Grammy Winning Violinist Performs At North Jersey Restaurant Grammy Winning Violinist Performs At North Jersey Restaurant
Grammy Winning Violinist Performs At North Jersey Restaurant Want to see one of the newest Grammy winners? All you have to do is head right to a restaurant in Bergen County. Lorenza Ponce is the in-house violinist at Elia Mediterranean Restaurant in East Rutherford, performing there regularly. Congratulations to our in-house violinist @lorenzaponce for her win at the 2024 Grammys! We are so happy that the @... Posted by Elia Mediterranean Restaurant on Monday, February 19, 2024 Ponce won a Grammy for Best New Age, Ambient or Chant Album, for her work on the LP "So She Howls." View this post on Instagram …
ICU Nurse From Bergen County Dishes On 'Next Level Chef' ICU Nurse From Bergen County Dishes On 'Next Level Chef'
ICU Nurse From Bergen County Dishes On 'Next Level Chef' With just two weeks notice, Christina Miros, a Bergen County native, found herself getting ready to fly to Ireland to compete on the new season of  "Next Level Chef." Miros, a Dumont native who lives in River Vale, is a contestant on the third season on the FOX cooking show hosted by Gordon Ramsey. And when she's not serving up culinary delights in the kitchen she works as a nurse in the intensive care unit. On "Next Level Chefs", Ramsay, Nyesha Arrington and Richard Blais mentor the chefs as they face "unique" challenges on three different kitchen levels — literally. Contestants…
Dumont ICU Nurse Competes On FOX Show 'Next Level Chef' Dumont ICU Nurse Competes On FOX Show 'Next Level Chef'
Dumont ICU Nurse Competes On FOX Show 'Next Level Chef' A New Jersey police detective is putting her cooking skills to the test. Alexandra Donnadio, a Hillsborough native who works for in ballistics for the Essex County Sheriff's Department, is a home chef competing on the hit FOX cooking competition "Next Level Chef." View this post on Instagram A post shared by Alexandra Donnadio (@cookingwithzandge_s) The 24 contestants are split up into three different groups, comprised of eight chefs each: Home chefs, professional chefs, and social media chefs.  Meanwhile, Celebrity chefs Gordon Ra…
Account Exec From NJ Shines On Hit Netflix Dating Experiment 'Love Is Blind' Account Exec From NJ Shines On Hit Netflix Dating Experiment 'Love Is Blind'
Account Exec From NJ Shines On Hit Netflix Dating Experiment 'Love Is Blind' An account executive from New Jersey is setting out to discover if love is truly blind. John "Johnny" McIntyre, 27, whose LinkedIn profile says he attended Somerville High School, is among the 30 men and women on Season 6 of the hit Netflix dating show "Love Is Blind," which aptly debuted on Valentine's Day. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Johnny McIntyre (@johnny__mcintyre) That of a dating experiment, cast members — who this season are all from the Charlotte, NC, area — will go on dates from either side of a wall, without…
Rapper Waka Flocka Flame Befriends NJ Restaurant Owners Rapper Waka Flocka Flame Befriends NJ Restaurant Owners
Rapper Waka Flocka Flame Befriends NJ Restaurant Owners A chart-topping rapper dropped by a New Jersey restaurant over the weekend, and left a lasting impression on its owners. The owners of Cafe Bello in Bayonne shared a photo with "No Hands" singer Waka Flocka Flame on Saturday, Feb. 10. "A warm welcome to our new friend Waka Flocka Flame. Waka was a pleasure last night at cafe bello. He ordered the shrimp vodka pizza and some penne vodka," the restaurant on 1044 Avenue C said on Facebook. "It’s no surprise our best seller was also a hit with this special guest. To end the meal, an Italian espresso to get his evening started! "Shrimp vo…
Don't Miss NJ Teacher, Artist Competing For $1 Million On 'Survivor 46' Don't Miss NJ Teacher, Artist Competing For $1 Million On 'Survivor 46'
Don't Miss NJ Teacher, Artist Competing For $1 Million On 'Survivor 46' The Garden State is going to be well represented on the next season of "Survivor," which premieres Thursday, Feb. 28. Two contestants in the upcoming 46th season of the venerable reality show call New Jersey home- Soda Thompson, a Lake Hopatcong resident and Tiffany Nicole Ervin, a native of Franklin Township who lives in Elizabeth. Soda Thompson, 27 is a special education teacher who enjoys singing, talking walks and doing random crafts, according to a cast biography. She said she plans to play a game mirroring the 42nd season. View this post on Instagram …
NJ Woman Behind Elmo's Viral Tweet In Disbelief: 'Wildest Week Of My Life' NJ Woman Behind Elmo's Viral Tweet In Disbelief: 'Wildest Week Of My Life'
NJ Woman Behind Elmo's Viral Tweet In Disbelief: 'Wildest Week Of My Life' Elmo checked in. And the internet responded. Christina Vittas, 25, a Wayne native who now lives in Hoboken, is the social media manager for Sesame Street's furry red monster. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Christina Vittas (@c_vittas) On Jan. 29, Vittas tweeted out a seemingly innocent question to Elmo's followers. "Elmo is just checking in! How is everybody doing?"  Vittas, whose LinkedIn page shows she's been working at Sesame Street for 3 years, never could've predicted what followed: Hundreds and thousands of response…
The Stone Pony Turns 50: Iconic NJ Music Club Prepares For Anniversary Celebration The Stone Pony Turns 50: Iconic NJ Music Club Prepares For Anniversary Celebration
The Stone Pony Turns 50: Iconic NJ Music Club Prepares For Anniversary Celebration A historic concert venue on the oceanfront of Asbury Park known for launching the careers of Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi is celebrating its golden anniversary. The Stone Pony said it will kick off its 50th anniversary celebration on Thursday, Feb. 8, a half-century to the day the music club opened on North Ocean Avenue. The kickoff event starts at 7 p.m. and will include a special set by Lee Mrowicki, an original DJ at the venue. The anniversary celebration will also include a concert by Asbury Park rock band The Parlor Mob on Friday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. The kickoff weekend wr…
Meet 'RHONJ's' Jackie Goldschneider At Book Signing In Northvale Meet 'RHONJ's' Jackie Goldschneider At Book Signing In Northvale
Meet 'Rhonj's' Jackie Goldschneider At Book Signing In Northvale Jackie Goldschneider, one of the cast members on "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" is ready to reveal her secret to the world. Goldschneider will be signing copies of her new book "The Weight of Beautiful" on Saturday, Feb. 10 at noon at Books and Greetings in Northvale. Goldschneider previously held a signing last September at Bookends in Ridgewood.  View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jackie Mark Goldschneider (@jackiegoldschneider) In "The Weight of Beautiful" Goldschneider reveals her longstanding struggle with wanting to …
Romantic-Comedy Filming In North Jersey Casting Men, Women To Play Failed Dates Romantic-Comedy Filming In North Jersey Casting Men, Women To Play Failed Dates
Romantic-Comedy Filming In North Jersey Casting Men, Women To Play Failed Dates A romantic comedy filming in Morris County next month is casting several paid parts. Men and women ages 18 to 40 are wanted to play failed dates in a movie called "The Long Island Plunge," by Hondo Films, the casting call says. Filming will be March 10 to 16 in Long Valley, and roles pay $200 for an estimated eight hours of work. The movie description calls it an "ensemble Rom-Com with twists and turns galore, and a whole lot of heart.  "For this segment, we are seeking several male actors, who serve as 'failed dates' with our lead 'Jenny', and also a supporting character named 'Josh…
'You Talkin To Me?' New Robert DeNiro Series Casting For NYC Shoot 'You Talkin To Me?' New Robert DeNiro Series Casting For NYC Shoot
'You Talkin To Me?' New Robert DeNiro Series Casting For NYC Shoot Robert DeNiro. Angela Bassett. And maybe you! "Zero Day," starring the legendary actors is a new Netflix TV show that is currently shooting in New York and looking for actors, according to a listing from Backstage.  The show is looking for both men and women to portray a congressional professional in Capitol Hill, according to the listing. All ethnicities will be considered, according to the listing. According to Netflix, "Zero Day" is a conspiracy thriller about finding the truth in a world in crisis. DeNiro plays a former president who comes out of retirement to lead a commission ta…
“No More Needles!” Says Mass Woman After Achieving Weight Loss Success “No More Needles!” Says Mass Woman After Achieving Weight Loss Success
“No More Needles!” Says Mass Woman After Achieving Weight Loss Success Diabetes doesn’t have to be a lifelong companion. OwnaHealth is here to change the narrative. With an impressive 93% success rate in beating diabetes, our medical coaching program is redefining diabetes management. Our approach is not just about managing symptoms; it’s about turning the tide on diabetes. At OwnaHealth, we believe that effective diabetes care extends beyond medication. It’s about a holistic approach, combining medical expertise with personalized coaching. This is where our team of top medical professionals comes in, offering tailored strategies and support that resonate with…
Philly Sister Makes Dramatic Exit, NJ Model Eliminated From 'The Bachelor' Philly Sister Makes Dramatic Exit, NJ Model Eliminated From 'The Bachelor'
Philly Sister Makes Dramatic Exit, NJ Model Eliminated From 'The Bachelor' Only two locals are left on ABC's "The Bachelor" after the second episode of the season. And that's one Philadelphia sister and the Bachelor himself: Allie Hollinger, 26, and Joey Graziadei. View this post on Instagram A post shared by The Bachelor (@bachelorabc) The older Hollinger sister, 28-year-old Lauren, decided at the end of Monday night's episode that she was tired of waiting around for her turn to talk to 28-year-old Graziadei, a tennis coach with roots in Collegeville. This comes after she and multiple other women donned brida…
NJ Native Shaquille O'Neal Meets Horde Of Cheerleaders During Hershey Visit NJ Native Shaquille O'Neal Meets Horde Of Cheerleaders During Hershey Visit
NJ Native Shaquille O'Neal Meets Horde Of Cheerleaders During Hershey Visit New Jersey native and NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal was spotted in Hershey’s Chocolate World by a large group of cheerleaders. Newark-born, Shaq, as he's popularly known, had just arrived at Hershey's around 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 27 when cheerleading teams in town for the PIAA Competitive Spirit State Championship spotted the Basketball Hall-of-Famer.  The approximately 7-foot-tall athlete would stand out in a crowd.  Several of the teams shared photos they took with the founder of Big Chicken on Facebook.  Daily Voice reached out to some of the teams. Central Valley…
JoJoFromJerz Gets 'SNL' Treatment: 'I'm In Total Shock' JoJoFromJerz Gets 'SNL' Treatment: 'I'm In Total Shock'
JoJoFromJerz Gets 'SNL' Treatment: 'I'm In Total Shock' Joanne Carducci, the woman behind the popular JoJoFromJerz twitter account, was just as surprised as you when she saw herself on "Saturday Night Live" on Saturday, Jan. 27. Carducci was featured as a guest on "The Barry Gibb Talk Show" a popular recurring skit where Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake play Barry and Robin Gibb where they discuss political issues in between singing in their famous falsetto.  Carducci, a Hackettstown resident and mother of two, was portrayed by host Dakota Johnson. Umm… so, I guess I was on SNL. 😮 https://t.co/ehlpO90n3g — Jo (@JoJoFromJerz) January 2…
Teresa Giudice Screams In Panic On 'Tonight Show' Phone Booth Trivia Game Teresa Giudice Screams In Panic On 'Tonight Show' Phone Booth Trivia Game
Teresa Giudice Screams In Panic On 'Tonight Show' Phone Booth Trivia Game Teresa Giudice, Dwyane Wade and a man with a venomous snake walk into a phone booth... "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" star appeared on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" on Friday, Jan. 26 to take part in one of his more unusual games, Phone Booth.  .@kenjeong & @DwyaneWade go head-to-head in Phone Booth ft. @CodyRhodes, @Teresa_Giudice, @GrittyNHL, and more! #FallonTonight pic.twitter.com/6Dyc9UFzPB — The Tonight Show (@FallonTonight) January 27, 2024 In the game, Wade and comedian Ken Jeong stood in two separate phone booths and had to answer trivia questions. If …
Contamination Concerns Prompt Nationwide Robitussin Cough Syrup Recall Contamination Concerns Prompt Nationwide Robitussin Cough Syrup Recall
Contamination Concerns Prompt Nationwide Robitussin Cough Syrup Recall Two types of Robitussin cough syrup products sold nationwide are being recalled due to potential microbial contamination, federal authorities announced. This week, New Jersey-based Haleon announced a recall of several lots of Robitussin Honey CF Max Day Adult and Robitussin Honey CF Max Nighttime Adult that could be contaminated, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Recalled items include:  Four- and eight-ounce Robitussin Honey CF Max Day Adult with these lot numbers/expiration dates:  T18010 with an expiration date of Oct. 31, 2025; T08730 with an…
Ominous Thriller Filming In Somerset County Seeks Cast Members For Paid Roles Ominous Thriller Filming In Somerset County Seeks Cast Members For Paid Roles
Ominous Thriller Filming In Somerset County Seeks Cast Members For Paid Roles Do you have a sense of the macabre? Do you want to do something that will send shivers down your spine? The thriller film "Roosters" is looking for actors as it prepares to shoot in Somerville in March. The movie is directed by Brian Vadim and produced by Refuse to Walk The Line productions.  "Roosters" is about a secret society for wealthy, powerful men who consider themselves entitled to occasional forays into sordid entertainment like torture, human cockfighting to the death and cannibalism, according to a synopsis.  When the heir-apparent to the society tries to find a w…
Couple's NJ Restaurant, 2 Area Chefs Nominated For James Beard Awards Couple's NJ Restaurant, 2 Area Chefs Nominated For James Beard Awards
Couple's NJ Restaurant, 2 Area Chefs Nominated For James Beard Awards A Monmouth County restaurant and two Garden State chefs are among the nominees for the prestigious James Beard Awards. The James Beard Foundation announced the semifinalists for the 2024 Restaurant and Chef Awards on Wednesday, Jan 24. The awards recognize the nation's best restaurants, chefs, food writers, and others in the hospitality industry. Lita, an Iberian cuisine restaurant in Aberdeen by Chef David Viana and his girlfriend Neilly Robinson, was among the 30 semifinal nominees for the best new restaurant award. According to its website, the Route 34 restaurant spe…
Oscar Winner F. Murray Abraham Talks 'Amadeus' In Bergen County Oscar Winner F. Murray Abraham Talks 'Amadeus' In Bergen County
Oscar Winner F. Murray Abraham Talks 'Amadeus' In Bergen County It's been 40 years, but the intense rivalry between Mozart and Salieri in "Amadeus" still resonates. F. Murray Abraham, who won an Academy Award for playing composer Antonio Salieri in the 1984 movie, will be appearing at the Barrymore Film Center in Fort Lee on Saturday, Jan. 27, for a screening and discussion of his most iconic role. Jan. 27 is also Mozart's birthday. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Barrymore Film Center (@barrymorefilmcenter) In "Amadeus," Saleri lets his professional and personal jealousy of the mischievous W…
'Go F— Yourself:' Philadelphia Sisters Already Fighting, NJ Model Wows On 'The Bachelor' 'Go F— Yourself:' Philadelphia Sisters Already Fighting, NJ Model Wows On 'The Bachelor'
'Go F— Yourself:' Philadelphia Sisters Already Fighting, NJ Model Wows On 'The Bachelor' Lauren and Allie's plan was to let Joey Graziadei get to know them separately. But Philadelphia's Hollinger sisters, both contestants on this season of ABC's "The Bachelor," foiled their own plan before the end of the night. And it wasn't long before things turned ugly. Lauren Hollinger, the older sister, shotguns a beer with Joey Graziadei. Disney/John Fleenor ** WARNING: Story may contain spoilers ** Lauren, 28, brought beers for her and the former Collegeville tennis player to shotgun as she stepped out of the limo, but it was ultimately her 26-year-old little sis who stole…
3X Oscar Winner From Bergen County Nabs 9th Nomination 3X Oscar Winner From Bergen County Nabs 9th Nomination
3X Oscar Winner From Bergen County Nabs 9th Nomination New Jersey will be well represented at the 96th Annual Academy Awards. Thelma Schoonmaker, a graduate of Ridgewood High School, was nominated for Best Film Editing for "Killers of the Flowers Moon." Schoonmaker is a longtime collaborator of director Martin Scorsese and has been nominated for nine Oscars, winning for "Raging Bull," "The Aviator" and "The Departed." "Killers of the Flowers Moon" is a 206-minute epic Western about the murder of the Osage people in 1920s Oklahoma after oil is discovered on their tribal land. The movie received 10 nominations, including Best Picture.  Edwa…
Avril Lavigne Rocks Out 2 New Jersey Venues This Summer Avril Lavigne Rocks Out 2 New Jersey Venues This Summer
Avril Lavigne Rocks Out 2 New Jersey Venues This Summer Pop punk icon Avril Lavigne will go on tour this summer, rocking out two New Jersey locations. The "Sk8r Boi" and "Complicated" singer announced the details of her "Greatest Hits Tour" on Monday, Jan. 22. "This is gonna be too much stupid fun celebrating my career with my friends and fans," Lavigne posted on social media. Tour dates for 2024 baby! I’ll be doing the Greatest Hits from all of my albums and along with some of your favorites,... Posted by Avril Lavigne on Monday, January 22, 2024 Lavigne will perform at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel on Friday, Aug. 23. After shows i…
Taylor Swift Touches Down In Morristown — AGAIN Taylor Swift Touches Down In Morristown — AGAIN
Taylor Swift Touches Down In Morristown — Again As Buffalo Bills fans deal with a "cruel summer," Taylor Swift is continuing to enjoy her playoff karma in Morristown. According to a Reddit page designated to tracking Swift's private jet, her plane landed at Morristown Airport after she was in Buffalo to support her boyfriend Travis Kelce and the Kansas City Chiefs in their defeat of the Buffalo Bills 27-24 on Sunday, Jan. 21.  Kelce set social media ablaze when he did Swift's signature "heart hand" after scoring a touchdown, while his brother, Jason, who plays for the Philadelphia Eagles, celebrated shirtless in the stands. …
Don't Miss New Season Of 'The Bachelor' Featuring NJ Model Don't Miss New Season Of 'The Bachelor' Featuring NJ Model
Don't Miss New Season Of 'The Bachelor' Featuring NJ Model Joey Graziadei's season of ABC's "The Bachelor" is almost here. The new season starring the Pennsylvania tennis coach will air Monday, Jan. 22 at 8 p.m. on ABC. Among the 32 contestants who will meet 28-year-old Graziadei is 25-year-old leasing agent and model, Erika Cardenas, of North Bergen. On Monday evening, all of the women will meet Joey at the Bachelor mansion, and have only one shot to make their very first impression.  Erika is up against two sisters from Philadelphia, a radiochemist, a guidance counselor, and more than two dozen hopefuls from across the U.S. Click her…
Massive Music, Surfing Festival SeaHearNow Returns For Another Year In Asbury Park Massive Music, Surfing Festival SeaHearNow Returns For Another Year In Asbury Park
Massive Music, Surfing Festival SeaHearNow Returns For Another Year In Asbury Park A music festival known for high-profile rock acts and surfing fun is returning to Asbury Park in 2024. The Sea.Hear.Now Festival said it will return for its sixth year, according to an announcement on its social media accounts posted on Thursday, Jan. 18. The two-day festival is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 14 and Sunday, Sept. 15. A concert lineup has not been finalized yet. "We can't wait to see you back in Asbury Park for our best year yet," the festival posted. SEA.HEAR.NOW RETURNS — September 14-15, 2024! 🏄‍♂️ We can't wait to see you back in Asbury Park for our best year y…
'Visionary Force:' Atlantic City IT Tech Named To '40 Under 40' List 'Visionary Force:' Atlantic City IT Tech Named To '40 Under 40' List
'Visionary Force:' Atlantic City IT Tech Named To '40 Under 40' List An IT technician for Atlantic City's government is getting recognized for his other passions: Music and being an entrepreneur. Kyshawn Wyman, 31, was named to the 2024 list of "40 Under 40" for The NYC Journal. Atlantic City's government praised Wyman and shared the news on its social media accounts. Very proud of Kyshawn Wyman - an IT technician here at City of Atlantic City - Government - for being named to The NYC Journal's 40 Under 40 2024 list 👏👏 Posted by City of Atlantic City - Government on Thursday, January 18, 2024 Wyman is the CEO and executive director of Hit Nation E…
'AGT' Runner Up From Bergen County Returns For 2nd Shot 'AGT' Runner Up From Bergen County Returns For 2nd Shot
'AGT' Runner Up From Bergen County Returns For 2nd Shot Get ready to be wowed once again by Anna DeGuzman, a Bergen County magician. The master of cardistry, and a native of Bergenfield, who finished second on "America's Got Talent", will be appearing on "America's Got Talent: Fantasy League" on Monday, Jan. 22. on NBC.  On "Fantasy League", judges choose a roster of their favorite acts and mentor them as they compete against other contestants. The winning act receives $250,000.  Last summer, DeGuzman dazzled viewers and judges with her array of impressive card tricks and devil-may-care attitude. Judges related to how nervous she got…
Meet Crystal Hefner, Playboy Founder's Widow, In Northvale Meet Crystal Hefner, Playboy Founder's Widow, In Northvale
Meet Crystal Hefner, Playboy Founder's Widow, In Northvale Crystal Hefner is ready to tell her story. The widow of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner is signing copies of her new book "Only Say Good Things: Surviving Playboy and Finding Myself" on Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 6 p.m. at Books and Greetings in Northvale.  Hefner discusses her time living at the Playboy mansion starting from when she was 21 years old. While she got to travel the world and live a glamorous lifestyle, "Hef" controlled his girlfriends, dictating their hair and makeup to establishing nightly curfews, according to a synopsis. This is Hefner's first book. To purchase tickets to meet …
RESCHEDULED: Ali Stroker Returns Home For North Jersey Book Signing After All RESCHEDULED: Ali Stroker Returns Home For North Jersey Book Signing After All
Rescheduled: Ali Stroker Returns Home For North Jersey Book Signing After All Ali Stroker, the Tony Award winning actress and Bergen County native, is going back to where it all started. The Nov. 18, 2023 signing of her new children's book "Cut Loose" at Bookends in Ridgewood — where Stroker was born and raised — was canceled, but has been rescheduled for Sunday, Jan. 21. In "Cut Loose," Nat faces the prospect of being not only the new kid in school, but the new kid in a wheelchair, according to a synopsis.  While things start off slowly, she eventually makes a new best friend, gets a boyfriend, and takes part in a theatre competition as she aims to live o…
Taylor Swift's Private Jet Just Left Morristown, Celeb Aircraft-Tracker Says Taylor Swift's Private Jet Just Left Morristown, Celeb Aircraft-Tracker Says
Taylor Swift's Private Jet Just Left Morristown, Celeb Aircraft-Tracker Says A Reddit page designated to tracking Taylor Swift's private jet says that one of her planes landed in Morristown but left less than 24 hours later Saturday, Jan. 13. TaylorSwiftJets, or @SwiftJetNextDay on X, is run by programmer Jack Sweeney, who notoriously had 30 of his Twitter accounts banned by Elon Musk after he bought the social platform. Sweeney was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for Consumer Tech in 2023. I’m honored to have made it on the Forbes 30 Under 30 for Consumer Tech. Thanks to everyone who has helped me learn, grow and create. https://t.co/kL6RyjGus4 pic.twi…