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DEE OCLEPPO DEBUTS 2012 HOLIDAY COLLECTION

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**** SOCIETY AND HIGH FASHION ****

Dee Ocleppo


Tommy Hilfiger With Ally Hilfiger


Jamie Otis With Rachel Truehart


Nicole Karlis With Judy Goss And Ranee Bartolacci-Meir



Dee Odeppo And Bonnie Fuller


 Jane Schindler And Marie Claire Gladstone



Handbag designer, Dee Ocleppo debuted her new, fabulous 2012 Holiday Collection for Deesigns by Dee Ocleppo on Wednesday, at The Plaza Hotel Residencies. The collection is set to premiere on HSN on December 12, 2012.


Guests mingled in the intimate surroundings of Dee and Tommy Hilfiger’s New York home, where they were able to browse and buy for the holidays at the exclusive trunk show. The line includes reversible and interchangeable covers that button off to create unique, multifaceted handbags and is best understood and instantly loved when seen firsthand. The special preview made guests feel at home while they mixed and matched different covers and frames of DEESIGNS’ handbags.


DEESIGNS by Dee Ocleppo’s focus is on customization and signature style, where…

VEGAS MGM CASINOS ANTI GAY AGAINST CSI STAR

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**** MGM'S LAS VEGAS HOMOPHOBIA
Story By: Gerald McCullouch-Star Of CSI Las Vegas ****


Gerald  McCullouch


The following was written by CSI star Gerald McCullouch. Gerald will be guest starring with Cyndi Lauper on Bones  for their 150th episode on Monday. Be sure to tune in!


I’ve never been one to hold a grudge. Ain’t my style. It gives the person or thing you have a grudge against too much power. And you willingly give your happiness away, freely, to the person or thing which least deserves it. It’s been a lifelong goal of mine to be happy and it’s something I work diligently towards, so I do all I can to not give it away to Road-Ragers or outsourced customer care representatives. Or, more appropriately, casino security guards whose homophobia is enshrined in Nevada State Law.


For 10 seasons I played “Bobby Dawson” on CSI. As CSI is set in Las Vegas, I’ve spent some incredible times in that city. My recent trip began very similarly. My boyfriend and I were given the star treatment at T…

HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS VISIT AFGHANISTAN

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**** THE WAR ZONE ****

Harlem Globetrotters In Afghanistan



The world famous Harlem Globetrotters once again embarked on an extended holiday tour of global U.S. military bases – the eleventh time in nine years that the “Ambassadors of Goodwill”  have entertained U.S. troops overseas.


During the 10-game tour, the Globetrotters will play for the first time ever in Afghanistan, marking 121 countries and territories in which the Globetrotters have performed in their illustrious history.


Made possible by Navy Entertainment and Armed Forces Entertainment, the tour will also feature shows on U.S. military bases in Kuwait, Bahrain, Djibouti, and the United Arab Emirates, as well as a performance on an active-duty U.S. aircraft carrier.


“While there is no way to fully express our admiration of the U.S. Armed Forces, it’s an incredible honor for our players to bring the troops a little piece of home, especially at this time of the year,” said Harlem Globetrotters CEO Kurt Schneider. “Without the sacrif…

THE U.S. LAUNCH PARTY FOR SUPER STAR EMIN

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EMIN




After a year full of firsts – including performing in front of a television audience of 200 million at the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest and then performing on stage last month with super star Jennifer Lopez in Moscow, Russian singing sensation, EMIN, took a bit out of the Big Apple last night with his US launch party at Donna Karan’s beautiful space, Stephan Weiss Studios.


More than 120 guest enjoyed “EMIN-tinis” created especially for the occasioned by the famed Russian Tea Room. EMIN, whose debut single, “Baby Get Higher,” is #13 on Billboard’s Hot Single Sales chart was one of the songs he performed live to the excited crowd. The full-length CD, After the Thunder, hit streets yesterday.

Photo Courtesy Of: OUI2PR

DEE SNIDER ON CELEBRITY HOLIDAY HOMES

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**** HGTV HOLIDAY PICKS ****
Meg Caswell With Dee And Suzette Snider



This winter, beginning Dec. 7, HGTV is featuring six glamorous specials highlighting celebrities and their A-list dwellings, from mansions and luxurious movie set trailers to a famous 16th century castle in Great Britain and America’s best-known home, the White House. HGTV decks the halls with Hollywood celebrities like Dancing with the Stars pro Cheryl Burke, and tours the places stars like Leonardo DiCaprio and Kellie Pickler call home when they are on the road and on set. Viewers can also take a peek into some famous houses, including the former home of the Queen of Pop, Madonna, the home of America’s first family and the lavish estates of Great Britain’s most notable families, one of which can be seen on a critically-acclaimed PBS series.


“We’re ready to dazzle viewers with a celebrity-packed line up of programming this winter,” said HGTV’s General Manager Kathleen Finch. “These specials feature today’s biggest star…

WENDY WILLIAMS GOES NAKED FOR PETA CAUSE

Wendy Williams greeted holiday shoppers today, with a sexy appeal to cross fur off their lists as she unveiled her "Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur" ad in Times Square to launch PETA's national winter campaign. The campaign includes two versions of Williams' ad, in which she is covered by nothing but long, flowing hair.


"We should all try to be comfortable in our own skin and let the animals keep theirs," says Williams, who once wore real mink and fox but had a change of heart after learning how animals are electrocuted, beaten, and even skinned alive for their fur.


In addition to her ad, Williams will encourage her viewers to donate their fur coats to PETA so that they can be given to the homeless. PETA is working with shelters in Williams' home state of New Jersey on their coat drives this winter, which have seen greater demand as the numbers of the needy and displaced have increased after Hurricane Sandy.


Williams joins a growing list of stars—including …

JESSICA SIMPSON SHARES HER BABY NEWS

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**** ON THE NEWSSTAND ****

Jessica Simpson In Us Weekly



The cover story of the new issue of Us Weekly is all about Jessica Simpson’s new pregnancy! Christmas is still nearly four weeks away, but Simpson got her biggest -- and totally unexpected! -- present early: Another baby on the way! Seven months after giving birth to daughter Maxwell Drew Johnson, the star is once again expecting, the new issue of Us Weekly exclusively confirms.


"It definitely wasn't planned. But yes, Jessica is pregnant again," a source reveals to Us. The surprise baby-to-be is the second for the singer and Fashion Star mentor, 32, and fiance Eric Johnson. A rep for Simpson had no comment. Engaged for the past two years, Simpson and former NFL pro Johnson, 33, welcomed Maxwell -- a whopping 9 pound, 13 ounce bundle of joy! -- on May 1 of this year.


And while Simpson felt energized about her admirable 70-pound slimdown post-baby, her greatest inspiration is being a mom. Notes the source of pregnancy num…

TIFFANI THIESSEN IN STYLE WITH HER CROCS

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Tiffani Thiessen


Tiffani Thiessen was recently spotted in front of her Los Angeles home wearing a pair of yellow Crocs while watering her yard. The actress took a break from her motherly duties and acting schedule to attend to some household chores. Her hair was in waves and she donned white jeans, a striped longsleeve and those comfortable and durable Crocs boots. 



Photo Courtesy Of: Traci Takeda / Genoa Studios/DomainMSA

SILENCE! THE MUSICAL WILL END ITS NYC RUN

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**** OFF BROADWAY ****
Pamela Bob And Harry Bouvy


SILENCE! The Musical will end its triumphant 18-month run Sunday evening, December 30th at the Elektra Theatre. The production will have played a total of 447 performances and eight previews. Originally announced as a strictly limited engagement through August 13, 2011, SILENCE! was extended numerous times by popular demand and transferred theatres twice, ultimately landing at the new Elektra Theatre in the heart of Times Square, which was constructed especially for the show. SILENCE! opened at Theatre 80 on July 9, 2011 to unanimous rave reviews and spawned a highly successful L.A. production, which is currently running through December 9th at the Hayworth Theatre starring Davis Gaines and Christine Lakin.


Winner of the 2012 Off Broadway Alliance Award for Best Musical, SILENCE! The Musical is the unauthorized parody of The Silence of the Lambs, with book by Hunter Bell, music & lyrics by Jon and Al Kaplan, and direction & choreogr…

THE NEWLYWED GAME GOES TO THE CIRCUS

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**** ON THE TUBE ****

Mike And Kelly Smith



Tune-in to “The Newlywed Game” this Thursday, November 29 at 8pm ET on GSN to see a special themed Circus episode featuring professional clowns, acrobats, and magicians.


These uniquely talented couples thrive in the three-ring circus, but can they master the circus of marriage? Tune-in to find out.


· Mike and Kelly Smith from New York, NY (Clowns)
· Jonathon and Christine Conant from Santa Monica, CA (Acrobats)
· Jaysin and Niki Katsikis from Roselle, NJ (Magician and Performer)


The Newlywed Game, hosted by Sherri Shepherd, airs every Thursday in back-to-back episodes starting at 8pm ET on GSN. 


Photo Courtesy Of: GSN

SOUTHAMPTON INN FEEDS DISPLACED RESIDENTS

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The Southampton Inn


On Thanksgiving Day, Southampton Inn offered a true home-away-from-home for families displaced by Hurricane Sandy, as well as electrical workers who came from around the country to support recovery efforts and help restore power to Long Islanders after the storm. Guests enjoyed light hors d’oeuvres followed by a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, including freshly roasted turkey, ham, pumpkin pie and homemade cranberry sauce, together at Southampton Inn’s OSO Restaurant.

ENTERTAINMENT BRAND FOR ALL THINGS ASIAN

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**** ASIAN POP CULTURE ****
PSY



Mnet America, a youth entertainment brand for all things Asian cool, which includes the only national, English-language lifestyle network in the U.S. for fans of Asian pop culture, will stream the highly anticipated 2012 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) through their new digital port, MCube (www.mnetamerica.com) on November 30 at 12 am PST / 3 am EST. The live stream will include exclusive English content with three hosts providing commentary throughout the broadcast so that fans will know exactly what is going on at MAMA 2012. Hosting the exclusive English experience will be Danny Lim (Producer, Danny from LA), Hannah Jun (Actress, Model) and Eunice Kiss (Recording Artist, Model, Actress).


MAMA 2012 will feature acts from around the world with some of the biggest artists in K-pop scheduled to take the stage at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Some of the acts attending are Super Junior, Big Bang, SISTAR and PSY, who will collaborate with a spe…

ONE DIRECTION ARCHITECTURE FOR HUMANITY

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One Direction



Omaze has teamed up with MTV and Architecture for Humanity to offer you and your bestie a chance to go to the sold out One Direction show at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, December 3rd (yes, that’s less than one week away!). To enter, just head to Omaze.com right now and enter by donating just $10 to the “Restore the Shore” effort, helping rebuild the Seaside Heights boardwalk.Airfare and hotel are included and the winners will each receive custom T-shirts signed by Niall, Zayn, Liam, Harry and Louis.


About OMAZE


Omaze offers everyone the opportunity to engage in once-in-a-lifetime experiences with celebrities, athletes and the world’s greatest thinkers with the proceeds benefitting a social cause. The process works similar to a charity raffle. The user-friendly site allows anyone to enter to win an Omaze experience of their choice by donating just $5. Once the deadline to enter for the experience passes, Omaze collects all the entries and selects the w…

THE STAR STUDDED SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2012

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Soul Train Awards 2012, held at Planet Hollywood Live in Las Vegas, was simulcast on BET and Centric last night. The audience was treated to the best in music entertainment. 



 Host Cedric the Entertainer, kept everyone laughing while stellar performances from artists including: Stevie Wonder, Charlie Wilson, New Edition, Ne-Yo, and 2 Chainz, encouraged people of all ages to dance and sing along to their memorable and popular songs.


 Celebrities from music, film, sports and television such as Jamie Foxx, Stevie Wonder, Eddie Levert, Billy Crystal, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Melanie Fiona, Jody Watley, Doug E. Fresh, Tony Rock, Luke James, Estelle, Donny and Marie Osmond, Vampire Diaries star Kat Graham, and Tamar Braxton, joined Soul Train in celebrating some of the best musical contributions of 2012. This year's show honored New Edition with the Lifetime Achievement Award and paid tribute to late Soul Train founder, Don Cornelius. The contributions Don Co…

BEYOND THE STORM A RELIEF CONCERT BENEFIT

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**** HURRICANE SANDY CONCERT ****





In a show of community strength and compassion, Bergen Performing Arts Center is proud to present: Beyond The Storm - A Relief Concert to Benefit The Victims of Hurricane Sandy, that will take place on Sunday, December 9th at 7PM. The concert will feature some of Broadways brightest stars including the world’s best tap dancer Savion Glover, poet Carlos Andrés Goméz, plus established Broadway Stars including Bobby Creighton, Ali Ewoldt, Joy Hermalyn, Adam Jacobs, Elisabeth Stanley, Ali Stroker and more to be announced–all of whom have graciously donated their performances and time to this worthy cause in aiding the victims from Hurricane Sandy. 100% of all funds will be shared among three charities, The Hurricane Sandy Jersey Relief Fund, Pet Res Q who continues to find displaced animals from the storm new homes and the School Districts of Moonachie and Little Ferry. Bergen Performing Arts Center and Ticketmaster has waived all normal ticket fees for this…

DOLLY PARTON TALKS TO ABC NEWS TONIGHT

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**** DOLLY PARTON ON NIGHTLINE Story By: Juju Chang For ABC News ****


Dolly Parton



Country music titan Dolly Parton is anything but shy. 

In an exclusive interview with "Nightline," Parton dished about her love life (including those rumors that she is secretly gay), losing a drag queen lookalike contest and building an entertainment empire estimated at half a billion dollars. 

Watch the full story on "Nightline" tonight at 11:35 p.m. ET 

In her long reign as a country music legend, Parton, now 66, has done it all. In her new motivational memoir, "Dream More," which will be released on Nov. 27, Parton talks about growing up dirt poor in Sevierville, Tenn., in a cabin with 11 siblings. She said she modeled her signature big, blonde hair and red-lipped, voluptuous-Dolly look after the town tramp. 

"There was this woman, we won't call her names, but she was beautiful," she said. "I had never seen anybody, you know, with the yellow hair all piled up…

PAULY D. HELPS ARCHITECTURE FOR HUMANITY

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**** ATLANTIC CITY EVENTS ****
Pauly D



DJ Paul “Pauly D” DelVecchio in partnership with The Pool After Dark at Harrah’s Resort today announced he will donate his evening’s paycheck to the Architecture For Humanity Fund with the The Pool After Dark matching his donation. In addition to the donation, the MTV Jersey Shore star and resident DJ will host a special benefit performance at The Pool After Dark at Harrah’s Resort on December 8th. The event dubbed “Spinning for the Shore,” will feature additional opportunities for fans to donate.


Architecture For Humanity is a nonprofit design services firm that aims to build a more sustainable future through the power of professional design. By tapping a network of more than 50,000 professionals willing to lend time and expertise to help those who would not otherwise be able to afford their services, Architecture For Humanity brings design, construction and development services where they are most critically needed. Each year 100,000 people directly…

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING WITH HARDCORE PAWN

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**** HOLIDAY BARGAINS AT AMERICAN JEWELRY ****


Hardcore Pawn




Pawn Shops are becoming more mainstream - as evidenced by the popularity of truTV's Hardcore Pawn franchise. "Hardcore Pawn" reached over 3.1 million viewers last Tuesday night, a record for truTV.

Those of you who are thinking of buy Jewelry or Electronics or even a Fur for your loved ones for Christmas, should check out American Jewelry and Loan, and the stars of Hardcore Pawn. Check out their website for deals that change every week at.


Photo By: James Edstrom

ROBERT F. KENNEDY HOPE HOLIDAY AUCTION

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 Jerry Springer



The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights launched its 6th Annual Ripple of Hope Holiday Auction with support from some of the world's most recognizable leaders spanning business, sports, arts and entertainment. President Clinton, Ethan Hawke, Taylor Swift, Matthew Broderick, Mandy Patinkin, and Jerry Springer are just a few of notable figures who are featured to raise funds for the RFK Center's work supporting fearless human rights defenders and inspiring a new generation of defenders through its powerful human rights curriculum. The auction, powered by leading charity auction site Charitybuzz, is open to bidders internationally  through December 11th at WWW.RFKCENTER.ORG.


"The RFK Center is dedicated to carrying forward Robert Kennedy's legacy and his vision for a more just and peaceful world. We are truly ecstatic about the incredible packages donated this holiday season …

SHRED THOSE EXTRA POUNDS WITH DR. IAN SMITH

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**** HOLIDAY FITNESS ****
Shred


Do you want to lose those holidays pounds you are gaining? Do you want to get ahead of the Christmas weight gain? Do you still have those stubborn 20 pounds that you can't seem to lose?

Dr. Ian Smith www.doctoriansmith.com has the answer for you in his new book SHRED. Shred is available for preorder on Amazon and it is the answer to your prayers. Give Dr. Ian 6 weeks and you could lose over 20 pounds, 4 inches and at least 2 sizes!!!

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HUMAN NATURE PLAYS LAST LAS VEGAS SHOW

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**** LAS VEGAS SHOWS ****

Human Nature



Andrew Tierney, Phil Burton, Michael Tierney and Toby Allen of Human Nature, were snapped right before their final show at The Human Nature Theater at Imperial Palace. Human Nature will make a special announcement soon about future performances in Las Vegas.


Photo By: RD / Kabik / Retna Digital