Mike Sorrentino is serious about staying sober.
The "Jersey Shore" star - who spent time in rehab earlier this year for addiction to prescription painkillers - hit up Hurricane Club this week but kept his partying in check.
According to a witness, the Situation and a "group of lovely lady friends" drank virgin coconut cocktails all night.
"They had a fun... » more
A 26-year-old cold case was closed Monday when a Manhattan judge sentenced a killer who was done in by DNA evidence.
Steven Carter, 50, of the Bronx, was sentenced to 25 years to life for the 1986 murder and rape of Antoinette Bennett, a 26-year-old mother. Carter was convicted of murder last month after Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance reopened Bennett's case and linked him to DNA evidence... » more
Sans hubby, Katie Holmes is cruising right along.
A month after her divorce from Tom Cruise was finalized, Holmes is doing "great," a pal of the actress' told Us Weekly.
"She's doing really great," the friend said. "She's so strong, she's an independent girl with her own ideas. She is fine."
Holmes filed for divorce from her hubby of five years earlier... » more
"The Hobbit" is becoming a trilogy.
Director Peter Jackson - who was also at the helm of the "Lord of the Rings" movies - announced the news Monday via Facebook. He had previously planned to only make two "Hobbit" movies.
The first film, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," hits theaters on Dec. 14. ... » more
We see a lot of strange things on New York City streets. In fact, it's probably better not to list them. But while you're walking from the train to work carrying three tote bags, a laptop, a coffee, while texting and reading the newspaper (amNewYork, obviously) - be grateful you don't share Russia's misfortune in dealing with this coming down the sidewalk.
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The city will be creating more space to attract brainiacs to the Big Apple.
The mayor and Columbia University announced Monday a new addition to its Morningside Heights Campus, a 44,000-square- foot building that will house a new science center.
When completed in 2016, the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Sciences will help enhance the city's reputation as an tech-friendly... » more
Cops were investigating a shooting in Brooklyn Sunday night that left a 2-year-old hospitalized.
Six people were shot in Brownsville near Rockaway and Riverdale avenues, officials said. All were likely to survive.
An FDNY spokesman said the injured people were taken to Brookdale University Hospital. Sources said all the victims were shot in the legs.
Cops were looking for the driver... » more
Music mogul L.A. Reid sang newest "American Idol" judge Mariah Carey's praises at a celeb-packed event supporting Art for Life at Russell Simmons' house on Saturday.
He also dished on Demi Lovato and Britney Spears, the newest additions to his "The X-Factor" judges' table.
"They're really good," Reid said. "You know Demi is really smart and knowledgeable... » more
Stylish stars hunted for bargains at a super soggy Super Saturday to help raise money for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund this weekend. It was a day of play for Super Saturday hostess with the mostess Kelly Ripa, who was happy to dish on the men circulating through her "Live! with Kelly" desk lately.
"Hot and steamy, that's how I like them," Ripa says. "One of my... » more
Smoking violations issued to New York City bars and restaurants have plummeted in the nine years since puffing was banned inside public places, health records show.
The city doled out 350 smoking-related violations through June, putting it on pace for 700 violations this year, a nearly 83% drop from the record high of 4,070 given in 2003, the first year the Smoke-Free Air Act was in effect,... » more