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CHRISTIAN SLATER OUT & ABOUT IN NEW YORK CITY

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Christian Slater was photographed out and about in New York City the other day. He also took the time to visit The Build Series.

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GLENN CLOSE AND PUPPY VISIT NYC BUILD SERIES

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Glenn Close was photographed with her puppy the other day as she was heading to The BUILD SERIES in New York City.We just love a celebrity that brings her pet with her. We do the same!

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JEANS SHAFIROFF 'BEST DRESSED' @ PARRISH ART

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Jean Shafiroff was "Best Dressed" at the 2018 Parrish Art Museum Gala.

Once again, beautiful philanthropist and style icon Jean Shafiroff made a striking entrance at the Parrish Art Museum Gala in Watermill, New York. This time Jean wore a hand painted black, yellow, and white " modern art" gown designed by Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim, the two new designers for Oscar de la Renta. The fashion house produced only two of the striking gowns - the one worn by Jean Shafiroff and then the sample.

Jean Shafiroff , known for her spectacular ballgown collection , was recently placed on the Daily Fashion Report's 2018 International Best Dressed List for her ballgowns. Others on this list of 10 best dressed individuals included Anna Wintour and Meghan Markle.

Jean Shafiroff who takes her interest in fashion very seriously, sits on the board of the Couture Council of the Museum of the Fashion Institute of Technology. This year she will co-chair the Couture Council Award…

CHARTISTIC IN CONCERT @ HUNTERS POINT SOUTH

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****  "Even though my past was hard, I was blessed." -- ChaRtistic ****



We recently attended a great performance Of  Chavez Robinson AKA ChaRtistic at the waterfront restaurant LIC Landing By Coffeed. 

Even with thunder storms, rain and lightning, the show went on. The show was fantastic. ChaRtistic sings with his heart and so many people stayed and endured the storms to listen to a great talent. 

Talking with ChaRtistic, he said music is his dream. He talked about being able to pick up any instrument, play a few cords and then he knew how to play it. Amazing talent and a very special person with a very special family. I am very lucky to be able to walk out my front door with stunning views of Manhattan and to be able to see such talent right at my doorstep.


CHAVEZ ROBINSON WRITES HIS BIO

I am Chavez Robinson, I am Autistic, I was un-diagnosed until I was 22 years old. Autism alone is hard enough and is still difficult now. But I also have other differences that add to it, such …

ANNIE MAUDE STARKE VISITS THE BUILD SERIES

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Annie Maude Starke visited The BUILD SERIES yesterday in New York City. The star was all smiles and in fashion.

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JAKE TAPPER VISITS THE STEPHEN COLBERT SHOW

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Jake Tapper was all smiles when he visited The Late Show With Stephen Colbert yesterday in New York City.

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THE ELLEN HERMANSON FOUNDATION GALA TICKETS

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**** HAMPTON'S BEST EVENTS ****




Jean Shafiroff will be the Gala Chair for this great hampton's event this weekend. You can still get your tickets for The Ellen Hermanson Foundation on Saturday July 28, 2018. The event is from 6:30 PM 11:00 PM @ The Topping Rose House,1 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike Bridgehampton, NY, 11932.



Hosted by The Ellen Hermanson Foundation Board of Directors

Julie Ratner, Ed.D, Chair
Emily Levin, Esq., Vice Chair
Hugo Moreno, Treasurer
Constance Chen, MD
Ann Ciardullo
Hope Klein Langer
Amanda Polk
Dee Rivera
Iris Shokoff
Cathy Tweedy

Friends of The Ellen Hermanson Foundation 

Bobbie Braun
Bob Chaloner & Oscar Mandes
Sam Eskenazi
Jennifer Finkelstein & Robert Fafalak, MD
Rick Friedman & Cindy Lou Wakefield
Patti Kenner
Kathleen King & Zvi Friedman
Edyle & David O'Brien
Eileen Rappaport
Jill Rappaport
Jan Rose
Mercedes Ruehl
Cantor/Rabbi Debra Stein


PURCHASE TICKETS & SPONSORSHIPS

Tickets and sponsorships in excess of $250 per…

JEAN SHAFIROFF @ HAMPTON'S UNCONDITIONAL LOVE

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







The Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation (SASF) held its Ninth Annual Unconditional Love Gala on Saturday July 21st at a beautiful private residence in Southampton. The event sold out for the ninth consecutive year with all proceeds donated to Shelter’s crucial initiatives and daily care of their rescues.






The Foundation’s Board of Directors led by Board Co-Presidents Clifton Knight and Beau Hulse hosted this year’s event. Gregory D’Elia served as Gala Chairman and Katie McEntee, who is the Shelters Director of Adoptions, served as Junior Chair. Jean Shafiroff, who is Ambassador at Large for the Foundation, served as Honorary Chair. The event’s corporate chairs included Allen & Company, Barbara and Robert Liberman and Stifel. Thirty shelter pets, beautifully groomed for the evening, were on premises for the Gala and deemed Event Honorees.






Mr. D’Elia and his family have been dedicated supporters since the Shelter’…

SUTTON FOSTER @ TV LAND 'YOUNGER' SCREENING

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Sutton Foster was in fashion at TV Land's Younger Screening and Cast in Conversation at 92Y the other day in New York City.

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REASON WHY I HATE LIAR AND CROOK DONALD TRUMP

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I started to write this for a Facebook reply to a celebrity who thinks the new Cover In The New Yorker is horrible. My reply got so long, thought is was better on Times Square Gossip.

I have known and photographed Donald Trump for over 30 years. I have been in his apartment, I have been to Mar A Lago, I know this guy.


One Celebrity who I will not mention posted saying The New Yorker has hit a all time low with their cover of Trump. 

This is what Trump has done to this country. The most highly regarded publications are getting down in the shit with Trump. Bush and Obama had class. Even when you disagreed with them, they answered you with class. Trump is a proven liar. He was well before he was president. Those of us who know him and have photographed him and written about him for 30 years knows what he is. A piece of crap.

Trump is not only unfit mentally to be president, he is trying to set up the world so he can be the ruler. This is why it is so important for him to be friends with…

JEAN SHAFIROFF MAKES 2018 BEST DRESSED LIST

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Jean Shafiroff Fashion



Best Dressed in Ball Gowns: Jean Shafiroff

Nobody is as associated with ball gowns, or wears them with as much verve, enthusiasm and commitment as philanthropist, businesswoman, and author Jean Shafiroff (her first book, “Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life By What You Give,” is an inspirational and comprehensive guide to giving).

 She wears a variety of labels, but among those, you will likely see her in quite often are Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, Dolce & Gabbana, and customized designs by B. Michael and Victor dE Souza, for whom she is a muse. 

She is not afraid to repeat, has fun with fashion and sees fashion as an art form. Her full-on ball gowns are quite grand and entrance making, and while they are as notable as her tireless charity work, she is always quick to emphasize that it is her philanthropy and humanitarian efforts, which are her top priority.

READ THE WHOLE LIST HERE.

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JOHNNY DEPP AND AMBER HEARD AT COMIC-CON

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Fantastic Beasts





E! NEWS -- Johnny Depp drew both cheers and boos at Warner Bros. Pictures' 2018 Comic-Con presentation of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald on Saturday, an hour and a half before his ex-wife Amber Heard joined her Aquaman co-stars on the same stage.

It is unclear if the two, who divorced in 2017 after a turbulent marriage and breakup, interacted at the convention. They did, however, come within as little as 20 minutes of running into each other outside the San Diego Convention Center, E! News has learned.

Presentations for Warner Bros. Pictures' new films were held at Hall H. After Depp helped promote Fantastic Beasts, panel discussions for Warner Bros.' Lego Movie 2: The Second One, Godzilla: King of all Monsters, Wonder Woman 1984 and Shazam! were held, after which Heard, Jason Momoa and several other of their fellow Aquaman cast members took the stage.

The actress and Depp have not been spotted together since before their 2016 split, following …

MAMA MIA ! AMANDA SEYFRIED WILD AT BUILD SERIES

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Amanda Seyfried went wild for the fans and the photographers when she visited The BUILD SERIES in New York City the other day.

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GIGI HADID OUT AND ABOUT IN NEW YORK CITY

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Gigi Hadid was spotted the other day in New York City. The supermodel seemed un-concerned with the roving photographers.

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JEAN SHAFIROFF HOSTS BASTILLE DAY LUNCHEON

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**** HIGH SOCIETY
Photographs By: Patrick McMullan ****





Philanthropist and author Jean Shafiroff hosted her Annual Bastille Day Luncheon on Tuesday, July 17th, 2018 at traditional French restaurant Omar at Vaucluse in New York City. The luncheon, observing the national French holiday, coincided with France’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ victory, giving Shafiroff and her 45 distinguished guests more reason to celebrate.





Notable attendees included: Jean Shafiroff, celebrity Greg Kelly, fashion designers Zang Toi and Victor dE Souza, Margo Catsimatidis, Susan Gutfreund, Liliana Cavendish, Basha Riddick, Ann Rapp, Roy Kean, Larry Kaiser, Laurel Marcus, Annette De Lorenzo, Mani Kamboj, Anka Palitz, Lee Fryd, Christopher Pape, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Maria Fishel, Chiu-Ti Jansen, Alejandra Sacasa, Gilda Sacasa, Flo Anthony, NBC host Raina Seitel, Lieba Nesis, Erica Katz, Marilyn Gauthier, Tony Brand, Ernest Schmatolla, Marilyn Kirschner, and Alex Donner.




During the patriotic French celebration, Jean Shafir…

COOKING WITH MARILYN MICHAELS & MARK WILK'S

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Marilyn Michaels and Mark Wilk’s new book, How Not to Cook, for the Rest of Your Life, is the first ANTI-cookbook. Equals parts biography, self-help, and scrimp-n’-save philosophy, this laugh-out-loud rant, served up by America’s premier comedienne/impressionist, is a no holds barred empowerment-driven read covering such topics as:

TRAVEL

I don’t wanna hear the words: “It’s just a little turbulence.” Years ago on a flight to Vegas we started to nose dive, and everyone began to scream and cry out for “Mama!”… which is something I do without losing altitude…just like I don’t forget the pain of childbirth. I remember every contraction. Whenever I had one, I would tell myself, “Stupid, remember this.”

NANNIES

I don’t believe women should raise their children by themselves. It’s the real reason mothers set their babies afloat in a basket on the Nile. How do you think Moses started out?...an over extended mother!

DISHING

When my publicist begged me to go out with a young thespian named James …

ARMIE HAMMER VISITS STEPHEN COLBERT SHOW

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Armie Hammer visited The Late Show With Stephen Colbert the other day in New York City.

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LIZA KOSHY IN NYC FASHION @ THE BUILD SERIES

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Liza Koshy was photographed visiting New York's BUILD SERIES the other day. She wore a bright summer yellow that looked great!

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'DANCERS FOR GOOD' BENEFIT IN EAST HAMPTON

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Dancers For Good, the magical Benefit evening of dance, will feature an extraordinary line-up of performances by renowned companies and choreographers such as Amy Marshall Dance Company, Carolyn Dorfman Dance, Eryc Taylor Dance, Martha Graham Dance Company, Pam Tanowitz Dance, Paul Taylor Dance Company, Rock the Ballet and a special tribute to Broadway’s CHICAGO The Musical!


Two legends of the dance world, Bebe Neuwirth and Chita Rivera will be honored. Guests will enjoy a spectacular array of ballet, modern and Broadway dance performances followed by an intimate cocktail reception with the honorees and an opportunity to meet the dancers.


The Benefit celebrates innovative, passionate and heartfelt dancers who have devoted their lives to the wonder of movement. 100% of Dancers For Good net proceeds support The Actors Fund which fosters stability and resiliency, and provides a safety net for all performing arts and entertainment professionals over their lifespan. This is done through …

DWAYNE JOHNSON 'THE ROCK' AT SKYSCRAPER

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Dwayne Johnson along with Hannah Quinlivan, were photographed at the New York Premiere of Skyscraper recently at AMC Loews Lincoln Square in New York City.

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A SIGN OF THE TIMES: SONGS OF PETULA CLARK

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A Sign of the Times, a new musical featuring the songs of Petula Clark and multiple hit-makers of the 1960s, will join the Delaware Theater Company’s 40th Anniversary Season, from November 28 – December 23. Featuring a book by legendary comedy writer and six-time Emmy Award-winner Bruce Vilanch, based on an original story by Richard Robin, the show is directed by Gabriel Barre (Amazing Grace) with choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter (School of Rock). The production will star Broadway notables Chilina Kennedy (Beautiful), Drew Seeley (Jersey Boys), Crystal Lucas-Perry (Lincoln Center’s Bull In A China Shop), and Ryan Silverman (The Phantom of the Opera). Complete casting will be announced at a later date. Opening night is set for December 4.


Featuring the songs of a generation, A Sign of the Times tells the story of Cindy (Kennedy), a young woman pursuing her passion and finding her voice in New York City in 1965. Set against the backdrop of women's liberation, the civil rights movem…

ROCK LEGEND ERIC JOHNSON @ NEW JERSEY PAC

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Newark, New Jersey - New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents GRAMMY-winning rock legend Eric Johnson and his original band performing their landmark 1990 album, Ah Via Musicom, live and in its entirety on Saturday, October 20th.

As a performer, composer and recording artist, Eric Johnson been at the forefront of contemporary music for well over 20 years. Ah Via Musicom, Johnson’s third studio album, was certified platinum and introduced his signature hit, “Cliffs of Dover,” which won that year’s GRAMMY Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance. The album also spawned two other chart-topping singles – “Trademark” and “Righteous” – which made Johnson the first artist ever to score three “Top 10” instrumentals. All Music Guide recently described Ah Via Musicom as “a recording that has reached near-classic proportions within the guitar community,” and one that has seen Johnson “compared with rock's immortals.”

"Eric Johnson plays guitar the way Michelangelo painte…

PRE BROADWAY ENGAGEMENT OF MOULIN ROUGE !

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Boston, MA – The pre-Broadway engagement of Moulin Rouge! The Musical began performances on Tuesday July 10, at the Emerson Colonial Theatre. The production runs through August 19.


As previously announced, reviving a great theatrical tradition, Boston’s crown jewel reopens its doors this summer with the world premiere of the musical, based on the 2001 20th Century Fox motion picture by Baz Luhrmann.


Moulin Rouge! The Musical stars Karen Olivo (Tony Award® for West Side Story, In the Heights), Aaron Tveit (Catch Me If You Can, Next to Normal), Danny Burstein (six-time Tony Award®-nominee, Fiddler On the Roof, Cabaret), Sahr Ngaujah (Tony® and Olivier award-nominee for Fela), Tam Mutu (Doctor Zhivago, Encores!’s Hey, Look Me Over! and The New Yorkers), Ricky Rojas (Burn the Floor) and Robyn Hurder (Nice Work If You Can Get It).


The ensemble and swings include Jacqueline Arnold, Olutayo Bosede, Kyle Brown, Sam Cahn, Joe Carroll, Max Clayton, Natalie Cortez, Jennifer Florentino, Paloma Ga…