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By Jeffrey Slonim | June 20, 2016 | People
What models joined Nick Jonas in VIP to celebrate his new album, Last Year Was Complicated, and why did Petra Nemcova take on Dane Cook in a boxing ring? Jeffrey Slonim has the scoop on that and more in this week’s celebrity news….
Petra Nemcova (CENTER) took to the boxing ring in honor of her Happy Heart Foundation's Fight for Education event.
Petra Nemcova’s Happy Hearts Fund, which rebuilds schools after natural disasters, held their annual Fight for Education gala at the Hammerstein Ballroom. Since its inception in 2006, the charity has rebuilt 130 schools in ten countries. At the event, model Arlenis Sosa wowed guests with her boxing skills and Nemcova took on Dane Cook in the ring. We also spotted model Constance Jablonski.
Jenni Konner showed up to support Suited, the HBO documentary she co-produced with Lena Dunham about the Brooklyn tailoring company Bindle & Keep, which specializes in custom tailoring for the LGBTQ and transgender communities. Andrew Rannells, Jenna Lyons, and Ebon Moss-Bachrach also caught the show.
Nick Jonas hung in VIP at Up & Down with models Sara Sampaio and Martha Hunt.
We caught up with Greg Kinnear at BAM during the BAMcinemaFest as he attended the debut of his film, Little Men. Kinnear stars as Brian Jardine, who returns to Brooklyn and the townhouse he grew up in after his father dies. On the red carpet, Kinnear mentioned that he actually grew up in Greece on an Air Force base. His dad was a diplomat. “I was back there [in Greece] last summer,” he said. “You can’t be any less Greek than Greg Kinnear, but I can get around in Greece with my Greek, and believe me, my kids were looking very closely for any signs of flop sweat as I tried to negotiate Athens. I can get around and talk my way through it.” Kinnear added, “I didn’t know Brooklyn until we shot this movie there last summer, but it’s a beautiful place.”
The night before the big New York season premiere of her show Orange Is the New Black, actress Dascha Polanco dined at SUSHISAMBA in the West Village with a male pal. She ordered the Nina fresa cocktail, seviche de mariscos, misti roll, and s'mores. She wore a black wide-brimmed hat.
Nick Jonas toasted the release of his third solo album, Last Year Was Complicated, and the launch of his collaboration with Altec Lansing at Up & Down. Jonas hung out in VIP with models Sara Sampaio and Martha Hunt, as well as Up & Down owner Richie Akiva.
Hamilton conductor Alex Lacamoire was sighted at Good Enough to Eat on the Upper West Side.
Real Housewives of New York’s Sonja Morgan dined at Mamo in SoHo near Tico Torres’ table.
Actor Giovanni Ribisi ate at Mexican eatery Añejo Tribeca, where he dined solo on the carne asada.
Meanwhile, JetSmarter hosted cocktails at the Upper East Side’s Opera Gallery with J.B. Smoove.
Jeremy Piven whisked off from New York by way of JetSmarter to visit his family in Chicago.
New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard hit up American Cut with a group of friends to catch the NBA Finals and ordered the chili lobster.
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