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RESERVATIONS ARE HOT AT SOUTHAMPTON KOZU

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The hottest reservation this summer will be at new Japanese Fusion restaurant Kozu, run by restaurateur and 75 Main & AM Southampton owner Zach Erdem. The restaurant offers Japanese cuisine and sushi with Peruvian influences. The menu, designed by Head Chef John Keller, features signature dishes such as the Kozu Jalapeño Yellowtail with Smoked Tomato Ponzu; the Summer Corn and Lobster Salad with a Corn "Pudding", Shiso, and Yuzu Dressing; and the Heirloom Tomatoes and Japanese Cucumber with Toasted Sesame Dressing, Yuzu Salt, Micro Cilantro and Piment d'Espelette. The kitchen also proudly hosts Sous Chef George Nikolopolous, formerly of Le Bernardin, and Sushi Chef Joseph Kim, formerly of Morimoto.
The décor will invite diners to an intimate and elegant atmosphere, featuring dark wooden floors and white walls covered in colorful artwork by Raphael Mazzucco. Fresh flowers will add a sense of luxury to the restaurant, as will the scorched ash tables in conjunction wit…

BOBBY VAN'S SECRET TO MARINATE PORTERHOUSE

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**** BEST NEW YORK CITY RESTAURANTS ****



You can expect one of the best dining experiences at Bobby Van’s Steakhouse in New York City. Visit the East 46th Street location and you’ll enjoy perfectly grilled dishes, engaging customer service, and the comfort of tradition. Bobby Van’s is likely to exceed all your expectations with expertly crafted dishes from the signature Filet Mignon to the traditional Porterhouse Steak.


This summer, brings more than just a sated appetite from Bobby Van’s. Chef Nile Medford shares tips on how to grill the perfect steak in your own backyard. It’s time to heat up your grilling skills!


For best results, marinate steak in 1 tablespoon of Bobby Van’s Steakhouse Original Sauce per steak along with any desired spices. The versatile sauce will give the steak a sweet and tangy flavor offset by a horseradish spice. Let the steak rest in the fridge for an hour before grilling on medium heat (never high), frequently turning the meat to keep the cut from sticking.


LARRY SCOTT HOSTS WATER MILL HAMPTONS FETE

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**** HAMPTONS BEST ****






A signature Lawrence Scott Event offers guests a chance to enter a magical environment that allows them to escape and connect in a magnificent space unlike any other. Hence when events planner extraordinaire, Lawrence Scott, invites you to his home one can expect amazing people and a picturesque ambiance for a remarkable one-of-a-kind celebration.


Larry Scott hosted a summer gathering at his home in Water Mill, NY. Guests mingled whilst enjoying hors d’oeuvres served by waiters dressed in “Keep Calm and Live like Larry” tees. Part of what sets Scott’s style apart is his innate understanding of his guests and making everyone feel included. This was the case as Larry Scott celebrated into the night with friends and long-standing clients. Guests enjoyed champagne and caviar by a radiant pool that lit the party as day turned to night.



Larry has produced one-of-a-kind events for many of life's celebrations and milestones. He has loyal A-list celebrity clients that…

GUY FIERI @ CARNIVAL CRUISES BEER-B-QUE

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Guy Fieri attended Carnival Cruise Line’s Summertime Beer-B-Que with Guy Fieri at 620 Loft and Garden in New York City yesterday.


Photo By: Diego Corredor/Media Punch

JEAN SHAFIROFF & HAMPTONS STARRY NIGHT GALA

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**** IN THE HAMPTONS
Photos By: Patrick McMullan ****









New York philanthropist and author Jean Shafiroff chaired the The Ellen Hermanson Starry Night Gala this past Saturday, July 23rd. The Ellen Hermanson Foundation proudly honored Jennifer Finkelstein of 5 Under 40 Foundation and the doctors, nurses and medical staff of The Ellen Hermanson Breast Center of Southampton Hospital. In her opening remarks, Jean Shafiroff expressed the importance of giving back to the community, and the impact the Starry Night Gala has on aiding medically underserved women. Dr. Julie Ratner honored her sister, late Ellen Hermanson, and her mission to bring awareness to early detection and educating breast cancer patients who need the most support.








Over 300 philanthropists, friends, and celebrities were welcomed in celebration of Ellen Hermanson Foundation’s two decades of achievements. Singer, Meredith O’Conner performed while guests enjoyed delicious fare served by Chris Robbins of Robbins Wolfe Eventeurs. G…

THE BAND PERRY TO PLAY ATLANTIC CITY TROPICANA

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – Grammy Award winning siblings Kimberly, Neil and Reid Perry have a way of turning family harmony into smash hits. On Saturday, November 12, 2016, the superstar trio, collectively known as The Band Perry, will entertain fans at Tropicana Atlantic City. Show time is 8 p.m. in the Tropicana Showroom with doors opening at 7 p.m.
The band has proven to be an unstoppable presence in music ever since signing to Republic Nashville in 2009. Their debut album, The Band Perry, delivered five hit singles including the six-time platinum chart-topper “If I Die Young.” The video for that song is Vevo-certified for reaching more than 100 million views. That album also scored hits with “You Lie,” “All Your Life” and “‘Postcard from Paris.”
The trio released their gold-certified sophomore album Pioneer in 2013, which spawned two additional #1 singles “Better Dig Two” and “DONE.” (the first for brothers Reid and Neil as songwriters) plus hits “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely” and “Chainsaw.…

ASHLEY BENSON & COUSIN ELIJAH'S VEGAS BIRTHDAY

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“Pretty Little Liars” star Ashley Benson celebrated her cousin Elijah’s 21st birthday at TAO Group properties Saturday. The group kicked off the festivities at TAO Beach in The Venetian where they spent the day sipping on cocktails and eating from the grill menu. After a sun-filled day at the beach, it was off to dinner at TAO Restaurant where they enjoyed a selection of favorites. Up at the nightclub, her cousin was given a celebratory birthday presentation by the TAO staff.

Photo Courtesy Of: Thomas Tran / TAO / Domain

SEXY JUSTIN BIEBER SPOTTED IN HOLLYWOOD STUDIO

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Sexy Justin Bieber was snapped  leaving the studio in Hollywood California today.

Photos By: John Misa / MediaPunch

MICHELLE OBAMA SPEECH AT DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION

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Michelle Obama At Democratic Convention



(CHEERS, APPLAUSE) Thank you all. Thank you so much. You know, it’s hard to believe that it has been eight years since I first came to this convention to talk with you about why I thought my husband should be president.
(CHEERS, APPLAUSE)
Remember how I told you about his character and convictions, his decency and his grace, the traits that we’ve seen every day that he’s served our country in the White House?
(CHEERS, APPLAUSE)
I also told you about our daughters, how they are the heart of our hearts, the center of our world. And during our time in the White House, we’ve had the joy of watching them grow from bubbly little girls into poised young women, a journey that started soon after we arrived in Washington.
OBAMA: When they set off for their first day at their new school, I will never forget that winter morning as I watched our girls, just 7 and 10 years old, pile into those black SUVs with all those big men with guns.
(LAUGHTER)
And I saw …

THE BERNIE SANDERS SPEECH WORD FOR WORD

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Bernie Sanders At DNC Convention



"Good evening.
How great it is to be with you tonight.
Let me begin by thanking the hundreds of thousands of Americans who actively participated in our campaign as volunteers. Let me thank the 2 1/2 million Americans who helped fund our campaign with an unprecedented 8 million individual campaign contributions – averaging $27 a piece. Let me thank the 13 million Americans who voted for the political revolution, giving us the 1,846 pledged delegates here tonight – 46 percent of the total. And delegates: Thank you for being here, and for all the work you’ve done. I look forward to your votes during the roll call on Tuesday night.
And let me offer a special thanks to the people of my own state of Vermont who have sustained me and supported me as a mayor, congressman, senator and presidential candidate. And to my family – my wife Jane, four kids and seven grandchildren –thank you very much for your love and hard work on this campaign.
I understand tha…

IGGY AZALEA & FRENCH MONTANA READY TO MINGLE

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A month after announcing her breakup with ex-fiancé Nick Young, Iggy Azalea is single and ready to mingle...with French Montana?
The two rappers were spotted getting cozy in Las Vegas Saturday night and early Sunday. They attended Jennifer Lopez's All I Have residency show at Caesar's Palace together, as seen in a video French posted on Snapchat, and partied together hours later at the Jewel nightclub at the Aria Resort & Casino.
Inside the venue, they were seen dancing and then left together, E! News has learned exclusively. Iggy and French have not commented about their night out.
Earlier in the night, French helped J.Lo celebrate an early 47th birthday at a post-concert bash that was also attended by Kim Kardashian and Calvin Harris.
Iggy had performed a scheduled set at the club. She arrived just after 1 a.m., wearing a sheer, printed long-sleeve top that showed off her bra and skin-tight blue tie-dyed knee-length skirt, paired with nude ankle boots, and talked to E!…

OZZY OSBOURNE MARRIAGE JUST A BUMP IN THE ROAD

Ozzy Osbourne said his very public split from wife Sharon Osbourne earlier this year was just a “bump in the road” and the two are now “back on track again.”
“Oh, she’s back on track again,” Osbourne, 67, said in an interview that aired today on “Good Morning America.” “You just, you make mistakes, and you learn by your mistakes, I think.”
Sharon Osbourne Addresses Reports of Split With Ozzy Osbourne: 'I'm Not With Him'
Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne Reunite for Ozzfest Announcement
After tabloid reports of turbulence in their 33-year marriage, Sharon announced on CBS’ “The Talk” in May that she had kicked her husband out of their home.
“I’m 63 years of age and I can’t keep living like this,” she said on the show, of which she is a co-host. “I don’t know where I’m going, who I’m going with. And I just need time to think.”
Now, two months later, Ozzy Osbourne, who shares three children with Sharon, put a different perspective on their marital troubles.
“No, it’s just a bump in t…

SAMANTHA BRUCE-BENJAMIN @ ROGERS MANSION

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**** HAMPTONS BEST EVENTS ****



Author Samantha Bruce-Benjamin’s second novel, The Westhampton Leisure Hour and Supper Club, is about five minutes in the life of a Hampton’s society hostess and offers a fascinating view of the devastation that the 1938 Hurricane wrought in the Hamptons. Based on a real supper club and historical research, Ms. Bruce-Benjamin’s novel has been praised for its author’s skillful rendering of both the milieu and her characters, whose lives are changed forever on September 21, 1938. Co-sponsored with the Rogers Memorial Library.


Samantha Bruce-Benjamin was born and raised in Edinburg, Scotland. She received a Master of Arts with honors in English Literature from the University of Edinburg. Formerly she worked as a literacy editor for Random House and BBC. Along with The Westhampton Leisure Hour and Supper Club, Ms. Bruce-Benjamin has written The Art of Devotion, an Examiner and Bookreporter Best Book of 2010. Ms. Bruce-Benjamin is currently spends her time in N…

SHEILA E. TALKS PRINCE WITH LARRY KING NOW

Shelia E. On Larry King Now


On a special season 5 premiere episode of the multi-Emmy nominated series “Larry King Now,” Prince’s ex-fiance and legendary drummer Sheila E. sits down with Larry King where she opens up about the untimely death of her friend and music partner, sharing special moments she shared with the icon and whether or not we will hear Prince's unreleased music in the near future. Plus, Sheila discusses the state of the music business and dishes on her most notable collaborations, from Ringo Starr to Beyoncé.



Sheila reflects back on her fondest memories with Prince and his unfortunate cause of death, which was officially classified as an accidental overdose of the painkiller fentanyl. She reveals whether or not she had ever seen Prince use or abuse pain medication and says, “I’ve never even seen him take an aspirin, or a Tylenol,” however, due to the nature of his performance, she knows that “he was in pain...I was always getting hurt and so was he.”



The musician…

TONI BRAXTON @ BERGEN PAC FOR AMERICAN TOUR

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Seven-time GRAMMY Award-winning singer, songwriter and actress Toni Braxton stops at bergenPAC on her North American tour. Most recently, Braxton released “Love, Marriage & Divorce,” a duets album with Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds. The album took off behind “Hurt You,” the Urban AC #1 duet hit co-written by Toni Braxton & Babyface (with Daryl Simmons and Antonio Dixon), and produced by Babyface. The two also shared the win for Best R&B Album at the 2015 GRAMMY Awards.


Today, with over 67 million in sales worldwide and seven GRAMMY Awards, Braxton is recognized as one of the most outstanding voices of this generation. Her distinctive sultry vocal blend of R&B, pop, jazz and gospel became an instantaneous international sensation when she came forth with her first solo recording in 1992. Braxton stormed the charts in the 90’s with the releases of “Toni Braxton” and “Secrets,” which spawned the hit singles and instant classics; “Another Sad Love Song,” “Breathe Again,” “You’r…

EAGLES OF DEATH METAL PLAY LAS VEGAS STRIP

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Eagles of Death Metal performed at The Pool at the famed Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada over the weekend.

Photo By: Erik Kabik Photography/ MediaPunch