Hayden Panettiere joins Funkmaster Flex in the Ford family

Looking strikingly similar to Chynna Phillips, Palisades native Hayden Panettiere attended Ford’s Flex Rally 2008 in LA last week. She sported a new short do for the event. The charity event, which involved 10 celebrity teams driving around brand new 2009 Ford Flex crossover vehicles on a treasure hunt, was also attended by Panettiere’s “Heroes” co-star Greg Grunberg (pictured below, with Panettiere), who played with his group, “Band from TV,” which also features Hugh Laurie, Teri Hatcher, and Jesse Spencer.



Not sure if the new car has much to do with Dobbs Ferry’s Funkmaster Flex, who has his own line of Ford vehicles, but it’s good to see him ‘Flex’ imprimatur turning up on other cars. How long before we see the Hayden Hatchback: Heroes Edition out on the road?

(Panettiere and Grunberg: Shea Walsh/AP Images for Ford; Ford Flex: AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)

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.


link: World’s Sexiest Vegetarian 2008

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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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!!!)



<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’?


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.)