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IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Wig Out In The Weirdo Room

White Noise

225 Avenue B
(at 13th Street)
New York, NY 10009
212-539-0925

Over on Avenue B in the remnants of the tenements of Alphabet City, take a stroll by the EV's new speakeasy White Noise. Inside, you will find secret hideaways and lairs specially crafted to host a raucous evening on the town with your friends, away from the noise of a generic barroom. Layered in tin and dipped in tar, White Noise gives the impression that its still the 80s on the East Side. And don't forget to check out the Weirdo Room once you're inside. It's just this small room with a strobe light in your face while you sit alone in the dark. Seizure much?

REALITY TV
Fire Island To Get Reality Show

Fire Island will soon be getting its own version of Jersey Shore. DJ Strip is in negotiations to launch a series based on the famous house shares that dominate the getaway island off the coast of New York City. The series will begin filming this year as creators pick a name for the reality show.

THE VELVET ROPE
The Velvet Rope: Sal Imposimato

Salvatore Imposimato has transformed nightlife in New York, Miami and Los Angeles over the past 17 years of his career. Explaining that the 90's saw a cultural melding of club style and age mixing celebrity with the wannabe, Sal explains that the new era of nightlife is one of segregation and exclusion, generating a list of clubs where specific looks are the basis for entry or refusal at the velvet rope. As the gatekeeper for the nation's most exclusive nightclubs, Sal now serves as Regional Director of Nightlife and Promotions for all Morgans Hotel Group properties in New York City.

LADY GAGA
Gaga Admits to Coke Use in Vanity Fair Spread

Lady Gaga has admitted to using cocaine two or three times a year in her recent interview with Vanity Fair. While the pop legend admits to flagrant drug use in her younger years, she says she still dabbles on occasion but is nowhere close to hitting her bottom as she already has. The signer also opens up about her personal life and trusts few people with her most intimate details, obsessions and quirks. Check out the full interview in this month's issue.

YOUR 15 MINUTES ARE UP
Lohan Leaves Jail

Lindsay Lohan has been released from jail after only serving 14 days of a 90 day jail sentence. She is now headed to a rehabilitation program where she will spend three months trying to get sober. Away from her family and the press, Lohan has this one chance to get clean and to get her life sorted out.

IN THE BOOTH
DJ Lindsay Luv Returns To New York

DJ Lindsay Luv is coming back to NY with a bang! Our favorite NY lady DJ had built up both her music biz and DJ career for the last decade in NY and one day decided she was ready for a new challenge and headed out west to take on Hollywood.

Seems her move couldn’t have been a better addition to her ever-evolving DJ career as since she landed in her new sunny home we have seen her playing the likes of the legendary Playboy Mansion, establishing residencies at Hollywood hotspots like the Mondrian Skybar summer pool parties, the Viceroy, TeaRoom and Las Palmas, DJing events for the LA Film Festival, tapings for The Bachelorette, Nickelodeon and a launch for Project Runway, being praised by style blogs for her stand-out fashion at many red carpet events and popping up in the gossip rags for hobnobbing with celebrities like Carmelo Anthony and Mel B at gigs. She is soon set to be the summer featured DJ in an interview by top brand Armani Exchange and has been popping up in worldwide publications like UK arts magazine and blog, Fault. In addition, her collaborative produced remixes for artists on the rise like Dangerous Muse and Kimberly Cole have been hitting the airwaves to great acclaim!

IN THE SPOTLIGHT
U.K. Megaclub To Open In Midtown


U.K. superclub, Sankeys, will be opening up a location in Midtown Manhattan. Rumor has it that the space will occupy a former garage and will be a massive event space equipped to handle 1,100 people. Set to open on 50th Street in the heart of Midtown, Sankeys will rival nearby Pacha for dance space and will include some of the industry's hottest technology. The new nightclub will be opening in 2011 and will bring a new generation to the New York club world.

EDITOR'S LETTER
Editor's Letter: 'Launch of the Way of Life'

It has been way of life for many who consider themselves part of the upper echelon of the New York City social scene. It has provided your epic birthday party on the rooftop of Hudson Terrace, the New Year's Eve of a lifetime at Marquee, Canal Room and Capitale and has owned and operated the events which make star-studded headlines in tomorrow's Post. This week, Joonbug.com relaunched its site to provide you with the most interactive, informative and in the know updates on New York nightlife and events. We have added a daily calendar to our blog section to give you the best parties, festivals and fashion shows going on while providing user access to the hottest news in New York nightlife. Welcome to the new Joonbug and we hope you have fun exploring the new site.

REALITY TV
Kara and Ellen To Leave Idol

Kara DioGuardi has been fired from American Idol and will no longer be a judge on the top rated reality TV show. The chair next to her that is now occupied by Ellen Degeneres will also be vacant come next season as reports indicate that the comic, yet, out of place host has quit.

IN THE BOOTH
Pulse of the Party: DJ David Berrie

As one of the world's greatest DJs, David Berrie is the authority on what leads a crowd on a "musical journey." Check out his thoughts on the industry, the booth, and New York City nightlife. From his set live on July 23 at Pacha, Dubset brings you the exclusive mix from David Berrie in one of New York's hottest clubs.

How has the role of the DJ transformed over recent years with the advent of live streaming and online listening?