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.
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!
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!
July 24, 2012 |
LONDON - Members of the U.S. track team placed a premium on experience when they chose a pair of four-time Olympians as captains of the men's and women's delegations for the London Games. Angelo Taylor, who has won two gold medals in the 400-meter hurdles and a third gold in the 4x400 relay, and 35-year-old discus thrower Aretha Thurmond were honored by their teammates in voting made public via Twitter on Tuesday. A USA Track and Field spokeswoman confirmed the selections late Tuesday.
April 8, 2014 |
Tom Ford and his longtime partner, Richard Buckley, have gotten married, the designer revealed at an event in London on Monday night. "We are now married, which is nice," the 52-year-old told Vogue . "I know that was just made legal in the U.K., which is great; we were married in the States. " The two - who've been together for 27 years after first meeting at a 1986 fashion show when Ford was 25 - have a son, Alexander John Buckley Ford, born in September 2012. Having Alexander around has changed life in at least one big way for Ford, who said Monday night that he carries a cellphone only because there's an app that allows him to watch the boy sleeping.
June 13, 2012 |
Kids, in the summer of 2012, your Aunt Lily had a baby. Well, her real-life counterpart, Alyson Hannigan, and hubby Alexis Denisof had one, anyway. The "How I Met Your Mother" actress and her husband welcomed their baby girl, Keeva Jane Denisof, on May 23. "They are all doing well," Hannigan's representative told People magazine. Hannigan kept the birth under wraps for weeks, but Tuesday tweeted a photo of her new bundle of joy's fist, giving the Twittersphere its first glimpse of the child.