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WILLIAM LEVY & ELIZABETH GUTIERREZ DANCE

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**** DANCING WITH THE STARS  AT STANTON SOCIAL CLUB ****

Elizabeth Gutierrez With William Levy



William Levy, cuban actor and former DWTS contender dined at the Stanton Social the other night with girlfriend Elizabeth Gutierrez and another couple. While you won't see him on this season of DWTS All Stars, Levy is still rooting for his former partner, Cheryl Burke to take the mirror ball trophy home.

William and his girlfriend enjoyed a double date night dressed to the nines and started out sipping champagne at the bar until their table was ready. They were in a festive mood and danced along to the music until they got seated.

EAST HAMPTON STUDIOS WELCOMES FILMS

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**** Post-Production Projects At East Hampton Studio Qualify For 30 Percent Tax Credit Under New Legislation ****

East Hampton Studio



East Hampton Studio welcomes post-production work from the film and television industries seeking to benefit from the increased tax credit signed into law by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. Under the new law, which takes effect immediately, the film and television post-production credit increases from 10 percent to 30 percent in the New York metropolitan commuter region, including New York City and Dutchess, Nassau, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Suffolk and Westchester counties. Located in Suffolk county, East Hampton Studio is one of the few studios that qualifies for the increased tax credit designed to attract post-production work to New York communities.


The new law increases the percentage of tax credits available for projects that previously did not film in New York but will now qualify for credits for post-production work done in New York. Post production includ…

THE SECRETS BEHIND SURROGATE MOTHERS

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**** HOLLYWOOD'S SURROGATE BABY BOOM ****
Nicole Kidman



There is a surge of births through surrogacy and Hollywood is taking notice. E! News host Guiliana Rancic has a son by a surrogate mother, born late last month. Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick also have children born of a surrogate, as do Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban. Crystal Travis has experienced the anguish of infertility herself, and selected surrogacy as a solution. “Every family has the right to realize their dreams of parenthood in an affordable and low stress way,” Travis says. She and her husband have a son born in India, and twins born two years later of the same surrogate mother. Because of their experience, Crystal Travis started a consulting service for intended parents.



Surrogacy costs about the same as adoption, but has an important benefit: the resulting baby has a genetic connection with one or both parents. Choosing a surrogate mother in India is a fraction of the cost of surrogacy in the United State…

REAL HOUSEWIVES @ BOBBY VAN'S STEAK HOUSE

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**** DINING WITH THE STARS ****

Dina Manzo With Catherine Ommanney, Sonja Tremont-Morgan, Kathy Wakile And Rosie Pierri




Real Housewives of New York City star Sonja Tremont-Morgan’s catering and event planning company, Sonja in the City, hosted an exclusive party at Bobby Van’s “The Vault” Grill the other night, to celebrate the release of D.C. Housewife and author Catherine Ommanney’s new book, “The Gift.” Sonja rallied her fellow Bravo reality television stars, Mary Amons (Real Housewives of D.C.), Rosie Pierri, Rich and Kathy Wakile (Real Housewives of New Jersey), Adriana De Moura (Real Housewives of Miami) and Michael Lorber (Million Dollar Listing New York), as well as former New Jersey Housewife Dina Manzo (Dina’s Party, HGTV) to support Ommanney for the release of her sequel to “Inbox Full.”





The Vault At Bobby Van's Steak House






“The Vault,” located across from the New York Stock Exchange on the lower level at 25 Broad Street, is J.P. Morgan’s original bank vault, which was insta…

PSYCHIC SECRETS BEHIND EMMY'S FASHION

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**** Celebrity Psychic Thomas John’s
Emmy Fashion Red Carpet Color Reading ****


Julia Louis Dreyfus




Stars were dressed to dazzle at the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Award last weekend. Though the best dressed may have had some assistance in choosing their gorgeous gowns, Celebrity Psychic Thomas John interprets the deeper meaning behind their dress choices.


The everyday antics of Hollywood may be intriguing and hard to predict for most of us, but not for celebrity psychic Thomas John. Psychic Medium and Clairvoyant Thomas John began making accurate predictions at the age of four. Since 2010, he has focused his efforts on mediumship and psychic advice, maintaining a full-time, private practice dedicated to helping people around the world connect with loved ones on the other side through his spiritual gift.


SOFIA VERGARA – MODERN FAMILY

Color: Aquamarine


Sofia Vergara




Thomas John’s Color Reading: Sofia Vergara left little to the imagination in a figure-hugging Zuhair Murad gown, sported with 175 c…

FALL VACATION REST AT JHOUSE GREENWICH

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**** FALL FOLIAGE PACKAGE
THE JHOUSE GREENWICH
1114 E. Putnam Avenue Greenwich, Connecticut ****

The JHouse Greenwich Patio




There is no better place to bask in autumn’s spectacular weather and breathtaking foliage than the Northeast. Tree-lined byways and winding country roads lead to The JHouse Greenwich, Connecticut’s hottest new boutique hotel and dining destination. For the ultimate autumn escape, bring the family to this relaxing retreat in Greenwich, Connecticut, just a short ride from New York City.


The JHouse Greenwich invites guests to enjoy the season’s brilliant hues and spectacular scenery to Saturday, November 3, 2012, with the Fall Foliage Package, for a special rate of $329. The Fall Foliage Package includes:


Accommodations for two nights at The JHouse Greenwich Daily breakfast at eleven14 Kitchen, The JHouse Greenwich’s premier fine dining restaurant, offering locally sourced, seasonal American cuisine.


 Eleven14 Kitchen



With a complimentary $20 gas card, visitors can enjoy c…

LAST MINUTE DEALS AT SOUTHAMPTON INN

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 **** TIMES SQUARE GOSSIP TRAVEL
SOUTHAMPTON INN
91 Hill Street
Southampton, New York
T: 631-283-6500 ****

The Southampton Inn Library




Although the Hamptons are best known as a summer destination, one of the best ways to experience the Hamptons is by taking a family vacation during the autumn season. As the beautiful fall weather settles in the East End, Southampton Inn will begin offering family-friendly midweek and weekend rates for the month of September, 2012. Nestled on more than five acres of manicured lawns and beautifully landscaped grounds, this perfect Hamptons home-away-from-home is steps away from designer boutiques, art galleries, parks and museums. During the fall months, Southampton Inn provides guests with access to a variety of local, seasonal activities. Every autumn, local farms and vineyards enjoy bountiful harvests. Fall is the best time of year to experience a wine tasting at a local vineyard such as the Wölffer Estate, enjoy a scenic lighthouse tour and hike or horseba…

THE STARS SUPPORT MOTION PICTURE HOME

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**** The 2nd Annual Renee Taylor & Joe Bologna Celebrity Garden Party Luncheon Auction & Memorabilia Sale
 Benefit of The Residents of the Motion Picture & Television Home Long Term Care Residents ****

Renee Taylor



Oscar nominated and Emmy Winning actors and writers Renee Taylor ( Happily Divorced, The Nanny) and Joe Bologna (NCIS) will host the 2nd Annual We Care For Own® Garden Party Luncheon, Live and Silent auction, Memorabilia Sale for the benefit of the residents of the MPTF's Country House Fund on Saturday September 29th in Beverly Hills. Proceeds will help the residents at the Wasserman Retirement Community in Woodland Hills to cover care and living expenses as well as costs associated with general comfort and well-being of the residents.


Barbara Eden





There will be hundreds of celebrity memorabilia items for auction and sale with price ranges for everyone. Last year Barbara Eden donated her bottle from the I Dream of Jeannie hit TV show. This year's fun celebrity d…

THE CHRISTOPHER FISCHER FALL HANA DRESS

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**** FALL FASHION ****

Fall Fashion At Christopher Fischer



This asymmetric drape panel dress is extremely versatile and can be worn tied or loose. Now available in Christopher Fischer boutiques in the it color for the season, grey rabbit, the Hana dress is adorned with two belts that can be worn in front or behind. The draped panels can be tied or worn loose for a cardigan-like effect. From the office to a night out on the town, the Hana dress transforms from day to evening.


Available in Christopher Fischer boutiques now!


BETTE MIDLER "SONGS TELL UNTOLD TRUTHS"

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**** THE AARP BETTE MIDLER INTERVIEW ****

Bette Midler



Legendary stage and film actress and star of the upcoming “Parental Guidance,” Bette Midler, shares her biggest life lessons in the newest October/November issue of AARP The Magazine, giving readers a look into what the inspirational Divine Miss M believes above all else!


“Life Is Not Your Personal Express Lane”


“You've got to figure, "Well, there are 7 billion other people in the world. It doesn't all have to be about me!" It took me about 66 years to come to this conclusion.”


“Songs Tell Untold Truths”


“Twenty-seven people sang "Wind Beneath My Wings" before I got around to it. A lot of people saw the movie that I sang it in, Beaches, and what they came away with was that song. They turned to their loved ones and said, "You know, you are the wind beneath my wings!" The song expressed how they felt in a way a simple "I love you" would not have.”


“Beauty Ain't Pretty”


“You should be very …

ASHANTI & READ FOR THE RECORD CAMPAIGN

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**** STARS WITH A HEART ****

Ashanti With Children



Jumpstart, a national early education non-profit organization, today announced the official kick-off to its 2012 Read for the Record campaign. As part of this year’s campaign, Jumpstart will host nearly 250 Read for the Record events nationwide to set a new world reading record and raise awareness of the importance of quality early education.

Jumpstart’s Read for the Record, presented in partnership with the Pearson Foundation, is the one day each year when millions of individuals come together to celebrate literacy by breaking the world record for reading the same book on the same day. On October 4, adults and children across the country will read Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad, by David Soman and Jacky Davis, in support of Jumpstart’s mission: to work toward the day every child in America enters school prepared to succeed.

“We’re so excited to kick off this year’s Read for the Record and invite millions of people to participate in the world’s la…

KATY PERRY NAMED WOMAN OF THE YEAR

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**** THE 2012 BILLBOARD WOMAN OF THE YEAR ****

Katy Perry




Billboard announced that Katy Perry will accept its coveted Woman of the Year Award at the 2012 Billboard Women in Music event taking place on Friday, November 30, 2012 at Capitale in New York City. This award honors the achievements of a trailblazing female recording artist over the past 12 months, and acknowledges her overall success in the music business and her leadership in embracing the changing industry.


Since the release of her first mainstream album, “One of the Boys,” in 2008, Katy Perry has continued to top the Billboard charts, setting a number of records along the way. She is the only woman to score five Hot 100 No. 1s from one album (“Teenage Dream”) in the chart’s 54-year history. The album spent more than 100 weeks on the Billboard 200 and has sold 2.5 million copies in the U.S. according to Nielsen SoundScan. Perry has also sold 48 million tracks in the U.S., with four of them -- "Firework," "Cali…

CONVINCING PERFORMANCE FOR BACHELORETTE

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**** US WEEKLY UN-COVERS THE LIES ****

 Emily Maynard In Us Weekly




The cover story of the new issue of Us Weekly is a revealing piece on how Bachelorette Emily Maynard worked a deal with her No. 1 guy to fake their engagement.


Reality star vets Maynard and Jef Holm know how to give a convincing performance. In the weeks since Us broke the news that Holm, 28, and his fiancée, 26, had an explosive fight August 19 after he found explicit text messages to another man on her phone, the Bachelorette star and her husband-to-be have put on a united front. Step one: Deny, deny, deny. Step two: Take advantage of every photo op, even if that means making out in a supermarket aisle. Step three: Post saccharine tweets about life together, as Holm did September 22 when he coached a soccer game for Maynard’s 7-yearold daughter. “Last minute of the game, Ricki scored the only goal!!!!”


In an exclusive bombshell interview, his former flame Kaylee Shepherd, 21, reveals that Holm — who was dating her when h…

ROUGH CUT-WOODWORKING WITH TOMMY MAC

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**** WGBH's Emmy® Nominated Woodworking Show to Feature Parks and Recreation's Nick Offerman and Jim Craig, Goalie for the 1980 "Miracle on Ice" Olympic Hockey Team ****


Host Tommy MacDonald




WGBH's Emmy® Nominated woodworking series Rough Cut-Woodworking with Tommy Mac is back for a third season featuring thirteen brand-new projects and two special celebrity guest stars. Beginning Saturday, October 6, 2012 (check local listings), master woodworker Tommy MacDonald walks viewers through creating a collection of diverse pieces of furniture for all skill levels in a variety of projects that offer distinctive contemporary and traditional styles. Tune in to learn how to make a coopered leg table, workbench, barley twist lamp, mitered hall table, dovetailed toolbox, frame with hand carved lettering, bamboo vanity, laminated bowl, demilune table, free standing deck, and Tommy's latest triumph-a steam bent lounge chair.


Tommy also travels to Los Angeles to visit the woods…

JACK OSBOURNE'S LAS VEGAS BACHELOR BASH

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

 Jack OsbourneWith Friends




Jack Osbourne kicked off his bachelor party on Thursday by road tripping to Las Vegas with a group of his closest friends. They drove from Los Angeles to Sin City to spend a “guys weekend”. The party settled into their suites that were all on the same floor. 

Saturday the party headed to Azure Pool at The Palazzo where they had a private cabana and enjoyed the Vegas sun. Later around 4:00 PM they headed to Lagasse Stadium for Oktoberfest where they ready to watch the UFC Fight and other college football games. They dined on Oktoberfest food including Munich Brat, Potato Salad paired with some beers. Please note Jack was not drinking. 

It wasn’t a regular Vegas Bachelor Party. The group woke up early around 7am on one of the days to go hiking and ATVing. It was more of an adventure bachelor party. No nightclubs included.

J.K. ROWLING'S PERSONAL STRUGGLE WITH OCD

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

J.K. Rowling



“Nightline” co-anchor Cynthia McFadden traveled to Scotland recently for a rare interview with one of the world’s most successful authors, J.K. Rowling. This was Rowling’s first U.S. network television interview to discuss one of fall’s most anticipated novels, “The Casual Vacancy.” The interview aired on GMA this morning. More of the interview will air tonight on “World News with Diane Sawyer” at 6:30pm ET and “Nightline” at 11:35pm ET. News organizations using any excerpts should credit/link to ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

J.K. Rowling's new novel is called The Casual Vacancy, but it might as well be called Great Expectations. It's been five years since the last blockbuster Harry Potter book was released and millions of fans around the world have been anxiously anticipating Rowling's next book. 

"I've written other things during that time, but on and off for five years, that's been my priority," Rowling…

LIMITED ENGAGEMENT FOR L'ILLUSION COMIQUE

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**** OFF BROADWAY ****

L’illusion Comique




Dry with a Twist Theatrics are pleased to announce their production L’illusion Comique, directed by Kevin P. Joyce. L’illusion Comique will play a three night limited engagement at Under St. Mark’s (94 Saint Marks PL., New York, NY 10009). Performances in New York begin Thursday, October 18 and continue through to Saturday, October 20. Opening Night is Thursday, October 18 (8 p.m.)


L'illusion Comique is a 1636 play in verse by the French playwright Pierre Corneille. While being popular in French speaking countries, it is rarely performed in English speaking ones. 

In this fresh adapted translation, Corneille’s masquerade of buffoonery, betrayal, magic, masks and murder is set in the mysterious bayous of Louisiana. This production captures all the farcical intrigue of the original play, while adding a dash of Cajun spice to create a rollicking evening of theatre.

HOW LADY GAGA CAN FEEL GREAT ON TOUR

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**** TIMES SQUARE GOSSIP FITNESS ****
Lady Gaga



“Lady Gaga is gorgeous, innovative and beautiful in every way,” said Katrina Hodgson and Karena Dawn, both certified personal trainers and nutrition coaches of ToneItUp.com, a multi-platform health and fitness website. “She 100% rocks her curves and we love how she encourages her fans to embrace their individuality.” However if Lady Gaga feels unhealthy or run down while she’s on tour, Katrina and Karena offer the pop superstar the following tips to help her feel great:
• Ignore the haters! Lady Gaga’s message of loving who you are runs deep within her huge community of fans. We say, “Work what you've got! Ignore the negativity--whether you rock a shredded or curvy body--and focus on what makes you awesome.”
• Party responsibly! Remember that alcohol causes weight gain, messes with your hormones, and leads to late night binging. “If we were on tour with Lady Gaga (how fun would that be!), we'd suggest an occasional glass o…

KATO KAELIN TALK ON BRETT WINTERBLE SHOW

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Kato Kaelin


When the KATO KAELIN revelation came about last week, writer MARC ELIOT who had done a book with Kato around the time of the OJ trial was thrust back into the limelight. In an exclusive interview on tonight’s BRETT WINTERBLE SHOW on Sirius/ XM, he explained to Winterble, “What most people don’t remember is that at the time we collaborated, Kato was trying to start up a career as a comic; trying to develop a routine in fact. The trial made him something of a household name. I knew he liked that and I see these recent revelations as a way to possibly make that happen again.”
Eliot goes on to say, that out of everything he was told by Kato, when he watched his testimony, very little of what he knew was onscreen.

 Photo By: Sara de Boer/Retna

'MOON RIVER' ANDY WILLIAMS DEAD AT 84

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**** DEATH OF A LEGEND ****

Andy Williams


Singing legand Andy Williams, whose hit "Moon River" made him a star, has died at 84 his family has announced.
Williams had just marked his 75th year in showbiz. Williams is survived by his wife Debbie and his three children, Robert, Noelle and Christian. 


Photo By: Sara de Boer/Retna

ELVIS DURAN INTERVIEWS RIHANNA AT IHEART

**** ON THE RADIO WITH ELVIS DURAN ****


Elvis Duran And Rihanna





Rihanna rocked the stage in her blinged out Jeremy Scott jersey during her performance at the iHeartRadio Music Festival Saturday night, in Las Vegas. Immediately following her performance, Rihanna walked into the arms of Radio Host, Elvis Duran. The adrenaline from Rihanna's headlining performance radiated around her as she asked her friend Elvis, who has supported her during her rise to international stardom, to walk her back to her trailer.


Both were extremely excited about the upcoming premiere of Rihanna’s new single “Diamonds” which will debut on Elvis' show this morning at 8:00 a.m. Rihanna proclaimed, "You’re my lover you have to do it...that’s all you".


Elvis is thrilled to continue supporting one of his favorite artists, who always remembers how much his impact has helped her throughout the years. When asked what listeners can expect from the new single Rihanna shared, "I love good music, I …

'BEST OF ALL WORLDS' MAKES IT RELEVANT

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**** THE BEST OF ALL WORLDS ****

Louise And Erik Wachmeister



After several years of preparation and hard work, we are delighted to welcome you to Best of All Worlds.

Our mission: To bring relevance, trust and intimacy to the online world in a time when the information overflow and noise levels are overwhelming. We do this within worlds of shared interests--including art, business, food and wine, good causes, health, fashion, film, technology, adventure travel, new parents, golf, tennis, polo and all kinds of sports.


We have created an online community where, within different worlds, you and trusted others can exchange useful information, discover new interests, or enhance your existing passions. 

Additionally, you can find out who shares your interests in your already existing circle of friends or you can extend your network and find new contacts that share these common interests.

Our iPhone app, launched during the second half of July, will guide you to instantly find relevant information wh…

TOP BACKSTAGE MOMENTS AT EMMY AWARDS

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**** MORE EMMY AWARDS GOSSIP ****
Claire Danes



At the podium, they had mere seconds to say their thank-yous before the music unceremoniously ushered them off. But backstage, Sunday's Emmy Award winners got candid, predicting fights over trophies, extolling the virtues of nipple covers and even hinting at an on-set tryst (well, that was a joke by Damian Lewis of 'Homeland,' but still). Good Morning America's SHEILA MARIKAR, pieced together these moments.




RELATED: Top Moments From the 2012 Emmys


Here are the 10 best quotes from backstage:


1. Eric Stonestreet on how his "Modern Family" co-star Ed O'Neill will react to his Emmy win: "It's going to be pretty violent, I'm sure. Ed's going to do his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu on me and steal it."
2. Damian Lewis on how he and the very pregnant Claire Danes will celebrate their "Homeland" wins: "We're going to go away to a romantic island together just for the weekend. When that baby'…