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JEAN SHAFIROFF'S STUNNING RESIDENT MAGAZINE COVER

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Jean Shafiroff: New York’s First Lady of Philanthropy and Style Icon graces Resident Magazine cover. 
Story By Tripp Whetsell - When it comes to philanthropy, Jean Shafiroff is one of the most respected names. Not only is she known for her financial contributions, she is also revered for her fundraising capabilities, leadership and hard work. Named “the First Lady of Philanthropy” by both Hello and !Hola! magazines, she has continued to distinguish herself time and again for nearly two decades and she remains someone to closely watch in the future.
As one of the most successful and visible volunteer fundraisers and donors on behalf of countless charities throughout Manhattan, the Hamptons and increasingly internationally, perseverance, attention to detail, and above all else, creativity are all adjectives that describe Jean who divides her time between homes on the Upper East Side and Southampton.

A graduate in Physical Therapy from the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia…

'WAKE UP' A SHORT FILM DIRECTED BY OLIVIA WILDE

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In a new short film directed by Gotham and Indie Spirit nominated director, Olivia Wilde (Booksmart), Emmy nominated Margaret Qualley (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) stars as a woman forced to rediscover her humanity in an increasingly digital world.
“It was such a thrill to collaborate with Margaret Qualley to tell this story about what it means to be human. With legendary cinematographer Matty Libatique, and the rest of our extraordinary crew, I had the chance to make something wild and strange and timely,” said Wilde.
Produced by The Lab at Anonymous Content and filmed throughout New York City by two-time Oscar-nominated Director of Photography, Mathew Libatique (Pi, Black Swan, A Star Is Born), WAKE UP comes off the heels of Oliva Wilde’s critically-acclaimed, award winning, directorial debut, Booksmart. Wilde will next direct and star in the psychological thriller for the Time’s Up era “Don’t Worry Darling” for New Line.
Margaret Qualley received praise for her starring turn opp…

STAR TREK'S PATRICK STEWART INVITES WHOOPI GOLDBERG BACK TO SERIES

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Patrick Stewart And Whoopi Goldberg
Surprise! Sir Patrick Stewart invites Whoopi Goldberg to return to Star Trek.
The actor officially invites Whoopi Goldberg to join season two of Star Trek: Picard, saying "It was wonderful having you, and we cannot wait to have you with us again one more time.”
"Star Trek was one of the great experiences from the beginning to the end," Goldberg responded. "I had the best, best, best time — best time ever."
After 18 years, the actor is returning to his reprising role as Captain Picard in the Star Trek: Picard series – he shares what it’s like to step back into the character after nearly two decades.
Courtesy Of ABC / Disney

STATEMENT FROM 27 SILENCE BREAKERS IN SUPPORT OF WOMEN TESTIFYING IN WEINSTEIN CRIMINAL TRIAL

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NEW YORK / LOS ANGELES – Twenty-seven women who came forward to report Harvey Weinstein’s sexual misconduct issued the following statement in support of Annabella Sciorra, Mimi Haleyi, Dawn Dunning and all of the brave women who will testify in Weinstein’s criminal trial in New York City.
“We stand in solidarity with Annabella Sciorra, Mimi Haleyi, Dawn Dunning and all of the women who will courageously testify against Harvey Weinstein in court. For decades, Weinstein wielded his power to mentally, physically and professionally abuse and silence women with impunity. This week, he will finally be forced to face his accusers and reckon with the consequences of his monstrous crimes. Whether we are in the court room or supporting our fellow Silence Breakers from around the world, we are all in awe of their selflessness and bravery. We will continue to support them by speaking out and telling our stories until this serial predator is brought to justice.”
The Silence Breakers include:

NEW YORK CITY'S BEST 'BIG GAME' CHAMPIONSHIP PARTY @ FAMED RICK'S CABARET

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Rick’s Cabaret New York, the upscale gentlemen's club known for its beautiful entertainers, luxurious setting, and warm hospitality, is celebrating this year's pro football championship with the city’s hottest big game after-party Sunday night.
“I can’t decide if I like the Chiefs or the 49ers,” said Rick's Cabaret girl Vanessa. “But I do know the after-party Sunday night is gonna be so awesome! Rick's Cabaret is the place to be!”
“Nobody throws a party like Rick's Cabaret,” proclaimed Rick's Cabaret girl Olivia. “There will be champagne flowing and lots of fun!”
Rick's Cabaret is the club of choice for business professionals, numerous celebrities, and those who appreciate the finer things in life. The three-story club features the top-rated Rick’s Steakhouse under the direction of acclaimed chef Jayson Margulies on its second floor, and deluxe Sky Boxes and VIP Suites on its third floor.
Rick’s Cabaret New York
50 West 33rd Street
*** RICK: NASDAQ Listed

'THE VIEW'S' MEGHAN MCCAIN -- I WOULD FOCUS ON VOTING MITCH MCCONNELL OUT

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The View
Mondays Hot Topics: McConnell Planning Speedy Trial
“These senators are supposed to represent the people," says Sunny Hostin. "Why aren’t they representing the will of the majority of Americans? That’s the first step.”
“I would never underestimate Mitch McConnell," adds Meghan McCain. "He's a really shrewd long-term political animal and I think he knows what he's doing.”
“I don’t think this is where the pulse of the American people are at and I think that it’s more about the election than it is about the impeachment trial," McCain continues. "I would focus on voting him out.”
"Ultimately if the Republicans follow this course, if they are so adverse to the will of the American people, I think that ultimately it will affect the Republicans," Hostin says. "Because when you go to the ballot box are you going to vote for that Senator that did not do your will? Are you going to put that person back into office? I don’t think so.”

LEGEND BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN RETURNS HOME FOR 'LIGHT OF DAY WINTERFEST 2020'

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Bruce Springsteen Returns Home
ASBURY PARK, NJ (Jan. 19, 2019) – After five years away, Bruce Springsteen returned home to LIGHT OF DAY WINTERFEST last night in grand style to help “The Festival That Bruce Built” celebrate its 20th anniversary with his 12th surprise guest performance during Bob’s Birthday Bash, the six-hour “Main Event” of the 10-day festival he has brought to worldwide prominence in the global battle to defeat Parkinson’s Disease and related illnesses through the awesome power of music.
An elated audience at the sold-out Paramount Theater here watched as Springsteen made a trio of on-stage appearances – in order, with Jesse Malin, Willie Nile, and finally, longtime collaborators Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers – to help the Light of Day Foundation push its two-decade fundraising tally toward its $6 million goal by festival’s end after this weekend.
Bob’s Birthday Bash is named after the organization’s co-founder and inspiration, artist manager and music industry ve…

KAREN SOKOLOF JAVITCH RELEASES 'PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE - ONE OF ENGLANDS MOMENTS'

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle - One of England’s Moments
Meghan Markel is following in the footsteps of her mother Princess Diana, trading royal stuffiness for mixing with the masses.
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have opted to spend time in North America and in the Palace.
They have a kindred in singer-songwriter Karen Sokolof Javitch, who has released a song in honor of Prince Harry and Meghan Markel, titled “Prince Harry and Meghan Markle - One of England’s Moments.”
Karen Javitch is also the co-creator of “Princess Diana The Musical” that honored the 'free spirit' Diana and has been performed since 2,000 around the United States.
Said Javitch, “Princess Diana broke with tradition to become the first royal to hug an Aids patient, as well as supported so many other humanitarian causes. I admire Harry and Meghan for following a similar break-away path, rather than following the stereotyped role of traditional monarchy. Diana showed us all that being in the limelight is le…

'GO FOR GOLD' INKS DEAL WITH INVOGUE RECORDS WITH RELEASE OF 'LET ME GO'

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Go For Gold
Arkansas based Go For Gold has inked a deal with InVogue Records. Their first release on InVogue, “Let Me Go” is a dynamic and upbeat punk-driven track, solidifying the band as a strong up-and-coming pop punk staple. We’re excited to introduce you to this energetic quartet. You can watch the music video via the InVogue Records YouTube channel.
"From first listen to the new single Let Me Go I was hooked on Go For Gold. Their energy, work ethic and everything is what we want at IVR. All of the new music they've been delivering is perfection - 2020 is going to be a big year for them," says InVogue label owner Nick Moore.
Upcoming shows:
FEB 14 Mass Movement Community Arts- Tulsa, OK
FEB 15 J&J's Ol' Dirty Basement- Denton, TX

'THE RAPE OF RECY TAYLOR' SCREENING @ NYACK CENTER

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The Rape Of Recy Taylor
The Rape Of Recy Taylor Sun., Jan. 19th 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM The Nyack Center, Nyack
Join NOMAS (National Organization for Men Against Sexism) and VCS, Inc. for a screening of the award-winning documentary.
Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old black mother and sharecropper, was gang-raped by six white boys in 1944 Alabama. Common in Jim Crow South, few women spoke up in fear for their lives. Not Recy Taylor, who bravely identified her rapists. The NAACP sent its chief rape investigator Rosa Parks, who rallied support and triggered an unprecedented outcry for justice.
Nancy Buirski
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SYNOPSIS
Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old black mother and sharecropper, was gang raped by six white boys in 1944 Alabama. Common in Jim Crow South, few women spoke up in fear for their lives. Not Recy Taylor, who bravely identified her rapists. The NAACP sent its chief rape investigator Rosa Parks, who rallied support and triggered an unprece…

MICHAEL STARR'S UNIQUE BIOGRAPHY ON STAR TREK ICON WILLIAM SHATNER

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In the early months of 1966, a handsome,hardworking thirty-five year old Canadian born actor named William Shatner was cast as Captain Kirk in Star Trek, a troubled, low-budget science-fiction television series set to premier that fall on NBC. Star Trek struggled for viewers and lasted on three seasons, but it found a huge, rabidly dedicated audience when it premier in syndication following its cancellation -- turning Shatner into a pop-culture icon and launching him on a career path he never could have imagined.
Famed New York Post columnist, Michael Seth Starr, has authored an excellent biography presenting a no-holds barred, unvarnished look at Shatner and his unique career. Highly recommended reading. Available at Amazon.com

JEAN SHAFIROFF & CHRISTINE SCHOTT LEDES HOST FRESH RX PALM BEACH LUNCHEON

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Philanthropist, author, and influencer Jean Shafiroff and Christine Schott Ledes, president of the American Influencer Association, held a luncheon to usher in 2020 at Cafe Boulud at the Brazilian Court Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida. The luncheon was also in honor of the newly formed non-profit, Fresh Rx.

Invited guests at Jean Shafiroff's and Christine Schott's luncheon included Ava Roosevelt, Matt Rich, Jayne Chase, Maribel Alvarez, Adam Weiss, Mariza Precoda, Kim Renk , Paola Bacchini, Maria Fishel, Ruth Miller, Sylvia Hemingway, Beth Wilf, Lis Barron, and Christine Pressman. The group of 25 toasted Margaret Duriez of Lox Farms and Lily Holt Dillion for their philanthropic work on behalf of the FreshRx Fund and the Community Foundation for Palm Beach & Martin Counties.
One surprise guest was Fred Pressman -the son of Barney’s heirs Christine & Gene Pressman, who celebrated his first birthday on Thursday, January 9th.
About Fresh Rx
FreshRx aims to narr…

DISABILITY FIRST 'THE TRUE POWERS OF DUDE' PREMIERES ON NETFLIX

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The Healing Powers of Dude
Los Angeles, Jan. 13 – With one-in-five people having a disability in the U.S. today, the lack of representation – just 3.1 percent on screen and even less in children’s television (less than one percent) – means that millions of people are unable to see themselves in media today. A new show premiering today is bucking that trend. The Healing Powers of Dude, a family comedy about Noah (Jace Chapman), a middle schooler with social anxiety disorder, premieres on Netflix.
Its creators have lofty but achievable goals – to give kids who have anxiety a vehicle to tell their parents how they feel and to “overcome the stigma of talking about mental illness.”
“The more families and friends can talk about this issue, the better the chance people can get the help they need,” creators Erica Spates and Sam Littenberg-Weisberg told RespectAbility.
Spates and Littenberg-Weisberg created The Healing Powers of Dude based off of true events in Sam’s family, allowing viewers t…

PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER 'THORNS FOR FLOWERS'

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New York, NY - Fans with a passion for psychological thrillers will thoroughly enjoy writer/director Anthony de Lioncourt’s “Thorns for Flowers”. Set in the 1970’s, a psychic, Leo (brilliantly played by Vance Clemente) helps the Police track down a serial killer, and falls in love with a young woman, Catherine, (expertly acted by the effervescent Samantha Strelitz) they're trying to protect.


Thorns For Flowers Trailer
This gripping feature film offers intense scenes throughout; including strange happenings with a mystical force of nature located in a hole in the ground, flashbacks to Leo’s painful childhood and a plot twist ending that you won’t see coming. Previous films by De Lioncourt include “The Protokon” and “When We Dance the Music Dies” (starring William Ragsdale, Eric Roberts and Catherine Mary Stewart).

'LAST SUMMER AT BLUEFISH COVE' IS BROADWAY BOUND

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Director Cynthia Nixon
Producers Harriet Newman Leve, Ellen DeGeneres, Portia de Rossi, Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner are thrilled to announce a 2020 Broadway bound production of Last Summer at Bluefish Cove.
Last Summer at Bluefish Cove is written by Jane Chambers and will be directed by Cynthia Nixon.
Casting, creative team, theatre and dates will be announced at a later date.
It’s 1980 at Bluefish Cove: a lesbian beachside haven. Lil Zalinski and her close knit group of friends take refuge here each summer to live and love freely. When a straight woman named Eva wanders unknowingly into their midst, she sends The Cove into a tailspin and knocks Lil off her feet.
This will be the 40th anniversary production of the landmark lesbian play that broke extraordinary new ground when it premiered Off-Broadway in 1980.
The Broadway bound 40th anniversary production of Last Summer at Bluefish Cove will be Broadway’s first with an all-woman creative team and cast.
ABOUT THE TEAM
JANE CHAMBERS (Pla…

JEAN SHAFIROFF @ PALM BEACH SAKS FIFTH AVE

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Spotted: Celebrity Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff Shopping on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach.
Celebrity philanthropist and style icon Jean Shafiroff was spotted at Saks Fifth Avenue on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach trying on purple suede ankle booties. She was also seen trying on shiny gold Chanel ankle boots. We are guessing that Jean was preparing for New Year's Eve 2020.
Jean Shafiroff has appeared on a number of Best Dressed Lists. In 2018 she was one of 12 people named to the LookOnLine.com International Best Dressed List. Others on the list included Meghan Markle and Anna Wintour.