February 24, 2000 |
* Strained use: You can use Coca-Cola to clean your toilet bowl. Miracle Whip can be used for a facial. Carnation Nonfat Dry Milk will work as paint. Find these and many other nontraditional product uses at Wacky Uses (http://www.wackyuses.com). * Solar tour: Take an interactive tour of our solar system at http://www.seds.org/billa/tnp/nineplanets.html. Lots of info for the budding astronomer. * True grits: The Moonlit Road (http://www.themoonlitroad.
August 11, 1998 |
BCBG Max Azria, the Los Angeles-based clothing and accessory manufacturer, has announced its purchase of the majority interest in the French fashion house of Herve Leger. The sale marks the first time an American company has acquired a French designer-couturier. Leger, who showed his first collection under his own label in 1992, became best known for his sexy "bandage dresses," so named because they were constructed of bands of elasticized fabric.
April 7, 2014 |
"Bates Motel," which has brought a unique twist to Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho," has been renewed for a third season. A&E Network has ordered 10 new episodes of the drama, which is in its second season. Production is scheduled to begin in the fall. The series, a contemporary prequel to "Psycho" that explores how troubled Norman Bates' psyche unravels during his teen years, stars Freddie Highmore as Norman and Vera Farmiga as his mother, Norma Bates. "Bates Motel," which drew 4.6 million viewers in its second season premiere, is the network's top-rated series in the 18-49 age demographic.
January 30, 2014 |
The five Academy Award nominees for animated short film this year split up into two disparate groups: happy meal and white tablecloth. Originally shown with the Disney feature film "Frozen," "Get a Horse!" is the best known and most seen of the bunch. As with "Saving Mr. Banks," Disney has mined its archives to bring us a 3-D meta update of 1920s Mickey Mouse cartoons. It's a blend of folly and nostalgia that won a nomination over "The Blue Umbrella," the whimsical Pixar short that ran before "Monsters University.
April 7, 2014 |
Stand-up comedian John Pinette has died at age 50. According to the Associated Press, the comedian, who was best known for his routine about an all-you-can eat Chinese buffet and for guest-starring on the series finale of "Seinfeld," was found dead of natural causes in a Pittsburgh hotel room. Pinette, who had struggled with his weight for decades, died of natural causes, according to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's office. Pinette's personal doctor also signed off on the cause of death, meaning no autopsy is planned.
October 14, 2013 |
Bob Costas and Glenn Beck might want to avoid making plans to catch a Redskins game together. Beck, the outspoken right-wing radio host, is fuming after Costas aired an editorial criticizing the Washington Redskins' nickname as an ethnic "insult" and "slur" to Native Americans during Sunday's telecast of the NFL game between the Redskins and Dallas Cowboys. The longtime NBC sportscaster noted other team mascots and nicknames that...
October 14, 2013 |
Some may wonder why Alec Baldwin is doing a talk show. Others may be puzzled why it's apparently set in a steakhouse. At any rate, "Up Late with Alec Baldwin" premiered at 10 p.m. Friday with about 654,000 total viewers, according to Nielsen. (Yes, evidently 10 p.m. qualifies as "up late" for MSNBC's audience.) That performance wasn't too bad for a Friday night, but it was nowhere near the 1.5 million that showed up for Sean Hannity's program on Fox News Channel. However, building a talk show following takes time. PHOTOS: Hollywood backlot moments The critics weren't in a forgiving mood.
April 16, 1998 |
The Web has always been a haven for conspiracy theorists, sci-fi eccentrics and UFO true believers. So it's no surprise that Yahoo! turns up 500 sites in its "X-Files" file, brimming with plot threads, gossip and celeb obsession with the two lead characters. The surprise is that Fox's lawyers have been out to stop them. For the last few years, Fox has closed many fan sites of "The Simpsons," "The X-Files" and "Millennium," citing intellectual property rights.