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Film Comment Selects: Intriguing cinematic offerings

Jake Gyllenhaal in "Enemy."

One of the great joys of attending any film festival is the experience of discovering a movie for the first time, to sit down without any preconceptions and to emerge with your mind expanded and your perspective shifted.

There's a flip side to that, of course. Entrusting your moviegoing experience to a team of festival programmers leaves you exposed to their whims and desires.

There's...

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Bradley Cooper dishes on going commando at White House

Bradley Cooper attends the premiere of "American Hustle"

(Credit: Bradley Cooper attends the premiere of "American Hustle" in Berlin. (Getty Images/Ian Gavan))

Just call Bradley Cooper commando-in-chief.

The actor revealed on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" Monday that he opted to forgo his skivvies for last week's White House state dinner, after a recent weight gain for a new role left his tuxedo skintight.

"I couldn't even stand up, really," a laughing Cooper told DeGeneres. "It was a nightmare. But I made it through."

Of course, Cooper's...

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Bode Miller defends interviewer over questions about late brother

Bode Miller at the Winter Olympics on February

(Credit: Bode Miller at the Winter Olympics on February 13, 2014. (Getty Images/Alexander Hassenstein))

Winning an Olympic medal is an emotional experience no matter what - but for American alpine racer Bode Miller, who took home the bronze for men's super-G yesterday, the victory was overshadowed by an even more emotional interview.

In a post-race exchange, NBC's Christin Cooper moved Miller to tears with questions about his brother, snowboarder Chelone Miller, who died last April at age 29...

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Shuttle service to help Greenpoint ferry riders

The East River Ferry ramp in Greenpoint collapsed

(Credit: The East River Ferry ramp in Greenpoint collapsed on Feb. 13, 2014. (Lindsay Lief/Twitter))

East River Ferry riders in Greenpoint whose nearby landing collapsed during last Thursday's snowstorm will still be able to ride the waves thanks to a ride on a shuttle bus.

The free service will bring Greenpoint residents from the East River Ferry stop at India Street to the N. 6th Street stop in Williamsburg, starting Tuesday, for at least two weeks, the New York City Economic Development...

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Blunt, Krasinksi welcome new baby girl

Actors John Krasinski and Emily Blunt have announced

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John Krasinski announced the arrival of his and Emily Blunt's first child via Twitter Sunday morning.

"Wanted to let the news out directly," he tweeted. "Emily and I are so incredibly happy to welcome our daughter Hazel into the world today! Happy bday!"

Blunt, 30, and Krasinski, 34, began dating in 2008 and have been married since July 2010.

"The Devil Wears Prada" actress announced...

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NYFW through her daughter's eyes

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Seeing style through my daughter's eyes this New York Fashion Week gave me a new perspective.

The president of Louis Vuitton once told me that if a 15-year-old daughter and a 40-year-old mother buy the same product, you have a brand.

This Fashion Week, which showed off designers' fall 2014 collections, my daughter Sea and I went to Diane von Furstenberg, Marc by Marc Jacobs and and Son...

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Body found in Hudson River believed to be that of missing fashion designer

Fashion designer Michele Savoia.

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A body found in the Hudson River by the NYPD scuba team is believed to be that of the missing celebrity fashion designer Michele Savoia.

Savoia, 55, who lived on a yacht moored in the river near Pier 59, had been missing since 3:54 a.m. Thursday, when he was last seen leaving the trendy 10th Ave. Marquee nightclub in Chelsea.

The scuba divers, working in frigid conditions, found the...

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Simon Cowell: Baby Eric makes me feel 'love and pride'

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Simon Cowell is a proud dad of a baby “Idol.”

The British “X-Factor” creator and girlfriend  Lauren Silverman, 36, gave birth to baby Eric on Valentine's Day at Lenox Hill Hospital.

“I never knew how much love and pride I would feel.” Cowell, 54, tweeted Sunday with a photo of him holding his sleeping infant to his chest.

He also tweeted a family photo that included Lauren...

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MTA bus driver arrested over fare fight

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An off-duty MTA bus driver was arrested Sunday for allegedly assaulting a livery cab driver over a fare, according to police.

The ill-fated early-morning cab ride began around 3:30 a.m. on the northeast corner of Riverdale and Rockaway avenues in Brownsville. The driver, who the police identified as Jamelel Allen, allegedly refused to pay the 57-year-old hack and then punched him in the face...

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MTA on Saturday schedule for President's Day

mta subway

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Buses and subways on President's Day will run on a Saturday schedule, while weekend work on the No. 7 line continues.

With a Saturday schedule in effect, there will be no express service on the No. 6 and 7 lines; no B trains; M trains running between the Myrtle Avenue and Middle Village-Metropolitan Avenue stops; and no Z train, with the J train running between Jamaica Center and Chambers...

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