Posts

Showing posts from June, 2013

JESSICA SIMPSON'S BABY ACE KNUTE JOHNSON

Image
Jessica Simpson



Maxwell's baby brother has arrived! Jessica Simpson and fiance Eric Johnson have welcomed their second child, a baby boy named Ace Knute Johnson, her rep tells Us Weekly exclusively. Little Ace was born in Los Angeles via scheduled C-section on Sunday, June 30, the rep adds.
"Ace Knute (pronounced Ka-nute) Johnson has arrived! Mom and baby are doing great," her rep tells Us. "Jessica, Eric and Maxwell are thrilled to welcome the new addition to their family."



The singer, 32, and Johnson, 33, are already parents to daughter Maxwell, nearly 14 months. Us exclusively revealed in November 2012 that Simpson was pregnant again just seven months after Maxwell's birth; Us also broke news in February that Simpson planned on naming her child "Ace." (Ace's middle name honors dad Eric's Swedish paternal grandfather, Knute Johnson.)


SUSAN AND MATTHEW BREITENBACK HONORED

Image
Susan And Matthew Breitenback



Hampton Hills Golf & Country Club welcomed Hamptonites along with celebrities and professional athletes for the 9th Annual Hamptons Golf Classic, a day-long charity golf tournament, hosted by 2007 U.S. Women’s Open Champion and 16-time LPGA Winner Cristie Kerr on Monday, June 24th, 2013. The event honored mother-and-son Hamptons real estate power duo Susan and Matthew Breitenbach, and benefited The Diamonds in the Rough Foundation, which provides support to local charities and individuals.
The charity golf tournament sponsored by BMW and Hamptons Magazine brought out stars including Jets linebacker Nick Mangold, NBC anchor Jane Hanson, and designer Ian Velardi, dubbed GQ’s Best New Menswear designer in America. Two-time longest drive champion Carl Wolfer kept participants from beating his longest drive while Mathew Fraas and his team won the overall competition and took home the Hamptons Golf Classic’s coveted trophy.


The daylong event culminated with…

DIY NETWORK KICKS OFF ANNUAL CRASH WEEK

Image
House Crashers



Beginning Monday, July 8, DIY Network kicks-off its fourth annual Crash Week, a weeklong marathon featuring House Crashers hosted by licensed contractor Josh Temple; Yard Crashers hosted by licensed contractor Matt Blashaw; Bath Crashers, hosted by licensed contractor and designer Matt Muenster; and Kitchen Crashers hosted by interior designer Alison Victoria. Each night from 8 p.m. ET to midnight, the four hosts ambush local residents in cities across the country including Tampa, Las Vegas, Chicago, Minneapolis, Phoenix, and San Francisco to turn simple renovations into stunning makeovers. Also debuting on Sunday, July 14 at 7 p.m. ET, DIY Network’s one-hour special The Ultimate Crash brings all four Crashers hosts together for the most exciting surprise home makeover yet.

The Ultimate Crash captures homeowners Jesus and Britni Arguelles being ambushed by Blashaw, Muenster, Temple and Victoria at their local hardware store, where they soon learn the couple’s Rocklin, Cal…

CHANNING TATUM HITS NEW YORK TALK SHOWS

Image
Channing Tatum



Channing Tatum was snapped at the Late Show with David Letterman studios the other day, in  New York City.

Photo By: Corredor99/MediaPunch Inc. 

ELTON JOHN'S 30TH ALBUM TO BE RELEASED

Image
 ****  THE GLORIOUS CORNER
 By: G. H. HARDING  ****
Elton John



ELTON’S 30th --- Next month, Elton’s John’s 30th album will be released. This one’s called The Diving Board and features just a delicious album cover; which we received via Rocket’s Tony King. It’s his first solo album since his The Captain & the Kid, which came out in September of 2006. 

John says, “This is the most exciting solo record I've done in a long, long time, it was written in two days.” As quick as that might sound, it’s been par for the course for him and writing partner Bernie Taupin; they've worked together for four decades.

Adds producer T-Bone Burnett, “I saw Elton at the Troubadour in 1970, in a legendary week of shows. Those shows never left me. A three-piece band -- piano, bass and drums, like one enormous instrument -- just killing it. So we started from there. I wanted to be able to superimpose this recording over my memory of the sound and the wild intelligence of those shows. From…

NEW PSYCHO SEXUAL THRILLER 'THE CANYONS'

Image
**** AT THE MOVIES ****
ET Canada On Set Of The Canyons



Bret Easton Ellis (American Psycho) and Paul Schrader’s (Taxi Driver) headline making neo-noir feature THE CANYONS in theaters August 9th starring Lindsay Lohan brings the stunningly gorgeous, head turning, Tenille Houston opposite controversial porn star James Deen in this “psycho sexual” thriller. “It’s not the hills” Hollywood setting where actress, Tara (Lohan), runs into frenemy Cynthia (Houston) while hiding an affair with an old fling from her young movie producer boyfriend, Christian (Deen) trying to keep his trust fund intact. More recently, Houston stars in the wildly hilarious YAHOO! web series, THE FLIP SIDE quickly becoming a viral sensation garnering millions of views worldwide.


After earning a Master’s in Public Administration and climbing the ladder at Northrop Grumman, the Sacramento native honed in on her acting chops taking classes in LA while commuting from San Diego. Houston’s accolades include roles in the Char…

CUMMING IS IMPRESSIVE IN BROADWAYS MACBETH

Image
****
THE GLORIOUS CORNER

By: G. H. Harding
****
Alan Cumming In Macbeth



CUMMING UNDONE --- Last week we caught the always awesome Alan Cumming is his one-man show, for the most part, of Macbeth. We've marveled at this man’s work; from TV’s The Good Wife, to his movies work on such projects as X-Men, Titus, and The Tempest, and most recently, Travis Fine’s Any Day Now. The show is very much a contemporary view on the classic play; as Cumming’s character now is confined to a hospital room. The three witches that pry very inconveniently, have now been re-worked to three cameras. Very 1984 indeed for sure. The play runs without an intermission, and that effect does work towards the heightening the play’s effect. Cumming is downright impressive, funny and compelling. I loved it.



MAD MEN FINALE --- After what I feel to have been a pretty strong season, Mad Men ended their current season the other night, with a re-boot of sorts. I won't reveal any secrets here, other than to say, that sev…

MELISSA MCCARTHY VISITS DAVID LETTERMAN

Image
Melissa McCarthy


Melissa McCarthy was snapped at The Late Show with David Letterman, in New York City.


Photo By: Corredor99/MediaPunch Inc.

A WISH FOR A SWISH BENEFIT IN TIMES SQUARE

Image
Stacy Keibler


Stacy Keibler attended the 2013 A Wish for a Swish benefit in Times Square, in New York City the other day.


Photo By: Corredor99/MediaPunch Inc.

LEGENDS RETURN TO THE AMERICAN WESTERN

Image
Armie Hammer



There are many institutions which one could argue to be uniquely American--the Constitution, jazz, blues, and baseball. Yet all are derivative and have roots in other cultures of the distant past. However, the American Western stands alone as uniquely American as, apple pie.


An entire of generation of readers will relish a walk down memory lane in this most-cherished of TV genres, as Rawhide and Deadwood producer A.C. Lyles and Western-genre expert, actor Bruce Boxleitner (How the West Was Won) punctuate this latest release from Event Bookazine with insightful commentary and one-of-a-kind memories.


Released to coincide with the release of Disney’s The Lone Ranger, starring Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp, an entirely new audience is ready for the re-awakening of interest in what was once, hands-down, the most popular and beloved of American story-telling traditions. Westerns represent an American ideal, and a reflection of their times.

KELLY ROWLAND ON HER ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP

Image
**** TELEVISION ****
Kelly Rowland And Katie Couric



Kelly Rowland Discusses Abusive Relationship in Song “Dirty Laundry” on “Katie” Airing on June 26th.


On Wednesday’s edition of the nationally syndicated daytime talk show “Katie,” Kelly Rowland speaks candidly about the abusive relationship in song “Dirty Laundry.” Tune-in to hear about her sisterhood with Beyonce and see a performance of her latest single live in-studio! 


Photo Courtesy Of: ABC/Disney

THE 'INCOMPARABLE WOMAN OF STYLE' FETE

Image
Jean Shafiroff And Rose Hartman


At Rizzoli Bookstore in New York City recently, philanthropist Jean Shafiroff hosted an evening of summer cocktails to benefit the Southampton Animal Shelter while celebrating Rose Hartman's photography book “Incomparable Women of Style.”


Despite the teeming rain, more than 150 people came to show their support for the Southampton Animal Shelter. Jean, an honorary chair of the Shelter's upcoming benefit being held in Southampton, New York on July 20, 2013, spoke about how the Southampton Animal Shelter is ranked among the top 10% of shelters in the U.S. for its excellent care of animals.


Many books were sold with a sizable percentage of the proceeds benefiting the Shelter and its great work for animals.


Those in attendance included fashion designers Zang Toi, Victor de Souza, and Maggie Norris, Amy Hoadley, celebrity Petaluma chef Chris Coleman, Roy Kean, Craig Dix, Sudha d'Unienville, Dawne Marie Grannum, and many others.


Following her chair…

BERGENPAC ANNOUNCES NEW VIP MEMBERSHIP

Image
bergenPAC



The bergenPAC, now in its 10th season, is proud to announce a new VIP Membership program, bergenPACCESS, guaranteeing members a superior experience of world-class arts and entertainment. With varying commitment levels, bergenPACCESS offers guests the custom services they seek, such as: online music subscriptions, email sneak previews to newly scheduled shows, concierge ticketing, best available seat access, VIP Lounge Access, complimentary concessions, and complimentary orchestra tickets. As a non-profit organization, bergenPAC relies on the generosity of donors to meet the gap between ticket sales and operating costs; bergenPACCESS will allow patrons to further support the theater while receiving greater benefits of membership in return.


“It is truly an exciting moment for bergenPAC,” says CEO Dominic Roncace. “Our patrons asked for more membership benefits, and we are happy to be able to deliver this to them. Their generosity allows bergenPAC to deliver great performa…

DESPICABLE ME 2 PREMIERE AT UNIVERSAL CITY

Image
**** MOVIE PREMIERES ****
Miranda Cosgrove


Pharrell Williams


Ross Richie


Steve Carrell


Melissa Joan Hart


Kristen Wiig


Kiersten Warren


Jamie Pressly


Dana Gaier


Cloris Leachman


Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio


Chris Renaud


Benjamin Stockham


The "Despicable Me 2" Premiere at Universal CityWalk, brought out the stars for one of our favorite movies.

Photos By: RD / Valena / Retna Digital

OFF BROADWAY ALLIANCE AWARDS AT SARDI'S

Image
**** WALTER MCBRIDE ON BROADWAY ****
Sigourney Weaver


Lucas Steele


Kathleen Chalfant With Daryl Roth


Jenn Colella


The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents and marketing firms, presented the 3rd annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards on June 18th at Sardi’s. The awards honored outstanding achievement in Off Broadway theater for the 2012-2013 season.


Among the attendees were Sigourney Weaver, David Hyde Pierce, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Christopher Durang, Daryl Roth, Kristine Nielsen, David Shire, Kathleen Chalfant, Charles Busch, A.R. Gurney, Jonathan Tolins, Richard Maltby, Christiane Noll, Jenn Colella, Cast of Stomp, Lucas Steele, and George Dvorsky.


This year’s winners: Best New Play, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike; Best New Musical, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812; Best Play Revival, The Piano Lesson; Best Musical Revival, Closer Than Ever; Best Unique Theatrical Experience, Buyer & Cellar; and Best Fami…

CHEF STEPHEN DANIELLO & ISLAND BREEZE REDUX

Image
**** FIRE ISLAND DINING ****
Celebrity Chef Stephen Daniello



Celebrity Chef Stephen Daniello is back on Fire Island and will be hosting a whole new list of celebrities and events this 2013 summer season at the Island Breeze in Cherry Grove.


Celebrity Chefs resume goes way back to 1987. Since then he has prepared lavish dinners and events for celebrities such as Whitney Houston, Bon Jovi, Marvin Hamlisch, Gloria Gaynor, Felipe Rose of the Village People, Malcolm Forbes, and Elizabeth Taylor.


Chef Stephen is most recently known for his magical culinary and personal one on one poolside luncheon with Liza Minelli on Fire Island during her visit in summer 2012. Chef Stephen’s Fire Island celebrity resume includes Wanda Sykes, Neil Sedaka, Michael Kors, Robin Byrd, and Elvis Duran of Z100.


Chef Stephen is eagerly awaiting the arrival of Daniel Nardicio’s summer 2013 celebrity line up! Lorna Luft, Carol, Channing, and Margaret Cho will be arriving soon and the menus are in creative development now…

HERALD SQUARE HOSTS P&G KICKOFF CAMPAIGN

Image
Vanessa Lachey


Vanessa Lachey With NY Giant Hakeem Nicks And Katrina Bowden




The P&G Campaign Kickoff hosted by Vanessa Lachey, NY Giant Hakeem Nicks, Katrina Bowden and the Charmin Bears at the P&G Innovation Center at Herald Square recently in New York City


Photos By: Corredor99/MediaPunch Inc. 

LAUREN BUSH'S STAR STUDDED FEED USA EVENT

Image
**** STARS WITH A HEART ****
Lauren Bush


Adepero Oduye


Sonia Kashuk


Mickey Boardman With Lynn Yaeger And Icon Michael Musto


Zanna Roberts Rassi


Shala Monroque


Mary Alice Stephenson


Denise Bestman


David Lauren And Lauren Bush


Rebecca Minkoff


Kelly Bensimon


Nate Berkus And Jeremiah Brent


Karlie Kloss


Mamie Gummer


Phillip Phillips


Sophia Bush


Lea Michele


Laysha Ward


The stars came out in force for the FEED USA + Target launch event at Brooklyn Bridge