****THE GLORIOUS CORNER Story By: G. H. HARDING**** Shannon Say It Ain’t So --- After many successful years together with Todd Pettengill hosting Scott & Todd in the Morning on WPLJ/New York, Scott Shannon announced on the air this morning that he is retiring from WPLJ after 22 years at the station. Pettengill will continue as the host of The Todd Show during the same 6 AM-10 AM time slot. “Of course I’ll miss being a part of the morning show here on PLJ and I might even pop back in from time to time and try to get Todd to play a Rascals song or two,” Shannon said. "Scott and I had an amazing run and I'll miss our mornings together and cherish the memories we made. I'm also very excited about the opportunity ahead with a very talented group of people that I know our listeners are going to love," Pettengill said. Shannon, who I’ve known for years and is unquestionably the real deal in every way, is just a force of nature. His talents, intelligence and encyclopedia-know…
Superstar Leonardo Dicaprio is regretting not introducing himself to River Phoenix at a Halloween party, because hours later, Phoenix lost his life outside a Los Angeles California nightclub. DiCaprio was at the beginning of his Hollywood career when he spied his longtime hero Phoenix was at a party on Halloween night. The up and coming star, who was 18 at the time, was desperate to corner his idol for a chat but didn’t have time to approach Phoenix before he left the bash. And DiCaprio will always remember the missed opportunity, because 23-year-old Phoenix collapsed and died from a drug overdose outside the Viper Room a few hours later. He tells Esquire magazine, "When I was eighteen, River Phoenix was far and away my hero. Think of all those early great performances - My Own Private Idaho, Stand by Me. I always wanted to meet him. One night, I was at this Halloween party, and he passed me. He was beyond pale - he looked white. Before I got a chance to say hello, …
Philanthropist and society sweetheart, Jean Shafiroff was spotted chatting to Paul McCartney of the Beatles at the Jewish Board Gala recently.
Paul McCartney’s lovely wife Nancy McCartney was honored along with David Moore and Jean Troubh at the event which raised over $3.3 million . Approximately 500 people attended the glamorous event at the Plaza Hotel in New York City.
Jean Shafiroff is a long time board member of the Jewish Board. In 2013 she was honored by the charity at a similar event to this year’s gala. The Jewish Board is the premiere mental health charity in New York. Each year it serves over 50,000 New Yorker's from all backgrounds. Photos By Owen Hoffman / Patrick McMullan
"I'm Just Tired" is a campy exploration of the anthropomorphization of depression a.k.a. the depression monster, created by NYC based artist, Leah Lane. Chashama presented the Lane’s exhibit in May, which is National Mental Health Month. According to the Center For Disease Control (CDC), ten percent of all American adults will experience depression for two consecutive weeks or more at some point in their lifetime. Most of those adults reported at least some difficulty with work, home or social activities due to their depression. Removing the stigma, seeking help for depression and other forms of mental health and wellness starts with shining a light on the subject and supportive conversations.
Through the use of multimedia sculpture and attributing human traits and characteristics to a fictional beast, this art installation is the culmination of several years of research and informal survey. Lane states, “Anyone experiencing mental distress has a unique depression beas…
“Fleet Week New York,” now in its 31st year, is the city’s time-honored celebration of the sea services. New York welcomes Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen as numerous ships arrive in the New York Harbor, and participate in the 2019 Parade of Ships.
The beautiful entertainers at Rick’s Cabaret New York, the upscale gentlemen’s club known for its luxurious setting, warm hospitality and celebrity clientele, continues its annual tradition offering military personnel in uniform free admission to the club throughout the days and nights of "Fleet Week.”
Those who head over to Rick’s Cabaret (50 West 33rd Street) can expect to get a very patriotic and warm welcome from the over 100 Rick’s Cabaret girls who perform daily.
“We are all big fans of the military. We appreciate what they do for all of us,” explained Rick’s Cabaret Girl Trinity.
Rick’s Cabaret New York has earned a number of awards for its world class entertainment and warm hospitality. The top-rated “Rick’s Steakho…
New York Attorney General Letitia James and leading officials attendEdie’s Backyard BBQ to Benefit the David E. Rogers, M.D. Center soon to be the Edie Windsor Center at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital.
Special guests included: Alphonso David, Chief Counsel to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Rebecca A. Seawright, New York Assembly Member and other distinguished leaders.
Over 250 guests attended the annual Edie’s Backyard BBQ to benefit the David E. Rogers, M.D. Center at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, soon to be named the Edie Windsor Center.
New York Assembly Member Fred W. Thiele Jr., Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman, Jean Shafiroff, philanthropist and author and Robert Chaloner, Chief Administrative Officer of Stony Brook Southampton Hospital joined guests for a fun-filled afternoon at the Southampton home of Judith M. Kasen-Windsor, surviving spouse of the late Edie Windsor.
Judith M. Kasen-Windsor and Jimmy Mack hosted the annual event along with a host committee w…
New York, NY – Mission Society of New York City held its 96th annual Founding Families Gala on Monday, June 3rd, honoring scientist Philson Warner of Cornell University‘s Cooperative Extension and Grammy Nominee Alex Newell at a celebratory event that raised over half a million dollars to support programs that provide young people with a path towards economic opportunity.
The gala, held at CAPITALE in Lower Manhattan, featured musical performances by Broadway stars Jonathan Burke, Nick Rashad Burroughs, and Alex Newell, the first-ever recipient of Mission’s Youth Trailblazer gala award.
“We’re here tonight for a very special cause, and that is to change the lives of the children we serve,” said Gala Co-Chair Jean Shafiroff in her opening remarks. “We could not be prouder to have you as our guests, and to stand behind the life-changing work of Mission,” said Gala Co-Chair Katrina Peebles.
“The Mission Society—founded in 1812—is the City’s oldest organization dedicated to ending interge…
American Idol's Paula Abdul has undergone surgery on her neck to relieve the pain she has suffered for the past 20 long years. According to reports, Paula checked into Los Angeles California Olympia Medical Center early this month for a five-day stay. The 46-year-old singer’s spine was first damaged during a cheerleading accident when she was 17. She was then involved in a car accident and a minor plane crash that worsened the damage. She once told reporters, "I have four titanium plates in my neck. I’ve had 14 surgeries over the years." A source tells the National Enquirer of her recent surgery, "Paula wasn’t about to begin another season of Idol living in constant pain. Auditions for the show begin in New York at the end of August, and she wanted to make sure she was feeling her best before hitting the road." Editors Note: Paula baby. A cheerleading accident, a car crash and a plane crash? Whats next? Simon is going to sit on you?
The iconic Decoration & Design Building (DDB) in New York City hosted its biannual Spring Market, which featured top editorial voices, dozens of design influencers, leading industry trade organizations and nearly 3,000 attendees. This year’s Spring Market delved into the theme Design Confidential presented by Vanguards & Visionaries. Internationally renowned design publications The World of Interiors and British House & Garden hosted programs for the first time at a US Design Center.
Spring Market 2019 was comprised of three Keynote presentations, 15 Showroom Programs, 19 Experiential Events, 6 Cocktail Receptions, and 68 Open Houses (DDB had to add an additional program per hour and additional cocktail receptions due to overwhelming interest to participate). The compelling theme answered designers’ questions of how to take the next step in their design practice on a grand scale and at a very high level.
All programs that adopted the theme “Design Confidential Presented b…
Actor Stephen Baldwin and Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff hosted a book release party for Remi Adeleke, whose just released his new book,Transformation: A Navy Seal's Unlikely Journey from the Throne of Africa, to the Streets of the Bronx, to Defying All Odds.
Remi's inspiring story is one of true personal transformation, from troubled teen to Navy SEAL. In Transformed, Remi takes readers back to stories from his childhood as Nigerian royalty, to losing his father early in life and being raised by a single mother in the Bronx.
Jean Shafiroff, author of Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life By What You Give, came up with the idea to host the reception after reading about Remi and his life story. They share the common goals of helping others “transform” their lives. Jean serves on 7 charity boards, the majority of which help disadvantaged persons. She invited her friends like Patty Raynes, and Paola Bacchini among other NYC movers & shakers including Anna Rothschild and…