2006-06-16 / Columnists

Dorothy Dunne

Dominick Dunne Is Hospitalized

News Events/Travel Editor/Host + WNYX - TV Morning News

+ 12:00 noon on UHF Chs. 35 & 26 Monday - Friday Dominick Dunne, best selling author, Vanity Fair Special Correspondent, Host of Court TV's Power, Privilege and Justice and victim's right advocate. Mr. Dunne's daughter was strangled in 1982 at the age of 22 by an ex-boyfriend who stalked her. Dominick Dunne was to host the Zero Tolerance benefit sanctuary for families at Pier 60 the other evening.

It was a beautiful evening. Droves of guests showed up to partake for the delicious, exotic pass-arounds and beautifully prepared and presented sit down fish dinner. Wonderful, caring people who bid at the silent auction and bought raffle tickets to win the magnificent Vespa LX 150 Scooter, which took center stage, valued at $4,199 donated by Melissa and Daniel Berger. This benefit was a celebration of finding sanctuary for the victims of Domestic Violence, which had been ignored for many, many years. The Corporate Vision Award went to Latria Group for being a trailblazer in identifying domestic violence as a critical issue to be addressed through corporate philanthropy. Forty-six million dollars was contributed to strengthen victims to become survivors. Altrai believes "Everyone deserves to lead a life free of violence and is proud to be pampering with a Sanctuary for families to make a vision a reality. Sanctuary is the largest agency in New York State offering integrated legal help, clinical shelter and economic stability services exclusively for domestic violence victims.

Go to tvch.26 newyork.com. That is where you will find my segments, "Appetizer of News" on WNYX TV's New Yorker Show, if your TV set doesn't carry UHF Channel 26. It is on from 11 p.m. to 8 a.m. repeated all night, every night, starring James Chladek, Broadcaster and owner of Metro Access Studios where I tape my interviews. Chladek is also my Director/Cameraman on The Dorothy Dunne Travels in Style Show all around the world. The Metro Access Studios at 204 East 23rd Street, where I tape my interviews. Anyone who wants to be interviewed by me is welcome. Just email dorothydunne @ yahoo.com. Coming soon on the Dorothy Dunne Show on Manhattan Cable are: The Hat Show starring Casey Bush, CEO of Headwear Information Bureau; and Bruno Jamais Restaurant on the Upper East Side. Dates to be announced.

A celebration for the Lifestyle of Italy and their National Day was held at Wall Street's Cipriani's. They had a partitioned room with poster-sized pictures of stars of former Italian Films: Gina Lollobridgida, Marcello Mastrantonio, Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren, Ava Gardner and more. A sample of Italian designs was also displayed.

If you are so inclined to like the non-opposite sex, Canada is the destination for you. Montreal, Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia all have legalized marriages. Canada is one of the most gay friendly countries in the world

TRAVEL: Anquilla, an island in the Caribbean, announced to travel agents at a lavish presentation at the St. Regis Roof that they have private Villas and Resorts Residences available for sale. Anquilla is known for its aquamarine waters, white sandy beaches and elegant surroundings. Very, very expensive. You can also purchase your own private island in the cluster of islands.

Delta Airlines Companion Flies FREE; Cancun w Air $499; Australia $90-0R/T' Carnival Cruise, $259; Bahamas, all incl. $207 night;

Give me a call and "Away we go!!!"

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