her as well. It sure seems that a lot of people exercised terrible judgment, first and foremost among them Swank herself. One look on the Internet, shows that Swank herself is being held accountable; say what you will, but, the buck has just got to stop with the actress herself. Things happen for sure, but this was a mis-judgement of the highest order. One look at several sites on the Internet, shows you the actress does have her detractors; blaming her judgment on everything from dumping ex-husband Chad Lowe, to her current partner Campisi. Whatever happens; you can believe it will be brought up again and again … and, again. These days with everyone promoting everything; from Coke on American Idol to Nissan cars on Fringe ... you got to be cautious. In these edgy times ... everyone wants money, but you've still got to be careful.


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Adam Sandler




MICKY & ADAM --- Look for Micky Dolenz at this weekend's L.A. premiere of the new Adam Sandler opus Jack And Jill; in Westwood. This yarn spins the tale of identical twins Jack and Jill; both essayed by Sandler. While this appears to be more of the madcap-Sandler than the one is his Spanglish (still one of my favorites); the cast is rather inspired, with Katie Holmes, Al Pacino, Tim Meadows, Dana Carvey, and even, Regis Philbin in the movie. We'll have a full report back here next Monday.


Photos By: Sara De Boer/Retna

HOLIDAY MAGIC AT TROPICANA ATLANTIC CITY

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HOLIDAY TRAVEL
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Tropicana Christmas Show




Make your holiday season bright with exciting resort-wide happenings all month long, exclusively at the Tropicana in Atlantic City.


'Tis The Season'


Tropicana is getting into the holiday spirit with our seasonal magical indoor snow, stunning holiday decorations, and a 26 ft. poinsettia tree in Palm Walk beginning November 18 through December 26, 2011.



Christmas Cheer At The Tropicana




Spirit of Christmas – A Celebration of the Holidays, November 14 - December 21
Spirit of Christmas is quite simply one of the most delightful and enchanting Christmas shows to take the stage. Follow the sounds of jingle bells to this New York-style Christmas spectacular in the Tropicana Showroom, featuring glittering costumes, a dazzling cast and the highest kicking chorus girls this side of the North Pole.Matinee and evening performances are available. Show times vary, visit www.tropicana.net for a complete list of dates. Tickets are priced at $25 and $35 and are available at the Tropicana Box Office or through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com or via phone at 1.800.745.3000.


Happy Feet Two at IMAX Theatre at Tropicana


If you really want to experience a film for the whole family, don’t miss Happy Feet Two in IMAX 3D, beginning November 18 through December 15. Tickets are available at the IMAX Box Office or through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com or via phone at 1.800.745.3000.


Live Penguins at IMAX Theatre



Waddle over and join the fun on November 19 and 20 when Jenkinson's Aquarium brings some little feathered friends for an interactive appearance 40 minutes prior to each Happy Feet Two show time. Visit www.tropicana.net/ for more details.


Fourth Annual Running of the Santas – December 3



Our ever-popular Running of the Santas will take place on Saturday, December 3. This event has become one of Tropicana’s signature holiday experiences with hundreds of Santa-clad guests gathering to celebrate the holidays and take part in the traditional “run” which begins on the Boardwalk and ends in The Quarter. This year’s schedule is as follows:


8 p.m.– 9 p.m.: Registration at Hooters in The Marketplace - specials at Hooters
9 p.m. - 10 p.m.: Specials at Firewaters
10 p.m.: "Run" down the Boardwalk to The Quarter
10 p.m.– 11 p.m.: Sexy Santa Contest at A Dam Good Sports Bar. Winner gets a $250 Visa or AMEX Gift Card; Specials at A Dam Good Sports Bar.
10 p.m. - Midnight: $5 PBR 40 oz. bottled beer and $9 bottles of Barefoot Wine at A Dam Good Sports Bar and Firewaters. $2.50 PBR pounder and $9 bottles of Barefoot Wine at Hooters.


Advance tickets for the Running of the Santas are available at www.runningofsantas.com or purchase your tickets on the day of the run.


$400,000 Merry Macy’s Holiday Gift Card Giveaway – December 4, 11 and 18
Tropicana is making spirits bright by awarding $400,000 in Macy’s Gift Cards – plus exciting bonus prizes – the first three Sundays this December. That’s $10,000 in prizes every hour from noon to midnight. Earn entries as you play your favorite slots or table games with your Diamond Club card all month long. Monday through Thursday are double entry days! Then activate your Diamond Club card on the day of the drawings. Visit the Diamond Club Center for complete details.


Make Tropicana Your Holiday Shopping Destination


Checking off your holiday gift list is a joy when you stop at Tropicana and The Quarter. Get out of the winter weather and into the spirit of the season with special finds and exciting deals throughout the resort, including our newest store: Talk of the Walk. And remember, with the Tropicana Gift Card your friends and family can have it all! The Tropicana Gift Card can be used for food and beverage purchases, shopping, spa treatments, overnight stays and entertainment throughout our world-class resort.Tropicana Gift Cards can be purchased in any amount up to $500.

Tropicana Casino and Resort has the right to modify or cancel these promotions at any time. Certain restrictions may apply. Must be 21.


HOLLY MADISON HOSTS STUDIO 54 HALLOWEEN

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THE LAS VEGAS GOSSIP
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Holly Madison


Josh Strickland



Holly Madison hosted Hollyween at Studio 54 Nightclub in Las Vegas, Nevada with sexy friend Josh Strickland.

Photos By: RD / Kabik / Retna Digital

ICE-T AND COCO HOST HALLOWEEN IN VEGAS

Nicole Coco Austin And Ice-T


Ice-T


Nicole Coco Austin



Halloween "Player's Ball" was hosted by Ice-T and Coco at LAX nightclub in Las Vegas, Nevada. Sin City is taking Halloween to a whole new level!


Photos By: RD / Kabik / Retna Digital

PAULY D CELEBRATES VEGAS PAULYWEEN

Pauly D



Pauly D, from the cast of MTV s hit reality series "Jersey Shore" celebrated "Paulyween" with a live DJ set at Rain Nightclub inside Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. Seems like everyone from the Jersey Shore is heading to Vegas.


Photo By: RD / Kabik / Retna Digital

JERSEY SHORE'S SNOOKI HOSTS HALLOWEEN

Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi



Nicole Snooki Polizzi from the cast of MTV s hit reality series Jersey Shore celebrated Halloween with a spine-chilling bash at PURE NightClub inside Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Photos By: RD / Kabik / Retna Digital

HEIDI KLUM'S LAS VEGAS HALLOWEEN BASH

Heidi Klum



Saturday night Heidi Klum brought her legendary Halloween party, in its 12th year, to Las Vegas and TAO Nightclub at The Venetian for the first time. Upon landing she asked her driver to take her to see the billboard for the party and she posed in front of it and tweeted the photo.

The Queen of Halloween fueled up for the night with TAO favorites delivered direct to her room as she prepared to get in costume with make up by Bill Corso. Klum raved about the meal, which included Crispy Rice, Sea Bass Satay and Spicy Yellowtail Jalapeno.

Klum donned her "Visible Woman" costume, a body suit painted with the muscles, veins and tendons that make up the human body, and arrived on the red carpet on a gurney carried by bloody medics. Fans lined the escalators leading up to TAO to catch a glimpse of the supermodel and star of Project Runway.

In the club Klum took over VIP tables on the dance floor with a group that included Bethenny Frankel and her husband Jason Hoppy.

Klum, who is the 2011 Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF Ambassador, was surprised with tricks and treats throughout the night as DJ ?uestlove spun for the packed club. She was presented with an intricately carved pumpkin by famed carver Ray Villafane and a bloody version of TAO's bottle fairy flew over the dance floor hanging by a noose.

Klum danced the night away, staying until nearly 4 am.

Howie Mandel was spotted celebrating Halloween at TAO, as was Chad Kroeger of Nickelback, who also dined earlier at the Asian bistro.


Photo By: RD/Kabik/Retna

GRIM REAPER WILL OPEN YOUR EYES TODAY

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Grim Reaper: End Of Days



NY Times bestselling author Steve Alten’s epic new book, Grim Reaper: End of Days (Tor/Forge – St. Martin’s Press) introduces readers to the dangers of biological warfare. Grim Reaper will open your eyes.

Believing she has been chosen by God to bring on Revelations, Ft. Detrick microbiologist Mary Klipot releases a man-made version of Bubonic Plague at the U.N. – exactly six-hundred and sixty-six years after the Black Death nearly wiped out humanity, the near End of Days event summoning the Grim Reaper to walk the earth.

Alten’s novel is The Stand meets Contagion, posing an all-too-real scenario in a post 9/11 society where public safety is an illusion. What really would happen if humanity was struck with an unstoppable plague? What if this plague was contained on an island? What if you could eradicate said island. Would you do it? Does God factor into this? Would He “stand by” and let man create his own Armageddon or step in to keep with scripture and wait for the appointed time to unleash His? OR… are they one and the same? The answers to those questions are not in this book, they’re inside you. They’re also inside the characters in this book. We get to observe the pain and unimaginable suffering they must witness (and in some cases, cause).

As one reviewer proclaims, this will not be one of the best books you will read this year. This will be one of the best books you will read, period.

For more information, please visit www.SteveAlten.com.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

MADAME PAULETTE WORKS FOR CARE LABELS

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MADAME PAULETTE® CARE LABEL PROGRAM PROTECTS DESIGNERS FROM VIOLATING FTC REGULATIONS
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Madame Paulette



World-renowned custom couture cleaner Madame Paulette® works exclusively with high-end designers and fashion houses such as Vera Wang and Zac Posen to create FTC mandated proper care labels for new design collections. It is important for designers to have collection textiles analyzed and tested, then have proper care instructions created for each garment of a collection. Each care label is required to give specific care instructions to protect and safeguard that particular garment based on its construction, embellishments and accessories. These instructions give the appropriate recommendation to consumers as well as the cleaner who is responsible for following the instructions precisely. If designers fail to create proper care instructions for a garment they are liable for the consequences under rules administrated by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).



Madame Paulette® is the global authority in the care and maintenance of delicate textiles and many designers benefit from its extensive and unrivaled expertise. Madame Paulette® offers customized care label programs specifically created to cover a designer’s unique collection, considering fabric content and intricate details.



Madame Paulette® tests all textiles involved in a collection from swatches to the finished garments and will determine the best:



· Proper method of cleaning

· Textures and finishes

· Do’s and don’ts

· Color fastness

· Overall garment appearance



Madame Paulette®’s textile and analysis care label professionals are able to research, design, dictate, source and oversee the production of all custom care labels, which span from the most basic instructions to the most demanding care techniques required. After testing of all textiles, a complete written report of testing results will be submitted to clients. Once an analysis has been completed and a proper care label dictation has been made, Madame Paulette will produce custom care labels for each collection for a designer.



Designers who forgo creating proper care labels for their designs and collections are not compliant with the FTC’s Care Labeling Rules. The FTC requires that manufactures and importers must attach proper care instructions to

each garment sold. Failure to provide all garments with proper care label instructions and warnings is a violation of the FTC and designers are subject to enforcement actions and penalties. In addition to consequences from the FTC, dry cleaners are able to “blacklist” garments that do not have proper care labels. Dry cleaners will refuse to clean any garment that is blacklisted.



There are different steps and procedures that go into cleaning, for example, a hand-painted garment. A garment like that should not be labeled “professional dry cleaning only,” otherwise the paint on the garment could come off. Having Madame Paulette®’s care label program releases the designer’s liability from most cleaners not being able to service these creations.



For all designers, it is important to create a proper care label for each different collection. World-renowned dry cleaner Madame Paulette® has created a program that will protect designers from potential violations, mitigate their liability, avoid unnecessary returns to retailers and create an accurate custom label for each item of a designer’s collection. The unique processes, techniques, and procedures of Madame Paulette® set it apart as an industry leader and have enabled it to support any designer’s creations.



ABOUT MADAME PAULETTE:



Founded half a century ago, 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 Ichan, Donald Trump, Anna Wintour) and iconic establishments (The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art). Madame Paulette® boasts an unparalleled expertise and attention to detail.




For further information, please visit www.madamepaulette.com.

NEW YORK SHOPPING AT ICONIC FLATOTEL

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Flatotel



Spend a spontaneous shopping weekend at Flatotel in honor of New York’s glamorous shopping scene. The iconic hotel is offering the Ultimate Shopping Package*, a deluxe accommodation including breakfast with a special rate starting from $295 per night. Perfectly located, Flatotel is steps away from the world’s most exclusive shopping and offers exclusive discounts to major department stores such as Bloomingdales, Lord & Taylor, Macy’s in addition to other boutiques and local shops. When shoppers can’t shop any more, they can also utilize the hotel’s concierge services to arrange nearby activities with local attractions, museums and plays. Whatever your interest may be, Flatotel’s staff will be sure to make it happen.

After a long day of shopping or before an evening on the town, 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.



ABOUT FLATOTEL:



New York City’s Flatotel fuses contemporary style with luxurious comfort. Boasting some of the largest guestrooms and suites in Manhattan, the hotel offers an intimate feel with apartment size accommodations, making it the ultimate home-away-from-home. For guests who desire pampering, Flatotel offers in-room massage and spa services upon request. 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.




*The Ultimate Shopping Package is valid until December 31, 2011, and only redeemable when booked directly through the Flatotel.

For more information on Flatotel and MODA, please visit www.FLATOTEL.com.

JOAN RIVERS AT DOUBLE LIFE: A LOVE STORY

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Eileen Fulton


Polly Bergen And Charles Busch


Alan Shayne With Joan Rivers And Norman Sunshine


Hunter Ryan Herdlicka With Joan Rivers


Larry Kramer


Christine Baranski


Joan Rivers



Joan Rivers hosted a book party in honor of authors, Alan Shayne and Norman Sunshine's new book, 'Double Life: A Love Story from Broadway to Hollywood at the 21 Club in New York City.


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

ANNALYNNE MCCORD HOSTS HALLOWEEN BASH

Annalynne McCord


The McCord Sisters



Annalynne McCord along with sisters Rachel McCord and Angel McCord strike a pose as Annalynne McCord hosted Halloween weekend at Pure Nightclub in Las Vegas, Nevada. Rachel McCord also celebarted her Birthday.


Photos By: RD / Kabik / Retna Digital

Saturday, October 29, 2011

PEACE OVER VIOLENCE HUMANITARIAN FETE

Calista Flockhart


LAPD Chief Charlie Beck


Dyan Cannon


Edi Gathegi


Eve Ensler


Frances Fisher


Joan Van Ark


Jason Behr


Lily Tomlin


Lois Aldrin


Maria Conchita Alonso



Maria Conchita Alonso along with Lily Tomlin, Jason Behr, Calista Flockhart, Eve Ensler, Joan Van Ark, Frances Fisher, Lois Aldrin and others, attended the 40th Annual Peace Over Violence Humanitarian Awards at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.


Photos By: RD / Kirkland / Retna Digital

JERSEY SHORES JWOWW AT VEGAS CHATEAU

Jenni Farley


Roger Matthews With Jwoww



Roger Matthews and Jenni "JWOWW" Farley were snapped at Chateau Nightclub at the Paris Hotel and Casino located in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Photos By: RD / Kabik / Retna Digital

BETTE MIDLER'S ANNUAL HULAWEEN GALA

John McEnroe And Patty Smyth


Stevie Wonder With Bette Midler

Renee Fleming


Narciso Rodriguez


Carmelo Anthony


Debra Messing And Daniel Zelman


Alan Cumming


Bette Midler


Sam Champion



Judy Gold


Michael Kors


Nick Adams With Tony Sheldon And Will Swenson


Rick Bayless


Tony Sheldon


Will Swenson



Will Swenson along with Rick Bayless, Judy Gold as Chaz Bono, Debra Messing, Daniel Zelman, Sandra Lee, Carmelo Anthony, Tony Sheldon and others, attended Bette Midler's New York Restoration Project Annual Hulaween Gala at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.


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