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SAMUEL WAXMAN ANNUAL HAMPTONS CULINARY EVENT

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Ian Duke With Marion Waxman, Nicole Miller,  Lidia Bastianich, Antonella Bertello & Maria Fishel
More than 300 guests attended the 15th Annual Hamptons Happening culinary charity event that raised more than $440,000 to support the groundbreaking research of the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF).
The SWCRF honored luminaries in cuisine, fashion, and business for their longtime support of cancer research. The honorees were: celebrity chef and Emmy-Awarding Winning cooking show host Lidia Bastianich and generations of the Bastianich family; Ian Duke, legendary owner of five restaurants in Southampton and New York City; business honoree, Antonella Bertello, real estate entrepreneur and owner of the historic The Baker House 1650 boutique hotel in East Hampton; and iconic womenswear designer Nicole Miller as fashion honoree.

Notable guests included Samuel and Marion Waxman, Spencer and Bettina Waxman, Jean Shafiroff, Michael and Elin Nierenberg, Lidia Bastianich, Tanya Ba…

LONGHOUSE RESERVE IN EAST HAMPTON HAS SCREENING OF JULIAN SCHNABEL'S ' AT ETERNITY'S GATE'

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LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton presented a special evening with Julian Schnabel, including a screening of his film, At Eternity's Gate starring Willem Dafoe as Vincent van Gogh last week at Guild Hall. The evening was a pre-event for their upcoming Summer Benefit honoring Schnabel and Donna Karen.

Dianne Benson, Longhouse’s board chairman, introduced Julian Schnabel who made a typically warm sometimes humorous and deeply sincere introduction saying, "I'll let the movie speak for itself… I'm not going to do a Q&A later because I don't want to talk after the movie about anything. I want you to digest it your own way. Don't get up. Stay in the movie theater until an hour after the movie's over… and at the end of the movie, until you see a yellow screen. I don't want you to miss that yellow screen. [says to de Menil sisters] Oh hi - how are you? I'm going to give you a kiss later. I want you to meet my wife. Louise, you want to stand? That&…

THE BRADY BUNCH HOUSE CONTEST FROM HGTV

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New York [July 15, 2019] Now that HGTV has fully renovated the iconic Brady Bunch house into a replica of the original TV set design from The Brady Bunch sitcom, the network will give one lucky winner the chance to “live like a Brady” with the HGTV “A Very Brady Contest.” Beginning at 12 p.m. ET on Monday, July 15, through 5 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Sept. 11, Brady Bunch superfans can submit their grooviest, most creative :30- to :90-second video that shares why they deserve to win the ultimate Brady fan prize—a six-night stay at the Brady Bunch house in Los Angeles from Dec. 9 to 15, 2019. The grand prize also includes coach roundtrip airfare for the winner and up to six guests, a curated LA tourist experience and $25,000 cash. In addition to a grand prize winner, eight runners-up will be awarded $500 each.
Once the HGTV “A Very Brady Contest” entry period ends, the network will select the top nine finalists from the entries and America will vote to determine the ultimate grand prize wi…

BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA RELEASE 'I AM WITH YOU STILL'

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I AM WITH YOU STILL

Music producer (and descendant of the famous Pullman of railroad fame), RON PULLMAN and JIMMY CARTER from BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA are about to release their new song – “I AM WITH YOU STILL.” Legendary producer, engineer and performer, Alan Parsons lends his artistry to the production of the music.
Ron Pullman has written, produced and recorded the song “I Am With You Still” for JIMMY CARTER – the last of the original multi-Grammy winning group, BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA.
This new inspiring and empowering song, Jimmy has recorded, features vocals from AIDB choir (Alabama Institute for the Def and Blind where Jimmy grew up) and Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, is set to release this summer.
When Mr. Pullman heard about Jimmy Carter’s history he arranged for the singer to return home (to AIDB). It was something Mr. Carter wanted to do but could never quite get there. Ron Pullman made it happen and it’s an interesting and heartwarming story that turned into a major event.
BA…

GIADA DE LAURENTIIS HOSTS 'THE CHEF TASTING SERIES'

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Giada De Laurentiis hosted The Chef Tasting Series the other day at The Las Vegas Ballpark in Downtown Summerlin in Las Vegas, Nevada.

She is the host of Food Network's Giada at Home.
Photo By: Erik Kabik Photography/ MediaPunch

SEN. KAMALA HARRIS TALKS BIDEN AND CHILD MOLESTER EPSTEIN ON 'THE VIEW'

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Sen. Kamala Harris On The View
Sen. Kamala Harris doubles down on her criticism of former Vice Pres. Joe Biden's record: "I have no intention of attacking Joe Biden but I am going to point out our differences of opinion."
On confrontation with former VP Joe Biden in the first debate regarding his record on busing: "I have no intention of attacking Joe Biden but I am going to point out our differences of opinion... Listen, this is a presidential race... We're on a debate stage and if you have not prepared and you're not ready for someone to point out a difference of opinion.... then you're probably not ready."
On Alex Acosta's role in Jeffrey Epstein case:
“Any prosecutor worth his salt knows this is the exact kind of case that is typical of somebody who preyed on children. And that case should go before a jury and that person should go to prison for a long period of time.”
“The thing I found so troubling, disheartening and really unbelievable was…

PHILANTHROPIST & STYLE ICON JEAN SHAFIROFF ON HAMPTON SHEET COVER

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Story By Tripp Whetsell For Hamptons Sheet -- When it comes to giving back, philanthropist, humanitarian and author Jean Shafiroff has long stood out as a powerful leader—and she continues to distinguish herself time and time again as someone to watch closely in the future.
So far this spring, Jean has served as co-chair of the New York City Mission Society Gala and hosted two separate cocktail parties for Surgeons of Hope and the Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, with even more high-profile events planned throughout the summer as the Hamptons fundraising season heads into full swing. In July, she will chair the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation’s Gala and then the Ellen Hermanson Foundation Gala.
Also, in July she will officially join the board of the Stony Brook Southampton Hospital Foundation, making this her eighth board appointment. Additionally, in August, Jean, who has chaired the Stony Brook Southampton Hospital Gala three times, will be honored along with her husband Mar…

TIMES SQUARE NEW YORK CITY BLACKOUT ON ANNIVERSARY OF FAMED 1977 OUTAGE

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ABC NEWS -- Parts of midtown Manhattan in New York City were hit with a power outage on Saturday evening, causing Times Square billboards to go dark, leaving people trapped in elevators and shutting down a Jennifer Lopez concert at Madison Square Garden.
Just before midnight on Saturday, Consolidated Edison Inc, New York City's power provider, said that power had been restored to all of the 73,000 affected customers, though some lingering issues continued, such as darkened traffic lights. The utility's news conference at one of its Upper West Side locations was briefly interrupted by whoops and cheers as lights came back on.
"This is something that we have plans for -- every precinct has plans for. ... We've been through this and we really know what we need to do," New York Police Commissioner James O'Neill said at a late Saturday press conference.
The outage began just before 7 p.m. and initially impacted about 20,000 customers. An hour later, the impacted a…

SAMUEL WAXMAN CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION RINGS NASDAQ BELL

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The Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) along with luminaries in cuisine, fashion and real estate whom the Foundation will honor at the 15th Annual Hamptons Happening charity fundraiser, rang the Closing Bell at the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square the other day.
Celebrity chef and Emmy-Award winner Lidia Bastianich, acclaimed fashion designer Nicole Miller, restaurateur Ian Duke, and real estate entrepreneur Antonella Bertello joined SWCRF founder and CEO, Samuel Waxman, MD and more than 30 supporters, board members and staff at NASDAQ.
Bastianich, Miller, Duke, and Bertello will receive honor awards for their support of cancer research at the annual food and wine event this Saturday, July 13, 2019, in Bridgehampton, NY, an annual and popular summer fundraiser held in the Hamptons hosted by the SWCRF.
“These inspirational and accomplished individuals have made extraordinary professional achievements in their respective fields, and we are thrilled that they are particip…

PHILANTHROPIST JEAN SHAFIROFF HOSTS BASTILLE DAY @ MORINI RESTAURANT

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Philanthropist and author Jean Shafiroff hosted her Annual Bastille Day Luncheon at upscale restaurant Restaurant Morini on New York’s Upper East Side. The 46 distinguished guests enjoyed a specialty menu created by Michael White. In honor of Bastille Day, the private dining room was decorated with miniature French flags.
Notable attendees included: Jean Shafiroff, Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia, NYS Assemblywoman Rebecca Seawright, Greg Kelly, Jason Binn, Susan Gutfreund, Sharon Bush, Jeanne Lawrence, Rodolfo Vera Calderon, Ariadna Vera Bustindui, Margo Langenberg, Lilah Ramzi, Ann Rapp, Maria Fishel, Larry Kaiser, Ray Bouderau, Lieba Nesis, Ernest Schmatolla, Marilyn Kirchner, Laurel Marcus, and Roy Kean.



 Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff has served as a board member of the French Heritage Society for approximately eight years. A strong supporter of the nonprofit organization, Jean Shafiroff is dedicated to the preservation, restoration and promotion of French heritage in America and Fr…

THE METHOD TO THE MADNESS: DONALD TRUMP'S ASCENT AS TOLD BY THOSE WHO WERE HIRED FIRED INSPIRED AND INAUGURATED

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The legendary Russian Samovar Restaurant and Piano Bar hosted a literary star-studded book release party for authors Allen Salkin and Aaron Short, featuring some of the restaurant’s authentic Russian delicacies and cocktails. In their new book The Method to The Madness: Donald Trump's Ascent as Told by Those Who Were Hired, Fired, Inspired—and Inaugurated (released July 9, 2019 by All Points Books), veteran journalists Salkin and Short have written an objective, nonpartisan oral history devoid of anonymous sources. The book shows that Trump had carefully planned his bid for the presidency since he launched what many considered to be a joke candidacy in 1999.


Among those media friends and colleagues in attendance were: the New York Time’s Tiina Loite; the New York Post’s Susan Edelman, Melkorka Licea, Katharine Ann Boniello, Heather Hauswirth, Melissa Klein, Doree Leewak and Zach Kussin; Author Allison Schrager; Food and Wine’s Sara Ventiera; Get Me Roger Stone Director Morgan Peh…