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Kirthana Ramisetti is an entertainment web producer for Newsday Westchester. An avowed pop culture enthusiast, she enjoys writing about Hudson Valley connections to popular entertainment, and interviewing hometown celebs such as Vanessa Williams and Jermaine Paul. She counts “Mad Men” as her favorite TV show (partly) set in Westchester, with “The Facts of Life” running a close second.
Moms all over the world will be celebrated on Mother’s Day this Sunday, including quite a few famous mothers who hail from the Hudson Valley. Some of these moms raised kids who are notable in their own right, and also have local ties. Here’s a look at the four celebrity mother/daughter pairs.
Hillary and Chelsea Clinton: Hillary and her husband, Bill, are Chappaqua residents, and their 33-year-old...Read more »
David Bowie has never been one to shy away from controversy (which is what earned him a spot on our list of the Hudson Valley’s 40 controversial celebrities), so it’s hardly a surprise that the 66-year-old rock star is making headlines for his most recent music video, which is apparently so scandalous that it was momentarily pulled from YouTube.
Bowie, who owns a home in Woodstock, released...Read more »
A-listers with Hudson Valley ties including Beyoncé, Anne Hathaway, Rooney Mara and Blake Lively rocked the red carpet at Monday night’s Met Gala with wild outfits in the spirit of the museum's latest exhibit: “PUNK: Chaos to Couture.” Here’s a rundown of their red carpet looks.
This girl was on 'fire': Beyoncé in Givenchy
The Met Gala’s honorary chairwoman...Read more »
Spring is a busy time for Beyoncé: The pop star is currently on her “Mrs. Carter Show” world tour, serving as honorary chairwoman at tonight’s Met Gala, and voices a role in the animated film “Epic,” premiering later this month. But when she appeared on “Good Morning America” on Monday morning, the singer took the time to speak out for the first time about her recent controversial vacation to Cuba...Read more »
Celebrities are often called upon to parade down the red carpet in haute couture fashions, but the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala takes it to a whole new level. Dubbed the “Oscars of fashion,” the annual event, which is tied to the opening of the museum’s sartorial exhibit, is a showcase for top designers’ most audacious creations, worn by a bevy of A-listers.
The 2013...Read more »
“American Choppers” rode off into the sunset last year after 10 seasons on the air, but “Choppers” star Paul Teutul Sr. and his Newburgh-based custom-motorcycle shop, Orange County Choppers, is returning to television -- and they’re looking for a new person to join the show.
According to a casting notice posted by Pilgrim Studios, the producers of “American Chopper,” Teutul is seeking a “new...Read more »
The Tony Award nominations, celebrating the best and brightest on Broadway, will be announced Tuesday morning, and Newsday Westchester is taking a look at which local celebrities and other creative talent could receive nods.
One musical receiving a lot of buzz is “Matilda,” an adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic that opened earlier this month and features Westchester’s 9-year-old Sophia Gennusa...Read more »
Calling all movie buffs: The summer movie season is finally here! Kicking off May 3 with the premiere of "Iron Man 3," the next four months will see the release of everything from superhero flicks to ribald comedies to family-friendly fare.
In the video above, Newsday Westchester's Chris Serico and Kirthana Ramisetti take a look at the highly anticipated films that feature celebrities...Read more »
This year's White House Correspondents' Dinner will be served up with a heavy sprinkle of Hudson Valley star power: Hayden Panettiere, Michael Douglas and Kate Mara will be among the celebs upping the glam factor.
Dubbed the "Nerd Prom" in recent years, the Saturday dinner will be headlined by talk show host Conan O’Brien, returning to host for the first time since his original stint...Read more »