Friday, August 31, 2012

ICONS FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS

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.



JENNIE GARTH IS NOT DATING LUKE PERRY

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 than ever!"




 

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
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 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
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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 career rose to meteoric heights, Monroe was photographed at New York's Jones Beach posing in and around the pool area.The Jones Beach shoot was one her most famous photos of all time.



GODFATHER ON LONG ISLAND



Godfather movie star actor and Legend Gianni Russo celebrated  the anniversary of the famous movie. The event was hosted by the Long Island Television and Film Foundation. The movie has many scenes that were filmed on Long Island. The movie is regarded as one of the most popular movies of all time.





Photo Courtesy Of: Todd Shapiro Associates

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

INSIDE PRINCE HARRY'S NAKED PARTY NIGHT

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PREGNANT, NAKED AND A DIVA
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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 start, with Harry and his pals jetting to Necker Island to toast pal Sam Branson’s 27th birthday over six boozy nights. The Vegas leg of his trip started on August 17, when Harry checked into Wynn and scored a private cabana at the hotel’s club Surrender. Friends recruited women to come back to a VIP suite, says a royal source. “There were at least 15 hot girls, and one of Harry’s friends decided they should play strip billiards, and Harry was eager.” Ever game, he picked a woman as an opponent, adds the insider, “with blondish hair, a nice face and body. Harry only had trunks, so he got naked first.” When she lost her clothes, “Harry tried to cover her up with his body. In the photos, he was trying to be a gentleman!”




Katy Perry




Robert Pattinson
The new issue of Us also reports that Katy Perry has set her sights on nice-guy pal Robert Pattinson! They are two of the biggest s t a r s on the planet, but Katy Perry and Robert Pattinson managed to go practically unnoticed at private West Hollywood club Soho House August 23. As the pair lingered over dinner, Perry hung on Pattinson’s every word, giggling like a coquettish schoolgirl. “I’m sure they were bonding over how bad this year has been for both of them,” says an insider. But Perry, who split from husband Russell Brand in December, is interested in more than just commiserating. Pals admit that soft- spoken Pat t inson and Santa Barbara– born Perry seem mismatched. The makeup-loving, vibrant girlie-girl “is the opposite of Kristen,” says the insider of the notoriously dark Stewart. “They’re friends and they have been through a lot,” says one pal. “It would be weird to see them start dating, but stranger things have happened!”



HOLLY MADISON PREGNANT




Holly Madison






Hugh Hefner
Exclusive to Us Weekly this week comes the news that Holly Madison is pregnant with her first child. The former Girls Next Door star and Playboy Playmate tells the new issue of Us Weekly that she is expecting her first child with her boyfriend of nine months, party promoter Pasquale Rotella. "I've always wanted to be a mom," Madison tells Us. "But I thought it would take longer!" So far, the thrilled mom-to-be, who is now 12 weeks along, is feeling good in her pregnancy. "I've been lucky! No morning sickness, but I do get a little nauseous," the star of Las Vegas burlesque revue, Peepshow, says. "It happens before my show, so I keep ginger ale backstage."



KATE HUDSON: SHE THINKS LEA’S A DIVA!




Kate Hudson



Filming with LEA MICHELE hasn’t brought Kate Hudson any Glee. Midway through her six-episode arc as a dance teacher to Michele’s character on the Fox hit, Hudson, 33, has found her costar “a total diva,” an insider tells Hot Stuff. “Kate says Lea is a nightmare. Once, during a technical delay, Lea snapped her fingers and said, ‘Let’s go. I have plans!’ ” Between takes, Hudson (who debuts on the season 4 premiere September 13) hangs out with the whole cast — except Michele, 26. (Counters Michele’s rep, “Lea has had a great time with Kate.”) Adds the source, “Kate’s keeping her distance.”



MINKA BACK WITH EX



Minka Kelly 




Rekindled romance! They dated briefly in 2007, and now Minka Kelly, 32, and Chris Evans, 31, are giving it another go. “She did a number on him back then,” a source tells Hot Stuff of Kelly, who was serious with Derek Jeter from 2008 to 2011. “But she reached out to Chris this time.” The pair hit Max and Dylans eatery in Boston August 18 and took in the musical The Book of Mormon in NYC August 24. Pals just hope Evans doesn’t get burned again. Says one, “He’s still a little insecure, so he’s being cautious.”




A FLING WITH MAGIC MIKE'S CHANNING TATUM

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 Rises and Premium Rush star Joseph Gordon Levitt than have a quick fling with the actor

· Actor Christian Bale ranks equal as both a fling and dating material – leading us to believe maybe women want a fling with Batman, but a serious relationship with Bruce Wayne



For this poll, Badoo surveyed over 2,000 men and women across the U.S., participants represented all age groups—from 18 to 39. Let us know if you have any questions or are interested in speaking with an expert.



 

THE ASTORIA PERFORMING ARTS NOMINATIONS

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THE ASTORIA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
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Carol King Played 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 development from one of musical theatre’s most inspired composers, Galt MacDermot. My favorite thing about all of these pieces is how uniquely theatrical they each are—APAC audiences are in for a treat.”


In September APAC will be celebrating with the New York Innovative Theatre awards, first with their Caffe Cino Fellowship Award, which is presented to an Off-Off-Broadway theatre company that consistently produces outstanding work. This award also includes a grant to be used toward an Off-Off-Broadway production. Additionally, they have six nominations, for A Hard Wall at High Speed: Outstanding Actress in a Featured Role (Ryan Templeton); Outstanding Lighting Design (Cat Tate Starmer); Outstanding Set Design (Stephen K. Dobay); Outstanding Sound Design (Nathan A. Roberts); Outstanding Premiere Production of a Play and yet another nomination for Outstanding Production of a Musical for The Secret Garden, an award they have won for Children of Eden.


The season commences on November 1st with a New York Premiere, Gregory S. Moss’s (punkplay, House of Gold) Billy Witch, choreographed by Wendy Seyb (B’way’s The Pee Wee Herman Show, Yeast Nation) and directed by Erik Pearson (Billy Witch, Studio 42). The play, which runs through November 17th, explores summer camp unlike anything you remember. At Blue Triangle Nature Fun Time Summer Camp lost campers wander into ghost stories and new-boy Oliver braves Consummation Station. But between the possessed pubescence of his fellow campers and the perhaps-too-perky counselors lurking behind any tree, will Oliver find the life-altering change he so desperately wants? 

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

THE NEW YORK POPS LAUNCHES 30TH SEASON

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
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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
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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 for attending and said she was looking forward to summer 2013 in the Hamptons.



About Social Life Magazine: Social Life Magazine is the premier luxury lifestyle and fashion publication for the Hamptons elite social set, offering coverage of the fashion and entertainment scenes in both Manhattan and the Hamptons. Social Life Magazine delivers the epitome of luxury from the worlds of fashion, beauty, exclusive society events, weddings and travel, offering coverage of the opulent aspects of society in the Hamptons. The lifestyle publication captures the spirit and ambiance of the area’s most prestigious socialite events and charity galas.



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




JULIEN K PERFORMS AT LAS VEGAS HARD ROCK

Julien-K




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



KHLOE KARDASHIAN'S UNBREAKABLE SCENT

Khloe Kardashian




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


MARK BEGO'S STORE SIGNING AT ALEXANDER'S

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.



 

Monday, August 27, 2012

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

 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 1988.

Says Dolenz, "I love B.B. Kings! It's an incredible place to play and I can't wait to record my live album at this legendary venue." For more info, visit www.MickyDolenz.com

CHERRY LANE HAS 10 EXTRAODINARY ARTISTS

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2012 ALL FOR ONE THEATER FESTIVAL

BEGINS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 AT CHERRY LANE
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John Leguizamo




Whoopi Goldberg
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 Nilaja Sun, Gretchen Cryer, Matt Hoverman, Deb Margolin and Lynne Taylor-Corbett among others; a special master class with Leslie Jordan, AFO Advisor and 2012 AFO performer; and panels covering topics such as entering festivals, marketing, producing, and contracting for solo shows. The AFO Theater Festival will also present. works in development and talk-back audience sessions after every performance. Nilaja Sun will lead a special Mentoring Program for high school students.



The 2012 AFO Theater Festival performance schedule September 14 through 30 is: Wednesday-Sundays at 7 PM; Saturdays & Sundays at 2 PM and 4:30 PM. All performances, panels and workshops in the 2012 AFO Theater Festival will be at The CHERRY LANE THEATRE, 38 Commerce Street, NYC.



Regular Seats: $25, Student Rush: $15, Senior Citizen: $20, Group Discount (10+): $15, Festival Pass (1 ticket to a performance of each show): $200



Buy tickets online at www.afofest.org/tickets or call Ovation Tix at (212) 352-3101. Tickets for all performances will also available for purchase at The Cherry Lane Box Office, 38 Commerce Street, one hour prior to performance.



The 10 solo plays and musicals written and performed by the authors in the

 2012 ALL FOR ONE THEATER FESTIVAL




 Jennifer S. Jones



APPEARANCE OF LIFE by Jennifer S. Jones A riveting thriller set in Buenos Aires in 1976 about an upper class woman who becomes radicalized when her daughter is ‘disappeared’ by the Argentine junta. Directed by Jessica Lefkow

Saturday, Sept. 15 @ 7pm & Sunday, Sept. 23 @ 4:30pm



ASKING FOR IT by Joanna Rush If you had a strict Catholic upbringing, ran off to pursue a dancing career in NYC, and were sexually assaulted by a ‘helpful stranger’ you meet at Port Authority Bus Terminal…were you just ‘asking for it’?

Directed by Lynne Taylor-Corbett

Friday, September 14 @ 7pm & Saturday, September 22 @ 2pm




 Aizzah Fatima



DIRTY PAKI LINGERIE by Aizzah Fatima Sex, politics and religion collide as six Pakistani-American women air their dirty lingerie.

Directed by Erica Gould

Saturday, Sept. 22 @ 4:30pm & Thursday, Sept. 27 @ 7pm



FRUIT FLY by Leslie Jordan Emmy-winner and theatre favorite Leslie Jordan asks, “Do gay men become their mothers?”

Directed by David Galligan NEW YORK PREMIERE

Thursday, Sept. 20 @ 7pm & Saturday, Sept. 22 @ 7pm




 Carlo D'Amore



NO PAROLE by Carlo D’Amore From Peru to the streets of NY, the struggle between a con-artist Mother and her trusting son who tries to save her from her self-destructive habits of lying and stealing.

Directed by Colman Domingo

Sunday, Sept. 16 @ 7pm & Saturday, Sept. 29 @ 4:30pm



THE PURPOSE PROJECT: THAO’S LIBRARY by Elizabeth Van Meter Video and live performance combine to tell the story of a woman who finds meaning building a library in rural Vietnam.

Directed by Joe Ricci WORLD PREMIERE

Sunday, Sept. 23 @ 2pm & Saturday, Sept. 29 @ 7pm




Cindy Cheung 


SPEAK UP CONNIE by Cindy Cheung “Nice Chinese girl" Cindy learns to speak up - as an Asian American, an actor and a daughter in this ukulele musical.

Directed by BD Wong

Saturday, Sept. 15 @ 2pm & Sunday, Sept. 23 @ 7pm



WHAT I THOUGHT I KNEW by Alice Eve Cohen Alice has an emergency CAT scan for an abdominal tumor, but is stunned to learn the bulge in her belly is not a tumor at all - she is 6 months pregnant!

Directed by Elizabeth Margid WORLD PREMIERE

Saturday, Sept. 15 @ 4:30pm & Friday, Sept. 28 @ 7pm




Debra Barsha 


A WOMB WITH A VIEW Award-winning composer Debra Barsha’s rollicking musical about a Lesbian couple’s quest for a baby

Directed by Frank Ventura

Sunday, September 16 @ 2pm & Friday, September 21 @ 7pm



YOU WANT ME TO DO WHAT?! by Mary Lou Shriber An original musical about an actress who never intended to be a nurse.

Directed by Joe Ricci

Wednesday, Sept. 19 @ 7pm & Saturday, Sept. 29 @ 2pm



The AFO Workshops, with a fee of $85 each, are:

Jump Starting Your Personal Narrative/Jennifer S. Jones

Wednesday, September 19 2:30-5:45pm



Tell Your Story: The Art of the Autobiographical Solo Show

Matt Hoverman Thursday, Sept 20 11am-2:15pm



Using Music in Your Solo Piece/Debra Barsha

Thursday, September 20 2:30-5:45pm



Tapping the Source: Creative Writing for Any Reason at All/Deb Margolin Friday, September 21 11am-2:15pm



Leslie Jordan



The Director/Performer Collaboration ($35.)/Leslie Jordan & David Galligan Friday, September 21 2:30-5:45pm




Alice Eve Cohen


Creating Characters From Your Life Stories/Alice Eve Cohen Thursday, September 27 11am-2:15pm



Writing for Solo Performance/Gretchen Cryer 


Thursday, September 27 2:30-5:45pm




 Joanna Rush


Making It Move: Using Movement in Your Solo Piece/Lynne Taylor-Corbett & Joanna Rush Friday, September 28 11am-2:15pm



Moment by Moment: Perfecting Your Solo Show/Nilaja Sun
Saturday, Sept. 15 11:30-1pm & Sunday, Sept. 16 11:30-1pm



The AFO Panels ($5 suggested donation) are:


Behind The Scenes of a Solo Show Sat., Sept. 22 @ 12 noon

Shannon Romines, Matt Hoverman, Cindy Cheung



Marketing your Solo Show Sun., Sept. 23 @ 12 noon
Gioia De Cari, Matt Hoverman, Rock Wilk



Festivals and You Saturday, September 29 @ 12 noon
Elena Holy,Paul Adams, Jennifer Conley Darling, Cheryl King



Producing and Contracting for your Solo show
Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 12 noon

Peter Breger, Peter Ligeti, Jenni Wolfson


Michael Wolk is Executive Producer of the AFO Theatre Festival

Associate Producer Megan Kolb, and Town Square Productions as General Managers. The Advisory Board of the All for One Theater Festival includes: Daniel Beaty, Gretchen Cryer, Mike Daisey, Tovah Feldshuh, Carrie Fisher, Whoopi Goldberg, Jackie Hoffman, Matt Hoverman, Leslie Jordan, John Leguizamo, Deb Margolin, Jackie Mason, Dael Orlandersmith, Eva Price, Mark Rylance, Patrick Stewart, Nilaja Sun, Lily Tomlin and BD Wong.



All performances, panel and workshops in the 2012 AFO Theater Festival will be at The CHERRY LANE THEATRE, 38 Commerce Street, NYC (west of 7th Avenue South, 3 blocks south of Christopher Street), and accessible via the A, B, C, D, F and M trains to West 4th Street or the #1 to Christopher Street. 


Off Broadway Photos By: Carol Rosegg

Sunday, August 26, 2012

STARS PARTY AT VEGAS LAVO AND MARQUEE

  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 District gave a surprise performance in celebration of owner Noah Tepperberg’s birthday.



Saturday night Metta World Peace was spotted at LAVO Nightclub. The LA Lakers star formerly known as Ron Artest was seen taking enjoying Stereo Saturdays with sounds by DJ Reflex.


Photos Courtesy Of: Al Powers/Brenton Ho

Saturday, August 25, 2012

NAS HAS CONCERT IN WASHINGTON DC PARK

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
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Kirsten Dunst And Isla Fisher




Isla Fisher And Adam Scott
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 were talking about the movie and fun bachelorette party stories. And you can make your own bachelorette party memories when TAO Nightclub and TAO Beach in The Venetian and LAVO Nightclub in The Palazzo will host the ultimate Las Vegas bash for the bride-to-be and her girlfriends September 21-23.





Lizzy Caplan With Kirsten Dunst And Isla Fisher


 


James Marsden With Isla Fisher
The ladies will revel in true VIP fashion, yet this final fling will be bigger than ever as bachelorettes will have the chance to score $20,000 worth of prizes and giveaways while partying Vegas-style. Each bride will receive a raffle ticket for the chance to win a Honeymoon getaway and take a spin on the “Something Blue” Prize Wheel. All attendees will enjoy complimentary spa services from the world famous Canyon Ranch Spa, private performances from the Chippendales, receive free pole dancing classes from Stripper 101 along with amazing VIP gift bags, and participate in trying to set the World Record for the Largest Bouquet Toss and the Largest Champagne Toast. Each day will offer a unique experience as brides and bridesmaids party from sun up to sun down in the same lush venues where Hollywood’s hottest have celebrated their pre-nuptial festivities. 


AMERICAN BIBLE CHALLENGE IS HIGH RATINGS

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TIMES SQUARE GOSSIP TELEVISION
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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 are happy that it connected with so many viewers.”


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!”
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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 engagement of The Sunshine Boys. This season Dick Van Dyke teams up with the Vantastix vocalists Eric Bradley, Bryan Chadima and Mike Mendyke, who have played to sold-out crowds throughout the nation, (as seen at the Hollywood Bowl, TV Land Awards and Larry King Live) to celebrate and fund raise for theater and the arts in Malibu.


THE KING OF WORLDWIDE RADIO ELVIS DURAN

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ON THE RADIO
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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. 

Friday, August 24, 2012

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




The Drivers Seat
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 grown up summering in the Hamptons, like Paris and Nicky Hilton. Nearby, 75 Main, a year-round restaurant and lounge serving contemporary Italian and American cuisine, maintains the perfect balance between Hampton’s style and New York nightlife. The place to see and be seen, 75 Main is frequented by celebrities including Leonardo DiCaprio, Kim Kardashian, Ryan Seacrest, Sarah Jessica Parker and even United States Vice President Joe Biden. 




 Panoramic View In Montauk




Southampton Inn
Just a few steps away; in the heart of the village is Southampton Inn, the perfect Hamptons home-away-from-home for any traveler. A local landmark, the charming, Tudor-style inn is set on a beautifully landscaped five-acre property, and his home to the farm-to-table restaurant, OSO, which is known for having the best brunch in town. Visitors seeking a central yet private location will appreciate The Enclave Inn’s combination of rustic charm and modern convenience. The Enclave Inn’s Hamptons hideaway, located in Bridgehampton is set on private wooded grounds. If you’re willing to trade the quaint, traditional feel of the Hamptons’ villages for a luxury seaside resort, head east to Distinctive Resorts and Residences at the Panoramic View in Montauk, like Gossip Girl’s Kelly Rutherford. Newly renovated for 2012, every guestroom, suite and beach cottage overlooks a beautiful white sandy beach and stunning seascape. Those looking to invest in their own beach front condo will love returning to this spectacular spot year after year.




 Christopher Fischer Cashmere



Seasoned shoppers will feel at home with the Hamptons’ eclectic mix of antique shops, chic local stores and designer boutiques. Stylish stars like BeyoncĂ© Knowles, Emma Watson and Alec Baldwin have all been spotted wearing Christopher Fischer Cashmere’s luxurious designs, which can be found at one of the designer’s shops on Jobs Lane in Southampton or Main Street in East Hampton. 



To see the stars shining in their element, check out state-of-the-art media powerhouse East Hampton Studio in Wainscott, which often hosts film, television and music video productions, private events, fashion shows and the hottest concerts of the season. East Hampton Studio has been the site of many notable productions, including “Something’s Gotta Give” with Jack Nicholson, Diane Keaton, Amanda Peet and Keanu Reeves; “Paper Man” with Lisa Kudrow, Jeff Daniels, Ryan Reynolds and Emma Stone; and “The Romantics” with Katie Holmes, Josh Duhamel, Adam Brody, Elijah Wood and Anna Paquin.