Saturday, December 31, 2011

TIMES SQUARE GOSSIP NEW YEARS EVE LIVE

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TIMES SQUARE GOSSIP TELEVISION

LIVE 5:50PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME

LIVE NEW YEARS EVE BROADCAST
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Click Above To View Times Square Live


Join us live from Times Square New York City for our webcast of New Years Eve at 5:50 pm to 12:30 am.



SCHEDULE OF NEW YEARS EVE EVENTS



3:00 p.m.
The Revelers

Revelers start arriving late in the afternoon on New Year's Eve. By approximately 3:00 p.m., the Bow Tie of Times Square (42nd to 47th Sts. between Broadway & 7th Ave.) is fully closed to traffic. Revelers are directed by the NYPD to gather in separate viewing sections. As one section fills up, the revelers are directed by police to the next viewing section. As the evening progresses, revelers continue to fill the Times Square neighborhood along Broadway and Seventh Avenue moving uptown from 43rd Street to as far as Central Park.

6:00 p.m. to 6:03 p.m.
Lighting and Raising the Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball

The celebration begins with the lighting and raising of the New Year’s Eve Ball atop One Times Square. The Event Organizers, Lori Raimondo and Jeffrey Straus will be joined by representatives of the Philips Lighting Company to flip the giant switch which lights the New Year’s Eve Ball and begins its ascent accompanied by special pyrotechnic effects atop One Times Square.

6:03 p.m. to 6:13 p.m.
Opening Ceremonies – Chinese Cultural Performance

Lion Dance,
The Sino-American Friendship Association (“SAFA”) presents a spectacular Chinese cultural performance of the Lion Dance to begin the Times Square New Year’s Eve celebration on the Nivea Countdown Stage at Duffy Island between 46th and 47th Streets. The Lion Dance is a popular Chinese New Year tradition bringing good luck in the upcoming year. The SAFA President, Peter Zhang and Executive Vice-President Li Li will be joined by Tim Tompkins, President of the Times Square Alliance to participate in the eye dotting ceremony that awakens the spirit of the Lion prior to the start of the Lion Dance. The Lion Dance will conclude with red and gold pyrotechnic effects atop One Times Square.

6:14 p.m. to 6:17 p.m.
Nivea Vignette

Bill and Giuliana Rancic share their 2011 story with the Times Square revelers from the Nivea Kiss Stage at Turn Lane Island between 45th and 46th Streets.

6:20 p.m.
Times Square 2012 Hats, Balloons and Scarves

The Times Square Alliance sanitation crew clad in bright red uniforms begins to distribute tens of thousands of fun handouts to the Times Square revelers for cheering in the New Year. Nivea is providing festive blue New Year’s Eve hats and blue balloons tied with silver mylar ribbons along with useful Nivea Lip Care product to keep our lips looking and feeling beautiful for that unforgettable kiss at midnight. The Sino-American Friendship Association is providing beautiful red scarves imprinted with a dragon image to keep us warm through the night.

6:52 p.m. to 6:55 p.m.
Times Square Ball App Photo Contest

Our Co-hosts introduce the Official Times Square Ball App and the opportunity for users of the app to get their photo on the giant Toshiba Vision Screen atop One Times Square.

6:57 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Hourly Countdown with Carson Daly

As we approach the New Year, Carson Daly will appear at the Nivea Countdown Stage to wish the Times Square revelers “Happy New Year”; and lead the ten second countdown to the 7 o’clock hour accompanied by colorful pyrotechnic effects atop One Times Square. Carson will also read some of the Confetti Wishes to be mixed into the confetti release at midnight and share his wish for the New Year.

7:18 p.m. to 7:28 p.m.

NBC’s New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly: Musical Performance by Drake
Drake performs two hit songs “Headlines” and “Take Care” on the Nivea Kiss Stage.

7:57 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Hourly Countdown with Megyn Kelly & Bill Hemmer

As we approach the New Year, Megyn Kelly and Bill Hemmer will appear at the Nivea Countdown Stage to wish the Times Square revelers “Happy New Year”; and lead the ten second countdown to the 8 o’clock hour accompanied by colorful pyrotechnic effects atop One Times Square. Megyn and Bill will also read some of the Confetti Wishes to be mixed into the confetti release at midnight and share their wishes for the New Year.

8:02 p.m. to 8:05 p.m.
Nivea Vignette



Bill and Giuliana Rancic introduce the winning couple of Nivea’s “Kiss of a Lifetime” contest on the Nivea Kiss Stage.

8:12 p.m. to 8:19 p.m.


ABC’s Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve: Musical Performance by Hot Chelle Rae

Hot Chelle Rae performs a medley of their hit songs on the Nivea Countdown Stage.

8:35 p.m. to 8:40 p.m.

NBC’s New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly: Musical Performance by Megan Hilty
Megan Hilty starring in the upcoming NBC show SMASH performs “Let Me Be Your Star” on the Nivea Kiss Stage.

8:48 p.m. to 8:51 p.m.

Toshiba Executives introduce campaign “Helping the Helpers”
Representatives from Toshiba introduce their national campaign where nonprofit charities submit video entries to have the opportunity to win a Toshiba technology makeover. Entry deadline is January 7, 2012.

8:52 p.m. to 8:55 p.m.
Nivea Vignette

Nivea introduces their new Kiss app to entertain the Times Square revelers.


8:57 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Hourly Countdown with Anderson Cooper



As we approach the New Year, Anderson Cooper will appear at the Nivea Countdown Stage to wish the Times Square revelers “Happy New Year”; and lead the ten second countdown to the 9 o’clock hour accompanied by colorful pyrotechnic effects atop One Times Square. Anderson will also read some of the Confetti Wishes to be mixed into the confetti release at midnight and share his wish for the New Year.


9:02 p.m. to 9:05 p.m.
Nivea Vignette


Two romantic revelers will be featured on the Nivea Kiss Stage for a special midnight practice Kiss …3..2..1.., Kiss like a billion people are watching!

9:10 p.m. to 9:17 p.m.

ABC’s Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve: Musical Performance by Pitbull
Pitbull performs a medley his hit songs on the Nivea Countdown Stage.

9:40 p.m. to 9:50 p.m.

FNC’s All American New Year’s Eve: Musical Performance by Broadway Cast of “Rock of Ages”

Broadway cast of the hit musical “Rock of Ages” perform “Don’t Stop Believin” and “Here I Go Again” on the Nivea Kiss Stage.

9:51 p.m. to 9:54 p.m.

Waterford Crystal 9/11 Memorial Toast
Waterford Crystal Master Craftsman, Jim O’Leary joined by representatives from the 9/11 Memorial Museum will give a toast to remember and honor those lost and the heroes who risked their lives to save others.

9:56 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Hourly Countdown Surprise Guest(s)


As we approach the New Year, a surprise guest(s) will appear at the Nivea Countdown Stage to wish the Times Square revelers “Happy New Year”; and lead the ten second countdown to the 10 o’clock hour accompanied by colorful pyrotechnic effects atop One Times Square. The surprise guest(s) will also read some of the Confetti Wishes to be mixed into the confetti release at midnight and share his/her wish for the New Year.

10:08 p.m. to 10:14 p.m.


ABC’s Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve: Musical Performance by Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber performs “Let It Be” on the Nivea Countdown Stage.

10:27 p.m. to 10:32 p.m.


The Associated Press Presents 2011 News Reel Highlights
The Associated Press, the world’s oldest and largest news gathering organization, presents a news reel highlighting some of the major events of 2011.

10:37 p.m. to 10:44 p.m.


ABC’s Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve: Musical Performance by Pitbull
Pitbull performs a medley of his hit songs on the Nivea Countdown Stage.


10:48 p.m. to 10:53 p.m.
USO’s Liberty Bells Performance



The USO’s Liberty Bells perform a special Service Salute on the Nivea Kiss Stage.


10:57 p.m. to 11:03 p.m.
Hourly Countdown with Raúl de Molina


As we approach the New Year, Raúl de Molina will appear at the Nivea Countdown Stage to wish the Times Square revelers “Happy New Year”; and lead the ten second countdown to the 11 o’clock hour accompanied by colorful pyrotechnic effects atop One Times Square. Raul will also read some of the Confetti Wishes to be mixed into the confetti release at midnight and share his wish for the New Year.


11:03 p.m. to 11:12 p.m.



Univision’s Feliz 2011!: Musical Performance by Diego Torres
Diego Torres performs “Creo en America” and “Color Esperanz” on the Nivea Kiss Stage.


11:20 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.


Contest Winner Announcement
Peter Parker, the winner of a national high school science project contest, appears on the Nivea Countdown Stage to wish the Times Square revelers a Happy New Year!


11:38 p.m. to 11:46 p.m.


ABC’s Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve: Musical Performance by Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga performs a medley of her hit songs on the Nivea Countdown Stage.


11:56 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.
Special Performance by special guest.


Performance of a special rendition of Imagine at the Nivea Kiss Stage.

11:53 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.


Special live performance of the song, “Imagine” at the Nivea Kiss Stage. (Performer not yet announced.)

11:59 p.m.
The Sixty-Second Countdown

The Times Square 2012 Special Guest Lady Gaga and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg push the Waterford crystal button that signals the descent of the New Year’s Eve Ball, and lead the final sixty-second countdown to the New Year on the Nivea Countdown Stage.

The New Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball

The lighted Ball descends 70 feet in sixty seconds. The Ball is a geodesic sphere, twelve feet in diameter, weighing 11,875 pounds. The Ball is covered with 2,688 Waterford crystal triangles and lit by 32,256 Philips Luxeon Rebel LEDs.

12:00 a.m. - New Year's Day

2012 Sign
At the stroke of Midnight, the lights on the New Year’s Eve Ball are turned off as the numerals of the New Year “2012” burst to life shining high above Times Square.

Times Square Confetti Release and Pyrotechnic Effects

The world-famous New Year's Eve confetti is released from the rooftops of buildings throughout Times Square creating a celebratory blizzard of colorful confetti as revelers welcome the New Year accompanied by colorful pyrotechnic effects.

12:15 a.m. - End of Show

Friday, December 30, 2011

DAVID FOSTER AND JACKIE EVANCHO CONCERT

Jackie Evancho


David Foster



David Foster and Jackie Evancho performed at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada the other night.


Photos By: RD / Kabik / Retna Digital

Thursday, December 29, 2011

JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT VISITS NYC SOHO DIGS

Jennifer Love Hewitt




Jennifer Love Hewitt did some post holiday shopping damage while visiting the Big Apple with her family this past Monday. Looking fit and fashionable, Jen, who is starring AND co-producing in The Client List, an upcoming new TV series on Lifetime, set to premier in March) stopped into DIGS new downtown flagship store in SoHo for some much needed retail therapy. The star spent hours combing DIGS racks and trying on some amazing one-of-a-kind pieces including, a trench coat with faux leather trim and sleeves ($295), a navy cape with ruffled neck and hem ($250), black crop leather jacket with stretch knit sleeves ($275), oversized Parisian cashmere beret and many more items ($250). Before leaving, the gracious actress gushed DIGS is my new favorite store anytime I wear something from DIGS, I feel unique and special since you can only get it at their two Manhattan locations or online at DISGMODA.com - its a true hidden gem!


Photo Courtesy of: Laura Cavanaugh


JUDITH LIGHT TO GUEST STAR ON THE EXES

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TUNE IN TO TV LAND FOR A NEW EPISODE OF

“THE EXES”

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4 AT 10:30 PM ET/PT
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The Exes



Phil (Donald Faison), Haskell (Wayne Knight) and Stuart (David Alan Basche) are forced to trade apartments with Holly when her mother (Judith Light) visits. Turns out Holly (Johnston) never told her mother her engagement ended months ago and she thinks Holly still lives with her fiancé.


Guest Stars are Judith Light (“Ugly Betty”) and Laura McLauglin (“Rules of Engagement”)

Photo Courtesy of: TV Land

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

STARS COME OUT FOR LOS ANGELES MISSION

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STARS WITH A HEART
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Ben Ford


Gilles Marini With Daughter Juliana


Lauren Storm


Sarah Drew


Antonio Villaraigosa


Lee Baca Along With Fivel Stewart And Booboo Stewart



Lee Baca along with Fivel Stewart, Antonio Villaraigosa, Gilles Marini With Daughter Juliana, Lauren Storm, Sarah Drew, Booboo Stewart and others, attended The Los Angeles Mission Christmas Event held at the Los Angeles Mission in Los Angeles, California.


Photos By: RD / Orchon / Retna Digital

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Oranum



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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

MAYOR OSCAR GOODMAN HAS SEXY SUNSET

Sunset With Former Mayor Oscar Goodman



Adult Film Star and Las Vegas Vixen Sunset Thomas is something of a footnote on the menu at Oscar’s Steak House at the Plaza Casino in Downtown Las Vegas.

The Steakhouse (billed as providing Beef—Booze—Broads) won’t let you down (a promise Sunset is fond of making herself!)

“Hizzoner is the hippest,” howls Sunset. “The girls he has working the room are far more than eye candy—they’re engaging and so hot—the bar is classy and the view from the dining room is as hip as any in town. Now when I hear Petula Clark’s song Downtown, I can’t help but think she’s singing about Downtown Vegas!”

Sunset, of course, has a simple little stake in the menu offering. You see, about a year ago she interviewed the Mayor for doghouseboxing.com. At the time she signed an 8x10 photo of herself with the words, “I wish I had an Oscar Mayor Wiener.”

“I guess it stuck,” cooed the curvy courtesan, “because that line has made its way onto the menu in the form of Veal Shank (pun intended, I’m sure).

“I just adore how Downtown Vegas just keeps growing and how Oscar is such a big part of that revival!”


Photo Courtesy of: Kent Wallace


Monday, December 26, 2011

JAMES TAYLOR'S DEBUT IN A CHRISTMAS CAROL

James Taylor And Eric Hill In A Christmas Carol



James Taylor made his theatrical debut as Bob Cratchit in the Berkshire Theater Group production of Charles Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol on December 17 at the Colonial Theater in Pittsfield, MA. Mr. Taylor will appear in 11 performances through December 30th and will join his wife Kim and sons Henry and Rufus making this a one-of-a-kind family, community production. Information about James Taylor's appearance in A Christmas Carol, as well as tour and cd information is available at JamesTaylor.com.


Photo Courtesy Of: Ken Regan



Sunday, December 25, 2011

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY'S IN NEW YORK CITY

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HOLIDAY MAGIC IN THE BIG APPLE
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Fox News AT Christmas


Radio City Music Hall Christmas


42nd Street New York City


DjBrandyWine AKA John Brand On 6th Avenue



Christmas in New York City brings out the tourists and the lights. Just walking down 6th avenue tonight, showed what a festive place the Big Apple is.


Photos By: James Edstrom

Saturday, December 24, 2011

DRUG DEALING FELONIES & CHICAGO SCHOOLS

Story By: Kathy Posner
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Kathy Posner



According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the word, “school” as a noun is defined as “an organization that provides instruction.” At dictionary.com, the word is defined as “an institution for educating children.” Likely, we all thought we knew what a school was, but a recent Illinois Supreme Court ruling has changed the definition of school as we know it.


Illinois statute720 ILCS 570/407(b)(2) has a section that makes Delivery of a Controlled Substance a Class 1 felony if it is committed within 1,000 feet of a school. So exactly what constitutes a “school” is very important for drug dealers to know.



The facts of the case I am writing about are not in dispute. On January 28, 2007, an undercover officer approached Anthony Young where he was standing on the sidewalk at 4958 West Augusta Boulevard in Chicago, and bought some heroin from him. The sale occurred within approximately 443 feet from the High Mountain Church and Preschool.


A jury found Young guilty of delivery of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school. An Illinois Appellate Court reduced the conviction to delivery of a controlled substance, finding that a preschool is not a “school” within the meaning of section 407(b)(2) of the Act. Did the Supreme Court agree?


According to a Supreme Court opinion last week, “Young was charged with one count of delivery of a controlled substance (720 ILCS 570/401(d) (West 2008)) and one count of delivery of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of the real property comprising any school (720 ILCS 570/407(b)(2) (West 2008)). Prior to trial, in the circuit court of Cook County, defendant filed a motion in limine seeking to exclude evidence of the location of the preschool, arguing that a preschool is not a ‘school’ within the meaning of section 407(b)(2) of the Act.”


So is a preschool a school? Not in Illinois! The Illinois Supreme Court affirmed a 20-year old Appellate Court ruling (People v. Goldstein, 204 Ill. App.3de 1041 (1990)) that the definition of “school” is unclear in the law and that “school” meant "any public or private elementary or secondary school, community college, college or university." No mention of preschool!


The Illinois Supreme Court agreed with the Appellate Court and said that if the legislature had wanted preschool to be defined as a school, they would have expanded the definition.

Great loophole for Anthony Young -- but not for other, future offenders. I have spoken to State Rep. Jack Franks (D-Marengo) about amending the law. He agrees that it needs to be fixed and will create a definition of “school” that is so tight it will include a group of fish.

Read More From Planet Posner Here.....

Friday, December 23, 2011

IDOL KELLY CLARKSON TO PLAY ATLANTIC CITY



Kelly Clarkson



Trump Taj Mahal Hotel and Casino and Live Nation present Kelly Clarkson in the Mark G. Etess Arena on Sunday, January 15 at 7:30pm.

Clarkson first appeared on the public’s radar in 2002 when she won the first season of American Idol. Since then Kelly has become an international pop icon, selling over 20 million albums worldwide and notching seven singles on the Top 10, Billboard Hot 100 chart, including “Miss Independent,” “Since U Been Gone,” “Walk Away,” “Never Again,” and “Mr. Know It All” from her latest album, ‘Stronger.’

When developing ‘Stronger’, Clarkson was influenced by Tina Turner, Prince, Sheryl Crow, and Radiohead. “The whole album is very much about strength and empowerment, so ‘Stronger’ felt like the perfect title,” Clarkson says. “Plus the title song “Stronger” is just a gold mine — it's a little bit pop, a little bit pop-rock, a little bit urban, a little bit dance, and it ties everything in. And everybody loves that message. ‘What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.’ It's a perfect representation of my life.”

For more information visit www.kellyclarkson.com.

Tickets are now on sale and priced at $49.50 and $29.50 . Tickets can be obtained by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-736-1420 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS SHOPPING IDEAS

Angelo David Brushes



*Beauty*



KEEP YOUR HAIR HEALTHY THIS HOLIDAY WITH ANGELO DAVID SALON:



Celebrity hairstylist Angelo David is offering a special holiday promotion on his new line of brushes! Angelo David Classic, Handcrafted Paddle Brushes promote healthier hair and stimulate the scalp through their ideal balance of naturally conditioning boar bristles and gently separating nylon bristles. During styling or brushing, they penetrate to the roots, evenly distribute natural oils and gently smooth the cuticle, leaving hair with a healthy sheen. Precise bristle placement ensures tangle-free brushing and inhibits split ends. All have double-cushioned, flexible padding that adjusts to the contours of the scalp, and a balanced handle for excellent grip and control.

Between now and January 1, 2012, with a purchase of a $65-value large brush from the Angelo David Brush Collection, you will receive a complimentary Angelo David Comb (valued at $14). For further information, please visit www.angelodavidsalon.com.



NOURISH HAIR WITH BYU-TI SALON’S HAIR VITAMINS:



This holiday season, Byu-Ti Salon wants you to have beautiful, healthy hair and avoid the dry frizz that often comes with cold weather. May we suggest bio-niu vitamins, to combat hair woes and ease hair management this winter. Bio-niu vitamins are a collaboration of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and herbs that contain 60 mg of vital nutrients to build stronger, more radiant locks. The combination of Folic Acid, Biotin and calcium are proven key ingredients to expedite growth and promote healthy, shiny, beautiful hair. The addition of bio-niu vitamins builds upon the already stellar reputation of Byu-Ti Salon of offering more than just a great haircut. Creating a salon experience that supersedes a client’s expectations, Byu-Ti Salon (pronounced beauty) is the premier hair boutique led by beauty industry veteran Natasha Sunshine-Antonioni. Education is a priority at Byu-Ti and it goes much deeper than simply giving a great haircut. Natasha has developed a 6-Step Consulting System to assist her expert staff in finding out exactly what the client's needs are. A clean white-and-chocolate brown color palette highlighted with bursts of bright hues, Byu-Ti Salon blends a California-cool aesthetic with cutting-edge beauty with a chic air of sophistication. For more information on Byu-Ti salon and to get your own bio-niu vitamins, please visit www.byu-ti.com.




SHERRI JESSEE HAS NEW STYLES FOR A NEW YEAR:



Looking to treat a friend or loved one to a fantastic haircut and styling? Sherri Jessee is one of the most professional internationally renowned female hair and makeup artists in the world. With more than 25 years of experience as a successful salon owner, stylist, and platform artist, Sherri’s talents in hair, makeup, and fashion editorial work, combined with knowledge earned through her Bachelor’s Degree in Education and her extensive field-work, make Sherri a well-recognized guru for all things beauty. Sherri is widely quoted as an industry expert, with work featured in hundreds of acclaimed print publications as well as online. When she isn’t jet-setting to New York, Sydney or Mumbai for photo shoots or as a Rusk Creative Team member, Sherri can be found at her Intercoiffure salon in Bristol, Virginia. For more information and to book an appointment, please visit www.sherrijessee.com.



*Hospitality*




SPEND A WEEKEND THIS HOLIDAY SEASON AT FLATOTEL:



Stay at Flatotel this holiday 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 $189 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, and many 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 desire may be, Flatotel’s staff will be sure to make it happen. *The Ultimate Shopping Package is valid until December 30, 2011, and only redeemable when booked directly through the Flatotel. For further information, please visit www.flatotel.com.



Madame Paulette Cleaning Kit


*Fashion*




DRESS YOUR HOLIDAY BEST WITH MADAME PAULETTE:



It’s that time of year again for holiday parties! Not to worry, Madame Paulette® is here to help— with the Madame Paulette® Professional Stain Removal Kit for those emergency stains! Unlike conventional stain removers, Madame Paulette® has taken into account the two most important factors for safe and effective stain removal: time (the most important! The sooner the stain can be treated, the easier it is to remove) and stain identification (every stain has a different composition).



There are three special formulas: Special Formula 1 - Earth Based Stains: Fruit juices, teas, colas, liquors, etc. Special Formula 2 - Protein Based Stains: From the body and dairy products, such as blood, perspiration, milk, eggs, etc. Special Formula 3 - Oil Based Stains: From vegetable, mineral, or petroleum oils, such as baby oil, animal fat, salad dressing, mayonnaise, motor oil, grease, etc. A fourth packet contains three individual super absorbent cloths. Using this cloth under the stained area helps transfer stain matter through the fabric into the absorbent cloth. This makes the stain removal process even more effective! For further information, please visit www.madamepaulette.com.


My Friend Michael



*Author*



STUFF STOCKINGS WITH FRANK CASCIO’S RIVETING
LOOK AT THE LIFE OF MICHAEL JACKSON:




This holiday season, give your favorite Michael Jackson fan the must-have holiday present: My Friend Michael by Frank Cascio, one of Michael Jackson’s closest friends and confidantes for over twenty-five years. My Friend Michael reveals a never-before-seen look at the life of Michael Jackson and it just hit shelves this November.



Since meeting Michael Jackson in 1984 at the peak of his career, Frank observed firsthand the greatest entertainer the world had ever seen. Frank also saw Michael through some of his most chaotic moments, and in their time together inadvertently became the ultimate Michael Jackson insider. Until now, he had largely remained silent about his experience. The book offers a compelling new side to the King of Pop—a human story lost to the media, a man both incredibly normal and remarkably vulnerable. Filled with personal anecdotes and once-private moments, the book is a treasure-trove of Jackson lore that celebrates the celebrity, the man, and the friend. My Friend Michael is available through Barnes & Noble and www.amazon.com.


*SERVICES*



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*Restaurants*



HAVE A DIVINE FRENCH DINNER AT LA PETITE MAISON THIS HOLIDAY:



This holiday season, enjoy the refined flavors of Niçoise fare in midtown New York with a gift certificate to La Petite Maison. The La Petite Maison menu offers signature South of France Provençale dishes, such as crispy zucchini blossom beignets, Provençale Soupe de Poisson, Roasted Bone Marrow with confit tomatoes and toasted country baguette, and macaroni with fresh cream and black truffle risotto.

The 142 seat, two-floor restaurant owned by David Barokas was designed with the intention of capturing the spirit and warmth of the celebrated restaurant while embracing a contemporary style fitting of New York City. With a chic color palette of natural rich browns, vibrant red and clean white and raised ceiling, La Petite Maison has all the right ingredients for a flawless French affair! For further information, please visit www.lapetitemaisonnyc.com.



*Real Estate*



BUY YOUR DREAM APARTMENT AT CHELSEA MODERN:



Start the New Year off right in a brand new apartment in one of New York’s award-winning buildings, Chelsea Modern! With more than 85 percent of the building sold, the last few remaining residences include gallery duplex lofts and penthouses. Chelsea Modern manages to stand out even in an area that is known as the world’s leading location for modern art—the twelve-story condominium located at 447 West 18th Street features an eye-catching glass façade in a revolutionary shifting zigzag pattern that has artists and celebrities flocking to live in one of the last of Chelsea Modern’s 47 designer apartments.

The building boasts an exercise room complete with a shower and steam room, a 24-hour fully staffed lobby, cold storage and package room, a landscaped roof deck, and a private outdoor garden with a reflecting pool, fountain, and rock garden, making it a modern New Yorker’s paradise. Chelsea Modern offers unique gallery duplex lofts, which start at $2.35 million—an ideal location for live/work professionals such as artists and gallerists, and exclusive three-bedroom floor-through penthouses with private terraces with breath-taking views starting at $3.97 million. Luxury amenities include individually designed kitchens, in-residence washers and dryers, Sub-Zero stainless steel refrigerators, individually controlled heating and cooling systems, private terraces and balconies, and specially designed cabinetry. For more information on Chelsea Modern, including a full list of services and amenities, please visit www.chelsea-modern.com.



PURCHASE A NEW VACATION HOME FROM DISTINCTIVE RESORTS AND RESIDENCES AT THE PANORAMIC VIEW:



What better way to spend the holidays than cozy and warm with a stunning view of the ocean? Distinctive Resorts and Residences would love to host your holiday getaway at any of their three oceanfront locations. These include the Panoramic View in Montauk, Sea Crest on the Ocean nestled in the dunes between Montauk and Amagansett and Ocean Dunes on four private acres in Amagansett. Even better, surprise your family and treat them and yourself to a year-round vacation home in the breath-taking beauty of Distinctive Resorts and Residences. These wonderful and unique resorts, represent a tremendous investment opportunity, providing you with the luxury of oceanfront residences, private beaches, innumerable amenities, and countless opportunities to relax with your loved ones. Distinctive Resorts and Residences lets you completely unwind and enjoy yourself. As the preeminent management company for exclusive luxury properties in the Hamptons, Distinctive Resorts and Residences possesses unparalleled expertise in the high-end real estate market, including hotels, resorts, cooperatives, condominiums, private estates and commercial properties. For further information, please visit www.distinctiveventures.com.


Thursday, December 22, 2011

OPENING NIGHT BASH FOR 'CLOSE UP SPACE'

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Rosie Perez


Director Leigh Silverman With Playwright Molly Smith Metzler


Michael Chernus With Colby Minifie And Jessica Digiovanni


David Hyde Pierce With Rosie Perez



David Hyde Pierce along with Rosie Perez, Michael Chernus, Colby Minifie And Jessica Digiovanni, attended the Manhattan Theatre Club's Opening Night Party for 'Close Up Space' at Beacon Restaurant in New York City.


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

BIDENTITY STARS PARTY AT NYC HOTSPOT LAIR

Jana Mattioli And Keith Collins



Celebrating at ultra hip NYC hotspot Lair Lounge in the VIP were Director and Producer Jana Mattioli of the new award winning film "Bidentity Crisis" with actor Keith Collins. "Bidentity Crisis” came home with two coveted awards for Best Comedic Short and Best Male Actor [Keith Collins] in a Comedy Short at the 2011 Down Beach Film Festival Atlantic City Cinefest in Atlantic City, NJ. “Bidentity Crisis” is about a confused bisexual male (Edvin Ortega) and his girlfriend, Helen (Elissa Goldstein), and their crazy relationship. Co-Produced with the amazingly talented Dreamcatcher Entertainment, "BIdentity Crisis" is a comedy shorty that the LGBT family and all will laugh at for days. For more info log onto www.BIdentityCrisis.com.


Photo Courtesy Of: Keith Collins

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

EMBRACING PSYCHIC LINDA LAUREN'S UNIVERSE

Linda Lauren's Hostage In Time



Renowned 4th generation Psychic Medium Linda Lauren provides a variety of distinguished services at Linda Lauren’s Embracing The Universe Metaphysical Center to connect with people who come to her for guidance; reading their past, present, and their probable futures through the color and energy she senses around them. Linda, an Author, Energy Artist, Reiki Practitioner, and Pet Psychic, shares her knowledge and offers guidance in positive living at the Center, a serene place for her clients to enjoy an escape from the stressful daily grind of their lives. There, guests are offered counsel, spiritual rejuvenation, relaxation, meditation, knowledge, communication, and sometimes just good company. In addition, Linda uses her unique talent to create mesmerizing personalized energy art for clients based upon a reading of the colors of energy of people, places and objects as it relates to their aura. Linda discovered a unique process of breathing life into spirit by way of this new artwork.



Visitors of the Center will find other unique experiences and an array of traditional services such as readings, mediumship, astrology interpretations, as well as:



· Corporate Consulting: Linda assists business owners to create additional avenues of prosperity, increase their effectiveness, and can give their workplace an energy makeover.

· Psychic Profiling: Linda is able to analyze a photograph or handwriting in order to understand a person’s past, present, and potential.

· Reiki: A Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing.

· Animal Communication: When a pet and its owner experience trouble communicating, Linda can remedy the situation through intelligent psychic observations. Linda has a recurring column, “Psychic Companion,” that appears in The Hollywood Dog magazine.



Linda provides extraordinary knowledge to all those who come to her for help. The following are offerings at the Center that are truly one-of-a-kind, some of which are even trademarked to her:



· Linda Lauren’s Psychic Evenings of Audience Readings.

· The Hope Deck™: Designed by Linda as a way for others to tap into their own psychic ability.

· Crystal Awareness Lectures: Learn about the powerful energy that gemstones and crystals contain.

· Linda Lauren’s Energy Art™: One of Linda’s unique talents is her ability to read people’s aura through the energy of colors that their bodies emit. She captures this amazing state and creates a digital image. The result is a unique work that paints a portrait of the subject in an unprecedented fashion.



Linda shares her creativity and natural extrasensory abilities at her Center as well as with her latest endeavor, her debut novel “Hostage in Time,” a paranormal time-travel romance, which released in Fall 2011.


CHRISTOPHER FISCHER RULES GREENWICH

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TIMES SQUARE GOSSIP HOLIDAY SHOPPING

Christopher Fischer

103 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, CT

Open Monday-Saturday, 10-6

(203) 861-7400

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Christopher Fischer



The name Christopher Fischer evokes images of luxurious cashmere, modern yet timeless designs, and the highest-quality craftsmanship. During this holiday season the Christopher Fischer boutique in Greenwich CT. is filled with amazing cashmere sweaters and accessories that will delight customers and gift recipients alike, with Christopher Fischer being the “must give” and “must receive” cashmere gift of the season.



Christopher Fischer is inspired by a luxe “Hamptons' lifestyle” combined with modern European design sensibility, all influenced by trends discovered on Christopher’s frequent global travels.



The brand—favored by celebrities and those in the know, including Sir Paul McCartney, Eva Longoria, John Mayer, Gisele Bündchen, Jessica Alba, and many more—has two distinct looks to their collections; Orange Label which is all about everyday wearable fashion basics in cashmere and other pure fibers; and Black Label which is a designer collection based on modernity and innovative knitwear in pure cashmere. Both collections are available at all Christopher Fischer stores in the Hamptons, New York city and Greenwich CT., as well as online and at prestigious retailers both nationwide and internationally.



Renown as one of the world’s finest purveyors of cashmere, it is Christopher Fischer’s perfectionist approach to the quality and purity of the cashmere fiber used in his sweaters, as well as his attention to detail and focus on hand knitting and finishing techniques executed to the highest level that set the standards and quality of a Christopher Fischer sweater way above other brands. This combined with the innovative, creative yet wearable character of his designs, truly set Christopher Fischer apart.





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



NEW YORK AND HAMPTONS HOLIDAY IDEAS

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TIMES SQUARE GOSSIP
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Philippe Chow


WHAT: Enjoy Christmas Dinner at Philippe



WHERE: Philippe

33 East 60th Street

New York City



MENU: À la carte



Experience Philippe’s specialty dishes:



Chicken Satay


skewers prepared in Chef Philippe’s famous cream sauce



Peking Duck


specially prepared by Chef Philippe w/house made pancakes



Green Prawns


Cashew nuts, water chestnuts, peppers, and black mushrooms



TIME: 4:00PM-12:00AM





Celebrate New Year’s Eve in New York City's Philippe Chow


Saturday, December 31, 2011



WHAT: Indulge This New Year’s Eve at Philippe



WHERE: Philippe

33 East 60th Street

New York City



MENU: À la carte



Experience Philippe’s specialty dishes:



Chicken Satay

skewers prepared in Chef Philippe’s famous cream sauce



Peking Duck

specially prepared by Chef Philippe w/house made pancakes



Green Prawns

Cashew nuts, water chestnuts, peppers, and black mushrooms



TIME: 5:00PM – 1:00AM



ABOUT PHILIPPE: Philippe has garnered such recent praise as Best in Chinese Food by Zagat 2010 and was named Best of the Best (2007) by New York Magazine (for the signature Peking Duck).



An haute flair on classic Chinoise cuisine, Chef Philippe has crafted a menu complete with signature favorites. Hosting your own soiree? Chef Philippe is also available to cater private parties and/or prepare to-go dinners for any special event at your home or office.



RESERVATIONS: Phone number: (212) 644-8885

Website: www.philippechow.com


Email: reservations@philippechow.com.


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Southampton Inn



Celebrate New Year’s Eve in the Hamptons

Saturday, December 31, 2011



what: Old-Fashioned New Year’s Eve Party “Hamptons Style” At Southampton Inn



WHERE: Southampton Inn

91 Hill Street

Southampton, NY



INCLUDES: Spend New Year’s Eve at Southampton Inn! Enjoy an old-fashioned party “Hamptons style.” Accommodations include an overnight stay in a gracious guestroom, a spectacular dinner, an open-bar, a champagne toast at midnight in addition to a New Year’s Day brunch at OSO Restaurant of Southampton Inn and late checkout at 2:00PM.



8:00PM – 1:00AM.: Dinner with Full Premium Open Bar

Includes:

· Champagne Toast at midnight



ABOUT SOUTHAMPTON INN: The Southampton Inn boasts a Hamptons club casual atmosphere and houses a family-friendly getaway in a serene setting. The Inn is steps away from designer boutiques, quaint and fine dining, parks, art galleries, museums, and is just a mile from renowned Cooper’s Beach. A warm and welcoming local landmark, the Southampton Inn is home to 90 guestrooms and a conference center that can hold a wide variety of events. For a true getaway experience, exciting excursions can be arranged by the Southampton Inn’s concierge service, including fishing trips, hiking at surrounding nature preserves, horseback riding, bicycle rentals, as well as tours of local museums, historic sites and vineyards. Southampton Inn is the perfect destination on the East End if you’re looking for the ideal location for an event and a lovely getaway.

COST: New Year’s Eve Package

$389 per couple for the overnight package (plus tax and gratuity for all.)



RESERVATIONS: Phone Numbers: (800) 832-6500 / (631) 283-6500

Website: www.southamptoninn.com

Email: reservations@southamptoninn.com


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75 Main Street



WHAT: Ring In New Year’s Eve at 75 Main



WHERE: 75 Main Street

Southampton, NY



INCLUDES: A Prix Fixe Five Course Meal with champagne toast at midnight

Live Music All Night



7:00PM- 11:00PM Jim Turner’s Band

12:00AM-3:00AM DJ Biggie

3:00am-4:00am DJ Efra



TIME: 9:30PM to 4:00AM



COST: Five Course Meal & glass of champagne/ $55.00 per person



RESERVATIONS: Phone number: (631) 283-7575

Website: www.75main.com

Email: 75main.restaurant@gmail.com


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