November 14, 2013 |
Taylor Swift: supermodel? Well, she definitely showed off those gams and singing chops during Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. Alas, the country-pop crooner didn't don the brand's sultry signature lingerie for the annual décolletage display Wednesday. Instead, the 23-year-old Grammy-winner rocked out with a bevy of models for the lingerie brand's over-the-top presentation, arriving for the show in a floral-beaded mini-dress by Zuhair Murad. The singer kicked off her performance in a kitschy, Union Jack-inspired ensemble -- a mini-dress, complete with train, top hat and matching Union Jack gladiator heels -- for the show's British Invasion segment as she played along with the angels while they strutted their stuff and the brand's skimpy show-stopping confections.
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October 28, 2013 |
Tadeusz Mazowiecki, 86, Eastern Europe's first democratic prime minister after communism, a key advisor to Poland's Solidarity freedom movement and U.N. human rights envoy to Bosnia in the 1990s, died Monday in Warsaw after being hospitalized for a high fever, said his personal secretary, Michal Prochwicz. In August 1980, Mazowiecki joined thousands of workers on strike at the Gdansk Shipyard. Within days, their action grew into a massive wave of strikes that gave birth to Solidarity - Eastern Europe's first free trade union and a nationwide freedom movement - led by a charismatic shipyard electrician, Lech Walesa, whose name quickly became known around the globe.
October 19, 2013 |
2009 Comm. G.B. Burlotto Barolo From a Barolo house founded way back in 1850 comes this fine 2009 Barolo. No single vineyard. No special aging. And yet at a time when Barolo prices edge ever upward, it's hard to believe this classic example of straightforward Barolo comes in at less than $45. A splurge, certainly, but it's a good bottle for any Nebbiolo d'Alba drinkers who want to upgrade to a bona fide Barolo. It has all the virtues of Barolo - silken texture, taste of violets, cherries and earth, and ripe but firm tannins.
October 16, 2013 |
Candice Swanepoel is the newest Victoria's Secret Angel to don the lingerie brand's Fantasy Bra, which this year is said to be worth $10 million. The 23-year-old South African model will strut down the New York runway wearing the jewel-encrusted Royal Fantasy Bra designed by jeweler Mouawad. She'll also be featured wearing the bra in the Victoria's Secret Dreams & Fantasies Catalog, according to the Daily Mail. "4200 gemstones. 1 royal fantasy. Your 1st look at this year's #VSFantasyBra, worn by @angelcandices.
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October 8, 2013 |
A former Rialto school district accountant who allegedly stuffed lunch money into her bra was charged with embezzling $1.8 million, authorities said Tuesday. Judith Oakes, 48, was charged with multiple felony counts and is suspected of stealing money from the Rialto Unified School District during an eight-year period, according to the San Bernardino County district attorney's office. Oakes, who lives in San Bernardino, was arrested on Aug. 7 after she was allegedly recorded on video stuffing lunch money into her bra, law enforcement authorities said.
September 17, 2013 |
OAKLAND - The Angels can't come close to matching the Oakland Athletics in volume of talented young starting pitchers, but in Garrett Richards, they have an arm that can cut into the deficit. Richards, mixing a 94-mph fastball with a sharp overhand curve, threw one of the best games of his two-year career Tuesday night, limiting the A's to one run and seven hits in seven innings, striking out six. But all Richards had to show for it was a no-decision, as the A's won, 2-1, on Josh Donaldson's two-out, walk-off single to center field off reliever Michael Kohn in the ninth.