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While most celebrities would be shy to announce their age, Vanessa Williams proudly announced on Twitter that she is celebrating her 50th birthday today. Here’s the tweet from the Chappaqua resident:
Thanks for all the birtHday wisHes my fans. 50 is Fabulous! —Vanessa Williams (@VWOfficial) March 18, 2013
Williams also noted on Twitter that two days ago she celebrated the big 5-0 with...Read more »
Looking forward to the “Veronica Mars” movie? Then no doubt you’ll be excited to learn that the upcoming film will have a Hudson Valley connection. According to the show’s creator, Rob Thomas, Max Greenfield will reprise his role as Deputy Leo D’Amato in the film.
In an interview with E! Online, Thomas said the film will take place 10 years after the show concluded in 2007, fittingly enough...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 »
“Skyfall” was one of the biggest blockbusters of 2012, and also the highest-grossing James Bond film of all time. So it comes as a surprise that “Skyfall” director Sam Mendes has opted out of helming the next 007 flick. According to an interview published in Empire magazine today, Mendes said that although directing the movie was “one of the best experiences of [his] professional life,” he needed...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 »
Are you tired of Oscar-nominated prestige pics and ready to kick back and relax with a popcorn movie? Then head to the multiplex this weekend to check out two movies that feature Hudson Valley actors in key roles.
“Jack the Giant Slayer," a fantasy-adventure retelling of “Jack and the Beanstalk," stars Nicholas Hoult (the ex-boyfriend of Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence) as the titular...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.
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A music icon, an Oscar-winning actress and a rising comedian were among the regional celebrities keeping things interesting on Twitter this week.
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, click here.
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In the week leading up to the 2013 Academy Awards, Newsday Westchester's Chris Serico and Kirthana Ramisetti will be sharing their predictions on which stars will win major prizes at this year's show, with special attention paid to local nominees.
First up, the best original screenplay and best adapted screenplay categories. Does Hastings' Benh Zeitlin have a shot of scoring an Oscar for co-writing...Read more »
The 85th Academy Awards are Sunday, Feb. 24, and if you’ve yet to see many of the nominated films, don’t despair -- there’s still time to get to the theater, watch some of the nominees and make educated picks for your office’s Oscar poll.
Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville
Rather than programming only the big-name Oscar nominees, this independent film house and education center...Read more »