Native NYker

The tales of a freelancer based in New York. Told from a first hand perspective, deep in the trenches of current events and celebrity red carpets. The sole purpose of the site is to bring some laughter, a little payback and/or a smile to its readers and feed my urge.

Donnie Wahlberg: Blue Bloods Films in Mt. Vernon

Donnie Wahlberg films Blue Bloods in Mt. Vernon, NY

Donnie Wahlberg films Blue Bloods in Mt. Vernon, NY

NKOTB turned actor, Donnie Wahlberg, brought the CBS cop drama to Mt. Vernon yesterday to film exterior scenes at the famed city court house – across the street from Mt. Vernon PD. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jason Bateman: Family Fang Films in Playland

Jason Bateman directs his crew on the beach at Playland Amusement Park in Rye, NY

Jason Bateman directs his crew on the beach at Playland Amusement Park in Rye, NY

Rye, NY native and all around funny man, Jason Bateman, brought his team back to his old stomping grounds yesterday to film beach scenes for his new film “The Family Fang,” in Playland. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sarah Alexis Meegan: Marries Aaron Blackburn

Sarah Meegan and Aaron Blackburn tie the knot in Verona, NY

Sarah Meegan and Aaron Blackburn tie the knot in Verona, NY

Ladies and Gentlemen, may we introduce y’all to our dearest friends and newlyweds Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Blackburn.  The duo tied the proverbial knot this past weekend at a modest St. Peter’s Church, in Rome, NY followed up with an elaborate affair held on the grounds of the Turning Stone Resort in Vernona.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Kathryn Hahn: Family Fang D-list Diva

Kathryn Hahn plays the ambivalent celebrity on the set of The Family Fang

Kathryn Hahn plays the ambivalent celebrity on the set of The Family Fang

Watching Kathryn Hahn, on the set of The Family Fang, yesterday, got us to thinking about the many forms of observable celebrity reactions.  It varies from actor to actor – whether on the street, a film set or a step and repeat.    But whether it’s an A-lister, an up-and-comer or a D-list working actor who’s name always manages to slip your mind, the reactions to attention that comes with said celebrity can be as opposite as night and day.

The degrees found can go something like this:  some marvel in it – Max and Charlie Carver come to mind, others control it from beginning to end - like Tom Cruise, smart ones go about their day to day as normal folks – Sarah Jessica Parker and Hugh Jackman have mastered this – and yet others pretend that it’s a heavy burden and an intrusion on their physical, mental and professional state.

This last one is what we witnessed with Hahn yesterday on the Suffern, NY location of the Jason Bateman film set.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Dakota Johnson: 50 Shades of Grey Trailer

Dakota Johnson in Fifty Shades of Grey

Dakota Johnson in Fifty Shades of Grey

The trailer for the runaway best seller “Fifty Shades of Grey” has arrived.  The film adaptation that stars Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Marcia Gay Harden has been the stuff of scrutinized attention – mainly focusing on who would star in the two primary roles.

One social media user posted the trailer with a non-too surprising message:

“This looks about as I expected it to. Totally bland and forced. At least it’s got a Beyonce song?” Read the rest of this entry »

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BooBoo Stewart: Twink-a-Licious

BooBoo Stewart

Boo Boo Stewart at the X-Men: Days of Future Past NYC premiere

Boo Boo Stewart is all grown up.  The one time teen turned hotness twink, who first caught the attention of the Twilight audiences, is coming into his own.  We last saw Boo Boo Stewart – birth name Nils Allen Stewart Jr. – at the X-Men: Days of Future Past NYC premiere.

The thought of how well he came across has stayed with us – stunned were we at his physique in a well tailored tux that did nothing to hide a developed frame. Read the rest of this entry »

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Zoe Saldana: Is Totally PG by Hubby Marco Perego

Zoe Saldana on the set of Blood Ties in NYC

Zoe Saldana on the set of Blood Ties in NYC

Congrats to Dominican diva and complete beauty Zoe Saldana who is with child – as Mary was with Jesus except she knows who the baby daddy will be!  Her rep has confirmed what has been widely speculated for a few weeks.

This will make a first for Saldana, 36, and her fine ass Italian stallion artist husband of one year, Marco Perego. Read the rest of this entry »

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Frances Brennand Roper: Love and Human Remains

Cast members bow after an opening night performance of Love and Human Remains

Cast members bow after an opening night performance of Love and Human Remains

Frances Brennand Roper stars alongside Zach McCoy, Kerri Lynn Miller, Nicholas Baroudi, Paul Castro Jr., Cassandra Paras and Dan Almekinder in the off-Broadway production of Love and Human Remains, written by Brad Fraser.  The play is a comedic-drama noir story about the dysfunctional relationships between seven intertwined people and the drama that unfolds as they pursue a love of their very own.  

Sound familiar?  Well, never you mind that all…

Let us state that we are the worst person to take to a comedically toned performance.  All it takes is one thing to trigger our cackling and, well, we are sure you get the picture.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Jason Bateman: Films The Family Fang in Mt Vernon

Jason Bateman on The Family Fang set in Mt. Vernon, NY

Jason Bateman on The Family Fang set in Mt. Vernon, NY

Child star turned a leading man turned director, Jason Bateman, took his new directorial project “The Family Fang,” to Mt. Vernon, NY yesterday and as we were available we thought to take a leisurely drive and see what we could turn up.

The film costars Nicole Kidman and Christopher Walken alongside Bateman.  (Yes…  Mr. Man is pulling double duty!)

The set was filming interiors, so we decided to park ourselves across the street, straight in the line of some rays, with a birds eye view of the exits, and before long out walked Bateman as casual as he could be in some jeans and t-shirt – and headed straight for us. Read the rest of this entry »

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Victor Cruz: Engaged to Elaina Watley

Victor Cruz

Victor Cruz

Congratulations to hot chocolate and NFL wide receiver Victor Cruz on his engagement to girlfriend of 11-years, and baby mama, Elaina Watley, reports state.  The Giants player is said to have passed a ring onto Watley’s finger on Sunday, July 13th. Read the rest of this entry »

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