Amar’e Stoudemire’s brother killed in car crash


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Graphic by Jay Lane
Graphic by Jay Lane

Amar’e Stoudemire’s brother killed in car crash 

Knicks star Amar’e Stoudemire rushed home to Florida on Monday after his troubled older brother was killed in a car accident. Stoudemire will miss Monday’s home game against the Utah Jazz, and it’s unclear if he’ll be back to play three other games this week. “My thoughts and prayers and everything is with him,” Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni said. “Whatever time he needs to take, he’ll take. And we’ll get him back as soon as possible. Read More: Daily News
Super Bowl champion Giants land at Newark Airport

The Super Bowl Champion Giants are home. The Giants’ plane landed at Newark Liberty International Airport around 2 p.m. and were welcomed by hundreds of fans there to cheer for their beloved team. As the Giants’ flight came into the airport, water cannons were launched as a way to salute the return of the Super Bowl XLVI winners. The cannons are traditionally used as a way to send off retiring pilots. As the players, friends and family members filed off of the United Airlines flight, bagpipes played and scores of Giants supporters snapped photographs and took videos using their cellphones. Read More: New York Post

 

Demi Moore checked into Utah rehab center: report

Demi Moore has checked into a luxury rehab facility in Utah, according to reports. E! News claims that Moore is staying at Cirque Lodge, a rehab center in Sundance, Utah, which is known for its celebrity clientele. Melanie Griffith, Lindsay Lohan, and Mary-Kate Olsen are all rumored to have undergone treatment there, and reports say that 30 days at the center costs around $30,000. A source tells E! News that Moore checked into the facility a week after being hospitalized on Jan. 23 after “convulsing” at a friend’s party after “smoking … something similar to incense.” The source furthers the facility has been very discreet about Moore’s arrival and continued presence. Read More: New York Post

 

Giants rookie Jones proposes to girlfriend after Super Bowl win

Both Greg Jones and his high school sweetheart won rings on Super Bowl Sunday. The rookie linebacker proposed to his girlfriend as confetti streamed down on him and his victorious teammates on the field at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Jones’ girlfriend, Amanda, said “Yes” just minutes after the Giants’ 21-17 victory over the New England Patriots. “She was bawling,” Jones told The Star-Ledger Monday as the Giants left their hotel to return home. “I was like, ‘I don’t know how long she’s going to keep crying.’” He said the proposal was contingent on a Giants victory. Read More: New York Post

 

E. Village outrage at Schwimmer’s home raze

David Schwimmer isn’t making any friends in the East Village — and he hasn’t even moved in to the ’hood yet. The former “Friends” star bought a beautiful East Village townhouse built in 1852 — and then promptly destroyed it just months after the city told him it was destined for landmark status. The townhouse, at 331 E. 6th St., was one of the oldest on the block, and sat just two doors down from the Community Synagogue, a National Historic landmark. Read More: New York Post

 

4 hurt as party floor caves in

Four people were injured last night at a Brooklyn rave when the floor of an outdoor smoking area collapsed, authorities said. The party, featuring DJ Fruit Loop, at the Slave Theater on Fulton Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant ended at 10:30 p.m. after the victims fell 10 feet into a cellar. “I went outside for a cigarette and the whole bottom fell out,” said Zach Giambalyo, 27, of Long Island. “The cement started falling on us. People were freaking out,” he said. Read More: New York Post