Light it up, Usher!!
The Red Light singer added some blue and white colors as well, as he was the distinct honor of turning on the patriotic lights for the Empire State building in preparation for Independence Day aka the day Will Smith defeated the Aliens.
Ch-ch-check out the pics below!
The Voice judge entered what used to be the tallest building in the world July 3rd to flip the switch wearing sunglasses. Maybe Usher overestimated how bright they'd be? We mean he is used to performing with lasers, so who knows, he might actually be legally blind!
He also got a free miniature model of the Empire State building which he
immediately threw out seemed to love!
Ch-ch-check out the lighting ceremony…AFTER THE JUMP!!!
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The Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ new video for Despair is a lot less entomological than their previous vid, Mosquito, the title track from their latest album, for which we are grateful.
Because no matter how awesome the song (and Mosquito is an AWESOME song), BUGS = EW.
Despair starts with Yeah Yeah Yeahs lead singer Karen O's lovely voice a cappella for almost a full two minutes at first, so don’t turn up your sound or clean out your ears.
They’re just being CREATIVE!
And if you’ve ever wanted to visit the top of the Empire State Building at sunrise, well — YOU’RE WELCOME!
Check it outttttt …AFTER THE JUMP!!!
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Have you heard of Banana Joe??
If you haven't, what are you doing?!
He's was just crowned the winner of the 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show!
Also his full name is Banana Joe V Tani Kazari and that's just adorable.
After snatching up Best In Show, Banana Joe and his handler Ernesto Lara decided to take in NYC's sights.
The two of them were snapped hanging out together on the 86th floor observation deck of the Empire State Building!
Must be nice to be on top of the world literally and as a dog show winner! LOLz!
Congrats again, Joe!
Check out some more pics (below) of the cute Banana Joe.
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Kelly Ripa has a pure heart, and a hunger for fitness!
We were SO PUMPED when we saw these pics of her lined up and ready to take part in this years Run Up, at the Empire State Building in NYC. Not only was she taking part, but she was doing it for the Team For Kids charity!
So let's get this straight: she finds time to stay active, and those ways also benefit others???
Keep it up Kelly! More pics below!
[Image via Diane L Cohen/WENN.]
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Talk about a view from the top! WOW!
Last night, Vanessa Hudgens took a break from discussing awkward three-ways to celebrate turning 24 with her boyfriend, Austin Butler, and the pair decided to commemorate the occasion by journeying all the way to the top of the Empire State Building - or specifically, the VIP 103rd floor - to take in the INCREDIBLE New York City lights!
Ch-ch-check out the GORGEOUS view these two experienced with their own eyes (above)!
Gah! SO romantic!
Admittedly, it looks
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All while Harry Styles and Taylor Swift were off frolicking around the Big Apple, another One Direction member was off getting high — and was left FUMING!
Earlier this week, 1D member Liam Payne took a tour of the Empire State Building with his family and ended up with a not-so-pleasant experience!
Liam tweeted, then later deleted:
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girl iconic building is on FIRE!
Monday night, the top of the Empire State Building was engulfed in dancing, colorful light all set to the tune of Alicia Keys' powerful, smash single Girl on Fire!
Ch-ch-check out the AWEsome light show (above)!
And how did the soulful songstress respond to the fact that her music created a dazzling production for all of NYC, Brooklyn and New Jersey to see?!
Mz. Keys tweeted:
The tune itself was simulcast by Clear Channel radio stations while the lights did their dance LIVE in real time!
Ooo we can't wait to see what OTHER spectacular, radiant events the new Empire LED light fixture will portray in the future!
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