Kimberly M. Aquilina Metro

Kimberly M. Aquilina

Web Reporter

kimberly.aquilina@metro.us

Trump: Rubber gloves ‘too small’ for his 'yuge' hands

President Donald Trump has a thing for size: crowd size and hand size. Trump, for the second time in as many weeks, showed off his "yuuuuge" hands by breaking a pair of rubber gloves. Trump has been dealing with jokes about his “gerbil hands,” as New York Magazine’s...

Thursday, September 14, 2017, 8:44 PM

Brave the crowd and get cannoli at the Feast of San Gennaro

Plan on heading to the Feast of San Gennaro? San Gennaro NYC 2017 is the 21st presentation of the 11-day event by Figli di San Gennaro, Inc. (Children of San Gennaro), “a not-for-profit community organization dedicated to keeping alive the spirit and faith of the early Italian immigrants,...

Thursday, September 14, 2017, 7:43 PM

Evan Peters will freak the f-ck out of you in American Horror Story: Cult

American Horror Story: Cult opened with President Donald Trump’s win on election night 2016. Show creator Ryan Murphy said the election would play a big role… but American Horror Story Season 7 is oh-so-much more and Evan Peters’ character Kai Anderson is about to get oh-so-much...

Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 8:39 PM

Newark Airport Terminal C evacuated; Early reports suggest pressure cooker

Update 8 p.m.: Metro reached out to Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to confirm reports that a pressure cooker caused the evacuation of Terminal C at Newark Airport on Wednesday night. We'll update you as soon as information becomes available. Update 7:53 p.m.: A Twitter user...

Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 7:28 PM

Um, did Planned Parenthood find a friend in Satan?

And in other news, Satanists are trying to save abortion in Missouri. Until this month, there was one Planned Parenthood in St. Louis. The organization announced on Monday that its clinic in Kansas City is offering medication abortion; it’s Columbia location will soon offer surgical abortions...

Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 6:45 PM

Russian hooker accused of blackmailing 'Luv Gov' Spitzer considering plea

The $5,000-a-night Russian prostitute accused of extorting former Gov. Eliot Spitzer is considering a plea deal, prosecutors said Wednesday in Manhattan court. Svetlana Travis Zakharova, 26, faces charges for allegedly blackmailing the "Luv Gov." Prosecutors say she shook down Spitzer...

Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 5:50 PM

When is Rosh Hashanah 2017?

Rosh Hashanah, from the Hebrew, translates to “head (beginning) of the year.” The Jewish New Year festival is a prefix to the 10-day atonement leading to Yom Kippur. Rosh Hashanah 2017: When is it? This year, Rosh Hashanah will start the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 20 and ends on...

Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 8:20 PM

Analysis: Will the iPhone X be extraordinary or a big fat meh?

IPhone is releasing three new iterations of its product, the most highly anticipated being the iPhone X. While the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are expected to drop soon, the iPhone X would be the premium model. According to reviews, the iPhone X boasts more “stunning” screen space, an...

Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 7:35 PM

Get a first look at Peter Dinklage in Three Christs, opening Sept. 12

Three Christs, starring Game of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage and Richard Gere, is slated for a Sept. 12 debut, but an image has been released ahead of the premiere. According to IMDb: “Three Christs follows Dr. Alan Stone who is treating three paranoid schizophrenic patients at the...

Monday, September 11, 2017, 9:50 PM

Is this the next DACA? White House targets another class of immigrants

While DREAMers are awaiting their fate after President Trump ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, hundreds of thousands of other immigrants could face a similar fate. Temporary protected status (TPS) grants temporary work authorizations and protection from deportation...

Monday, September 11, 2017, 8:44 PM

Leah Remini forgives mom for 'getting us into a cult'

With her first nomination, Leah Remini stopped Anthony Bourdain’s four-year Emmy winning streak cold when she took home to Emmy for Best Informational Series or Special on Saturday for A&E’s Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath. Remini’s mom was in the audience to watch...

Monday, September 11, 2017, 7:14 PM

Fox and Friends host equates victims of 9/11 to defenders of slavery

Confederate statues and 9/11 memorials are all the same and could be treated equally, a Fox News commentator said on the 16th anniversary of 9/11. In an interview with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Monday, Fox and Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade suggested that the 9/11 memorial for the passengers...

Monday, September 11, 2017, 4:31 PM

Ivanka Trump's life in the spotlight

Ivanka Trump is the daughter of President Donald Trump and his first ex-wife, former model Ivana Trump. She is a top advisor to her father and a fourth-generation businessperson — her great-grandmother Elizabeth Trump founded the Trump Organization. Ivanka Marie Trump went to school at...

Friday, September 8, 2017, 9:28 PM

Conservative billionaire Koch brothers unlikely supporters of DREAMers

Conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch, often referred to as the Koch brothers, are pushing Congress to pass a bill protecting DREAMers, undocumented young immigrants at risk of deportation since President Trump scrapped DACA. The Libertarian brothers, who have incredible influence on...

Thursday, September 7, 2017, 7:49 PM

Wanna know when Law and Order: SVU Season 19 airs? We got you covered

Law and Order: SVU is returning for its 19th season, creeping up on records set by Gun Smoke and the long-running mother show Law and Order. When Does Law and Order: SVU Season 19 Start? The procedural drama with the iconic “dun duns” returns to NBC for Season 19 on Sept. 27. The show...

Thursday, September 7, 2017, 7:33 PM

Kick up your Dancing with the Stars addiction by joining the official Fantasy League

Dancing with the Stars is recognizing you. You right there. The one with the uncanny ability to pick the season’s winners. If there was a Fantasy League for DWTS, you'd so win. Well, put up or shut up; For DWTS Season 25, ABC is opening an official Dancing with the Stars Fantasy League...

Thursday, September 7, 2017, 3:28 PM

When to watch Ball in the Family... and should you?

Can’t get enough Lonzo Ball or his dad LaVar Ball? Facebook Watch has you covered and you need to catch up because the first two episodes of Ball in the Family already aired. Lonzo Ball, the first-round draft pick to the Los Angeles Lakers, isn’t the only Ball getting attention. Lonzo...

Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 8:23 PM

If Ivanka Trump didn't know White House staff gave her this nickname, she does now

On Wednesday, Ivanka Trump sort of casually stopped by a meeting full of Congressional leaders and just so happened to end up talking about one of her pet projects, child care tax credit. Moves like the “Ivanka drop by” have earned the clothing designer a pet name: Princess Royal. The...

Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 6:55 PM

Ivanka Trump just casually stops by meeting; GOP leaders 'visibly annoyed'

Ivanka Trump, a senior White House adviser and first daughter, not-so-subtly dropped by President Trump’s meeting with Congressional leaders and some Republican leaders were visibly upset. Frank Thorp, a reporter covering Congress for NBC, tweeted: “Aide briefed on WH mtg says @...

Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 6:33 PM

Catalan parliament approves law to call referendum on independence

Catalonia's parliament on Wednesday passed a law to make formal its plans for an Oct. 1 referendum on whether to declare independence from Spain, a vote that the central government says is illegal and that it will stop. A majority of the regional parliament, which is controlled by pro-...

Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 4:55 PM