<![CDATA[NBC New York - Top Stories]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcnewyork.com/entertainment/top-stories http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/4NY_Horizontal.jpg NBC New York http://www.nbcnewyork.comen-usTue, 22 Aug 2017 09:39:27 -0400Tue, 22 Aug 2017 09:39:27 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Top Celeb Photos: Adam Driver and Channing Tatum in London]]> Mon, 21 Aug 2017 19:55:50 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/180*120/AP_17233668286430.jpg Check out the latest photos of your favorite celebrities.

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<![CDATA[Newly Released Photos Capture 20th Century NYC]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 08:16:25 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Carole+Teller+crop.jpg The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation is releasing hundreds of photos of New York City by the artist Carole Teller, who has lived in the East Village since the early 1960s. The photos, which span the early 1960s to the early 1990s, capture a city undergoing immense change.

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<![CDATA[Taylor's Back: Swift Resurfaces After Social Media Blackout]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 09:18:26 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/t-swift-2017.jpg

Who can eclipse an eclipse? Why, Taylor Swift.

Just days after going dark on social media, the pop star put out another clue Monday leading to a possible song drop on the same day as the big solar eclipse. And if the lyric-sharing site Genius was to be believed, the tune is titled "Timeless." The title was teased there but taken down later Monday.

As for the video clip that appears to be a twitchy reptilian tail, well, we're not sure how that might play into Swift's anticipated sixth studio album that all of her social media shenanigans seem to be leading up to, possibly in October to coincide with the anniversary of the release of her record "1989."

The tale may or may not have something to do with all the snake emojis that took front and center last year on Swift's social streams, including when anti-Swifties used them in Instagram comments after Kim Kardashian West released audio recordings she said proved Swift gave West's hubby, Kanye West, the go-ahead for a Swift reference in the song "Famous."

Swift wiped her Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and website on Friday, the third anniversary of the release of her "Shake It Off" single.

The reaction from fans, left to deduce the meaning of this mysterious post on their own, went pretty much as you might expect. 

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<![CDATA[Bonnie Tyler: I Never Get Tired of Singing 'Total Eclipse']]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 07:08:50 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-169009419.jpg

While millions of people across the U.S. watching Monday’s total solar eclipse from the ground, Royal Caribbean hosted a "once-in-a-lifetime" viewing party out at sea.

As large swathes of the Earth's surface are plunged into darkness, passengers onboard Oasis of the Seas viewed the eclipse while Bonnie Tyler sang her iconic 80s ballad "Total Eclipse of the Heart."

"I was asked to do with it a great band called DNCE," Tyler said from aboard the cruise ship in an interview with the "Today" show Monday. "We had a rehearsal [Sunday] and they did a wonderful version of it, and I’m looking forward to doing it."

DNCE, the dance group fronted by Joe Jonas, is best known for their hit single "Cake by the Ocean."

Michael Bayley, president and CEO of Royal Caribbean International, said Tyler was "a natural choice” for the celestial event." 

"As Oasis of the Seas sails toward the path of totality, the international first lady of rock will join multiplatinum selling band DNCE as part of an exclusive concert in the ship's signature outdoor AquaTheater, commemorating the cruise line's once-in-a-lifetime Total Eclipse Cruise," the company said in a news release.

And unlike the eclipse of the sun, which lasts 2 minutes and 40 seconds, the 1983 hit ballad was originally almost 8 minutes long, the Welsh singer told “Today” hosts Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie. "Jim Steinman who wrote the song had to chop it about to get the single version," Tyler said, revealing that she sometimes gets "mixed up with the third verse" when singing the longer version of the song.

"I love singing it, I never get tired of singing it," she added.

The weeklong cruise departed Orlando, Florida, for the Caribbean on Sunday.

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<![CDATA[New Yorkers in Mad Dash for Eclipse Glasses ]]> Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:01:40 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GhostLeeOne.jpg

Watch live eclipse coverage from across the nation here starting at 12 p.m. ET.

New Yorkers are searching high and low for a pair of specialty sunglasses affixed with a solar filter ahead of Monday’s much-anticipated Great American Eclipse.

Thousands of glasses have been delivered to stores in the city, but many of them have been scooped up in recent days, leaving last-minute searchers scrambling.

Photos posted to social media on Sunday showed block-long lines of people hoping to bag a pair.

One of the longest lines was at Adorama in Chelsea.

“The Great American Eclipse is already being overshadowed by the line to get a pair of solar eclipse glasses for The Great American Eclipse,” @NYAdventureClub posted to Twitter along with a photo of a line.

“Partial eclipse of the line @adorama for eclipse glasses,” Eric McClure tweeted.

At B&H in Midtown, there was a long line of people picking up online orders of the glasses. The store was out of glasses for walk-in shoppers. 

Multiple Best Buy stores in Manhattan and Queens had voice messages that said they too were sold out of the glasses.

Some people are hoping to grab a pair at libraries or viewing parties during the eclipse on Monday. Others plan to make their own pair using online tutorials.

"I'm going to make the little box, like you know, the little shoe box thing with the pinhole," Cynthia Webb said. 

No matter what, it’s important not to view the sun without proper protection.

Meanwhile, many people have made plans to attend a viewing party or to step outside at 2:44 p.m. for the maximum eclipse. 

"I think I'll just try to find the tallest building I could go up in," Keenan Brooks said. 

Customers of the Lovage Rooftop NYC on 40th Street can buy eclipse glasses with a cocktail, that is, if they don't sell out. "We are 37 flights up in New York City in the middle of Midtown West." manager Lindsay Benjamin said. 

Over at the Haven Rooftop on 47th Street, Manager Monica Seo said she's got a long list of reservations for Monday. 

If you're still planning your day, here are some of the places where you might be able to score solar eclipse glasses. And here are some locations in the tri-state where you can watch the historic event. 

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<![CDATA[Stars React to Passing of Comedy Icon Jerry Lewis]]> Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:19:41 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/fallece-comediante-jerry-lewis.jpg

The passing of screen legend and comedy icon Jerry Lewis was received with an outpouring of sadness online Sunday as celebrities took to social media to express their condolences.

Lewis died of natural causes Sunday morning in Las Vegas with his family by his side, publicist Candi Cazau said.

He was 91.

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Lewis' career spanned the history of show business in the 20th century, beginning in his parents' vaudeville act at the age of 5. He was just 20 when his pairing with Martin made them international stars. He went on to make such favorites as "The Bellboy" and "The Nutty Professor," was featured in Martin Scorsese's "The King of Comedy" and appeared as himself in Billy Crystal's "Mr. Saturday Night."

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<![CDATA['True Game Changer': Stars React to Death of Dick Gregory]]> Sun, 20 Aug 2017 00:19:40 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-490716363.jpg

Celebrities and fellow comedians took to social media to share their heartbreak and condolences after it was announced that civil rights activist and comedian Dick Gregory died Saturday night at 84.

Gregory's family confirmed his death on social media, using the comedian's Twitter account. They asked for privacy as they grieve, but appreciate the "outpouring of support and love" they have received. 

As one of the first black standup comedians to find success with white audiences, in the early 1960s, Gregory rose from an impoverished childhood in St. Louis to win a college track scholarship and become a celebrated satirist who deftly commented upon racial divisions at the dawn of the civil rights movement.

Here are some of the celebrities' reactions to the news of Gregory's death.

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<![CDATA['Barry & Joe': Animated Show Sends Obama, Biden Back in Time]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 09:24:28 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_17012789589290.jpg

The friendship between former President Barack Obama and former Vice President Joe Biden is being immortalized in a new show titled "Barry & Joe: The Animated Series," created by director and writer Adam Reid, NBC News reported.

In the trailer of the adult animated sci-fi sitcom, Obama and Biden travel back in time after the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump, with the mission to alter the course of history and save the future.

Barry and Joe, as they are affectionately called in the series, are guided through history's ups and downs by present day astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. Tyson appears in the form of an augmented reality that only they can see.

Reid launched a fundraising page to produce the sitcom on Kickstarter, with a goal of $100,000 to produce the prologue show open and a mini episode pilot.

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<![CDATA[Chelsea Handler: 'Please Go Rescue a Dog']]> Sat, 19 Aug 2017 13:52:52 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-457522426.jpg

Comedian Chelsea Handler made an emotional plea Saturday, urging people across the country to “please, go rescue a dog."

The talk show host, who was forced last week to put down her beloved rescue dog Tammy, posted a heartfelt video message on social media advocating for pet adoption.

"I got both of my dogs at the pound. Chunk at the L.A. pound and Tammy at the Long Beach pound," Handler began.

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She recalled how Tammy was the "ugliest dog I could find," but after taking her home and nursing her back to health, the pup "blossomed, and she bloomed and she was beautiful."

"Unfortunately, today she is no longer with us because I did have to put her down. She was having respiratory failure and kidney failure, and all this other ugly stuff," an emotional Handler said choking back tears.

But, she noted, at least Tammy had someone to love her for the last two years of her life, living the life of luxury in Belair. "Talk about going out in the sunset of your life."

"She added to my life more than I probably added to hers," Handler said. "I love my dog and I will never be able to say how much value dogs bring to your life."

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<![CDATA['Tonight' Thank You Notes: Triple H Body Slams Jimmy on Desk]]> Sat, 19 Aug 2017 03:21:26 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/207*120/Screen+Shot+2017-08-19+at+2.38.59+AM.png

Jimmy pens thank you notes to President Donald Trump for firing Steve Bannon, waterfalls and other things before getting body slammed by WWE wrestling star Triple H.

<![CDATA['Tonight': Face It Challenge With Jon Hamm]]> Sat, 19 Aug 2017 03:21:37 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/215*120/Screen+Shot+2017-08-19+at+2.38.27+AM.png

Jon Hamm and Jimmy go head-to-head as they are given random faces to make at each other and try to hold for 10 seconds without being the first to break into laughter.

<![CDATA[Clear the Shelters: Celebrity Pets]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:41:15 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/CTS+CELEB+PETS_NYLIVE.jpg

Singer Miley Cyrus, actor Justin Theroux, host Mario Lopez and actress Lori Loughlin share heartwarming stories with People magazine about their shelter pets.

"Glee" star Jane Lynch also talks about adopting her first dog after filming the mokumentary "Best in Show."

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<![CDATA[10 Questions About Monday's Solar Eclipse Answered]]> Mon, 21 Aug 2017 11:18:06 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Solar+Eclipse+Asia.jpg

On Monday, August 21, hundreds of millions of people will get a chance to view the first total solar eclipse visible from the contiguous United States in nearly 40 years. Here are some of the most asked questions about the historic event. 

What’s the gist of Monday's solar eclipse?

Fourteen states are in the path of totality, called “umbra.” The New York region will be experiencing a partial eclipse, or “penumbra.” You can see a partial eclipse, where the moon covers only a part of the sun, anywhere in North America. To see a total eclipse, where the moon fully covers the sun for a short few minutes, you must be in the path of totality. The path of totality is a relatively thin ribbon — around 70 miles wide — that will cross the United States from West to East.

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When and where will the eclipse be viewable? 

The first point of contact will be at Lincoln Beach, Oregon, at 12:05 p.m. EDT. Totality begins there at 1:16 p.m. EDT. Over the next hour and a half, the eclipse will cross through Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and North and South Carolina. The total eclipse will end near Charleston, South Carolina, at 2:48 p.m. EDT. From there the lunar shadow leaves the United States at 4:09 EDT. Its longest duration will be near Carbondale, Illinois, where the sun will be completely covered for two minutes and 40 seconds.

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How many people will be able to see the eclipse?

An estimated 500 million people will be able to observe the total solar eclipse, in partial or total form: 391 million in the United States; 35 million in Canada; 119 million in Mexico; it will also be viewable in Central America, parts of South America and northwestern Europe. 

When was the last total eclipse in the continental United States, and when is the next one after this year's?

The last time the contiguous United States saw a total eclipse was in February 1979. The next one is in April 2024.

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Who is capturing the eclipse?

Eleven spacecraft, at least three NASA aircraft, more than 50 high-altitude balloons, and the astronauts aboard the International Space Station are all offering a unique vantage point for the celestial event. 

Where can I get special glasses to view the eclipse with?

A number of retail chains are selling official eclipse eyewear; among them are: 7-Eleven, Best Buy, Bi-Mart, Casey’s General Store, Circle K, Hobby Town, Kirklands, Kroger, London Drugs, Love’s Travel Stops, Lowe’s, Maverik, Pilot/Flying J, Toys “R” Us, and Walmart. 

Libraries across the country are also giving away free eclipse glasses with support from NASA, Google, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and the Space Science Institute’s STAR_Net initiative. More than 2 million ISO-compliant solar eclipse glasses have been handed out to more than 6,900 libraries. To find out which libraries are holding eclipse-related events and distributing the free glasses, see the library map on the STAR_Net website.

Are there any basic safety tips while watching the eclipse?

Eclipse glasses are an essential tool, but unfortunately some aren't safe to use, so you shouldn't use any eclipse glasses that haven't been verified as safe or properly certified (Amazon has recalled some). Make sure the certified glasses you’re using haven’t been damaged. 

It's also important not to look at the eclipse with regular sunglasses or unfiltered binoculars, through a reflection, or through clouds or fog. Phones and cameras need special solar filters or the eclipse could damage their lenses.

What are other ways to view the eclipse?

Trees with a lot of leaves will project the eclipse onto the ground. It’s one way you can view the eclipse without special glasses. 

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When is the best time to view Monday’s eclipse?

In the greater New York area, the eclipse begins at 1:23 p.m. on Monday, August 21, according to Andrew Yolleck, a STEM educator at Liberty Science Center in Jersey City. This is when the moon starts passing over the sun. Maximum eclipse will occur at about 2:44 p.m. and that’s the time to best view the eclipse. It’s also when it will be darkest outside. The moon will slowly move off of the sun after that, with the eclipse ending at 4 p.m. As of Friday, the weather looks good for viewing, with mostly clear skies in the forecast for the New York area. 

Where is the best place to view the eclipse in the tri-state? How dark will these areas get?

Areas further south in the tri-state will get the best view. The southern tip of New Jersey, near Cape May, will see the moon covering 75 to 85 percent of the sun since the area is closest to the path of totality, which is cutting through the Southern states. 

Areas closer to New York City will see about 71 percent of the moon covering the sun, according to Yolleck. During maximum eclipse, it will be darkest in the areas further south. In areas in the path of totality, it will be as dark as night for a couple of minutes. In the New York City area it will still be light outside, although somewhat darker. Here are some places to catch a glimpse of the eclipse in the tri-state area.

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Will the 2024 eclipse be visible in the New York region?

The next total solar eclipse will be great for East Coasters. While people in the New York area will see about 70 to 75 percent of the sun covered on Monday, it will be even more than that in 2024. What’s more, the path of totality — where viewing of the eclipse is most optimal — will be closer to the tri-state area. People who travel Upstate or to cities like Buffalo will get a near-optimal view of the eclipse, according to Yolleck. And those willing to head near the United States-Canada border, to places like Burlington, Vermont, will enter the path of totality.

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<![CDATA[Celebs, Lawmakers React to WH Ouster of Steve Bannon]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:10:11 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/trump-nacionalismo-1A.jpg

News of Steve Bannon's ouster from the White House was met with a variety of reactions across social media Friday, as celebrities, political commentators and politicians expressed both support and disdain for the move.

Rosie O'Donnell, political commentator Ann Coulter and movie director Jon Favreau were among those who took to Twitter as news broke of Bannon's ouster.

Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released a statement following the news.

"Steve Bannon's firing is welcome news, but it doesn’t disguise where President Trump himself stands on white supremacists and the bigoted beliefs they advance," Pelosi wrote. "President Trump's growing record of repulsive statements is matched by his repulsive policies. Personnel changes are worthless so long as President Trump continues to advance policies that disgrace our cherished American values."

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Bannon, 63, has been credited as a link between Trump and his conservative, populist base of supporters, but has been routinely criticized for his nationalist beliefs.

Trump hinted earlier this week that Bannon's future at the White House was under consideration.

Bannon is reviled by many for his role in developing Breitbart, which he stepped aside from to work for the Trump campaign. Critics call the site racist, sexist, xenophobic and anti-Semitic. He has denied that he is a white nationalist, calling himself an "economic nationalist" with visions of building an "entirely new political movement." But he seemed to court revulsion from liberals and others opposed to him.

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<![CDATA[Yankees Announce Birth of Derek and Hannah Jeter's Baby Girl]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:04:48 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/derek+jeter+hannah+davis.jpg

Derek Jeter is now the proud father of a beautiful baby girl, according to the Yankees. 

The Yankees tweeted congrats to the 42-year-old former shortstop and his wife, Hannah, on the birth of their daughter Bella Raine Jeter Friday afternoon. 

"We can't wait to meet her!" the tweet said. 

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The Players Tribune -- a sports journalism site founded by Jeter — echoed the Bronx Bombers' congratulations to the couple. The tweet said the baby was born Thursday. 

The celebrity couple hasn't commented yet. Hannah Jeter announced in February on The Players Tribune that the couple was expecting. 

In that February post, Hannah Jeter said she and her husband recognized their child would be born into an "extraordinary situation," but wanted their little girl — and any possible kids beyond her — to live as normal lives as possible.

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"We don’t want them to be defined by their dad’s name — for them, we want him to just be 'Dad,'" Hannah Jeter wrote. "That will be the piece of him they’ll have that the rest of the world doesn’t. It will be special, and it will be theirs." 

"We’ll let them know that they are strong and smart, and that they can do anything they put their minds to," she added. "I hope they’ll be honest like their father. I hope they’ll be stubborn like me. I hope that they know what they want and won’t settle for less."

As for whether any kids would play baseball like their future Hall of Fame father, Hannah Jeter wrote, "We're gonna have a little talk first." 

The 26-year-old fashion model and Yankee legend tied the knot in Napa last summer.

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<![CDATA[Where's Taylor? Swift's Social Media Accounts Go Dark]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:32:23 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/T-Swift-2015.jpg

Taylor Swift fans across the globe went into a mild frenzy Friday as the singer's various social media accounts went dark along with her official website. It's unclear if Swift's accounts had been hacked or if the moves were done in anticipation of the singer releasing a new recording.  

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Swift's Instagram feed which has more than 100 million followers -- was wiped clean and her twitter account now shows the last post being a retweet from 2015. Her official Facebook page has also been scrubbed clean dating back to 2015.

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<![CDATA[Where to Watch Monday's Solar Eclipse in the Tri-State Area]]> Mon, 21 Aug 2017 11:12:24 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/186*120/eclipse-ojos-quemados-009.jpg

On Monday, Aug. 21, millions of people in United States will be treated to a once-in-a-lifetime event: a total solar eclipse.

Unfortunately for New Yorkers, only a partial eclipse will be visible since the Empire State is not in the path of totality.

But that doesn't mean you can't enjoy the occasion or, at the very least, use the historic event as a good excuse to grab a drink with friends.

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Here's a look at some places to catch the eclipse in the tri-state area (and if you don't have the special solar glasses yet, here's where you can get them before Monday): 

Haven Rooftop: Enjoy the eclipse with a cocktail and a snack at Haven Rooftop, a glass enclosed rooftop bar located on top of the Sanctuary Hotel in Manhattan. The bar will have a solar eclipse-themed cocktail named the Solar Negroni for you to sip on as you watch the eclipse. More on Haven Rooftop here

American Museum of Natural History: Those interested in the educational aspect of the solar eclipse can visit the American Museum of Natural History’s total solar eclipse event on Monday at the Rose Center for Earth and Space. The afternoon will include various events before, during and after the eclipse, which will be streamed live by NASA. More on the event here

The Dubliner: Just steps from Hoboken Terminal, The Dubliner, will host a rooftop solar eclipse viewing party. Attendees can grab a drink while looking at the eclipse with a pair of free glasses. More on The Dub Pub here

Liberty Science Center: Have questions about the eclipse that you want answered? Liberty Science Center's STEM team will be available Monday during the science center's event Monday. They will stream a remote broadcast of the eclipse, explain the historic event and provide the safety equipment neccessary for you to try to catch a gimpse yourself. More on the event here

Brooklyn Grange: Brooklyn's rooftop farm, Brooklyn Grange, is hosting a yoga retreat and viewing party for the solar eclipse. The afternoon event includes a farm tour, yoga class and an evening cocktail. More info on Brooklyn Grange here.

Connecticut River Solar Eclipse Cruise: Take in the partial solar eclipse on the Connecticut River on a 2-hour cruise from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Monday. Special viewing glasses will be provided. More on the cruise here

Intrepid: New Yorkers have the opportunity to watch the eclipse on the flight deck of the Intrepid, free with admission. Beginning at 12 p.m., the first 500 guests will be provided free NASA-approved glasses so they can view the eclipse safely. More on the event here

New York Hall of Science: In Queens, a viewing party will be held at the New York Hall of Science from 1 to 4 p.m. Some safety glasses will be provided and shared and guests will have the opportunity to make their own pinhole projector. More on the watch party here

Once the eclipse happens, you will want to take a photo. Here are some tips for safely photographing the historic event with your phone. 

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<![CDATA[Arnold Schwarzenegger Slams Trump in New Video]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 22:59:32 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/trump-schwarzenegger.jpg

Long time Donald Trump critic Arnold Schwarzenegger posted a Facebook video Thursday slamming the President for his remarks following the riot in Charlottesville that left one dead.

Schwarzenegger, the former Republican Governor of California, took particular umbrage with Trump appearing to show a measure of support for white supremacists.

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"The only way to beat the loud, angry voices of hate is to meet them with louder, more reasonable voices. That includes you President Trump," Schwarzenegger said. "In fact as president of this great country you have a moral responsibility to send an unequivocal message that you won’t stand for hate and racism."

Then, speaking to a bobble-head figurine of Trump, Schwarzenegger offered the following advice: "Now let me help you write your speech a little bit. 'As President of the United States, and as a Republican, I reject the support of white supremacists. The country that defeated Hitler’s armies is no place for Nazi flags. The party of Lincoln won’t stand with those who carried the battle flags of the failed Confederacy.'"

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<![CDATA[Amy Schumer Spotted in Background of 'Judge Judy']]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 09:11:07 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/judyamy.jpg

No, your eyes weren't deceiving you. That really was Amy Schumer you caught a glimpse of in the background of a recent episode of "Judge Judy." And social media users can’t get enough.

In an Instagram post, the actress appeared in the audience for one of Schumer's favorite shows.

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"Hell yeah! You know I was in the audience on #judgejudy My sister and I sat in on the cases for they day because we love her!!!!!" Schumer wrote.

Twitter users expressed their surprise to see the star in the background of the daytime program.

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The comedian posted videos of her visit to the courtroom TV show back in May. She also took a quick turn sitting in the Judge Judy's chair when she wasn't looking.

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<![CDATA[Robin Thicke's Girlfriend Announces Pregnancy ]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:06:33 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/thickepreg.jpg

Robin Thicke's girlfriend has announced she's expecting a baby with the singer and her due date is the same as the birthday of Thicke's late father, actor Alan Thicke.

April Love Geary made the announcement on Instagram Thursday alongside a sonogram image. She writes that "the due date is March 1st, Alan's birthday!" The actor died in December at age 69.

Robin Thicke has been dating the 22-year-old model since his divorce from actress Paula Patton in 2015. This would be the second child for the 40-year-old Thicke. His son with Patton, Julian, was born in 2010.

Thicke's publicist didn't immediately return a request for comment.

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<![CDATA['Late Night': The Fallout of Trump and Charlottesville]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:02:38 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Seth+Meyers+closer+look+trump.jpg

Seth Meyers takes a look at the fallout of President Donald Trump's comments about the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, and how his team is responding.

<![CDATA['Late Night': Moore Says Donald Trump 'Outsmarted Us']]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:46:33 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-08-18-at-6.41.48-AM.jpg

Seth Meyers sits down with Michael Moore, who says the first step Democrats need to take is admitting that President Donald Trump "outsmarted us."

<![CDATA['Tonight': Fallon Reads His Favorite #WhyIQuit Hashtags]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:20:43 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/hashtags-jimmy-fallon.jpg

Jimmy Fallon reads his favorite tweets from people explaining why they quit a job.

<![CDATA['Tonight': Rami Malek's Lesson From a Summer Job]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:36:10 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-08-18-at-6.27.24-AM.jpg

Rami Malek chats with Jimmy Fallon about getting recognized on the subway for "Mr. Robot" and the time he covered up a catering job mistake by scooping spilled food off a hospital floor.

<![CDATA[Rapper Meek Mill Arrested in NYC for Dirt Bike Stunt: Police]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:52:41 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Rapper+Meek+Mill.jpg

A famous rapper was arrested in New York City after posting a video of himself on social media allegedly performing a dirt bike stunt without a helmet, police said.

Meek Mill, whose real name is Robert Rihmeek Williams, was arrested Thursday night just after 10 p.m. at the corner of 10th Avenue and Dyckman Street in Inwood, Manhattan, according to the New York City Police Department.

He is charged with reckless endangerment in connection with popping wheelies on the dirt bike without a helmet, the NYPD said.

He is accused of posting the video of him on the dirt bike on Instagram, but the alleged post was no longer on his account Friday morning.

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<![CDATA[Stone, JLaw, Roberts: The Top Paid Actresses in 2017]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:37:43 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/thumbail-top-paid-actress-2017.jpg Cha Ching! Before taxes, here's what Hollywood's top actresses made between June 1, 2016, and June 1, 2017, according to Forbes list of Hollywood's highest paid actresses.]]> <![CDATA[Johnny Depp Surprises Children at Hospital as Jack Sparrow]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:54:10 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-684952360.jpg

Captain Jack Sparrow took time from his pirate duties to visit patients at a children's hospital in Vancouver, Canada.

Actor Johnny Depp, in his role as Jack Sparrow from the "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie franchise, surprised patients at BC Children’s Hospital on Monday. According to the hospital’s Facebook page, Depp spent over five hours meeting face-to-face with patients in the oncology, general pediatrics and neurology wards.

"Meeting Captain Jack was a dream come true for my daughter," said Sarah Kertcher, mother of 7-year-old Madison, a patient at the hospital. "He never broke character once and was so generous with his time. He was truly here for the kids and it brought tears to my eyes to see how special he made each one feel."

Depp’s visit to the Vancouver hospital was not the actor’s first time making a unexpected appearance to fans — in 2015, Depp, dressed as Sparrow, surprised patients at a children’s hospital in Australia.

The fifth and most recent "Pirates of the Caribbean" film was released in May.

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<![CDATA[Where to Find Solar Eclipse Glasses in NYC by Monday]]> Mon, 21 Aug 2017 11:15:14 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-830380350.jpg

If you're hoping to view the total solar eclipse coming up Monday, you're going to need a pair of specialty sunglasses affixed with a solar filter. But -- as we mentioned -- that eclipse is coming up Monday. That means you have just one day to score a pair if you haven't yet.

And they've been notoriously difficult to nab. Here are a few options in the city, but you should call first to make sure they're still in stock (and if you're not sure where to get the best view in the tri-state, here are a list of spots):


Check your local library branch. STAR_Net, a national science and technology resource for libraries, sent millions of eclipse glasses to libraries across the country, including some in New York. Branches in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, Pelham Bay, Bronx and Glendale, Flushing and the Rockaways in Queens are among the ones that got them, according to Curbed. You may have to attend one of their eclipse parties to get a pair, the website says, so call in advance to doublecheck.

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Eyeglass company Warby Parker is giving out free solar eclipse glasses (limit of two per person), according to Brokelyn. The website says Warby Parker's Brooklyn location is already out of eyewear, but the company's SoHo, Meatpacking District and Upper East Side still has some (call ahead to be sure).

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The American Museum of Natural History will host a viewing party from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday. Solar eclipse glasses will be available for purchase.


Most would-be eclipse viewers will likely have more luck shopping online, assuming you can get them shipped ASAP. Amazon still has viewing glasses in stock, but most appear to be sold in packs of five or more for around $39.

But be careful -- Amazon recalled some counterfeit solar eclipse glasses earlier in the week. According to a company spokesperson, people who purchased the counterfeit glasses have been notified and will receive refunds.

Despite the recall, there are plenty of brands on Amazon and other shopping websites with the appropriate ISO certification for standardized products.

The American Astronomical Society maintains a list of reputable vendors for glasses with the appropriate filter. Official glasses should have language printed on them indicating they were built to "conform to the transmission requirements of ISO 12312-2" and "Filter for Direct Observation of the Sun."

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NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has a guide to making your own pinhole camera for safely viewing the solar eclipse. All you'll need is two pieces of white card stock, aluminum foil, tape and a pin or paper clip.

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<![CDATA[Introducing the New Dorney Park FREE Pre-K Pass]]> Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:14:53 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Dorney-Park-Generic.jpg

Summer is coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to! Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom are letting kids ages three to five in FOR FREE.

This special is a new type of season pass titled the Pre-K Pass that allows kids of the right age to go to the park for free for the rest of the 2017 season as well as the full 2018 season.

“We’re introducing the Pre-K Pass to help families with young children more easily and affordably enjoy everything that Dorney Park has to offer," said Mike Fehnel, Dorney Park vice president and general manager.

The average daily admission price for a child ages three to five is about $40.

Fehnel says the new pass is a benefit to the whole family.

“The Pre-K Pass allows parents to save money as the entire family experiences not only the kids' rides in Planet Snoopy™ but also roller coasters, thrill rides, shows and our fantastic water park," he said.

To ensure your kids get in free for the rest of the current season as well as the next, be sure to register between August 16 and October 29. Registration for the pass for the 2018 season is open until May 28, 2018.

After registering for the Free 2018 Pre-K Pass, follow the directions to submit and activate the pass.

<![CDATA['Tonight' Monologue: Fallon Says Trump Has Lost His Mind]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 04:22:31 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-08-17-at-4.21.41-AM.jpg

Jimmy Fallon opens his show with President Donald Trump's latest press conference and how Trump managed to "defend Nazis" while on vacation.

<![CDATA['Tonight': Marc Maron Says Donald Trump Has Ruined Irony]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 04:13:54 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-08-17-at-4.15.14-AM.jpg

Jimmy Fallon sits down with comedian Marc Maron, who talks about how low his expectations are for President Donald Trump.

<![CDATA['Late Night': A Closer Look at Trump's Press Conference]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 04:03:01 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-08-17-at-4.03.13-AM.jpg

Seth Meyers breaks down the claims President Donald Trump made in his third attempt at talking about the violent weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia.