Sean “P-Diddy” Combs, Christie Brinkley, Jerry Seinfeld, Jennifer Lopez, Sisqo,
Vera Wang and Kelsey Grammer
Five-Part Series Premieres June 2 at 10PM ET/PT
Jericho, NY, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – WE: WOMEN’S ENTERTAINMENT lifts the lid on America’s most exclusive, most talked-about and most outrageous holiday resort with the premiere of the documentary series, SINGLE IN THE HAMPTONS. From celebrity-studded poolside soirees, to charity functions, to all-nighters at trendy clubs to beach blanket banter on Southampton’s toniest beaches, SINGLE IN THE HAMPTONS takes viewers behind the scenes of New York’s wealthiest and wildest summer hot spot. The five-part series will air Sundays in June beginning June 2 at 10pm ET/PT.
With an in-depth look at the sometimes scandalous but always spicy scene, the series offers an exclusive perspective into the lifestyles of Hamptons regulars, residents and celebrities visiting these jetsetters on their home turf. With sightings of Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld, Christie Brinkley, Kelsey Grammer and Camille Donatacci, music elite Jennifer Lopez, P-Diddy and Sisqo, fashion designers Vera Wang and Randolph Duke and New York socialites, tycoons and A-listers, viewers will get a glimpse of the personalities that give the Hamptons its unrivaled reputation as New York’s Riviera.
We hear the good, the bad and the ugly – from advertising exec Jerry Della Femina, his point of view of East Hampton which he describes as “a very repressive town – they beat up on the little people but they really love to come after the big people to see if they can get them to follow their stupid laws.” Femina, owner of a restaurant and food market, was fined for putting a pumpkin outside his food market, deemed a violation of town ordinances. Then local authorities put out a warrant for his arrest. He adds: “I don’t think its prejudice. I really don’t believe there’s any prejudice out here. They don’t even get to prejudice – they’re too stupid. They hate you because you’re human. Forget about what you’re race is. They just hate other humans.” Eventually he won a case of wrongful arrest against the town.
Sargeant Lewis takes viewers on a tour of “The Hill” – a four-block area in northern Southampton, an African American community that is a stark contrast to the wealthy ways of the Hamptons and he gives us a peek into one of Southampton’s most celebrity-studded locations, the local 7-11. And then there are the affairs organized to benefit local and national charities. According to author Steven Gaines, columnist and author of the Hamptons history “Philistines at the Hedgerow,” there are just too many of these functions. “It’s desperate. The benefit scene is kind of ugly. People come out here and rape the Hamptons. There’s so much money and everyone’s so bored out here they’re always looking for places to go so people hook up these events. You say it’s for the American Cancer Society, but it’s really not – it’s for ego, it’s for social things — it’s to have something to do.”.
In addition to celebrity sightings at polo matches and after-hours parties, SINGLE IN THE HAMPTONS documents the real-life dating experiences of young Manhattanites, exposing the realities of the east end summer dating scene. The cameras will follow these young singles from Memorial Day to Labor Day on their summer-long quest for true love, a rich husband, a good time and everything in between.
Meet the following cast of players featured in SINGLE IN THE HAMPTONS:
Andrew Sasson – Hipsters and jetsetters flock to the Hamptons trendiest clubs, Jet East and Conscience Point owned by the ambitious young entrepreneur, Andrew Sasson. When Andrew isn’t schmoozing and troubleshooting at his establishments, he is relaxing with friends and family in his newly constructed two million dollar summer home.
Patrick McMullan – Whether hob-nobbing at star-studded soirees or photographing the who’s who of the Hamptons party circuit, a party isn’t a party in the Hamptons without uber-photographer, Patrick McMullan.
Marjorie Gubelmann – Socialite and heiress Marjorie Gubelmann attends and plans events with panache and prestige, whether she’s entertaining her established social circle of friends in her elegant beach house or enjoying the polo matches. Marjorie also has the luxury of beating Friday traffic, preferring the 18-minute ride in her private seaplane.
Daniel Reton – Out-of-work actor Daniel Reton spends his time and energies working to find an empty bed in Hamptons’ share houses while chasing after as many women as possible. This fast-talking camera-ham flaunts his body and his no-holds-barred tricks for picking up women.
Susie Redstone – A thirty-something beauty/fashion journalist, Susie spends the summer designing ways to avoid her overcrowded house by splurging on a hotel and crashing at her friend’s luxurious mansion. Constantly on the lookout for a mate, Susie has a run-in with an ex-boyfriend with whom she attempts to rekindle a relationship.
Ivan Wilzig – Millionaire playboy, Ivan Wilzig boasts about his “open” relationship with exotic girlfriend, Minn, and invites the cameras into his ostentatious mansion, “The Castle.” When away from his own at-home “club” where he hosts raucous extravaganzas, Ivan can be found party-hopping throughout the Hamptons.
SINGLE IN THE HAMPTONS is produced by London-based independent film and television production company September International. Jeff Eisenberg is Executive Producer for WE: WOMEN’S ENTERTAINMENT.
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