'Hamptons' Hearts Billy Joel's Wife

'Better Homes & Gardens' Cook-off; 'Observer' Goes to Movie

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NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- The second annual 'Better Homes and Gardens' Family Cook-Off was held at the Institute for Culinary Education. The Farah family from Minnesota beat out three families in the finals to win the grand prize, a Waterford Crystal Trophy, $15,000 in cash and $1,000 worth of Sunbeam counter-top appliances. Above left: The judges, Daisy Martinez, cookbook author and TV personality; Rocco DiSpirito, chef; and Nancy Hopkins, 'Better Homes and Gardens' food/entertaining editor. Above right: Nancy Hopkins; Daisy Martinez; Rocco DiSpirito; Jorge Perez, director-editor relations and special events, Waterford Crystal; Andrea Atkinson, senior associate brand manager, Hellmann's; and the grand prize-winning Farah family: mom Jannell; sons Jarron and Anthony; and dad Larry.

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NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- 'Rise' magazine (formerly 'SchoolSports') celebrated its 10th anniversary. At the celebration were (above, left) Lyn Famiglietti, Adidas public relations specialist, and Burton Chawla, 'Rise' communications manager. Abov, right: Also celebrating the magazine's anniversary were Billy Ceisler, NBA player agent; Todd Montesano, director-marketing and media, Under Armour; Kris Stone, associate publisher, 'Rise'; and James Ling, VP-marketing and brand development, Ecko Unlimited. Photo: John Walder

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NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- 'The New York Observer' hosted two back-to-back premieres, for 'Trust the Man' on Aug. 7, and 'Factotum' Aug 8. At the 'Trust the Man' premiere, which was co-hosted with Calvin Klein, was Caren Kabot, account director; Barry Lewis, VP; and Betty Lederman, associate publisher, all from the 'Observer.' At the 'Factotum' premiere was the 'Observer's' Peter Kaplan, editor, and Mary Dixie Carter, publishing director.

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LOS ANGELES (AdAge.com) -- Above left: At the 2006 TCM Young Film Composers Competition, Tom Karsch, exec VP-general manager, Turner Classic Movies (left), presents Darryl Raby with the grand-prize award, $10,000 and the opportunity to provide a full score for the TCM premiere of Tod Browning's 1927 melodrama 'The Show,' about a Budapest sideshow. Joining Mr. Karsch in the presentation is Hans Zimmer, composer and a judge of the competition, and Mark Northam, publisher, 'Film Music Magazine,' a co-sponsor of the competition. Above right: Katie Lee Joel celebrated her recent 'Hamptons' magazine cover at Cain Night Club with husband Billy Joel.

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