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NEW YEARS EVE LIVE ON TIMES SQUARE GOSSIP

The live coverage from Times Square New York City starts at 6pm EST. Ring in the 2014 New Year's Eve with Times Square Gossip. For more information on our live television event, visit HERE.

THE AWARD WINNING SERIES 'HUSTLING' SEASON 3

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**** MY BI LIFE
By: Gerald McCullouch ****

HUSTLING SERIES SEASON THREE TEASER


New Year's Eve is not only the last day of 2013, but the first day Season three of the award winning web series "Hustling" and will be available for viewing. The intense series was created by Broadway stud Sebastian LaCause who starred as "Rocky" in the Broadway revival of " The Rocky Horror Picture Show" and was one of my co-stars in the first "Bear City" film franchise. Since it's first season I've been very honored to be a part of the amazing ensemble of actors and actresses including Broadway veterans, Daphne Rubin Vega, Brent Barrett, Mara Davi, Sharon Washington, Jim Newman, Kevin Spirtas and Robert Montano among others.


I've had the opportunity to work in and travel to some amazing places for work but the last day of filming season 3 of Hustling takes the cake. The location was a heterosexual sex club and New York City historical landmark called Le Tr…

JIMMY KIMMEL'S TOSTITOS WORST CONTEST EVER

Jimmy Kimmel"s Tostitos Fiesta Bowl



As fans tune in to the 2014 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl to watch Baylor and UCF battle it out on the field, they also will be in for a special treat as Jimmy Kimmel brings the ultimate party experience to this year’s game with the conclusion of “The Worst Contest Ever.” Party-themed content created by and starring Jimmy will run during halftime and throughout the January 1st broadcast on ESPN.

Last month, Jimmy announced “The Worst Contest Ever” in which he encouraged fans to purchase a bag of Tostitos and send one chip in an envelope for the chance to win nothing.
What does Jimmy have in store? Tune in to the 2014 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl live January 1st kicking off at 8:30 pm EST on ESPN.

ULTIMATE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP AFTER PARTY

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Brittney Palmer And Arianny Celeste


The Ultimate Fighting Championship after party was hosted by Arianny Celeste, Brittney Palmer and Josh Barnett at Body English Nightclub & Afterhours at the Hard Rock Hotel,in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Photo By: RD/ Kabik/ Retna Digital

POWERHOUSE ARIANA GRANDE IN COSMOPOLITAN

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Ariana Grande


Vocal powerhouse Ariana Grande is sweet and sexy on the cover of Cosmopolitan’s February issue, on newsstands nationwide January 7th. At only 20 years of age, she shares her amazing success story with the magazine and dishes on best friends, boys, and her unstoppable music career.


On being a positive role model:


“I think I’m an old soul. What excites younger people doesn’t excite me… I’m kind of a boring, normal girl who likes Harry Potter and to sit in her pajamas and sing. A lot of my friends are partiers, but I’ve never really clicked with that. I like Barbra Streisand, and when was the last time you saw Babs getting, like, turnt up? That’s kind of the road that I, as a lady, would like to go down.”


On her first date with Nathan Sykes, the youngest member of British boy band The Wanted:

“We were going back to his hotel to watch a movie, and he had Ladurée macarons and sunflowers waiting—I love Parisian baked goods, and sunflowers are my favorite flower. He had taken the DV…

RING IN NEW YEARS EVE AT HOME WITH TV LAND

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Kathy Griffin And Eric Petersen


RING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH TV LAND!!



“THE EXES” at 10:00pm with new recurring guest star LEAH REMINI
AND
“KIRSTIE” at 10:30pm with guest star KATHY GRIFFIN


"THE EXES"


”NOTHING IN COMMON”

Stuart’s (David Alan Basche) sister Nicki (Leah Remini) shows up unannounced at the guys’ apartment in the middle of the night with big news about her marriage. As Stuart tries to play expert and guide Nicki through her problems, Haskell (Wayne Knight) pines over Nicki’s beauty and loses his ability to form sentences. Meanwhile, Phil and Eden’s relationship gets tricky when a potential ménage à trois is put on the table.


"KIRSTIE"


“THE GIRL NEXT DOOR”

When Kathy Griffin moves in across the hall, Maddie (Kirstie Alley) worries that she may become the second biggest star in the building. Maddie loses her confidence even more after she finds out that Arlo (Eric Petersen) and Kathy have become friends.

 Photo Courtesy of: TV Land

THE DOOBIE BROTHERS IN LAS VEGAS CONCERT

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The Doobie Brothers


The Doobie Brothers performed at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Photo By: RD/ Kabik/ Retna Digital

HOLLY MADISON CELEBRATES SIN CITY BIRTHDAY

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Holly Madison


Holly Madison celebrated her Birthday at MOON Nightclub at The Palms Resort in Las Vegas, Neveda.


Photo By: RD/ Kabik/ Retna Digital

RICK ROSS HOSTS VEGAS NEW YEARS WEEKEND

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Rick Ross


Rick Ross hosted New Year's Eve weekend at Vanity nightclub at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Photo By: RD/ Kabik/ Retna Digital

'THE HUSTLE' WILL COMPLETELY BLOW YOU AWAY

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**** THE GLORIOUS CORNER
By: G. H. Harding ****  George Clooney


THE HUSTLE --- Everything you've heard about David O’ Russell’s American Hustle is overwhelmingly true; it is the best movie I've seen this year. Russell is reported to be one dubious cat for sure, his Silver Linings Play book from last year was a charmer through and through; but, he reportedly got into a fist-fight with George Clooney when he had the actor in his brilliant Three Kings movie in 1999. Sure, he’s an artist, but Hustle just completely blew me away in every way possible.


It’s certainly the best performance ever from Christian Bale (who essays lifelong con artist Irving Rosenfeld), who brings his patented intensity to every scene he’s in. From the opening shot where he gamely applies a hair piece to his dwindling bald pate; it’s both sad and truly funny; Bale reportedly added 40 pounds to his frame for this role. His edginess has never been better presented either; I've not seen him in everything he’s do…

MILEY CYRUS @ BEACHER'S MADHOUSE OPENING

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Jeff Beacher And Miley Cyrus


Jeff Beacher and Miley Cyrus ham it up for the cameras, at Beacher's Madhouse Opening at The MGM Grand yesterday, in Las Vegas, Nevada. 


Photo By: RD/ Kabik/ Retna Digital

ADAM LAMBERT VISITS BRITNEY SPEARS IN VEGAS

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Adam Lambert


Katy Perry


Adam Lambert along with Katy Perry visited Britney Spears at her 'Piece of me' premiere at Planet Hollywood Resort last night, in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Photos By: RD/ Kabik/ Retna Digital

COUNTDOWN TO TIMES SQUARE NEW YEARS EVE

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**** Watch All The Excitment Of
New Years Eve In Times Square
On Times Square Gossip Starting 6pm ****

The Times Square Ball



The Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment, co-organizers of New Year’s Eve in Times Square, announced that revelers across the globe will again get to experience the excitement of the Times Square New Year’s Eve celebration via a six-hour, live commercial-free webcast, which can also be seen on Times Square Gossip. The fifth annual webcast, produced in partnership with Livestream, will cover the action and festivities in Times Square including the Ball Raising at 6 p.m. EST, musical performances, hourly countdowns, behind-the-scenes stories and interviews as the anticipation builds towards midnight and the famous Ball Drop. Last year’s worldwide webcast was watched by more than 1.2 million unique viewers representing 196 countries.


Whether celebrating at home or out on the town, the worldwide online audience will be able to watch and participate in the glob…

INSIDE MILEY CYRUS FLING WITH KELLAN LUTZ

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Miley Cyrus


Forget about bros before babes! Twilight hunk Kellan Lutz, a good friend of Liam Hemsworth’s, is having a fling with Miley Cyrus, a source confirms to Us Weekly. The actor, 28, reached out to the Bangerz singer, 21, in early December, says the insider. “The next day, they hung out,” explains the source. “And they’ve been hooking up ever since.” Cyrus even invited the 6-foot-1 actor on an overnight jaunt from Miami to the Bahamas Dec. 17. (Rumors of a potential romance between the two were ignited after both stars were photographed walking off the same private jet, separately, after returning to Miami from the excursion.)


Lutz, who says he “got cut” to film January’s The Legend of Hercules, is “nice eye candy” for the singer, adds the insider. “It doesn’t hurt that he’s Liam’s pal,” the source continues. “But they really enjoy each other’s company.”


Cyrus and ex-fiance Hemsworth split back in September after three years together. "I just believe that when a chapter is don…

MARIE OSMOND SPREADS THE CHRISTMAS CHEER

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Marie Osmond Visits Pediatric Patient


Marie Osmond handed out Christmas gifts to pediatric patients at The Children's Hospital of Nevada at UMC, in Las Vegas, Nevada the other day.

Photo By: RD/ Kabik/ Retna Digital

FINAL CURTAIN RUMORS FOR GEORGE MICHAEL

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**** THE GLORIOUS CORNER
By: G. H. Harding **** Peter Max



A COMEDY TWEAK --- A few columns back we noted that Gotham-PR pasha David Salidor had exited his post as celebrity-booker for XM’s Brett Winterble’s XM radio show. In a rather lengthy exit interview over lunch, we explored some of the difficulties he had and what actually happened: Says Salidor, "Right from the beginning there were some serious issues with Sirius/XM, who employed their own booking people. I don't know if it was a case of stepping on the wrong toes or what, but there were some serious communication issues there. I tried to handle it as best I could … and, think I succeeded."


He also added that some of the interviews he was able to secure (80’s icon Ted Nugent, actor Richard Belzer; Steve Van Zandt; and, artist Peter Max stand out) were truly sensational. "When Brett got Nugent to reveal his slaughter of 455 hogs with his machine gun for Bill Maher … it was a great get. Brett’s a great interviewer a…

THE GEORGI GIRLS SANTA LOOK-A-LIKE CONTEST

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Martin Silver Spreads Georgi Holiday Cheer


Brimstone With Santa Claus


Martin Silver With Brieana Devita And Americas Finest



Today the Nationally recognized Georgi Girls, along with Professional Wrestler Brimstone, geared up to host a Santa Claus-Look-A-Like Contest at Traffic Bar and Restaurant in New York City.


In celebration of the approaching holiday, Georgi Vodka sponsored the competition, which attracted New York City’s most believable Chris Kringle doppelgangers. Ready to spread the holiday spirit, the celebrity judges picked between those jolly fellows in white beards and red winter outfits. Winner received a $500 cash prize plus a case of assorted Georgi Flavored Vodkas which includes the holiday appropriate and highly popular Georgi Candy Cane and Georgi Espresso Flavored vodkas.


Photos By: James Edstrom/Times Square Society

MCCARTNEY AND FALLON A HOLIDAY SNL GEM

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

Jimmy Fallon


SNL COMES ALIVE --- This weekend’s Saturday Night Live, was hosted by the formidable Jimmy Fallon (soon to inherit NBC's The Tonight Show come February) and the musical guest was Justin Timberlake. Fallon opened the show with a monologue about him singing with David Bowie, Bob Dylan and Paul McCartney … only, they couldn't make it, so the plan was to have him perform as each star. He did a pretty good Bowie, Dylan and then when he stepped into the McCartney slot, Macca himself walked on to thunderous applause to perform “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas," with Jimmy; and, it was pretty good.


Also hilarious was the Barry Gibb Talk Show, with both Fallon and Timberlake and a surprise appearance by Gibb himself at the end. This was the first time the sketch was performed after the passing of Robin Gibb in 2012. Funny bit for sure, but memories of Robin and, for that matter, Maurice, still linger.


Interestingly enough…

DARLENE LOVE VISITS DAVID LETTERMAN SHOW

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Darlene Love


Darlene Love hits the streets to visit The Late Show With David Letterman in New York City recently.
Photo By: Corredor99/MediaPunch Inc.

CARMELO ANTHONY HOSTS BIG 25TH ANNIVERSARY

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Carmelo Anthony With Children


The Carmelo Anthony Foundation hosted a special screening of 'Big:25th Anniversary Edition Blue-Ray Release' at AMC Empire the other day, in New York City. 

Photo By: Corredor99/MediaPunch Inc.

MELISSA ETHERIDGE'S LGBT "UPRISING OF LOVE"

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Melissa Etheridge



Grammy Award winner Melissa Etheridge has written and recorded a new anthem entitled “Uprising of Love”, which has become the inspiration for a new coalition by the same name, Uprising of Love, a movement in support of the safety and dignity of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Russians. In advance of the songs official release in January 2014, Etheridge shares today a special remix of Uprising of Love as a sneak preview of her new track and asks you to join her in this international uprising of love by spreading the message of love through lyric.


“We have worked so hard to create change and equality for the LGBT community in the US and it’s shocking to see such backwards movement in Russia. This song is a direct call to action for people to get involved, become vocal, and connect directly with this serious issue. There is no time to waste and that’s why I chose to let this remix debut ahead of the January 2014 release of the original version,” explains M…

THE CHRISTMAS CATS CHASE CHRISTMAS RATS

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**** CHRISTMAS BOOKS ****
The Christmas Cats Chase Christmas Rats



The Christmas Cats Chase Christmas Rats (Quad City Press) by Constance Corcoran Wilson is a Seuss-ical tale for young children which builds upon the moral of the first Christmas Cats book to once again teach children a valuable life lesson.

In this second Christmas Cats adventure the lesson to be learned is: In life, always keep an open mind. Don't accept stereotypes as true or let the unfounded opinions of others prevent you from finding out the truth for yourself. We all need to act without prejudice and learn to accept each other as individuals.

The Christmas Cats learn that rats, too, should be judged as individuals. Another message: all of us should try to help others.

Written for the author's four-year-old granddaughters, Ava and Elise Wilson, with the assistance of talented professional illustrator Gary McCluskey, The Christmas Cats continue to have adventures while attired in their familiar silly hats from Bo…

BEYONCE SHOPS TILL SHE DROPS @ WALMART

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Beyonce


Attention Walmart shoppers, Beyonce is in the building! The 32-year-old international superstar continued to shock fans on the heels of her newly released, record-breaking album. The singer showed up to a Walmart store in Tewksbury, Massachusetts on Friday, Dec. 20, to purchase her album Beyonce, and now Us Weekly can exclusively reveal the video from that surprising day.

"It's exciting to see it in person," Queen Bey gushed as she smiled big while looking at a her album Beyonce on the shelves. During the night outing, the "Drunk In Love" singer wore a tight-fitting aqua-colored crop top and matching skirt, a black leather jacket, and her blonde locks down in waves.

And which special fan got an extra special hug? None other than an adorable little tot named Ariana. "Hi beautiful! Do you want to give me a hug?" Beyonce said to the little girl. "Oh my goodness! Aw, what a sweetie pie you are," she said in the video, as she picked up the y…

PROS AND CONS AT RICK'S FOR SANTA CON PARTY

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Santa With The Girls Of Ricks



Those supposedly boisterous and sometimes cantankerous Santas that take over the Manhattan streets once a year in an all-day drinking festival were actually quite well-behaved, according to some of the exotic dancers at Rick's Cabaret in midtown. Santa never had time to be naughty at the famed club, he left that to the girls.



"I heard that at last year's Santa Con some of the Santas were rowdy in the streets, but I believe it was just a handful causing the trouble, because they are always well behaved when they come here," explained Rick's Cabaret Girl Nadine.



Rick's Cabaret Girl Daisy said, "About 400 Santas came into the club recently--and they were very nice. Many of the Santas asked me to sit on their lap--well, that's what I would normally do so it wasn't asking too much. Haha!"



Rick's Cabaret was named "the #1 adult club in New York City" by Playboy.

INSATIABLE CRITIC CITYMEALS ON WHEELS FETE

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Elisa Herr With Gael Greene


The culinary and philanthropic communities joined Citymeals-on-Wheels stalwarts and just plain foodies tonight to cheer the legendary restaurant critic Gael Greene over the more or less harrowing hurdle of her 80th birthday.


“I don’t know how this happened so quickly,” said the “Insatiable Critic,” her tag for 40 years in New York magazine before she was fired and moved her critiques to insatiablecritic.com. “One evening I was 40 and disco-dancing and all men were 26, and next…this frightening big number. As she spoke, two towering chocolate birthday cakes, each marked “40,” would roll into Stella 34 Trattoria at Macy’s, overlooking the spire of the Empire State Building, where friends and supporters will gather to roast and toast her.


Greene, who managed to write seven books including two erotic best selling novels and a memoir between meals, started her journalism career at the New York Post in 1957, after a brief dalliance at United Press. Her memoir “Ins…

LAST MINUTE NEW YORK CITY CHRISTMAS DEALS

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Holiday Gift Ideas



FOR THE GENTLEMEN ON YOUR LIST:


Make this holiday season special with a meal that harkens back to the good old days of white table cloths and refined service. With a reputation for providing a debonair dining experience and the finest quality steak, Bobby Van’s Steakhouses have become something of a New York City institution. Sure to impress the gentleman in your life, gift certificates can be purchased online or at your nearest Bobby Van’s location. For more information, please visit: www.bobbyvans.com.


FOR THE BEAUTY LOVER:


This holiday season, give your loved ones the gift of pampering. The perfect stocking stuffers for beauty buffs are the Angelo David Classic Handcrafted Paddle Brushes, which promote healthier hair by stimulating the scalp through their ideal balance of naturally conditioning boar bristles and gently separating nylon bristles. During styling or brushing, they penetrate to the roots, evenly distributing natural oils and gently smoothing the cuticl…

MARY J. BLIGE ON HOW SHE STAYS FIT & HEALTHY

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Mary J. Blige And Katie Couric


On tomorrow’s episode of the nationally syndicated daytime talk show "Katie," Mary J. Blige stops by to discuss how she stays fit and eats a healthy diet. She talks about working with stars like Barbra Streisand and Marc Anthony on her new Christmas album and her new film “Black Nativity.” See what happens when Katie talks her in to doing some beatboxing.


Plus, she performs “This Christmas” live in-studio!

Photo Courtesy Of: ABC/Disney

SOUR ON THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME

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**** THE GLORIOUS CORNER
By: G. H. HARDING ****
Bruce Springsteen




HALL OF FAME SPEAKS --- The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame years back refused to induct the E Street Band with Bruce Springsteen. But now, after considerable leaning on from within, the Hall of Fame has reversed that thinking and, have come up with an award for Springsteen’s amazing band. They'll get a Special Merit Award, cooked up in a backroom maneuver. Also in the better-late-than-never category are: Linda Ronstadt, Hall & Oates, and Cat Stevens.

KISS also made the cut this year, as did Peter Gabriel. Nirvana made it on their first year of eligibility.

Also being inducted, are the original managers of the Beatles and Rolling Stones, respectively Brian Epstein and Andrew Loog Oldham. (How about Nat Weiss and Sid Bernstein?)

Notably absent yet again are dozens of producers who made hit records and created the sounds of stars in the 60’s and 70’s including Phil Ramone, Richard Perry, Tommy LiPuma, Russ Titelman, and Nile …