Wendy Williams is taking her big and bold personality to the Great White Way.
The talk show diva — who has no prior musical experience — is set to join the cast of Broadway’s “Chicago” for seven weeks starting June 25, she announced on “The Wendy Williams Show” Monday.
The 48-year-old is taking on the role of Matron “Mama” Morton, played by Queen Latifah in the 2002 film version of the... » more
Almost two years after sending out a lewd photo of himself on Twitter, lying about it, and then resigning from Congress, Anthony Weiner is back. And he still wants to be mayor. Maybe.
But should he be?
Well, people seem to like him, he told the New York Times Magazine in a piece that went up on its website this week. And what better year to run? The raj of Mayor Mike Bloomberg is fading.... » more
Police have in custody a Brooklyn man suspected of burning mezuzahs in Williamsburg this week.
Rubin Ublies, 35, was picked up Wednesday morning by police for questioning regarding a dozen Jewish religious ornaments that were torched. Police said 11 mezuzahs were vandalized inside a Williamsburg building on Monday at 3:30 p.m. Then, the suspected arsonist damaged a mezuzah in a second building... » more
For those New Yorkers who never step foot in Staten Island, there’s a lot more to the borough than parks and the Wu Tang Clan. St. George and Stapleton, the borough’s most ethnically diverse areas, have become go-to spots for young homebuyers along with being cultural and historic hubs.
In the 2000s, the area was promoted as the borough’s downtown. Immigrants and young home buyers relocated... » more
The day after Hakeem Jeffries won last June's Democratic primary, assured of winning his election for Congress, the popular Brooklyn politician said the tax code should be used to relieve families of the "crushing burden" of religious education, The Local news website reported.
New York is largely a Democratic city, but sometimes we'll fall for a right-wing message wrapped in the... » more
Elmo was busted last summer after reports that he was engaging in an anti-Semitic rant in Central Park. Cookie Monster was read his rights last weekend after police said he shoved a 2-year-old boy to the ground in Times Square. Spider-Man was popped on charges of assault and harassment last February after cops said he slugged a mom strolling through the Times Square area with her young son.
Now... » more
Claire Danes and hubby Hugh Dancy eating dinner at Pounds and Ounces in Chelsea.
Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell taking in a performance of Nora Ephron’s “Lucky Guy” on Brodway, starring Tom Hanks
Kyle MacLachlan and his wife sharing a Porterhouse steak and wine from his company Pursued by Bear at Strip House on 44th Street
Kevin McKidd hanging out at The Algonquin.... » more
Some years ago, I taught sixth grade in East New York. One of my best students was a smart, personable girl named Lisa. I was certain she had a bright future ahead.
A couple years later, I had Lisa's brother in my class and asked what she was up to. He told me she'd gotten pregnant and dropped out of school.
That's why I have little patience for criticisms about the city's latest effort... » more
Giants punter Steve Weatherford gave the ladies a little peek at what’s underneath his jersey on Monday night.
During the annual From Scotland With Love charity fashion show in midtown, the 30-year-old football stud modeled a kilt, showing off some leg like the rest of the models in the show. But Weatherford amped it up a notch — literally ripping his T-shirt off at the end of the runway to... » more
Tom Cruise is finally breaking his silence on his divorce from Katie Holmes, saying the split came as a major surprise.
“I did not expect that,” the “Oblivion” star told German TV network ProSieben, according to E! News.
In his in-depth first interview about their parting since Holmes filed for divorce last June, the 50-year-old actor said that “life is a challenge.”
“To be 50... » more