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Georgette Yacoub is is a freelancer who writes entertainment items for the Newsday Westchester site. She is a Westchester resident (and NYU graduate journalism student) always on the lookout for exciting things to do in the area.
Laurence Fishburne and Felicity Huffman, both of whom have Westchester County ties, are among the actors who will star in “Rudderless,” a movie that marks the directorial debut of Oscar-nominated actor William H. Macy.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fishburne, who has called New Rochelle home, has signed on to join the cast along with Billy Crudup, Anton Yelchin and Selena Gomez. And...Read more »
Is Hayden Panettiere engaged? Although the “Nashville” star hasn’t publicly announced that she’s betrothed to Ukrainian boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko, she seems to be letting her jewelry speak for her.
E! Online reported that Panettiere, 23, flashed an engagement ring while on vacation in Miami last weekend with her girlfriends and 37-year-old beau. The former Palisades resident was spotted...Read more »
HBO's "Girls" has been filming parts of its third season in Harriman in Orange County, as well as parts of Rockland County, sources tell Newsday Westchester.
The show's crew also was spotted chowing down at Gleason's in Peekskill on Monday, acccording to the eatery's Facebook page.
Winner of multiple Golden Globe Awards and a Peabody Award in recent months, "Girls"...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 »
Howard Stern, Justin Long and Joshua Malina deliver this week's top Twitter contributions among celebrities with Hudson Valley ties.
Because the following embedded tweets, links and photos 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.
At No. 3 is former Briarcliff Manor disc...Read more »
Yonkers native William Dickerson took a bit of a scenic route to success, but today, he celebrates the release of his new survival thriller, "Detour."
The movie follows Jackson Alder, who finds a rare situation he can't talk his way out of: being trapped inside his car by a mudslide. Ruling out rescue efforts, Alder tries to stay alive despite the odds.
The main man...Read more »
Sean "Diddy" Combs has been named the wealthiest hip-hop artist of 2013 by Forbes magazine, marking his third straight year atop the list.
The magazine reports that the rap mogul, who was raised in Mount Vernon, has an estimated net worth of $580 million. Most of Diddy’s wealth is attributed to his deal with Ciroc vodka, which Forbes said ensures him annual payouts in the eight figures.
Following...Read more »
Kate Mara has landed her first major role since the debut of her Netflix series, “House of Cards,” earlier this year. The Bedford native has signed on to star in “Transcendence,” the directorial debut of Oscar-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister.
Mara tweeted the news about her latest project on Wednesday.
#Excited “@theplaylist: Kate Mara Joins Wally Pfister's 'Transcendence' dlvr.it/386s4G”...Read more »
You can eat well while supporting a good cause tonight as 42 The Restaurant in White Plains hosts a "Feast for the Beast," a fundraiser for South Salem's Wolf Conservation Center's Atka Ambassador Program. Atka is the oldest wolf ambassador at the center, which hosts programs for children and adults and travels with Atka to outside events.
Chef Anthony Goncalves, who crafted the...Read more »
Tarrytown Music Hall will screen "The Princess Bride" tonight in advance of Mandy Patinkin's March 30 appearance there (Patinkin played Inigo Montoya in "Bride"). When we spoke to the "Homeland" actor last week, he told us about the Inigo Montoya quote that most resonates with him to this day — and it's not the one you might think.
What's the one you might think?...Read more »