Showing posts with label DR JUDY KURIANSKY. Show all posts
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Monday, March 09, 2015


2015 Luce Leader Awards Reception Honors Humanitarians & Future Global Leaders

Story By: Edward Callaghan


Jim Luce

Sarah Herbert Galloway With Alana Galloway And Meera Gandhi

Pioneering humanitarians and tomorrow’s global leaders were honored at an elegant reception hosted by The James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation in conjunction with Orphans International Worldwide at the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations.

Orphans International Worldwide (OIWW), founded in 1999, and the James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation, launched in 2009, have a long history of acknowledging the efforts of individuals who have dedicated their lives to the betterment of humanity.

Following warm welcomes by Ambassador H E Palitha Kohona, of the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations and Jim Luce, founder of both the James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation and International Worldwide (OIWW), the honorees, Luce Scholarship winners and Micro Grant Recipients were announced.

Ralph De Palo, PhD, New York University and William Bauer, PhD. Marietta College introduced the Young Global Leader honorees. The 2014 J. Luce Foundation Leaders Award Recipients are Seal Bin-Han a sophomore at Johns Hopkins and co-founder of health tech social enterprise, ShapeU; Jamil Patacon Fuller, attending Lawrence University with a Posse Foundation Full Scholarship & radio host; and the 2015 recipients Alana Galloway, a student at the Convent of the Sacred Heart and a published journalist on subjects from bullying to sex trafficking and Eugenie Carys De Silva; a 16 year old with several academic world records, editor of several academic books and a Ph. D candidate at Harvard. Leadership Gifts to these four included: Poetry: The Sufi’s Garland by Manav Sachdeva Maasoom, our Poet Laureate; Biography: Frank Perdue: Tough Man, Tender Chicken by Mitzi Perdue, and Management: Fearless Leadership in a Social World by Alison Fine.

Sunday, November 06, 2011


May Pang With Dr. Judy Kuriansky And Tim Mantoani

TV psychologist commentator and sexpert Dr Judy Kuriansky caught up with friend May Pang -- John Lennon’s “lost Weekend” lover from 1973-1975, now a photographer and Feng Shui jewelry producer -- at the reception and exhibit for photographer Tim Mantoani’s new book, “Behind Photographs – Archiving Photographic Legends.” The three are pictured here pointing to Pang’s classic 1974 photo taken on the Long Island Sound of Lennon with his son Julian when he was a little boy. The photo is one of many captivating shots in Mantoani’s book featuring photographers holding a favorite or iconic image, ranging from shots of Madonna in 1983, Mother Teresa, Bruce Springsteen and Nelson Mandela, to powerful images of war refugees, an Iraqi boy injured by an explosive, an AIDS-ridden child,.and a row of Russian missing forearms deformed by pollutants. Pang answered the burning question, “Was John Lennon a good lover?” with an enthusiastic, “Yes.” When Dr, Judy asked her to elaborate, Pang replied that he knew how to please a woman first and even taught her a few things (all excellent signs). Another classic photo of Lennon in Mantoani’s book is of the Beatle in a white t-shirt with black “New York City” lettering during a photo shoot in his east side penthouse apartment for the cover of his “Walls and Bridges” album. And picture the Fab Four caught midair jumping onto a bed when told by their manager that they were number 1 in American and going to NY! Besides the Lennon shots, you can “Imagine” why Dr Judy gravitated to the photo of Elvis Presley “caught on film” June 30th 1956 backstage at the Mosque Theatre in Richmond Virginia clearly tongue-kissing an unknown date. Note: Sources say that Gene Simmons allegedly once put his famous tongue down the sexpert’s throat backstage at a concert when she was hosting her famous Z100 “LovePhones” call-in show.

Photo Courtesy Of:Peter Reitzfeld

Monday, October 17, 2011




Christiane Amanpour With Dr. Judy Kuriansky

At the “GIANTS OF BROADCASTING AWARDS” last Friday, Library of Broadcasting Board member and radio and TV broadcaster Judy Kuriansky met up with former CNN chief international correspondent-now ABC News This Week” anchor Christiane Amanpour. Both are at almost every natural disaster and war zone – from the Asian tsunami to Israel -- Amanpour covering the news and Dr Judy providing psychological first aide. On accepting her “GIANT” award, Amanpour said she is “fiercely proud of being a woman getting this award,” and wants to see more balance between women and men on this stage, in top news positions, and in politics. Her real dream, she said, is that she would “like to see a world where women are not judged by the amount of highlights in their hair, shortness of their skirts or deeply plunging cleavage, but by the competence of their work.” Dr. Judy agrees, recalling how TV viewers would comment on the coat she was wearing on the football field doing a special about “The Psychology of Sports” or her earrings when reporting on “New Treatments for Depression.”

Christiane said she grew up watching the TV show “Gunsmoke” with James Arness (a posthumous “Giants” honoree) a part of her life.

Also awarded as a “Giant of Broadcasting” that day by the Library of American Broadcasting, NBC news anchor Brian Williams revealed “a secret about his non-Giant status”: starting out as a college dropout whose first job was as a typist and receptionist at the National Association of Broadcasters, he now wakes up and asks, “How did I get to this… to the greatest job in the world?”

Also honored was the staff of CBS This Morning, a 32-year long TV staple, and its poetic host Charles Osgood, who had recently sang Cole Porter at Birdland for a broadcasting benefit.

Photo Courtesy Of: Abbey Muneer

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Dr. Judy Kuriansky With Marilyn Michaels And Sylvia Sporn

Comedienne, singer and performer extraordinaire Marilyn Michaels, sat down for an up-close and personal interview by good friend and noted psychologist sex doc Dr. Judy Kuriansky, at an exhibit of Michaels’ art and memorabilia at the Jewish Heritage Museum in Freehold New Jersey Sunday afternoon. The brilliant impressionist thrilled the audience as Lilly Tomlin, Joan Rivers, Joan Collins and Katherine Hepburn, and memories of Catskills on Broadway, appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show, performing with Sammy Davis Jr., and her favorite role as Fannie Brice in the touring company of “Funny Girl” which impressed even Barbra Streisand, then playing the role on Broadway. On view were Michaels’ new portraits of Mohammed Ali and Elizabeth Taylor and never-before-on-public-display erotic paintings of female thighs on Chinese fortune cookies. In tune with talking to the famed sex doc, Michaels described her 1983 Playboy Pictorial, now a collector’s item, with her dressed as famous women: Julie Andrews standing on top of hills with suspenders covering her nipples; a gorilla attempting to yank off Bo Derek’s bra; Lilly Tomlin’s Ernestine wearing a garter belt. The mag got around Michaels’ refusal to go topless by posing three babes behind her as back-up singers, flashing in open raincoats. Not shy to talk about sex, Michaels has been on Howard Stern, whom she says is a stand-up guy, especially as he sent condolences when her beloved mother died.

Photo By:Maxine Dovere

Thursday, June 23, 2011


Marilyn Michaels

Performer extra-ordinaire Marilyn Michaels will be interviewed by noted psychologist/sex therapist Dr. Judy Kuriansky, at art-showing this Sunday.

Michaels, a legendary singer, comedienne and actress, is appearing at the Jewish Heritage Museum this Sunday, June 26, 2011, at 2 p,m., to discuss her brilliant artwork and career. The diversified entertainer will be interviewed onstage by her good friend, media personality Dr. Judy Kuriansky, who will ask Marilyn about her life and work, from comedy to the arts. Michaels can impersonate the likes the Lili Tomlin and Dr. Ruth but she will be herself as she discusses her passion for painting. Promises to be fun as the sex therapist has the talented entertainer on the hot seat! WHERE: The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County, 310 Mounts Corner Drive, Freehold New Jersey. (732)252-6990). WHEN: June 26, 2011 TIME: 2 p.m.

Saturday, February 19, 2011


Malan Breton With Dr. Judy Kuriansky

Sexpert Dr Judy Kuriansky met up with multi-talented designer and former Project Runway contestant Malan Breton at this week’s Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, thrilling to his new collection and sporting a new “hat” to her multi-faceted career in her new role as Ambassador of Peace and Tolerance for Friends of the United Nations. Kicking off their new Tolerance Campaign, Dr Judy says, “Tolerance is chic,” and fashion draws from textiles and inspiration of many cultures. Famous designers expressed enthusiasm over the colorful hat with images from peoples all over the world, and their appreciation for multi-culturalism. Malan Breton, a favorite and friend of Dr Judy’s, showed his Eastern-influenced collection, calumniating in a dramatic mock marriage scene with the bride in an exotic flowing red silk gown. Born in Hong Kong, Breton was stylist of Kylie Minogue, also a Dr Judy friend, and a dancer with Paula Abdul and judge in a fashion context with Kim Kardashian.

Saturday, December 11, 2010



Quiet Hero

Mitzi Perdue With Dr. Robert Cancro And Rita Cosby

Rita Cosby With Tomaczek Bednarek

Jean Shafiroff With Rita Cosby

Eric Roitsch

Super hostess Mitzi Perdue had a powerful party to help draw attention to a serious issue plaguing tens of millions of Americans… anxiety disorder. The International Committee Against Mental Illness, spearheaded by Dr. Robert Cancro, Chairman Emeritus of NYU Langone’s Department of Psychiatry, with the help of his niece Lorraine Cancro, MSW and writer for Exceptional Parent Magazine, created a new division to raise awareness for those who suffer from anxiety disorders and to help guide them on the road to recovery. That includes promoting alternative treatment methods other than medication. They hope to develop and test lifestyle changes, which can bring the person back to better balance.

Award-winning TV News Star Rita Cosby was named the spokesperson for the newly launched United Stress Disorders Association who’s goal is to educate and help prevent future anxiety cases in civilians and members of the military who often suffer severe “angst and anxiety” episodes after traumatic experiences on the battlefield. Cosby’s own father suffered “Shell Shock” (now termed PTSD) as a resistance fighter and prisoner of war in WWII and didn’t discuss his own harrowing ordeal until recently in his daughter’s highly acclaimed book called, “Quiet Hero: Secrets From My Father’s Past.” The journalist known for her tough as nails interviewing style was emotional as she discussed her father’s painful physical and mental journey and her mission now to support others and their family members who show symptoms of PTSD.

Those in attendance included 9/11 rescuers, military servicemen, police officers, judges and some of America’s top psychiatric experts including Dr Judy Kuriansky, Russell Daisey, National Guardsman Eric Roitsch and Jean Shafiroff. For more information about the United Stress Disorders Association call (212) 263-5744 or go to

Photos By: James Edstrom

Saturday, June 05, 2010



Kylie Minoque And Dr Judy Kuriansky

Judy Kuriansky And Ricky Martin

Noted sex doc and LovePhones radio show advice host Dr. Judy Kuriansky reunited with hot pop star Kylie Minoque at the Black Tie/Black Leather fundraiser for amFAR New York Public Library. They met years ago at Kylie's sister Danni’s wedding to Julian McMahon in Melbourne Australia. Changed from the fashion-forward thigh high-slit couture Kylie wore on the red carpet to a strapless black and white gown, Kylie was delighted to recall how she once arrived from abroad in unexpectedly cold New York weather and borrowed Dr. Judy’s warm coat. The “fashion impaired and fashion inspired” New York glitterati black-tie guests at the “Inspiration”-titled/Josh Wood production gala were treated to Wilhemina male models strutting 49 different looks, including Kenneth Cole, Yves Saint Laurent, Dolce & Gabbana and Hugo Boss Leather Looks, Marc Jacobs Sporty Looks, and scene-stealing outfits accented with spaceship-inspired head or neck gear or with waistcoats reminiscent of Stevie Nicks/Vivienne Westwood/goth with puffed shoulders and flowing train. Awardee UN Global Ambassador and just-self-outed Ricky Martin, honored for his philanthropy to pediatric AIDS, lamented the “horrible battle with human trafficking” said recalled his encounter with a 14-year old girl he met in Cambodia who was pregnant and infected with HIV. “I’m going to take it [the award] to Cambodia and give it to her,” he told the audience. In accepting his award, hot designer Jean-Paul Gautier said that “20 years ago, my boyfriend died from AIDS.” Noted for his early Madonna gender-bending style-setting sensations combining cone bras and leather strapping, JP explained, “I am for √©galit√© of sex,” elaborating that in women there is a part of masculinity and in men there is a part of sensibility and that his style is inspired “to show men can also be seductive.” Sitting next to Dr. Judy was New York Times style journalist Sarah Nir, who noted to reporter Darrell Hartmen and Annie Liebovitz’s personal assistant Christopher Peregrin – featured in Nir’s upcoming Times article this Thursday -- that Dr Judy “sculpted the sexual landscape of youth” through her LovePhones show. Cyndi Lauper, M-A-C VIVA GLAM spokesperson wowed the crowd with “Girls Just want to Have Fun” and “True Colors.” Much progress has been made in AIDS prevention and treatment, it was noted, “there is still am-far from where we need to be.” Through all the quips of the night, the most compelling quotable, referring to the evening fashion, was “the most beautiful outfit of the evening is clearly – the condom!”

Sunday, February 21, 2010


Basketball Legend Julius “Dr. J” Erving
Celebrates Star Studded 60th Birthday
Party At Trump Taj Mahal In Atlantic City

Julius Erving With Alexandra Stevenson

Dr J With Beautiful Wife Dorys

Julius “Dr. J” Erving

Retired Philadelphia 76ers NBA Basketball legend Julius “Dr. J” Erving celebrated his 60th Birthday with an elaborate party held for him on Saturday at Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort in Atlantic City. Erving was joined by his wife, Dorys and children; including Julius Erving III and tennis pro Alexandra Stevenson for a night that was sports fan’s delight. The event was attended by former NBA legends, Bill Russell, George Tinsley, retired NBA players Charles Oakley, John Starks, Charles Smith, NFL’s Reggie Howard, Ricky Watters, Richard Dent, actor/comedian Anthony Anderson, former Women’s NBA player, Ann Myers-Drysdale, Olympic Gold Medalist Sanya Richards and hundreds of friends and family members who came to pay homage to one of the most spectacular players in basketball history. The stars walked the red carpet for photo opportunities with Dr. J, before heading into the Tiara Ballroom for a night that included a video montage of Erving’s life achievements, followed by a lavish dinner, birthday cake, music and dancing. All the attendees were asked to change their shoes to Converse sneakers, Erving's shoe of choice on the court.

Monday, November 10, 2008


Dr. Judy Kuriansky And Danny Devito

Legendary actor Danny DeVito is congratulated in the lobby of the Ziegfeld Theatre by noted sexdoc and TV personality Dr Judy Kuriansky after his receiving the Lifetime Visionary Award at the opening gala of the Israeli Film Festival in New York. Devito was hugged a few minutes earlier by Michael Douglas who said he wouldn’t have missed the occasion to present the award to his long-time best friend, DeVito. Douglas waxed nostalgic, teasing the mischievous Devito about their filming during the blockbuster “Romancing the Stone” in 1984 when Douglas and co-star Kathleen Tutner were dangling on a chandelier, and Douglas asked Devito how long he would have to dangle so precariously, and deVito announced to the crew and all, “Lunch! Douglas further reminisced about a “magical time” sharing an apartment on the upper West side of Manhattan when the two were struggling actors in the 1960s, and “sloppy” but great roommates. Douglas teased that DeVito had hair at the time, and the comic actor retorted that. “True I used to have hair…thank God the loss did not affect other parts of my body.” Musing about the meaning of being a visionary, DeVito, in true comic style, recalled an event on the set of “Romancing the Stone” when he asked the time and someone held a set of bulls balls and announced 12:15pm. DeVito was amazed at the “visionary” until the guy revealed his trick, and lifted up the balls so DeVito could see the clock behind. That led Devito to define, “a visionary has balls. But it takes a lot of heavy lifting.” DeVito has personal connections to the award, since he supports the organization OneVoice, which is working towards Israeli-Palestinian peace. “The activist and the sexdoc Dr Judy had words to share about Middle East peace, as Dr. Judy has edited two books on the psychological aspects of the conflict, including “Terror in the Holy Land, Inside the Anguish of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict” and “Beyond Bullets and Bombs: Grassroots peace building between Israelis and Palestinians.” Dr. Judy has also hosted the opening and closing events of the film festival in several past years. “We can all live together,” DeVito said on a serious note about the conflict.

Thursday, March 06, 2008


Todd Murray with Robin Byrd and John Amaturo

Robert Maier with Cindy Guyer and Bill Murray

Hope’s Voice Executive Director Todd Murray and many celebrities showed up at Bamboo 52 to celebrate the launch of the Does HIV Look Like Me campaign in South Africa and Swaziland. Reality star and cover girl Cindy Guyer along with Miss. New York Danille Roundtree, Cable Queen Robin Byrd along with her fun and exciting partner Shelly, Sex Expert Dr. Judy Kuriansky, Composer Russell Daisey, Ian Miller President of I. Miller International and Celebrity Service Kingpin Bill Murray. The “Movement” event was being held to commence the Hope’s Voice International tour in South Africa and Swaziland. This event will take place in each of the countries they travel to welcoming the new international campaign ambassadors, including Mexico, India, Cambodia and Cameroon. The Hope’s Voice team will be departing for Johannesburg on March 16th, “Movement” South Africa will take place on March 22nd and the team will be off to Manzini, Swaziland on March 23rd through April 2nd. The hottest sensation P.I.N.K Vodka also supported the event.

Robin Byrd with John Wegorzewski

Russell Daisey and Dr. Judy Kuriansky
Photos By: James Edstrom

Friday, December 07, 2007



The Red Ball Gala Gals

It’s the New York AIDS Film Festival’s 5th Annual Red Ball Gala, which took place this year at the Riverhouse Luxury Green Living Sales & Discovery Center. The housing is meant to be eco-friendly.The Red Ball event celebrating World AIDS Day on Dec 1 and the launch of The New York AIDS Museum, kicked-off with a VIP sunset dinner and awards presentation hosted by the film festival Executive Director Suzanne Engo. Awards were given to GMHC;s Marjorie Hill, Miss Universe, Japan’s Riyo Mori, BET VP of Public Affairs Sonya Lockett, and fashion design house Heatherette. Following the awards celebration was an exclusive fashion show, featuring celebrity walkers and professional “voguers.” The event capped a weekend of films about AIDS, and was kicked off at a gala event at the United Nations on Thursday evening, with a film showing and award to noted producer Kate Hudson, which documented her trip to Africa with Ashley Judd to raise awareness about AIDS.
Photo By: Bennett Raglin/BR Photo Creations

Wednesday, May 30, 2007


A bevy of sex divas of New York – radio sex doc Judy Kuriansky, erotica producer Candida Royalle, cross-dressers’ dean Veronica Vera, former Kinsey Institute director June Reinisch and hard-core vintage porn star Vanessa delRio -- were out in style for the 1st Annual Museum of Sex gala to benefit the Muse Foundation of New York. 24-year old burlesque performer Dita Von Teese – ex of Goth rock star Marilyn Manson – stripped down to sequined pasties and a g-string, folding herself into a feathered clam shell and then writhed in a bathtub, running water over her body and arched legs, occasionally splashing the crowd. Scantily-clad hunks offered guests free Pure Romance sex toys. Sex therapist Joy Davidson proved her credentials from the American Association of Sex Educators and Therapists, by warning that the tiger-fur lined toy hand cuffs “tighten real fast, and so are more dangerous than the real ones the cops use.” Veronica Vera – founder of the famous cross-dressing academy “Miss Vera’s School for Boys Who Want to be Girls” -- led a silver-haired man by a dog choker around his neck. “I’m a Republican,” he announced, “but I decided to come in disguise, wearing a dog collar. Retorted Vera, “A lot of Republicans need dog collars.” 70s porn star Vanessa delRio – famous for her large-bosom, back-door sex acts, and genitals large enough to be tied -- touted her autobiography being released in September by Taschen, the deluxe German publishing house. “The pictures show really nasty, slutty behavior,” noted the 55-year old first Hispanic porn actress.
Auctioned off were a “Naughty Night” at the penthouse suite of the midtown Goth and fetish Night Hotel and a night on the town with Scottish actor/ producer Alan Cumming of Golden Eye and Cabaret fame. A walk-on in adult star turned filmmaker Candida Royalle’s next erotic film drew the top dollar ($2,000) bid from a twenty-something female who wasn’t sure she’d get naked for the role “because she works in a bank.”The glitzy event was at the Angel Orenz Foundation on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, a neo-Gothic former synagogue now a hip center of education and culture in New York City.

Thursday, October 19, 2006


Dr. Judy Kuriansky And Danny Devito

Famous sex therapist Dr Judy Kuriansky seen talking to Vagina Monologues’ Eve Ensler in the lobby of her new two-character drama “The Treatment” running through this Sunday at the Culture Project on East 3rd Street. “Do you like yours?” The sex doc asked the famous sex author, pointing to something very pink in Ensler’s hands. “I love it,” replied Ensler. No, the two sex stars were not comparing vaginas. Dr Judy is in the market for a new cell phone and Ensler was clutching, and raving about, her bright pink Razar.The famous sex doc chatted with actor Dylan McDermott after the standing ovation for him and fellow actor Portia. Perfectly fitting that a clinical psychologist as Dr Judy should ask McDermott - after the play about a traumatized soldier (and former military interrogator) and his army psychiatrist – what he drew on for his powerful performance. McDermott said, “I’ve never been a soldier and I never had experiences like the character, but I went to other emotional times I’ve had and I felt empathy for him.” Noting McDermott was still visibly shaken from the intensity of his role, Dr Judy asked, “How do you come down from the intensity?” “It’s tough,” McDermott admitted.Women in the lobby after the play were still in awe over McDermott’s hunky body and bare rear that he exposes in a powerful scene – something you would expect a sex therapist like Kuriansky to be focusing on. In contrast, the sex doc was in serious conversation with audience members, explaining how the play’s theme about interrogation techniques used by army personnel (presumably in Iraq) and a psychiatrist’s interrogation of her PTSD patient, reflects the American Psychological Association’s present intense focus on what role shrinks should play in extracting “intelligence” from prisoners.But Dr Judy did note the gender message in the play, where the female shrink uses sex to get what she wants from her male victim, in comparison to the loud noise, darkness and anal rape the male soldier describes used on captives.Be sure to see the play before the end of its limited run this Sunday as part of the New York city-wide arts festival, the Impact Festival (ticket master or Cultue Project box office, 45 Bleeker Street). And don’t miss another gem: the exhibit in the back hall, “Detained,” appropriate to the play’s theme. New York photographer Chris Bartlett traveled to Amman Jordan in 2006 at the invitation of a law firm representing torture victims in a lawsuit. The photos include one of the “hooded men.” of the infamous Abu Ghraib photos made public.