Westminster Dog Show 2012’s Best Named Dogs

What kind of name would you give to an aspirational dog — say, one who’s in the running for Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show? If this year’s best of breed winners are any indication, you might want to name him or her after a celebrity.

Ava Gardner, Georgio Armani and Kate “Winsit” are just some of this year’s best-in-breed winners at Westminster, which enters its second day Tuesday. The list also includes some more offbeat names, like Kiss My Cash and Rumpus Bumpus.Continue Reading…

Model Andrej Pejic risks being overexposed, experts say

On a chilly winter afternoon, Andrej settles into a Manhattan cafe with a cup of Earl Grey tea, sitting gracefully, long legs crossed.The blue-eyed fashion model gazes out a window, unaware that almost every man sitting at surrounding tables is transfixed.

A man in a black leather jacket walks up to the window, presses his face against the glass and kisses it.

Andrej giggles and admits: “I find it flattering.”

The admirers are likely unaware that the beautiful blonde is actually a man.

As Fashion Week gets under way in New York City, Andrej is one of the most recognisable – and controversial – faces in the industry.

He’s the only top-tier fashion model who can walk down the runway as either a man or a woman.

His androgynous beauty has turned him into a trendsetter in an industry that’s always seeking to push the envelope.

“He’s just this beautiful thing that everyone wants a piece of,” says stylist Ken Anderson, who dressed Andrej for a German magazine cover.

He has the kind of face that makes even the vainest woman jealous: high cheekbones, flawless skin and plump, shapely lips. Continue Reading…

Beyonce debuts her post-baby body at Jay-Z charity concert

Beyonce is back in her high heels — and back in fighting shape — nearly one month after giving birth to daughter Blue Ivy Carter.

Attending a charity concert put on by her husband, Jay-Z, Bey rolled up to Carnegie Hall flaunting serious curves in a coral dress on Monday. With her own mama Tina Knowles at her side, the star mingled with benefactors and fans alike.

Benefiting the United Way of New York City and the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation, Jay performed a full set list with the help of a 40-piece orchestra. He belted hits like “99 Problems” and the endearing track “Glory” — dedicated to little Blue. Continue Reading…

Robert Hegyes Epstein From Welcome Back Kotter Dies At 60

Robert Hegyes Epstein From Welcome Back Kotter Dies At 60: Robert Hegyes, the actor best known for playing Jewish Puerto Rican student Juan Epstein on the 1970s TV show “Welcome Back Kotter” has died. He was 60.

The Flynn & Son Funeral Home in Fords, N.J., said it was informed of Hegyes’ death Thursday by the actor’s family.

A spokesman at JFK Medical Center in Edison, N.J., told the Star-Ledger newspaper that Hegyes, of Metuchen, arrived at the hospital Thursday morning in full cardiac arrest and died.

Hegyes was appearing on Broadway in 1975 when he auditioned for “Kotter,” a TV series about a teacher who returns to the inner-city New York school of his youth to teach a group of irreverent remedial students nicknamed the “Sweathogs.” They included the character Vinnie Barbarino, played by John Travolta.

The show’s theme song, performed by John Sebastian, became a pop hit.

Hegyes also appeared on many other TV series, including “Cagney & Lacey.”

He was born in Perth Amboy and grew up in Metuchen, the eldest child of a Hungarian father and Italian mother. Continue Reading…

Greg Kelly Son of NYPD Commissioner Accused of Rape

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Greg Kelly Son of NYPD Commissioner Accused of Rape: The Manhattan District Attorney’s office is investigating a rape allegation made against Greg Kelly, the son of New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, a law-enforcement official confirmed.

The younger Mr. Kelly, 43 years old, is co-anchor of “Good Day New York” on Fox’s New York affiliate. Andrew Lankler, an attorney for the newsman, said the younger Mr. Kelly “is aware that the New York County District Attorney’s office is conducting an investigation. Mr. Kelly strenuously denies any wrongdoing of any kind and is cooperating fully with the district attorney’s investigation. We know that the district attorney’s investigation will prove Mr. Kelly innocent.”

Fox 5 is owned by News Corp., which also owns The Wall Street Journal.

Paul Browne, a spokesman for the police department, said the allegation came to light after a man approached the police commissioner at an event and told him “your son ruined my girlfriend’s life.” Continue Story…

President Obama Sings Al Green’s song Let’s Stay Together

President Obama Sings Al Green’s song Let’s Stay Together: Here we are with a brand new article from the category “some politicians would do just about anything to get popular”. This time President Obama was in the center of attention when he sang Al Green’s song: “Let’s Stay Together,” says the Associated Press. The event took place at a New York fundraiser which was held at Manhattan’s Apollo Theater on Thursday night.The President was supposed to deliver a speech in honor of the event when he unexpectedly veered from his prepared remarks to thank Green for having warmed the crowd. As if simply naming the classic was not enough, Obama wanted to make sure the public was aware of his appreciation for Al Green, so he started crooning the famous song, “Let’s stay Together”. Continue Reading…