PaleyFest to invade the Big Apple

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The Paley Center for Media is bringing its annual Los Angeles TV festival, PaleyFest, to the Big Apple from Oct. 2-6, it was announced Tuesday.

The East Coast version of the event, dubbed PaleyFest: Made in NY, focuses solely on TV productions filmed in NYC.

So far, panel discussions with the casts of the TV shows “Orange is the New Black,” “Person of Interest,” “The Americans,” “Elementary”...

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Jon Hamm to have throat surgery

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Get well soon, Jon Hamm!

The 42-year-old “Mad Men” star will soon be undergoing a procedure to “remove a single polyp from his throat,” his rep confirmed Tuesday.

The surgery to remove the tissue growth is a “routine outpatient procedure,” the rep added....

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Simon Cowell to tie the knot with his baby mama?

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Notorious playboy Simon Cowell may actually be settling down.

In a new radio interview with Ryan Seacrest, the “X Factor” honcho said he will be raising his child with pregnant girlfriend Lauren Silverman.

In Tuesday’s interview, “On Air” host Seacrest asked Cowell whether he and Silverman would tie the knot. Cowell responded coyly, saying: “Let’s put it this way, I wouldn’t expect her...

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New York City Opera in dire financial straits

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The institution that Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia called the “people’s opera” is now in need of the people’s help to raise $20 million.

The New York City Opera, founded 70 years ago as a way to see high art at a low price, is hunting for $7 million by the end of September to run the rest of the 2013-14 season, and an additional $13 million for future seasons. So far, $2 million has been raised...

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MTA awards prizes to new transit apps

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Apps that offer real-time transit information, tunes from subway buskers and collect user experiences were among the winners of the MTA's second App Quest competition.

A panel of nine judges awarded the $20,000 grand prize to Citymapper, a U.K.-based company that developed a commuting navigation app that has already been helping Londoners get around for more than a year.

"If you...

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Ask an Expert: Should I get my insurance involved over a leak from my dishwasher?

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Our dishwasher leaked into our neighbor's apartment and damaged her living room ceiling. Our place is fine. Do we need to involve our insurance company or just hers and offer to pay her deductible? Or are we better off paying the super to fix up her ceiling?

This would be easier to answer if your dishwasher had caused a fire instead of a flood, say our experts.

"There really is...

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Lawyer says Amanda Bynes is unfit for trial: TMZ

Amanda Bynes arriving at Manhattan Criminal Court July

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Amanda Bynes was deemed unfit to stand trial by her own lawyer for her DUI arrest last year, according to published reports. Bynes, 27, was to appear in court Tuesday but her attorney, Rich Hutton, told the judge that Bynes is unable to understand the legal proceedings, TMZ.com reported.

The judge reportedly sent the case to the mental health court. Her next court date is unknown.  ...

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Some NYers skimp, go abroad, trade meds & more to cut health care costs

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While the insurance landscape will change when Obamacare goes into effect next Tuesday, crushing health care costs in New York City will surely continue driving many New Yorkers to desperate measures .

Many city residents simply forego medical and dental care entirely, sometimes exacerbating minor problems into life-threatening emergencies. Others post plaintive messages on fundraising website...

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Celeb Sightings: Stephen Baldwin and Ja Rule at Virgil's Real Barbecue

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“I’m in Love with a Church Girl” co-stars Stephen Baldwin and Ja Rule dining at Virgil’s Real Barbecue in Times Square

Tiffani Thiessen enjoying Hotel Chantelle’s jazz brunch

Joey Lauren and Chanel Omari from Bravo’s “Princesses: Long Island” having drinks at The Penrose

Spotted a celeb around town? Email the details to Julie.Gordon@am-ny.com.  ...

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Column: Yahoo is getting noticed again

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The folks at Yahoo must have danced with joy when their new logo design was widely ridiculed and panned.

They had changed their logo. And somebody noticed.

Anybody who has ever worked at a web company on the skids knows that stopping that downward momentum is a near impossibility.

And yet, it looks like Marissa Mayer, in the CEO’s job only since July 2012, might have pulled it...

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