August 19, 2013 |
Former Disney Channel star Lee Thompson Young was found dead Monday morning amid reports that he sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Sheree Cohen, who served as Young's talent agent for many years, confirmed the 29-year-old star's death. A law enforcement source told The Times that his death appeared to be a suicide. “It is with great sadness that I announce that Lee Thompson Young tragically took his own life this morning," said Young's manager, Jonathan Baruch, in a statement issued to the website Deadline.
August 16, 2013 |
METAIRIE, La. - In the summer of 1992, an aspiring filmmaker named Craig Borten drove from Los Angeles to Dallas to see a man named Ron Woodroof. Borten was just a few years out of Syracuse University and didn't know what kind of movies he wanted to make, or if he wanted to make them at all. But he'd read about Woodroof, a fast-living - and, as it happened, deeply homophobic - straight electrician and rodeo habitue who had been diagnosed with AIDS in 1986. First out of self-preservation and then as a grudging crusade, Woodroof began smuggling unapproved drugs from Mexico and other countries, prolonging his life and the lives of thousands of others.
April 3, 2012 |
Jim Mora begins his first practice as UCLA's football coach today on the verge of becoming the highest-paid coach in school history. UCLA athletic department officials have told the University of California Board of Regents they anticipate generating about $17.6 million in revenues this year from television, multi-media, apparel and other products. A chunk of that will be spent on football coaches, according to requests made to the board by UCLA Chancellor Gene Block in January and March.
September 8, 2013 |
There is an opinion abroad in the land that the right to bear arms is unlimited, an absolute right, like the right to vote or the right to a fair trial. This heartfelt conviction has surfaced lately in state legislation that attempts to nullify federal gun regulations. For the nullifiers, and many others, the broadest possible right to bear arms is purportedly enshrined in the 2nd Amendment and recognized in the Supreme Court case Heller vs. District of Columbia. And yet, no matter how prevalent or fervently held, the opinion that the Bill of Rights supports and the high court acknowledges an absolute right to gun ownership is just plain wrong.
September 5, 2013 |
Sofia Vergara has topped Forbes' list of highest-paid prime-time TV actresses for the second year in a row. The Emmy-nominated "Modern Family" star's ranking comes embedded in the financial magazine's Celebrity 100 list, which sees TV queen Oprah Winfrey in the No. 1 spot overall. Vergara ranks No. 54 on that list, with the likes of female performers Madonna, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Ellen DeGeneres and Jennifer Lawrence ahead of her. Vergara, 41, raked in $30 million thanks to a major boost in her salary and endorsement deals with Diet Pepsi, CoverGirl, Rooms to Go, Comcast, State Farm Insurance and thyroid medicine Synthroid, according to the mag . Those deals are said to make her one of the "most in-demand spokespeople" because she has that whole crossover appeal thing going on. The actress' K-Mart clothing line is thriving, and she sits as executive producer of ABC's new drama "Killer Women.
October 3, 2013 |
Britney Spears' eye-catching video for "Work, Bitch" was supposed to be a lot racier, but she toned it down - that according to the mother of two. "Oh, my God, we showed way more skin and did way more stuff for the video than what is actually there," the pop star said Thursday on Boston's 103.3 Amp Radio when asked if she was less comfortable ramping up her sex appeal because she's a mom to two boys, Sean, 8, and Jayden, 7. "Like, I...
October 17, 2013 |
Kendra Wilkinson has been a busy bunny as of late! The former Playboy model is reportedly pregnant with her second child. The "Splash" alum is expecting the baby with football player Hank Baskett, according to Us Weekly. The 28-year-old, who married Baskett in June 2009, is already mom to Hank Baskett IV, almost 4, and is about eight weeks along, the site reported. "She and Hank have been planning a second baby for a while and they are very excited," a source told the mag. PHOTOS: 50 most beautiful female celebrities The reality star paved her way to fame as one of Playboy honcho Hugh Hefner's girlfriends on the E!
October 10, 2013 |
Backstage at "Jimmy Kimmel Live" in Hollywood, it's another moment of chaos and anticipation for the members of Korn. The heavy metal band's dressing room is crowded with friends and family, and two long-haired little boys are banging against a practice drum as a TV blares with a comedy skit from the show. At the center of this noise is Brian "Head" Welch, sitting on the floor with eyes closed and head bowed, long dreadlocks hanging over his bearded face. "Jesus" is tattooed across his knuckles.
September 23, 2013 |
One week before the finale of "Breaking Bad," fans of tough and dark cable dramas are grappling with the idea that a beloved series could really have one stinker of a finale. The series: "Dexter," which aired its final episode on Sunday night. The reaction? Not good. If you haven't watched the final episode, beware. Spoilers are lurking in here. At the conclusion of the Showtime show's eight-season run, cop/serial killer Dexter (Michael C. Hall) took his foster sister Debra (Jennifer Carpenter)
October 23, 2013 |
Nissan and its Infiniti luxury division are voluntarily recalling nearly 152,000 crossovers to fix an issue with the anti-lock braking system. The recall affects the 2013 and 2014 Nissan Pathfinder, the 2013 Infiniti JX35, and the 2014 Infiniti QX60. The vehicles' ABS software system has a glitch that could cause “increased stopping distances” during light braking on rough or uneven roads, Nissan said in a statement. This issue is not mechanical, but electronic. “The increased stopping distance may increase the risk of a crash,” the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a statement.