Rapper Dr. Dre and music mogul Jimmy Iovine have donated $70 million to establish an entrepreneurial undergraduate program at the University of Southern California, the Los Angeles school said on Wednesday.
The gift will create a new degree pulling faculty members from the university's business, fine arts, music and engineering departments.
The Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for... » more
Google Inc on Wednesday launched a music service that allows users to listen to unlimited songs for $9.99 a month, challenging smaller companies like Pandora and Spotify in the market for streaming music.
With its new service, announced at its annual developers' conference in San Francisco, Google has adopted the streaming music business model ahead of rival Apple Inc, which pioneered online... » more
Maybe the Yankees should give Prince Harry a shot. The British royal indulged in America’s pastime with a charity baseball game with children in East Harlem Tuesday.
Harry, 28, promoted Harlem RBI, a youth-development nonprofit, with Yankees star Mark Teixeira.
“The kids are working very hard,” Chrissy Daniels, a 21-year-old East Harlem resident, said of Harlem RBI. “They need to see... » more
Nearly a third of Americans think hipsters should have to pay a special tax just "because they are so annoying," according to a new poll -- but some New Yorkers think the lifestyle is just fine.
Even worse, only 16% of Americans have a favorable opinion of the tight pants-wearing, PBR-swilling, indie music-listening folks, according to Public Policy Polling.
When questioned... » more
New York cancer survivors are praising Angelina Jolie for telling the world that she had a mastectomy to avoid getting breast cancer, while other women are giving new thought to their risks and family history.
"She took the power away from cancer," said Jamie Pleva-Nickerson, 33, a brokerage service manager in Manhattan who lives in Somers, N.Y.
Pleva-Nickerson discovered she... » more
"Saturday Night Live" star Bill Hader will be leaving the U.S. late night sketch comedy show following its upcoming season finale, the comedian's publicist said on Tuesday.
Hader, an eight-year veteran of the NBC show, is best known for his impressions of smug game show hosts, actor Al Pacino and Stefon, a gay TV journalist known for recommending over-the-top night clubs on the show's... » more
Broadcasting pioneer Barbara Walters may be stepping out of the spotlight but “I’m not walking into the sunset,” she assured “The View’s” audience Monday.
In a carefully planned and scripted adieu, Walters, 83, said she will bow out from television appearances starting next year while continuing as co-executive producer of the ABC morning show, which she helped create.
However, Walters... » more
The Department of Justice secretly seized two months' worth of phone records of Associated Press journalists after the newswire broke news of a foiled terror plot in Yemen, the AP reported Monday.
The agency's CEO, Gary Pruitt, called the seizure a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, writing that there "can be no possible justification... » more
The city Department of Transportation has opened up the bottleneck that causes traffic jams near the Brooklyn Bridge.
Expanded access ramps to and from the Brooklyn Bridge and the FDR Drive opened within the past 10 days, giving drivers two traffic lanes instead of one, officials announced Monday.
The lone lane on each side of the FDR Drive was a choke point that snarled traffic as cars... » more
Dr. Joyce Brothers, who began her career in the 1950s by becoming the only woman ever to win the grand prize on "The $64,000 Question" game show and went on to become the nation's first television psychologist, died yesterday in New York at the age of 85, her publicist announced Monday.
Born Diane Bauer, Brothers was a graduate of Far Rockaway High School and an alumna of Cornell... » more