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“Stop My Crisis”

Is your insurance giving you a hard time? Is your mortgage through the roof? Is “adulting” just not going well for you? Well, #HipNJ might just have the answer you’re looking for. Vivian Gaspar’s “Stop My Crisis” is your ultimate guide to survival when life just isn’t going right. Gaspar, both an author and producer, paid a visit to the studio to tell us a little more about her book and talk show of the same name.

Of the large selection of crisis topics that she covers, Gaspar said, “There’s something for everyone, including billionaires.”

Impressed with Gaspar’s experience and expertise, co-producer Ron Rossinick, who also came to the studio, reached out to Gaspar in hopes of co-producing the talk show. Gaspar has been involved in television since 2003 while Rossinick has sufficient backgrounds in video production and business, so their abilities came together well. They enjoy the creative freedom and control that comes with co-producing “Stop My Crisis.”

So you want to stop your crisis? You can view “Stop My Crisis” Thursday nights at 10:00 p.m. and Friday mornings at 9:30 a.m. on princetontv.org. The broadcasts are also archived on YouTube, Vimeo and soon on Apple TV.

Share this segment on social media and YOU can be entered to win autographed copies of TWO “Stop My Crisis” books!

Making The Hip New Jersey Studio – EPISODE 4

#HipNJ has launched our own mini reality series, Making the Hip New Jersey Studio! The series details our quest to craft the perfect studio setting and getting it to the place where we truly believe that it can be.

We hired New Jersey-based graffiti artist Shawn Mack, who was sent back to the drawing board after showing Lisa his first design plan. Now, he comes back with a new design that Lisa loves and approves.

“In order to create anything on any wall, it starts with a sketch,” Mack explains. He takes us through his creative process, and gets to work on the wall. “You have to come up with your own formula that works best for you,” he says.

Despite the toxic fumes throughout the office, great progress is being made.

Mack runs CreativSite, specializing in creativity and custom design work for interior/exterior, canvas and more. To learn more, check out their website, “like” them on Facebook, and “follow” them on Instagram.

To see what happens next, be sure to stay tuned. New episodes will be released every Wednesday on our official YouTube page.

Stronger than the Storm: Weekend Recap

Even during a weekend marred by heavy rain and thunderstorms throughout the state, the #GardenState never struggles to keep spirits high. Here’s what went down this weekend in #HipNJ’s summer weekend recap.

Friday, July 29th

The 2016 PGA Championship, a major tournament in professional golf, held its second round on Friday at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield Township. Despite several round delays caused by the inclement weather, American Jimmy Walker managed to come out on top at the end of the weekend long tournament.

It doesn’t matter how old you are or what you’re into – there’s always something going on in #NJ tailored exactly to your liking! This was made evident Friday night as traditional pop and jazz singer Tony Bennett took the stage at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City. The legendary musician celebrates his 90th birthday this coming week and is still going at it – now THAT’s hip.

Saturday, July 30th

The 34th Annual QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning held its second of two days at Solberg Airport in Readington on Saturday. The weekend-long festival had an unfortunate early closing on Sunday, but Friday and Saturday were filled with plenty of family entertainment from amusement park rides to magic shows. Oh, and Hot Air Balloon rides were available at specific times of day, with up to 100 ascending at once.

No place I’d rather be at 6:30am

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Country music superstar and heartthrob Luke Bryan managed to overcome the rain and took over the stage at BB&T Pavilion in Camden on the second of two nights of his Kill the Lights Tour. Opening acts included Little Big Town and Dustin Lynch.

Last night was amazing ?? #lukebryan #dustinlynch #littlebigtown #killthelightstour2016 #lukeforpresident ?

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Sunday, July 31st

The Haskell Invitational, an American Grade 1 race for thoroughbred horses, took place at Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport. The $1 million race drew a crowd of nearly 30,000, all there to witness the intense showdown between Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist and Preakness Stakes winner Exaggerator. In the end, Exaggerator came out on top.

The 2016 Teen Choice Awards closed out the weekend, and July, Sunday night on the west coast. Among those honored with awards were Jersey-natives Nick Jonas and the late Christina Grimmie. Charlie Puth, who originates from Rumson, also received several nominations and performed his latest single We Don’t Talk Anymore with Selena Gomez.