Sunday, September 30, 2012

WILLIAM LEVY & ELIZABETH GUTIERREZ DANCE

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DANCING WITH THE STARS
 AT STANTON SOCIAL CLUB
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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
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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 includes all of the editing once filming is complete and includes visual effects, color correction, sound editing and mixing, along with thousands of other jobs this industry touches, from engineers and messengers to support staff and creative.



In 2007, Michael Wudyka acquired state-of-the-art media powerhouse East Hampton Studio in Wainscott. Determined to see the 35,000-square-foot facility reach its potential Wudyka partnered with leading event production agency Empire Entertainment Incorporated, full-service lighting and video production company BML Blackbird and sound and production management experts Ocean Productions, to offer comprehensive and multifaceted in-house event and production services. As a one-stop shop, East Hampton Studio is able to reduce clients’ costs by up to 70 percent, execute events at 24 hours notice and provide turnkey solutions to any need.



Saturday, September 29, 2012

THE SECRETS BEHIND SURROGATE MOTHERS

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HOLLYWOOD'S SURROGATE BABY BOOM
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Nicole Kidman




Keith Urban
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 States. But it can be difficult for prospective parents navigating their way through the paperwork and ensuring their baby gets good prenatal care. Travis has helped dozens of people become parents through surrogacy in India, overseeing the pregnancy, birth and homecoming every step of the way. More than 25,000 babies are born through surrogate mothers in that country annually.


REAL HOUSEWIVES @ BOBBY VAN'S STEAK HOUSE

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DINING WITH THE STARS
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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 installed by Remington & Sherman Co. in 1902. Guests were transported back in time as they walked through The Vault’s six-foot circular door, into a spectacular room lined with the original antique copper safety deposit boxes.



Bobby Van’s Steakhouse owner Joseph Smith was available to share some of the history behind the vault, which thrilled Tremont-Morgan, who was married to J.P. Morgan's great grandson, John Adams Morgan, and whose daughter is the great great granddaughter of J.P. Morgan. In keeping with the venue’s iconic nature, Tremont-Morgan’s channeled Marilyn Monroe in a short, curly, blond wig styled by Angelo David Couture Wigs and a curve hugging dress by Lorena Sarbu.



PSYCHIC SECRETS BEHIND EMMY'S FASHION

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Celebrity Psychic Thomas John’s

Emmy Fashion Red Carpet Color Reading
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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 carats of Neil Lane jewelry and a cascade of curls. Green is the color of the heart chakra, also known as the Anahata, and thus is typically linked with love, fertility and growth, perhaps a sign of newfound stability for Sofia and fiancé, Nick Loeb. Different shades of green mean different things though, and teal-green typically symbolizes strength, power, and confidence (which I'm sure she was feeling when she entered the red carpet with an entourage of thirteen). Sofia was trying to tell us, "I'm here and I have no fear!" in this dress. Though she was topped for Best Supporting Leading Actress in a comedy series by co-star Julia Bowen, Vergara still portrayed confidence and swag as the night progressed, which isn't surprising as this is her third nomination for an Emmy as a cast member of Modern Family. Personally, I would have preferred to see her take on a red color which is more sensual and sexual, but also brings the self-confidence aspect of things.




KRISTEN WIIG – SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE


Color: Cream



Kristen Wiig



Thomas John’s Color Reading: Kristen Wiig arrived on the Emmys red carpet in an ethereal, cream-colored Balenciaga dress, accessorized with gold accessories. This very bohemian-chic outfit I felt made her stand out in a sea of over complicated looks. Though she was beat out for the Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series award, her bright and curious tan is a color character of the mental family, and wearing this color is suggestive of someone who is logical, sequential, and well thought out. I thought the dress revealed her to be grounded and well prepared, and you could feel from her that there was little anxiety coming from her, and she was just going with the flow, ready for a win or a loss.



FALL VACATION REST AT JHOUSE GREENWICH

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FALL FOLIAGE PACKAGE

THE JHOUSE GREENWICH

1114 E. Putnam Avenue
Greenwich, Connecticut
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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 changing leaves and gorgeous Connecticut Landscape with a driving tour down The Merrit Parkway. Four complimentary passes to the Stamford Museum & Nature Center, where guests can enjoy a walk over 80 acres of nature trail, a trip to Heckscher Farm and the Edith & Robert Graham Otter Pond, explore the fall constellations at the astronomical observatory or the latest exhibition at Bendel Mansion Museum Gallery. www.stamfordmuseum.org.




Friday, September 28, 2012

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
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The Southampton Inn Library





The Southampton Inn
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 horseback ride through the falling leaves. It is also the only time of year to go pumpkin and apple picking, navigate a corn maze and enjoy a haunted hayride.



 Pure Style At Southampton Inn


This fall Southampton Village will celebrate the season with a series of exciting events that embrace art, music, food, entertainment, history and fun! Southampton SeptemberFest offers residents and visitors a unique opportunity to enjoy Southampton’s rich cultural heritage and its close connection to agriculture and the sea during one of the most beautiful times of year.

For more information about Southampton SeptemberFest, visit www.southamptonseptemberfest.com.


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
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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





Rita Wilson
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 donations include Rita Wilson and Tom Hank's donation of an autographed"Wilson", the infamous original volley ball face from his hit film Castaway, Ed Harris' donation of a signed hat from A Beautiful Mind, Ray Romano's donation of 2 tickets to his Las Vegas Show and 2 nights at The Mirage Hotel & Casino, Mario A.C. Della Casa's genie bottles signed by Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman and Bill Daily. Barbara Streisand portrait, Lou Ferrigno's Hulk memorabilia, museum quality watercolor portraits of Cary Grant, Marlena Dietrich, Tyrone Power, Robert Mitchum, -also Renee Taylor's Diana Vreeland jewelry collection , Diane Ladd autographing her new book, John Schneider autographing Dukes of Hazard posters, Zsa Zsa Gabor personal items from Francesca Hilton and so much more. This year, as last, celebrities were asked to bring items to donate to the auction item. There will be vendors from the Emmy suite parties who have come on aboard for the cause.



The hard and generous efforts of everyone on the board of this event, was instrumental in lobbying to keep the MPTF Long Term care facility in Woodland Hills open. The 2 year difference-of-opinion, finally ended last year. Renee Taylor and Joe Bologna have been at the forefront of helping residents to help cover some of their living expenses. " Everyone of us are eligible to retire to the MPTF Home and Long Term Care Hospital. We are all positive for the future and happy to provide funds for the residents by supporting MPTF", said event producer Renee Taylor.


 Bai Ling



Nancy Sinatra
Celebrity Hosts include: Renee Taylor, Joe Bologna, Ed Lauter(Trouble With Curve), Frances Fisher, Elliott Gould, Shirley Jones, Michael Nouri, Lainie Kazan, Dick Van Patten, Robert Loggia, Connie Stevens, Debbie Reynolds, and Edward Lozzi. Other celebrities on the Event Committee include: Henry Jaglom, Carl Reiner, Marty Ingels, Hector Alizondo, Brenda Dickson(Young & The Restless, Charles Fleischer(Roger Rabbit), Jack Carter, Nicolle Tom( The Nanny), Chuck McCann(Boston Legal), George Barris, Ron Masak( Murder She Wrote), John Schneider, Lou & Carla Ferrigno, Nancy Sinatra, Maria Conchita Alonso, Allan Rich, Director, Gabriel Bologna, Bai Ling, Michelle Lee, Fred Willard, Charles Shaughnessy(The Nanny), Francesca Hilton, Lou Wegner( Trouble With the Curve), Joan Collins, Ray Romano, Marvin Paige, Norby Walters, Richard Lewis, and many others coming on board.


THE CHRISTOPHER FISCHER FALL HANA DRESS

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FALL FASHION
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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!



Thursday, September 27, 2012

BETTE MIDLER "SONGS TELL UNTOLD TRUTHS"

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THE AARP BETTE MIDLER INTERVIEW
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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 careful about who does your mani-pedi, because you can really screw your toes up. You should stop beating your hair into submission, even if you don't like it. Everyone should exfoliate, every day, even guys.”



“More than two drinks a day will ruin your skin. And if you don't have a full-length mirror, you're going to get fat. Period.”



ASHANTI & READ FOR THE RECORD CAMPAIGN

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STARS WITH A HEART
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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 largest shared reading experience,” said Naila
Bolus, president and CEO of Jumpstart. “Through Read for the Record, everyone
can play a role in raising awareness of the early education crisis in our country.”
This year’s reading event marks the seventh consecutive year in which Jumpstart
and the Pearson Foundation have sought to showcase the important role that
reading has in shaping a life of learning and success. In low-income neighborhoods,
children start kindergarten 60 percent behind their peers from affluent
communities, leaving them unprepared when it’s time to start school. When
children start school behind, they are more likely to stay behind for the rest of their
lives and this gap only widens over time.



KATY PERRY NAMED WOMAN OF THE YEAR

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THE 2012 BILLBOARD WOMAN OF THE YEAR
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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," "California Gurls," "E.T." and "Hot N Cold" -- among the top 30 selling downloads of all time, and holds the record for the most consecutive weeks (69) with at least one title in the Hot 100’s top 10.

In addition to her chart success, Katy Perry embarked on the California Dreams Tour in 2011 in support of “Teenage Dream,” and sold out 124 arenas around the globe. A portion of ticket sales was donated via Tickets-for-Charity to The Children's Health Fund, Generosity Water and The Humane Society, and a portion of merchandise sales was donated to The Red Cross to benefit local disaster relief efforts. The tour was also the subject of this year's 3D feature film, “Katy Perry: Part of Me,” which is already the fourth biggest music documentary of all time.



CONVINCING PERFORMANCE FOR BACHELORETTE

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US WEEKLY UN-COVERS THE LIES
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 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 he left for the ABC show — invited her to a Utah hotel September 16. There, after kissing the Utah Valley University senior, he bragged that he and Maynard had hatched a scheme to cover up the sexting scandal: Holm would keep quiet and preserve Maynard’s good-girl image . . . in exchange for half of her Bachelorette salary. (A source estimates it at $150,000.) “Jef said their relationship isn’t what it seems. It’s all basically for TV,” Shepherd tells Us. “He said, ‘If I was happily engaged, I never would have texted you.’ ” For details on Shepherd and Holm’s relationship and how the reunion went down, be sure to check out the issue.



Kristen Stewart




Also in the new Us is a Hot Stuff item on Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart being ready to move back in together. They haven’t exactly returned to the way they were before July, when Us broke the news that KStew had cheated with her Snow White & the Huntsman director, Rupert Sanders. The couple have decided to share a new home in the LA area, as Pattinson, plans to sell their old abode in LA’s Los Feliz section. “It has too many memories,” says an insider. “It stings.” Read more HERE



HOT STUFF



Mila Kunis



MILA TRIES KABBALAH!


Could Mila Kunis, 29, soon be sporting a little red bracelet? The actress accompanied beau of six months Ashton Kutcher to Rosh Hashanah holiday services at the Kabbalah Center in NYC September 18. “The men and women are separated, but Ashton always smiled at her,” a witness tells Hot Stuff. Afterward, Kutcher, 34 – who joined the sect with Demi Moore, 49, in 2003 – “ran to embrace her. They were clapping and praying. She was taking it all in.”



Taylor Swift




NO HARD FEELINGS, JOE


Guess she’s not bitter about the 27-second breakup call! Taylor Swift was excited to catch up with ex Joe Jonas at the iHeartRadio concert in Las Vegas September 22. A source says that after Swfit, 22, “hugged and kissed” her ex, 23, he asked about her family. His other singer ex, Demi Lovato, 20, wasn’t as psyched to see him the next day. A witness says, “They took the same flight to LA – and ignored each other!”



Photos By: Sara de Boer/Retna

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
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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 woodshop of Nick Offerman, who plays Ron Swanson on NBC's hit series Parks and Recreation. Mr. Offerman, an accomplished woodworker and proprietor of the Offerman Woodshop, joins forces with Tommy to build a king-size platform bed. Using mortises and tenons, a stunning live-edge ambrosia maple headboard tops off the simple bed frame. Planning ahead, Tommy shows some tricks to make a king-sized bed easy to transport.



"Nick is a true renaissance man," says Tommy MacDonald. "Everyone knows him for his work on Parks and Recreation, but he's also able to create some top-notch woodworking projects including tables, cabinets, and even the Huckleberry, a seventeen foot long red cedar strip canoe."



The season concludes with a special project of Olympic proportions when Tommy visits the home of Jim Craig, legendary goalie of the inspirational 1980 "Miracle on Ice" hockey team. Flat screen televisions tend to be a focal point in a room, but Tommy is able to create a Walnut Media Center that allows the Craigs to highlight a few other prized possessions. While it may be large, Tommy finds a way to break down the project to move easily from shop to home. Together, they create a media center that is fit for a gold medal.



Wednesday, September 26, 2012

JACK OSBOURNE'S LAS VEGAS BACHELOR BASH

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THE LAS VEGAS GOSSIP
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 Jack Osbourne With 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
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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, 47, said in an exclusive and rare interview for television with "Nightline" co-anchor Cynthia McFadden in Edinburgh, Scotland. "I think I've been surprised by the fact that Harry hasn't left me to the degree that I thought he would. And I'm quite glad about that." 


Rowling's Potter books have been published in 73 languages, sold more than 450 million copies, spawned popular film spin-offs, and made her the first billionaire author. 


The frenzy around this new book, her first aimed solely at adults, has led the publisher to guard it like a state secret, protecting the plot until its Sept. 27 release date. (ABC News producers read the manuscript, kept under lock and key in the publisher Little, Brown and Company's New York office).



LIMITED ENGAGEMENT FOR L'ILLUSION COMIQUE

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OFF BROADWAY
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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
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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 of champagne, wine or an organic beer,” said the Tone It Up duo.

• Mix things up! “Lady Gaga's stage routine is vigorous, but her body has already adapted to these movements,” said Katrina and Karena. “In order to mix things up, we recommend a 20 minute high-intensity interval training routine. It’s quick, challenging, and effective. These work outs will keep her energy up for the next show!” 



KATO KAELIN TALK ON BRETT WINTERBLE SHOW

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
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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

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ON THE RADIO WITH ELVIS DURAN
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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 love great music, when I make an album that's what I think about, what I want to hear, what I love to hear. My fans love great music, I want to make it interesting and fresh and ahead of what's on the radio. That's the challenge for me, but I enjoy that".



The world premiere of “Diamonds” can be heard this Wednesday, September 26th at 8:00 a.m. E.T on The Elvis Duran and The Morning Show. Listen to the full interview live on www.elvisduran.com.



Tuesday, September 25, 2012

'BEST OF ALL WORLDS' MAKES IT RELEVANT

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THE BEST OF ALL WORLDS
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Louise And Erik Wachmeister




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


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TOP BACKSTAGE MOMENTS AT EMMY AWARDS

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MORE EMMY AWARDS GOSSIP
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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's ginger, you guys are going to have a field day."

3. Julie Bowen on nipple covers, which she mentioned three times in her acceptance speech: "It's a standards and practice thing and it makes me laugh every day and it becomes my on-set joke that I'll try and slide by it. And every day, there's some poor girl who's lovely and who has to pull me aside and hand me these bits of rubber. It makes me laugh."

4. "Two and a Half Men's" Jon Cryer on whether he watches anything surprising on TV: "Porn, but I don't think that's surprising."

5. "Modern Family" creator Steve Levitan on how the show has affected marriage equality: "I'm hoping that over time, all political candidates support marriage equality. It's never been the agenda of 'Modern Family.' We've always tried to make people laugh and make human, relatable stories. But if our show can contribute in any way, even the smallest way, in making people more open and understanding, then we will all be very, very proud of that."

6. Julia Louis-Dreyfuss on how the upcoming election has influenced "Veep": "There's a lot of good, rich material out of there from which to glean and there are little morsels we can take away, almost every day, it seems."





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