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Originally posted 10/05/2013 10:30AM
Madonna's transformation from a small-town Michigan girl to provocative pop superstar has become the stuff of legend.
But in a revealing new essay in November's Harper's Bazaar, the singer, 55, opens up about a harrowing experience she went through when, as a 20-year-old, she was struggling to make it in New York City: She was raped a knifepoint.
Originally posted 09/30/2013 03:30PM
Broken heart? What broken heart?
If Liam Hemsworth is all broken up about his split from Miley Cyrus, he's not showing it.
Hemsworth, 23, opted for some quality guy-time on Sunday, stepping out with actor James Marsden and a few other pals for some game-day fun at upscale sports bar Ainsworth Park in New York City.
Originally posted 09/29/2013 12:30PM
All that running on Baywatch has finally paid off.
Pamela Anderson announced her plans to run the ING New York City Marathon on her Twitter account on Sunday – all in the name of a good cause.
"I'm running the New York Marathon this year and raising funds for the J/P Haitian Relief Organization," she Tweeted.
Spanning across the five boroughs, the Marathon takes place Nov. 3, leaving Anderson just over a month to raise funds to support J/P HRO, an organization that aims to save lives and bring sustainable programs to the Haiti following the earthquake of 2010.
Originally posted 09/20/2013 10:15AM
We're used to seeing Simon Cowell, 53, as the career-driven, hard-nosed judge on The X Factor, but recently he's given us a glimpse of his softer side.
He carved time out of his busy schedule this week to visit Lauren Silverman, 37, the woman who is pregnant with his child, in New York.
Cowell, dressed in his signature white tee, alongside Silverman who was slightly more glammed up in jeans and stilettos, stopped by the Tracie Martyn penthouse spa on Tuesday. "The couple looked relaxed and happy," an onlooker says. After receiving their treatments, "they walked out of the spa looking fresh."
Originally posted 08/25/2013 02:45PM
New York, New York, it's a hell of a town.
And on Sunday night, it's going to be a packed one: Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga and more will descend upon Brooklyn for the MTV Video Music Awards – specifically, to the house that Jay-Z built (a.k.a. Barclays Center).
If you want to get into an Empire State of Mind, check out our Spotify playlist of songs. From Jigga to Beastie Boys to Frank Sinatra, these are the tracks that'll make you feel like an honorary New Yorker. Just don't call it the Big Apple. (Seriously, no one calls it that.)
Originally posted 08/22/2013 03:30PM
Gia Allemand was laid to rest Thursday morning in Manhattan.
On a side street in the Chelsea neighborhood, a group of close friends and family began to gather in the rain outside the Trinity Grace Church, preparing to say goodbye to the beloved Bachelor contestant, who died in a suicide earlier this month.
Waiting photographers snapped pictures as a car pulled up to the curb outside, which was lined with floral bouquets. The sight of a large sign that read "Gia" in flowers prompted some mourners to break down in tears.
Allemand's boyfriend, basketball player Ryan Anderson, was one of the last to arrive. He entered the church with Allemand's family, remaining stony-faced as pallbearers carried the coffin inside. Once inside, he sat in the front row, as did Allemand's mother, Donna Micheletti.
Originally posted 08/21/2013 11:00AM
The victim of a taxi cab accident in New York City, in which one of her legs was severed, has been identified as Sian Green, a British tourist visiting the U.S. on what had been a dream trip.
A day after the incident, Wednesday, she continued to recover in a New York hospital after undergoing surgery as her family rushed to be by her side. Her condition was listed as critical, WNBC News reported Wednesday morning, along with saying that no charges have been filed against the cabdriver. Both he and the cyclist reportedly passed breathalyzer tests.
Green, 23, was visiting New York with pal Keshia Warren and had been in the city for only a day when the taxi swerved to avoid hitting a cyclist before the vehicle jumped the curb, plowing into Green as she was eating a hot dog in Manhattan's Rockefeller Center.
Originally posted 08/13/2013 11:45AM
While promoting her upcoming album in New York City, Katy Perry joined boyfriend John Mayer and friends at The Lion on Monday night.
After a busy day – the singer's single "Roar" hit the Internet – Perry caught up with friends at the bar before heading upstairs to a private room for dinner.
"Katy and John were adorable," an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "Katy introduced him to people as her boyfriend and John affectionately held her close with his arm around her."
Just as the 15 guests were finishing their entrees, Perry's pal Rihanna arrived.
Originally posted 08/11/2013 09:50AM
It's one way to make a fashion statement.
Lake Bell posed nude for the Fall Fashion issue of New York magazine (on sale Monday), with ink as her only accessory.
The oversized monochromatic rose was designed by her tattoo-artist husband Scott Campbell. The pair were wed in June in New Orleans.
But Bell is making waves for reasons beyond the steamy cover. Her new film, In a World, which she wrote, directed and starred in, is getting rave reviews. Bell also won the prestigious U.S. Dramatic Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award for the film at the Sundance Film Festival in January.
Originally posted 07/21/2013 05:00PM
Back to where it all began.
To escape Saturday's scorching temperatures Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux did what other New Yorkers do in a heat wave: they escaped to an air-conditioned movie theater.
The couple was spotted at AMC Loews Lincoln Square, wearing matching aviators and holding hands. After the film, they stopped briefly into a MAC Cosmetics store nearby.
Later that day, Aniston and Theroux returned to Blue Hill restaurant, where they celebrated their Aug. 10 engagement last summer.
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