Hip-hop star Maino is wanted for questioning by police over an alleged bust-up in New York City this week (beg20Oct14), according to a U.S. report. Officers of the New York Police Department are said to be looking to talk to the rapper about an alleged altercation with porn actress Mellanie Monroe outside a nightclub in Manhattan, according to New York Post gossip column Page Six.
The publication states the incident occurred in the early hours of Tuesday morning (21Oct14) and Monroe subsequently reported it to police.
Singer/actress Jennifer Lopez has reportedly splashed out $22 million (£13.8 million) on a luxury apartment in her native New York City.
The Jenny From The Block hitmaker has snapped up the expansive home in the Whitman building, close to Madison Square Park in Manhattan, according to the New York Daily News. The penthouse property boasts four bedrooms, six bathrooms and three outside terraces, as well as a private gym in the building.
Her neighbors will include new mother Chelsea Clinton.
Christie Brinkley was among the famous faces who turned out to remember modelling mogul Eileen Ford at a memorial service in New York City over the weekend (18-19Oct14). The Ford Models founder passed away in July (14) at the age of 92 and a number of her former protegees turned out to pay their respects at a service in Manhattan on Saturday (18Oct14).
Brinkley, who was on the books of Ford's agency in her early career, was among those who attended the service at St. Thomas Church on Fifth Avenue, along with model/actress Dayle Haddon, Karen Bjornson, Carmen Dell'Orefice and photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, according to New York Post gossip column Page Six.
Sarah Jessica Parker has come under fire from a homeowners association in New York City after she staged a photoshoot for her shoe line on the steps of the house featured in her hit TV show Sex And The City.
The property on Perry Street in Manhattan has become a Mecca for fans of the series who visit the building to see where Parker's character Carrie Bradshaw lived, and the owners have erected signs in a bid to keep devotees off the steps. Parker returned to the building earlier this month (Oct14) to stage a photoshoot for her footwear brand, placing the shoes on the steps and posting pictures of them on her Instagram.com page. However, the stunt has infuriated the local homeowners association, who claim the actress failed to obtain proper permission to gain access to the steps.
Gerald Banu, president of the Perry Street Association, tells New York Post gossip column Page Six, "I heard about the shoot. They didn't get the permission from the owner. The situation with 'SATC' visitors is still very intense. People who live here get upset that the sidewalks are constantly jammed... The only thing I could suggest to SJP is that when they write the next script, please have Carrie move to a new address."
Hit 2007 film The Visitor is set to hit the Broadway stage as a new musical. Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey will adapt writer/director Tom McCarthy's project, which starred Richard Jenkins as a widowed professor who reluctantly helps two young immigrants he finds living in his Manhattan apartment.
Jenkins received an Oscar nomination for the role and McCarthy won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Director.
Kitt and Yorkey have enjoyed success on Broadway in recent years - they're the brains behind Next to Normal and Idina Menzel's new production If/Then.
The Manhattan Transfer star Tim Hauser has died, aged 72. Hauser, the Grammy-winning group's founder, died on Thursday (16Oct14) following a cardiac arrest, the band's rep JoAnn Geffen confirmed.
The Manhattan Transfer had two line-up changes, with Hauser being the only original member in both. His current bandmates Alan Paul, Janis Siegel and Cheryl Bentyne said, "Tim was the visionary behind The Manhattan Transfer... It's incomprehensible to think of this world without him."
The original line-up of the group released their debut album in the early 1970s and split up shortly after. In 1973, Hauser set up the new band, and in 1981, they became the first band to win Grammy Awards in both the pop and jazz categories in the same year.
Their albums Coming Out and Pastiche became hits overseas and they landed a Number One single in the U.K. with Chanson D'Amour. Their eight album Vocalese earned them 12 Grammy Award nominations. They took home three prizes.
The Manhattan Transfer will still continue their upcoming tour in the wake of Hauser's death. They are scheduled to play in New Hampshire on 23 October (14).
Tatum O'Neal's son has avoided jail after striking a plea deal with New York police over his summer (14) drugs bust. Kevin McEnroe, the actress' eldest child with retired tennis ace John McEnroe, was detained by cops in July (14) after he was allegedly caught making a drug transaction on a Manhattan street corner.
He was charged with felony possession with intent to sell, but prosecutors have since agreed to reduce the count to a misdemeanour, and it will be wiped from the 27 year old's record if he stays out of trouble for the next six months and completes a rehab programme at the Hazelden addiction treatment centre in the Big Apple.
The plea deal was approved by Judge Lisa Sokoloff in Manhattan Criminal Court on Tuesday (14Oct14), according to the New York Post.
Actress Glenn Close has opened up about the 15 years she spent trapped in a religious cult.
The Fatal Attraction star spent her childhood as a member of radical religious group the Moral Re-Armament (MRA) and didn't break free until she was 22. In a revealing new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Close explains she had trust issues for years, because all her beliefs had been "dictated" to her. She says, "You basically weren't allowed to do anything, or you were made to feel guilty about any unnatural desire. If you talk to anybody who was in a group that basically dictates how you're supposed to live and what you're supposed to say and how you're supposed to feel, from the time you're seven 'til the time you're 22, it has a profound impact on you. "I would have dreams because I didn't go to any psychiatrist or anything. I had these dreams, and they started with betrayal, a sense of betrayal, and then they developed into me being able to look at these people and say, 'You're wrong. You're wrong'. And then the final incarnation of those dreams was my being able to calmly get up and walk away. And then I didn't have them anymore."
Close reveals the leaders of the cult, which changed its name to Initiatives of Change in 2001, didn't attempt to lure her back because "they knew that was it". She adds, "I had nothing to do with them from that point. And I wouldn't have anything to do with them." But she had to forgive her father, who dragged her and her siblings into the cult, adding, "Forgiveness is probably the most revolutionary concept there is right now in our world. Because without forgiveness, you just perpetuate what has been before."
R&B star Usher was treated to a surprise burlesque birthday party in New York City this week (beg13Oct14).
The "Yeah! "hitmaker turned 36 on Tuesday (14Oct14) and his friends gathered together at The Box venue in Manhattan to throw him a party that night. Usher was surprised by pals including Trey Songz, music mogul Antonio 'L.A.' Reid, and DJ Cassidy, and he enjoyed two burlesque shows at the club. He was even brought up on stage during one of the performances to receive a large birthday cake, according to New York Post gossip column Page Six. The star shared a picture of himself standing onstage with a number of the dancers, adding in a post on Twitter, "Thank U (sic) everyone for all the amazing bday (birthday) wishes! Feels good to be 28 (sic)... Love y'all #XXXVI."
Actress Paz De La Huerta is taking studio executives at Lionsgate Films to court over allegations she suffered a near-fatal accident on the set of horror movie Nurse 3D. The former Boardwalk Empire star, 30, claims she was filming the thriller in Ontario, Canada in October, 2011, when she was hit by the side of an ambulance.
Her attorney, Michael D'Agostino, reveals the castmember posing as the ambulance driver had been expected to speed past De La Huerta, but instead veered into her. The impact of the collision reportedly caused the actress to fall to the ground.
He tells the New York Post, "She was physically struck by the side-view mirror."
According to legal papers filed in a Manhattan court, De La Huerta suffered a serious back injury and was required to undergo 20 surgeries to treat the problem.
She is seeking unspecified damages for negligence, accusing Lionsgate bosses of "failing to set up the stunt with proper design, practice, safety and precautions".
A representative for Lionsgate has yet to comment on the civil lawsuit.
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