According to multiple reports, Emmy-winning daytime talk show host Tamron Hall tested positive for COVID-19 on April 26. Hall has had no symptoms whatsoever. She continued taping episodes of the show from her Manhattan home. Page Six reported that Hall sent an email to her staff that said: “I am following CDC guidelines, staying home, and taking every precaution to ensure everyone’s safety. Thankfully, my son Moses and my entire family have all tested negative. I am devastated to say the least, but I know we will get through this.” Hall was vaccinated in 2021 at the hospital of her Alma Mater, Temple University, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Peconic Land Trust recently beat out superstar couple Jay-Z and Beyoncé to preserve another key property on Georgica Pond, near Revlon Chairman of the Board Ron Perelman’s “The Creeks.” Ana Meir and her husband Daniel Creighton sold 2.7 acres of prime waterfront land on Georgica Pond at 18 Jones Creek Lane, East Hampton, to the Peconic Land Trust, according to a press release from Town + Country Real Estate. It was originally listed for $11,750,000 in September 2021 with Town + Country Real Estate’s Linda Batiancela, who explained, “There were multiple offers being considered before the Peconic Land Trust contacted me in early November to discuss. The owners decided to pass on other higher offers and make a deal with the Peconic Land Trust for $8.5 million for preservation purposes.” Batiancela exclusively listed and sold the property, which comes complete with approximately 300-feet of prime Hamptons waterfront and is located adjacent to the Fulling Mill Preserve and just under a mile to the ocean. Aside from Jay-Z and Beyoncé, neighbors include Steven Spielberg and famous attorney Lenny Ackerman.
The 24th annual First Ladies High Tea will take place on May 7 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Honorees include Emmy Award-Winning actress Loretta Devine and Cookie Johnson, NY Times bestselling author, founder of CJ, a premium denim line, and wife of Earvin “Magic” Johnson, as well as Dr. Jerry Abraham. The tea will feature a performance by gospel great Kurt Carr, as well as an appearance by Richard Roundtree. Co-hosts will be Wendy Raquel Robinson from “The Game” and Apostle Beverly “BAM” Crawford, pastor of Bible Enrichment Fellowship International Church.
The Bell family sadly announces the passing of Rory Wahid Rayyan Bell, youngest brother of Robert “Kool” Bell, co-founder of Kool & the Gang. He was known to many in the music industry as Rocky. He died of Stage 4 lung cancer and congestive heart disease. He was 62. Wahid (Rocky) was an incredible lighting director for several major recording artists and worked concerts with hit-makers such as Kool & the Gang, Gladys Knight, Patti Labelle, Stephanie Mills, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, and Anita Baker. A teenage Rory/(Rocky) Wahid can be heard with his big brother Kool on the album track “Heaven at Once” from Kool & the Gang’s multi-platinum LP, “Wild & Peaceful,” released in 1973. Funeral and burial services will be private.