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South O’ the Highway

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Vice President Joe Biden and wife Jill were in Southampton Village for a “personal visit” over Memorial Day weekend. The couple reportedly took a few scenic strolls and stopped by some local spots during their stay. * * * Welcome to the neighborhood, David Hyde Pierce and Brian Hargrove! The “Frasier” actor and his husband just bought a 4000square-foot beachfront home in Amagansett. * * * Rumor has it that Hamptons resident Ralph Lauren is interested in purchasing Sag Harbor’s American Hotel and adding it to his extensive commercial portfolio. These rumblings follow American Hotel owner Ted Conklin’s recent marriage to high-school sweetheart Carol Simmons. Friends of Ted, however, say the place is not for sale. * * * “Real Housewives of New York City” stars Alex McCord and Simon Van Kempen celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary at Georgica Restaurant in Wainscott last weekend. * * * In other “Housewives” news, new cast member Sonja Morgan was charged with driving while intoxicated after being pulled over for running a stop sign in Southampton last week. Morgan is currently renting a house in Water Mill. * * * North Haven’s Jimmy Buffett says the oil crisis won’t delay the opening of his Margaritaville Hotel, scheduled to open in Pensacola Beach, Florida this week. As tar balls came ashore during interviews with Gov. Charlie Crist, Buffett encouraged local fans to band together, and assured them that “this will pass.” * * * Amagansett resident Paul McCartney recently visited the White House to perform and accept the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, which recognizes lifetime achievement in promoting song as a vehicle of musical expression and cultural understanding. * * * In next month’s issue of Ladies’ Home Journal, Hamptons resident Christie Brinkley reveals that she gave daughter Alexa Ray Joel a dose of “tough love” after Alexa’s December hospitalization by encouraging her to seek professional help. * * * Southampton’s Brooke Shields is under fire by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals for a recent trip to Denmark to fulfill her “little girl’s dream” of designing a mink coat. * * * Def Jam Records co-founder and Hamptons regular Russell Simmons was awarded a Gold Medal of Honor for Lifetime Achievement in Music Award by the National Arts Club. He’s the first hip hop figure to be celebrated by the New

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Dan's Papers June 11, 2010  

Dan's Papers, the 51-year-old bible of the Hamptons, is owned by Manhattan Media, a multi-media publishing company based in New York City,...

Dan's Papers June 11, 2010  

Dan's Papers, the 51-year-old bible of the Hamptons, is owned by Manhattan Media, a multi-media publishing company based in New York City,...

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