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HALL YOU NEED IS NOISE

Posted in History, Top Dollar News by Jim McMillan on August 9, 2008


If you live near Webster Hall, you are probably less interested in its architectural merits than the cacophony of noise which eminates from it nearly every night. Nonetheless, Landmarks Commissioner Robert Tierney recently declared the Hall a “major architectural treasure”.

The hallowed hall is now undergoing major renovations, with a new venue being built inside its ‘historic’ walls, called The Studio. The new downstairs performance space will hold around 275 people, and is set to open in two months. A venue rep tells us that they plan on having shows “every night of the week” but would like to include a party night on Mondays and a comedy night on Sundays. Great, more noise!

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FORGET ABOUT MOVIES: SHEEN RAKES IN TV FORTUNE

Posted in Celebutards, How much???, Top Dollar News, TV, Twits by Jim McMillan on August 6, 2008

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He hasn’t been in a decent movie since Platoon but Charlie Sheen doesn’t care. A new poll by TV Guide shows he’s coining it in, thanks to his role on lacklustre sitcom, Two and a Half Men. Apparently, Sheen gets $825,000 for each weekly episode.

That’s more than enough to keep money-grabbing ex Denise Richards in the style she is accustomed to. She might now want to get her hooks into Sheen’s fellow CBS star William Petersen, who takes home $600,000 an episode for portraying investigator Gil Grissom on the hit police drama “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.”

Meanwhile, despite all her complaining about the mean script writers, Katherine Heigl is the best paid female TV actress, raking in $13 mil for her role on Grey’s Anatomy. It’s unlikely she will complain about that.

MY, HOW RUM! SEXY AD CAMPAIGN IS THE BREAST EVER

Posted in Advertising, Fashion, Lawyers, Top Dollar News by Jim McMillan on August 6, 2008

If you’ve wandered around Manhattan lately, you can’t fail to have noticed these sexy posters for Cabana Cacha├ža, a brand of Brazilian rum which no one had heard of until now. If you’ve driven a car round Manhattan, you may have crashed it, while gawking. In an aggressive marketing campaign, Cabana gets round the puritanical US censorship rules by expertly cropping out the young lady’s nipples.

But those of you who are a little more daring can click through to Cabana’s website and see her in all her glory. Be warned, you have to be 21 – because, as the website tells us, that’s the legal drinking age…

PROJECT RUNWAY HOPEFULS LIVING THE HIGH LIFE

Posted in Fashion, Gotham, How much???, Top Dollar News by Jim McMillan on August 5, 2008

The catwalk hopefuls on reality TV show “Project Runway” have been living the high life at The Gotham Organization‘s Atlas New York building. For the fourth season running producers have holed all the contestants up in the impressive 66 W. 38th St. rental building.

According to curio-blog Gotham News, The Gotham Organization fixed the 15-minutes-of-famers up with six units, a combination of one- and two-bedrooms that range in square-foot size from 650 to 1,117. The units were on the 25th floor in a building where starting rents are $3,500 for a one-bedroom and $5,500 for a two-bedroom.

As the News unkindly says, “That’s high enough up for the losers to make a fashionable mess when they throw themselves out of the window.”