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Peter Ferriero

Peter Ferriero of “The Price of Fame”

We got the chance to sit down with Peter Ferriero, the talented director and co-producer of new documentary film “The Price of Fame” that chronicles the life and challenges that fame brought to pro-wrestling legend and “Million Dollar Man” himself, Ted Dibiase. The film contains the sort of intimate interviews with Dibiase and his family members that are sure to draw in even audience members who may not have been familiar with the wrestler during his prime with the WWE.

Ferreiro’s film was picked up by Fathom Events and is going to be playing in 650 theatres nationwide – no small feat for what started out as a small passion project for this lifetime wrestling fan. The question of “What happened to all the old wrestlers that I grew up watching?” lead Ferreiro into developing a friendship with Ted Dibiase that turned into the opportunity to create a documentary of his life. Just like many great films, this one was years in the making. Ferreiro expressed is gratitude to all the initial support he received from the film’s start on the crowdfunding site Kickstarter a few years back. Independent filmmaking is not easy by any means, but Ferreiro is a perfect example of what passion coupled with hard work and dedication can lead to.

Ferreiro’s film can be seen across the country on Tuesday November 7th. Check it out at the Garden State Plaza AMC and maybe you’ll run into the director himself!

Check out the interview below:

For more information on the film click here.

Things To Do In Bergen County On Sunday

By Kenneth Barilari

If you live in Bergen County, you know the struggle of finding something to do on Sunday. Thanks to the Blue Laws, laws designed to prohibit certain types of commercial activities on Sundays, many places are closed. So, #HipNJ has decided to put together a list of things for you Bergen County folks to do on a Sunday.

1. Visit Overpeck County Park (Leonia)

2. Paint your own ceramics at Color Me Mine (Ridgewood, NJ)

3. Visit Medieval Times (Lyndhurst)

4. Go rock climbing at High Exposure Rock Climbing, Ninja Warrior & Parkour (Northvale)

5. See a movie at Garden State Plaza (Paramus)

6. Eat at White Manna Hamburgers, which was featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (Hackensack)

7. Get some ice cream at Kilwins (Ridgewood)

8. Go for a hike at Ramapo Valley County Reservation (Mahwah)

9. Visit the Bergen County Zoo (Paramus)

10. Relax at The Fountain Spa (Ramsey)

11. Go bowling at Holiday Bowl (Oakland)
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12. Go ice skating at the Ice House (Hackensack)

13. Play a round of Monster Mini Golf (Paramus)

14. Go horseback riding at the Saddle Ridge Riding Center (Franklin Lakes)

15. Go to the Farmer’s Market (Fort Lee)

16. Stay home and watch some Netflix

We hope this list helps make your Sundays a little more exciting. Enjoy!



Click the graphic to get started on planning your own event. What will you do this summer? GOMO.

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The Cousins at Bright Pink VIPink Party

“The Cousins on Hip New Jersey” is sponsored by eLEND.

Roll out the pink carpet and get the party started!

Westfield Garden State Plaza hosted the Bright Pink VIPink Party and welcomed guests with cocktails, shopping and The Cousins of HGTV!

“We are celebrating women, we are celebrating shopping and we are raising funds for Bright Pink,” Lisa Hermann, Marketing Director of Westfiled Garden State Plaza, said to #HipNJ’s Kelly Dillon.

Hermann listed a slew of the night’s highlights including dancing, a DJ, cocktails, small bites and over 50 retailers so attendees could shop ‘til they drop…and get right back up to meet The Cousins!

Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri of the new HGTV series “America’s Most Desperate Kitchens” were at the party to benefit Bright Pink and raise awareness for breast and ovarian cancer. The Cousins said they take every chance they can to do events that give back.

“We work with a lot of cancer survivors on our shows so it means a lot to us,” John Colaneri said.

Surrounded by hometown fans, The Cousins were warmed by the support.

“There is no state like New Jersey.The people are fantastic, everybody’s got big personalities, a lot of smiles,” Anthony Carrino said. “I think it’s a moment of pride for us knowing we have so much support in our home state.”

Bright Pink is the only national non-profit organization focused on prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women.  Their aim is to reach the 52 million young women in the United States between the ages of 18 and 45 with innovative, life-saving breast and ovarian health programs.  For more information, log onto BrightPink.org.  And don’t forget to tune into “America’s Most Desperate Kitchens” starting July 1 at 8pm on HGTV!