Former Ballerina Susan Jaffe to Lead the American Ballet Theater | Entertainment News

By JOCELYN NOVECK, AP National NEW YORK (AP) – When she was 18, she was handpicked by Mikhail Baryshnikov to dance to a high-profile role at the American Ballet Theater, launching a celebrated career as one of the world’s top ballerinas. Now, 40 years later, Susan Jaffe has been named to lead the company. Jaffe … Read more

Our Skin children’s book blames racism on white people

An “inflammatory” children’s book teaches kids as young as two that the concept of race was created by white people who claimed they were “better than everybody else”. An “inflammatory” children’s book being distributed to New York City schools teaches children as young as two that the concept of race was created by white people … Read more

Scorsese Presents a Buried Gem and a Pitch for Cinema’s Past | Entertainment News

By JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) – While Martin Scorsese and Thelma Schoonmaker were holed up in an apartment cutting “Raging Bull” – an intense process that would have consumed the thoughts of now Filmmakers – Scorsese told his editor to take a break. He had a movie he needed to show … Read more

Driver Pleads Guilty in Crash That Killed Nicki Minaj’s Dad | Entertainment News

By JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) – A hit-and-run driver pleaded guilty Friday in a Suburban New York a Suburban New York crash that killed the father of Nicki Minaj and was Promised a year or less in jail, disappointing prosecutors and the hip hop star’s mother. In a state court in Long … Read more

Stephen Sondheim Celebrated by Dench, Peters at London Gala | Entertainment News

By RONALD BLUM, Associated Press LONDON (AP) – Judi Dench was given a standing ovation for “Send in The Clowns.” Bernadette Peters Bent over with her back to the audience and with her head between her legs blasted her trumpet to “You Gotta Get A Gimmick.” Petula Clark, 89, belted out “I’m Still Here.” And … Read more

Inside the Met Gala: Glitter, Glamor and 275,000 Pink Roses | Entertainment News

By JOCELYN NOVECK, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) – Met Galas, he’s been to a few. But James Corden, schmoozing at this year’s cocktail reception, looked around and pronounced that this might be his favorite yet. “Classy,” he explained. “It just feels really classy.” The TV host waved his arm around the room, taking … Read more

Model gives men an IQ test before dating them

The model has revealed the very strict criteria she has for men – even giving them an IQ test to take on the first date. The model has revealed the very strict criteria she has for men – even giving them an IQ test to take on the first date. New Yorker Candice Kloss – … Read more

Met Gala Returns to Traditional Spot on First Monday in May | Entertainment News

By LEANNE ITALIE, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) – Well, hello first Monday in May. The year’s biggest night in fashion, the Met Gala, Returns to its usual berth on the social calendar this year after Pandemic Upheaval. And if it feels like one of those what, already Moments, it is. It’s been just under … Read more

En plein air: NYC aims to keep outdoor lifestyle post-virus

NEW YORK (AP) – As COVID-19 ravaged New York City, virus-wary denizens locked out of indoor public places poured into the streets, sidewalks and parks. They dined with friends in outdoor sheds hastily erected by restaurants, and went to health classes, concerts and even therapy sessions on Streets closed to traffic. Now as the city … Read more

Thom Browne Holds a ‘Teddy Talk’ in the Playful Toy-Themed Show | Entertainment News

By JOCELYN NOVECK, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) – The 500 audience members were sitting in neat rows, and they’d definitely gotten the memo on attire: All were perfectly dressed in a classic gray Thom Browne suit. They were very quiet, too, perhaps because they knew Browne’s show Friday evening was a special occasion, … Read more