Friday, September 29, 2017

Red Oaks TV Series on Amazon Prime: Twelve Things You Didn't Know About the Show

by Suzanne Ordas Curry

1. The body swap episode was an homage to 80's body swapping movies, like Freaky Friday and 18 again. That was the first episode Amy Eckerling directed. Craig Roberts (David)  said his back hurt after doing the episode.

2. David has a British accent, and needed a voice coach to learn an American accent. Also, he is a fan of video games.

3. On the other hand, Ennis Esmer, who came to North America from Turkey when he was three.has no accent..

RHONJ Kathy Wakile Opens Pizza Love in Wyckoff, NJ: Italian Specialties Top the Menu

Kathy Wakile    Courtesy Facebook
by Suzanne Ordas Curry

One slice with pepperoni please!!

Real Housewife of NJ Kathy Wakile has announced the opening of her new pizza restaurant, Pizza Love. It is located in the suburban Bergen County town (a suburb of New York City) that is next to Franklin Lakes, the upscale town that is home to many RHONJ ladies.

On the main street in Wyckoff, which is peppered with a few strip malls, businesses, restaurants and stately homes, Mrs. Wakile has opened up her own place, 637 Wyckoff Avenue is her new home.


Mrs. Wakile has always talked about her love of cooking, so it's no surprise she is in the restaurant business now nor is the name of the establishment a surprise.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

DGA Reports More Women and Minorities Being Hired as Directors

Equity Movie Director Meera Menon speaks at Sundance
Well the numbers are looking better. Perhaps there is a concerted effort from the traditional media and platfoms to expand their hiring practices, but this DGA report shows gains in the hiring of female and minority directors. Though female and minority directors are almost a mainstay in the independent world, this report shows they are being hired by the corporations in Hollywood. See full report as reported by Deadline.

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

New Clothing Line Livari is Socially-Conscious and Fashionable, Alysia Reiner, Claudine DeSola and Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs Premiered New Line at NY Fashion Week

Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs, Alysia Reiner
and  Claudine De Sola talk to press
at the Livari Premiere
By Suzanne Ordas Curry

New York Fashion Week. There’s not much that matches the excitement of this week in New York. For me, this was my first time.

I got to witness the unveiling of a new line of socially-conscious clothing, called Livari. The lovely and inspiring ladies behind it are Alysia Reiner (actress/producer/feminine activist known for Equity the Movie, Orange is the New Black and Better Things),  Claudine DeSola (Founder, Caravan Stylist Studio and Celebrity Stylist) and Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs (Designer of Tabii Just and a Women’s March Organizer).

According to the press release, LIVARI is “a luxury fashion line that was created with the sole purpose of empowering women. It is zero-waste, women-led, women-designed and made ethically in New York.”

“Manufacturing a typical garment produces an egregious amount of waste – up to 15% of the fabric used to make a garment is tossed out and can end up in landfills”, said LIVARI founders Reiner, DeSola and St. Bernard-Jacobs. “By using the remnants from mills and sourcing other unique and ethical materials, we’re able to create something beautiful and desirable out of what would normally be discarded as waste.”

Saturday, September 16, 2017

NJ Event: Gina Avino's Artistic Design Presents Lu La Roe Fashion Show to Benefit Diabetes Research Institute

Gina Avino's Artistic Designs of Ramsey, NJ will be holding a Fashion Show benefit for the Diabetes Research fund at the Ramsey Golf and Country Club in Ramsey, NJ.

Update: This show has been postponed until Spring 2018.

The show will feature Lu Lu Roe clothing. Lu La Roe clothing is a casual clothing line known for comfort, color and style. Clothing is available in many sizes including plus sizes and is reasonably priced. In addition to this fashion show benefiting diabetes research, Lu La Roe also donates a portion of sales to the National Down

Friday, September 1, 2017

Event: New Movie The Neighborhood with Danny Aiello, Armand Assante, Daniel Baldwin Comes to NJ and Select Theaters Nationwide

by Suzanne Ordas Curry

Frank D'Angelo's newest movie, The Neighborhood, opens this weekend in select theaters. A well-known cast brings this mafia- movie to life. The premise is that a group of young thugs who terrorized their neighborhood start stepping on the wrong toes. For fans of this genre, this is a must-see.

Cast includes Danny Aiello, John Ashton, Armande Assante,Keisha Augustun, Sherman Augustus, Daniel Baldwin and more. Look for cameos from Maureen McCormick and Margot Kidder.

Event: Meet the Bands of the 2017 Ridgewood Music Fest - Declan Power, Blue Plate Special, Eugene Thomas and No Big Deal, Stillettos, Trouble, No Money Down and Country Joe Trio to Perform

by Danielle Altamuro

The 4th Annual Ridgewood NJ Music Fest is set for September 10, 2017 rain or shine at Memorial Park at Van Neste Square in beautiful downtown Ridgewood. Admission is free and bands will be performing from 1-7pm. Bring your lawn chair, your appetite for food available from fine local restaurants and get ready for a great day.

Meet the Bands of the Ridgewood Music Fest!