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Kathleen Turner ‘High’

Broadway Theater Review

New York City International

‘High’ on Broadway before 4:20

At the Booth Theater, Manhattan

“HIGH”

Written by:

MATTHEW LOMBARDO

 

New York City International Theater Report

‘High’ premiered Tuesday, April 19 at the intimate Booth Theater.  The off Broadway show was a buzz.  Kathleen Turner creates a rehabilitation center for theater patrons ailing from colorless stage complexity.   All three actors deserved the standing ovation they received for the believable conveyance of realistic characters with non fictional pasts.  ‘High’ written by, Matthew Lombardo, is complex as an open ended straw thatch storyboard woven with stereotypes, truth and real life intricacy.  Overall ‘High’ is a thought provoking trip into ones self where each path laid bare is still a dirty road that brings you up or get you ‘High’.

The intellectual challenge developing each scene as the story unfolds for the audience, was well accomplished by director: Rob Ruggiero.

The World Premiere of High was produced by Theater Works, Steve Campo, Executive Director; Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Edward Stern, Producing Artistic Director, Buzz Ward, Executive Director; and the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Steven Woolf, Artistic Director, Mark D. Bernstein, Managing Director.

Special Thanks to Theatre Development Fund for their support.

Kathleen Turner ‘High’ Premiere

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Lie Detectors and Stacey of Millionaire Matchmaker

Stacey Kessler is a very unique girl.  Her first appearance on Millionaire Matchmaker was so eventful that she was brought back for the final episode and even strapped to a lie detector.  Jersey girl meets Jersey girl tonight when Ridgewood’s Stacy Kessler gets some dating assistance from Short Hills native Patti Stanger — also known as Bravo’s “Millionaire Matchmaker.”

Stacey, a 46-year-old divorced mother, model, actress and life coach, says she went on the show because “I don’t really date much, actually”. “I wanted to give it an honest chance, ’cause Patti supposedly is a professional matchmaker. So I gave it an honest chance. You sort of live and you learn.”  Although, Patti has yet to be able to find a match for herself at nearly 50 years old Stacey went for it.

Here is a little exchange between our two friends from Jersey.

STACY KESSLER - Please apologize to me for yelling that one time. 

PATTI STANGER - No.

STACY KESSLER - Do it. 

PATTI STANGER - I said no. I don't feel like it.

STACY KESSLER - Then I will walk out of this office and never accept your free matchmaking services again.

PATTI STANGER - Stop being disruptful! You're so disruptful!

STACY KESSLER - I don't think disruptful is a word.

PATTI STANGER - Who are you, Merriam Webster? This is my business. I decide what words exist.

Chance Spiessbach of Chance TV was actually a date of Stacey’s on one show and knew her prior to the interview.  New York City International lifestyle coach Stacey, who was the “millionairesses” address Patti’s claims that Stanger feels Kessler’s “energy is scattered due to a midlife crisis”.   She also address’s David Yontef, one of the contestants who says he has a little secret about the self-proclaimed millionaires on the show: they’re not as rich as they claim.  Stacey was one of the people he singled out.

Yontef estimated that 50 % of the contests do not actually have $1 million. He named Stacy Kessler, Doug Kepanis and Jason Teich as shams.He claimed Bravo does no validating of a person’s claim to being a millionaire.  Only Stacey knows for sure.

Done with dating shows, Kessler is focused on building a career in entertainment as an actress and TV host. She has also assumed the position of lifestyle coach on her YouTube show “The Lingerie Script,” which is aimed at empowering 40-something women. “It’s something tasteful, classy and unexpected,” she says of the show, which includes expert diet and exercise tips.

Why was important for her to target her own age group? “Successful women with children who, number one, are happy — which is the most important thing in life — and are personally and professionally successful … achieving all that is a tall order,” she says. “A lot of people just can’t do it alone. But if I can do it, anybody can.”

Check out more of New York City International Millionaires at:

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Hailey Glassman and the “Celebrity Magnet”

For all of the controversy surrounding Hailey it turns out she is liked by everyone.  She is sweet, caring and very honest.  She is definitely  someone you want on your side.  She is a powerhouse in PR and knows everyone.  I enjoyed our interview immensely.

Chance Spiessbach of Chance TV was  at the incredible New Years Eve celebration with Ice T and Coco held at Nuela  Restaurant in NYC.   The place went crazy when Ice got up and rapped for an intimate group of his friends after the clock struck midnight.  Ice T is the most famous and legendary of all the New York City International Rappers.  The interview above is with the infamous heart breaker Hailey Glassman.

While Ice T rapped and wowed the crowed, Coco danced with her lovely friends.  They truely are a perfect couple.  It was also their 9 year anniversary.   Congrats guys.  New York City International promoter Noel Ashman put this whole party together and had the Sachika twins on hand to add the glamor.  They are two of New York City International’s designers to the stars. I had a great interview with Kim G but unfortunately I can’t air it as she has a gag order from Bravo.  Antonella Barba from American Idol was a Guest Host who I did get to interview and she was amazing. Next time Ice T and Coco have a party do whatever it takes to go.

In attendance was Kim G of Bravo’s Real Housewives of New Jersey and her stud Thomas Murro, the man behind Celebritymagnet. com  Tom a New Jersey native, husband ,father of two girls, banker, martial artist and celebrity enthusiast. Tom enjoys his time at red carpet events and has photographed and interviewed many A-list celebrities over the past few months. After spending 22 years in the banking business he has recently started an unlikely and successful career in entertainment forming his own website CelebrityMagnet.com, all thanks to one highly publicized meeting he had with President Obama last summer.   Tom jumped into the interview with Hailey halfway and naturally I called him John.

Check out more of New York City International Nightlife at:

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Henry’s flys dates to Paris for Dinner

Lingerie+Girls+Rap Stars = Diaspora Model’s 2010 Pageant

New York City International Nightlife

Chance Spiessbach of Chance TV was on the scene as Amnesia Nightclub was turned upside down with live (no lip syncing here) rapping by New York City International Rapper Maino featuring T Pain and twenty six fierce models from Armenia, Poland, Russia to Haiti  strutting in lingerie and doing dance routines in the mind-blowing Miss Diaspora Models 2010-2011 Beauty Pageant.

Celebrities such as Jo Lance from Mexico’s Next Top Model and Vildane Zeneli were there. Angelina Shipilina winner of the Diaspora crown and host Vildane Zeneli were there overseeing the event.  Judges of Miss Diaspora Models 2010 included:  Former Diaspora Models Winner Ricellys Duggal, Terezia , Jo Lance , Sidney, Shari and Rashica.

The women, who range in age from 18-30, will performed five categories: an introductory dance choreographed to Rihanna’s “Hard,” a costume number in which the models wear their country’s traditional dress, a lingerie competition, an evening-wear competition and a question and answer category.

Schon explained,”A lot of people promise that they will make you a supermodel, or get you into this movie, or that movie, but you have to pay,” Schon said. Her mission is to provide the models with a support network. “I just wanted to do something where I can help other women.”She does not charging entry fees.

Diaspora was founded by a former model who emigrated in United States at the age of 19. Wanting to pursue her dream in modeling, but not able to do so because of an accident, Gabriela, decided to form an organization where she could help, promote, and educate other young foreign females in pursuing their dreams.

Miss Diaspora Models International Pageant is by far the best of the New York City International Beauty Pageants. Hands down.

Our competitions have had international stars such as Vildane Zeneli, Ricellys Dugall, Angelina Shipilina, all of whom had  stellar careers  after winning  the Diaspora Pageant. Julia Pavlovskaia and model Johanna Sambucini have won several titles since Dispora.

Check out more of New York City International Nightlife at:

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Toys for Dogs Party 2010 -Wendy Diamond & Lucky

Chance Spiessbach of Chance TV caught up with beautiful Wendy Diamond and Lucky at her Toys for Dogs charity event at Greenhouse in NYC. New York City International Charity icon Wendy has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local animal shelters especially the Humane Society of NY. Wendy’s parties are the best.
Wendy Diamond is the leading Pet Lifestyle expert, TV Personality and Animal Rescue Advocate. Wendy was dubbed as “the Martha Stewart of the milk and bone dish” by “The New Yorker”, “Pet Diva” by the “New York Post”, and crowned as the “Canine Queen” by “Forbes Magazine”. Wendy has exclusively interviewed a number celebrities and their pets in a list that includes New York City International celebrities Beyonce, Brad Pitt, Mickey Rourke, Adrian Grenier, Amanda Bynes, Jeremy Pivan, Paris Hilton, Diane Lane, Charlize Theron, Matt Leinart, Shania Twain, Eric McCormack, Renee Zellweger, Kristin Davis, Brad Pitt, Drew Barrymore, Halle Berry, Bo Derek, Tom Hanks and many more.

Wendy and Lucky Diamond are broadcasting from all of New York City’s taxi cabs! The beautiful Diamonds are showing up everywhere on Bing Mobile commercial in the backseat of a NYC taxi cabs. Check out Wendy’s favorite pet shopping hotspots during your next cab ride.

Check out more of New York City International charity icon interviews at:

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Today’s Sophia Loren-Yasmine Petty

Chance Spiessbach of Chance TV met up with model Yasmine Petty at Carnival night club at the party Mercedes Benz Fashion Week for Amanda LePore.  Yasmine is a fashion icon, exotic model, scene stealing beauty of New York City International nightlife and  incredibly talented photographer. She was recently featured in Hercules Magazine which was shot by Mariano Vivanco, with art direction by Nicola Formichetti.  Yes, everyone there are full body captures of the stunning Ms. Petty.

“Im a female photographer that has various backgrounds in the fashion industry behind and in front of the camera. I feel that gives me the advantage of being able to create beautiful and Iconic Images!” Yasmine.  We agree.  Check her work out at  YasminePettyStudio.com

Click below to see her amazing 13 page shoot in Hercules magazine.

Hercules Magazine Shoot 9, By Mariano Vivanco from Yasmine petty.

Check out more of New York City International photographer and model interviews at:

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Lucky Diamond discusses fame with Chance TV

Animalfair.com’s 10th Annual Howloween Pet Costume Party

Wendy Diamond is the best friend to those on two or four feet (Paws.) Wendy Diamond, Tinsley Mortimer, Jennifer Coolidge, Richard Belzer, LXTV’s Sara Gore, Saturday Night Live’s Kenan Thompson, Chance Spiessbach and their pups for Animalfair.com’s 10th Annual Halloween Pet Costume Party event benefiting the Humane Society of New York. This is the American Idol for Halloween pet costumes where celebrity judges will honor the best pet costumes!  The event is to raise money for the  The Humane Society of New York.
New York City International celebrity judges of this Halloween Pet Costume Party will choose the winning DOG who will model their costume on NBC’s Today Show along side Wendy Diamond herself.

For over one hundred years, the Humane Society of New York has helped injured, sick and homeless animals in need through medical attention and adoption centers. The Humane Society’s veterinary hospital provides quality care, as well as spay/neuter services, to pet owners with limited means. Its hospital and no-kill adoption center help more than 300,000 animals every year.

Wendy Diamond is the founder and editor of Animal Fair magazine, and frequent media personality.Wendy never seen without her beautiful dog Lucky Diamond, a Maltese adopted in 1999. She is also the creator of Paws For Style, a pet fashion show, as well as Yappy Hour, a nationwide tour that hosts parties for singles and their dogs.

The magazine is the first lifestyle magazine for animal lovers in support of animal rescue. Each issue of Animal Fair is dedicated to highlighting non-profit animal organizations, giving them the opportunity to tell their inspirational stories and to provide contact information so that readers can become involved. Renée Zellweger appeared on the cover of the premiere issue in 1999, and since then celebrities including Beyoncé Knowles, Halle Berry, Regis Philbin, Charlize Theron, Pamela Anderson, Ashley Tisdale, Shania Twain, Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel, Serena Williams, Kim Cattrall, Matt Leinart, Hilary Duff, Eric McCormack, Kristen Bell, Bo Derek, Diane Lane, Alicia Silverstone, Hayden Panettiere and LeAnn Rimes have all appeared on the cover with their pets.

In 2003 the magazine teamed up with Cesar Canine Cuisine to introduce the Cesar Five Dog Bones Awards, an annual awards competition for establishments that cater to pets. Winners are voted for by Animal Fair readers each year. The awards are broken down into seven categories: Destination, Airline, Automobile, Hotel, Product, Resort, and Shelter. Past winners have included Continental Airlines, New York City, Volvo and The Humane Society of Louisiana.

Diamond has done numerous television series including Single in the City on the WE: Women’s Entertainment network, Lucky Travels on Animal Planet and Relationship Rehab on the Style Network. She frequently contributes to Today Show (NBC program), Fox News Channel, CNN, Good Morning America and has appeared on countless other media outlets worldwide, including The View, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Extra (TV series), Forbes, The New York Times, People (magazine), Vogue (magazine), MTV, VH1, and E!. She has been dubbed by The New Yorker as the “Martha Stewart of the Milk and Bone dish”, New York Post called her the “Pet Diva”, and Forbes dubbed her the “Canine Queen.”

In Summer 2008,Diamond was featured as one of the judges of the summer CBS prime-time series Greatest American Dog alongside Victoria Stilwell and American Kennel Club board member Allan Reznick.

Diamond’s production company Lucky Diamond Productions are Executive Producers and Creator of the pilot for NBC Mutt Makeover, Executive Producer and Host of Paws for Style Special on Fox. Lucky Diamond Production’s latest project is In Search Of Puppy Love, a docucomedy that premiered at the Boston Film Festival and also played at the Cancun International Film Festival. This New York City International film is based on Wendy’s Yappy Hour Rescue Tour that raised over $200,000 for animal rescue and features celebrity appearances and interviews with Warren Beatty, Hugh Hefner, Jeremy Piven, Paula Abdul, Kathy Griffin, Hilary and Haylie Duff, Betty White, Fred Willard, Delta Burke, Moby, Aaron Pike, and many others.

Diamond was appointed to the World Entrepreneurs Day Advisory Board in March 2010 as Chief Pet Officer She later spoke at the World Entrepreneurs Day kickoff on April 14 at the UN.

Check out more of New York City International celebrity interviews at:

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Karolina Kurkova and model chasing monkeys !!!

Chance and Karolina Kurkova play polo at 3 yrs old  ?


Petra Nemcova, Quincy Jones, The Edge of U2, Jennifer Hudson, Russell Simmons, Karolina Kurkova,  a model crazed monkey and other celebrity guests kicked off the holiday season at Petra’s Happy Hearts Fund (HHF) at the annual benefit titled “Happy Hearts Fund Land of Dreams: Thailand” on Saturday, Nov 20th at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City. This meaningful, fun and educational event is part of a series that will travel to different countries where Happy Hearts Fund rebuilds happy, self -sustaining schools after natural disasters. This year we will take 500 guests on a journey to Asia, where they will experience the magic of Thailand without ever leaving New York through simulated sights, authentic cuisine and traditional Thailand entertainment.

This year, Happy Hearts Fund honors champions of business and entertainment who have shown exemplary generosity even through the toughest of economic times. This year’s “Heart of Gold ” confirmed honorees are:

Piriya Knempon, Consul General, Kingdom of Thailand.:

Quincy Jones, Grammy Award winning music icon (He will receive a Lifetime Humanitarian Achievement award):

Edith Lutnick, Esq, Executive Director, The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund

John Forte, Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and producer

Jennifer Hudson, Academy Award and Grammy Award winning artist who starred as “Effie”  in Dreamgirls and rocked American Idol

Victoria’s Secret chose her to be a part of 2000’s fashion show webcast, though she was only 16 at the time. Yves Saint Laurent signed Kurková to contracts, while print campaigns for Tommy Hilfiger, Valentino, Louis Vuitton, John Galliano, Chanel, Christian Dior, Hugo Boss, Versace, H&M, and others helped expose her even more. In the 2002 Victoria’s Secret fashion show, she wore the multi-million dollar fantasy bra, worth almost $10 million and designed by Hearts on Fire. Other runway credits of hers include Alberta Ferretti, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Calvin Klein, Carolina Herrera, Chanel, Christian Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Karl Lagerfeld, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren, Stella McCartney, and Vera Wang.

Kurková was named “Model of the Year” at the 2002 VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards, in part for her work ethic, having worked twenty-three weeks straight.

Kurková has appeared in almost twenty Vogue magazine covers internationally, including the French, Italian, UK, German, Russian, Greek, and Korean editions, and has also appeared in international editions of Elle, Vanity Fair, and The Face. She has worked with noted fashion photographers like Steven Klein, Mario Sorrenti, and Mario Testino.

After being contracted as a Victoria’s Secret Angel in 2005, she was featured in the 2006 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, showcasing the $6.5 million fantasy bra decked with almost 2000 diamonds weighing 800 carats (160 g) and a centerpiece diamond brooch weighing 10 carats (2.0 g). As an Angel, she received a star on the Hollywood “Walk of Fame” prior to the 2007 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, appeared on the February 2008 cover of Esquire, re-creating the classic 1966 Angie Dickinson cover for the magazine’s 75th anniversary.



Billionaire Sir Ivan

Chance Spiessbach of Chance TV was able to hear all about what goes on inside the head of one of the most unique, wealthy, sexy, and exciting people in, I dare say the world.  Of course he showed up with Peruvian Superstar Mayi (pronounced Maji) Novoa.

Ivan L. Wilzig a/k/a Sir Ivan or Peaceman is a musician who is best known for techno remixes of 1960s songs such as “Imagine” and “San Francisco“. He is also founder of the nonprofit Peaceman Foundation and appeared as Mr. Mitzvah on Season Two of the reality television show Who Wants to be a Superhero?.

Wilzig’s eccentric and hedonistic lifestyle is the setting for his lavishly decorated 15,000-square-foot  medieval-style estate in Water Mill on Long Island, New York. It is known as”the Castle”, it is considered by many as the “Playboy Mansion of the East Coast”. Although built in the late 1990s the Castle has been featured in various television shows, including the Travel Channel‘s “Grand Castles of America”.

Ivan’s medieval castle has all the trimmings; a multi-tiered moat with seven waterfalls, secret passages, gargoyles and dragons, a gold leaf gate, chain and wood drawbridge.

Wilzig has been a regular on lifestyle and reality shows on American and international television since the year 2000. The dating shows Single in the Hamptons and Manhattan on the Beach were syndicated around the world. Ivan appeared for the first time on German network television ProSieben introducing his Billboard hit “Imagine” right after September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks. That segment also featured Wilzig’s Japanese girlfriend Mina Otsuka, who escaped the attacks from her office on the 79th floor of Two World Trade Center.

In early 2004 the ProSieben network broadcast the five-part reality-short-series So lebt ein Milliardaer! (“Lifestyle of a Billionaire!”) featuring Ivan dressed as Peaceman next to supermodel Naomi Campbell, DJ Paul Oakenfold and tennis world champion Venus Williams. In 2006 ProSieben featured him in the five-part mini-docu-soap Die Maedchen und der Milliardaer (“The Girls and the Billionaire”). VH1 featured Wilzig in 2003 (Hopelessly Rich) and in 2007 (The Fabulous Life of the Hamptons).

Wilzig filmed a television pilot for his Peaceman character. Wilzig says the pilot is a combination of reality, scripted material and animation. It is not known whether or not this pilot has ever been aired.

There is only one Sir Ivan.   Check him out.