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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are the proud parents of a new baby girl, reportedly named North West, and Hudson Valley comedians have been navigating the trending topic on Twitter throughout the week.
Future "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon, who grew up in Saugerties, was among the first comedians to congratuate Kanye West, with whom he's apparently closer than most people might...Read more »
"The Sopranos" cast members — many of whom have strong Hudson Valley ties — are mourning the loss of three-time Emmy Award winner James Gandolfini, who played mob boss Tony Soprano on the HBO series and died suddenly Thursday in Rome.
Edie Falco, who attended Purchase College, won Emmys for her role as Carmela Sorpano, Tony's wife. "I am shocked and devastated by Jim's passing,"...Read more »
The summer of James Badge Dale continues!
If you’re not familiar with the 35-year-old actor, Dale stars in three of the season’s biggest flicks: the global blockbuster “Iron Man 3,” the upcoming action-comedy, “Lone Ranger” with Johnny Depp, and the Brad Pitt zombie flick, “World War Z,” out in theaters June 21.
In “World War Z,” Brad Pitt plays Gerry Lane, a former United Nations investigator...Read more »
A Minneapolis native, Claire Jamison recently graduated from the BFA Acting Conservatory at Purchase College, where she earned the State University of New York’s Patricia Kerr Ross Award for artistic achievement. Now, Jamison is beginning her career as a professional actor, and will post regular updates to Newsday Westchester as she pursues roles in theater, film and television. Here's her first...Read more »
Neil Patrick Harris will be back to host the 67th annual Tony Awards from Radio City Music Hall tonight.
Newsday Westchester will be covering the ceremony as it unfolds, but in the meantime, here are five things to watch for when the show, well, must go on.
1. Will actors with Hudson Valley connections win their first Tony Awards? In acting categories, former Mount Vernon resident...Read more »
Mmmmmm ... donuts.
In honor of Honor Simpson’s favorite pastry, grab a freebie on June 7, National Donut Day.
Dunkin’ Donuts is celebrating the “holiday that is near and dear to...[their] hearts” by giving away a free donut with the purchase of any beverage. The Hudson Valley is home to more than 50 Dunkin’ Donuts stores (check the restaurant locator for the one closest to you). Also...Read more »
"Star Trek Into Darkness" fanatics won't have to wait quite as long as they'd thought to see the J.J. Abrams-directed movie, whose wide release date of May 16 is now a day earlier than previously announced.
IMAX screenings will also be bumped up a day, with screenings starting as early as May 15. Those showings will include about a half-hour of footage filmed with high-res IMAX cameras.
The...Read more »
Mike Myers and Ben Stiller get candid about their careers with host David Steinberg on tonight's episode of Showtime's "Inside Comedy."
Myers, a former Pound Ridge resident, chats about the personal experiences that led to his "Austin Powers" trilogy, while Stiller, who owns a home in Chappaqua, looks back on the "Blue Steel" pose and other circumstances that...Read more »
The Tribeca Film Festival, founded by Robert De Niro in 2002, showcases new work from some of the brightest talents in dramatic and documentary film. The lineup for this year’s festival, taking place in New York City April 17-28, was announced this week and includes a number of films with ties to the Hudson Valley.
Matt Dillon, who was born in New Rochelle and raised in Mamaroneck, stars in...Read more »
Edie Falco, best known for Emmy-winning television roles on “The Sopranos” and “Nurse Jackie,” stars in the new Off-Broadway play “The Madrid,” which opens tonight.
Written by “Nurse Jackie” producer Liz Flahive, “The Madrid” stars Falco, a former Purchase College student, as Martha, a teacher who seemingly has the perfect life. When Martha impulsively decides to walk away from her family,...Read more »