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ROBERT DAVI OPENS FOR DON RICKLES IN VEGAS

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**** SIN CITY GOSSIP
Story By: Ellen Diane Sterling ****
Robert Davi


There was a terrific taste of classic Las Vegas entertainment in Sin City this weekend when actor-singer Robert Davi opened for classic comedian Don Rickles.

As anyone who has followed Rickles' career — 60 or so years in Las Vegas alone — knows, he's a master at his craft. Born in Queens, it was Frank Sinatra who advocated for him to get his career started. (You can read the entire tale in his terrific autobiography, Rickles' Book.)

Robert Davi, too, was born in Queens and, like Rickles, was the beneficiary of Frank Sinatra's generosity when the superstar gave him his first movie role in Contract On Cherry Street, Sinatra's much-touted TV film debut in 1977. Davi has since performed in scores of films, most notably as Jake Fratelli in Goonies, as Bond villain Franz Sanchez in Licence To Kill and, most recently, as Leonard Marks in The Iceman. In addition to his acting, Robert Davi is a trained singer wi…

NEW YORK CITY TAO DOWNTOWN GRAND OPENING

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Katrina Bowden


Brooke Shields


Katie Holmes


Alicia Keys And Swizz Beatz


Katie Holmes, Cameron Diaz, Sofia Vergara, Gerard Butler and Brooke Shields celebrated the TAO Downtown Grand Opening in New York City. It was a star-studded evening to celebrate TAO’s second location in NYC. The new 30,000 square foot venue was designed by architect David Rockwell with art murals created by HUSH.

It was date night for many celebrity couples including Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz, who joined the celebration after Alicia’s performance in Central Park. Other couples included Katrina Bowden and husband Ben Jorgenson, Olivia Munn and Joel Kinnman, Erin Heatherton and boyfriend, and Jamie Chung and Bryan Greenberg.

In the main room, Debra Messing joined Kelly Rutherford and posed for photos. Naomi Campbell danced while Samantha Ronson played the first DJ set of the night. Later in the evening, DJ Vice took the stage and Ashanti jumped in the DJ booth and joined in on the fun.

DAVID BOWIE DIRECT FROM VICTORIA & ALBERT

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**** THE GLORIOUS CORNER
By: G.H. Harding **** David Bowie



DAVID BOWIE IN TORONTO --- The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) offers North America its first chance to take an exciting odyssey through the world of pioneering artist David Bowie—musician, performer and style icon—in the acclaimed exhibition David Bowie is, direct from the Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum in London, England. 

Spanning five decades and featuring more than 300 objects from Bowie’s personal archive, the multi-media show exposes the groundbreaking artist’s collaborations in the fields of fashion, sound, theatre, art and film. David Bowie is opened last Wednesday on Sept. 25, and runs to Nov. 27. The AGO is the exhibition’s first stop on its world tour.

Acclaimed by the New York Times as “united in sound and vision in a way rarely seen in a museum,” David Bowie is marks the first international exhibition devoted to the British-born musician and performer (born David Robert Jones in 1947), who has sold more than 140 mill…

CYNTHIA NIXON HELPS BREAST CANCER SUMMIT

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Cynthia Nixon


New York State Senate Health Committee Chair Kemp Hannon and Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano will join Sex and the City Star and breast cancer survivor Cynthia Nixon as well as over 500 breast cancer survivors, support groups, and health officials on Monday, September 30, 2013 at the Third Annual Breast Cancer Summit. Cynthia Nixon will be speaking about her personal experience and battle with breast cancer. They will be honoring her with a lifetime achievement award for her advocacy and dedication to raising awareness. The event will begin at 11:00 am at The Coral House on 70 Milburn Avenue in Baldwin. Speakers will outline the latest innovations, treatments and services for women with breast cancer, specifically focusing on patient education. Aside from skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States.


Rates of breast cancer on Long Island are among the highest in the state of New York, with an average annual incidence of 1…

FROZEN: HEART OF DREAD NYC CELEBRATION

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**** NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLERS
Photos By: Patrick McMullan ****
Alex McCord


Tara Fawler With Marisa Baglaneas And Breia Brissi



Melissa De La Cruz With Ben Widdicombe And Michael Johnston


Michael Johnston And Melissa De La Cruz


In celebrating the publication of their latest novel FROZEN: Heart of Dread, Book One, best-selling author Melissa de la Cruz and co-author Michael Johnston hosted a book party at Tyler Rollins Fine Art recently. Known for her award-winning novels for teens and young adults, de la Cruz is also the author of the hit series Blue Bloods and Witches of East End, each of which Johnston co-created. With the success of Witches of East End, de la Cruz has turned the novel into a Lifetime television series that will air this fall, starring Julia Ormond and Jenna Dewan-Tatum. Most recently added to the duo’s list of published books, their newest novel FROZEN has already received various critically acclaimed reviews, making it a must-read this season.


Combining both authors’ lo…

TOMMY LEE AND DJ AERO AT VEGAS BODY ENGLISH

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Tommy Lee And Dj Aero


Tommy Lee and Dj Aero had a live DJ set at Body English Nightclub & Afterhours at the Hard Rock Hotel last night.


Photo By: RD/ Kabik/ Retna Digital

THE STAR STUDDED 2013 NCLR ALMA AWARDS

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**** LATINO STYLE ****
Eva Longoria


Zulay Helano


Wilmer Valderrama


Roselyn Sanchez


Rocsi Diaz


Melonie Diaz


Robert Rodriguez


Maria Canals Barrera


Diego Boneta


Danny Trejo


Dania Ramirez


Chrissy Fit


Daisy Fuentes


Chelsea Rendon


Charo


Chaley Rose And EJ Bonilla


Angelique Cabral


Alexa Vega


Aimee Garcia


NYWF CELEBRATES LEADERS IN BRONX NEW YORK

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**** SOLID FOUNDATIONS ****
Victoria Sammartino


Chhaya Chhoum


Anne E. Delaney With Holly Block And Ana L. Oliveira



The New York Women’s Foundation® (NYWF) and the Circle of Sisters for Social Change celebrated their annual Neighborhood Dinner, honoring outstanding women community leaders in the Bronx recently at the Bronx Municipal Building with a featured performance by Annette A. Aguilar & her Latin Brazilian Jazz Quartet.


The New York Women’s Foundation® presented Mekong Founder & Executive Director Chhaya Chhoum and Voices Unbroken Founder & Executive Director Victoria Sammartino with the Neighborhood Leadership Award, honoring two exemplary women leaders and community activists from the Bronx. D’Mary Beauty Salon Owner Maricelis Zucco, received the Spirit of Entrepreneurship Award as a woman entrepreneur and business owner whose presence enriches and demonstrates a commitment to the Bronx community. Bronx Museum of the Arts Executive Director Holly Block was honored with th…

LOUDER THAN WORDS @ HAMPTONS FILM FESTIVAL

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**** THE HAMPTONS ****
David Duchovny With Hope Davis And Olivia Steele-Falconer


Identity Films’ “Louder Than Words,” will premiere as a Spotlight Film at the 21st Annual Hamptons International Film Festival on Friday, October 11, 2013 at Regal East Hampton Cinema 1 in East Hampton, NY, with a second screening on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Regal Bay Cinema 2 in Southampton, NY.


The film, starring David Duchovny, Hope Davis, Timothy Hutton and newcomer Olivia Steele Falconer, written by Benjamin Chapin, directed by Anthony Fabian (“Skin”), and produced by Anthony Mastromauro’s Identity Films, is based on the inspiring true story of John and Brenda Fareri, who found solace after the death of their young daughter Maria, by channeling their grief into action and spearheading the creation of the world class Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center through their passion, dedication and fundraising efforts.


David Duchovny (“Californication,” “The X Files”) and Hope Davis …

TROY CURTIS AND MICHELE RELLA'S EVENING

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**** HIGH SOCIETY
Photographs By: Patrick McMullan ****
Troy Curtis


Jerry Kremer With Arnie Rosenshein And Bruce Lipnick


Royce and Donna Poyiardjis



Glenn And Jennifer Myles


Hana Bisceglie With Lauren Day Roberts And Lucia Hwong Gordon


Bonnie Pfeifer Evans And Grymes Cannon


Asia Dyrkacz And Colin Cowie


Andrea Wernick And Ramona Singer


Michele Rella



New York City based entertainment company Troy Curtis Group and Michele Rella celebrated their new partnership with their first Supper Club and Cabaret at the Hôtel Plaza Athénée in New York City. Sixty guests including Ivana Trump, Colin Cowie, Dr. & Mrs. Larry Rosenthal, Ramona & Mario Singer enjoyed a sold-out evening of entertainment, fine dining and cocktails hosted by Michele Rella and Troy Curtis.


In collaboration with Troy Curtis and Hôtel Plaza Athénée, Michele Rella imagined the concept for the evening as a celebration of summer’s end and of New York society’s return from the Hamptons to the city.


“We wanted to celebrate the end of sum…

THE STARS FLOCK TO DAVID LETTERMAN SHOW

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Steve Martin


Bono


Johnny Galecki


Kings Of Leon



Jared Followill, Caleb Followill, Nathan Followill, and Matthew Followill of Kings Of Leon visited the Late Show With David Letterman today, New York City. Also showing up for the taping were Johnny Galecki, Bono and Steve Martin.


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