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An entertainment reporter for Newsday Westchester, Chris Serico is a lifelong Westchester resident (excluding his college dorm days, if you want to get technical about it). Covering the Hudson Valley on multimedia platforms since the dawn of the millennium, the pop-culture aficionado has interviewed A-list actors, comedians and musicians with connections to the region, and chronicled area music, movies, comedy, nightlife, restaurants, trends and events. His favorite movie to be partially filmed in Westchester is "The Departed," and he is continuing his search for the X-Men in North Salem.
Talk of Jay-Z's new album, "Magna Carta Holy Grail," has taken over the Internet since a three-minute ad for it (and evidently a Samsung product) ran during Sunday night's broadcast of the NBA finals.
But what can we expect from the self-proclaimed "best rapper alive," who secured his marriage license in Scarsdale, on his 12th solo opus when it's released on July 4?
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It was a busy week for celebrities with Hudson Valley connections, and some took a break from their hectic schedules to post their thoughts, photos and videos on Twitter.
Because the following embedded tweets, links, photos and videos involve HTML coding, this feature is best viewed with a Web browser. If you missed previous installments of the Hudson Valley Tweets of the Week, click here.
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If you have a serious case of cicada fever, the prescription might not be "more cowbell," but rather a trip to Cornwall to see "Bug Music," tonight's celebration and conversation about one of nature's noisiest critters.
With a full title of "Bug Music: Rhythms and Songs of the Seventeen Year Cicada," tonight's free educational program for all ages at the Black...Read more »
As America counts down the hours until the Friday release of the new Superman movie, "Man of Steel," Newsday Westchester reveals three Hudson Valley ties to the superhero, who happens to be celebrating his 75th birthday.
1. Two celebrities with local ties star in "Man of Steel." Sadly, "Man of Steel's" version of Superman/Clark Kent, Henry Cavill, isn't originally...Read more »
Heeere's Jimmy! When Saugerties High School grad and "Late Night" host Jimmy Fallon takes over NBC's "The Tonight Show" in the spring of 2014, he'll be getting both a better time slot and star billing.
According to The Huffington Post, "The Tonight Show" will be retitled with the word "starring" instead of "with," echoing the days when the...Read more »
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton offered her first tweet Monday afternoon, citing "inspiration" from two Twitter users whose "Texts From Hillary" meme went viral.
At 12:44 p.m., she introduced herself to Twitter with the following post:
Thanks for the inspiration @asmith83 & @sllambe - I'll take it from here... #tweetsfromhillary — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton)...Read more »
Eliminated by fiery chef Gordon Ramsay on this season of Fox's "Hell's Kitchen," Dan Ryan of Hartsdale and Amanda Giblin of Pine Bush will meet in Ryan's hometown today, along with two other former contestants and under far less stressful conditions.
Hey NY/NJ fans. Come meet ME @jessicahk11 @danhk11 @barrethk11 today @6:30 @chefcentral in Hartsdale! twitter.com/AmandaGHK11/st… —...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 »
Two disc jockeys and a singing actress make this week's countdown of top Twitter posts from celebrities with Hudson Valley connections.
Because the following embedded tweets, links and videos involve HTML coding, this feature is best viewed with a Web browser. If you missed previous installments of the Hudson Valley Tweets of the Week, click here.
Starting off the countdown is "Glee"...Read more »
Slated to play The Capitol Theatre tonight, The B-52s will have to turn the local concert hall into their own personal "Love Shack" another time, as singer Cindy Wilson reportedly recovers from illness.
"The B-52s regret to announce that they are unable to perform at [tonight's] show due to principal band member Cindy Wilson having fallen ill," said a statement on The Cap's...Read more »