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BABY SHOWER FOR PATRICK MCMULLAN GRANDCHILD

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**** BABY BUNDLE OF JOY
Photos By: Patrick McMullan ****
















Jean Shafiroff, Katlean de Monchy, Randi Schatz and Cassandra Seidenfeld hosted a baby shower on recently to celebrate the birth of Zelda Rose McMullan, granddaughter of famed photographer Patrick McMullan.


Several of New York’s most fashionable women took time out of their busy schedules during Fashion Week to meet the adorable one-month-old, who seemed to enjoy the party as much as her proud parents, Liam McMullan and Virginia Chambers, along with their friends and family.


Celebrity photographer Patrick McMullan was thrilled to introduce his first grandchild to the nearly 100 guests in attendance.

Guests who attended included: Patrick McMullan, Liam McMullan, Virginia Chambers, Jean Shafiroff, Katlean de Monchy, Randi Schatz, Virginia Chambers, Lisa Anastos, Janna Bullock, Ramona Singer, Michelle Gerber Klein, Judy Gilbert, Bonnie Pfeiffer Evans, Robin Cofer, Nicole Noonan, Andrea Stark, Amy Hoadley, Consuelo Vanderbilt Costi…

MOLLY PRICE & TRACIE THOMS HELPING REAL COPS

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REEL Cops Helping REAL Cops: Actors Molly Price and Tracie Thoms, both of whom have entertained millions of people with their iconic portrayals of law enforcement officers, will support the National Law Enforcement and Firefighters Children’s Foundation (NLEAFCF) Hero Awards Gala on tomorrow in NYC.


Hosting the gala is Tracie Thoms, from ‘Cold Case’, the top-rated, Emmy-nominated TV-series. Well known for her portrayal of Cold Case Senior Homicide Detective Kat Miller, Tracie recently completed filming the feature film musical, Annie, with Jamie Foxx.


Molly Price, who will act as auctioneer for the NLEAFCF gala, is known for her starring role as Police Officer (and later, Detective) Faith Yokas in the crime drama series “Third Watch”. Molly began her television career with guest appearances on “Law & Order”. Her husband, actor Derek Kelly, is a real-life firefighter in the FDNY and was a recurring guest star on Third Watch as an FDNY firefighter. Created in the aftermath of 9/11…

MICKY DOLENZ & JOYCE DEWITT IN 'COMEDY IS HARD'

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


HARD COMEDY WITH DOLENZ --- There’s a time honored tradition in theater-speak of trying the show out on the road; mostly trying it outside of New York, where one dreadful review, from one dreadful critic, could close it on opening night. Theaters like the Goodspeed in Connecticut and the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey, are two such examples, where new plays get a proper jump start and some even make the leap to Broadway.


Friday, I journeyed to Ivoryton, Connecticut, to see the premiere of a new play, Comedy Is Hard, starring Monkee-Micky Dolenz with Joyce DeWitt (Three’s Company) and we just adored it. Penned by Simpsons-writer Mike Reiss, the two-act play is chock full of current facts and references and, spot-on funny, poignant and bittersweet.


Dolenz (Lou) and Dewitt (Kay) play two inhabitants of an assisted living facility for show business people. The director of play, Jacqueline Hubbard (who does a standout job) sa…

BLUES LEGEND B.B. KING @ VEGAS RIVIERA HOTEL

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B.B. King performed at Big Blues Bender at The Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada yesterday. This legend is going full speed and refuses to slow down.



Photo By: Erik Kabik Photography/ Retna Ltd

SOUTHAMPTON AFRICAN-AMERICAN MUSEUM FESTIVAL

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



Southampton African American Museum will present "Raise Your Voice", the 9th Annual African-American Film Festival for four days October 2 to 5. The celebration of the artistry of African-American filmmakers, actors, personalities, musicians and performers will feature a powerful line-up of critically acclaimed, thought- provoking feature films, documentaries, shorts, jazz and spoken word.


Festival organizers led by Executive Director Brenda Simmons and Board Member, Oscar winning film director Nigel Noble have selected a group of important films that highlight the experiences of people of color from the joyous to the painful.


Screenings will take place at the Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane Southampton, NY 11968 and An Evening of Spoken Word & Jazz will be held at the Southampton Cultural Center, 25 Pond Lane, Southampton, New York 11968. For information on schedules and locations please visit their website at www.southamptonafricanamer…

JEAN SHAFIROFF IN FASHION @ METROPOLITAN OPERA

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**** NEW YORK CITY'S FASHION ELITE ****



New York’s fashion elite came together this week for two glamorous galas – the Metropolitan Opera’s Opening Night and the New York City Ballet’s Fall Gala. Noted philanthropist and fashion enthusiast Jean Shafiroff attended both events, wearing striking couture by some of her favorite designers.

Jean wore this gown by one of her favorite designers, Oscar de la Renta, to the Metropolitan Opera Opening Night Gala. The striking pink and purple dress is from his Fall 2014 collection.


She paired the dress with violet, patent leather peep-toe heels by French footwear designer, Christian Louboutin, a bracelet by Buccellati, and earrings by Van Cleef & Arpels.


The MET opened its 2014 – 2015 season with its glamorous black-tie gala, called “Le Nozze di Figaro”.


The evening drew designers including Zac Posen, Vera Wang, Sophie Theallet, and Thom Browne.


For more information please visit HERE.

Photo By: Patrick McMullan

KELLY RIPA VISITS DAVID LETTERMAN NYC STUDIOS

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Kelly Ripa visited the Late Show With David Letterman in New York City the other day. Kelly is always in fashion on the streets of The Big Apple.

Photo By: Diego Corredor / MediaPunch

OMAR EPPS AT AOL SPEAKER SERIES 'RESURRESTION'

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Omar Epps spoke at AOL's BUILD Speaker Series: 'Resurrection' at AOL Studios yesterday in New York City.


Photo By: Diego Corredor / MediaPunch

ROCK IN RIO TIMES SQUARE NEW YORK CITY FETE

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Tony Kanal, Gwen Stefani, Tom Dumont, and Adrian Young of No Doubt pose on stage during the Rock In Rio USA event in Times Square, in New York City. John Mayer was also on hand to rock the Big Apple.


Photos By: Diego Corredor / MediaPunch

'ONCE UPON A DREAM' CARNEGIE HALL OCT DEBUT

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“You’re never too old and it’s never too late.” That’s the message in the music of Judith Whitmore, Billy Grubman, Lynn O’Hearn Wagner and Frances Young Bennett, a vocal group from Southern California who will present their debut concert at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City on October 12, 2014. The concert, Once Upon A Dream, will feature solo and group performances of Broadway melody favorites by Gershwin, Porter, and Sondheim and will benefit the Dream Street Foundation, which provides camping programs for children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses.


Sharing a passion for singing since childhood, the group agrees the road to Carnegie Hall has been a worthwhile yet uphill climb. Even for Frances, the group’s only professional singer who the Los Angeles Times hailed “a soprano of sheer purity,” performing on stage at the legendary concert hall was a distant dream. “I was just doing the only thing I knew how to do,” Frances said, referring to her career…

THE JERSEY DEVIL PREMIERE'S AT LOEWS LANDMARK

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**** This Is The Funniest Independent Film Of The Year! --James Edstrom ****



The Jersey Devil, a new comedy film directed by Joseph Pepitone, had its World Premiere at the Landmark Loews Theater in Jersey City Wednesday night and there were moments when I thought the legendary old theater wouldn’t be able to withstand the thunderous applause and riotous laughter. I literally thought the house was going to be brought down! This is the funniest independent film of the year!


Written by Pepitone, along with his brother Billy, the script is brilliantly paced, building all the way to an uproarious ending that had the crowd, with included Jersey City political powerhouses, praising the film afterwards.


Lucifer, played excellently by Jack Mulcahy (who seems to be having a devilish good time in the role) is forced to leave the throne of evil due to his term ending. Enter James Burnett, (Keith Collins) who not only takes over the reigns of Hell, but wants to relocate the out of date, third-place n…

ADAM LAMBERT'S BIG REPUTATION FOR FAN LOYALITY

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



YOUNG’S STORY --- Neil Young will release another album in November, called Storeytone, his second for 2014.


Young previewed new songs on his recent European tour and a staple of the tour was “Who’s Gonna Stand Up?” in his encore. The song is the lead track from the album and released in three versions, Live with Crazy Horse, orchestral and solo acoustic.


“I'd like to make a record with a full-blown orchestra, live — a mono recording with one microphone. I want to do something like that where we really record what happened, with one point of view and the musicians moved closer and farther away, the way it was done in the past. To me that’s a challenge and it’s a sound that’s unbelievable, and you can't get it any other way,” Neil told Billboard in March.


Storeytone will be Young’s 35th album not including his live albums and archives, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Stills Young Band and Buffalo Springfield records.


And, yes, h…

JEAN SHAFIROFF WEARS B. MICHAEL @ BALLET OPENING

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High Society's Jean Shafiroff wore a stunning Blue Satin Gown, to the Opening Night Gala for The NYC Ballet at Lincoln Center the other evening. The Gown is by the Amercan Designer B. Michael.

Photo By: Patrick McMullan

BEDBUGS INFEST NEW YORK CITY'S BROADWAY

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Opening to amazing audience and critical response, the NY Times Critic’s Pick, Bedbugs!!! will extend through November 2. Written by composer, Paul Leschen with book & lyricist Fred Sauter with direction and choreography of Robert Bartley with musical supervision by Deborah Hurwitz. Bedbugs!!! began performances on September 9 and opened on September 14 and was originally set to end it run on October 26, due to popular demand, will now extend its run at the UWS’s ArcLight Theatre (152 West 71 Street) through November 2, 2014. Tickets are $25 - $89 and can be purchased by visiting BedBugsMusical.com or calling Ovationtix.com at 866.811.4111. Bedbugs!!! is presented by Dale Joan Young.


Bedbugs!!! is the award winning girl-meets-bug sci-fi-rock-musical-comedy. Carly, an exterminator, is hell-bent on avenging her mother's bedbug-related death. In an effort to permanently rid the city of its infestation, she accidentally mutates the pests into an army of human-size, intellig…

BAR PALY & MILE HIGH BACON CHEESE THICKBURGER

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Finally, you can join the Mile High Club on firm ground. Now arriving at Carl’s Jr.® and Hardee’s®, the new Mile High Bacon Cheese Thickburger features premium, thick-cut Applewood-smoked bacon piled sky high on top of a charbroiled, 100 percent Black Angus beef Thickburger patty, along with American cheese, red onion, tomato, lettuce and mayonnaise, all served on a Fresh Baked Bun. The new, bacon-packed burger is available now at all Hardee’s locations and is now available at Carl’s Jr. Actress and model Bar Paly will star in a new national ad campaign to promote the burger, premiering next week.


“You can never have too much of a good thing, and for most people, that good thing is bacon,” said Brad Haley, chief marketing officer at Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s. “But, we aren’t using just any kind of bacon. We’re using a hefty serving of thick-cut, Applewood-smoked bacon pieces, and we’re piling it on top of your choice of a 1/3- or 1/2-lb. charbroiled, 100 percent Black Angus beef patty,…

LAUREN KITT & NICK CARTER ON 'LARRY KING NOW'

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Newlyweds Nick Carter and Lauren Kitt Carter sit down with Larry King to discuss their new reality show “I Heart Nick Carter” on VH1 and how they felt something special from their very first date. Plus, we learn the good and bad about marrying a celebrity, Nick’s rough past and his similarities to Justin Bieber & his ‘rival’ Justin Timberlake on the latest episode of the Emmy nominated series “Larry King Now”.


Nick and Larry chatted about what happened when the boy band craze slowed down and Nick had some personal time to try and better himself, "I personally went through those same things that Bieber's going through right now, except it didn't have social media to expose it to the degree that it is right now." The former backstreet boy told Larry that his wife, Lauren, was his rock through his drinking problem, "It was difficult for me to find someone who related to the things I had gone through. [...] I'm deep and I'm screwed up. I need someone el…

JOAN RIVERS ASKED KIM CATTRALL TO USE CONDOMS

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On the surface, "Sex and the City" and "Girls" might seem like they're cut from the same cloth; both of the HBO shows feature four women in New York City navigating careers and relationships. But the similarities really end there, as Kim Cattrall reminded us in a HuffPost Live interview today.


Cattrall: "['Girls'] is a different story than 'Sex and the City.' It's not as fantastical. But we live in different times. [The recession of] 2008 was a real big game-changer for everybody, and I look at that show, and it represents what young women today are dealing with... I think ['Girls'] is a fantastic show. I really, really enjoy it. I think it's beautifully acted and realized and written."


View Clip HERE.



Cattrall also got to relive an appearance on "The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers" which took place during her "Mannequin" press tour.


"You don't use birth control?" Rivers asked a young …

WILLIAM SHATNER & LEONARD NIMOY IN STAR TREK

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


STAR TREK BOYS RE-UNITED --- Leonard Nimoy has made cameos in 2009's Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness, and now there is a better-than-average chance that he and William Shatner will be reunited in Roberto Orci's Star Trek 3.


When Star Trek was rebooted by J.J. Abrams in 2009 they brought back Nimoy to have a pivotal cameo. Nimoy wasn't the only original cast member to be offered a cameo, as William Shatner was originally included but they nixed that idea before filming. According to Badass Digest, it sounds like the original James T. Kirk will finally be included in the rebooted universe.


We’ve learned that the script for Star Trek 3 includes a scene that re teams Shatner and Nimoy onscreen as Kirk and Spock for the first time in canon since 1991's Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. It would be a pretty huge moment for fans of the franchise, and likely the last time we'll ever see Shatner as James T. Kirk …

LIMITED EDITION JUANES FOR FUNDACION MI SANGRE

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Juanes announced the launch of the limited edition Juanes Artist Spotlight Merchandise featuring original designs by Juanes to benefit Fundacion Mi Sangre at Hard Rock Cafe in New York City today.

Photo By: Diego Corredor /MediaPunch

OBAMA AND CLINTON @ GLOBAL INITIATIVE MEETING

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Former U.S. President Bill Clinton and President Barack Obama spoke at the 'Cities as labs of Innovation' Plenary Session during the third day of the Clinton Global Initiative's 10th Annual Meeting at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers today in New York City.


Photo By: Diego Corredor / MediaPunch 

LIGHTHOUSE GUILD HOSTS HENRY A. GRUNWALD AWARD

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This afternoon, Lighthouse Guild hosted The Henry A. Grunwald Award for Public Service honoring Norman Pearlstine, Chief Content Officer, Time Inc. along with a special recognition to Liz Smith with Barbara Walters as Master of Ceremonies. The Henry A. Grunwald Award for Public Service, inaugurated in 2001 by Lighthouse Guild, recognizes individuals who are committed to advancing causes that benefit society overall and of particular significance for Lighthouse Guild to advancing public awareness of vision impairment and vision rehabilitation.

The annual Henry A. Grunwald Award for Public Service is bestowed upon an outstanding individual who has committed themselves to advancing causes that benefit society overall. The award was presented at a luncheon held on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at the Metropolitan Club in New York City. The annual event, hosted by Lighthouse Guild, honored Norman Pearlstine, Chief Content Officer, Time Inc., along with a special recognition to Liz Smith. …