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CRAIG WAYNE BOYD IN HARD ROCK HOTEL CONCERT

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Craig Wayne Boyd in concert at The Joint at The Famed Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada the other night.

Photo By: Erik Kabik Photography/ Retna Ltd

BRODY JENNER & WILLIAM LIFESTYLE TO PLAY TAO

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LAS VEGAS – The DJ duo of Brody Jenner and William Lifestyle will play exclusively in Las Vegas at TAO Nightclub and TAO Beach for 2015. Their residency, “One Night Stand with Brody Jenner & William Lifestyle”, will kick off this March as the pair mans the decks at TAO Nightclub March 6 and 20. They return to TAO Nightclub April 3 and then welcome the 2015 pool season with a summer preview at TAO Beach April 4.


While known mainly as a TV personality and producer, Jenner is also an extremely talented musician and DJ. Having grown up with strong musical influences including his mother, Grammy Award winning songwriter Linda Thompson and his stepfather, 16 time Grammy winner David Foster, Jenner learned to play several musical instruments including the drums and guitar as a child. Recently his love for music has lead him to partner up with one of Southern California’s most elite DJs, William Lifestyle.


William Lifestyle has quickly risen to become one of the top DJ artists in Los A…

FRANK SHINER TO ROCK CUTTING ROOM MARCH 21ST

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**** THE TIMES SQUARE GOSSIP INTERVIEW ****



We’ve tub-thumped the new CD from Frank Shiner, (The Real Me-Bakerson/Universal), a few times, but the Gary Katz-produced album is one of the richest and best things we’ve heard in far too long. Shiner’s taken some undiscovered gems (like Tom Waits’ “Temptation,” Elvis Costello’s “Almost Blue” and Van Morrison’s “Brand New Day”) and re-imagined them to greatness. His voice is like a fine leather glove that seems a perfect fit for these terrific songs.


We caught up with the Chappaqua-based Shiner in rehearsals for an upcoming gig at Steve Walter’s Cutting Room on March 21:


TSG: One of the things that caught our eye was the headline ‘Successful NY Exec goes home to pursue musical dream.’


Shiner: It has been a dream come true for sure. A chance meeting with former-Arista exec Ken Levy, who became my manager and hooking with up producer Gary (Steely Dan) Katz paved the way for the creation of this album.


TSG: It was a dream that you put on hold to ra…

LEONARD NIMOY "STAR TREK" LEGEND DEAD AT AGE 83

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Leonard Nimoy, who played Mr. Spock in the hit series Star trek, has died at age 83. Nimoy played the very logical human-alien first officer of the Starship Enterprise in the television series and the movie versions. Nimoy died this morning at his home in the Bel Air section of Los Angeles.



His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed his death to media outlets, saying the cause was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.



Mr. Nimoy announced to the world last year that he had the disease, attributing it to years of smoking, a habit he had given up three decades earlier. He had been hospitalized earlier in the week.



His artistic pursuits included poetry, photography and music in addition to acting. 

 “Live long and prosper” 

LIZA MINNELLI AND CHER WEIGH IN ON MADONNA'S FALL

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



MADONNA --- By now, you've not doubt seen the horrific spill that Madonna took on stage at the Brit awards earlier this week in L. A. The Internet blew up with both positive and negative remarks – some seemed to take glee in the fact that it happened at all, while others, including Cher and Liza Minnelli even weighed in, countering that it’s something every performer dreads, but the fact that she got right up and continued attested to her professionalism.


I think it's a sad state of affairs when something like this happens and people actually take joy in it. Call it the TMZ-factor or whatever, but it’s definitely not right.


Truth be told, obviously something went askew, but she got right back up and continued the performance. Face it; she’s a pro … always has, always will.


KEATON’S MOMENT --- Not to continue on a rant with the web, but this week featured a moment that was dubbed the saddest moment of the recent Oscars-event. T…

A LITTLE BIT OF BROADWAY & MONKEE MICKY DOLENZ

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Micky Dolenz is best known as the lead singer of the hugely successful rock 'n' roll band, The Monkees, which originated from the classic sixties TV show of the same name. The Monkees sold over 65 million records and has toured the U.S. (and much of the world) many times over.

Micky has also starred in many musicals on Broadway, the West End and in national tours including Disney's AIDA (Broadway), Pippin, Hairspray (West End), Grease, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Tom Sawyer and more.

Micky has recorded two solo albums (Remember and King For A Day) and recently appeared in the World Premiere of the new play Comedy Is Hard (Ivoryton Playhouse) by four time Emmy winner Mike Reiss (The Simpsons).

"A Little Bit Broadway, A Little Bit Rock 'n' Roll" is a brand new show Micky has created to combine his love of Broadway with his love for rock 'n' roll in one thrilling new intimate concert. The show will include some of the Monkees greatest hits, …

SINGING QUEEN ADAM LAMBERT'S UNFORESEEN SHOW

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



QUEEN LAMBERT --- Last week fans in Brussels were gearing up to see Queen + Adam Lambert, but as the show was approaching, the organizers suddenly came out with an announcement that they had to cancel the event due to unforeseen circumstances. 


According to our insider in Brussels, the problem specifically was that Lambert was suffering from a severe case of bronchitis, preventing him from giving any performance.


The singer’s condition was apparently caused by the last concert he performed with Queen in Frankfurt, Germany, where the singer reportedly really did give a lot of himself to the public – but it was apparently a bit too much, as his throat suffered severely from the whole ordeal and he had to cancel his plans for concerts in the near future.


Reports reveal that his condition was actually so bad; he had to receive medical attention shortly after the concert was over, and he was on a slow but steady road to recovery. The singer…

'THE WORLD OF EXTREME HAPPINESS' ON BROADWAY

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**** World Premiere Play By Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig
Directed by Eric Ting
A Co-Production with Goodman Theatre ****





Manhattan Theatre Club’s world premiere of The World of Extreme Happiness, the new play by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, directed by Eric Ting, opens tonight, Tuesday, February 24 at MTC’s New York City Center – Stage I (131 West 55th Street) in a co-production with Chicago’s Goodman Theatre.


The MTC cast of The World of Extreme Happiness features Francis Jue (M. Butterfly, “The Good Wife”), Telly Leung (“Glee,” Godspell), Jennifer Lim (Chinglish, This Isn’t Romance at London’s Soho Theatre), Jo Mei (New York stage debut and star of the acclaimed independent film A Picture of You), James Saito (Golden Child, “Life of Pi”), and Sue Jin Song (Paula Vogel’s Hot 'n Throbbing).

Unwanted from the moment she’s born, Sunny (Jennifer Lim) is determined to escape her life in rural China and forge a new identity in the city. As naïve as she is ambitious, Sunny views her new job in a gruelin…

STARS 'LOVE GOLD' AT 2015 ACADEMY AWARDS FETE

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Golden jewelry ruled this year's Academy Awards and after parties. For more inspirational golden looks, visit LOVE GOLD.

Presenter Margot Robbie stunned in vintage gold Van Cleef & Arpels “Zip Antique Colombine” necklace featuring diamonds and sapphires set in 18K yellow gold.


Best Supporting Actress winner Patricia Arquette chose Fred Leighton Old European Cut Diamond Drop Earrings, 2.50 carats each, in gold and Old European Cut Diamond Filigree Ring, 2.0 carats, in gold


Nominee Emma Stone wore a pair of yellow and white gold Tiffany & Co. cuffs with Rose-cut diamonds.


Presenter Viola Davis chose statement pieces from Van Cleef & Arpels “Valadon” necklace (1973) from the Van Cleef & Arpels Collection, featuring cultured pearls and diamonds set in 18K yellow gold, earrings featuring internally flawless diamonds set in 18K white gold, “Perlée” bracelet featuring 768 diamonds set in 18K yellow gold


Actress America Ferrera wore yellow gold, opal and turquoise Irene…

BILLY IDOL CONCERT @ THE LAS VEGAS COSMOPOLITAN

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Billy Idol performed at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas the other night to a huge crowd.

Photo By: Erik Kabik Photography/ Retna Ltd

LOVE NEIL PATRICK HARRIS BUT OSCARS HAD NO STEAM

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**** THE GLORIOUS CORNER

Story By: G. H. HARDING ****




OSCARS 87 --- I’m feeling a bit meh about last night’s Oscars presentation. I love Neil Patrick Harris - his Hedwig was unquestionably one of the best things I've ever seen on stage - but, with a musical monologue beginning last night’s show – which reminded me more or less of Rob Lowe’s disastrous turn with Snow White years back- the show never really picked up any steam.


Let’s face it: last year’s show with Ellen DeGeneres in the host post was simply stupendous … and, her so-called selfie resonated around the world. Harris predicted an even bigger stunt and it turned out to be his pre-show predictions of who would win and what would happen. With his answers encased in a briefcase in a lucite case on stage, it was tricky and at times awkward stunt that proved funny … but, certainly not the world-wide attention that Ellen's photo had garnered.


Harris was good, don't get me wrong, but with an odd echo in the sound that pers…

JEAN & MARTIN SHAFIROFF HOST NYC MISSION SOCIETY

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**** NEW YORK CITY SOCIETY
Photos By: Owen Hoffman/Patrick McMullan ****















Jean and Martin Shafiroff hosted a pre-Gala kick-off cocktail party for the NYC Mission Society's Annual Champions for Children benefit to be held on April 1. The pre-Gala reception was underwritten by Chase.


"We're thrilled to be honoring these two extraordinary individuals whose philanthropic efforts have made a significant impact," said Elsie McCabe Thompson, President of the NYC Mission Society. "And we're extremely grateful to Martin and Jean Shafiroff, for generously hosting this party, as well as to the many people who have dedicated themselves to raising funds for our annual spring gala."


“I believe deeply in the work of NYC Mission Society and how it changes the lives of our most under served children in New York City,” said Jean Shafiroff, Board Member and Chair of the April 1st Gala. “What I love most about the Mission Society is that all of us involved work together as a f…

JESSICA CHASTAIN'S KRISTOFER BUCKLE OSCAR LOOKS

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**** The 87th Academy Awards ****



Kiehl’s had the honor of helping Kristofer Buckle make Jessica Chastain positively luminous this evening for OSCARS 2015.

Makeup by Kristofer Buckle for Kiehl’s



“Before we began, I applied a layer of Kiehl’s Creme De Corps to make sure Jessica’s arms, legs, and décolletage were as flawless as her face. Applying the lotion first gave it plenty of time to absorb.”


“All makeup application needs a great base, so I prepped Jessica's skin with Kiehl's Hydro Plumping Re-texturizing Serum. It works wonders as a primer and is extremely moisturizing. I then added a thin layer of Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream, and applied Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment With Avocado around her eyes. This was followed by Kiehl's BB Cream in Light - Jessica is very fair, so it's crucial to have both the right amount of coverage and SPF 50 all in one product.”


"I then used my Kristofer Buckle Always Flawless Day to Night Palette and YSL Couture Variation Palette …

STARS AT ACADEMY AWARDS WEAR GOLD & DIAMONDS

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Dakota Johnson, Sienna Miller, Chloe Moretz and Giuliana Rancic in Forevermark Diamonds at tonight's 87th Academy Awards. Dakota's look included 100 carats of Forevermark diamonds valued at $2.2 Million and Sienna Miller's 53 carats valued at $1 Million.


WHO: Actress Dakota Johnson (Presenter) in 100 total carats of Forevermark Diamonds

THE LOOK:


· Forevermark by Norman Silverman 23.14 ct Line Bracelet with Cushion Cut Forevermark Diamonds set in Platinum
· Forevermark Exceptional Diamond Jewelry by Rahaminov 28.02 ctw Line Bracelet with Round Brilliant Diamonds set in Platinum
· Forevermark by Rahaminov 10.00 ctw Diamond Line Bracelet with Round Brilliant Forevermark Diamonds set in 18k White Gold
· Forevermark by Natalie K The Center of My Universe™ 15.28 ctw Three Row Bracelet with Round Brilliant Forevermark Diamonds set in 18k White Gold
· Forevermark Ring with 13.56 ct Radiant Cut Forevermark Diamond set in Platinum
· Forevermark 10ct Di…

JOHN LEGEND CONCERT AT LAS VEGAS BROOKYLN BOWL

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John Legend performed at The iHeartRadio Ultimate Valentine's Day Escape at Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas, Nevada yesterday.

Photo By: Erik Kabik Photography/ Retna Ltd.

CELEBRITIES TOAST ASG ENTERTAINMENT AND SPORTS

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Stars on the field and on the big screen attended the ASGE Sports Agency Tip Off and Launch Party in New York City recently, during the 2015 All-Star Week. With the fabulous bash organized by Lucia Kaiser, the Empire Hotel rooftop was packed with supporters of the acclaimed agency which was launched and inspired by legendary film financier and sports guru Allen Schwalb.

OLIVIA WILDE STARS IN MARCH ISSUE OF MARIE CLAIRE

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Olivia Wilde takes on “Opposites” in Marie Claire’s March issue (on newsstands now). In it, the star of this month’s horror film The Lazarus Effect and spokesmodel for H&M’s new environmentally sustainable Conscious Exclusive line reverses her opinions.

Olivia Wilde Quotes


Fear Conquered: “Childbirth.” // Not quite there yet: “My voice-mail box.”


Risky when it comes to: “Travel.” // Play it safe when it comes to: “NYC deli meat.”


Getting better at: “Changing diapers in speeding trains.” // Getting worse at: “Splits.”


Always up for: “A dance party.” // Never up for: “The Tea Party."


Perfect day begins with: “I’ve got great news.” // And ends with: “Good night, Madame President.”

Photo By: RD/Orchon/Retna