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Fullerwatch: Day 1705.30.08

It’s been a little over two weeks since Bonnie Fuller’s abrupt departure from AMI and still no news on what her next move will be.

tjndc5-5e5byllsz1lshgqwlzz_layout1.jpg Today’s Kieth Kelly column in the Post says that she was “trying to hook up with 3i, a global private-equity and venture-capital firm with more than $5.6 billion in assets,” but that such a deal might have stalled right out of the gates. Even though she was reportedly bringing an assistant from her old employer to the VC firm, a company receptionist told the Post, “She is not using our offices anymore.”

Kelly also points out that Conde Nast Portfolio is planning a Fuller feature in next month’s issue. The main question, it seems, is whether that’ll be the venue that the Hastings resident reveals her latest and greatest media venture, or whether Portfolio is just looking to join the NY Mag pile-on, proclaiming the end of the Bonnie era in a long-form essay.

MORE: Ongoing Bonnie Fuller coverage

(Photo: Mark Vergari/InTown Westchester)

Posted by: Ted Mann - Posted in 3i, AMI, Bonnie Fuller, Conde Nast Portfolio, Hastings, Us Weeklywith 1 Comment →

Celebritize your bicep05.30.08

Speaking of Susan Sarandon, I just can’t seem to get that image of her brand new back tattoos out of my head. Is it still a “tramp stamp” if it’s on your upper back? What’s the projected lifespan of a tat on a 61-year-old before it begins sagging? Will Tim Robbins get his own ink art to match?

I don’t have the answers to any of these, of course, but the topic remind me of something else: My colleague Audrey Green’s excellent story on Rockland County’s tattoo subculture. If you weren’t one of the lucky recipients of the May issue of Rockland Magazine, you probably didn’t get to read it. But, hey, lucky you, it’s still online. Be sure to check it out.

photo-10-celebrity-skin_-21-tattoos-of-famous-faces-photos-ewcom.jpgAnyway, back to celebrity tattoos. If you’re reading this blog, chances are that’s what you’re mainly interested in anyway. And while I don’t have anything quite as exhaustive as my 2006 index of former Sneden’s Landing resident Angelina Jolie’s body art, Friend of Sububarazzi Amy Vernon did point me to a different kind of celebrity tattoo. Not on celebs, but of them. As in, a permanent portrait of Stepinac grad Alan Alda (as MASH’s Hawkeye Pierce) or former Carmelite Judge Judy surrounded by the phrase “Only Judy Can Judge Me.”

Those are the two locals that made the Entertainment Weekly photo gallery of celebrity tattoos, but there are plenty of others—Napoleon Dynamite, Tony Danza, Bob Barker, Michael Moore—to keep you entertained. Enjoy.

“Celebrity Skin: 21 Tattoos of Famous Faces” [EW.com]

(Photo: Johnny Andres/New Addiction Tattoos)

Posted by: Ted Mann - Posted in Alan Alda, Carmel, Entertainment Weekly, Judge Judy, Pound Ridge, Stepinac, Susan Sarandon, White Plainswith 5 Comments →

Shocker: Susan Sarandon does not use Botox05.30.08

At age 61, she’s one of an ever-shrinking circle of actresses who don’t use the face starch. tjndc5-5jswjl06cx51cchfdc4_layout.jpgPart-time Pound Ridger Susan Sarandon swears she’s never dabbled with Botox, which, when you think about it, is pretty self evident. As she told People, “I think it’s mostly my kids who keep me young.” She added, “You can see I haven’t had Botox [or] these things [frown lines] would be gone. I can’t afford to have my face not moving.”

The best part of not trying to hide her age:

“I’ll have an advantage of being the only one who looks 60. Everyone else looks so much younger. [I’ll] probably get all those parts!”

 (AP Photo/Nathan Strange)

Posted by: Ted Mann - Posted in Botox, People, Pound Ridge, Susan Sarandonwith 4 Comments →

Bill Murray’s wife can’t handle his virile, pot-smoking, all-around awesomeness05.29.08

Wouldn’t you know it: As soon as I leave Charleston, South Carolina — where I’ve been vacationing for the past week — one of the biggest celebrity stories in recent months breaks the next day. What’s more, it’s about part-time Sneden’s Landing resident Bill Murray.

0000018648_20060921095219.jpgAccording to the Post & Courier, his wife, Jennifer Butler Murray, has asked for a divorce in Charleston court on the grounds that her husband smokes pot and has an overactive libido. Um, so what exactly is the problem?

Actually, there were a few more complaints: “adultery, addiction to marijuana and alcohol, abusive behavior, physical abuse, sexual addictions and frequent abandonment.” All those were cited in the complaint Mrs. Murray, the actor’s second wife, filed on May 12. The couple has four sons, all under the age of 18.

The crack team at the Post & Courier also managed to track down the couple’s 23-page prenup, which states that Bill will pay Jennifer $7 mil if the marriage is dissolved. Though it’s not entirely clear how the family’s assets will be divided, since Jennifer moved to the couple’s $3.65 Sullivan’s Island home back in 2006, it’s probably safe to assume that she’ll stay there and Bill will keep the Rockland County home — and dibs on all Peter Kelly restaurants.

PDF of divorce filing

Murray Prenup

Posted by: Ted Mann - Posted in Bill Murray, Charleston, Jennifer Murray, Peter Kelly, Post & Courier, Sneden's Landing, South Carolinawith 1 Comment →

Mariah Carey’s first pitch is juuust a bit low05.29.08

Yesterday, we gave you photographic evidence of Mariah Carey’s first pitch. And that was worth a looksie or two.

mariah-pitch.jpgToday, we give you video of said event, which is worth dozens more views. It sets back the feminist movement back decades — long before the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, the one featured in “A League of Their Own.” More like when Mordecai “Three-Finger” Brown was all the rage.

Where’s Harry Doyle (Bob Uecker) when you need him? “That pitch was juuuuust a bit low!”

Tip via BestWeekEver.tv, which found the clip through Sports Illustrated. 

(AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

Posted by: Chris Serico - Posted in Bedford, Mariah Careywith 1 Comment →

Rosie O’Donnell shows her ‘True Colors’ again05.29.08

Couldn’t get enough of Cyndi Lauper and Rosie O’Donnell when they went on tour last summer? Well, they’re baaaack — with reinforcements. The B-52s and Carson Kressley will be joining the dynamic duo as they kick off the True Colors 2008 Tour in Boston on Saturday, and then head to the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater for a concert on Sunday. The full lineup for the latter show includes, the Indigo Girls, The Cliks, Kat Deluna, and Mary McBride.

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While normally the prospect of seeing Rosie in concert is about as appealing to me as a rerun of “Exit to Eden,” the mission of the tour is, of course, a worthy cause — raising awareness about discrimination towards gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. Plus, it’s damn cool that they got Regina Spektor to join the tour for the Boston concert.

link: True Colors 2008 Tour

Posted by: Ted Mann - Posted in Cyndi Lauper, Rosie O'Donnell, South Nyack, True Colors Tourwith 1 Comment →

Panettiere in the running for World’s Sexiest Vegetarian 200805.29.08

It’s one thing for Carrie Underwood to beat out the likes of LoHudders like Bryce Dallas Howard, Billy Baldwin, and Chynna Phillips to win the title of World’s Sexiest Vegetarian 2007? But there’s NO WAY we’re letting Palisades native Hayden Panettiere lose in the PETA version of the contest this year. Especially given that she’s already in like Flynn with animal activists, thanks do her dolphin do-goodery, and that her boyfriend, Heroes costar Milo Ventimiglia, is also nominated.

Currently she’s at #3 in the voting with 1,426 votes, behind Alyssa Milano (1,948) and Natelie Portman (1,575), and Ventimiglia is at #4 on the male leader board. I’m not sure exactly what the deadline for the contest is, so head over now and cast your vote before it’s too late.

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link: World’s Sexiest Vegetarian 2008

Posted by: Ted Mann - Posted in Billy Baldwin, Bryce Dallas Howard, Carrie Underwood, Chynna Phillips, Hayden Panettiere, PETA, Uncategorized, Vegetarianwith Comments Off on Panettiere in the running for World’s Sexiest Vegetarian 2008

A League of Her Own: Mariah Carey throws out fashion sense, first pitch at Japanese baseball game05.28.08

Regardless of what kind of grip she used for the ceremonial first pitch at a Japanese baseball game early this morning, Mariah Carey threw fans a curveball with her wardrobe.

mariah-pitch.jpgTaking the mound before the Yomiuri Giants and Rakuten Eagles squared off, the former Bedford resident sported a midriff-baring satin jacket, jean shorts and sunglasses from Kanye West’s reject pile. And strangely, I think she pulled it off.

After LaTroy Hawkins blews last night’s game for the Yankees, it’s only a matter of time before the team signs Carey to a lucrative deal. Hey, she’s already got more hits this year than Morgan Ensberg.

Then again, there’s that whole Derek Jeter thing. It was hard enough to patch up his friendship with A-Rod, so maybe bringing an ex-girlfriend into the mix isn’t such a good idea.

(AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

Posted by: Chris Serico - Posted in Bedford, Mariah Careywith 1 Comment →

Are Jay-Z and Beyoncé moving to Scarsdale?05.28.08

When Jay-Z named his recent album “Kingdom Come,” did he have Scarsdale in mind?

jb.jpgHe and Beyoncé Knowles are rumored to be making the move to Scarsdale, where the power couple secured a marriage license last month. Late last week, TMZ reported that the newlyweds own a 15,000 square-foot modern colonial on property that spans 2 acres.

The house, replacing another that had been razed on that site, reportedly has been under construction for six months, according to the gossip site.

Thanks to Journal News reporter Aman Ali for the heads-up on this item.

(AP Photo/Kim Johnson Flodin)

Posted by: Chris Serico - Posted in Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Scarsdalewith 1 Comment →

Podcast: May 2805.28.08

On the big show this week: Menudo at Playland, The Donald and O.J., and Jesse McCartney’s rumored ladyfriend.

<a href=”http://www.lohud.com/assets/mov/052708_Suburbarazzi_lohud.mp4″ title=”Anarchy Media Player – Right click to download file” class=”noimg”><em>Podcast file</em></a>

<a href=”http://www.lohud.com/assets/mov/052708_Suburbarazzi_lohud.flv” title=”Anarchy Media Player – Right click to download file”><em>Flash video</em></a>

At the end of the video and after the break is the answer to this week’s trivia quesiton: Danity Kane is the brainchild of what hip-hop icon with ties to the Lower Hudson Valley?

A. Sean “Diddy” Combs, raised in Mount Vernon
B. DMX, Bedford resident
C. Heavy D, raised in Money Earnin’ Mount Vernon

(more…)

Posted by: Chris Serico - Posted in Ardsley, Aubrey O'Day, Bedford, Danity Kane, Donald Trump, Jesse McCartney, Menudo, Mount Vernon, O.J. Simpson, Playland, podcast, RNN, Rye, Sean "Diddy" Combswith 1 Comment →

So who’s Jesse McCartney been ‘Leavin” with lately?05.27.08

It’s good to be Jesse McCartney right now.

jmc.jpgEven if the Ardsley native gave away a No. 1 hit to Leona Lewis, his catchy “Leavin'” is soaring up the charts. Plus, lately he’s been seen gallavanting and posing for photos with Danity Kane’s Aubrey O’Day.

In addition to posting the photos in the previous link, JustJared claims the couple were “spotted in each other’s arms … at club Butter in New York City” on May 19.

Even if they’re not dating, they appear at the very least they appear to be chummy friends. No word yet if she’s been racking up the frequent flier miles on his “G5, G5,” either.

For those keeping score, O’Day is 24 years old and McCartney’s 21. McCartney might just seem younger because of his earlier start in the industry, his baby face and his recent work in “Alvin & The Chipmunks.” But now he’s legally allowed to drink you under the table, so be warned.

Of course, O’Day’s group is the brainchild of Sean “Diddy” Combs, who spent his later childhood in Mount Vernon.

(AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Posted by: Chris Serico - Posted in Ardsley, Aubrey O'Day, Diddy, Jesse McCartney, Mount Vernonwith 1 Comment →

Donald Trump reveals NBC’s reaction to O.J. Simpson on ‘Celebrity Apprentice’05.27.08

So, yeah, NBC didn’t exactly embrace Donald Trump’s “Celebrity Apprentice” pitch of O.J. Simpson.

trump.jpgOK magazine correspondent Valerie Nome recently asked the Westchester real estate maven about his idea to consider the former running back for the reality TV show, which starts taping again in October. Said Trump:

I wouldn’t say NBC was thrilled.

No kidding.

Something tells me a “Celebrity Apprentice” challenge to “find the real killer” wouldn’t have had any satisfying conclusion, although I’d have had a sneaking suspicion of who Trump would fire.

(AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

Posted by: Chris Serico - Posted in Bedford, Celebrity Apprentice, Donald Trumpwith 2 Comments →