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TYLER PERRY @ NEW YORK PREMIERE OF ACRIMONY

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Tyler Perry hit town to attend the "Acrimony" New York premiere at SVA Theater in New York City the other evening.

Photo By: Diego Corredor/MediaPunch 

JOSHUA JACKSON HITS NEW YORK CITY STREETS

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Joshua Jackson was spotted the other day in New York City still wearing his winter gear. .

Photo By: Diego Corredor/MediaPunch 

M.I.A. @ NEW DIRECTORS / NEW FILMS OPENING NIGHT

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M.I.A. was photographed as sge arrives at the New Directors/New Films Opening Night Screening of Matangi / Maya / M.I.A.at MoMA on the other night in New York City.

Photo By: Diego Corredor/MediaPunch

A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS SEASON 2 FETE

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Malina Weissman along with Allison Williams, were photographed at Netflix’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events” Season 2 Premiere at Metrograph last night in New York City.

Photos By: Diego Corredor/MediaPunch

NO JUSTIN BIEBER TALK FOR SELENA GOMEZ'S MOM

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E! NEWS-- Selena Gomez's mom doesn't know much about her daughter's current relationship status with Justin Bieber, because they simply don't talk about it.


E! News' Will Marfuggi caught up with producer Mandy Teefey on Wednesday at the Alliance for Children's Rights 26th Annual Dinner in Beverly Hills, Calif., where she shared with us why the organization is important to her.


"I've actually been a part of the organization for a while and I really love what they do," Mandy said. "I was adopted and to have that support and everybody coming together to support getting people out of the foster system, I think is really important."





Mandy and Selena are both executive producers of the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, which recently wrapped production on season two. And while the mother-daughter duo might talk about business, they "don't talk" about Selena's relationship with Justin, according to Mandy.


After the "Wolves&q…

ANTHONY EDWARDS MAKES SELFIES WITH HIS FANS

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Anthony Edwards posed with selfies with fans when he was spotted in New York City today. 

Photo By: Diego Corredor/MediaPunch

HISTORIC LONG ISLAND EBO HILL MANSION DESTROYED

EBO HILL MANSION



NBC NEWS -- A historic estate on Long Island was destroyed in a fire Monday night, according to authorities.

The Ebo Hill mansion, on Edgewood Avenue in Smithtown, was gutted in the blaze about 8 p.m., officials said.

A cause for the blaze wasn't immediately available, but the fire comes just weeks after a prospective owner told Newsday that he was going to restore the 11,000-square-foot home to "look like it did the day it was new." It's not clear if the sale had been completed.

TBS FULL FRONTAL'S SAMANTHA BEE IN PUERTO RICO

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Samantha Bee In Puerto Rico


Samantha Bee heads to Puerto Rico in Full Frontal with Samantha Bee's special "The Great American Puerto Rico," airing on Wednesday, March 28 at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) on TBS. With guest appearances from Javier Muñoz and David Duchovny, the special investigates topics including the U.S. commonwealth's continuing efforts to restore power in the wake of Hurricane Maria, mainland American millionaires who are using Puerto Rico as a tax haven, the Puerto Rican diaspora, FEMA's lackluster response, and much more.


Full Frontal is committed to investing in the island's recovery. Beginning yesterday, "Frontal Entero con Samantha Abeja" t-shirts designed and produced by Puerto Rican businesses Suxess Clothing and Transom will be available to purchase on the TBS Store and all TBS proceeds will go to the Hispanic Federation. Additionally, through the rest of 2018, all Full Frontal charity t-shirts will be printed from Puerto Rico. A fundr…

SHELDON BAILEY & KAYLIN ROBERSON GIVE BACK

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Stronger Together



NEWS/Raleigh, NC. - North Carolina natives Sheldon Bailey, star of Nickelodeon’s hit TV Show Game Shakers and recording artist Kaylin Roberson have teamed up to give back to Children’s hospitals with the gift of music and their new duet Stronger.


Bailey has always had a passion for giving back to kids and is blessed with the opportunity the show has given him to be a youth advocate and to connect and visit with so many children from hospitals and make-a-wish through acting, singing and youth basketball programs.


Kaylin Roberson makes it her mission to give back to children’s hospitals, as she herself spent time in one after surviving a horrific dog attack at the age of 9 years old. Kaylin Says “I know what it’s like to be where they are, laying in a hospital bed with scars and being scared. I know how important music was in my healing process and I want to be able to give that gift to them.” Kaylin also wrote and recorded a song called “Fighter in me” for the familie…

WHISTLEBLOWER SERIES @ SEEING PLACE THEATER

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The Seeing Place Theater presents The Whistleblower Series, three plays in rep: The People VS. Antigone, I Am My Own Wife, and My Name is Rachel Corrie from April 21 - May 13, 2018 at the Paradise Factory, 64 E. 4th Street, NYC. Tickets to each show are $20 general admission ($30 Premium Seating, $10 5@50%) and are available at http://www.TheSeeingPlace.com, including discounted ticket packages to all three plays for $45.


The Seeing Theater's eighth Season has focused on bringing together stories that challenge the ways in which we relate to our fellow man. The season concludes with a triple-header: THE PEOPLE VS ANTIGONE, a world premiere adaptation by Brandon Walker, running in rep with two searing one-person shows: I AM MY OWN WIFE, the Tony Award winning play by Doug Wright and MY NAME IS RACHEL CORRIE by Katharine Viner and Alan Rickman from the writings of Rachel Corrie.


Each play in the Whistleblower Series explores the female protagonist as anti-hero. Each has mysteries ar…

TYLER PERRY VISITS NEW YORK CITY'S BUILD SERIES

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Tyler Perry was photographed at New York's BUILD SERIES yesterday afternoon.

Photo By: Diego Corredor/MediaPunch

SEAN PENN SMOKES & ADMITS AMBIEN ON LATE SHOW

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Sean Penn Smokes On Late Show With Stephen Colbert


PEOPLE -- Sean Penn made a memorable late-night appearance on Monday night.

The actor smoked not one, but two cigarettes during his Late Show with Stephen Colbert interview, and admitted to host Stephen Colbert that he took a sedative before. “I’m doing well. You’ve inherited a little of the Ambien I had to take to get to sleep after a red-eye last night,” Penn said at the start of his sit-down.

STORMY DANIELS LAWYER CALLS MICHAEL COHEN OUT

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Stormy Daniels Lawyer Michael Avenatti


Stormy Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti talks alleged threats against her, evidence of Trump affair and more.

Avenatti calls the former adult film star's claim she was threatened by a man in a parking lot a "critical fact in this story": "That is a big, big accusation and she stands behind it." 

"It could've only come from one place, and one place only." Avenatti discusses who he believes is behind the man who allegedly threatened Daniels: Trump's longtime lawyer Michael Cohen. "This is thuggish behavior, this guy's a wannabe mobster and he's more interested in role playing Ray Donovan than doing his job as a legitimate lawyer." 



The View Talks Stormy Daniels


Hot Topics:Stormy Daniels' 60 Minutes interview


"I give the American people more credit," Sunny Hostin says of those who "don't care" about Daniels' story. "I think they are concerned that he p…

SETH ROGEN @ HILARITY FOR CHARITY VARIETY SHOW

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It was a night to remember in Los Angeles as Seth Rogen, along with a star-studded cast, came together to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Disease at his 6th annual Hilarity for Charity variety show.

As the premier spirit of the event, comedians and guests alike were able to sip and savor a variety of Crown Royal cocktails while kicking back and enjoying a few laughs – all while doing some good. Crown Royal also gifted their generous host, Seth Rogen with a custom embroidered bag and bottle of Crown Royal XR.


Photo Coutesy Of:  Rich Polk / Getty Images For Crown Royal

JEAN SHAFIROFF @ STUDIO MUSEUM IN HARLEM LUNCH

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Jean Shafiroff Stunning in B. Michael Couture at a Studio Museum in Harlem Luncheon at Van Cleef & Arpels in New York City


Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff was spotted wearing a striking purple Spring 2018 suit designed by B. Michael Couture at a luncheon held for Studio Museum of Harlem at Van Cleef & Arpels in NYC.


The luncheon was held by sponsor Van Cleef & Arpels in celebration of the upcoming 50th Anniversary Gala of Studio Museum of Harlem which will take place in October 2018. The Studio Museum in Harlem, located at 144 West 125th Street between Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Boulevard and Lenox Avenue in the Harlem neighborhood of  New York City is an American contemporary art museum which is devoted to the work of African-Americans artists of the 19th and 20th centuries. For more information on the Museum go to www.studiomuseum.org

CRAIGSLIST SHUT DOWN BY LAW PASSED IN CONGRESS

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**** FAMED WEBSITE REMOVES PERSONALS ****



MESSAGE ON CRAIGSLIST

US Congress just passed HR 1865, "FOSTA", seeking to subject websites to criminal and civil liability when third parties (users) misuse online personals unlawfully.


Any tool or service can be misused. We can't take such risk without jeopardizing all our other services, so we are regretfully taking craigslist personals offline. Hopefully we can bring them back some day.


To the millions of spouses, partners, and couples who met through craigslist, we wish you every happiness!

THE BILL
Passed House amended (02/27/2018) Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017

(Sec. 2) This bill expresses the sense of Congress that section 230 of the Communications Act of 1934 was not intended to provide legal protection to websites that unlawfully promote and facilitate prostitution and websites that facilitate traffickers in advertising the sale of unlawful sex acts with sex trafficking victims. Section 2…

DENISE HUSKINS & AARON QUINN ON ABC NEWS 20 / 20

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ABC News Amy Robach sits down for the first interview with Denise Huskins and Aaron Quinn, who describe the anguish they felt after authorities at the time dismissed Denise’s kidnapping as a hoax, causing the case to be known as the “Gone Girl” kidnapping after the fictional book and film. Denise recounts her nightmare, revealing new details about her harrowing hours in captivity and opens up about confronting her kidnapper, Matt Muller, in court. The couple discusses the damage the ordeal has had on their careers and personal lives and what the future holds now that the truth has been revealed. The interview comes just days after Denise and Aaron reached a tentative settlement of $2.5 million with the city of Vallejo in their civil lawsuit for defamation and infliction of emotional distress. “20/20” airs on Friday, March 23 (10:00 – 11:00 p.m. ET) on ABC.


In the early hours of March 23, 2015 Aaron and Denise were the victims of a home invasion and were bound and drugged. While Aaron …

THOMAS MIDDLEDITCH VISITS STEPHEN COLBERT

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Thomas Middleditch was photographed visiting The Late Show With Stephen Colbert the other day in New York City.

Photo By: Diego Corredor/MediaPunch

ANN LAWLOR THE PHOTOGRAPHER CELEBRITIES TRUST

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**** Celebrity Photographer Turning Photos Into Philanthropy
Story By James Edstrom ****





Ann Lawlor is a highly accomplished photographer I have known for a number of years who has decided to approach the issue we all face of when and how best to give back to society. Take it from me as a celebrity photographer, it can be tricky to capture a super model or celebrity photo but rarely has it been for Ann Lawlor. Over the years celebrities have gotten to know Ann and trust her abilities. “Most are very friendly but you just have to know when take the shot. I only shoot in an authorized setting and I’m never invasive ” says Ann.








Ann has been taking celebrity pictures for over a decade photographing some of the entertainment industry’s most notable names, including Kim Kardashian, Kayne West, Justin Bieber, Kiefer Sutherland, Tom Cruise, Robin Williams, Sean Penn, Ben Affleck, Denzel Washington, Heath Ledger, Michael Douglas, Oprah Winfrey, Clint Eastwood, Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Lisa M…

JEAN SHAFIROFF AND HALSEY STUNNING AT CIPRIANI

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Jean Shafiroff and Halsey both looked stunning at the 9th Annual Blossom Ball to benefit the Endometriosis Foundation of America. 

Mrs. Shafiroff is the author of Successful Philanthropy: How To Make A Life By What You Give.

Photo Courtesy Of: Lieba Nesis

QUIET BEFORE THE STORM @ HUNTERS POINT SOUTH

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Our Neighbor Photographer Rodrigo Salazar, took this great photo of the quiet before the storm in Hunters Point South on the water in New York City. Rodrigo always has the best shot from our neighborhood.

Photo By: Rodrigo Salazar 

NBC NEWS NY: UP TO TEN INCHES OF SNOW IN CITY

Storm Team 4's Raphael Miranda Has Your Forecast


NBC NEWS NY -- A widespread storm system, the fourth nor'easter in less than three weeks, is set to begin its 36-hour assault on the tri-state, bringing up to 10 inches of snow to the city and more elsewhere, along with damaging wind gusts.

Storm Team 4 says the system currently swirling in the Ohio Valley and the South -- and causing severe and destructive storms in eastern Alabama -- could begin to drop some light rain and snow on the region by Tuesday evening.

HOLA MEXICO FILM FESTIVAL LOS ANGELES RETURN

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Tales Of An Immoral Couple



LOS ANGELES, CA  – In celebration of HOLA Mexico Film Festival’s 10th Anniversary, the Festival will host free film screenings every Thursday - April 5 through May 24 - at the Consulate General of Mexico in Los Angeles. As a look back at the Festival’s milestone 10 year history, each of the eight films featured in this series has been a notable Festival Opening Night selection.


The consulate film series kicks off on Thursday, April 5 at 6:30pm with a red carpet event and special screening of Arráncame La Vida which includes an exclusive Q&A with the film’s Director Roberto Sneider and actress Ana Claudia Talancón. This celebration will also include a culinary event with food and drinks available.


In addition, in the lobby of the cinema of the Consulate General of Mexico in Los Angeles, there will be an installation showcasing the posters from the past nine years of HOLA Mexico Film Festival.


The eight week lineup includes:


· April 5 | 6:30pm – Arr…

NO MORE BAR CARS ON LONG ISLAND RAILROAD

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ABC NY COVERS MTA


ABC NY NEWS -- The MTA is phasing out its bar carts on Long Island Rail Road platforms, its final train service to lose the track-side alcohol service.

Five bar carts at Penn Station, along with one each at the Jamaica Station, Atlantic Terminal and Hunterspoint Avenue, will end March 27.

DREW BARRYMORE VISITS NYC & STEPHEN COLBERT

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Drew Barrymore visits NYC and The Late Show With Stephen Colbert yesterday in New York City.

Photo By: Diego Corredor/MediaPunch

ENDOMETRIOSIS FOUNDATION DINNER AT 42ND CIPRIANI

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Halsey and former Governor David Patterson were photographed at The Endometriosis Foundation of America 9th Annual Blossom Ball at Cipriani 42nd Street last night in New York City. 

Photos By: Diego Corredor/MediaPunch 

SEX & THE CITY STAR CYNTHIA NIXON GOVERNOR RUN

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Cynthia Nixon


Sex & The City Star Cynthia Nixon has officially announced today she is mounting a Democratic primary challenge against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Announcing her bid on Monday, Nixon said that she presents a “strong progressive alternative” to Cuomo, who she called a “centrist and Albany insider.”

“Cuomo’s time in office has been defined by a string of indictments for corruption, his failure to fix the New York City subway, and his support for a backroom deal which handed Republicans control of the state Senate, resulting in the failure of numerous pieces of progressive legislation,” Nixon said in a statement.

EDITORS NOTE:Interesting. I like her. I see her all the time on the streets of New York. She is a real New Yorker. Nothing fake about Cynthia Nixon. She will walk down 14th street in floppy clothes, shop in our stores and I watch her looking sad as she is looking at all the homeless scattered about. As a photographer who has photographed her many times, I alway…

GALLERY 198 WITH KEVIN BERLIN @ ART NEW YORK

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Kevin Berlin



New York -- Gallery 198, a contemporary art gallery at the gateway to Industry City in New York, is pleased to unveil new works of the Russian Ballet by internationally celebrated artist Kevin Berlin at Art New York, on May 3 - 6, 2018, at Pier 94 in New York City. The solo exhibition will be the worldwide premiere of Berlin's highly anticipated new body of new work, HOPE DIES LAST.

Berlin's paintings focus on the interior and secret lives of ballet dancers - depicting their hidden thoughts in sensual black and white paintings, sculpture, and works on paper. HOPE DIES LAST stems from time the artist spent studying ballet dancers in 2015, working from a makeshift studio on Nevsky Prospect in Saint Petersburg, Russia, where he had the opportunity to interview 14 ballet dancers and learn their innermost fears, desires, and thoughts.

Berlin has worked with some of the most famous dancers and theaters in the world including Kirov Ballet, St. Petersburg, Russia and the N…

'THE VIEW' ON THREATENED STORMY DANIELS NEWS

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The View Talks Stormy Daniels



Hot Topics On The View: Was Stormy Daniels physically threatened?


"The reason that Fire and Fury sold over two million copies is because [Trump] tried to stop it," Ana Navarro weighs in on the porn actress' lawyer's comment that she was threatened with physical harm. 

"The best thing that could happen to somebody is for him to try to stop something — it gives it much more oxygen!"

"Stormy," Sunny Hostin says of whether Trump should be more worried about Stormy or the Russia probe. "I think it makes the [Steele] dossier allegations more plausible... he's gotta be very scared of that!"

"His base does not care," Navarro says of the Daniels scandal. "The Republican congress says it's not on their radar! ... They don't care about Donald Trump's morals."

Courtesy Of: ABC Disney

STAR STUDDED WORLD PREMIERE OF 'MIDNIGHT SUN'

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Actors Bella Thorne, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Rob Riggle, director Scott Speer and special guests including Justin Bieber and Maria Shriver made every night count at the World Premiere of Global Road Entertainment's MIDNIGHT SUN!






MIDNIGHT SUN is a romantic tearjerker about 17-year-old Katie Price (Bella Thorne), sheltered at home since childhood with a rare genetic condition, a life-threatening sensitivity to sunlight. Having only her father Jack (Rob Riggle) for company, Katie's world opens up after dark when she ventures outside to play her guitar. One night, her dreams come true when she's noticed and asked out by her longtime crush Charlie (Patrick Schwarzenegger), whom she's secretly watched from her bedroom window for years. As they embark on nightly summer excursions, Katie's risk to sunlight grows and she's presented with the gut-wrenching dilemma of whether she can live a normal life with her newfound soul mate.


CAST: Bella Thorne, Patrick Schwarzeneg…

MAN TRIES TO ROB MTA CLERK WITH ROCK IN SUBWAY

SURVEILLANCE VIDEO





NBC NEWS NY -- A man tried to rob an MTA clerk with a rock at a Manhattan subway station, but came away empty-handed, police say.
The man used the rock to smash the clerk's booth window at the East Broadway F train station on the Lower East Side Wednesday night, according to police.

After shattering the window, he demanded cash from the clerk and even claimed to have a gun in addition to the stone, police said.
The clerk refused to hand over any cash and the man took off. He was last seen heading towards the NYCHA Rutgers Houses, police said.

BROADWAY'S HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child now in the newly renovated Lyric Theatre, co-designed by Christine Jones and Brett J. Banakis, and overseen by Project Director Gary Beestone, was also revealed today.


The production officially opens on Sunday, April 22 at the Lyric Theatre (214 West 43rd Street, New York, NY).



Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a new play by Jack Thorne, directed by John Tiffany. The production is one play presented in two parts. Both parts are intended to be seen in order on the same day (matinee and evening) or on two consecutive evenings, or each part can be seen separately.

Visit www.HarryPotterThePlay.com for more information and sign up for the mailing list to stay up to date with future ticket releases and the latest news and updates.


Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage…