Bill & Hillary party in Ventnor with Chelsea’s mother-in-law

Ex-President Clinton with fans on the boardwalk.
Ex-President Clinton with fans on the boardwalk.
Posted: June 27, 2012

FORMER PRESIDENT Bill Clinton and current Secretary of State Hillary Clinton helped their longtime friend Marjorie Margolies Mezvinsky celebrate her 70th birthday Saturday night in Ventnor, N.J.

Of course MMM, a former congresswoman and ex-TV journalist, whose birthday was last Thursday, is also the mother-in-law of Chelsea Clinton, who attended the party along with her husband, Marc Mezvinsky.

The party was at the palatial estate of real-estate developer Michael Karp, at a home formerly owned by casino mogul Steve Wynn.

Both Clintons strolled the boardwalk for a bit and posed separately for pictures with at least one family, who was thrilled to meet the powerful pair.

Out and about

Rapper/actor Ice Cube and DJ Drama crowned local hip-hop artist Aquil as "Philadelphia's Coldest MC," at the 2012 Coors Light Search for the Coldest Semifinals held Thursday at the Electric Factory. Aquil now faces off with other rappers from across the country at a show in New York. For more info, visit

Metallica's James Hetfield had a late dinner around midnight Saturday at SeaBlue at the Borgata after performing at the Orion festival, which the metal legends headlined, performing Saturday and Sunday at the outdoor festival in Atlantic City.

Singer Alicia Keys and producer husband Swizz Beatz dined over the weekend at American Cut by Marc Forgione at the new Revel in A.C.

Ballet leader's bride

Congratulations to Pennsylvania Ballet's artistic director, Roy Kaiser, and Melissa Ann De Ruiter, who were wed Saturday at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where she is the executive vice president of fundraising. The couple have been dating since 2005 and will honeymoon in Paris at the end of July. Kaiser was a dancer with the Pennsylvania Ballet until 1992 and became artistic director in 1995.

Mahoney writes book

"Police Academy" star Steve Guttenberg will discuss his new book, The Guttenberg Bible, at 7:30 p.m. July 16 at the Katz JCC in Cherry Hill. It's part of Katz JCC's ongoing Bank of America Festival of Arts, Books & Culture. The "3 Men and a Baby" actor, who was seen more recently on "Dancing with the Stars," will also appear at a $50-a-ticket private reception, which includes a copy of the book. General-admission tickets for the event are $10. Visit or call 856-424-4444, ext. 1226, for tix.

Movie matters

"Promise Land," a South Asian film about a same-sex couple, a traditional family and a group of IT workers connected by immigration issues in the United States screens Thursday night at the Ritz East (125 Sansom). Director Kevin Dalvi and cast members will speak following the 7 p.m. screening, then head to Reserve (2nd & Chestnut) for an after-party. Tickets for the movie and party are available at The event is presented by Anju Treohan, who owns anjuthreads (1126 Walnut).

Congratulations to La Salle students David Grzybowski, Sean Gubitosi, Catherine Zini, Andrew Groy and Mike McCoy, whose short film "Empty Pages" won the best-story award Saturday at the Campus MovieFest Awards in Los Angeles. The movie previously won best-picture award at the university's Campus MovieFest. The same filmmakers competed their film "Recubo" at the LA finals last year. You can see both on YouTube.

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