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Howard Stern, Beth Ostrosky get hitched • 10.06.08
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)
Joan Rivers to be on Celebrity Apprentice • 07.16.08
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)
First she had to go and whoop Ice-T’s butt on Celebrity Family Feud. But now Joan Rivers has really crossed the line. The former Larchmont resident is launching her own Broadway show on SIRIUS, thus pitting her against our own beloved Jacques le Sourd.
Ok, so maybe Jacques’ WCBS terrestrial radio gig and LoHud video podcast aren’t exactly direct competition for satellite radio, but still, there’s only room for so many Great White Way pundits out there.
The Rivers show, “Can We Talk … About Broadway,” was supposed to have begun the week of June 30th. It’s an hour-long show airing daily at noon on SIRIUS’s Broadway’s Best channel. If anyone out there has actually listened to it, please tell us what you think. Or rather, tell us how pathetic it is in comparison to the snarky brilliance and snappy dressing of her her French sounding compeititors.
(Celebrity Family Feud photo: NBC)
Can’t wait for tonight’s premiere of Celebrity Family Feud? Wondering which suburban refugee — Larchmont’s Joan Rivers or Summit’s Ice-T — will triumph? Curious how long it will take Ice-T to make a reference to his penis? Hold onto your hat and take a gander at this:
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Many thanks to Sienna Farris for pointing us to the advance clip. Oh, and time frame for the penis reference: oh, about 45 seconds into the Feud. Nicely done, T.
Because NBC just knew you couldn’t stand the wait any longer, “Celebrity Family Feud” is now going to debut a week earlier than originally scheduled. The Al Roker-hosted show will launch on Tuesday, June 24, 8-9pm, says BuddyTV. And just to sweeten the deal even more, Week 1 will herald the showdown of Ice-T versus Joan River, who, you may remember, used to live in Larchmont.
Now, you know I’d normally be pulling for the local favorite. But in this one circumstance, I gotta go with T, who, believe it or not, once lived my hometown of Summit, New Jersey (which is basically the Larchmont of that part of the state). Though he was technically born in Newark, I still consider him part of my tribe. Go T!
More of the show’s upcoming celebrity pairings — including “The Office” versus “American Gladiators” — after the break.
Unlike members of ‘Making the Band,’ Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs to be immortalized on Walk of Fame • 01.07.08
Mount Vernon-raised Sean “Diddy” Combs will be the newest celebrity to be represented on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a ceremony scheduled for this Friday.
In a quote posted by Hip Hop Galaxy, Combs was thrilled about the honor during an interview conducted by Jaime Foxx on Foxx’s Sirius satellite radio show:
I’m from Harlem, New York, so to get a star in Hollywood is just mind-blowing. You can get a lot of things but when you see those stars on the ground… thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s something I can’t even say I dreamed of and to be getting recognized for it is definitely something I’m gonna have my whole family out there for.
I’m not taking anything away from Harlem, and he might have mentioned Mount Vernon at another point during the interview, but here’s hoping he shows more love for his Westchester roots.
Arguably, Diddy’s least relevant contribution to pop culture could be his rapping skills. (His most memorable lyrics might be a tie between “Uh” and “Yeah” on Notorious B.I.G.’s “Hypnotize.”) But as a music producer, clothing mogul and music icon, it’s hard to argue against his overall success. Even if he’s merely famous for being famous, he’s done it successfully for more than a decade.
Can’t get enough Joan Rivers? Lucky you, the former Larchmont resident is going to be starring in her very own autobiographical play titledÃ¢â‚¬â€what else?Ã¢â‚¬â€”The Joan Rivers Theater Project.” Set to open February 13 at the Geffen Playhouse, the play will be a four-character act set inside her dressing room immediately before an awards show. According to Variety, “Rivers takes a look at aging, life’s ups and downs, and being a woman in Hollywood.”
Wait, wait, hold on a sec. Rivers in a dressing room before an awards show? What about that is remotely autobiographical? When has Rivers done anything before awards shows other than accost celebrities or crack wise on her VH1 blog?
Still, for those who want Joan, Joan, and more Joan (and just for good measure, a fourth Joan), this play foots the bill. While I’m not a lifelong fan, after reading her hi-larious liveblogging of this year’s Emmy Awards, I’m a little intrigued. Anyone in LA out there who had a chance to see the play while it was being workshoped at San FranciscoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Magic Theater in August? Any good?
(AP Photo/ Max Nash)
On 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.
A lot of fine bloggers undertook the valiant task of liveblogging the Emmies (including Suburbarazzi’s own Chris Serico, over on our sister blog, Remote Access), but perhaps the most unexpected entry in the free-for-all was Larchmont native Joan Rivers and her daughter, Melissa.
Yes, in case you didn’t get the memo, Joan was stripped of her red carpet credentials in April (for shame, TV Guide Channel, for shame). But VH1, bless their “Surreal” souls, was quick to scoop up the dynamic Rivers duo … just so long as they make all their wisecracks in cyberspace, on the specially created blog, EmmysWithJoan.com.
All the better, I say, since it allowed Rivers to use those seven dirty words they don’t let you utter on most telecasts (or LoHud blogs). Even more surprising, the Rivers’ commentary was thoroughly entertaining. I fully expected to rank on their ranking on the starlets. But, well, they’re at least as good on the web as they were on E! or TV Guide Channel.
My favorite excerpts are after the break. But trust me, the whole blog (about 4 pages worth) is worth reading. Very, very funny stuff.
Funnier, that is, that about 95 percent of the bits on the actual show.
Hey, ‘Burbies! Guess where I was for a long-weekend vacation?
For those of you who guessed “Knoxville,” you clearly missed all those Reading is Fundamental public service announcements from the ’80s. Ah, yes. Tinseltown. Even in the warm California sun, Suburbarazzi was on my mind. I mean, how couldn’t it be? Strolling the Walk of Fame caused for moments of celebration and inspiration. Observe:
Sarah Lawrence College alumna Barbara Walters inspires me to strike a pensive pose. What kind of tree would I be?
I can’t really think of a good pose for former Bronxville resident Ed McMahon, so I do my best to look stately and interested. Or just feel inclined to punch my hip. “Yes!”
Here I am next to the star of former Larchmont resident Joan Rivers. I’m pulling the skin back on my face. Botox, shmotox.
While I’m still mourning the red-carpet demise of Joan Rivers (damn you, TV Guide Channel!), the former Larchmonter isn’t exactly fading from the public eye. As I reported a few weeks ago, Rivers is in training to run in the 2007 NYC Marathon. And then this month she appeared in Esquire’s always entertainting “What I’ve Learned” column.
I highly recommend reading the whole thing, HERE, but in the interest of fair use, I’ll just share some of my favorite nuggets of wisdom below:
<blockquote><div>My second husband committed suicide, and I did suicide jokes. You laugh to get through it. I started thinking about jokes while I was walking uptown on 9/11.
I adore Sacha Cohen. I was one of the first to say, “You’ve gotta see him” when he was starting on HBO. I’ve been asking everybody, “What’s he like? What’s he like?” But I don’t want to meet him and find out that he’s a shit like Will Ferrell. And you can certainly put that in. It’s disappointing to meet someone whose ego is bigger than his talent.
Did you see the Golden Globes? Ugly Betty wins a Golden Globe. Whatever her name is. The woman who plays Ugly Betty. And she gets up there and says, This is for all the ugly women all over the world. ‘Cause it’s not about beauty. It’s about inner beauty. And the camera shows the audience, and there are all these women Botoxed to death — hair extensions, fake breasts — and they’re all nodding: “That’s right, that’s right.”</div></blockquote>
“What I’ve Learned: Joan Rivers” [Esquire]
(AP Photo/Stuart Ramson)
Last week, somehow the news of Sanjaya getting voted off “American Idol” eclipsed an equally important story: Joan and Melissa Rivers losing their jobs at the TV Guide Channel. Ok, wait, that’s retarded. There are probably only a dozen people who even care whether or not Team Rivers is on the red carpet — and they probably all live in Larchmont (Joan’s former hometown).
That said, I was surprised that there are actually people out there celebrating the departure of Rivers & Rivers. This gloating tirade from PopMatters, likening Melissa to Sanjaya and delving into how Rivers stabbed Johnny Carson in the back, is one interesting take.
And for all you Rivers lovers out there, it’s not all bad news for Joan. Apparently she’s training to run for the 2007 New York City Marathon. She says as much on her blog, though her claim that “I have run in the last four New York City Marathons” doesn’t exactly check out, according to Gothamist. Whether or not she has indeed run before, if she finishes this time it’ll be an inspiration to septuagenarian, quadruple-face-lift victims everywhere.
“Hey, Joan Rivers: Can we talk?” [PopMatters]
“Can We Get a Joan Cam?” [Gothamist]
(AP Photo/Laura Rauch)