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April 2009

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BLUECADET INTERACTIVE NOMINATED FOR BEST ART SITE AND BEST USE OF PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE 13th ANNUAL WEBBY AWARDS
Bluecadet Interactive announced today that it has been nominated for Best Art Website and Best Use of Photography in the 13th Annual Webby Awards. Both of Bluecadet’s nominations are for their work on the website Hope: Living and Loving with HIV in Jamaica ([http://www.livehopelove.com] www.livehopelove.com).
Fans Can Vote Online to Help Bluecadet Interactive Win Internet’s Top Honor
Philadelphia

“The H.O.M.E. Page Cafe” at the Philadelphia Library

Earlier this month I was invited to cover a special event at Del Frisco’s. Del Frisco’s is donating dozen’s of their famous Lemon Cupcakes daily to Sr. Mary Scullion’s “The H.O.M.E. Page Cafe” at the Philadelphia Library. (Located on the first floor towards the grand staircase on the right.)
The man on the right is a previous homeless man who was helped by Project Home and currently works at Del Frisco’s. 6 ABC’s Monica Malpass (left) looks on as Del Frisco’s GM Shang Skipper and DM Dee Lincoln present $5,000 check to Sister Mary Scullion (right)
All proceeds from the sale of the cupcakes, as well as the other products sold at the cafe, go to the organization she started over 15 years ago Project Home; A nonprofit organization that provides housing and services to chronically homeless men and women in Philadelphia. The cupcakes are only $1.50 and although they are not on my Nutrisystem plan I did have one. OMG they are delicious. The H.O.M.E. Page Cafe is the result of a partnership between the Free Library and Project H.O.M.E., a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing housing and services to chronically homeless men and women in Philadelphia. The H.O.M.E. Page Cafe will offer Library users beverages and baked goods (including the Del Frisco’s cupcake and Metropolitan Bakery goods —as well as a seating area with free wireless internet access—while also offering Project H.O.M.E. members job training and valuable learning opportunities
Today Sister Mary Scullion found out that she is one of Time Magazine’s 100 most important people this year. I know for Philadelphia, especially the homeless, she is one of our most important and influential people every year.

Philadelphia

SARAH JESSICA PARKER AND MATTHEW BRODERICK EXPECTING TWINS at the Opening Night of the Philanthropist on Broadway

THE PHILANTHROPIST OPENS ON BROADWAY with Matthew Broderick:

Shooting Broadway is my first love and when a show comes up that I am really interested in I’ll bump a Andy Garcia movie premiere or a Katie Holmes party to photograph an exciting Broadway opening, as I did for this one. Matthew Broderick has always been a favorite of mine ever since I saw him in “Torch Song Trilogy” way back when. Tonight he was opening at the American Airlines Theater on 42nd Street, Broadway baby YEAH.

Chistopher Hampton (Playwright) (Who did the screenplay which was turned into a delcious tale the 1988 – Dangerous Liaisons directed by Stephen Frears and starring John Malkovich, Glenn Close, Michelle Pfeiffer and Uma Thurman.) and David Grindley (Director)

Although Sarah Jessica Parker wasn’t on the list I received beforehand, I figured she would walk the red carpet for her husband’s show, and she did. Here she is signing a few autographs for fans. It was a Coup d’état to photograph her that night as she is always on everyone’s must photograph list. Most of the photographers were the long time shooters of the white way including Henry, Joe and Bruce. I enjoy shooting with them and they always make me feel at home. Many celebrity photographers in NYC overlook the charm of Broadway, but I enjoy it as well as my other red carpet events. Tonight they missed out.

Sarah Jessica Parker – WaHooo. I watch SATC every night, so I’m a huge fan and am always excited when I can photograph her. For awhile there when I lived in NYC I used to see the happy couple at least once a week to the point where they recognized me, but not the case now, bummer.

Swoosie Kurtz, va va voom, still going strong at 64, who was in Dangerous Liasons the movie. One of the things I do before I cover an event it look people up to see who might be there, friends, family etc. Then after the event I do the same thing to find out why they were there.

Ron Rifkin’s real name is Saul Rifkin. Saul is his name on the TV show Brothers & Sisters. He’s a good friend of SJP and Steven Webber, who also stars in The Philanthropist, was on Brothers & Sister’s for a few episodes.

Jerry Stiller, I remember watching the Stiller and Meara show when I was growing up, way before Ben Stiller’s name was ever mentioned. He and his wife Anne are big Broadway supporters, unfortunately for me she was absent at tonights performance.

Steven Webber of Wings fame, and one of my fav movies “Jeffrey”

Anna Madeley, Samantha Soule, and Jennifer Mudge

Jonathan Cake hits the boards on what looks like another promising Roundabout Theater production.

It was shortly after this that Matthew tried about 3 times to say for a spot commercial on Broadway.com “I’m Matthew Broderick, and your watching Broadway.com or something like that and he and SJP began a fit of laughter. So cute, as sometimes he can be so serious. Probably why he does intellectual comedy so well.

I don’t think this person even thought to ask “Are you too adding to the size of your family anytime soon, that would have been the scoop.
I love that she has “Carrie’s” trademark flower pinned to her dress.


From the 10 minutes I caught of the show to take this photo, the audience was laughing it up, and really seemed to enjoy it. This show will definitely be on my hit list in the next couple weeks to see it. Congratulations for a good run. (See below for theater information & summary of play)
Check out more info on upcoming Broadway Shows at http://bbbblogger.wordpress.com/
as well as my favorite sites Broadway World, Playbill and Theatermania where you will also be able to see a lot of photos taken at shows by Bruce, Henry and Joe. Leave them a comment, we all love feedback.

Congratulations to Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick on their impending addition to their family.
The Philanthropist

Matthew Broderick stars in this comedic take on the insular lives of academics.

Written as a response to Molière’s The Misanthrope, Christopher Hampton’s wicked comedy examines the empty, insular lives of college intellectuals. At the center of the story is Philip, a professor who seems almost absurdly removed from the political turmoil surrounding him, including the assassination of the Prime Minister and his cabinet.

American Airlines Theatre
227 West 42nd Street
(Between 7th and 8th Avenue)

Philadelphia

ONE NIGHT IN NYC: TOM HANKS TO PAMELA ANDERSON

Last night I attended 36th Film Society Of Lincoln Center’s Gala Tribute Honoring Tom Hanks in New York, NY, United States. Here’s a fav shot from the night, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson posing for the snappers on the other side of the entrance.
The PR over invited and we had to split into two groups. I would have been 4th row in the tent in front or 2nd row where I took my shots from.
It worked out well for me, after the sun set as we were facing southwest.

Charlize Theron, sexy hot cool
The genius Roger Waters. A lot of the snappers were excited he was there, plus wondering how he knew Tom Hanks?
Who doesn’t love Sally Field. Sometimes it’s hard to watch on the bickering on Brothers & Sisters, but to watch Sally Field week after week, it’s worth it to me. This was really the whole reason I went last night.
Julia Roberts. Boy did she give it up last night, I got some of the best shots of her ever. So beautiful. She’s moving from the bratty women group, that will be a party of one Jennifer Aniston. I photographed Julia last year at a premiere of a movie she produced and she wouldn’t take her sunglasses off. Well last night made up for that event.

What’s up with Ron Howard’s hair?
Is there anyone scarier than Christopher Walken, really?
OK maybe a very messed up Pamela Anderson at the next event I went to last night: Sapphire stripper club opening where Scores used to be on East 60th Street, Manhattan. Samantha Ronson tweets from the Sapphire DJ Booth: Note to self: read the whole email from @brandonphelps before saying yes to dj gigs. Sapphire??? Oops!If you want an unwatermarked photo ck out photo.wenn.com to purchase one.

Philadelphia

CELEBRITIES, CENTRAL PARK AND BIRDS: PCC Travels to NYC for the Tribeca Film Festival

When I’m not shooting celebrities in New York City, (SJP at the opening of Matthew Broderick’s new play , The Phalanthropist on Broadway. I only caught the last 10 mins as press, but I can tell you it seemed to be a very funny play as the audience was really cracking up [as u may know I don’t post my best pixs they are sent out to the world and will hopefully appear in People next wk]) I also like to go people (in Central Park)
and bird watching (Blue Heron in a tree in the Ramble, Central Park)
Not surprisingly CP was packed both Saturday and Sunday. Sunday I was on Madonna watch, but she didn’t go into the park as she often does on nice days.

Then it was on to the Tribeca Film Festival cinema Saturday afternoon for one of my first big events. The press call was 3:30PM. A list is started on a first come basis, I was shockingly #10 out of about 60 photographers as many people were chasing Katie Holmes all over town for her robotic gaze, but enventually they showed up.
It was great to catch up with all my friends during this time. No mater how long I am away from these folks, it’s easy to catch up right where we left off. If anything it’s because of these people I continue to return to NYC to cover these events. Some of these folks are my closest friends, Carmen (sitting and looking at me, Carmen is the one who taught me the tricks of the trade 3 yrs ago), David doing his twitter, follow him @DMBJ, Anthony, Patricia, Nancy After about two hours in this pen we move on to

this pen where we wait another 45 mins for the arrivals. It’s a crazy life, but all the stories you read about in People, Us and the other glossies, I hear them first and in great detail. Plus I get to see all those folks in person, it’s a cool job. Tonight SJP was patting Matthew on the butt telling him what a great job he did, then she brushed the hair out of his eyes.

Meg Ryan and Cheryl Hines at the movie premiere of “Serious Moonlight”, an Adrienne Shelly screenplay. If you remember Adrienne Shelly was murdered by an illegal immigrint working on an apartment above her office. She complained about the racket and he killed her in her Greenwich Village office back in 2006. Her first movie was the awesome “Waitress” starring Kerri Russell.