Ryan Fitzpatrick a big reason why Jets sit at 3-1
Ryan Fitzpatrick has been through plenty of losses during his 11-year NFL career. So much so that any team he's ever had a significant role on has never made the playoffs. Or had a winning record. Or even been a .500 team. Frankly, never been competitive either. So Fitzpatrick could be forgiven for stopping to smell the roses, his New York Jets are 3-1 in large part to his rather solid quarterbacking. And his teammates might be tempted to stop and do their own rose-sniffing as well, after...
Brian Sims doesn’t represent me, and probably not you either
Being a black gay millennial is a balancing act of identity and social consideration. In one sense, I want diverse advancement for all people who come from any one of the marginalized backgrounds I occupy because I believe they’ll speak truth to power. However, I don’t want just anybody in the position of doing so. RELATED: The Ernest Opinion: The pope is gone and Mayor Nutter can go with him When Pennsylvania’s first openly gay state representative, Brian Sims, announced this week that he...
Daniel Craig doesn't 'give a f—' who plays James Bond next
How over playing James Bond is Daniel Craig? So very, very over it. So much, in fact, that he's even employing talk of suicide — or at least some really hyperbolic language — to describe how ready he is to leave the super-spy character behind. “Now? I’d rather break this glass and slash my wrists,” Craig says when asked by Time Out London how he'd feel about doing a fifth Bond film. “No, not at the moment. Not at all. That’s fine. I’m over it at the moment. We’re done. All I want to do is move...
Geek Girl in Hollywood: Take your career into your own hands
Living out here in LA, you can pretty much guarantee that all your waitstaff, retail workers and bartenders are actors. Having been an actor a thousand years ago, I know how rough it can be. There are a thousand people who look just like you and had more money to go to school or buy the best clothes or take those very expensive workshops. Nothing makes you stand out. The same can be said for writers, costume designers, etc. It can be demoralizing to hear your hundredth rejection, or have yet...
Spend the football season at these NYC sports bars
Fall doesn’t really begin until football season does. Almost overnight, we trade in our swimsuits for jerseys. Luckily, it also means sports bars competing for customers and saving us all money. No matter what team you’re cheering for, take advantage of deals on game day. Standings Bar 43 E. Seventh St. Eight large TVs and free food makes Standings a touchdown. They offer draft beer specials from 5-7 p.m. Monday-Friday and free Atomic Wings on Monday nights during Monday Night Football at 8:30...
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Derek Fisher 2015 timeline - Divorce from wife Candace, rift with Phil Jackson, fight with Matt Barnes
Derek Fisher has long been regarded as one of the more unflappable athletes in the history of pro sports. But his "unflappable-ness" has certainly been put to the test in 2015. He split with his wife of nearly 10 years in March. Candace Fisher told TMZ that he "blindsided" her with divorce papers and abruptly cut her off from his life. He even pressed her to allow their children to be with him in New York despite the majority of the family still calling Los Angeles home. On the basketball...
Veteran indie rockers Modest Mouse still worth a watch
When Modest Mouse began their two night sold-out run at Webster Hall last Wednesday with the stretched-out slow burner "Of Course We Know" (off of their new full-length Stranger to Ourselves), it was quickly apparent they're not going anywhere anytime soon. Strangers to Ourselves comes after an eight-year hiatus, and a decade after band-defining single "Float On," but Isaac Brock's trademark yelp-y, staccato voice only gets more refined with age. Now 39, Brock is still the same quirky...
Ask SEPTA: GM Casey offers a fond farewell
An open letter from SEPTA General Manager, Joe Casey: Dear SEPTA Riders, As many of you know, I am retiring from SEPTA on September 30. It has been a privilege to serve as the Authority’s general manager for the past eight years and to be part of the organization for last 34. Thank you for your support during my tenure as GM. I have always been and will continue to be a SEPTA passenger. As a rider, I am excited about the direction the Authority is headed. For years SEPTA was forced to postpone...
On the Couch: A step-by-step brain workout that will get you motivated
Lately, I’ve been contemplating what it takes to overcome inertia. Maybe it’s because the lazy days of summer are over, or my mind being more attuned to the transformational themes of the Jewish new year. Regardless, I’ve noticed that many clients, loved ones, and even yours truly, are doing the ambivalence dance with the one hard thing we all recognize as ultimately necessary to improve our lives, from initiating a risky but necessary conversation with a loved one to taking steps to change a...
VIDEO: SpongeBob SquarePants sings Black Sabbath
We're going to put this one firmly in the "does what it says on the tin" category: Some intrepid editor cut together clips from "SpongeBob SquarePants" so that the little yellow guy's mouth syncs up to Ozzie Osbourne's lyrics for "War Pigs" by Black Sabbath, and it is a genuinely delightful way to start your day. I'm not convinced this isn't what the folks behind the show had in mind all along. RELATED: VIDEO: Sam Smith's new Bond theme Follow Ned Ehrbar on Twitter: @nedrick
VIDEO: Dog doesn't like wearing his new boots
A video of a dog struggling to find comfort in his protective footwear has gone viral. Bill the dog recently injured his paws when he stepped in a patch of thorns while out for a walk with his owner. RELATED: OMG: Dog rescued after being buried alive To prevent this from happening again, his owner, Ted, bought him protective boots to wear. The boots will also give him time for his paws to heal. This seems like a great idea, but the problem is Bill doesn't seem to like his new boots. Bill...
Police investigate stabbing on Boston Common
Boston Police were responding to an apparent stabbing on Boston Common near Park Street station Thursday afternoon. Calls came in for the attack around 3:30 p.m., police told Metro. The male victim’s injuries were described as non-life threatening, police said. There was no reported impact to T service. The incident remained under investigation, police said.
Does Donald Trump have a $100M bounty on his head?
The world's most wanted and most feared drug lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, is allegedly offering a $100 million bounty on billionaire presidential hopeful Donald Trump, dead or alive, according to a report published by TeleSUR, which states that sources close to the drug trafficker say Guzman was infuriated by Trump's recent anti-Mexican remarks. "He was mad. He wants Donald Trump dead and will pay any amount of money to have Donald Trump's head," an unnamed inmate was quoted by TeleSUR....
Christian group: The world will end today!
Over a week after blood moon doomsdayers were proven wrong, eBible Fellowship leader Chris McCann stated that the “the world will pass away” on Wednesday, October 7, having been annihilated “with fire,” he was quoted in a Guardian report. The eBible Fellowship, an online organization headquartered near Philadelphia, has based its end-of-the-world prediction on a previous claim that the world would end on May 21, 2011, the Guardian reported, adding that the organization is confident it has the...
The Walking Dead is back!
Sure, we all had fun with the recently wrapped prequel spin-off "Fear the Walking Dead," but it's time to get back to the main course, original recipe "The Walking Dead" and our not-so-merry band of zombie apocalypse survivors, whose harrowing adventures enter their sixth season Sunday night. Here's what to expect.
Paul and Patrick Wilson on 'Big Stone Gap' and the glories of small town life
Acclaimed actor Patrick Wilson has credited his brother, Paul, with first getting him into acting. Paul went on to become an anchor, while Patrick became a Broadway and screen actor, with a range that spans a Tony-nominated turn in “Oklahoma!” to the “Conjuring” and “Insidious” movies. The brothers Wilson (there’s a third, Mark) finally got to share the screen in “Big Stone Gap,” a character-driven dramedy, also featuring Ashley Judd and Whoopi Goldberg, about life in a Appalachian Virginia...
Mets - Dodgers preview: NY, LA in an arms race (start, TV time)
Nine long years of waiting for Mets fans comes to an end on Friday. The Mets’ first playoff game since 2006 takes place at 9:45 p.m. Eastern (TBS) in Los Angeles against the big-money Dodgers. Both teams made their way to the postseason on the strength of their starting pitchers, and that will be evident in game one as reigning NL Rookie of the Year, Jacob deGrom (14-8, 2.54), duels with the reigning NL Cy Young winner, Clayton Kershaw (16-7, 2.13). deGrom dominated the Dodgers when he faced...
Gloria Govan hot Instagram, Getty pics (Derek Fisher, Matt Barnes girlfriend photos - gallery)
When those in the NBA fight over a woman, it's typically player vs. player. But when the woman at stake is "Basketball Wives LA" star Gloria Govan even typically reserved coaches get involved. Above is a gallery of hot Instagram and Getty pics of Govan. The New York Post reported Wednesday that Memphis Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes went to a house where his estranged wife, Govan, was having a bonfire. Present at the bonfire was Govan's new man - New York Knicks head coach Derek Fisher. RELATED:...
Fantasy football: Ronnie Hillman, Antonio Gates, Willie Snead top adds before Week 5
We have the entire offseason to spit educated conjecture about NFL teams. But the bottom line is we don’t really know which defenses are going to bleed yards against the pass and which offenses will try to play at a break-neck pace. Now that we’re a full month into the season, we have actual real-game data to draw conclusions from. These are some trends that project to hold all year. CAN’T FIND THOSE TIGHT ENDS That header isn’t a reference to your Saturday night. I’m talking about the...
Expert explains new developments in treating breast cancer
Frédérique Penault-Llorca from the Jean Perrin Centre in Clermont-Ferrand, a leading cancer research centre in France, explains how key developments in cancer treatments are increasing chances of survival. What have these past few years evolved in treating breast cancer? We have seen the development of precision medicine for women treated for breast cancer, particularly a therapeutic de-escalation, thanks to the improvement of knowledge in biology. The technique of the “sentinel node” [a biopsy...
Facebook set to begin testing emoji reactions
Facebook's trademark "Like" button is set to get more expressive. The social network said on Thursday it is launching a pilot test of "Reactions", which will allow users to express a range of emotions including love, happiness, anger and sadness. RELATED: Truth Facts: What changing your profile picture on Facebook says about you In a video accompanying a Facebook post by the company's chief product officer, Chris Cox, the "Reactions" buttons appear as animated emoticons and pop up when the...