July 4, 2004 |
The 89th Nathan's Famous hot-dog eating contest will be televised live by ESPN from Coney Island, N.Y., at 9 a.m. today. The telecast will last one hour, including 40 minutes leading up to the 12-minute, all-you-can eat contest. So what's the strategy? Eric Booker, who downed 30 dogs last year, told the New York Daily News, "As far as strategy is concerned, I sit with the hot dogs, I interrogate them. I'm like, 'What's the quickest way to eat you?'
November 24, 2012 |
When your job involves keeping up with animals that have twice the number of legs as you, it's important to be in good shape. "Dog Whisperer" Cesar Millan doesn't have a vocation that involves much sitting in front of a computer; he's a man on the move as an advocate and trainer for human's best friend. He'll continue the legwork of chasing after quadrupeds with his new show, "Leader of the Pack," coming from Nat Geo Wild in the new year, and will sustain his exercise regimen to maintain the alpha role.
December 4, 2012 |
Frankie Muniz of "Malcolm in the Middle" fame suffered a "mini-stroke" last week and spent some time at a hospital, he shared early Tuesday on Twitter. "I was in the hospital last Friday. I suffered a 'Mini Stroke', which was not fun at all," wrote the 26-year-old former actor (He retired at 19). "Have to start taking care of my body! Getting old!" Friends took him to an ER in Arizona, TMZ said, after he had trouble speaking and understanding words. Muniz was reportedly still awaiting test results Tuesday and had been told to take it easy.
August 23, 2008 |
"La Misma Luna" swept the honors at the 23rd annual Imagen Awards. The film about a Mexican mother and her son won awards for best film, actor, actress, supporting actor and director during a ceremony Thursday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Established in 1985, the Imagen Awards honor contributions by and about Latinos in the entertainment industry in 18 categories. TV awards went to "Ugly Betty" for best prime-time program, "Dog Whisperer With Cesar Millan" for reality show, "Mind of Mencia" star Carlos Mencia for actor, "Snowglobe" star Christina Milian for actress, "Heroes" costar Dania Ramirez for supporting actress and "Ugly Betty" costar Tony Plana for supporting actor.
November 21, 2012 |
Mayim Bialik and her husband, Michael Stone, are getting divorced after nine years of marriage, "The Big Bang Theory" actress announced Wednesday. "After much consideration and soul-searching, Michael and I have arrived at the decision to divorce due to 'Irreconcilable Differences,'" she wrote on her blog at Kveller , a parenting website. The couple has two sons, 7-year-old Miles and 4-year-old Frederick. "The hands-on style of parenting we practice" - the onetime "Blossom" star is the author of a book on attachment parenting - "played no role in the changes that led to this decision," she wrote; "relationships are complicated no matter what style of parenting you choose.
HOME & GARDEN
March 18, 2010 |
Actress Missi Pyle and her husband, grizzly bear expert and naturalist Casey Anderson, have listed their Beachwood Canyon home for sale at $669,000. The 1926 bungalow sits in the hills below the Hollywood sign. It has an open-plan dining and living room, a wood-burning fireplace, two bedrooms and one bathroom. In addition to the 880 square feet of interior living space, there are outdoor living and dining rooms, porch and patio space for entertaining, a spa and gardens with fruit trees and wisteria.
June 15, 2009 |
Considering that reality programs comprise nearly half of prime-time television, the genre is still under-represented at the Emmys with its five top categories, if you count the nonfiction races. (The Emmys have about 100 contests overall.) This year, academy officials considered adding a new one for judges of reality competition shows but ultimately dropped the plan for now. Were they afraid Simon Cowell might win?
October 8, 2010
SERIES Dog Whisperer: In the season premiere Howie Mandel calls on Cesar Millan for help with his Chihuahua, Lola, whose aggressive behavior is coming between Howie and his wife (5 and 8 p.m. National Geographic). Medium: Is Allison's (Patricia Arquette) gift contagious? Scanlon (David Cubitt) starts seeing the dead in his dreams ? specifically, his late brother in this new episode (8 p.m. CBS). Smallville: Kara (Laura Vandervoort) returns to Earth with a surprise for Clark (Tom Welling)