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September 14, 2012 |
One night in 2009, during a drunken conversation, Jacqueline Viens said her father told her why her stepmother had recently vanished. Dawn Viens had been needling him and he just wanted to sleep, Jacqueline Viens recalled her father saying. He'd tried barricading their bedroom door with a dresser to keep his wife out. When that didn't work, David Viens tied her up and taped her mouth, according to his daughter. The next morning, Dawn Viens was dead. Jacqueline Viens said her father told her that his wife had choked on her own vomit.
April 16, 2013 |
Bradley Cooper lives with his mom. Yes, you read that right. The Sexiest Man Alive in 2011 calls his mother, Gloria - this year's Oscar date - his roommate. In Details magazine's May issue, the cover boy and "The Place Beyond the Pines" star opened up about why he moved in with his mother after his father, Charles, died in 2011 following a long struggle with cancer. "We're surviving. Both of us. Let's face it: It's probably not easy for her, by the way, to be living with her son. It's life," Cooper said . "And right now, two years after my father's death, this is where we are. My family is very close, and my dad dying was brutal for all of us. It was a schism, and its aftershock has not stopped.
October 3, 2010 |
In the morning, before my father and I go our separate ways to work, we chat amiably. "Good luck on your day. " "Hope business is good. " And our one response to everything: " Inshallah . " God willing. I get into my mini-SUV and head off to the hospital, groaning about the lack of sleep, the lack of time, but also knowing that I am driving off to what has always been my dream. My father gets into his blue taxi, picks up his radio and tells the dispatcher he's ready. Then he waits.
February 18, 2013 |
The "Manhattan" episode of "Once Upon a Time" answers a lot of lingering questions: Who's Henry's father? What will happen when Rumpelstiltskin reunites with his son? Who is Rumpelstiltskin's son? How did Mr. Gold get his limp? What was in the box August showed to Neil? All pressing queries that the creators could've dangled for years, but they didn't. We get to see the answers, and, of course, we get to form lots more questions. As is often the case, we start in the past. Years ago, Rumpelstiltskin is out to prove that he's not the coward his father was, so he's happy that he's been called to the front lines of the war. His wife is not so happy but knows it's best.
June 15, 2013 |
Of all the important numbers rolling around Stan Kasten's busy brain, from a giant Dodgers payroll to shrinking Dodgers victories to the size of the line at reserved-level bathrooms, the number that most shaped his life is the one he's never known. It was tattooed in blue on the left forearm of his father. The number was blurred because, during the five years Nathan Kasten spent in Nazi concentration camps during the Holocaust, he would continually gnaw his skin in an attempt to suck out the ink. "His memories, my lessons," Kasten said.
October 1, 2013 |
PARK CITY, Utah - It has been more than four years since former Minnesota Twins outfielder Ted Uhlaender's passing, but he continues to guide his daughter's Olympic preparations. Katie Uhlaender, one of the nation's top skeleton racers, wiped away tears Tuesday as she described how her father's death contributed to her disappointing performance at the Vancouver Games in 2010 and how he now serves as her primary inspiration heading into Sochi. Wearing his 1972 National League Championship ring and a baseball-shaped locket containing his ashes on a silver chain around her neck, Uhlaender acknowledged she lacked the motivation to compete after his 2009 passing and that it showed in her 11th-place finish in Canada.