Don't Confuse Her With Kournikova
blue-eyes, blonde hair, and a resemblance to Shirley Temple, Anna has looks
that make the grown-ups go “ga-ga.” That’s why she was approached by
Camera Two Studios to help her career grow from a crawl to something bigger.
models much older than her, Anna doesn’t worry about watching her
calories. According to her mom Yelena, she has a great appetite and is at
least a “head taller” than most kids her age.
beautiful baby – who is of Russian ancestry – likes the water, swinging
in the park, and just sitting around talking.
beginning to speak, she blurts out words like “Mommy,” “Poppy,”
“Buddy,” the name of the neighbor’s dog, as well a plethora of Russian
verbs notifying her mom that she wants to play, eat, sleep, or drink.
conversation is coming along just fine, according to Anna’s parents.
favorite show is Tarzan, according to mom, who has videotaped Anna’s
reactions while watching the screen. She looks at it smiling with wide eyes.
activity she enjoys is taking a stroll down the streets of Forest Hills with
her parents and her own miniature carriage carrying her toy baby, which she
cradles to sleep each night.
is one social butterfly, says mom. “When she meets children her age, she
tries to play, give toys, and tries to converse.”
Her mom told us, “When she
was eight months old, she was smiling at everyone.”
Rapper Styles – a.k.a. Styles P. – a Corona native, and a member of the ‘L.O.X.,’ will be heading to jail in November. Styles, who says his “government name” is David Styles, will be serving an eight-month term beginning in November for stabbing a man, according to published reports.
first solo album, A Gangster and A Gentleman, debuted on July 9 and,
according to sources, was “the biggest hip-hop seller of that week” and
one of the most eagerly anticipated albums of the summer.
Good Times, the hit single off the album, was #17 on
Billboard’s chart of top rap singles.
Styles does not appear happy
about his government-funded vacation, saying, “Who wants to go to jail?
Jail sucks,” but he was apparently trying to maintain a positive
outlook. “I’ll catch up on
my reading, get in better physical shape, and get some rest,” he said.
Queens and the theater world lost one of their own earlier this month with the passing of Lore Noto, the Forest Hills resident who produced “The Fantasticks,” the world’s longest running musical.
Fantasticks” opened in 1960 to mixed reviews and later enjoyed enormous
success until its final performance in January 2002.
Following the final show, Noto
reportedly climbed on stage as the curtain was lowered. “Sort of like the
New Year’s Eve ball coming down in Times Square,” he said. “We’re
setting the bar at 17,162 [performances]. And God bless and good luck to
anybody who wants to beat it.”
has a vendetta against East Hampton, and he can’t stand Massapequa.
funny man and legendary Queens College graduate is currently miffed over an
unauthorized biography. Seinfeld: The Making of an American Icon,
penned by celebrity biographer Jerry Oppenheimer, will hit the
shelves on August 6, and is described by the author as being “a
celebration” of the popular and successful entertainer’s life.
Jerry is not amused. “This book is an unauthorized biography written by a
tabloid writer formerly employed by the National Enquirer,”
Seinfeld fumed in a released statement. “Its credibility is
passage in the book recalls an incident from Jerry’s college days when he
was kicked out of an East Hampton community after neighbors complained about
the noise from Seinfeld’s unlicensed motorcycle. According to the book,
after Jerry purchased a house out in East Hampton years later, he proclaimed
to a friend that no one else would have the chance to throw him out of East
Hampton a second time.
section of the biography alleges that the young Seinfeld saw to it that he
graduated early from Massapequa High School so that he could leave the area
as soon as possible. Oppenheimer continues to say that Seinfeld thought
Massapequa was “provincial,” and the biographer cited Seinfeld’s
practically blank track record of supporting Massapequa causes.
Bush Criminals Hit Park Triangle
is skulking along Queens streets by night, stealing city shrubbery.
thieves are slicing, splicing and chopping bushes, shrubs and trees planted
at a City “Greenstreet” at Northern Boulevard and 37th
Avenue in Long Island City. The triangle, which once housed a bus stop, was
seeded in the late 1990s — part of the City’s effort to provide foliage
in those out-of-the-way spaces.
the past few months, entire bushes and shrubs have gone missing, a tree has
been “chopped” down, and other bushes and shrubs are being cut for
obvious — because the thieves are leaving holes in the ground where
they’re stealing the bushes — and the spliced shrubbery is getting
smaller and smaller as each day passes.
call to the City Parks Department “hotline” has not stopped the sneak
attacks. The site is becoming an eyesore, and that’s a shame since the
effort put into creating it was sincere.
It’s the sort of thing Henry
Stern would shed tears over.
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