Big Apple Buzz | Pete Davidson and Emily Ratajkowski paint the town, the Royal Family set to reunite, and more


After celebrating Friendsgiving and attending the Knicks vs Memphis Grizzlies game at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 27 with her new main squeeze, Pete Davidson, Emily Ratajkowski, was reportedly seen strolling around the Big Apple on Nov. 28.

The hottest couple in town also attended a Friendsgiving dinner party hosted by influencer Selby Drummond, reports several outlets. According to OK!, the Knicks’ social media page posted photos of the duo, captioned with “Pete & @emrata at the Garden.” Davidson was last linked to Kim Kardashian, while Ratajkowski recently filed for divorce from Sebastian Bear-McClard…..

Fans of the Royal Family are reportedly wondering whether Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will reunite very soon in the United States, possible in Manhattan.

Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge visit the Church on the Street in Burnley, England.
Britain’s Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge visit the Church on the Street in Burnley, England.Danny Lawson/Pool photo via AP, File

According to Yahoo! Entertainment, the Prince and Princess of Wales traveled to Boston on Nov. 30 for Prince William’s second annual Earthshot Prize Awards ceremony, which takes place on Dec. 2. A few days later, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be in the Big Apple where they will be honored by Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, the nonprofit named after the former Attorney General of the U.S. and brother of John F. Kennedy.

The Sussexes will be receiving the Robert F. Kennedy Ripple of Hope award at the gala on Dec. 6. The ceremony will also recognize NBA legend and civil rights icon Bill Russell (1934-2022) with a posthumous award and will feature Alec Baldwin as the emcee…..

Mariah Carey is enjoying the holidays. The self-proclaimed Queen of Christmas was reportedly spotted dining at Nobu in Manhattan on Nov. 25 with her boyfriend Brian Tanaka.

A few days later, The Hollywood Reporter reported, it was announced that the mother of twins, Moroccan and Monroe, has signed on as a co-producer of the new musical comedy “Some Like It Hot,” now playing at the Shubert Theatre on West 44th Street.

Blair Underwood announced that he is engaged to Josie Hart, who has been his friend for 41 years, on the red carpet of the 50th International Emmys 2022, which took place on Nov. 21 in Manhattan.

Underwood posted on Twitter that his personal highlight of the night was posing with Hart. Said Underwood, “None of us would ever know where God will guide our paths. She’s had my back since before I ever became an actor. When a 41 -year friendship slaps you in the back of the head and blossoms into romance, you stand up, pay attention and step forward in gratitude.”

In May 2021, the actor announced his divorce from his wife of 27 years, Desiree DaCosta…….

There was a “Glow of Love” wrapped around the Aloft Hotel-Harlem on Nov. 17, as event producer Roz Nixon invited friends and family to celebrate the multi-faceted life of the late lyricist and singer Wayne Garfield, who passed away on Sept. 9, 2022.

With his music as a backdrop, the evening showcased Garfield’s achievements, from his early days as a member of the Voices of East Harlem to the many hit tunes he penned that were recorded by artists like Luther Vandross, Aretha Franklin, Roy Ayers and Janet Jackson. Guests dined on delicious food from Jacob Restaurant, as well as signature specialties from Chef James Rosebud.

The band played Garfield’s legendary tunes which included “Glow of Love,” under the musical direction of Daryl Johnson. Notable attendees included Debbie Burrell from the original Broadway cast of “Dreamgirls,” and Black Spectrum Theatre founder Carl Clay, along with Wayne’s brother, comedian/actor Arthur Garfield.

The tribute was co-sponsored by City Council Member Kristin Richardson Jordan of the 9th District, along with the Jazz Foundation of America, and was topped off with champagne for all, provided by award-winning musician Roy Ayers…..

Photo Caption Queen Diambi of the Congo, Rebecca Seawright, Jean Shafiroff Photo by Patrick McMullan

The French Heritage Society closed out their 40th Anniversary celebration with a Gilded Age themed gala on Nov. 17, honoring philanthropist Jean Shafiroff and chaired by Liz McDermott Barnes, CeCe Black, Michael Kovner, Jean Doyen de Montaillou, and Ann Van Ness.

Events chairman CeCe Black opened the ceremonies, followed by remarks from Board Chairman Elizabeth Stribling and President Denis de Kergorlay. Mrs. Stribling said, “I’m so happy to introduce my great friend, Jean Shafiroff. She is a marvelous board member of French Heritage Society and the loveliest person with a great heart. No one supports New York charities better that Jean!”

Shafiroff accepted her award — a statuesque trophy by Daum — dressed in a shimmering gold ball gown. The designer, Malan Breton, was at her table with international friends including Her Royal Highness Queen Diambi, Democratic Republic of Congo.

Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright presented Jean with a Congressional Record plaque, signed by Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney for her philanthropic and humanitarian work……

Gwyneth Paltrow and her daughter, Apple, had a great weekend enjoying the sights and bites in Manhattan, while the 18-year-old college freshman was home for Thanksgiving. The Goop founder/Oscar-winning actress posted photos of their outings on Instagram Stories on Nov. 27, where their activities included shopping at Bergdorf Goodman, and dining at the Monkey Bar and the “always perfect” Elio’s, reports Page Six……