Debbie Harry and her Blondie bandmates marked the band's 40th anniversary by launching a special photography exhibition in New York on Monday (22Sep14). Harry and guitarist Chris Stein, who formed the group in 1974, have launched a career retrospective at the iconic Chelsea Hotel in Manhattan in honour of the milestone.
The show is packed with pictures taken by Stein throughout the band's time together, as well as snaps by famous photographers including Annie Leibovitz and Robert Mapplethorpe.
Stars including Sting turned out for the launch party on Monday night.
The exhibition runs until 29 September (14) at the Chelsea Storefront Gallery.
Moviemaker Quentin Tarantino appears to have found love with another leading lady after he was spotted kissing Grindhouse star Vanessa Ferlito on Friday (19Sep14). The couple was photographed smooching, embracing and holding hands after a dinner in Manhattan, New York.
At 33, Ferlito, who played Butterfly in Tarantino's Grindhouse film Death Proof, is almost 20 years younger than the 51 year old.
Prior to Sunday's hook-up with Ferlito, Tarantino was rumoured to be romancing another leading lady, Kill Bill star Uma Thurman.
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Olivia Wilde co-hosted an indoor charity cycle event in New York City on Friday (19Sep14).
The Tron: Legacy actress teamed up with her colleague Barbara Burchfield, the co-founder of Wilde's Conscious Commerce charity website, to launch the fundraiser at the Soulcycle indoor exercise studio in Manhattan.
The event was in aid of The Global Citizen Movement, which aims to end poverty worldwide by 2030, and all proceeds were pledged to Global Citizen's charity partner, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). Conscious Commerce is Wilde and Burchfield's fundraising website which they call an "experiment in living (and shopping) with a conscience".
New York City residents have been issued a warning as the cast and crew of police drama Blue Bloods prepare to film a shocking suicide scene in a public park. Filming is due to kick off on Tuesday morning (23Sep14) in Teardrop Park, a popular Manhattan play area for parents with young children, and city officials have sent an email to locals to inform them about the grisly shoot.
The note from Battery Park City Authority, obtained by the New York Post's gossip column Page Six, reads, "To prevent any cause for alarm, we wanted to inform you, in advance, that the scene involves a simulated suicide. This scene... will have both a harnessed actress as well as a dummy."
Blue Bloods stars Bridget Moynahan, Tom Selleck and Donnie Wahlberg.
Stars including Leonardo DiCaprio, Evangeline Lilly, and Mark Ruffalo are set to join protesters at a special march in New York City to demand more action over climate change. Organisers of the People's Climate March in Manhattan on Sunday (21Sep14) tell the New York Daily News they are expecting several Hollywood stars to attend, including DiCaprio and his Shutter Island co-star Ruffalo.
The event is being billed as the biggest march for climate action in history.
DiCaprio, who was made a United Nations Messenger of Peace on Climate Change this week (beg15Sep14), and Lost star Lilly will join an expected crowd of more than 100,000 for the march.
Canadian model/actress Dara Tomanovich has been offered the chance to put an end to her DWI case by accepting a plea deal to suspend her driver's licence for one year and complete a community service sentence. The 45 year old, best known for her role in 1996 comedy Bio-Dome, was slapped with the driving while impaired charge in New York in July (14) after crashing her Porsche sports car and subsequently failing two Breathalyzer tests at the scene of the accident.
She appeared in Manhattan Criminal Court on Thursday (18Sep14), when the judge overseeing her case agreed to let the beauty off if she accepted a driving ban, three days of community service and a $750 (£469) fine, according to the New York Post.
Tomanovich, who was recently romantically linked to Britain's Prince Andrew, has yet to reveal if she will take the plea. She is due back in court on 15 October (14).
Singer August Alsina is receiving treatment in an intensive care unit after suffering several seizures following his stage fall at a concert in New York City on Monday (15Sept14). The star passed out during a gig at The Irving Plaza venue in Manhattan and video footage showed him stumbling and falling into the crowd.
He was admitted to a local hospital and a representative for Alsina has now told TMZ.com the singer is being treated in an intensive care unit after suffering several seizures.
Alsina is believed to have suffered the seizures after his stage fall, which was reportedly brought on by exhaustion and dehydration.
Actor Liam Neeson deliberately wrecks his own shoes to help keep a New York cobbler in business. The Schindler's List star gets upset when he sees traditional, family-run companies and bars getting swallowed up by corporate giants, and he is determined to do his bit for local industry around his Manhattan home - even if it means occasionally destroying his own footwear.
He tells British magazine Radar, "They just don't fix things any more. It gives me cause for concern. Where I live in New York, any time a bar closes down, suddenly there's a Revlon make-up shop. There must be about 15 of them along Columbus Avenue. In the middle of it all there's a little cobbler who operates from a tiny little space and I find myself sometimes breaking shoes in order to just bring them to him; just to keep it alive."
Singer August Alsina collapsed during a sold-out concert in New York City on Monday (15Sept14). The No Love singer was performing at The Irving Plaza venue in Manhattan when he stumbled off the stage and fell into the audience. Security guards rushed to pick the star up and carry him backstage.
Witnesses tells TMZ that Alsina was carried out of the venue on a stretcher but was well enough to wave goodbye to his worried fans. Videos of the dramatic fall have since appeared on Instagram and Youtube.
Monday's gig was part of his Testimony Live tour. It is not known if the remaining tour dates will go ahead.
Superproducer Diplo and dance DJ Skrillex are teaming up for a joint New Year's Eve party at New York City's famed Madison Square Garden. The music superstars are co-headlining a concert on 31 December (14) and ringing in 2015 at the Manhattan arena.
It won't be the first time Diplo and Skrillex have joined forces - they recently created electronic dance duo Jack U, and are working on a mixtape together.
They teased fans by debuting the first single from the upcoming record with a track called Take U There featuring pop singer Kiesza last month (Aug14).
Set against the backdrop of the clandestine mission to build the world's first atomic bomb in Los Alamos, New Mexico and follows the brilliant but flawed scientists and their families as they attempt to co-exist in a world where secrets and lies infiltrate every aspect of their lives.