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ICONS FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS

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Frankie Valli



Frankie Valli was snapped in front of the Theatre Marquee for 'Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons on Broadway' celebrating the group's 50th Anniversary with their first ever concert at the Broadway Theatre in New York City.


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

JENNIE GARTH IS NOT DATING LUKE PERRY

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Jennie Garth



Not so fast, Beverly Hills, 90210 fans.

Despite rumors that former on-screen loves Jennie Garth and Luke Perry have taken their longtime friendship to the next level, a source close to the actress insists it's simply not true and tells Us Weekly they're just good friends.

Earlier this week, the National Enquirer reported that the pair, both divorced (Perry called it quits with Minnie Sharp in 2003), reconnected at the shoot for their Old Navy commercial.

As multiple sources confirmed to Us in mid-August, Garth, 40 -- who split from her husband of 11 years, Peter Facinelli, in March -- is actually seeing photographer Noah Abrams. (The pair were spotted strolling hand-in-hand in L.A. August 14).

Since parting ways from Facinelli, Garth has been committed to moving forward. In May, she enjoyed a flirty dinner with HGTV star Antonio Bellatore in Las Vegas.

Says a friend of the actress, who debuted a seriously slimmed-down, sexy new bod last month, "She's happier th…

TV LANDS SEASON FINALE OF HIT 'THE EXES'

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**** TIMES SQUARE GOSSIP TELEVISION
SEASON FINALE OF TV LAND’S
“THE EXES”
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 AT 10:30 PM ET/PT ****

 The Exes



The crew crashes a party on Phil's boss' (Todd Stashwick) luxurious yacht for a night of fun, while a very pregnant Eden goes into labor and Holly is forced to confront her worst fear. The new exciting finale is here.


Guest Star: Todd Stashwick (“Heroes”)


Photo Courtesy Of: TV Land

NASSAU COUNTY'S ED MANGANO ON HEALTH

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**** THE LONG ISLAND GOSSIP ****

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano



At a Nassau County Press Conference with Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and Bruce Yamali of Dover Caterers, they introduced healthy eating vending machines at Long Island Schools. This seems to be the new wave out in my old stomping grounds Nassau County.



MARILYN MONROE IN LONG ISLAND!


A Tribute was held on the 50th Anniversary of Marilyn Monroes Death at Maliblue in Lido Beach, Long Island. Marilyn Monroe spent lots of time and summers on Long Island. Butch Yamali, President of the Dover Catering Group attended this event.

 A candlelight vigil was held by fans and local residents on the famed beach. A special  screening of "Candle in the Wind" took place to commemorate the Fiftieth Anniversary of the death of the movie goddess.  Marilyn Monroe look-a-likes adorned the event. Marilyn had visited Long Island several times and spent many summers by the beach.

In 1949, a couple of years before her film ca…

INSIDE PRINCE HARRY'S NAKED PARTY NIGHT

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**** PREGNANT, NAKED AND A DIVA ****

Naked Prince Harry In Us Weekly



The cover story of the new issue of Us Weekly details Prince Harry’s nearly two weeks of epic partying starting at a billionaire-friend’s Necker Island home to a booze-fueled tear through Vegas!


On August 23, Prince Harry was summoned to Balmoral Castle to “face up to family” following his headline-grabbing weeks of debauchery, says a palace insider. Queen Elizabeth II made her naughty grandson sweat it out before seeing him. Father Prince Charles was also at the 50,000-acre summer residence in Scotland, ready to scold Harry. In Las Vegas, Harry, 27, gambled big, hitting the high of a 3 a.m. race with Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte and the low of losing at strip billiards. That last nonstop night of partying was laid bare when jaw-dropping photos surfaced of the naked prince showing all but the crown jewels. “The trip was like The Hangover,” says a royal source, “only without the monkey.”


The party spree got off to a glitzy …

A FLING WITH MAGIC MIKE'S CHANNING TATUM

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Channing Tatum



As summer winds down, many people are beginning to reflect on their summer romances. Was it a summer fling or the real thing? According to a survey conducted by Badoo, the world’s largest social network for meeting new people, more than 50% of men and women had a romance this summer that they considered a fling and 7 out of 10 people wanted their warm-weather liaison to become a long-term romance.


Additionally, Badoo asked women which of the summer’s hottest leading men they would most want a casual fling with vs. serious relationship. The survey results reveal which hot stars are fit for introducing to the family vs. a quick dance between the sheets:


· 4 out of 10 women admitted they would have a casual fling with Magic Mike hunk Channing Tatum; but when it comes to actually dating him, women were 20% less likely to actually consider him boyfriend material!
· Alternatively, twice as many women would prefer to have a lasting relationship with Dark Knight R…

THE ASTORIA PERFORMING ARTS NOMINATIONS

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**** THE ASTORIA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER ****

Carol KingPlayed In Blood Brothers



The Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC), recipient of the 2012 CaffĂ© Cino Fellowship Award from the Innovative Theatre Foundation, is pleased to announce their additional IT Award Nominations and their 12th Season featuring the New York Premiere of Gregory S. Moss’s (punkplay, House of Gold) Billy Witch and Willy Russell’s (Educating Rita, Shirley Valentine) Blood Brothers. APAC is also fortunate to be working on a developmental piece with Grammy and Tony-award winning composer Galt MacDermot (Hair), Gone Tomoro. APAC’s performance venue is located at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 30-44 Crescent St (@30th Rd) in Astoria, Queens.

“We’ve got a fascinating mix of work in store for APAC’s 12th season,” remarks an excited Artistic Director Tom Wojtunik. “With twisted sleepover camp fun in Gregory S. Moss’s Billy Witch, the haunting power of the musical Blood Brothers, and the chance to hear a new score in…

THE NEW YORK POPS LAUNCHES 30TH SEASON

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Steven Reineke



On October 12, 2012, The New York Pops orchestra will launch its 30th Season at Carnegie Hall with Some Enchanted Evening: The Music of Rodgers and Hammerstein. Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke – described by The New York Times as a “polished, welcoming host” who is “young and vigorous, with a playful attitude” – will lead the orchestra in a highly-anticipated opening with Broadway favorites by beloved duo Rodgers and Hammerstein. The performance features guest artists Aaron Lazar, Kelli O’Hara and Paulo Szot, along with Judith Clurman’s Essential Voices USA and New York Theatre Ballet. The program includes classics from Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I and The Sound of Music at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage.

 Photo Courtesy Of: New York Pops

NICOLE RICHIE FASHION COLLECTION ON QVC

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**** FALL SHOPPING ON QVC ****

Nicole Richie



On September 6th at 9pm EST, QVC will serve up the latest styles from fashion favorites Jennifer Hudson, Nicole Richie, Dennis Basso, Marc Bouwer, Geren Ford, Lori Goldstein and Isaac Mizrahi, along with accessories from Kenneth Jay Lane. Beauty offerings will include the launch of Isaac Mizrahi’s fragrance Fabulous, as well as products from MAKE UP FOR EVER, Sephora by OPI, WEN and bareMinerals®, which is launching the “Five Star Fabulous” eye shadow collection that features best selling shades in some of QVC’s global markets.

Academy Award-winning actress, Grammy-winning recording artist and best-selling author, Jennifer Hudson can now add fashion designer to her list of impressive talents. The iconic performer has collaborated with leading multimedia retailer QVC on a new line of apparel and accessories, The Jennifer Hudson Collection launching Thursday, September 6, from 9 PM to Midnight ET.

SOCIAL LIFE CELEBRATES HAMPTONS CLOSE

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**** THE HAMPTONS GOSSIP ****

L.A. Reid



Social Life Magazine celebrated the close of the Hamptons summer season with August Issue Release Party, honoring L.A. Reid, August cover star, on Saturday, August 25, 2012. Publisher Justin Mitchell and Editor-in-Chief Devorah Rose hosted the cover party, sponsored by Platinum Properties, at the Social Life Water Mill, NY Estate where guests included L.A. Reid and his wife Erica, Real Housewives of New York’s Sonja Tremont-Morgan, Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff, East Hampton Studio Owner Michael Wudyka, Rand Luxury Founder & CEO Bradford Rand, Owner and Creator of Elegant Affairs Andrea Correale, and Douglas Elliman Chairman Howard Lorber.


Party-goers enjoyed the last Social Life soiree of Summer 2012 with entertainment provided by singer and songwriter Madame Mayhem. Publisher Justin Mitchell, said “we are thrilled to have Madame Mayhem here for the night, it’s the perfect way to cap off the summer.” Editor-in-Chief Devorah Rose thanked guests…

JULIEN K PERFORMS AT LAS VEGAS HARD ROCK

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Julien-K



Julien-K performed at Vinyl at the world famed Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada the other night.


Photo By: RD / Kabik / Retna Digital

KHLOE KARDASHIAN'S UNBREAKABLE SCENT

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Khloe Kardashian



Khloe Kardashian-Odom made a "Unbreakable" perfume promotional appearance at Kardashian Khaos at the Mirage in Las Vegas, Nevada the other day.

Photo By: RD/Kabik/Retna

MARK BEGO'S STORE SIGNING AT ALEXANDER'S

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Aretha Franklin



Author MARK BEGO did an in-store last week at San Francisco’s Alexander Book Company store, for his two current releases, WHITNEY HOUSTON: THE SPECTACULAR RISE AND TRAGIC FALL OF THE WOMAN WHOSE VOICE INSPIRED A GENERATION (Skyhorse Publishing) and ARETHA FRANKLIN: THE QUEEN OF SOUL (Skyhorse Publishing) . Mark was there with Brian Summers, from B.S. Productions (channeling his inner Whitney!)and, Bernard Henderson from the Alexander Book Company.


Photo By: RD/Dziekan/Retna

MICKY DOLENZ TO PLAY B.B. KING'S IN OCTOBER

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 Micky Dolenz



MICKY DOLENZ and his band will make a rare New York City appearance, at B.B. King’s on Friday, October 19; and, the show will be recorded for a new live album to be released later this year.
Dolenz, who as part of the legendary Monkees – who will re-group with the surviving members, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork for a series of shows this November – has sold in excess of 65 million records, will have his next solo album, Remember, released on September 25.
If all that weren’t enough, Dolenz will appear in a series of performances of Hairspray marking the 25th anniversary of the original film, in Indianapolis and Baltimore; where he will essay the role of Wilbur Turnblad. He had appeared in London’s West End in 2010 reprising the same role as well as a U.K.-national tour the following year.
Hairspray: In Concert! Will additionally star filmmaker, writer, and artist John Waters as the narrator. Waters of course created and directed Hairspray, the popular cult comedy hit in …

CHERRY LANE HAS 10 EXTRAODINARY ARTISTS

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**** 2012 ALL FOR ONE THEATER FESTIVAL
BEGINS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 AT CHERRY LANE ****

John Leguizamo



THE 2012 ALL FOR ONE THEATER FESTIVAL begins Friday, September 14th at The Cherry Lane Theatre/Mainstage, 38 Commerce Street, NYC, with 10 solo plays and musicals written and performed by 10 extraordinary artists. This second AFO season, which continues through September 30, features the World Premieres of Alice Eve Cohen’s “WHAT I THOUGHT I KNEW” based on her bestselling memoir, and “THE PURPOSE PROJECT” by Elizabeth Van Meter; and the NY Premiere of Emmy-winner and theatre favorite Leslie Jordan’s new solo piece “FRUIT FLY.” AFO Festival directors include Lynne Taylor-Corbett, BD Wong and Colman Domingo. With solo icons Whoopi Goldberg, John Leguizamo and Lily Tomlin on its Advisory Board, the AFO Theater Festival’s mission is to present the next generation of solo voices. The Festival offers two performances of each of the 10 plays plus 8 solo workshops with Advisory Board members …

STARS PARTY AT VEGAS LAVO AND MARQUEE

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Derek Hough


The Asahi Super Dry Beer summer takeover kicked off Friday at Marquee Nightclub inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Dancing with the Stars pros Derek Hough and Cheryl Burke were spotted at a VIP table drinking Asahi and taking in the sounds of DJs Drek Martinez and Bambi.

  Cheryl Burke With Derek Hough And Karina Smirnoff

The takeover continued with Asahi Super Dry Beer on Saturday at Marquee Dayclub when Karina Smirnoff joined Hough and Burke in a cabana poolside. The Dancing with the Stars showed off perfect summer bodies as they took a dip in the pool to beat the heat. The EC Twins provided the soundtrack for the daytime party.


Friday night Chad Michael Murray celebrated his 31st birthday with dinner at TAO Asian Bistro. Joined by a group of friends, the actor who is best known for his role on One Tree Hill feasted on signature dishes and specialty cocktails before blowing out the candles on a birthday dessert.




Cali Swag District




At LAVO Nightclub on Friday Cali Swag …

NAS HAS CONCERT IN WASHINGTON DC PARK

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NAS


Last night Hennessy took over THE PARK in DC and presented NAS in concert. Nas came straight from his NYC concert and took the stage and had his fans in a frenzy. 

Photo Courtesy Of:: Jeff Dormeus

THE STARS LAST FLING BEFORE THE RING FETE

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**** THE LAS VEGAS GOSSIP ****

Kirsten Dunst And Isla Fisher



Isla Fisher, Sacha Baron Cohen, Kirsten Dunst, Garrett Hedlund, Lizzy Caplan, Adam Scott, Busy Phillips, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and James Marsden were among the celebrities who celebrated the Premiere Of RADiUS-TWC's "Bachelorette" premiere after-party sponsored by Purity Vodka in Los Angeles Thursday night. At the after party where Purity Vodka Cocktails were served Isla Fisher, Sacha Baron Cohen, and Lizzy Caplan all enjoyed the Purity "Last Fling Before the Ring" Signature cocktail. (recipe below). Sacha Baron Cohen entered the after-party incognito with a basecall cap, checkered shirt, and sport coat. He was mingling with guests and keeping a very low profile but was seen munching on some Fatburger fries. Kirsten Dunst was there with boyfriend Garrett Hedlund but the two were spending most of the time chatting with other guests rather than hanging out together. Certainly movie goers and talent alike we…

AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE IS HIGH RATINGS

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**** TIMES SQUARE GOSSIP TELEVISION ****

Jeff Foxworthy



GSN’s highly anticipated original series THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE garnered the network’s highest delivery in its 17-year history with 2.3 million total viewers for the night and 1.7 million total viewers for its series premiere at 8 pm ET on Thursday, August 23rd.


THE AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE outperformed the previous record by over half a million viewers and solidified itself as a destination program by posting triple digit gains from its strong lead-in across all demos (“Family Feud” hosted by Steve Harvey). The GSN original series ranked among the Top 5 cable networks in total viewers, women 25-54 and viewers 25-54 in its time period.


“The best-selling book of all time is now GSN’s most viewed program of all time, which proves that consumers are yearning for fun, family- friendly entertainment,” said Amy Introcaso-Davis, Executive Vice President of Programming and Development, GSN. “We are incredibly proud of this show and a…

DICK VAN DYKE AND THE VANTASTIX IN MALIBU

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**** ONE NIGHT ONLY WITH
Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award Recipient,
DICK VAN DYKE & THE VANTASTIX
“It’s not just a concert, it’s a party!” ****


Dick Van Dyke



A NIGHT WITH DICK VAN DYKE AND THE VANTASTIX IN MALIBU!! The legendary Dick Van Dyke, Emmy-nominated, Tony-award winning and mega-film star will appear live on stage on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at the Smothers Theatre at Pepperdine University 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90263. (Surprise guest-celebrity appearances!) Tickets are $65, $85; and $100 for VIP “Meet & Greet” seats. Go to TICKETMASTER to purchase tickets online or call Smothers Theater at 310-506-4522 or MSC at 310-589-1998.


“As one of our community's most precious cultural gems, the Malibu Stage Playhouse deserves our care, respect and support," says Mr. Van Dyke.


Last season Dick Van Dyke and his brother Jerry Van Dyke appeared on MSC’s stage in a limited engag…

THE KING OF WORLDWIDE RADIO ELVIS DURAN

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**** ON THE RADIO ****


The Elvis Duran Video



Power House Radio Host Elvis Duran wakes up with millions of people every morning and these listeners tune in to start their day of right! Duran is the leader in New York City’s morning radio, and his national show is the most listened to in the Top 40 radio programs in the U.S. Elvis ignites the hustle of the monotonous commute with an optimistic attitude, an extremely funny personality, and informative socially conscious views.

Duran’s 30+ years of experience, have groomed him to become one of the most powerful forces in radio history, and his influence is highly respected.

Elvis Duran will be hosting the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, on September 21-22. 

FALL TRAVEL TO STAR STUDDED HAMPTONS

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**** FALL 2012 IN THE HAMPTONS

This Fall season, explore the East End like an insider at some of the hottest spots to shop, eat, play and stay. One of the most historic coastal resort areas in the Northeast, the Hamptons are home to miles of beautiful, white sand beaches, as well as renowned restaurants, high-end shopping and much more. 
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75 Main Street In Southampton




Since its April 2012 opening, Northern Italian eatery Sotto Sopra has become the highlight of Amagansett’s Main Street, attracting celebrity guests such as Alec Baldwin, Cameron Diaz, Michael Kors, David Yurman and John Slattery. Two star Michelin Chef Josh Savi serves up authentic Italian cuisine which can be enjoyed inside the sun-drenched restaurant or on its charming outdoor patio. For a classic dining experience, stop by The Driver’s Seat in Southampton for award winning burgers served on the patio, at the open-air backyard bar, or inside the sunlit restaurant. This spot is a favorite among celebrities who have gr…