The weather Saturday may have looked like it would start raining cats and dogs any minute, but a parade of canines were making their way through the East Village that afternoon to brighten up an otherwise gloomy day. One of the largest costume contests for dogs in the world, the 26th Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade allows pups to compete for the title of “Best in Show.” The pets and their owners go all out, from scary to fun costumes, which get more elaborate each year.
Creed mansion: you can own Rocky rival's movie mansion
How many times have you donned sneakers and sweatbands and run the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art so you can feel as mighty as Rocky Balboa? Imagine that feeling everyday when you come home from work. Arguably the mightiest of Rocky’s rivals was Apollo Creed and his Philadelphia mansion featured in the movie is going to auction. A new buzz has been generated for the “Rocky” series after “Creed,” the first “Rocky” movie not written or directed by Sylvester Stallone. Scenes from the 2015...
PHOTOS: Rihanna lets everyone know she's #WithHer
Rihanna never holds anything back when it comes to her fashion choices, and this time she is clearly letting everyone know who will be getting her vote on Election Day, Tuesday November 8. Last night, the 28-year-old mega star let everyone know she’s “with her” when she was spotted leaving an office building in Times Square wearing a long grey T-shirt with a picture of Hillary Clinton wearing a Yankees cap on the front by Trapvilla.
South Philly's outlandish Halloween decorations are back
Halloween is just two weeks away, and South Philadelphia is ready. Many households in South Philly show off their Halloween spirit by decorating their front windows and stoops in an assortment of scary and autumnal themes, and this year is no different. Check out photos of some of the wilder decorations above.
PHOTOS: A look back at creepy clowns from the past
Creepy clowns have been in the news recently and it’s not because the circus is in town or McDonald’s has a new menu item. The wave of creepy clown sightings and pranks across the country has spread from South Carolina to New England, and have even been reported in Europe this month.
PHOTOS: Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, headline Prince tribute concert
Last night, thousands of fans had the chance to celebrate the music and life of Prince during a tribute concert in Minnesota. Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Luke James and others performed on stage during the “Prince: The Official Prince Tribute – A Celebration of Life and Music” concert at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Celebrate National Dessert Day with this irresistible #dessertporn
Dessert is often viewed as a treat or something reserved for special occasions, like birthdays. But for many, sweet are the favorite part of the meal - whether it's a chocolate soufflé, slice of cheesecake or scoop of plain vanilla ice cream. The fact that we deny ourselves this goodie is maybe why Oct. 14 was declared as National Dessert Day, a chance to forget about the calories and to celebrate our favorite sweets. Though the origins of the day, are not clear, take the oppourtunity to treat yourself to a desert - homemade or store bought. In the meantime, check out this gallery of #dessertporn, that has sprung up on social media in recent years to feed our deprived desires.
SEE IT: Death-defying dive over a raging bull
Daring ‘rectadores’ dodge death by leaping over charging bulls at the annual El Pilar fair in Zaragoza, Spain. Unlike matadors, who use a cape and sword, these brave men don’t try to kill the beast and are only allowed to fly through the air using a pole.
Vintage photos of adorable pets and animals
Hop in the time machine and revisit cute pets from the past. Back when every photograph was shot on film, photographers had to spend more time and effort to make sure they got the shot. They either had to come up with clever ways to pose the animal, or be lucky enough to capture them at the perfect moment. Metro looks back at some of the most adorable animal pictures from way back in the day.
PHOTOS: Best costumes at New York Comic Con, Day 3
Saturdays at New York Comic Con is when you tend to see the best costumes as cosplayers bring out their entries for the evening's Eastern Championships of Cosplay. Beyond some stunning entries, see the moment when the man inside the massive mechanical suit of Reinhardt from "Overwatch" meets the actor who voices him in the video game, plus everything Pokemon, Ruby Rod from "The Fifth Element," a double take-worthy Kingpin from "Daredevil," zombie Powerpuff Girls, the littlest Ash from "Ash vs....
PHOTOS: New York Comic Con 2016 Day 2 best costumes
It's Day 2 of New York City Comic Con and the favorite fandoms are beginning to emerge. Enough fans of Blizzard's new "Overwatch" game turned out to play a match in real life, while "Naruto" continues to be popular despite the series ending last year. Yes, that is real fire in John Constantine's book, and Deadpool as a Pokemon trainer may just be the mashup of the year. Check out our photos from Day 1 of NYCC, and there's more to come all weekend.
PHOTOS: 'Philadelphia's most beautiful golf courses' captured from 300 feet in the air
Golf courses for non-golfers can seem like nothing but a waste of space (and a Saturday morning), but Philly by Air wants to show you a bird’s eye view of golf courses in the Philadelphia area. Starting with 150 choices, Philly by Air whittled the list to 50. This project is the fruit of a two-month process, according to the company’s site. Matt Satell, a former digital marketing manager for a publishing company, started Philly by Air in 2014 after he tried out a drone for fun. “I've always...
PHOTOS: New York Comic Con Day 1 best costumes and scenes
The four-day pop culture bonanza that is New York Comic Con 2016 kicked off this morning at the Javits Center. The convention is expected to draw 180,000 people, many of them in elaborate costumes, and our photographer Brandon Hardin will be capturing them all along with the best scenes around the Javits halls in daily galleries. Check out the highlights from Day 1, and if you're headed to the west side, we've got your guide to the best events, celebrities and photo ops.
Kim Kardashian arrives in NYC after Paris robbery
Kim Kardashian has arrived in New York City after being robbed at gunpoint in her hotel room in Paris, France. According to TMZ, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West and Kris Kardashian arrived at the apartment with a caravan of about 10 vehicles. Over a dozen security guards flanked Kim, Kanye and Kris as they made their way inside Kim’s New York City apartment. Check out video from the scene below.
PHOTOS: Kanye and Kardashians take over Paris Fashion Week
I n case you you've missed it, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian and family are in Paris to check out the shows and presentations during Paris Fashion Week. Kanye, Kim, Kourtney, Kris and her boyfriend Corey Gamble have all been spotted out and about during the week. There hasn't been a Khloe, Kylie or Kendall sighting yet.
Rihanna preps for show in Paris; Taylor Swift grabs a bite in NYC
Fenty in France: Rihanna was spotted at Hotel Salmon de Rothschild in Paris. The singer is preparing for her Fenty by Rihanna fashion show. According to reports, the show is “invite only.” Don’t fret, if you didn’t receive an invite, you can watch the live stream of the event exclusively on Tidal. Dining Out: Taylor Swift was spotted out and about in New York City. She was seen leaving Waverly Inn in Soho. Across the Pond: Britney Spears was spotted out and about in London. The 34-year-old...
Lupita Nyong'o glows at ‘Queen of Katwe’ premiere; Serena Williams wows in Milan
#BlackJoy: Lupita Nyong’o, Madina Nalwanga, and David Oyelowo share a laughing moment as they pose for pictures on the red carpet during the premiere of Disney’s “Queen of Katwe” at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. Advantage Serena: Serena Williams was the center of attention while she was out and about in Milan, Italy during fashion week. The 34-year-old tennis champion wore tight black pants with a unzipped bomber jacket with nothing underneath. It's Showtime: Nick Cannon was spotted...
PHOTOS: Justin Bieber spotted shopping in Paris
Justin Bieber was spotted out and about in the City of Love. The 22-year-old pop star was seen leaving ‘L ‘Avenue’ restaurant in Paris, France. He also made a stop to do some shopping at the Yves Saint Laurent and Balmain stores. According to the Daily Mail, Justin Bieber has recently called it quits with his girlfriend Sofia Richie and is reportedly staying in the same hotel as Halle Baldwin while he's in Paris. None of these rumors stopped him from enjoying some time out and about. The Biebs...
Justin Timberlake flaunts beach bod in vintage swimsuit; Kim K and Kanye enjoy date night in Miami
Life's a Beach: Justin Timberlake was spotted at Rockaway Beach in Queens. The 35-year-old singer and actor wasn’t working on his tan, but, instead he was “working” as a lifeguard on the set of a new Woody Allen 1950s-era drama film also starring Kate Winlet and Juno Temple. The “Can’t Stop the Feeling” singer looked like he's been hitting the gym and was wearing a vintage lifeguard costume.
Zayn Malik makes young girls smile; Lady Gaga wears hot pants to NYFW show
Fan Favorite: Zayn Malik was out and about in Soho. The 23-year-old former One Direction member made a few of his fans happy when he stopped to pose for selfies with them. Hot Stepper: Lady Gaga was spotted arriving at the Brandon Maxwell fashion show during New York Fashion Week. The 30-year-old pop star wore black hot pants with a black crop top. Click through the gallery to see who else was spotted out and about.
Kim Kardashian wears sheer metallic dress; Rihanna dazzles Puma launch; Melo goes retro
CELEBRITY SIGHTINGSMetal Gear: Kim Kardashian was spotted wearing a sheer metallic dress with thigh-high metallic Balenciaga boots. The 35-year-old mega star was photographed while she was leaving her Tribeca Airbnb penthouse apartment. Puma Party: Rihanna was wearing all Puma as she celebrated the launch of her collection, FENTY PUMA By Rihanna at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City. That ‘70s Flow: Carmelo Anthony was feeling groovy when he was spotted leaving Beyoncé’s 35th birthday party at NoMad Hotel in New York City wearing a 1970s themed outfit. The theme of Beyoncé’s birthday bash was “Soul Train” so everyone sported their best retro looks. Check out some of the other photos stars posted to Instagram:
PHOTOS: Celebrities at the US Open
The 2016 U.S. Open kicked off this week in Queens, New York. Though this year's competition will feature Arthur Ashe Stadium's new roof for the first time — preventing rain delays and cancelations — one thing that won't be different are the celebrity spectators. Scheduled to last until Sept. 11, the annual tennis tournament is expected to draw more famous names as the finals draw closer. Here are some of the notable faces that have showed up to the games so far.
Jaden Smith arrives in Japan; Tika Sumpter glows at film screening; Kendall on 'Kimmel'
Push it Along : Jaden Smith is seen at the Narita International Airport getting off a flight from Los Angeles. The “Get Down” star zoomed through the airport terminal on a scooter suitcase and waved at fans and paparazzi. His father Will, took a more low key approach by simply greeting and smiling at paparazzi and fans. Glamour Glow: Actress Tika Sumpter was seen arriving a screening of "Southside For You" in New York City. The 36-year-old star plays First Lady Michelle Obama in the upcoming film was glowing at the premiere as she showed off her baby bump. Sumpter is expecting her second child.
Team USA's 'Final Five' visits New York City, Amy Schumer stops by 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert'
Empire State of Mind: Members of the USA Women’s Gymnastics Olympic Team visit the Empire State Building in New York City. Gabby Douglas, Madison Kocian, Aly Raisman, Simone Biles and Laurie Hernandez posed for photos and talked with the media about their amazing experience during the 2016 Rio Olympics. Earlier Tuesday the team had the opportunity to meet Usher when they visitied the "Today Show" at NBC Rockefeller Center Studios. Simone Biles made sure her team snapped a photo with him wearing...
Jack Black films 'The Polka King;' Matt Damon in LA; Hilary Duff out in NYC
In-Between Takes: Jack Black was spotted in Rome while he was filming his new movie, “The Polka King.” Fan Favorite: Matt Damon was spotted out and about in Los Angeles. The 45-year-old “Martian” star represented his hometown and was wearing a black Boston Red Sox cap Mommy and Me Time: Hillary Duff was spotted out and about in New York City with her adorable son Luca Cruz Comrie.
Angela Simmons displays baby bump; LeBron James in NYC; Adam Sandler keeps cool in LA
Baby On Board: Angela Simmons was seen out and about in Los Angeles. She kept it casual in workout clothes while showing off her baby bump. Simmons, 28 and daughters of Rev. Run is pregnant with her first child. The King’s Arrival: NBA superstar LeBron James was spotted in New York City leaving the “Good Morning America” show at ABC Times Square studios. Casual Conversation: Adam Sandler was spotted out and about in Los Angeles talking on his phone while carrying a beverage from Starbucks. The 49-year-old star was dressed casual in basketball shorts and a T-shirt that says “DAWGS” on the front.
Hugh Jackman flaunts beach bod; Lady Gaga strolls in NYC; J-Lo packs heat
Beach Buff: Hugh Jackman was spotted and Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia. The 47-year-old “Wolverine” star was enjoying his time at the beach as paparazzi captured his every move. Out and About: Lady Gaga was spotted out and about in New York City. The 30-year-old star was wearing charcoal grey jeans with a black sheer T-shirt. Detective Work: Jennifer Lopez was spotted in New York City filming an episode of NBC’s drama “Shades of Blue.” She was seen leaving her trailer and in character ready to film her next scene.
Justin Bieber and Sophia Richie in Tokyo, Lena Dunham on set in NYC
Favorite Girl: Justin Bieber and Sophia Richie were spotted out and about in Tokyo, Japan. The two were seen at the Yaesu shopping mall walking around and holding hands. Lights, Camera, Action: Over the weekend, actress Lena Dunham was spotted in New York City on the set of her HBO show “Girls.” She was in character and was wearing a prosthetic baby bump while she and Gabby Hoffman were filming a scene from the sixth season.
Lady Gaga rides in style; David Beckham keeps fit in LA; Kim K rocks denim choker
Picture Me Rollin’: Lady Gaga was spotted driving a vintage blue Ford Bronco in Los Angeles. The singer was wearing faded blue jeans, and a loose-fitting white T-shirt. Keeping Fit: David Beckham was spotted leaving a workout session and cycling class in Brentwood, California. The 41-year-old retired soccer player appears to be in great shape as he made his way to his vehicle parked outside. All Choked Up: Kim Kardashian was seen out and about shopping in Los Angeles. She was wearing a fitted black dress, knee-high boots, and accessorized her look with a blue denim choker necklace.
Harlem celebrates Prince with outdoor dance party
Thousands gathered at Harlem’s 125th Street to dance, celebrate and honor the life of Prince Monday evening. The free event took place at the plaza of the Harlem State Building located at 125th Street and Adam Clayton Powel Jr. Boulevard from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Harlem Music Festival, the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce and Harlem Summerstage sponsored the special event to honor the pop legend who passed away last week. RELATED: Remembering the life of legendary pop icon Prince Fans gathered...
Cast of 'Friends': Where are they now?
The time has come. The "Friends" cast reunion will air on Sunday, Feb. 21, at 9 p.m. The show was created to honor sitcom director James Burrows who recently directed his 1000th television episode. Burrows directed 15 episodes of Friends. While many of us were looking forward to seeing Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and David Schwimmer on the same stage reliving fun times from the past, TIME reported Matthew Perry is unable to attend because he is...
PHOTOS: A look back at NYC Guardian Angels in NYC from the 1980s
After a recent rash of New York City subway slashings, the well-known citizen patrol organization Guardian Angels are making their way back to New York City subway platforms to add an extra level of presence and safety to the subway system. RELATED: MAP: NYC sees increase in subway slashings The Guardian Angels first began patroling the subways during the late 1970s and early 1980s as a way to keep the city safe during a time when crime in the city was extremely high. The organization was...
PHOTOS: New York City enjoys Winter Storm Jonas
New York City expereienced their second-biggest snowstorm in the city's history – with 26.8 inches of snow recorded at Central Park. Despite the blizzard conditions throughout the city, New Yorkers took to empty city streets and snow packed parks to have fun. RELATED: VIDEO: Filmmaker Casey Neistat snowboards through NYC streets during blizzard Here's how New York City celebrated a snow day and tackled Winter Storm Jonas.