The "Fifty Shades of Grey" flick has added another sultry star it its cast: Rita Ora.
The 23-year-old British songstress will play the adopted sister of Christian Grey in the upcoming film adaptation of E.L. James' erotica novel.
"It's official!" Ora announced via Twitter. "I've been cast in @FiftyShades of Grey as Christian's sister Mia.... » more
Penn & Teller produced the new documentary "Tim's Vermeer" but don't be fooled. It's not some elaborate con, a sleight of hand, an act of deception.
The film, which follows the efforts of inventor Tim Jenison to replicate the revolutionary painting techniques of 17th century master Johannes Vermeer, offers a radical theory to explain Vermeer's photo-realistic works: Vermeer produced... » more
The engineer who drove the Metro-North train that derailed in the Bronx may have fallen asleep or "zoned out" just before the fatal crash, a law enforcement source said Tuesday.
William Rockefeller could not recall any of his actions until just before the derailment, said the source, who characterized the engineer as being "oblivious" to the fact that the train had built... » more
UPDATED 8:10 P.M.: There might be an answer as to why Mayor Michael Bloomberg was MIA for most of the day in the aftermath of the Metro-North trail derailment.
As first responders were on scene around 7:30 a.m. at Sunday’s Metro-North derailment that killed four people and injured more than 60, Bloomberg was teeing off at a luxury resort in Bermuda, according to The Wall Street Journal.
It... » more
Kriss Kringle has been downsized, and not in a Chris Christie way.
After more than a century of bringing comfort and joy to the streets of New York, Sidewalk Santas have been given the boot by the Volunteers of America.
"The program was just not the most effective way of raising money," vice president Rachel Weinstein has said. Those willing to stand on a freezing cold street corner... » more
Now the question is why?
Why did a Sunday morning Metro-North train from Poughkeepsie to Grand Central Terminal roar into one of the system's most challenging curves at 82 miles per hour -- at a place where the Hudson River lies hard to the right, the Harlem River looms straight ahead and the speed limit is 30 mph?
Monday National Transportation Safety Board investigators provided disturbing... » more
The city kicked off its yuletide celebrations with the start of a holiday concert series at the South Street Seaport Monday.
The city's Economic Development Corporation launched the "Water Street Pops! Winter Festival" in the neighborhood to boost businesses there that are still struggling from Superstorm Sandy.
The festival, which runs until Dec. 15, will feature musical performances,... » more
It could be weeks before investigators can conclusively determine the cause of the Saturday car crash that killed "Fast and Furious" actor Paul Walker and Roger Rodas, the star's friend and business partner, according to source at the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department.
On Monday, the Department announced that while it was continuing to solicit information about the fiery crash that... » more
In yet another bad sign for the print industry, New York Magazine announced yesterday that it will decrease its publishing to biweekly in March 2014.
New York Media will go from publishing 42 issues annually to 30 in 2014, and 29 every year after that.
In a statement, the company said each issue will have roughly 20% more content, including more visuals, a revamped fashion section called... » more
ABC's beloved weatherman is heading to sunnier pastures.
Sam Champion is set to join The Weather Channel as a morning show anchor and managing editor for the network, after 25 years working for ABC and more than 1,800 weather forecasts for "Good Morning America," The Weather Channel said yesterday.
ikChampion, 52, will make the switch in early 2014, and will anchor a new morning... » more