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Diddy has always had affection for his hometown of Mount Vernon, but now he’s proclaimed his allegiance to a more aristocratic setting across the pond. The rap mogul filmed a “Funny of Die” video called “Downton Diddy” that sees him dropping him in on the residents of the hit PBS series “Downton Abbey.” On Wednesday, Diddy tweeted that he was “happy to announce that Im [sic] a series regular...Read more »
Moms all over the world will be celebrated on Mother’s Day this Sunday, including quite a few famous mothers who hail from the Hudson Valley. Some of these moms raised kids who are notable in their own right, and also have local ties. Here’s a look at the four celebrity mother/daughter pairs.
Hillary and Chelsea Clinton: Hillary and her husband, Bill, are Chappaqua residents, and their 33-year-old...Read more »
The Tony Award nominations, celebrating the best and brightest on Broadway, will be announced Tuesday morning, and Newsday Westchester is taking a look at which local celebrities and other creative talent could receive nods.
One musical receiving a lot of buzz is “Matilda,” an adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic that opened earlier this month and features Westchester’s 9-year-old Sophia Gennusa...Read more »
“True Story,” the movie starring Jonah Hill and James Franco, filmed scenes in Piermont Monday and will film in Sparkill today.
Shooting for “True Story," an adaptation of New York Times journalist Michael Finkel’s 2006 memoir of the same name, took place Monday in Piermont on Main Street near Village Hall. None of the film’s A-list cast was in attendance, nor is any scheduled to appear...Read more »
The MTV Movie Awards, the season premiere of "Nurse Jackie" and the series premiere of Anthony Bourdain's "Parts Unknown" are part of a fully loaded TV schedule with strong Hudson Valley connections this Sunday night.
Since the two series will broadcast more episodes in the weeks to come, let's start with the MTV Movie Awards. Anne Hathaway, who briefly attended Vassar...Read more »
Sean "Diddy" Combs has been named the wealthiest hip-hop artist of 2013 by Forbes magazine, marking his third straight year atop the list.
The magazine reports that the rap mogul, who was raised in Mount Vernon, has an estimated net worth of $580 million. Most of Diddy’s wealth is attributed to his deal with Ciroc vodka, which Forbes said ensures him annual payouts in the eight figures.
Following...Read more »
Oscars, Shmoscars: Anne Hathaway, Daniel Craig and Denzel Washington are among the Hudson Valley nominees up for the coveted Golden Popcorn at this year's MTV Movie Awards, airing April 14.
"Django Unchained" and "Ted" lead the pack with seven nominations apiece, and are among the five flicks up for Movie of the Year. Rounding out the category are "Silver Linings Playbook,"...Read more »
Audra McDonald, the five-time Tony Award winner who lives in Croton-on-Hudson, has been cast in the the CBS drama pilot “The Ordained.” The series centers on a character from a wealthy, powerful family who leaves the priesthood to join a top New York law firm. According to Deadline, the actress will play Althea, a senior litigator who works at the firm.
If “Ordained” gets picked up,...Read more »
There's a lot to look for at the 85th Academy Awards ceremony tonight, from red-carpet analysis to handing out of hardware in the most coveted categories.
ABC's coverage from the red carpet begins at 7 p.m., and the ceremony starts at 8:30. But before then, Newsday Westchester is offering five incentives to watch the broadcast in its entirety, keeping a focus on Hudson Valley connections.
Who...Read more »
The Hudson Valley has produced a number Academy Award winners over the decades, and this year a few more could join that list, with locals including Mount Vernon’s Denzel Washington and Hastings’ Benh Zeitlin up for major awards.
As we all know, every winner of a golden statuette gives an acceptance speech in front of a worldwide audience. Although some winners choose to rattle off a list...Read more »