Podcast: July 16

A special trouble-with-the-law edition of Suburbarazzi this week: Herbert Hill’s Mount Kisco DUI, DMX’s latest arrest in Miami, and Bill Murray’s divorce settlement.

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Also, this week was our final Suburbarazzi segement with RNN’s Stacy-Ann Gooden. I wanted to give her a big hug and throw together a Best of Stacy-Ann reel, but since her departure wasn’t quite official when we taped the piece, we couldn’t put any of that in there. But as my Chris so eloquently put it in his post yesterday, working with Stacy-Ann has been one of the great joys of our jobs for the last year. Every Tuesday afternoon was a little brighter because of her.

Plus, I’m happy to report, after a string of recent, uncharacteristic wrong answers, Stacy-Ann got her final Suburbarazzi quiz correct!

Can you get this multiple-choice question right, too?

Which Lower Hudson Valley celebrity told Fox News that they’d move to Canada if Barack Obama was elected president?

A. Rip Torn
B. Bonnie Fuller
C. Donald Trump
D. Stephen Baldwin

Answer after the break and at the end of the video clip.

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Thank you, Stacy-Ann Gooden!

Today is the last day that feature reporter and weathercaster Stacy-Ann Gooden will be working for RNN’s “NewsCenter Now,” and we here at Suburbarazzi owe her a huge debt of gratitude.

stacy-ann.jpgTrue fans of this blog and its podcast know Stacy-Ann as the regular moderator of our RNN Suburbarazzi segments. She’s always upbeat, lively and on the pulse of celebrity news, even if she doesn’t always know the answers to our impossibly hard quiz questions every week. A consummate pro, she made all of the Suburbarazzi writers feel comfortable and at home in the Rye Brook studios, whether the cameras were on or off.

I’m particularly thankful for her encouragement for me to conduct a segment on my own for the first time when I landed my exclusive interview with “American Idol” finalist Kimberley Locke. Just another example of how selfless and thoughtful she’s been to all of us here.

Some fun and impressive facts about Stacy-Ann: In addition to her diverse reporting experience at RNN and Fox 5, she is a model who’s appeared in Oprah, Lucky and King magazines. She also competed in her native country, Jamaica, as a finalist in the Miss Jamaica Universe Pageant, and graduated magna cum laude from St. John’s University. Now you know! And knowing is half the battle.

Stacy-Ann told me this afternoon she’s going to take some time off. Whatever she’s doing next, we at Suburbarazzi wish her the best and will remain in touch.

(Photo courtesy of RNN.)

Suburbarazzi Week in Review on RNN: People of the Year Wrap-up


At last, we’re finally putting our completely overexposed “People of the Year” package to bed. In the clip, we count down the final five people on our list, and Stacy-Ann Gooden makes her pitch for Mary J. Blige (raised in Yonkers, first discovered doing karaoke at the White Plains Galleria).

While she didn’t make the cut for 2007, she’s already a strong 2008 candidate. In fact, aside from Nyack rapper Lucky Me, she’s the only other hip-hop star on our radar screen thus far.

Suburbarazzi gauges chances of LoHud’s Emmy nominees

emmy-award.jpgEarlier this week, Ted Mann and I chatted with RNN’s Stacy-Ann Gooden about a few of the Emmy nominees with connections to the Lower Hudson Valley. Given time constraints, we only had so much time to debate a few of the candidates, but thanks to the good ol’-fashioned(?) blog, we can offer our takes on which LoHud celebs we think, and hope, will win at Sunday’s ceremony.

Keep in mind that a couple of celebs with a local connection already had their fates decided at “ceremonies held earlier.” North Salem resident Stanley Tucci won Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his appearance on “Monk.” (My gripe: Why wasn’t Paul Reubens’ hilarious performance as Gerhardt on “30 Rock” even nominated?) And while Suffern native Tim Daly didn’t win Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama for his appearance on “The Sopranos,” the winner in that category — John Goodman — appeared on “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip,” created by Scarsdale native Aaron Sorkin.

Ted found legit connections to the Lower Hudson Valley in eight major categories. We’ll give you a couple of teasers before the break. Check out the rest of our predictions and rooting interests after the break.

•”Boston Legal”
•“Grey’s Anatomy” (stars Katherine Heigl from nearby New Canaan)
•“Heroes” (stars Palisades native Hayden Panettiere)
•“The Sopranos” (parts filmed in LoHud; starred Sneden’s Landing homeowner Lorraine Bracco)

CHRIS: Thinks “The Sopranos” will win and wants “The Sopranos” to win.
TED: Thinks “The Sopranos” will win and wants “The Sopranos” to win.

•“Entourage” (stars Mamaroneck’s Kevin Dillon)
•”The Office”
•”30 Rock”
•”Two and a Half Men”
•“Ugly Betty” (stars Chappaqua’s Vanessa Williams)

CHRIS: Thinks “Ugly Betty” will win but wants “30 Rock” to win.
TED: Thinks “The Office” will win but wants “30 Rock” to win.

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