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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.

Makenzie Leigh: The Slap in Spanish Harlem

Makenzie Leigh on The Slap set in NYC

Makenzie Leigh on The Slap set in NYC

Trawling about town recently we stopped in at the upcoming NBC on-location production of “The Slap.”  They had set up camp on the elevated section of Riverside Drive – overlooking the Hudson – and we thought it a picturesque setting for a few keepsakes.

We were thrilled to have it be only a short bit before Makenzie Leigh surface looking fresh faced and ready to go about her day. Read the rest of this entry »

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Bradley Cooper: Taking The Elephant Man Home to UK

Bradley Cooper, pictured arriving to the post opening night party for The Elephant Man is UK stage bound

Bradley Cooper, pictured arriving to the post opening night party for The Elephant Man is UK stage bound

“American Sniper” star Bradley Cooper, presently found on the Broadway stage in “The Elephant Man,” is set to take his stage production back home across the pond to London, reports state. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oscar Isaac: The Last of Show Me a Hero at Burkes

Oscar Isaac and Winona Ryder shoot Show Me a Hero at Burke's in Yonkers

Oscar Isaac and Winona Ryder shoot Show Me a Hero at Burke’s in Yonkers

HBO’s production of “Show Me a Hero,” starring Oscar Isaac and Winona Ryder, based on the 80’s housing uproar  in Yonkers, NY – originally penned by Lisa Belkin – is done!

Hardly a surprise as we knew going into the holidays that they were to return with only a 22 day stretch ahead of them.  We can’t say that we are sorry to see it go as it was a whole lot of effort for very little return – and a whole lot more attitude then necessary to boot. Read the rest of this entry »

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Alexa Chung: Bergdorfs AG Clothing Line Launch

Alexa Chung at Bergdorfs for the AG launch

Alexa Chung at Bergdorfs for the AG launch

On a busy, cold, winter evening, we stopped in at Bergdorf Goodman, on 5th, to crash the Alexa Chung AG launch fete for her new casual wear line. We tried for something a bit more uptown and Eastward but happened on getting caught in crosstown traffic and missed the intended target.

Thank you DiBlasio!

As we waited for a ‘go ahead’ from the event people – although Chung stood three feet in front of us pretending not to see us – a midst a bevy of lookers on and wanna fashionistas, it got us to wondering about exactly why is it the Chung is famous at all?  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jennifer Lopez: The Boy Next Door NY Tour

Jennifer Lopez and Ryan Guzman in NYC to promote The Boy Next Door

Jennifer Lopez and Ryan Guzman in NYC to promote The Boy Next Door

What’s a Jennifer Lopez project without the dutiful promotional marathon tour of greater NYC.  With La-Lopez’s new thriller “The Boy Next Door,” costarring Ryan Guzman, about to hit the big screen on Friday, Jenny from The Block has been steadfast making the rounds about town.

We caught up – and waited – for the sun-kissed beauty at The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and were disappointed when her three car motorcade dropped the tightly booked lady off – in a white ensemble no less – only to have her dash into the facility for being slightly tardy.

We’ll blame DiBlasio and his 25 MPH new law for her delay, which we still can’t fully commit to memory when behind the wheel. Read the rest of this entry »

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Gotham: Masked Bank Robbery in Mt. Vernon

Gotham films bank robbery in Mt. Vernon

Gotham films bank robbery in Mt. Vernon

We woke yesterday to news of “Gotham” being picked up for another season.  It was all over the web – seriously, it was like twitter was infested with lice!

So rather than sit our ass and scratch – don’t act like y’all don’t ever do this – we thought it prudent to head out and take a look-see with a stop at their Mt. Vernon location yesterday.

The popular FOX Batman prequel was using the famed Eastchester Savings Bank structure to film their own heist and, although we found not a one principle on set – seriously, with a bevy of primary cast members they didn’t spare a one for this scene – we did find ourselves dead smack in the middle of a masked bank robbery! Read the rest of this entry »

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Uma Thurman: The Slap set in Harlem

umathurman-theslap-split2Uma Thurman and cast of the NBC American adaptation of “The Slap,” based on the Aussie series of the same name – penned by author Christos Tsiolkas – are busied getting their eight episodes in the can for its Feb debut.

We caught the NY residing statuesque star of such hits as “Kill Bill,” “Even Cowgirls Get The Blues,” and “Savages” making her way to the Harlem set of controversial project and she was gracious enough to make a momentary stop to give us a photo – in 20 degrees!

You have to love Uma. Read the rest of this entry »

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Michael Sam: Tweets Marriage Proposal Photo

Michael Sam and Vito Cammisano get engaged

Michael Sam and Vito Cammisano get engaged

Michael Sam has gone and popped the question to his long time beau Vito Cammisano!  And from the looks of the photo and accompanying tweet Vito has graciously accepted the bended knee and ring bearing Sam.

No word yet on a date or where exactly the ceremony will take place.  But not too early to extend a big ole congratulatory mention to the beautiful couple and many happy returns.

 

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Catherine Keener: Show Me a Hero Coat Comedy Sketch

Catherine Keener struggles with her coat on a frigid morning on the Show Me a Hero set

Catherine Keener struggles with her coat on a frigid morning on the Show Me a Hero set

On a recent frigid cold, post-snowy day, we stopped by the Show Me a Hero set and and found Catherine Keener all her lonesome.  Initially we were disappointed, we ain’t going to lie about it, as she is never our target shot.

No judging, it’s just not our cup of tea.

We were, however, tickled to find our efforts rewarded, if not with desired principals, with a comedic production involving a coat, a dimwitted PA and Keener for our sole benefit that we almost missed entirely for chuckling so hard.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Bradley Cooper: Third OSCAR Nomination

Bradley Cooper

Bradley Cooper

With the Globes a fete of the past, the morning many in Tinseltown have long awaited has come.  The 2014 – 87th – annual Academy Award nominations were delivered with a bevy of surprises and omissions. Read the rest of this entry »

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Ruth Wilson: Constellations Stage Door

Ruth Wilson and Jake Gyllenhaal open Constellations on Broadway

Ruth Wilson and Jake Gyllenhaal open Constellations on Broadway

Fresh off her Golden Globes win, Ruth Wilson officially opened the Manhattan Theater Company’s new play “Constellations,” costarring standoff-ish hottie Jake Gyllenhaal, last night. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jim Caviezel: Person of Interest on An Arctic Day

Jim Caviezel films Person of Interest in Harlem

Jim Caviezel films Person of Interest in Harlem

Winter is among us.  Accompanied by an arctic blast with single digit wind chills that makes you rethink your very existence.  But that is little reason to bypass a set with hotness Jim Caviezel filming “Person of Interest.”

Some would argue we have our priorities on skewed.  Others might add that we think with an alternate brain.

We won’t quibble.   Read the rest of this entry »

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