Sunday, March 18, 2018


Kevin Berlin

New York -- Gallery 198, a contemporary art gallery at the gateway to Industry City in New York, is pleased to unveil new works of the Russian Ballet by internationally celebrated artist Kevin Berlin at Art New York, on May 3 - 6, 2018, at Pier 94 in New York City. The solo exhibition will be the worldwide premiere of Berlin's highly anticipated new body of new work, HOPE DIES LAST.

Berlin's paintings focus on the interior and secret lives of ballet dancers - depicting their hidden thoughts in sensual black and white paintings, sculpture, and works on paper. HOPE DIES LAST stems from time the artist spent studying ballet dancers in 2015, working from a makeshift studio on Nevsky Prospect in Saint Petersburg, Russia, where he had the opportunity to interview 14 ballet dancers and learn their innermost fears, desires, and thoughts.

Berlin has worked with some of the most famous dancers and theaters in the world including Kirov Ballet, St. Petersburg, Russia and the National Opera and Ballet in Kiev, Ukraine. His monumental portraits in cast bronze and glass have been posed for by Anastasia Volochkova, Maestro Luciano Pavarotti, and Maestro Valery Gergiev. Berlin's most recent ballet exhibition, "The End of the World," took place at the Florence Dance Center in Florence, Italy in 2017. He first entered the world of classical ballet 2003 when he was invited to spend a year backstage with the Kirov Ballet, personally working with over 40 dancers, and then creating renowned paintings, including "The Last Thing That Dies Is Hope," "The Happy Ending," and "Fear of Falling."


The View Talks Stormy Daniels

Hot Topics On The View: Was Stormy Daniels physically threatened?

"The reason that Fire and Fury sold over two million copies is because [Trump] tried to stop it," Ana Navarro weighs in on the porn actress' lawyer's comment that she was threatened with physical harm. 

"The best thing that could happen to somebody is for him to try to stop something — it gives it much more oxygen!"

"Stormy," Sunny Hostin says of whether Trump should be more worried about Stormy or the Russia probe. "I think it makes the [Steele] dossier allegations more plausible... he's gotta be very scared of that!"

"His base does not care," Navarro says of the Daniels scandal. "The Republican congress says it's not on their radar! ... They don't care about Donald Trump's morals."

Courtesy Of: ABC Disney


Bella Thorne

Patrick Schwarzenegger

Actors Bella Thorne, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Rob Riggle, director Scott Speer and special guests including Justin Bieber and Maria Shriver made every night count at the World Premiere of Global Road Entertainment's MIDNIGHT SUN!

Patrick Schwarzenegger With Mom Maria Shriver

Christina And Katherine Schwarzenegger

MIDNIGHT SUN is a romantic tearjerker about 17-year-old Katie Price (Bella Thorne), sheltered at home since childhood with a rare genetic condition, a life-threatening sensitivity to sunlight. Having only her father Jack (Rob Riggle) for company, Katie's world opens up after dark when she ventures outside to play her guitar. One night, her dreams come true when she's noticed and asked out by her longtime crush Charlie (Patrick Schwarzenegger), whom she's secretly watched from her bedroom window for years. As they embark on nightly summer excursions, Katie's risk to sunlight grows and she's presented with the gut-wrenching dilemma of whether she can live a normal life with her newfound soul mate.

CAST: Bella Thorne, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Quinn Shephard, Ken Tremblett, Suleka Mathew, Rob Riggle

In Theaters March 23, 2018




NBC NEWS NY -- A man tried to rob an MTA clerk with a rock at a Manhattan subway station, but came away empty-handed, police say.

The man used the rock to smash the clerk's booth window at the East Broadway F train station on the Lower East Side Wednesday night, according to police.

After shattering the window, he demanded cash from the clerk and even claimed to have a gun in addition to the stone, police said.

The clerk refused to hand over any cash and the man took off. He was last seen heading towards the NYCHA Rutgers Houses, police said.


Harry Potter And The Cursed Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child now in the newly renovated Lyric Theatre, co-designed by Christine Jones and Brett J. Banakis, and overseen by Project Director Gary Beestone, was also revealed today.

The production officially opens on Sunday, April 22 at the Lyric Theatre (214 West 43rd Street, New York, NY).

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a new play by Jack Thorne, directed by John Tiffany. The production is one play presented in two parts. Both parts are intended to be seen in order on the same day (matinee and evening) or on two consecutive evenings, or each part can be seen separately.

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The critically acclaimed production received its world premiere in July 2016 at the Palace Theatre in London where it continues to play to sold out houses.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has won 24 major theatre awards in the UK and is the most awarded play in the history of Britain’s Olivier Awards, winning a record-breaking nine awards earlier this year including Best New Play and Best Director.

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and the father of three school-age children.

While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

Seven members of the award-winning Original West End Company will reunite on stage for the Broadway premiere: Jamie Parker (Harry Potter), Noma Dumezweni (Hermione Granger) and Paul Thornley (Ron Weasley) with Poppy Miller (Ginny Potter), Sam Clemmett (Albus Potter), Alex Price (Draco Malfoy) and Anthony Boyle (Scorpius Malfoy). They will be joined by David Abeles, Brian Abraham, Shirine Babb, Jess Barbagallo, Olivia Bond, Stephen Bradbury, Lauren Nicole Cipoletti, Will Coombs, Joshua De Jesus, Jessie Fisher, Richard Gallagher, Susan Heyward, Geraldine Hughes, Edward James Hyland, Byron Jennings, Katie Kreisler, Joey LaBrasca, Andrew Long, Landon Maas, Kathryn Meisle, Angela Reed, Dave Register, Adeola Role, James Romney, Nathan Salstone, Malika Samuel, Alanna Saunders, Brooklyn Shuck, David St. Louis, Stuart Ward, Madeline Weinstein, Alex Weisman and Benjamin Wheelwright playing a variety of characters.

Mr. Parker, Ms. Dumezweni, Mr. Thornley, Ms. Miller, Mr. Clemmett, Mr. Price and Mr. Boyle are appearing with the support of Actors’ Equity Association. The producers gratefully acknowledge Actors’ Equity Association for its assistance to this production.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child features movement by Steven Hoggett, set by Christine Jones, costumes by Katrina Lindsay, music & arrangements by Imogen Heap, lighting by Neil Austin, sound by Gareth Fry, illusions & magic by Jamie Harrison, music supervision & arrangements by Martin Lowe. US Casting by Jim Carnahan, CSA. UK Casting by Julia Horan, CDG.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, Colin Callender and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions.


Additional tickets at all price points for performances from March 16, 2018 to March 10, 2019 will be released as and when available through the official website and

There will be opportunities to purchase tickets in the future including late release and returned tickets which will regularly become available. Details of further ticket releases will be announced via the official Harry Potter and the Cursed Child website, social media channels and the official newsletter.

Friday, March 16, 2018



Hot Topics: Larry Kudlow named Trump's next chief economic adviser.

Joy Behar says: "He just picks people from TV! Everyone at this table is qualified at the Trump administration!"

"It comes from the top," Sunny Hostin says. "[Trump] didn't have experience for this particular position, and so he doesn't think anyone has to have experience or training or education for the role they're playing."

“I can say thank you for that,” Whoopi Goldberg says of Kudlow's economic experience. “Now we can at least argue about economics with someone who can actually explain what they're doing, or you can question them and they won't look at you like they don’t know.”

Hot Topics: Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe to be fired?


Hot Topics: What's behind craze over the royal wedding?

"Well, that's never going to happen to you because they don't marry folks like you," Goldberg remembers people telling her as a child. She shares why she's "really happy" about the upcoming nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: "The little kid in me says, 'You know what, even you could be a princess!'"

Courtesy Of: ABC / Disney


Donald J. Trump

A New Suit Alleges Unlawful Conduct by Trump Administration Officials, Seeks Injunctive Relief to Prevent Deportation of Over 50,000 Haitian TPS Recipients.

The Administration’s Decision to Terminate Program Exposes Complete Lack of Knowledge of Immigration Law Resulting in Violations of the Administrative Procedure Act, Plaintiffs’ 5th Amendment Rights and Regulatory Flexibility Act.

A new suit filed in the Eastern District of New York alleges violations of law and the Constitution by Trump administration officials seeking to operationalize the President’s racial animus toward Haitians, in spite of mandatory statutory criteria and procedures required to evaluate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitians. The Administration announced that TPS for Haitian nationals will expire on July 22, 2019, endangering the lives of over 50,000 Haitians and their 27,000 U.S. citizen children.

The National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild (NIPNLG) and the law firms of Kurzban, Kurzban, Weinger, Tetzeli and Pratt P.A, (Kurzban), Mayer Brown and the Law Office of Clarel Cyriaque are bringing the suit on behalf of a dozen plaintiffs, including Haïti Liberté, the largest weekly Haitian newspaper in this hemisphere and Family Action Network Movement, Inc. (FANM). Providing significant support was the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti (IJDH), a Boston-based human rights nonprofit.

“The Administration’s about-face on TPS exposed their discriminatory agenda to reduce the number of Haitians in the United States and their disregard for the safety, security, and due process rights of Haitians,” said Sejal Zota, legal director of the NIPNLG.

Consistent with previous reviews, the Administration in May of 2017 extended TPS based on an assessment that “extraordinary” conditions persist, including an ongoing housing shortage, severe cholera epidemic, lack of access to safe drinking water, an economic crisis including 40% unemployment, a population of 3.2 million who lack food security, and environmental risks including the impact of Hurricane Matthew, the worst hurricane to hit Haiti in 52 years.

President Trump is credited with making several discriminatory statements, including all Haitians “all have AIDS,” “[w]hy would we want any more Haitians?” and to “take them out” of a proposed bipartisan immigration deal. These statements, along with the President’s reference to “sh*thole countries” and other actions, reveal the racial animus underlying the TPS termination. Moreover, the suit alleges that officials did not follow the required procedures set forth in the immigration statute in deciding to terminate Haitian TPS and violated the law and Haitian TPS holders’ constitutional rights as a result.

Steve Forester of IJDH stated the following: “Haiti is a textbook case for TPS on the facts, as editorial boards and political and civic leaders have recognized. Getting to “no” required DHS to ignore the reality on the ground and move the goalposts on the applicable criteria.”



NEW YORK, NY -- Pocket Universe, producer of last summer’s acclaimed Julius Caesar set in an all-girls high school, has announced a new production of Francis Beaumont & John Fletcher’s THE MAID’S TRAGEDY, set in present-day Hollywood. Conceived by Alyssa May Gold (Julius Caesar, Brilliant Traces) and directed by Lucy Gram, it will play from June 13-30, 2018 at the Access Theater (380 Broadway) in TriBeCa. Tickets are on-sale now here.

THE MAID'S TRAGEDY is a Jacobean revenge drama that centers on the hero Melantius, who must challenge the monarchy and reclaim the family’s honor due to despicable conduct by the King. Traditionally portrayed as a male soldier returning home from war, Melantius discovers the King has arranged a marriage between his social-climbing sister Evadne and his best friend Amintor – a power move to protect the King’s personal interests, which in hand also destroys Amintor’s engagement to his long-time love, Aspatia. The Pocket Universe production reimagines the tragedy as a story of two sisters in present-day Hollywood – a now-female Melantius, film producer, and Evadne, actress – whose different attitudes about sex, fame, and honor collide in the wake of their studio-king’s misconduct. Careers are jeopardized and lives are threatened, as everyone contends with one question: when the person in power robs you of yours, how far will you go to get it back?

Pocket Universe is a New York City-based theater and film production company founded by Alyssa May Gold dedicated to reconsidering and reimagining classic stories and conventions. Their 2017 production of Julius Caesar set in an all-girls high school was hailed as “a radical take on the tragedy… with the capacity to take women seriously at the heart of all” by The New York Times and The Village Voice stated the production featured “provocative staging…that would leave the Bechdel test in its dust.” Stage Buddy raved, “You're going to be hard-pressed to find a more unique, inventive staging of Shakespeare's political drama. The all-female cast feels like a breath of fresh air. Julius Caesar has never been so potent, so moving, or so riveting.”



Alyssa May Gold (Producer) is the founder/President of Pocket Universe as well as an actress and writer. Her work as a producer includes Pocket Universe’s acclaimed production of Julius Caesar, the web series “You Made It Worse,” (which she wrote and directed), the indie feature Dream Years and a season as the associate producer for BEDLAM. As an actress, her recent credits include Brilliant Traces with Art of Warr productions, the Tony-nominated revival of Arcadia, Middle of the Night and Lemon Sky with Keen Company, and the film Rebel in the Rye. Alyssa holds a multidisciplinary BA from NYU Gallatin and an MA in Classical Acting from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.



Los Angeles alternative duo THE PALMS will head out on the road for the month of April in response to the rapid growth of new fans that have discovered the band. Kicking their tour off on April 3 with a hometown headlining performance at The Troubadour sponsored by KROQ for a "Locals Only" showcase, the completely independent duo of Ben Rothbard and Johnny Zambetti and their band will then travel to Las Vegas to headline Emerge Impact + Music with Warbly Jets, Stokeswood and The National Parks. Next, THE PALMS will move on to Denver, Salt Lake City, Boise, San Francisco and Santa Ana, CA with fellow L.A. indie pop duo Coast Modern.

At each show, THE PALMS will highlight material from their independently released mixtape album MULHOLLAND DR which was written, recorded and produced out of their tiny home studio in Malibu, CA on super old gear they coin "vintage digital." The message within their songs, which reflect the times culturally and politically, are just as relevant as their California vibrations. Bridging the gap between Laurel Canyon folk and West Coast beats, THE PALMS create a true modern L.A. sound. Lookfor THE PALMS to bring the energy that will "...capture the essence of California" as recently noted by Live Nation's Ones To Watch blog (2/21/18).


Justin Bieber

E! NEWS -- Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are keeping the lines of communication open, E! News has learned, after learning that the two are taking some time apart.

The two rekindled their romance last fall, three years after their much-publicized breakup that had followed an on and off three-year relationship. Multiple sources told E! News last week that they have been spending time away from each other.

"They are still in contact and talking," another source told E! News exclusively on Thursday. "They have cooled off on being together all the time and making it a big serious thing.

Selena Gomez

"They had several disagreements on their lifestyle and how to handle their relationship in the public eye," the source said. "She really wants to keep things low key and out of the spotlight. Selena has been spending time with her family and her girlfriends. She is still going to church and keeping the lines open with Justin though. This is a more reset and a step back to reevaluate what's going on and what direction they want to go in."

Inside Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez's Rekindled Relationship

Earlier this month, Bieber celebrated his 24th birthday with friends and Gomez was not spotted.

"She's on a break with Justin, partly because of family pressure but also because of some issues surrounding his birthday," another source told E! News earlier this week. "She wanted to have a quiet birthday celebration with Justin and he wanted to go big and involve all of his church friends."

The source told E! News that the pair is "still in contact" and this break is "likely not the end.”

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