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NEW YORK POPS ANNOUNCES THE 2013 SEASON

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**** CARNEGIE HALL ****
Chris Botti


On October 4, 2013, The New York Pops orchestra – famous for presenting popular programs with a symphony orchestra of the highest quality – will launch its 31st season, a Carnegie Hall series celebrating the stylistic diversity of some of popular music’s greatest icons. Music Director 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 concert season including a night of jazz standards revitalized by international trumpet sensation Chris Botti; a tribute to big band legend Benny Goodman with Montego Glover and clarinetist Dave Bennett; a jolly holiday concert with stage star Ashley Brown; an intimate evening with Broadway’s Golden Couple, Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley; and a season closer featuring the orchestra and some of the most beloved music written for the silver screen.


SUPERBOWL WITH DANCING WITH THE STARS

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**** SUPERBOWL DANCING ****

Dancing With The Stars


GSN will celebrate SuperBowl Sunday with a star-studded, captivating half-time show that lasts all night as DANCING WITH THE STARS, Season Six, comes to GSN.


GSN will air seven episodes of DANCING WITH THE STARS, Season Six, on Sunday, February 3rd from 5pm ET to 3:30am ET.


DANCING WITH THE STARS, Season Six, features a spectacular cast of celebrities from television, movies, music, and sports each paired with a professional dancer. The couples featured in this marathon are: 



Marissa Jaret Winokur and Tony Dovolani
Kristi Yamaguchi and Mark Ballas
Shannon Elizabeth and Derek Hough
Priscilla Presley and Louis Van Amstel
Mario and Karina Smirnoff
Marlee Matlin and Fabian Sanchez
Cristián de la Fuente and Cheryl Burke
Jason Taylor and Edyta Śliwińska


JAMIE DEROY AND AWARD WINNING SHOW TO 54

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**** JAMIE DEROY IN CONCERT ****
Jamie deRoy




Join celebrated cabaret performer Jamie deRoy when she hosts an evening of her Multi MAC Award-Winning Variety Show, Jamie deRoy & friends, on Monday, March 4th (7PM) at Manhattan’s newest Broadway nightclub, “Broadway’s living room,” 54 BELOW (254 West 54th Street ~ btw. 7th & 8th Avenues).


Joining Jamie this evening will be: Lewis Cleale (Book Of Mormon); actor, Grammy Award-winning songwriter & country music star Larry Gatlin (The Will Rogers Follies); international classical/rock violinist, Daisy Jopling; MAC Award-winning comedian Cory Kahaney; and Tony Award-winner Tonya Pinkins (Caroline, Or Change, Jelly’s Last Jam). Ron Abel will serve as musical director and Barry Kleinbort will direct. Tom Hubbard joins Jamie on Bass.


Kicking off its 23rd year, the colorful cabaret series has been thrilling New York City audiences and serves as the basis for deRoy's award-winning cable television show also entitled, “Jamie deRoy & f…

LAWRENCE TAYLOR HOSTS TAO SUPERBOWL

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**** SUPERBOWL PARTY IN LAS VEGAS ****
Holly Madison Hosted Superbowl Last Year



Party this Superbowl weekend in Sin City! On Saturday, February 2nd NFL Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor will be hosting LT Bowl at TAO Las Vegas. And enjoy amazing Italian Food and Drinks on Game Day at LAVO at their annual LAVO BOWL Viewing Party with Open Bar & Gourmet Italian Buffet. Holly Madison hosted LAVO Bowl last year…and given that LAVO is such a celeb hotspot who knows who’s going to be next to you for kick-off!

$75 for Open Bar
$125 for Buffet & Open Bar 
Tables available upon request.
Tickets are on sale now HERE.

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GORDON RAMSAY OPENS VEGAS RESTAURANT

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**** DINING LAS VEGAS ****
Chef Gordon Ramsay



Chef Gordon Ramsay's was snapped at the grand opening events for BurGR at Planet Hollywood Resort and Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Photo By: RD/Kabik/Retna

MEET THE CAST OF BROADWAY'S NORTH POLE

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Stephen Barker Turner With Rajiv Joseph,  Giovanna Sardelli And Babak Tafti



Stephen Barker Turner along with Playwright Rajiv Joseph, Director Giovanna Sardelli and Babak Tafti attended the Meet & Greet for the Vineyard Theatre Production of 'The North Pool' at The Vineyard Theatre in New York City today.


Photo By: Walter McBride/Retna

DAVID MUIR NAMED CO-ANCHOR OF ABC'S 20/20

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**** TELEVISION NEWS ****
David Muir And Elizabeth Vargas



ABC News President Ben Sherwood made an announcement yesterday about the on-air team at “20/20″.


David Muir will join Elizabeth Vargas as co-anchor while continuing to anchor “World News” on the weekends and to substitute for Diane and report during the week.


For the last two years David has appeared on air more often than any correspondent at any news division, reporting from Tahrir Square to Fukushima to Tucson to Aurora.


David has been an authoritative presence at the anchor desk, most recently anchoring nearly five hours straight as we learned of the horrible events unfolding in Newtown.


Last year he logged thousands of hours on the road while covering the Romney campaign, crisscrossing the country numerous times. His interviews with Governor Romney often made headlines far beyond ABC News.


MAKING LOVE: FINDING YOUR TRUE SOUL MATE

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**** PSYCHIC CONNECTIONS ****
Thomas John



Celebrity Psychic Thomas John will host “Making Love: Finding Your True Soul Mate from the Inside Out,” a pre-Valentine’s Day panel discussion about love, life and the spiritual meaning behind it all on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at the Meta Center in New York City.


Thomas John will be joined by fellow panelists, Love Expert, Media Psychologist and Best-Selling Author of “Love in 90 Days: The Essential Guide to Finding Your Own True Love,” Dr. Diana Kirschner; New York City Dating Coach John Keegan; Life Coach and Best-Selling Self-Help Author Karen Salmansohn; and Kim Allen, “The Love Psychic,” as well as Laura Smith, host of WABC Radio’s “Living Better with Laura Smith,” who will serve as moderator for the evening. Each panelist will speak to his or her area of expertise, offering tips and tricks for making love happen and answering questions from the audience throughout the night.


Tickets to the panel discussion can be purchased for $30 in adva…

COUPLE GET'S ENGAGED ONSTAGE AT CINDERELLA

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**** BROADWAY ROMANCE ****
Laura Osnes With Santino Fontana,Maria Roca And Alan Chau



Laura Osnes & Santino Fontana with the Broadway cast of 'Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella' host a wedding proposal on stage at the Broadway Theatre. Alan Chau proposes to Maria Roca. Alan is a sergent in NYC's 19th police precinct and Maria works in the Department of Environmental Protection.

Photo By: Walter McBride/Retna

CARRIE ANN INABA TO HOST FOR HUMANE SOCIETY

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**** STARS WITH A HEART ****
Carrie Ann Inaba



“Dancing with the Stars” favorite and life-long animal advocate Carrie Ann Inaba returns for the second year in a row to host The Humane Society of the United States’ Genesis Awards Benefit Gala on Saturday, March 23, 2013, at The Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills. The event celebrates the work of The HSUS and the role that news and entertainment media and high profile individuals play in raising awareness of animal issues. Proceeds will benefit three of The HSUS’ top animal welfare priorities: Pets for Life, Chimps Deserve Better and Farm Animal Protection.


Award-winning television host, choreographer and producer Carrie Ann, who shares her life with four cats and two dogs, and recently launched her own foundation, The Carrie Ann Inaba Animal Project, will emcee the star-studded Genesis Awards Benefit Gala, marking its 27th year of inspiring change for animals.


“I’m delighted to have been invited back by The Humane Society of the United States to h…

CHRISTINA BIANCO AT NEW YORK'S BIRDLAND

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**** WALTER MCBRIDE ON BROADWAY ****

Christina Bianco At Birdland


Christina Bianco



Christina Bianco performed her show "More Diva Moments: Songs That Made Divas Out Of The Women Who Sang Them!" at Birdland in New York City.



Photo By: Walter McBride/Retna 

NORA JONES AT NEW YORK CITY'S TIMES CENTER

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Nora Jones


A TimesTalks Conversation with Nora Jones & Jon Pareles was held at The Times Center in New York City the other day.

Photo By: Walter McBride/Retna

BARRY MANILOW ON NYC'S GREAT WHITE WAY

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Barry Manilow



Barry Manilow with Sharon Hendrix & Kyle Brackett performed during the Opening Night Curtain Call for 'Manilow on Broadway' at The St. James Theatre in New York City.

Photo By: Walter McBride/Retna

PRESIDENT OBAMA TACKLES IMMIGRATION LAWS

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President Barack Obama




President Barack Obama delivered remarks on immigration policy at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas, Nevada yesterday.


Photo By: RD/Kabik/Retna



JOHN CATSIMATIDIS A MAN FOR THE PEOPLE

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**** BELOVED NEW YORKER
THROWS HIS HAT IN RING FOR MAYOR ****
John Catsimatidis Flanked By Family And Supporters



Powerhouse and beloved New York businessman John Catsimatidis officially announced today he is running for mayor of the Big Apple. 


Surrounded by his family and many supporters, Catsimatidis gave a passionate and heartfelt speech about his amazing rags to riches true life story. The billionaire chairman and CEO of Red Apple Group and Gristedes, told a throng of press how he came to America from Greece at six months old and became a successful executive at more than a dozen thriving companies. Catsimatidis has an impressive resume and tremendous reputation and he says he wants to give back again to New York and make sure all residents have the same success he's had in life. The ability to reach across party lines, Catsimatidis is running as a Republican, but calls himself a Clinton Democrat. Given the success Mayor Mike Bloomberg has had running NYC for three straight terms no…

KATY PERRY AT LAS VEGAS MADAME TUSSAUDS

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**** IMMORTALIZED IN WAX ****
Katy Perry With Katy Perry


Pop star Katy Perry posed for photos with a Madame Tussauds Las Vegas wax figure of herself at Paramount Studios on Saturday afternoon.


“Whenever I have to go do something particularly that I don’t necessarily want to do, I’m just sending her cause she’s a great identical version of me,” remarked Perry.


The figure of Perry is featured in Madame Tussauds Las Vegas’ Music Room. Guests have the opportunity to get up close and personal with their favorite music icons. Turn the volume to ten by interacting with figures such as Katy Perry, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg, Michael Jackson, Prince, James Brown and many more. Guests can move like the King of Pop at a smooth criminal photo experience, get behind the turntable at an interactive DJ booth and channel their inner rock stars while enjoying a karaoke area.


Photo Courtesy Of: Jerod Harris/Getty Images

NICK CARTER CELEBRATES VEGAS BIRTHDAY

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**** BACKSTREET BIRTHDAY ****
Nick Carter


Nick Carter celebrates another year older at The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas. The Backstreet Boy was joined by his girlfriend Lauren Kitt, sister Angel and close friends who gambled and partied all weekend making a stop Saturday night at hotspot TAO at The Venetian where Nick celebrated his 33rd birthday. 

The nightclub surprised him with a birthday cake and several shout outs from DJ D-Lux while playing a few Backstreet Boys hits. Later in the evening Nick stopped by the booth to thank his fans for their support while adoring female fans looked on. 

CHRISTOPHER FISCHER'S SPRING COLLECTION

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**** SPRING FASHION STYLES ****
Christopher Fischer Style



Inspired by the global traveler, Christopher Fischer’s Spring 2013 Collection balances modern and luxe style with adventurous spirit, capturing the allure of Arabian sunsets and African landscapes.


The Spring collection highlights artisanal textures and rustic patchworks that draw from a soft, earthbound palette. Loose, asymmetrical shapes define this season’s relaxed feel, while subtly exotic embellishments add hints of elegance. Bold prints conjure images of tribal and tropical lands, lending to a sense of adventure.


Christopher Fischer’s sporty and modern basics are also reintroduced this season, color blocked and highlighted with splashes of shocking neon. Fine and ever so soft knits are perfectly mixed, fused, and layered to enhance the element of luxe, lush and easy dressing.


The collection’s combination of quality and chic style will carry any woman through her adventure, allowing her to feel at home, no matter where she lan…

STREET DRUM CORP'S SPECIAL STAR GUESTS

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**** IN CONCERT ****

Stephen Perkins With Adrian Young And Tommy Lee



Street Drum Corp with guests Tommy Lee of Motley Crue, Stephen Perkins of Janes Addiction and Adrian Young of No Doubt were snapped at Vinyl at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.



Photo By: RD/ Kabik/ Retna Digital

VALENTINE'S DAY IN THE BEAUTIFUL HAMPTONS

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**** SOUTHAMPTON INN
91 Hill Street Southampton, New York Tel: 631-283-6500 ****

Valentine's Day At Southampton Inn



Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Southampton Inn throughout the entire month of February with a romantic getaway for you and your sweetheart. This quaint, Tudor-style inn features beautifully appointed guest rooms with Tempur-Pedic® mattresses and European courtyards, surrounded by the charm and allure of the Hamptons.


Southampton Inn’s Sweetheart Special

Friday, February 1, 2013 – Thursday, February 28, 2013
$149* for overnight accommodations
$100* per night for additional nights


*All prices exclude tax & gratuity. Certain other restrictions apply.


Let Southampton Inn’s concierge service handle the details – whether you want to arrange a romantic dinner at a local restaurant or a sensuous spa day – so you can relax and enjoy time alone with that special someone.




GLEE'S BECCA TOBIN CELEBRATES BIRTHDAY

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**** STAR BIRTHDAYS ****
Becca Tobin


DJ Ashba


Becca Tobin of Glee celebrated her birthday at HYDE at The Bellagio in Las Vegas, Nevada the other day.


Photo By: RD/Kabik/Retna Ltd.

KEVIN DOZIER AT 'THE METROPOLITAN ROOM'

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**** LOVE'S NEVER LOST ****
Kevin Dozier



2011 MAC and Bistro Award winner KEVIN DOZIER presents “LOVE’S NEVER LOST” on Monday, February 11th at 7 PM at The Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd Street, NYC.


Joining Kevin on stage at The Metropolitan Room will be Musical Director/pianist Alex Rybeck with John Redsecker on drums, Jered Egan on Bass, and Sean Harkness on Guitars.


This one-night-only engagement introduces Kevin’s new CD, “LOVE’S NEVER LOST”, produced by Paul Rolnick, which features arrangements and musical direction by Alex Rybeck. Kevin said “The songs I’ve selected are about the many stages of love. They range from Edward’s and Raleigh’s ‘Wonderful! Wonderful!’ and Ann Hampton Callaway’s ‘Perfect’ to the first commercial release of Ahrens and Flaherty’s ‘Love’s Never Lost’ from their musical A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE and an original song by Carol Hall and Alex Rybeck called ‘Hold to My Hand’.”

CHESTER GREGORY STARS IN THE EVE OF JACKIE

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**** TIMES SQUARE PICKS ****
Chester Gregory



Chester Gregory (Sister Act, Hairspray) reprises his award winning interpretation of Jackie Wilson in the world premiere of his one man show, "The Eve of Jackie" at 54 Below on February 4th at 9:30PM.


Gregory portrays Jackie Wilson, live in concert during his final days, revealing another side to the man "who truly gave his all and left it on the stage."


Starring Chester Gregory as Jackie Wilson, with special guest Lillias White as LaVern Baker Directed by Da'Vine Joy Randolph Musically Directed by Rob Lewis Written by Crystal Lucas-Perry & Chester Gregory.


CHESTER GREGORY Broadway credits include Sister Act (Eddie Souther), Hairspray (Seaweed), Cry-Baby (Dupree) and Tarzan (Terk). Other credits include The Jackie Wilson Story (Jeff, AUDELCO, BTAA and Black Excellence Awards), Shrek (Donkey), Dreamgirls (Jimmy Early), Scapin, Hairspray the Move and performing for Michael Jackson. Chester has a BFA from Columbia Chicago.

STARS WEAR STYLES FROM CUFFLINKS.COM

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**** ON THE CUFF ****
Jon Hamm And Jennifer Westfeldt



Hollywood's hottest men accessories made their look with cufflinks, tie bars, and shirt studs from Cufflinks.com at the Screen Actors Guild Awards last night.


Mad Men star Jon Hamm sported Ravi Ratan and Glee stars Cory Monteith also wore a Ravi Ratan Tie bar, cufflinks and shirt studs. Darren Criss and Harry Shum Jr. wore the Ravi Ratan cufflinks and shirt studs by Ravi Raton. Mark Salling wore an Ox and Bull Tie bar..


Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul was spotted wearing Scott Kay Sparta Faceted Black Sapphire Cufflinks.


Photo Courtesy Of: Getty/DomainMSA

THE ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS

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**** SCREEN ACTOR STYLE ****
Julia Stiles


Steve Buscemi With Jo Andres


Hilaria Baldwin


Bryan Cranston


Aaron Paul


Busy Philipps


Eddie Redmayne


Ariel Winter



The stars shined at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium tonight Los Angeles, California.


Photos By: RD / Collin / Retna Ltd.

THE MEAT PUPPET NEW YORK CITY PREMIERE

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**** THE MEAT PUPPET WILL GIVE YOU NIGHTMARES FOR WEEKS ****
Brandon Ruckdashel With Daniela Rivera And Keith Collins




The Meat Puppet, the new horror/psychological drama directed by Joe Valenti (Echelon 8) & produced by Blaze Kelly Coyle, Keith Collins & Joe Valenti just recently had its premiere at the Anthology Film Archives in New York City & exclusive after party at underground hotspot Kings Cross. The film is reminiscent of classic horror films that relied heavy on a story that is just as scary as the blood and violence. Writers Joseph and Billy Pepitone (Stuck in the Midd! le) have created great characters and take you into the mind of a twisted, cold-blooded, killer.

The highlight of the film is Keith Collins who plays Andrew "Drew" Shelton. Collins’ performance is astonishing keeping the audience on edge while delivering tremendous fear throughout the film. Collins is exceptional as the lead character whose torment you can feel as he struggles with trying to be…

PSYCHIC THOMAS JOHN AT NYC'S META CENTER

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**** THE PSYCHIC CONNECTION ****
Thomas John



Join Celebrity Psychic Thomas John for this intensive seminar which will cover, in detail, his predictions for 2013, as well as offer tools for you to prepare for this very special year! Thomas will review his predictions for world politics, celebrity life, medical breakthroughs and more.


Thomas John announced his 113 Predictions for 2013 on Sunday December 30th, 2012 on “Above and Beyond with Laura Smith,” on 103.9 WFAS-FM and WFASFM.COM, however, this seminar will allow Thomas to expand and elaborate on some of these predictions and offer you the detail behind each one. After a review of the predictions, Thomas will present step-by-step instructions about how to be best prepared for the year ahead. A detailed Q & A session will follow. 



JIMMY CLIFF'S VOLKSWAGEN SUPER BOWL AD

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**** THE BIG GAME ****



Marking the fourth consecutive year of Big Game participation, Volkswagen looks to continue in 2013 with the “Get In. Get Happy.” campaign. Beginning with “Sunny Side,” the campaign is designed to bring a jolt of happiness to consumers’ daily lives.


Central to that happy feeling is Jimmy Cliff, a Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famer and reggae legend, singing a new cover of the Partridge Family’s theme song, “C’mon, Get Happy” in Volkswagen’s new pre-game release ad.


Created by Deutsch LA, Volkswagen’s creative agency of record, and directed by the Perlorian Brothers, the two-minute pre-game release features well-known YouTube “celebs” singing along with Jimmy Cliff and learning how to “Get Happy”.

DOLLY PARTON HELPS AMERICAN CHESTNUT TREE

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





World-renowned singer and entertainer Dolly Parton has just released a new song celebrating progress in the restoration of the once mighty American chestnut tree, as well as the work of the organization at the forefront of these restoration efforts: The American Chestnut Foundation.


What do Dolly Parton and a nearly vanished tree once known as "The Redwood of the East" have in common? The answer is mountains. "Dolly's music is rooted in the Appalachians," says her uncle, singer-songwriter Bill Owens. "The American chestnut was once the most important tree in these mountains, feeding wildlife and people alike."


Virtually wiped out by a blight in the early twentieth century, this magnificent tree is today poised for a comeback, thanks in large part to decades of work by TACF’s scientists and thousands of volunteers. To help in this effort, Dolly and Owens collaborated on and recorded the song, Oh, Chestnut Tree, which is avail…

SANDRA BULLOCK WAXED AT MADAME TUSSAUDS

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**** IMMORTALIZED  ****

Sandra Bullock In Wax


Waxed Sandra Bullock And Adrianna Costa



Madame Tussauds Las Vegas And Extra TV sweetheart Adrianna Costa unveiled a wax figure of Sandra Bullock.


The figure is the first of Bullock be added to the Madame Tussauds estate. A vision in red, Bullock is red carpet ready, holding a clutch and wearing an elegant knee-length dress.


“There’s something about Sandra Bullock that leaves me in awe,” remarked Costa. “She has won numerous awards, yet manages to stay humble. Her talent, charming personality and dedication to charity is incredible, and makes her an inspiration to us all.”



Photos By: RD/Kabic/Retna

PLANET HOLLYWOOD PREMIERE FOR 'PARKER'

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**** PARKER MOVIE PREMIERE ****
Jennifer Lopez


Taylor Hicks


Randy Couture


Holly Madison


Coco Austin And Jason Statham



The stars attended the Parker movie Premiere at Planet Hollywood Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada last night. It may be the big chill here in New York City, but it's hot in Sin City!


Photos By: RD/ Kabik/ Retna Digital

OVER 40 FEMALES HOST JEWELRY TRUNK SHOW

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**** NETWORKING ****
Judy Goss With Beth Mercante



Over 40 Females™, a leading networking platform for women over 40, hosted a Jewelry Trunk Show and Networking Spectacular at bahr | ché on Tuesday. Judy Goss, Founder & CEO of Over 40 Females and Beth Mercante, COO of Over 40 Females hosted the evening with guests including Nancy Duffy (Managing Director of Chapter Development, Over 40 Females), Mina Deutsch (President, Mina D. Jewelry), Michele Appel Prigo (New York City Chapter Director, National Coalition for Cervical Cancer), Jade Albert (Photographer), Mykola Webster (DIRECT Model Management, Agency Director/Model Manager), Roshanak Yousefian (Corporate Business Development Specialist, Pisa Brothers), Gianna Micelli (Author, “Sexy and Fabulous Over 40”), Fern Weinbaum (Owner, Dog On Mad), Helen Powers (Model), Jamie Hasenfang (Designer), Susan Sidor (Fashion Producer, Susan F. Sidor Productions).


Over 40 Females™ celebrated the New Year with New York City businesswomen with a nigh…

ADRIENNE MALOOF WILL NOT FORGIVE BRANDI

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**** NO FORGIVENESS FOR
REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS ****




The cover story of the new issue of Us Weekly is all about The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Adrienne Maloof, and how she will never forgive castmate Brandi Glanville for revealing her surrogacy secret.


“From the very beginning of the show,” Maloof told Us in December, “I set parameters and made it clear that my children would not be in the story line.” Suddenly, they were a major plot point. On the December 10 installment, the show’s resident troublemaker, Glanville, blurted out what her castmates called a “personal secret” about former friend Maloof that was mysteriously edited from the episode. What viewers didn’t hear: Glanville, 40, revealed that Maloof, 51, used a surrogate to have twins Christian and Colin, 6. When Kim Richards told Maloof about Glanville’s bombshell the day after taping, the reality star and then-husband Paul Nassif, 50, exploded. Behind the scenes, they successfully demanded Bravo omit Glanville’s…