As we reported yesterday, the Bloomberg administration lost its lengthy and expensive legal battle against a Freedom of Information Law request by Sergio Hernandez, then a Village Voice intern, requesting the administration's emails concerning the ill-fated hiring of former Schools Chancelor Cathie ... More >>
This afternoon EV Grieve posted about a party that really takes the cake, or rather, the pastrami sandwich. A couple had their black tie wedding reception yesterday at Katz's Delicatessen. Ivanka Trump tweeted about the event including pictures of the menu and the party favors. We talked to Kevin ... More >>
Back in 2009 when Fashion's Night Out launched, Anna Wintour, the brainchild behind the event, aimed to celebrate the fashion industry and its consumers with an all-night party at shops and department stores throughout the city, in an attempt to spruce up retail sales in the wake of the marke ... More >>
An opinion column in today's New York Observer titled "Murdoch and His Critics" calls the UK phone hacking scandal "deplorable" right away, but spends the remaining nine paragraphs defending News Corporation CEO Rupert Murdoch, who happens to be a close personal friend of Observer publisher J ... More >>
The New York Observer's man-tastic new look! Big ups to Bill O'Reilly. Breitbart wants us all to die, or something. Hugo-a-go-go at the Times Magazine. Pissy paywall battles, angry clowns, the Lloyd Grove Orgy, and more! Press Clips, Day 17, Lunch Edition, right here.
Charles Nagel, a 36-year-old Philadelphia man whom the Daily News describes as "a pudgy creep," went on trial in Brooklyn Federal Court today for allegedly stalking and harassing a Law & Order: Criminal Intent star by repeatedly visiting her on the show's set and sending angry Facebook messag ... More >>
In what is a fairly shocking disclosure, Leonard Levitt's NYPD Confidential reports today that the Police Foundation has spent $400,000 on a publicist who spent most of his time flacking for Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and introducing him to celebrities and rich folks and get onto that red ... More >>
We just got word that the New York Observer's star media reporter John Koblin has left the paper. This goes in line with rumors we were hearing that Koblin would be out following his yearly US Open coverage. If true, it's a bad day and huge loss for the paper. Know any more? Hit us up. Update ... More >>
Yesterday, much to this blogger's shock, a Twitter account claiming to be much-revered former New York Observer editor Peter Kaplan made its presence known to me. This is funny, because I've closely followed two other iterations of Kaplan on Twitter, @CrankyKaplan and @WiseKaplan since early Marc ... More >>
SultanaDrag performer Sultana will concentrate on her art and performing full-time from now on. After losing her job at Tiffany's, Sultana has now been pink slipped at Ivanka Trump's jewelry establishment. The economy's being especially rough on drag queens!
via Anna Chapman/FacebookShould a spy have a Facebook page? Well, maybe, if she wants to seem as Americanized and actually 28 years old as possible. Or maybe not, if she's caught and turns out to have but 183 Facebook friends, 14 of whom are named some variation of "Alex." Personally, we woul ... More >>
Beloved New York Observer editors Tom McGeveran and Josh Benson left the paper late last year to go work on a secret, hush-hush project. This was after Jared Kushner -- the son of a disgraced Jersey real-estate scion and now Ivanka Trump's husband -- purchased the legendary pink paper (whose ... More >>
Ivanka Trump - daughter of Donald, The and husband wife of the owner of our city's favorite pinkly (pink weekly) The New York Observer, Jared Kushner - is apparently celebrating Bomb Scare Month. With retail!
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MasslerA super fan of Ivanka Trump (of all people) was arrested in Reno Thursday for allegedly stalking the Celebrity Apprentice co-star. We bet her hubby, Jared Kushner, is glad to hear the news. The thing is, the guy doesn't seem like a stalker. A weirdo, maybe, but a stalker? There was a ... More >>
Famegame.com analyzes people's "social connections and media attention" and comes up with a ranking of just how fabulously anonymity-challenged they are at that moment. Last time I looked, I ranked #117, which is pretty good considering Octomom and her brood must take up 15 whole slots and al ... More >>
Sharyn Jackson is your American Idol host for season eight. Last week's season premiere followed the adventures of Bikini Girl and Blind Guy, and the eternal flaming hotness of Kara DioGuardi, the newest judge. More auditions this week. Dean Anthony Bradford, who suffers from Spasming Facial Hors ... More >>