Times Square’s costumed superheroes fight back against bad press

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By Jonathan Allen - NEW YORK (Reuters) After a spate of arrests and bad publicity, the costumed characters who pose for tourist photographs in New York's Times Square in the hopes of a cash tip have formed an association to preserve a livelihood that has come under increasing scrutiny. Dozens of … [Read more...]

Not in New York? App lets revelers ring in New Year’s Eve remotely


By Natasha Baker (Reuters) Revelers who can't make it to New York's Times Square to celebrate New Year's Eve can download an app to make sure they see the ball drop. More than a million people from around the world flock to the famous area in midtown Manhattan which hosts one of the world's … [Read more...]

Green slammed for changing ‘Imagine’ lyric


NEW YORK, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Cee Lo Green says he "meant no disrespect" by changing a lyric when he sang John Lennon's pro-peace anthem "Imagine" in Times Square New Year's Eve. Green was criticized by posters on Twitter and YouTube for singing, "Nothing to kill or die for, and all religion's true," … [Read more...]

Bieber to perform on New Year’s Eve show

NEW YORK, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Pop star Justin Bieber has been booked to perform live in New York's Times Square for "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2012," ABC said. Bieber joins previously announced act Lady Gaga for the 40th anniversary of the annual year-end … [Read more...]