Brunch Review

Since everyone in Manhattan brunches on Sunday, I thought I would share my opinion on some of the hot spots I have been to so far. My friends and I have started a ritual of trying a new place every Sunday so we can share our experiences with everyone. I will try and remember the highs and lows of each place. Enjoy!

Rosemary’s
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Located at: 18 Greenwich Avenue New York, NY 10011
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Highs:
• The food arrived in 10 minutes after placing our order.
• The food was hot and delicious.
• I ordered a Peach Bellini and it was excellent.
• The waiters were friendly and attentive.
• Décor was lovely.

Lows:
• Waited 45 minutes to be seated.
• Crowded and loud.
• After ordering a Bellini ($10) it was only filled half way.
• VERY small portions for what the dishes cost.

The Sunburnt Cow
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Located at: 137 Avenue C, New York, NY 10009
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Highs:
• Fun atmosphere.
• Everyone was from Australia and super friendly.
• Food was excellent and arrived within 15 minutes of ordering.
• Unlimited Mimosas (delicious).
• VERY cheap.
• Great for large parties because you can make a reservation.

Lows:
• Waited hours to be seated because they sit you in shifts.
• Service was a little slow on refills.
• Extremely crowded and noisy.

Clinton Street Baking Co. & Restaurant
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Located at: 4 Clinton Street (btw. East Houston & Stanton), New York, NY 10002
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Highs:
• Food was delicious and served large portions.
• Price was decent for such a popular place.
• Only waited 10 minutes on a crowded day.
• Waiters were friendly.

Lows:
• Very small restaurant.
• Service was a little slow.

Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore are officially divorced. They originally filed for divorce in December of 2012. Almost one year later and they are officially done. Read more here:
http://www.tmz.com/2013/11/27/demi-moore-ashton-kutcher-divorce-final/
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Chris Brown was court ordered to enter in a rehabilitation center in his hearing with the Rihanna domestic violence case. But he was not going without his weed, after just two weeks he was kicked out because of a violent rage.
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Seth Rogan and James Franco created a spoof of Kanye West’s “bound 2” music video featuring Kim Kardashian. This video is hilarious. Check it out here:

Rihanna donated $100,000 to UNICEF to help with the relief of the typhoon victims. She stated:
“Emergencies make headlines, but the recovery continues long after the news cameras leave. Having been a fan and supporter of UNICEF’s work over the years, I am honored to join them in helping children who have been impacted by Typhoon Haiyan. More than five million kids in the Philippines need our help. UNICEF is there for them today, and for the long road ahead, and so am I.”

Eminem released his new music video for “Rap God.” Check out the video here:

This week Kanye West was on the Ellen DeGeneres show to premiere his new music video, “Bound 2.” Kim Kardashian is featured in the video topless and it is a very sexy. Check out the video here:

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The Mayor of Toronto, Rob Ford, has been quite a stir in the media lately. But, Rob Ford claims he does not need help for drugs and booze, he needs help for his enormous appetite. Read more here: http://www.tmz.com/2013/11/19/rob-ford-today-matt-lauer-crack-coaine-booze-toronto-mayor/
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TV host Melissa Bachman posted a picture of a lion she allegedly shot and killed on her Facebook, with the quote, “An incredible day hunting in South Africa! Stalked inside 60 yards on this beautiful male lion…what a hunt!” People were shocked and appalled and had no problem commentating on her photos. What do you think?
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2013/1121/Melissa-Bachman-s-African-lion-hunt-draws-anger
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The verdict is in on the Jay Z vs. Barneys case. Jay Z has decided to keep the limited edition of the Shawn Carter brand sold at Barneys as long as 100% of proceeds are donated to the Shawn Carter Foundation. You can read his statement here: http://lifeandtimes.com/a-statement-from-shawn-jay-z-carter-2
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Who is Drake dating? Drake has been spotted with Rihanna and Zoe Kravitz this week. Reports have suggested he is seeing both of these women. Read more below:http://necolebitchie.com/2013/11/14/rihanna-attends-drakes-houston-show-plus-drake-makes-a-fans-wish-come-true/http://necolebitchie.com/2013/11/18/houston-stripper-details-rihannas-night-out-with-drake/http://necolebitchie.com/2013/11/18/exclusive-drake-spotted-on-a-romantic-dinner-date-with-zoe-kravitz/
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Miles Scott, a 5 year old boy in remission from leukemia, became a San Francisco hero for the day. Make – A – Wish Foundation turned his obsession with comic book heroes into a real life scenario throughout San Francisco. This story was so inspiring and a definite must read. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/11/15/batkid-san-francisco/3588173/

What a bad week for Alec Baldwin. Not only has the actor had a stalker that he has been battling in court, but finally this week, Canadian actress Genevieve Sabourin was found guilty in stalking and harassing Baldwin. After only a few hours of the court case Alec Baldwin got into a fight with a photographer outside of his Manhatten apartment and called the man anti-gay slurs. Read more here: http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/15/showbiz/celebrity-news-gossip/alec-baldwin-gay-slur/index.html
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Lady Gaga was a performer and guest host of Saturday Night Live this weekend. R. Kelly and her performed one of her new singles, “Do What You Want,” and it was a very racy performance. Check it out here: http://www.hulu.com/watch/560107?playlist_id=1031&asset_scope=all
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Brittany Murphy, who past away in 2009, and her husband, Angelo Bertolotti, who died 5 months later, might have been poisoned. Murphy had pneomonia and died from natural causes and her husband died from the same thing. New reports have shown that the couple might have had rat poisoning in their air vents. Read more here: http://perezhilton.com/2013-11-17-brittany-murphy-husband-possibly-poisoned-new-report#sthash.N6wIMUVy.dpbs
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Rihanna released her new video out this week of her song “What Now.” I love the song but I am not loving her hairstyle in this video. Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-3BI9AspYc

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are suing YouTube founder Chad Hurley because he posted video highlights of the October 21 proposal in San Francisco’s AT&T Park. Hurley was a guest at the event and all parties were forced to sign a confidentiality agreement. The case will play out in court, if it makes it to court. What do you think? Read more here.
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At the EMA’s this year, Miley Cyrus received an award for best video. She also performed twice on stage without an controversy compared to her 2013 VMA’s performance. But as she accepted her award, she lit up what seemed to look like a joint. Check out the video here.

George Clooney doesn’t understand why any famous person would ever use Twitter. He believes celebrities shouldn’t make themselves more available than they already are. What do you think? Read more in this article. http://www.businessinsider.com/george-clooney-doesnt-understand-why-celebrities-use-twitter-2013-11

News broke out this week that Kanye West was seem fighting two men in the streets of Austin, Texas. It was confirmed after that it was not him, but check out this video, it looks just like him! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moi2r5SWqgg

The rapper Lil Kim is in trouble for copyrighting Samantha Ravndahl’s image. She posted this self image of her after doing a dead girl image on herself. Read more here. http://www.tmz.com/2013/11/12/lil-kim-dead-girl-walking-thief-creepy-skull-photo-makeup-artist/
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Barneys New York has been accused of racial profiling. The clothing brand under fire for partnering with Barneys is Jay Z’s company. A percentage of his proceeds are donated to the Sean Carter Foundation. He has not responded publicly since this began. He has just release a statement on his website: http://lifeandtimes.com/a-statement-from-shawn-jay-z-carter

Miranda Kerr and Orland Bloom have announced that they are getting a divorce after being together for 6 years, and married 3 years. As of now they seem to have mutual feelings and respect for one another. Kerr is the second highest paid model in the world, and Bloom is pretty set in his finances. Hopefully their divorce does not get to messy. Read more here: http://www.tmz.com/2013/10/25/orlando-bloom-miranda-kerr-split-break-up-divorce/
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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are officially engaged. Kanye West rented the San Francisco Giants stadium, hired an orchestra, invited her family and friends, and proposed with a 15 carat ring. He proposed on the stadiums big screen with the words, “PLEEEASE MARRY MEEE!” See the photos below:
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Julianne Hough decided to dress up as her favorite character from the show, Orange is the New Black, on Halloween. The only problem is she choose to paint her face black. I am pretty sure painting your face black is offensive in so many ways and I guess she did not get the memo until later in the night when she wiped her face off. See the photos below:
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Chris Brown is in trouble again. He just can’t seem to catch a break. He allegedly punched a man in the face in Washington D.C., outside of the W Hotel. He is facing jail time since he is still on parole for his domestic violence incident with Rihanna.
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Rihanna released her Pour It Up video this week and she is really showing Miley Cyrus how to twerk. Check out her new video here:

Miley Cyrus did a photo shoot with the famous, Terry Richardson. I will not post all of her pictures on here since most of them are innapproriate. She also participated in a documentary this week. Check out the rest of the photos here and the documentary:http://perezhilton.com/2013-10-03-miley-cyrus-no-hair-vagina-bare-pics#sthash.lma1TT3q.dpbs

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Kanye West and Jimmy Kimmel have been fighting in the media in the past week or so. Kanye had harsh things to say over twitter and Jimmy Kimmel responded on his late night talk show. Check out the video here to see what Kanye West had to say and Kimmel’s response:

Naya Rivera, from Glee, and Big Sean, the rapper, are engaged and her ring is beautiful!!

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If you have not seen this video then you are missing out. This woman had a very interesting way of quitting her job. First check out this video and then keep reading.

Marina Shifrin was on the Queen Latifah Show this week and Queen Latifah offered her a job. Check out the link here to read more and watch the video:

http://necolebitchie.com/2013/10/04/queen-latifah-offers-i-quit-chick-a-job/

This inspiring teenager, James Martin is only 18 years old and has already graduated from college with a degree in Molecular Biology. You know you are a big deal when Beyonce requests to meet with you. Check out this video:

If some of you didn’t know, Marc Jacobs is behind some of Louis Vuitton’s major creations. He has been working with them since 1997, and rumor has that this might be his last year with them. His contract is up with them by the end of this year and sources say he has not renewed and they are unsure if he is going to renew. I think he is pretty successful in his own brand but fingers crossed.

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According to US weekly, Dylan Sprouse, the kid who played Adam Sandler’s son in Big Daddy, is working as a host at a restaurant in NY. It’s actually a funny story, but not so funny. I don’t want to give it away but you can read more here: http://m.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/dylan-sprouse-defends-restaurant-host-job-former-disney-star-financially-secure-2013269

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I am not sure if anyone is a NJ Housewives fan but Caroline Manzo is supposedly leaving the show after five seasons. Sad, but reports say she has already been filming a spinoff, Manzo’d With Children. Her new show will be featured on the Bravo network but nothing is set in stone so we will have to wait to find out.

I am so sick of hearing about Lindsay Lohan in the news but this story was crazy. Her half sister got $25,000 worth of plastic surgery to look just liker her! Crazy right? Here’s a picture, but you can read more at:http://perezhilton.com/fitperez/2013-09-26-lindsay-lohan-ashley-horn-sister-plastic-surgery-to-look-just-like-her#sthash.NpEoGzjG.4OdUIn1W.dpbs

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This Week in Pop Culture…

For those of you who love Drake, he made an appearance on Ellen this week. There to promote his new album, Nothing Was the Same, of course Ellen had to ask the question everyone is dying to know. Ellen questions him about his history of dating. He talks about Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Tyra Banks, Kat Dennings?, etc. Check out the link here:

Solange Knowles releases her music video for her song Lovers in the Parking Lot. Not only do I love the song, but I love her style in the video. She really is so creative and talented. She is always outshined by her sister, Beyonce, but I really believe she is super talented! Check out the video here:

You may remember, Antoine Dodson, aka “Hide yo kids, Hide yo wife,” he announced this week he is expecting a child. Once, openly gay, claims to have found Jesus and is no longer gay and hopes to marry the special lady in his life. You can watch the interview here. What do you think?

A sweet act of kindness. The Game and Drake have donated $20,000 to a mother who lost her 5 children and boyfriend to a house fire. The money will go toward the funeral arrangement and they are both raising awareness to the Anna Angel Donation Fund. I love when a celebrity uses his or her fame for a good cause, especially to help someone so in need of help. If you would like to donate, Donations can be sent to the Anna Angel Donation Fund, US Bank, 730 West Market St., Tiffin, Ohio 44883.

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Forbes recently released their list for highest paid celebrity couples. No shock here when Beyonce and Jay Z were the highest on the list with a total earning of 95 million dollars. Because of her Mrs. Carter tour this year she earned 11 million dollars more than Jay Z. In second place were Giselle Bundchen and Tom Brady earning a total of 80 million dollars. In third place were Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, earning 50 million dollars. In fourth place were Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, earning 35 million dollars. And finally, in fifth place were Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, earning 30 million dollars. To check out the link click here: http://www.forbes.com/pictures/mfl45egmed/kanye-west-and-kim-kardashian/

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