Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen has become a pop culture phenomenon since its debut almost a decade ago in August of 2009. As a self-proclaimed Bravo-holic, I have been obsessed with this crazy little half hour show, where the devilishly handsome & hysterical Andy chats with an assortment of celebrities about their own careers and what’s going on in the world at that moment. Last month, I had the AMAZING opportunity to go to a live taping of the show as an audience member (hopefully bartender soon!) and really got to experience first hand just how amazing a show like this can be. [Read more…] about My Incredible & Memorable Experience at Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen!
Atlas Social Club in Hell’s Kitchen played host to the premiere of LOGO’s upcoming docuseries “Fire Island“, which follows a group of six gay, young business professionals living together as they search for the romance, temptations, and thrills. Manhattan Digest was on the red carpet for this highly anticipated series, with the cast in full swing as well as executive producers Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos as well as some super awesome special guests! [Read more…] about Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos & More Attend “Fire Island” Premiere Party!
New York City is an ever changing landscape. Finding unique spaces that embrace tradition, time and classic flavors is becoming more and more difficult as our neighborhoods disappear. This past Wednesday evening, myself and a group of fellow writers and food enthusiasts were taken on a journey by Chef, Writer, Television Host, and Global Ambassador of Renaissance Hotels Andrew Zimmern. The evening was created to encourage business travelers to experience “5 to 9” with as much vigor as they approach their “9 to 5″. Titled “An Unusual Business Dinner”, this was an exciting & unpretentious foray into what is to come for their “Global Day of Discovery” in May. [Read more…] about Andrew Zimmern & Renaissance Hotels Host “An Unusual Business Dinner”
It is always good to see LGBTQ people be honored for their leadership and courage, and last night was no exception as The Plaza played host to the annual Point Honors Gala. The evening’s honorees are two major people in the entertainment game: Orange is the New Black star Uzo Aduba and Academy Award Winner Dustin Lance Black, who wrote the phenomenal film “Milk” as well as the recent ABC miniseries “When We Rise”. [Read more…] about Point Honors Gala Salutes Uzo Aduba, Dustin Lance Black & More!
Previously on RuPaul’s Drag Race, no one went home and someone came back from a previous episode, and we finally find out that it’s Cynthia Lee Fontaine! Were you surprised? Excited? Bored? Confused? Anyway, it turns out she’s had liver cancer, but is in remission and we get her cucu (sp). [Read more…] about RuPaul’s Drag Race S9E2 RuCap: The Passion of Valentina
It’s back!!!! Yas, hunty!!! It’s RuPaul’s Drag Race Season Eleventy First (actually nine, we just wanted to be extra), and we’re here to serve and to swerve for your realness and GAGA!!! *death drop* [Read more…] about RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9, Episode 1 RuCap: Gagging for Your Gaga
Over the course of running Manhattan Digest, I have had the privilege of meeting some incredibly savvy and interesting people throughout my endless experiences that have shaped the journey of this website. A lot of these people have left some pretty amazing impressions on me that bring up the need for this article in that they deserve some extra shine in the spotlight. They all come from different creative walks of life, but each of them are incredibly determined and focused in what they want to do with their careers, similar to myself, and that made it easy for me to put them on my list of Manhattanites that you need to know. [Read more…] about Four Amazing Manhattanites You Need to Know Right Now
As a native Long Islander (who has made their way to East Harlem as of September), a big coo about living out there was the convenience of location that Fire Island truly was. There have been documentaries about this wonderful place in the past, but never has there been a series focused solely on it and the people who inhabit its surroundings. That reality is no more as LOGO TV is premiering the series of the same name later this spring, which follows a group of young professionals living together in a beachfront share house for the summer as they search for the romance, temptation and thrills that have brought the LGBTQ community to the island for decades. I got a chance to interview them this past Tuesday night at the season 9 premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race to get the scoop on it all. [Read more…] about An Interview with the Amazing Guys from Logo’s “Fire Island”!
Playstation Theater, right in the heart of Times Square, played host to another go around of the best reality show on television, “RuPaul’s Drag Race”. The show is now entering its ninth season (minus the two All Stars season), and is prime to continue its journey in the pop culture stratosphere of bringing fierce competition, drama and so much more to the airwaves. I was front and center last night to chat with the girls on the new season, where they spilled some tea on finally making it onto the show, stiffest competition, and so much more. Also, some surprise guests were in the building… [Read more…] about Secrets Spilled at RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9 Premiere Party!
Ever watch a show and become so enthralled by the characters that you start to feel as if you’re one of them? There are many aspects that can contribute to this, relation to one of the story lines, the adrenaline rush from the drama and of course our favorite… the costume designs. Yes, the costume design of any show can inspire us in many ways. [Read more…] about Lisa Edelstein & Ramy Brook Commemorate Return of Hit Bravo Show