“Start spreading the news, I’m leaving today, I want to be a part of it, New York, New York,” Frank Sinatra must have been talking about being in New York during New Year’s Eve when he began singing that classic song so many many years ago. CelebrityMagnet Tom Murro joined the Manhattan madness with thousands of others Saturday night to see the glorious ball drop in Time Square.
Planet Hollywood on Broadway graciously accommodated Murro and his friends to kick off the evening. Murro, his wife Kelly, Celebrity Chef Chris Nirschel, his new girlfriend former Jersey Shore member Angelina Pivarnick, Michael Abdinoor, and his wife enjoyed this generous gift.
Before heading into the restaurant, they effectively use their police escort to get a better view of the stage. Although it took a while to get through twenty police checkpoints, they were finally able to watch Justin Bieber and Santana perform. Even though watching tweens become Bieber-fied in minutes is quite a spectacle, the group couldn’t turn down the open bar and buffet from Planet Hollywood that was happening a few doors down.
“Angelina and Chris seem to have really benefited from the last 30 days of couples therapy they received while taping the new show ‘Couples Therapy,’” said Murro. “Angelina was greeted by many guests, posed for pictures and had her own private makeout session with Nirschel. They even talked about settling down.” The two were able to take a breather to head down at 11:45 to see the ball drop along with the rest of the group.
After watching the ball drop, the craziness got crazier. Mayor Bloomberg nearly tongue-kissed Lady Gaga, Murro did drunken confetti angels in the city streets, and the party continued. “We all decided to meet up with the recently killed-off Jimmy Dermody, Boardwalk Empire star Michael Pitt, and Former Olympic Boxer Eric Kelly who were co-hosting a party at the Carlton Hotel on Madison Avenue,” explained Murro.
“The booze at Pitt’s VIP table was running dry, so we all headed up to his room to raid the mini-bar for Snickers, beer, and some assorted nuts. Pitt didn’t seem to mind at all.” They finally called it a night around 3:30 AM when they returned to the Garden State and made the obligatory Jersey diner stop. From a disco ball to disco fries the night was complete.
By Allison Ruppino