And it's happening again. As of this morning, State Sen. John Sampson of Brooklyn has been taken into FBI custody on corruption charges, reports NBC.
The shakedown had been expected after prosecutors told reporters last week that former assemblyman Shirley L. Huntley secretly recorded seven polit ... More >>
Wysteria Lane is off the map--in a bad way--as of this Sunday, when the Desperate Housewives divorce themselves from the reality of having a TV series.
It's the finale.
And Felicity Huffman (who has won awards for playing Lynette for eight years) spoke to Parade about the big kissoff:
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Joe Pantoliano--whose affectionate nickname is "Joey Pants"--won an Emmy for his performance as Ralph Cifaretto on The Sopranos, among dozens of other credits he's amassed.
But his life hasn't been all trophies and roses.
Joe has written a memoir, Asylum, in which he details his battle with "brain ... More >>
Dan Weiss is the author of the blog Ask a Guy Who Likes Fat Chicks and he's profiled in this week's feature, "Guys Who Like Fat Chicks." He put together a list of ten males who appreciate larger ladies in Western mass culture because, frankly, there aren't all that many.
Fat Admirers do exist, and ... More >>
ny.eater.comThe recent stabbing of Mark Iacono of the much-ballyhooed pizzeria Lucali's in what appeared to be a mob-style altercation reminded us that chefs aren't always angels. Iacono was in Joe's Superette -- an old-fashioned store open irregular hours at the bucolic corner of Carroll an ... More >>
"Big Pussy" Vincent Pastore (right) and little pussy Tony Darrow (left). Photo by Rob Rich.Who would have guessed that "Larry Boy Barese," one of the minor hoods on The Sopranos, would turn out to be a real-life hood? Actually, he turned out to be a little chickenshit who plotted with hoods to b ... More >>
Branded SaloonBranded Saloon, the new Prospect Heights country-and-western bar by the owner of Beast, Deb Bicknese, is gearing up for a Thursday, May 27 opening -- just in time for an Americana-packed Memorial Day weekend. Construction was well underway last month and now, the final touches a ... More >>
This week in food blogs ...
Grub Street found out what President Barack Obama and Speaker Nancy Pelosi ate at the $15,000-a-plate Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee dinner at the St. Regis.
Eater learned firsthand just how hard it is to get into Provocateur without a reservation ... even ... More >>
Brown-Forman, the maker of Jack Daniel's, Southern Comfort, and Fetzer wine, has reported a bigger-than-expected 38 percent climb in fiscal first-quarter earnings after making big cost cuts. The company reduced its work force by 6 percent in response to consumers cutting back on drinking.
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