April 4, 2014 |
On Thursday, James Franco was looking like a creepy old guy or a PR maestro for his leaked social-media come-on to a 17-year-old Scottish tourist. Come Friday, Franco was just looking embarrassed. The 35-year-old actor appeared on "Live! With Kelly and Michael" and admitted his gaffe, saying he was "embarrassed," "doubly embarrassed" and had "used bad judgment" over social media with the fan. He didn't address the difference in their ages. The story was brought up first thing during Franco's appearance on "Live!
March 19, 2014 |
Rush Limbaugh is right on this one. The reporting on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared March 8, has turned into a spectacle - not the good kind. It's all "such a show," Limbaugh told his listeners Monday. "We've got anchors and anchorettes who don't know beans about even why an airplane flies. They couldn't explain the concept of air pressure differential or lift to you if their jobs depended on it. " Actually it's even worse than "such a show": The lack of any real information has pushed television news to new levels of unintentional self-parody.
March 4, 2014 |
A U.S. judge ruled in favor of Chevron Corp. and declared a $9.5-billion judgment in Ecuador against the oil giant for environmental damage was obtained by fraud and racketeering. U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan in Manhattan ruled Tuesday that the 2011 judgment against the San Ramon, Calif., company on behalf of thousands of villagers living in the Lago Agrio region of the Amazon rain forest was procured by "corrupt means," including coercion and money laundering. Kaplan said that Steven Donziger, a New York lawyer, along with attorneys in Ecuador, poisoned the case by promising money to a judge for a favorable ruling and submitting faulty evidence, among other actions.
February 14, 2014 |
Perhaps in an attempt to live up to the drama implied by its apocalyptic-sounding name, the second night of the "final judgment" phase on "American Idol" included twists and tricks that were unexpected at least, it appeared, by the contestants themselves. At the top of the show, 17 of the top 30 slots - 15 guys and 15 young women - who would be featured in next week's live rounds had been claimed. And far more than 13 singers sat stressed out, their fates suspended, in the holding room.
February 13, 2014 |
As it kicked off its "final judgment" round on Thursday, a name that one contestant griped sounded alarmingly apocalyptic, "American Idol" showed a clip of Harry Connick Jr. lecturing the 48 contestants who'd made it to the solo round. "At the top of my list of pet peeves is hearing people bitch about that they don't feel good," he told the stressed-out singers, some of them apparently sick. "Just suck it up and sing. It's entertainment. " As Connick gave his little speech, the following words flashed on the screen: "No more Mr. Nice Guy. " PHOTOS: Behind the scenes of movies and TV Poor Harry.
February 6, 2014 |
It's been a year since Christopher Dorner went on a killing spree to avenge his firing from the Los Angeles Police Department. Over nine days, he killed two civilians and two law enforcement officers and led authorities on a manhunt that crossed Southern California before he died in a burned-out cabin in Big Bear following a shootout. Communities were nervous, and police feared Dorner might target anyone in a uniform. All of that makes it understandable that police officers were on edge in the early hours of Feb. 7 last year as they took up positions to guard the home of a potential Dorner target in Torrance.