Kanye West caught screaming into phone at Kim Kardashian during Fashion Week in New York

Kanye West doesn't waste all of his senseless ranting on Twitter. A spywitness in New York for his Fashion Week extravaganza got to experience West screaming into his phone and his long-suffering wife Kim Kardashian appeared to be on the other line. "They were having epic fights on the phone," says a [email protected] source who spotted West storming out of a West Chelsea recording studio just before Valentine's Day and yelling into his phone. We're told that West's rant was directed at someone he kept calling "Kim" and the nature of the call was clearly of a domestic nature. KIM KARDASHIAN DEFENDS KANYE WEST'S TWEETS "He was in a screaming match with Kim at Jungle City Studio that got so loud, he had to take outside," says our snitch. "He started walking up the West Side Highway for several blocks." "He walked like 3-4 blocks before they sent a driver out to pick him up," we're told. KIM KARDASHIAN SHARES FIRST PICTURE OF SON SAINT WEST Our spy thought nothing of the incident at the time, but suddenly found it interesting amidst West's particularly bizarre string of tweets that have since followed — sometimes as many as several dozen in a day. Those rants have seen the "Jesus Walks" rapper and running joke call himself "the most important living artist" and compare his tweets to the writings of Mark Twain. "LOVING My Husband. HATING that people don't get that Kanye will stand up against the whole world for his creativity and art," she wrote. FOLLOW DAILY NEWS ENTERTAINMENT: ON FACEBOOK | ON TWITTER Despite claiming that his artistic endeavors have left him $53-million in debt, we've learned that West is planning a super show at the New Orleans Super Dome that will likely take place in April, as first reported last week. If West can pony up the cash and keep himself together, the event would showcase new clothing Continue Reading

Jennifer Lopez teams up with Michelle Obama at convention in New York City

It was a star studded affair at the LULAC Convention on Thursday at the New York Hilton Midtown, where First Lady Michelle Obama (in a sleeveless Tanya Taylor frock) addressed the League of United Latin American Citizens, the oldest Hispanic organization in the U.S., during her stay in New York City.Jennifer Lopez was going to be in the building at the same time, to introduce “Los Jets,” a reality show about a struggling high school soccer team premiering on Nuvo next week. The group asked J.Lo if she would stop by for a quick appearance to introduce Obama and the diva happily obliged. DUHAMEL HAS HIP HOPS Now that he’s a father, Josh Duhamel has really gotten into the mind — and imagination — of a child. The “Safe Haven” actor began his duties as celebrity ambassador for Jumpstart in style, wearing a head-to-paw pink bunny costume at a Venice Beach event promoting reading to children. Duhamel has a 10-month-old son, Axl, with wife Fergie. ‘TODAY’ MAY GIVE MATT LE SPANK On Thursday’s “Today” show, hosts Willie Geist and Tamron Hall dialed up Matt LeBlanc a little after 9 a.m. to talk about the Emmy nomination for his sitcom “Episodes,” which had just been announced. But they got dead air. Turns out Matt had le blanked on his appointment with the hosts. A few minutes later, they got a sleepy-sounding star on the line explaining himself. “The phone woke me up,” groaned the “Friends” actor. “I completely forgot it was this morning.” KIMMEL’S SPECIAL-DELIVERY TWEET Congrats, Jimmy and Molly! Jimmy Kimmel and wife Molly McNearney are hosting a very special guest today. She’s their first child together — a baby girl, born Thursday. The “Jimmy Kimmel Live” host tweeted out the news, offering “congratulations to my beautiful and very tough wife.” Continue Reading

‘Caribbean Week in New York’ coming to town with public programs and sessions for government & industry VIPS

THE ANNUAL event “celebrating the unique holiday attributes” of the region, “Caribbean Week in New York,” is much more than seven days of sessions and activities. Coming June 1-7 , Caribbean Week will highlight the pluses of vacation, holiday and business travel, and, importantly, focus on the future for Caribbean people and what lies ahead for one of the most tourism-dependent areas in the world. Yes, scores of Caribbean heads of state, their tourism ministers and other government dignitaries will meet, network and strategize in closed-door sessions during Caribbean Week, which is organized by the Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organization that represents more than 30 nations in the region. But, along with the private meetings are public activities, presented each year during June's commemoration of Caribbean American Heritage Month. After commemorative Sunday church services at area churches on June 1, the week’s public events continue with the Caribbean Diaspora Forum on June 2 at the Hilton Times Square hotel, 234 W. 42nd St. (between Seventh and Eighth Aves.) in Manhattan from 6-9 p.m. The gathering, sponsored this year by the Sandals Foundation, is an opportunity to discuss Caribbean-Americans’ important role in tourism in the region and their respective nations and territories. The future of tourism and the involvement of young people are the focus of the Student Colloquium on June 3, to be held from 2:30 to 5 p.m., at the Hilton Times Square. Sandals Resorts International CEO Adam Stewart will address the gathering of young leaders, who will present the creative and practical sustainable tourism projects they’ve developed. Throughout the week, the prized cuisine of the region is on the agenda of the Celebrity Chef Program demonstrations and tastings in Manhattan. Some sessions have fees, but most are free. Caribbean kitchen veterans James Murphy (Antigua), Elise Continue Reading

Diplomatic superstars and heavyweight happenings bolster lineup for Caribbean Week in New York

Like the days before an anticipated boxing match, “Caribbean Week in New York” organizers are unveiling their heavyweight participants and giving the public a glimpse of the major spectacle to come — dozens of public and private programs, presented June 1-7 by the Barbados-based Caribbean Tourism Organization. A YouTube-posted video with CTO Secretary-General Hugh Riley promoting the week, a special media session with the heads of state from Sint Maarten and the Bahamas, and final preparations for the 2014 edition of the “Invest Caribbean Now!” global business initiative are among the happenings preceding the start of the annual seven-day event. A personal pitch from Riley is featured in the short video posted on the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s YouTube channel. He talks about the many activities of the week, which allow member nations and territories to “take advantage of that big spotlight we’re placing on the Caribbean” by promoting vacation and business travel to region. Journalists will gather in Manhattan on June 4 for “A View from the Top,” an invitation-only meeting with Prime Ministers Perry Christie of the Bahamas and Sarah Wescot-Williams of Sint Maarten to discuss the “holistic development” of Caribbean tourism. Meanwhile, Hard Beat Communications CEO Felicia Persaud, CTO officials and participants are excited about the fourth annual “Invest Caribbean Now!” summit of developers and investors, on June 4 at the Harvard Club, 35 W. 44th St., in Manhattan, “We are definitely relevant in the world and we’re growing faster than many people think,” said ICN founder Persaud, at the opening last year's well-attended ICN forum, about Caribbean business activity. “So, don't tell me that the Caribbean is too small, and that we don't have the market and we don't have the resources.” Continue Reading

Michelin names best 126 restaurants in New York City to eat for less than $40

It's cheap eats for fancy tastes. Tire maker and grub judge Michelin, which produces a travel guide to New York and other cities each year, recently announced that it is giving its “Bib Gourmand” award to 126 reasonably-priced Big Apple restaurants. Manhattan, with its glut of gluttony, led the way with 68 selections on the list including Harlem’s Miss Mamie's Spoonbread Too and Ethiopian standby Zoma. Brooklyn landed 36 selections with new restaurants like Shalom Japan joining stalwarts like Franny’s. Queens’ 16 entries this year amounted to a decrease from the 21 named in 2013. Bronx landed four spots on the list including Trattoria Zero Otto Nove on Arthur Ave, and Staten Island, two. Michelin will bestow more accolades when its full guide comes out next week. The company’s three-star rating system has stood for years as one of the pre-eminent designations of refined dining worldwide, though at times it has been accused of elitism. Only seven restaurants in New York City were awarded the full three stars last year. Ahmed Nassar, the owner of Waterfalls Cafe in Brooklyn Heights, had never heard of the guide. Nassar said he “had no idea” why he was awarded a Bib Gourmand this year, after a decade in business. But others say the Bib Gourmand — awarded to places where patrons can enjoy two courses and a glass of wine or a dessert for $40 or less — is good recognition for places that don’t cater to the upper crust. “It would be straying away from our roots if we were to go white table cloths; that’s not really who we are,” said Jason Wang, the overjoyed CEO of new Flushing recipient Biang! “We’ll never fashion ourselves as a high-end dining experience, and to have a Bib Gourmand is pretty much as good as it gets for our restaurants.” Some said they appreciated the recognition for being affordable. “I want people to Continue Reading

‘Caribbean Week in New York’ festivities ring with the sweet sound of success

Though it just ended, it’s not too soon to call Caribbean Week in New York 2013 a success. Starting off with a Gospel Celebration in Brooklyn, the mixture of public events and high-level tourism and business sessions accomplished its goal of getting the region’s many pluses out to the general public, and leaders in the corporate world and government. Caribbean Week activities, presented by the Caribbean Tourism Organization, are a nonstop lineup of happenings, including the One Caribbean Vacation Mart and Romance Pavilion/Bonanza Sale, where specially-priced Caribbean vacations will be offered to the public, on June 5. Jamaica Tourist Board Brian Lumley prepared jerk chicken pasta with coconut cream sauce for the audience and hosts of the nationally-broadcast Fox TV morning show FOX & Friends on June 4. The Jamaica Tourist Board-sponsored chef also worked his culinary magic at Bloomindales (inset) and other locations. Caribbean cuisine and chefs from the region were a big part of the public programs for Caribbean Week in New York. Caribbean Tourism Organization Audience members get into the spirit of the “Gospel Celebration,” the opening event of Caribbean Week in New York, on June 1 in Brooklyn at the Bethesda Healing Center. Caribbean Tourism Organization Anguilla tourism representatives tout the best of their island at the June 6 Media Marketplace during Caribbean Week in New York. Below, signs of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the Routes and ASM airline industry travel firms, Belize Barbados, Grenada and Puerto Rico rise above the Media Marketplace visitors.The CTO brought its big celebrity — popular TV and film star Tamera Tunie — as its spokesperson for the 40th celebration of Caribbean Week in New York. Caribbean Tourism Organization The Guadeloupe Islands Tourist Board also used the Caribbean Week Media Marketplace to promote its new “Let Me Show You My Islands” Continue Reading

John Mayer spotted with ‘Girls’ star Allison Williams for a night out in New York City

Are John Mayer and Katy Perry still together? The infamous 35-year-old ladies’ man was spotted out on the town in New York City with “Girls” star Allison Williams, just days after being seen with girlfriend, Katy, during the inauguration festivities just last week, the Daily Mail reported. The beautiful 25-year-old actress, who was said to be dating Ricky Van Veen, Mayer’s good friend and CollegeHumor founder and CEO, stunned attendees at an event at Manhattan’s Jane Hotel on Friday night when she walked in with the musician. The two attended an intimate event for the fashion store American Two Shot where an onlooker told the British tabloid that, “John had his arm around Allison’s waist. They talked for a bit before leaving.” It may have been more innocent than it appeared: Mayer and Williams are friends with each other’s respective lovers. But Mayer and Williams were spied leaving the event and heading to grab some food in the West Village’s trendy El Toro Blanco, where they were joined by another gentleman. “They seemed to be in an intense conversation the entire night. They stayed pretty late until the restaurant was clearing out,” a witness told the Daily Mail. Mayer and the ‘Teenage Dream’ singer, 28, have been linked since last June shortly after her divorce from Russell Brand. Williams and Van Veen have been officially dating since May 2011. An insider claimed that Mayer and Williams are just “longtime friends.” Join the Conversation: Continue Reading

Caribbean Week in New York celebrates region’s people, attractions & amenities

For New Yorkers with Caribbean roots and anyone with a fondness for the region’s many offerings, Caribbean Week in New York is a homecoming of sorts. This year’s edition of the anticipated annual event — presented by Caribbean Tourism Organization — showcases the tropical area’s people, tourist attractions and amenities in addition to hosting a forum for Caribbean tourism officials to inform travel industry representatives and potential investors in the region. Quick and easy online registration is needed for purchasing tickets and getting admission to free Caribbean Week events. The popular open-to-the-public attractions are back and include: n The Caribbean Diaspora Forum, “Re-Discovering Home: Defining Our Needs,” on June 5 at the New York Marriott Marquis hotel, 1535 Broadway (between 45th and 46th Sts.), Soho Complex on the seventh floor, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Caribbean tourism officials will give Caribbean nationals an update on the “Rediscover Home” program, discuss strengthening the relationship with travel related businesses and organizations. Registration is required to attend the forum. Download a registration form at Download bit.ly/RegisterDiasporaForum. n A live Caribbean wedding, stilt walkers, singers, music and plenty of information about travel the warm Caribbean are some of the features of the “Travel and Cultural Fair Wedding and Travel Mart” which will be held in Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall on June 6, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. In the Caribbean Wedding, sponsored by MarryCaribbean.com, the couple exchanges vows and receive a honeymoon in a romantic Caribbean destination and special gifts. n “Rum and Rhythm,” Caribbean Week’s gala event, reveals the region’s amazing cuisine through the expertise of chefs and a sampling of the premium Caribbean rums on June 8 at Tribeca 360 — 10 Desbrosses St. , in Manhattan Continue Reading

Full Figured Fashion Week in New York City shows off the talent of plus-size designers

The fashion world is about to be thrown a curve ball.Full Figured Fashion Week is all about the sizes that are largely ignored by the mainstream fashion world and snubbed during the hoopla of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.clamoring for tickets to the shows. Gwen Devoe, the organizer of Full Figured Fashion Week, expects over 1,000 people to attend the grand finale showcase.Curves ahead! Models take the runway for last years's Full Figured Fashion Week. Wedding dress by IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel/Richard Lew/Lew. America want fashionable, well-made clothes," said Devoe. "We have money to spend. and we're happy to give it to the designers and stores who help us celebrate our curves."New York City has to offer fuller-figured shoppers.Rachel Kacenjar, the Cleveland-based designer of Sweetooth Couture.  "There's a lot of business-casual apparel but really not very much for women who want something different or unusual."Chic summer looks from Full Figured Fashion Week runway. (Richard Lew)Brooklyn boutique ReDress, it's a chance for her to meet new designers and purchase their clothing for her shop.Jill Alexander, a Santa-Cruz, Calif.-based designer creates contemporary pieces that are in line with what's in style but never trendy.Ann Taylor, where she learned the value of classic pieces that are always in style. Alexander also creates dramatic formal eveningwear that that is sexy, strapless and "anything but mother-of-the-bride." Join the Conversation: Continue Reading

What’s the best pizza in New York City? Just ask the News’ online readers

We all know New York's got the best pizza on the planet – and more great pizzerias per capita than any other city in the nation. Despite the stiff competition, naming the top spots was easy as pie for the hundreds of online readers who wrote in to describe their faves. We tallied their votes and visited the winner in each borough to sample the fare (everything from round Sicilian to organic-crusted rectangles to the ubiquitous margarita.) Here are the city's boroughwide reader picks - which boast the crunchiest crusts, most sublime sauces and toppings that are, quite simply, tops! IN BROOKLYN: DI FARA PIZZA (1424 Avenue J at 15th St.; 718-258-1367) See audio slideshow Every day but Monday when the shop is closed, hungry customers start lining up 20 minutes before Di Fara Pizza opens. At noon sharp, when his married daughter, Louisa Castagnini, unlocks the door, they begin pouring in with one thought on their minds: to savor a slice or three of the traditional old-style pizza that Domenico DeMarco has been making for 42 years. Andy Hill, who lives in the neighborhood, came in with his 13-month-old son earlier this week and ordered three slices of margarita - plus a whole artichoke pie. As he sat at a table polishing off all three slices of basil-flecked margarita, he explained: "The artichoke pie is for me to take home for dinner." So what makes this pizza rise above the rest and brings tourists from all over the region for a taste? "I got too many years over my shoulders - I got a lot of experience," explains DeMarco, who came to this country from Italy in 1959. "And a lot of my ingredients are imported from Italy." That goes not just for the canned tomatoes (San Marzano) but the Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and even the flour. "The dough - it's more light, it has more crunch," says DeMarco, explaining why he imports even his flour. His ovens heat up to 900 degrees and the pizzas cook in about five minutes. "If the pizza stays too Continue Reading