Bianca Del Rio has become the breakout star of this season's "RuPaul's Drag Race" on LOGO. Since taking New York by storm when she arrived from New Orleans almost a decade ago, "Hurricane Bianca" takes no prisoners with her razor sharp wit and expert costuming. Bianca discussed the "Drag Race" experience, her upcoming appearance at Feather's in River Edge, and what she thinks the difference is between New Jersey and New York City boys.
From Springsteen to Streep, New Jersey is famous for having tons of talent. The Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, N.J. is lucky enough to have a local star on the rise this Saturday, April 5. Colts Neck resident Hollie Howard stars in "The Broadway Dolls." It is a uniquely modern musical celebration of Broadway, Rock n ' Roll, radio pop and 60 's girl groups.
For every little boy hoping for Hollywood success, Ross Mathews can be looked at as the ultimate inspiration. From small town beginnings to the red carpets of Hollywood, Ross has gone from "Ross the Intern" on the "Tonight Show with Jay Leno" to hosting his own show on E!. II I sat down with Ross to chat about his new partnership with OraQuick, the second season of "Hello Ross", and who he loved the most on the red carpet this season.
With summer here, a new season of The Real Housewives of Orange County is in full swing. Cookie was lucky enough to sit down with the actual "first" Housewife, Vicki Gunvalson along with her business partner in Wines By Wives, Chris Gravagna. Gunvalson talked about her Wines By Wives celebrity wine club, why the gay boys love the Housewives so much and what's next for her in Orange County.
Not since the heyday of Deborah Cox in the mid 90's has a voice hit the dance floor (and charts) like Kimberly Davis'. Her latest track, "With You" has scorched the dance charts and her time on the stage with the legendary Nile Rodgers and Chic is turning her into dance floor royalty. Kimberly spoke recently about the whirlwind since "With You" was released and her performance at the Grammy after-party, and who made her absolutely starstruck!
Right off the bat, let me clear something up: This season of "The Real Housewives Of Miami" is nothing like the first season (which incidentally was scheduled to be a different kind of Miami reality show and morphed into a part of the "Housewives" franchise). There have been casting changes with the Larsa Pippen and Christy Rice being removed from the cast (much more suited for "Basketball Wives") and replaced with several new Housewives, including model and "Dancing With The Stars" alum Joanna Krupa (more on that later).
Aiden, thanks for taking the time to speak with me. Like me, you're a child of some legendary New York City places; Palladium, Roxy, & Twilo. What do you miss the most about those times?
Those were my training grounds, where I became inspired; where I found myself; The clubs, the DJ's, the nightlife, it was all amazing. Personally, I don't miss it that much really. New York City was very different then. Everything changes. Everything moves on.
Out of Town:
It's amazing how easily you can feel completely removed from crowds, urbanity, and the busy pace of modern life, even when you're within 50 miles of several major cities. A nice case in point is the San Juan Islands, a blissfully tranquil and picturesque archipelago in northern Puget Sound that's just 65 miles north of Seattle, 40 miles south of Vancouver, and 10 miles east of British Columbia's capital city, Victoria.
I was instructed to dial a 213 area code at 11 am, input my access code, and I would be connected to the conference call. Christopher Marchant was joined by Mark Cortale, Well Strung's producer/ manager/ co-writer, to speak with me. Three of the quartet members were not available I was told. I asked if it really was early in Los Angeles. It was explained to me that they weren't anywhere near area code 213, which is Los Angeles, so it wasn't 8 am. Rather, the quartet had just performed the previous evening in Provincetown, their final show of their run.
"Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice has been a breakout star of the show since the show premiered five years ago. After a couple of rough seasons with family fighting and drama front and center, this season, we may see things change for the better and see some goold old fashioned fun. Here, Teresa talks to Entertainment Editor Cookie about the new season of "Housewives", her new cookbook "Fabulicious On The Grill" and who she would want to join the show as castmembers.