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NYC Advertising Week

The Rise Of Celebrity Influencers at NYC Advertising Week.

We would like to formally invite you to Central Entertainment Group’s 2017 NYC Advertising Week Panel in New York City!


The panel will explore the value of celebrity influencer marketing for small businesses, subscription boxes and services, and e-commerce.

Hosted by The Bachelor’s Ashley Iaconetti, brand representatives will share their tried and true success stories about how influencer marketing has benefited their overall business strategy . You’ll hear first-hand about industry insights and how celebrity influencer marketing can be an essential asset for your business .

If you are a brand looking to enter the influencer marketing  space or a influencer looking to connect with brands, attending Add week is a must do.

You must buy a pass in order to attend our exclusive Advertising Week panel. Here is the link from the official website:


Look forward to seeing you then!

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September Newsletter

CEG to host panel at NYC Advertising Week 

CEG will host a celebrity social media influencer marketing panel during the 2017 NYC Advertising Week event. In the “Millennial Minded” track, the panel will take place on Monday, September 25th at 5:30 PM at the Liberty Theater in Time Square.

First off all ,CEG’s panel will explore the value of celebrity influencer marketing for small businesses, subscription boxes and services and e-commerce. Hosted by The Bachelor’s Ashley Iaconetti, three brand representatives will share success stories about how influencer marketing has benefited their overall business strategy and has become a staple in theirl company endeavors. You’ll hear first-hand about industry insights and how celebrity influencer marketing can be an essential asset for your own business structure.

Jax & Brittany get their hands dirty

Lifestyles of the glamorous are about to get down and dirty! Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright finally got their own reality show – a spin-off from Vanderpump Rules. Jax and Brittany Take Kentucky delves into life on the Cartwright family farm where Jax has to overcome the culture shock of the situation while simultaneously impressing Brittany’s family.

The trailer promises lots of the same Vanderpump drama with arguments between friends and family, the pressure of getting married, and Jax in a barn…in overalls…

Will the happy couple come home smiling? Or is there more drama at hand ? Catch it on Bravo, Wednesday, August 23 at 9:00PM.


CEG is booking talent for the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea and events leading up to the Games.

Scheduled to perform in South Korea is Rachel Platten live on the Today show. She will also do a special concert for Team USA, their families, and active military living in South Korea.

Third Eye Blind will also beperforming a live show in Lake Placid, NY as part of the Road to the Olympics ceremony in February 2018.

Baby Fever & Perfect Matches

Baby fever is in full swing for the fall of 2017!

Jade & Tanner Tolbert‘s bundle of joy arrived 4 weeks early, but mom, dad and baby are all healthy and happy. Baby Emerson Tolbert, or “Emmy” for short, was born on August 17th, weighing 6 lbs. 8 oz., 20″ long with a full head of hair!

Lauren Akins and Thomas Rhett welcomed their second daughter (first biological child) on August 12th, weighing 7 lbs., 3oz. after 36 hours of labor. Featured in a People Exclusive, big sister Willa Gray, and mom and dad are excited for the new addition.

Carly Waddell and Evan Bass announced they were expecting their first child together, a GIRL , after getting married on Bachelor in Paradise’s the summer premiere’s two-night special.  Carly’s not the only one anymore.

Brittany Aldean and Jason Aldean‘s baby boy’s due date is quickly approaching! Brittany is due in the next few weeks, so fans are watching closely to see when she’s expecting her first child with her husband.

Last, Derek Peth and Taylor Nolan are the most recent couple to walk away from Bachelor in Paradise engaged. During the finale, Derek got down on one knee and proposed to Taylor with the infamous Neil Lane diamond ring.

Dancing with the Stars returns for the 25th Season

Let’s get ready to RUMMBBAAA! Dancing With The Stars returns for milestone season 25 September 18th on ABC.

This season includes an NFL star, also a celebrity husband-wife couple, a WWE Total Diva and a multi-million-dollar entrepreneur.

See below for the full list of celebrities and professionals:

– Barbara Corcoran with Keo Motsepe
– Debbie Gibson with Alan Bersten
– Derek Fisher with Sharna Burgess
– Drew Scott with Emma Slater
– Frankie Muniz with Witney Carson
– Jordan Fisher with Lindsay Arnold
– Lindsey Stirling with Mark Ballas
– Nick Lachey with Peta Murgatroyd
– Nikki Bella with Artem Chigvintsev
– Sasha Pieterse with Gleb Savchenko
– Terrell Owens with Cheryl Burke
– Vanessa Lachey with Maksim Chmerkovskiy
– Victoria Arlen with Val Chmerkovskiy

CEG is exclusive talent provider for trade shows 2017-2018 CEG is partnering with the Trade Show News Network (TSNN) to promote celebrity influencers and talent services to the trade show and expo industry.

Attaching the right celebrities to an event or brand brings excitement. It also drives attendance , increasing the presence of the event to the attendees and reinforces the event and brand image.

CEG’s services also maximize the trade show’s potential by pairing the show and the exhibiters with the right talent . Connecting the brand to the public reinforcing the brands exposure with celebrity influencers.

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Jersey Shore Is Officially BACK! BK Promo Just Dropped & We’re Freaking Out!


By Tom Bombadil

What a time to be alive – The Jersey Shore cast has reunited and we’ve got your FIRST LOOK at the entire crew together at a Burger King family dinner right here!


Snooki, JWoww, Pauly D, The Situation and the rest are all rumored to get back together on television sometime this August, and we’re hoping this BK ad may be a teaser of what’s to come.

This is not a drill!!!

Now, all that said, this probably isn’t going to be the drunken drama that we fell in love with all those years ago. Sources from production told TMZ that a cable network has ordered one or a few episodes that will be shot more like a documentary, catching up with the stars and seeing where their lives are now.

Still though. We deserve this. We need this.

Snooki herself was one of the first to tease the news, as she posted the above pic to social with the caption, “REUNION TIME”

The Situation seems particularly excited at the news, saying in an interview, “The stars have aligned, and it’s time to make reality TV great again. [This reunion] really is long overdue.”

Who’s stoked to see the gang back together?! That’s right EVERYONE DUH!!!


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By Olivia Waring

Game of Thrones’ Hodor actor Kristian Nairn has a second career as a successful house DJ spends time and plays gigs all over the world

Northern Irish actor who played the lovable Hodor is now spinning decks and enjoying his first love – house music – around the world

HE may be known for holding doors, but Game Of Thrones’ Hodor is actually better at holding down the club with his epic house mixes.

Fans of the HBO drama may not know that actor Kritian Nairn, 41 – who bowed out during series six – is actually a successful DJ who tours the globe playing top clubs.

Northern Irish actor Kristian describes himself as a “progressive house” DJ, meaning he prefers to play the 90s “rave” side of the dance genre.

The 6ft 11in star, who’s openly gay, used to be the resident DJ at an LGBT Belfast nightclub called Kremlin.

Hardcore fans of the fantasy drama may have grabbed a ticket for his brief tour Rave Of Thrones in the winter of 2014.

It’s a surprising revelation about a man whose character could only utter one word – his own name – throughout the entire show.

Previously, Kristian was asked what music he thinks his Game Of Thrones alter-ego would listen to.

He hilariously responded: “Probably something frat boys would listen to, because he’s a bit of an idiot.

“So let’s go with dubstep.”

Sadly for fans of the show Kristian has also vowed never to play Game Of Thrones remixes or samples.

He said: “I would never do that — there’s enough of those around, anyway.

“I don’t do anything different than I normally do in my DJ set, ever. I’m not into gimmicks, really.”

Asked if he’s annoyed that Thrones’ huge success has overshadowed his deck-spinning prowess, he said he rather likes playing for fans of the drama.

He explained; “I’ll always say a ‘Hodor’ right at the end [of a set], because I think I’d probably get lynched if I didn’t.

“But, you know, it is what it is. People sort of assume that it p***es me off in some way, but it doesn’t.

“It’s given me this wonderful vehicle to sort of push myself and music into the world, which I didn’t have before. So how can I resent that?”

Now he no longer needs to be on set, Kristian has been bashing out more tunes than ever.

In Los Angeles this week he played the Create nightclub to hugely appreciative crowds – none of whom were dressed in Thrones cosplay.

Game Of Thrones continues on Sky Atlantic tonight at 9pm.

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KFC’s Latest Ad Featuring ‘Hodor’ From ‘Game Of Thrones’ Went Viral In Minutes


By Izza Sofia

‘Hodor’s’ death in last season’s Game of Thrones was really heartbreaking, and now KFC has made us relive that grief all over again with its new ad.

The fast food chain has conveniently jumped on the Thrones bandwagon ahead of season seven’s launch next week, with an appearance by ‘Hodor’ himself.

Actor Kristian Nairn plays an employee at KFC who is overwhelmed with requests for ‘chicken with fries’ from impatient customers. Like his character, who could famously only say his name ‘Hodor’ on the show, Kristian can seemingly only say ‘chicken with fries’—the most popular order at this KFC outlet.

He watches the clock in panic as it hits 12pm and a mass of serious-faced hungry customers marches through the door. He then repeats everyone’s order of ‘chicken with fries’ over and over again, as more and more people order the popular meal.

He gets more agitated—until his words start morphing into ‘chicken with rice’ instead. The tongue-in-cheek spoof is promoting KFC’s Ricebox, which contain the chain’s famous Original Recipe chicken with rice instead of chips.

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Return to Paradise! Inside Bachelor in Paradise Stars Carly Waddell and Evan Bass’ Tropical Nuptials



It was the wedding of their dreams!

Bachelor in Paradise‘s Carly Waddell and Evan Bass tied the knot over the weekend during an intimate ceremony officiated by the show’s host, Chris Harrison, at Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta resort near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and PEOPLE has all the details!

“We had a dream wedding on Saturday. It was truly the perfect day with friends and family in Mexico,” the newlyweds said in an exclusive joint statement to PEOPLE. “There was no better way to celebrate the start of our forever journey together. The setting, in a garden overlooking the ocean, created a stunning visual that I don’t think anyone will forget. Evan’s children delivered heartfelt and hysterical speeches that had everyone laughing and crying simultaneously. The love from Bachelor Nation has been overwhelming and we are so grateful to all who helped make this day amazing.”

The couple was joined by numerous fellow Bachelor Nation alums, including Jade Roper (bridesmaid) and Tanner Tolbert, Wells Adams (groomsman), Whitney Bischoff and her fiancé Ricky Angel, Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth, Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi, sisters Emily and Haley Ferguson, Ashley Iaconetti, and Jared Haibon.

For the big day, Waddell chose a unique and feminine strapless fit-and-flare nude gown with intricate white embroidery, a piece created by Israeli designer Idan Cohen. The romantic design originally debuted on the runway as the “Mercedes” dress during the designer’s 2017 bridal fashion show. While the look was styled with a shoulder cover for the runway, Waddell opted to keep her shoulders bare with a loose side-braid.

Having met on the set of Paradise, the (what seemed to be an unlikely) duo was immediately drawn to each other. By the end of their journey on the ABC reality show, Bass found himself popping the question to the woman of his dreams.

“Everything happens for a reason,” Waddell, 31, previously told PEOPLE. “It’s been a long journey for me in Bachelor Nation, but I would do it a thousand times again. Because the next part is going to be bliss.”

Living in Nashville, Tennessee, with Bass’ three sons (Nathan, Liam and Ensley), the duo prides themselves in the number one thing that has made their love last.

“We have great communication,” Waddell said. “It’s what we had as friends and it’s what keeps us in love.”

Just one week before the wedding, Warner Bros. announced that it had officially halted production of the fourth season of Bachelor in Paradise due to an investigation into allegations of misconduct. On Tuesday, the company released its first statement regarding the investigation to PEOPLE, announcing that it was complete and concluding that there was no evidence of misconduct.

Bachelor in Paradise will return later this summer on ABC.


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CEG June Newsletter


HBO’s Game of Thrones returns for it’s final televised season set to premiere on Sunday, July 16th at 9:00 PM EST.

Season 7 promises an action-packed send-off to close out every character’s stories. Will Daenerys & Jon Snow finally get together? Will Hodor return? Spoilers have already been leaked online, but nothing is final until the season airs.

Kristian Nairn can also be found performing DJ sets around the US.

7/19: San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine

7/20: San Diego, CA @ Omnia

7/21: Los Angeles, CA @ Create Nightclub

7/22: San Diego, CA @ Waterfront Park (Heroes Brew Fest)

7/23: Las Vegas, NV @ Linq Casino

Bachelor in Paradise begins filming, cast revealed

Season 4 of ABC’s Bachelor Franchise spin-off, Bachelor in Paradise, has begun filming in a special tropical location. It is scheduled to air on Tuesday, August 8th.

The original cast was revealed with promised weekly shake-ups as people depart and enter the island. You can catch the contestants below:

Raven Gates of The Bachelor season 21 (Nick Viall)

Corinne Olympios of The Bachelor season 21 (Nick)

Amanda Stanton of The Bachelor season 20 (Ben Higgins) and Bachelor in Paradise season 3

Alexis Waters of The Bachelor season 21 (Nick)

Derek Peth of The Bachelorette season 12 (JoJo Fletcher)

DeMario Jackson of The Bachelorette season 13 (Rachel)

Lacey Mark of The Bachelor season 21 (Nick)

Kristina Schulman of The Bachelor season 21 (Nick)

Nick “St. Nick” Benvenutti of The Bachelorette season 12 (JoJo)

Danielle Maltby of The Bachelor season 21 (Nick)

Taylor Nolan of The Bachelor season 21 (Nick)

Robby Hayes of The Bachelorette season 12 (JoJo)

Ben Zorn of The Bachelorette season 11 (Kaitlyn Bristowe)

Jasmine Goode of The Bachelor season 21 (Nick)

Vinny Ventiera of The Bachelorette season 12 (JoJo) and Bachelor in Paradise season 3

Alex Woytkiw of The Bachelorette season 12 (JoJo)

DJ Pauly D begins residency at Mount Airy Casino

DJ Pauly D returns to the Mount Airy Casino at the Get Wet Pool Bar in Mt. Pocono, PA this weekend for his summer residency. The infamous Jersey Shore cast member will take the stage on Saturday, June 11th for a two hour DJ set.

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Nuptials & Baby Bumps

There’s lots to celebrate heading into the summer of 2017! CEG’s clients are getting married and have baby fever left and right.

You are cordially invited to help celebrate the nuptials of CARLY WADDELL & EVAN BASS! Carly & Evan famously met on season 3 of Bachelor in Paradise as they were one of the three engaged couples that ended the season – and the only ones to last! We’d love to send our congratulations and best to the love birds as they tie the knot this month!

Is it getting hot in here? A lot of our clients have baby fever!

We’d love to congratulate season 2 Bachelor in Paradise alum, Jade & Tanner Tolbert on the announcement of their baby girl due later this year!

We’d also like to wish Acacia Clark & Jairus Kersey who just gave birth to her baby girl, Brinley Rey! They announced with a cute video of her ears getting stitched on her first Mickey Mouse hat.

Maddie Brown Brush gave birth to her baby boy, Axel James, in a exclusive! The Sister Wives star was is excited to have him join the 4 wives and 18 children.

And finally, Lauren Akins and Thomas Rhett have two reasons to celebrate. They finally brought home their daughter Willa Gray from Uganda AND Lauren is pregnant with a child herself! Willa is so lucky to have a little sister of her own not far behind!


CEG’s clients have been all over the media lately, here’s a couple #ICYMI news stories.

Former Bachelor contestant Ashley Iaconetti & former Bachelor Ben Higgins have officially aired the “Almost Famous” Podcast with iHeart Media. Contrary to popular belief, the two are NOT dating, but are now business partners. Ashley adds this to her growing post-Bachelor resume after she aired her first podcast called, “I Don’t Get It”.

Teresa Giudice, Joe Gorga and Melissa Gorga have combined RHONJ powers and opened their own Italian restaurant in northern New Jersey. Gorga’s Pizza and Pasta features homemade menu items named after family members. It’s a can’t miss if you’re in the area!

Four of CEG’s Bachelor franchise clients appeared in Business Insider’s article about the most eligible social media influencers. With stats from Hinge, one of them took home the number one spot. Click on the photo to find out who!

In the finale of Dancing With The Stars Season 24, Emma Slater and Rashad Jennings took home the Mirror Ball Trophy. Team #ShadSquad beat out MLB’s David Ross and Lindsay Arnold and Fifth Harmony’s Normani Kordei & Val Chmerkovskiy. The dance chemistry was consistent throughout the season which led to weekly improved scores and becoming a fan favorite. Catch Emma on this summer’s Dancing With The Stars Tour along with other season long favorites.

EPMD: 30 Years of Hip-Hop

Erick and Parrish Making Dollars (EPMD) has been an integral part of the east coast hip-hop evolution from the mid 1980’s to now. The two began during the golden age of hip hop as emcee’s from Brentwood, NY.

Their original, self-produced sound combined suburban angst and a hardcore edge. They incorporated heavy bass to their sound which solidified their gangsta rap label that landed them on the charts.

Together they discovered the Hit Squad and helped launch the careers of artists like Redman, Method Man, Das EFX, Hurricane G and many more.

Boasting seven full-length records, not to mention the EP’s and solo albums, the duo have been extremely influential in the music industry.


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These are the 30 most eligible social-media stars, according to the dating app Hinge


by Nathan McAlone

The rise of social media has given birth to a new type of star: the influencer.

Many of these influencers have careers outside of social media, but they are famous for being really good at social media, particularly Instagram. These are people with tens or hundreds of thousands of followers checking out their photos, and who brands will often pay money to be associated with.

But part of what makes social-media influencers intriguing is that they let fans into their lives in a casual and intimate way. They aren’t peering down at you from celebrity mountain like a Hollywood movie star. They are more like a friend, or perhaps someone you could even date.

But wait, could you?

Well, you might at least have a shot — it turns out a lot of influencers are active on dating apps. Dating app Hinge recently debuted the ability to link your Instagram to your profile, something you can also do on competitor Tinder as well. And in doing so, Hinge found out that some of its users have quite prominent Instagram followings.

Hinge put a list together for us of the 30 most eligible influencers, decided by who had a combination of activity on the app and a ton of Instagram followers. Here they are, along with links so you can actually find their particular profile if you want. Good luck!

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