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Good news for Kevin Bacon: His new show, “The Following,” has a following.
The Fox drama, which filmed scenes in Westchester County in 2012, debuted to stellar ratings. According to The Hollywood Reporter, “The Following” drew 10.4 million viewers Monday night, tying the CBS series “Elementary” for the second-highest-rated drama debut this season. (“Revolution,” produced by Sarah Lawrence...Read more »
This edition of Tweets of the Week covers everything from a TV host, who's posting her new reel, to a Culinary Institute of America grad, who's questioning what's real.
Because the following embedded tweets, links and videos involve HTML coding, this feature is best viewed with a Web browser. If you missed any of Newsday Westchester's previous Hudson Valley Tweets of the Week installments,...Read more »
It's the end of the line for Syfy's "Alphas" and Fox's "Fringe," two science fiction TV shows with strong Hudson Valley connections.
"Alphas" lasted just two seasons, with the final episode airing Oct. 22. It was announced Wednesday night that Syfy did not renew the show.
The series chronicled the adventures of humans with special powers, called Alphas,...Read more »
The Sundance Film Festival, a 10-day independent fest that showcases new work from some of the brightest talents in dramatic and documentary film, kicks off today. Held annually in Park City, Utah, it's one of the country’s largest and most prestigious film fests, and this year’s event includes actors with ties to the Hudson Valley.
Rooney Mara, who was raised in Bedford, has two films at...Read more »
Like pingpong? Like beer? You're in luck, because the Westchester Table Tennis Center in Pleasantville is hosting an official Beer Pong Competition on Saturday. All you need to do is show up and chug two beers in 20 minutes and you’re ready to play.
“It’s the first time anyone has ever done this, and I’m proud of it,” said Will Shortz, the owner of the club and crossword editor of the New...Read more »
The CBS drama “Person of Interest” filmed Wednesday in New Rochelle, with shooting taking place on North Avenue between Pelham Road and Main Street. The roads were closed during the shoot, which concluded shortly after 4 p.m.
“Person of Interest” is a crime drama starring Jim Caviezel and Michael Emerson, with Caviezel playing John Reese, a former CIA agent who teams up with Harold Finch,...Read more »
Nick Kroll has a new sketch-comedy series, "Kroll Show," premiering tonight on Comedy Central, but he's been making people laugh — intentionally and unintentionally — ever since he was a kid growing up in Rye.
When I chatted with Kroll before the October season premiere of "The League," he was equally enthusiastic about sharing "Kroll Show" with his audience.
"I'm...Read more »
The 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards honor outstanding representations of the gay, bisexual, lesbian and transgender communities in media and entertainment, and some of this year’s nominees, announced today, have Hudson Valley ties.
“Cloud Atlas,” starring Susan Sarandon, who owns a home in Pound Ridge, received a nod for outstanding film (wide release). The film is up against “Paranorman,”...Read more »
The trailer for the Tina Fey-Paul Rudd movie "Admission," which filmed for weeks in Westchester County, aired moments before the "30 Rock" star took the stage to co-host the Golden Globes with Amy Poehler.
Based on Jean Hanff Korelitz’s 2009 novel of the same name, “Admission” is a drama-comedy about a Princeton University admissions officer, Portia Nathan (Fey), whose...Read more »
The 70th annual Golden Globe Awards air tonight, and a number of movie and TV stars with Hudson Valley connections are nominated in major categories.
Bill Murray, a Palisades resident, received a best actor in a musical or comedy nod for portraying Franklin D. Roosevelt in "Hyde Park on Hudson." He's up against Hugh Jackman for "Les Miserables," Jack Black for "Bernie,"...Read more »