Cooper wants to do 'Elephant Man' Bradley Cooper, who just portrayed the deformed John Merrick in a short, very sold-out run of "The Elephant Man" at Williamstown Theatre Festival, is hoping to do the play on Broadway next fall, as first reported by E! Online. The Bernard Pomerance drama was last revived in 2002 with Billy Crudup.
Menken says Disney's 'Aladdin' will be on B'way... » more
Amid chatter that Nicki Minaj, Nick Jonas and even Kanye West are under consideration for an "American Idol" judging job, last season's winner, Phillip Phillips, is weighing in with his top choice.
"I would say Stevie Wonder," Phillips told us before the Nassau Coliseum stop on the "American Idols Live" tour this week.
"He's got a great ear; it would... » more
A Queens Little League coach who pleaded guilty on Thursday to sexually abusing three teenage boys and filming two others as they performed sex acts will face up to 18 years in jail, officials said.
David Hartshorn, who was once named "Coach of the Year," admitted abusing the boys on several occasions between July 2009 and August 2010, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Prosecutors... » more
Mayor Michael Bloomberg was criticized by activists for the homeless Thursday after saying city residents were spending longer periods in shelters because it was a "more pleasurable experience" than in the past.
Bloomberg, in responding to a Wall Street Journal report that homeless families with children had spent 30% more time in shelters last year than in the prior year, credited improvements... » more
The palace is placing blame on Prince Harry's handlers and security team for this week's nude-photo leak.
Harry was photographed while playing a game of strip billiards - which ended in full-on nudity - with a gaggle of gals in a Las Vegas hotel suite this weekend. And, according to TMZ.com, the palace is angry that Harry's security team didn't make the ladies hand over their... » more
Who's the boss? More like who's the mayor.
Tony Danza on Thursday hinted at a possible run for the mayor's office, saying that as he gets older he's noticing more aspects of the city that need to be fixed.
"I'm of a certain age, and you see things, and you think maybe you could help," Danza said at the premiere of the movie 'Premium Rush,' according to The Wall Street Journal. "You say:... » more
The U.S. Open referee who allegedly beat her husband to death with a coffee mug was scheduled to return home Thursday to face her murder charge.
A Manhattan judge OK'd the extradition of Lois Ann Goodman, 70, and she was set to fly back to Los Angeles where she has been charged with the murder of her 80-year-old husband, Alan Goodman.
"She may be back here in court sometime in the afternoon,"... » more
Lunches in public schools are about to get a little greener.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Thursday that 57 salad bars will be introduced at schools throughout the five boroughs this school year. There are already 1,000 school salad bars and the city plans to have them installed in all schools by 2015 to fight obesity.
"Kids love salad bars in schools. I keep hearing that they are... » more
New York's embattled small businesses can get a boost with a free "technology tool kit" being offered by NYC in conjunction with digital giants such as Google, Mashable and Tumblr.
The new resources will include online "how to" guides as well as courses at NYC Business Solutions Centers throughout the five boroughs. Small business owners interested in signing up for free... » more
Mark David Chapman, who shot and killed former Beatle John Lennon 32 years ago, was denied parole for a seventh time, New York State's Department of Corrections said on Thursday.
Chapman, 57, is serving a prison sentence of 20 years to life for shooting Lennon four times in the back outside the musician's New York City apartment building on December 8, 1980. He pleaded guilty to second-degree... » more