A Winning Smile
Laurelton model Kevin Eric Gregory has something to smile
You’ll know why if you see him on a billboard one day
soon for Ice Breakers bubble gum.
Gregory, who was called upon some months ago to promote
the peppermint breath freshener, posed for several shots with other models
from around the country.
He is currently represented by Camera Two Studios, an
acting and modeling agency based in Forest Hills.
Gregory said he loves working at his second job in the
Marriott Marquee lounge in Times Square.
In Queens, he enjoys shopping on Jamaica Avenue and has an
eye for designer wear such as Tommy Hillfiger, Alfani, and Sean John, Sean
“Puffy” Combs’ clothing line.
Gregory says his other hobbies include listening to music.
“I am a music freak.
I like pop, R&B, hip-hop,” said Gregory, who hopes that one day
his singing can earn him a record deal.
He admits without reservation that his favorite female
singer is Celine Dion. “She has
a fantastic voice,” he said.
A native of Jamaica, West Indies who moved to Queens in
1995, Gregory said that he occasionally misses the old country, but loves New
Jamaican cuisine in Queens is not much
different from the stuff back
home, according to Gregory, who says that he likes his food, “spicy, really
Madonna Gets Double O Sexy
The world famous Material Girl will be making her way into the new Bond
flick due out this Thanksgiving. Not
only will Madonna have a brief cameo in the film, she’ll also add an
original tune to the movie’s famous title sequence.
The sexy siren will be showing off her athleticism as a fencing
instructor in a scene that takes place in an apt location for swordplay — a
risqué gentleman’s club.
According to published reports, the 43-year-old singer/actress filmed her
scene sometime last month on the movie’s heavily- guarded set at London’s
Madonna is currently starring in the London play, “Up For Grabs.”
The movie, “Die Another Day,” stars Pierce Brosnan as England’s
prized secret agent, and marks the 40th
anniversary of the Bond line.
Long before her international
entertainment career took off, Madonna tested out her pipes at local
nightclubs in Forest Hills.
Eleven directors from around the world have pooled their creativity to
make a film inspired by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Entitled “11’09’01,” the movie is comprised of 11 short films
with themes that touch upon the events and aftermath of 9/11. According to
Newsday, “Each film lasts 11 minutes, nine seconds and features one
stationary lens, signifying 11/09/01,” as the date would be written outside
of the United States.
The film will debut on the one-year
anniversary of Sept. 11 at the renowned Toronto Film Festival, which is held
from Sept. 5-14.
Nanu Nanu, A New Chancellor
Where did Mayor Bloomberg find new Schools Chancellor Joel Klein?
Perhaps the answer can be found on the front pages of two of New York's
newspapers. Klein’s likeness to an alien from outer space with a Queens
connection makes us here at QConf wonder.
It’s pretty tough for fans of the show not to notice Klein’s striking
resemblance to the Ferengi alien Rom from
“Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.”
“Deep Space Nine” premiered in January 1993 as the second spin-off of
Gene Roddenberry’s original sci-fi classic. You can catch a re-run on late
The character of Rom was played by Queens denizen Max Grodenchik, brother
of former Borough Hall administrator and present Assembly candidate Barry
Grodenchik, and was pictured on the front page of the Tribune in March of
Normally we would dismiss the
coincidence except for the fact that Klein was spotted administering the
Vulcan Death Grip to Borough President Helen Marshall recently in the same
borough that gave the planet Earth “Men In Black.”
Why are the City and State’s legislative bodies so secretive?
During a recent discussion with QConf, a prominent State
Legislator commented in passing that proceedings of the State Senate and
Assembly are not televised.
When the QConf writer asked why, the Dem politician laughed, and
said, “If you were a Republican doing what they’re doing in Albany, you
wouldn’t want it televised, either.”
Maybe that’s why the State Legislature isn’t televised, but what
about the City Council? The proceedings of the City’s legislative body are
shown on television, but days after they happen. They aren’t shown live, so
by the time they hit the airwaves, they’re old news.
A City Council Spokesperson explained that the work of the Council is not
televised live because, “Nobody really finds it interesting.”
That must be why they hold it for a
couple of days – to allow the tape to age and mature and become compelling!
State Senate Candidate John Sabini may
have found a new way to attract voters. His press release headline announced
the opening of a "Campaign Ho." Some Trib staff members think it's
just a typographical error; others want to go to check it out personally.
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