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‘Sopranos’ actor cleared in cop slaying12.23.08

If you haven’t heard already, Yonkers actor Lilo Brancato Jr. was cleared of second-degree murder yesterday in relation to the shooting of an off-duty cop in 2005.

Brancato is most famous for his breakthrough role as Robert DeNiro’s son in the movie “A Bronx Tale” in 1993 and had a brief stint on the HBO show The Sopranos.

But we here at Suburbarazzi think he’s most famous for his less-than-2-second cameo in the music video “My Boo” by Alicia Keys and Usher. Fast forward to 3:01 in the video and you can see Brancato driving a town car.

But of course, the biased mainstream media tries to hide that fact from you.

(AP Photo/David Greene)

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Howard Stern, Beth Ostrosky get hitched10.06.08

Howard Stern, the self-proclaimed King of All Media, has been married once before, but is Beth Ostrosky the Queen who will help him find his Happily Ever After?

That’s to be written, but the 54-year-old deejay and the 36-year-old model took the biggest step toward that goal with their wedding at Manhattan’s Le Cirque restaurant Friday night.

Stern proposed to Ostrosky on Valentine’s Day in 2007. It’s his second marriage, her first.

Officiating the ceremony was actor Mark Consuelos, the husband of Kelly Ripa, who also attended. The rest of the guest list wasn’t exactly the Wack Pack.

In addition to Stern show regulars, People magazine and Howard 100 News reported that the guest list included Bedford resident Chevy Chase (who reportedly delivered a raunchy roast), Larchmont native Joan Rivers, Sarah Lawrence College graduate Barbara Walters, Westchester real estate maven Donald Trump, Billy Joel and wife Katie Lee Joel, Dixie Chicks singer Natalie Maines, former Train lead singer Pat Monahan, John Stamos, Jillian Barberie, Jimmy Kimmel, Sarah Silverman and former Senator Al D’Amato.

“I danced with Howard,” said Rivers, according to People. “The wedding was fabulous, everyone had a great, great time.”

The Piano Man sang two songs, Monahan sang another, and Maines and Barberie teamed up for yet another, according to reports.

In a report airing today on Howard 100 News, Barberie had a suspicion about Kimmel and Silverman, who earlier this year had a civil yet very public breakup: “I think they’re back,” she whispered today on her Los Angeles morning talk show.

(Associated Press file photo by Diane Bondareff)

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And the number of Olympic medals Hudson Valley won is…08.25.08

Zero. But that really doesn’t matter to me at all because it’s still pretty freakin awesome that we had at least seven athletes compete in the Olympics.olympic_closing_ceremony_msnbc.jpg

They all deserve their props including Yonkers native James Blake. He lost the bronze medal match in tennis, but he deserves a gold medal in my book for beating Roger Federer, the world’s best tennis player, in an earlier match.

(Editors note: According to my research, nobody from the Hudson Valley won a medal. But I may have missed someone, so I do apologize in advance if I am wrong).

(AP Photo)

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Roseanne, you just got Voight’d!08.22.08

As you know, “comedian” Roseanne Barr slammed Angelina Jolie by calling her an “evil spawn” this week. jon-voight-796249.jpg

Well Jolie’s dad Jon Voight, the Yonkers native turned Midnight Cowboy, unloaded his guns at Barr in a written statement:

“Her defaming of our National Anthem in 1990 gave us insight into who she is and what she is capable of saying and doing,” Voight said.

OH SNAP! RoBarr just got Voight’d!

You guys remember the national anthem incident right? The one where she butchered the song and then grabbed her crotch at the end of it.

(AP Photo)

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Man slashed after Bow Wow visits Yonkers basketball game08.21.08

Rapper Bow Wow made a surprise visit to a Yonkers basketball game late Tuesday night causing mass turnout within a matter of minutes.tjndc5-5b5ehxsh8nk144tr3ezi_original.jpg

Apparently as soon as he left, the crowd got rowdy and a 20-year-old suffered a 6-inch slash to his left cheek.

Yikes! I can just imagine how this went down.

Person 1: “Oh heyyel naw, did you just say Roll Bounce was a bad movie?”

Person 2: “Yeah, whatchu gonna do about it?”

(SLASH!)

Person 2: “I see. Point well taken, my friend.”

Person 1: “Okie dokes, take care!”

(AP Photo/Jeff Christensen)

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Roseanne Disses Brangelina and Jon Voight08.19.08

Comic Roseanne Barr unleashed a storm on her blog against Yonkers born Jon Voight and his estranged daughter Angelina Jolie.

roseanne-barr.jpgAs you recall, Jon Voight wrote a harsh critique of Barack Obama, saying the country would move in a socialist direction if he got elected. Well, Roseanne fired back on her blog:

“Jon Voight is a frightened little girl in a pink ballet tutu, who acts like Obama just wandered in from the rain forest with a bone thru his nose and a communist pamphlet in his loincloth,” she said.

Ok, that was pretty funny.

But then, Roseanne goes after Angelina Jolie, a former Sneden’s Landing resident.tjndc5-5b50nin8875a1s6m7p4_original.jpg

“Your evil spawn Angelina Jolie and her vacuous hubby Brad Pitt make about $40 million a year in violent, psychopathic movies and give away three of it to starving children, trying to look as if they give a crap about humanity as they spit out more dunces that will consume more than their fair share and wreck the earth even more,” she said.

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Oh heyyyel naw. Don’t make me do my ghetto girl finger snapping at you Roseanne. Or cuss you out in Hindi/Farsi/Arabic.

(Roseanne Barr: AP Photo)

(Jon Voight: AP Photo/Louis Lanzano)

(Angelina Jolie: AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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If DMX and Lucky Me met in jail, what would happen?08.18.08

DMX is slated to remain in jail through his court date in October — the same month when fellow LoHud rapper Lucky Me is expected to be sentenced.

This begs the question: If the Yonkers-raised, Bedford-dwelling Ruff Ryder and the Central Nyack icon met behind bars, would the encounter more likely spawn a triple-platinum collaboration or rap’s best beef since 50 Cent and Ja Rule? Post your predictions below. Hypothetical (and clean) song titles are also welcome.

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And while you’re at it, vote in the new poll in the right margin: Who’s the best rapper with ties to the Lower Hudson Valley? We’re starting you off with Diddy (Mount Vernon), DMX, Heavy D (Mount Vernon), Jadakiss (Yonkers), Jay-Z (Scarsdale), Lucky Me and Styles P (Yonkers). Feel free to add your own suggestions as long as they actually exist and at some point lived in the LoHud (Westchester, Putnam and Rockland counties).

(Photo of DMX: AP Photo/Louis Lanzano; Photo of Lucky Me: The Journal News/Vincent DiSalvio.)

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James Blake upsets bland razor spokesman at Olympics08.14.08

Yonkers native James Blake needed only two sets to upset Swiss phenom Roger Federer in Olympic tennis earlier today.

blake.jpgIt’s his first time beating Federer — the No. 1 player in the world — in nine tries.

Federer, who hocks five-bladed razors with fellow clean-shaven sports celebs Tiger Woods and Derek Jeter, is one of the world’s best athletes about whom few Americans care. To me, he’s like “Gone With The Wind.” I’m sure I’d be really impressed by watching both, but frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.

Blake, however, is a classy, bright guy with a winning combo of personality and humility. And he’s an amazing story to boot: In addition to overcoming scoliosis as a child, in 2004 alone he endured a broken neck, the death of his father and a nasty case of shingles. Plus, he was a high school classmate of John Mayer and attended Harvard University before dropping out to pursue his tennis career.

James Blake: The best a man can get.

(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

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Jon Voight slams Barack Obama07.30.08

Yonkers native Jon Voight had harsh words to say for presumptive democratic nominee Barack Obama this week.

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“If, God forbid, we live to see Mr. Obama president, we will live through a socialist era that America has not seen before, and our country will be weakened in every way,” he wrote in an editorial for the Washington Times.

Ouch. To no surprise, Voight is a conservative and endorsed Rudy Giuliani for president this year.

(AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)

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Sopranos actor from Yonkers seeks bail07.29.08

Lillo Brancato Jr., whose been in jail since 2005 for the slaying of a New York City police officer, is seeking bail again.

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Brancato is most known for playing the son of Robert DeNiro’s character in “A Bronx Tale.” Great movie if you haven’t seen it. More recently, he did a string of appearances during one of the early seasons of “The Sopranos.”

But if you really want to impress someone of the opposite gender at a party, mention the fact that Brancato makes an appearance in the music video “My Boo” by Usher and Alicia Keys. Fast forward to 3:01 in the video to see the Yonkers native:

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WWE wrestler arrested after Yonkers brawl07.21.08

Ohhhhh yeah! Time to snap into a Slim Jim for this one.

Professional wrestler James Fullington, a.k.a. “the Sandman” was arrested Sunday night in Yonkers after throwing glasses at restaurant employees during a gathering of fellow wrestlers at La Lanterna. Hat tip goes out to our Yonkers crime reporter, Will David.

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In case you haven’t brushed up on your wrestling history (shame on you if you haven’t), the Sandman was a multiple time heavyweight champion for Extreme Championship Wrestling, which eventually merged with World Wrestling Entertainment.

Police arrived at the restaurant at around 9:45 p.m. and found the Sandman throwing glasses at people in the restaurant. The Sandman then proceeded to throw glasses at the police.

Classy. I’m surprised he didn’t go for a running clothesline or a piledriver.

He was taken to the county jail in Valhalla for psychiatric treatment. I’m sure there will be more to come on this one, so stay tuned.

(Mugshot courtesy of Yonkers Police)

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Podcast: July 907.09.08

On the show this week: Wall-E’s connection to Yonkers, Rosie O’Donnell’s “affair” with Cindy Adams, and Nick DiPaolo’s very unfunny experience following a USO comedy show.

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At the end of the video and after the break is the answer to this week’s quiz: The Pleasantville Music Festival this Saturday will feature Joan Osborne, who landed a huge hit in the ‘90s with “One of Us.” Which of these Mike Myers movie characters claimed to write that song?

A) Wayne Campbell
B) Austin Powers
C) Dr. Evil
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