Nothing is worse than waiting 15 minutes in 30 degree weather for a cab. Between getting picked off by the person caddy corner to you or having a "rock, paper, scissors" battle (yes, this has actually happened to me) with the guy who approached from the other side, successfully hailing a cab can sometimes be a nightmare. If other pedestrian competition wasn't enough, you also have to deal with the lame cabbies who behave obnoxiously and illegally. Like the drivers who refuse to take you to certain destinations --especially if it's either too close (not enough fare/tip) or too far (they're lazy).
After reading that Bradley Cooper called being People's Sexiest Man Alive "the worst ever" in an obnoxious failed attempt at being humble and self-deprecating, I had to go on a mission to find the dumbest celebrity quotes. Hey people, don't be sad about your life, turns out not all celebs have everything, and that includes a brain upstairs.
Trending on Reddit today is Keanu Reeves giving up his seat on the Q train. The video was posted in August, but somehow made its way up on Reddit today. Cute, nice and all, but what the hell is Keanu Reeves doing on the subway? With that much cash why wouldn't you avoid the germ/rat infested subway at all costs? Maybe this was a staged "I'm just like you" publicity stunt? Or maybe we're just being pessimists to think Neo is humble enough to ride the subway.
NYC DJ Jonathan Toubin is reportedly in critical condition after a cab burst through his hotel room and ran him over while he was lying in bed. The DJ was staying at the Jupiter Hotel in Portland, Oregon to do a show, called the 'I've Got a Hole in My Soul' 5th Anniversary Party, when the freak accident occured.
A 911 dispatcher received a call around 11am from someone who explained a "pretty ugly" accident had happened. Paramedics rushed to the scene to find Toubin pinned underneath the front of the car. Local police described the scene as "chaotic." "(The car) kind of drove up and over the bed and it rested on the back side of the wall." described the local Fire Bureau spokesman, Paul Corah.
Unless you're looking for home items or baby clothes, you'll be hard pressed to get your hands on any Missoni for Target; even though the retailer restocked and put the collection back on the site yesterday. What you'll see is mostly leftovers, as all the coveted pieces are gone again (and probably being listed on Ebay for 10 times their cost as I write this article). Blast!
A tipster sent Gothamist a video of a man who managed to parallel park his car into a tight spot by continuously love-tapping the car behind him. The tipster told Gothamist, "I was leaving for work the other day and noticed a parked car that was boxed in tight. It was gone that night when I came home, but the cars in front and back were still there. Curious, I checked my security camera." And when he did he found video evidence of what some would call the worst, or possibly the best, parker ever. He was bold in his resourcefulness, terrible in his delivery but got the job done and managed to get away scott-free. We're not sure whether to scold or congratulate him. Check out the video:
It's been a tough week for Wall Street guys. As if the Occupy Wall Street protests for the last couple months haven't been enough, Gawker dropped three hilarious items this week. One, a letter from an investment banker who went on one date with a woman and proceeded to write her an over-analyzed 1600 word email about how "she led him on" (but should probably go out with him again). Second, a story on Tuesday of another investment banker from JP Morgan Chase, who stalked his mistress all the way to London, feigned her sister's death, fake-fainted in front of her at the airport, claimed to be Israeli intelligence to see her, and perhaps the most bizarre, stole candle sticks from her apartment. (Alrighty, then?)
Sometimes we New Yorkers get so caught up in the bustle of everyday life in the city that we forget just how beautiful it actually is. Sure, there's too many people, piles of trash, possum-sized rats, and reeking sewers everywhere, but despite its blatantly filthy exterior lies a beauty that can't be found anywhere else in the world. I had a chance to attend the Levi's Photo Workshop with Bruce Davidson last fall where attendees got a slideshow tour of his work and a personal narration from the legend himself. The presentation was nothing short of remarkable and it's an experience I'll never forget. We got to hear directly from Bruce what is was like being in the middle of the Civil Rights Movement, and tales like getting held up in the subway as he was shooting photos, and walking through a dangerous Central Park at 2am in the 1960s; and how he gave up photography in the very lucrative fashion industry to shoot real life.
Bradley Cooper apparently agrees Ryan Gosling is sexier, too. In an effort to show People their vehement disapproval, and to also protest something that definitely doesn't matter, fans with too much time on their hands stood outside of the magazine's headquarters and chanted, "Bradley Cooper is just fine, but Ryan Gosling is divine."
Cooper told The Graham Norton Show, "There was such a backlash. Ryan and I were both in Paris this last week and a friend of mine showed me photographs from the paparazzi . And when I say 'friend,' I mean me, alone in my room, looking at the computer," explained Cooper. "And it’s like him walking around and he literally looks like he’s in a photoshoot, like he just came off the runway ... There are [photos] of me, and I literally look like the neighbor who never really comes out of his house, and when he does, you’re like, ‘Maybe you should just stay in." Oh, ok, Quasi Moto.
Last night, celebs, fashion elite, and select media guests attended the unveiling of the much anticipated Valentino virtual museum at MoMA. Joined by pals Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman, Valentino Garavani introduced eager attendees to his 10,000 square meter virtual display. The virtual library contains over 5,000 images of dresses, drawings and photos. There's also 180 runway show videos and seven different themed gallery rooms. Each room contains a different them from Valentino's work; such as animal prints, all white, all red, embroidery and 'Very Valentino' which contains a timeline of his work from the '60s through the '00s.