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Matthew Perry back in rehab

Former “Friends” star Matthew Perry is planning a return trip to rehab, though it’s more of a preemptive step than a result of a relapse, according to People magazine. “I’m making plans to go away for a month to focus on my sobriety and to continue my life in recovery,” Perry says in a statement to the magazine. “Please enjoy making fun of me on the World Wide Web.”

Gaga a single Lady once more

Lady Gaga and boyfriend Luc Carl have called it quits, she discloses to Graham Norton. “No, I don’t have a boyfriend and haven’t been on any dates recently,” the singer says during an interview. Though Carl had been accompanying her on her recent tour, the stress of the road and Gaga’s hectic schedule reportedly became too much. But keeping busy is normal for the pop star: “At a certain point, exhaustion becomes a state of being. And mentally, I have to be strong and overcome it. It’s like a cloud, a fog really, that hovers over me,” she told V magazine.

Will just doesn’t understand

Will Ferrell is flummoxed by Paramount Pictures’ reluctance to green-light a sequel to “Anchorman,” he tells Popeater. “I don’t understand how they conduct their business,” he says. “Once again they don’t comment either way, but it’s not like it’s coming from us unsolicited. We just keep getting asked so many times about it that we have to comment. We try to explain there’s so much interest in a sequel, we’re not making this up!”


'Five Star': A coming-of-age story about Brooklyn's gang…

'Five Star' tells a coming-of-age story about Brooklyn's gang culture at the Tribeca Film Festival.


New statue of Penn State's Paterno set for…

By David DeKokHARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - Fundraising for a new statue depicting Joe Paterno "as the man he was and not Joe the football coach"…


NYPD detective shoots partner: DA

A New York City Police detective was arrested early Thursday and charged with driving under the influence while on the clock.


Judge strikes down NY limits on donations to…

A federal judge on Thursday reluctantly struck down New York's limits on donations to independent political action committees as unconstitutional, potentially ushering in a new…


Championship of Collegiate a Cappella: Students who are…

Tickets to this Saturday’s International Championship of Collegiate a Cappella reportedly sold out within 11 hours of going on sale.


M.I.A. talks 'Matangi,' divinity, spontaneity and holograms

"There’s pressure for me to become a theatrical production like 'Glee,' or something" says M.I.A., "It’s like, 'the pressure’s on, bitches.'"


Tribeca: 'Goodbye to All That' star Paul Schneider…

Paul Schneider talks about his new film "Goodbye to All That," not acting too much and how he'd rather indulge in simple pleasures than play the scene.

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Taylor Swift battles paparazzi daily at Tribeca penthouse

We're entranced by these photos of poor Taylor Swift leaving her Tribeca apartment.


Rangers unlikely to change lineup, Steve Mason in…

Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault wouldn't say much, but don't expect any lineup changes.


Jason Collins named to Time's 100 Most Influential…

Jason Collins was named to the list after coming out as the first openly gay player to appear in an NBA game.


Nets excited for Brooklyn fans to bring the…

Kevin Garnett has definitely used profanity while trash talking or in practices, but never to describe an entire borough.


Rangers turn up shot blocking in Game 3…

Game 3 of the Rangers-Flyers opneing round series was not a return to John Tortorella hockey.


New study: Inside the wage gap between boys…

According to a new study, there's a wage gap between boys and girls, with boys earning more allowance for less chores.


From Apple TV to Fire TV, big changes…

Apple is set to launch a new generation of it's Apple TV, which grossed over $1 billion in 2013. But competition from Amazon and Google looms.


Katy Perry releases a new Claire’s collection

Katy Perry expands her empire by releasing an accessories collection at Claire's.


MAC & Proenza Schouler collection unveiled

MAC Cosmetics is releasing a new collection with Proenza Schouler.