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Taylor Swift’s New York City Stalker Jailed; Update on California Stalker Arrest

Taylor Swift has one less problem to worry about, at least for the next six months. Mohammed Jaffar who broke into her New York City apartment was sentenced yesterday to six months in prison after pleading guilty to a single count of second degree burglary. He had also been charged with burglary, stalking and trespassing, which could have resulted in a lengthy prison sentence....

Paul McCartney Makes Touching John Lennon Tribute at Anti-Gun March (Video)

Beatles legend Paul McCartney was a face in the crowd at the March for Our Lives protest in New York City, but he was one of countless numbers who have been touched by gun violence. He took a stand near the spot where Beatles bandmember and friend John Lennon was gunned down in 1980. The 75-year-old icon wore a T-shirt emblazoned with the words, ‘We Can End Gun Violence’to show his support for more sensible gun restrictions in the United States....

CRASH! Helicopter Plunges Into East River; Two Dead, Others Trapped (Video)

A sight-seeing helicopter plunged into the frigid East River in New York City, Sunday, leaving at least two people dead and the fate of others on the craft unknown. The crash was caught in a dramatic video filmed by a passerby. The helicopter plunged into the river off East End Ave. and E. 89th Street on the Upper East Side, near Carl Schurz Park and Roosevelt Island....

Giuliani Times Square Porn Crackdown Ruled Legal by NY Appeals Court

New York City laws enacted during former Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s administration to crack down on porn shops, sex shows and topless bars have been upheld by the state’s highest court, marking the latest turn in a see-saw 20-year legal battle. The New York Court of Appeals ruled, 5-0, the City has “met its burden” to administer zoning restrictions and limitations on sex businesses....

Donald Trump ‘Hateful Rhetoric’ Sparks Jewish Protest in New York City

Donald Trump’s “hateful and violent” rhetoric on the presidential campaign trail sparked a protest by a Jewish group today (Sept. 29) outside Trump Tower in New York City. The GOP candidate is trailing badly among Jewish voters nationwide because of his perceived anti-Semitic views. Trump didn’t help dispel concerns at a rally in Iowa yesterday (Sept. 28) after he asked “non-Christians” to identify themselves....

Big Apple Circus Pared to Core by Cash Crunch; Faces Looming Shutdown

The Big Apple Circus, founded in New York City 38 years ago, may be dropping its big top for the last time. The show put out an urgent appeal today for a “cash infusion” to stave off shuttering “next season and possibly for good.” Anybody have a spare $600,000? The circus revealed its financial crisis several weeks ago and began an urgent $2 million fundraising campaign to keep it afloat....

Caitlyn Jenner Grandstands Over Trump Tower Ladies’ Room Pee in NYC

Caitlyn Jenner made a big deal at the Time 100 Gala over peeing in the Trump Tower women’s restroom, publicizing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s support for gender identity. But the exercise was little more than political grandstanding. Jenner, who still has a penis and is technically a man, could have peed in the restroom whether Trump like it or not. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio settled the issue in March. ...

Kesha Fans Take Protest to Sony in Rally at New York City Headquarters

Kesha fans are keeping up the pressure on Sony Music Entertainment. They’re planning a rally outside the music corporation’s New York City headquarters to demand her release from producer Dr. Luke’s record label over sexual assault allegations. “This case represents the unfair treatment of sexual assault survivors around the globe,” said Lacey Kohlmoos, an organizing strategist for Care2 Online. ...

Baltimore City to Homeless: Eat Snow! New Shelter Policy Freezes Them Out

Baltimore City is putting the freeze on the homeless with a new policy that will keep emergency shelters closed this winter until temperatures hit a bone chilling zero degrees. Life-threatening hypothermia can set in at temperatures as high as 50 degrees depending on environmental factors. Homeless advocates and charitable organizations are blasting the move. The city’s previous temperature trigger was 13 degrees. ...

Beach Body Ad That Sparked UK Outrage, Invades New York City (see!)

A skinny woman in a tiny bikini next to the slogan “Are You Beach Body Ready?” sparked outrage in the UK when it was unveiled two months ago. Now it’s started popping up in New York City. But so far the reaction has been muted stateside. The United Kingdom’s Advertising Standards Authority received more than 60,000 angry complaints, making the ad one of the most scorned in recent memory....

Chloe Sevigny, Epitome of NYC Hipster Cool, Blasts Brassy Jennifer Lawrence

Chloe Sevigny, who epitomizes downtown New York City hipster cool, thinks actress Jennifer Lawrence is, well… uncool. Wait, no, she’s worse than that. She “annoying” and “crass.” Yikes! Sevigny, 40, disses the Oscar winner in a new interview for her brassy, California-style personality. Chloe, on the other hand, is all about minimalism and understatement. And, don’t even try to question her acting cred....

Bob Simon, Veteran ’60 Minutes’ Reporter, Killed in NYC Car Crash

Bob Simon, the award winning journalist for CBS’s long-running program “60 Minutes,” was killed this evening (Feb. 11) in a car crash in New York City. The driver of his livery cab and the driver of the Mercedes it collided with were not seriously hurt. Simon, 73 was riding in the back of the livery cab, usually a full-size sedan, when the accident occurred. Rescue personnel had to cut the top off the car to extract the correspondent and his driver. He likely was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident....

FKA Twigs, Vogue Breakout Star, First Look at Patrick Demarchelier Photos

Robert Pattinson gal pal Tahliah Barnett, better known as FKA Twigs, has scored another first; she’s Vogue’s 2015 Breakout Star. Now get a first look at her stunning Patrick Demarchelier photos. The fashion industry bible cited Twigs for the “way she dresses and carries herself, which is every bit as idiosyncratic as her music.” Pattinson may have focused the spotlight on the UK singer, songwriter and performance artist, but Twigs has taken it from there. She appeared in a stunning series of performances that showcased her unique talent....

Bono’s ‘Spill’ Shows Biking in NYC No Easy Ride in the (Central) Park

Bono, frontman for Irish band U2, is laid up after a biking “spill” in New York City’s Central Park that will force the band to cancel its week-long “Tonight Show” residency. Biking in the city is no easy ride. Even in the city’s premiere green space, were car traffic is prohibited on weekends, riding a bike can be a dangerous undertaking. The band released a statement on its Web site from guitarist Edge, bass player Adam Clayton and drummer Larry Mullen Jr., delivering the news....

Ten Things They Don’t Tell You About That Female Catcall Video (watch!)

A New York City woman, filmed with a hidden camera, appears to endure an endless stream of catcalls as she walks around Manhattan, suggesting that the world is full of louts and creeps. But here’s what they don’t tell you about the so-called catcall video. thee clip, published on YouTube yesterday by a group called Hollaback!, is designed to call attention to the everyday sexual harassment endured by women. The problem certainly exists — to an extent — but is it really as bad as the video makes out?...

Amanda Bynes’ Mental State: What Goes on in a Schizophrenic’s Head?

Amanda Bynes is back in New York City and reportedly acting bizarrely according to some tabloid reports. Others say she’s fine. After being diagnosed as schizophrenic, what exactly might be going on in her mind? Bynes was arrested by a California Highway Patrol officer on Sept. 28, after her Mercedes was spotted sitting in the middle of an intersection on Van Nuys Blvd. She was charged with being under the influence of drugs. After her release, she immediately jumped on a plane for New York City on Friday (Oct. 3). She’s been seen around since then, sparking widely varying tabloid reports....
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