March 7, 2014 |
Reese Witherspoon and Cameron Diaz joined gal pal Drew Barrymore and others for a "girls trip" in Napa Valley this week that's giving us major culinary envy. The A-listers headed up to the Northern California wine country on Wednesday for what Witherspoon, 37, dubbed #girlstrip2014 , or what we want to refer to as "Charlie's Angels" meets "Eat Pray Love" with a dash of "Julie and Julia" and some "Legally Blonde" mixed in for good measure. The leading ladies took a cooking class at the Culinary Institute of America in St. Helena , just north of Napa, at the majestic Greystone property.
March 1, 2014 |
CUPERTINO, Calif. -- At an annual shareholders meeting Friday that was almost completely devoid of drama, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook still managed to stun the audience for a moment and bring the room to complete silence. Sitting on a chair onstage, holding an iPad and some notes, about halfway through a Q&A session, Cook suddenly said something unthinkable for a company that never says a peep about its future plans: "And now I'm going...
February 28, 2014 |
The little hockey-puck-sized Apple TV has turned into a big business. During the company's annual shareholders meeting on Friday, Chief Executive Tim Cook said Apple TV had generated $1 billion for the company in its last fiscal year. That figure includes sales of the $99 Apple TV unit as well as the content people are purchasing over it. "It's a little bit harder to call it a hobby," Cook said. That was a reference to Cook's previous habit of saying the company considered Apple TV a "hobby" whenever someone tried to prod him into talking about his plans for the device.
February 14, 2014 |
SOCHI, Russia - American Emily Cook finished her Olympic career and moved on to her continuing task - taking care of the next generation. Cook spent a long time comforting an emotional Ashley Caldwell, the 20-year-old American who put down the highest score of the day in qualifying in women's aerials. But the high was soon replaced by a gut-wrenching low when she faltered in the first round of finals and failed to advance. The 34-year-old Cook, who served as Caldwell's mentor, left the world stage having competed in three Olympics.
February 14, 2014 |
SOCHI, Russia -- Emily Cook was doing a facile job of providing a summation of her Olympic career and the future of American aerialists, all neatly done in the confines of the mixed zone on Friday. One question took slightly longer for Cook to answer. Cook was asked what Jeret "Speedy" Peterson would have had to say about her career. “He would have been bummed I didn't hit that second jump,” Cook said, laughing. “But no, he's with me. He's here. I'm positive of that.” Cook's close friend, Peterson, was a major figure in the sport by virtue of his skill and considerable charisma and helped her deal with a devastating injury in 2002, which kept her out of the Olympics.
February 12, 2014 |
SOCHI, Russia -- American ski veteran Stacey J. Cook started to cry in the mixed zone after finishing 17th in Wednesday's women's Olympic downhill at Rosa Khutor. It mostly had to do with what she wrote after “ambition” in her official biography for the Sochi Games: “To win an Olympic medal,” she wrote. Cook didn't win a medal Wednesday and, at age 29, probably has only one more Olympic chance -- Saturday's women's super G. “The downhill is kind of the thing, though,” she lamented.