The Word: Jane Krakowski’s last fit before Christmas

Krakowski is playing Christmas hostess this year.

Much to “30 Rock” fans’ chagrin, Jane Krakowski is getting a little break for the holiday season now that the sitcom is currently filming its last-ever episode. “It’s a very busy time right now between wrapping up ’30 Rock’ and being a relatively new mom, and we’re having Christmas dinner at our house this year for the first time,” she said at an event for Bank of America, which raised money for Feeding America. “Hopefully it’ll be good; we wanted to sort of bring the joy of Christmas to our home, so our whole family is coming over. It should be a nice day and a nice way to sort of start a new chapter with ’30 Rock’ ending.”

– With reporting by Meredith Engel



Frankel’s marriage is ‘pretty much over’

Bethenny Frankel already has a successful empire — does she need a successful marriage?

According to RadarOnline, she has already made her choice, and it’s going to be her work.

“It’s pretty much over between Bethenny and Jason,” a source tells the site about Frankel and husband Jason Hoppy, with whom she has a 2-year-old daughter named Bryn. Frankel reportedly took Bryn to Miami for Thanksgiving without Hoppy. “They are already living separate lives,” says the source.

The source also says that Frankel isn’t involved in her marriage and is instead focused on her Skinnygirl drinks franchise, book deals and upcoming talk show gig. “She doesn’t seem to be too upset about the demise of their marriage. She is really focused on her career and her product line right now, so it sort of consumes her, which is probably why the marriage starting falling apart in the first place,” the source says.



Zellweger’s new man?

Renee Zellweger apparently has a new man in her life. The actress was spotted at LAX airport smooching musician and producer Doyle Bramhall II, who previously dated Sheryl Crow, according to Us Weekly. “They went to college together,” a source says of the couple. “It’s going really well.” Zellweger was last linked romantically to Bradley Cooper, but they split up in March 2011 after dating for less than two years.



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

Mayor announces public housing improvements

Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke at the Lincoln Houses in East Harlem on Wednesday, calling for the scaffolding to come down at NYCHA complexes across…

National

Peter Theo Curtis: American released by Syrian militants…

An American writer freed this week from two years in the captivity of insurgents in Syria spoke briefly outside his family's Cambridge home Wednesday of…

Local

Bratton defends 'broken windows' work as NYPD support…

Sixty percent of those polled said they support the "broken windows" theory approach popularized by Commissioner Bratton since his first term in the 1990s.

Local

Transit changes for Labor Day weekend

The MTA is adding additional service Friday for New Yorkers getting out of the city for the long weekend. On Friday, Aug. 29, 27 additional…

Television

'So You Think You Can Dance' recap: Season…

Season 11’s top four dancers gave their final performances before America’s Favorite Dancers are announced next week.

Going Out

Things to do this week in NYC, Aug.…

MUSIC The Electric Zoo Festival Aug. 29-31, 1 p.m. Randall’s Island Park $99-$369, www.electriczoofestival.com The electronic music celebration returns for a fifth year, with 150,000 attendees…

Going Out

5 things to do this weekend in NYC

The Electric Zoo Festival Aug. 29-31, 1 p.m. Randall’s Island Park $99-$369, www.electriczoofestival.com The electronic music celebration returns for a fifth year, with 150,000 attendees expected. David Guetta,…

Television

'Full House' might be relaunched with some of…

A new "Full House" might be in the works.

NFL

Mario Manningham on the bubble as Giants play…

Former Super Bowl hero Mario Manningham hopes his second go-around with Big Blue doesn’t end with Saturday’s final cut day.

NFL

Source: Stephen Hill 'faces a battle' to make…

A team source says Stephen Hill, who has battled injuries and poor performances during his first two years, is no lock to make the Jets’ final roster.

Sports

Serena Williams leaving legacy of talented American women…

It seems only a matter of when, not if, Serena Williams will win her 18th career grand slam championship.

College

When are 2014 college football playoffs? (Schedule, date,…

When and where are 2014 college football playoffs? A look at the schedule, date, TV, time for the semi-finals at championship game.

Food

Recipe: Samuel Adams beer-marinated grilled shrimp

Summer calls for two things: a cold beer and light food. Sam Adams' Latitude 48 IPA fairly bursts with citrus notes, making it an ideal marinade…

Wellbeing

Heart trumps brain when it comes to movies…

When you need a good cry, do you reach for the movie that’s “based on a true story”? Science says you’re giving your brain far…

Sex

The 10 types of people you meet online

Does it ever seem like online dating profiles tend to get a little repetitive? It turns out you are not the only one to have…

Home

Labor Day essentials

Whether you’re soaking up the sun on the beach or barbecuing in the park here are some must-haves for your end-of-summer bash.