With Columnist Joe Alexander & Photographer Patrick McMullan

Genesis Rodriguez @ Big Hero Six premiere

Genesis Rodriguez @ Big Hero Six premiere

Angelina Jolie @ Unbroken premiere

Angelina Jolie @ Unbroken premiere

Cassandra Seidenfeld & Janna Bullock @ Mission Society

Cassandra Seidenfeld & Janna Bullock @ Mission Society

Jennifer Aniston @ Horrible Bosses 2 premiere

Jennifer Aniston @ Horrible Bosses 2 premiere

Cameron Diaz @ Annie premiere

Cameron Diaz @ Annie premiere

Rose Byrne @ Annie

Rose Byrne @ Annie

Sonja Morgan & Dr. Nicholas Toscano @ Vanessa Noel Couture

Sonja Morgan & Dr. Nicholas Toscano @ Vanessa Noel Couture

Andrea Correale @ Vanessa Noel Couture

Andrea Correale
@ Vanessa Noel Couture

Ramona Singer @ Vanessa Noel Couture

Ramona Singer
@ Vanessa Noel Couture

Audrey Gruss & the Hope For Depression Task Force @ 583 Park Avenue

Audrey Gruss & the Hope For Depression Task Force @ 583 Park Avenue

Reese Witherspoon @ Wild premiere

Reese Witherspoon
@ Wild premiere

Laura Dern @ Wild

Laura Dern @ Wild

Marcus Samuelsson & Herb Karlitz @ Sylvia’s

Marcus Samuelsson & Herb Karlitz @ Sylvia’s

Evangeline Lily & Orlando Bloom @ The Hobbit premiere

Evangeline Lily & Orlando Bloom @ The Hobbit premiere

The Warwick Rowers @ BPM in the OUT NYC

The Warwick Rowers @ BPM in the OUT NYC

Anna Kendrick @ Into the Woods premiere

Anna Kendrick @ Into the Woods premiere

Johhny Depp stars in Into the Woods

Johhny Depp stars in Into the Woods

Ashanti @ Liberty Theater

Ashanti @ Liberty Theater

Sharon Bush, Jean Shafiroff & Alex Donner @ Mission Society

Sharon Bush, Jean Shafiroff
& Alex Donner @ Mission Society

Sophie Bensamou and David Apel @ Doubles

Sophie Bensamou
and David Apel @ Doubles

Beatrice Mouleyre, George Ledes and Rhona Stokols @ Doubles

Beatrice Mouleyre, George Ledes and Rhona Stokols @ Doubles

Unbroken director Angelina Jolie, “Because I am the bad girl, people always automatically think that I am a bad girl,” adding, “Therapy? I don’t need that. The roles that I choose are my therapy.” Jack O’Connell, “I’d be lying if I said I never think about my female fans in certain shots and certain scenes. Like, when I’m topless, I might think: ‘This one is for the ladies.’” Garrett Hedlund, “I’m not good at chatting right away. Women have to be very patient with me.” … Silver Linings Playbook director David O. Russell and the Mayor de Blasio’s daughter Chiara de Blasio were honored with the HOPE Award by Audrey Gruss, the Founder and Chairman of the Hope for Depression Research Foundation. The First Lady of New York, Chirlane McCray also spoke at the luncheon that was emceed by Chuck Scarborough. Guests included the HDRF Task Force, Dr. Helen Mayberg, Dr. Josh Gordon, Dr. René Hen, Dr. Eric Nester, Dr. Bruce McEwen, Dr. David Brent and Dr. Michael Meaney. hopefordepression.org … Wild star Reese Witherspoon “I feel there’s a race being run for some unattainable goal to be the skinniest and the most beautiful. I just admit that’s what I’ll never be.” Co-star Laura Dern,“There’s always a side of a woman that likes a man from the other side of the tracks.” Rao’s owner Frank Pellegrino, New York Knicks legend Cal Ramsey and Kevin Liles talking about plans for next May’s Harlem Eat Up! at a coveted table in the Harlem restaurant with Herb Karlitz, who co-founded the food festival with Chef Marcus Samuelsson. karlitz.com … The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ Orlando Bloom, “I’m rather accident-prone, I’ve broken my back, my ribs, my nose, both my legs, my arm, my wrist, a finger and a toe and cracked my skull three times.” Evangeline Lily, “I’m very picky when it comes to men. I come across a man who I’m really attracted to about once every five years.”…. The Warwick Rowers came to Midtown hotspot BPM Nightclub in the OUT NYC Hotel to host a screening of their film Some Like It Hotter. The movie features the photoshoots for their infamous naked calendar, sales of which support Sport Allies, the boys’ initiative to challenge homophobia in sports. bpmny.com

Into the Woods star Johnny Depp, “The only gossip I’m interested in is things from the Weekly World News – ‘Woman’s bra bursts, 11 injured.’ That kind of thing.” Meryl Streep, “Let’s face it, we were all once 3-year-olds who stood in the middle of the living room and everybody thought we were so adorable. Only some of us grow up and get paid for it.” Anna Kendrick, “Okay, I am happy with the way I look, but I have never, never, ever thought of myself as a ‘pretty girl’.” … The Liberty Theater, whose fans include Ashanti and Odell Beckham Jr., New Years Eve party Magnificent Obsessions Gatsby was an elegant affair. With a black-tie dress code and champagne corks popping into the wee hours, this gala foreshadowed exciting events to come in 2015. libertytheaterny.com … Over 600 music lovers turned out for Wall Street Rocks’ Benefit Concert at Highline Ballroom. SiriusXM Host Eddie Trunk emceed the evening, which featured a concert from an All-Star Band of musicians including John Popper of Blues Traveler, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Warren Haynes of the Allman Brothers, Will Lee and Anton Fig from The Late Show with David Letterman, and Martin Guigui. The end of year show benefited ReserveAid, which provides financial support to Reservists and National Guard members. wallstreetrocks.org The Interview’s James Franco, “When I was a child, I wanted to be an actor, but I had really bad buck teeth. I didn’t want to get braces, but my mom said I couldn’t be an actor if I didn’t get the braces. So, I got the braces.” Funnyman Seth Rogen, “You know, I never had a girlfriend before and I thought it would masculinize me. But it’s actually done the opposite. Now I know about accent walls and the whole world of throw pillows.” … Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff hosted a Holiday Cocktail at her Park Avenue home to benefit the New York Mission Society. nycmissionsociety.org Among those nibbling on food form Cornelia Guest Events were Sharon Bush, Janna Bullock, Alex Donner, Erik Bottcher, Cassandra Seidenfeld, Bill Lerner, Elaine Sargent and Victor de Souza. corneliaguest.com
Horrible Bosses 2’s Jennifer Aniston, “When somebody follows you 20 blocks to the pharmacy, where they watch you buy toilet paper, you know your life has changed.” Co-star Chris Pine, “When you feel like an oddball, it never really leaves you. Even now, I’m better around people who are uncomfortable with themselves – the misfits.”… Cameron Diaz in Annie, “I grew up with a lot of boys. I probably have a lot of testosterone for a woman.” Rose Byrne, “I’m starting to know how the world works a bit, and I’m learning that I don’t have to be nice to everybody.” …. Big Hero Six’s Genesis Rodriguez, “I’d rather just be the girl who likes to eat a lot of food.” Damon Wayans Jr., “I was always the class clown and got kicked out of class at least once a day for just being a goofball.” … Sonja Morgan celebrated her new dress and jewelry collection at Vanessa Noel Couture, wearing a gorgeous red evening gown from her Sonja Morgan New York line, which is set to debut Spring/Summer 2015. sonjamorganonline.com Castmates Ramona Singer, Heather Thompson, Bethenny Frankel and Kristen Taekman toasted Sonja at the FETE, which was being filmed for HER Bravo series THE Real Housewives of New York. Attendees included Andrea Correale, Dr. Nicholas Toscano, Jody Barrett and Christina Goetjen. …. Leading global fragrance and flavor supplier Symrise and Cosmetic World hosted a “Scents of the Season” holiday celebration at Doubles. Surrounded by oversized toy soldiers and teddy bears, an international group of fragrance aficionados, including Symrise’s Achim Daub, Rhona Stokols, Andreas Steiner, Sophie Bensamou and David Apel, Senior Vice President Beatrice Mouleyre thanked guests and proudly announced the release of the 2014 Symrise Fragrances Genealogy chart for both men and women, which guests including Howard Lorber, Christine Schott and Felicia Taylor took home in their gift bag. symrise.com

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