Wednesday, June 25, 2014

NY Giant Jessie Armstead: Launching a New Car with A Little Help From his Friends

Former NY Giants Jessie Armstead and Antonio Pierce are showing that you can have a successful career after pro-football. These now Jersey guys, along with automotive veteran Mike Saporito, have been the owners of  Englewood Cliffs Cadillac for a little over a year now.

Their  friends came out to join them to introduce the new 2015 Cadillac Escalade. Held at the dealership, the event featured food, music and food. Guests enjoyed sushi from Akai and music by DJ Vatche (who also happens to be the General Sales Manager.) All guests were also able to watch cigars being hand-rolled by a Q Cigars master roller.

NY Giants Jon Beason, Steve Brown and Antrel Rolle made an appearance in support of these former Giants. They were all happy to mingle with the many football and car fans that attended, both young and old.

Antonio Pierce and Jessie Armstead help out Marlo Thomas
at the 2014 St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Legends for Charity
Event Honoring Michael Strahan in NYC
The dealership has been known to give away free tickets to Giants games. Jesse and Antonio are also both active in helping charities including  St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, the Shaun O'Hare Golf Outing, the Boys and Girl Scouts of America, the Children's Miracle Network, Jimmy's Fund, the YWCA and the YMCA among many others.

Daryn Strauss' New Webseries WEIGHT Gets New Cast Member - Maitely Weismann Joins Martha Byrne: Indiegogo Campaign Offers Soap Star-Studded Party

Maitely Weismann joins Weight
Weight, the new internet comedy from Writers Guild Award Nominee Daryn Strauss (Downsized) and two-time Emmy Winner Martha Byrne (As the World Turns, NBC's Crisis) has announced that Maitely Weismann (Showtime's Masters of Sex, Nickelodeon's Sam & Cat) will be joining the cast. Martha Byrne is set to star in the series playing Claire, a mom who loses 100 pounds on a reality show and then has to contend with the absurd and complicated reactions of her friends and family as she attempts to balance the day to day pressures of staying thin and appearing on a reality show. Weismann, straight off of a starring role in the award-winning indie comedy feature Chasing Taste, will be playing a producer of the reality show Claire appears on. 

Strauss is also slated to appear in the series, having previously starred in her last series Downsized, a critic's favorite during its two season run, recognized by the Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, IndieWire, Boston Globe, and Fast Company as one of the best scripted web series, in addition to being nominated for series writing at the 2012 Writers Guild Awards. Byrne's previous foray into internet series, Gotham, earned her an Emmy nomination. Both Strauss and Byrne are Jersey girls.
Martha Byrne and Daryn Strauss
In the spirit of its soap opera ties, Weight's crowd funding campaign via Indiegogo offers many soap-related perks. If you're a daytime TV fan or a Martha Byrne fan, you can chat with Martha on the phone, go to lunch with her and go out for a martini with a reasonable donation. For $100 you get two VIP tickets to an invite-only Soap Party in New York City, with a single ticket running only $50. Martha has already announced that daytime stars Elizabeth Hubbard, Colleen Zenk, Terri Conn, and Anne Sayre (all from As The World Turns) are slated to attend, and many more are expected to be announced soon. The campaign ends on June 30, 2014. For more info visit:

Thursday, June 12, 2014

NJ Car Dealer Attempts to Break Guiness World Record: Liberty Suburu Goes for Largest Parade of Suburu Cars and Donates Profits to Cancer Foundation

Record-breaking attempt takes place at Metlife Stadium, June 15th at 8:30am.

There's a record to be set for just about everything these days. And when there is, the Guiness people want to know about it.

On Sunday, June 15th, Liberty Suburu of Emerson will sponsor an event at Metlife

Friday, June 6, 2014

Teaneck's Charles Payne Now Host of Making Money With Charles Payne on Fox Business Network

This new show is aimed at helping people make money, using today's headlines and Charles' guidance.

Teaneck NJ's Charles Payne is now the host of Charles Payne is the host of Making Money with Charles Payne (weekdays 6-7 PM/ET) on the Fox Business Network (FBN) in October 2007 as a contributor.

His New Reality: Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino Gets New Series on TV Guide Network

Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino of Jersey Shore fame has got his own series, set to air July 15, and he's got his family involved this time.

Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino
gets his own show,
The Sorrentinos
Photo: Facebook
"This next chapter of my life is about sobriety and family, and I'm stoked to take people on this journey with us." 

                         - Mike Sorrentino on his new show

From TVGuide Network: THE SORRENTINOS is a new reality series following Mike Sorrentino, a reality TV star whose rise to global fame as “The Situation” was meteoric, as was his inevitable come down and road to recovery. Cameras will document and show what life is like now and introduce a whole new set of quirky but loveable characters—Mike’s family, the Sorrentinos. Production on the eight 30-minute episode order of the original docu-comedy series is in New Jersey.  

The Voice's Christina Grimmie is a NJ Gem: From Marlton to Hollywood To Stay

                                                                                                             By Susannah Patience

It is beyond words and with tremendous sadness that we report that this wonderful, talented young lady who was just starting her life was fatally shot after a concert. This was a senseless act. Forever Grimmie. 

NJ's Own Christina Grimmie landed in the Top Three of NBC's Sixth Season of The Voice. But as we've seen with other singing competitions, it's not just the winner that ends up shining.

Christina Grimmie's album With Love drops Summer 2014
(Photo: Facebook)
"I respect you so, so much.... and thank you for believing in me because no one else did." Christina to her coach, Adam Levine, on the final show.

The Voice, one of America’s most popular TV shows, has just finished its sixth season. Josh Kaufman, a teen from Indianapolis, Indiana was crowned this season’s winner.  While Kaufman showcased incredible talent, the real star was contestant Christina Victoria Grimmie, who ended up placing third. An audience favorite from the very beginning, Grimmie captivated viewers and the judges with her version of Miley Cyrus’ hit “Wrecking Ball” in her first audition. With a big smile and shinning stage confidence, it was impossible not to fall in love with her.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Daryn Strauss, Martha Byrne & Frederick King Keller Team up for New Internet Comedy: Weight - A Series Which Looks at the Crazy and Zany Things our Obsession with Weight Makes Us Do

 (NYC) - Weight is a new internet comedy series from three heavyweights from multiple platforms: Writers Guild Award-nominated digital writer and producer, Daryn Strauss (Downsized), two time Emmy Award-winning actress and producer Martha Byrne (As The World Turns, Crisis, Gotham The Series) and veteran primetime network television producer and director Frederick King Keller (Crisis, 24, Blue Bloods). #Weighttheseries will begin production this summer. For updates see: On Twitter: @Weighttheseries.

Martha Byrne to Play Claire in Weight
The series is penned by Strauss, who was nominated for a Writers Guild Award for her first web series Downsized, a dramedy about middle class New Yorkers trying to adjust to the absurdities of life during the economic crisis. Byrne joins the project as star and producer with King Keller set to direct.

“I like to write shows about everyday issues that make people act nuts,” states Strauss. “Weight is my latest comedy series centered on the age-old adage that weight makes people act totally crazy.”

Weight picks up as Claire, a middle class mom, returns home from a reality weight loss competition 100 pounds lighter but finds she’s gained some extra baggage due to the mixed and sometimes absurd reactions of her dysfunctional family and friends. The smart comedy combines America’s obsession with weight loss and reality television for a look at how weight can bring together and also divide people.

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