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Hamming it up with a good amount of heart, Hanks then reportedly shook hands with the couple, kissed the bride’s hand (which surely elicited a blush), and jokingly reminded the couple that Hanks himself is a wedding officiant if they happened to need a celebrity cameo at the ceremony.READ MORE »


Sure, there’s the stuff that shows up on roundups of the year’s most popular music, movies, TV shows, books, trendy lettuces, vibrators, painful caught-on-video mishaps, or what have you. But a better way to sum up your own year in culture is to take a look at the things that really hit home and stuck… READ MORE »


Move over, abortion rights and raising the minimum wage, because there’s a new political cause that is dear to my heart: bringing pandas to New York City! Next month, Rep. Carolyn Maloney is headed to the Chengdu preserve in China, ground zero for baby pandas, and has been encouraged to fill out an… READ MORE »


As if just being the acclaimed equestrian daughter of a Russian fertilizer magnate wasn’t glamorous enough, 22-year-old Ekaterina Rybolovleva is now the owner of the most expensive apartment in the most expensive city in the world. That’s right — her father, Dmitry Rybolovlev, in a sale that shattered Manhattan’s individual property transaction records, parted with… READ MORE »

Love & Sex

A plane flying over a stadium with a banner flapping behind it reading “Will you marry me?” is not our idea of romance — does everything have to be so public? However, the benches in Central Park are another story. There are more than 9,000 benches in the park, and you can adopt one for… READ MORE »