Friday, May 6, 2011

Girl Scouts raise $900k at 'Smart Cookie Gala'

The Girl Scouts of Greater New York held their annual gala at Gotham Hall Tuesday night, raising an astonishing $900,000 during their riveting auction (a glass of milk went for $2,300)!

The event featured inspirational videos of the scouts (many of whom were in the audience), as well as a performance of the organization's anthem "God Bless America," by Broadway star Chauntee Schuler.

Check out our favorite photos of the night, below.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

At the Met Ball with Madonna, Rihanna, and more

Holy hell!!!

We don't even know where to begin.

It was a night to remember Monday as every-celebrity-ever rolled up to the "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" Costume Institute Gala At the Metropolitan Museum Of Art.

Check out the A-list cast, including (deep breath! from top:) Madonna, Rihanna, J-Lo, Kanye West, Taylor Swift, Sarah Jessica Parker, Anna Wintour, Beyonce and Jay-Z, Fergie and Josh Duhamel, Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell, Blake Lively and Karl Lagerfeld, Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady, Tommy and Dee Hilfiger, Mick Jagger and L'Wren Scott, Iman, Nicole Richie, Kate Hudson, Penelope Cruz and Oscar de la Renta, Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz, Eva Mendes, Miranda Kerr, Kristen Stewart, Jennifer Hudson, Marc Jacobs and Robert Duffy, Lea Michele, Dianna Agron, Jessica Alba and Cash Warren, Emma Stone, Emma Roberts, Ryan Seacrest and Julianne Hough, Chace Crawford, Dakota Fanning and Ashley Greene. 

R.I.P. Alexander.

Tweet of the Day

"Every time LL Cool J is on The View these women straight up grope the guy like he's a sack of mangoes that they're thinking of buying."

-Brad Walsh Tweets

Monday, May 2, 2011

Quote of the Night

"Today's achievement is a testament to the greatness of our country... America can do whatever we set our mind to."

-Barack Obama says

I SPY NY: Pamela Anderson, Bruce Springsteen, and More

I spy in NY...

Pamela Anderson protesting that the horse-drawn carriage be replaced with classic cars in Central Park Saturday (top photo), a leather jacket-rocking Bruce Springsteen speaking at the Kristen Ann Carr Fund's "Night To Remember" Gala at Tribeca Grill Saturday (middle photo), Christy Turlington and husband Edward Burns at the premiere of Newlyweds during the Tribeca Film Festival at BMCC Tribeca PAC Saturday (bottom photo), Jennifer Lopez hosting a meet-and-greet at the P.C. Richard and Son Theater Sunday, Mike Birbiglia cracking jokes at The 26th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards at NYU Skirball Center Sunday, Joe Zee gabbing with a flock of college boys at the Dana-Maxx episode viewing party of All on the Line at Stitch Tuesday, and Kate Voegele performing at Feinstein's Monday night.

Cyndi Lauper speaks out for gay rights

Preach!!

Cyndi Lauper was feeling very passionate at the "RLife Live" True Colors Fund event Thursday at the R Lounge in the Renaissance Hotel in New York, where she spoke candidly and emotionally about gay rights with Poison Ivy.

"Things got really rough in a certain administration, and they started preaching hate," Lauper told P.I.
"All my friends from the [LGBT] community were talking about leaving our country. And at that point, I decided, we have to do something. We have to stand up for each other. We need to have our country, which is the land of the free and the brave enough to be free. Either we are all free or we are not. You can't say freedom for all, except for you guys over there. Because once you start doing that, everybody's rights are up for grabs. That's what people forget. Look at the history. That's how it starts. A scapegoat, always another scapegoat. But this community is always [a] scapegoat, and it should not be. These are people who work beside us, they are members of our family, they are our friends, and they contribute so much to our country. I have a lot of passion about this. Very concerned about politicians targeting the lowest common denominator, as opposed to our highest purpose, using fear, racism and homophobia, and lack of education to rule the masses." 
"I don't want to tell people what to think, but I want them to think," Lauper concluded.

Amen!!

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-PI

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