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WHAT’S HAPPENING ON THE WEEKENDS AT

9:00 pm $3 BUD & BUD LIGHTS till 11pm 10:00 pm LIVE ENTERTAINMENT AT BAR A

8:59 pm THE STATE’S BIGGEST DANCE PARTY 9:00 pm DJ BILLY REYBERT on GROTTO BEACH 9:00 pm EMCEE JAIROK & BACARDI ARDI 9:00 pm DJ Nicky Sibilia in the DANCE ROOM 11:00 pm DJ MUSIC

11:00 am WETT! on Grotto Beach with DJ G-Kat, DJ Fun Size, DJ Billy Reybert and Special Guests!

SUNDAYS

8:00 pm DJ MUSIC on GROTTO BEACH

2:00 pm College & HS Reunion Party Series

SATURDAYS

FRIDAYS

4:00 pm HAPPY HOUR $2.25 Pints DJ MUSIC, Free Buffet

12:00 pm Alternating Devotion & Grey Goose Vodka Specials 1:00 pm $4 Coronas 3:00 pm THE DUB ASSASSINS 4:00 pm RUBBER DUCKY RACES! 1

Named one of the country’s best clubs! The massive indoor-outdoor facility, amazing staff, crazy parties, and top entertainers continues to deliver an incredible entertainment, eating, and drinking experience year after year.

FREE ADMISSION until 9 pm FRIDAY & SATURDAY

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CONTENTS

FOUNDER Robert Gartside

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Chaunce Hayden

PUBLISHERS Jairo Arias Chaunce Hayden

COPY EDITOR

LeAnne Aciz-Stanton

ART DIRECTOR Mark McNabb

ACCOUNT SALES Chaunce Hayden Jairo Arias

DIRECTOR OF ADVERTISING Sean Ryan

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Chantal Cyr Mike Wise Jenny Filicky Chaunce Hayden

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COVER STORY Paige VanZant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

Naked Truth: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia with Kaitlin Olson. . . . . . 6 Mancave . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Industry Spotlight: Bacardi Ardi. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Women’s Fashion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Men’s Fashion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Industry Spotlight: Wicked Wolf. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 20 Percent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Industry Spotlight: Stag House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Chef Of The Month: Joseph Forte . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Posh Model. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Motormouth. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Exposed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Between The Sheets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Music News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

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ADVERTISING INQUIRIES: Please call 201-873-3874 or visit our website at www.metnights.com We all have that one defining moment in life that makes us who we are as people. Our character is tested like never before. Soon it will be my turn to step up to the plate and face whatever the forces of nature have in store for me. Back in March I wrote a story in MN that I titled, “Monaghan Redemption.” I told of my long journey to Monaghan, Ireland and my search for the 5 year old daughter I have never seen. It was brutally painful to dig up my past in that little Irish town in search for my future. But for me there was no other option. I walked the narrow streets of Monaghan Town, reading mailboxes, looking in coffee shop windows and food markets. Where ever my heart would take me I went. I never felt lost even though I didn’t know where I was going. I was going to find my child and nothing on this Earth was going to stop me. Well, after days of searching and uncomfortable inquiring with the locals I did find my daughter (or at least where she lived). Although I wasn’t granted permission to see her, our souls were closer than they had ever been. I knew what I had to do next, and although hard I have no second thoughts of my decision. On July 9th, I will be boarding a plane for Ireland with a large suitcase filled with some warm clothes and personal items to remind me of home. This time I won’t be returning without the connection to my daughter that I desperately sought at the start of this year. Nothing about what I’m about to do will be easy nor should it be. The challenge will be daunting but the hard fought reward so great. I’m coming for my little girl and there can be no second place this time around. But this is not good-bye my friends. The world is a very small place and my well trained staff will continue with the nightlife publishing tradition I have spent 27 years creating. My passion for this magazine will not be missed thanks to the Internet and support from those around me who work so hard to make the impossible possible. So here I go.... or should I rather say, “Here I come!” See you in August, Chaunce Hayden Publisher @Chauncehayden

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It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia WITH

Kaitlin Olson I nte rv i e w by C hau n c e H ay d en

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Chaunce Hayden: What makes It’s Always Sunny In Philadephia” so popular year after year? Kaitlin Olson: Well, I think we fell into the groove of how to do it. Plus, Danny DeVito, added such a magical piece to the puzzle. He just fit right in immediately with all of us. He adds an amazing dynamic to the show. All of us are just a great team and we mesh so well together.

That $200 number has really been flying around the country. The truth is, it cost whatever the tape cost and whatever lunch cost. So yeah, it was probably around $200. And yes, they did it on a computer. It was very, very cheaply made. But they wanted it to look like that. They wanted it to look like a documentary. But yes, the rumor is true. Absolutely no money went into the pilot. For lighting they flipped the light switch on. That’s the truth!

Is it true that the initial pilot was made for just $200 on a home computer?

Initially, the show was supposed to be about three unemployed actors in LA. But FX didn’t like the idea. Why?

That’s the word that’s going around.

Well, FX thought that Entourage and The Comeback were already out there. There were a lot of shows that were about Hollywood, and being actors in Los Angeles. They just didn’t want to compete with that market. They thought it was a

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little overdone. But they loved the characters and they loved the ideas. So they just said, “Relocate it.” Rob, Charlie and Glen originally wanted it to be about actors because that’s what they were doing. They were just writing about stuff that was going on in their lives, and the stupid conversations they were having. But the truth is a show like this can be set anywhere. So they decided to put it in a bar in Philadelphia because Rob is from Philadelphia and bartenders have a lot of free time to get themselves into trouble.

and I laughed out loud! My dog didn’t know what was going on! How can I say this? I end up pretending to need arm braces because I’m trying to get attention from a guy who is working in a clothing store. And so I’m reaching with my arm braces trying to get a hat off of a high place and the store employee asks if I need help and I say, “It’s really important to me that I do this by myself.” And he says how proud he is of me. I thought it was just genius pretending to be crippled to get attention.

Is the show actually filmed in Philly?

Now that goes back to being shocking. How many complaints from crippled people are you estimating you’ll be getting?

It’s actually shot in LA, but we do go to Philadelphia for about a week and a half just to do some exterior shots. What kind of feedback have you gotten from the people of Philadelphia? We got a really warm reception from the people there! I think they like to be represented and they also think the show is funny. The people of Philly are really proud of it. Are you telling me that Philadelphians are sick of being New York City’s poor stepchild?

I don’t think it takes guts. I really think that’s where the trend is heading. I did Curb You’re Enthusiasm before this show, and they didn’t have a laugh track either. The truth is, in your head you know people are laughing somewhere. There are people laughing in the control room! I never feel that because I’m not getting instant feedback something must not be funny. I think it’s much better without a laugh track. I hate it when shows force-feed you and tell you when you’re supposed to laugh. Hopefully, the whole show is funny and you’re just laughing when you feel like it.

That’s a great question. I think the real shame is why aren’t there more funny beautiful women on TV. I know a lot of them personally. I think that the stigma is that only men can be funny, or only quirky, unattractive women can be funny. I think that’s because you really can’t take yourself too seriously if you want to be funny. A lot of people who are wrapped up in what they look like are taking themselves a little bit too seriously. The truth is, I was always lanky and awkward in high school. No boys liked me. So I certainly didn’t grow up thinking I was beautiful. I had to find a way to fit in, and I did it by making people laugh. But I would like to think that you could be both attractive and funny. When can we expect to see you naked on the show?

Can you give me an example of when you actually peed your pants from laughing? I can! When I read this in the script I was in a room by myself

If FX plans on getting me naked, then they need to pay me a lot more then what they’re paying me right now! I’ll just say that.

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I give you credit for working without a laugh track. That takes guts.

Why do most people not find attractive female comics as funny as male comics?

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[Laughs] Yeah! I think they feel a sense of belonging now. Also, the original fans of the show take a lot of pride in it because the show was so underground in the beginning.

[Laughs] You can’t take offense because in the context of the show these characters are just such losers! If they’re doing something like that it’s okay to laugh at it because you’re just laughing at the characters. We’re lovable losers! It’s not like we’re making fun of racism or cancer. We’re just pointing out that things that happen in life are sometimes funny even when you’re not really supposed to laugh at them. But it’s awkward and it’s uncomfortable and that’s what’s funny. Like when the teacher tells the whole class to stop laughing. That’s always when you laugh the most.


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MANCAVE

The Real “Don” By Otto D

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hen I say Don I’m not talking about someone from a mafia movie, I’m talking about Don Q Rum! A pioneer in the rum category in the spirits world that’s been trendsetting for years.

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These beautifully crafted rums have and are still paving the path with mixologists all around the world to create some of the most unique cocktails. I personally like the 2007 Single Barrel, easy to sip neat (remember always pinky out) to get that true flavor of what rum is supposed to taste like. Some tasting notes such as apricot, butterscotch, and just the rite amount of a slight hint of spice. The Single Barrel is unblended of coarse and aged in American white oak. There are no corners cut creating these delicious spirits along with great company pride! So if anyone ever asked me if I would like to be “Don” I would say of course I would, Don Q (of rums that is)!! (Please Don Q Responsibly)


May She Rockabilly Imelda Mary Higham professionally known as Imelda May, is an Irish singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist. Born and raised in Dublin, May began her career in music at 16 by performing with a number of local bands and musicians. Her Jazz and Rockabilly style of playing just takes your heart and spirit to a higher level. Transforming you into a serious trance of goosebumps and euphoria! Now if your not sure what style of music “Rockabilly” is then it might be time to expand off that one channel on FM (you the one that plays the same 40 songs all week) radio and live a little. The way she dresses and presents herself on stage with class and beauty will definitely leave an everlasting memory and urge for more. Needless to say, listening to her has changed my life one song at a time. She brings back a piece of a lost era that people are missing out on. So ladies and gents, get on board and tune in! (Please Rockabilly Responsibly)

1 Muhammad Ali... (By far the best ever!) 2 Manny Pacquiao... 3 Mike Tyson... 4 Sugar Ray Robinson... 5 Rocky Marciano...

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Top 5 Boxers Of All Time

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Smile Your On Candid Camera Lets face it everyone, times are getting crazy and one way that you can protect yourself is by capturing video footage of a crime. Dashboard cameras are very reasonably priced and have been on the rise for years now. So no more “he said, she said” due to automobile incidents, your on video chump! The dash cam industry is growing and it’s time to get on board (no pun intended) so you can even post your adventures on YouTube. A long list of companies such as Anker Roav have started to create some pretty cool cams. This particular cam offers a Sony Exmor Sensor, 2.4” LCD, 1080P FHD, 4-Lane Wide-Angle View Lens, Built-In WiFi, G-Sensor, WDR, Loop Recording, Night Mode, and a 2-Port car Charger. That’s some serious shit! You could mount one in the front windshield and one in your rear....(ok take it easy)!!

MANCAVE

It’s A Given! That you could be the only one parked in a parking lot for miles and some asshole will still squeeze their ride rite up against you!


North Jersey’s premier music venue featuring a Mexican Fusion menu and great beer options.

MEXICALI LIVE IS ALWAYS ON THE LOOK OUT FOR LOCAL AND NATIONAL TALENT.

Reflections

Feast of Friends The Remedy

Moonshine Creek Bluegrass Band

Culture Killer

Ascending From Ashes

(Performing the Music of The Doors)

Sat July 15 - 8:30 Dissent Phantom Pain On Sight Refuge

Fri Aug 11 - 9:00 Lunatic Fringe

Sat Aug 12 - 8:00

Wed July 19 - 8:30 The Neverends Thur July 20 - 7:30 Black N Blue Station The Split Ends

Fri July 21 - 8:00

food H music H drink Gravity Child

With Special Guests Lowlark And The Rock And Soul Band

Sat July 29 - 9:00 LKFFCT

Mon July 24 - 7:30

Garbage Brain No Honeymoom Smock

The Big Ass White Girl Rock & Soul Review

Hub City Stompers

The Dives Swerling

The Jo Wymer Band Bullet Bob and the Colts Miss Guided

Tue July 25 - 7:30

Cresskill SOR Alumni Tribute to The Allman Bros

Cresskill SOR Instructors Tribute to Chris Cornell School of Rock Grad School School of Rock Cresskill House Band

Wed July 26 - 7:00 Bovine Social Club

Cosmic American Derelicts

Thur July 27 - 8:00 Samantha Fish Fri July 28 - 8:00

Sun July 30 - 8:00

Unveiling The Oppression Dead End Instant Regret Syndrome

Wed Aug 16 - 7:30 Danger Danger

Reality Suite Incognito Theory Sexy Suzn’ Project Unidentified Remains

Fri Aug 18 - 8:00 Zepp Again

(Tribute To Led Zeppelin) AC/fn/DC

Sat Aug 19 - 8:30

Chilled Monkey Brains Dusters

Desolated

Back Pocket Alimony

Wed Aug 23 - 7:30

Tue Aug 1 - 8:00

The Blurred Conscience Soapbox Sound

Wed Aug 2 - 7:00

Ellz Okami and the House Of Lost Thur Aug 3 - 8:00 Chris Webby

Justina Valentine AK40DEVIN

Fri Aug 4 - 7:30 Gnarbot

Strange Changes

Wed Aug 9 - 8:00

Purgatory Easy Money Time Spent

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Anthems For Autumn Steve Bello

Fri Aug 25 - 7:30

Ripple Sat Aug 26 - 9:00 Royal Jelly Jive Sun Aug 27 - 7:30 Rachel Miller PALMAROSA

Wed Aug 30 - 7:00

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asstiant at Z-100. I worked there from 1985 until 1987. Later I moved to Miami and became a bartender. One night I was forced to fill in for a drunk MC when the owner found out I worked for a NY radio Station. That night I was turned into an MC and was one ever since. As far as my favorite club I would say I really enjoyed working for Bar Anticipation now on my 21st year. Also, Club Abyss, 8 years and Poor Billy’s Sports Café, 14 years. How has the club scene changed since you first began?

THE MAN, THE MYTH, THE LEGEND…

THE KING OF NJ NIGHTLIFE:

Art Wolfarth AKA

Bacardi Ardi Interview by Chaunce Hayden

How did you get the name Bacardi Ardi? I was working as a bar manager and bartender at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Cables, Florida. We were hosting a party for the Bacardi Family of the famed rum makers. I was doing a little display, mixing flaming liquor from one glass to another and made an impression on the two Bacardi Brothers and owners Tito and Jose. They asked what was the flaming liquor I used and what my name was. I told them my name was Artie and the rum was Bacardi. Tito said great job Bacardi Ardi and the name stuck with me by the other bartenders who continued to call me Bacardi Ardi for the next 3 years. When I came to New Jersey I was DJing an outside bar and the owner said, “Do you have a nick name?” and I said Bacardi Ardi. He said, “That’s great for an outdoor Dj! That’s your new stage name.” You’ve been an MC and host to some of the most notorious nightlife events in Jersey history. How many years has it been and what club stands out the most to you? I finished school in 1984 majoring in marketing, promotions, and entertainment productions. My first real job was a promotional

Back in the day the scene was a mixture or dance music and rock bands. All the music was an open format. A little of everything. Then around the mid 90’s it went to fewer bands and more high energy dance. Today the scene is mostly small lounges with hardly any bands. How would you describe the club scene today? Today the scene is mostly small lounges with hardly any bands. The scene has turned in a small room of non-stop hip hop with a few energy dance songs mixed in. The scene mostly has changed into small eating lounges with some dance and mostly hip hop performances. DJ’s are afraid to mix formats or talk on the mic and bars owners are not willing to invest in “The guest experience.” Plus legal liability with the consumption of liquor has transformed the dollar to be spent on food. Its hard to get a cover charge since “the experience” is no longer there. And social media and the use of text messaging has transformed the scene as well. People rather text friends not in their presence then to engage into conversations with complete strangers standing next to them. Social media pulls people into many different directions. Years ago you would go to a club and wait for people to show up. Today within 20 minutes people are posting photos or texting others for their thoughts. People will run out without waiting for the room to build. A possibly reason for the demise of the big clubs. Many have come and gone over the years. What is the secret behind your popularity? No real secret. I work harder then most. My changing concepts, my ability to change with the times, being on the forefront with new ideas, gimmicks, and homemade contraptions keep me working. I have a great understanding of how an operation


You have been a part of a lot of popular afternoon and evening events. I think the Rubber Ducky races are one of the wildest. Why do you people love Rubber Ducky races so much? In the past I have been involved with Velcro Jumping, Sumo Wrestling and body shots contest. Rubber Ducky Races are a concept that I created and seem to be the new thing because they are fun to watch and easy to participate in without any real exertion on the contestants part. Winning a $1,000 cash prize doesn’t hurt either, and how can you not like a little rubber ducky. Your name has been great to Bacardi Rum. Has Bacardi every said thank you or offered you anything in return? Nothing ever from Bacardi, In fact when I went back to Z-100 to do some promos I had to drop the name for radio and use Art the Bartender while doing call ins on sites. How much longer can you continue to do what you do or should we say, how much longer do you want to continue to do what you do? I’m getting up in age and will have to turn the reins over to other MC’s. But I hoping I can continue to provide consultant and promotional objectives to up and coming establishments and to MC’s in the future. My days are surly numbered. Name the top New Jersey nightclubs of all time? Hard to say. I have worked so many great places that have allowed me to excel in what I do. However I will mention these locations because of what they have accomplished.

Club Abyss: For their continued efforts of bring top entertainment, celebrities, the days best style, lighting, sound and fads into the middle of New Jersey for almost 20 years. Poor Billy’s: At the time of its inception it was a premier sports bar and restaurant in the country. It offered something for everyone. It had 5 extremely busy days of the week. Hardly something that could be done now. Bar Anticipation: A location that brings thousands of people a week to one single location can’t go unnoticed. Always adding space and different appeals to so many different people . They have allowed me to expand on my ideas and concepts for 20 years Rise In Lodi: Owner Eugene, time and time again has stood out and a major player in the NJ club scene. His ideas, involvement and consent commitment to the market has kept him going 20 years plus . Joey Harrison’s: Joey Barcelona and staff were the absolute best. They were always taking care of their guest and staff to the extreme. Hence why so many people stayed with them for so many years. A great place to work and enjoy the day off. Always providing top entertainment in every field of the music spectrum. Sandy killed the dream. Finally, how would you like to be remembered when the day comes for the party to end?º That I was an experience. That I showed people a good time, a memorable moment, and a lasting impression. After all its all about the show! I hope someday someone else will do the same for myself and my fellow patrons .

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works and what a crowd wants. Here is the secret: Shhhh! The operation wants money and the crowd wants a memory. Give them both what they want and you are successful.

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Summer Trend Alert NIKKI ROSE @nik_lovins

I don’t know about you but I’m really excited to be shopping in the midst everything that reminds me of the late 90’s (and 2000’s) but with a very now type of feel. Chokers, studs, embroidery, and lace up details are all of which used to be my favorite things to try on. Now they are super easy to find again and I couldn’t be happier to start restocking my closet with all of these fresh new “oldies but goodies.”

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Always Denim Denim on denim on denim. It never goes out of style so pick up as much of it as you want. In fact, I’ve been seeing a ton of ruffled denim on the hangers and I’m super bummed I had got rid of my old stuff now that it’s back. Standout Style Light Blue Chambray Off The Shoulder Dress, $59 www.lulus.com

This edgy trend has been around forever, we just never gave it enough credit. See through everything, but better yet, wear transparent shoes too! Lyla, $99.95 (above), Clearer, $109 (below) www.stevemadden.com

Beachy Stripes There’s just always something so fresh and new about these stripes. Definitely take advantage of matching twosies! Faithful Stripe Bandeau Top ($106) & Wide Leg Pant ($166) www.asos.com

Girly Finishes Ruffles, florals, lace and lace-up everything, and don’t forget about off the shoulders!

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Sadie Blush Multi Floral Print Romper $33 www.tobi.com

Corset Inspired Details Throw a small corset belt over a tee or a button down top, it makes everything more interesting, I promise. Run It’s Corset Vegan Leather Belt, $20 www.nastygal.com

White Broderie Anglais Trim Bardot Dress , $56 www.missguidedus.com


Elevated Vacation Style It’s vacation season! With a variety of different styles readily available, you can look and keep cool while traveling or lounging. Use the pieces below for inspiration on your upcoming extended getaway or weekend trip.

Island Prints

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How Short Should You Go?

Palm-tree prints give off a refreshing look while you’re sitting near a beach, sipping a margarita. Shirts, shorts, and even your casual slip-on shoes can don palm-tree prints. Guys, don’t be afraid of floral print either!

Obviously shorts are a summer staple, but some may have trouble deciding which ones to wear. Definitely put away those over-the-knee shorts and pack those mid-thigh or above-theknee ones. Also, lighter color shorts keep you cooler. Pair your shorts with t-shirts, polos, or your favorite button up with the sleeves cuffed up.

Gingham Vintage Camp Collar Shirt www.mrporter.com $200.00

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Hudson Jaxon Camouflage Cargo Shorts www.bloomingdales.com $175.00

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Sandals on vacation? With all the walking or hiking you may be doing, try for stylish and versatile footwear. Espadrilles, low top sneakers, and other casual slip on’s will keep you looking stylish and effortlessly on-trend. Havana Perf Slip-On DLX www.vans.com $85.00

Sunglasses are a must for this season, so they should be worn to say something about you. If you’re feeling fun and sociable, try a more colorful lens with bold frames to prove it! If you’re trying to play it safe with your typical aviators, try a round vintage frame instead to give off a classic, yet cool look. Living Large by Quay Australia www.quayaustralia.com | $60

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really is! What separates Wicked Wolf from other restaurants in Hoboken? Wicked Wolf is one of the only restaurants in Hoboken where you have a perfect view of the New York City skyline along the Hudson river. Hoboken is always changing. How would you describe the current nightlife scene? People want local and house made dishes along with craft beer and craft cocktails these days. A big difference from 5 years ago.

WE TRY TO STAY AHEAD OF THE CURVE AND OFFER THINGS ORIGINAL AND OUR OWN IDEAS..... COPY CATS DONT LAST LONG.

Is it difficult to keep changing with the times and offering new concepts? Our staff and management team is very dialed in to what’s popular and trending. We try to stay ahead of the curve and offer things that are original and our own ideas. When we introduce new concepts, we do it right and know how to deliver.  Our Football Sundays are a prime example and they have evolved over the last few years, always getting better and better.  Copycats don’t last long in the nightlife scene. 


Having a well trained and enthusiastic staff makes this simple.  

We took one of the most popular “trendy” drinks out there and put it on steroids. Our Mega Mule is 96oz of your favorite flavored mule served in a giant copper mug. It will definitely make it onto your social media... trust me. 

Who’s the person behind all these creative cocktail ideas?

You also serve volcano like cocktails that spill over with dry ice smoke. They don’t look easy to make.

We come up with almost all of our ideas as a team - from our servers and bartenders to DJ’s and security staff. Win as a team. Lose as a team.  How would you describe the ambience at Wicked Wolf?  Wicked Wolf has a homey, comfortable feel.  We are a laid back gastro pub. We play current top 40 music and always have sports on our TV’s.  Our brand new 10 ft. LED wall makes viewing easy.   Any new cocktail ideas that we’ve yet to see ....or try? There is always something brewing here and it’s not coffee.  So just how Wicked is the Wolf?  All I can say is that we are going on 7 years, and we are still here.  #WOLFKNOWS Finally, what would you say to anyone who has never been to the Wolf? Bring your family, friends, baby, parents... they’re all going to have a great time. 

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One of those new concepts are your unique cocktails. Tell me about your over sized Mega Mules.


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If the fact that I don’t dress in revealing attire makes you not want to tip me as much as you would to someone with their boobs hanging out, good, I don’t want your money anyway. If you are unsure of what to drink, give the bartender an idea of what you like. If you ask for something ‘fruity’ or ‘girly’, you’ll most likely receive a Malibu BayBreeeze,. If  you don’t like Coconut Rum, tell us from the beginning so time is not wasted and you get your drink sooner rather than later.   For the people who hound me with song requests when I’m busy, if you think I’m going to abandon a bar full of needy customers  to make sure “Freebird” or “Levels” is the next song played, you’re out of your damn mind. Seriously.    If you are a hot girl shamelessly expecting free drinks from my male customers, don’t be surprised when I don’t acknowledge your presence.  You’re not the one putting money in my pocket so there’s no need to talk and feed your ego. Yay!   A bartender is like an elephant, we never forget. So if the last time you were at the bar, you caused a drunken scene and forgot, don’t worry, we didn’t.   Specify if you want a bottle or a draft. If you ask me for a Miller Lite and the bar that I work at has it in bottles and on tap, I’m going to give you a bottle. Know why? It’s quick! Tell me if you want it in a mug before I have to waste an entire bottle down the drain. Wasting good beer is sad :(   My drinks are already very strong so if you ask me to ‘make it stronger’, you’re definitely paying for a double.  Mama didn’t raise no fool.   Want to buy me a shot? No Jack, no Jose, no Jim.. just John Jameson.   Just because you tip, doesn’t mean that the bartender wants your phone number. HELLO, we’re working!   Last call means L-A-S-T-C-A-L-L-F-O-R-A-L-C-O-H-O-L. Respect.   If you don’t have enough money to tip, then you don’t have enough money to go out. The end.

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Your bartender has a name that was given to them at birth by their parents. It is not “Baby”, “Sweetie”, “Sexy” or “Bar Maid”. Keep that in mind the next time you try to get your bartenders attention by obnoxiously hollering across the bar. Change, such as quarters, dimes, and pennies are not a tip. It is an insult.   Please, dear God, do not ask me to ‘smile’. Imagine dealing with 30 intoxicated  versions of yourself and try doing anything other than rolling your eyes.   If the bartender cuts you off, there’s probably a good reason for it. Don’t argue or protest it, just have some water until you’re good. NO REASON TO BE INSULTED! Trust your bartender, they’ve seen many intoxicated customers and probably have a good idea when you’re heading to blackout city. I’d suggest thanking them for caring about your life but hey, that’s on you.   I have no problem calling you a taxi. I sleep easier knowing you got home safe. If you live in a reasonable distance, I may even offer to drive you home myself.  But no, I won’t walk you to your door and ‘tuck you in’. I trust that once you get into your house, you’ll know what to do from there.  But uh, thanks anyway?   If you are with a group of people, and each person waits until I am done grabbing one persons drink to order another one, I will instantly resent you. Order everything at once so I can save my energy to run around all night, not to lose fuel just getting your drinks.  Much appreciated.   The bathroom is there for obvious reasons. Those reasons DO NOT include: doing drugs,  using the toilet as your ‘home away from home’  (ie, checking your emails while relieving yourself), making it into a meeting area where you and your girlfriends can have hour-long heartfelt talks, stinking up the bathroom something awful so that ANYONE who walks in there, drunk or not, throws up,  a place to have sex, etc.   Hey you.. the one who dropped the napkin on the floor.. PICK THE DAMN THING UP. How will you feel when somebody unknowingly slips on one and breaks their back all because your lazy ass didn’t want to bend down and throw it away?  


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• Impressive selection of premium cigars (plus domestic styles, pipe tobaccos, and smoking accessories).

• Elegant yet easygoing environment. • Ample seating in view of multiple TVs.

Food, beer, wine, and cocktails available at our Whippany location.

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228 Rock Rd, Glen Rock, NJ 07452 www.njstaghouse.com

The cutting edge of North Jersey

A new concept for stylish men + unique women. Everyone’s always looking for the newest, and greatest of things. From art exhibits, to gourmet, over-the-top bagels, trends could present themselves in all different forms. In this case, I’m here to introduce something a little more relatable. Something for The Every-man. Or in this case, every person. You see, a barbershop sometimes is just a barbershop. Same goes with salons. These types of establishments are regimented in most peoples’ lives, especially men. There are monthly, or even bi-weekly visits that dudes make to barbershops, so they just have to be cool, welcoming, and fun. I’m here to tell you about a little place in Glen Rock that offers something different. It’s owned by two young women who’s otherworldly chemistry and vision is exactly the flavor that goes into their services offered by their unique shop, for it’s not only a barbershop, its a salon as well. Now, maybe this has been done before, maybe it hasn’t, but this spot has been perfected, it literally has something for everyone, but still feels like it was made just for you. They made what they described as a ‘barbershop salon hybrid, with a Snow White and The Huntsman feel”, with rustic, cabin-chic décor, and cool, Americana flavors with some electrojazz blairing through the speakers. The girls obviously take pride in their work, and rightfully so. Their salon also offers nail services, in a small cozy lounge that’s set up to look like a lady version of a men’s smoking room. Its pink, with hints of their deer theme throughout it, with a feminine arm chair and they make their own


As for the salon, its kind of its own thing. The girls, Christine and Rachel, wanted a boutique style vibe that would speak mainly to counter-cultured women. Tattooed, funky, eclectic artistic, fun and colorful women. The ladies that couldn’t ever picture themselves in the fancy, uptight salon setting, but also aren’t interested in the cookie-cut salons Bergen County has all around. In turn, their salon staff is educated in “vivids” and brilliant bold colors and haircuts for these ladies. Their salon, or the “Doe.Tique” staff just love when they’re given the opportunity to break the mold, be it with a new fun color or haircut, they strive for making these changes. This location was previously a salon which the girls had purchased and blended their large following with the business that had been there. Although they changed everything about the place, the previous staff mostly stayed and believed in what they had planned to do with it. Its been open for two years in November of this year, and its proven to be the right type of spot for the town of Glen Rock. Lastly, the barbershop. The barbershop, Stag House, has rapidly rooted itself into the soil of Bergen County. The girls are both barbers by trade, offering, cuts, designs, beard facials, manlycures, and faces shaves, again, with their own, handmade creams and balms. Their online presence speaks to the calling for planting your bottom in one of their chairs, soak it up, because this is how it should be done. Christine and Rachel met as colleagues, became friends, and later, business partners, and their harmony and ability to laugh pretty much all day long with one another is a pretty impressive relationship. They mentioned that they spend a lot of time together when not at work, take trips together, and speak every single day. Strong businesses begin with strong owners, are followed by loyal staff and customers, and this science is pretty evident at Stag House.

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products. Yes, they hand make their own products with natural organic ingredients and aromatherapy oils. In the nail salon, they offer a variety of scrubs depending on your needs, as well as body butter, and each pedicure comes with an Epsom soak. Can’t beat that.

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503 Valley Brook Ave • Lyndhurst, NJ www.casagiuseppelyndhurstnj.com

Chef Joseph Forte What inspired you to become a chef? When I was young I was helping my mother in the kitchen and thought it would be a great job. Long story short, I pursued my career in it. How would you describe the cuisine here at Casa Giuseppe? Well we mix a little bit of everything. We’re a little continental and a little Italian. Plus I do some French dishes to. So it’s a little bit of everything.  Is there one signature dish that stands out? We’re known for our crab cakes. Their amazing. The blackened scallops are excellent as well.  Are you calm in the kitchen or are you more like Chef Ramsey from Hells Kitchen? Sometimes I’m calm and sometimes I can be like Chef Ramsey. It depends on the moment. (Laughs) Where do you get your inspirations from when it comes to putting together a menu? Some I get from home and I also get a lot from other restaurants I used to work at. I’m compiled a very long list of dishes during my career. 

Yes! It really does drive me crazy when people ask for steak well done, because you ruin the meat and the flavor. It dries the steak out. What’s the thought process behind the correct menu? I tried to think what would be good for this area. Every region has different tastes. So I put a lot of time into thinking what would the people in the neighborhood like to eat.  So this is interesting. You’re attached to the 503 Bar which doesn’t have a kitchen. And oddly enough your restaurant doesn’t have a liquor license. How would you describe your relationship with 503? It really is a fun relationship. Customers at 503 can order from the restaurant and I try to keep the appetizers high end. Such as? Things like Grilled Octopus and of course the blackened scallops. I also will serve the full menu next door as well. Are you critical of other Chefs? I try not to be. If I don’t like a place I just won’t go back.

Can anyone be a great cook with practice? But do you expect more? You really have to be born with the talent I believe. You can throw stuff together, but you need the talent to know how to taste the right seasoning. You have to have the right touch. Are you protective over your recipes? No, not at all. I don’t mind sharing my recipes.  Does it drive you crazy when people ask for a steak well done?

No, not really. The place could be ugly but have great food and visa versa. What would you say to anyone who has never been to your restaurant? I would say definitly come down and try it. We have a lot of repeat customers. Everyone comes back. It’s a great staff here. We really click. We’re open 7 days a week for dinner. Please come down.


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HOPSSCOTCH

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BlUE MOON

286 Washington Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302 • www.hopsscotch.com

Woodcliff Lake • 42 Kinderkamack Road • Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677 Bronxville • 7-27 Pondfield Road • Bronxville, NY 10708 Englewood • 23 E Palisade Avenue • Englewood, NJ 07631

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BAR A

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ANNIBELLA’S DELI www.bottagra.com

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PIG AND PRINCE www.annabellasmozz.com

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SIDELINES www.pigandprince.com

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HELLS KITCHEN www.sidelinesbar46.com

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503 Valley Brook Avenue • Lyndhurst, New Jersey, NJ 07071

120 Sinatra Drive • Hoboken, New Jersey, 07030

BIRCH

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92 River Street • Hoboken, New Jersey, 07030

MEXACLI BLUES www.birchhoboken.com

1490 Queen Anne Road • Teaneck, NJ 07666

HEARTH AND TAP www.mexicalilive.com

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On life after the “Fair and Balanced” world of Fox News. Interview Chaunce Hayden

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I loved Fox News and it was a family to me for many, many years, but there was also a disconnect. I always had a strange discomfort there.


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I’ve met with a lot of interesting people during my long career... Academy award winning actors, super-star musicians, shady politicians and athletes of all shapes and sizes. However, this interview is very personal to me. I not only find TV news icon Juliet Huddy’s 20 years years of award winning news reporting fascinating, she’s also my best friend.  So how do you interview someone who means so much to you and yet still ask the questions that need to be asked? Wine and lots of it. I recently sat down with Juliet over lunch at Smith’s in Midtown Manhattan and asked the questions about what really goes on at Fox News, how she feels about some of the conservative news networks biggest stars and the scandal associated with some of those former co-workers that are now gone. But it’s not all scandal and talk of the past. Today Juliet is making noise as one of metal music’s loudest voices with her website www.blondeandcrossbones.com. The following is an up close and very personal chat with the newly married (to rocker John Fattoruso) Juliet Huddy. Chaunce Hayden: You’re a television news icon who’s been on the air for 20 years. Is there life after FOX News? Juliet Huddy: (Laughs) The fact that you’re even asking me that makes me wonder if there actually is such a thing. But let’s just say, I don’t consider myself an icon.  How do you define an icon? Yes I made a name for myself for 10 of those 20 years and I did well. But I think for the most part only people in the industry and those who watch FOX know who I am. I truly don’t think I’m an icon. Why do you think I’m an icon? Because of the amount of time you were on the air and the level of popularity that you generated from your various television shows and news reporting. Your turn. 

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Is Diane Sawyer an icon? Yes. Of course she is. Is Barbara Walters an icon? Of course. Yes. But I’m not anywhere close to them. I spent a lot of time on the air, but my career was a roller coaster, lots of ups and few downs. They just went up and up. (Laughs) It makes me interesting but not an icon! Do you miss it? I miss it so much. It’s hard to wake up in the morning and not go to work and do my thing on the air. I have an agent and I’m actively looking for the next gig.  With the recent publicity, I think it maybe put some people off to the thought of hiring me as their main anchor.  I can understand it -- bringing someone in who was in the middle of a scandal isn’t exactly enticing.  So yeah it’s hard to get my arms around that right now. I miss being a person that people turn to for perspective on things. There’s so much going on in the world and I miss being apart

of the reporting it. How would you describe your time at Fox News? I loved Fox News and it was a family to me for many, many years, but there was weirdly always a disconnect. I always had a strange discomfort there. I felt like the odd person out. I was different - less an ‘anchor’ and more a ‘personality’.  I can’t tell you how many people have told me I should go into acting (laughs). I had a wacko personality, I cursed a lot, I made weird faces...and I also had a lot turmoil in my personal life that I think added to the mystique. Recently former FOX’s bread and butter super-star Megyn Kelly left to go to NBC. What do you think Kelly’s surprising move? Megyn, unlike me, was extremely savvy when it came to rising up the ranks to make it in TV network news.  She seemed to flow very smoothly into her role as Golden Girl.  However, I was always uncomfortable with the red carpet life, the “I’m becoming famous” part of it.  Megyn was a natural in that role.  She carries herself really well.  For some reason it was so important to me to let the viewers know I don’t see myself as someone famous or overly important.   Did that hurt you? It did hurt me. It killed me honestly.  Being authentic doesn’t mean you have to force the “I’m one of you” point down people’s throats.  I did too much of that. Megyn knew how to play the game. She seemed very comfortable with her rising star.   When I was done with work, I just wanted to go home to Hoboken, and hang out in jeans and flip flops. I wasn’t really into red carpets and the swanky city spots. I felt like I was in over my head and being phony when I went to those kinds of places.   Do you think you influenced Megyn.


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Governor Christie. He’s a complete fraud. The guy turned out to be a jerk. He just wanted to be famous. opposite page: Megyn Kelly above: Jullet Huddy


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Early on people said that Megyn was trying to act like me on the air.

Do you think people think you were hired because of your relationship to Roger Ailes and that things were given to you rather than earned?

Do you think she was? (Pause) Who knows. In reality, there’s a big difference between the way we both behaved off air AND on air. I remember when she was moved up to NYC, she made a beeline to my stylist, which Fox had given me for The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet.  She wanted the star treatment, and this was at a time when anchors at Fox didn’t have their own stylists.  At the time I kind of thought that was off putting.  But years later, it proves nothing except she took her position very seriously. Right now some people are saying that Megyn doesn’t come across as real. I haven’t seen her show so I can’t comment.  But I will say viewers want authenticity.  And they’ll turn on you when they think you’re being phony.  Take Governor Christie. He came out pushing this whole “yeah, I’m gonna be real” thing and frankly, I think he’s a complete fraud. The guy turned out to be a jerk-off.  And his fans have turned to haters.   Lets talk about the television news royalty from which you were spawned. Your father and mother ran a successful news station and the late Roger Ailes was the godfather to your brother John who is the foreign correspondent on Fox News.  My dad is the most brilliant man I ever met in my life. He was also a very close friend to Roger Ailes. I grew up with Roger. My dad was a brilliant producer and Roger saw that. My mom also was a professional singer and performed on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. My life growing up was a surreal experience for sure. Roger is credited with turning bland TV news reporting into sexy TV news reporting.  He did and guess what? The women Roger brought into FOX were very sexy and beautiful women, but they were also brilliant women.  What did you think when Gretchen Carlson accused Roger of sexual harassment and ended up settling out of court for millions of dollars and also cost Roger his job as the head of Fox News? I’ve never been a huge fan of hers. I never thought she was very polite and frankly, kind of bitchy. I remember standing in an elevator once and she just ignored me. She knew I had hosted Fox and Friends for years. It was just strange. 

The answer to that question is complicated. When I was first hired at FOX and I was in the Miami bureau and I was told that there was a sense that I was hired because I was “Roger’s girl.” I got a lot of shit for it. But the truth is I was very good at what I did. I didn’t get Fox and Friends because I was Roger’s girl. I didn’t get Mike and Juliet because I was Roger’s girl. I was just good at what I do. In fact, I’m fucking great at what I do. What kind of man was Roger Ailes? To me he was always just Roger. He had a wacky personality when he was with my dad. They were really good friends.  I saw all the ups and downs of Roger. When it was towards the end of the Mike and Juliet Show, Roger had called us into his office. I never saw him like that. He was angry with me over the things he had been told about me.  Erroneous things and intentional lies about me. I was so shocked that he would believe them even prior to discussing them with me. This man who was a close family friend all of a sudden looked at me like I was this disloyal and non respectable person. My relationship with him fell apart. It was never the same after that. That made me sad, because it was completely unfounded, as every one knows.  Do you think he crossed the line when it came to female employees at FOX? It’s not for me to comment on that question. However, I did have observations about people other than me. When I was at FOX, Roger would say things to me and I remember thinking, “Oh God, I hope he doesn’t say this to regular people.” He would say things that were outrageous and I just would laugh it off. I never thought in a million years that he would talk that way to other people. I felt like I understood Roger. He was from a different time and he had a different mentality. I just knew him so well. He was more of a father to me than my own father at times. It’s hard for me to see things in that ugly way. Speaking of seeing things in an ugly way, let’s talk about Bill O’Reilly. Without getting into the seedy specifics of your claim of sexual harassment and what’s already been reported, what can you tell me about him and how he effected your career at FOX? When you’re an adult and your being paid a lot of money and you have to take responsibility for what you do. I put my head


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in the sand at what was going on at FOX.

everything that happened.

More specifically?

Whether you like Bill O’Reilly or not, he’s still very good at what he does. He’s good television.

I cannot get into details about Bill, but I will tell you that there have been times during my career where people in general have done something to me that was outrageous. But, I did not make an issue of it, because  I didn’t want to rock the boat and upset Roger. I let my life spin out of control rather than speak up and do something about it as it was happening.  For as “tough” as a woman I believe myself to be, I kinda dislike confrontation. I just wanted things to work out even though some disturbing things were going on all around me. I wish I would have had more confidence in myself and more strength to document more or speak up concurrent with the issues that arose. I wish I stood up and went to human resources. But alas, I waiting until it went far, rather than stop these generalized things of issue as they arose.

You bump into Bill in a restaurant... What do you say?

(Laughs) I don’t even know! I have a hard time with confrontation! I probably would not   say anything and just enjoy my mean with my great friends and family. 

Our President Donald Trump called you and the rest of the women who claimed to be sexually harassed by Bill O’Reilly liars. How do you respond? I’m not going to comment on what was reported involving Bill O’Reilly, but I was upset by what Donald said in the press about it. I thought we had a good relationship.  He was very supportive of my career.  The President of the United States basically called me a liar though when he had no idea about what really went out, and that’s upsetting. 

Why didn’t you? I didn’t want to come across as some whiny bitch. Had I done that I would have had things documented from the beginning of my career all the way to today. I could have shown a pattern of what was going on in general, which would probably be used today as an education tool of what pitfalls to look out for, avoid and/or correct.

Let’s change the topic and talk about metal music.

Listen. This is hard all around.   Right now, Bill is still in news and I am not.  Vindicated?  I don’t think that this is a word I would use, or something I was ever seeking. The truth is the truth.   Eventually, my truth, your truth, everyone’s truth comes out and people see you in a different spotlight and make decisions based on the truth.   Do you blame O’Reilly for that? I don’t blame Bill and I don’t blame Roger. I don’t blame anybody but myself.  For the record, what do you think of Bill O’Reilly after opposite page: Roger Alles & Bill O’Reilly above: Juliet Huddy

I’m your girl! I’m great at it! What’s your favorite band? That’s easy... Enter Shikari. I also am a huge fan of Ghost. I come from a music background. I’ve been around music my whole life. It’s my passion and hopefully my future. You just got married. Happy ending to this story? I crashed and burned 3 times when it comes to marriage and I’m embarrassed by that. But I can tell you my wedding last week was the best day of my life. I love my husband John more than words can describe. Today my life has changed and my friends and family mean the world to me. I can tell you I will love my husband for the rest of my days.... and if it’s not true I’ll pay everyone reading this a thousand dollars!

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I love hard rock and metal! I have a website called www. blondeandcrossbones.com. It’s all about hard rock and metal and I sit down with some amazing bands and do behind the scenes interviews. I really love it! There are so many new bands out there doing some great stuff. I love bands that are original. If anyone is reading this in the music industry and need someone to scout new bands


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MayweatherMcGregor fight destined to be scam of the century

Nothing good can come from boxing-mixed martial arts showdown Well, the deal is finally locked up. This past week, it was finally announced that boxer Floyd “Money� Mayweather Jr. will take on Ultimate Fighting Championship star Conor McGregor in a fight Aug. 26 in Las Vegas, a showdown two years in the making. According to UFC president (and former Hermon resident) Dana White, the bout will be a 12-round boxing match, with 10-ounce gloves and a weight limit of 154 pounds. It will be shown on Showtime pay-per-view.


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Mayweather — in my opinion — is the greatest defensive fighter of all-time. Even not in his prime, he’s supremely quick and can dance his way out of any situation in the ring. It’s a strategy that worked against Pacquiao — a fight that took

years to negotiate was supposed to save boxing and instead ended as a total dud. Pacquiao — who was also past his prime — landed only 19 percent of his punches in that fight, and Mayweather ended up winning by decision. Mayweather may not be in optimal condition for the fight, but he won’t have to against a boxing novice like McGregor (21-3). While striking is his best skill set as a mixed martial artist, that doesn’t mean McGregor — the only fighter in UFC history to hold titles in two different divisions — is a pure boxer. He’s aggressive — more aggressive than Pacquiao was in Mayweather’s previous fight — but McGregor will have to work on a solid attack strategy. He will also physically have to prepare himself to last 12 rounds. UFC fighters can go as far as five rounds. McGregor represents the underdog in the fight, as many give him no shot to win. A southpaw, McGregor will have to rely on a lucky, solid punch on Mayweather early to win. He doesn’t have a prayer if it goes the distance, as Mayweather will dance and jab his way to victory via judge’s decision. The most striking revelation of this fight for me came from White — an anomaly in the fact that he’s a promoter who is brutally honest — did not defend the quality of the fight on ESPN’s SportsCenter, simply defending it by saying “It’s the fight the fans want to see.” Of course, there may already be a gentleman’s agreement between the two, secretly, that they will go the distance, with Mayweather letting McGregor get some jabs in, and they can both go home with egos intact, counting their millions. Will that make it the fight of the century? Far from it. It will only send fans home disappointed, much in the exact way they went home disappointed from the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight. And both men in that fight were boxers. That’s not to say it won’t be entertaining. The press conference will be must-see. Both are the best in their sport at talking trash. The front row at fight night will be littered with athletes and celebrities of all sorts. Entertaining, yes. But count me among the group that will not be dropping my hard-earned money on this train wreck. I’m still waiting for the next boxing classic.

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This bout is widely popular with fight fans and non-fight fans alike. It’s destined to make millions upon millions of dollars, likely giving Mayweather more than his reported $250 million payday that he received for his May 2015 fight against Manny Pacquiao, which shattered buy rate records. It’s also destined to be the biggest scam in the history of boxing. I understand that, in the fight game, that’s a big statement. I still remember back in my childhood seeing former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson make his comeback from his prison sentence for rape, winning pay-perview fights within mere minutes over total pushovers like Peter McNeeley and Buster Mathis Jr., easily winning the World Boxing Council title over Frank Bruno and the World Boxing Association title from Bruce Seldon. Though Tyson was the heavy favorite in each fight, he and promoter Don King made millions from fans who wanted to simply see Tyson beat the living tar out of inadequate opponents. At that time, fans at least knew what they were getting themselves into. They wanted to see destruction, not a back-andforth classic like the Micky Ward-Arturo Gatti trilogy (if you haven’t seen them, YouTube it, you’ll thank me later. There’s a reason Ward eventually had a movie made about him). In the instance of Mayweather-McGregor, fans actually believe this could be the fight of the century. For years, fight fans have wondered how boxing’s best would do against the UFC’s best. Since the sports are similar but different, how could such a fight take place? Now there’s an opportunity to see it. But this is going to fail miserably, for multiple reasons. Mayweather is 40 — well past his prime — and hasn’t fought in 23 months. He was last in the ring in September of 2015, when he beat Andre Berto by points. Aside from his massive payday, Mayweather has the chance to end his career a perfect 50-0. At the moment, he’s 49-0, with 26 wins coming by way of knockout.


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The Kentucky Kid’s Final Lap... In the past few years I’ve written a number of columns about people who sadly died while riding. Since then a few friends as well as readers told me my column was getting a little too morbid and certainly was not “ride-inspiring.” But we had lost a lot of good riders and I thought it important to call reference to these deaths to at the very least, raise awareness of the serious nature of our beloved activity– motorcycle riding. Indeed it is as the Motorcycle Safety Foundation refers to it– Serious Fun. Some of these motorcyclists who met their end way too early were racers like Tommy Aquino, Marco Simoncelli and Dane Westby but they also included everyday, local riders like Mikey “O” Loughlin, “Wild” Bill Krebs and Steve Lenge. As a result of the critiques I received, I backed off the dark nature of my column content. But then Nicky Hayden died…

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who ride, that you need to have the same level of situational awareness whenever you are on the road. Even if you are just riding a bicycle. Nicky rode motorbikes on the highest level in the world and yet still, he was taken out while on a roadway. Simply put, it can happen to anyone at any time and at the risk of scaring readers away from riding motos at all, one needs to have a severe respect for the road and a heightened level of awareness at all times while riding. But enough of my preaching…

Nicky was the AMA Supersport Champion in 1999, the AMA Superbike Champion in 2002 (the youngest rider to achieve that!) the 2006 MotoGP World Champion, a World Superbike race winner, fiancé, uncle, brother, son, friend and was known in the motorcycle racing arena as “The Kentucky Kid”. Only 35 years of age, this man who was well accustomed to going in excess of 200mph astride a motorcycle, ironically died while training on a bicycle in Italy. He was struck by a car and sustained severe head and chest injuries which lead to his death five days later.

I did not know Nicky Hayden personally but I did meet him once at the NYC premier of the film “The Doctor, The Tornado and The Kentucky Kid”. He was doing a meet and greet after the film played and I was very psyched to meet him if even for a brief moment. Like the über fanboy I was, I told him as he was signing my poster, that I watched him “all the time” when he raced. The words sounded pretty psycho-stalkerish as they crossed my lips but it was too late. After giving me a little sideways glance with his trademark smile, as if to ask me, “Are you serious or are you just busting my chops” he ended up being very cool about my blabbering fan foolishness. I recall really admiring that because I really did sound like a tool. But I suppose that’s why he was also known as ‘the nicest man in Grand Prix racing’. Here is a shot of the poster he signed for me that evening. Rest in peace Nicky. You left us way too early #69.

This was such a tragic tale that I felt Nicky deserved some kind of tribute on this page. If at the very least to impart to all of you

You can remember and pay tribute to Nicky Hayden with the hashtag #RideOnKentuckyKid.


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G-spot BY ANGELA POMPELLI-BUTLER betweenthesheets@rocketmail.com

“Only a little over 50% of people don’t even know where the G-spot is!!! ” I am going to do every man and woman in America a favor and educate everyone on the woman’s g-spot. Some think it is common sense, while others self-proclaim themselves as pros. In any matter, there is always room for improvement. Only a little over 50% of people don’t even know where the G-spot is!!! The location of the G-spot is typically 2 to 3 inches inside the vagina, on the front wall. For some women, stimulating this area creates a more intense orgasm than clitoral stimulation. Some women go crazy for it, while others, not so much. In addition to finding and caressing the g-spot, you must remember to pay attention to kissing lips, breasts and other genital hot spots to keep your partner intrigued. At least a few minutes or more, before getting down to business. The G-spot is composed of tissue that swells when it becomes aroused. If you or your partner are already turned on, it will be much easier for you to find it and go about pleasing her. It’s like half of the work is done for you already. If your partner’s on her back and you insert a finger with your palm facing the ceiling, on the top side of her vagina is the spot you’ll touch by curling your finger in a come-hither motion, almost like you’re trying to stroke her belly button from the inside. Once you find it, tread gently. Do not thrust vigorously. Although the g-spot can bring intense pleasure, it can also bring pain if not done correctly. Once she seems comfortable with your finger inside of her, use that same curling motion to softly massage the top of her vagina with the pad of your finger. If you feel a ribbed or textured area, you’re on the right track to the G-spot. You’ll know you found it because it will feel like a bean-shaped bump and may be more textured than the surrounding tissue. It may sound a bit graphic, but this is what needs to be done. Be sure to watch and listen to your partner to ensure she’s enjoying herself, and stroke the G-spot in a rhythmic motion, trying different speeds and pressure amounts until you’ve found the right spot! You will know it when you do and so will your partner!!!

— Kisses,

Angela If you have a story, comment or question you would like to share with BTS, please email me at betweenthesheets@rocketmail.com.


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John Fattoruso Interview by Juliet Huddy • www.blondeandcrossbones.com

Money, ego, drugs and booze... it was all there. Juliet Huddy: Lets talk about your relationship with metal music? How did it become such a force in your life?

In the late 1990s you had the most important audition in your life. Tell me about that.

John Fattoruso: KISS in 1977. I was 4 years old. 

I was 24 years old I think. I got a phone call from a friend saying Machine Head had an opening and I should try out. They were my favorite band so I said, “Why not?”. I reached out and got the audition. Apparently about 50 guys tried out and I was one of the two they liked best. However,   I got the word from the lead singer they went with another guy. I was devastated, but ended up going to California anyway and a lot of doors where opened for me because of those guys. 

How did you even know about KISS at that age? A family friend who was 6 years old got his hands on a KISS record. I swear I don’t know how. He showed my brother and I the cover of the album and we played the record. That was it. Everything was KISS after that.

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Music became such an important part of your life. Did you have any other interest or was it always all about music?

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That was your defining moment as a metal star. That’s when people started to take you seriously as a force in metal. Agree?

I was a good student until around 16 years old. I just got lazy. I wanted to get out of school and go to California and become a rock star. 

They took me under their wing. We got along personally and I ended up moving to California. They’re still friends of mine and have been since day one.

Fast forward to the New York studio where you began to seriously come into your own as a musician. What impact did that studio have on you? It was an important studio for everybody. The music building. If anyone knows Metalica, Anthrax, Tone Loc... everybody. This place spawned everybody. Metalica lived there. Anthrax lived there. It was basically like a drug den turned into a building that rented space to bands. You could do whatever you wanted to do in this place. There were no rules. People where shooting dope and shooting each other. We had to get escorted to our car. But a lot of careers started out of this place and one of them being the biggest metal band in the world. 

In the late 90s you got hooked up with a Long Island/ATL based band called Stereomud. Where you the  Jason Newsted  (Bassiest for Metalica) of the band? Any band I ever was a part of I considered myself the Jason Newsted of the band.  Why is that? I like everyone to be on the same page and everyone to get along. I want everyone to leave their egos at the door. It’s hard because everyone has an ego. I like stress in the band


Well it worked because Stereomud ended up getting really big. We played everywhere. You name it we played there. Timing is everything. We came together at the right time. All 5 of us just meshed at the right time. If the 5 of us got together today it would be like we never separated. That’s how well we got along and played together.  So why did it fall apart? You can have all the money in the world thrown at you and have every manager running your band and we had the best of the best. But at that time we were the band to that everyone wanted to see. Even the other band’s would stand on the side of the stage to watch us perform. The other band’s would say, “What the fuck, we have to go on next?!” But?

time of the game. Why? I had to get my head together. We weren’t giant, but we were on our way. It was a lot going on and my band mates started to turn on each other. I just burned out. I missed family and home. The band started to not like each other. We loved each other, but we didn’t like each other. I just needed a break. I wanted nothing everything to do with it and nothing to do with it all at the same time. I wanted out of the band and the band back the way it was all at the same time. So I got a job and that was that.  So looking back what has been the hardest part about not touring? When I see a band that used to open for me and they aren’t as good as your own band, but yet they are still around... that hurts. I think, “What the fuck happened?” But I give those bands credit. They stuck it out and yet they are still playing those shit hole dive clubs. I’m happy they are still doing it, but I don’t know how or why. If that makes sense. Nobody is selling records anymore.

But somewhere someone didn’t do their job. We had management pulling 5 guys five different ways. Money, ego, drugs and booze... it was all there. So it didn’t just work out. Egos got too inflated and that was it.

Looking back at your music career what thoughts come to mind?

What about groupies?

I really don’t know.

Are there any around I should know about? No groupies. Good answer. 

Now you’re putting together your own band. Tell me about it.

Listen, the road is what you make of it. If you want to carry yourself like that you can, but if you don’t want to be that guy you won’t be that guy.

I’m working with my drummer from Zars War and the bass player from Black Water Rising in a band we’re calling The Deceived. So I’m working.

What about drugs?

Just for the record if any floozy comes near you on tour I’ll kill her.

What about drugs? Noted. Take any?

You’ve had success in other bands like Black Water Rising. But you just seemed to stop while Stereomud was at the

Last question. How important to your profession have I been? (Long pause) Honestly, if I hadn’t met you I don’t even think I’d be playing. Boom Boo!

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Not many.

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Trust me I have a great book in me. But I played with all of my heroes. Some became great friends of mine, some just give a nod and some don’t know who the fuck I am. But that’s okay. How many people can say they blew flames out of their ass in a Jersey bar with James Hetfield?

So since I’m now your wife this might be an important question to ask. What about groupies?

No hard drugs. But do I like weed? Sure. I love weed. I think everybody should love weed. I don’t drink anymore, but back in the day I drank too much alcohol. That was a problem.

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