Showing posts with label NEW YORK CITY. Show all posts
Showing posts with label NEW YORK CITY. Show all posts

Thursday, February 04, 2016

JOHN TRAVOLTA VISITS NEW YORK CITY TALK SHOWS

John Travolta



John Travolta visited The Late Show With Stephen Colbert this week in New York City. The star was all smiles for the roving cameras.


WENDY WILLIAMS AT #HEALTHYHEARTSELFIE EVENT

Wendy Williams



Wendy Williams attended #HealthyHeartSelfie Challenge the other day at Initiative New York Headquarters in New York City.


SWIZZ BEATZ & CANON'S REBEL WITH A CAUSE FETE

Swizz Beatz



Canon partnered the other day with Swizz Beatz for 'Rebel With A Cause' campaign bringing undiscovered artists to the forefront in honor of the 25th Anniversary of the Canon Rebel Line of cameras at Sotheby's Auction House in New York City.


Saturday, January 30, 2016

WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO ANDY COHEN & TERESA GIUDICE

Andy Cohen




Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen says “Namaste” Teresa Giudice seems to be doing "great" after her federal prison release and is expected to soon appear on his show.


The 43-year-old star of Bravo’s Real Housewives of New Jersey served 11 months behind bars for fraud and was freed in December, just before Christmas and four months early. Her husband, Joe Giudice, was indicted with her and is set to begin a 41-month prison sentence in March.


"Teresa and I have texted and she seems really, she seems great," Andy Cohen, host of Bravo's Watch What Happens Live, told E! News exclusively at the Hillshire Snacking "Snack Week" kickoff in New York Thursday. "She seems really good. She looks great. she's going to be on my show next week, I think."


Good Morning America's Amy Robach tweeted Thursday Teresa gave first post-prison TV interview to the ABC show and that it will air on Feb. 9. The reality star has not commented.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

ASHLEY GRAHAM AT FORBES 30 UNDER 30 EVENT

Ashley Graham



Model Ashley Graham was snapped tonight at the Forbes 30 Under 30 cocktail reception at The Forbes Building on in New York City.


Tuesday, January 26, 2016

MAYA RUDOLPH INTERVIEW IN NEW MARIE CLAIRE

Maya Rudolph




In the February issue of Marie Claire on newsstands now, the Sisters actress and star of the upcoming Mr. Pig movie, Maya Rudolph, shares her secrets to career success, an enduring love for Prince, and invents an Olympic sport.



Maya Rudolph Quotes:



What was the first album you bought?

"A 45 of Weird Al Yankovic's "My Bologna."


If you could live abroad, where would it be?

"Transylvania. Sounds kind of fun to be a vampire."


What's one thing you're exceptionally good at?

"Connect Four."


What's a superhero power you'd want to have?

“ The power to stop the sound of whining.”

Sunday, January 24, 2016

STEVEN TYLER VISITS VERY COLD NEW YORK CITY

Steven Tyler




Steven Tyler zipped into towm before the snow storm to visit The Late Show With Stephen Colbert in New York City the other day. The superstar wore some wild winter fashion.


Thursday, January 21, 2016

NEW YORK CITY SCREENING OF 'THE BOY' @ AMC

Rupert Evans



Rupert Evans and STX Entertainment presented the New York Fan Screening of 'The Boy' at AMC Empire 42nd Street yesterday, in New York City.


OFF BROADWAY'S 'RUTHLESS' WINS ODYSSEY AWARD

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THE BEST OF NEW YORK CITY
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Joel Paley With Paul Pecorino And Marvin Laird



Odyssey New York Magazine presented the 2015 Odyssey Nightlife Awards at a star-studded gala this past Friday, January 15th at XL New York. RUTHLESS! The Musical received the coveted Best Off Broadway Show award and its star, Paul Pecorino, was honored for Best Breakthrough Off Broadway Performance. Due to overwhelming demand, the producers of RUTHLESS! recently put a new block of seats on sale through April 2nd. RUTHLESS! opened Off-Broadway July 13, 2015 to unanimous rave reviews led by Entertainment Weekly which called the show, “Uproarious! A mash-up of THE BAD SEED, GYPSY, ALL ABOUT EVE, plus the films of Douglas Sirk and John Waters!” Book and lyrics are by Joel Paley with music by Marvin Laird. Paley also directed the original production of RUTHLESS! as well as productions in L.A., South Beach and the record-breaking concert event starring Bernadette Peters. He once again serves as director of the new production, with Marvin Laird on board as music supervisor as well.



When THE BAD SEED meets GYPSY, it’s fun for the whole dysfunctional family! Tina Denmark is a pretty, charming and diabolical eight-year-old who "was born to entertain." With the encouragement of slick and overbearing potential agent Sylvia St. Croix, Tina will do anything to play the lead in her school play. The question is, where does such remarkable talent and unstoppable ambition come from? The answer is shocking in this award-winning Stage Mother of all musicals.



RUTHLESS! first appeared Off-Broadway 24 years ago at the Players Theatre, winning both the Drama Desk Award for Best Lyrics and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical. Most notably, the production featured a few young girls in the role of Tina including Britney Spears, Natalie Portman and Laura Bell Bundy. The show continues to be a favorite among regional theaters and productions are continually being staged around the globe.



But make no mistake – this is not your mother's RUTHLESS! This is no mere revival, but a newly imagined meditation on narcissism, talented tykes and stage mothers in a world that has since been introduced to such gems as “Toddlers & Tiaras” and 'Honey Boo Boo.'



Featured in the cast of RUTHLESS! are Kim Maresca (Westport’s TWELFTH NIGHT), Paul Pecorino (DEVIL BOYS FROM BEYOND, THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW), Rita McKenzie (ETHEL MERMAN’S BROADWAY, RUTHLESS! L.A.), Andrea McCullough (URINETOWN, GREASE), Jennifer Diamond (INTO THE WOODS, JEKYLL & HYDE), and introducing Tori Murray (Paper Mill’s NEW VOICES OF 2014: OH, WHAT A NIGHT!)



RUTHLESS! is produced Off-Broadway by Maxine Paul, Evan Sacks and Ken Schur. The playing schedule is Mondays and Fridays at 8 PM and Saturdays at 2 PM at St. Luke’s Theatre, 308 West 46 Street (just west of Eighth Ave.) Tickets are available through www.RuthlessTheMusical.com or by calling 212-239-6200.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

NEW YORK CITY TRIBUTE FOR QUEEN AUDREY BERNARD

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President Obama sent personal regards to Audrey J. Bernard at her Tribute at JALC

Story By: Dedra N. Tate
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Congressman Charlie Rangel With Audrey Bernard



It was a tribute fit for a Queen and my Godmother Audrey J. Bernard, International Society Columnist and Photo Journalist and the New York Beacon's esteemed Society Editor, deserved EVERY majestic minute of it!!! Looking regal in a B Michael design from his celebrated couture line, the "Always Just Beautiful" tribute/birthday brunch that took place recently was a STELLAR affair. Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC ), Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th Street, NYC was set-up beautifully and NO expense was spared in putting this event together!!! Florist to the stars and beyond Saundra Parks of Red Maple Leaf filled the room with Audrey’s favorite flower, Calla Lilies.



The afternoon was full of love, gifts, musical tributes, proclamations, declarations, commendations and libations (compliments of Moet Hennessey USA) in front of 120 of her closest family and friends, who all left with Henri Bendel magazine tote bags FILLED to the top with FAB-U-LOUS gifts that included earphones, charger, candle, and $20 splurge card from Henri Bendel; Bergdorf Goodman/LancĂ´me gift certificate; chico’s fashion necklace; Ciara CD; Macy’s gift card; and artwork by Mira Gandy !!! 



NBC4 News Anchor David Ushery was a true MASTER of Ceremony for this very special tribute/birthday celebration. He kept everyone in stitches as he led us through the jam-packed program that included well wishes and "Congratulations" from President Barack Obama & First Lady Michelle Obama, Governor Andrew Cuomo, Mayor Bill de Blasio, former Mayor David N. Dinkins, NYC Comptroller Scott M. Stringer, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, Manhattan Borough President Gail Brewer, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, NYS Senator Velmanette Montgomery, and more. While guests enjoyed fried chicken and waffles, shrimp and grits and Bellinis, Mimosas and “The Audrey Martini,” from the stage, her immediate family -- Sister Marilyn Mosley, Nephews NYS Assemblyman Walter T. Mosley, III, and Dr. James Jennings Jr. brought everyone to tears with their expressions of love...including a citation from Assemblyman Mosley, as nieces Dr. Janice Carrero Mosley and Sameita Jennings, grandnephew Sebastien Alexander Carrero Mosley and grandniece Allyson Eh-Suk Mosley lovingly looked on.



During the celebratory toast and dessert, the always dapper Congressman Charlie Rangel presented the beaming tributee with a declaration proclaiming December 7th "Audrey J. Bernard Day!!!" She was also presented with an original painting from the original fine art collection of M. Gasby Brown and a beautiful black bag from Henri Bendel’s West 7th Street Turnlock Satchel collection with her initials inscribed on the front in gold lettering, presented by HB’s Vice President of Marketing, Jessica Dennis who also brought greetings from her boss, Henri Bendel’s CEO Chris Fiore. Entertainment was provided by Alyson Williams who performed a show-stopping Diana Ross medley from "Lady Sings the Blues" (Audrey's favorite artist) and jazz vocalist Camille Thurman. Vivian Reed led everyone in singing Happy Birthday while presenting her with a cake.


Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Sunday, January 17, 2016

OLIVIA MUNN IN PURE NEW YORK CITY FASHION

Olivia Munn



Olivia Munn was photographed at the stage door at The Late Show With Stephen Colbert the other day in New York City. The superstar was in pure NYC Fashion.


CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND RACHEL BLOOM HITS NYC

Rachel Bloom



Rachel Bloom was spotted the other day in New York City looking great and in pure winter fashion.Rachel is an actress, comedian and writer, best known for creating, writing and playing the lead role of Rebecca Bunch in The CW comedy-drama series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.


Thursday, January 14, 2016

HILARY DUFF IN WINTER NEW YORK CITY FASHION

Hilary Duff



Hilary Duff was in fashion when she was spotted the other day in New York City. The star looks great!




'YOUNGER' STAR MOLLY BERNARD IN NEW YORK CITY

Molly Bernard



Molly Bernard was spotted out and about in freezing New York City yesterday. She is best known for her role as Lauren Heller on the television series Younger.



JANE LYNCH OUT AND ABOUT IN NEW YORK CITY

Jane Lynch



Jane Lynch was spotted out and about in New York City the other day. The superstar was all smiles!


DAMIAN LEWIS SITS DOWN WITH CIGAR AFICIONADO

Damian Lewis



New York, NY — Homeland star Damian Lewis returns to Showtime with Billions, playing a hedge-fund titan using all his power to stay ahead of the law. Just in time for the show’s January 17 debut, he sat down with Cigar Aficionado to talk about his latest anti-hero role, his time on Homeland and the show’s portrayal of Islam, and how he maintains work-life balance with his wife, Helen McCrory (a semi-regular on Showtime’s “Penny Dreadful”) and their two children, among a variety of other topics.



The February cover story in Cigar Aficionado hits newsstands January 12. Select quotes include:



On Billions and his new acting role: “Bobby is a character who plays right to the strength of what is best about television right now. I feel very fortunate, really, to be working in this particular realm at this particular moment. It’s my great fortune that I came of age at a time when this new form of television was developing.”



On why TV today is better than film: “It’s become increasingly difficult to make movies. So the sophisticated, interesting stories are being told on TV, where it’s easier to get them made. People realized they could write scripts that were more complicated, that you can tell over a 12-hour period. And people take these 12-hour movies and binge-watch them. David Simon (creator of The Wire) referred to this form as novelized drama. Watching one of these long-form dramas does feel more like getting involved with a novel.”



On Homeland and his fame that came from the show: “The immediate effect was a more aggressive kind of fandom. I was used to being stopped in the street, but there was something a little more hysterical about those encounters after ‘Homeland.’ People will physically grab you and stand right on your toes, to get a camera to your face.”



On talking with President Obama, who, at a state dinner, informed Lewis that Homeland is his favorite show: “He was extremely charming and funny, talking about how much he enjoyed the series. I finally asked him, ‘When do you have time to watch TV?’ And he said, ‘Well, on Saturdays, when Michelle takes the girls to play tennis. I go into the Oval Office and watch some TV.’ That was such a great image to me: of POTUS, his feet up on the desk, kicking back to watch ‘Homeland.’”



On an encounter with Bill Clinton, in which the former president spent 20 minutes offering a private assessment of how important he thought Homeland was in its portrayal of Islam: “It was fascinating…I can’t tell you how often I get stopped by people, who appreciate my depiction of an observant Muslim.”


LISA VANDERPUMP SPOTTED IN COLD NEW YORK CITY

Lisa Vanderpump



Lisa Vanderpump was snapped on a very cold New York City day. The Vanderpump star knows how to dress in winter Big Apple



SAOIRSE RONAN VISITS STEPHEN COLBERT SHOW

Saoirse Ronan



Saoirse Ronan visited The Late Show With Stephen Colbert in New York City the other day.



Monday, January 11, 2016

'ZIGGY STARDUST' DAVID BOWIE DIES OF CANCER AT 69


David Bowie's Space Oddity



David Bowie died Sunday at age 69 after battling cancer for 18 months. Having photographed him over the years and as a very close friend of Ex. Angie Bowie, I am really saddened by this news. Angie is currently In London filming Celebrity Big Brother. Below is the Associated Press story.



NEW YORK (AP) — David Bowie, the other-worldly musician who broke pop and rock boundaries with his creative musicianship, nonconformity, striking visuals and a genre-spanning persona he christened Ziggy Stardust, died of cancer Sunday. He was 69 and had just released a new album.



Bowie, whose hits included "Space Oddity," ''Fame," ''Heroes" and "Let's Dance," died "peacefully" and was surrounded by family, representative Steve Martin said early Monday. The singer had fought cancer for 18 months.



Long before alter egos and wild outfits became commonplace in pop, Bowie turned the music world upside down with the release of the 1972 album, "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars" which introduced one of music's most famous personas. Ziggy Stardust was a concept album that imagined a rock star from outer space trying to make his way in the music world. The persona — the red-headed, eyeliner wearing Stardust — would become an enduring part of his legacy, and a touchstone for the way entertainers packaged themselves for years to come.



Bowie turned 69 on Friday, the same day as he released a new album called "Blackstar."



"While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family's privacy during their time of grief," said a statement issued via his social media accounts. No more details were provided.



The singer, who was born David Jones in London, came of age in the glam rock era of the early 1970s. He had a striking androgynous look in his early days and was known for changing his appearance and sounds. After Ziggy Stardust, the stuttering rock sound of "Changes" gave way to the disco soul of "Fame," co-written with John Lennon, to a droning collaboration with Brian Eno in Berlin that produced "Heroes."




He had some of his biggest successes in the early 1980s with the bombastic "Let's Dance," and a massive American tour. Another one of his definitive songs was "Under Pressure," which he recorded with Queen; Vanilla Ice would years later infamously use the song's hook for his smash hit "Ice Ice Baby."



"My entire career, I've only really worked with the same subject matter," Bowie told The Associated Press in a 2002 interview. "The trousers may change, but the actual words and subjects I've always chosen to write with are things to do with isolation, abandonment, fear and anxiety — all of the high points of one's life."



Bowie lived in West Berlin in the late 1970s and Mayor Michael Mueller said Monday that "Heroes" became "the hymn of our then-divided city and its longing for freedom."



Germany's Foreign Ministry added Bowie was "now among heroes" and thanked him for "helping to bring down the wall."



Bowie's performance of "Heroes" was also a highlight at a concert for rescue workers after the 2001 World Trade Center attacks.



"What I'm most proud of is that I can't help but notice that I've affected the vocabulary of pop music. For me, frankly, as an artist, that's the most satisfying thing for the ego," Bowie said.



He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996, but he didn't attend the ceremony. Madonna, another artist who knew something about changing styles to stay ahead of the curve, accepted for him and recounted how a Bowie concert changed her life when she attended it as a teenager. David Byrne, of the art rockers Talking Heads, inducted Bowie and said he gave rock music a necessary shot in the arm.



"Like all rock 'n' roll, it was visionary, it was tasteless, it was glamorous, it was perverse, it was fun, it was crass, it was sexy and it was confusing," Byrne said.



Bowie kept a low profile in recent years after reportedly suffering a heart attack in the 2000s. He made a moody album three years ago called "The Next Day" — his first recording in a decade which was made in secret in New York City. "Blackstar," which earned positive reviews from critics, represented yet another stylistic shift, as he gathered jazz players to join him.



"David always did it his way and his way was the least obvious way," said Tony Visconti, Bowie's longtime producer. "He was a true genius who proved it over and over again through groundbreaking albums."



Bowie released a music video on Friday for the new song "Lazarus," which shows a frail Bowie lying in bed and singing the track's lyrics. The song begins with the line: "Look up here, I'm in heaven."



On the iTunes albums chart — which updates frequently throughout the day to reflect digital purchases from users — Bowie's "Blackstar" peaked at No. 1 on Monday. "Best of Bowie" was No. 2, pushing Adele's "25" to No. 3. And two other Bowie albums reached the Top 10.



His music has also been electrifying audiences this winter in New York in the sold-out new off-Broadway musical "Lazarus," led by Michael C. Hall of "Dexter" fame and inspired by the 1963 science-fiction novel "The Man Who Fell to Earth."



Tributes poured in for the singer after the announcement of his death. British astronaut Tim Peake tweeted about his sadness from outer space aboard the International Space Station, saying "his music was an inspiration to many."



British Prime Minister David Cameron tweeted that Bowie's death is "a huge loss." He wrote he had grown up listening to and watching Bowie and called the singer a "master of reinvention" and a pop genius who kept on getting it right.



The Rolling Stones wrote they were "shocked and deeply saddened to hear of the death of our dear friend David Bowie. As well as being a wonderful and kind man, he was an extraordinary artist, and a true original."



Bowie felt uneasy about some of his greatest material, once embarking on a "greatest hits" tour saying it would be the last time performing much of his old material. He later relented, however.



"I'm not a natural performer," he said in the 2002 interview. "I don't enjoy performing terribly much. Never have. I can do it and, if my mind's on the situation, do it quite well. But five or six shows in, I'm dying to get off the road and go back into the studio."



Bowie was married twice, to the actress and model Mary Angela "Angie" Barnett from 1970-80, and to international supermodel Iman since 1992. He had two children — Duncan Jones and Alexandria Zahra Jones — one with each wife.