June 4, 2013
Celebrities Celebrate Mega Launch of NewYork.com
“Extra” host Maria Menounos, “30 Rock” star Jane Krakowski, “Housewives of New York” Aviva Drescher, and “Mob Wives” Carla Facciolo joined President of NewYork.com Brett Reizen for a special evening launch of NewYork.com, which promises to be your one-stop-shop website for everything New York from shopping to restaurants to jobs and so much more.
The evening proved to be a huge success and even featured a special performance by Kevin & Michael Bacon (“The Bacon Brothers”), a crowd favorite.
I was honored to be asked to be a luminary on the official NewYork.com website and talk about what it is I love most about the city:Read More
February 4, 2013
Super Bowl 2013 Celebrity Hot Shots: Where Did They Party & With Who?
KEEP READING FOR MORE SUPER BOWL HOT SHOTS AND SIGHTINGS!Read More
September 25, 2012
Backstage HOT SHOTS from the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards!
Did you watch the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards this year??? I’ve got it on my DVR, because I was busy hanging out backstage with presenters, nominees and winners — at the Emergen-C Inner City of Strength in The Presenters Gift Lounge backstage at The Nokia Theatre in Celebration of The 64th Primetime Emmy(R) Awards!
I had the pleasure of welcoming and chatting with stars from television’s biggest shows like Breaking Bad, Modern Family, Mad Men, New Girl, Damages, Homeland, Downton Abbey. Some of my favorite moments were with “30 Rock’s” Tina Fey and Tracy Morgan, “Modern Family” winner Eric Stonestreet, actresses Lucy Liu, Martha Plimpton, and Mayim Bialik (Blossom!!!), the iconic Glen Close & so many more…
I had so many favorite moments but here is Micah Jesse’s Top 5 Favorite Primetime Emmy Awards Moments for 2012:
- Actor, director and all-around intertainment industry legend Ron Howard stopped by the Emergen-C City of Inner Strength, where I was holding court, and told me that Super Orange was his favorite flavor because it reminded him of Tang, the popular drink from the “Happy Days” era. When asked where he’s residing these days, Ron said, “we really live in New York – we have an apartment in Santa Monica but most of our time is spent at our houses in Manhattan and Westchester County.” He went on to explain that he “grew up in Los Angeles and loves it here, but New York is now home.” Home to me, too, Ron!
- Giancarlo Esposito, who was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for “Breaking Bad”, was such a breath of fresh air! I asked the vivacious actor if he drank Emergen-C, he said, “Are you kidding me – I don’t travel without it!” If Giancarlo had a superpower, he told me he would actually have a dual-superpower…he would be able to read minds & fly. Love that!
- Who’s more fun than “30″ rock star Tracy Morgan? Easy answer — no one! The funnyman stopped backstage to kick his feet up and relax before the show was over and entertain us all. Tracy had us fizzing at the seams with hysterics. At one point he picked up the phone and said, “Tell Barack I’ll be right there!” You can actually watch a clip from Access Hollywood!
- Best known for playing Al Bundy on “Married With Children,” actor Ed O’Neill was celebrating an Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series nomination for his role as Jay Pritchett on “Modern Family.” As much as he loves his role as an actor, Ed told me that ultimately, he wants to be best known for being a “super dad.” Awwwwwwww!!!! Mush!
- And last, but certainly not least, having a moment with actor Eric Stonestreet, who won Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Cameron Tucker on “Modern Family.” The actor told me he is “super” at cooking and makes a mean steak. And he laughed off rumors of dating Charlize Theron but said he wasn’t mad about it! I wouldn’t be either!
All Photos: Gabriel Olsen/WireImage
Celebrity guests also walked away with gifts from: Bertolli® Sauces and Frozen Meals, Zerona (Body-Sculpting Treatments), New Balance (Minimus 1010′s), TiVo® (Premiere 4 DVR), New Era Cap Co., Black & Decker (PLATINUM Hand Vacs), CND (Shellac™ Manicures), Kipling, Ultimate Ears by Logitech, Aquaswiss Watches, Jill Reno Collection, Crunch Gym and more.Read More
August 24, 2012
Celebrities Show Support For Be A STAR During WWE SummerSlam Weekend In Los Angeles!
The celebrations kicked off at the glamorous Beverly Hills Hotel with music by DJ Pauly D, and continued the following day at Markham Middle School, where I joined WWE Superstars Mark Henry and Alberto Del Rio, actor Ryan Ochoa, the CEO of the Creative Coalition Robin Bronk, Mayor Villaraigosa and Congresswoman Sanchez to speak to young students about the Be a STAR message:
“Don’t be a bully, Be a STAR… Show Tolerance And Respect!”Read More
August 6, 2012
50 Cent & Kanye Headed To Broadway! — Where Were The Stars This Week?
From the Hamptons to Hollywood, where were the starts this past week?
Kayne West and 50 Cent showed up to the first performance of Mike Tyson’s Spike Lee-directed one-man show “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth” this week. After the show, West and 50 Cent met backstage with Mike and Spike. The show will be running for a limited engagement at the Longacre Theater on Broadway from July 31-August 12.
Katie Holmes was spotted solo on the NYC streets this week! The 33-year-old actress looked cute in a denim jacket making her way back to her Big Apple apartment!
Recently single Kristen Stewart was spotted working out to keep her mind off of things at Gold’s Gym in Venice, California this week!
New York Yankee Alex Rodriquez was seen having lunch at the celebrity eatery 75 Main, while New York Knick Jason Kidd, Barbara Walters, Real Housewives Ramona Singer, Sonja Morgan and Heather Dubrow and actress Tika Sumpter and all dined at separate tables.
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July 20, 2012
Lea Michele Gives Her Hands For Habitat! — Where Were The Stars This Week?
A very smiley Lea Michele was all about lending a hand to charity this week! The “Glee” darling was front and center as she took to the Hearst Tower to host the Valspar Hands For Habitat Unveiling Ceremony in NYC!
Ashlee Simpson played host for the big Samsung Galaxy S III event this week in the Big Apple! The songstress hung out with Nick Millhiser and Alex Frankel of Holy Ghost as paparazzi snapped away while they enjoyed the New York City launch!
Eva Longoria attended the Lay’s Potato Chips “Do Us a Favor” gig in New York City this week joined by Chef Michael Symon! The “Over Her Dead Body” hottie hosted the even in Times Square looking fab as always in a white dress and heels!
Ashley Tisdale made a very “pink” appearance at Macy’s Herald Square in New York City this week to help support the launch of Puma Project Pink- a very worthy cause dedicated to the fight against breast cancer! The 27-year-old was the host of the evening and an adorable host at that!
Where have you been, Rihanna? The Barbados beauty kicked off the weekend a bit early making her rounds in Capri, Italy! The superstar was joined by a couple of friends before the group dined at the exclusive II San Pietro restaurant.
Mad Men bad boy, Sam Page, was busy doting on his girlfriend of one year at the West Coast Launch of Carrera 6000. It seems that his real life personality does not reflect his character on the show; the onscreen player was busy attending to his blond beauty all night long. As he posed for photos, he always made sure that his girl was right beside him. She’s one lucky lady!Read More
July 15, 2012
Nicole Richie, Maria Menounos & More “Do Something” By Lending A Hand!
Nicole Richie (pictured above), joined smiley volunteers in celebrating the Bing Summer of Doing, a summer-long campaign aimed at inspiring young people to give back and volunteer in their local community during their free time this summer, by helping Bing and DoSomething.org beautify and restore the CITYarts Mosiac Peace Wall in the heart of Harlem, NY.
Richie was joined by some other notable names looking to “do something” good, including model Karlie Kloss, EXTRA’s Maria Menounos, photographer and TV personality Niguel Barker, and Kat Graham (who performed a special surprise set).Read More
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 11, 2012
VIDEO: Checking Out BCBG & Richard Chai At Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week!
Check out some clips from Day 1 at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in NYC with me — and Diet Pepsi!
We stopped by the BCBG Max Azria and Richard Chai shows, bringing you all access with us to chat with the designers, and celebs and notables who attended, including “Extra” host Maria Menounos, supermodel Jessica White, Essie Weingarten of Essie Cosmetics, Erin Wasson and many more!
Thanks to the lovely folks at Bonobos for dressing me!
VIDEO: Check out “highlights” from Day 1:Read More
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
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.
Check out HOT SHOTS from the star-studded weekend — after the jump! (more…)Read More
September 20, 2011
Stars “Toast” To Unbelievable People & Moments In Television Backstage At The Primetime Emmy’s!
Backstage at the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, it wasn’t just about relaxing, unwinding and getting gifted… It was also about giving back!
I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter enlisted MJ to host their “Toast Bar” in the HP TouchSmart Backstage Gift Lounge, where stars made a “toast” to unbelievable people and moments in television, with every celeb signature helping to raise money to The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundation.
Some stars, like Charlie Sheen and “Glee” stars Jane Lynch and Lea Michele opted for “no photos” but were happy to lend their signature for a good cause.
Other stars that stopped by to make a “toast” included: Adrien Grenier, Akiva “Kiv” Schaffer, Akon, Andy Samberg, Brooke Burke, Charlie Sheen, Chris Noth, Christina Hendricks, Eva La Rue, Ian Somerhalder, Jane Lynch, Jennifer Carpenter, Jeremy Piven, John Slattery, John Stamos, Julia Stiles, Kevin Dillon, Laurence Fisburne, Lea Michele, LL Cool J, Maria Menounos, Mario Lopez, Maya Rudolph, Minka Kelly, Paula Abdul, Rashida Jones, Rob Lowe, Taraji P. Henson, The Canadian Tenors, Tracy Morgan, Ty Burrell, Zachary Levi and so many more!
Celebrities received a deluxe gift collection featuring an elegant sterling silver spreader from Tiffany’s, a champagne-colored toaster, and an exclusive VIP Gold Card for home delivery of I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter products (“30 Rock” star Tracy Morgan loved this!).
CHECK OUT MORE TOASTY “HOT SHOTS!” FROM THE I CAN’T BELIEVE IT’S NOT BUTTER “TOAST BAR”…AFTER THE JUMP! (more…)Read More
August 1, 2011
HOT SHOT! Maria Menounos: Gastineau Girls Sandwich!
What’s more fabulous than a “Gastineau Girls” Sandwich!?
A Gastineau Girls sandwich “HOT SHOT!” with adorable TV host Maria Menounos in it, of course!
Socialite and jewelry designer Brittny Gastineau and Mama Lisa, hosted a celebrifete* at the Malibu Beach House on Sunday (July 31) in sunny California. (*Celebrifete: (n.) a large elaborate and star-studded party.)
Eventgoers, including TV personalities Maria Menounos and Patti Stanger, enjoyed the sun and surf, cooled off with VnC cocktails, and got glammed up using Keratin Complex dry shampoo.
Also photographed taking dips in the ocean and stealing kisses were the newly svelte “Entourage” star, Jerry Ferrera, and girlfriend Alexandra Blodgett. Ferrara told Life & Style last week that he’s lost 55 lbs by “just eating well,” adding “I really changed everything [about] what I ate and was drinking. It’s been slow, maybe 2 or 3 pounds a month.”
Progress makes perfect!Read More
July 18, 2011
Hamptons To Hollywood: Where Were The Stars Spotted This Weekend?
Vanessa Hudgens & Hayden Panettiere supporting Neutrogena’s 2nd Annual Wave for Change event in Los Angeles, striving to raise up to $250,000 to benefit Disaster Relief, Education & Environmental charities.
Adrienne Bailon and celebrity chef Travis London at Miami Swim Week’s LRL After Party presented OK! Magazine.
Kanye West and Busta Rhymes performing at the 2011 Annual Brooklyn Bodega Hip Hop Festival Hosted by Q-Tip at the Brooklyn Bridge Plaza & Tobacco Warehouse.
Star Jones, Beth Ostrosky and Katie Lee arriving in style to join Hamptons Magazine guests at their annual clambake at the Montauk Yacht Club.
Lady Gaga stopping by “The Morning Mash Up” On SiriusXM Hits 1 in New York City.
Newly single Whitney Port making the most of her new bachelorette status at Saturday night’s launch of the Limited Edition Designed Skintimate Cans by Mara Hoffman.
TV host Maria Menounos holding the fort down in Miami at the iRenew Bracelet Beauty Bungalow at the Shay Todd Retreat.
Nicky Hilton and Marc Jacobs‘ boyfriend, Lorenzo Martone, hanging out at the 2nd Anniversary party for The Wall at the W South Beach.
Host of E! News and star of “Giuliana & Bill,” Giuliana Rancic taking a run in a Chicago park with husband Bill Rancic.
Jamie-Lynn Siegler walking the carpet at the 29th Annual Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Screening Of “Drop Dead Diva” in Los Angeles.
90210′s Tristan Wilds celebrating his 22nd birthday at Stone Rose in Los Angeles.
Fabolous performing and hanging with owner, Mark Birnbaum, at SL East in the Hamptons.
Do you have a “Hamptons to Hollywood” star sighting? Send it in: firstname.lastname@example.org!Read More
May 12, 2011
Kim Kardashian And Her CeleBFF LaLa Take A Sip Of Something Sweet!
While hanging out at a table with Lala, mom Kris Jenner and TV host Maria Menounos, the two girlfriends (who have been friends forever) were reminiscing about when they were little and Lala even referred to Kris Jenner as “mom.”
Awwww! Bonding over cocktails — cute!
The party kicked off the Midori Melon Liqueur Trunk Shows, which are traveling around the country showcasing new designs from Kim’s shoe society, shoedazzle, and fun, flirty cocktails that Kim calls “the perfect mix.”Read More