New York next target in 'Sharknado 2'

PASADENA, Calif. - Get ready for more flying sharks.

"Sharknado 2: The Second One" will take a bite out of New York City on July 30 in Syfy's sequel to the campy classic that aired last summer.

Ian Ziering and Tara Reid return from the original film that attracted nearly 1.37 million viewers.

They're joined by Vivica A. Fox and Mark McGrath, along with Kelly Osbourne, Judah Friedlander ("30 Rock"), Andy Dick, Judd Hirsch and Perez Hilton.

This time the mayhem moves from Los Angeles to the East Coast, where a freak weather system unleashes sharks on the populace and famous sites like Citi Field, home of the New York Mets.

Jon Cryer working on 'candid' memoir

NEW YORK - Jon Cryer, an actor who knows a thing or two about Charlie Sheen and Demi Moore among others, is working on a "candid" memoir.

The Emmy-winning star of "Two and a Half Men" has a deal with New American Library, an imprint of Penguin Random House.

The publisher announced that the book, currently untitled, is scheduled to be released next spring.

According to the New American Library, Cryer will share "candid" and "fascinating" stories about his 30-year career. He debuted on film opposite Moore in "No Small Affair" and became known to millions as "Duckie," Molly Ringwald's pal in "Pretty in Pink."

Anderson's concert dress goes on view in DC

WASHINGTON - For the first time, an orange-and-black ensemble Marian Anderson wore during her historic performance at the Lincoln Memorial 75 years ago is going on display at the Smithsonian Institution.

In 1939, the classical singer was kept out of Washington's DAR Constitution Hall because she was black. Eleanor Roosevelt then resigned her membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution in protest and invited Anderson to perform at the memorial instead.

The two-piece concert attire is part of a collection recently donated to the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture by Ginette DePreist of Scottsdale, Ariz. DePriest is the widow of Anderson's nephew.

The outfit was put on display Tuesday in Anderson's honor. Today marks the 75th anniversary of Anderson's Easter Sunday performance at the Lincoln Memorial.

Associated Press