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JESSIE MUELLER & JARROD SPECTOR TO PLAY NJPAC

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The Victoria Theater at NJPAC presents Broadway’s hottest stars Jessie Mueller and Jarrod Spector performing live together! See Jessie Mueller, the 2014 Tony Award Winner for Best Actress in a Musical: (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical) and Jarrod Spector as they perform together in a new concert on Sunday, March 1st and Monday, March 2nd at 8PM. Tickets for this exclusive performance goes on sale on Friday, August 1, 2014 at 10AM. Get your tickets now at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722)


The two stars from the Tony nominated hit Broadway Musical, “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” will share the stage In Concert, sharing solo’s and duets and stories from their careers.


Jessie Mueller, currently portraying Carole King in the hit Broadway musical, makes her concert debut in this evening, offering some of her favorite songs and numbers from her recent musical theater career, including starring roles in “Nice Work If You Can Get It” opposite Matthew Broderick and her Tony n…

MICKY DOLENZ'S VINTAGE TREAT AT FAMED B.B. KINGS

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If you are a Monkees-fan and more specifically, a Micky Dolenz-fan, then his sold-out show last night at B. B. King’s here in NYC was a vintage-treat; as his performance and his band (the best ever he's had in this writer’s opinion) was manna for the soul … controlled cool for the soul.



As Q104.3’s Jim Kerr introduced him -as he did when Dolenz played the club two years back- and the band and Micky took the stage to "Mary, Mary," you could immediately sense a much more relaxed atmosphere than for the past few Monkees tours. Truth be told, with partners Nesmith and Tork along in the mix, there would always seem to be too much jostling for space. With solo-Dolenz you get a far better envisioned show; with terrifically telling anecdotes and just a much, better finely, paced performance.


His vocal performance on "D.W. Washburn" and "Johnny B. Goode" just astounding, and his re-working of "Sugar, Sugar" (Which The Monkees were first offered) …

MCCARTHY AND WAHLBERG DINE AT BEAUTY & ESSEX

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Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg were spotted at Beauty & Essex on Saturday night. The couple arrived around 11:30 pm. Donnie was dressed in jeans and a blazer while Jenny stunned in a black cocktail dress.


Accompanied by Jenny's security guard, the pair had no reservations showing their affection for one another all night. They enjoyed Grey Goose and a Macallan 18yr while snacking on Salt and Vinegar fries.


Restaurant goers overheard them talking about how much they love Beauty & Essex and could not wait to come back.

File Photo By: RD/Kabik/Retna

CHRIS PAUL & FLOYD MAYWEATHER AT PALAZZO

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Chris Paul hosted the Second Annual TopSpin Charity Ping Pong Tournament at Lagasse's Stadium at The Palazzo in Las Vegas. Paul was joined by fellow basketball stars Lavoy Allen, Alan Anderson, Rudy Gay, Isaiah Thomas, CJ Watson, Al-Farouq Aminu, Stephen Curry, Willie Green, Roger Mason, Jerry Stackhouse, P.J. Tucker, and Jerome Williams, who all battled for the championship.


The players were joined by table tennis stars Soo Yeon Lee and Wally Green, who emceed the event along with Sports X Radio announcer Ken Thomson. The players faced off in a bracket format where Chris Paul ended up facing off against Jerome Williams for the title. Chris Paul defeated Jerome Williams to win back-to-back TopSpin Charity Ping Pong championships. Later in the evening guests enjoyed a surprise visit from boxing champion Floyd Mayweather and basketball analyst Kenny Smith, who was in Las Vegas celebrating his birthday at Azure Luxury Pool at The Palazzo. 

Photo Courtesy Of: The Palazzo/Domain MSA

RITA ORA & GENEVIEVE MORTON AT LAS VEGAS TAO

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Recently swimwear model Genevieve Morton hosted the daytime party at TAO Beach. After arriving on the red carpet, she made her way to the grand cabana overlooking the entire party scene with friends. The group sipped on a few drinks and danced the afternoon away to the sounds of DJ Eric D-Lux.


That evening, actress Anna Kendrick was spotted having dinner at TAO Asian Bistro. The “Pitch Perfect” star and her boyfriend enjoyed Kobe Tartare Tempura, Satay of Chicken with peanut sauce and ended the evening on a sweet note with Yuzu sugar dusted doughnuts and molten chocolate cake served with coconut ice cream.


Also on Saturday evening, San Antonio Spurs’ Tony Parker dined at LAVO Italian Restaurant. The point guard a large group of friends enjoyed several signature dishes including the chopped “Louie” salad, margherita pizza, chicken marsala and more. Parker graciously posed for photos with fans also inside the restaurant.




Later, pop singer and actress Rita Ora hosted the night at TAO Ni…

DANIEL NARDICIO BRINGS KATHY NIJIMY TO FIRE ISLAND

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Daniel Nardicio once again brings in the top talent to Cherry Grove's Ice Palace in Fire Island New York. 

Kathy Najimy's Lift Up Your Skirt is a semi- autobiographical in progress solo show will be taking the ferry for another great adventure on the famed island.

The award winning Actress and Feminist-Activist Kathy Najimy brings some of her best samples of Lift Up Your Skirt. A reading of some true life stories of Kathy's upside down life. As well as a brand new piece about Marriage Equality from "Aunt Maddie" the beloved character made famous from Kathy's: The Kathy and Mo Show. 


Not a musical, but Kathy's Musical Director Brian Nash, spices things up the 70 min show. You can get your tickets HERE.

Photo By: Walter McBride/WM Photography/Retna

LAURA PREPON HOSTS BELLA FETE IN SOUTHAMPTON

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**** THE HAMPTON'S ****




Over the weekend Laura Prepon, star of “Orange is the New Black”, whom wore Isabelle Armstrong Couture, hosted the Bella Magazine Summer White Party at The Southampton Inn with friends and celebrities such as LuAnn De Lesseps, soap opera star Lois Robbins, and animal activist and entrepreneur Wendy Diamond.


Bella Magazine is New York’s premiere luxury lifestyle magazine for women. To celebrate the cover of their summer issue, Bella Magazine hosted over 300 guests. The night was filled with music by electric violinist Lorenzo Laroc and treats for guests to indulge in such as Sweet Dreams’ mini donuts and 16 Handles’ frozen yogurt. Sponsors for the event included Med Spa 44, Eliza Gwendalyn, Isabelle Armstrong Couture, Zip Aviation, Juno Lucina, VIP Travel Experience, and Lila Body Contouring. All guests left with gifts from Jarlsberg USA, Arizona Iced Tea, Century 21 Stores, Yuwei Designs, Bling Guard, BEX NYC, Cuzins Duzin, and Jane Basch Jewelry.

ABOUT BEL…

CAROLINE RHEA AND WENDY LIEBMAN DO LIPSHTICK

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LIPSHTICK—THE PERFECT SHADE OF STAND UP debuts two new comedians as part of its all-female comedy series. Stand-up veterans Caroline Rhea and Wendy Liebman will perform at The Sands Showroom August 1 and 2, 2014.


Caroline Rhea is a stand-up comedy veteran who got her start with an appearance on Meatballs III. Rhea was later cast in the hit teen series Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Rhea was a main character on the show until 2002. In 2002, Rhea landed her own talk show called The Caroline Rhea Show. She ventured into voice-over acting when she was cast as the step-mother in the cartoon series Phineas and Ferb.


Wendy Liebman began her comedy career in Cambridge, Massachusetts, after taking a comedy class at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education. Liebman formerly was studying psychology at Wellesley University and was granted a psychology research position at Harvard University after graduation. Liebman began performing stand-up comedy in the Boston area after taking her class at the …

BATTLE ON THE RUNWAY AT JERSEY HAMILTON MALL

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Internationally known fashion and textile designer Jay McCarroll, the original winner of the groundbreaking, Emmy-nominated reality show Project Runway, is bringing the South Jersey Shore’s ultimate Runway event to a whole new level this summer when he returns to square off against none other than MISS AMERICA 2014, Nina Davuluri as his co-host of BATTLE ON THE RUNWAY, a spectacular three-hour “Back to School” fashion event, Saturday, Aug. 9 at Hamilton Mall, the area’s “super regional” shopping mall. McCarroll, Fashion Ambassador for Hamilton Mall, will co-host the event with Miss America from 5-8 p.m. The show will feature the hottest “Back to School” looks from your favorite Hamilton Mall stores: Sears, JC Penney, Macy’s, Aeropostale, Buckle, Delia’s, G by Guess, Gymboree, PacSun, Wet Seal with accessories by Littman Jewelers, Charlotte Russe, Nail Pro,Norman’s Hallmark-Vera Bradley accessories., and others The Barbizon Modeling agency is supplying models and coordinating the fash…

LEWIS BLACK AT NEW JERSEY PERFORMING ARTS

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New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents Lewis Black on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 8pm. Don’t miss this only area performance to see a brilliant trifecta of stand-up comedian, actor and author, Lewis Black. Get your tickets now at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722)


Lewis Black is the rare comic who sends his fans into hysterics while making compelling points about the absurdity of our world. A brilliant trifecta of stand-up comedian, actor and author, Black’s performances provide a release of anger and disillusionment for the audience – he yells so you don’t have to!


Known for his weekly rants on The Daily Show, the Emmy-nominated Black eventually made specials of many of his appearances, such as Back in Black and Last Laugh with Lewis Black. He received a pair of Grammy Awards and four nods for his comedy recordings and is the best-selling author of Nothing’s Sacred and I’m Dreaming of a Black Christmas. Black is a favorite guest on late-night talk shows and has…

ARETHA FRANKLIN DISRESPECTED BY HAMBURGER

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**** THE GLORIOUS CORNER
Story By: G. H. HARDING ****


MACCA SESSIONS --- Aerosmith's Joe Perry's been talking about a recording project involving himself and Paul McCartney: “I did a [recording] session with Paul McCartney a month and a half ago for a private thing,” Perry told the Chicago Sun-Times. “He just happens to be a mother——g huge talent! Everyone’s in the room at once. You play until you get a good take.” Perry says also in the studio were Alice Cooper and Johnny Depp. “The three of us are looking at each other like, hey, we're sitting here with Paul McCartney!”


JESUS AND SPIDEY IN COURT --- While rock promoter Michael Cohl let the New York Times bullhorn his vague plans for two new live-theater projects earlier this week, Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s Really Useful Group has confirmed its own plan to sue the Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark producer for the stunning (and, sudden) cancellation of a North American Tour of Jesus Christ Superstar that had been planned for this summ…

DITA VON TEESE THROWS ANNUAL GARDEN PARTY

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Dita Von Teese hosted her annual Garden and Art party at The Kia Motors Malibu Estate where Sabra Hummus and snacks were served, in Malibu, California.


Photo B:y Alexandra Wyman/Invision for Talent Resources/AP Images

MEL B AND HEIDI KLUM AT RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL

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Mel B and Heidi Klum were snapped at the pre show for season 9's live voting of America's Got Talent at Radio City Music Hall in New York City today.


Photos By: Diego Corredor/MediaPunch

ARIANA GRANDE'S WISDOM FROM HER GRANDFATHER

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Seventeen’s interview with Ariana Grande is sure to be a huge hit.

Ariana’s grandfather passed last week, she wanted to add the following quote: “This interview took place before I lost my grandfather. Reading it back now is, of course, very hard but I'm so grateful that I spoke briefly about some of the wisdom he shared with me in this interview. I hope the Seventeen readers find it helpful and can relate.”



Quotes:


Ariana Grande on putting herself out there and being totally exposed:


“It’s tough to spend some of the most important years of your life in front of so many strangers who want to pick you apart. Insecurity has been the hardest thing I’ve had to overcome. I think everyone my age struggles with that because everyone strives for approval and wants to feel loved.”


How she gets over her insecurities:


· “I focus on what’s important. My grandpa is sick, so I focus on him every day. I’m having the biggest song of my career so far, and all I can think about is my gra…

NATIONAL FUNDRAISER FOR 1969 STONEWALL CAR

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There is only one authentic souvenier of the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion and the answer is the outstanding, metallic blue convertible that the NYC Police Dep't illegally impounded on Friday night, June 27, 1969. This vehicle is, without a doubt, the equivalent of Rosa Parks's bus!


Last month, the famous 1969 Stonewall Car was cheered by hundreds of thousands of spectators - as it is every year - along the grand route of the annual NY City GLBT Pride Parade on "the last Sunday in June"! The STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans' Association ("SVA") has ~finally~ launched its first fund-raising campaign for the infamous blue 1969 Cadillac De Ville convertible a.k.a. the "Stonewall Car" since 1999! It is one of the most famous cars in the United States! Can U think of one car that is more well-known other than, of course, President John F. Kennedy's 1963 Lincoln Continental convertible? Meanwhile, everyone loves to see the SVA's 1969 Cadillac conv…

ANGELA SIMMONS BEAUTIFUL TEXTURES AMBASSADOR

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Strength of Nature Global, LLC, the leading innovator in hair care for women of color, announced television personality and style maven Angela Simmons as Brand Ambassador for their Beautiful Textures™ line that caters to the needs of women of women with natural hair. Beautiful Textures offers a full range of products that promote healthy hair and styling versatility at an affordable price. A major highlight of the Beautiful Textures product line is the revolutionary Beautiful Textures, Naturally Straight Texture Manageability System™ (TMS) that allows women to go from natural to straight and back again, without the damage.


“Angela Simmons is a multi-talented entrepreneur, television personality and fashion designer whose active lifestyle and positive outlook make her a natural advocate for the Beautiful Textures brand,” says Charlene Dance, global marketing director for Strength of Nature Global, LLC. “Angela personifies the evolving Beautiful Textures girl who loves styling versa…

NICK CANNON EATS SABRA AT KIA MALIBU ESTATE

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Nick Cannon launched his Ncredible Tablet at the Kia Malibu Estate presented by L'alpina spring water where Sabra Hummus and snacks were served on Saturday.

After taking photos and catching up with friends Nick hung out and chatted poolside with DJ D-Wrek.

And you can also catch Nick Cannon when he returns to QVC on August 7th at 11PM EST to showcase his Ncredible Tablet by Nick Cannon Powered by Google Play.


Photo Credit: Alex Wyman

FANS OF U2 WAITING FOR NEW SEPTEMBER ALBUM

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**** THE GLORIOUS CORNER
Story By: G. H. HARDING ****



U2 REVIEW ---There's a new U2 album coming and there's a good chance it is going to be called Sirens. What isn't very clear is when it will be released.


Universal Music in Columbia tweeted "#noticias para los seguidores de @U2. El disco se va a titular #Sirens y estará listo en el mes de septiembre" which translates roughly to "For fans of U2. The album Sirens will be ready in September."


Interestingly, the tweet was deleted fairly quickly and it was later revealed that the tweet was wrong. The question is, was it wrong or was it an accidental leak?


Meanwhile, an article in the Irish Examiner says that the band's new album will be out in November despite Bono suffering from writer's block. The paper said "The U2 comeback is very much on for this year. This album has been a real struggle for them to make. It's taken a long time and Bono didn't find it easy but they feel very confident…

IGGY AZALEA CONCERT AT THE VEGAS COSMOPOLITAN

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Iggy Azalea performed at The Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Photo By:RD/ Kabik/ Retna Digital

THE LEGENDS CHEAP TRICK IN LAS VEGAS CONCERT

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Cheap Trick performed at The Joint at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada over the weekend.

Photo By: RD/ Kabik/ Retna Digital

T-PAIN HEADS TO LAS VEGAS HARD ROCK REHAB

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Faheem Rasheed Najm AKA T-Pain performed at the REHAB pool party at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada yesterday.


Photo By: RD/ Kabik/ Retna Digital

STOP EXTELL DEVELOPERS FROM CREATING POOR DOORS

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**** THEY WANT A CITY FOR THE RICH ONLY
Story By: James Edstrom ****




We are disgusted that Extell wants to buy up the city which we built, rich, poor and middle class and create housing only for the rich with POOR DOORS for affordable Housing. These developers buy up our affordable housing stock, evict the tenants, then make deals with the city for a certain amount of affordable housing. Then they have the balls to make separate doors for lower income tenants. 

Extell is a big player in the real estate game in New York City. Memories are short in The Big Apple, but they are the company who was building on 57th street when the crane collapsed atop one of their projects. I remember talking to my friends who lived on the street, they had to go to hotels for days, had no access to their apartments and their lives were a nightmare for a week. 

I urge all my readers to follow the link and sign the petition to stop Extell and other developers from building in our city and making their projects onl…

A BLAST FROM THE PAST SURPRISES “JENNIFER FALLS"

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Jennifer (Jaime Pressly) is surprised when Gretchen’s (Dylan Gelula) absentee father (guest star Chris D’Elia) comes back to town with a pricy gift for Gretchen’s 16th birthday and the news that he’s suddenly become a success. Meanwhile, Wayne (Ethan Suplee) gets a dog without consulting Stephanie (Nora Kirkpatrick), as Stephanie still keeps a major secret from him.

The show airs July 30th on TV Land.

Photo Courtesy Of: TV Land

THE ELISABETH MORROW SCHOOL STRING FESTIVAL

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The 19th annual Elisabeth Morrow School Summer String Festival will run from August 11-15, 2014 at The Elisabeth Morrow School in Englewood, NJ for children ages four to thirteen. For five days in August, 250 young violinists, violists, cellists, harpists and bassists will rehearse and perform Bartok, Bach, Handel, and Mozart in an intensive and joyful music training program.



Over 300 students auditioned for the Festival last May, some from as far away as Paris and Korea. Among the accepted students, 110 are enrolled at The Elisabeth Morrow School. One-third of the children who were chosen by Gold to participate hail from underserved communities and will receive scholarships and financial aid funded by The Russell Berrie Foundation and private donations. A team of highly trained faculty and 83 returning String Festival alumni provide the students with individualized and in-depth training.


LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS CHRIS PAUL DINES @ TAO

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Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul “CP3” dined at TAO Asian Bistro on Thursday evening. Joined by family and friends including his wife Jada and brother CJ, the group enjoyed several new items on TAO’s menu as well as a few signature favorites. After biting into the Miso Glazed Chilean Sea Bass, CP3 said it was “so good, I want to be in a relationship with it.”


After dinner, the entire group headed upstairs as CP3 hosted the night at TAO Nightclub. Upon arriving at their VIP table on the dance floor, producer and rapper Jermaine Dupri came over to CP3’s table to say hello and pose for a few photos with the NBA star before heading up to join Five in the DJ booth. Chris and his wife Jada danced as Five dropped Jason Derulo’s latest single “Wiggle.” Other notable NBA stars in attendance included free agent Dahntay Jones, Portland Trail Blazers point guard Mo Williams, New York Knicks shooting guard J.R. Smith, Detroit Pistons power forward Josh Smith and Denver Nuggets power fo…

WOLFMOTHER IN CONCERT AT THE COSMOPOLITAN

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Wolfmother performed last night at The Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, NV evada.

Photo By: RD/ Kabik/ Retna Digital

AMY BRENNEMAN ON JUSTIN THEROUX'S BIG BULGE

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Actress Amy Brenneman stopped by HuffPost Live yesterday to talk with Host Ricky Camilleri about her new HBO series “The Leftovers” and weighed in on the important matter of co-star Justin Theroux’s bulge that appeared in the show’s first episode.



Ricky Camilleri: “[Liv Tyler] referenced this hilarious thing about Justin Theroux’s sweatpants in the pilot. Did you hear about this? She referenced his sweatpants’ bulge and said that she noticed it clearly in the screening of the pilot. Did that become a cast joke for everybody or is that just her own private joke?”


Brenneman: “I think Liv…[it was] in the privacy of her own thoughts. I know exactly what she means because there is a flashback episode where he jogs again and it did bring the pilot back. [Theroux's bulge] is really adorable, and a very specific choice. And I don't know who came up with that -- if it was Justin, wardrobe, Damon [Lindelof].”

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH IS JUST ASTONISHING

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**** THE GLORIOUS CORNER
Story By: G. H. HARDING ****



HARRIS SIZZLES IN HEDWIG --- Neil Patrick Harris in Hedwig and the Angry Inch is just astonishing. We saw it Wednesday and I'm tempted to say it was one of the best things I've ever seen on Broadway.



Harris, who won a Tony this year for this performance, is a triple-threat for sure. I even remember him as Doogie Howser, M.D. on TV, and his work in the just-ended How I Met Your Mother was superb. He’s been in Glee, Rent, hosted the Tony Awards, and has appeared in such movies as the forthcoming Gone Girl and A Million Ways To Die in the West.



Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a rock musical about a fictional rock and roll band fronted by an East German transgender singer. The text is by John Cameron Mitchell, and the music and lyrics are by Stephen Trask. The musical premiered in 1998 and has been performed throughout the world in hundreds of stage productions.



We first saw it around that time in Lower Manhattan and knew it was some…