Vernon Davis goes on ‘Celebrity Family Feud,’ gives answers about strippers and women’s feet

Vernon Davis proved to be a more-than-serviceable opening act for Rob Gronkowski on ABC’s “Celebrity Family Feud.” A week before the Patriots tight end’s much-hyped appearance on the game show, his 49ers counterpart took part in an NFC vs. AFC battle Sunday night and stole the show. Asked by host Steve Harvey to “name something that follows the word strip,” Davis responded quizzically: “per?” RELATED: TOP 10 MOST CRINGE-WORTHY GAME SHOW ANSWERS In fairness to Davis, they seem to ask a lot of loaded questions on the “Feud” — and should continue with that approach — so “stripper” is not an off-the-wall answer. Steak, search and tease would've been acceptable answers as well. The 31-year-old scored again when Harvey asked: “If you’re good at reading a woman’s body language, what part of her body speaks the loudest?” “Her feet,” Davis responded. Rex Ryan probably got a kick out of that one. Continue Reading

World celebrates Kate and Will’s newest royal addition

People around the globe celebrated the birth of the latest princess in royal style. Hordes of well-wishers and reporters learned that Kate Middleton gave birthSaturday in London through a town crier shouting, 'Hear ye, hear ye," outside St. Mary's Hospital. "May our princess be long-lived, happy and glorious," Tony Appleton said, reading from a scroll before an eruption of applause. The rest of the world found out through Kensington Palace's Twitter account. "Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a daughter at 8:34 a.m.," Kensington Palacetweeted. The account quickly added: "The baby weighs 8lbs 3oz. The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth." The Queen and other royal relatives "are delighted," officials said in a statement. Revelers danced in the streets, chanting, "Princess! Princess!" and "Hip, hip, hooray!" Hundreds lined up outside Buckingham Palace to show their glee for a birth announcement placed outside. "I'm on top of the world," 80-year-old Terry Hutt told the Associated Press. "If Diana was here, she'd be very, very proud." As Brits and Americans alike noticed the early morning news, the #RoyalBaby hashtag immediately became Twitter's top trending topic. One of the earliest reactions came from British author J.K. Rowling, who happened to tweet about the baby almost 24 hours before the news broke. Many people speculated on the baby's name, with some hoping she would be named Diana after Prince William's late mom. Bookies also touted new odds for the princess' name after it was announced the royal baby is a girl. Alice and Charlotte are the clear favorites. British politicians, such as Prime Minister David Cameron and London Mayor Boris Johnson, flocked to Twitter to congratulate the Duke and Duchess. The joy was seen around the country as landmarks around London lit up in celebration. The BT Tower, a looming telecommunications building, flashed "it's a Continue Reading

In the Now: Listen to Torres sing about the chaos of Bushwick; celebrate LGBT Pride with activities all week; pop-in to a pop-up pool

GREAT SCOTT Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Mackenzie Scott, who performs as Torres, sings the praises of Bushwick. She moved there in 2013. “It’s a chaos, but it’s a good chaos,” Scott says. “The home that I grew up in was morally very black and white. But in the gray area of Bushwick, I’ve learned to be OK with the unknown — the fact that we don’t know anything.” Scott, 24, launches a world tour at Mercury Lounge on Friday in support of her second studio album, “Sprinter,” which mixes introspection and tumultuous instrumentals. Scott will then tour a bit and return to New York on July 22 for a show at Terminal 5. Torres at Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. , (212) 260-4700, June 26, 10:30 p.m. Chris Sommerfeldt VROOM WITH A VIEW Two of the biggest names in small-car racing are poised to face off once again at Saturday’s Pinewood Derby World Championship in Times Square. Seven-year-old Brooklyn Cub Scout Lerrod “Roddy” Smalls II, has lost two consecutive races to bitter 8-year-old rival Giancarlo Costa — but promises a different outcome this time. “I want to beat him!” says Smalls. “I’ve gotten this far and I really don’t want to lose. I worked really hard.” Each year since 1953 participating scouts have received kits containing four plastic wheels, four nails for axles and a block of pinewood. With these materials, and not much else, they create model cars weighing five ounces or less that roll down an inclined track. “The event celebrates the process of working with your hands and seeing a project from start to finish,” says Boy Scouts spokesman Ethan Draddy. Times Square, Broadway and 46th St., Sat ., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For info, visit Chauncey Alcorn PRIDE AND JOY Get loud and proud. New York City Pride Week kicks off on Friday with The Rally featuring Ashanti Continue Reading

French Riviera celebrity hotspot Mamo Le Michelangelo to open SoHo branch

New York is getting a little of that Cannes-do spirit. Mamo Le Michelangelo, a celebrity-filled five-star restaurant on the French Riviera, is opening a SoHo outpost Friday. The 23-year-old original in Antibes draws stars all year long, but especially during the Cannes Film Festival, when A-listers like Robert Pattinson, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Diane Kruger fill the banquettes. The SoHo location will be run by Mike Mammoliti, the son of owner Herve Mammoliti, and the name will be shortened to simply Mamo. “Opening a restaurant in New York City has always been my dream,” says Mike Mammoliti, 33 and handsome enough to pass for one of his father’s A-list clients. “In some ways, this is more difficult than opening my own restaurant, because I know people will judge every dish and compare it to my father’s.” Mammoliti has been working the New York restaurant scene for years, first as a busboy during the months of the year when his dad didn’t need him in Cannes. Later, Mammoliti waited tables at Pastis, the temporarily closed French bistro in the Meatpacking district. He thought about opening a restaurant in Los Angeles, where his father’s regulars like Harvey Weinstein would have helped pack the place, or London, but felt those global outposts would follow if he could make it in New York. The Mammoliti good name will help, experts said. “I’ve been going to the restaurant for 20 years now, and it’s one of the best Italian restaurants I've ever been to,” says Aymeric Clemente, co-owner of Bagatelle, a chichi French restaurant in the Meatpacking district. “There are always notable people in the crowd, like Rihanna and Leonardo Di Caprio, Jay Z and Beyonce. The one in SoHo is going to do great. All the celebrities will go there." Attention to detail has been obsessive at the Continue Reading

Boldly caffeinated: Italian astronaut dons ‘Star Trek’ uniform to celebrate arrival of International Space Station’s espresso machine

An Italian astronaut can now "live long and prosper" and get a decent espresso aboard the International Space Station. Samantha Cristoforetti donned a uniform from "Star Trek: Voyager" to celebrate the arrival of the cargo-carrying "Dragon" spacecraft on Friday. It contained the terminal's brand new espresso machine, reports USA Today. "There's coffee in that nebula... ehm, I mean... in that #Dragon," she posted on Twitter, alongside an image of herself pointing and smiling at the berthing craft. The "Dragon" had blasted off from Cape Canaveral on April 14 and was captured by the ISS's robotic arm as they both soared over the Pacific Ocean. Its arrival was a welcome relief for the caffeine-loving spacewoman, as she's been forced to drink instant coffee since she boarded the space exploration HQ in November. The so-called ISSPresso machine was designed by Italian coffee giant Lavazza, Turin-based engineering company Argotec and the Italian Space Agency. It's the first coffee machine that can be used in the micro-gravity of the ISS. And it uses a capsule system to fill plastic pouches with hot drinks. "It's been just amazing," Cristoforetti, who returns back to Earth next month, said after taking delivery of the gadget. "Lots of science and even coffee's in there, so that's pretty exciting," she added. The Dragon also contained 4,000-pounds of food and science research equipment. With News Wire Services Join the Conversation: Continue Reading

Former President Bill Clinton heads to Harlem to celebrate community’s restaurant scene

Former President Bill Clinton appeared at an event celebrating Harlem’s restaurant scene Saturday — but he had no appetite to discuss the $25 million in speech money he and wife Hillary earned over the past 16 months. Clinton didn’t take questions after expounding on Harlem’s restaurant renaissance. “Nothing characterizes this neighborhood more than the food, all the different restaurants, all the different people who provide it,” Clinton said at the Harlem EatUp! event in Morningside Park. Bubba addressed the few hundred foodies a day after it was revealed that the Clintons’ income since January 2014 put them in the top tenth of 1% of all Americans. In addition to the $25 million in speech money, Hillary Clinton earned more than $5 million from her 2014 memoir “Hard Choices.” Continue Reading

VIDEO: Soccer team gets scored on during over-the-top goal celebration

Karma came quick for this showboating soccer team that went way overboard with its goal celebration. Players from Zambian club K-Stars thought they'd scored the game-winner against Clube Ferroviario of Mozambique with a late free kick, so they milked the moment for all it was worth. There were acrobatic flips, lots of group hugs and a march toward the sidelines - with the team's goalie included - to continue the festivities with their fans. While this was going on, Ferroviario's players quickly re-started the game and, with their distracted opponents taking way too much time getting back into position, kicked the ball from 55 yards out and into the wide open net. The ref allowed the goal to stand, and the game ended in a 1-1 draw. Final score notwithstanding, K-Stars were definitely the losers that day. MOBILE USERS: WATCH THE VIDEO HERE Join the Conversation: Continue Reading

Cuomo, de Blasio spar over New York City housing as Celebrate Israel Parade marches

The conflict in the Middle East has nothing on the ongoing feud between Mayor de Blasio and Gov. Cuomo. Hizzoner said Cuomo’s refusal to support his ambitious affordable-housing agenda was a “slap in the face of every New Yorker.” The two pols continued to spar as they avoided each other in the 51st annual Celebrate Israel Parade on Sunday. De Blasio took the first potshot of the day when he spoke Sunday morning at the Concord Baptist Church in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. “We’re not blind to petty politics,” de Blasio told the scores of church members gathered. “We’re not blind to the games people play. “I’ve heard the governor say not everyone agrees,” he added. “Well, guess what? Not everyone agrees on a lot of things. Sometimes it takes leadership.” Cuomo joined the increasingly heated prizefight with fellow Democrat de Blasio before he marched down the sea of blue and white along the packed parade route on Fifth Ave. “I think, first of all, everybody needs to take a deep breath on this issue,” he told reporters. “We all support affordable housing.” Ignoring his own advice, Cuomo then ripped into the de Blasio administration’s plan to reform the 421-a tax abatement program, saying it “raised serious questions on a number of fronts.” “I believe the mayor’s plan offers a sweetheart deal to large real estate developers in the city,” he said. “Now, I understand they need an incentive to provide affordable housing, but the mayor’s plan would give them a 35-year tax break. I mean, that’s really extraordinary.” De Blasio’s proposal to reform the controversial tax abatement program calls for developers to set aside more units as affordable housing. The plan has been hailed by real estate big shots, but labor groups have criticized the mayor for failing to force developers Continue Reading

Starbucks Frappuccino celebrates 20th anniversary with Birthday Cake flavor for five days only

Let them drink cake! Starbucks is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Frappuccino with a limited edition Birthday Cake flavor available through March 30. The birthday beverage is a Vanilla Bean Frappuccino creme blended with hazelnut and topped with raspberry-infused whipped cream. The company says it was crafted to resemble a cucpake. When it first debuted in 1995, the Frappuccino was only available in mocha and coffee flavors. Today, the coffee giant boasts a long line of fancy Fraps like the Tiramisu, Caramel Flan, Green Tea or the holiday-themed Chestnut Praline Frap. The Daily News Taste Kitchen was curious to see if the pretty pink drink tasted as good as it looks, so we gave it a try. "The vanilla is very rich and pairs well with the raspberry," said one reporter comparing the milky sip to a Dairy Queen Blizzard. "I feel like I'm drinking Funfetti cake mix," said another scribe commenting on the sweetness of the raspberry whipped cream. The verdict: This Frap tastes more like soft-serve raspberry ice cream than a cupcake. Let’s hope for a boozy flavor when the frozen sip turns 21. Continue Reading

Kate Middleton, Prince William celebrate 4-year wedding anniversary as arrival of second royal baby nears

Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge are marking their fourth wedding anniversary while waiting for the birth of their second child. The former Kate Middleton is expected to give birth in the coming days. Palace officials have said she is due in late April. Parking restrictions outside the private Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital where she is expected to give birth were extended for five more days Wednesday as the media and royal fans gather. Officials had initially imposed the restrictions until April 30 but have now reserved them until May 5. William and Kate celebrated their anniversary at Kensington Palace. Their first child, Prince George, was born at the Lindo Wing in 2013. ON A MOBILE DEVICE? WATCH THE VIDEO HERE. Continue Reading