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With Chef Luke Mangan

on February 24th, 2013
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Australian celebrity chef Luke Mangan with Sophie Gayot at Hinoki & the Bird

 

Oscar fever has taken over the City of the Angels. Parties are everywhere in restaurants, bars, clubs and at homes. Celebrity Australian chef Luke Mangan was flown in from Sydney to cook in a private home tonight. I tried to learn who he was preparing a feast for and what dishes he had in mind, but the only thing I got was a big kiss. I can’t say I did not like that answer!

 

I run into Mangan at David Myers’ new restaurant Hinoki & the Bird in Century City while I was reviewing the restaurant, one of GAYOT.com Top 10 New & Notable restaurants in Los Angeles.



With Kristen Doute

on February 11th, 2013
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Kristen Doute, cast member of Vanderpump Rules, with Sophie Gayot

 

Did you see Stassi Schroeder’s birthday party turns sour and wet on Vanderpump Rules episode 4, “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” Lisa Vanderpump’s new TV show airing on Bravo? To make a long story short, Stassi had disinvited her now ex-boyfriend Jax Taylor, but he showed up. After rounds of insults and “I dare you to ruin my birthday like this,” drinks were thrown.

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Psychic medium Thomas John with Sophie Gayot

 

Back in December, I wrote that I spent time with psychic medium Thomas John. For about 30 minutes he gave me personal predictions that I can not reveal. Today, John has sent me who he thinks the winners for the 85th Annual Academy Awards will be. These predictions I can reveal.

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Patrick Bruel et Hélène Ségara avec Sophie Gayot au concert 2013 de La Boîte à Musique des Enfoirés

 

Peu de spectacles réunissent tant de célébrités de la chanson, du spectacle, du cinéma et du sport sur la même scène et en même temps que le concert La Boîte à Musique des Enfoirés au bénéfice des Restos ou Restaurants du Cœur. D’Hélène Ségara, à Patrick Bruel, Garou, Jean-Jacques Goldman, Mimie Mathie, Mikael Jones, Thomas Dutronc, Michèle Laroque, Pascal Obispo pour ne nommer qu’un petit nombre (la liste complète serait trop longue), ils sont tous là, encore une fois, bénévolement pour faire remplir la salle du Palais Omnisports de Paris Bercy et apporter leur soutien à l’association créée par Coluche en 1985.

 

La Boîte à Musique des Enfoirés, c’est plus qu’un concert, c’est un véritable spectacle qui dure quatre heures, avec changement de décor et de costumes à chaque numéro! Et un très beau cœur en fond, bordé à l’intérieur de touches de piano.

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SUR Restaurant & Lounge server Stassi Schroeder, bartender Jax Taylor with Sophie Gayot

 

During the second episode of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” Lisa Vanderpump’s new TV show “Vanderpump Rules”, we watched girlfriend/boyfriend Stassi Schroeder and Jax Taylor break up after a two-year relationship. The show is filmed at SUR Restaurant & Lounge, located in West Hollywood, CA. It follows the staff ruled by Lisa Vanderpump, co-owner of the restaurant with her husband Ken Todd and Nathalie & Guillermo Zapata.

 

I recently dined at SUR Restaurant & Lounge. As you can see Stassi (who is a server) posed with Jax (who is a bartender) with me. I can tell you that it did not end up in a cat fight. Are they back together? I don’t know more than you. Only way to find out: watch the next episodes airing on Mondays on Bravo.



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