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Newport and The Gilded Age

Newport and The Gilded Age
The Gilded Age (1865-1914) was a rich and complex period in American culture; a time of Vast industrial fortunes and monumental architecture.  By the turn of the 20th century, many of the nation's wealthiest families were summering in Newport, including the Vanderbilts, Astors and Widener family who constructed the largest "cottages", such as The Breakers.They came for a brief social season to grand, gilded mansions with elaborate...Read More

Britney Spears’ ‘Toxic’ behavior let down ‘X-Factor’ boss Simon Cowell

Britney Spears’ ‘Toxic’ behavior let down ‘X-Factor’ boss Simon Cowell
‘The X Factor’ judge Simon Cowell, contestant Carly Rose Sonenclar, and judge Britney Spears attend the season finale news conference on Dec. 17. Cowell wanted "crazy Britney, but he got boring Britney," one source reportedly said. ...Read More

A Brief History of American Wealth Culture

A Brief History of American Wealth Culture
Being rich in America was once a much simpler affair. Early Americans thoroughly endorsed the pursuit of wealth; their Protestant faith blessed the profits that came with hard work and from simply being good. “It is hard for an empty sack to stand upright!” was one of Ben Franklin’s pithy lines in his Poor Richard’s Almanac, not just a warning of the immorality of poverty but a tip of the three-cornered hat to those who (...Read More

The 1926 Warwick Hotel — No. 65 West 54th Street

The 1926 Warwick Hotel — No. 65 West 54th Street
photo by Lyndon Jhackie When the stage curtains opened and millionaire publisher William Randolph Hearst noticed a blonde, blue-eyed Ziegeld Follies chorus girl, his life would forever change.  It was the beginning of a long-standing love affair with Marion Davies that would alter the course of several well-known lives and the fabric of Midtown Manhattan. Hearst was married with five sons.  Although his affair with the entertainer...Read More

Lohan is shipping out her old party crew

Lohan is shipping out her old party crew
Lohan is shipping out her old party crew Getty Dani Shay (l.) and Ali Stroker at the ‘A Better Holiday’ concert for the It Gets Better Project Getty ...Read More

Lindsay Lohan rallying help to stay out of new trouble this time

Lindsay Lohan rallying help to stay out of new trouble this time
Lindsay Lohan rallying help to stay out of new trouble this time Lindsay Lohan is finally trying to clean up her act. The troubled 26-year-old “Liz & Dick” star is making changes so she doesn’t end up in the slammer, sources close to LiLo tell Confidenti@l. PHOTOS: LILO AS LIZ TAYLOR First on her list: Just saying no. An insider tells us while it’s no surpr...Read More

New York Social Diary – Party Pictures: Passport Through American History

New York Social Diary – Party Pictures: Passport Through American History
New York Social Diary - Party Pictures Passport Through Americ...Read More

Media-Whore D’Oeuvres

Media-Whore D’Oeuvres
""The United States military is preparing to establish a drone base in northwest Africa so that it can increase surveillance missions on the local affiliate of Al Qaeda and other Islamist extremist groups that American and other Western officials say pose a growing menace to the region. For now, officials say they envision flying only unarmed surveillance drones from the base, though they have not ruled out conducting missile strikes at some...Read More

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