Emma Thompson, feminist queen and forever Professor Trelawney in my heart, is taking on body-shaming. The 57-year-old actress appeared on Swedish talk show, "Skavlan," and not so fondly recalled a time when her co-star was criticized for her weight. “There was a wonderful actress in a film I did called ‘Brideshead Revisited.’ The producer said to her, ‘Will you lose some weight?’ And she was absolutely exquisite!” She threatened to quit the film if the producer brought it up again. Get it,...
The Foreman Forecast: Trump's trifecta of trouble
As much as it may gall Democrats, plenty is going right for President Trump. The stock market is booming. Consumer confidence is up. Jobs are looking at least as strong as they were under President Obama. But three big sinkholes are opening by the White House, and this will be a good week to watch how deep and wide they could get. 1) THE RUSSIAN CONNECTION – I feel as if I am writing about the Russians all the time now, and this isn’t even an Olympics year! But every few days we get new details...
Geek Girl in Hollywood: On the Disney Princesses Avengers movie
There is allegedly a spec script floating around Hollywood called “Princesses,” which has fairy tale princesses teaming up a la the Avengers. It immediately piqued my interest, in both positive and negative ways. I’ll just go with the negative first, since there is far less of that. I was a Disney fan as a kid. Though I never aspired to be a princess (unless we’re talking about Princess Leia), I certainly loved the films. And yet there was something that bothered me, even as a kid. I wanted to...
Monica Di Natale
Christmas Eve feasts on a budget
Instead of spending Christmas Eve chopping and basting, enjoy perfectly prix-fixed menus sure to make the whole family happy. Atlantic Grill 1341 Third Ave., UES; 49 W. 64th St., UWS For the seafood-loving family, the $59 three-course prix-fixe menu is full of favorites including the Feast of the Seven Fish Winter Seafood Stew. You guessed it, seven fishes in a light saffron broth. Splurge and add wine pairings for $79. You can always take advantage of prix-fixe lunches during the week for $28...
Playing the field
Ronda Rousey nude pics 'leak' (new photo gallery)
Ronda Rousey is set to be featured in Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue this month, but she won't be wearing a swimsuit. She'll be wearing body paint. You can view the photos here and here. The photos were "leaked" on the Internet Monday, but it's highly likely that this is a promotional deal. It will be the second straight year Rousey has appeared in SI's most popular annual issue. Click here to see the UFC star's first SI takes. Also, above is a gallery of some of Rousey's best shots from...
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 Knueppel talks Regional Rail schedules changes
SEPTA GM Jeffrey Knueppel asked to use this week's Ask SEPTA column to address readers about changes to the Regional Rail. SEPTA is embarking on a second round of schedule changes on Regional Rail starting this weekend. The initial Regional Rail adjustments, made in December 2015, were designed to improve on-time performance and reliability system-wide on weekdays. These changes were put into place after SEPTA spent over a year pin-pointing the problems that were leading to unacceptable drops...
LIVE STREAM: Funeral for FDNY EMT run over after ambulance hijacked held in the Bronx
Thousands are expected to attend the funeral for Yadira Arroyo, the FDNY EMT who was run over after her ambulance was hijacked last week, in the Bronx on Saturday. The 14-year department veteran — and mother of five — died March 16 after suspect Jose Gonzalez stole the ambulance as Arroyo, 44, and another EMT were heading to a call. Arroyo’s funeral will take place at 11 a.m. at St. Nicholas of Tolentine Roman Catholic Church in University Heights. The service will be live streamed.
There goes your 'ducking' commute! NYPD rescues one lucky duck
If you were cursing a train delay on Friday morning, you could have been shouting "duck!" No, that wasn't autocorrect. We said "duck." A duck waddled onto the tracks of the Jefferson Street L train stop in Bushwick, ruffling a few feathers, Patch reported.
Time-lapse video captures Winter Storm Stella hitting NYC
Time-lapse footage covered on Reuters' Times-Square camera capture the late season snowstorm as it hit New York City late Monday (March 13) night and into Tuesday (March 14). Snow plows from the city's department of sanitation worked continuously to keep streets clear. The blizzard swept through the heavily populated northeastern United States on Tuesday, grounding flights, canceling classes and pummeling those who ventured out onto snow-bound streets. The National Weather Service sharply...
Hijacker kills New York paramedic under wheels of her ambulance
A paramedic was killed after a man hijacked her ambulance in New York City and reversed over her, city officials said on Friday. Police have arrested a suspect on murder charges. Yadira Arroyo, 44, and her female partner were traveling in their ambulance in the Bronx when a passing motorist alerted them to a man riding at the back of their vehicle, city officials said. They stopped and got out of the ambulance to investigate. The man then climbed into the driver's seat and put the ambulance in...
Boston gay vets group says booted from St. Patrick's Day parade
(Reuters) - A gay veterans' group that marched in the past two editions of Boston's St. Patrick's Day Parade said the event's organizers have voted to exclude them from the march, reigniting a fight over cultural inclusion in the annual event. Organizers of the parade, the largest marking St. Patrick's Day in the country, had long excluded openly gay groups from participating, saying that doing so would conflict with the parade organizers' Roman Catholic heritage. But they backed down in 2015...
Schwarzenegger quits 'Celebrity Apprentice' over show's Trump ties
By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Arnold Schwarzenegger said on Friday he will not be back for another season of NBC's reality show "The Celebrity Apprentice," blaming U.S. President Donald Trump's ongoing role as executive producer for low ratings. Action movie star Schwarzenegger took over as host of "Celebrity Apprentice" last year. His first season, which premiered in January, has been watched by around 4 million to 5 million viewers. "Everyone - from the celebrities to the crew to...
Inside Amy Schumer's Jessi Klein goes full-on wolf in new comedy sketch
Jessi Klein doesn’t give a f— about being graceful. In her 2016 bestselling book of essays, "You’ll Grow Out Of It," the Emmy-winning “Inside Amy Schumer” head writer hilariously asserts that women fall into two distinct categories: wolves or poodles. Klein identifies with the first group — grown-up tomboys who fumble awkwardly through life — compared to effortlessly feminine poodles, who woke up like this. Think: Amy Schumer vs. Gwyneth Paltrow. In a new series of comedic shorts for LOFT,...
This is the Fresh Prince reunion you've been waiting for
The cast of "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air" — the seminal, classic show that changed the lives of every man, woman and child in America — had a mini reunion and it is everything. According to Bustle, Alfonso Ribeiro, who lives forever in your heart as Carlton Banks, shared a photo of the reunion on Instagram. Related: Art imitates life for Will Smith in 'Collateral Beauty'
Remember Bar Refaeli? She's pregnant with a second kid now
Bar Refaeli took to Instagram on Tuesday to announce that she's expecting her second kid with husband Adi Ezra. Because Instagram was literally created to be a tool for celebrities to share the most exciting (and other times most trivial) parts of their daily lives. Fun! According to PEOPLE, the 31-year-old model shared a photo baring her belly with the caption, "Something's cooking." Could be that she's just bloated and she has a mess of stuff in the crock pot, but I guess not! Related: Oscar...
Tom Brady won't retire, becoming Mr. Immortal in the NFL
Robert Kraft eased the fears of Boston sports fans this week when he said he thinks Tom Brady will play another six or seven years. Brady will be 40 when the 2017 NFL season kicks off, which means if he plays as long as the Patriots owner thinks he will – he’ll be 46 or 47 by the time he hangs ’em up. What Brady is already doing is superhuman – winning Super Bowls despite being born three years before Ronald Reagan took office. If he’s still decent and playing by the time he’s 46, then he truly...
Jimmy Garoppolo, NFL trade rumors: Browns highly interested
The one downside to Tom Brady potentially playing until the age of 46 is that the Patriots will have to part with their most promising young QB since Brady himself. Jimmy Garoppolo desperately wants to be an NFL starter, but it’s becoming increasingly likely that that opportunity will take place away from Gillette Stadium. The most likely landing spot for Jimmy G – if he is to be traded this offseason - remains Cleveland. Tony Grossi of ESPN Cleveland wrote last week that Garoppolo is still the...
Harlem Globetrotters wowed by Samaya Clark-Gabrial, 7-year-old phenom
The Harlem Globetrotters have provided families with the flashiest shows in basketball from all over the world for 91 years. Their latest discovery has brought them to their own backyard in the form of seven-year-old Brooklyn native Samaya Clark-Gabrial. The young dribbling prodigy caught the attention of Hoops Green and Buckets Blakes, who visited her P.S. 309. Sure, she might still be in elementary school, but her handles are something the Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks or Liberty wouldn’t...
Trans man uses before and after pictures of transition to inspire, encourage
These transgender celebrities have done a lot by bravely sharing their stories with the public, but we can’t forget about average people, like transman Jaimie Wilson, who courageously share their journeys as well. trans man uses before and after pictures of transition Wilson, a musician, DJ and trans advocate, has chronicled his transition, often sharing before-and-after photos, on Instagram, with words of encouragement for others who may be struggling after coming out to family and friends.