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Kirthana Ramisetti is an entertainment web producer for Newsday Westchester. An avowed pop culture enthusiast, she enjoys writing about Hudson Valley connections to popular entertainment, and interviewing hometown celebs such as Vanessa Williams and Jermaine Paul. She counts “Mad Men” as her favorite TV show (partly) set in Westchester, with “The Facts of Life” running a close second.
Oscar-winning director Ang Lee announced Tuesday that he no longer plans to direct the pilot for the new FX drama "Tyrant."
According to Deadline, the former Larchmont resident released a statement explaining why he was no longer able to helm the TV pilot, which would have been his first project since winning the best director Oscar for “Life of Pi” earlier this year.
"It...Read more »
“American Choppers” rode off into the sunset last year after 10 seasons on the Discovery Channel, but “Choppers” star Paul Teutul Sr. and his Newburgh-based custom-motorcycle shop, Orange County Choppers, are back with a new series on a new network.
CMT announced Monday that it will air the eight-episode series “Orange County Choppers.” The show is slated to go into production this summer...Read more »
Uh-oh, the Kardashians are in another “kontroversy,” and the latest family dust-up has Westchester ties. Khloe Kardashian, and her two older sisters, Kim and Kourtney, had a pleasant Hudson Valley experience when they visited the Cross County Shopping Center in Yonkers last fall. But now Mount Kisco resident Gov. Andrew Cuomo is up in arms over Kardashian's sartorial choices, after she...Read more »
Legendary jam band The Grateful Dead often played the Capitol Theatre in the 1970s, and late frontman Jerry Garcia was a fan of the Port Chester venue, praising it as a theater that was "set up pretty groovy all around for music." Now The Cap is returning the favor, paying tribute to Garcia by naming its new bar in his honor.
The theater’s new bar, located in the lobby, opened Thursday...Read more »
Diddy has always had affection for his hometown of Mount Vernon, but now he’s proclaimed his allegiance to a more aristocratic setting across the pond. The rap mogul filmed a “Funny of Die” video called “Downton Diddy” that sees him dropping him in on the residents of the hit PBS series “Downton Abbey.” On Wednesday, Diddy tweeted that he was “happy to announce that Im [sic] a series regular...Read more »
Pregnancy rumors may be swirling around Beyoncé, but the pop star has remained mum on the chatter that she may be expecting a second child. Instead, she publicly apologized to her fans for canceling her Tuesday concert in Belgium.
The singer posted the handwritten note on her website, which was addressed to her “dearest fans in Antwerp.”
“I’ve never postponed a show in my life. It was...Read more »
Glitz and glamour are the hallmark of the annual Cannes Film Festival, which kicks off in the French Riviera Wednesday. While the event will attract movie stars and filmmakers from around the world, it will also feature two talents with Westchester ties, both of whom are Oscar winners but are attending the festival for very different reasons.
Bedford resident Michael Douglas will be in Cannes...Read more »
Calling all Carly Rose Sonenclar fans: The teen singing star announced on Twitter Tuesday that she would perform June 29 at Rye Playland. The concert will mark the first time Carly Rose has performed in Westchester since earning second place on “The X Factor” in 2012.
The Mamaroneck resident, who turned 14 last month, will perform at the amusement park as part of Rye Playland’s summer concert...Read more »
Is Beyoncé pregnant? That’s the big question dogging her this week, after she canceled a concert date in Belgium on her “Mrs. Carter World Tour” due to "dehydration and exhaustion."
Chances are that the busy pop star is tired after a hectic 2013 that has so far seen her perform at Barack Obama's second presidential inauguration and the Super Bowl, as well as release a documentary...Read more »
Moms all over the world will be celebrated on Mother’s Day this Sunday, including quite a few famous mothers who hail from the Hudson Valley. Some of these moms raised kids who are notable in their own right, and also have local ties. Here’s a look at the four celebrity mother/daughter pairs.
Hillary and Chelsea Clinton: Hillary and her husband, Bill, are Chappaqua residents, and their 33-year-old...Read more »