Pioneering journalist Barbara Walters, the first woman to co-anchor a U.S. evening news program, plans to retire in May 2014 after more than five decades as a prominent figure on U.S. television, a source familiar with her plans said on Thursday.
Walters, 83, is expected to announce her retirement to viewers herself in the coming weeks, the source said.
"It was very much her decision.... » more
So what’s it like to “tackle” just about everything in entertainment?
Just take a look at actress Bree Turner’s diverse resume. From appearing in movies like “The Wedding Planner” with Jennifer Lopez and “Just My Luck” with Lindsay Lohan to dancing in a halftime Budweiser commercial, Turner has a great acting career. The daughter of former Giants linebacker Kevin Turner has also tackled being... » more
Welterweight boxing champion Robert Guerrero, 30, was arraigned on a four-count criminal complaint Thursday after being arrested at JFK Thursday morning with a semi-automatic, 40-caliber handgun and three unloaded magazines of ammunition.
He was released on his own recognizance and is next expected in court May 14.
Guerrero presented the Smith and Wesson M&P 40 in a locked box during... » more
Fox News host Bill O’Reilly appears to have a new stance on gay marriage.
O’Reilly – the conservative commentator who hasn’t been shy about his opposition to gay nups in the past – seemed to have a change of heart this week as the Supreme Court hears cases on Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act.
“All right, the gay marriage thing, I don't feel that strongly about it one way... » more
Tracy Reese can now add “Project Runway” guest judge to her already impressive resume — which includes designing Michelle Obama’s 2012 Democratic National Convention dress. The fashion designer, whose episode aired on Lifetime on Thursday, stopped by her West Village store Wednesday to dish all things “Runway” and style.
What’s your favorite piece of advice that you give on “Project Runway?”... » more
Reworked ‘Gigi’ in the works for Broadway adaptation A new stage adaptation of the MGM movie musical “Gigi,” which was previously staged on Broadway in the 1970s, is in the works. It will be directed by Eric D. Schaeffer, who staged last season’s revival of Sondheim’s “Follies,” with a revised book by Emmy-nominated screenwriter Heidi Thomas. Set in La Belle Époque-period Paris, “Gigi” observes... » more
Hit the Wall 2.5 stars
How very fitting that “Hit the Wall” — Ike Holter’s documentary-style drama depicting the legendary events that occurred on the night of June 27, 1969, in and around the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village — should be produced at an Off-Broadway theater just a few blocks away from the original riot site.
And with the Supreme Court finally addressing gay marriage,... » more
Cops have arrested a career criminal in the murder of Andrea Hurd, 49, of the Melrose section of the Bronx, who was found stabbed and apparently thrown off a roof Wednesday afternoon.
After her body was discovered in a rear courtyard, police found Duvale Stevens, 35, inside Hurd's apartment at 367 East 154th St. Stevens was taken to the 40th precinct and charged with second degree murder,... » more
One of the great pleasures of moviegoing is to watch an interesting flick with friends and discuss it afterward. Certain movies linger and expand in the mind and simply demand dissection.
The documentary "Room 237" is the cinematic version of one of those post-movie sessions. The subject in this case is "The Shining," Stanley Kubrick's haunting horror masterpiece about... » more
The Place Beyond the Pines 2.5 stars Directed by Derek Cianfrance Starring Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes Rated R
In terms of sheer muscular filmmaking, it'd be hard to top Derek Cianfrance's "The Place Beyond the Pines," a sprawling epic about fathers and sons in Schenectady, N.Y. The new drama from the "Blue Valentine" writer-director welds the intimacy of that... » more