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CHANEL WEST COAST DROPS NEW "WAVES" MIXTAPE

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Recording artist Chanel West Coast is a truly one of a kind talent. You might recognize her as the sharp, sweet, and vivacious blonde from such MTV hit shows as Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory and Ridiculousness -- but don’t let that fool you, Chanel is a passionate musical artist, with a true love and talent for self-expression. Couple that with her unique fashion sensibilities and ability to genuinely connect with people, and what you get is a force to be reckoned with.

Born Chelsea "Chanel" Dudley, music has always been at the forefront of her life. Growing up, she split her time living between North Hollywood with her mom and New York City with her father, a local DJ. Chanel’s Dad would bring, his then, eight- year-old daughter along with him when he spun at packed nightclubs throughout the city. Some of her earliest & fondest memories involve sitting under the DJ booth, so that no one could see her. “I've always been around music, and I knew it's what I…

PLAYBOY PLUS CONFIRMS KARLIE REDD WILL POSE

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Burbank, CA – Amidst the buzz of the season finale of Love & Hip-Hop ATL, where viewers were treated to reality-star Karlie Redd’s test shoot, Playboy Plus confirmed she will indeed pose nude.


“We are absolutely thrilled to have Karlie Redd pose for us” says Daniel Richard Product Director, Playboy Plus. Richard adds, “Her images will be featured within our celebrity section and will live among other celebrity nudes from Kim Kardashian and Madonna, to Marylyn Monroe and Kate Moss”.


The opportunity arose from Karlie Redd’s prior appearance on The Playboy Morning Show, Playboy TV’s live, nationally syndicated, television and radio series. Amongst rumors of a sex tape offer, Karlie confessed to hosts Dan Cummins and Andrea Lowell of her intentions to pose Playboy.


“This is something I have always dreamed of. You can be sexy at any age. I think all women’s bodies are beautiful and should be embraced. I have looked up to all of the women who have done it before me. I advise everyone…

'COMES A FAERY' TO PLAY ON CHRISTOPHER STREET

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**** OFF BROADWAY ****



NEW YORK -- Audience members must decide for themselves if a sinister Irish fairy is real or simply a scary manifestation of a lonely girl's psychology in "Comes a Faery," the newest play by James McLindon, which will be presented by Nylon Fusion Theatre Company from October 1 to 24, directed by Shaun Peknic.


In this fantasy-drama, a suggestible and precocious eight year old girl named Siobhan has been forced to live with her unmarried aunt because her single mother, a truck mechanic in the Army, has been called up to active duty. While the aunt, a twenty something saddled with unexpected obligations, cultivates a love affair with an understanding young artist, Siobhan immerses herself in a book about Irish folklore. Her solitary hours are spent conjuring an eerie friend named Seaneen, a peevish 8000 year old Irish fairy. It's not certain if this playmate is imaginary or real, but it's certain that the imp is coaching the girl to manipula…

HOW MILEY CYRUS KILLED OFF HANNAH MONTANA

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E! NEWS -- Miley Cyrus killed Hannah Montana using a potent combination of sexuality, foam fingers and marijuana. And it happened right in front of our eyes.

Her transformation began exactly two years ago, when she caused international outrage by twerking her butt offagainst Robin Thicke's crotch during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. The performance came across as desperate, a suggestion that she was willing to do anything to break free from the shackles of her Disney-sweetheart alter ego.

But two years later, as she gears up to host tonight's VMAs ceremony, we know how wrong we were. It has become remarkably clear that Miley is much smarter than anyone initially gave her credit for.

She may have stuck a fork in Hannah Montana that night, but she reinvented Miley Cyrus.

Here are five things we're loving about Miley 2.0:

She Outwitted Her Critics:


For a while, Miley's spree of candid marijuana talk, twerking and tongue-wagging gave the impression she needed to come wi…

JILL SCOTT ROCKS THE LAS VEGAS BROOKLYN BOWL

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Jill Scott was in a smashing concert at Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas Nevada. Summer may be almost over, but Sin City is heating up.

Photo By: Erik Kabik Photography/ MediaPunch

SLIPKNOT ROCKS LAS VEGAS MGM RESORTS VILLAGE

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Slipknot performed at the MGM Resorts Village in Las Vegas, Nevada the other night to a packed house.

Photo By: Erik Kabik Photography/ MediaPunch

BEN AFFLECK TAKES DAUGHTERS TO TAYLOR SWIFT

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E! News can exclusively reveal that the recently single Ben Affleck took his two daughters—Violet Affleck, 9, and Seraphina Affleck, 6—to attend Taylor Swift 's fifth and final concert at the Staples Center in L.A. Wednesday night. "They all had a great time," a source says of the Afflecks. "This was something they really wanted to do."

The Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice star, 43, scored extra cool points when they went backstage to meet Taylor. "Everyone was ecstatic!" the source says of meeting the "Shake It Off" singer. "He was excited," the source adds, "as were they."

Taylor asked several stars to join her on stage. While Ben wasn't among them, she sang "Good for You" with Selena Gomez, "Smelly Cat" with Lisa Kudrow and "Mirrors" with Justin Timberlake. "They all had a great time," the source says of Ben and his family, adding that it was "made even better by JT…

TBS RENEWS AMERICAN DAD FOR TWO MORE YEARS

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TBS is doubling down on American Dad!, ordering two more seasons of the top-rated animated hit from Twentieth Century Fox Television, ensuring that the Stan Smith clan will have a home on the network through 2018. An important programming initiative for the Turner portfolio, American Dad! also has a second home on TBS's sister network, Adult Swim, which presents an encore of each new episode after its TBS premiere. Today's announcement adds 44 episodes to the series – 22 each for seasons 12 & 13. It marks the second time in less than year that TBS has renewed the series. In November, the network announced a 22-episode order for season 11, which is set to air on TBS and Adult Swim in early 2016.


Created by Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker and Matt Weitzman, American Dad! joined the TBS slate in October 2014 with the start of the show's 10th season. Since then, it has ranked as basic cable’s #1 scripted series in the Monday 9 p.m. timeslot with adults 18-34 and #2 in the ti…

MARIA SHARAPOVA AT BLOOMINGDALE'S SUGARPOVA

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Maria Sharapova unveiled the new Sugarpova Pop-Up Shop at Bloomingdale's Flagship in New York City the other day.

Photo By: Diego Corredor/MediaPunch 

STARS OUT FOR 'NO KID HUNGRY' BEVERLY HILLS FETE

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Jordana Brewster, Selma Blair and Abigail Spencer attended the No Kid Hungry Breakfast Celebration in part with Kellogg's, Citi and Tyson Foods in Beverly Hills.


No Kid Hungry hosted an intimate breakfast party in part with Kellogg’s, Citi and Tyson Foods to kick off back-to-school and celebrate its efforts to help end childhood hunger in America at the home of THE ALIST’S Ashlee Margolis and Dan Fishman in Beverly Hills.


Stars including Jordana Brewster, Abigail Spencer, Selma Blair, Michelle Monaghan, and Cupcakes & Cashmere blogger Emily Schuman all showed up to give their support to the cause.


Blair, who’s plus one was her 4-year old son Arthur, shared her feelings on childhood hunger. “We have such an abundance of food and there is no reason why it should still be an issue today, yet it exists. The more we are aware of it and the more we help spread the message, the more powerful the message like No Kid Hungry can be.


“It’s crazy, because most people do not realize that…

SERENA WILLIAMS @ NIKE'S NYC STREET TENNIS FETE

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Serena Williams was snapped at Nike's 'NYC Street Tennis' Event in New York City the other day.

Photo By: Diego Corredor/MediaPunch

SINGLE ROOM OCCUPANCY AT THE FRINGE FESTIVAL

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**** PLAYS FINAL SHOWS THIS WEEK – AUGUST 27 & 28 AT SOHO PLAYHOUSE
Story By: Ben Rauch ****



It’s been an exciting time having my new pop/rock comedy musical, SINGLE ROOM OCCUPANCY premiere at the 2015 New York International Fringe Festival this month. I had the idea to write a musical about dating and social media some time ago, and now it’s become a reality. I look at this adventure as a workshop, if you will, and plan to continue to work on the show once the festival has finished.

While I wrote the music and the story idea, I had the tremendously talented Gaby Gold and Rory Scholl write some fantastic and very current lyrics with me. Lane Kwederis and Rory Scholl made contributions to the book as well! The show is directed by the talented Joey Murray who contributed so much to the piece, and has set design by You-Shin Chen, lighting design by Suzanne Immarigeon, sound design by Joshua D. Reid and choreography by Jebbel Arce. We have a live band led by Noriko Sunamoto on piano…

JERRY SEINFELD TO DO STANDUP AT NEW JERSEY PAC

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America’s premier comedian, Jerry Seinfeld, will be performing his signature stand-up routine at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. Seinfeld has been hailed for his uncanny ability to joke about the little things in life that relate to audiences everywhere. Seinfeld now sets his sights on performing both nationally and internationally in 2015.

His tour will visit the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark on Friday, December 4 at 7PM and 9:30 PM.

Tickets available online at www.njpac.org, the NJPAC Box Office or charge by phone 1-888-GO-NJPAC or 1-888-466-5722.


About Jerry Seinfeld:


Jerry Seinfeld’s comedy career took off after his first appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson in 1981. Eight years later, he teamed up with fellow comedian Larry David to create what was to become the most successful comedy series in the history of television: Seinfeld.

The show ran on NBC for nine seasons, winning numerous Emmy, Golden Globe and People’s Choice awards, and was nam…

HAVANA TO THE HAMPTONS FOR LINCOLN CENTER JAZZ

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**** THE HAMPTONS

Photos By: Owen Hoffman/Patrick McMullan ****





Jean Shafiroff and Flo Anthony attended the From Havana to the Hamptons event, hosted by Co-Chairs Greg Ammon and Valentino D. Carlotti, in Bridgehampton, NY. The event benefited Jazz at Lincoln Center’s performance and education programs.


On a beautiful Friday evening under a lantern lit tent, guests enjoyed a Caribbean-themed menu and signature cocktails sponsored by Hennessy Prestige, while being treated to musical performances by critically-acclaimed, Cuban musicians Pedrito Martinez and Jose “Pepito” Gomez. Mr. Carlotti and Mr. Ammon, with his fiancĂ©e Stacy Volkov, welcomed the attendees to the festive event which took place on a beautiful Bridgehampton evening.


Coinciding with the reopening of the U.S. embassy in Havana, including a flag-raising ceremony that marked the first time the Stars and Stripes have flown over a diplomatic compound in Cuba in 54 years, the event celebrated the album release Live in Cuba (to …

PETER FRAMPTON IN VEGAS HARD ROCK CAFE CONCERT

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


Photo By: Erik Kabik Photography/ MediaPunch

MICKY DOLENZ LIVE AT NYC 54 BELOW ALBUM RELEASE

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Broadway Records has announced that the newest addition to its Live at 54 BELOW series, “Micky Dolenz: A Little Bit Broadway, A Little Bit Rock & Roll – LIVE at 54 BELOW” will be released on September 25, 2015. The album is now available for pre-order


In early July, Micky Dolenz performed several sold-out evenings at 54 BELOW, the famed performance venue in New York City. This charming Broadway performer and legendary rock ‘n’ roll star will be back to 54 BELOW September 25th and 26th by popular demand to celebrate the launch of his album.


This brand new show was a way for Dolenz to combine his love of Broadway with his love for rock ‘n’ roll into one exuberant concert. The album consists of The Monkees greatest hits and some rarities, along with songs from the musical roles he has performed and the shows he loves. Dolenz framed each song with personal anecdotes and behind the scenes intel, such as his friendship with the Beatles, how he met his wife and the fact that stalwart…

GWEN STEFANI AT CALIFORNIA CHURCH WITH SONS

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Gwen Stefani and her sons were snapped attending church together with their family in Studio City California today.

Photos By: John Misa / MediaPunch

BRIAN AUSTIN GREEN STILL WEARING WEDDING BAND

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The ring is still on.

Two days after it was announced that Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green are divorcing, Green stepped out in L.A. today still wearing his wedding band and E! News has the exclusive photos.

Dressed casually in red sneakers, dark shorts and a white tee, the 42-year-old actor hid his face behind sunglasses while getting gas at the gas station. Green appeared straight-faced and didn't show much emotion as he ran errands during his first post-separation sighting. Green filled up his SUV before driving away.

Green's outing on Friday comes barely hours after Fox officially filed for divorce early this morning. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles actress cited "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the split, per court documents obtained by E! News. Megan has requested joint physical and legal custody of sons Noah Green, 2, and Bodhi Green, 18 months.

The date of separation is listed as June 15 (the exes were last seen together in public on June 9, 2…

DEMI LOVATO'S ROMANCE AND KNOTT'S BERRY FARM

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Let the birthday celebrations continue!

Demi Lovato may have received an adorable puppy Thursday when she turned 23. But the "Cool for the Summer" singer managed to keep the party going as she traveled to Knott's Berry Farm Saturday for an afternoon with boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama.

The Hollywood pair arrived at the Buena Park, Calif., theme park with friends where they immediately headed for the roller coasters including Silver Bullet and Xcelerator.

According to attendees, the couple was always holding hands even as they screamed together on the thrill rides.

"They made a lovely couple," an eyewitness told E! News exclusively. "They indeed looked very happy."

Another eyewitness spotted the pair "hugging" and "making out" after enjoying dinner together at one of the park's restaurants.

NICOLE 'SNOOKI' POLIZZI AT BACHELORETTE PARTY

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Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi was spotted at TAO Friday night celebrating her friend, Jacqueline Simmons’ upcoming nuptials. The bachelorette party fueled up at TAO Asian Bistro before heading into the nightclub. The group danced with each other as DJ Vice provided the soundtrack for the night.


Earlier that day the group was seen enjoying a VIP cabana at Marquee Dayclub where they sipped on cocktails including the signature drink, Bubbles & Berries.


Photo Courtesy Of: Domain MSA

JEAN SHAFIROFF ON AUGUST COVER OF SOCIAL LIFE

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Jean Shafiroff’s cover of the August  issue of Social Life is beautiful.


In the issue, Social Life Magazine profiles Jean’s philanthropic works and is actively involved as a volunteer fundraiser and leader of several charitable causes. She possesses a remarkable ability to connect different charitable groups with interested people and resources and sits on the board of eight charities including New York Women’s Foundation, NYC City Mission Society, Couture Council, JBFCS, French Heritage Society, Lighthouse Advisory Board, Honorary Board of Southampton Animal Shelter and Southampton Bath and Tennis Club Charitable Foundation. In tandem with her philanthropic responsibilities, Jean has also hosted events in honor of the entertainment industry both in New York and Los Angeles.

GEORGE CLINTON & PARLIAMENT FUNKADELIC IN VEGAS

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George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic played at The Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas, Nevada to a full house.

Photo By: Erik Kabik Photography/ MediaPunch

AMERICA'S GOT TALENT AT RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL

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Heidi Klum was snapped at 'America's Got Talent' Post-Show Red Carpet Event at Radio City Music Hall the other evening.

Photo By: Diego Corredor/MediaPunch

KELLY CLARKSON PLAYS VEGAS & SHE'S PREGNANT

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Kelly Clarkson perform recently at Mandalay Bay Events Center at Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Photo By: Erik Kabik Photography/ MediaPunch 

MODEST MOUSE IN CONCERT AT FAMED BROOKLYN BOWL

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Modest Mouse performed at Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas, Nevada last night to a packed crowd.

Photo By: Erik Kabik Photography/ MediaPunch

JORDIN SPARKS SIGNS ALBUM 'RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW'

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Jordin Sparks signed copies of her new album 'Right Here Right Now' at J&R In-Store at Century 21 in New York City today.

Photo By: Diego Corredor/MediaPunch

THE SAFE PASSAGE PROJECT HOSTS @ BISTRO SEVEN

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The Safe Passage Project held cocktails at Bistro Seven recently.



Safe Passage Project, a registered 501c3 not-for-profit, was created to address the unmet legal needs of indigent immigrant youth living in New York by providing these indigent youth with basic advice and assistance. They work with volunteer attorneys to provide representation for unaccompanied minors in immigration court. Safe Passage provides training, resources, and mentoring to volunteer attorneys regarding Special Immigrant Juvenile (“SIJ”) status as well as other possible immigration alternatives for children.


MORE ABOUT SAFE PASSAGE:


Each year thousands of children have been apprehended by U.S. immigration officials while entering the U.S. illegally. In 2014 more than 63,000 have immigrated into the United States. Many of these children are unaccompanied and are seeking refuge from abuse and maltreatment. Others come to the U.S. with parents or family members who are unable or unwilling to care for them. Because…

RESIDENT MAGAZINE'S ANDI DORFMAN REALITY EVENING

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Reality TV Personality Andi Dorfman celebrated her August 2015 cover of Resident Magazine at private supper club Omar’s La Ranita for cocktails and hors d’oeurves in New York City.






Guests celebrated with Resident cover girl Andi Dorfman at Omar’s downstairs VIP Room. Others celebrating were Dr. Robi Ludwig (Fox News Contributor), Mark Simone (Radio Host), Tracy Stern, Michael Travin (Publisher, Resident Magazine), Pamela Jacobs (Editor-In-Chief, Resident Magazine), Lisa Bernstein (Resident Magazine), Melissa Kassis (Resident Magazine); Omar Hernandez (Owner, Omar’s).  In the August 2015 issue of Resident, cover girl Andi Dorfman discusses her life after appearing on The Bachelorette. The former Assistant District Attorney for Fulton County, GA, who recently moved to New York City shared that she is currently working on a web series for People.com and writing a book. As for her much publicized recent breakup she told the publication, “It’s crazy—and it sucks. I know that you have to h…

DE NIRO EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW IN CIGAR AFICIONADO

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**** REAL NEW YORKER'S ****



Happy Birthday Mr. De Niro! The legendary actor turned 72 yesterday, but he also covers Cigar Aficionado’s newest issue with an exclusive interview. The issue hits newsstands August 25.


Since its inception in 1992, Cigar Aficionado magazine’s editor and publisher Marvin R. Shanken has conducted six interviews with unique men from different walks of life. The September/October issue offers Shanken’s seventh cover interview in the 23-year history of the magazine. All of these have been with men who rarely sit for interviews:


· 1994: Cuban Leader Fidel Castro
· 1995: Business Mogul Ronald O. Perelman
· 2003: Director Francis Ford Coppola
· 2003: War Hero General Tommy Franks
· 2005: NBA Legend Michael Jordan
· 2008: Hollywood Producer Arnon Milchan
· 2015: Legendary Actor Robert De Niro


De Niro, one of the world’s most talented and decorated actors, sits down for an exclusive and wide-ranging interview with Sh…

EVELYN ALEXANDER WILDLIFE RESCUE CENTER FETE

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**** THE HAMPTON'S
Photos By: Rob Rich & Lenny Stucker ****








The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons celebrated another year of rehabilitating and successfully releasing animals back into the wild across Long Island with its annual GET WILD Summer Gala. The event was hosted by the Marder family at the Silas Marder Gallery in Bridgehampton, NY on Saturday, August 8, 2015 and honored artists April Gornik & Eric Fischl, Amy Sullivan and Real Estate Broker Susan Penzner.









Notable Attendees Included: Leslie Alexander (Benefactor, The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center); Leslie Alexander (Benefactor, The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center); April Gornik & Eric Fischl (Honorees, Get Wild Gala); Amy Sullivan (Honorees, Get Wild Gala); Susan Penzner (Honoree, Get Wild Gala); Peter Beard (Photographer); Dina & Steve Hanson; Anne Hearst &Jay McInerney; Linda & Ben Lambert; Howard Lorber and Jeaninne Gourin (Douglas Elliman); Nicole Miller (Fas…

POWERFUL ALLIANCE BETWEEN POLAND & AMERICA

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"COURAGE ON DISPLAY" ****



Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney And Warsaw Upriser Julian Kulski


2nd Lt Szymon Marcinow, Polish Consul General, Urszula Gacek And TV Host, Rita Cosby, Presenting Move America Forward Care Packages, Being Sent To U.S. Troops



The powerful alliance between America and Poland was highlighted at this month’s beautiful re dedication ceremony in Brooklyn, New York for the first memorial honoring the Warsaw Uprising in the United States.
American Flag Flying Over The Warsaw Uprising Mural




 Heroes from the 63 days of fighting were honored on the 71st anniversary of their historic battle, the largest citizens resistance against the Germans in WWII. In Greenpoint, about a thousand people joined Warsaw Uprisers, dignitaries and celebrities such as singer Tomaczek Bednarek and TV and Radio Star Rita Cosby, who’s own father was in the Uprising and is memorialized on the massive mural, along with his best friend, Julian Kulski, who joined the Polish Underground Arm…