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By Flo Anthony.
Tongues are wagging that “Real Housewives of New York” star Ramona Singer was seen enjoying a glass of Casa Noble Tequila & Champagne at Bounce Sporting Club’s Super Sunday Funday Popup at Highline Ballroom in Manhattan. Singer’s name has been on the tip of quite a few NYC movers and shakers tongues following her castmate Countess LuAnn de Lessups’ engagement to businessman Thomas D’Agostino Jr. whom the blonde bombshell dated first. In fact, according to reports, D’Agostino also dated a third housewife, Sonja Morgan prior to presenting de Lessups with a huge canary diamond ring.


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Glamorous philanthropist Jean Shafiroff was spotted with TV/Radio host Billy Bush in the front row at the American Heart Association Go Red For Women Red Dress Collection By Macy’s during New York Fashion Week. The star-studded fashion show was hosted by Extra correspondent AJ Calloway and included a special performance by Monica. Some of the celebrities that walked the runway included Vanna White, Sofia Richie, Debbie Gibson and Florence Henderson. Meanwhile, Shafiroff will be honored for her humanitarian work at the American Cancer Society’s June 25 Gala in The Hamptons. For more information on the American Heart Association go to

Word on the real estate curb is that Penny Marshall put her New York City penthouse pied-a-terre up for sale on the open market for $5.5 million. The former “Laverne and Shirley” star turned movie mogul, who is a native of the Bronx, bought the Upper West Side penthouse back in the early ‘1980s. Two bedrooms and two bathrooms, the penthouse sits atop a low-key pre-war apartment building which is a far cry from her magnificent eight bedrooms. ten bathrooms mansion that is her main residence in Hollywood Hills, California.

According to Variety, former Mayor Michael Bloomberg found more than a little encouragement for his potential run for president recently when he attended Lincoln Center’s American Songbook tribute to Lorne Michaels. Several sources say that Bloomberg nearly stole the show from the honoree at the post-soiree at Alice Tully Hall when high-wattage fans including Steve Martin urged him to mount a run for the White House. Bloomberg recently confirmed that he was considering jumping into the 2016 presidential race as an independent. Other chicsters at the fundraiser which raised $2.1 million included Barry Diller and Diane von Furstenberg, Anna Wintour, Diane Sawyer, Candace Bergen and Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw.


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Legendary songstress Dionne Warwick hosted the celebration of her longtime publicist Angelo Ellerbee’s 46th anniversary in business. Ellerbee founded Doublexxposure Media Relations in 1972. To celebrate, the always giving back publicist offered a series of luxuriously relaxing spa days throughout the month of February at Posh by Lachandra in Queens, New York. Through the years Ellerbee has worked with a wide array of clientele ranging from the late King of Pop Michael Jackson and Mary J. Blige to Lionel Richie.

Immediately following a blowout of the New York Knicks, the Golden State Warriors celebrated with a full restaurant takeover of New York haute Chinese restaurant Philippe Chow. The team, on course to have one of the best season records in NBA history, packed the restaurant’s rooms on its main floor with 90 of their closest friends, family and team personnel. NBA superstars including reigning MVP and Philippe regular Steph Curry, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, Head Coach Steve Kerr and Team Owner Joseph Lacob were all in the house.


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