This bar-hopping cat is NYC’s hot new tourist attraction

“It’s a cat-eat-dog world out there.” That’s how one online bon vivant captioned this photo of a kitty munching on a classic Times Square footlong. Pip the Beach Cat, a formerly feral feline, is now an up-and-coming Instagram star, with close to 4,000 followers. The 9-month-old ate like a real tourist on his first visit to New York City, poking his head out of his vibrant yellow carrier bag to down a dirty-water dog slathered in mustard. “He didn’t eat the whole thing,” Pip’s cat lady, substitute teacher and waitress…

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Cardi B and Bruno Mars release steamy new track

Are Cardi B and Bruno Mars the new Beyoncé and Jay-Z — without the rings on it? The super-duo from last year’s hit “Finesse (Remix)” are giving the Carters some competition with their latest collaboration, “Please Me,” which they dropped as a surprise early Friday. The sexy bump-and-grinder finds Mars doing his best spin on James Brown’s “Please, Please, Please” as Cardi teasingly turns up the temptation. “Let me demonstrate/Hit it one time, make it levitate,” she commands. “Girl, I ain’t one for beggin’/But now you got me beggin’,” he…

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Meg Ryan hasn’t been to Katz’s Deli since filming ‘When Harry Met Sally’

Meg Ryan has been going somewhere else for a deli sandwich, or she’s just not that excited about it anymore. The rom-com queen, 57, revealed to the New York Times that she hasn’t been back to New York’s iconic Katz’s Delicatessen since she filmed “When Harry Met Sally” in the late ’80s. In the film, Ryan’s character famously sits across from Billy Crystal’s character — who’s eating the deli’s beloved pastrami sandwich — and imitates faking an orgasm at a high volume. “It was in the script that Harry and…

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Prince estate launches Twitter account celebrating late artist

Prince has returned — to Twitter. A new social media account for the singer, who died in 2016, has been launched by his estate. Using the handle @Prince, the classy tweets are meant to celebrate the “Purple Rain” musician’s legacy. Already the account is more restrained than Prince’s past Twitter presence. The first few posts include his famous quotes — “I wasn’t being deliberately provocative. I was being deliberately me” — paired with pictures. Another features praise from President Barack Obama. For a short time while Prince was alive, he…

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Glenda Jackson thought Brits would scoff at her as King Lear

“Would you like a cup of tea?” an assistant asks Glenda Jackson as she leaves a rehearsal room in Times Square. “What I would like,” says this great lady of the theater, “is a bloody glass of wine.” Well, she deserves one. The play Jackson’s rehearsing is “King Lear,” and the 82-year-old is not a supporting player. While many actors her age are retired or camping it up in bit parts in franchise films, Jackson’s tackling the title role, which clocks in at nearly 1,000 lines. “King Lear” begins previews…

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Oscars 2019: ‘Spider-man: Into the Spider-Verse’ leads the animated pack

The 91st Academy Awards are just over a week away. In our continuing look at the race to Oscars glory, this week we delve into one of the more colorful categories: Best Animated Feature. Spider-man: Into the Spider-Verse (Way Up) “Spider-Verse” came out of nowhere in December, receiving rave reviews and picking up a slew of accolades, including a Golden Globe Award for best animated feature. The movie is the juggernaut of awards season, and will likely win, but it has some obstacles: The Oscars are notoriously fickle when it…

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‘Birds of Passage’ shuns gratuitous violence of drug-trade dramas

The Colombian drama “Birds of Passage” is about the genesis of a marijuana empire in the country’s northern Guajira Peninsula region in the 1970s. But it’s not a calculating drug lord behind the scheme, a la “Narcos,” the popular Netflix series about Pablo Escobar. Here is a far unlikelier culprit: the Peace Corps. A young local man named Rapayet (José Acosta), who wants to earn enough to pay the dowry for a wife (Natalia Reyes) from the indigenous Wayuu tribe, spots an opportunity when a longhaired American guy — one…

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Docuseries gives a new life to shocking story of Lorena Bobbitt

Amazon’s new four-part docuseries, “Lorena,” takes a deep dive into one of the most sensational news events of the ’90s through the prism of the #MeToo movement. On the night of June 23, 1993 — after enduring years of alleged abuse — Lorena Bobbitt sliced off her husband John Wayne Bobbitt’s penis. She was later put on trial for malicious wounding (and he for raping her) while the case became fodder for worldwide headlines and stand-up comics including Andrew Dice Clay and Whoopi Goldberg. In “Lorena,” premiering Friday, true-crime voyeurs…

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‘Fighting with My Family’ tells true story of WWE wrestler Paige

Plenty of family comedies include some grappling, but there’s just one I can think of that boasts a piledriver. That’s “Fighting with My Family,” the warm new biopic about WWE wrestler Paige, who grew up in Norwich, England, in a wrestling clan: her mum, dad and bruv all make a pound by professionally pounding. And, although the film is about Paige’s unlikely rise to TV stardom, what grabs us most is the eclectic Knight family running a scrappy professional wrestling gym on a shoestring. It might be the biggest missed…

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Michael Bublé has found ‘true joy’ in the wake of son’s cancer battle

When rumors surfaced last fall that Michael Bublé would be retiring from music, the jazz-pop crooner was as shocked as anyone. “It was a surprise, to be honest with you,” Bublé tells The Post. “I know the truth. And the truth is, I didn’t have a choice but to step away for a couple years there.” But after taking an extended break from music to focus all of his energy on his 5-year-old son Noah’s battle with liver cancer — which, after being diagnosed in 2016, is now in remission…

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