Amber Tamblyn wrote a powerful opinion piece for Glamour magazine on Wednesday, where she addressed sexual assault, sexism, and how it has shaped the world that has brought us to this election cycle. “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” and “Two and a Half Men" actress encouraged readers to “rethink women” and reflected a lot on how motherhood fits into this “big picture.” She has a reason to. The 33-year-old and her husband, 52-year-old actor David Cross, are expecting a child together....
Geek Girl in Hollywood: 'Westworld' is your new great show
I get hooked on a lot of TV shows, but some are different. You know how “Game of Thrones” and “Breaking Bad” hooked you right away and made you desperately wish it was Sunday night, even if that meant you were heading back to work in a few hours? Well, I’ve been hooked by another one: I am now officially addicted to HBO’s “Westworld.” If you’re not familiar with the show yet, and there have only been three episodes so far, it’s based on the 1973 film by Michael Crichton of the same name. We’re...
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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...
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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...
Debate live stream: third and final presidential debate of 2016
The third presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will take place today in Las Vegas. The live stream will begin at 9 p.m. ET. RELATED: Clinton vs. Trump: What to look for in the final presidential debate Visit our social media dashboard to find out what people are talking about during the debate in real time.
Pro-immigrant protesters snarl New York City morning commute
By David Ingram (Reuters) - Pro-immigrant protesters chained themselves together and blocked lanes on the George Washington Bridge between New Jersey and New York City on Wednesday, briefly halting traffic during the morning rush on the busiest U.S. bridge. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the bridge, said delays were as long as 90 minutes on the bridge's upper level on the city-bound side. Ten protesters were arrested, Port Authority spokesman Steve Coleman said....
Former Secretary of State Powell will vote for Clinton: Newsday
(Reuters) - Colin Powell, who served as secretary of state in Republican President George W. Bush's administration, said on Tuesday he would vote for Democrat Hillary Clinton in the Nov. 8 presidential election, according to Newsday newspaper. Powell, who made the announcement at an event hosted by a Long Island business group in Woodbury, New York, said Republican Donald Trump was "not qualified" and had sold Americans a "bill of goods" that he could not deliver, Newsday said. "He has insulted...
Richard Simmons closing LA fitness studio after 42 years
Known for his quirky personality, flamboyant short shorts and infectious enthusiasm for exercise, Richard Simmons has confirmed that his Los Angeles fitness studio, Slimmons, is closing its doors next month. Simmons’ reclusiveness was a large factor in the closure, TMZ reported. The fitness guru hasn’t been seen in public since 2014 and no longer appeared at the studio he opened in 1974, the site said. Interviews Simmons gave to ET and “Today” earlier this year were done via phone. After the...
'Into the Inferno' is one of Werner Herzog's best in awhile
‘Into the Inferno’ Director: Werner Herzog Genre: Documentary Rating: NR 4 (out of 5) Globes The first shot of Werner Herzog’s volcano doc is one of the best he’s ever pulled off. “Into the Inferno” opens on a misty mountain top caked in fog. The camera prowls up this rocky, mysterious terrain, gazing over once it’s surmounted. It’s then that we stare at the active volcano below, its crimson red magma searing the black-on-gray palette. This opener harkens back to the old days; it could have...
Actor Manfred Krug, a star in East and West Germany, dies aged 79
By Erik Kirschbaum BERLIN (Reuters) - German actor and singer Manfred Krug, one of the few performers to find fame on both sides of his divided country during the Cold War, has died in Berlin aged 79, his management company said. Communist authorities banned him from performing in East Germany in 1977 after he expressed support for a dissident folk singer and he asked to leave soon after. In West Germany, his career picked up again, as he released songs, published books and starred in...
Football player dresses as Harry Potter for best press conference ever
Count on Richard Sherman to bring a little Halloween magic to an ordinary press conference. The Seattle Seahawks cornerback is no mere Muggle on or off the field, but on Wednesday he walked into a press conference dressed as actual wizard Harry Potter while the films' theme song played. “When you’re a wizard, like we are out here, sometimes you have to show it to the Muggles out in the world,” he said, wearing a Gryffindor cloak and tie and holding a wand.
Verstappen threatens to cut the radio chat
By Alan Baldwin MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Red Bull's Max Verstappen has threatened a radio blackout after causing a stir with his comments during last weekend's U.S. Grand Prix. The 19-year-old Dutch driver, a firm fan favorite for his no-nonsense attitude and overtaking skills, told his Formula One team in no uncertain terms that he was not there to finish fourth when asked to take care of the tyres. The comment drew criticism from Red Bull consultant Helmut Marko, who said Verstappen needed to...
NFL Week 8 best bets, Vegas lines, spreads, pro football picks
A look at the best bets across the league for Week 8 in the 2016 NFL season. Seattle Seahawks (-2.5) @ New Orleans Saints The Seattle offense has looked wretched at times this season, but they’ll meet little resistance this Sunday as they pay a visit to New Orleans. The Saints have allowed over 400 YPG on defense this year, and a league-worst 32.5 PPG. The Saints’ front seven have also been inept at getting to the quarterback, totaling just nine sacks through six games. Russell Wilson should...
'Linsanity' in Cambridge as former alum donates $1M to Harvard
Brooklyn Nets player Jeremy Lin is donating $1 million to Harvard University in support of the program that propelled him into the professional arena, The gift by the 2010 Harvard alum will pay for renovations to the Cambridge-based college’s arena and support undergraduate financial aid, the Harvard Gazette wrote. “Without question, my time at Harvard prepared me well for success both on and off the court,” Lin told the Gazette while in Boston Wednesday with the Nets to play against the...
PHOTOS: 10 haunted houses, ghost towns and insane asylums for sale
For most buyers, ghosts and a troubled past will usually deter them from buying a house, but for those fascinated with the paranormal these 10 places for sale may be the perfect place to call home. TopTenRealEstateDeals.com has complied a list of 10 haunted houses, ghost towns and insane asylumscurrently for sale from across the country. These spooky listings include a former mental asylum in Michigan for sale at $1.5 million that, according to rumors, comes with ghosts,screaming former patients and jars of human body parts.
Ann Taylor teams up with Broadway’s ‘Waitress’ to celebrate inspiring women
Ann Taylor is a brand built for the #GirlBoss. And for its latest campaign, the retailer, who has dressed powerful women for more than 60 years, is shouting out some modern-day trailblazers. Over the coming months, it will spotlight various innovators who defy boundaries, starting with the hit Broadway musical “Waitress.” The show — which is based on the 2007 movie written and directed by the late filmmaker Adrienne Shelly — made history as the first all-female creative team on Broadway.
How to have a healthier Halloween for your kids this year
Not to be the grinch who stole, er, candy from kids on Halloween, but every year when the sweet tooth-forward holiday comes along, parents are concerned about how to curb their little monsters’ sugar intake. The amount of sugar consumed each year is scarier than any creepy clown costume: according to a 2013 infographic from data and content marketing platform Visual.ly, the average trick-or-treater consumes about three cups worth of sugar, equivalent to 220 sugar packets. The key is...