Thursday, June 23, 2016

The Private Collection of Joan Rivers Christie's Auction House NYC

In honor of her late mother Joan Rivers, Melissa Rivers and Christie's Auction House NYC curated The Private Collection of Joan Rivers. The auction took place from 6~22~2016 - 6~23~2016 Consisting of an impressive collection of Fabergé, fine art, haute couture, antiques, jewelry, and objets d'art. The collection, much like it's collector, is at turns, whimsical, elegant, irreverent, classic.

Ms Rivers was a descendant of Russian aristocracy and many of her acquisitions were done with an eye toward recreating the luxury and opulence of her ancestry. i don't envy Melissa's task of determining which pieces to donate and which to retain. Aside from their priceless sentimental value they are all [monetarily speaking] top drawer.

i do not have the disposable income that would allow me to bid on the items in this extraordinary collection but thankfully the auction house did make them available for public viewing prior to sale. What i refer to as high-end window shopping was very satisfying. And it's wonderful to know that a portion of the sale's proceeds will be donated to charity. Well done Melissa. Well done Christie's. Well done Joan.

Below are some of the items from The Private Collection of Joan Rivers at Christie's Auction House NYC

Joan Rivers' quote on charitable acts [photo/edit by sookietex]

Sunday, May 22, 2016

NBC's The Carmichael Show Renewed for 3rd Season

i am happy to share the *news that NBC has renewed The Carmichael Show for a 3rd season. In case you haven't seen it The Carmichael Show is one of the funniest on network tv.

It is a fictionalized version of the life of stand-up Jarrod Carmichael and his family. Jarrod stars as Jarrod Carmichael. Amber Stevens West [real life daughter of radio personality Shadoe Stevens] as Maxine, Jarrod's girlfriend. Adorable Loretta Devine as his mom Cynthia. The always funny David Alan Grier as his dad Joe. Chicago stand-up Li'l Rel Howery as Jarrod's brother Bobby. And as Bobby's amiably outlandish wife Nekeisha [they're separated but still friends], triple threat [actress/commedienne/dancer] Tiffany Haddish.

The best thing about this show is it's lack of fear of subject matter. Some of the plots from it's 2nd season were the Bill Cosby scandal. Cyber bullying. social media: what's appropriate and not appropriate to post and who is deciding each. Marijuana: medicinal and recreational use. Racial/ethnic profiling---is it wrong or a crime deterrent? The battle of the sexes. Depression. These and other polarizing topics make up the show's plots and they're always presented in a provocative, but most importantly funny and entertaining way. There aren't many comedies that can make that claim and those that try usually aren't as adept as The Carmichael Show.

The Carmichael Show airs Sundays at 9PM ET on NBC [please check your local listings]

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Source: *The Hollywood Reporter