Tony Danza and Don Rickles at Westbury Music Fair.
-- Photo Steve Azzara
Queens' N.R.A. Blacklist
Russell Simmons and Art Garfunkel made the list.
Newspapers around the country recently revealed the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) blacklist of gun control advocates. Posted on the NRA’s website, it keeps tabs on celebrities and organizations in favor of gun control legislation.
The NRA list has even become the subject of an opposing website, www.nrablacklist.com.
So which Queens celebrities made the cut?
Scanning the NRA’s extensive directory of “Anti-Gun Individuals & Celebrities,” we found Jerry Seinfeld and Susan Sarandon, from Forest Hills; Kew Gardens Hills’ Art Garfunkel; Tony Bennett from Astoria; Russell Simmons from Hollis; Paul Newman, who once lived in Fresh Meadows; and Madonna, who once lived in Corona.
In addition to the celebrities list, the NRA feels threatened enough by the following incendiary anti-gun groups to include them on the NRA’s “National Organizations With Anti-Gun Policies” blacklist: the Ambulatory Pediatric Association, American Medical Association, Children’s Defense Fund, Council of the Great City Schools, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, National Parent Teacher Association, National Spinal Cord Injury Association and National SAFE KIDS campaign.
Models Of Queens
Doris Alina Sangeorzan
Home: Rego Park
Weight: 105 lbs.
In the fashion world, Rego Park’s Doris Sangeorzan is a double threat.
Not only is the 24-year-old a model turning heads in New York and Paris, but she’s also raising eyebrows as a journalist.
While studying journalism as an undergraduate at New York University, Doris’s style caught the eye of a modeling scout, who put her in front of the camera. While studying in Paris with fashion designer Frank Ross, modeling scouts came beckoning for Doris, again!
Can you blame them?
Doris’ hip style and petite frame make a knockout combination.
And when she’s not picking up shoes on Steinway Street or café-hopping along Austin Street, Doris is writing about them.
“Modeling whetted my interest for fashion,” Doris said.
As a contributing writer to Harper’s Bazaar and Black Book Magazine, Doris has been keeping tabs on the hottest places to shop and hang out.
One secret Doris leaked about what will be featured in Black Book’s fashion guide – due out this December – is that plenty of places along Steinway Street are going to be featured.
With a short skirt, a pair of kitten heels, and a snug top, Doris can go from runway to newsroom. Although the fashion world keeps Doris on the runway or in the headlines, the busy lady insists, “I never wear sneakers.”
So, is it more fun…being a model or writing about them?
“They’re both rewarding in different ways,” said Doris.
Doris, have you considered community journalism?
50 Cent – Babysitter?
If you ask most parents, they probably wouldn’t want their kids hanging around Queens native 50 Cent.
After all, the man has been shot nine times and walks around in a bulletproof vest. He might as well wear a target on his back.
But according to one popular radio talk show host, 50 Cent isn’t the last person he would leave his kids with.
Dan Patrick, the host of a popular sports talk radio show on ESPN Radio, was discussing the latest news about Michael Jackson recently, and jokingly asked, “Who would you rather leave your kids with, Michael Jackson or 50 Cent?”
Immediately, Patrick and everyone else in the studio picked “50!” Patrick said, “They may get in the way of a few stray bullets, but . . .”
Leave it to Michael Jackson to make 50 Cent look like a role model.
DA Richard Brown psychoanalyses the theft of a Freud.
Freudian Slip Up
Two Queens knuckleheads were recently busted after cops said they pilfered a piece of art from the grandson of the father of modern psychology.
Law enforcement officials nabbed Kirt Garvey, 19, of Jamaica and Rajmohan Autar, 29, of Queens Village – cargo handlers employed by Worldwide Flight Services – after they walked off with an oil painting by Lucian Freud, grandson of Sigmund Freud.
The painting, “Painter’s Garden” was being shipped to a New York art gallery from London before it was allegedly snatched from a shipping crate at JFK Airport.
Along with his familial connection with Grandpa Siggy, Lucian Freud is also considered one of the world’s foremost living artists.
The painting was recovered in a garage on 169th Street in Jamaica by Port Authority police who said that a review of video surveillance tapes of the cargo building revealed the defendants collaborated on the theft.
Tribune Photo by Thomas Lin
Could this be the future of bipartisan politics? First Arnold and Maria. Now this. Democratic Councilwoman Melinda Katz and a certain grinning Republican cowboy crossed party lines this past Halloween in order to greet trick-or-treaters and share in some good old fashioned nonpartisan fun.
Breakfast, Butt Different
Doctors are amazing people.
They save lives, heal ailing strangers and bring comfort to people in the midst of life’s greatest challenges.
But let’s face it, doctors are also gross.
It’s one thing to build up a professional immunity from the sort of knee-jerk “Eww, gross!” response most of us have when seeing the blood and internal organs of our fellow creatures. But it is quite another to throw a surgery-watching seminar with a delicious breakfast buffet.
Many young pediatric surgeons from around the metropolitan area came to Long Island Jewish Hospital last week to watch Dr. Alberto Pena, known as the top surgeon worldwide in his field, perform a posterior sagital anorectalplasty, also called the “Pena Procedure,” over a live-broadcast on television monitors.
For those of you who cannot decode the doctor-speak, this was a demonstration of a procedure to install an anal opening on a child born with a rare birth defect.
If that image isn’t enough to turn you green, imagine a room full of doctors sipping coffee and munching on bagels throughout the educational display.
Yes, doctors are truly amazing people.
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