January 1, 2009
Re "Save the Book Review," Letters, July 22 I read with dismay that you plan to stop publishing the Book Review, the section I relish the most in the entire paper. I have a Sunday ritual of taking the Book Review to Starbucks, reading the section from cover to cover and then, at the Los Angeles Public Library website, reserving the most interesting books. Judging by the length of the waiting lists for these books, many do this. Avid readers are the last group of people a newspaper should want to alienate.
August 1, 2012 |
LONDON -- The congratulatory telegram is so last century, the congratulatory phone call so last decade. When Michael Phelps awoke on Wednesday, he scrolled through his Twitter feed and discovered a congratulatory tweet from President Obama. "Congrats to Michael Phelps for breaking the all-time Olympic medal record," Obama tweeted. "You've made your country proud. -bo" Phelps tweeted back: "Thank you Mr. President!! It's an honor representing the #USA !! The best country in the world!
July 15, 2013 |
Halle Berry and her beau Olivier Martinez have wed after about three years of dating. Berry, 46, who is expecting a baby with Martinez, 47, wed the French actor on Saturday at the Chateau des Conde in Vallery, France, her rep told People. The couple tied the knot in a civil union in the small chateau at about 4:15 p.m. in a civil ceremony officiated by the local mayor, the site said. The couple followed that with a religious ceremony in the village chapel at 5:30 p.m. Berry is said to have arrived in a white vintage car wearing a simple cream gown with embellished straps.
December 27, 2012 |
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman tweeted Thursday that he won his appeal of a four-game suspension for allegedly violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs. If Sherman had lost his case, he would have missed the team's final regular season game against the Rams on Sunday and possibly three playoff games. "Thank you @nfl for upholding the truth! To the 12s Thank you your faith is rewarded! Thank you lord," he tweeted . Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll congratulated Sherman. "Congrats to Richard Sherman for winning his appeal!
June 11, 2005 |
Trainer Neil Drysdale, who spent part of his Hall of Fame career working as an assistant to the late Charlie Whittingham, has won the $350,000 Charlie Whittingham Memorial Handicap twice in the last five years. Drysdale won with White Heart five years ago, then scored with Storming Home in 2003. And he is poised to win the Grade I again today at Hollywood Park with Red Fort. Drysdale will also send out Sarafan, a classy 8-year-old gelding who has earned more than $2.
December 6, 2012 |
Justin Bieber was not nominated for a Grammy Award on Wednesday night, and manager Scooter Braun was not happy, sharing his thoughts in a series of blunt, critical tweets after the nods were announced. In short, he said, the Grammys folks blew it. Only he took a lot longer to say that. Braun launched into it with some props to Bieber and Grammy nominee Carly Rae Jepson, whose "Call Me Maybe" blanketed the airwaves over the summer. "first...congrats to @carlyraejepsen.
April 30, 2013 |
Within minutes after they were nominated for Tony awards Tuesday morning, Cyndi Lauper, Harvey Fierstein and Lin-Manuel Miranda were among the nominees tweeting their reactions. Lauper, the '80s pop goddess, received her first Tony nomination for writing the words and music for "Kinky Boots," which received the most nods overall with 13. She quickly sent out two tweets. "OmG! OMG!! wow we got nominated!! @KinkyBootsBway !!! OMG!!!" FULL COVERAGE: Tonys 2013 "I'm crying and jumping up and down!
May 23, 2013 |
Eva Longoria is backing up her beauty with a whole lot of brain. The actress graduated with a master's degree Wednesday. Longoria, 38, took home a real degree (not an honorary one) in Chicano studies from Cal State Northridge, where she physically attended classes for three years, according to TMZ. " Big day today!!! Very excited to graduate for my master's degree in Chicano studies! You're never too old or too busy to continue your education!" the actress wrote on her Who Say site Wednesday, sharing loads of pics of her big day, posing with her family, cohorts and diploma.
December 17, 2012 |
Channing Tatum and wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum have plenty to dance about: Husband and wife will soon be mommy and daddy. Tatum and Dewan-Tatum reps confirmed the two ”are pleased to announce that they are expecting the birth of their first child next year,” according to People. This will be the first bundle for the actors who sparked on the set of 2006's "Step Up" and got hitched in March 2009. "The first number that pops into my head is three," Tatum told the magazine about his ideal brood, "but I just want one to be healthy and then we'll see where we go after that.” It's not as if the Tatum household isn't busy as it is: Channing's had a banner year solidifying himself as a bankable movie star and sexiest man alive, while Jenna stretched some bad-girl muscles on "American Horror Story: Asylum.
December 27, 2012 |
Here's some lovely news from the house of Followill: Kings of Leon drummer Nathan Followill is a dad! The hot, bespectacled hipster welcomed a girl Wednesday with his singer/songwriter wife, Jessie Baylin, a rep for the couple said in a widely released statement . First things first: Cheers, little Followill, you just missed the curse of the Christmas baby . Secondly, Violet Marlowe Followill clocked in at 7 pounds, 13 ounces, and...