- In Quebec City this weekend. I’ve had a number 1 ranked radio show on CHOI FM for years with my good buddy Dany Houle. I learned from credible sources yesterday the Montreal Canadiens are not pleased with what I’ve been saying about the hockey team on air. I strongly suggest that they worry about their atrocious on ice product instead of focusing on my right to criticize them. The Habs got clobbered 6-0 against Toronto last night. Their 80 plus million buck goaltender Cary Price has all but vanished, not being seen within a mile of the rink for days. And the team’s brass has lost the confidence of both the players and the fans. Enough said! habssuck

- During my stay in Quebec City I’m staying at one of my favorite hotels anywhere – Hotel Le Concorde. The physically round building and peaceful views from the spacious rooms gives the guests the opportunity to seek personal introspection. I usually travel for work about six months a year and have had the good fortune to stay at some of the most amazing, five star hotels all over the world. Opulent and out of this world in equal measure, Hotel Le Concorde boasts an amazing ambience, combined with first class service, a revolving restaurant on the top floor with incredible views of stunning Quebec City, and a first class spa. When visiting Quebec City, staying at Hotel Le Concorde will enhance your travel experience – great location, affordable price but no sacrifice on quality. A true gem!

- My new film about Roger Waters and BDS toured across Canada to sold out audiences in major theaters. Special thanks to visionary Michael Mostyn and his top notch team at B’nai Brith Canada for doing a stellar job organizing it all. Mostyn’s a strategist genius, enhancing the quality of human rights activism while securing a long, unshakable and lasting future for human rights advocacy in Canada, a country in which race has become its starkest dividing line. – Toronto Sun

- IUC Blind Item: What former member of a certain hockey team in Canada slept with over 1000 women during his notorious career and claims at least 125 of them were married? This guy makes Weinstein look like a nun!

- The long George Michael awaited documentary I worked on has its world premiere tonight (Sunday) on HLN – How It Really Happened episode, “George Michael’s Final Days.” Tonight, 11/19 at 9pm. I also appear throughout the film. Congrats to everyone at CNN who worked on this important, compelling doc. Check out the trailer here

- Widely regarded as one of the top tennis instructors on the planet, the incredibly talented John Lehmann and his exceptional Uplift Team are planning the highlight athletic event of the year in stunning Palm Beach. The inaugural Palm Beach Winter Games take place January 12-15, 2018. Click here for all the details. Lehmann, a big proponent of children’s charitable causes, is donating all proceeds to benefit the local children’s charity, First Serve. This is the time of year for giving, and Lehmann’s hard work serves as a role model to all. Fist Serve helps kids living in dire conditions and abject poverty. Why in this land of plenty does the joy of giving escape many? Congrats Mr. Lehmann – you’ve got the right holiday spirit. I hope everyone follows his incredible example.

- Here’s the trailer for my new film about Hollywood, Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters and contemporary antisemitism. Look forward to your thoughts. Youtube

- Brad and Sienna? Looks like they’re for real. Daily Telegraph

- IUC Restaurant of the Month: Hands down, Bobby Vans’ Central Park South location in NYC is above and beyond every other steakhouse in Manhattan. Amazing service combined with the finest cut steaks anywhere, Bobby Vans is a culinary gem. This location is amazing because you can eat outside on the terrace and enjoy NYC people watching until your heart is content. The salad, seafood appetizer and desert were all top notch. No detail was spared at this incredible eatery on the park. A must stop for anyone seeking an affordable and amazing dining experience.

Brad Dating Again – but with who? People

Angie Begs Tom Ford – Radar

A Life squandered – Aaron Hernandez Boston Globe

O’Reillly Out – His Worst Quotes Variety

IUC Restaurant Of The Month: NYC’s Mozzarella E Vino is packed with treasures – reliable, tasty treasures! For an authentic taste of Italy, this fine eatery is a must. Highly acclaimed Park Avenue publicist Norah Lawlor has a flair for finding the best eateries in NYC. Once again, she went above expectations in recommending this dining jewel.
Mozzarella E Vino’s stunning ambiance, generous portions and rich Italian flavors will make you feel as if you’re dining int he heart of the Tuscany. For starters, make sure you order the Prosciutto and Mozzarella Cheese appetizer. The BEST Mozzarella cheeses in NYC by far! The braised lamb entree will melt in your mouth. The star is friendly, the place is hopping and the wine list is top grade. A true fine dining experience in the heart of midtown.
Mozzarella & Vino (Courtesy Jim Taylor)

And the best news is that your fine dining experience can continue another night at its spectacular sister restaurant The Leopard at Des Artistes The menu at The Leopard is similar but accentuates more on fine fish, tasty salads with an Italian twist. They offer a wine pairing that is a must – it’s one of the best I’ve experienced. If I had my choice of any meal in Manhattan I think it would be at The Leopard.

- IUC NEWS Exclusive – finally a documentary I’ve been working on for quite a while will be released in early 2017. You will love this topic!!!

- 2016 was a tragic year. Too many great artists left us. So sorry about the latest stars to die – Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds and George Michael. I was quoted in this story about Geroge – CNN

IUC Restaurant of 2016 – Slam dunk – my main man Fred has helped make Quality Meats in South Beach the place to dine at. You cannot get a better steak, fish or dining experience better than Quality Meats anywhere. The air at Quality Meats is laced with the intoxicating aroma of mouth watering food. Everything on the menu is sizzling and succulent. Amazing ambiance, incredible service mixed with a wine list that is next to none. Deserts are out of this world! For star gazers, on any given night you will find some top Hollywood actors, musicians and media personalities dining there.

Fred (middle) runs the best steakhouse South Florida has seen in years

Fred (middle) runs the best steakhouse South Florida has seen in years

IUC Blind Item of 2016: What Hollywood actress is now dating a former NFL star who ended up broke several years ago and is now working on charitable causes in Africa?

- Kurdish Angelina Jolie dies while fighting ISIS – Mirror UKKurdish-Angelina-Jolie-Angelina-Jolie-733x490

- Amanda Bynes calls John Travolta “”pervert” – Hol – Hollywood Life

- Gaga and Bradley Cooper – US Weekly

City of The Month: I never thought I would say this – the new epicenter of multi culture and Blue Jays, Toronto! By far Canada’s most bustling city, Toronto is rich in food, culture and sport. It’s new, refound vibrant energy left me scratching my head after being there only a few days. Lets face it – Toronto used to be a boring city with a terrible reputation for restaurants. Today, it is the hub business center in Canada, a thriving tourist destination and restaurants that rival world class cities like New York, Paris and Tokyo.
Where to stay: I decided to mix it up, first staying at the five star Shangri-La and then moving to the modern, high rise setting Trinity Suites offered. Both were most enjoyable. Shangri-La Hotel offers world class accommodations mixed with high end cuisine and perhaps the best ambiance in a lobby I have seen since staying at the Kempinski Hotel in Vienna. There’s groovy live music, great cocktails and lots of eye catching people ensconced in conversation and laughter. The staff is next to none, extremely polite and helpful. I could not imagine any Toronto hotel being more fun, elegant and better location than Shangri-La.
When I stayed at Trinity Suites I was impressed by how modern and accessible the apartment was. It was a stone throws from where the Blue Jays play, The Rogers Center, and was near all the hip, fun bars and restaurants on Front and King, two of the busiest streets in the city. Most of all you get bang for buck – it was under 200 dollars cdn, making it one of the best deals I have seen during my extensive world travels.

Rumor of the week: A top Hollywood actress is about to get engaged to an NBA star who was once involved with a female r&b singer? Can you guess who?

IUC Blind: Here’s a doozy – Which Hollywood A-lister struck a deal, an out of court settlement with a top exec producer to withhold information about their two children they had together while both of them were married to other people in exchange for 9.5 million dollars?

IUC Restaurant Of The Month: The top power brokers in the world dine at Bobby Van’s location on Park Avenue. In fact, at least two Presidents have chowed down there, many NBA and MLB stars and a Hollywood crowd ranging from Leo to Dustin to Uma. Simply put, the steak, whether porterhouse or filet or ribeye, is primo – next to none. And the rest of the menu is equally satisfying. Bobby Van’s is an institution that has served up the best steaks for many generations. A must dining experience for beef lovers! Service at the location is the best I’ve ever had, making it the quintessential NYC steak restaurant.Unknown-1

Hotel of The Month: For years, I’ve stayed at Park Central Hotel when I visit the Big Apple. It keeps getting better and better. Just a two minute walk to Central Park, Park Central combines opulence with comfort and very friendly staff (my main man Tony is the best in the biz) at the best rates NYC hotels have to offer. The next time you visit NYC, this is the place to stay at. Best location, best way to feel comfortable in the big city.Unknown-1


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