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Celeb Chatter: Lena Dunham Hates Twitter, T. Swift Angers Neighbors

Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas+ Despite having written over 7,000 tweets and uploaded nearly 1,000 Instagram photos, Lena Dunham says that social networking puts her "under great duress." Cry me a river and delete your Twitter and Instagram accounts already.

+ Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas were spotted for the first time together in New York since news of their separation. It's nice to see a Hollywood couple making it work!

+ Real estate mogul Taylor Swift has had her people busy building a wall around her Rhode Island beachfront castle, and her neighbors and surrounding surfers are not too pleased with the construction.

+ Modern Family star Ty Burrell attended a surprise lesbian wedding at his bar in Utah, going so far as to sign as an official witness for the couple.

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Simon Cowell to Welcome Baby in NYC

Lauren SilvermanSimon Cowell's girlfriend is due to give birth to their son in New York City on February 28.

The X Factor boss and Lauren Silverman have reportedly booked a delivery room in one of the most exclusive hospitals on the east coast of the U.S., so her mother, Carole Sandland, who lives in Florida, can be on standby and fly up to help her care for her first child with the British star. A source told the MailOnline website that Lauren's mother will help her adjust to the newborn, as Simon, 54, will need to continue to travel to Los Angles and London regularly for work.

The decision to have their baby in NYC isn't surprising since Lauren's eight-year-old son, Adam, whom she shares custody of with her ex-husband, Andrew Silverman, who she divorced in August, attends school in the city.

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Anthony Mackie Arrested on Suspicion of Drunk Driving

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Drunk,

Anthony MackieAnthony Mackie has been arrested on suspicion of drunk driving.

The Runner Runner actor was booked in the early hours of Saturday morning after he allegedly refused to take a blood-alcohol test. According to People magazine, the 35-year-old star was initially stopped by police at around 1:30 am for driving his 2010 Dodge Charger with tinted windows in East Harlem, New York City, which is illegal in the state.

However, the cops soon began to suspect he might be under the influence of alcohol as he exhibited "bloodshot, watery eyes" and they smelled alcohol on his breath, TMZ is reporting. The gossip website claims he failed several sobriety tests on the scene, before being taken to the police station on 28th Precinct in Central Harlem, where he refused to submit to a blood-alcohol test.

Anthony, best known for his roles in 8 Mile, Hurt Locker and Gangster Squad, will reportedly have his license suspended immediately.


Katy Perry Scraps Original VMA Plans

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Awards, Gossip, Performances, Pop,

Katy PerryKaty Perry was denied permission to perform on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York.

The 28-year-old singer is closing the MTV Video Music Awards tonight and was forced to come up with a new plan for her debut performance of her new single "Roar" after city officials refused to approve a permit to allow her to take over the iconic landmark.

"She was supposed to perform on top of the Brooklyn Bridge but the city wouldn't give her the permit," a source said. Katy, whose new single sold 557,000 digital downloads in its first week of release, has now agreed to sing underneath the bridge instead.

Other performers at tonight's ceremony will include Lady Gaga, who will open the show, Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, as well as Justin Timberlake, who will perform his new track "Take Back The Night" as well as a medley of *NSYNC hits with his old bandmates.


Hilaria Baldwin in Labor?

Hilaria Thomas and Alec BaldwinHilaria Baldwin will reportedly give birth today.

The 29-year-old yoga instructor checked into New York's Mount Sinai hospital where she is expected to have her first child with 55-old husband Alec Baldwin at any time. "The baby hasn't arrived yet, but it could be any moment," a source told Page Six.

Hilaria previously revealed plans for a natural childbirth, although she isn't adverse to having an epidural if the pain gets too bad: "Right now, I want to do it naturally. That's not to say there's something wrong with the epidural, but that's the way I was raised - I'm a pretty natural person. But if it does get to the point where I am screaming for the epidural, I have no problems with that. We'll see where it goes."

The couple have also been reading the pregnancy self-help book What To Expect When You're Expecting, so they know that everything is progressing normally. "We read parts of What to Expect When You're Expecting together every day. He'll point things out and ask 'How are you feeling? Are you having that?'" Hilaria explained.


Wi-Fi and cell service now available in 36 NYC subway stations

MTA NYC Subway wifi cellular

New York City subway passengers now have access to Wi-Fi, voice, and data services in 36 subway stations. The Metropolitan Transit Authority has outfitted several major stations with the service, including Times Square, Columbus Circle, Rockefeller Center, and a bunch of stops on the West Side starting at 18th street, all the way up to 96th street. Wi-Fi is sponsored by Boingo, while cell service is limited to AT&T and T-Mobile at the moment, with Sprint and Verizon on the way soon.

Up next, Wi-Fi and cell service will come to Queens and the midtown area by 2014, followed by the Bronx and East Side Manhattan following. Here's hoping that it all holds up and doesn't crack under the pressure of the daily New York City commuters similar to the problems with the BART Wi-FI service in San Francisco.

[Photo courtesy of Hernan Seoane/Flickr Creative Commons]


Olivia Wilde Wants to Marry in NYC

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Television, Weddings, Features,

Olivia Wilde and Jason SudeikisOlivia Wilde knows where she wants to get married.

The 28-year-old actress got engaged to Jason Sudeikis, 37, in early January and while the couple haven't had time to start planning their dream wedding yet, they know they want to get married in New York as they already live there.

"New York wedding would be ideal. I don't know. I haven't had time to think about it," she said.

The brunette beauty admitted that she wishes she had more time to plan the event because she is uncertain about all of the other elements, including their honeymoon: "I don't know. I wish I knew. Right now, I'm just enjoying being engaged. We're very happy. We've been too busy but we're very lucky to be busy so - that's the other side of it."

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Samsung confirms Galaxy S IV event for March 14 in NYC

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Cell Phones, Handhelds, Rumors,

Samsung Galaxy S IV invite

Looks like the rumors of a Samsung Galaxy S IV March 14th announcement have come to fruition. Samsung has released an image inviting press to an event in New York City on March 14th that features the text "Ready 4 The Show: Come and Meet the Next Galaxy" which is pretty much a dead giveaway. However, if you're still suspicious, how about this quote from JK Shin, Samsung's mobile division chief:

"We introduced the Galaxy S III in London last year, and this time we changed the venue (to New York)... as we were bombarded with requests from U.S. mobile carriers to unveil the Galaxy S IV in the country."

We've also got the tweet from Samsung Mobile's Twitter account that backs all of this up.

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Taylor Swift and Harry Styles Go Public with Relationship

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Dating, Paparazzi Photos,

Taylor Swift and Harry StylesTaylor Swift and Harry Styles enjoyed a romantic date in New York's Central Park yesterday. The lovebirds were spotted out in public together for the first time as they casually strolled through the park with some friends, stopping to watch the sea lions at the zoo.

The "I Knew You Were Trouble" singer and the One Direction heartthrob appeared deep in conversation as they joined two older friends and their baby, which country starlet Taylor held on her lap and doted upon.

Fans of the boy band had been following Harry around the city and took to Twitter in disbelief to share photos of the new couple, with one writing: ''Just saw Taylor Swift. Holy c**p!"

The 18-year-old pop idol has invited Taylor - who split with high school senior Conor Kennedy in October - to watch the band perform the biggest gig of their career at New York's iconic Madison Square Garden tonight, and the 22-year-old singer flew straight out to join him after performing at KIIS-FM's Jingle Ball at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.


Amanda Bynes Walks Around Naked

Amanda BynesAmanda Bynes allegedly walked around a New York tanning salon completely naked.

The 26-year-old What I Like About You actress - who recently pleaded not guilty to two charges of driving on a suspended license in California - is said to have shocked customers by walking into the salon's reception area without any clothes on moments after being set up in a private room for a Mystic spray-tan session.

"She walked out of the room completely naked. She didn't seem to care that everyone saw her naked. She seemed totally out of it. She took her time walking back to the Mystic room, dragging her fingers along the wall and smiling at customers who passed her. There was definitely something wrong with her," a customer said.

Amanda - who claims to have retired from acting - has displayed erratic behavior in recent months, and has been dropped by her agent, publicist and entertainment lawyer after they found they had been unable to get in touch with her for four weeks.


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