Mary J. Blige, the Grammy-winning queen of hip hop soul, is having a good year.
On her “Good Morning Gorgeous” tour, she performed at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn wearing head to toe Louis Vuitton.
The native New Yorker was joined on stage by Diddy, Fabolous and Jadakiss.
Blige changed into a Gucci outfit for her after-party at Dream Hospitality Group’s new hotspot 42D’Or.
Trey Songz, Maino, Jim Jones and Mysa Hilton sampled Blige’s wine, Sun Goddess, as they shared the microphone.
With Blige’s new album being Grammy-nominated for Album of the Year, she has a lot to celebrate.
42D’Or is the go-to place for such superstars as Rihanna, ASAP Rocky, Rick Ross, Future and Lil Baby.
Fergie, the Duchess of York and the former wife of Prince Andrew, the brother of King Charles, bought her daughter Princess Eugenie a $15 million mews house in London.
Eugenie used to work in New York for international art dealers Hauser & Wirth.
Real estate insiders say the Duchess spent another $18 million on a house in Mayfair.
King Charles requested that the designers at the Royal Mint give him more hair on all the new pound notes and coins being minted in the United Kingdom to make him look more like he did when he was married Princess Diana, my sources connected to British high society tell me.
Charles replaces his mother Queen Elizabeth on all the money now being issued in England. His son Prince William, who is now bald except for a little fringe on the sides of his head, had a similar request for a collection of commemorative coins that are being issued. Magically, William will have wisps of hair where the crown will one day sit, as he did 10 years ago, my sources said.
As for his brother Prince Harry, he still has a red mop of hair, but recently told friends that his hair is “doomed” just like his brother and father’s.
Chazz Palminteri was unknown before Robert De Niro saw his solo show “A Bronx Tale” and turned it into a movie.
Now Palminteri wants to help another relative unknown, Peter Fogel.
After Palminteri saw Fogel’s solo show, “Til Death Do Us Part… You First,” in Florida, he went backstage and offered to take his show to the next level and direct it himself.
“Robert De Niro helped me, so I’m giving back,” Palminteri told me.
You can hear Palminteri’s voice throughout the show as Fogel’s conscience. Fogel does the 25 other voices.
“Every story is true. The names have been changed to protect the guilty,” Fogel said.
Fogel’s Off-Broadway debut comes Nov. 11 and Nov. 12 at Triad Theater on West 72nd Street.
Fogel previously toured in “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m in Therapy!”
New Jersey just got a top-of-the line movie studio in Englewood Cliffs run by two successful film producers, Jane Sinisi and Molly Connors.
This is the only female-led studio on the East Coast, with 10,000 sq. ft. of post-production and office space.
Sinisi produced such critical darlings as “The God Committee” and just had her feature with Nicolas Cage “The Butcher’s Crossing” introduced at the Toronto Film Festival.
At the recent ribbon-cutting ceremony were Vincent Piazza of “Boardwalk Empire” fame, Malik Yoba and Joe Perrino from “The Sopranos.”
Sinisi, who grew up near the studio, feels blessed to be back in her beloved New Jersey.
Actor Alex Hyde-White made his publishing debut with his memoir “In the Volume” and came to New York from his home in L.A. to appear at Readers Magnet’s Tribeca book confab.
The pop-up On the Fringe on Warren Street hosted the event.
Alex has been seen recently in Jordan Peele’s “Nope” and played the baby doctor in the chilling Jeffrey Dahmer Netflix show.
“Everybody watched it, but nobody admits it,” Hyde-White told me.
“Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” star Thom Filicia, Amy Lau, and Jean Shafiroff will co-chair Iris Dankner’s Holiday House, benefiting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Cynthia Rowley will join 15 other leading designers who will create their own spaces in two adjoining penthouses at The Kent on E. 95th St. The designer show house opens on Nov. 9.
Marvel Studios star Kumail Nanjiani, who gained fame in “Eternals,” greeted fans at Ankush Punhani’s restaurant Jashan by Dhaba in Parsippany, N.J.
The restaurant celebrated Diwali, the Festival of Light, with fireworks.