The arrest Tuesday of City Comptroller John Liu's campaign treasurer for allegedly accepting illegal donations signifies the biggest blow yet to his 2013 mayoral bid.
Jia "Jenny" Hou, 25, was nabbed in Queens by federal authorities on two fraud-related counts and one count of obstruction of justice, which each carries up to 20 years in prison.
Hou allegedly instructed a campaign... » more
Hollywood may be done handing out Oscars, but we've got the Academy's picks for several NBA awards at midseason. The second half tips off Tuesday with nine games on the schedule, so let's get to the envelopes, please:
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The feel-good story of Jeremy Lin is Hollywood gold - and we're only at the end of the beginning for this gripping tale.
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Beautiful 'Hugo' an epic success While Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" failed to win any of the big Oscars Sunday night - though it did deservingly win five on the technical side - that doesn't take away from just how stunning an achievement this film is. Based on the book "The Invention of Hugo Cabret," this film tells the story of an orphan living in a train station in 1930s Paris,... » more
'Release Me' Lyle Lovett 3 stars
Lyle Lovett has always had a sly sense of humor. With his current major-label contract set to end, how could he not name his new album "Release Me"? Truth be told, there is a bit of an end-of-the-line feeling to the record - which features new Lovett songs; a few covers, including a new version of the title track as a duet with k.d. lang; and some... » more
We're all wondering: Did Ryan Seacrest know about Sacha Baron Cohen's little red-carpet prank?
"I was surprised, but not surprised," Seacrest said during his radio show Monday. And while he admitted he did expect some high jinks from the actor, he "did not know he was going to do that."
In case you missed it, Sacha's alter ego, the Dictator, dumped the contents of... » more
The elevator accident that killed an advertising exec in December was due to repairmen forgetting to re-engage a safety mechanism after working on the lift hours before, a city probe has found.
Suzanne Hart, 41, was killed when she stepped into an elevator at 285 Madison Ave. on Dec. 14 and it shot upward with the doors still open, trapping her between the elevator and the shaft wall and killing... » more
Uggie, the lovable dog from "The Artist," looked sharp at the Oscars with a one-of-a-kind collar designed by Caroline Scheufele, Chopard's co-president and artistic director.
"I was completely charmed by Uggie's role in 'The Artist.' Knowing that [he] is a rescue dog, it inspired me to create a unique piece to benefit an important cause," Scheufele said. Uggie's Academy... » more
Recently, reports surfaced that Angelina Jolie "went out of her way to ignore" George Clooney flavor du jour Stacy Keibler when flying with the couple on a private plane bound for the Palm Springs International Film Fest.
Now, if this new report is to be believed, it looks like relations between the two haven't thawed.
"Angelina completely snubbed Stacy at the Oscars,"... » more
We think it's sort of odd that Lindsay Lohan is clearly being rewarded for her bad behavior and nonexistent acting gigs by being chosen to host "Saturday Night Live" on March 3, but it seems she's game for anything.
According to TMZ.com, LiLo plans on using her indiscretions as fodder for the show and is reportedly willing to agree that nothing is off-limits.
Sources told the site that... » more
The NYPD is boosting its presence underground to battle a continuous rise in thefts of mobile devices within the subway system.
After Police Commissioner Ray Kelly added more than 240 transit cops in January, the agency has been approving extra overtime for the underground officers, NYPD transit bureau chief Joseph Fox told the MTA's transit committee yesterday.
Thefts of electronic... » more