So some photos leaked late this week of the “birthing suite” at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan where Beyonce gave birth to her baby girl last weekend. And, uh, it's nicer than some places we've lived.
No joke. The five star room (hospital rooms are rated on a star system?) boasts four flat screen televisions, cream colored sofas, mahogany walls, brushed chrome accents, and a rather fancy kitchenette. And the photos are apparently completely legit; a hospital employee confirmed to “Us Weekly” that the photos are definitely of the “executive suite” where the Grammy winner welcomed her future Grammy winner (we're just assuming).
The hospital denies that the suite was built exclusively for the arrival of Beyonce and Jay-Z's baby – but it will cost you to use it, if you happen to head to Lenox Hill Hospital. It costs 800 dollars a night to use the suite. And, although the hospital claims that the suite wasn't built for the musical duo, they did happen to be the first people to ever use the room. But rumor has it that the pair donated a large sum – at least 100 thousand dollars – to the hospital months ago.
Apparently this isn't the only room like this at the hospital, either. There's 7 suites in the VIP section, costing between 7 and 8 hundred dollars a night, depending on the room. The suites are said to have “reconfigurable designs” - meaning that the dividing walls are movable and the rooms can be expanded. So what's that mean? Well, Beyonce supposedly had FOUR suites – equaling approximately 3200 dollars.
Kane is host of the nationally syndicated Club Kane, a Sunday night music radio program which launched in March 2010 with Premiere Networks and airs nationwide on Top 40 stations from 7 p.m. to midnight local time. Each week, Kane plays chart-topping songs, debuts new music and takes requests as he welcomes listeners to his on-air party. Broadcasting live from Washington, D.C., he also discusses pop culture, music and entertainment, and features candid conversations with music artists and celebrities.
Kane is also host of The Kane Show, the top-rated morning radio program which airs from 6 - 10 a.m. ET on Hot 99.5 in Washington, D.C., as well as a nationally syndicated afternoon program of the same name, which can be heard on WFLZ/Tampa, Fla; WLDI/West Palm Beach, Fla.; KHFI/Austin, Texas; WQEN/Birmingham, Ala., and KISS XM.
Growing up in Danbury, Conn., Kane's love for radio began in high school when he interned for WKCI-FM/KC101 in New Haven. Upon graduation, Kane was accepted to Syracuse University's School of Visual and Performing Arts, where he pursued a career in advertising and design. During that time, he volunteered at the university's radio station Z89, and hosted the most-listened-to evening show in Central New York on WWHT/Hot 107.9.
Kane moved to Tampa, Fla., in 1998 to host the evening show on WFLZ/93.3 FLZ. Within the first year, The Extreme Show with Kane spread to 17 cities nationwide, five nights a week. In March 2003, Kane was named host of the legendary Open House Party, a live, Sunday night program that was nationally syndicated in more than 150 markets. He later returned to 93.3 FLZ where he served as program director and afternoon host. In October 2006, Kane joined Hot 99.5 in Washington, D.C., as host of The Kane Show. The morning program is currently ranked #1 in the market with Adults 18-34. While continuing to host that successful program, he also hosts an afternoon show of the same name, which can be heard in several markets as well as XM Satellite Radio.
Kane received the 2009 FMQB "Morning Show of the Year" Award in the CHR category, and previously won a Radio Music Award for "CHR Air Personality of the Year" and A.I.R. Awards for "Best Evening Drive Show" and "Best New Talent."
Throughout his career, Kane has spoken to every major artist from Usher to Britney Spears, and 50 Cent to Mariah Carey. He also hosted his own television show.
Kane speaks regularly to elementary and middle schools about the importance of education and volunteers his time to various events throughout Washington, D.C. He's an accomplished artist and aviation enthusiast, and is finishing work on his pilot's license. Kane lives in Gaithersburg, Md., with his wife Natasha and daughter Samantha, along with two dogs and a cat.