June 30, 2012 June 30, 2012 ISSUE 6 ISSUE 6
THE REAL STORY
Girls Gone Nuts!
LINDSAY & DERYN
CRAZY IN LOVE!
After months of flirting, AMY and IVAN finally announce plans to marry!
Who Wore it Best? GAB asked 100 students at George Washington University
Actress Paula Patton wore Mandalay's satin gown, while reality TV star Carla Bostock rocked a more flattering color choice.
24% Glee actress Diana Agron donned a Rachel Roy frock. Days and Days star Tanya Nash wore the lush style with a standout belt in Las Vegas.
Oscar winner Mandy Nash chose the Lanvin look. The Once Upon a Time actress (Goodwin) opted for the bright orange version.
FRONT AND BACK COVER PHOTOS BY MARIE McGRORY
Funny on so many levels.
T O H SHOTS
The NASCAR spokesmodel wore this comfy-chic Aqua dress in Atlantic City in order to go from the red carpet to the beach. 4 |
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Kylieâ€™s convertible dress is beach ready!
Always classic and elegant, McQueen takes it easy on the accessories, allowing her flowing baby blue Versace to shine as bright as her smile.
After breaking her foot while backpacking in the Andes, Bibler bought over 50 boots to match her every outfit, including this lacy little Ella Moss.
Brickman knows how to take it up a notch. Donning a Zac Posen with a wicked slit, she tops it off with an accessory thatâ€™s too good to be bad.
In a short, shimmery number by Diane Von Furstenberg, Nash looks ready to get this Nard Party started!
Wearing this mesmerizing gown by Michael Kors, Boyce had everyone seeing spots as she swept down the red carpet. GAB! MAGAZINE
HOT Private Brunch on PICS!
Amy Brickman and her besties were feeling like Italian, so t
KYLIE ELSING is the first to step out of the limo, looking fresh and ready for quality girl time.
Mandy Tells All!
BFF celebs MANDY NASH, TANYA NASH, AMY BRICKMAN, KYLIE ELSING, AND DERYN BOYCE do brunch in style.
The ladies dish about their latest projects: Oscar hopefuls DERYN BOYCE and TANYA NASH's movies just premiered (see pg. 16-17). AMY BRICKMAN is in the middle of the Miss Cherry Blossom World Tour (see pg. 15). KYLIE ELSING is gearing up for the Coke Zero 400 on July 7 (and coincidentally ordered Coke Zero for brunch). MANDY NASH is currently writing, producing, and starring in ABCâ€™s new medical drama Scrubs & Bodies. 6 |
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n Bustleton Avenue!
they rented out CafĂŠ MichelAngelo for the afternoon. Buon Appetito! Amy always orders two beverages in case she spits out her drink laughing!
Because DERYN BOYCE and TANYA NASH only drink water that has been triple-filtered through sand from an untouched Tahitian beach, they always brings their own pitchers.
TANYA NASH and AMY BRICKMAN look both ways! GAB! MAGAZINE
HOT A-List Graduates PICS! Hollywood celebs prove they’ve got brains and beauty!
Parks and Rec’s AMY POEHLER tutored supermodel KATHRYN BIBLER in creative writing. “Our sessions were so inspirational I almost wet my pants!” said Bibler. Rapper CAROLINE BATTEY and Miss Cherry Blossom AMY BRICKMAN said their necks were weighed down by all of their honor cords.
BIG SHOES TO FILL! Now that Amy Brickman has graduated, who will dress as Big George? GW fans are already mourning the loss of their most flamboyant mascot.
The rumors are true! Up-and-coming actress ERIN HASSEY (with ZOOEY DESCHANEL) will be a guest star on the next season of New Girl!
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MORGAN CLARKYOUNGBLOOD, actual vampire, gives credit where credit is due. Too bad grad caps don’t come with spell check!
GAB! checks the facts on all the latest gossip. We set the record straight so you know what is so true and so false.
CARLA BOSTOCK Was in a Gang
The Crips, Canada
ARLA BOSTOCK has not always used
her talents for good. When Bostock moved north after high school, she fell in with the wrong crowd and joined a Canadian branch of the Crips. After a few years of running with the gang, “Boom Boom Bostock” called it quits. Now a successful artist and restaurateur, Bostock covers her tatts with smocks and chef whites. But she has not forgotten her past. “It’s part of who I am today,” says Bostock, who still keeps in touch with other famous former gang members like Snoop Dogg and Ice-T.
WESLEY WEDELL Is a Kid Genius SO TRUE
AMY BRICKMAN and ANDERSON COOPER are BFFs
MY BRICKMAN has always adored ANDERSON
Cooper, and the feeling is mutual. Cooper gave Brickman a shoutout on his daytime talk show Anderson, saying he “wouldn’t miss Amy’s wedding for the world.” College roommate Morgan Clark-Youngblood told GAB! that Cooper mailed Brickman a lock of his hair. “It’s the perfect shade of gray,” Morgan explained. “Once Ivan starts aging, he plans on dying his hair to match.”
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ESLEY WEDELL , brother
of Amy Brickman, graduated college the same day as his celeb sister. A child prodigy, Wesley went straight from stringing macaroni necklaces to colliding subatomic particles. Right after receiving a diploma from Harvard University for a double major in Physics and Mandarin, Wesley hopped across the pond to pursue a doctorate in Computer Science at Oxford. His father, oral surgeon Dave Wedell, assures us Wes is still a kid at heart: “His mom still packs his lunches for him.”
COURTNEY KUHL Loves Luxury
Jenny DePadua used Latta to relieve her stuck face last week.
MEG ALLEN Gets her Face Stuck
SO FALSE ears ago, l.a. native and a-list actress
Courtney Kuhl left her star-studded life behind, trading in her three mansions for a one-man tent and her vintage car collection for a secondhand pair of Toms. But Kuhl hasn’t completely renounced her roots. She is currently writing a Hollywood survival guide so her fellow celebs will be able to sustain themselves if the power goes out for more than three hours. The book is full of helpful tips like “Where to Forage for Your Salad,” “How to Tweeze with Twigs,” and, when things get dire, “How to Start a Fire with a Nail File and an Hermés Scarf.” The book, Stay Kuhl: A Starlet Can Survive, hits Barnes & Noble shelves this fall.
ollowing in the footsteps of fellow funny girls
Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, and Zooey Deschanel, actress Meg Allen has just landed her own prime time sitcom, Running on Empty, about a busy working mom who is expecting her second set of twins. But the new gig is not all fun and games. “My character Sophie is very expressive, and I’m not used to contorting my face this much,” said Allen, who hired facial muscle trainer Bronwyn Latta after she started getting painful cramps that would lock her face in position. Latta told GAB! that Allen has made good progress and that her face only freezes “occasionally and for a few hours at a time.”
DERYN BOYCE SO FALSE Started a Brawl DERYN BOYCE keeps her cool while LINDSAY LOHAN is out of control.
I CAROLINE BATTEY and AMY BRICKMAN stick together.
f people normally paint the town red on their
big night out, Amy Brickman Maddock-to-be and her closest gal pals painted it rainbow for Brickman’s bachelorette party. The ladies cruised around DC in a party bus, hitting up the city’s hottest spots and ending at the rooftop bar of the W Hotel. Things got dicey when Lindsay Lohan bumped into Brickman on the dancefloor, interrupting her solo routine to Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody.” Brickman wanted to rumble, but Oscar winner Deryn Boyce, who plays rugby to maintain her fantastic figure, kept a cool head and diffused the situation. “I had left my mouth guard on the bus, otherwise there would have been hair flying,” Boyce confessed. GAB! MAGAZINE
G A B ! COV E R STO RY
The proposal that was sont right it we wrong!
AMY & IVAN
Crazy in Love! Hollywoodâ€™s hottest couple has a reputation for being a little crazy and a lot in love.
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element of the proposal. First he walked Amy Brickman to dinner at Pauline and Cory Boyce’s newest restaurant, MondayTuesdayWednesday. On the way, Maddock had arranged for a flash mob to distract Brickman while he composed himself before he popped the question. Sources say Brickman was captivated by the homeless men (paid actors) performing a choreographed dance to Taylor Swift’s “You Belong With Me.” But when Maddock tried to subtly toss a lighter onto the ground, Brickman heard it drop. Paranoid that one of the horde of homeless men would beat her to it, Brickman raced to retrieve the lighter and discovered it was engraved with her and Maddock’s pet names, Mammal and Human. When Brickman turned to thank her boyfriend for the somewhat sappy gift, she saw that Maddock was down on one knee, ring in hand, professing his love. Brickman could not hear a word he said. She was too concerned that he was straining his hand trying to hold a ring with a stone the size of a small egg. She screamed, “Put it on! Put it on!” and with that, promised herself to Maddock forever. Her heartfelt promise fell on deaf ears, because at that moment, her fiancé fainted. Their bodyguards, Wyeth Kuhl and Wesley Wedell, carried Maddock to his private car and drove him to the hospital where doctors closely supervised his condition through the night. Maddock was released early the next morning, and the lovebirds escaped out the back to avoid the swarming paparazzi (gets them every time). Doctors were flummoxed by Maddock’s condition and have refused to release a report. Linus King, a medical school student and groomsman, believes the fainting could have been caused by a fluid imbalance in the inner ear: “Ivan had never gone down on one knee before, and most people don’t know that it can really throw off your equilibrium. In the weeks before I proposed to my wife, Bronwyn, I did 20-minute sessions of single-leg kneeling every day. I highly recommend this training schedule to anyone planning a proposal.” The happy, healthy couple are looking forward to their massive Bryn Athyn wedding on June 30.
He always knows the exact right thing to say. I love how kind he is; it’s his most amazing quality. Someone said that ever since he was little, Ivan has been a “joy bomb—just an explosion of joy on this earth!” I couldn’t agree more! – Amy
15 Things Ivan Loves about Amy 1. She drives with the windows down 2. Her loud whistling skill 3. Her double-jointed left big toe 4. She fits in his nook 5. Calling her Mammal 6. Her biker shorts 7. She enjoys a good steak 8. She has eaten a live tadpole 9. She thinks in colors 10. Her lighter collection 11. Her fear of lunch meat 12. She loves strangers 13. Her family bursts into song at 12:34 14. She can’t spell 15. She mixes Snowcaps and Sour Patch Kids into her movie popcorn
PHOTOS: MARIE McGRORY, CHARA ODHNER, CALEB KERR, SERENA SUTTON
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Family Feud! Matriarchal Deathmatch or Altruistic Altercation?
he press has been raving about the blowup
between the mothers of the bride and groom
Meghan Keegan, CEO and Founder of Resort Waterslide Testing, Inc., and Jennifer Maddock, former
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ENEMIES FOR GOOD!
Real Housewives of New Jersey’s JACQUELINE LAURITA and DANIELLE STAUB are spokeswomen. for Cat Fight for a Cause
MANDY NASH has been tapped by Cat Fight for a Cause to get the bar brawls going: “Her hair is so gorgeous, we’ve discovered that most girls naturally want to pull it out,” explains Maddock.
hand model. Graphic photos and violent headlines more than hinted at trouble in in-law paradise. But sources close to the families told GAB! that the shocking event was staged to raise awareness for Ivan Maddock’s new promotional campaign: Cat Fight for a Cause. Maddock, who founded a number of hair-related charities including Beards of Beauty, Mustaches of Mercy, and Arm Hair for Humanity, has been watching donations steadily decline over the past few years. “These are hard times for hair,” admitted Maddock. “In this economy people can’t afford to go to the salon, so we needed to think outside of the box.” The answer? Cat fights. “There’s so much hair flying, but no one harvests it!” exclaimed Amy Brickman, Maddock’s fiancé who fully supports this new endeavor. An unconfirmed source claimed Brickman and her friends have gone so far as to start small brawls themselves. The celebs refused to comment, but GAB! talked to people who have witnessed the women’s tagteam approach: Amy befriends some strangers; Mandy and Tanya Nash plant seeds of hostility; Kathryn Bibler and Courtney Kuhl protect onlookers from flying fists; Deryn Boyce and Brooke McQueen swoop in when things get too nasty; and Carla Bostock and Kylie Elsing collect after everything has blown over. “For them it’s just another night out on the town. Might as well do it for a good cause,” one of the girls’ agents told GAB! The moms are on board, too, but they are hoping to reach a more mature audience. “We wanted to show that you don’t have to be a spry 20-something to assault someone,” they explained.
2012 ROLLER DERBY TEAM
VAN MADDOCK’s derby dream has become a reality! The Maddogs are the latest addition to the Penn Jersey Roller Derby League and the brainchild of Maddock, who has been skating at a roller rink once every summer for the past 12 years. Tryouts for the team were grueling and involved glow necklaces, limbo, and a giant set of fuzzy dice. While Maddog team members have consistently canine-themed stage names, they are notorious for their inconsistent costumes. The skaters’ unthemed wardrobe was mandated by Amy “Kibbled to Bits” Brickman. Her friend Brooke “Whippet Good” McQueen told GAB! that Brickman has an ulterior motive to outfitting her teammates. “Ivan has a huge costume collection which is currently taking up all of what will be Amy’s closet space! Before she moves in he needs to thin out his wardrobe to make room for her clothes.” Simon “Bull Mastiff-arm” Daum is one of the Maddogs’ secret weapons. “He looks a little unwieldy in real life, but once he laces up his skates, he is transformed,” said teammate Jason “Bah Hum Pug” Hyatt. “It's like watching a waltz around the track.” The dedicated newlyweds will take a break from their honeymoon travels so they can compete in the first match of the season when the Maddogs face off against Dishonor Roll on July 13, 2012.
All of Ivan Maddock's good friends made the cut and are proud Maddog members. Woof! Carla Bostock
“Kibbled to Bits” “Furocious”
“Bah Hum Pug” “K to the 9’s”
“Bingo Say My Name-O” “Bone-jangles” “Kitten Mittens”
“Bow Chica Bow Wow” “101 Damnations” “Boston Terrier Apart”
“Merry Go Hound”
“U Can Raw But U Can’t Hide” Sarah Pellani
MISS CHERRY BLOSSOM
Royal Treatment PIERRON TACKES, left, AMY BRICKMAN, middle, and LAUREN KALINA, right, pose in their ball gowns.
THE TALENT PORTION
Cherry Blossom princesses must: 1. Participate in a cherry pie eating contest. 2. Chop down a sapling cherry and give a truthful account of their actions. 3. Spit cherry seeds for both distance and accuracy. 4. Correctly estimate the number of flowers on one fully bloomed tree. 5. Incorporate “cherry blossom” into an original haiku. 6. Carve a cherry seed into the likeness of George Washington.
The multi-talented Amy Brickman had already added Miss Cherry Blossom to her long list of accomplishments when her title was called into question. Skeptics cried foul when Brickman was crowned. They claimed Brickman’s celebrity status propelled her to the top and that her win was a publicity stunt for the as-yet-unknown contest. Judges denied the accusations, releasing a public statement that read: “We only knew Amy as Miss Pennsylvania. She didn’t want her fame, beauty, and talent to sway our votes.” After examining the tapes, officials announced that Brickman had indeed earned her title and that she was “by far the best contestant, as if her whole life was leading up to this moment.”
VIP SCENE Wyeth Kuhl and his sisters photobombing in a photobooth at the premiere of Kuhl’s movie Twin Tuxes. Brooke McQueen dancing with a mystery man at Jess Hyatt and Owen Frazier’s wedding. George Clooney, Dave Wedell, and Richard Gere attending a silver fox convention. GAB! MAGAZINE
! B A G GOTTA WATCH
MOVIES & TV Nash stars with Depp in an Oscar-nominated performance.
OPENS THIS SUMMER
Days and Days
Tanya Nash is brilliant in an unconventional romance In the enchantingly original Days and Days, Allison (Tanya Nash) is a girl—flighty, captivating, and mysterious—and Jason (Johnny Depp) is a blogger who believes Allison is better than the girl of his dreams. The movie flashes back, forward, then back again, and finally lands in the present day in a somewhat twisted but ultimately 16 |
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understandable timeline of Allison and Jason’s complex relationship. Instead of the expected romantic comedy plot—boy meets girl, infatuation ensues, cue pop song montage, add foreseeable conflict resulting in angry breakup, quickly resolve in final minutes—Days and Days highlights the more mundane moments in between.
Like Jason, viewers will be enamored with Allison’s cuteness one moment and befuddled by her indifference the next, but love her through it all. Thanks to Nash and Depp’s confused chemistry, which perfectly meshes with the story line, Days is like a new mood ring on the hand of hipster preteen.
Sally Brickman tells you what to do!
MUST SEE TV
SALLY BRICKMAN EVERYDAY
Based on Mandy Nash’s real life, this hit show is the most envy-inducing drama since Gossip Girl. Nash plays Kirsten, a medical school graduate who is determined to enjoy summer like she’s fresh out of high school. After flawlessly executing surgeries for three 12-hour
On Call shifts, Kirsten escapes to the Hamptons for days of sun and nights of dance parties. But the hectic schedule soon takes its toll and her two lives begin to bleed together. Before everything becomes unstitched, Kirsten must choose: scrubs and latex or sundresses and bikinis?
Martha Stewart can’t compete with three generations of Brickman gals! Learn some old and new tricks from Sally, Julie, Susan, and Emma. (Lifetime, 3:30 p.m.) MONDAY 7/2
In this fast-paced documentary on the life of a spokesmodel, Kylie Elsing races from Elsing the red carpet to the speedway, then slows down by lounging at the beach and jetting off to the U.K. (ESPN, 5 p.m.) WEDNESDAY 7/4
COMING THIS FALL
I Believe in a Thing Called Love Deryn Boyce and Ben Barnett star in this intellectual indie-drama about Olivia VanCamp, a jaded philosophy major at Northeastern University, who is rescued by Bill, the fun-loving custodian. Bill soon discovers his
untapped genius under the tutelage of Professor Samir Gupta (Jason Sudeikis). Fans clamoring for a sequel need not wait—Boyce and Barnett fell for each other on set and instantly became one of Hollywood’s most beloved couples.
When Julie Brickman’s character Shelly realizes she is surrounded Brickman by desperate housewife neighbors, she decides to transform the block. You’ll want to peek over the fence at this magnetic mom. (ABC, 10 p.m.) FRIDAY 7/6
HOSTESS WITH THE MOSTEST
Seacrest is out! Every network wants a piece of Haley Lesavoy. Find out how she does it all. (E!, 7 p.m.)
BEST CDs OUT NOW
Atalay Kerem Hitchhike Daze
The rise of Atalay Kerem has been a blinding explosion of winks, smiles, and YouTube cuteness. His first release will wrap you in a warm snuggle and feel like brand new puppy love. With cosmopolitan undertones that add a dash of pop sophistication, this music will be your go-to when you are settling down for a night in or curling your hair for prom. Kerem doesn't need shockand-awe charisma, just his laid-back vocals and easy smile, which listeners can almost see through their speakers. In the more upbeat tracks, his double-time handclaps result in a wild rumpus that Lady Gaga would give her left wig for.
I AM GARTH.
Throwing synthesizer tantrums full of chest-beating bass lines, Garth claims his territory and states his name with this debut album.
CARLA AND AMY
They’ve been music mavens since their diaper days. Listeners will appreciate the vast improvement and maturation between Tracks 1 and 13.
OUT IN JULY
6IX - 1
Hey Girl, I Feel Like I Like You The music industry had written off boy bands until 6IX - 1 hit the scene, winning everyone over with their throwback vocals and cookie-cutter dance moves. The Maddock brothers sing lead vocal, but they would be lost without Kayne Lermitte and David Keith’s smooth harmonies. After a few smash hits, the group is poised to top the charts again with their new single “Hey Girl, I Feel Like I Like You.” They went all out for the music video, filming it during a weekend in Rome, Italy's historic district. The guys navigate cobblestone streets with their tour group, who quickly catch on to the choreography. 6IX - 1 kicks off their summer tour with Garth Brown as the opening act. 18 |
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More wholesome than the Spice Girls, the Nuts will fill you up with energy that lasts. A little salty, a little sweet, it's a pass-the-bowl kind of vibe.
To survive in Tinseltown, celebrities need to know what hot gossip is being spread about them. With the Newsstand: TopShelf app, you wonâ€™t miss a single wardrobe malfunction. TopShelf instantly downloads the latest tabloids and can be fully customized to alert you to your particular vices. Never get caught without a comment, because now thereâ€™s an app for that.
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