New York, June 14 : Celebrity tattoo artist Bang Bang says singer-songwriter Rita Ora is almost always topless while in his studio here.
"Rita Ora just can't keep her shirt on around me. I must just have that effect on her. She's always pretty topless around me. She has wardrobe malfunctions the whole time," femalefirst. co. uk quoted Bang Bang as saying.
Ora is quite fond of body art, and has multiple tattoos all over. The "How We Do" singer even recently got a dove etched on the nape of her neck from Bang Bang, who loves being friends with her.
New York, June 3 : Actor Jim Carrey is reportedly facing the ire of workers for not taking care of the people who work at his famous NYC art studio.
Carrey, who launched his Church of FFC art studio back in 2011, was fined by the Workers' Compensation Board of the State of NY for failing to carry workers' comp insurance for all of 2012, reports tmz. com.
According to documents filed in NY state court, the WCB slapped Carrey with a bill for $72,000 but Carrey never forked over the dough. Now the WCB has gone to court to try to collect the cash.
New York, May 24 : Actress Amanda Bynes was arrested at her apartment here for possession of marijuana. She even threw the evidence out of the window, reports tmz. com.
She was arrested Thursday night.
A building official called police after spotting Bynes in the lobby with a joint, acting erratically and talking to herself, said law enforcement sources.
Bynes let the policemen in when they knocked at her door, and when the police saw the bong, she quickly tossed it out of the window.
New York, May 18 : Three-time Olympic gold medallist and four-time World champion Veronica Campbell-Brown will lead about three dozen Caribbean athletes in the Adidas Grand Prix here next week.
The Grand Prix, the third meet of the glitzy, multi-million dollar Diamond League, will be held May 25 at Icahn Stadium on Randall's Island here, reports CMC.
It will feature dozens of international superstars, including 2012 Olympic gold medallists David Rudisha, Jenn Suhr, Aries Merritt, and Brittney Reese.
New York, May 17 : A day after NBA owners rejected Sacramento Kings' move to Seattle, the Maloof brothers, owners of the franchise, have agreed to sell the basketball side to a Sacramento-based group headed by Indian Vivek Ranadive.
Ranadive, who is a software billionaire, will purchase 65 percent of the Kings from the Maloof family in a deal that is expected to be announced later Friday, reports ESPN.
The 65 percent purchase of the Kings from the Maloof family will be for a reported fee of approximately $348 million. The Kings' total valuation in the sale is $535 million, an NBA record.
New York, May 11 - Actors Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' daughter Suri Cruise is all set to launch her own fashion line.
Suri, 7, will launch the line here in autumn and the label is going to be named after her. The deal is said to be signed and is of worth 1.5 million pounds, reports thesun. co. uk.
Suri is currently living with Holmes, who divorced Cruise last year.
New York, May 10 : She is celebrity Lindsay Lohan's younger sister, but Aliana 'Ali', a model, wishes to make her own mark in showbiz.
"I would just like to be known as my own person," radaronline. com quoted Aliana as saying.
"I don't need to ride on any coattails. I just want to make my mark myself. I definitely have to prove myself, just showing up on time and doing everything that you're supposed to do," added the 19-year-old, who has signed with major modeling agency - Wilhelmina Models.
After two months of modeling in Asia in 2012, Aliana wants to make the most out of the word fame.
New York, May 3 : With new protests planned in the coming days, the Bangladesh government should ensure that security forces stop using excessive force against protesters, Human Rights Watch said Friday.
The government should appoint an independent commission to investigate the deaths of dozens of protesters, including children, since large-scale street protests began in February, and prosecute anyone responsible for unlawful killings and use of force.
New York, April 26 : A book titled 'How 12 Immigrants Made Billions: 12 Keys to Success' by Indian American author and entrepreneur Dr. Harsimran Singh detailing stories of immigrants to the US who became billionaires has hit the stands here.
"This book captivates the reader with stories of people who arrived in America with nothing but the desire to succeed and the ability to think positively," Singh said in a statement Friday.
New York, April 19 : India should respond to Syria's humanitarian crisis by working with Brazil and South Africa for improved access to humanitarian aid, Human Rights Watch said Friday.
In a briefing to the UN Security Council, UN Under Secretary-General Valerie Amos said the humanitarian catastrophe in Syria was reaching "the point of no return".
According to him, there were 6.8 million people in need, 4.25 million internally displaced and 1.3 million refugees in neighboring countries. He added that the most urgent needs were in opposition-held areas.
New York, April 19 : Government corruption isn't a big problem in developing countries like India alone, but nearly half the New York state voters also think it is a "very serious" problem for them too, according to a new poll.
The poll by Quinnipiac University found that 48 percent New York voters thought corruption in state is a "very serious" problem, the highest number since it began asking the question in 2003. Another 39 percent said corruption is a "somewhat serious" problem.
New York, April 12 : The Nobel medal awarded to Francis Crick in 1962 for his discovery of DNA was sold here at an auction for more than $2 million.
Crick won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine along with James Watson and Maurice Wilkins. The medal had been kept in a safe deposit box in California since Crick's widow passed away, and was consigned to auction by his heirs, reported Xinhua.
New York, April 11 : Actress Katie Holmes flaunted natural beauty when she walked on the sets of her new film.
The actress paired blue jeans with a grey peasant top and a blue hoodie. She also wore brown workman-style boots.
The actress left her hair loose on the shoulder and just pinned the front strands.
Katie, who was pictured lately in a messy hair and baggy clothing, looked stylish and groomed, reports dailymail. co. uk. (IANS)
New York, April 5 : Madonna's 16-year-old daughter Lourdes Leon is reportedly dating TV show "Homeland" actor Timothee Chalamet.
"It's common knowledge at the school that the pair are dating," a source told nypost. com.
Chalamet plays vice president William Walden's son Finn in the show.
The couple met at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts here, where Both of them are students . (IANS)
New York, April 4 : Singer Lady Gaga was seen walking on her own again after being confined to a wheelchair for over a month.
Gaga was seen walking briefly here in high heeled shoes, as she went for her yoga class. However, later she was helped back to sit in the wheelchair, reports thesun. co. uk.
The 27-year-old underwent a hip surgery Feb 20 and since then she has been using the gold-plated wheelchair.
She was even gifted a Louis Vuitton wheelchair by ace designer Karl Lagerfeld on her birthday last week.(IANS)
New York, April 2 : Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant would decide if the 2013-14 season would be his final season before the start of training camp next season.
After being picked 13th overall from high school by the Lakers in 1996-97 season, Bryant spent his entire 16 seasons with the Lakers, winning five world championship from 2000 to 2002, as well as in 2009 and 2010, reports Xinhua.
The 34-year-old was quoted by the USA Today as saying that "I'll talk to my family and stuff and really see if I want to continue to sacrifice as much as I'm sacrificing right now."
New York, April 1 : Hollywood actress Katie Holmes reportedly enjoyed a date with producer Rick Schwartz.
The couple were spotted at Lure Fishbar here and seemed to be enjoying each other's company, reports nypost. com.
Holmes is divorced from actor Tom Cruise, while Schwartz recently split from actress Emmanuelle Chriqui.
"Katie looked relaxed and beautiful. The two were laughing and flirting," said a source. (IANS)
New York, March 28 : Sri Lanka should act on the call by a deputy minister to investigate war crimes by examining his own role in serious abuses, Human Rights Watch said Thursday.
Deputy Minister V. Muralitharan, known as Col. Karuna, called for war crimes investigations into the Tamil National Alliance, an opposition coalition of Tamil political parties, presumably because some of its members had links with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).
New York, March 26 : The UN said Monday that it is withdrawing foreign staff from Syria over security conditions after mortar shells fell near a hotel housing its employees.
Russian envoy to the UN Vitaly Churkin said the move was regrettable, but that it demonstrated the gravity of the situation in the war-ravaged nation.
Mortar fire damaged the hotel building and some cars in the parking lot, including one UN vehicle.
Around 100 international and 800 domestic employees work for a variety of UN agencies and programs in the Syrian capital, Damascus.
New York, March 23 : Hollywood actress Lindsay Lohan won't face charges for allegedly punching a psychic in a New York nightclub.
The 26-year-old actress, who was recently sentenced to 90 days in rehab, won't be prosecuted as a security camera outside the club captured Tiffany Mitchell falling and sustaining the same injuries. She had accused Lohan of causing the injuries.