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Real Housewives of New Jersey Star Teresa Giudice in Pittsburgh to Knock Out Cancer

14 Nov

Last night, Teresa Giudice, the reality star known for her spot in the Real Housewives of New Jersey cast, was in Pittsburgh to appear at the Knock Out Cancer event at the Galleria.

Not only did she give Glitzburgh a quick shout-out (see video, below) but she happily posed with fans at a VIP reception before the main event. After the meet-and-greet, she signed cookbooks and posed with photos with other fans who bought a copy of her latest book, Fabulicious.

Tall Cathy from 96.1 KISS interviwed Ms. Giudice on stage, where Teresa said, “Now that I’m in Pittsburgh, I’ll say, I LOVE the Steelers. Go Steelers!” which the crowd loved. She spoke candidly about her feuds with the other women and her brother, and also mentioned that her dad (who is occasionally seen on the show) is in the hospital and is in ill health.

Giudice said that she was still having problems with some of her castmates, but that she is as proud as ever of her talented and adorable daughters, and that her husband “Juicy Joe” is thinking about opening up a winery near where they live in New Jersey. “We want to host wine tastings and stuff,” she said.

This wasn’t her first time in Pittsburgh. She says that in Season 4 you see that they actually had a layover here at the Pittsburgh airport.

Later, she took to Twitter to say she loved meeting her fans from Pittsburgh and she shared some photos of the event. Knock Out Cancer featured vendors and raffles, and proceeds from the night went to support research and awareness of various forms of cancer. SHAG Salon of Robinson was on hand to do fun pink extensions for breast cancer research, local singers performed, a caricature artist did drawings, and more. A lot of fun for a great cause!

Enjoy photos and video, below.

VIDEO OF RHONJ’S TERESA GIVING GLITZBURGH A “HELLO!” ->

Harry Potter: The Deathly Hallows Part 2 – REVIEW

15 Jul

Last night, I had the pleasure of attending the midnight premiere of the final installment of the Harry Potter movie series, the Deathly Hallows Part 2. 

We saw it in 3D, in the VIP section, and so, it was bound to be good, regardless. But – as a “Potter” virgin (yes, I’ve NEVER read the books or seen the other films!) I didn’t know just what to expect.

To my (pleasant) surprise, I enjoyed the film! It was action-packed and entertaining, and I knew enough about the franchise to be able to understand the plot and catch on to what was going on. So, even being a newbie, this is a movie that, if you like movies, you’ll enjoy.

Definitely of “blockbuster” caliber (I mean, it SHATTERED midnight box office records!) this is a must-see for the whole family. It made me want to go back and watch the other films, too. The crowd was great, many donning costumes and/or decked out head-to-toe in Harry Potter gear — and I am sure that it was a bittersweet experience for these loyal fans.

But, even for “bandwagon” fans like myself, it was a great experience. The movie was playing on multiple screens and was completely sold out. I never thought at 2:35am that I’d be stuck in “Harry Potter traffic” — but, alas, I was.  The movie garnered $32 million in advance ticket sales alone, all-in-all grossing a whopping $43.5 million last night — an astonishing new record.

I’d say that it is definitely worth checking out; and the 3-D experience on this one added to the fun.

Enjoy — let me know if you “get your Potter on” this weekend, and what you think of the flick!

Read more from Pittsburgh Business Journal, here  and check out Entertainment Weekly’s review, here.

3-D Glasses, Harry Potter-style! 🙂

Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Part II, VIP Midnight Premiere

Saturday: A Night in the Tropics Benefit ~ A Fun and Fabulous Summer Evening at the Pittsburgh Aviary (Also: Chance to WIN TICKETS here!)

14 Jul

This Saturday, July 17th, 2010, join the National Aviary in Pittsburgh for the BNY-Mellon Hosted “Night in the Tropics!”

This fabulous summer event will be a carefree celebration that is sure to be a memorable occasion and a fun evening for all who attend!

Come to the National Aviary, located in Pittsburgh’s historic North Side alongside the gorgeous Allegheny Commons Park, where you can relax to the Freedom Band, enjoy lovely food and drinks, dance, mix, and mingle in America’s one and only “bird zoo!”

At the Aviary’s Night at the Tropics event, you can enjoy the work of muralist Ashley Hodder as she paints live, all while in the company of 600+ colorful, beautiful, and exotic birds, and will also have the opportunity to enter a silent auction to win one of Ashley’s paintings on-site that night!

All Night in the Tropics benefits the Aviary’s education and wildlife conservation programs! This is for a GREAT cause. This is a ONE OF A KIND facility, a rare and precious gem that we have right here in Pittsburgh benefitting these beautiful animals, some of which are endangered species, all of which are magnificent creatures! Come out, have fun, relax, and contribute to a good cause this weekend 🙂

Tickets $50; VIP tickets $100. (VIP tickets include free valet parking, a special VIP reception,and access to VIP-only bars and restaurants in the BNY Mellon Hospitality Tent.)

For questions about Night at the Tropics, or to order Night at the Tropics tickets by phone, call the National Aviary ticket line at 412-323-7235 x213 and tell them that you were referred by the Glitzburgh blog!

PS: WANT TO WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO THE EVENT?   Glitzburgh is giving away TWO Pairs of Tickets!

Here’s what you have to do!

1)    Tweet a link to this blog post along with hashtags #aviarytropics #glitzburgh

2) Email your name and contact information to glitzburgh@gmail.com

3) Leave a comment on this blog post.

Winners will be announced on Friday, July 16th, 2010.

Ready, Set, Go! GOOD LUCK!