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National Selfie Day

By: Andrea Fasciano

Say Cheese! Today is National Selfie Day! In honor of #SelfieDay, take a look at some of these famous #NJ celebrities and their selfies!

1. Tara Reid, Wyckoff

Bye bye Coachella! I will miss you! See you next year!?????❤️????

A photo posted by Tara Reid (@tarareid) on

2. Bruce Springsteen, Long Branch

#Repost from @officialrumbledoll ・・・ #SNL #rehersals. @nbcsnl

A photo posted by Bruce Springsteen (@springsteen) on

3. Shaquille O’Neal, Newark

What up boy boy

A photo posted by DR. SHAQUILLE O'NEAL Ed.D. (@shaq) on

4. Queen Latifah, Newark

Thank you for all of the birthday well wishes you really know how to make gal feel good! ❤️❤️

A photo posted by Queen Latifah (@queenlatifah) on

5. Vera Farmiga, Clifton


A photo posted by VERA FARMIGA (@verafarmigaofficial) on

6. Laura Prepon, Watchung

Current obsession @erinfetherston clutch. ????????

A photo posted by Laura Prepon (@lauraprepon) on

7. Meryl Streep, Summit

With Margo Martindale

A photo posted by Meryl Streep (@merylstreep) on

8. Christina Milian, Jersey City

Side Pony & Glow ✨✨✨ #FoxUpfronts

A photo posted by Christina Milian (@christinamilian) on

9. Kelly Ripa, Stratford

In a galaxy NOT so far away…………. #afteroscars

A photo posted by Kelly Ripa (@kellyripa) on

10. Kevin Jonas, Teaneck

Thank you @anthonymichaelfitfood and. @anthonymichaelfit for feeding me ????

A photo posted by Kevin Jonas (@kevinjonas) on

Friendshit Author Allison E. Conway

Hip New Jersey’s Lisa Marie Latino sat down with up-and-coming #HipNJ author Allison E. Conway to discuss her book, Friendshit.

After graduating college, Conway decided it was time to start filtering through her friends, as we all do. “I was discovering who my real friends were, what makes a great friend, and how to be a great friend,” the author said. Then, she decided to write a book about it.

“If this was something that I was going through personally in my early to mid-twenties, then there are other women that are going through the exact same thing.” Even though it was nerve-wracking, Conway knew that the relatable message would be of value.

Conway self-published, which was a challenging process. The biggest obstacle, according to the author herself,  was “accepting my ignorance and learning everything I could .” There was a lot to learn, from writing the book itself, to finding editors and designers for the cover.

The most important thing that she has learned on her journey is that travel “makes you a better you, and you a better friend.” She does a lot of solo travel, so she needs to rely on human generosity and kindness to help her find her way home. These moments of self-actualization make her a better friend.

Reciprocity is the most important thing in any relationship,” Conway said. “At the end of the day, I needed to find people who were going to build me up and make me feel great, and who I can make feel great too.”

For more about Allison E. Conway and her book Friendshit head over to http://allisoneconway.com/

New Jersey Celebrities Celebrate Father’s Day

By Kenneth Barilari

Father’s Day was yesterday and your favorite #NJCelebs took to social media to celebrate. #HipNJ has compiled a list of their Father’s Day messages.

Lea Michele (Tenafly):

Joe, Nick, Kevin Jonas (Wyckoff):

Happy Fathers Day @papakjonas thanks you for your wisdom. Support. Laughs. Love you.

A photo posted by J O E J O N A S (@joejonas) on

Zoe Saldana (Passaic):

Happy Father’s Day! Feliz día de los padres! Buona Festa del Papà Tu… Tú. Solo tú… Siempre tu

A photo posted by Zoe Saldana (@zoesaldana) on

Christina Milian (Jersey City):

Zach Braff (South Orange):

Happy Fathers Day.

A photo posted by Zach Braff (@zachbraff) on

Wendy Williams (Asbury Park):

Joe Flacco (Audubon):

Jason Alexander (Newark):

Jack Antonoff (Bergenfield):

Vinny Curry (Neptune):

Happy Fathers Day!!!!!!!!! Love you Big Vince…

A photo posted by Vinny Curry (FLEE) (@mrgetflee) on

Harley Quinn Smith (Red Bank):

Ashley Tisdale (Monmouth County):

Charlie Puth (Rumson):

Happy Fathers Dad + Dog! ❤️

A photo posted by Charlie Puth (@charlieputh) on

Halsey (Washington):

Sometimes, in moments of fear I think about my father. I think about him, younger than I am right now, holding a six pound baby in his hands and realizing his entire life was about to change. I think about how relentlessly he worked my entire life to make sure I always had everything I wanted. All of the interests he nurtured by working extra hours to buy art sets and violins and sewing kits. How I never knew we had ever struggled because he protected me from ever feeling afraid. I think about the rented apartments for 20 years. Every move we made and new elementary school I started so he could get a better job. I think about how he never objected to wanting to paint my walls pink or purple or blue even though he knew it meant the landlord would keep the security deposit. I think about all of the things he sacrificed and the opportunities he missed out on. I think about the hell I put him through, trying to figure out who I was. When I am scared, I think about my father. Because he brought me into this world without a single clue and somehow he managed to figure it all out. Happy Father’s Day dad, I love you.

A photo posted by halsey (@iamhalsey) on

Mike Trout (Vineland):

Buddy Valastro (Hoboken):

Teresa Guidice (Towaco):

Happy Father’s Day enjoying the day with my Dad and my brother❤️

A photo posted by Teresa Giudice (@teresagiudice) on

Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi (Florham Park):

Madeline Brewer (Pitman):

Papa I’m so thankful to be your daughter

A photo posted by Madeline Brewer (@madbrew) on

Jenni “JWoww” Farley (Toms River):

Happy Father’s Day dad!!!! Meilani is my twin ????

A photo posted by Jenni JWOWW (@jwoww) on

Fathers, we hope you had a great day yesterday. Thank you for everything you do!