Since Donald Trump became the 45th president of the United States, we have seen more of his children and grandchildren appearing in the news and on social media. President Donald Trump's five children, and eight grandchildren have become the center of attention whenever they are seen on television. In November 2016, his youngest son Barron Trump stole the spotlight when it appeared that he was falling asleep during president-elect Donald Trump’s acceptance speech. President Trump has five...
Elton John’s 7 greatest glasses in honor of his 70th birthday
Looks like Saturday night’s alright for a birthday what with Elton John turning 70 today. The musical icon and noted AIDs activist was born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on March 25, 1947, in the Pinner area of London. He’s since sold more than 300 million albums, including seven that consecutively hit No. 1 on U.S. album charts, had 27 Top 10 singles and his revamped “Candle in the Wind,” released as a dedication to the late Princess Diana in 1997, is the best-selling single in the history of U.S....
Peep these pics of the first day of spring in Boston, a city of firsts
Monday marked the first day of spring, and despite winter stubbornly refusing to receded, the sun made its way out. Many Bostonians took advantage of the comparably mild temperatures by enjoying the outdoors, including spending some time in the United States' first public park, Boston Common. How did you celebrate the first day of spring? Share your photos with us on Instagram or Twitter.
PHOTOS: Supporters take to NYC's Fifth Avenue to #March4Trump
Since the election, Trump Tower has become a major New York attraction. It’s no surprise given that the gleaming 58-story skyscraper is home to both the Trump Organization and President Donald Trump’s primary residence, so tourists and activists alike can usually be seen converging on its surrounding blocks. This Saturday was no different, but this time, the bulk of activists braving the city’s frigid temperatures were Trump supporters who came out as part of the natioanl #March4Trump...
Sean Spicer, former White House Easter Bunny?!?!
There may a lot to say about White House spokesman Sean Spicer, but we bet you wouldn’t say he gives you a case of the warm and fuzzies like, oh, say a bunny, right? Think again. While working in the U.S. Trade Representative’s office under President George W. Bush, Spicer brought joy and laughter — intentionally — to the White House’s annual Easter Egg Roll by moonlighting as the Easter Bunny. Spicer’s furry past came to light over the weekend after animator Robert Schooley, who co-created...
PHOTOS: Scenes from 2017 Carnival, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Every February, Brazil hosts one of the biggest, and most colorful parties in the world. Thousands of people gathered together on the streets in cities of Brazil to participate in Carnival — a five-day celebration leading up to Lent. The festivities kicked off last Friday and the party didn't stop until Tuesday. Check out some of the scenes from the 2017 Rio Carnival.
PHOTOS: 99-year-old woman 'arrested' to check off bucket list
This elderly lady wanted to be handcuffed – and it’s not what you're thinking. A 99-year-old woman in the Netherlands got a little help from her local police department to fulfill her longtime wish of getting arrested. For whatever reason, Annie just wanted to experience what it was like being in a police cell, according to the Nijmegan-Zuid Police Department’s Facebook page. Annie’s niece contacted the police last week to coordinate the woman’s “arrest” to help fill her dream. Police drove...
Flashback! The 1997 Academy Awards
As we prepare to celebrate films like "La La Land" and "Manchester by the Sea," Metro is rewinding the clock 20 years, to 1997 and the 69th Annual Academy Awards. RELATED: We predict this year's top Oscar winners using simple math Need a refresher? That was the same year Bill Clinton was sworn in for his second term; Princess Diana was killed in a tragic car accident; the world found out about Dolly the cloned sheep; and the first color photo appeared on the front page of the New York Times. On March 24, 1997, the stars descended on Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium for the 69th Annual Academy Awards, hosted by Billy Crystal. RELATED: Where to watch the 2017 Oscars in NYC Here were the winners: Best Picture: "The English Patient" Best Director: Anthony Minghella, "The English Patient" Best Actor: Geoffrey Rush, as David Helfgott in "Shine" Best Actress: Frances McDormand, as Marge Gunderson in "Fargo" Best Supporting Actor: Cuba Gooding Jr., as Rod Tilwell in "Jerry Maguire" Best Supporting Actress: Juliette Binoche, as Hana in "The English Patient" Best Original Screenplay: "Fargo," by Joel and Ethan Coen Best Adapted Screenplay: "Sling Blade," by Billy Bob Thornton Best Foreign Language Film: "Kolya" Best Original Song: "You Must Love Me," from "Evita" Best Documentary Feature: "When We Were Kings" Best Documentary Short Subject: "Breathing Lessons: The Life and Work of Mark O'Brien" Best Live Action Short: "Dear Diary" Best Animated Short: "Quest" Best Original Dramatic Score: "The English Patient" Best Original Musical or Comedy Score: "Emma" Best Sound Effects Editing: "The Ghost and the Darkness" Best Sound: "The English Patient" Best Art Direction: "The English Patient" Best Cinematography: "The English Patient" Best Makeup: "The Nutty Professor" Best Costume Design: "The English Patient" Best Film Editing: "The English Patient" Best Visual Effects: "Independence Day"
Hello Kitty supermarket is the shopping experience of our dreams
Just when you thought Hello Kitty had done every Hello Kitty thing in the world — they thought of one more. The world's first Hello Kitty supermarket just opened in Hong Kong, offering grocery items, including about 250-themed foods, along with home decorations and other products that are also inspired by the famed Sanrio character. The Hello Kitty theme doesn't stop with the products, according to Mashable. There are also themed shopping carts and bags, as well as a Hello Kitty "store...
Just a president and his dog: How White House canines inspire US pet owners
Presidents' Day is just around the corner, but it’s already gone to the dogs … U.S. presidents’ dogs, that is! Dog-walking and pet-sitting networking site Rover.com has released some fun facts about commander-in-chiefs and their first dogs just in time for Monday’s holiday. Of the 45 presidents who have occupied the Oval Office, an astounding 32 of them have had a dog — or two. Many of those first canines even inspire dog names outside of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. as well. RELATED: Scottish...
SEE IT: Runners take to Philly streets in their underwear
The streets of Philadelphia looked a little different Saturday afternoon. Some were filled with nearly naked runners as they took time out of their holiday weekend to benefit the Children’s Tumor Foundation. Cupid's Undie Run, which takes place in cities across America each February, was created to aid neurofibromatosis (NF), a rare genetic disorder. The 1-mile fun run encourages participants to wear just their underwear — despite the cold weather in many participating cities — though it's not...
New Yorkers get nearly naked for charity
It was perfect weather Saturday for New Yorkers to run through the streets in their underwear. No, this wasn't an impromptu street performance or just the latest insane local caught on video, it was all to benefit the Children’s Tumor Foundation. Cupid's Undie Run, which takes place in cities across America each February, was created to aid neurofibromatosis (NF), a rare genetic disorder. The 1-mile fun run encourages participants to wear just their underwear — despite the cold weather in many...
Meet the world's sexiest female firefighter
Norwegian firefighter Gunn Narten may look like a model, but she prefers pulling people from burning buildings to walking on the runway. The 30-year-old has gained popularity on I nstagram — with more than 80,000 people following her — and has been called the sexiest female firefighter in the world. “When I was a child, I dreamed of becoming a policeman or a fireman like my dad,” she told Metro. “And when I turned 19, I realized that I really wanted to work in the fire brigade.” Her parents...
PHOTOS: 'Hot Felon' Jeremy Meeks sizzles on runway during NYFW debut
Jeremy Meeks, known to many as the “hot felon” made his runway debut at during New York Fashion Week. The 33-year-old ex-convict-turned-model was featured along with other models during the Philipp Plein fashion show held at the New York Public Library Monday night.
PHOTOS: Worst dressed Grammys 2017
It wouldn't be the Grammy's without a roundup of those "what-were-they-thinking" red carpet looks. From Joy Villa's "Make America Great Again" wearable tribute to President Donald Trump to the human ball pit that was Girl Crush, certainly gave us something to look at. Here’s our lineup for the worst dressed celebrities arriving to the Grammys in 2017.
Chinese New Year parade in Boston
Troops of colorful lion dancers, drums, cymbals and firecrackers took over Chinatown Sunday for the annual Chinese Near Year Parade. Wind and snow grounded the dragon dances this year, but couldn't stop the parade, which wound its traditional display around Kneeland Street, Essex Street, Harrison Ave, and several smaller side streets. The parade stepped off at 11 a.m., but the festivities, feasts and more carried on well into the afternoon. The parade marks the biggest annual celebration...
PHOTOS: No longer for the dogs, Westminster opens up to cats, too
Hold your growls, folks. It seems dogs and cats can live in harmony — or at least, sans mass hysteria — as proved this weekend at the 141st annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, where felines made their debut appearance. For the first time in the history of the prestigious show, cats joined canines at the "Meet and Compete" event on Saturday. It was, predictably, adorable. Cats won't be competing in the official Westminster Kennel Club All-Breed Dog Show on Monday and Tuesday, but in years...
PHOTOS: Bronx Zoo animals make most of winter weather
In the aftermath of Thursday’s big snowstorm, many New Yorkers had to contend with some delays on their Friday morning commute and those pesky street corners that always seem to be a deceptively deep lake of slush. But all that the residents of the Bronx Zoo had to do was enjoy the newly fallen snow by playing in it, as these photos of a polar bear, brown bear and Siberian tiger taken Friday can attest. Which one do you think is the cutest? Let us know in the comments below!
PHOTOS: Snow dogs in the city
While you're stuck at work or keeping cozy on your couch, the dogs of New York are out mucking it up, doing their best urban "Call of the Wild" impression. Enjoy these pupcicle-pics from Central Park to Tompkins Square Park down to Prospect Park and plenty in between. Related: Photos: This is New York in snow
PHOTOS: This is New York in snow
Thursday's snowstorm might have caused some delays around New York, but we can’t deny that it added a certain charm to this city that never sleeps. From Harlem to the Financial District, Metro spied residents going about their business, enjoying Central Park, shoveling and even helping their fellow New Yorkers traverse through the white stuff. Share your own snow pics with us by using #MetroSnowPics on Twitter and Instagram. We’ll put the best ones right here on our website and in the paper.
10 pizza delivery fails that should never happen on National Pizza Day
National Pizza Day is celebrated on Feb. 9 to honor the Italian dish that has become an American staple. The best way to mark the day is to order a pie from your favorite delivery place and enjoy a slice (or two, or three, or more). RELATED: NYC chef claims to lose 100 pounds on pizza diet Accidents happen, but there is nothing like when cheese gets stuck to the pizza box top, slides of the pie or other delivery disasters. Check out the gallery above to see some delivery fails that better not...
Meet the dog who offers hugs on the streets of NYC
New Yorkers have a reputation for being unfriendly but one local dog is proving the city (or at least its pets) aren't afraid of spreading some cheer. Louboutina (Loubie), named after French fashion designer Christian Louboutin, is a 5-year-old golden retriever who is becoming famous for offering hugs on the streets of NYC, according to Rover.com. RELATED: You look like you need a sesh with tiny therapy dog Norbert One of her favorite spots for her doggy-hugs is the corner of 5th and 17th,...
The insanity that is Red Bull Crashed Ice (PHOTOS)
For the sixth year in a row, Red Bull Crashed Ice has taken over St. Paul, Minnesota, to present one of the most insane sporting events in the world. Dozens of racers from all over the globe converge upon this charming town and attempt a death-defying 1,200-foot long ice track that's complete with jumps, drops, bumps and hills one ice skates. It's dubbed the fastest sport on skates, and Metro can tell you first hand that that is no lie — and that it should be called the coldest sports on...
PHOTOS: Yemenis gather in Brooklyn to rally against Trump's travel ban
On Thursday, thousands of people who hail from Yemen and other supporters gathered at Borough Hall in Brooklyn to rally against President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration. Many Yemeni bodega owners closed their shops during the day to protest the temporary travel ban on refugees and travelers from seven mostly Muslim countries. Yemen is included in that list. RELATED: Yemeni New Yorkers rally, shutter bodegas in protest of Trump's travel ban [Video] During the demonstration, people...
Family finds rattlesnake in toilet, 23 more living under house
A Texas snake inspector is giving the internet a frightening lesson in home maintenance. According to a Facebook post from Big Country Snake Removal in Buffalo Gap, Texas, the company received a call last week about an adult rattlesnake in a family's toilet. "Yes, in their toilet! (The snake found its way in from an opening in a relief pipe that I later sealed)," the post reads.
These are the world's best drone shots
Development of drones has added a new perspective to photographs. Thanks to these devices it is now possible to admire different objects and landscapes from above. The rapidly gaining popularity of taking such impressive shots was featured at the Skypixel 2016 Photo Contest. Metro highlights the world’s best pictures, captured by drones.
You look like you need a sesh with tiny therapy dog Norbert
We get it. The news can be hard to take, especially in today’s … climate. Sometimes you just need to breathe and read a Trump-free post. So allow us to introduce you to Norbert, a 7-year-old, three-pound mixed breed pup that is a registered therapy dog who lives in Los Angeles with his mom, Julie Steines. It’s impossible to look at Norbert and not smile. He has a derpy little tongue, can give high fives, is the subject of an award-winning children’s book series and — sit down for this —calls...
Metro Pic of the Week
We want your pics! Send Metro your photos to be featured in next Friday’s issue. Post your best local photos to Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #metropicsnyc (Metro New York), #metropicsphilly (Metro Philly) or #metropicsboston (Metro Boston) to not only see them in our paper, but also on Metro.us and our social media pages. In the meantime, check out our latest Pics of the Week in the gallery above.
SEE IT: More than 100 puppies rescued after vehicle overturns on NY highway
Some brave pups are recovering after the vehicle that was taking them to local pet stores overturned on an upstate New York highway, reports said. The crash happened Tuesday on Interstate 86 in Steuben County, according to the Stargazette.
Satellite captures incredibly sharp image of Earth
This composite color fulldisk image of the Western Hemisphere was captured from NOAA’s newest weather satellite, GOES-16. It was made by using some of the 16 spectral channels available on the satellite’s sophisticated Advanced Baseline Imager. The photograph shows North and South America and the surrounding oceans. GOES-16 is now observing the planet from an equatorial view and will boost the U.S. weather observation network.
Scientists name moth species after Donald Trump
’Hours before Donald J. Trump will be inaugurated as 45th POTUS, Canadian evolutionary biologist and systematist Dr. Vazrick Nazari named a new moth species in his honor. The newly discovered insect bears the name of ‘Neopalpa donaldtrumpi’ because it appears to share the same vivid “yellowish-white” hair-do of the President-elect. "The specific epithet is selected because of the resemblance of the scales on the frons (head) of the moth to Mr. Trump’s hairstyle,” says Canadian scientist Vazrick...