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Miley Cyrus Rang in the New Year by Performing Sick

Miley Cyrus rang in 2014 with a headlining spot at Times Square’s annual New Year’s Eve bash in New York.

The pop star, who scrapped a show in Florida to perform as part of TV network ABC’s end-of-year TV marathon, sang Get It Right and Wrecking Ball just before midnight, but it was too cold for her to ‘twerk’ or show off too much skin. Instead, she and three dancers hit the stage in matching gold outfits and the pop star also wore a floor-length white winter coat to keep off the chill.

Cyrus smiled through the show even though she was ill – shortly before taking to the stage, she tweeted, “This cough/cold is not a good combo. please keep praying for me. If I can just get thru tonight I can have a nice lil break.”

She cheered up just before taking the stage when she told host Ryan Seacrest all about her “modest” costume, revealing, “This is the most clothed I’ve been in all of 2013… Due to standards and practices and also the cold weather, this is what we came up with.”

And she started 2014 with high praise from Courtney Love, who ended 2013 with the post, “if it wasn’t for @MileyCyrus 2013 would’ve been a dull dreary year. if you can’t agree with that, you’re an idiot.”

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Lady Gaga inaugurates H&M store in Times Square

H&M selected Lady Gaga to lead the ribbon cutting and lighting of the H&M logo on the top of 4 Times Square to kick off the opening of H&M’s newest store on Thursday, November 14, at 12:01 a.m. ET. The singer looked fabulous while arriving in a ARTPOP bus and went inside the shop later to see the collection. Read more at gagamedia.net

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On Broadway: Last Call For Newsies Nicholas Lampiasi

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Ten-year old Nicholas Lampiasi, ended his year run in Disney’s Newsies this past weekend, and was feted at Robert Earl’s (Planet Hollywood) new restaurant Buca di Beppo in Times Square, prior to his final show.

Most of the cast attended, as well as director Jeff Calhoun; Jake Lucas; Josh Colley; Cameron Colley; Jacob & David Guzamn; as well as PR-persons Ayana Brown and David Salidor.

Up-and-coming artist Dominick DiPietrantonio also showed as well.
With the movies and TV calling, it shouldn’t be long till we Nicholas up on the silver screen.

THE BORN BRAVE BUS TOUR HEADS BACK ON THE ROAD

The Born This Way Foundation (BTWF) announced today that the Born Brave Bus is headed back on the road to embark on a four-city tour beginning March 16th in Philadelphia and making stops in Washington, DC, New York City and Chicago. The bus tour, which had been postponed in February following the cancellation of Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Ball tour due to an extensive injury, is an effort by the Born This Way Foundation to inspire bravery and promote self-acceptance among young people. Covered in artwork created by real Gaga fans, the bus and surrounding experience provides youth with an interactive way to meet like-minded peers, and to connect with local resources in their communities including behavioral and mental health services, school psychologists, mentoring, volunteer opportunities and bullying and suicide prevention resources. While counseling will not be provided on site, youth will be directed to local professionals who can provide services to them on an individual basis.

“Although my daughter is recovering and not able to complete the tour, it is important to her that the Born Brave Bus lives on,” said Cynthia Germanotta, BTWF Co-Founder and President. “The bus has already impacted thousands of young people and, with the support of our partner organizations, this incredible resource will continue to help guide the large youth populations of Philadelphia, Washington, DC, New York and Chicago towards local support in their communities.”

The Born Brave Bus Tour will be visiting the four cities throughout March with the goal of bringing it to more cities in the future. Tour dates, cites, and locations are listed below and more specific details will be announced shortly at www.bornthiswayfoundation.org.

– Saturday, March 16: Philadelphia, PA, Art Museum Front Steps; 3pm-7pm

– Tuesday, March 19: Washington, D.C., The National Mall; 1pm-7pm

– Saturday and Sunday, March 23 and 24: New York City, Times Square (Between 46th and 47th Streets); Saturday, 3pm-7pm & Sunday, 12pm-6pm

– Wednesday, March 27: Chicago, IL, Gateway Park at Navy Pier; 12pm-6pm

Visitors to the bus can enjoy food, live performances from Lady Gaga’s friends The Dirty Pearls, as well as DJ sets from Lady Starlight and DJ White Shadow in select cities, and fun activities including interactive digital kiosks, games and more.

A Traveling, High-Tech Theater Showcasing a Totally New Way of Experiencing New York Laucnhes September 16 From New York Marriot in Times Square

Following the unveiling of the first of its fleet of custom-built $1.3 million vehicles in Times Square today, tickets are now on sale for THE RIDE, a spectacular new immersive and interactive entertainment experience that moves guests through midtown Manhattan, as an ever-changing show featuring actors, performers, and everyday citizens unfolds on the streets before them.
THE RIDE features vehicles so extensively equipped with advanced technology and other amenities that they had to be super-sized: they’re the largest allowed by law on the streets of New York and guaranteed to turn heads. Performers aboard THE RIDE – and posted along its 4.2-mile route – hail from the world of stand-up and improvisational comedy, ensuring a uniquely hilarious experience every trip, as they comment on New  York’s history, iconic sites, and street life. Some of the fun for riders is figuring out what’s part of the show and what’s everyday life in New York City, as THE RIDE provides a wry, satirical and loving look at the city in all its glory.
Created by Brooklyn-based director and entertainment entrepreneur Michael Counts, THE RIDE features a script by award-winning comedy-writer and producer John Bobey, who also serves as director, and veteran comedy-writers Kim Gamble and Jack Helmuth.  Each of THE RIDE’s vehicles is specially designed with more than 3,000 LED lights, 40 video screens, an IMAX Theater’s worth of audio equipment, cutting-edge wireless and directional speakers to connect with sidewalk performers and “floor-shaker” sound system technology that emulates everything from passing subway to a thumping nightclub.  Three rows of stadium-style seating – facing the vehicle’s floor-to-ceiling side windows – orient riders to view the streets of Manhattan as if they were the biggest, most elaborate sets in the world.