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    Billy Ray fires back on Miley's risque photos

    Tue Jun 17

    We thought the Miley Cyrus nude photo scandal was over but, sadly, we were wrong. Miley's dad, Billy Ray, just sat down with Meredith Vieira on the Today show and answered some probing questions for his take on the matter. Surprisingly, he was pretty unapologetic about the situation, insisting that when media backlash takes you by storm, there's not much to do but roll with the punches and recover the best you know how. You have to admire the Cyruses for taking the controversy so well; there were never any angry statements issued towards Vanity Fair or Annie Leibovitz, and the relationship between Miley and her pops (seemingly) didn't suffer. Bed sheet ensconced Miley photos aside, the pictures of the teeny bopper and her dad from the shoot caused a lot of ruckus themselves for appearing a little too, um, cozy. But if you listen to Billy Ray's sentiments at the end of the clip, they seem wholly innocent, as he states, "I'm a dad and she's my daughter. If a dad...

    Red Hook IKEA craze

    Tue Jun 17

    File this under "You've got to be kidding me." According to the New York Post, people have been camped out (yes, with tents) since Sunday outside the Ikea in Red Hook that won't open until tomorrow! Apparently the Wii-like waits are because the big box store is giving away a $399 couch to the first 35 people in line. Also of note to parents is that the first 100 kids in the store will receive a free toy--no word on what the toy is, but one would hope it'd be a good one. Personally, I'd rather just buy the toy and not wait in line, but that's just me. Do you think people are crazy to camp out for days for a cheap couch? Are you planning to visit Ikea on opening day? If you want to make a day of crowd-surfing visiting Red Hook, I suggest heading to the Sol Goldman rec center nearby and letting your youngsters play in the overhead sprinklers. Admission to the outdoor pool is free. Ikea opens Wednesday at 9am. Regular hours are 10am-10pm daily. 1 Beard St...

    Treats Truck spawns a new addition

    Tue Jun 17

    Is there ever a wrong time for delectable sweets? We think not. But if you want to justify your calorie consumption today, this is a fantastic reason to do so: The Treats Truck phenomenon introduces its newest ride this afternoon, named Dot, who will serve up all the same affordable treats as her older brother Sugar, the original van who turned one this month. Dot will be stocked with gooey favorites like the peanut butter sandwich and the raspberry chocolate brownie, and of course organic milk will be at the ready to wash it all down. Be sure to snag one of the truck's special Swirlie Dot cookies today, her sugary specialty. The bakery on wheels won't stay put forever though, so hurry to catch it before it switches up locations mid-day. Go on, devour that extra chocolate chip creation. We won't tell. Treats Truck, treatstruck.com, 212-691-5226. June 17 schedule: 12-3pm: 38th St at 5th Ave. 4-6pm: 19th St at 6th Ave. Read about other delicious...

    Coming soon: NYC ICY

    Mon Jun 16

    Our sister blog, The Feed, delivers the dish on all things food-related in the city. Here's a story we found particularly relevant to kids: "This just in: Suzie Leeds, one of the elusive owners of dearly departed ice joint to end all ice joints, NYC ICY, dropped a line to TONY delivering this scoop (pun unintended, but well-placed, no?): NYC ICY is opening this Wednesday (pending a Health Department visit) at its long-vacant storefront on 628 Tenth Avenue between 44th and 45th Streets. But wait, there’s more!" To read the rest of this entry, visit The Feed.

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