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SERENA WILLIAMS LAUNCHES SLEEP SHEETS

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Serena Williams


Tennis superstar Serena Williams was in NYC the other day, to launch her new company – Sleep Sheets. Sleep Sheets are the next iteration from the company behind Energy Sheets which is owned by Pitbull, LeBron James, Amar’e Stoudemire and more.


Serena Williams, who has been plagued with sleep issues her whole life, personally helped to develop the all-natural strips which dissolve on your tongue and include melatonin, goji berry extract and chamomile extract. www.sheetsbrand.com.

LAS VEGAS TAO AND VENETIAN ARE ON FIRE

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Rita Ora

 Amy Adams



Wilmer Valderrama, Minka Kelly, Rob Kardashian and Rita Oro were all spotted at Tao at The Venetian this weekend. Wilmer started of his trip hanging with friends enjoying the #luxelife poolside at AZURE at The Palazzo, enjoying drinks and sushi in the sun followed by a spa session with friends at the Canyon Ranch Spa. He then met up with friends Rob Kardashian and Rita Oro for dinner at LAVO, The group went upstairs to the Lavo nightclub where Rita surprised the crowd with an energy filled performance.


ICON RICHARD SIMMONS REFUSES TO RETIRE

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**** 80s icon and fitness guru Richard Simmons sat down with the editors ofMensHealth.comthis month for a web-exclusive interview. Among other things, Simmons discussed how, at 63, he's still teaching classes, wearing Dolfin shorts (he has 400 pairs!), and taking endless crap from David Letterman and Howard Stern; he also shared his thoughts on shows like The Biggest Loser. ****

 Richard Simmons



Simmons on weight loss reality shows like The Biggest Loser:
I'm not into any show that makes people compete when they lose weight. I think the show has some merit and they do some good. But voting off people every week because they didn’t lose enough weight, or giving somebody a car or money because they did lose weight? That's terrible…Who are you competing against? It's you. You need to be doing this for you and only you. Not to win a car, not to stay at a fancy resort, not to get a treadmill or an elliptical for your home. The real pride, the real present, is your health a…

THE 57TH DRAMA DESK AWARDS NOMINATIONS

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**** THE BROADWAYGOSSIP ****
 Donna Murphy



Nominations for the 57th Annual Drama Desk Awards were announced this morning at Feinstein's at Loews Regency by Drama Desk Award winners Brian d' Arcy James and Donna Murphy. They were joined by Drama Desk President Isa Goldberg; Barbara Siegel, Chairperson of the Drama Desk Nominating Committee and Randie Levine-Miller, Director of Special Events for the


The nominations announcement was streamed live on www.dramadeskawards.com. The full list of nominees is available at this same website.


In keeping with the Drama Desk's unique mission, nominators considered shows that opened on Broadway, Off Broadway and Off-Off Broadway during the 2011-2012 New York theater season in the same competitive categories. Their level of dedication and commitment to the organization and the theater community is outstanding. The committee worked diligently, attending performances of eligible productions and meeting regularly throughout the year. Final delib…

SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR IS EXPECTING AGAIN

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**** US WEEKLY CONFIRMS HAPPY NEWS ****
 Freddie Prinze Jr. And Sarah Michelle Gellar


Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze, Jr. are expanding their family! The Ringer actress is pregnant with her second child, Us Weekly can exclusively confirm. "She and Freddie are thrilled," a friend of the pair says. "They're amazing parents."
The couple met while filming the 1997 horror film I Know What You Did Last Summer and began dating three years later. They tied the knot in Mexico on September 1, 2002, and welcomed daughter Charlotte Grace in September 2009.
Gellar, 35, recently told Us that Prinze, 36, had been enjoying his one-on-one time with Charlotte as she filmed the first season of The CW's Ringer.

DJ VICE HITS NEW YORK CITY CLUB HOTSPOTS

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DJ Vice



DJ Vice was playing at Avenue on Wednesday night in NYC. The DJ powerhouse was also spotted at NYC hotspot Beauty And Essex on Thursday night catching up with friends and checking out the DJ booth before jet setting back to Vegas for shows at TAO and LAVO.

THE 'HIP HOP AND THE L.A. RIOTS' SCREENING

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Kurupt With Arsenio Hall And John Singleton


Kurupt along with Arsenio Hall and John Singleton attended The Special Screening of VH1 Rock Doc 'Uprising: Hip Hop and The L.A. Riots held at the Grammy Museum at L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.


Photo By: RD / Orchon / Retna Digital

'DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER' OPENING NIGHT

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Jennifer Tilly

Adam James With Jennifer Tilly And Ben Daniels

 Patricia Kalember


The stars were snapped at the Opening Night Curtain Call for the Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway Production of 'Don't Dress For Dinner' at the American Airlines Theater.

Photos By:  Walter McBride / Retna Ltd.

TV LAND BEGINS PRODUCTION OF SOUL MAN

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 Cedric The Entertainer

TV Land is giving one of the original “Kings of Comedy” his own sitcom! Laugh-out-loud comedians Cedric “The Entertainer” and Niecy Nash star in the network’s newest original series, “The Soul Man” (formerly known as “Have Faith”), which begins production this week for a total of 12 episodes, it was announced today by Keith Cox, executive vice president, development and original programming, TV Land. “The Soul Man” premieres Wednesday, June 20 at 10pm ET/PT, immediately followed by the season two premiere of TV Land’s hit sitcom, “The Exes,” which stars Donald Faison (“Scrubs”), Wayne Knight (“Seinfeld”), David Alan Basche (“The Starter Wife”), Kelly Stables (“Two and a Half Men”) and Kristen Johnston (“3rd Rock From The Sun”).
“The Soul Man” revolves around R&B superstar-turned-minister Reverend Boyce “The Voice” Ballentine (played by Cedric) who was living the high life in Las Vegas at the top of the music charts (see the video for his 80’s hit, “Sex Wichoo…

ICON BARBARA EDEN HONORED IN HOLLYWOOD

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Barbara Eden

Barbara Eden was honored at The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce 91st Annual Installation and Lifetime Achievement Award Luncheon held at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles, California.

Photo By: RD / Orchon / Retna Digital

'NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT' GYPSY ROBE

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 Kelli O'Hara With Kathleen Marshall And Matthew Broderick


Kelli O'Hara along with Kathleen Marshall and Matthew Broderick, were snapped at the Broadway Opening Night Performance and Gypsy Robe Ceremony for 'Nice Work If You Can Get it' at the Imperial Theatre the other night.

Photo By:  Walter McBride / WM Photography / Retna Ltd

SEXY JAMES FRANCO DINES AT LAS VEGAS TAO

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 James Franco


 James Franco was spotted dining at TAO Asian Bistro on Tuesday night. The actor, in town for CinemaCon, and three female friends enjoyed signature favorites including Seabass, Lobster Wontons and Chinese Sausage Fried Rice.

Photo By: RD/Kirkland/Retna

HEIDI KLUM'S NEW AND UNIQUE GEMSTONES

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 Heidi Klum On QVC


Heidi Klum is back and bolder than ever with brand new pieces for spring! Featuring unique metal finishes and custom-made simulated gemstones, the latest additions to the Wildlife by Heidi Klum collection are as bold as they are beautiful. Each style embodies a modern aesthetic that is sure to make a statement this season.
Despite arriving into NYC on the red eye without her bags (the airline misplaced them!), Heidi Klum kept her spirits high with an intimate luncheon for editors and bloggers at the Hudson Hotel Penthouse in Midtown. The supermodel debuted an array of baubles from her Wildlife by Heidi Klum for QVC collection as the chic editors elite dazzled in necklaces, rings, and more amidst a delicious spread of mini turkey and portobello mushroom sandwiches and tomato and mozzarella salad. Before hitting the road, Klum playfully stacked her watches on like bangles and flagged a cab.
Please visit QVC.com, to see Klum showcase several new pieces, incl…

JBFCS CELEBRATES ANNUAL SPRING BENEFIT

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**** HONORING JULIE MENIN, CHAIRPERSON, COMMUNITY BOARD ONE JOYCE B. COWIN,JBFCS TRUSTEE & FRAN LEVY, JBFCS TRUSTEE ****

Jean Shafiroff



Honorees Joyce B. Cowin With Fran Levy And Julie Menin

David Everett With Anthony Mann, Brad Lerman, Paul Levine And David Rivel


The Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services (JBFCS) celebrated its Annual Spring Benefit honoring Manhattan Borough President Candidate Julie Menin, Chairperson of Community Board 1, Joyce B. Cowin, JBFCS Trustee, and Fran Levy, JBFCS Trustee; with Master of Ceremonies, Melissa Russo, News Anchor WNBC. JBFCS hosted a record-breaking 500 guests and raised an astounding $2.2 million for the agency. Some of the supporters included Tony Mann, JBFCS Board President, Alice Tisch, JBFCS Vice President, Tommy Tisch, Brown University Chancellor & NYU Medical Center Trustee, Carol Davidson, JBFCS Associated Executive Director for External Affairs, Paul Levine, JBFCS Executive Vice President & CEO, Jack Le…

KARINA SMIRNOFF WEARS TWO LIPS SHOES

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 Karina Smirnoff


 Dancing With The Stars' Karina Smirnoff recently traded her dancing shoes for several pairs of Two Lips Shoes. The dancer, who is used to two-stepping her way into the winner's circle wearing heels, sported the sexy pairs of shoes and gushed about how fun they were.

Photo Courtesy Of: Traci Takeda


AMERICAN NATIONAL THEATRE DOUBLE HEADER

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 Bill Murray

The American National Theatre (Sean Cullen, Founder; Mark Rubinsky, President) is proud to present, in association with InViolet Repertory Theater and Urban Stages, a staged reading of Erin Mallon’s Branched, and Robert Emmet Lunney’s For Nina, in association with The Directors Company and Two River Theater Company on Monday, April 30 at Theater Row’s Clurman Theater (410 West 42nd Street). This day of readings follows The ANT’s first presentation Nobody Suspects a Butterfly, by Christine Henry. Branched will be performed at 4:00PM, and For Nina at 7:00PM. Admission is FREE to the public.


Branched, written by Erin Mallon and directed by Tim D. O’Donnell, follows a week in the life of a five-year-old boy whose domestic life is far from normal. After five whole years of being breast fed, Ben suddenly has to step aside for his new baby sister, Beatrice, who may or may not be human. His mother says they have to “support her appearance no matter how humiliating it is,” but that’…

CHARLIE SHEEN EX. HITS STREETS OF NYC

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**** Charlie Sheen’s Ex-Goddess Bree Olson and Pornhubs Ride the “Boob Bus” offered Free Breast Exams to New York City's on the move public. ****


 Bree Olson


As citizens of NYC casually went about their days, Pornhub – the leading adult entertainment site, accompanied by the star power of Charlie Sheen Ex-Goddess Bree Olson, hit the streets to offer local women a free breast screening in honor of Beast Cancer Awareness. The Bree Olson’s “Save Our Boobs” bus tour conducted a city-wide tour with board certified Doctor, David Shafer M.D. to the masses, allowing for participants to get a free screening with the added benefits of privacy and convenience.
 Photo Courtesy Of: Rob Loud

'NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT' ON BROADWAY

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WALTER MCBRIDE
ON THE
GREAT WHITE WAY
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'Nice Work If You Can Get It' On Broadway


Zofia Borucka And Jean Reno


Susan Sullivan


Carol Kane With Mom


James Wilkie Broderick And Sarah Jessica Parker


Marc Shaiman And Scott Wittman


Legends Jamie De Roy And Tony Lo Bianco


Jon Benjamin Hickey With Victor Garber


Jessica Molaskey And John Pizzarelli


Andy Cohen


Roger Rees


Rick Elice


Jon Hamm And Jennifer Westfeldt


Rob Ashford


Kathleen Marshall


THE RETURN TO DUNE POINT FIRE ISLAND

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**** CHERRY GROVE GOSSIP ****

One Bedroom Apartment At Dune Point



As we sit here today packing and making lists, we are so excited about returning to Dune Point Fire Island, to Petra Brehl's and Rick Dugas ocean fantasy getaway. The premiere place to stay in Cherry Grove, just got better.

I know they are going to amaze me this year. The two hotel guru's, who run their ocean paradise, have traveled the world once again to garner ideas for Dune Point and then rushed back to put them in motion. They continued to rip apart whats left of the old Dune Point and renovated more rooms with ideas they garnered from their world trips. Everything from the European bathrooms to the most modern kitchens. No detail has been left out, I know, because all winter I am in constant contact with Petra. I love reading about her and Rick's adventures around the globe and I love hearing about the changes they worked so hard to accomplish.


The New Renovated One Bedroom Kitchen


They have designed Dune Po…

SESAME STREET'S SINGING WITH THE STARS

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Anderson Cooper With Good Friend Elmo




Get up and dance with your favorite Sesame Street friends as Warner Home Video (WHV) and Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, release Singing With the Stars on DVD May 1, 2012 for $14.98 SRP. This delightfully musical DVD features performances that will educate children about the joys of song and dance with celebrity appearances by Alicia Keys, the Dixie Chicks, Andrea Bocelli and Adam Sandler!


The Singing With the Stars DVD is a series of star-studded performances with songs focusing on encouraging children to feel good about who they are; boosting self-esteem and building self-confidence. Many of the segments also focus on task persistence, feeling proud, celebrating similarities and differences, and labeling and expressing emotions. Songs range from classics such as, “Furry Happy Monsters” with R.E.M. to the Emmy Award-winning hit, “What I Am” with Will.i.am. The DVD will also include a downloadable act…

AMAZING GRACE OF CHRISTIAN SARAH KELLY

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**** MIDNIGHT SUN ****

Sarah Kelly In Concert



Midnight Sun, the latest project from Christian music favorite Sarah Kelly, has released through all major digital outlets, and in select retail outlets.


Midnight Sun became collaboration among friends for the two-time Grammy nominee. Kelly enlisted several trusted friends to co-write some of the songs, including her worship leader husband Jonas Ekman, Jeremy Hunter (Taylor Swift, Jonny Lang), and Mitch Dane (Jars of Clay). Justin Knox (Colbie Caillat), Hunter and Dane came in to share the production credits, and Steve Mason from Jars of Clay even signed on to play on four of the album’s more rock-based songs.


A combination of rock riffs, love letters and straight ahead worship songs color the project, making Midnight Sun a bit tricky to truly classify in one single genre. Kelly was able to have complete freedom recording Midnight Sun, and wanted to create a true statement that life is a combination of emotions, struggles and hopes. The album’s …

GHOST STAR STUDDED BROADWAY OPENING

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WALTER MCBRIDE
ON
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Lisa Niemi


Jerry Zucker


John Edward


Martina McBride


Bobby Kaiser With Gina Gershon



Peter Asher


Christine Lahti



Jaime Cepero



Robin De Jesus And Lin-Manuel Miranda


Debbie Allen And Daughter Vivian Nixon


Hope Davis


Judy McLane


Will Chase


Dee Snider With Stunning Wife


Liz Mikel



Ivanka Trump



David Hyde Pierce