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June 13, 2012 | By Nardine Saad
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.
March 4, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Jamie Lynn Spears is engaged, and big sis Britney Spears is thrilled. "So excited and happy for my sister, congrats @jamielynnspears - love you," Britney tweeted out Monday morning. Her tweet was in reaction to a couple of Instagram posts from the younger Spears on Sunday, when she shared the fact that boyfriend Jamie Watson had popped the question. "Guesssss what??????" Jamie Lynn wrote to caption an all-smiles shot of herself flaunting a new ring on that finger, with 30-year-old Watson at her side.  Posting a brilliantly clear picture of a brilliant and big rock, the 21-year-old wrote on the second shot, "#hedidgood.
December 27, 2012 | By Melissa Rohlin
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!
April 8, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
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 11, 2005 | Bob Mieszerski, Times Staff Writer
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.
April 30, 2013 | By Sherry Stern
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!
December 6, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
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.
August 1, 2012 | By Bill Shaikin
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!
November 6, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
They signed him to be one of the best pitchers in baseball. Zack Greinke did not disappoint, going 15-4 with a 2.63 earned-run average. But as an added bonus, the Dodgers also got the best-hitting pitcher in baseball. For his efforts, Greinke on Wednesday was named winner of the 2013 Silver Slugger award for best offensive player as a pitcher. In 58 at-bats this season, Greinke hit .328 - - better than any Dodger not named Hanley Ramirez (.345). Three of his 19 hits went for doubles, and he had a .409 on-base percentage.
January 8, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
You didn't think Kate Upton was going to let Katherine Webb get all the attention Monday night, did you? Webb, a former Miss Alabama USA, stole the hearts of men across America simply by sitting in the stands and cheering as her boyfriend, Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron, helped the Crimson Tide rout Notre Dame, 42-14, in the BCS championship game. After reportedly having a mere 2,000 Twitter followers going into the game, Webb's following has exploded to nearly 138,000 and counting Tuesday morning.
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