BEVERLY HILLS—Beverly Hills is known for its ritzy mansions, shopping at Rodeo Drive and upscale restaurants. It’s also known for spotting celebrities. However, these days you can spot celebrities just about everywhere. If you frequent the right places, you will definitely see the stars. Now with less than two weeks until Labor Day, where did the celebrities spend their summer? Lindsay Lohan spent most of her summer days in jail. Shakira filmed a music video in Barcelona, Spain. Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi of MTV’s “Jersey Shore” spent her summer annoying others on the beach and was charged with disorderly conduct and public nuisance in Seaside Heights, N.J. Ivanka Trump was spotted in Sardinia, Italy. Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel spent time together riding bikes along Hudson River Park in Manhattan.
New York, especially the Hamptons, has always been a celebrity haven, especially with their multi-million dollar estates. These days it seems that the A-listers decided to party privately. Lindsay Lohan was not available this year to party at the East End, and Paris Hilton was busy promoting her latest perfume “Tease.” You can still spot Sharon Stone, Alicia Keys and John Legend at the Hamptons, but summer of 2010 is really the summer of reality stars. Even the Wildlife Rescue Center Benefit of the Hamptons was hosted by Howard Stern and Beth Ostrosky Stern on August 21, an organization that cares about sick or stranded animals.
For those familiar with East Hampton, the shopping and restaurants are very upscale. You’ll find Tiffany’s, Dylan’s Candy Bar, Juicy Couture, Coach and the popular Blue Parrot restaurant. According to the Hampton magazine, The Blue Parrot reopened last summer with the help of RenÃ©e Zellweger, Ron Perelman and Jon Bon Jovi, who reportedly invested in the Tex-Mex hangout. The restaurant is run by Jon Bon-Jovi’s 17-year-old daughter Stephanie Bongiovi, who manages to be part hostess, student and model. Miss Bongiovi is truly a role model for teens.
Speaking of role models, after the tragic fatal accident of Dr. Frank Ryan who plunged to his death while apparently texting a few weeks ago, the Jonas Brothers are on a mission. The brothers joined forces with the insurance company Allstate to promote “X the TXT.” According to Allstate, people who text while driving are more likely to crash. If the Safe Teen and Novice Driver Uniform Protection Act (STANDUP Act) is passed, GDL standards across all 50 states will be uniform. Besides touring the country with their music, the Jo.Bros. are also traveling with the “Road Dogs” softball tour to raise teen awareness about the dangers of texting and driving. They asked teens and their families at the Riverfront Stadium in Newark, N.J. on August 23, to take a pledge by adding their thumbprint to a huge banner. After adding their thumbprints, fans had their pictures taken and added to the Jonas Brothers’ Facebook page. Fans were also given thumb band rings as a reminder of their commitment, which reads “TXTNG KLLS.” While, the “Road Dogs” lost 19-10 , the fans still enjoyed watching the brothers play softball. The bonus Jonas, Frankie, was the bat boy. For more information go tosaferoads4teens.org.
Rose’s Scoop: Ashley Greene of “Twilight” fame was in the dugout at the Riverfront Stadium with boyfriend Joe Jonas at the softball game on August 23. Get in the game with the U.S. Open 2010, which begins August 30 through September 12.