May 26, 2013 |
BORACAY, Philippines - Can a million and a half people be wrong? That's how many vacationers are expected to visit Boracay Island this year. Can Travel & Leisure be wrong? That's the magazine that crowned Boracay the best island in the world. Can TripAdvisor be wrong? That's the website that dubbed Boracay a Travelers' Choice 2013 Winner. After my visit last year to this island 250 miles southeast of Manila, I decided that, yes, they could be wrong. Or misguided. Or I could be. I'm guessing that the visitors/voters aren't Californians on the far edge of middle age who fancy themselves beach connoisseurs.
April 12, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - The man who shot Ronald Reagan and three other men in 1981 has been behaving normally when he leaves the mental hospital in Washington, D.C., where he is being treated, according to Secret Service observations in newly released court documents. John Hinckley Jr., 57, shops at Wal-Mart, Target and PetSmart during visits to his mother's home in Williamsburg, Va. One of his first stops is often a Wendy's. At home with his mother, he performs lots of chores, plays guitar and makes art. He shows few of the symptoms that led to the 1982 finding that he was insane, and therefore not guilty of attempted murder and other charges in the assassination attempt.
October 27, 2013 |
British artist David Hockney is the focus of a major exhibit at the De Young Museum in San Francisco that explores the past decade of his work. It's been an extremely busy decade for the 76-year-old artist, who is known for his paintings, drawings, prints and photography. Hockney spends much of his time at his second home in the Los Angeles area. The exhbition, called "A Bigger Picture," is massive, the museum's largest ever. It opened Saturday and runs through Jan. 20, 2014.
March 22, 2013 |
Emma Watson will strip down to raise environmental awareness, even though she won't do it for the "Fifty Shades of Grey" movie. "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" star tweeted her support for James Houston's book of celebrities posing nude to raise environmental awareness. The book's proceeds will go to Global Green USA, a nonprofit focused on sustainability. PHOTOS: Hermione Granger through the years "My friend is supporting GlobalGreenUSA with his book Natural Beauty.
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.
October 10, 2013 |
Kris Jenner says she regrets divorcing her first husband Robert Kardashian, the late O.J. Simpson defense lawyer and father to her children, Kourtney, Kim, Khloé and Rob Kardashian Jr. The reality TV mom's revelation comes just a few days after the announcement that she and second husband Bruce Jenner were living separately after 22 years of marriage and were much "happier" having separate homes -- she in Calabasas and he in Malibu. "The one regret, if I had to do it over, would be divorcing Robert Kardashian," Jenner, 57, said in the latest issue of New You magazine ( via People)
September 25, 2013 |
The 14th Latin Grammy nominations were announced Wednesday at the Avalon in Hollywood, with Natalie Cole, Draco Rosa and Alejandro Sanz among the nominees. The ceremony highlighting the best music recorded in Spanish or Portuguese will take place Thursday, Nov. 21 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Below is a complete list of the 2013 nominations as provided by the Latin Recording Academy. Record of the Year "Tanto" - Pablo Alborán "Vivir Mi Vida" - Marc Anthony "La Nave Del Olvido" - Buika "Lo Mejor Que Hay En Mi Vida" - Andrés Cepeda "Bachata Rosa" - Natalie Cole Duet With Juan Luis Guerra "Desde Lejos" - Santiago Cruz "Más Y Más" - Draco Rosa Featuring Ricky Martin "Mi Marciana" - Alejandro Sanz "Um Abraçaço" - Caetano Veloso "Volví A Nacer" - Carlos Vives Album of the Year "Tanto" - Pablo Alborán "Presente" - Bajofondo "Papitwo" - Miguel Bosé "Lo Mejor Que Hay En Mi Vida" - Andrés Cepeda "En Español" - Natalie Cole "Escultura" - Guaco "Versiones" - Gian Marco "Vida" - Draco Rosa "La Música No Se Toca" - Alejandro Sanz "Corazón Profundo" - Carlos Vives Song of the Year "Esse Cara Sou Eu" - Roberto Carlos, songwriter (Roberto Carlos)
February 4, 2013 |
If Joe Flacco wasn't a household name before the Baltimore Ravens' 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII, he certainly is now. That's because a record number of households were watching Flacco's MVP performance Sunday night, according to early overnight ratings released by the Nielsen Co. The game scored a 48.1 rating and a 71 share in a select measurement of big cities, which would make it the most-watched TV event...
October 17, 2013 |
It has been said that any film opening with a shot of a train is bound to be good. To which one might add, any television show featuring horses had better be good. Creatures of grace and power, horses lend an instant sense of significance to any story. The syncopated urgency of galloping hooves promises excitement and adventure, and that promise should only be made if there is a chance of it being kept. There are a lot of horses in the CW's new period drama "Reign," and someone should take them all away.