November 2, 2013 |
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - One might think that performing as a member of the Mariinsky Ballet and American Ballet Theatre and making regular guest appearances at the Bolshoi would keep Diana Vishneva sufficiently busy. But this leading international ballerina, known for combining dazzling classical technique ("Swan Lake" and Balanchine's "Rubies" to name just two) with dramatic intensity, has a restless hunger for the new. Vishneva, 37, consistently seeks out and creates opportunities to work with contemporary choreographers who work far outside her comfort zone.
October 31, 2013 |
While Diana, Princess of Wales, was living life as the World's Most Famous Woman, happiness was an elusive pursuit: a nagging struggle between a thirst for privacy and a need for affirming public recognition. That the new film "Diana," based on Kate Snell's book about Diana's two-year secret romance with heart surgeon Hasnat Khan, has met with contemptuous reception in Britain only shows that the late royal belongs more to the people she touched and inspired than any one film could hope to dramatize.
October 10, 2013 |
NEW YORK -- Distance swimmer Diana Nyad pulled herself from a pool in midtown Manhattan on Thursday, finishing a 48-hour swim to raise funds for Superstorm Sandy victims that she declared was even harder than her historic Havana-to-Key West feat. "I thought for sure ... that the ocean would be much harder," Nyad, 64, told Robin Roberts of ABC's "Good Morning America" as she stood shivering seconds after the swim ended. "This one was a bear. " Nyad said she had never swum so long in a pool -- this was a 40-yard-long one set up in Herald Square -- and wasn't certain she could make it to 48 hours.
October 2, 2013 |
Rihanna, who has a new TV fashion-competition show called "Styled to Rock" slated to premiere on Oct. 25 on Bravo, is Glamour's November cover girl. She tells the magazine her style icons are Nicole Richie and Princess Diana, but her love for fashion all started with her mother. The magazine hits newsstands Oct. 8. [Glamour] Meanwhile, Miranda Kerr is the cover girl for Cosmopolitan. She says her life is more balanced now than ever, as she juggles her career, marriage to actor Orlando Bloom and tot Flynn.
September 27, 2013 |
Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi used a rather interesting intimidation tactic during Thursday's 85-62 loss to the Minnesota Lynx in the Western Conference Finals opener. Here's how it went down. Taurasi slammed her shoulder into Lynx guard/forward Seimone Augustus. Augustus responded by bodying up Taurasi. Taurasi then kissed Augustus on the cheek. Now that's some tough love. Both players were assessed a personal foul on the rather intimate encounter, but they had a sense of humor about the incident when questioned about it after the game.
September 25, 2013 |
Diana Taurasi, who has led the Phoenix Mercury to the Western Conference finals, has been selected to the All-WNBA team for the eighth time, tying the record of former Sparks star Lisa Leslie. Joining Taurasi on the All-WNBA first team are league MVP Candace Parker of the Sparks and Maya Moore of the Minnesota Lynx at forward, Lindsay Whalen of Minnesota at guard and Sylvia Fowles of the Chicago Sky at center. The team was chosen by a panel of media members. Taurasi has averaged 20.3 points, 6.2 assists and 4.2 rebounds in 32.3 minutes a game this season.