Red Bulls defender Ronald Zubar goes to shocking lengths in rehab
HANOVER, N. J -- New York Red Bulls central defender Ronald Zubar was so eager to get on the field and finally be over his nagging quadriceps injury that he returned home to France for treatment that was sometimes shocking. Literally. Signed this offseason following a career that included extended spells in England and France, Zubar's played just three games in league play this year, his last on June 28 in a 3-1 win over New York City F.C. In July he spent nearly four weeks in France where he...
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Ask Charles: How can I get over a bad relationship?
Dear Charles: My husband left me 18 months ago after admitting to having an affair, and his new baby (with his mistress) was born last November. I've been very angry, but I have made every effort to move past my hurt feelings. I've redecorated my house and made new friends. I even had a short fling (which didn't work out). My family keeps telling me I should just move on and forget the past. I'm not sure how I should be showing them I'm doing this and completely fed up of being judged. I...
Geek Girl in Hollywood: Ashley Madison and why I'm not laughing
I admit it, I was just as gleeful as everyone else hearing about the Ashley Madison customer leaks. I laughed my butt off, hearing how the company that had been using shady business practices was called out. I made divorce lawyer jokes like everyone else. I also got a little nauseated, realizing that though this one may seem like karma, the next hack might be me. I railed against the hack and release of nude celebrity photos last year, some of which were done for their spouses on their...
Get into the groove of these laid-back NYC lounges
I always enjoy visiting a lounge for a more intimate bar experience. The comfy chairs, rich colors and dim lighting are instantly inviting. The next time you need to chill out, try these lounges. Moca Bar & Lounge 2210 Frederick Douglass Blvd., Harlem If I designed a bar in my home, I would use Moca as my inspiration. The local favorite has an intimate vibe with a classic American menu and comfortable plush seating. Hip-hop, Motown classics and R&B keep the place lively. From 5-9 p.m. Monday...
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Deez Nuts, Donald Trump both run for President, have link to Deflategate Patriots (Twitter pics)
Presidential candidate Deez Nuts is garnering nine percent of the vote in North Carolina and must now be taken seriously. Don't laugh. Four months ago, Donald Trump was also thought to be a chump candidate. Now look at him. He's re-writing the book on how to be a successful politician. Deez Nuts, meanwhile, is apparently a 15-year-old kid from Iowa. It's hard to understand why a 15-year-old boy from Iowa would identify with an inside joke created by rappers 20 years ago (the Death Row Record...
Recipe: Diet friendly tofu brownies
When people mention tofu, I immediately associate it with savory dishes like Chinese mapo tofu, Korean spicy tofu soup, or Japanese miso tofu soup. But tofu and brownies? That is not a combination I’d ever think of. I learned recenty that tofu makes a good substitute for butter. A cup of butter, which has 184 grams of fat, can be substituted with a cup of tofu, which has 6 to 7 grams of fat. To cut down on fat even more, you can use more cocoa powder and reduce the amount of dark chocolate. ...
Marathon Monday highlights startups for runners
The 119th running of the Boston Marathon is just days away. On Patriots' Day, 500,000 spectators in eight Massachusetts towns will cheer on 30,000 runners from Hopkinton to Boston. With the fanaticism around Marathon Monday, it's no surprise that some of our best startups focus on runners. Running apps Runkeeper and WalkJogRun keep us on track, while running apparel companies Janji and Tracksmith keep us looking cool after 26.2 miles. Founded one year ago, Wellesley-based Tracksmith creates...
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: Fixing the El tracks, and more reader questions
"I was reading that the Frankford Elevated structure was not designed properly, and the steel members were chipping away at the concrete deck. It was said that SEPTA filed suit against the contractor to help fund a permanent repair. What has happened with this? Has the problem been fully addressed yet?" SEPTA GM Joe Casey: A rather complex design issue has caused localized cracking and spalling of certain concrete deck panels where they sit on the steel support beams. The legal matters...
VIDEO: Shocking footage shows chickens beaten to death at farm used by McDonald's
(This video contains graphic content.) A Tyson Foods farm in Tennessee shows a chicken being beaten to death with a metal stick while others are seen limping around and are forced to live in poor and overcrowded conditions. The chicken from T&S Farm in Dukedom, Tennessee was used to make McDonald’s chicken nuggets. An investigation has gone underway after Tyson Foods and McDonalds discovered the video. “Members of our animal well-being team are investigating, however, based on what we currently...
Not since library cop Joe Bookman has Jerry Seinfeld been hassled like this
The streets of East Hampton are safe once more from the likes of Jerry Seinfeld and his offspring. Cops in the east end Long Island town shut down a roadside lemonade stand that the funnyman’s son Julian and two pals had set up to raise money for the nonprofit Baby Buggy, run by Seinfeld’s wife Jessica. Baby Buggy “provides essential clothing, gear & services to families in need nationwide,” its website says. The Seinfelds blamed a stick-up-their-bum neighbor for turning the kids in to the...
VIDEO: Kid gets Optimus Prime cake that transforms into robot
What kind of birthday cake do you get for the ultimate 'Transformers' fan? An Optimus Prime cake! A six-year-old boy has an Optimus Prime cake for his birthday, but it's not an ordinary cake. At the push of a button the cake talks, then transforms from a truck to a robot. YouTube user Russell Munro's son wanted a Transformer cake so he and his wife took it to the next level to create a cake that transforms.
Tombstone two-step: Lincoln Center's Silent Disco held in historic Woodlawn Cemetery in The Bronx
Putting a whole new spin to the phrase “dancing on someone's grave,” Woodlawn Cemetery hosted Lincoln Center’s Silent Disco event Sunday evening More than 200 partygoers grooved in the graveyard for the ulimate event celebrating Bronx Salsa Month. “What better place to have a silent disco at than the final resting place of musical luminaries,” said Olga Luz Tirado,executive director of The Bronx Tourism Council. “Celia Cruz is interred here, Miles Davis is interred here, Duke Ellington....
Quincy PD promises to tweet about on-road rule-breakers all September long
Quincy police are preparing to fill your Twitter feed with pics of on-the-road rule-breakers next month. Followers of the QPD account (@quincymapolice), which at the time numbered 7,784, got the first taste of the new online campaign Sunday afternoon. The first image was of two men riding in the back of a Toyota pick-up, riding on what appears to be a highway, sitting under what appears to be a pile of construction gear. RELATED: The new hip place to live is... Quincy? “Do you know the penalty...
Escaped Wachusett water buffalo wrangled in Westminster
The search for an escaped 2,000-pound water buffalo came to an end in a Westminster driveway on Sunday afternoon. The 4-year-old, named “Bear” reportedly flew the coop sometime Saturday night after the first day of the Farm Fresh Fest at Wachusett Mountain. His “whereabouts were unknown,” police posted on Facebook Sunday morning.
Star Wars social media shuts down some obnoxious commenter sexism
So there's this character in the new "Star Wars" movie named Captain Phasma, and all we know about the mysterious character is that she's a high-ranking baddie in a chrome Stormtrooper uniform that comes with a kicky cape. Oh, and that she's played by "Game of Thrones" star Gwendoline Christie. RELATED: VIDEO: New Star Wars: The Force Awakens footage released But apparently some fans take issue with the character design already, as Facebook user Cody Paul commented, "Not to be sexist but it's...
Robin Write re-cancels engagement
I'm starting to have trouble keeping up with this one. So: In January 2014, "House of Cards" star Robin Wright and boyfriend Ben Foster announced they were engaged, but come November 2014 they'd called it off. But then in January of this year they were back together, with plans to tie the knot back on and everything, reuniting publicly on the Golden Globes red carpet. Good times! RELATED: Robin Wright wants to tell you all about her orgasms Well, apparently it didn't stick, as E! News reports...
Sandra Bullock has got a new man
Sorry, guys. Sandra Bullock is taken. The Oscar-winning actress has been pretty quiet about her personal life since her marriage to Jesse James imploded back in 2010 and she adopted son Louis that same year. But now People magazine reports that she's thinking romantically again. RELATED: Sandra Bullock is hotter at 50 than you'll ever be According to the report, Bullock has been quietly dating photographer and model Bryan Randall for "several months." Several months! Several! Things are...
U.S. Open 2015: Favorites, dark horses and who to watch
Men's singles Favorites: Novak Djokovic (No. 1 seed) Djokovic, the 2011 US Open champ, is attempting to capture his third Grand Slam title of 2015, having already won the Australian Open and Wimbledon. He could face Rafael Nadal in the quarters, last year's surprise finalist Kei Nishikori in the semis and Federer in the final. “I think I would still put Novak there at the top of the list [of favorites],” reigning US Open champ Marin Cilic said. Roger Federer (No. 2 seed) Federer hasn’t been to...
VIDEO: Usain Bolt gets run over by cameraman riding Segway
Usain Bolt may have won first place during the 200 meters race at the World Athletics Championships, but this cameraman wins first place for being the clumsiest person to ever ride a Segway. After Bolt won the race and took his victory lap, an overzealous cameraman riding a Segway ran into the Jamaican sprinter, sending him to the ground. The cameraman was trying his best to get a close shot of the world champ, but he lost his balance when his wheel ran into the railing on the track. Bolt...
2015 NFL Fantasy Football TE (tight end) rankings - updated top 40 list
1. Rob Gronkowski, TE, Patriots 2. Jimmy Graham, TE, Seahawks 3. Martellus Bennett, TE, Bears 4. Greg Olsen, TE, Panthers 5. Travis Kelce, TE, Chiefs 6. Jordan Cameron, TE, Dolphins 7. Zach Ertz, TE, Eagles 8. Jason Witten, TE, Cowboys, 9. Julius Thomas, TE, Jaguars 10. Delanie Walker, TE, Titans Metro fantasy sports expert Adam Levitan weighs in on Davante Adams, Devin Funchess and Eddie Royal 11. Dwayne Allen, TE, Colts 12. Owen Daniels, TE, Broncos 13. Antonio Gates, TE, Chargers 14. Austin...
Every single one of Miley Cyrus's MTV Video Music Awards 2015 outfits
Hands down one of the best parts of the MTV Video Music Awards 2015 was Miley Cyrus's epic outfit changes. Every time she made an appearance, she was wearing a totally different outfit than before. Though she made our VMA worst dressed list, we gotta hand it to the popstar for keeping things interesting. Here, we highlight every outfit she wore during the show. Related: The worst dressed celebrities at the MTV Video Music Awards 2015 Related: The best dressed celebrities at the MTV Video Music...
The best dressed at the MTV Video Music Awards 2015
While some celebrities totally missed the mark when it came the red carpet at last night's MTV Video Music Awards 2015, some stars nailed it proving it's possible to look edgy without going overboard. Here are our top picks for last night's best dressed. Disagree with our picks? Tweet us your thoughts @Metro_US. Related: The worst dressed at the MTV Video Music Awards 2015
The worst dressed at the MTV Video Music Awards 2015
The MTV Video Music Awards is one of the few award shows where anything goes and breaking the rules in the only way to live. But the celebrities on this list experimented in all the wrong ways. But hey, we give credit where credit is do. Click here to check out who made the best dressed list. Disagree with our picks? Tweet your thoughts to @Metro_US. Related: The ultimate MTV Video Music Awards drinking game Related: The best dressed at the MTV Video Music Awards 2015