It's over for Nick Jonas, 19, and his older woman, 27-year-old Aussie singer Delta Goodrem.
"Nick and Delta have decided mutually to end their relationship. At this point in time, they are both focused on their careers as they go on different paths. They remain friends and wish each other the best for the future," Goodrem's rep said Monday.
The pair had been dating for almost... » more
Barnes & Noble announced Tuesday that it would launch an eight-gigabyte version of its Nook Tablet for $199 - a last-ditch effort to salvage declining profits, which the company said fell by 14% in the fiscal third quarter. (Amazon's 8GB Kindle Fire also costs $199.) The current 16GB Nook Tablet sells for $249. B&N also said it would cut the price of its Nook Color from $199 to $169.... » more
'Some Nights' fun. 4 stars
The opening of fun.'s "Some Nights" is so brazenly ambitious you can't help but expect the New York trio to eventually fall flat on their faces. Spoiler alert: They don't. "Some Nights Intro" starts with Nate Ruess' distinctive voice and a simple piano line that builds to an operatic grandeur, calling to mind both Queen and Rufus Wainwright as... » more
With U.S. gas prices nearing historic highs over Presidents Day weekend, the cost to fuel up is making a dent out of everyone's wallets -- not just drivers.
In New York, the average price of regular gas hit $3.88 a gallon Monday, while the national average was about $3.56 a gallon, according to AAA. And the spike can impact everything from food to housing costs.
Drivers in New York City... » more
Mariano Rivera isn't going to announce whether he plans to retire at the end of this season -- but he hinted strongly that this will be his final spring training.
Reporting to Tampa, Fla., on Monday, the 42-year-old closer sought to head off what is sure to be a season-long series of questions by telling reporters that he made his decision a few weeks ago.
"I just don't want to... » more
An off-duty NYPD sergeant was arrested and suspended after getting into a minor car accident Sunday night and refusing to take a Breathalyzer, police said. Kwando Karikari-Awere, 38, was involved in the wreck at East 150th Street and Morris Avenue in the Bronx around 8:40 p.m. After police arrived, he refused to take a Breathalyzer test and was charged as such. Police said there were no injuries.... » more
Nine firefighters were taken to Kings County Hospital Center with minor injuries after battling a four-alarm fire in East Flatbush yesterday
According to an FDNY spokesman, 168 firefighters from 39 units responded to the blaze in the two-story brick store at 561 Utica Ave. that was first called in at 10:32 a.m. The cause of the fire, which took three hours to extinguish, is under investigation,... » more
'Tower Heist' The Bernie Madoff-inspired comic caper "Tower Heist" features Ben Stiller fronting a crew of staffers at a posh Columbus Circle building who are swindled out of their savings by a financier (a swarthy Alan Alda) and go to extreme measures to get their cash back. If you can get through the very slow first half, the rest is fun. Fast-forward! (DVD, $29.98; Blu-ray, $34.98)
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Austin, Texas's Heartless Bastards is a throwback both in their sound and their work ethic.
In an era in which bands can blow up overnight on the Internet, the blues-rock quartet has turned people on to its loud guitar riffs and massive vocals the old-fashioned way: through relentless touring.
amNewYork spoke with singer Erika Wennerstrom as the band got ready to hit the road yet again... » more
After being elevated this weekend in Rome, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan will be back in New York on Tuesday and returning to work.
Dolan, who heads the Archdiocese of New York, was one of 20 archbishops to receive a red hat and gold ring from Pope Benedict XVI during a ceremony on Saturday.
"This hat is really for New York," Dolan told the Daily News after the ceremony. “I want... » more