R.I.P. Patrick Swayze

Patrick Swayze looses his brave battle with cancer.

Have a Great Weekend!

We're heading out for another jam-packed weekend, so we thought we'd sign off this week with a nod to the one and only, Michael Jackson.

No matter how history will recall the man, it is his music that will undoubtedly be remembered for generations to come. Through his music he changed the face of pop culture, raised expectations, and defined a new video world. He gave us 40 years of infectious music that crossed all cultural barriers and, for that, we will always be grateful.

We hope you all have a happy & safe weekend. We'll see you back here on Monday.

Party AC Style: Cabana Club & C5 at the Chelsea

If you're looking for a Hamptons alternative this weekend, our friends over at Sky Group have a killer weekend lined up in Atlantic City.

Cabana Club & C5 at the Chelsea Hotel are kicking things off this Friday night (6/5) with a live performance by Travis McCoy of Gym Class Heroes. DJ Mad will also be performing "Put Your Drinks Up" and DJ Los will be spinning all night. On Saturday night, Shwayze's Birthday Bash will take over Cabana Club & C5, with live performances by Shwayze & Cisco Adler and music by DJ Sinatra.

For those not already in the know, The Cabana Club is Atlantic City's answer to a Vegas style beach club and the only open air nightlife experience in the city. C5, inside of Cabana Club, is the Chelsea's "club within the club." C5 is a "boutique nightlife experience" with a glamorous rock-n-roll edge. For anyone ready to spend the weekend partying at this swank seaside resort, you might as well go all the way with a little indulgent pampering too. The Chelsea's 10,000 sq. ft. luxury Sea Spa is on site with saltwater-inspired treatments, the Social Sauna, and their outdoor, heated saltwater pool.

Maybe hit up the Sea Spa for a basalt stone massage before joining the Cabana Club's pool party on Sunday afternoon, hosted by the Beach Bunny Swimwear Girls. You can always top-off your weekend at The Chelsea with dinner at Chelsea Prime or Teplitzky’s. The point is, no matter how you map out your weekend in AC, you just can't go wrong at The Chelsea!

The Borrowed Blog: Weekly Roundup

Photo: Cynthia Nixon and girlfriend Christine Marinoni aanouce their engagement.
  • Let's kick off this week's roundup with a little Jesus. Jesus Luz that is. The Post helps unravel the mystery that is the "spiritual connection" between Madonna and her "Jesus Light." [NY Post]

  • John Lahr brings some personal insight to his review of “Waiting for Godot” in The New Yorker this week. Back on Broadway for a limited engagement, the revival stars Nathan Lane, Bill Irwin, John Goodman and John Glover in Samuel Beckett's cryptic and comical play. [The New Yorker]

  • First Lady Michelle Obama is confirmed to be among the guests at the American Ballet Theater’s 69th Annual Spring Gala tonight at the Metropolitan Opera. The First Lady and President Obama are both Honorary Chairs for the black tie dinner dance, along with Carolina Hererra, Caroline Kennedy, & Blaine Trump.

  • Cynthia Nixon did more than lend her star power to the Love, Peace and Marriage Equality rally in New York City on Sunday. The 'Sex and the City' star used the gathering at 6th and 45th to announce her engagement to long-time girlfriend, Christine Marinoni. Hopefully the media buzz that's bound to follow Cynthia's announcement will shine some light on the group's efforts to get the New York State Marriage Equality Bill approved by the state Senate. Our congrats to the happy couple. [Access Hollywood]

  • And last, but by no means least, we leave you with a tale of flip-flops and fate. Thanks to 'Princess' Carrie Seim and one bumpy ride down the L.I.E., Hampton-bound single girls now have a renewed hope of finding love on the Jitney. [NY Post]

  • Until next time...may you each find your own perfect pothole!

The Borrowed Blog: Weekly Roundup

Gisele Bundchen Speaks Out On Brady's Son to Vanity FairOur week in review starts off with two items courtesy of Vanity Fair...

The first no doubt sent a chill down Bridget Moynahan’s spine when Gisele Bundchen, in an article that accompanied her nearly-nude photo spread, told VF that she feels Moynahan’s son with Tom Brady is 100 percent hers. That had to sting!

The second piece surely sent a chill down the spines of trophy wives everywhere – at least those who suddenly find themselves sans servants.
Spring Cleaning for Recessionistas? It’s a Hot List of must haves for those who can no longer afford a housekeeper but can still shell out $400 on a vacuum.

Two people not experiencing recession pains are Sir Paul McCartney and girlfriend Nancy Shevell. The Post’s Selim Algar reported that Sir Paul and Shevell toured his Amagansett compound last weekend to check on construction of a new three-bedroom guest house he’s having built on the grounds.

And speaking of real estate, we were thrilled with the announcement that Jennifer Gould Keil -- widow of The Post's beloved Braden Keil -- will take over his "Gimme Shelter" column starting next week.

Team Bethenny or Team Kelly? The Real Housewives of NYC were in full catfight mode this week. After Bethenny & Kelly's "we're not friends" meeting at the Brass Monkey, they each hit various media outlets to plead their cases in the court of public opinion.
So what do you think, peanut gallery?

In more entertainment news, "ER" ended it's 15-year run on NBC, Boston hates Jay Leno and Rod Blagojevich celebrated his indictment at Disney World.

The New York Times reviewed “The Forbidden Apple: A Century of Sex and Sin in New York City,” by Kat Long -- an unbounded overview of New York’s sexual evolution from the Gilded Age through the Guiliani Years.

Ah yes, Guiliani...
Gawker hates him even more than Boston hates Leno.
(For the record, we've spoken with and photographed Rudy Guiliani on many occassions, and never once did we fear for the welfare of our kitten. We're just sayin'.)

And last but not least… "Thank you, Katie Lee, and right back at ya!"

Google's April Fool's Joke On Autopilot

Google Launches Gmail Autopilot

As geeky as sounds, every year I look forward to seeing what equally geeky prank Google will pull on April Fool's Day.

As always, they didn't let me down. They even switched things up and snuck this year's little nugget onto my Gmail homepage. I give you Google's latest innovation...Gmail Autopilot!

Let us know what April Fool's Day pranks you come across today.

Star Jones Tells All On Oprah

Star Jones will appear on Oprah tomorrow to discuss everything from her remarkable 160 pound weight loss to her headline grabbing exit from The View.

Jones, who underwent gastric bypass surgery in 2003, opens up to Oprah on the challenges she continues to face after losing weight in the public eye. "When you hear people say, oh, you took the easy way out, I would have longed for an easy way. It was not an easy way. It was this -- the hardest struggle of my whole entire life and I still struggle."

Valerie Bertinelli and Marie Osmond will also appear on Wednesday's Oprah show and share their own stories on their public battle with weight.

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Lance Armstrong Updates His Fans

Lance Armstrong Shares Medical UpdateAfter his crash in the first stage of Vuelta Castilla y Leon race in Spain on Monday, doctors originally believed that Lance Armstrong had suffered a simple fracture of the right clavicle.

The seven-time Tour de France Champion received treatment at Rio Carrion Hospital in Palencia immediately after the crash and flew back to the states for further medical evaluation at Austin Sports Medicine in Texas. It was there that full extent of Armstrong's injuries were revealed.

Armstrong updated his countless fans by video this afternoon at LiveStrong.com and announced that his "collar bone was actually in quite a few pieces." Armstrong underwent surgery at the medical center earlier in the week to repair the damage and even shared his post-op x-ray in the video, which shows the temporary plate and 12 screws that were put in place to help the bones heal.

Our thanks to livestrong.com for sharing his video:

Video: livestrong.com 

Star Jones: Positively Blogging

Star Jones Launches New BlogAfter a media circus of a wedding, a media circus of a departure from The View, and a failed re-entry back into said circus, Star Jones has quietly returned to voicing her opinions - this time, via her new blog, Positively Star.

Jones, who created her blog to mark her 47th birthday and to "celebrate what is blessed, good, smart, stimulating, interesting, inspiring, fun, joyous and positive" in her life, introduces herself to her readers as "an American lawyer chick who is free, black and grown."

Star has a clear vision of what her blog will deliver - and it won't be legal banter and debate with lesser educated commentators or Klan-like anonymous instigators. Positively Star will be just that. Positive. And visitors can expect a regimented schedule of posts...

R.I.P. Blender Magazine

Blender Magazine Closes it's Doors

Blender Magazine has folded.

Alpha Media Group announced today that it will cease publication of it's print media, though blender.com will remain an online resource. Unfortunately, it's .com presence won't be enough to save the jobs of 30 employees who will now to be added to the country's growing list of unemployed.

Alpha's chief executive, Stephen Duggan, said in a statement, “Blender has provided unmatched music coverage and entertainment news in its unique voice to a profoundly dedicated audience of music enthusiasts since 2001. However, given the reality of the current economic climate, we are unable to continue publication.”

Alpha Media Group, which also owns Maxim Magazine, has plans to combine Maxim and Maxim.com, which means a shake-up in staff across the board. Joe Levy, the now former editor in chief of Blender, will become editor in chief of the newly combined Maxim and Maxim.com, while Jay Woodruff, formerly editor in chief of Maxim Digital, will become the new chief content officer.

Blender's demise did not come as much of surprise to the publishing world. The writing was on the wall when the Publisher's Information Bureau released figures that showed a 31 percent drop in Blender's ad pages for 2008.

Blender's April issue, featuring Kelly Clarkson on it's cover, will be it's last. In it, Clarkson reveals in a TMI interview that she pees in the shower.

Hey, at least they're going out on a high note.

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