September 30, 2013
Celebrities Flock to TAO Downtown Grand Opening in NYC!
Hollywood heavyweights Katie Holmes, Cameron Diaz, Sofia Vergara, Gerard Butler and Brooke Shields were just some of the notable faces who came out to celebrate the grand opening of TAO Downtown in New York City. It was a star-studded evening to celebrate TAO’s second location in NYC. The new 30,000 square foot venue was designed by architect David Rockwell with art murals created by HUSH.
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July 22, 2013
Twenty-Seven: A New Year Begins
I celebrated my birthday this week at JIMMY, the rooftop pool bar at The James Hotel and, boy, does it feel good to be 21… wink!
I slipped into my custom birthday suit (thanks to Moods of Norway) and sipped on spirits poolside with friends, family and even some familiar faces from television, including a stunning in silver Kelly Killoren Bensimon, Albie & Chris Manzo, Dean Sheremet, WWE Diva Alicia Fox, YouTube sensation Jessica Harlow and Keenyah Hill all came by to toast with me, thanks to an open spirits bar featuring ABSOLUT Vodka, Perrier-Jouet champagne, Heineken, Hint Water, and ZICO Coconut Water and bite-sized treats from Baked By Melissa and Treat House New York.
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April 28, 2012
Where Were The Stars This Week?
UK boy band phenomenon The Wanted made a splash in NYC this week on a press tour. Tom, Siva, Max, Jay, and Nathan performed a live set for an exclusive number of lucky (and very excited) KTU listeners, at Bowlmor Lanes Times Square. Cody Simpson and Wynter Gordon also stopped by to support.
Kim and Khloe Kardashian were spotted leaving their posh New York City hotel alongside Lamar Odom. The entire Kardashian klan has been spotted throughout the entire week including for Scott Dissick’s restaurant opening!
Cast mates Michelle Williams, Luke Kirby, Sarah Silverman and Jason Segal celebrated with director, Paul Feig, at the “Take This Waltz” official Tribeca Film Festival premiere after-party at Abe & Arthur’s.
Justin Bieber hit the red carpet at NYU Paulson Auditorium in NYC for the 3rd Annual Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards this week! Looking cool sporting a black and white jacked and skinny jeans, the superstar took some pics holding his hammer-shaped prize!
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon were spotted out shopping in Paris this week! Aw! The couple has planned to renew their vows in the city of love! The duo who have planned a wonderful ceremony hit up the luxurious Baby Dior on Montaigne Ave as well as Louis Vuitton on the Champs Elysees while tons of fans looked on!
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February 17, 2012
Where Were The Stars This (Fashion) Week? — Special Edition!
Stars like Kelly Osbourne, Kate Mara, Shay Mitchell, Erin Andrews, Joan Rivers,Alexandra Chando, Kelly Bensimon and Coco Rocha all attended the Badgley Mischka Fall 2012 Runway Show for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week! The event took place at the Theater at Lincoln Center and what an event it was!
Stacey Bendet, Kristin Chenoweth, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Kevin Jonas, Danielle Jonas, Krysten Ritter, Ahna O’Rielly, Megan Hilty, Kelly Rutherford, Angela Simmons, Kelly Bensimon and Erin Andrews were spotted at the Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet presentation with music by Mia Moretti and Caitlin Moe. It was held at Center 548 in the Big Apple and was a big deal!
The Empire Hotel has been home to fashionista Whitney Port while last minute prepping for her Whitney Eve show tomorrow. She was spotted in the hotel lobby and seemed extremely friendly as she stopped to take photos with fans!
Kris Humphries showed up to Stone Rose Lounge for the tail end of the Betsey Johnson Fall 2012 After-Party last night. He arrived with four guy friends, still wearing his coat and scarf inside the Time Warner Center. Betsey Johnson took the mic and gave a shout out to guests Kris and Richie Rich before making fun of herself for the “less than great cartwheel,” she attempted on stage at her show.
EXTRA’s beautiful Maria Menounos stopped by lia Sophia this week as did many other famous faces including Adrienne Bailon, Carrie Keagan, Brad Goreski, Miss J Alexander, Jenna Bush and Louise Roe. With MBFW bringing out the most fashionable stars, Lia Sophia seemed to be a stop on everyone’s list!
Bar Refaeli and Stacy Keibler (girlfriend of actor George Clooney) were both spotted at the Marchesa Fall 2012 Fashion Show checking out some hot new styles. The two sat next to one another which, may have drawn more attention then the presentation!
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February 9, 2012
QVC Kicks Off New York Fashion Week With The Olsen’s & More!
Surprise! It’s the Olsen twins!
One of the most powerful (and fashionable) duos in the World, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, sat front row at the QVC Fashion Show on Wednesday night (Feb 8), as did “Extra” host Maria Menounos, “Gossip Girl” star Kelly Rutherford, author-mom-TV personality Kelly Bensimon, Camila Alves socialite Olivia Palermo, “Dancing With The Stars” pro dancer Cheryl Burke, and Star Jones.
Maria Menounos said her favorite collections from the show were those from Geren Ford, Karen Zambos, and Isaac Mizrahi. “I’m going to try to get a piece from each of their lines for my new spring wardrobe,” she said. On Kelly Rutherford’s wish list? “ I’m looking for the perfect pair of jeans. I’m really loving flares right now,” she said.
Newly engaged Camila Alves looked ravishing in red ruffles and talked about Matthew Mcconaughey: “I am really enjoying being engaged right now … no wedding plans as of yet,” she said.
Tune-in to QVC on Friday night, February 10 and Saturday, February 11 at 10 PM EST to catch the show.
Check out more HOT SHOTS of stars like Maria Menounos, Kelly Rutherford, and Cheryl Burke from the QVC Fashion Show…after the jump!Read More
January 18, 2012
Congratulations To The Newly Crowned Miss New York USA 2012 — Johanna Sambucini!!
Congratulations to the newly crowned Miss New York USA 2012 – Johanna Sambucini!
It was an honor to be a judge at this year’s pageant! I had no idea how tough it was going to be to pick a winner… There were so many incredibly beautiful, fit, talented, and philanthropic girls competing, making our job as judges so very difficult.
The panel of judges, which consisted of 10 people from various walks of beauty, fashion, entertainment and casting, included TV personality Kelly Bensimon, YouTube glamour expert Jessica Harlow, Patrick Melville Salon owner Rick Wellman, Vinnie Potestivo Entertainment casting director Karen Happel, communications consultant Carlos Alvarez-Aranyos and Erika Shay.
Together, all 10 judges had to narrow approximately 150 girls to 20 to 10 to 5 to 1… and we truly believe the newly crowned Miss New York USA will be the perfect “rep” for our great state at the Miss USA pageant this Summer in the Bahamas.
In the end — during final interviews — Johanna coincidentally picked my question from the fishbowl. “This question comes from judge Micah Jesse, ‘If you could have two celebrity parents, who would they be and why?” asked hosts Rob Shuter and Pavarti Shallow. Our newly crowned Miss New York replied that her father had passed on and her mother was in the audience and both, she knows, are extremely proud of her and she would never change them for anything.
What a perfect answer!!
Who knows? Maybe she will win and go on to Miss Universe? Do you think Johanna Sambucini has what it takes to be Miss Universe?
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January 14, 2012
Miss New York USA 2012: Micah Jesse & Kelly Killoren Bensimon Checking In! — VIDEO
Me and my friend, Kelly Killoren Bensimon, are both judges of the 2012 Miss New York USA pageant, and we wanted to check in with y’all and give you an update from the festivities!
Today (Jan 14), we (along with a few others) judged the swimsuit and gown portion of the pageant, and had to narrow down 150 girls to 20. It was a difficult task, but we truly believe we found 20 really strong candidates who will compete against one another tomorrow at the actual pageant.
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December 9, 2011
Where Were The Stars This Week?
Charlize Theron was the center of attention at the “Young Adult” world premiere in New York City! Held at the Ziegfeld Theatre, the Oscar-winning actress brightened up the room as she worked the press area before heading inside for her film’s screening!Architectural Digest hosted the AD Oasis @ The Raleigh, where art and design unwind, in Miami during Art Basel weekend. Guests of the exclusive destination — Camila Alves , Gabrielle Union, Jesse Williams, Charlotte Ronson, Nigel Barker, Colbie Caillat, Casey LaBow, Jakob Dylan, Erin Wasson, Geoffrey Zakarian with artists including Kai & Sunny, Gary Baseman, Demian Repucci, Vivian Rosenthal, Nick Veasey and Steven Gamson — enjoyed the lounge by day with a café, gallery and spa treatments until it was transformed nightly into a glittering hot spot.Stepping out for another debut, Angelina Jolie was joined by Brad Pitt for the red carpet premiere of “In the Land of Blood and Honey” in Los Angeles. The Hollywood power couple took time to pose for a few snapshots before heading inside the ArcLight Cinemas venue to mingle with guests including Angelina’s dad, Jon Voight, as well as No Doubt rocker pal Gwen Stefani.KEEP READING FOR MORE STAR SIGHTINGS… (more…)Read More
October 26, 2011
Stars Flock To Mohegan Sun 15th Anniversary Celebration To See J. Lo Perform!
How do you get stars like Glee’s Lea Michele, Terrence Howard, Donnie Wahlberg, Nick Lachey (and wife Vanessa Minnillo) and more to the middle of Connecticut for a weekend?
Well, if you’re Mohegan Sun and you’re celebrating your 15th Anniversary, you invite the “creme de la creme” of celebs, media and even celeb chefs Bobby Flay and Todd English to experience a one-of-a-kid set by Jennifer “J. Lo” Lopez – performing in a skin tight head-to-toe Swarovski crystallized onesie!
The “American Idol” judge took the stage by storm performing many (or most) of her greatest hits with high energy. At one point though, J.Lo got a little choked up before paying homage to her lost loves (Diddy, Ben Affleck and finally and most recently Marc Anthony).
“You want to talk about love? I can talk about love. Oh, the stories!” she said during a heartfelt speech to the audience before breaking out with her hit “If You Had My Love.” Afterwards she said, “That’s the first song I wrote about love. And this is the last song I wrote about love. A lot has happened since then!”
Later in the night, stars like Kelly Bensimon. Jaime Pressly, Tinsley Mortimer (and boyfriend Brian Mazza) and Jesse Metcalfe partied the night away at the official after party deejayed by DJ Kiss.
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October 21, 2011
Where Were The Stars This Week?
“From The Hamptons to Hollywood” we’ve got your celebrity round-up!
Supermodel Bar Refaeli (pictured above) was snapped leaving modeling industry expert Michael Flutie’s 5th Avenue office turned production site for E!’s new highly anticipated series, Scouted (premieres Monday, November 28th at 10pm). Bar will be appearing in an episode of the new modeling series.
Getting all pampered up ahead of her trip to Miami to visit boyfriend Scott Speer, Ashley Tisdale enjoyed a full day of getting all prettied up in LA this week! After getting her hair ‘did’ at the Byron and Tracey Salon, the actress later joined up with Hilary and Haylie Duff for a trip to a local nail parlor!
Dashin’ around NYC, Kim Kardashian was spotted making a stylish arrival back to her hotel this week after returning from her United Arab Emirates trip! The reality star strutted past paparazzi while meeting back up with the new hubby Kris Humphries.
Vanessa Minnillo was spotted on a little shopping spree in Studio City, CA. The beautiful brunette looked fashionable in a cute dress paired with a blazer as she excited the popular Belle Gray boutique.
Beyonce Knowles was spotted out and about in the “Big Apple”. The “Love on Top” songstress looked gorgeous in an all-black ensemble paired with blue heels, while entering an NYC building with her security.
Erika Christensen was spotted at the 2011 Scream Awards! Wearing Alexander McQueen, Christensen looked absolutely stunning.
Paris Hilton was all smiles during her visit to Disneyland in Paris this week! Having made the trip to the French capital the previous day, the heiress toured the theme park while stopping to pose for pictures alongside Cruella de Vil!
Jessica Biel was spotted out running errands in Studio City, CA earlier this week. Biel looked cool and casual in a white v-neck top with a printed skirt and black flats as she returned to her car to discover she’d received a parking ticket!
“True Blood” stud, Joe Manganiello showed off his hunky form on the Hawaii beaches. Manganiello was all smiles as he enjoyed some fun in the sun.
Emma Roberts was spotted at the Brazilian Style celebration at the Swarovski Crystallized Concept Store in NYC! The actress smiled for the paparazzi as she posed alongside actress Camila Alves as well as Gretchen Mol and Kelly Rutherford.
Hollywood hotties were among the many showing up for the SirusXM reopening of Studio 54 in New York City. Cameron Diaz joined sexy supermodels Bar Refaeli and Naomi Campbell for the retro nightlife scene recreation as the “One Night Only” party raged into the wee hours!
Teaming up to help launch a new mobile phone offering, 50 Cent and Zoe Saldana were the special celebrity guests at SIR Stage 37 in New York City this week. The actress and rapper posed arm-in-arm before parting ways so that 50 could perform at the DROID RAZR by Motorola and MOTOACTV launch event. Also at the event was Kelly Bensimon and Katrina Bowden.
The “Real Steel” hunk, Hugh Jackman was pumping some real steel at his New York City Gym before attending his Broadway press event held at Big Apple-based Pearl Studios.
Olivia Wilde was spotted on the city streets of NYC! The “House” hottie looked cute in boots, a skirt and leather jacket as she and a gal pal walked passed the on-hand paparazzi as they chatted away!
Jennifer Lopez stepped out to promote her Exclusive Fashion and Home Collection for Kohl’s Department stores this week. The American Idol judge wowed the crowd in a shoulder revealing turtle-neck sweater as she signed autographs at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT.
Reese Witherspoon was spotted running in Brentwood, CA this week. The “Wter For Elephants” babe’s first outside jog since getting struck by a car back at the beginning of September! Glad she is back on the move!
Kristin Cavallari was spotted at the Chinese Laundry Party in Hollywood! KC looked beautiful in a leggy white dress as she smiled for the paparazzi at the Redbury Hotel.Read More
August 19, 2011
Kelly Bensimon: My Top Fall Fashion Trends! – EXCLUSIVE!
When she’s not getting dragged into cat fights with her cast mates on “The Real Housewives of NYC,” Kelly Bensimon is shopping, searching and finding the most “fab finds” from the Hamptons to Hollywood, so we asked our celeBFF to share with y’all some of her most favorite fall fashion trends — so that you can get ready for the next season in true fashion!
Alright, Kelly, tell us what’s hot this Fall…
Sky High Heels — In Red: I love Manolo Blahnik, and not because of the reason you think. My dad, when I was 20 years old, bought me my first pair from Neiman Marcus in Palm Springs, Ca. For me, Manolo Blahnik is a rite of passage. I felt like a woman.
Lace: I love lace either vintage or new. Opening Ceremony took my kind of spin on lace and created a see through lace dress. Pair it with a black slip and you are alluring and sweet. Aww.
Purple is the New Neutral: Linea Pelle’s over the shoulder messenger bag sold at Henri Bendels screams Moroccan chic, the origin of hippie chic: rich, effortless, well travelled.
Tight Capris: JCREW is making me fashion crazy with tight capris. With a tee shirt, a tight turtleneck, a lace blouse, or a white button down, JCREW’s ‘Minnie’ capris don’t channel anything but hot,chic, and sexy. Duh!
Color is the New Color. Dolce and Gabbana’s hot pink satin dress leaves nothing to the imagination. Its boxy in shape, and accentuates every movement you make. Fluid, sexy, and eye catching. Make em wonder…
Black Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend: Carlos Souza’s jewelry collection that fuses color, travel, and expensive hard to find beads. Wear black diamonds with a tomas maier bikini, or pair a long beaded strand a la 20s with a drop waist dress.
Rock it Out. Ugg’s new knee high suede clogs take the rocker and mellow her out. She’s not head banging, she’s chair dancing and not missing a beat.
Thanks, KKB! Great tips!
Also, be sure to pick up the latest issue of Shape magazine (featuring covergirl Kelly) where she compares her body to a Ferrari (we couldn’t agree more!) and follow her on Twitter @KellyBensimon!Read More
June 29, 2011
Housewives’ Countess LuAnn DeLesseps Debuts New Single In NYC!
So it turns out Countess LuAnn DeLesseps is right — money can’t buy you class — but it can buy you your dream hair ‘do!
“It’s a fantasy world…all of this is!” the energetic Bravo reality star told Micah Jesse about her new hair at the Life&Style Magazine-hosted launch party for her new single, “Chic C’est La Vie.”
Celeb pals like Kelly Bensimon and Jonathan Cheban mingled with guests while the Countess’ music video played on a huge big screen overlooking the street, outside the Eventi Hotel.
“I’ve always wanted to be a blonde and finally got my chance in the hands of Jason Backe at Ted Gibson’s salon,” LuAnn told a reporter from L&S at the SVEDKA-sponsored soiree. “The last time I had long hair was in the ’80s, so this was such a fun change for me. I just kept looking at myself and not believing it. My kids loved it. I don’t know how long I’ll keep it, but since the blondes didn’t come to my party, I got my chance!”
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June 28, 2011
Kelly Bensimon: My 15 Favorite Things!
“Real Housewives of NYC” star Kelly Killoren Bensimon is sounding off about her favorite things!
1. Trend everyone is wearing now that you won’t give into? Pearls. (MJ agreed!)
2. One look that you never tried, but wish that you had? High-waisted pants.
3. Favorite spring steal? And splurge? French Connection summer dresses/ Manolo Blahnik high heels.
4. Only person you trust with your hair? Bradley Irion.
5. Beauty product you always have in your bag at all times? Mascara, bigelow mint lip balm, Altoids.
6. Musician, dead or alive, that you want to see perform? Keith Richards.
7. Three songs you play most on your iPod? Don’t stop believin’, love lost, daylight.
8. What’s your go-to Starbucks order? Venti Soy Chai Latte.
9. Favorite place to travel for a dose of culture? Metropolitan Museum of Art.
10. Favorite three words to describe yourself? Spirited, curious, polite.
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