Diddy pays homage to Sinatra in new ad

Diddy, why?

I was flipping through the channels last night and came across Diddy’s new ad for his vodka Ciroc. tjndc5-5jcg33veixg4iyg5tj_original.jpg

In the ad, Diddy can be seen in fancy garb at a house party among paid extras friends dancing to Frank Sinatra’s classic tune “Come Fly with Me.”

Diddy told the AP he predicts that because of the economy, less people will be going to bars and party at home instead.

We all know that Diddy is quite the doyen on economics as he eloquently pointed out a few weeks ago that “gas prices are too muthaf—n high.”

(AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Legion of LoHud celebs donates artistic skills to benefit Brewster charity

The Columbus Day Parade has gone to the dogs!

Well, art shaped like dogs. Whatever. It’s a good cause. Stay with me here.

This Monday, the artwork of celebrities – many with a connection to the Lower Hudson Valley – will be paraded down the streets of New York City as part of an initiative to raise money for a Brewster charity.

gere.jpgAbout 30 celebs painted life-sized fiberglass dogs that will be aboard a float in the city’s Columbus Day Parade. Among the artistic celebs with a local connection are Pound Ridge residents Richard Gere (pictured) and Clive Davis; Bedford residents Chevy Chase, Glenn Close, Robert Kennedy Jr., Paul Shaffer and Martha Stewart; Chappaqua resident Vanessa Williams; North Salem resident and John Jay High School alumnus Stanley Tucci; and former Putnam County resident Judge Judy Sheindlin.

The money raised through a subsequent auction will benefit Green Chimneys, a 60-year-old non-profit organization that operates a special education school, a residential treatment center for children and a farm and wildlife rehabilitation center in Brewster. The auction ends Nov. 1.

For the rest of October, the dogs will be on display at the TimeWarner Center in Columbus Circle.

Among the other celebrities to apply their palates to fake pups were Fiona Apple, Rachael Ray, Robin Quivers, Dan Aykroyd, Jane Goodall, Cyndi Lauper, Soledad O’Brien, Joe Piscopo, Mike Richter and Bill Walton.

Check out and bid on all the dogs at www.CharityFolks.com and learn more about Green Chimneys at www.GreenChimneys.org.

(AP Photo/Evan Agostini)

Bobby Moynihan, Bill Murray ask (fake) prez noms about national unity, Cubs

Live from New York, it’s Thursday night!

To open the first of four weekly prime-time Weekend (Weeknight?) Update specials on NBC, the cast of “Saturday Night Live” parodied the second presidential debate. As usual, Fred Armisen was Barack Obama and Darrell Hammond played John McCain.

snl2.jpgAs undecided voter Anthony Cipelli, Eastchester’s Bobby Moynihan asked McCain how he’d “bring this country together.” Fake McCain then called him “Oscar,” called Obama “Pee Pants,” then called Anthony “Zebediah.” I think he might have answered the question as well.

Turns out it’s not the first time “SNL” folks have butchered Moynihan’s name.

Three of the best bipartisan gags of the sketch involved the insistence of Tom Brokaw (guest Chris Parnell) to stick to agreed-upon time limits, John McCain’s drifting in front of the camera during one of Barack Obama’s answers and a question from “William Murray,” a.k.a. Palisades resident Bill Murray:

snl1.jpgSenator Obama, Senator McCain: Last week, in the National League Divisional Playoffs, the Chicago Cubs faced the Los Angeles Dodgers. In game one, the Cubs lost, 7 to 3; in game two, they lost, 10 to 3; and in game three, 3 to 1. What, as president, would you do to guarantee this never happens again? Senators, in your answer, please be specific.

The candidates went on to say in so many words that the Cubs would continue to be terrible. Fake Obama said the initiative should be to get Cubs fans to root for other teams while fake McCain gave some of his “Straight Talk” in saying that the team would never win the pennant, let alone the World Series.

(Photo of Moynihan: Courtesy of Moynihan; photo of Murray: Lionel Cironneau/AP)

Rosie O’Donnell to host NBC ‘Variety Show’

She’s back! But for how long?

rosie2.jpgApparently Rosie O’Donnell — the South Nyack resident and master “Million Dollar Password” clue-giver — is ready for a full-time return to TV as she is slated to host “Rosie’s Variety Show” Thanksgiving Eve on NBC. Looks like those rumors back in July were true.

The one-hour special could expand to a “full series should viewers embrace the project,” Reuters reported last week.

(AP Photo/Peter Kramer)

It’s all ‘Greek’ to Jesse McCartney

Ardsley native Jesse McCartney has landed a recurring role on ABC Family drama “Greek,” according to Entertainment Weekly’s Michael Ausiello.

jmc.jpgAusiello reported last week that McCartney will be in the “recurring role of Andy, a heavily recruited freshman jock who’ll be torn between rushing the KT and OX houses.”

The rising pop star also filmed a role for “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” this year. GUNG-GUNG!

(AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Bill Murray tells ‘Mike & Juliet’ rep about ‘Ghostbusters 3,’ stealing stuff at ‘SNL’

In an interview to air this Friday on “The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet,” Palisades resident Bill Murray revealed more feelings about the prospect of “Ghostbusters 3” and his days on “Saturday Night Live.”

bill-murray.jpgLanding the Murray exclusive was “Mike & Juliet” co-host Juliet Huddy. I’m jealous, of course, both as a fan of Murray and the original “Ghostbusters,” my favorite movie of all time.

Suburbarazzi shout-out: Monica Hill, a very cool friend of mine, produced the segment.

The complete interview airs Oct. 10 on “Mike & Juliet,” which is broadcast locally on Fox. In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek at what Murray said.

On the rumor that “Ghostbusters 3” is being penned by a couple of writers from “The Office”:

“It’s promising, it’s never been promising before…. [The unnamed writers] are probably pretty funny. And the idea of having a new, fresh look at it is a great idea, you know, to see it through someone else’s eyes. I think a new idea would be great, I think it’d be fun.”

On his days goofing around in 30 Rock with his fellow Primetime Players at “SNL”:

“We’d poach anything in that building. We took a lot of stuff out of that building…. There was people that figured out that if you had a form that was signed you could walk out with anything. We just looked so sweet and innocent. Most of what I did was go down to The Today Show because they came in at 5 in the morning to work and they had donuts, so we’d go down there and eat all their donuts and coffee before Jane Pauley came in.”

(AP Photo/Stephen Chernin)

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)

Heavy D releases first album in almost 10 years

Heavy D’s first album “Living Large” is one of the first cassettes (ewww, remember those?) that I ever bought as a child.tjndc5-5b1vq4tnznpui8i0gqo_original.jpg

Now I can add his new album “Vibes,” his first major studio recording since 1999, to my collection.

Heavy D is no question a hiphop legend and grew up in Mount Vernon. He gives props to the city in his 1987 song “Money earnin’ Mount Vernon.”

On “Vibes,” Heavy has D-viated from his hip hop sound to take up reggae music, which is more true to his family’s Jamaican roots. I gotta say, I really love what I’m hearing.

You can sample a few tracks on his MySpace.

(AP Photo/Universal Records)

DMX in court — for two minutes

Thank you, come again.

Rapper DMX was in court yesterday, for a whopping total of two minutes. After making the appearance, an Arizona judge ordered his case to be postponed to Oct. 7.tjndc5-5baufgih2m91bpt1e6bw_original.jpg

I was snooping around and found this statement the county sherrif there put out about the beloved rapper, who has a home in Bedford:

“I said it before and I’ll say it again, this guy is treating our legal system like a revolving door,” Maricopa County sherriff Joe Arpaio said. “This is an outrage. Is it because of his notoriety that he is continually released by the courts? It is about time the revolving door stop and the cell door close.”

Hey, I encourage DMX to continue his legal woes — it’s done wonders for my standup career.

(AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)

Ed McMahon sued over $100k loan

I think Ed McMahon needs a hug.tjndc5-5b4ce6abjeucuqyleo0_original.jpg

First, he reveals this summer he’s in massive debt and facing foreclosure on his house. Then Donald Trump agrees to help him out, then decides not to.

Now, a company owned by the late Merv Griffin, of game show fame, has sued Ed McMahon over a $100,000 loan given to him in 2005 that he hasn’t paid back.

Poor guy. Lets hope those Freecreditreport.com commercials that he’s agreed to do are going to spot him some dough.

(AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

Farewell to RNN

If you didn’t know, the Journal News has ended its partnership with RNN-TV, meaning your beloved Suburbarazzi will no longer be making weekly appearances on the network.tjndc5-5gahkbqj3knyn5emant_original.jpg

We’ll still be cranking out the snark here on the blog, but we’re free-agents in the TV world now. Access Hollywood, you know you want us.

(Photo by Rory Glaeseman / The Journal News )

Bill Murray for president?

Bill Murray plays a slick talking mayor in the upcoming movie City of Ember and the director of the movie joked that voters should write-in Murray’s name for president this election season.

Check out this funny campaign commercial they made for the movie. Hell, he has my vote.

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