The "Fifty Shades of Grey" flick has added another sultry star it its cast: Rita Ora.
The 23-year-old British songstress will play the adopted sister of Christian Grey in the upcoming film adaptation of E.L. James' erotica novel.
"It's official!" Ora announced via Twitter. "I've been cast in @FiftyShades of Grey as Christian's sister Mia....Read more »
A federal judge on Tuesday formally declared Detroit bankrupt, a landmark ruling that clears the way for potentially sweeping cuts to city worker pensions and retirement benefits and for steep and possibly precedent-setting losses to the cash-strapped city's bond holders.
The ruling by U.S. Judge Steven Rhodes, who cited the city's dismal finances and $18 billion owed to a multitude of creditors...Read more »
Penn & Teller produced the new documentary "Tim's Vermeer" but don't be fooled. It's not some elaborate con, a sleight of hand, an act of deception.
The film, which follows the efforts of inventor Tim Jenison to replicate the revolutionary painting techniques of 17th century master Johannes Vermeer, offers a radical theory to explain Vermeer's photo-realistic works: Vermeer produced...Read more »
The engineer who drove the Metro-North train that derailed in the Bronx may have fallen asleep or "zoned out" just before the fatal crash, a law enforcement source said Tuesday.
William Rockefeller could not recall any of his actions until just before the derailment, said the source, who characterized the engineer as being "oblivious" to the fact that the train had built...Read more »
Investigators in the Bronx train derailment are poring over engineer William Rockefeller's every move before the crash - from his breakfast choice that morning to his actions seconds before the cars left the track.
Among the many mysteries investigators hope to solve is a crucial question: Why was the train barreling down the tracks at 82 mph — almost triple the 30 mph speed limit in that...Read more »
No need to sugarcoat this fact: The NBA’s Eastern Conference is terrible. Only the Pacers and Heat are more than a game over .500. Meanwhile, 12 of the 15 Western Conference teams entered last night’s games at .500 or better.
But even in the East, no division is as pathetic as the Atlantic, of which the Nets and Knicks are at the bottom. The Raptors, at four games under .500, currently hold...Read more »
UPDATED 8:10 P.M.: There might be an answer as to why Mayor Michael Bloomberg was MIA for most of the day in the aftermath of the Metro-North trail derailment.
As first responders were on scene around 7:30 a.m. at Sunday’s Metro-North derailment that killed four people and injured more than 60, Bloomberg was teeing off at a luxury resort in Bermuda, according to The Wall Street Journal.
It...Read more »
Kriss Kringle has been downsized, and not in a Chris Christie way.
After more than a century of bringing comfort and joy to the streets of New York, Sidewalk Santas have been given the boot by the Volunteers of America.
"The program was just not the most effective way of raising money," vice president Rachel Weinstein has said. Those willing to stand on a freezing cold street corner...Read more »
Now the question is why?
Why did a Sunday morning Metro-North train from Poughkeepsie to Grand Central Terminal roar into one of the system's most challenging curves at 82 miles per hour -- at a place where the Hudson River lies hard to the right, the Harlem River looms straight ahead and the speed limit is 30 mph?
Monday National Transportation Safety Board investigators provided disturbing...Read more »
The city kicked off its yuletide celebrations with the start of a holiday concert series at the South Street Seaport Monday.
The city's Economic Development Corporation launched the "Water Street Pops! Winter Festival" in the neighborhood to boost businesses there that are still struggling from Superstorm Sandy.
The festival, which runs until Dec. 15, will feature musical performances,...Read more »