October 21, 2013 |
Syrian President Bashar Assad and backers of the rebel forces fighting to oust him on Monday disputed weekend reports of an agreement to convene peace talks in Geneva next month to negotiate an end to the protracted civil war. It remained unclear whether the Sunday announcement by Arab League Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby was premature or an effort by frustrated international mediators to push the deadlocked combatants into negotiations....
HOME & GARDEN
October 18, 2013 |
I always hated zombies. But I liked Gordon. He was going to be at my friend Jaime's annual Halloween party in Hollywood. I loved Halloween, and I never missed her party, but I was in New York working on a TV show. Homesick for my friends in L.A., I thought: What better reason to go back for the weekend? Gordon and I had met six months prior in L.A., through a different Jaime event. I found him attractive, but then I left town for work. A few weeks before Halloween, I saw Gordon on the dating site POF.com, short for Plenty of Fish.
October 18, 2013 |
National No Beard Day seems as good a time as any to remind the follicularly inclined that the month of November -- a.k.a. Movember -- is almost upon us. What's Movember? We're glad you asked. It's an annual charity mustache grow (in Australia, where the effort began a decade ago, that glorious growth of lip spinach is colloquially referred to as a "mo") in which men start the month completely cleanshaven and spend the next 30 days growing a 'stache (and just a 'stache) from scratch.
October 17, 2013 |
Will Google's Android 4.4 operating system and new Nexus smartphone come out Oct. 28? Maybe, if you believe in hidden chocolate clues. Earlier this year, Google and KitKat teamed up to name the next version of Android after the chocolate snack. Since then, KitKat has made Android's robot mascot a big part of its Twitter marketing. And in the last few days the company has been sending out cryptic tweets that some are reading as possible clues. LIVE UNBOXING: Acer C720 Chromebook [Video chat]
October 17, 2013 |
It turns out Condoleezza Rice wanted to be on the College Football Playoff selection committee in part because she had an old tie score to settle. "Look, we've been trying to get this right for a long time," Rice said Wednesday on a conference call introducing the 13-member selection committee. "I fully remember being a little girl when Notre Dame played Michigan State in 1966. "Ara Parseghian went for a tie and there were all kinds of issues about Notre Dame being crowned as champion.
October 16, 2013 |
Katie Holmes is dating Jamie Foxx? Don't believe everything you read, kids - just because the "Django Unchained" star danced with Suri's mom in public in August doesn't mean anything else has been going on since then. The rumors "are 100% not true," Foxx told " Entertainment Tonight " on Tuesday. "In fact, it's quite hilarious because we simply danced at a charity event along with a lot of other people. " PHOTOS: Hollywood backlot moments Foxx is also good friends with Tom Cruise, Holmes' ex, whom he worked with on the 2004 movie "Collateral.
October 15, 2013 |
Johnny Hooper, the junior water polo standout at Studio City Harvard-Westlake High, didn't hide his emotions Tuesday night after the Wolverines came close to ending Santa Ana Mater Dei's unbeaten streak of more than three years. "It really hurts," he said. "It stings to have lost that game. " Harvard-Westlake (13-2), ranked No. 2 in Southern Section Division 1, fell to the Monarchs, 8-6, in a game it led, 6-2, in the third period at Mater Dei. But the inexperience of the youthful Wolverines combined with stellar play from 6-foot-8 Mater Dei goalie McQuinn Baron got the top-ranked Monarchs (14-0)
October 12, 2013 |
UCLA Coach Jim Mora said he was still learning about the UCLA-California rivalry. It is the Bruins' longest continuous running series, as they have played California every year since 1933 (and twice a year in the mid-1940s). UCLA held a 50-32-1 lead in their 83 games before Saturday. Stanford is the only team UCLA has played more, as the Bruins will face the Cardinals for the 85th time next week. As rivalries go, this ranks second to USC for the Bruins. Mora got a dose of it a year ago, when a poor California team routed the Bruins, 43-17.
October 11, 2013 |
The apple doesn't run far from the tree. Running back Paul Perkins and quarterback Brett Hundley, UCLA's All-Chandler (Ariz.) High backfield, disagree about one thing: Who's faster. They met as children, not far removed from midday naps, while running for the Arizona Cheetahs Track Club. "I was faster," Hundley says. Says Perkins: "What? He's lying. He's definitely lying. " And now … "I can still put up a race," Hundley says. Says Perkins: "He's fast. He's not that fast.
October 10, 2013 |
Miley Cyrus may be enjoying her personal sexual revolution in the spotlight, but a sexpert she is not. On Monday, the tongue-wagging 20-year-old told Matt Lauer that people stop having sex after 40. Scott Collins detailed the cringe-worthy “Today” show interview in The Times' Show Tracker blog : “I heard when you turn 40 things start to go a little less sexual," Cyrus said, kicking her legs back and forth as she sat on a tall stool....