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Emma Roberts 

is Doing Great Things

It was oceanfront hand holding in Malibu that made Scream star Emma Roberts and “Glee’s” Chord Overstreet an official item. Now, young Hollywood’s latest “it” couple hit the Hamptons for a romantic getaway. Roberts recently co-hosted alongside Kelly Ripa at the 14th Annual Super Saturday Shopping Event that raised more than $3.5 million to benefit the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. Roberts said her decision to host the event was simple, “I thought it sounded like a fun event for such a good cause. As a woman I thought it’s important to support other women that are going through this kind of stuff.” [expand]

Roberts and Overstreet were inseparable, yet the duo managed to break apart briefly when Roberts walked the red carpet solo. The brunette donned an ivory-hued crocheted maxi dress, and took her co-host role seriously. Roberts shared, “I feel that if you could give back in any way you should, especially if its something as simple as showing up somewhere, hanging out with your friends and going shopping.” When it comes to fashion, Roberts admits she is a purse fanatic, “I love anything Prada.” I asked, “Any favorite handbag designs for the fall?” Roberts replied, “That’s tough. But, Chloe bags are the best!” I suggested to Roberts that she would be the perfect model for an upcoming Chloe handbag campaign. Roberts laughed and modestly replied, “That would be great.” Chloe wouldn’t be the first to approach the actress to represent their brand, Roberts was the fresh-faced model for Neutrogena facial wash commercials. Emma, whose father is actor Eric Roberts and aunt is Julia Roberts, practically grew up in front of the camera. She recalls being with her Aunt Julia on set at 6 years old. Her first significant film role at age 9 was opposite Johnny Depp in the film Blow. Roberts played Kristina Jung, Depp’s daughter. She later went on to star in Nancy Drew and Hotel for Dogs. Now, at 20, Roberts is gradually moving away from her squeaky-clean image and following similar career paths of her role models Anne Hathaway and Gwyneth Paltrow. Roberts recently portrayed a drug-addicted lesbian in the film, and she has several films in production including Adult World opposite Shiloh Fernandez. Despite the fact that her public image is still in-flux and her brand new relationship is making entertainment news headlines, Roberts remains focused on the things she can control, “It is definitely challenging to be in the public eye at such a young age but, its kinda what comes with the territory and, its cool that with that you can also do great things.”

This past Saturday, the marvelously talented singer and songwriter Rufus Wainwright took a night off from his world tour and joined Princess Yasmin Aga Khan and Somers Farkas at Anne Hearst and Jay McInerney’s home in Water Mill for a cocktail kickoff to the upcoming 2011 Alzheimer’s Association Rita Hayworth Gala. The evening’s main attraction was one of the world’s most expensive beds by Savoir, which was on display on the lawn at the party prior to it being auctioned off at the upcoming gala. Wainwright is back on the road this weekend performing live in Michigan and Chicago, and Montreal in October. Yet fans are gearing up for Wainwright’s most critically acclaimed project—the premiere in the spring of 2012 of Prima Donna, an opera composed by Wainwright. “Romantic, soaring melodies & visually exhilarating staging,” one critic said of previews.

Gina Glickman Giordan is a TV Host, News Correspondent, Executive Producer and founder of GMG Entertainment. Watch Giordan’s exclusive celebrity interviews and event-life coverage series, “In The Mixx,” on People Magazine TV, Hamptons Magazine TV, Dan’s Tube and www.InTheMixxShow.com.

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