Big Apple Buzz | Hugh Jackman gets COVID again, Mariah Carey enters Songwriters Hall of Fame and more

Things have been tough lately for Hugh Jackman.

First, Broadway’s ‘The Music Man’ star lost to Myles Frostwho plays Michael Jackson in “MJ: The Musical,” up for Best Actor in a Musical at the Tony Awards on June 13. The following day, it was announced that Jackman had tested positive for COVID-19 for the second time in less than six months.

“I wanted you to hear from me first that unfortunately this morning I frustratingly tested positive for COVID again,” Jackman said in a video he posted on June 14 on Instagram and Twitter.

He then added that his “incredible standby” Max Clayton would happen in his place as Harold Hill in the hit revival. Clayton will appear on the show until June 21…….

The normally nice tom hank got angry when his wife Rita Wilson was almost knocked down by a group of overzealous fans seeking autographs on June 15 in Manhattan.

The crowd was trying to get the ‘Elvis’ star’s autograph and photos as the couple walked to their car, when one of the fans hit Wilson, tripping her. According to TMZ, Hanks rushed to her aid, grabbed a guy, then shouted to the crowd, “That’s my wife, back up.”

After giving everyone a menacing look, Hanks rushed to their car……..

The Honored Mariah Carey speaks at the 51st Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Gala early Friday, June 17, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

June 16, Mariah Carey showed up for her induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in the Big Apple wearing a dress from Oscar De La Rentaand dripping with diamonds from her ears, neck and wrist.

According to multiple outlets, the multiple Grammy winner chose a 13-year-old Liamuni Segura to perform at the ceremony in his honor. Segura wowed the crowd with a medley of Carey hits that included “Fantasy”, “One Sweet Day”, and “All I Want For Christmas”.

The 2022 Induction Gala inductees also included Annie Lennox and David Stewart of Eurythmics, The Isley Brothers, Steve Miller and Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo of The Neptunes…….

shark tank John Daymond unveiled his portrait by the photographer Udo Spreitzenbarth at Charles Saffati‘s Carlton Fine Arts on Madison Avenue. The famous photographer also showed photos of John Legend, Tyra Banks, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Salma Hayek and the Jonas Brothers.

Guests included Dr. Lee Phillips and Rick Friedman……

Sharon D.Clarke was honored at a reception celebrating her 2022 Tony Award nomination at the Redeye Grill in Midtown.

Sharon was given a fete by the producers of the upcoming production of Arthur Miller’s ‘Death of a Salesman’ in which Clarke will reprise her role in the classic play, which premiered at the Young Vic in London to rave reviews and praise. She was joined at the party by her co-star Wendell Pierce, who gave a moving toast to her leading lady and Tony winner André’ De Shieldswho has just joined the cast of “Salesman”.

The director also joined Miranda Cromwell and producer Cindy Tolan with Broadway luminaries including William Ivey Long, Michael Riedel, and Imogen Lloyd Webber.

Death of a Salesman begins Broadway performances September 19 at the Hudson Theater…….

According to the Daily Mail, Hilaria Baldwin showed off her baby bump in a white sundress, as she stepped out with her hubby, Alecand their two youngest children, Eduardo, 18 months, and Lucia, 13 months, who are believed to have been born via surrogate, on Manhattan’s Lower East Side on June 15.

The couple, who are expecting a baby girl, pushed the little ones in strollers as they enjoyed the New York sunshine……..

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Host Ariana DeBose speaks during the 75th Annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 12, 2022, at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Oscar/Golden Globe winner Ariana DeBose played basketball at an Alice + Olivia 20th birthday celebration by Stacey Bendet in Manhattan on June 15……

Former cast member of “Real Housewives of New York City” Dorinda Medley met the founder of Balthazar Keith McNally at the Tribeca restaurant recently.

On June 13, the Daily Mail reported, McNally posted a photo of the two of them on Instagram huddled in a booth, with a caption saying he and Medley had a “hot affair” for “3 intense months” in 1996 – when she was married to her first husband, Ralph Lynch.

Medley then commented, “And the story continues….” add an emoji with hearts on his eyes……


robert de niro presenting rapper Common with the Harry Belafonte Voices for Social Justice Award at the Tribeca Film Festival on June 17th…..

“Bull” star and executive producer Colson Baker, a.k.a Machine Gun Kellyat the post-party hosted by Rivulet Media and gaming lifestyle company Built By Gamers celebrating the North American premiere of Taurus during the Tribeca Film Festival…….

James Wilkie Broderick and his dad Matthew Broderick at the Haute Living Matthew Broderick Cover Celebration on June 13th in Manhattan…….

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