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September 17, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Lily Collins, star of "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" has been dubbed the most dangerous cyber celebrity of 2013. The actress was bestowed this year's (dis)honor by Internet security firm McAfee because searching for pictures and downloads of the star on the Web can lead to "a 14.5% chance of landing on a website that has tested positive for online threats, such as spyware, adware, spam, phishing, viruses and other malware," the firm said . So, basically, that's just another reason for you to visit us via rather than Google, Yahoo!
September 17, 2013 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski
Lily Collins, star of "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" and daughter of singer/songwriter Phil Collins, has another credit to add to her list: "Most Dangerous Cyber Celebrity. " The actress replaced Emma Watson at the top of McAfee's annual ranking of actors, musicians, comedians and other celebrities whose popularity is used to dupe fans into downloading viruses and other malicious software. Fans searching for Lily Collins and "downloads," "free app downloads" and "nude pictures" run the highest risk of landing on a website designed to steal passwords or other personal information, McAfee reported.
August 21, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
With the global marketing blitzes for films these days, it's not uncommon to see celebrities walking dozens of red carpets in dozens of high-profile looks in so many days. While it's fun for style watchers, today's never-ending red carpet means a fashion trend can go from a "do" to a "don't" in a heartbeat. Exhibit A: The crop top. It looked edgy back in September 2011 when Gwyneth Paltrow wore a jet black beaded top and skirt by  Emilio Pucci to the Emmy Awards, and was chic in a different, more sleek way in November 2012, when Kristen Stewart wore a cropped white Balenciaga bustier top and black trousers to the "On the Road" premiere.
August 12, 2013 | By Ricardo Lopez
Rockwell Collins Inc. announced over the weekend it is buying ARINC, a flight systems company, for $1.39 billion, from private equity firm the Carlyle Group. The deal will bolster Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based Rockwell Collins' flight systems business. "Strategically, this acquisition is a natural fit for Rockwell Collins,” Kelly Ortberg, Rockwell Collins' chief executive, said in a statement. “It accelerates our strategy to develop comprehensive information management solutions by building on our existing information-enabled products and systems and ARINC's ground - based networks and services to further expand our opportunities beyond the aircraft.
August 2, 2013 | By Elisabeth Donnelly
Joan Collins, the 80-year-old "Dynasty" star, reportedly asked to be removed from Shirley Jones' tell-all autobiography in a scene involving the offer of an orgy. Jones recently published "Shirley Jones: A Memoir. " In the book, the "Partridge Family" actress and Oscar-winner depicts a scene in which the young actresses and their then-husbands, Jack Cassidy and Anthony Newley, had dinner at Collins and Newley's Beverly Hills home in the late '60s. In the book, Jones writes that Collins, "who was wearing a low-cut something or other, seemed like an interesting woman.
July 31, 2013 | By Michael A. Memoli
WASHINGTON -- It wasn't long after Lisa Murkowski voted to continue a filibuster of President Obama's nominee to lead the ATF that the Alaska Republican found herself surrounded in the well of the Senate, as colleagues from both parties made a determined case for her to change or maintain that vote. The stakes were high, and the lobbying effort reflected it. No Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives director has been confirmed since a 2006 law required a Senate approval for such nominees, but the Democratic majority thought circumstances had changed sufficiently to pave the way for B. Todd Jones, the agency's acting director for two years.
July 21, 2013 | By Katrina Woznicki
If you've walked Disneyland's Main Street, U.S.A., Fort Collins, Colo., might seem familiar: Its downtown served as one of the inspirations for the theme-park thoroughfare. But Fort Collins, a Civil War-era U.S. Army post, is anything but saccharine. Downtown thrives with independent businesses, funky artisanal shops and creative cuisine. Fort Collins is also the largest beer producer in the state (brewing 70% of Colorado's beer), a destination for bike enthusiasts and a springboard to the spectacular Rocky Mountains.
June 25, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
DETROIT - The Angels on Tuesday acquired outfielder Collin Cowgill from the New York Mets for minor league outfielder Kyle Johnson. Cowgill, who was designated for assignment by the Mets on June 18, was added to the 40-man roster and optioned to triple-A Salt Lake. Cowgill, 27, has played 97 big-league games with Arizona (2011), Oakland (2012) and New York (2013), batting .237 with four home runs and 26 runs batted in, and he was the opening-day center fielder for the Mets this season, becoming the second player in franchise history to hit a grand slam on opening day. In 23 games for the Mets this season, Cowgill, who bats right-handed and can play all three outfield spots, hit .180 (11 for 61)
June 14, 2013 | By Mark Schone
History may be written by the victors, but Alexander Hamilton became a victor by writing history. He died at the hands of lifelong rival Aaron Burr in a famous duel, yet posterity has been kinder to Hamilton because of the power of his pen. During his lifetime, Hamilton couldn't stop Burr from eclipsing him politically - Burr became vice president and invented the Democratic Party , while Hamilton's career died with George Washington. But with years of letters impugning Burr's motives and morals, Hamilton was able to sway enough opinions to deny Burr a second term as vice president and the governorship of New York.
May 8, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Jarron Collins sat down with Jim Rome as part of a three-member panel to discuss the disclosure that his twin brother, NBA player Jason Collins, is gay. Jason Collins, in an interview published last week in Sports Illustrated, became the first professional athlete in a major American sport to reveal that he's gay. Since then he has said Jarron was "astounded" by the news. Jarron joined columnist Jason Whitlock and former NFL player Trevor Pryce in a discussion for the show "Jim Rome on Showtime," scheduled to air Wednesday night at 9 p.m. EDT and PDT. Jason, who is a free agent, plans to play next season.
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