Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Katie Holmes enrolls Suri Cruise at pricey Manhattan private school Avenues ... - New York Daily News

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 23: Suri Cruise leaves Chelsea Piers on March 23, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)

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Suri Cruise leaves Chelsea Piers. Katie Holmes reportedly enrolled her in a pricey private school near their Chelsea apartment.

Suri Cruise is set to start first grade in style at a pricey new Manhattan private school this year.

Katie Holmes enrolled 6-year-old Suri at Avenues, a nearly $40,000-a-year school set to open this fall, Life & Style reported.

“Katie has eagerly been telling Suri all about the lunchrooms, basketball courts and different activities Avenues offers. Suri’s really excited about it,” a source told the magazine.

The Chelsea school, which overlooks the High Line and isn’t far from Holmes’ apartment in the same neighborhood, boasts a rooftop playground and a fitness center, plus a gym with full-sized basketball and volleyball courts.

The for-profit Tenth Ave. school stresses bilingual education, so Suri will learn in Mandarin or Spanish in addition to English.

The so-called “world school” plans to open branches in China, India, Africa, and Europe.

Avenues is run by entrepreneur Chris Whittle and was funded by two private equity investors.

Contacted by the Daily News, Avenues spokesman Bruce Bobbins said, “We don’t make any comment on any perspective student, current student, family member, anything.”

Previous reports claimed Suri would attend the prestigious all-girls Catholic school Convent of the Sacred Heart on the upper East Side, where Caroline Kennedy and Lady Gaga are among alumnae.

'So You Think You Can Dance' Crowns Ballet Dancers Season Champs - MTV.com

It all came down to this. After weeks of auditions and eliminations, season nine of "So You Think You Can Dance" crowned its first double winners Tuesday night. Eliana Girard and Chehon Wespi-Tschopp were selected as America's favorite female and male dancer in a thrilling night of final performances that included one from "Call Me Maybe" sensation Carly Rae Jepsen, who debuted her latest track "This Kiss."

Six of the season's judges were present for the finale: Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, Adam Shankman, Debbie Allen, Lil' C and Tyce Diorio. Like finales past, they were given the task of selecting their favorite routines of the season. They ranged from Travis Wall's "Titanic"-inspired contemporary routine to NappyTabs' lyrical number "Love Cats."

It was a memorable night, indeed. The dance competition series took several looks back to their best moments from the audition tour, including our favorites like the Ninja Twins and the famed exorcist dancer, and pulled at our heart strings with an emotional look back at the final four's journey.

Contemporary dancer Tiffany Maher and inspiring animator Cyrus "Glitch" Spencer rounded out the top four. The season's underdog, Maher delivered week after week and the judges often referred to her as a "firecracker." As an untrained dancer, Spencer was the ultimate crowd favorite, introducing animation to the masses. "You stole the season," Lythgoe told a humbled Spencer, who wasn't the best technical dancer but certainly had one of the best hearts. Wespi-Tschopp was often criticized for not letting loose, although once he shed his inhibitions, the svelte ballet dancer soared beyond belief. And then there was Girard, the judge favorite and the one dancer who received little to any negative feedback during her entire run.

When the announcement was made of favorite female dancer, it was almost no surprise when Girard won and dropped to the floor; the announcement of favorite male dancer was a bit more shocking, as "SYTYCD" history has shown America usually chooses personality over technique, so when Wespi-Tschopp's name was delivered over Spencer's, it was a real moment. America got it right.

It's not over for the "SYTYCD" dancers just yet, though. The top 10 will get ready to tour their show across America in October.

Do you think America got its favorite dancers right? Share your comments below!

2 Katie Holmes enrolls Suri at pricey Manhattan school - New York Daily News

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 23: Suri Cruise leaves Chelsea Piers on March 23, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)

James Devaney/WireImage

Suri Cruise leaves Chelsea Piers. Katie Holmes reportedly enrolled her in a pricey private school near their Chelsea apartment.

Suri Cruise is set to start first grade in style at a pricey new Manhattan private school this year.

Katie Holmes enrolled 6-year-old Suri at Avenues, a nearly $40,000-a-year school set to open this fall, Life & Style reported.

“Katie has eagerly been telling Suri all about the lunchrooms, basketball courts and different activities Avenues offers. Suri’s really excited about it,” a source told the magazine.

The Chelsea school, which overlooks the High Line and isn’t far from Holmes’ apartment in the same neighborhood, boasts a rooftop playground and a fitness center, plus a gym with full-sized basketball and volleyball courts.

The for-profit Tenth Ave. school stresses bilingual education, so Suri will learn in Mandarin or Spanish in addition to English.

The so-called “world school” plans to open branches in China, India, Africa, and Europe.

Avenues is run by entrepreneur Chris Whittle and was funded by two private equity investors.

Contacted by the Daily News, Avenues spokesman Bruce Bobbins said, “We don’t make any comment on any perspective student, current student, family member, anything.”

Previous reports claimed Suri would attend the prestigious all-girls Catholic school Convent of the Sacred Heart on the upper East Side, where Caroline Kennedy and Lady Gaga are among alumnae.

Lindsay Lohan arrested in New York - New York Daily News

HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 13: Actress Lindsay Lohan attends the Will.i.am album wrap party at Avalon on August 13, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)

Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic

Lindsay Lohan is back in trouble: The actress was arrested Wednesday morning.

Lindsay Lohan was arrested early Wednesday in New York after hitting a pedestrian with her Porsche, police said.

The troubled actress was maneuvering around a crowd of people in an alley between the Dream Downtown, a hotel and nightclub in the Meatpacking District, and the Maritime restaurant.

"She's driving in this freight area, going very slow," a police source said. "She's hitting her horn because there's a lot of people in the area. The crowd moves but she kind of brushes against this one guy.

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"He runs up to her, tells her she hit him. They get out of the car, there's some interaction with her, her entourage and the guy."

Lohan was driving a 2010 black Porsche Carrera when the incident occured around 12:30 a.m.

Lohan and friends went inside the club, and the man â€" who hasn't been named but is 34 â€" called police.

Lohan was later arrested about 2:30 a.m. and booked for leaving the scene of an accident with an injury. She was issued a desk appearance ticket.

The man was taken to Bellevue Hospital for a knee injury.

rmurray@nydailynews.com

Captain America gets new job title: US president - The Associated Press

Captain America gets new job title: US president

PHILADELPHIA (AP) â€" Captain America has a new job with perks, a spacious office and a title that others spend millions of dollars to get: Mr. President.

One of Marvel Entertainment's best-known heroes since he socked Adolf Hitler in the jaw in 1941, the sentinel of liberty will trade his New York City apartment for the White House in the pages of Marvel Comics' "The Ultimates," a series set in the Ultimate Comics universe where the U.S. has been torn apart by factionalism, out-of-control anti-mutant hysteria and outright secession.

A career soldier for whom duty trumps political parties, Steve Rogers is seen as the last hope for the country and wins election as a write-in candidate in issue No. 15, due out Wednesday, said Sam Humphries, who is writing the story line.

He called the election the next step in the character's long role as "America's defender," a job he's had since soldiering during World War II.

"Cap is answering the call of the people. This is not the first time he's stood up for an America in crisis. This is a further evolution in his role as America's defender, from soldier to superhero to president," Humphries said. "He didn't ask for this position, but if it helps him reunite America, then he'll take on the job."

Humphries said Captain America is not in any political party and the job, while not something he sought, is something he will do.

"Cap has been elected to do a job, and he's going to do whatever it takes to reunite America. He doesn't see his place as having press conferences in rose gardens, he sees his place as out in the field," Humphries said. "This will result in a unique and thrilling presidency we've never seen before, in history or in fiction."

Rogers will take the oath of office in issue No. 16, due out in October.

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Tori Spelling has emergency surgery weeks after childbirth; Robin Roberts ... - Plain Dealer

tori-spelling-dean-mcdermott.jpgTori Spelling and husband Dean McDermott pose with their son Liam, now 5, in Beverly Hills, Calif., in 2008.

Actress, author and reality star Tori Spelling was "resting comfortably" in the hospital Tuesday after emergency surgery related to complications from her cesarean section last month, according to a representative.

Spelling gave birth to her fourth child, son Finn Davey, on Aug. 30. All of her children have been born via c-section, according to People. Her last delivery was less than a year ago, when daughter Hattie was born in October.

Spelling, 39, had the emergency surgery over the weekend. "She remains in the hospital and is resting comfortably," the rep's statement said.

Spelling and her husband, Dean McDermott, also are parents to 5-year-old Liam and 4-year-old Stella. McDermott also has a 13-year-old son from a prior marriage.

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robin-roberts.jpgRobin Roberts on "Good Morning America" Aug. 30.

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• The next Academy Awards nominations will be announced Jan. 10, five days sooner than originally planned, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Tuesday. The awards will air Feb. 24 on ABC.

• Fresh off his weekend cameo on "Saturday Night Live," Korean pop star Psy talks to MTV about his infectious hit "Gangnam Style." The song's video on YouTube has more than 215 million hits.

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Tori Spelling 'Resting Comfortably' Following Emergency Surgery - Access Hollywood

First Published: September 18, 2012 6:39 PM EDT Credit: Getty Images

Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott attend John Varvatos 9th Annual Stuart House Benefit presented by Chrysler held at John Varvatos Los Angeles in West Hollywood, Calif. on March 11, 2012 Caption Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott attend John Varvatos 9th Annual Stuart House Benefit presented by Chrysler held at John Varvatos Los Angeles in West Hollywood, Calif. on March 11, 2012

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Tori Spelling has been hospitalized following complications from the recent birth of her fourth child.

“Tori underwent emergency surgery over the weekend due to complications from her c-section,” a rep for the actress told Access Hollywood on Tuesday. “She remains in the hospital and is resting comfortably.”

Tori and husband Dean McDermott welcomed their fourth child â€" son Finn Davey â€" on August 30. It marked Tori’s fourth c-section delivery, and second in the span of one year, following the birth of daughter Hattie in October 2011.

The proud parents first announced the birth of baby Finn â€" who weighed in at 6 lbs., 6 oz., and measured 20 inches long â€" in a post on Tori’s blog just a few weeks ago.

“We are so excited to announce the birth of the newest member of the McDermott family,” the couple wrote on Tori’s blog, at the time.

Tori and Dean are also parents to son Liam, 5; daughter Stella, 4; and daughter Hattie, 11 months. Dean also has a 13-year-old son, Jack, from a previous relationship.

No further details on Tori’s hospitalization were immediately available from the rep.

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