South O’ the Highway This Week: May 15

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Hamptons regular Hillary Clinton visited New York City last Wednesday for a series of fundraisers. The presidential hopeful reportedly attended events at the homes of Democratic National Committee finance head Maureen White and husband Steven Rattner, Epic Records CEO L.A. Reid, and hedge fund billionaire Marc Lasry.

Southampton radio king Howard Stern and South Fork regular Bill Clinton made appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman this week. Letterman is sitting down with some of his favorite guests before his 22-year run as Late Show host ends later this month.

G.E. Smith, Robbie Wyckoff and Joan Osborne performed at the 12th Annual Ross School Live @Club Starlight Gala last Saturday. The event benefited the Steven Ross Scholarship Fund. See photos here.

Water Mill resident and Today show host Matt Lauer will bike 225 miles, from Boston to New York City, in honor of Red Nose Day, a fundraising event supporting children living in poverty. Lauer’s five-day ride, which begins at Fenway Park on May 17 and ends at Rockefeller Plaza on May 21, will be chronicled by Today. Fans can follow Lauer’s journey on Twitter, via #GoMattGo.

Amagansett’s Hilaria Baldwin took to social media last week to announce that she’s working on her first book. The popular yogi, currently expecting her second child with husband Alec Baldwin, said of the project, “You have gotten to know me as the woman who likes to stand on her head in bizarre places, but now it’s time to share my philosophy, what makes me tick and hopefully change some lives in the process. I’m excited…hope you are too!”

East Hampton resident Katie Couric recently filmed a short video for The New Potato, a food, fashion and lifestyle website. In the video, Couric plays an Uber chauffeur—and tries to explain the driving company’s rating system.

Water Mill resident and American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez returns to the small screen this fall in her first scripted series in 21 years, NBC’s Shades of Blue. Lopez will play a single mother and New York cop who works for the FBI on the side.

Hamptons regular Sean “Diddy” Combs made headlines last week when a risqué ad for his new perfume, 3AM, was banned from TV. Combs appeared on The Tonight Show with Sagaponack’s Jimmy Fallon to discuss the matter. You can view the ad on

Author and organic farmer Scott Chaskey gave a reading from his latest bestseller, Seedtime, at Bridge Gardens in Bridgehampton last month. Attendees included Barbara Slifka and Dan’s Papers’ popular “View from the Garden” columnist Jeanelle Myers.

Speaking of fabu farmers, the Sag Harbor Farmers Market re-opens this Saturday, May 16. Regular customers include designer Nicole Miller, socialite Adelaide De Menil, filmmaker D. A. Pennebaker and artists Eric Fischl, April Gornik, Billy Sullivan, Klaus Kertess and Reynold Ruffins.

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