Howard Stern, Beth Ostrosky get hitched

Howard Stern, the self-proclaimed King of All Media, has been married once before, but is Beth Ostrosky the Queen who will help him find his Happily Ever After?

That’s to be written, but the 54-year-old deejay and the 36-year-old model took the biggest step toward that goal with their wedding at Manhattan’s Le Cirque restaurant Friday night.

Stern proposed to Ostrosky on Valentine’s Day in 2007. It’s his second marriage, her first.

Officiating the ceremony was actor Mark Consuelos, the husband of Kelly Ripa, who also attended. The rest of the guest list wasn’t exactly the Wack Pack.

In addition to Stern show regulars, People magazine and Howard 100 News reported that the guest list included Bedford resident Chevy Chase (who reportedly delivered a raunchy roast), Larchmont native Joan Rivers, Sarah Lawrence College graduate Barbara Walters, Westchester real estate maven Donald Trump, Billy Joel and wife Katie Lee Joel, Dixie Chicks singer Natalie Maines, former Train lead singer Pat Monahan, John Stamos, Jillian Barberie, Jimmy Kimmel, Sarah Silverman and former Senator Al D’Amato.

“I danced with Howard,” said Rivers, according to People. “The wedding was fabulous, everyone had a great, great time.”

The Piano Man sang two songs, Monahan sang another, and Maines and Barberie teamed up for yet another, according to reports.

In a report airing today on Howard 100 News, Barberie had a suspicion about Kimmel and Silverman, who earlier this year had a civil yet very public breakup: “I think they’re back,” she whispered today on her Los Angeles morning talk show.

(Associated Press file photo by Diane Bondareff)

No, YOU’RE fired: Ed McMahon nixes Donald Trump’s offer to buy McMahon-sion

I can’t say I’m surprised Donald Trump was yet again speaking too soon and with too much self-assurance, but still.

eddonald.jpgDespite previous reports to the contrary (sorry!), Ed McMahon agreed to sell his house to a private buyer but reportedly not to the Westchester real estate maven, who said he was in talks to buy the home and lease it to the former talk-show sidekick. McMahon, whose family once lived in Bronxville, had defaulted on $4.8 million in loans.

McMahon is slated to move out after the sale. Maybe he should call Mark Cronin to see if the next season of “The Surreal Life” will allow him to bunk with Carrot Top.

(AP Photo of McMahon/Matt Sayles; AP Photo of Trump/Jason DeCrow.)

Yes! Ed McMahon-sion to be paid off by Donald Trump

It’s like Ed McMahon won his own Publisher’s Clearing House contest.

ed.jpgTo borrow his legalese from those old commercials, it appears the former talk-show sidekick “may already have won” freedom from immediate worry stemming from the foreclosure of his Beverly Hills mansion, thanks to Donald Trump.

Although the details were still being worked out, the Westchester real estate maven said would it “would be an honor” to help him by buying it for an undisclosed amount and leasing it to McMahon, according to yesterday’s Los Angeles Times.

McMahon, 85, has lived in the house for 18 years, but his family once called Bronxville home. He had defaulted on $4.8 million in mortgage loans with Countrywide Financial Corp.

“I don’t know the man, but I grew up watching him on TV,” Trump told the L.A. Times. “When I was at the Wharton School of Business, I’d watch him every night. How could this happen?”

Maybe it was lofty spending beyond McMahon’s means. Maybe his divorce settlements took unexpected tolls. Maybe his daughter’s legal fees spiraled out of control. Or maybe he invested tens of millions in “Tonight Show” action figures. OK, that last one isn’t likely, but I like the image of his mansion basement packed with thousands of tiny plastic Doc Severinsens holding trumpet rocket launchers. Collect them all!

Trump’s offer seems generous, but let’s hope McMahon doesn’t have to compete on “The Celebrity Apprentice” to win back his house. That’d be a dramatic finale:

“Ed, you’re fired. Steve Guttenberg, welcome to Ed McMahon’s mansion!”

(AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

Donald Trump ready to be a dad again

He may be 62 and already have five kids, but Donald Trump said he’s ready to father more apprentices. tjndc5-5batzkw6l7pvjhgx6bw_original.jpg

The developer mogul, with property all over Westchester, said he and wife Melania Knauss are keen to have more children.

He told the World Entertainment News Network that “Stranger things have happened.”

Hmm, like more than 3 people watching his NBC show? I kid, I kid.

(AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano) 

The secret to surviving ‘I Want to Work for Diddy’? Be an embarrassment.

OK, I’ll fess up to this: I only saw the last few minutes of last night’s rerun of the premiere of “I Want to Work for Diddy,” the new Vh1 reality show in which contestants compete for the privilege of being Sean “Diddy” Combs’ personal assistant.

diddy.jpgBut even with eight minutes’ worth of data, I can conclude with some certainty that the former Mount Vernon resident doesn’t appear to be taking this employment opportunity seriously.

For starters, he wasn’t even on the three-person panel who determined last night’s eliminated contestant. I didn’t even recognize anyone on the panel. Heck, I don’t think Diddy recognized anyone on the panel.

Anony-panel was introduced to a contestant by the name of Kim, who lost the first arbitrary challenge — whatever inanity it was. Based on what was said, she not only did everything wrong but showcased an attitude problem to boot. She then picked another contestant, Georgette, to be subjected to elimination because Georgette was complaining about running around in high heels.

So here’s the rough translation of how that Diddy-less elimination process went down:

Panelist 1: Wow, Kim fouled up the challenge, threw everyone else under the bus and has a major attitude problem.
Panelist 2: But Georgette said her feet hurt.
Panelist 3: Later, Dr. Scholl’s.

Watch the final scene here.

As the credits rolled, the teaser for the next episode cited a quote that compared “I Want to Work for Diddy” to a show hosted by Westchester real estate maven Donald Trump: “It’s ‘The Apprentice’ but cooler,” raved somebody. Unless “cooler” means “more desperate” these days, I’m not buyin’ it.

Plus, I’m wary of any game show whose grand prize is labor.

Am I right about Kim or did Georgette deserve the boot? And what’s up with Diddy being too busy to show up for his own show? Even The Donald shows up to mail in that part. Leave your comments below.

(AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)

Joan Rivers to be on Celebrity Apprentice

Larchmont native Joan Rivers said recently she’ll be one of the contestants on the next season of Donald Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice. Mazel Tov to the Canadian Jewish News for breaking the story.

So, the fact that I cited the Canadian Jewish News made you laugh, eh? How dare you mock the credibility of the organization whose weddings gallery won best special section last year by the Quebec Community Newspaper Association?

Interestingly enough, Joan admitted to never watching the Celebrity Apprentice. Oye Ve! Well, neither has the rest of the planet.

(AP Photo/Jennifer Graylock)

Podcast: June 11

On the big show this week: Dave Matthews vs. Mel Gibson, Ed McMahon vs. The Bank, and Howard Stern no longer vs. Rosie O’Donnell.

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At the end of the video and after the break is the answer to this week’s trivia quesiton: On Sunday night, O’Donnell appeared on “Million Dollar Password” and helped Yonkers resident Dante Mercadante win $50,000. While giving clues, which of the following words did Rosie successfully get Mercadante to say?

A. Grease
B. Trump
C. View

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‘F’ is also for ‘fundraiser’: Susie Essman to headline tomorrow’s gala at Donald Trump’s Briarcliff golf club

Mount Vernon native Susie Essman is known for her frequent and freakin’ hilarious use of the “f” word on “Curb Your Enthusiam,” but tomorrow that letter will stand for “fundraiser.”

susie.jpgThe actress/comedienne is headlining the annual Gilda Gala tomorrow night at Donald Trump’s golf club in Briarcliff Manor.

Founded a decade ago and named after “Saturday Night Live” pioneer Gilda Radner, Gilda’s Club supports financial, emotional and social support to people living with cancer and their families.

Tickets are $500 apiece and cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m. For more information about Gilda’s Club Westchester, click here.

Westchester’s most stupid-awesome celebrity cars

Having just finished a feature for the July/August issue of InTown titled “Extreme Car Makeover,” I’ve still got the whole “pimp my ride” thing on the brain. Which is why I had to link to this story from the Customized Girl blog, breaking down the 25 most “stupid-awesome” cars driven by megacelebrities.

While none of our Westchesterites actually took top honors — that went to Jay Leno and his Blastolene Special 21-foot-long aluminum roadster with M47 Patton Tank engines — we still had an admirable showing, with Dobbs Ferry’s Funkmaster Flex, New Rochelle native P. Diddy, and Bedford’s Donald Trump all making the list (at Nos. 12, 6, and 5, respectively).


Personally, I can’t say I really like any of their cars though. From Trump’s Cadillac DTS Presidential Limo to Diddy’s Sean John Navigator to the Funkmaster Flex edition Ford, none of them is especially unique or customized. In fact, the Navigator and Ford Expedition are standard production vehicles.

What I do know is that if Diddy’s $350,000 Chevy Express 3500 (aka “the Diddy-mobile”) had made the list, it would have run right over the competition.


Diddy had it outfitted by AI Design in Tuckahoe (also one of the businesses I wrote about in that forthcoming car feature), who souped-up the car’s drive train, expanded the cab, added brakes, and chic rims. On the inside, it has six plasma TVs, a Marvel wine celler, and hardwood floors. Just try and top that, Funkmaster!

“25 Stupid-Awesome Celebrity Vehicles” [Customized Girl Blog]

(Image of Diddy-Mobile from New York Post, Nov. 7, 2005)

Podcast: May 28

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

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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

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

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)

Another day, another dollar, another gaudy Trump tower in AC

Part-time Bedford resident Donald Trump just christened his latest Atlantic City hotel tower, a $255 million deal that, as our sister paper in Cherry Hill reports, tjndc5-5je393y0t201j77yqnvi_layout.jpgwould have never gotten built if Trump were looking for bank underwriting these days (even with his better-than-expected ratings on “The Celebrity Apprentice”). The economy is just that bad. Or maybe Trump’s casinos are just that tacky.

Also, Newsday reports that Trump is going to be naming the 782-room tower after one Donald J. Trump.

In other news, we hear the Pope went to church on Sunday.

(AP Photo/The Press of Atlantic City, Ben Fogletto)