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Stars Shine Bright For Launch Of Award Shows

Originally Posted: September 13, 2011

Audi and jewelry designer David Yurman celebrated Emmy kick-off week with Kate Flannery, Melissa McCarthy, Jane Lynch and Rachael Harris. (Courtesy Photo: Wire Images/Audi)

Gray Line New York honors the multi-talented Marc Anthony with his image on a double-decker bus. (Courtesy Photo: Wire Images)

Southampton - Stars on the east and west coast are gathering, shining and being honored as awards season gets underway, while Fashion Week brings fashionistas to New York City.

Gray Line New York, New York City's premiere double-decker bus and motor coach tourism company, honored singer-songwriter, actor, producer and New York icon, Marc Anthony as the newest "Ride of Fame" dedicated at Pier 78 recently. The event was a ribbon-cutting ceremony where Anthony unveiled his own Gray Line New York bus with his likeness on the front of the vehicle. Anthony addressed the crowd with words of gratitude and sentiment, prior to revealing the front of the bus for all to see.

"A lot of my dreams came true on these streets. Today, to see this kind of recognition in a city that means so much to me is absolutely overwhelming and to receive it in a landscape that means so much to me and that I understand is an honor beyond belief," Anthony stated. He then proceeded to act as a tour guide to his fans on top of the bus, and said into the microphone, "This is a great way to the see the city, right?"

Ahna O'Reilly and Octavia Spencer. (Courtesy Photo: Wire Images/Audi)

Since 1926, Gray Line New York has been a proud staple of the New York City tourism industry, bringing visitors to all the must-see stops in New York City on its signature red double-decker tour buses. Now with its "Ride of Fame" campaign, Gray Line New York is recognizing and honoring leading New Yorkers, whom they identify as exemplary community figures by bestowing a bus in their fleet to each dedicatee.

Awards season gears up as this past Sunday the 63rd Emmy Creative Arts Awards and Ball took place on the west coast. The telecast and Governors Ball will be held on September 18.

Audi and jewelry designer David Yurman joined Emmy nominated actors Elisabeth Moss, Julie Bowen, sipping Brancott Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Melissa McCarthy, Ty Burrell, Walton Goggins and more in celebrating the kick off of Emmy week with a star-studded evening at Cecconi's in West Hollywood. This year, in honor of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, Audi made a donation to Tuesday's Children, a 9/11 family service organization.

Audi of America is the official automotive partner of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and the brand has become known for its parties to kick off awards week. The stars arrived at the exclusive event in the Audi A8, the brand's luxury flagship sedan.

Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell sipping Brancott Estate wine at the Audi and David Yurman Emmy kick-off party. (Courtesy Photo: Wire Images/Audi)

Throughout the evening, party goers stopped to admire beautiful baubles from Yurman's latest collection and the all-new Audi A7 vehicle on display including Aziz Ansari and Michael Steger who stopped to check out the car.

At the party Moss looked stunning on the red carpet as she posed in a red dress and nude pumps. McCarthy was overheard talking about "Bridesmaids 2" and also caught up with Rachael Harris while "The Help" stars Octavia Spencer and Ahna O'Reilly stuck by each other's side all night. Also, Bowen, dressed in a white beaded dress toasted with fellow nominee Jane Lynch and later caught up with on-screen beau Ty Burrell and Jesse Tyler Ferguson, her brother on the show. In addition, Rex Lee was in great spirits as partygoers mentioned how sad they were to see "Entourage" end as the series finale episode on Sunday.

Also in attendance were Mark Salling, Cat Deely, Kaley Cuoco, Jessica Capshaw, James Denton, Dana Delany, Harry Shum, Jr., Max Adler and more.

"Catherine" is ready for her television debut on the Animal Planet channel. (Courtesy Photo: Southampton Animal Shelter)

Also on the west coast, "Desperate Housewives" star Eva Longoria hosted the 2011 ALMA Awards on Saturday, September 10, in a custom Lorena Sarbu gown. Eva shined in the blush color strapless gown while hosting with George Lopez. The ALMA Awards air live on Friday, September 16 on NBC.

A star of the four-legged variety will get their spotlight on Thursday, September 22, as the Southampton Animal Shelter cats are in for a special treat as The Animal Planet channel will visit the home of Cathy Duemler, (the shelter's Outreach Coordinator) and her cat "Catherine" to film dog food chef extraordinaire Bonnie Mollin, Hampton Pet Chef, as she prepares a gourmet meal fit for the finest of the feline world. Naturally, Catherine, with her sensitive palate for fine food, will be the taste tester, prior to the prepared meal going to the shelter. An elegant table will be set at the shelter, complete with flowers, candelabra and more in the new "Catio," (cat speak for patio). The shelter cats will be invited to the table to join the festivities to dine on this specially prepared meal. The entire day will be filmed for a segment "Must Love Cats" and shown at a later date to be announced on the Animal Planet channel - eat your heart out Garfield!

'Hamptons Chic' was offered during Fashion Week by Wella Professionals. (Courtesy Photo: Devries PR)

Hamptons Chic was the hair look at the S/S '12 DKNY show in New York with a pretty, contemporary take on New York glamour with a young and fresh finish. Volume and length were dialed up by adding lots of hair extensions to create a blended contrast to the natural hair color, for a 'Beachy Hamptons Summer Look.'

"I was inspired by the rich colors and prints of the collection which had a kind of French Riviera feel about it, and I wanted to create a contrast against the high glamour of this look. I wanted the girls to be cool, young and fresh, and their hair to look like it has been in the sun all summer long - so it had variation in color and an arid texture. I wanted the girls to look like they'd be in the Hamptons for the summer and were now back in the City - the contrast of the rich clothes against the fresh, textured hair was what I was after" said Eugene Souleiman, Wella Professionals, Global Creative Director, Care & Styling.


 • For three times in one week, Howard Stern and Beth Ostrosky-Stern were seen at their favorite restaurant, 75 Main, enjoying themselves.

Eileen Casey spent many years working in the television and music industries in New York City on the "ABC In Concert" weekly series, as well as several prime time network and cable television specials. An award-winning journalist, editor, and artist, and former Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com, she enjoys staying warm in Charleston and cool in the Hamptons.

Updated: September 12, 2011, 11:09 am
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