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Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson mug for the camera at the London Fan Screening of the Paramount Pictures film .Zoolander 2.' Stiller also set a record for the largest selfie stick photo. (Photo: Getty)

Ben Stiller Swings Big Friggin’ Stick at Zoolander 2 London Debut (see!)

Ben Stiller made history at the London premiere of his new movie “Zoolander 2,” by swinging the largest selfie stick in the world and taking a photo of stars Will Ferrell, Owen Wilson, Penelope Cruz, Christine Taylor, Kristen Wiig, Justin Theroux and supporting cast of fans. The Guinness Book of World Records was on hand to document the feat and presented Stiller with a certificate, attesting to the new record. ...
Lee Woodruff and husband Bob Woodruff hosted the Hamptons Stands for Heroes event at the home of Joan and George Hornig. (Photo by Lenny Stucker)

Hamptons Stands for Heroes Honors Bob, Lee Woodruff Foundation

Bob Woodruff and wife Lee Woodruff hosted the Hamptons Stands for Heroes event to celebrate the work of The Bob Woodruff Foundation, which helps war veterans make a smooth transition when they return home. The event was held Friday (Aug. 28) at the home of Joan and George Hornig, Chief Operating Officer of Pine Bridge Investments and a co-founder of Wasserstein Perella & Company....
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Jennifer Lawrence, Hunger Games Cast Has Final Reunion at Comic Con

Jennifer Lawrence was the center of attention at the Hunger Games panel at Comic Con in San Diego, but she had no problem sharing the spotlight with fellow cast members Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth. It was their final reunion and it produced some poignant moments. “The Hunger Games’ cast has been filming together since 2011. Lawrence was picked for the role of Katniss Everdeen out of nearly 30 other actresses who auditioned for the role, including Hailee Steinfeld, Emma Roberts, Chloë Grace Moretz and Shailene Woodley....
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Melissa Rivers Celebrates New Book About Mom in New York (photos!)

Melissa Rivers, daughter of the late Joan Rivers, was the quest of honor at an event hosted by Denise Albert and Melissa Musen Gerstein, better known as The Moms, to mark the publication of Melissa’s new book. “The Book of Joan: Tales of Mirth, Mischief, And Manipulation,” is a behind-the-scenes look at Melissa’s celebrated mother-daughter relationship....
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Taye Diggs Joins Families at Disney Monkey Kingdom Premiere (photos)

Taye Diggs and son Walker Diggs were among the celebrities and their families who turned out for the premiere of Disneynature’s latest animal documentary “Monkey Kingdom,” a film about a monkey troupe living among ancient ruins in Southeast Asia. “Monkey Kingdom” is narrated by Tina Fey, directed by Mark Linfield and co-directed by Alastair. Music is by award-winning composer Harry Gregson-Williams....
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Alexa Ray Joel, Kristin Cavallari Hit NY Fashion Week ‘Go For Red’

Alexa Ray Joel, Kristin Cavallari and a host of other celebrities showed off the latest designs in red as part of the “Go Red For Women Red Dress Collection 2015″ presented by Macy’s at New York Fashion Week. “Orange is the New Black” actress Laverne Cox, Cynthia Bailey, “I Dream of Genie’s” Barbara Eden and members of singing group Fifth Harmony walked the runway. Also hitting the stage were singer Ciara, actress Zendaya Coleman, actress Donna Mills and “Today” show host Hoda Kotb....
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Elton John Hosts 13th AIDS Foundation Enduring Vision Gala

Elton John hosted his 13th namesake AIDs Foundation gala in New York City last night (Oct. 28) that drew Alec Baldwin, Brooke Shields and other celebrities and socialites to raise money for research into the debilitating disease. The foundation is one of the world’s largest sources of funds for HIV research. It has raised more than $300 million for the treatment and prevention of HIV/AIDS since its inception in 1992, with offices in offices in New York and London....
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Laura Prepon Trades Orange for White at Bella Magazine Fete

Laura Prepon, star of the hit series “Orange is the New Black,” highlighted Bella magazine’s Summer White Party over the weekend at the Southampton Inn in Southampton, N.Y. The magazine celebrated its summer Hamptons issue. Laura was joined by New York Housewife LuAnn De Leseps, soap opera star Lois Robbins, animal activist and entrepreneur Wendy Diamond and more than 300 other guests. Spotted in the crowd were Jackie Miranne (VH1), Cindy Vero (Host of 103.5 KTU), red carpet host Marcus Stewart, Lynn Diamante (BRAVO’s “Game of Crowns”) and Karen Koeningsberg (Socialite/Philanthropist)....
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Jill Zarin Draws Real Housewives, Hamptons Faces to Charity Lunch

Jill Zarin, one of the originals of the hit Bravo reality show, “Real Housewives of New York,” hosted her second Luxury Ladies Luncheon at her Hamptons house over the weekend. The theme was to drink, shop and dine for a charitable cause. Zarin, who appeared on the first four seasons of the show, used the event to raise money for the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation. Spotted in the crowd were actress Jenna von Oy, best known as the star of the 90’s sitcom “Blossom,” “Millionaire Matchmaker” Patti Stanger, Miss USA 2013 Nana Meriwether and former American Ballet Theatre Prima Ballerina Irina Dvorovenko....
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George Lucas Joins Celebration of Apollo Theater’s 80th Anniversary

George Lucas and Mellody Hobson were among the high-profile guests at the Apollo Spring Gala and 80th Anniversary Celebration in New York City last night (June 10). Some of the greatest artists of the 20th Century performed on stage during the theater’s long history, including such luminaries as Charlie Parker and Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington and Billie Holiday, Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, The Supremes, Miles Davis and comedian Richard Pryor. Spotted at the gala were Gladys Knight, Smokey Robinson, NBC Today Show weatherman Al Roker and Deborah Roberts, Ronald Perelman and Savion Glover. ...
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Kate Bosworth Cheers on Kevin Spacey at Moving Image Museum

Kate Bosworth led a parade of admirers who attended the Museum of the Moving Image 28th Annual Salute, honoring Kevin Spacey last night in New York City. Spacey was lauded for his film work. Also spotted in the crowd were “Sex and the City’s” Kim Cattrall, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth. Presenters at the event included Samuel L. Jackson (The Negotiator), Beau Willimon (House of Cards), Denis Leary (The Ref, Recount), Dana Brunetti (Beyond the Sea), Penn Badgley (Margin Call) and Chazz Palminteri (The Usual Suspects) and Kate....