October 25, 2013 |
If you wait until December, you can get the new Mac Pro for just under $3,000. But why wait to a buy a machine that any chump can get their hands on? Instead, head over to Sotheby's, which is having a special Product (RED) fundraiser co-hosted by some guy named Bono who is in some band that used to be popular, designer Marc Newson and Apple's Jony Ive. Yep, THAT Jony Ive. Apple's design demigod. The three of them have selected a number of objects to be auctioned off, including solid gold Apple earbuds . But at an estimated $ 20,000 to $ 25,000, such trifles are for mere peasants. No, what you really want to impress is the special Red Mac Pro, which is predicted to go for $40,000 to $60,000.
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August 8, 2013 |
"Cowboy" Jack Clement, an influential producer, songwriter and engineer who had been revered in country music since the 1950s and was later sought out by rock acts for his creative input, has died. He was 82. Clement died Thursday of liver cancer at his Nashville home, his friend and fellow producer Dub Cornett told the Associated Press. Clement was the first to record Jerry Lee Lewis and Roy Orbison. He arranged the signature mariachi horn part for Johnny Cash's original recording of "Ring of Fire," persuaded George Jones to record "She Thinks I Still Care," and produced Waylon Jennings' "Dreaming My Dreams," considered one of the finest albums of the 1970s "outlaw" movement.
June 6, 2013 |
The widening scandal engulfing the Internal Revenue Service has turned into a major headache for the Obama administration. Among the many names the scandal has drawn into its orbit is a Southern California artist who works as a motivational speaker. San Diego artist Erik Wahl reportedly was paid $17,000 by the IRS to perform at a 2010 employee convention in Anaheim, according to the Bloomberg news service. The convention has drawn a considerable amount of scrutiny in recent days for its perceived extravagance and a price tag reportedly close to $4 million. Wahl hasn't been accused of any wrongdoing.
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May 15, 2013 |
In exactly one week, Los Angeles will wake up with a newly elected mayor. The lucky leader of 4 million restless campers with cracked sidewalks could be Wendy Greuel, the business-suited Valley kid who worked for Mayor Tom Bradley and President Clinton and would be the first female mayor in city history. Or it could be Eric Garcetti, who seems to have done everything in his 42 years except pitch for the Dodgers and kayak to Borneo, and whose adopted daughter may one day celebrate both a bat mitzvah and a quinceañera . Last week, I wrote about a Greuel visit to Tolliver's barbershop in South Los Angeles, where she was relaxed and sharp in front of a crowd that thinks she's the one. Today I'll report on my outing with her opponent, who, like Greuel, helped create some of the city's problems but now promises to deliver peace and prosperity to one and all. L.A. ELECTIONS 2013: Sign up for our email newsletter When Garcetti walked into a Westwood Village pizza parlor late Monday night, he was not recognized until after he'd selected artichokes, olives, onions and peppers as toppings.
April 23, 2013 |
Chaz Bono is down 60 pounds in five months, and credits the weight loss to changing the way he eats. The "Dancing With the Stars" alum, who says he's "still slowly losing" and hopes to bring his total weight loss to 80 pounds off a high of 250, spoke with People at the GLAAD Media Awards over the weekend. "Diets don't work," said Bono, who relied on a delivered-meal plan for the first part of his weight loss. "You just have to change what you eat, and I have. " The 5-foot, 5½-inch 44-year-old - now cooking on his own, "lots of stuff," he said - dines on meats, veggies and fruit while avoiding starches and grains.
April 1, 2013 |
Chaz Bono has starred in his own documentary ("Becoming Chaz"), appeared on reality TV (ABC's "Dancing With the Stars") and authored a book ("Transition: The Story of How I Became a Man"). He's now expanded his resume by appearing onstage in a short musical parody of the cult movie "Road House" at the Celebration Theatre near West Hollywood. "Road House: The Rock Opera" is a short -- about a half-hour long -- send-up of the 1989 Patrick Swayze movie. Bono plays the role of Tinker, originally played by actor John Young. A spokesperson for the stage production said that Bono sings in the show.