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Kimberly M. Aquilina

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Christmas classic gets street cred with OG emcee Kurtis Blow in The Hip Hop Nutcracker

The Nutcracker is a holiday classic and it's been reinvented, glammed up, dressed down and even got a little sexy, but 12 dancers are laying down cardboard and spinning Tchaikovsky's classic on its head. And special guest emcee Kurtis Blow (ya know, the hip-hop pioneer who mentored Rev....

Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 7:51 PM

Ex-friend suing RHONJ star Melissa Gorga and Andy Cohen for making her looklike a 'felon'

Update, Dec. 8: According to a statement by a Bravo spokesperson, "There is no merit to this lawsuit." Original article: Melissa Gorga and Andy Cohen are being sued for $30 million by the Real Housewives of New Jersey star’s ex-business partner who claims the reality star and...

Thursday, December 7, 2017, 8:34 PM

Patient overhears surgeon on phone discussing his 'blurred vision'

A New York woman sued a doctor for allegedly using his cellphone to take a language test while operating on her, and what he said had her "petrified," her lawyer said. Mary Edwards, 70, of Port Chester, filed a lawsuit on Monday in the state Supreme Court seeking unspecified monetary...

Thursday, December 7, 2017, 8:13 PM

Rafael Palmeiro is ready to make a major league comeback... at age 53

Rafael Palmeiro had a successful Major League Baseball career until it came to an end in 2005 after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs. The former Orioles first baseman is ready for the next phase of his life — his MLB comeback. Will there really be a Rafael Palmeiro comeback...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 6:31 PM

John Oliver grills Dustin Hoffman over sexual harassment claims

Last Week Tonight host John Oliver grilled Dustin Hoffman on Monday night over recent allegations of sexual harassment. Washington Post reporter Steven Zeitchik caught the exchange on video. “This is something we’re going to have to talk about because … it’s hanging in...

Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 9:18 PM

Weinstein employees procured penile injections for his erectile disfunction:Report

A new report called Weinstein’s Complicity Machine reveals how producer Harvey Weinstein was able to hide his deeds for decades, including making his employees procure penile injections for him. According to the report from The New York Times, payoffs to women date back as far as 1990 and...

Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 8:57 PM

Trump almost didn't choose 'embarrassingly poor' Pence as VP

When making a decision about who to choose as his running mate, Donald Trump was concerned with potential ticket mate Mike Pence. Why? Because he thought Pence was “embarrassingly poor.” Before Trump chose Pence, he sized him up over a game of golf. The Atlantic reported: ...

Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 7:46 PM

'Girls can rape girls': Former The Voice contestant accused of rape

Many powerful men have been accused of sexual misconduct ranging from harassment to rape, but former The Voice contestant Melanie Martinez has been accused of rape by her former best friend. In breaking news, Martinez has a second accuser. Timothy Heller, whose Twitter profile reads “yes I...

Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 6:02 PM

Americans no longer prefer male leaders and Barack Obama agrees it's time for her-story

A recent Gallup Poll found that Americans are having a change of heart when it comes to picking leaders and now would not prefer a man over a woman. And former President Barack Obama recently said that more future leaders should be women. According to Gallup, 55 percent of Americans have no...

Monday, December 4, 2017, 6:14 PM

Everything you need to know about Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the new White House communications director, is on the front line between the press and Donald Trump. Who is Sarah Huckabee Sanders? Catching up with my dad @GovMikeHuckabee in NYC tonight. He's off to @KellyFileFNC and I'm headed to @donlemon! pic.twitter.com/...

Monday, December 4, 2017, 5:13 PM

Girl asks Rick and Morty creator how to deal with depression. He replied

Twitter user @chojuroh tweeted at Rick and Morty co-author Dan Harmon how to cope with depression. She said she did not expect the showrunner to respond. But he did in a series of epic tweets. They read: For One: Admit and accept that it’s happening. Awareness is everything. We put...

Thursday, November 30, 2017, 9:45 PM

Mexican man at center of sanctuary city debate found not guilty of shooting

The Mexican man accused of shooting 32-year-old Kate Steinle two years ago at San Francisco’s Pier 14 not guilty of murder charges has been found not guilty. The case of Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, 54, sparked remarks against sanctuary cities and Mexicans by then-candidate Donald Trump. The...

Thursday, November 30, 2017, 8:10 PM

Bye-bye glitter? Scientists suggesting a ban just in time for the holidays

Glitter catches our eye, adds glitz to anything and can glam up your look on a hot night out. It also gets stuck on everything and seemingly (like beach sand) never goes away, but that isn’t why researchers are suggesting a ban on glitter. Glitter does “terrible damage” to the...

Thursday, November 30, 2017, 7:19 PM

Bette Midler accused Geraldo Rivera of sexual misconduct 16 years ago...

Update, Dec. 4, 2017: Geraldo Rivera and his mustache finally gave Bette Midler her birthday wish — he apologizes for the alleged assault, but (channeling his inner Attorney General Jeff Sessions), Rivera said he doesn’t "recall" the events the way the Hocus Pocus actress does...

Thursday, November 30, 2017, 5:20 PM

Jared Kushner met with special counsel about Michael Flynn: Report

In a move that signals the Russia investigation affecting President Trump’s inner circle, Jared Kushner met earlier this month with special counsel Robert Mueller's team, CNN reported when it broke the story. "Mr. Kushner has voluntarily cooperated with all relevant inquiries and...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 9:27 PM

Harvey Weinstein is not welcome at Dennis Hof's brothels

The bordello business is booming, but Moonlite Bunny Ranch owner Dennis Hof said if Harvey Weinstein came in, he’d send him “packing."  “While my business may be benefiting from the fear and anxiety innocent men are developing with regard to interacting with women in...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 8:44 PM

Judge rules DNC can depose Sean Spicer about election night

The Democratic National Convention (DNC) can depose Sean Spicer, former Republican National Committee director and much-parodied White House spokesman, a federal judge said on Wednesday. The main question the DNC wants answered: Did Sean Spicer violate election rules? The 35-year-old consent...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 7:56 PM

Computer glitch approves all American Airlines pilots holiday PTO

Because airlines have had a phenomenal 2017, what with all the assaults on passengers and dead animals, here’s what Twitter user Tony Posnanski called “the perfect ending to 2017.” A glitch in the computer system allowed all American Airlines pilots to take Christmas vacation all...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 6:12 PM

Is Comcast dropping its promise not to charge for internet fast lanes?

Comcast said on multiple occasions that it would not violate net neutrality. In March 2014, Comcast Senior Executive VP David Cohen wrote, “To be clear, Comcast has never offered paid prioritization, we are not offering it today, and we're not considering entering into any paid...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 1:34 AM

Human traffickers used violence, drugs to coerce women into prostitution: AG

Two alleged human traffickers who coerced six women into prostitution using drugs, violence and threats have been arrested for human trafficking in four Pennsylvania counties and New Jersey. According to Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s office, Kenneth Crowell, 34, and Barry “Bear...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 12:38 AM