New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants the world to know that while he might have shared a New Year's kiss with Lady Gaga, it was nothing compared with the one he got later from his longtime girlfriend.
The mayor, 69, and the pop star, 25, locked lips shortly after leading a Times Square crowd in a final-minute countdown to midnight. They made quite a pair: He was in a U.S. flag sweater, and she wore a sparkly mask.
When asked about the kiss Tuesday, Bloomberg said he'd "be remiss" if he didn't say "the best kiss of the night came after that," from girlfriend Diana Taylor.
Backers of millionaire tax target Kardashian
A coalition of groups supporting a proposed ballot initiative asking Californians to boost taxes on the rich is targeting one of the state's most famous millionaires -- reality TV star Kim Kardashian.
The Courage Campaign's online video said Kardashian made $12 million in 2010 but paid just 1 percentage point more in California income taxes than someone making $47,000. The video urges Kardashian to support the tax increase, saying "we all need to pay our fair share."
The Courage Campaign and California Federation of Teachers are backing a proposed initiative that would raise tax rates for those who make more than $1 million annually to help fund schools and other programs.
Fred Milano of Dion and the Belmonts dies at 72
Fred Milano of the doo-wop group Dion and the Belmonts has died at age 72.
Group member Warren Gradus said Milano's lung cancer was diagnosed three weeks ago. He died Sunday in a hospital on New York's Long Island.
Milano sang tenor on hits like "A Teenager in Love" and "Where or When."