Simon Cowell may have met his match.
According to In Touch Weekly, Cowell recently went on an "intimate" date with Carmen Electra, his co-judge on "Britain's Got Talent."
"They were really into each other," a witness told the mag of the pair, who dined in West Hollywood. "At one point, they were talking real close, and ... they started making out."
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A day before he rocks the Barclays Center at the venue's inaugural concert Friday, Jay-Z is hosting a private shindig at the soon-to-be-open arena.
The hip-hop mogul - who is playing eight shows at the new home of the Brooklyn Nets (in which he owns a stake) - is throwing a VIP bash at the Barclays outpost of his 40/40 Club, the upscale sports bar he owns in Chelsea.
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This video explores the "two kinds of people" concept with clips from movie classics over the last 10 decades. Check it out and decide which kind you are.
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Apple products have been a big hit with New York's thieves this year.
Police have seen a 40% increase in thefts involving the company's phones, computers, tablets and music players so far this year, the NYPD said Monday with at least 11,447 incidents as of Sunday, a jump of 3,280 over the same period last year.
In comparison, the number of overall crimes in the city has gone up by about... » more
Despite recent reports about morning-after pills being available in 13 public schools, not a lot of students amNewYork spoke to at one of the participating schools were aware of it.
"I didn't know anything about that!" exclaimed a 16-year-old senior at Boys and Girls High School in Crown Heights, one of the schools in the sex education pilot program, called CATCH (Connecting Adolescents... » more
Straphangers are more satisfied with the subway system, according to an MTA survey released Monday.
More than 1,800 riders polled by the transit agency gave it higher marks this year in most areas, the survey showed.
Among the largest increases were in riders' assessment of how quickly trains get them where they want to go -- up to 86% satisfaction from 81% -- and of the MTA's ability... » more
Need to escape the madness of the city for some tranquility?
The Nature Conservancy has put together four trips on Metro North and three trips on the LIRR that grit-weary, car-free city folk can take to see fall foliage and wild animals and to breathe clean air. And the destinations are all within three hours of midtown.
If you don't have a bike to ride from the train to the destination... » more
Trying to get more info on a restaurant's letter grade, the safety of a building or a day care center's permits? There will soon be a tag for all of that.
The City Council unanimously passed a bill Monday that requires every city agency that has inspection, permit, license or registration information online to post a QR code linking to it.
Council Speaker Christine Quinn said the bill... » more
Two MTA bus drivers were involved in separate incidents with passengers Monday in Brooklyn within minutes of each other, the MTA said.
A passenger exiting a B68 bus stuck the driver, reportedly identified as 30-year-old Mark Salandy, in the arm with a syringe-like instrument about 11 a.m. near Greenwood Avenue and Prospect Park South, the MTA and NYPD said.
Minutes later, a passenger... » more
The fashion publicist who stabbed his girlfriend to death last year pleaded guilty Monday, officials said.
Raul Barrera, 35, pleaded guilty to the murder of Sarah Coit, 23, in April 2011, when he used half a dozen knives to stab and slice Coit to death, nearly decapitating her.
Barrera faces up to 25 years to life in prison, the DA's office said. He will be back in court on Friday for... » more