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.
For more HOT SHOTS from the NIVEA for Men-sponsored soiree, keep reading!Read More
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.
Check out our video below:Read More
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
July 28, 2011
Hot Celebrity Moms Do The ‘Walk Of Shame’ In New York City!
Usually its the kids doing the “walk of shame,” but on Thursday night (July 27), celebrity moms such as Denise Richards and Bravo-lebrities Kelly Killoren Bensimon and Teresa Giudice were doing the deed.
But there weren’t just “hot mama’s” in the house… Pete Wentz was manning the 1′s and 2′s, while former “Jersey Shore” star Angelina Pivarnik danced around in a little black dress.
Sitting just one table apart, Rob Kardashian and ex-girlfriend Adrienne Bailon avoided talking to each other as long as they could until Rob’s friend broke the ice… The two were overheard going back and forth about why they were giving each other the silent treatment. Rob’s answer? He didn’t want to “get clowned!” Adrienne’s reply? “Shut up, I have your name tattooed on my ***!”
Oh, what a night, indeed! Wonder which of these stars actually did the “walk of shame” this morning…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!”
Congrats, LuAnn!!Read More
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.
For 5 more faves from KKB, check out the black 15in1 Facebook page!Read More
June 22, 2011
Stars Celebrate Summer Solstice In The Big Apple!
Stars came out to play on the longest day of the year — July 21st — a day we like to call Summer’s Solstice! (No, really, that’s what it’s called.)
The SOLSTICE Sunglass Boutique capitalized (big time!) on the annual holiday by throwing a star-studded “Summer Soiree” for celebs to pick up a pair of sunglasses from their selection of this season’s swankiest shades!
Twilight hottie Kellan Lutz, Kelly Bensimon, Stephen Baldwin, Arjun Gupta, Danny Aiello, and a very dressed down (but still stunningly gorgeous) Victoria’s Secret Angel Selita Ebanks all posed for pics in the store.
Selita‘s swanky pick? A pair of YSL’s. And KKB‘s pick? Or pick(s) should we say because the “Real Housewives of NYC” star left with a pair of Balenciaga’s and a pair of Marc Jacobs.
MJ even got to walk away with a pair! We went with a timely Alexander McQueen pair… and we are obsessed! Thanks SOLSTICE!Read More
June 8, 2011
Kelly Bensimon: In Search Of A ‘Beer And Wings’ Kind Of Guy!
“I want a guy who can kick back and grab a few beers and wings at the bar. I don’t need all the fancy restaurants,” Kelly Killoren Bensimon told PopEater in March.
With the temperature heating up, could KKB have been looking for love on Tuesday night (Jun 7) at the grand opening of NYC’s newest waterfront bar, the Beekman Beer Garden Beach Club at the Southstreet Seaport?
“I LOVE BEEKMAN. Its so gr8. Love the liquid bread, sand, ping pong, and FUN,” the Real Housewives of NYC star tweeted during the event.
Also in the house: Nikki Hilton, Lance Bass, Shenae Grimes, and Girls Gone Wild creator Joe Francis.Read More
May 8, 2011
Kelly Bensimon Celebrates Birthday And Cinco De Mayo In NYC!
Kelly Killoren Bensimon celebrated not one — but two! — holidays last week in her hometown of NYC. The “Real Housewives of NYC” reality star came out to TEQA Restaurant in NYC’s Murray Hill neighborhood to celebrate both her birthday and Cinco de Mayo with her closest friends on Thursday (May 5).
CHECK OUT MORE “HOT SHOTS” FROM KKB’S BIRTHDAY BASH BELOW:Read More
April 8, 2011
Marla Joy Performs Explosive Set At NYC’s Most Exclusive Venue – The Box!
Jamming with Marla were many notables including DJ Cassidy, Aubrey O’Day, Sonja Morgan, Kelly Bensimon, the Manzo brothers (“Real Housewives of New Jersey”), and E!’s Jonathan Cheban and Simon Huck.Read More
April 7, 2011
Celebrities Come Out To Celebrate The Fourth Anniversary Of MicahJesse.com!
Four years ago, MJ‘s college buddies urged him to start a blog…
Never in a million years did MJ think that it would afford him so many opportunities to meet some of the most successful people in Entertainment and call some of his favorite celebs, his “friends.” (Or “celeBFFs” as we call it!)
On Tuesday (April 5), a bevvy of Micah Jesse‘s “celeBFFs” came out to support him at his Hennessy Black-sponsored website anniversary bash, including Aubrey O’Day (Oxygen’s “All About Aubrey”) Kelly Bensimon & Sonja Morgan (Bravo’s “Real Housewives of NYC”), Alexia Echevarria, Adriana de Moura, Lea Black and Marysol Patton (Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Miami”), Albie Manzo (Bravo’s “Real Housewives of New Jersey”), Orfeh (Tony-nominated Broadway actress), Eric Daman (Stylist for “Gossip Girl”), Jonathan Cheban and Simon Huck (E!’s “The Spin Crowd”), O’Neal McKnight, Donnie Klang (MTV’s “Making The Band”), Eddie The Gun, songwriter Sean Garrett, and DJ Tracy Young.
Upon arrival, VIPs were given pink and orange PowerBalance wristbands and whisked upstairs at The Box, where they took pictures on the red carpet and enjoyed a gift from jewelry designer Lacey Ryan and a peek at the hottest new denim line on the market, DL1961 Premium Denim.
DJ Vito Fun had the crowd dancing all night long while MJ’s BFF and DJ to stars like Beyonce, Jay-Z, Kanye West and more, DJ Cassidy, emcee’d the special event.
After an explosive fourty-minute performance by Marla Joy, Cassidy came back on stage and introduced the surprise guests of the evening — the cast of “Real Housewives of Miami” — who came directly from an emotional taping of “Watch What Happens LIVE!” with Andy Cohen, to celebrate with MJ. The girls presented Micah with a customized three-tiered topsy-turvy cake from BCakeNY before dancing the evening away!
Guests enjoyed rainbow Baked by Melissa cupcakes while sipping on three personalized Hennessy Black cocktails, aptly named “The Micahism,” “The CeleBFF” and the “SweeTweeter.” (Are you following me? Just makin’ sure. #Shameless)
We’re going to be rolling out even more HOT SHOTS throughout the next week and month, but this fab gallery should whet your appetite…for now!Read More
April 1, 2011
Kelly Bensimon: I Care About CancerCares!
“Real Housewives of NYC’ starlet Kelly Bensimon beared the rainy weather to attend the 3rd Annual AER Walk With Style Fashion Show at The Hudson Terrance in New York City on Thursday night (March 31).
She was overheard saying “she wouldn’t miss it for the world!”
The 3rd annual event, benefiting CancerCare, was hosted this year by New York Giants Michael Clayton, supermodel Lisalla Montenegro, and Sports Illustrated model Julie Henderson, who, together, helped introduce an explosive runway show from designers Ali Ro and Hyden Yoo’s menswear collection.
To learn more about CancerCare and to find out how you can help, CLICK HERE!
[Congrats to Marigo Mihalos on a job well-done! Your pateras would be proud!]Read More
March 22, 2011
Cruze-arati Catch-Up: Watch All Of MJ’s Latest Episodes!
You won’t want to miss MJ‘s one-on-one celebrity interviews with Kelly Killoren Bensimon, Jersey Shore star Sammi “Sweetheart,” Eric Patrick from MTV’s “Real World: New Orleans,” comedian Dane Cook and catch our two-part GRAMMY Awards episode!
March 11, 2011
MJ DVR: Micah Jesse’s Chevrolet Cruze-arati Episodes!
You won’t want to miss MJ‘s one-on-one celebrity interviews with Kelly Killoren Bensimon, Sammi “Sweetheart,” Eric Patrick from MTV’s “Real World: New Orleans” and catch our two-part GRAMMY Awards episode! So much fun!!!
Watch the playlist above to get up to speed! And if you’re on Twitter, follow all six of us @Cruzearati!