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Archive for October, 2008

Martha chats about new book with the Journal News10.29.08

Heather Salerno scored an interview with Martha Stewart (I’ve  been trying for months, grrr) this week about her new book, Martha Stewart’s Cooking School: Lessons and Recipes for the Home Cook.tjndc5-5c1uunryhx05eacyg52_original.jpg

Martha tells Salerno about some of her guilty pleasures, including a “Papaya King hot dog with sauerkraut and mustard.”

Oh Martha, you naughty girl.

Check out Salerno’s interview here.

We’re getting word that Martha will be in White Plains on Saturday signing copies of the book. Get a chance to meet the domestic titan at the Williams Sonoma store in The Westchester Mall beginning at noon.

(AP Photo/John Smock)

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Diddy wants Obama for his “berfday”10.28.08

In the latest installment of Diddy TV, the Mount Vernon raised mogul’s official video blog, Diddy reminds voters that not only is Nov. 4 election day, but its also his birthday.

And the best present for him, he said, is a black president.

Helping him drive that point in the video are his twin daughters. Enjoy.

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EXCLUSIVE: Mamaroneck mayor in 2012?10.26.08

Last week, we reported on the hullabaloo about Mamaroneck mayor Kathy Savolt’s attempt to get a ticket thrown out of court she got after being caught for driving while talking on a cell phone.tjndc5-5g39va7goeblu747gio_original.jpg

The story ended up on media outlets all over the country and was even featured on MSNBC on Countdown with Keith Olbermann — a Tarrytown native.

With all the national attention, I asked the mayor, jokingly, if she was shopping around for a book deal.

She e-mailed me saying the coverage was “hysterical,” and added “Next stop – Vice President. I do have the glasses.”

She was joking, but who knows? Sarah Palin was mayor of Wasilla, Alaska — a city with around 10,000 people. Savolt is mayor of a village with almost 20,000 people.

Hey, it could happen.

(Journal News file photo)

Posted by: Aman Ali - Posted in Exclusive, Kathy Savolt, Mamaroneck, Suburbarazzi Exclusivewith 2 Comments →

Meet Ruby Dee in New Ro tonight10.23.08

Actress Ruby Dee will headline a benefit for the  New Rochelle Council of the Arts tonight. The longtime New Rochelle resident was nominated for an Academy Award last year for her role in the film American Gangster and is a legend for her civil rights activism.tjndc5-5ec6u5eh8g214ipg574c_original.jpg

The benefit is a part of Clay Fest — a series of events all across the county celebrating the art medium. I got word that the benefit will also feature a clay pot cuisine, which I have no idea what that is but it sounds scrum-diddily-umptious.

The benefit starts at 6 p.m. tonight at MacMenamin’s Grill and Cheff Works at 115 Cedar Street. To purchase tickets call the council at 914-235-9027.

I can’t go but if you do, e-mail me pics at aali@lohud.com and we’ll feature them on Suburbarazzi!

(Photo by Matthew Brown/ The Journal News)

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Diddy and Denzel may team up for movie10.22.08

Mount Vernon is in the house.tjndc5-5b5qjgjylyg1g2ha5ezi_original.jpg

Diddy is reportedly in talks with studio execs to star in a biographical film about old school rapper Terry “T La Rock” Keaton. Denzel Washington is expected to direct the film.

T La Rock is best known for his 1984 hit “It’s Yours,” which helped pave the way for the hip-hop movement in the 1980s. In 1994, he suffered a tramautic brain injury after trying to break  up a fight in the Bronx.

tjndc5-5li2o9ze2he16asg4kk9_original.jpgIn other Diddy news, the rap mogul was ticketed in Miami last week for blaring the music in his car too loud. You can ask him to turn down the volume, but I thought I told you that he won’t stop, thought I told you that he won’t stop.

(Denzel photo by Carucha Meuse / The Journal News)

(Diddy photo by Dima Gavrysh/Associated Press)

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Hayden seen flirting with Lakers star10.21.08

Palisades native Hayden Panettiere was seen coming out of a Jay Z concert in Hollywood last week when she stopped to talk to Los Angeles Lakers star Lamar Odom.c4e3b543-f7c6-4fdf-b2e8-fd538f1ce8d3.jpg

An eyewitness said he saw Panettiere and Odom exchange phone numbers, ooh la la!

(Forgive me for my faux French, its a celebrity gossip blog, so don’t judge me).

To me, the news is no surprise. I reported last month she was “freaked out” by marriage talks from her boyfriend and Heroes co-star Milo Ventimiglia. And she moved out of her family’s home to buy her own bachelor pad. It’s just a matter of time before her breakup becomes public.

Milo, it’s over bro. This is one cheerleader you can’t save.

(AP Photo)

Posted by: Aman Ali - Posted in Hayden Panettiere, Hayden Pannetierre, Milo Ventimigliawith 2 Comments →

Tiki Barber visits Putnam County10.19.08

Former New York Giants running back Tiki Barber was the keynote speaker at the dedication of the new Hudson Valley Cerebral Palsy Association in Southeast over the weekend.tjndc5-5m8tnpb8vqv12pq07oz3_original.jpg

Barber is one of only three NFL players to have over 10,000 career rushing yards and 5,000 career receiving yards. He’s the first player in NFL history with over 1,800 rushing yards and 500 receiving yards in a single season.

These days, Barber has become somewhat of a TV star as an analyst for NBC sports and he covered the Beijing Olympics this year for MSNBC. He was also a contestant in June on  Celebrity Family Feud. 

You can check out the pics our photog snagged of him on Friday in our Lohud photo gallery. 

(Photo by Frank Becerra Jr / The Journal News )

Posted by: Aman Ali - Posted in Putnam, Putnam County, Tiki Barberwith 2 Comments →

Hayden Panettiere sarcastically slams McCain10.16.08

Palisades native Hayden Panettiere stars in a video on Funnyordie.com claiming she’s hot enough to get viewer’s attention for 30 seconds as she talks about John McCain.

We agree.

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Bill Murray breaks silence on messy divorce10.15.08

Actor Bill Murray is now publicly talking about his divorce after leaked court documents revealed his estranged wife is accusing him of “adultery, addiction to marijuana and alcohol, abusive behavior, physical abuse, sexual addictions and frequent abandonment.”murray285×382.JPG

Yikes.

Murray responded to the Associated Press saying he was mortified by the accusations.

“I was just dead, just broken,” Murray said. “When you’re really in love with someone and this happens — I never had anything like this happen. It’s like your faith in people is destroyed because the person you trusted the most you can no longer trust at all… The person you know isn’t there anymore.”

Murray talked about the divorce while promoting his latest film City of Ember, which is getting not-so-stellar reviews over at Rotten Tomatoes.

(AP Photo/Evan Agostini)

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Diddy pays homage to Sinatra in new ad10.14.08

Diddy, why?

I was flipping through the channels last night and came across Diddy’s new ad for his vodka Ciroc. tjndc5-5jcg33veixg4iyg5tj_original.jpg

In the ad, Diddy can be seen in fancy garb at a house party among paid extras friends dancing to Frank Sinatra’s classic tune “Come Fly with Me.”

Diddy told the AP he predicts that because of the economy, less people will be going to bars and party at home instead.

We all know that Diddy is quite the doyen on economics as he eloquently pointed out a few weeks ago that “gas prices are too muthaf—n high.”

(AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

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Legion of LoHud celebs donates artistic skills to benefit Brewster charity10.11.08

The Columbus Day Parade has gone to the dogs!

Well, art shaped like dogs. Whatever. It’s a good cause. Stay with me here.

This Monday, the artwork of celebrities – many with a connection to the Lower Hudson Valley – will be paraded down the streets of New York City as part of an initiative to raise money for a Brewster charity.

gere.jpgAbout 30 celebs painted life-sized fiberglass dogs that will be aboard a float in the city’s Columbus Day Parade. Among the artistic celebs with a local connection are Pound Ridge residents Richard Gere (pictured) and Clive Davis; Bedford residents Chevy Chase, Glenn Close, Robert Kennedy Jr., Paul Shaffer and Martha Stewart; Chappaqua resident Vanessa Williams; North Salem resident and John Jay High School alumnus Stanley Tucci; and former Putnam County resident Judge Judy Sheindlin.

The money raised through a subsequent auction will benefit Green Chimneys, a 60-year-old non-profit organization that operates a special education school, a residential treatment center for children and a farm and wildlife rehabilitation center in Brewster. The auction ends Nov. 1.

For the rest of October, the dogs will be on display at the TimeWarner Center in Columbus Circle.

Among the other celebrities to apply their palates to fake pups were Fiona Apple, Rachael Ray, Robin Quivers, Dan Aykroyd, Jane Goodall, Cyndi Lauper, Soledad O’Brien, Joe Piscopo, Mike Richter and Bill Walton.

Check out and bid on all the dogs at www.CharityFolks.com and learn more about Green Chimneys at www.GreenChimneys.org.

(AP Photo/Evan Agostini)

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Bobby Moynihan, Bill Murray ask (fake) prez noms about national unity, Cubs10.10.08

Live from New York, it’s Thursday night!

To open the first of four weekly prime-time Weekend (Weeknight?) Update specials on NBC, the cast of “Saturday Night Live” parodied the second presidential debate. As usual, Fred Armisen was Barack Obama and Darrell Hammond played John McCain.

snl2.jpgAs undecided voter Anthony Cipelli, Eastchester’s Bobby Moynihan asked McCain how he’d “bring this country together.” Fake McCain then called him “Oscar,” called Obama “Pee Pants,” then called Anthony “Zebediah.” I think he might have answered the question as well.

Turns out it’s not the first time “SNL” folks have butchered Moynihan’s name.

Three of the best bipartisan gags of the sketch involved the insistence of Tom Brokaw (guest Chris Parnell) to stick to agreed-upon time limits, John McCain’s drifting in front of the camera during one of Barack Obama’s answers and a question from “William Murray,” a.k.a. Palisades resident Bill Murray:

snl1.jpgSenator Obama, Senator McCain: Last week, in the National League Divisional Playoffs, the Chicago Cubs faced the Los Angeles Dodgers. In game one, the Cubs lost, 7 to 3; in game two, they lost, 10 to 3; and in game three, 3 to 1. What, as president, would you do to guarantee this never happens again? Senators, in your answer, please be specific.

The candidates went on to say in so many words that the Cubs would continue to be terrible. Fake Obama said the initiative should be to get Cubs fans to root for other teams while fake McCain gave some of his “Straight Talk” in saying that the team would never win the pennant, let alone the World Series.

(Photo of Moynihan: Courtesy of Moynihan; photo of Murray: Lionel Cironneau/AP)

Posted by: Chris Serico - Posted in Bill Murray, Bobby Moynihan, Eastchester, Palisades, Sneden's Landingwith 14 Comments →