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My colleagues over at the Confidential column of the New York Daily News are reporting that Solange Knowles’ elevator attack on her brother-in-law Jay Z at a Met Gala after-party in the Boom Boom Room at the Standard Hotel in the Meatpacking District was ignited because the rap mogul had plans to head to Rihanna’s after-party without Beyonce’. Jay and Solange had already exchanged words over her D-list friends dropping his name to gain access to the party. He allegedly snapped at her: “Don’t use my name.” When Solange found out about Jay’s after-after party plans, she reportedly asked him: “Why can’t you go home?,” then asked Beyonce’: “Why does your husband need to go to the club right now?” Then Jay allegedly told Solange: “You’re one to talk.” Then, they stepped on the elevator and the rest is history. All was well a few days later when Bey and Solo flew together on a private jet to Costa Rica for former Destiny’s Child singer, Kelly Rowland’s wedding. The following week, the entire family including Jay Z, Beyonce’, Solange, her boyfriend Alan Ferguson, both sisters’ children and their mom, Tina got together for lunch at the Ritz-Carlton in New Orleans…


Solange Knowles

Solange Knowles

ICG Brand Services executives Chris Latrobe and Sam Gevisenheit joined Belgian designer Laurence Bruyninckx at the U.S. launch of her LX Collection of couture bridal jewelry. The LX Collection made its debut to an exclusive group of industry insiders, journalists and tastemakers at a private luncheon held at the Finn Partners showroom on Sutton Place. Stylish brides-to-be and their fiances can find the LX Collection at Maurice Badler Fine Jewelry on Park Avenue. My sources tell me that Laurence will launch a new collection of fashion jewelry with colored gem stones later this summer…


Chris Latrobe,  Laurence Bruyninckx  and Sam Gevisenheit

Chris Latrobe, Laurence Bruyninckx
and Sam Gevisenheit

Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff has been on a whirlwind of charity work lately. The Chairwoman and Honorary Board Member, and Patrick McMullan, Honorary Board Member, hosted the “Pit Bulls as Pets” cocktail party to raise awareness for the adoption of pit bulls for the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation, at the Shafiroff, Park Avenue residence. Bella, Jean’s pit bull greeted guests. The kick-off party was held to celebrate the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation’s 5th Annual Gala, which will take place July 19 in Southampton honoring Georgina Bloomberg. A few nights later, along with Kevin Hughes of Edwards Lifesciences, Jean was honored at the Surgeons of Hope Charity Gala at the Art Deco classic Brasserie Ruhlman in Rockefeller Center. The event raised $200,000 from the chicsters gathered to support the foundation’s goal of providing lifesaving heart surgery to infants and children in developing countries around the world…


“James Bond” star Daniel Craig is doing it up in the Big Apple. The handsome actor was spotted wearing aviators while shopping for a new motorcycle at the Ducati Triumph store. He also looked dapper in a sharp suit at the 2014 Museum of Modern Art’s Party in The Garden held at the Museum of Modern Art in midtown Manhattan…=


Kevin Hughes, Jean Shafiroff  and Charles-Eduoard Catherine

Kevin Hughes, Jean Shafiroff
and Charles-Eduoard Catherine

NARAL Pro-Choice New York and the National Institute for Reproductive Health honored the legacy of pro-choice advocacy in New York and the future of reproductive rights at its Annual 2014 Champions of Choice luncheon recently at 583 Park Avenue. Former NARAL Pro-Choice New York Board Chair Barbara Shock was honored for her leadership in growing the organization. Cosmopolitan Magazine editor-in-chief, Joanna Coles was honored for her role in promoting women’s reproductive health and rights. Supermodel Christy Turlington Burns was also in attendance…=


The adorable Bellamy Young, who portrays First Lady Millie Grant on “Scandal” rocked the Red Carpet for the Entertainment Weekly and ABC Upfronts bash wearing a Marisa Webb dress, Alice & Olivia shoes, earrings by Dana Rebecca Designs and a Graziela Gems ring. The shindig was held at Tiro in Manhattan. Other Gladiators at the party included Tony Goldwyn, who plays Bellamy’s character’s husband, President Fitz Grant, Katie Lowe, Guillermo Diaz, Darby Stanchfield and Joshua Malinia. Noticeably absent was the show’s leading lady, Kerry Washington, who is home taking care of her new baby girl, Isabelle. “Scandal” will be airing on Thursdays at 9 pm, instead of 10 pm, for the 2014-2015 premiere schedule…=


A star-studded group, Dylan McDermott, Erykah Badu and Christine Seidel helped kick off the first-ever Vulture Festival at Nevehouse on East 25th Street. Television host Jackie Muranne, Dave Holmes and DJ Beverly Bond also attended the event. The Vulture Festival aims to bring the witty, in-depth, critical coverage found on the web to life with two jam-packed days of events…


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