My Weekend

Tracy McGrady plays his first game for the Knicks.

Courtside at the Knicks game to watch TMac? There was no better way I could have possibly spent my Saturday night. Even though the Knicks lost in overtime at the buzzer, the game was a season-changer for the team. The crowd — although missing Spike Lee — was at its best, and the addition of Tracy McGrady reminded me of another time in basketball when the tables suddenly turned. When the Boston Celtics added Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett to their team roster.

Another Knicks player I’m a huge fan of? David Lee.

I [Heart] Diet Coke

The re-designed Diet Coke cans for The Heart Truth campaign.

As a long-time Diet Coke drinker — and in honor of Valentine’s Day this weekend — I thought I’d call attention to Diet Coke’s partnership with The Heart Truth. To celebrate American Heart Month, the campaign is providing 28 days of inspiring, heart-healthy tips to help you commit to getting (and staying) fit. Not only that, you can donate your My Coke Reward points to the cause (Diet Coke will match your donation!) and help do your part to support heart health programs for women. To get your daily dose of inspiration all month long, click here.

Besides, how cute are the redesigned cans?

Breslin on Broadway

Abigail Breslin on the February cover of New York Resident magazine.

She’s sweet and she’s quirky — the latest star to grace the cover of New York Resident, Abigail Breslin is mature beyond her years. But she’s also a kid. At the age of only 13, she is set to play the young Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker, opening February 12 on Broadway. It’s her theatrical debut, but Breslin is feeling more than prepared. Read my interview with her and find out exactly who she wants to see seated in the front row on opening night.

Please Don’t Stop the Music

Citizen Cope.

Seeing a Citizen Cope show at the Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburg is definitely not a bad way to kick off the week. Especially if it’s accompanied by food from Blue Ribbon Restaurants. Add to that, a few songs performed with the soulful, the impressively talented Alice Smith. No, not a bad Monday night at all.

Download “107 Degrees” featuring Alice Smith on iTunes.