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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.
"Star Trek Into Darkness" fanatics won't have to wait quite as long as they'd thought to see the J.J. Abrams-directed movie, whose wide release date of May 16 is now a day earlier than previously announced.
IMAX screenings will also be bumped up a day, with screenings starting as early as May 15. Those showings will include about a half-hour of footage filmed with high-res IMAX cameras.
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Bill Cosby will headline a Sept. 7 show at the Westchester County Center (198 Central Ave., White Plains; 914-995-4050; wmconcerts.com), with the tickets presale kicking off at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Besides his incredible TV résumé -- which includes "The Cosby Show," "Fat Albert," "I Spy," to name a few -- Cosby might be even more revered for his laid-back, observational...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 »
Justin Timberlake's next "20/20" album is slated for a September release, piquing the interest of audiophiles wondering how the follow-up will compare.
The first single from the first "20/20" album, "Suit & Tie," paired J.T. with Jay-Z, who claimed his marriage license in Scarsdale and is joining the pop star on tour this summer. Because too much of a good...Read more »
A Brooklyn Heights playground was renamed Adam Yauch Park after the late Beastie Boys member in a ceremony Friday, a day before the first anniversary of his death.
Family, friends and fans gathered at the playground on Friday morning to honor the Brooklyn native, also known as "MCA", who died at 47 after a years-long battle with throat cancer.
The park -- previously named Palmetto...Read more »
Martha Stewart, Rosie O'Donnell and Susan Sarandon are this week's winners for the Hudson Valley Tweets of the Week, honoring Twitter greatness from stars with connections to the region.
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...Read more »
With the Kentucky Derby kicking off the first leg of the Triple Crown on Saturday, fans across the Hudson Valley will be donning fancy hats, sipping mint juleps and settling in to watch the race and cheer for their favorite horse. Here are several area places to get in the spirit.
Come early for the Fancy Derby Hat Contest: Fans 18 and older are asked to don their finest...Read more »
Got plans to push back an endless stream of Coronas to celebrate Cinco de Mayo? There are seemingly endless smartphone apps available to enhance the beer drinking experience. Here are the four best apps to both get the party going and keep you safe. All of them are compatible with iPhones and Android phones.
1. Beer Counter
Touch the screen while using this extremely simple app and...Read more »