On The Scene
resident Bobeth is new to the modeling circuit but has already been involved
in several fashion shows, including ones for Pure Black and the Under
Construction clothing lines and a show hosted by her modeling agency –
Black Cartel – which is based in Southeast Queens.
energetic 21-year-old said she always wanted to be involved in modeling and
now she has her chance.
a former student at Jamaica’s Hillcrest High School, enjoys spending her
time hanging around the neighborhood
– seeing movies at the new movie theater in Jamaica and hitting the
shops along “The Ave.” in Jamaica.
her favorite shops are Tic Tac and V.I.M.
might also find Bobeth grabbing a bite to eat at the International House Of
Pancakes on Hillside Avenue
– her favorite eatery, she told us.
is eager to get more modeling gigs and “proceeding” with her career.
am looking forward to traveling to different places,” she said.
In The Heart Of Texas
page's editor spent last weekend in the Lone Star State at the wedding of
the daughter of some old friends from Queens.
generous editor, brought back a box of foil-wrapped Texas chocolates for the
newspaper staff to enjoy.
the package was opened, clearly visible on the reverse side of each
chocolate square were the words indicating the chocolates were manufactured
on Long Island: HAUPPAUGE, NY 11788.
Corona resident musician Harry Belafonte insulted countryman and fellow
former Queens resident Secretary of State Colin Powell — both are of
Jamaican descent — in an interview on a recent radio show.
“Colin Powell is committed to come into the house of the master,”
said the Banana Boat (Day-O) singer, “When Colin Powell dares to suggest
something other than what the master wants to hear, he will be turned back
out to the pasture.”
who lived in Hollis briefly, responded to Belafonte’s commentary on CNN.
“It’s unfortunate that Harry used that characterization...to use
a slave reference is a throwback to another time and place that I wish Harry
had thought twice about using.”
haven’t heard the last of this one.
next month will be able to see “Tuesdays With Morrie,” an off-Broadway
production based on none-other-than the super-best-selling memoir written by
former Queens Tribune editor and broadcast journalist Mitch Albom.
Albom wrote about an account of his relationship with his dying professor
that was already made into a 1999 television movie starring Jack Lemmon and
Hank Azaria. It won four Emmys in 2000.
for the show begin Nov. 1 and the play opens on Nov. 19 at the Minetta Lane
Theatre in Manhattan.
is an author, nationally-syndicated newspaper columnist for the Detroit
Free Press, and radio host for ABC and station WJR-AM in Detroit.
Albom spent an early part of the 80s at Trib, beginning his career here, as first a reporter and then an editor for the paper.
You can’t get too much of a good thing … or a bad thing. And you certainly can’t get too much gossip.
former contributor to this page, former Page Six editor Tim McDarrah, has
– as we reported last month – reemerged as the new gossip
scribe of the Las Vegas Sun. Tim brings his New York wit and big nose
to the Nevada strip with the thrice weekly “Vegas Beat.”
we’re not into the tabloid wars of the roulette crowd, but apparently, the
folks at the Las Vegas Review-Journal have taken notice of the skill
Tim honed back in New York. And, it appears, it has them worried.
help wanted ad in
Editor and Publisher, our
industry’s weekly mag, read:
The Las Vegas Review-Journal is looking for a unique reporter to cover a
unique beat in a unique city. The successful candidate will have a track
record as a tale spinner with an eye for human quirks and an ear for the
language, bringing to the job well-honed skills in computer-assisted
reporting, a bent for social anthropology and demography, the patience to
crunch census data, marketing surveys and government records ... The person
for this vaguely defined job will have the initiative and curiosity to carve
out a beat that defies being put in a neatly tied box. Call it the social
trends beat, the people beat, the culture beat.
other words, these guys need another Tim.
case of one of our alums spreading the word.
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