Denzel treats Mount Vernon High to his ‘Training Day’ look (and scholarships)

There’s no denying it: Denzel Washington is a good looking bald man. Especially with a goatee. The Mount Vernon native returned to his hometown this morning to present two research scholarships — the, ahem, Pauletta and Denzel Washington Family Scholar in Neuroscience Awards — to med students Lindsey B. Ross and Debi M. Thomas.

Many thanks to honorary Suburbarazzo Nicole Neroulias for sending a cell phone pic of the event (the first one in the series below). All of the other photos are by Carucha L. Meuse.

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“Denzel Washington presents scholarships at Mount Vernon High” [LoHud]

Barack’s ‘Late Show’ Top 10

The Illinois senator made a surprise appearance last night on Letterman, appearing on the North Salem resident’s show via satellite to deliver the “Top 10 Interesting Facts About Barack Obama.”


My favorites:

10. My first act as President will be to stop the fighting between Lauren and Heidi on “The Hills.”

8. When I tell my kids to clean their room. I finish with, ‘I’m Barack Obama and I approved this message.

5. I have canceled all my appearances the day the “Sex and the City” movie opens.

Enjoy the rest after the break.

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Rosie O’Donnell: ‘Leave Miley Cyrus alone’

Forget Britney Spears. Rosie O’Donnell wants everyone to “Leave Miley Cyrus alone.”

rosie-o2.jpgThe South Nyack resident used her blog Monday to stick up for the 15-year-old singer, whose Vanity Fair photos taken by Annie Liebowitz — in case you hadn’t heard by now — have caused a bit of a stir this week.

Annie Liebowitz; I had two photo shoots with her. You kind of do what she says. It’s intimidating, Annie Liebowitz. I also didn’t think it was a pornographic photo in any capacity. I thought it was sort of a beautiful portrait, you know. I like the one of her and her dad, too, I don’t know. It’s Annie Liebowitz, people, you know. Leave Miley Cyrus alone. Disney, making her apologize: Oy, oy, oy, oy, oy.

Since O’Donnell once played a guest on “Coffee Talk with Linda Richmond” — the “Saturday Night Live” recurring sketch featuring Mike Myers playing a female talk-show host inspired by his then-mother-in-law — I’ll give you a topic: The Liebowitz photos of Cyrus are art and/or pornography. Discuss.

(AP Photo/ABC, Heidi Gutman)