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Rolling Stone has published its list of "The 50 Funniest People Now," and six of them have strong ties to the Hudson Valley.
Making the list, which was posted online Thursday, were Larchmont native Joan Rivers (No. 49), Saugerties-raised Jimmy Fallon (No. 47), North Salem resident David Letterman (No. 35), former Peekskill resident Michael Ian Black (No. 34), Palisades resident Bill...Read more »
Howard Stern, fashion model Coco Rocha and comedienne Julie Klausner have earned the Hudson Valley Tweets of the Week, which honor Twitter greatness from celebrities with connections to New York City's northern suburbs.
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...Read more »
Tickets went on sale this week for the Clearwater Festival, a music event founded by the Hudson Valley's own Pete Seeger that takes place annually in Croton-on-Hudson.
Announced early last week, the first artists to confirm that they're in for this year's fest include Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings, Hot Tuna, Son Volt, Patterson Hood, Antibalas, David Bromberg Quartet, Jorma Kaukonen and Steve...Read more »
J.J. Abrams is set to direct the next "Star Wars" movie, according to The Wrap.
Somewhere, Chewbacca is screaming. I think he's happy, but it's tough to tell with that guy.
Abrams and "Argo" director Ben Affleck had been rumored to be on the short list of potential directors to take the helm of the iconic, and perhaps definitive, sci-fi franchise — one that has made...Read more »
Derek Corsino, chef and owner of Corsino Cakes in Wappingers Falls, will battle it out on the latest Food Network competitive edible art show, “Sugar Dome,” set to air at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26.
“You have to be prepared for some crazy stuff to happen,” said Corsino, who will be making his third appearance on the network.
“Sugar Dome” features three teams who fight hard for the champion's...Read more »
Fledgling comedians rejoice: West Nyack's Levity Live will be offering stand-up comedy classes.
Starting March 12, the Rockland County venue will begin hosting Manhattan Comedy School classes taught by comedian Cory Kahaney, who's headlined her own HBO and Comedy Central specials and performed sets on "Late Show with David Letterman" and "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson."
Andy...Read more »
Bobby Moynihan's first "Saturday Night Live" promos hit Facebook this afternoon, and they're playfully tweaking this week's host, Adam Levine of Maroon 5 and "The Voice."
Moynihan fully commits to the mini-sketches that have him literally roping Levine into bits about "The Voice" (the NBC reality show for which Levine is a mentor) and its famous rotating chairs.
Four...Read more »
Carly Rose Sonenclar, the runner-up on season two of “The X Factor,” will be honored by her hometown, Mamaroneck, with her very own parade on Sunday, Jan. 27.
The two-hour parade, which will kick off at 2:30 p.m., will travel down Mamaroneck Avenue, beginning at Jefferson Avenue and ending at Prospect Avenue. Carly Rose will initially lead the parade, riding in a car at the front of the procession,...Read more »
Fox has green-lit "Sleepy Hollow," a TV pilot inspired by Washington Irving's spooky tale set in Westchester County.
Newsday Westchester picked up on the buzz six months ago, when two "Sleepy Hollow" pilots were in development: one at Fox, another by the same name at The CW. Yesterday, it was announced that Fox gave the go-ahead to its version, whose executive producers,...Read more »
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 »