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Paul Stanley rock 'n' rolls all night and paints (almost) every day

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By Pete Catapano

e’s more famous for painting his face, not canvases, but for years Paul Stanley, frontman for the legendary rock band Kiss, has been making the move from huge arenas to small galleries. Stanley, 57, will be in New Jersey this weekend for two art shows featuring his paintings and sculptures. The native New Yorker filled us in on his art:

When did you start...

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Seinfeld hops on reality bandwagon

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By Kara Warner

Jerry Seinfeld is heading back to prime-time television — though not in the way most of us may have expected. He’s producing a reality TV show for NBC.

The series, called “The Marriage Ref,” will feature a real-life couple involved in a domestic dispute, to be “refereed” by a team of celebs who will provide commentary and give the final...

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Movie review: 'Crossing Over'

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Crossing Over

2 stars

Written and directed by Wayne Kramer

Starring Harrison Ford, Ray Liotta, Ashley Judd, Jim Sturgess, Cliff Curtis, Alice Eve, Alice Braga, Summer Bishil, Justin Chon

By Mina Hochberg

Watching “Crossing Over,” directed by Wayne Kramer, you can’t help but compare it to “Crash.” Like the Paul Haggis movie, it’s...

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Movie review: 'Examined Life'

Examined Life

3 stars

Documentary by Astra Taylor

By Mina Hochberg

Prepare to be alternately dazzled and overwhelmed by “Examined Life,” a compendium of short yet expansive interviews with nine superstars of contemporary philosophy, from Judith Butler to Cornel West.

Filmmaker Astra Taylor conducts all her interviews while walking (or in one case driving)...

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'L&O: SVU' makes Ice-T lose his cool

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By Julie Gordon

It takes a lot to rattle tough guy Ice-T, but even he gets shaken up by the outrageous, ripped-from-the-headlines plots on his show, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”

“I just kind of look at the s--- and go, ‘OK. What do I say?’” he said of the long-running police drama that focuses on sex crimes. “But it’s real. That’s...

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Phil Hartman SNL audition tape

Wow. This tape of Phil Harman auditioning for SNL has surfaced on the internet today. He was a remarkably assured performer, even at the start of his career, this tape shows. Also, hear the laughter in the background? It's apparently quite rare for the producers to laugh during auditions, so that's really something....

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Vivid offers Octomom $1 million to star in porn

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Nadya Suleman, left, talking to Ann Curry on "Dateline," which aired on NBC on Feb. 9 and 10. (AP)

By Julie Gordon

Adult film company Vivid Entertainment is offering Octomom Nadya Suleman $1 million plus a year of health insurance to star in one of its movies. Suleman should receiver her offer today, a rep for Vivid told us.

"We've had many single mothers work with us over...

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'Nation' by Terry Pratchett

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By Emily Hulme

I don't know why it is that the best books I've read recently are children's books, but the fact stands. Last night I finished "Nation," by Terry Pratchett. Of all the dorky interests I've copped to on this website, this might be the absolute dorkiest: I am a huge fan of Pratchett's Discworld fantasy series."Nation" is an unrelated standalone, but Pratchett's keen sense of satire...

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Mickey Rourke's necklace gifted by Queens woman

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Mickey Rourke thanked Queens resident Bettina Wassermann for sending him a necklace with a picture of his deceased chihuahua, Loki.

By Julie Gordon

It was doggone good luck for Flushing's Betina Wassermann when Mickey Rourke wore a necklace she made to the Oscars last Sunday to honor his deceased chihuahua, Loki.

“I recently lost a dog myself,” Wassermann told...

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Jeffrey Tambor speaks out some more

By Emily Hulme

Jeffrey Tambor talks "Arrested Development" to America's Radio Sweetheart Jesse Thorn. Sounds like it's a go.

Well, here's the real truth of it: we are going to do it. It's very, very probable. The script is not finished yet, and when the script is finished, we will go into production. I'm positive.

You can read and hear the whole thing at the above link. Tambor...

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