Metro Staff

Soccer transfer rumors: Kemar Lawrence tracked by Premier League?

Kemar Lawrence may not be heading to England quite yet but the New York Red Bulls left back nevertheless has a couple of teams interested in him in Europe. On Wednesday night’s MSG pregame show, Metro New York’s Kristian Dyer made a regular appearance as the station’s ‘Red...

Thursday, September 28, 2017, 2:02 PM

After day of drama, Chris Brown arrested by LAPD, quickly posts bail

After Chris Brown put himself under voluntary house arrest while the LAPD attempted to obtain a search warrant for his home, the singer was actually arrested by the LAPD on charges of assault with a deadly weapon Tuesday night.But by Wednesday morning, Brown was out on $250,000 bail.Brown, 27, who...

Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 6:11 AM

Erasing varicose veins transforms woman's legs (and life)

Reporter was commissioned to write this in-depth article.As Olivia and her husband prepared for a beach vacation several years back, she wasn't filled with the excited anticipation you'd might expect - instead, she was dreading having to show off her legs on the beach.For people like Olivia,...

Friday, March 20, 2015, 11:00 AM

5 of the best acting breakthroughs of 2014

Every year brings a new batch of people who made sure we'd be looking for them in the future. This year saw people surprising us on surprisingly great shows, a woman in a twist on the Jane Austen genre and even a little girl.Allison Tolman"Fargo" was a show that shouldn't have worked — rehashing a...

Thursday, December 18, 2014, 10:12 PM

Metro Philadelphia buys City Paper

When Philadelphia City Paper moved into the 14th floor of the Graham Building in Center City — a space already occupied by Metro Philadelphia and its staff — a wall of cabinets was pushed together as a barrier between the two newspapers.On Aug. 13, Metro tore down that wall.Metro, Philadelphia's #1...

Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 10:47 PM

9 most beautiful women on Swedish Tinder

1. Credit: http://tindernasuecia.tumblr.com/The female users of Tinder in Sweden are among the most beautiful women in the world and several of their finest photographs have recently been collected onto a handy Tumblr blog.Tinder is a popular hookup app where users simply swipe to the right or to...

Thursday, August 7, 2014, 4:16 PM

Photos gallery: Punk Rock Flea Market returns; Burger Brawl raises funds in South Philly

Philly got silly this weekend with two popular events: the Philly Burger Brawl, which raises funds for the School District of Philadelphia, and the Punk Rock Flea Market, one of the most eclectic and popular flea markets in the city. Check out photos of both events above.The Punk Rock Flea Market...

Monday, June 9, 2014, 12:56 AM

Who is Stephanie Amato? (photos)

A screenshot of Stephanie Amato's Facebook page. This image has been edited to protect the identities of suspected minors.Just days before an eighth-grade special education teacher at a Philadelphia public school in the Northeast was charged with the statutory rape of one of her students, she...

Thursday, June 5, 2014, 9:20 PM

Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz dies in plane crash

Lewis Katz, Co-Managing Partner, Philadelphia Media Network and former owner of the New Jersey Nets NBA basketball team and the New Jersey Devils NHL hockey team, takes part in a panel discussion titled "Inside the Front Office: A Look at the Business of Sports" at the Milken Institute Global...

Sunday, June 1, 2014, 3:08 PM

Piers Morgan bids farewell to CNN with plea for gun control

Piers Morgan bid farewell to his three-year-old CNN TV show Friday night.Credit: Getty ImagesPiers Morgan lasted, by his estimation, three years, two months and 11 days on CNN. The final episode of "Piers Morgan Live" aired Friday night, and he used the occasion not to lament his relatively brief...

Saturday, March 29, 2014, 5:34 PM

The Best Picture Oscar goes to '12 Years a Slave'

Chiwetel Ejiofor plays Solomon Northup in "12 Years a Slave."Credit: Fox SearchlightThe Oscar for Best Picture went to “12 Years a Slave,” a historical drama based on the memoir of Solomon Northup, a freed African American kidnapped into slavery in the 1840s.The film stars Chiwetel Ejiofor as...

Monday, March 3, 2014, 5:27 AM

Alfonso Cuaron wins the Best Director Oscar for 'Gravity'

Alfonso Cuaron directed by the Oscar-nominated "Gravity."Credit: Getty ImagesAlfonso Cuaron has won the Oscar for Best Director for his space saga “Gravity.” The Mexican director was last seen with “Children of Men,” an acclaimed cult favorite about the apocalypse. He also directed “Harry Potter...

Monday, March 3, 2014, 5:05 AM

Lupita Nyong'o wins Best Supporting Actress Oscar for '12 Years a Slave'

Lupita Nyong'o plays an abused woman in "12 Years a Slave."Credit: Fox SearchlightScreen newcomer Lupita Nyong’o won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for “12 Years a Slave,” in which she plays a slave who’s caught the eye of a sadistic plantation owner, played by fellow nominee Michael...

Monday, March 3, 2014, 3:44 AM

Jared Leto wins Best Supporting Actor Oscar for 'Dallas Buyers Club'

Jared Leto plays a transsexual with HIV in "Dallas Buyers Club."Credit: Anne Marie Fox/Focus FeaturesJared Leto has won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Rayon, a male-to-female transsexual living with HIV in “Dallas Buyers Club.”Leto shares the screen with Matthew...

Monday, March 3, 2014, 2:12 AM

Last night it was Mitt Romney's turn to slow jam the news on Fallon

Jimmy Fallon enlisted Mitt Romney to slow jam the news last night on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon."Credit: NBCIn a fit of bipartisanship, Jimmy Fallon last night on NBC's "Late Night" turned the duties of slow jamming of the news —traditionally a job given to President Barack Obama —over to his...

Saturday, January 25, 2014, 5:39 PM

Hustle Gang rapper Doe B shot and killed

Rising hip hop star Doe B was shot and killed in the early hours of December 28, 2013.Rising hip hop star Doe B was shot and killed in the early hours of Saturday, December 28, sources are claiming. Born Glenn Thomas, the Hustle Gang rapper was reportedly killed at the Centennial Hill Bar and...

Saturday, December 28, 2013, 5:47 PM

The Metro staff talks about how few movies they saw in 2013 and why

Sandra Bullock hangs on for life in "Gravity," the favorite movie among the Metro features staff.Credit: Warner Bros. PicturesStaff Top 5 Movies of 20131. "Gravity" 2. "This is the End" 3. "To the Wonder" 4. "Inside Llewyn Davis" 5. "Dallas Buyer's Club"“I very much enjoyed ‘The Spectacular Now’...

Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 9:15 PM

Cyber Monday also brings deals on chocolate and lingerie

Go to AdoreMe and perhaps you can have your package delivered by a "hot male model."All of the big houses — Amazon, Best Buy, even Game Stop — have major, splashy Cyber Monday deals which, in many cases, they're not announcing till just before the big day, because they're that important. But there...

Wednesday, November 27, 2013, 7:02 PM

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of 'Doctor Who' in public

Doctor Who turns 50 today. Huzzah!On November 23, 1963 at 17:16:20 GMT, there appeared a new program on BBC Television. It was "Doctor Who," starring 53 year old actor Nicholas Hartnell as "The Doctor," an eccentric alien in the guise of an English gentleman who travelled time and space in his...

Saturday, November 23, 2013, 7:34 PM

Ted Cruz makes his late night TV debut with Leno

Ted Cruz made his late night TV debut by appearing on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno."Credit: NBCTed Cruz, the controversial Senator from Texas, made his late night TV debut Friday, appearing on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno." The host didn't lob his usual softballs.“I’ve been reading a lot...

Saturday, November 9, 2013, 4:34 PM