December 8, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Thursday. Lindsay Lohan's Playboy cover is out there for the world to see, just before the rest of Lindsay Lohan is out there for the world to see. ( Los Angeles Times ) Will Ryan Seacrest replace Matt Lauer on "Today"? ( Wall Street Journal ) "The Book of Mormon" is coming to L.A. in September 2012. ( Los Angeles Times ) Coldplay announced its first North American tour in nearly three years, including two dates at the Hollywood Bowl.
March 3, 2009 |
First he was charged with trying to sell a U.S. Senate seat. Now ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is trying to sell a book about it. Blagojevich's publicity agent announced Monday that the impeached governor would receive an undisclosed "six figure" sum to pen a book about the "dark side of politics." Blagojevich faces federal charges that he tried to sell the U.S. seat relinquished by President Obama in exchange for campaign donations or other favors.
April 3, 2009 |
Former Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich, his brother and a former top fundraiser were among six men indicted Thursday on political corruption charges, the U.S. attorney's office in Chicago announced. The sweeping indictment comes four months after Blagojevich was arrested and charged with engaging in pay-to-play politics in a major federal complaint that accused the Democrat of trading state jobs, contracts and regulatory favors for campaign contributions.
March 26, 2009 |
Chicago's morning radio airwaves were filled Wednesday with dueling governors, with both Rod R. Blagojevich and Pat Quinn declaring God was on their side as they attacked each other. Impeached former Gov. Blagojevich, a guest host on WLS-AM, declared he was an "instrument" of God and maintained that his successor, Gov. Quinn, and top Democratic lawmakers had removed him to clear the way for a tax increase.
March 31, 2009 |
Illinois state records outline a series of private contacts between Tribune Co. and since-ousted Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich even as investigators prepared to arrest him on federal corruption charges late last year. The ex-governor's e-mails, telephone logs and calendars, recently released to the Chicago Tribune under the state's Freedom of Information Act, provide new details about the urgency of Tribune Co.'s efforts to get a financial bailout by selling Wrigley Field to the state. Tribune Co.
January 2, 2009
Re "Senators call appointment unwelcome," Dec. 31 Isn't Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich's appointment of Roland Burris less scandalous than Richard Nixon's appointment of Gerald Ford as vice president? In the latter case, we had a president clearly in trouble appointing his successor. In this case, we have a boneheaded governor showing that he, foolishly or not, has guts. I think the appointment should be weighed on its merits. Let all of the outrage be focused on simply removing Blagojevich from office because, honestly, that is the real engine behind this fury.