Sean Penn Sponsoring 5 Haitian Runners In New York City Marathon

New York City strip club decides to stop showing Giants games

It would also leave New York with one remaining major company, the 128-year-old Metropolitan Opera. Donated Elsewhere Cultural institutions and their donors suffered in the financial crisis that started in 2007, and as the economy recovered their donations went elsewhere, said Ted Gavin, a partner at the turnaround and restructuring company Gavin/Solmonese LLC in Wilmington, Delaware . The patrons of the arts in New York City voted with their dollars and gave their money to other organizations, Gavin said in a phone interview before the bankruptcy was filed. Do we have too many operas? Probably. Christopher Koelsch, the chief executive officer of LA Opera in Los Angeles , said New York City Operas closing doesnt mean the biggest U.S. city cant support two operas. Such institutions must be flexible, vigilant and constantly making their case to their constituencies, he said. I would argue in a city of New Yorks size, cultural sophistication and resources that it would be possible to have two entirely vibrant and distinct opera companies, Koelsch said in a phone interview before the filing. The bankruptcy is a good time to pause and reflect on just how fragile some of these institutions are. Urgent Notice The company last week posted an urgent notice on its website seeking donations to help raise $20 million, including $7 million it said it needed by Sept. 30 for the current season. The remaining productions for this season were Johann Christian Bachs Endimione, Bela Bartoks Bluebeards Castle and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozarts The Marriage of Figaro, according to the website. The company sat out the 2008-09 season, while the New York State Theater (renamed for donor David Koch ) was renovated. In late 2008 and early 2009, the board of directors used $24 million from its endowment to meet payroll and other obligations and hasnt been able to repay it, according to the filing. City Operas endowment totaled $5.02 million for fiscal year 2012, down from $9 million a year earlier and $55 million several years ago, according to the filing. The endowment lost $14 million during the stock market decline, the company said in the filing.

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10, 2006. Penn is attending the Toronto Film Festival and the screening of his film “All The King’s Men.” (AP Photo/Chitose Suzuki) Sean Penn is ecstatic that his relief organization will sponsor runners from Haiti to participate in the New York City Marathon next month. “We’ve got five Haitian runners, 10 runners total, running for the team representing Haiti and our organization J/P HRO coming to the New York City Marathon the marathon. So we’re really looking forward to it,” Penn said. The 53-year old actor, who spoke to The Associated Press on Saturday night, expressed satisfaction that the organization continues to rebuild Haiti with its medical, relocation, structural and community development programs but also that it brings hope to the island nation. “It’s rewarding. I just came back from Port-au-Prince, where I visited our Haitian marathon runners, and to see that great discipline that Haitians have and that great spirit and the excitement that they have visiting New York for the first time.” Penn started the J/P Health Relief Organization after a catastrophic magnitude-7.0 earthquake ripped through Haiti in January 2010, killing more than 100,000 people. The organization set up camps for displaced residents and facilitated medical clinics. It continues to save lives and brings sustainable programs to benefit the nation. Penn acts as CEO and chairman of the board for the organization. When asked if his efforts to make a meaningful and lasting impact in Haiti made him proud, Penn responded: “I’ve got a group I’m very proud of and really inspired by. Let’s say I’ve been granted a fortunate ticket in.” The two-time Oscar-winning actor made the comments at the world premiere of his film “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” at the New York Film Festival. Penn stars alongside writer-director Ben Stiller. The 26-mile New York Marathon takes place Nov. 3.

Sean Penn

On Saturday, the 31-year-old was spotted on a New York shopping trip with sister Princess Victoria, 36, looking casually cool in skinny jeans, leopard print flats and an over-sized denim shirt. The top may have been big enough to swamp her figure, but it couldn’t quite conceal the rounded shape of her blossoming belly. Comfortable clothes: On Saturday, Princess Madeleine of Sweden (left) was spotted in New York with sister Princess Victoria (right), looking casually cool in skinny jeans, leopard print flats and a denim shirt Mother-to-be: The shopping trip saw them browsing FAO Schwarz, perhaps on a hunt for baby toys for Princess Madeleine’s future bundle of joy She topped off her look with aviator sunglasses, a red manicure and a large grey handbag. Older sister Princess Victoria looked equally low-key in boot leg jeans, black flats and a simple black T-shirt. Kate Moss is back at Topshop! Supermodel is ‘thrilled’ by her return to high street store with new collection set to launch in April The royal siblings were enjoying the warm weekend weather as they browsed the shops on Fifth Avenue, stopping into New York favorites like Bergdorf Goodman’s and Henri Bendel. Staying comfortable: Madeleine’s new casual look is certainly a far cry from the chic pant suits and pencil skirts she typically wore before her baby bump became apparent Retail therapy: The royal siblings were enjoying the warm weekend weather as they browsed the shops on Fifth Avenue, stopping into New York favorites like Bergdorf Goodman’s and Henri Bendel The shopping trip also saw them browsing FAO Schwarz, perhaps on a hunt for baby toys for Princess Madeleine’s future bundle of joy. Madeleine’s new casual look is certainly a far cry from the chic pant suits and pencil skirts she typically wore before her baby bump became apparent. On Thursday, the princess was spotted in yet another dressed-down ensemble as she pounded the New York City pavement with her husband. Monochromatic mama: On Thursday, the princess was spotted in yet another dressed-down ensemble as she pounded the New York City pavement with her husband Christopher O’Neill (left) Color coordination: She wore a flattering black V-neck sweater, black leggings and a large black purse, spicing up the outfit with her favorite leopard print flats Opting for flattering black, Madeleine wore a V-neck sweater, leggings and a large purse, spicing up the monochromatic outfit with her favorite leopard print flats. Mr O’Neill, too, looked more urban than royal in a white button-down shirt tucked into jeans.

Four-months-pregnant Princess Madeleine of Sweden dresses down her baby bump in double denim on a New York shopping trip with sister Victoria

Pregnant Princess Madeleine of Sweden

(Rick’s Cabaret) If rock bottom is when a strip club decides to stop televising your games because your team is so bad, then the Giants are there. Rick’s Cabaret, a gentleman’s club in midtown Manhattan, has decided to stop showing the 0-5 Giants because it’s making customers too depressed. “After five straight losses, the crowd turned and started booing the TVs. The girls had to work extra hard. We are the first club to ban the Giants, club spokesperson Lonnie Hanover said, via the New York Post . You know your team is unwatchable when strippers don’t want to watch anymore, “Nobody throws a party better than Rick’s Cabaret — we are all about fun — and it’s no fun watching the Giants anymore, Rick’s Cabaret Girl Lindsay said, via Busted Coverage . “We love the Giants, but they get the crowd at our Weekend Football Viewing Parties all depressed” The club has said it plans to continue showing ‘all other NFL teams,’ so if any New York City-area Jaguars or Buccaneers fans need a strip club to watch their games at, it sounds like Rick’s is available. If you’re a Ravens fan, you could do your best Jacoby Jones-impression and ride a party bus to Rick’s to watch Baltimore play on Sunday’s. As for Giants fans who want to watch their team on TV at a strip club, they’ll have to find someplace else to go and they’ll need to do it soon. The Giants play on Thursday night this week.