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
April 8, 2013
“No Questions Off Limits”at Andy Cohen Atlantic City Book Signing
No questions were off limits at Andy Cohen‘s book signing in Atlantic City over the weekend.
The host of “Watch What Happens Live” and author of his memoir, “Most Talkative: Stories from the Front Lines of Pop Culture,” candidly answered questions in an intimate conversation moderated by “The Real Housewives of New York” star Heather Thomson, at The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa’s Music Box theater.
Cohen discussed everything from his life-long love affair with celebrity and pop culture to his own love life.
The host, executive producer and Bravo’s executive vice president of original programming and development has created some of cable’s most popular hits including “The Real Housewives” and “Top Chef.”
Keep reading to check out more HOT SHOTS from Andy Cohen‘s book signing & Q&A at The Borgata!Read More
August 11, 2012
Jennie Garth Steps Out With A Smile! — Where Were The Stars This Week?
Original “90210″ star Jennie Garth didn’t let the “breakup blues” keep her from flashing her pearly whites this week! The actress and her nine-year-old daughter Lola teamed up with Crest and Oral-B to inspire children and parents alike to brush up on their oral hygiene before heading back-to-school this fall.
Joe Jonas made the most of his evening dropping by Hyde Nightclub in West Hollywood this week! The Jo-Bro hung out with some friends before flashing a smile for the cameras making his way home after some fun!
Talk show host, best-selling author and entrepreneur Bethenny Frankel celebrated her Michigan Avenue magazine cover at Market Bar Chicago this week at Market Bar Chicago!
Salma Hayek looked adorable for a night out at Ink restaurant with her billionaire husband Francois-Henri Pinault in West Hollywood! The “Savages” actress seemed a bit shy leaving the establishment but shared a few laughs with the hubby!
Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss made their way to London’s downtown Mayfair restaurant this week for the Olympic Celebration dinner which benefits Fashion for Relief!
KEEP READING FOR MORE STAR SIGHTINGS THIS WEEK… (more…)Read More
July 20, 2012
Stars Celebrate Bravo’s “LOVEbroker” Premiere In New York City
Bravo‘s newest reality show is about matchmaking-in-the-city!
“LOVEbroker” (returning to TV on July 24th at 10/9c) follows New York’s most passionate matchmaker, Lori Zaslow, as she hits the streets of Manhattan searching tirelessly for soulmates for her clients. Lori believes you can’t wait for love to come to you -– you have to go out and find it. As co-founder of the boutique matchmaking service, Project Soulmate, Lori will do most anything to find her clients love. Lori caters to upscale, educated singles serious about love utilizing a blind date technique that she believes is the first step to love success.
My friends at HollywoodLife.com and TV Guide helped celebrate the stars of the show, pictured above, on Thursday night (July 19th) at the W Hotel Union Square’s Lilium Lounge. “Real Housewives of NYC” new cast member Aviva Drescher and “Million Dollar Listing” star Fredrik Eklund also stopped by to show their support. (more…)Read More
July 9, 2012
Micah Jesse: GLAAD Manhattan 2012 Special Guest!
I am so excited to announce that I will be a special guest at GLAAD Manhattan this August! I will be joining the National Board of Directors of GLAAD, President Herndon Graddick, and other fabulous personalities for this very special casino-themed evening!
If you live in the New York area, please join us for an enchanting summer soiree with delicious food, great music, and hosted cocktails to celebrate and highlight GLAAD’s work and accomplishments. Guests will have the opportunity to participate in a silent auction, receive gift bags, and purchase raffle tickets to win extraordinary prizes!
All funds raised at GLAAD Manhattan go to GLAAD’s work to amplify the voices of the LGBT community by empowering real people to share their stories, holding the media accountable for the words and images they present, and training grassroots organizations to communicate effectively.Read More
April 5, 2012
VIDEO: Bravolebrities Talk About The Bravo Invasion In New York City!
Not only were all of Bravo TV’s “Bravolebrities” in NYC this week — they all came together under one roof — and I got them all to talk about each other!
At the network’s over-the-top Upfront event on Wednesday (April 4th), stars from “The Real Housewives” franchises (Beverly Hills, Atlanta, New York City, Beverly Hills — and — the OC!), Brad Goreski (“It’s A Brad Brad World”), Tabathey Coffey (“Tabatha Takes Over”), Bethenny Frankel (“Bethenny Ever After”), Reza Farahan, Golnesa “GG” Gharachedaghi, and Mercedes “MJ” Javid (“Shahs Of Sunset”), Kathy Griffin and many more stars hit the red carpet to celebrate their network and respective shows.
“HOT SHOTS” from the Bravo Upfronts… coming soon! (more…)Read More
March 5, 2012
Bethenny Frankel Debuts Cover For New Novel “Skinnydipping!” — Check It Out!
Check out the cover art for Bethenny Frankel‘s latest novel, “Skinnydipping!”
The reality TV star, and New York Times Bestselling Author, posted the photo to her official Facebook account saying, “Here it is!! The cover of my new novel “Skinnydipping” coming out on May 1. What do you think?!”
“It’s about a girl’s journey and what she wants, and trying to have it all. It’s about the lessons and the people along the way, about naysayers and rising above,” Frankel told USA Today in a recent interview. ”There will be a lot of juiciness and people wondering what it’s based on and if any of it was influenced by my life,” Frankel said. “You have creative license. Your imagination can go wild.”
Frankel’s book deal will add to her expanding Skinnygirl product line, which includes shapewear, skin care, a daily cleanse, and a low-calorie margarita brand which she sold to Fortune Brands for a reported $120 million earlier this year.
Sooo, what’s the verdict? Will you be picking up B‘s new book?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 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
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
July 13, 2011
MUST SEE! ‘Chic C’est La Vie’ – The Tribute Video!
MJ literally started rolling on the floor laughing when we were sent this video!
If you love Countess LuAnn DeLesseps from Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of NYC” then you’ll love this parody video of her single “Chic C’est La Vie” by The Elegents (get it?) that is making its way around the Internet!
Chic c’est la vie…c’est bon! C’est bon! Work it out
[NOTE: The song 'Chic C'est La Vie' was produced by Chris Young]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