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Archive for September, 2008

Heavy D releases first album in almost 10 years09.30.08

Heavy D’s first album “Living Large” is one of the first cassettes (ewww, remember those?) that I ever bought as a child.tjndc5-5b1vq4tnznpui8i0gqo_original.jpg

Now I can add his new album “Vibes,” his first major studio recording since 1999, to my collection.

Heavy D is no question a hiphop legend and grew up in Mount Vernon. He gives props to the city in his 1987 song “Money earnin’ Mount Vernon.”

On “Vibes,” Heavy has D-viated from his hip hop sound to take up reggae music, which is more true to his family’s Jamaican roots. I gotta say, I really love what I’m hearing.

You can sample a few tracks on his MySpace.

(AP Photo/Universal Records)

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DMX in court — for two minutes09.30.08

Thank you, come again.

Rapper DMX was in court yesterday, for a whopping total of two minutes. After making the appearance, an Arizona judge ordered his case to be postponed to Oct. 7.tjndc5-5baufgih2m91bpt1e6bw_original.jpg

I was snooping around and found this statement the county sherrif there put out about the beloved rapper, who has a home in Bedford:

“I said it before and I’ll say it again, this guy is treating our legal system like a revolving door,” Maricopa County sherriff Joe Arpaio said. “This is an outrage. Is it because of his notoriety that he is continually released by the courts? It is about time the revolving door stop and the cell door close.”

Hey, I encourage DMX to continue his legal woes — it’s done wonders for my standup career.

(AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)

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Ed McMahon sued over $100k loan09.30.08

I think Ed McMahon needs a hug.tjndc5-5b4ce6abjeucuqyleo0_original.jpg

First, he reveals this summer he’s in massive debt and facing foreclosure on his house. Then Donald Trump agrees to help him out, then decides not to.

Now, a company owned by the late Merv Griffin, of game show fame, has sued Ed McMahon over a $100,000 loan given to him in 2005 that he hasn’t paid back.

Poor guy. Lets hope those Freecreditreport.com commercials that he’s agreed to do are going to spot him some dough.

(AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

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Farewell to RNN09.29.08

If you didn’t know, the Journal News has ended its partnership with RNN-TV, meaning your beloved Suburbarazzi will no longer be making weekly appearances on the network.tjndc5-5gahkbqj3knyn5emant_original.jpg

We’ll still be cranking out the snark here on the blog, but we’re free-agents in the TV world now. Access Hollywood, you know you want us.

(Photo by Rory Glaeseman / The Journal News )

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Bill Murray for president?09.29.08

Bill Murray plays a slick talking mayor in the upcoming movie City of Ember and the director of the movie joked that voters should write-in Murray’s name for president this election season.

Check out this funny campaign commercial they made for the movie. Hell, he has my vote.

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Tim Robbins promises never to make sequels09.29.08

In his 30+ years as an actor, Tim Robbins has never done a sequel for any of his movies. He told MTV News that he won’t be making sequels anytime soon either.

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‘Ghostbusters 3’ might be coming09.29.08

This is coming from the words of B-Murr himself.tjndc5-5b5j9vsqbut19ktu4ezi_original.jpg

Bill Murray over the weekend said he is expressing strong interest in doing a Ghostbusters 3, depending on the script.

This comes after a confirmed report earlier this month that director Harold Ramis has been hired by Columbia Pictures to work on a new Ghostbusters film, along with the co-executive producers of The Office!

With Murray shelling out tons of cash for a messy divorce, you can’t blame him for wanting to saddle up a Proton Pack to beat up some supernatural goons for the third time.

But hey, I’m excited. Considering the second Ghostbusters movie was a colossal train wreck, I’m sure Ramis and The Office guys can crank out a slam dunk movie.

Plus, I finally have an excuse to dance like a buffoon to the Ghostbusters theme song again. Oh wait, I never need an excuse for that.

(AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)

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Ed McMahon to rap in credit commercials09.25.08

He’s putting the “yo” back in “hi-yo.”

That’s right, the folks who bring you the nauseating Freecreditreport.com commercials have snatched up Ed McMahon to rap in a string of upcoming commercials in October.tjndc5-5b3yn5dt1ahgptpw6m5_original.jpg

According  to the Associated Press,  McMahon will wear a tracksuit in the commercial and rap about his very public financial troubles. Oh, and he’s supposed to be chauffeured by a golf cart in the videos.

Fantastic. I’ll definitely post the commercial here on the Suburbarazzi blog once I find it.

(AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)

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EXCLUSIVE: Judge Judy weighs in on Jeanine Pirro’s new TV show09.24.08

I was in Larchmont today covering a young women’s mentorship program sponsored by Judy Sheindlin, star of the court room show Judge Judy. She said she knows Jeanine Pirro, so I asked Sheindlin what she thought about Pirro’s own court show that debuted this week.tjndc5-5i3tpfwkob51jm8bzfc2_original.jpg

“I haven’t watched the show yet but I will get to see it,” Sheindlin said. “I’m sure she’s terrific.”

As a TV judge veteran, she also had some advice for Pirro, Westchester’s former firecracker district attorney.

“Just be yourself and have a good time,” she said. “Don’t let anyone run you — but you don’t have to tell that to Jeanine.”

Sheindlin lives in Greenwich and is no stranger to the Hudson Valley. Her son Adam Levy is Putnam County’s district attorney and her daughter Nicole Sheindlin lives in Larchmont and is the executive director of Her Honor, the mentorship program I was covering.

You can read my story about the mentorship program here.

( Photo by Frank Becerra Jr. / The Journal News )

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‘SNL’ newbie Bobby Moynihan first topic of today’s Howard Stern show09.22.08

The likeness of Eastchester native and new “Saturday Night Live” cast member Bobby Moynihan to comedian Artie Lange was the first topic of conversation on Howard Stern’s radio show Monday morning.

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Lange serves as a sidekick to Stern, who launched his professional radio career in Briarcliff Manor.

Here’s how the show started while Rob Zombie and Stern’s “American Nightmare” theme music slowly faded in the background:

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Howard Stern: I don’t even know where to begin.
Robin Quivers: Well, you could say ‘Good morning.’
HS: Uh, good morning. That’s a good place to begin. Every television show has like a Belushi type; now it’s the Artie type. ‘Saturday Night Live,’ look at the latest guy they got: Bobby Moynihan. Who’s he look like, Artie?
Artie Lange: (Laughs.) Does that look like me?
HS: You know, that— does that look like you?!
RQ: Oh, my God. Of course it does!
AL: No, well, uh—
HS: It’s like the Artie type—
AL: I told you— Artie type?! It’s the Belu—
HS: The Belushi type.
AL: John Belushi got guys like me a career. God bless that guy.

OK, so the entire Bobby Moynihan conversation lasted 35 seconds. But after only two “SNL” appearances, at least word is spreading fast and Stern’s assessment was rather benign.

As Bedford resident Chevy Chase will tell you, being an “SNL” alum on Stern’s cranky side can have serious pitfalls; only in recent years did Chase and Stern amicably settle a nasty public feud that raged for nearly two decades. (more…)

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Dead on impression of Keith Olbermann09.21.08

I laughed pretty hard watching this dead-on impression of MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann, a Tarrytown native who’s known for his over the top “Special Comment” segment during his regular news show.

My fave part of this video is when he starts bashing Jared from Subway hahaha.

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Podcast: Sept. 1809.18.08

On the show this week: I name-drop Eastchester native Bobby Moynihan, who makes a strong “SNL” debut; Eva Amurri rolls her eyes at the style of Pound Ridge mom Susan Sarandon; and former LoHud dwellers Denzel Washington and Henry “The Fonz” Winkler were among a star-studded crowd to check out the USC-Ohio State game.

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“American Idol” finalist Kimberley Locke helped organize a fundraiser that will be held this Saturday at Caramoor in Katonah to benefit the charity Camp Heartland. Which star of “Whose Line is it Anyway?” is scheduled to host?
A. Wayne Brady
B. Drew Carey
C. Colin Mochrie
D. Ryan Stiles
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