Ashley Dennis, stepdaughter of former New York Governor David Paterson, was arrested and charged with assault Sunday morning for allegedly hitting her boyfriend Brian McGuinness—who was arrested and charged with choking Dennis—with a bottle and a frying pan.
Fake celebrity rumors are the id of pop culture, where we act lecherously (naked Miley), think wishfully (pregnant Aniston), and exorcise unspeakably hideous demons (prison raped LiLo). Some fake rumors are better than others. Here are the best.
David W. Johnson, the extremely close aide to New York Gov. David Paterson who was charged this year with assaulting his girlfriend—a case that unraveled his boss' political career—was finally fired today after nine months of unpaid leave.
Crooked old Charlie Rangel was censured by his colleagues yesterday, which is pretty embarrassing and whatnot. But say Rangel steps down. Who will replace him? The Daily News hears "speculation" that equally-crooked Governor David Paterson could take over. Great idea!
A while back, we filed a Freedom of Information Law request looking for e-mails between New York Gov. David Paterson's flacks and a bunch of reporters. The governor's office tried hard to keep them secret, but we finally got them.
According to the New York Attorney General's office, there are three ongoing investigations into New York Gov. David Paterson that may be interested in looking at reporters' e-mails with Paterson's press aides. Why?
New York Governor David Paterson is leaving office soon, and he's already apologizing for screwing people over. But it wasn't all his fault, because "It's really hard to think of what you want to do when you are still working."
Not long after getting involved in the Not At Ground Zero Park51 Community Center kerfuffle, Governor Paterson is asking everyone to "step back," chill out and shut up about it — at least during the next week of holidays.
New York was among the winning states announced today in Barack Obama's "Race to the Top" contest, where states compete for federal education money. A celebratory Governor David Paterson accidentally called it "Race to the Cock," though, to Twitter's delight.
New York Governor David Paterson, desperate for good luck, is now wearing the red string bracelet common among the celebrity enthusiasts of the mystical Jewish tradition of kabbalah. He is, characteristically, wearing it on the wrong wrist. [NYDN]
State budgets are pretty important. So it's up to paid, elected officials to figure this stuff out, right? Not in New York—the state that is still without a budget, and that doesn't seem to have one semi-competent lawmaker.
Faced with a government shutdown at 12:01am tomorrow, Governor Paterson said if lawmakers don't go along with his budget plans, he will "veto everything." Paterson wants to cut $500 million in new spending the legislature added to his budget proposal.
Governor David Paterson and state lawmakers, as part of an emergency (still non-existant) budget bill, are adding an additional $1.60 tax on cigarettes sold in New York, meaning a pack bought in the city would cost $5.85 extra in tax.
The judge investigating Governor David Paterson's career-ending alleged role in a domestic violence case, Judith Kaye, has yet to even interview him. She told the Journal, "I hope to have something that's prompt and comprehensive." Take your time! [Metropolis]