Panettiere in the running for World’s Sexiest Vegetarian 2008

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

Great moments in Baldwin-brother spoof shows

Upset that we won’t get any new episodes of “Dirty Sexy Money” — and Billy Baldwin’s prescient, spot-on Eliot Spitzer impression — until 2010? Or September at the very earliest? Well, my friends, it is possible to get your Baldwin fix at the local multiplex right now.

Billy (who lives in Bedford) has a small part in “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” starring in the show-within-a-show, the mock “CSI” series “Crime Scene.” I’ve never seen somebody lampoon David Caruso quite so perfectly … except, of course, David Caruso himself in “Jade.”

The best part of the whole “Crime Scene” setup — NBC actually created a website for the faux show: nbc.com/Crime_Scene/

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All this got me to thinking: Which Baldwin brother does spoof TV (or film) the best? Remember “Cleaver”? Or, more recently, “The Celebrity Apprentice”?

And the nominees, along with video clips and a poll, are after the break.

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People of the Year — 25. Billy Baldwin

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While brothers Alec, Stephen, and Daniel were making news for all kinds of antics—irate voicemails, evangelizing, and rehab recidivism, respectively—Billy (a.k.a. William) kept his risqué behavior squarely where it belongs: on screen. In his new ABC dramedy, Dirty, Sexy, Money (Wednesdays, 10 p.m.), the Bedford resident is a Senate candidate and billionaire brat—and in a deeply committed relationship with his transgender mistress. The show, a quirky cross between Dynasty and Arrested Development, is one of the breakout hits of the fall season, and watching Baldwin’s squirmy scion is one of its biggest guilty pleasures.

2008 Prediction: Billy may finally get some Emmy love for Dirty. Let’s just hope that doesn’t mean moving the Baldwin brood (wife Chynna Phillips and their three kids) to L.A., where the show is filmed.

Adapted from “People of the Year,� InTown Westchester, December 2007

(Photo: ABC / Tom Nycz)

Billy Baldwin’s ‘Dirty’ secret: He doesn’t want to leave Bedford for Hollywood

tjndc5-5et5nbuqdlhdpza9ic4_layout.jpgI’m as happy as anyone that Bedford resident Billy Baldwin got cast in “Dirty Sexy Money.” Better still, after watching the first two episodes, I’m already set to DVR a season pass. The only potential downside to the show becoming a hit? Despite being set in New York, it’s filmed in L.A.

And that might just mean that if the show is here to stay, Baldwin might have to move the whole fam to California.

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Chevy Chase, Howard Stern peace talks continue through charity fundraiser

chevy.jpgOn Howard Stern’s Sirius satellite radio show Tuesday morning, he and Chevy Chase chatted on the phone for 20 minutes to discuss their turbulent past and plug Stern’s involvement with Chase’s fourth-annual Green School Auction to improve environmental education and services.

Nearly 20 years ago, peace in the Middle East seemed more likely. In the late ’80s, Stern had a far angrier phone exchange with Chase and his wife, Jayni, and the two comedy stars took brutal shots at one another over the airwaves for most of the last two decades.

But in recent years, Stern, who launched his pro career in Briarcliff Manor, and Chase, a Bedford resident, talked in private and began to work out their differences. And at a recent party thrown by Jon Bon Jovi, Stern extended peace talks to Chase’s wife, Jayni, who hadn’t spoken to Stern since the angry phone call.

Relations improved to such an extent that Stern agreed to auction off the prize of sitting in on his talk show for an hour to raise money for the Chases’ charity, the Center for Environmental Education Online. Money raised through the auctions will “educate for sustainability, the science of climate change and supporting healthy food in schools,” according to its Web site. Bidding on the final auction items ends today.

At the time of publishing this post, the current bid for sitting in on the Howard Stern Show ($91,000) was way ahead of having lunch with Chase and his “close friend,” Chappaqua resident Bill Clinton ($51,500); playing pool with Chase and Bedford resident Billy Baldwin ($4,500); meeting former Larchmont resident Joan Rivers for cocktails at NYC’s Cutting Room and a jewelry gift ($2,500); and having Katonah resident Martha Stewart lead a personal tour through her gardens ($1,001). Check out all the bids here.

They asked, Billy Baldwin answered

tjndc5-5et5nbuqdlhdpza9ic4_layout.jpgIn a recent interview in the gay and lesbian newsmagazine, The Advocate, Brandon Voss asked Billy Baldwin the question nobody was thinking:

Voss: If the Baldwin brothers were gay, who would get the hottest guys?

Billy: It would have to be me, because I’ve always gotten the hottest chicks. I’m the tall, thin, good-looking, intelligent, talented, charming one,
and all the other brothers are all the other things.

Elsewhere Billy discussed the the burden of carrying the Baldwin tag.

<blockquote><div>Sometimes it can backfire, with Stephen being the holy roller, Daniel having the rap sheet a mile long, and Alec with his current exploits
in the media. One of my friends mailed me a shirt they were selling on
Melrose that said NOT A BALDWIN. I guess it was supposed to be worn by
geeky guys to say, “I’m not that good-looking.” But I wore it to a
party and someone thought that I was jokingly trying to hide my
identity, like I was ashamed to admit that I was in the Baldwin
family. [Laughs] Look, we’ve had a couple of weeks of bad press—Danny
got locked up, Alec’s voice mail to his daughter—but it’s not like I’m
ready to cut and run.</div></blockquote>

(AP Photo/Seth Wenig) 

Chynna Phillips invents fake stalker to cheer up Billy Baldwin

tjndc5-5et5nbuqdlhdpza9ic4_layout.jpgThe only thing better than getting stalked by Suburbarazzi? Having your wife invent your own imaginary stalker just to fluff up your ego. And if that wife happens to be the incredibly hot 1/3 of Wilson Phillips, all the better.

According to Star Pulse, Bedford’s Billy Baldwin was the recipient of just such a prank at the hands of his wife, Chynna Philips. The made-up stalker, “Melissa Farrell,” was exposed at a family Thanksgiving party by brother (and Upper Grandview resident) Stephen Baldwin.

Billy’s take on the whole stalker affair is after the break …
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Billy Baldwin heading to TV this fall

My colleague, Jeanne Muchnick (who spends most of her time parsing the delicate puzzle of child-rearing on her own blog, So Little Time), sent me the following tip after running into Baldwin #3 (that would be Billy) at a charity event this weekend. (He gave her his cell phone number!!!)

 

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<blockquote><div>Billy Baldwin, Bedford resident, and the ‘white sheep of the Baldwin family,’ is going to be in a new pilot premiering this Fall called Dirty, Sexy, Money. It’s part drama, part comedy and part come-hither beefcake–meaning it WILL be sexy. Judging from how he looks in a suit — I saw him this weekend when he mc’d a charity event for The Boys and Girls Club of Northern Westchester–I think it will be a hit. It will air after Grey’s Anatomy, giving it a primo location in the ABC lineup. </div></blockquote>

She added:

<blockquote><div>He looked cute with usual hair slicking — just handsome and everyman “real.� His wife [Chynna Phillips] wore something funky — a green dress over what looked like brown leggings, high heels and a flowing scarf.</div></blockquote>

(AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Is Billy, Chynna, Bryce or Chelsea the ‘World’s Sexiest Vegetarian’?

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Are you the sexiest vegetarian celebrity in the world? Or are you at least a vegetarian with millions of fans who have nothing better to do than to stuff Internet ballot boxes? Either way, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has an award for you.

With connections to the Lower Hudson Valley, power couple Billy Baldwin and Chynna Phillips join Bryce Dallas Howard and Chelsea Clinton as nominees for PETA’s annual award for “World’s Sexiest Vegetarian.”

Howard, an alumna of Byram Hills High School in Armonk, arguably is the region’s hottest prospect, after heating up the screen with all eight-and-a-half lines she had as Gwen Stacy in “Spider-Man 3.” Baldwin and Phillips, who live in Bedford, also are on the list as separate entries. (Phillips was acknowledged as one of People magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People” in 1991, but it’s uncertain if that’s an asset or liability in 2007.) Clinton, whose politico parents live in Chappaqua these days, also is up for the trophy.

Last year’s winners? The stunning “Veronica Mars” herself, Kristen Bell, and some dude named Prince.

Vote if you must. I’m off to get a cheeseburger. In the meantime, I’ll ask Suburbarazzi readers the following: Who’s the Lower Hudson Valley’s Sexiest Vegetarian (or Carnivore)? Post your answer in the comments section below.

(All file photos by Associated Press. Photo of Phillips by Tina Fineberg. Photo of Baldwin by Chitose Suzuki. Photo of Howard by Jennifer Graylock. Photo of Clinton by Seth Wenig.)

Rosie ‘will be missed’ by Suburbarazzi readers … NOT!

rosiepoll.jpegThe jury has spoken, and the overwhelming majority of you said it’s “about time” South Nyack resident Rosie O’Donnell left “The View.” 54 percent of you, to be precise.

While I don’t speak for the my fellow bloggers, I sure voted for “Hope she gets her own show on CBS,” if only to continue supplying us with a steady stream of blog material.

Anyway, since expletive-laden answers keep getting added to our sidebar poll, it’s time we changed the question. And seeing as how we haven’t delved into the whole Alec Baldwin mess yet, it’s only fitting that we ask whether he’s more or less delinquent than his siblings — Bedford’s Billy, Upper Grandview’s Stephen, or newly inducted Sopranos extra Daniel?

Time to put Stephanie Seymour, Vera Wang, and Rita Cosby up on the big board

In case you haven’t noticed, the Suburbarazzi Star Map (in our sidebar on the right) has been getting semi-regular updates and additions since we launched it in March. Star spotter Michelle Carter helped us fill out much of Putnam County and Northern Westchester last week, with pushpins going in for Dar Williams (Cold Spring), George Pataki (Garrison), Paul Reubens (aka Pee Wee Herman, from Peekskill), and Sally Jesse Raphael (Montrose).

Here are just a few of the recent additions (see the sidebar for our full slate of celeb sightings):
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Also, since our company has purchased a couple newspapers in Connecticut, I’ve been seeking to add more sightings in that state. One slight problem: I hardly know anything about the CT celebrity scene. Working for two years as an editor at the InTown magazines gave me a pretty solid base of knowledge in Westchester, Rockland, and Putnam, but for the Nutmeg State, I need to turn to other reliable sources. Actually, all I really need is one: Susie Costaregni’s gossip column in the Stamford Advocate.

I’ve been sourcing Susie since we started this blog, but now her column is helping populate the CT portion of our star map. Thanks to her story last Sunday, we now have Greenwich residents Stephanie Seymour, Rita Cosby, Tommy Hilfiger, and Lara Spencer on the map, as well as Westchester’s Vera Wang, Chynna Phillips, and Billy Baldwin. Thanks, Susie!
Susie Costaregni column [The Advocate]

‘Six Feet Under’ + Billy Badwin ÷ Sutherland Sr. = ‘Dirty Sexy Money’

tjndc5-5dhzpi00ixfwkqw6ba_layout.jpgThe latest Northern Westchester movie star to switch over to TV: Bedford’s Billy Baldwin. As USA Today reports, ABC is looking to launch yet another “Grey’s Anatomy” line extension with “Dirty Sexy Money,” a show about an idealistic lawyer (“Six Feet Under” star Peter Krause) who is representing the Darling family, a rich and powerful clan made up of patriarch Donald Sutherland, matriarch Jill Clayburgh, and Billy B.

Throw in a few talking corpses and a”24″-style clock, counting down the minutes to their annual family trust meeting, and you’ve got dramatic gold, I tell you.

“Plot thickens for new TV pilots” [USA Today]

(AP Photo/ Zack Seckler, K-Y Intrigue)