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Al Roker, Martha Stewart earn Hudson Valley Tweets of the Week
With celebrity weddings, fall TV premieres and reality TV show dramatics, it's been a busy week in the world of entertainment. And there's no better way to cap it than with the Hudson Valley Tweets of the Week.
For the first week of September, we'll break it down with Al Roker's buddy, get the scoop on a surprise wedding from a famous insider and mull the musings of three comedians. (And if you missed any of the previous HV Tweets of the Week shenanigans, click here.)
At No. 5, former Yorktown resident Al Roker is hanging out with Punky Brewster herself, Soleil Moon Frye (who, in case you didn't know, is a rather attractive adult these days), and "Meet the Press" host David Gregory.
Now, I almost opted to go with a different Roker tweet that showed off his 15-song "Today" show playlist, beginning with the theme from "The A-Team" and ending with Flo Rida's "Club Can't Handle Me." But I had to go with the photo of Al, Punky and Gregory, just so I could have the opportunity to embed this clip of former Saugerties resident Jimmy Fallon teasing Gregory for gettin' funky to the music of Yonkers native Mary J. Blige.
At No. 4 is Martha Stewart. It's her second appearance on this countdown, and while we try to spread the wealth in this recurring feature, we had to get her take on this week's big celebrity wedding of fellow Bedford residents Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds. After all, Stewart's wedding team was calling all the shots for the ceremony in South Carolina.
Stewart's tweet linked to an "exclusive" Martha Stewart Weddings blog post, which mostly proved to be an exercise in name-dropping. "Ryan and Blake opted for an intimate, personalized party, gathering their immediate and extended family at a rustic barn in South Carolina," reads an excerpt. "Ryan, who has been a long-time fan of Charleston, chose to mark this special occasion in one of his favorite towns. The bride and her bridesmaids walked down the aisle in custom Marchesa gowns designed by Blake's friends, Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig, with shoes created for the celebration by Christian Louboutin. The groom and groomsmen wore specially made Burberry suits with custom leather suspenders designed by the groom's friend, Christopher Bailey. The couple exchanged unique wedding rings by Lorraine Schwartz."
I like how the guests of the bride and groom are nameless, but the clothes they are wearing get all the love. I get the feeling Martha Stewart Weddings would be have just as pleased if the bridesmaids and groomsmen were just animatronic mannequins peddling the products.
At No. 3 is comedy writer-director Jason Woliner, a former child actor ("Shining Time Station") and Pelham High School grad who's the executive producer of the hilariously twisted and equally random Adult Swim cult hit, "Eagleheart." When he's not hanging out with "Eagleheart" stars Chris Elliott, Maria Thayer and Brett Gelman on set, he's avoiding so-called Internet hangouts hosted by a search engine.
I know what you're thinking: "Oh, cool! I get to hang out with a constantly buffering video of Steven Spielberg while trolls harass him about 'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull'? Where do I sign up?" The only good thing Google+ Hangouts ever gave us was its commercial featuring the Muppets rocking out to "Under Pressure."
This week's Tweets of the Week runner-up is Eastchester native Bobby Moynihan, who kicks off his fifth season as a cast member on "Saturday Night Live" tomorrow. But is his heart elsewhere?
Hey, both shows are funny, despite the fact that only one of them is trying to be.
At the top spot of the countdown is Stony Point resident Tom Cotter, who finished second in last night's season finale of "America's Got Talent."
He may have been last night's runner-up, but he will forever have finished first in the hearts of comedy fans in and beyond the Hudson Valley. And on this countdown! That counts for something, right? (It does not count for $1 million, however. Sorry, Tom.)
Which of this week's tweets is your favorite? Vote in the Hudson Buzz poll below. Did we miss your favorite celebrity tweet with a Hudson Valley connection? Let us know in the comments section or on Twitter. And check out the full photo gallery of celebrity tweets, which we update every week!
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