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NANCY PELOSI STATEMENT ON TRUMP ICE RAIDS

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Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the Trump Administration conducted sweeping raids across Northern California that resulted in the arrest of more than 150 men and women, at least half of whom did not have a criminal record:

“The Trump Administration’s raids were a shocking abuse of law enforcement power. Yet again, the White House has reached into our communities to indiscriminately detain scores of hard-working, law-abiding immigrants.

“Fully half of those swept up in the ICE raids have no criminal record. This raid was intended solely to terrorize innocent immigrant families and instill fear in the hearts of our communities – not to keep Americans safe. Parents will now be torn from their children, and spouses ripped away from their loved ones.

“The Administration continues to brazenly target the cities that refuse to bow to its blatantly bigoted anti-immigrant and mass deportation agenda. The people of the San Francisco Bay Area will…

JEAN SHAFIROFF'S STUNNING OSCAR DE LA RENTA

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Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff was spotted in Palm Beach at the Brazilian Court. Jean’s sparkling cocktail dress is by Oscar de la Renta. The fashion icon was on her way to the French Heritage Society Gala. 

JENNIFER LAWRENCE & ISABELLA BOYLSTON FASHION

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Jennifer Lawrence and Isabella Boylston looked stunning at the Red Sparrow US Premiere at Alice Tully Hall the other night in New York City.


Photos By: Diego Corredor/MediaPunch

KANDEE JOHNSON 'PRETTY IN PINK' NYC FASHION

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Kandee Johnson was "PRETTY IN PINK" when she visited the BUILD SERIES today in New York City. 

Photo By: Diego Corredor/MediaPunch

PARKS AND RECREATION STAR RETTA @ BUILD SERIES

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Retta was photographed today visiting the BUILD SERIES in New York City. We love her winter-spring fashion. The Parks and Recreation star looked like she was having a great day!

Photo By: Diego Corredor/MediaPunch

AMBER NASH HITS TIMES SQUARE PLANET HOLLYWOOD

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Amber Nash was all smiles when she was photographed at a Meet and Greet Event at Planet Hollywood in Times Square New York City today.

Photo By: Diego Corredor/MediaPunch

THE JERRY SPRINGER PODCAST TONIGHT AT 7:30 PM

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**** TUNE IN ALERT! ****
Jerry Springer


Listen tonight to the one and only Jerry Springer live podcast Tonight 2/27 at 7:30pm ET.

Live Stream on Facebook for the Jerry Springer Podcast or to listen live or view archives visit www.jerryspringer.com.  

SPRING VIEW 2018 FROM HUNTERS POINT SOUTH NYC

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Spring is coming as you can see from the photo I took today from our fantastic waterfront overlooking New York City. Hunters Point South is the new hot neighborhood to be living in NYC. Neighbors talk, children play all with stunning views of the United Nations, The Empire State Building and the World Trade Center, just to name a few.

Photo By: James Edstrom

JEAN SHAFIROFF STUNNING @ OSCAR DE LA RENTA

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Spotted - Philanthropist and style icon Jean Shafiroff during New York City Fashion Week 2018. Ms. Shafiroff , wearing a blue, black and grey geometric dress by Oscar de la Renta, was about to enter the Oscar de la Renta Fashion Show at Cipriani at 25 Broadway recently.

Photo Courtesy Of: Benno Klandt

HOLLY ROBINSON PEETE IN NEW YORK CITY FASHION

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Holly Robinson Peete was in pure fashion when she was photographed the other day heading into The BUILD SERIES in New York City.

Photo By: Diego Corredor/MediaPunch

LORI STOKES & ELLEN BURSTYN @ HBO SCREENING

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Ellen Burstyn and Lori Stokes looked fantastic at the Special Screening of HBO's Notes From The Field at MoMA recently in New York City.

Photos By: Diego Corredor/MediaPunch

BILLIE JEAN KING ATTENDS ATHENA FILM FESTIVAL

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Tennis Legend Billie Jean King was photographed at The 2018 Athena Film Festival Battle of the Sexes at Barnard College today in New York City.

Photo By: Diego Corredor/MediaPunch

THE 2018 PARK DAY & CIVIL WAR TRUST 'APRIL 7TH'

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The Battle of Fort Donelson


Washington, D.C. – Volunteers of all ages and abilities can give back to their country, get out of the house, and honor their heritage by joining the Civil War Trust on Saturday, April 7, for Park Day 2018. Park Day is an annual hands-on preservation event to help maintain America’s battlefields and historic sites. And with 156 sites in 34 states and the District of Columbia signed up to participate so far, this year’s Park Day will be the largest ever.


2018’s diverse group of Park Day sites gives volunteers many options for locations, specific projects and historical background. In recent years, the Civil War Trust has expanded Park Day to include Revolutionary War and War of 1812 sites. Now, participants from Sharpsburg, Md., to Modesto, Calif. – and Perryville, Ky., to Princeton, N.J. – will have the opportunity to help keep America’s hallowed grounds and outdoor classrooms looking their best.


“Park Day volunteers are critically important to historic sit…

MO'NIQUE TALKS NETFLIX BOYCOTT ON 'THE VIEW'

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Mo'Nique explains why she called for a Netflix boycott over what she says was "gender bias and color bias": "When [Netflix] says ... 'Mo'Nique is a legend, too.' Well if I'm a legend, why wouldn't I get what the legends are getting?"


Mo'Nique tells her side of the story that damaged her reputation: "For 8 years, my family has suffered, and my career has suffered, because ... I would not allow those entities to ... bully me."


WATCH HERE

Photo Courtesy Of: ABC / Disney

HEATHER GRAHAM IN FASHION AT THE BUILD SERIES

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Heather Graham looked fantastic when she was photographed the other day at THE BUILD SERIES in New York City on a rainy afternoon.

Photo By: Diego Corredor/MediaPunch

BROADWAY'S 'WAITRESS' & NATIONAL WOMENS HISTORY

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The producers of Broadway’s smash Waitress announced that they will celebrate National Women’s History Month at the show by hosting a month-long campaign in March. As the first Broadway musical with an all-female creative team, the production will celebrate women through a variety of efforts including post-show talkbacks centered around women-centric themes, educational social campaigns, and fundraising efforts benefitting the National Women’s History Museum in Washington D.C. (www.womenshistory.org).


“The National Women’s History Museum is proud to support the trailblazing women of Waitress,” said Board Chair Susan D. Whiting. “We are grateful for their support to help us create a world where everyone learns the full value of women through women's history inspiring them to see there are no obstacles to becoming whatever they want to be.”


Each week in March, Waitress will host a notable woman (or group of women) to participate in a post-show talkback from the stage. The discussi…

J.J. ABRAMS @ 2018 ATHENA FILM FESTIVAL CEREMONY

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J.J. Abrams was photographed at The 2018 Athena Film Festival Awards Ceremony at Barnard College yesterday in New York City.

Photo By: Diego Corredor/MediaPunch

MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB'S SAINT JOAN PRODUCTION

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Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) in association with Eddie Marks/Ostar are pleased to announce the principal cast for Manhattan Theatre Club’s new Broadway production of Saint Joan written by Nobel Prize in Literature and Academy Award winner Bernard Shaw and directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan (Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes, Proof), starring three-time Tony Award nominee Condola Rashad (A Doll’s House, Part 2; “Billions”).


Joining Rashad will be Walter Bobbie (marking the theatrical director’s first return to Broadway as an actor in over 20 years), Adam Chanler-Berat (Peter and the Starcatcher), Jack Davenport (“Smash”), John Glover (The Cherry Orchard), Patrick Page (MTC’s Casa Valentina), Daniel Sunjata (MTC’s The Country House), Maurice Jones (MTC’s Linda), Russell G. Jones (MTC’s Ruined), Max Gordon Moore (Indecent), Matthew Saldivar (MTC’s Important Hats of the 20th Century), Robert Stanton (MTC’s Fuddy Meers), Lou Sumrall (Fr…

ALICE IN WONDERLAND FOLLIES @ FLORENCE GOULD

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New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) presents The Alice-in-Wonderland Follies at Florence Gould Hall, 55 E. 59th Street, NYC, on April 28, 2018 at 1pm, and April 29 at 11am, 1pm, and 3:30pm. Tickets are $34 ($24 for kids 12 and under) and may be purchased HERE or by calling (212) 355-6160.


"The company is known for its hourlong family entertainments. This ranks among the best of them." - The New York Times


"There is no more delightful or charming production to be found in New York City." - Broadway World


Follow Alice's adventures through Wonderland as she meets some of the most beloved characters in children's literature. Presented in a vaudeville style, this ballet draws on a range of cultural dance forms - from Irish Step Dancing to African Juba to classical ballet - brought together by the ingenious Keith Michael as an entertaining one hour live performance event for children ages three and up.

Concept & Choreography by Keith Michael; Costume Design by Sylvia …

YOUTH MOBILIZING AGAINST GUNS ON 'THE VIEW'

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The View Talks Gun Violence



Hot Topics: Youth across the country mobilize for gun control


"It's their lives at risk!" Sunny Hostin says. "They're growing up in this mass shooting age ... why can't the grown ups do something about this?"

"Young people taking to the streets changes things," Goldberg says. "People can make change happen — and it's a good thing to have folks do it!"

"The people who are ... at risk are the ones who take to the streets," Joy Behar says, recalling protests against the war in Vietnam: "There was an actual threat, and I think that's what these kids are responding to..."

Courtesy Of: ABC / Disney

CLAIRE-HOPE ASHITEY @ NEW YORK'S BUILD SERIES

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Clare-Hope Ashitey was photographed at The BUILD SERIES yesterday in New York City.

Photo By: Diego Corredor/MediaPunch

JEAN SHAFIROFF HOSTS SASF & EJAZ KHAN EXHIBITION

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**** SOUTHAMPTON ANIMAL SHELTER FETE
Photos By: Patrick McMullan ****


Art Photographer and Explorer Ejaz Khan celebrated the opening of his new photo exhibition Passion with a private preview to toast The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation (SASF) this week at his gallery in the Fashion District.




The evening was hosted by Ambassador at Large and Honorary Board Member for SASF Jean Shafiroff and featured images of wild horses Khan took in France as well as a slideshow and video from his recent trip to the mountains in Norway, where he photographed the Musk Ox. Passion is set to be open to the public through March 14th and a portion of all sales will be donated to the Foundation.







Midway through the evening host Jean Shafiroff and SASF Board of Directors Co-President Clifton Knight took the floor to welcome all guests and animal lovers for joining them to support the shelter and the new exhibition. They went on to speak about their mission to help all homeless animals find loving homes no…

MARK HILDRETH @ HULU'S LOOMING TOWER PREMIERE

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Mark Hildreth looked dapper at Hulu's 'The Looming Tower' Premiere at The Paris Theater in New York City the other day.


Photo By: Diego Corredor/MediaPunch

'EVERY DAY' NY TIMES BESTSELLER IN THEATERS FEB 23

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EVERY DAY


From the director of The Vow and based on David Levithan's acclaimed New York Times bestseller, Every Day tells the story of Rhiannon (Angourie Rice), a 16-year old girl who falls in love with a mysterious soul named "A" who inhabits a different body every day. Feeling an unmatched connection, Rhiannon and A work each day to find each other, not knowing what or who the next day will bring. The more the two fall in love, the more the realities of loving someone who is a different person every 24 hours takes a toll, leaving Rhiannon and A to face the hardest decision either has ever had to make.


Cast: Angourie Rice, Maria Bello, Debby Ryan, Jacob Batalon, Justice Smith, Owen Teague, Lucas Jade Zumann, Colin Ford
Directed by: Michael Sucsy
Written by: Jesse Andrews adapted the screenplay based on David Levithan's best-selling novel of the same name.
Produced by: Christian Grass, Paul Trijbits, Anthony Bregman and Peter Cron
Genre: Romance

RONAN FARROW TALKS TRUMP AFFAIR ON 'THE VIEW'

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Ronan Farrow On The View


Ronan Farrow talks new report alleging Trump affair with ex-Playboy model.


Farrow speaks about the impact of his report and if it will affect the views of those who stand behind Trump: "I don't know what moves the needle, and that's not my job to move the needle, but I do think that women who speak can have a powerful effect on this country."

FAMED NATIONAL ENQUIRER'S MIKE WALKER DIES

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We are hearing today from several friends that National Enquirer legend Mike Walker has died.

Mike Walker came from the old time school of Gossip reporting. Mike checked his facts and hit the streets to get a story. When you made a deal with Mike, there were no contracts, no paper work, there was just a handshake or a agreement on the phone and Mike Walker kept his word. 

Mike Walker had a book signing a while back and afterwords a few of us went out to dinner at Bobby Vans in Times Square.  We had a fun evening talking old times and gossip. In the 80's and 90's I was on many television shows with Mike Walker. It was always such fun listening to his style of reporting that only Mike could deliver. RIP MIKE WALKER!

AMAZING KRESKIN HITS BROADWAYS THEATER ROW

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NEW YORK ― “Astounding.” “Flabbergasting.” “Incredible.”

Kreskin is a friend of mine and I have seen his talents privately many times. Kreskin is really "AMAZING".


These are just some of the adjectives guaranteed to be flying around New York City in the Spring when THE AMAZING KRESKIN debuts his off-Broadway production, “The Amazing Kreskin LIVE” Thursday, April 12 at Theatre Row – Lion Theatre, 410 W. 42nd St., NYC 10036. Tickets, at $37.25 & $52.25, on sale Thursday, Feb. 22 at www.telecharge.com or by phone at 212-239-6200.


The three-week residency will showcase the legendary mentalist’s you-gotta-see-‘em-to-believe-‘em abilities as a reader of people’s thoughts which have mesmerized — and yes, amazed — fans of all ages around the world for some six decades. Marvel as Kreskin ascertains the suit and value of cards selected randomly by audience members. Watch in wonder as he displays his unprecedented mental powers by reciting information written in secret by those in a…

ZANG TOI ENDS NYC FASHION WEEK WITH A BANG

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 **** NEW YORK FASHION WEEK Story By: Lieba Nesis ****




Malaysian designer Zang Toi, 56, held his fashion show this week at Pier 59 studios. 

Zang, who was awarded a knighthood by the Sultan of Kelantan in 1997 and given the title of "Datuk" by the King of Malaysia in 2013 is a darling of the New York social set for both his incredible accomplishments and his winning demeanor. Toi is a graduate of Parsons School of Design and opened his own atelier in 1989 with a modest collection of sarongs, suits and dresses. He has since dressed Sharon Stone, Meg Ryan, Jean Shafiroff, Ivana Trump, Patti Labelle and many other luminaries. His clothing is available in the couture department at Nordstrom, fine specialty boutiques and at his store on 1046 Lexington Avenue. Zang is an original and he spreads goodwill wherever he goes. 




The highlight of fashion week was attending his show because of the cool elegance he executed so effortlessly. Zang said that his collection was inspired by the pal…

MASS SHOOTING: THURSDAY'S NY DAILY NEWS COVER

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With donations from the NRA to President Donald Trump, we will never see the end to mass shootings. Tomorrow's New York Daily News cover say's it all. When will it all stop?

Looking at the photos of parents devastated, no one can imagine the loss of a child. A child that you sent to school to learn, a child that had it's whole life ahead. We are sure Donald Trump will have some outlandish excuse on why this happened. Sad to say, how would Donald Trump feel if this was his children or grandchildren. I am sure he would be talking gun control then!

I spoke to a neighbor, her nephew goes to that school. He alleged the school was told by other students over a year ago about Nikolas Cruz and did nothing. We will see.



At least 17 people are reportedly dead and 15 injured after a shooter opened fire in a South Florida high school on Wednesday afternoon.

Police have identified the suspect as Nikolas Cruz.

A suspect is in custody following a shooting at a South Florida high school…

COUNCILMAN JIMMY VAN BRAMER'S GAY HATE LETTER

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Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer got a gay hate letter this week. In this day and age there are still crazies out there that refuse to let us all live in peace. As much as I disagree with Jimmy's in-action here in Hunters Point South on problems that we have, I find a letter like this just disgusting. 

I lived through the GAY BASHING in New York City in the 70's and 80's. I grew up being called names all through High School. One thing I realized as I got older, most of the GAY HATERS were closet cases themselves. Years later the same people that bullied me for being gay in High School, I would see in the gay clubs. Some were even married and had wives. 

In the 70's and 80's GAY BASHING was the thing to do. Straights would come to the Village and beat up innocent people for no reason. I had friends that ended up in the hospital. With someone like Donald Trump in the White House, GAY BASHING seems to be coming back in fashion. We will not stand for this anymore. We will …

GUY PEARCE & PIERCE BROSNAN IN "SPINNING MAN"

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Spinning Man


Evan Birch (Guy Pearce) is a family man and esteemed professor at a distinguished college, where his charm and reputation have made his philosophy class very popular. When a female student named Hannah goes missing, Evan's previous off-campus dalliances make his wife (Minnie Driver) question his alibi. Gruff police Detective Malloy (Pierce Brosnan) has even more reason to be suspicious when crucial evidence makes Evan the prime suspect in Hannah's disappearance. Suddenly, the questions Evan faces aren't merely academic - they're a matter of life or death.


Director Simon Kaijser's taut and twisty SPINNING MAN, a gripping examination of crime, punishment and conscience, stars Guy Pearce (L.A. Confidential, Memento, The King's Speech), Pierce Brosnan (No Escape, The Ghost Writer, GoldenEye), Minnie Driver (Grosse Point Blank, Good Will Hunting, TV's Speechless), Jamie Kennedy (The Scream series, Ghost Whisperer) and Clark Gregg (The Avengers, Agen…

THE TOP MARIJUANA STRAINS FOR VALENTINES DAY

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Calm Marijuana



THC DESIGN SOLVES VALENTINES DAY -- For many single people, Valentine’s Day isn’t filled with love notes, whispered sweet nothings and overpriced gifts, candy and dinner. With V-Day around the corner and more than two-thirds of US states already enacting responsible cannabis laws, this is a perfect time to explore cannabis strains to help with heartbreak and being single on what can be the least romantic holiday of the year.

According to the 2014 census bureau report, more people are single today than ever before. Half of all Americans are single compared to 37 percent in 1976. Couple that with data scraped from Facebook statuses of “break up” and “broken up” shows that Valentine’s day is the third largest day for breakups.

If you are one of the 150 million single Americans or are working through love loss February 14, THC Design, the leading breeder and cultivator of premium, safe, estate-grown cannabis in California, has curated a few of the top cannabis strains to s…