Saturday, July 31, 2010

Photo by Walter Jenkel

Found on FacebookToni Pinto photographed by Walter Jenkel

Teresa Lewis

RICHMOND, Va. - A Virginia woman who used sex and money to persuade two men to kill her husband and her stepson to collect a $250,000 life insurance policy was scheduled Thursday to be executed in two months, which would be the first U.S. execution of a woman in five years. Lewis would also be the first woman executed in Virginia since 1912, when 17-year-old Virginia Christian died in the electric chair for suffocating her employer. - DENA POTTER

Friday, July 30, 2010

The Paintress

"The Paintress" a porcelain portrait of Lonesome LeRoy as a young girl from the new Growing Up series of the Boehm Collection for 1975

Howard Bragman

LOS ANGELES -- Most Hollywood publicists try to keep their clients in the closet. Howard Bragman helps his get out. Now, the openly gay p.r. guru -- who has helped country singer Chely Wright, actress Meredith Baxter and Chaz Bono go public with their sexual preferences -- is developing a new A&E reality series, aptly titled "Coming Out." "I am kind of a midwife for celebrities who want to come out," he tells The Post. Details of the show are still being finalized, but Bragman -- who outed his first client, actor Dick Sargent, in 1991 -- hopes to have a pilot on the air by the end of the year. Ultimately, people would tune in each week to see who is coming out. - SEAN DALY

Chelsea Clinton & Marc Mezvinsky

Naomi Campbell and Charles Taylor

Carole White
Mia FarrowActress Mia Farrow and models' agent Carole White will testify next month about a "blood diamond" Naomi Campbell is said to have been given by Liberia's former president Charles Taylor, court papers showed Thursday. The two women's names are on a witness list for Monday, August 9, that the prosecution in Taylor's war crimes trial filed with the court in The Hague. The filing specifies that White's evidence would take about two hours, and that of Farrow one hour. The prosecution says both women have agreed to testify about the gift allegedly presented to supermodel Campbell after a celebrity dinner hosted by then South African president Nelson Mandela in September 1997. Campbell herself was subpoenaed to testify about the events, after refusing to talk to prosecutors voluntarily, and is due to take the stand in The Hague next Thursday. Taylor, 62, has been on trial since 2008 for his alleged role in the civil war in Sierra Leone, accused of arming rebels in return for illegally mined diamonds. He has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder, rape, conscripting child soldiers, enslavement and pillaging. White and Farrow, both present at Mandela's dinner, claim to have proof that Campbell was given a diamond by Taylor. White told prosecutors she was present when the diamond was delivered, while Farrow "was told by Ms. Campbell the next morning about the gift."

Paul McCarthy - Pig Island

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Judy Peabody

Please don’t tell mother, She thinks I’m having French lessons.

Damien Hirst

Lorenzo Martone and Lance Bass aren't serious

Friends of Lorenzo Martone and Lance Bass say the relationship isn't as hot and heavy as rumored. Reports swirled this week that Martone, Marc Jacobs' ex, and the former boy band singer were seeing each other, and have been spotted in Miami and on dates in New York. Sources in Martone's camp claim Bass is more into Martone than the other way around. "Everywhere Lorenzo goes, Lance follows, it's obsessive," said one source. "Lorenzo was in Miami with his business partners for Swim Week, staying at the W Hotel. Then Lance shows up in Miami and stays at the Mondrian. It was really weird." Bass' friends insist he planned the trip to Miami well in advance and barely saw Martone because he was working. A source close to Bass added, "They're seeing each other casually. But it's not a boyfriend situation yet." - NY Post

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Mom charged with DWI after girl calls 911 from car

SOUTHEAST, N.Y. - A woman has been arrested on drunken driving charges in upstate New York after her 12-year-old daughter called 911 while in the vehicle. State police say 49-year-old Jamie Hicks of Long Island was driving with her two children near Brewster when she was stopped Sunday night after her daughter called 911 to say her mother was driving drunk. Police say Hicks had a blood-alcohol content of 0.18, more than twice the legal limit. The Islip woman was charged under a new law that makes it a felony to drive drunk with minors in a vehicle. She was arraigned and released on $2,000 bond. Hicks declined to comment to the Newsday newspaper. She is due back in court on Aug. 17. The arrest comes almost one year after Diane Schuler drove the wrong way and hit an SUV, killing eight. Authorities say the West Babylon mother had been drinking and smoking marijuana, which her husband disputes. -AP

Danielle Jonas

Louise Silk

Wyclef Jean running for Haitian presidency

Wyclef Jean will formally announce his bid for the presidency of earthquake-shattered Haiti within two weeks, sources tell us. The former Fugees star, 37, who's an ambassador under the current Haitian government, is ready to put his music career on hold to run for his homeland's top job. But the move will put him in conflict with former Fugees bandmate Pras (Prakazrel Samuel Michel), a Brooklyn native who campaigned for more relief after the deadly January earthquake, who's backing another candidate. Wyclef's reps confirmed he's submitted paperwork to run in the Nov. 28 election. His family yesterday said in a statement: "Wyclef's commitment to his homeland and its youth is boundless, and he will remain its greatest supporter . . . At this time, Wyclef Jean has not announced his intent to run for Haitian president. If and when a decision is made, media will be alerted immediately." -NY Post

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Alexander Gilkes

Michael Rakowitz

Joe Heywood's paraSITE shelter, 2000. Courtesy of Lombard-Freid Projects.
Rakowitz worked with the homeless to design structures that would use the wasted heat from ventilation systems to keep them warm. As his project paraSITE grew, each structure became more and more customized to the individual’s needs and desires. Each structure allowed for what the individual wanted – mobility, freedom and outdoor living – by using the discarded materials from the surrounding environment.

Flowers In History ~ Peter Coats

Drawing with white flowers for Peter Coats

Marilyn Minter

Nate Lowman

Almodovar's 'Women on the Verge' will go musical

A musical based on Pedro Almodovar's 1988 farce "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown" is coming to Broadway.Lincoln Center Theater announced casting for the production Monday. It will begin previews Oct. 2 and open Nov. 4 at the Belasco Theatre. The musical's book is by Jeffrey Lane, music and lyrics are by David Yazbek and Bartlett Sher will direct. The cast will include de'Adre Aziza, Nikka Graff Lanzarone, Patti LuPone, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Mary Beth Peil and Sherie Rene Scott.- NY Post

Monday, July 26, 2010

Eric Roberts

Eric Roberts, older brother of Julia Roberts and father of teen star Emma Roberts, has checked into "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew," according to reports. No word on what type of addiction Roberts is being treated for, but he is the latest surprise "guest" to show up at the LA rehab center where the show is taped with Dr. Drew Pinsky. -NY Post

Samual Steward

Rudolph Valentino
Rock Hudson
Samuel Steward
Of Rudolf Valentino, filed under the actor’s real name, Guglielmi, R., Samual Steward wrote: “Nuf sed.”

Barbara Walters