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LAURIE GELMAN CELEBRATES CLASS MOM: A NOVEL

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**** BEST SELLERS
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Author Laurie Gelman celebrated the launch of her book, Class Mom: A Novel, on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at Loi Estiatorio with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in New York City. Notable attendees included: Laurie Gelman, Michael Gelman, Jamie Gelman, Misha Gelman, Kelly Ripa, Regis and Joy Philbin, Maria Loi, Dan Abrams, Rosanna Scotto, David Muir, Bryant Gumbel, Hilary Quinlan, Elizabeth Vargas, Peggy Siegel, David Mullen, Carol Cooper, Mark Simone and Richard Kind.

Class Mom: A Novel is a clever take on a year in the life of kindergarten class mom, Jen Dixon. Jen is not your typical Kansas City, Missouri kindergarten class mom or a mom in general. Jen already has two college-age daughters by two different men (probably musicians), and it is her second time around the class mom block with five-year-old Max¯this time with a husband and father by her side. Though her best friend and PTA President sees her as the “wisest” candidate for the job …

JOE LHOTA'S MTA-LIRR MULTI MILLION FERRY FOLLY

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I really find it disgusting that for weeks I have been watching empty boats, chartered by the Joe Lhota and the MTA for LIRR passengers, arrive and go empty. Almost every boat!

The cost has to be in the millions. First they are renting the boats, some from far far away. Then they had to renovate the docks and put in new gates. This was not cheep. Then they have several buses waiting for the passengers that will never arrive and the buses still drive their route empty. You also have the MTA police called here for empty boats as well as dock men and woman to work the gates. Then you have some MTA guy with a clipboard marking the times each boat comes and goes and how many people are riding. Must be hard for him, each boat trip he writes zero. The Department Of Transportation (DOT). The list is endless and this has been going on for weeks now. They also took away dozens of parking spaces that they do not even use.



I read the MTA was going to discontinue this week. I am sure they have t…

MICHAEL TURCHIN & LANCE BASS @ STAR CROSSED LOVE

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Michael Turchin and Lance Bass and attended the one year anniversary of BAZ - Star Crossed Love at The Palazzo Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada the other night.


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JEAN SHAFIROFF @ TASTE OF HOPE CANCER EVENT

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**** The American Cancer Society hosted its first ever Taste of Hope Comes to Broadway
Photos By: Patrick McMullan ****







The American Cancer Society hosted its first ever Taste of Hope Comes to Broadway sponsored by Wells Fargo on Monday, July 24th at 318 West 47th Street, a new condominium by Halsted Property Development Marketing. The evening was a salute to Broadway and raised much needed funds for the American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge NYC. Guests sipped on summer wines and enjoyed delicious tastes provided by Chef Michael Ferraro from Delicatessen and Chef Julian Medina from Toloache.




Special guests who supported the evening include: Jean Shafiroff (a past honoree of the American Cancer Society’s Taste of Hope), Brenda Vaccaro, Lawrence O’Donnell, Richard Kind, Derek Klena, Clarke Thorell, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, and Geneva Carr, along with co-chairs Mark D. Friedman (Halstead Property) and Jamie Koff (Fabric to Finish) and other members of the Taste of Hope committee.







Attendees a…

CHLOE HURST IN FASHION FILMING 'I FEEL PRETTY'

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Chloe Hurst was in pure summer fashion while filming "I Feel Pretty" today in New York City. The actress does look very pretty!

Photo By: Diego Corredor/MediaPunch

NEW YORK POST'S TRUMP SURVIVOR WHITE HOUSE

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In the latest episode of “Survivor: White House,” the West Wing descended into chaos Thursday, as President Trump and his top aides turned on one another like vicious reality-show divas — with no one sure who would be the next to get a knife in their back.


The most jaw-dropping development came when communications chief Anthony Scaramucci launched into a vulgar tirade against White House chief of staff Reince Priebus in a phone call to a reporter late Wednesday.

Visit NY Post to continue reading this interesting story. Great Cover!

RAND LUXURY HOSTS @ HAMPTONS PRIVATE ESTATE

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**** HAMPTON'S STYLE
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Bradford Rand of RAND Luxury has once again hosted an exclusive, Invitation-Only brunch at a private estate in Sagaponack, NY, where the brand new DB11 was debuted along with the other latest models from Aston Martin and other luxury brands. On Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, the event featured a showcase of the unique timepieces, couture luggage, private aviation, electronics, fashion and much more. The official media sponsor was Hamptons Magazine.



During the event, guests were also able to participate in a live and Silent Auction benefiting the North Shore Animal League America.


The newly constructed Sagaponack estate, where the event was held, was also showcased by The Corcoran Group’s star real estate agent Susan Breitenbach. This home was available for acquisition for $12.995 million.



Notable attendees included: Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff, Bradford Rand, President / CEO RAND Luxury; Alexandria S…

MARTIN TUCHMAN & STEVE FORBES ON FOX NEWS

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Martin Tuchman, Interpool founder, was interviewed by Steve Forbes on FOX News about the infrastructure problems in the US. Tuchman presented his repatriation plan before millions of viewers. The plan is being reviewed by members of the US Congress. 

You can view this great interview HERE

JEAN SHAFIROFF STRIKING @ PARRISH ART MUSEUM

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**** THE HAMPTON'S
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Jean Shafiroff was photographed in a Caroline Z Gown at the Parrish Art Museum's Midsummer Party in the Hampton's.


Mrs. Shafiroff stunned the crowd in a striking white vinyl laser cut and turquoise tulle gown designed by 27 year old talented fashion designer Caroline Z.

The Parrish Art Museum's Midsummer Party (Water Mill, New York) raised in excess of $1.25 million. The event honored philanthropist Agnes Gund and artist, Clifford Ross whose work was on exhibit .

For more information on the Parrish Art Museum visit HERE.

REFINED ITALIAN DINNERS AT IL GATTOPARDO NYC

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Midtown hot spot Il Gattopardo, owned by husband-and-wife-team Gianfranco Sorrentino and Paula Bolla-Sorrentino, and partner Chef Vito Gnazzo, invites diners to enjoy refined Italian dishes in a sleek, modern setting. The restaurant also boasts a beautiful, lushly planted 8-story atrium, in which weekend brunch is served, and a wide range of private events are held. The restaurant continuously attracts a wide array of celebrities, including Paul McCartney, Ivanka Trump, Charlie Sheen, Michael Cera, Charles Barkley, Warren Buffet, Paul Blake, Stanley Tucci, William Kentridge, John Anthony Baldessari, Giuseppe Penone, Marina Abramoviæ, I.M. Pei, Rem Koolhaas, Richard Meier, Peter Eisenman and Jacques Herzog.




Il Gattopardo serves traditional Southern Italian comfort food that has been adapted for the contemporary palate without compromising the authenticity of the cuisine. The Sorrentinos are committed to producing top quality Southern Italian gastronomy, to the use of authentic ingredi…

PAUL BETTANY VISITS AOL BUILD IN NEW YORK CITY

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Paul Bettany visited AOL BUILD yesterday in New York City.Paul Bettany is an English actor. He is known for his voice role as J.A.R.V.I.S.


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LAURA BENANTI VISITS STEPHEN COLBERT IN NYC

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Laura Benanti was in good spirits and in fashion when she went to The Late Show With Stephen Colbert yesterday in New York City.


Photo By: Diego Corredor/MediaPunch 

SARAH JESSICA PARKER STUNNING IN NEW YORK CITY

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Sarah Jessica Parker was in fashion and looking stunning when we photographed her filming on location yesterday in New York City.


Photo By: Diego Corredor/MediaPunch

FORTH SEASON OF 'THE LAST SHIP' PREMIERE'S AUG 20

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The Last Ship




In celebration of the epic drama The Last Ship at Comic-Con International, TNT is releasing the official season four trailer after playing it exclusively for fans who attended the panel.

Eric Dane, Bridget Regan, Adam Baldwin, Charles Parnell, Travis Van Winkle, Marissa Neitling, Christina Elmore, Jocko Sims, Bren Foster and Kevin Michael Martin star in this action-packed series chronicling the aftermath of a global catastrophe that nearly decimates the world's population.

The fourth season of The Last Ship is slated to launch with a two-episode premiere on Sunday, Aug. 20, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT), across TNT platforms.

TROIAN BELLISARIO SPOTTED IN NEW YORK CITY

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Troian Bellisario was snapped at AOL BUILD the other day in New York City. The star seemed to be enjoying the hot summer day.


Photo By: Diego Corredor/MediaPunch

AMAZING KRESKIN GIVES OJ SIMPSON A CHALLENGE

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Our friend The Amazing Kreskin sent us this e-mail the other day, offering OJ Simpson a challenge. We think this could be a great idea for a television show.


It’s appropriate today that I reintroduce the offer and challenge that I made OJ Simpson in 1999, regarding the murders of his ex-wife, Nicole and Ron Goldman. In the past 24 hours, interest and reference to the most covered murder trial in US history has been re-awakened for obvious reasons.


In 1999 I sent a letter, delivered to Simpson’s attorney, Johnny Cochran. In essence my challenge to Simpson was “Walk with me, talk with me, and I’ll reveal who murdered your ex-wife, Nicole”.


This was not a frivolous scenario. It’s been forgotten that in 1995, OJ had the “generous” nerve to offer a reward for information leading to his ex-wife’s killer! Believe it or not, no one came through with any offer. As a result of this, I made a challenge to OJ to help him “prove your innocence or for that matter your guilt”.


Neither Simpson …

SCOTT DISICK ON HIS GARGANTUAN SEX APPETITE

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E! NEWS --  Scott Disick wants to set the record straight about his love life and what he calls his "gargantuan appetite" for sex.

He and ex Kourtney Kardashian, with whom she shares three kids, have been broken up for two years. He is often seen partying with women showed some PDA with a few of them, including actress Bella Thorne, during a whirlwind 34th birthday trip to Cannes and other parts of Europe several weeks ago. In an episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians that aired earlier this year, Scott said he is a "sex addict."

"I would say I think it's a little rude that everybody keeps addressing me as a sex addict," Scott told E! News exclusively Saturday at the LIQUID day club at the Aria Hotel and Resort in Las Vegas. "I just like sex, but I'm not a sex addict. I said that in a humorous, joking fashion on the show and now I'm getting billed as one, and it's not the case. I do like sex, but I am not an addict."

When ask…

FOOTLOOSE KEVIN BACON VISITS AOL BUILD NYC

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Kevin Bacon was photographed at AOL BUILD the other day in New York City.

Photo By: Diego Corredor/MediaPunch

SLEEK ANTIPASTI AND WINE @ MOZZARELLA & VINO

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**** Discover Delicious Artisanal Cheese, Wine and Antipasti
At “Enoteca” Style Restaurant ****






Located in Midtown Manhattan just steps from MOMA is sleek antipasti and wine restaurant Mozzarella & Vino, owned by husband-and-wife-team Gianfranco Sorrentino and Paula Bolla-Sorrentino. The talented Chef Vito Gnazzo offers diners a delectable menu that reflects the simplicity of authentic Italian ingredients, with a heavy emphasis on the Mozzarella di Bufala Campania, Italian cheeses and affettati. Based mostly on classic Italian antipasti, such as arancini, panzarotti and mozzarella rolls, the restaurant also serves a wonderful selection of paninis, soups, salads, and of course mozzarella in all shapes and combinations - even on desserts. The restaurant continuously attracts a wide array of celebrities, including Paul McCartney, Glenn Lowery, Greg Proops and Andre Leon Talley.


Mozzarella & Vino’s enoteca style bar focuses on showcasing smaller family estate wines and independent It…

MACHINE GUN KELLY HEADS TO LAS VEGAS REHAB

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Machine Gun Kelly hosted at The REHAB Pool Party at The Famed Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada today.


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ERYKAH BADU IN CONCERT AT VEGAS BROOKLYN BOWL

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Erykah Badu performed yesterday at The Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Photo By: Erik Kabik Photography/ MediaPunch

MARGO MANHATTAN FOR HAMPTONS & NYC LUXURY

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Now that celebrity jewelry designer Margo Manhattan has officially launched her exclusive line for HSN, it’s time to get shopping. You’ll lust for elegant yet edgy sterling jewels to style up every outfit this summer. Whether you’re living it up in the Hamptons or enjoying a getaway to St Tropez, Margo Manhattan’s collection strikes the perfect balance between luxury and rock ‘n’ roll chic. It’s no surprise considering that her client list includes the likes of Beyoncé, Selena Gomez and Amber Heard.


Margo Manhattan joins HSN’s elite roster of celebrity designers with a host of must-have looks. The line features sexy layered chain bracelets, stunning black leather chokers with pendants, bold gemstones, and more. All in all, the collection showcases Margo’s signature elegant but edgy style—a look that easily carries from Manhattan to Hong Kong and the world over. The Black Spinel Heart Earrings couple femininity with elegant edge while the Bise Red Enamel Lips Ring packs the perfect pu…

JEAN SHAFIROFF SPEAKS @ NONPROFIT MEDIA HONORS

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 **** Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff Celebrity Speaker ****




NEW YORK, NY – For the third year, New York Nonprofit Media honored 40 rising stars in the nonprofit industry under the age of 40. Awardees were honored today at a celebratory breakfast event at The Capital Grille in Downtown Manhattan, and profiled in a special print publication distributed at the event.


This year’s awardees are 40 individuals who have made great strides in their career and hold the promise of a bright future in New York’s nonprofit scene. The celebratory event featured remarks by Matt Sturiale, CEO, Birch Family Services; Jean Shafiroff, philanthropist, humanitarian, activist and author of Successful Philanthropy: How to Make A Life By What You Give; and Ester R. Fuchs, Professor of International and Public Affairs and Political Science, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs.


The event was sponsored by: Birch Family Services; Breakthrough NY; CliftonLarsonAllen; The Doe Fund; JCCA; Ora…

FINE NYC DINING @ THE LEOPARD AT DES ARTISTES

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Everyday dishes done with respect to Southern Italian cultural traditions, absolute quality of ingredients, hospitality and outstanding service – that is the formula of New Yorkers favorite fine Italian dining destination: The Leopard at des Artistes. This Upper West Side hot spot, owned by husband-and-wife-team Gianfranco Sorrentino and Paula Bolla-Sorrentino, and partner Chef Vito Gnazzo, invites diners to enjoy exceptional food in a warm and inviting atmosphere. The Leopard’s décor, which features famed Howard Chandler Christy murals in the dining room, is inspired by the elegance of the 1963 epic film with the same name.


Chef Vito’s culinary signature of authentic southern Italian comfort food is what draws visitors and locals alike to the restaurant. The Leopard boasts a diverse menu that finds its roots in the area once known as The Kingdom of Two Sicilies of the mid-1800s, and the culinary traditions of Campania, Basilicata, Calabria, Apulia, Sardinia, and of course, Sicily. …