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Behind the Scenes of TMZ with Adam Glyn

TMZ‘s Adam Glyn is definitely not the type of paparazzi that celebs hate.

This Union, New Jersey native is a one-of-a-kind journalist who many stars actually love chatting with.

Hip New Jersey found out what it’s like being behind the TMZ cameras and got the 411 on all of your Hollywood favorites.

Adam tells us:

“I don’t consider myself paparazzi. I consider myself a fun journalist. I don’t case around celebrities, and if they’re not into it, I walk to other way and they walk the other way.

TMZ brought back the journalism into news. They say, what happened? But what about this? But what about that? And keep questioning things and therefor you make stories out of stories.

I get to interview everyone on all platforms. I’ve done politics. I’ve interviewed Jimmy Carter. I’ve done stuff with Beyonce! LeBron James, Michael Jordan… I’ve seen it all.”

Adam thinks Kim Kardashian is great and says that Kanye West is “actually a nice guy” despite his notorious reputation for being a complete jerk.

Adam speaks highly of Joan Rivers. He tells us that she used to take off her earrings and give them to him She’d tell him to pass them along to his mother or grandmother. How sweet — RIP Joan!

Adam gets to go places most people could only dream of! Adam’s favorite experience working for TMZ was when he got a backstage pass to his favorite band, the Dave Matthews Band, and hang out with the band after the show in their trailer.

In order to spot the most celebs, Adam starts his day uptown in NYC and heads down to the West Village, SoHo, and East Village later in the afternoon. He stops in restaurants and cafes, bumping into stars along the way.

“At the end of the day, you have to respect the hustle,” says Adam.

For more on Adam’s adventures, follow him on Twitter!

shades of grey

Shades of Grey

#HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino was one of the women entrepreneur models at W by Worth‘s “Shades of Grey” fashion show!

“It was important to feature strong, successful, independent women,” dished party co-host Cindy Gelormini.

Besides the inspired fashion show, attendees were treated to a seminar on the hottest paint color for homes (you guessed it, grey!) by Cindy, aka “The Paint Diva of New Jersey”.  Cindy, a new realtor with Sotheby’s, talked about how to stage your home for potential buyers.

“Cindy knows what she’s talking about,” gushed participant Karen Mobus.  “She completely transformed my home!”

The party also featured personal styling tips by Suzanne Botvinis and Kerri Cordero.

“W by Worth empowers women by style,” explained Suzanne.  “There is a piece for everyone.”

The wine and cheese reception was held at Twin Maples Mansion in Summit.  The estate is listed on the New Jersey Register of Historic Places and the National Register of Historic Places.  The home of the Fortnightly Club and Junior Fortnightly Club is the epitome of New Jersey class, just like the ladies featured!

For more on “shades of grey” paint colors, visit ThePaintDivaNJ.com.  For more on W by Worth, e-mail Suzanne directly at sbotvinis@wbyworth.com.


Metro Rahway Food Truck Festival

The #HipNJ Street Team attended Metro Rahway’s March Madness Festival and BBQ Competition to promote Local Rahway and all it has to offer!

What originally started off as an idea for a food truck festival, transformed into a citywide event. This March Madness themed day was filled with something for everyone. From basketball games, bounce houses, face painting and a balloon artist all the way to BBQ cook-offs and a beer tent.

Food trucks and vendors filled the streets offering every kid of food imaginable. Empanadas, surf and turf, flat breads, pulled pork and smoked ribs were only a few of the mouth-watering options to choose from. Mike Peeler, a chef for BBQ Beer Buddies, shared with us his thoughts. “This is awesome! Great venue, great people, looking forward to coming back next year already.”

Hip New Jersey’s Street Team was set up with a table and giveaways. Over 100 people signed up for the chance to win hip experiences around downtown Rahway. This gave us an opportunity to meet and talk with some of our biggest fans.

Thankfully the snow from the previous day didn’t put a damper on all that was planned. Mayor Samson Steinman proclaimed, “The turnout is great but all of our events in Rahway turn out great!”

To find out more about Metro Rahway, their brand new luxury apartments and everything else this upcoming community has to offer, visit MetroRahway.com.