Whispers: Summer Benefits And More

This past Saturday out East, Bobby Flay and his wife Stephanie March heated things up at Bridgehampton Polo Club. The couple and Mitch Winehouse made a surprise appearance at the polo grounds prior to a benefit on his daughter’s behalf. In East Hampton, Harper Dimmerman, author of Justice Hunter, and Salon TEA owner Tracy Stern hosted a summer cocktail party for Harboring Hearts at Hamptons Players Club, which was followed by a book party at Players for Bridget Siegel hosted by Harvey Weinstein.

At the Bego Ezair Gallery in Southampton, Wanda Murphy was toasted with an opening reception attended by over 100 art fans including Leesa RowlandWendy DiamondElaine Sargent and Cassandra Seidenfeld. The Alex Donner Orchestra celebrated its 10th appearance at the Southampton Hospital’s Summer Party with guest rocker Madame Mayhem duetting “Mony, Mony” with Donner, which got the crowd on its feet cheering. Mayhem will return to the Hamptons this Saturday, to sing the national anthem at Bridgehampton Polo before heading to Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett to hit the stage at Wall Street Rocks Battle of the Bands benefit for Wounded Warrior Project. Competing bands include The SubscribersMoroccan Sheepherders and Holiday Electric. The event will be emceed by Bill Silver and will include special guest performances by Madame Mayhem and C3 (The Chocolate Cuckoo Clocks). Doors will open at 6:30pm and the event will end at 10:30.

This Saturday evening Michael J. Fox and the Team Fox for Parkinson’s Research along with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society will come together with Sean Dalton of Ocean Productions and In the Mixx Studio series at East Hampton Studio to create a special evening celebrating the music of Billy Joel. Actress, Sean Young is the celebrity host and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model, Julie Henderson, is the co-host of the evening’s festivities. I will have the honor to Emcee the gala that kicks off at 7 p.m. sharp, where proceeds will benefit the two worthy charities. Guests will enjoy cocktails and five star cuisines created by Carlyle Off The Green and of course the music of Billy Joel including a live performance by Joel’s official tribute band, with members of Joel’s band, Mike Delguidice and Big Shot. Plus, a special screening area will be dedicated to Joel’s starring role in the documentary film, Last Play at Shea. The gracious event host committee includes Steve Guttenberg and Jennifer Esposito. Other celebrity guests will include Bravo’s Real Housewives of NYC, Ramona Singer and Bravo’s NJ Housewife reality star, Teresa Giudice. Ocean Productions is hosting a weekend of celebrity events and live performances. This Sunday at East Hampton Studio August 19 at 5pm, it’s an Evening Of “Stump The Joke Man” with Howard Stern’s former joke man, Jackie Martling. Plus, singer/songwriter Randy Jackson of Zebra will be performing live. For tickets to any of these events log onto easthamptonstudio.com or just purchase tickets at the door.

Make sure you attend camera ready, In The Mixx celebrity and event studio series on VVH-TV will be covering both events live. Catch In The Mixx on VVH-TV this Saturday at 11am and 10pm with exclusive interviews with Cate BlanchettKelly RipaRandy Jackson and more!

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