That’s a wrap! CelebrityMagnet Tom Murro and Food Network Chef Chris Nirschel are done with their New York Fashion Week outings, but have one more night of models and margaritas to dish about. Tuesday of last week, The Real Housewives of New Jersey Kim Granatell went with the dynamic duos to the Sachika Twins Style 360 Fashion Show at Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan.
While mingling, the crew bumped into former Jersey Shore member Angelina Pivarnick. Pivarnick was part of the original cast for this MTV reality show until she was kicked off the first season by her boss, and then she was kicked off the second season by her housemates. Either way, it seemed Nirschel had an easy time getting along with the feisty brunette as they sent flirty texts to each other throughout the show.
Murro and the gang enjoyed the view from the front row of all the exquisite dresses worn by the beautiful models. “We then all hit the red carpet where we met up with DMX’s wife Tashera Simmons who posed for the cameras with myself, the Sachikas, Angelina Pivarnick, Kim G and Nirschel,” said Murro. “Tashera is very cool, tough on the outside and sweet on the inside.”
After the flashing lights became less frequent, they all headed to Indashio’s Spring/Summer 2012 Men’s Ready2Wear Collection at the Audi Forum location on Park Avenue around 9 PM. “We were driven by a Mandingo Tribe member name Maleek,” said Murro. “We actually snuck Maleek into the show with us since he was such a big fan. Boy was he thrilled!”
It was quite the Italian affair on Tuesday as the crew also ran into Jerseylicious star Tracy DiMarco and Mob Wives’ Renee Graziano. “I quickly showed Renee the way to the VIP where she gracefully grabbed five cocktails at one time to bring out to her friends,” commented Murro. “I was pretty impressed by her cup holding skills.” She attributes that to her profession as a cocktail waitress in her previous life. Renee offered to have everyone over to her house for dinner where her and NIrschel will have a meatball making contest. “I’m really looking forward to that,” exclaimed Murro. Ready, set, Mangia!
The Indashio show was entertaining, so was watching Nirschel and Pivarnick get closer and closer throughout the show. Someone also offerd Murro and Kim G a front row spot, too bad someone stole their gift bags. The recently released from jail for shooting himself in the leg, Plaxico Burgess, wasn’t wearing stripes that night as he walked the catwalk. Murro also got the chance to high-five Olympic skater Johnny Weir as he passed by working the runway.
On their way out they spotted Spin Crowd’s Jonathan Cheban rocking a diamond encrusted Jacob wristwatch. “He said he doesn’t wear it all that often, because it is worth the equivalent to the cost of a NYC apartment,” explained Murro. “Jonathan was cheerier than usual, with a blond that claimed she was his ‘special’ friend.”
Maleek offered the crew a free ride anywhere in the city to thank them for the fun he had at the show. You don’t have to ask them twice. Murro, Nirschel, Kim G, Pivarnick and two of her friends jumped right in. “Thankfully I called shotgun, since it was too close for comfort in the backseat. I will emphasize the word ‘comfort’ as something that was missing back there,” said Murro. “Anyway, we enjoyed Maleek’s giant container of Animal Crackers as an appetizer while listening to his interesting African music on our way to Nirschel’s Café Napoli in Little Italy.”
Nirschel hit the kitchen and brought out Chicken Marsala, Eggplant Parmagiana, and some tasty sangria for the group to eat family style. Talk about having a great connection!
After the late-night munchies, Murro and Kim G left the group to head back to Jersey. It seems CelebrityMagnet doesn’t only attract the rich and the famous, but also the authorities. Murro got pulled over for an unlit headlight.
When asked if he had anything to drink, he responded with “no.” Seconds later the officer was asking him to step out of the car. The officer informed him that he smelled alcohol in the car; thankfully it was only from a drink someone spilled on his shirt a few hours before. “Rule number one, play like a champion,” said Murro. “Rule number two, don’t drive home late missing a headlight.”