Big Apple Buzz

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By Flo Anthony

After a lengthy Christmas holiday in St. Bart, Lauren Silverman, who was impregnated by X-Factor/American Idol mogul Simon Cowell while she was married to another man, has returned to the Big Apple, for the birth of the baby. Sources say the baby boy is expected early this month. Cowell and Silverman have already named the little bundle of joy Eric Cowell. She has two children from her previous marriage………

Journalist turned reality star Geneva Thomas held a Watch soiree for her new Bravo docu-series “Blood, Sweat & Heels,” which debuted to 2.5 million viewers recently at Upper Eastside hot spot Philippe Chow. Guests walked away with signature gift bags featuring Beautiful Textures all-new Naturally Straight Texture Managebility System, the at-home product that gives women flexibility for their hair. Guests dined on Philippe’s signature chicken satay, wrapped lettuce, vegetable fried rice, beef satay, crispy beef, string beans and salad, while bottles of Ciroc vodka graced every table………

Although many of Dan Stevens’ fans felt the “Downtown Abbey” star went ‘Hollywood” when he left the popular PBS series, the handsome actor didn’t look like he had a care in the world at the premiere of his new film Summer In February. The screening took place at the posh Sotheby’s on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. A romance set at a bohemian artist colony in pre-war England, Summer In February, is based on the true story of painter Sir Alfred Munnings and his blue-blood best friend Gilbert……..

Super Bowl XLVIII madness hit all five boroughs this month with Herald Square to Times Square turning into Super Bowl Boulevard. Aside from the actual game on February 2 at Met Life Stadium, coveted events include Prefunc’s Super Bowl Media Toast on February 1 at The Cafe on Broadway and the Friars Club’s roast of NFL Great turned sportscaster Boomer Esiason at the Waldorf Astoria, both of which are in midtown. Funnyman Jeff Carlin from ABC’s hit show, The Goldbergs, was named as Roaster for Boomer. With its tag line of “Party Hard, Recover Easy,” Prefunc was the perfect Super Bowl hangover cure……..

New York Fashion Week is upon us, and Hilton matriarch Kathy Hilton will be making her way to New York City from her beloved Bel Air. The style icon/philanthropist has her own clothing line company, the Kathy Hilton Collection. Although she will not be showing the collection in the tents this season, Hilton will be attending several shows. Always connected to the glitz and glamour of the entertainment industry while growing up in Los Angeles, Hilton began to carve out her place in the fashion world early on when she did what she’s doing here, occupying front row seats at some of the most coveted fashion shows. The Kathy Hilton Collection is a line of exquisite evening wear for women of all ages that mixes an element of Hilton’s high society at affordable prices to the marketplace. The collection is sold in over 400 fine boutiques and at major retailers including Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom stores nationwide and in 28 countries. Fashion is just the beginning for the wife of hotel heir and real estate magnate Rick Hilton and mother of Paris and Nicky Hilton and the half sister to Kim and Kyle Richards of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. You can also catch Kathy of OWN’s Life With LaToya. She and the gorgeous member of the Jackson family are best friends. There’s no stopping this style icon…..

Producers Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel and Louise Gund are bringing the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and American Repertory Theater production All The Way to Broadway. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan’s new play that stars three-time Emmy Award-winning actor Bryan Cranston as President Lyndon B. Johnson, will play The Neil Simon Theater for a limited run only. Previews begin Monday, February 10, with an opening night set for Thursday, March 6. Cranston will be joined on stage by Michael McKean as J. Edgar Hoover and Brandon J. Durden as Martin Luther King Jr. •

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