Bob Dylan was downright chatty in a new interview. He talked about his recent albums of 'standards' and an encounter with NJ's own Frank Sinatra. Seems Ol' Blue Eyes regarded him as a kindred spirit, among some 'bums' on Earth. As for Dylan's tour bus viewing? Non-stop 'I Love Lucy'. Dylan's new collection, 'Triplicate', is out next week.

Senator Cory Booker sets date Mindy Kaling
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NJ U.S. Senator Cory Booker and actress Mindy Kaling appear headed for a Newark dinner date. The Twitter invite came after Booker called out Kaling for a joke on her show, "The Mindy Project." Fans of both were quick to lend their support online.

Another Newark native, Shaquille O'Neal, also is making headlines amid honors out in California. The retired NBA icon chatted with Jimmy Kimmel about whether his kids are showing basketball talent.

New movies this weekend: the latest reboot of Power Rangers goes up against last week's champ, Beauty and the Beast. Also debuting is CHiPs, an R-rated reboot of the 'buddy cop' series. There's also a space thriller, Life and sports drama, Slamma Jamma.

Proud Jersey Girl Erin Vogt’s first reporting gig involved her Fisher Price tape recorder. As a wife and momma of two kiddies, she firmly believes that life’s too short to drink bad coffee.  A fan of the beach, Dave Grohl and karma, in no particular order.

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