Tiki Barber visits Putnam County

Former New York Giants running back Tiki Barber was the keynote speaker at the dedication of the new Hudson Valley Cerebral Palsy Association in Southeast over the weekend.tjndc5-5m8tnpb8vqv12pq07oz3_original.jpg

Barber is one of only three NFL players to have over 10,000 career rushing yards and 5,000 career receiving yards. He’s the first player in NFL history with over 1,800 rushing yards and 500 receiving yards in a single season.

These days, Barber has become somewhat of a TV star as an analyst for NBC sports and he covered the Beijing Olympics this year for MSNBC. He was also a contestant in June on  Celebrity Family Feud. 

You can check out the pics our photog snagged of him on Friday in our Lohud photo gallery. 

(Photo by Frank Becerra Jr / The Journal News )

Judge Judy sentenced: two more years on TV

After renewing her deal with CBS Television Stations, Judge Judy Sheindlin — judge-judy.jpgmom of newly elected Putnam DA Adam Levy, and whose hubby practices law in Putnam — is now set to be on the air with “Judge Judy” until 2012. Yes, by the time the contract runs out, she’ll be pushing 70.

In a quote on The Hollywood Reporter, CTD president and COO John Nogawski said, “Judge Judy is the unsung hero of syndication, consistently delivering fantastic ratings to our station partners, and were really proud its the only syndicated show growing year to year.”

Me, I always thought the biggest unsung hero was “The Lost World” with Jennifer O’Dell. To each his own.

Thanks to F.O.S. Amy Vernon for the tip.

(Judge Judy Photo: PRNewsFoto/CBS Television Distribution)

Harvey Fierstein, bargain hunter extraordinarie

I’m not sure exactly what kinds of treasures one can expect to find at a Masonic Temple fire sale (George Washington’s freemason apron? Ben Franklin’s X-Ray glasses? The unexpurgated script for “National Treasure”?), but if you’re curious, there’s one going on right now in Yonkers. The building is right across the street from St. Joseph’s Medical Center at 130 S. Broadway. And, as an added bonus, you might just run into Broadway vet Harvey Fierstein, who was spotted rummaging there earlier today by Journal News photographer Seth Harrison. Though he declined to be photographed, he did mention that he lives up in Southeast.

Ding, ding, ding! We finally have a Putnam celebrity to write about. Happy day.


(AP Photo/RK&A, Paul Kolnik)

Suburbarazzi Week in Review on RNN: Panettiere’s heroism, Stewart’s roast, and O’Donnell’s pundit no-go


This week’s quiz:

Which local celebrity’s son was just elected to the position of Putnam County DA?

A. Jerry Orbach
B. Glenn Close
C. Judge Judy
D. Chazz Palminteri

The answer is at the end of the clip and after the break.

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How did Judge Judy make Forbes’s list of the 20 Richest Women in Entertainment?

tjndc5-5b1x0rxeyd21cdkyugqo_layout.jpgOr more to the point, how is it possible that a daytime TV judge could somehow have more money than Nicole Kidman and Cameron Diaz?

The Forbes list, which came out yesterday, includes the usual list of suspects: Oprah, J.K. Rowling, Martha Stewart, Madonna. But by far the most surprising name on the list is Greenwich resident Judy Sheindlin, who came in at #13, just behind Britney Spears. Judy’s net worth: $95 million. Apparently, that number was derived from a $100 million four-year contract she signed for her show.

Who knew that Judy was commanding a David Beckham-caliber salary? Furthermore, did her husband, Jerry — who practices law in Putnam — get a similar salary when he was on “The People’s Court” back in the late ’90s?

Suddenly Jeanine Pirro’s career change is starting to make a whole lot more sense.

“The 20 Richest Women in Entertainment” [Forbes]

(Judge Judy: Gannett Photo Network)