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HARD HITTING NY POST REPORTER STEVE DUNLEAVY DEAD AT 81

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It is a very sad day for us old time media reporters. NY Post legend Steve Dunleavy has died in his Long Beach Long Island home at 81. 
Dunleavy was the last of the old time hard drinking newsman. I spent a lot of time with Steve in our hangout Langans and partying around New York City going from party to party.  We had many adventures.
I remember a few of them. Geraldo Rivera I remember had a boat cruise around Manhattan. We got ripped. Dunleavy was working at A Current Affair then. At the end of the cruise I asked Dunleavy to pose with the handicapped kids in wheelchairs that were on the cruise. He sat on their laps and they loved it. We left the docks together. He wanted to go to Current Affair studios at FOX 5 and I was so drunk I could not remember where they were. We got into a cab and Dunleavy passed out. I kept trying to wake him up to tell the cab driver where the studio was, to no avail.  The cab I had cruising around the Eastside to find the studio, Dunleavy wanted to go t…

RICK'S CABARET NEW YORK CITY CELEBRATES 4TH OF JULY

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Rick’s Cabaret New York is the world famous gentlemen's club in midtown Manhattan known for its beautiful dancers, luxurious setting, and warm hospitality. It is not unusual to find pro athletes and celebrities sitting in the VIP Champagne Lounge or ringside near the main stage.
The Rick's Cabaret Girls are in the July 4th mood, and they are busting out with patriotic pride, celebrating Independence Day with a week-long party from July 1st through July 5th. The three-story club features over 100 alluring entertainers and will offer drink specials, including an Independence Day holiday cocktail.
“July 4th is my favorite holiday because I am so proud to live in this great country,” proclaimed Rick's Cabaret Girl KellyAnne.
Rick's Cabaret Girl Natalia said, “I came to America all the way from Australia, and I really love and respect the United States. Dancing and enjoying the beautiful girls at Rick’s Cabaret is a wonderful expression of freedom!”
Rick's Cabaret N…

FAMILY GUY & AMERICAN DAD LEGEND SETH MACFARLANE VISITS NYC BUILD SERIES

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Family Guy and American Dad creator Seth MacFarlane was all smiles today when he visited The Build Series in New York City.

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THE CAST OF SPIDER-MAN FAR FROM HOME LIGHT THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING

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The cast of Spider-Man: Far From Home, Tom Holland, Zendaya and Jacob Batalon participate in the ceremonial lighting of the Empire State Building today in New York City.

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VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN VISITS STONEWALL INN

Joe Biden Visits Stonewall
ABC NEWS -- Joe Biden paid a visit Tuesday to the Stonewall Inn ahead of the 50th anniversary of an uprising that helped spark the gay rights movement.
The 2020 Democratic presidential candidate and former vice president spent about 30 minutes at the New York City tavern. He mingled with patrons, went behind the bar and took selfies with visitors.
"When people had the courage to come out and stand up and speak, say who they were, all of a sudden people realized, 'Whoa, these folks are just like me,'" Biden said. "And I'm really proud of the folks in here and the courage it took for what they did."
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PAUL MCCARTNEY & JEAN SHAFIROFF ATTEND JEWISH BOARD GALA @ PLAZA HOTEL

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Philanthropist and society sweetheart, Jean Shafiroff was spotted chatting to Paul McCartney of the Beatles at the Jewish Board Gala recently.

Paul McCartney’s lovely wife Nancy McCartney was honored along with David Moore and Jean Troubh at the event which raised over $3.3 million . Approximately 500 people attended the glamorous event at the Plaza Hotel in New York City.

Jean Shafiroff is a long time board member of the Jewish Board. In 2013 she was honored by the charity at a similar event to this year’s gala. The Jewish Board is the premiere mental health charity in New York. Each year it serves over 50,000 New Yorker's from all backgrounds.
Photos By Owen Hoffman / Patrick McMullan

EMILY RATAJKOWSKI VISITS NEW YORK'S BUILD SERIES

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Emily Ratajkowski was in fashion and all smiles when she visited The BUILD SERIES in New York City yesterday.


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EVA LONGORIA LIGHTS UP 'THE VIEW' IN STUNNING YELLOW FASHION

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Eva Longoria looked stunning in yellow when she visited ABC's hit show The View yesterday in New York City.

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ROSELYN SANCHEZ IN NYC SUMMER WHITE FASHION

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Roselyn Sanchez was in beautiful white fashion when she was spotted in New York City yesterday.


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STAR WARS LEGEND GEORGE LUCAS VISITS SERENDIPITY 3 RESTAURANT IN NEW YORK

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Star Wars legend George Lucas visited the famed Serendipity 3 restaurant the other day in New York City.


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GORDON RAMSAY ATTENDS LAUNCH OF JIMMY KIMMEL'S LAS VEGAS COMEDY CLUB

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Gordon Ramsay and Jimmy Kimmel were photographed as Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club Officially Launches at The LINQ Promenade in Las Vegas, NV the other evening.

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ANGELO DAVID SALON CELEBRATES RESIDENT MAGAZINE COVER

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World-renowned hair stylist Angelo David, owner of the elite salon Angelo David Salon in New York City, celebrated his Resident Magazine June 2019 cover and accompanied article, which delved into Angelo’s background and inspiration which lead him to become one of New York City’s leading authorities on fine and thinning hair. Angelo is also the creator of the lifestyle supplement Hair Detox, which supports healthy hair growth from within, and the Flex Brush for safe hair detangling, which promotes hair health and growth.
The cover party, which took place at the modern and airy 2,500 square feet salon, featured a cocktail reception and hors d’oeuvres by Benjamin Steakhouse and luxury chocolates by MarieBelle Chocolates. Guests were invited to view the salons private VIP Hair Suites, hair extension styling bar, beauty concierge department, beauty lounge and Couture Hair boutique.

Notable attendees included: Angelo David Pisacreta, Luann de Lesseps, Aviva Drescher, Harrison Dubin, Robyn …

JEAN SHAFIROFF HOSTS SURGEONS OF HOPE KICK OFF PARTY ON PARK AVENUE

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New York, N.Y. – Jean and Martin Shafiroff hosted a cocktail event in their beautiful Park Avenue residence, on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, as a kick-off for Surgeons of Hope’s (SoH) Annual Gala.
The highly-anticipated gala dinner and auction will be held on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at the JW Marriott Essex House. The gala will honor SoH Heart Ambassador, Diego Luna, Actor and Star of Narcos and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and Maurice Lévy, Chairman of Publicis Groupe, who was recently inducted into the American Advertising Hall of Fame. The event is being chaired by Jean Shafiroff, philanthropist, author and longtime supporter of Surgeons of Hope. To purchase tickets and learn about sponsorship opportunities, VISIT HERE.



Providing remarks about Surgeons of Hope’s lifesaving work with children were Victoria Flamant, SoH Executive Director, Judith O’Neill, SoH Vice President, and Jean Shafiroff, event host. SoH board members David Chitayat and Robert Pine were also present, in additio…

HALSEY ATTENDS THE 2019 SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME

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Halsey looked stunning at The 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame at New York Marriott Marquis Hotel the other evening in New York City.

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JEAN SHAFIROFF WEARS OSCAR DE LA RENTA @ AMERICAN BALLET THEATER

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Style icon Jean Shafiroff showed up at this year's American Ballet Theater Gala looking picture perfect in an Oscar de la Renta gown from her private collection. The gown was originally designed by Mr. de la Renta in 2012 for his Spring Collection. To complete her look, Ms. Shafiroff wore pristine white leather opera length gloves. While most women would hesitate to wear a gown that was 7 years old, Jean Shafiroff proudly wore the gown which was a red carpet winner. 
This year's American Ballet Spring Gala was held on May 20, 2019 at the Metropolitan Opera House. The event honored Andrew F. Barth and Alexei Ratmansky. Over $2,000,000 was raised.
American Ballet Theatre is considered one of the greatest dance companies in the world, revered as a living national treasure since its founding in 1939. Few ballet companies rival ABT in size, scope, and outreach. Though located in New York City, ABT annually tours the United States – performing for 300,000 people annually – …

SAMUEL L. JACKSON @ SHAFT NEW YORK CITY PREMIERE

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Don Lemon along with Samuel L. Jackson and LaTanya Richardson attended the SHAFT Premiere at AMC Lincoln Square the other evening in New York City.

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JESSIE REYEZ VISITS LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT

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Jessie Reyez was all smiles when she was photographed visiting The Late Show With Stephen Colbert yesterday in New York City.

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CHRIS HEMSWORTH & TESSA THOMPSON @ WORLD PREMIERE OF MEN IN BLACK INTERNATIONAL

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Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth attended the World Premiere of Men in Black International at AMC Lincoln Square last night in New York City.

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CARLA GUGINO VISITS NEW YORK CITY BUILD SERIES

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Carla Gugino was in summer fashion where she was photographed visiting the BUILD SERIES today in New York City.

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AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY 14TH ANNUAL TASTE OF HOPE

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The American Cancer Society hosted the 14th Annual Taste of Hope recently at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. The event raised over $250,000 in support of the organization’s goal to eliminate cancer.
Notable attendees included: Jean Shafiroff, Otto Cedeno, Chef Ralph Scamardella, Dana Cowin, Chef Michael Lomonaco, Mark D Friedman, Jamie Koff, Chris Wragge, Geraldine Hughes, Chef Todd English, Sarabeth Levine, Chef Antonio Prontelli, Fabiana Dwyer, Matthew Dwyer, Guy Tomlinson, Hazel Koch, Pearl Koch, Matt Leone, Stephanie Leone, Danny Burstein, Rebecca Luker and David Pogrebin.
This years’ Volunteer Host Committee included Alysia Reiner, Danny Burstein, Harry Carson, David Alan Basche, Rebecca Luker and Clarke Thorell.
Event Co-Chairs Mark D. Friedman and Jamie Koff volunteered year-round to produce this signature culinary, wine, and spirits event that provided the 900+ guests the opportunity to enjoy bites from New York City’s top restaurants and philanthropic chefs, and…

WILLIAM SHATNER TREK'S LIVE ON STAGE @ ASBURY PARK BOARDWALK

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Asbury Park, New Jersey - Set phasers to stun and beam yourself to the Paramount Theatre on Sunday, October 6th for an unforgettable night with the one and only WILLIAM SHATNER, live on stage. Audiences will enjoy a screening of the classic film “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” on the big screen, followed by a live conversation with the one and only “Captain James T. Kirk.” A limited number of VIP tickets will be available which include premium seating and a photo opportunity with Mr. Shatner. Tickets start at $39.50 (plus applicable service fees) and go on sale Friday, June 14th. Visit  www.aboardwalk.com, or call 732.897.6500 for the Paramount Theatre Box Office located at 1300 Ocean Drive.
William Shatner will be sharing fascinating and humorous stories from portraying the original Captain Kirk in the “Star Trek” television series and movies, and from his career spanning over 50 years as an award-winning actor, producer, director and writer. Fans will also have a chance to ask Mr…

WANDA SYKES VISITS NEW YORK CITY TALK SHOWS

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Wanda Sykes tries to text and hold on to her purse when she visited The BUILD SERIES recently in New York City.

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TV LAND'S YOUNGER SEASON 6 BROOKLYN PREMIERE PARTY

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Molly Bernard, Miriam Shor and Debi Mazar were snapped recently at TV Land's Younger Season 6 Premiere Party at The William Vale Hotel in Brooklyn, New York City.

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RUPAUL DRAG RACES TO BUILD SERIES

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RuPaul was racing over to The BUILD SERIES in New York City the other day. The star has been seen visiting many of the talk shows in the Big Apple.

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LISA LAMPANELLI LIGHTS UP THE STREETS OF NEW YORK

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Lisa Lampanelli lit up the streets of New York City with her wild colorful outfit recently when she visited The Build Series.

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MINDY KALING VISITS LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT IN NEW YORK CITY

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Mindy Kaling was photographed when she visited The Late Show With Stephen Colbert the other day in New York City.

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JEAN SHAFIROFF CO-CHAIR FOR MISSION SOCIETY OF NEW YORK CITY GALA @ CAPITALE

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New York, NY – Mission Society of New York City held its 96th annual Founding Families Gala on Monday, June 3rd, honoring scientist Philson Warner of Cornell University‘s Cooperative Extension and Grammy Nominee Alex Newell at a celebratory event that raised over half a million dollars to support programs that provide young people with a path towards economic opportunity.
The gala, held at CAPITALE in Lower Manhattan, featured musical performances by Broadway stars Jonathan Burke, Nick Rashad Burroughs, and Alex Newell, the first-ever recipient of Mission’s Youth Trailblazer gala award.
“We’re here tonight for a very special cause, and that is to change the lives of the children we serve,” said Gala Co-Chair Jean Shafiroff in her opening remarks. “We could not be prouder to have you as our guests, and to stand behind the life-changing work of Mission,” said Gala Co-Chair Katrina Peebles.
“The Mission Society—founded in 1812—is the City’s oldest organization dedicated to ending interge…