President Obama is expected to commemorate the United States' first national monument for the gay rights movement in New York City near a tavern that many claim is the birthplace of the American LGBT rights movement.
According to The Washington Post, sources close to the Obama administration say they envision building a monument on a piece of parkland that lies across the street from the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, a place that many believe is where the gay rights movement in America began with an uprising in 1969.
The Post reports that Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis and Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., will hold a public hearing on May 9 in New York City in order to get feedback on the proposal. more >>
On Monday, Kate Upton debuted her massive engagement ring that caused a stir among cameramen as they all tried to get a closer look at the stunning bling. Amid all the excitement, a jewelry analyst says it might have cost Justin Verlander more than a million dollars.
Vice president of marketing for Ritani, Mark Keeney tells U.S. Weekly, that the 8-carat diamond "set in a six prong setting with even more diamonds throughout" could possibly have cost around $1.5 million.
The couple have not said anything about how much the stone exactly costs but fans are speculating that it cost Verlander a fortune. more >>
Candace Cameron Bure recently wore her heart on her sleeve — literally.
The outspoken Christian actress sported a "Jesus" sweatshirt during an episode of "The View" last week. Bure donned a gray, long-sleeved top printed with the words "Jesus Saves, Bro." But did the shirt push the talk show host's religious beliefs on viewers?
The "Fuller House" star snapped a photo wearing the shirt, which she complemented with a pair of ripped jeans, on the set of the show and posted it to Facebook on Friday, as well as to Instagram and Twitter. The image garnered nearly 90,000 Facebook likes and more than 1,200 shares (as of the publication of this article) as many of Bure's friends and followers showed their support, and even joined in with photos wearing their own versions of the shirt. more >>
The Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sava that was gutted in a massive blaze on West 26th Street in New York City Sunday was engaged in a contentious negotiation process with luxury real estate developer Madison Equities to raise funds to help restore the historic church.
The Real Deal reported in 2014 that Madison Equities sued the church for "allegedly breaching a letter of intent by not disclosing a $13.5 million bill the religious institution owed to brokerage Tenantwise. Madison agreed to help fix up the landmarked sanctuary on West 26th Street in exchange for the use of its air rights."
"Madison is looking to tap into unused air rights at the site of the landmarked church at 13 West 25th Street, as well as those belonging to the property adjacent to the church — just under 200,000 square feet of air rights in total — to construct a commercial building," said the report. more >>
Following the fashion statement week that put Kylie Jenner in headlines during Coachella, the youngest Jenner star graced the Met Gala in New York City in a lavishly embellished Balmain dress that took the attention of the press.
According to E! News, Jenner not only dressed up in Balmain's nude illusion floor-length dress but she also rocked a chin-length bob cut that added more grace to her strut at the red carpet. As for accessories, she opted for Lorraine Schwartz's jewels, to match those of her clan's jewelry collection.
The family's momager, Kris Jenner, told the outlet that her daughter was feeling "nervous" about her debut and expressed her concerns to her mother before the event kicked off. "She goes, 'Mom, the dress is tight. How am I supposed to get up the stairs?'" Kris said. In the end, the rising star was able to get across the red carpet and gave cameras a good view of her outfit. more >>
Following Donald Trump's declaration last week that transgender people should be allowed to use the restroom of their choosing, Caitlyn Jenner revealed during TIME's 100 Gala that she was indeed able to use a ladies bathroom at the Trump Tower.
According to People, the reality TV star said during her speech in New York City, "Last week Donald Trump said I could use any bathroom I wanted in the Trump Tower. So of course I veered right in there - took care of myself."
The TIME's 100 honoree added that there should be no worries about her use of the ladies bathroom since she obeyed all the rules. "I promise you, I didn't throw any feminine products down the toilet. And it actually worked out quite well. It was very good," she said. more >>