Cops fatally shoot 'Grim Reaper' who killed ex-lover at Queens casino
The Grim Reaper is dead. An early morning manhunt for a jilted ex-con who mowed down his ex-girlfriend in the lot of Resorts World Casino in Queens ended in a fatal shootout with cops at a Brooklyn elementary school, the NYPD said Tuesday. Dalton Branch emptied his .380 caliber semi-automatic into Patricia “Patsy” Mohamed, 55, after reportedly first shooting at her new in the lot of the casino, which sits on the grounds of the old Aqueduct Raceway, near JFK Airport. It was 2:20 a.m. when the...
'Beautiful Mind' John Nash's death weighs on flick's Crowe, Connelly
Hollywood is reeling from the deaths of math genius John Nash and his devoted wife, Alicia, whose love story -- through his mental illness struggles and the triumph of his Nobel prize award -- was portrayed in the Oscar-winning, “A Beautiful Mind.” The 86-year-old Princeton professor and his wife, 82, were thrown from a cab on the southbound Jersey Turnpike and died at the scene when the vehicle hit a guardrail and another car Saturday at 5:15 p.m. in Monroe Township. The driver, Tark Girgis...
Tributes pour in for Anne Meara, Jerry Stiller’s comic partner and wife
Tributes were pouring in Sunday night for acclaimed actress Anne Meara, always the saner half in her six decades of comedy magic with her surviving husband Jerry Stiller, after news of her death was confirmed by her family. Stiller, 87, and Meara, 85, were Brooklyn-born groundbreakers in their day. First off: They were a husband and wife and team who got equal billing. And second, they brought to American homes across the continent a concept that is still very much part of our collective...
The Notorious B.I.G: 10 videos to remember Biggie Smalls
Today, May 21 is the day The Notorious B.I.G would have celebrated his 43rd birthday. Christopher Wallace was born on this day in 1972 in Brooklyn New York. His first album, “Ready to Die” was released in 1994. With over a million units sold, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified it Platinum in May 1995. The Notorious B.I.G, or Biggie died on March 9, 1997 at the age of 24 shortly before his second album, “Life After Death” was released. Many have considered Biggie as...
VIDEO: Cat gets brain freeze from eating ice cream
This curious cat wanted to have some ice cream but wasn't aware of what could happen when you eat it too fast. Napoleon, the furry four-year-old Persian cat wanted a taste of ice cream but ate it too quickly and got brain freeze. As soon as he takes a few licks from the spoon, he lifts his head and makes are gargling sound before going back in for more.
Beau didn’t want Mutlu Kaya, 19, to sing and used gun to silence her: Cops
To listen to Mutlu Kaya’s voice now is haunting. To see now how her loving mother would break down in pride as the 19-year-old sang makes the woman’s pain unimaginable. And to learn now that a controlling ex-boyfriend who wanted to stifle her talent stands accused of shooting her in the head? Absolutely infuriating. The former boyfriend, identified only as 26-year-old Veysel E., stood charged Thursday in Turkey with attempted murder. Kaya wowed the nation when, earlier this month, she appeared...
VIDEO: How about a gender-swap cop show?
The latest video from wickedly funny YouTuber Anna Akana takes the world of police station misogyny and flips it on its head, swapping genders for the aptly titled "Women Can Be Dicks Too." And well, yes. Yes they can. Especially when they're taking in the tight khakis of the only male detective in the department — gamely played by Akana's boyfriend, Brad Gage, who wears objectification well. Is it bad that they make sexual harassment look kind of cool? RELATED: Miley Cyrus pays loving tribute...
Ned's dead: Tyrion's Game of Thrones death song for Red Nose Day
Peter Dinklage's Games of Thrones character Tyrion Lannister is known for his wit, and he's clearly pretty funny off-screen too, judging by the comic track he's laid down with Coldplay for NBC's fund-raising Red Nose Day show tonight. See it: Game of Thrones and Coldplay's "Still going strong" "Remember Ned Stark? He was a lot of fun, but he didn't make it past season one, Robert Baratheon was part of that crew," quips Dinklage in the track tracing the grisly deaths of key characters, "but he...
VIDEO: These Dachshunds love 'Law and Order' more than anything else
Whenever you hear catchy theme music to one of your favorite primetime television shows, it's hard to resist singing or humming the tune whenever the opening credits come on. Apparently, wiener dogs feel the same way. Watch these two Dachshunds howl at the theme music to "Law and Order." The two pooches are so into the show's opening, they "sing" along with it.
Chelsea BBQ ‘gay basher’ Bayna El-Amin likely “fled state,” says NYPD
The NYPD has released the name of the 41-year-old career criminal wanted in a brutal chair attack on a gay couple in a Dallas BBQ in Chelsea. The man caught in a sickening video of the attack is Bayna El-Amin, according to multiple reports, and he has 18 prior arrests. "I have him identified, we are seeking him now. He's been identified for about a week. We will see if we can get him in," NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce told ABC 7 . "He is a career criminal. We believe he has fled the...
Car rescue hero, Army Capt. Steve Volgezon, is real Captain America
He chose …wisely. T-shirts that is. An off-duty Army man who put on a red Captain America shirt the other morning is being hailed a real superhero after a dramatic burning car rescue. Army Captain Steve Volgezon -- with no shield, mind ya -- leapt into action when he spotted a burning car and saw that there were victims inside. It all went down Sunday in North Carolina’s Chatham County on Sunday, reports the local ABC affiliate. That’s when Mark Ricketts, 59, allegedly crossed the center line...
VIDEO: Someone recut a Jean-Claude Van Damme movie as a Mentos ad
Oh, Internet, you're adorable. I don't know who originally had the idea to take footage of Jean-Claude Van Damme escaping some goons in the 1988 action flick "Bloodsport" and re-cut it to the music from a classic Mentos commercial, but that person is my favorite. The result is simple, straightforward and delightful. Of course by now Van Damme is probably actually harassing the Mentos folks about doing a real commercial because who doesn't like being able to make rent? RELATED: Watch Channing...
Video: See Bill Murray’s delicious farewell to David Letterman
Well, Metro faithful, tonight’s the night we say goodbye to an American -- and broadcast -- original. David Letterman. And on such occasions, there must be cake. If you caught Tuesday night’s second to last show, you’ll know there was a giant cake on the stage of the Ed Sullivan Theater, with the words “Goodbye Dave” piped onto it. And out of it popped another original, funnyman Bill Murray, in fog glasses and coveralls, who hugged the 68-year-old talk show great and smeared cake on his hair....
VIDEO: Kid Avengers: A Little Age of Ultron
Before we move on completely from the Marvel blockbuster that kicked off "summer" movie season earlier this month, here's one more hilarious take on it from DreamWorksTV that subs out the franchise's adult stars with a cast of kids that's both adorable and hilarious. But even they can't keep track of who's fighting who, who's an Avenger and who gets their own movie. RELATED: YouTube sensation Honest Trailers hits 100 episodes Follow Ned Ehrbar on Twitter: @nedrick