Kelly Killoren Bensimon: the Interview

You've already seen her at our Halloween party at Espace earlier this year. But now Kelly Killoren Bensimon is back and ready for more action at Gustavino's on New Year's Eve. Don't let her drama-instigating role on Housewives mislead you: Bensimon is more intelligent, funny, and eloquent than you think, and she's not stopping anytime soon. Love her or hate her, you better get used to her. Joonbug was thrilled to get a chance to speak with her and find out more about her family, her work, and her unrelenting quest for quality.

Madonna Receives Damages for "Private Exposure"

In her early days, Madonna was never shy about revealing her personal life with the public. But the damages received from an ongoing lawsuit over stolen photos of her wedding to estranged husband, Guy Ritchie, show an artist who has become less than eager to show the world her “private details.”

Even though she was not in court Tuesday, her lawyer, John Kelly, announced that the singer had received “substantial” damages from Associated Newspapers, publisher of the Mail on Sunday who printed the stolen photos without consenting with the singer. The amount of restitution received was not disclosed, but Madonna was seeking damages in excess of $8 million. Kelly announced the money would be donated to the artist’s Raising Malawi charity, an organization working to end poverty, provide education, and help stop the spread of HIV/AIDS in the impoverished country in mid-Africa.