October 2, 2012 |
For the record, Akram Khan has not spent the last couple of months obsessing over the possible reasons for why NBC edited out his eight-minute dance about mortality in its coverage of the Olympic Games opening ceremony, using the time for Ryan Seacrest to interview an athlete instead. Granted, the television network never sent Khan a personal note of apology or explanation but "I'm a big fan of swimming, so maybe I took it better than I might have because it was Michael Phelps," he says jokingly.
September 24, 2012 |
In an interview Monday on the "Today" show, Kerri Walsh-Jennings revealed that she was pregnant while competing during the London Olympics. Walsh-Jennings and her teammate, Misty May-Treanor, won the gold medal in women's beach volleyball. Walsh-Jennings said she was five weeks pregnant with her third child. She and husband Casey Jennings have a due date of April 9. Walsh-Jennings said she didn't know she was pregnant in London, but suspected she might be because she was "moody" during the Games.
September 21, 2012 |
It's a favorite and almost timeless question asked of the athletes after the Olympics Games: Where do you keep your medal? Beach volleyball star April Ross, who won silver in London with partner Jen Kessy, had a well ... interesting location for hers. “Usually, I have it with me all the time in my purse,” Ross said by phone this week. “But right now I have this moose fixture above our fireplace, and it's hanging on its antlers. “I feel that's as safe as any other spot.” Well done.
September 20, 2012 |
It appears Bruce Springsteen's daughter is looking for some glory days of her own. Jessica Springsteen bought a gold medal-winning horse from the London Olympics with hopes of competing for the United States in showjumping at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. Peter Charles, who rode Murka's Vindicat W in a jump-off to clinch the Olympic team title for Britain during this year's Olympics, sold the 10-year-old gelding to her for an undisclosed price. She can only hope that the horse was born to jump.
September 17, 2012 |
The Winklevoss twins are back in the public eye, and we say, welcome back boys! This week brothers Cameron and Tyler announced a $1-million investment in SumZero -- a website that lets investors share information and research, the Wall Street Journal reports . The Winklevosses first became famous in 2010 for their depiction in the film "The Social Network. " But even if the movie had never happened, the broad chested, hunky twins were ripe for prime-time. In 2005 the brothers launched a court battle against Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook, claiming that Zuckerberg stole the idea of Facebook from them after they hired him to build a social network called ConnectU in 2004.
September 2, 2012 |
Ghost Milk Recent Adventures Among the Future Ruins of London on the Eve of the Olympics Iain Sinclair Faber and Faber: 406 pp., $28 Until lately Iain Sinclair's work was little known in the U.S. In the U.K., he came to readers' attention with "Lud Heat" (1975). A mixture of verse and prose, it described his experience as a manual laborer for an East London parks department, focusing on Wren's contemporary Nicholas Hawksmoor, architect of many London churches. "Lud Heat" was heavily drawn on by Sinclair's friend Peter Ackroyd for his own much-admired novel "Hawksmoor.
September 1, 2012 |
Three weeks after guiding the U.S. women's soccer team to an Olympic title, Pia Sundhage is stepping down as coach to return to her native Sweden. "It was an honor to be able to coach these players for five years and I learned a tremendous amount from all of them," Sundhage said in a statement released by U.S. Soccer on Saturday. "Before I took this job I always admired the spirit and character of the U.S. team. But to experience that first-hand on the training field and from the bench as their coach was truly special and something I will treasure for the rest of my life.
August 30, 2012 |
Robin Roberts started her long-planned medical leave from "Good Morning America" a day early on Thursday, telling fans, "See you later. See you soon. I'll get back as soon as I can. " Roberts, who took a few weeks off this summer to recharge her engines before a bone marrow transplant in early September, decided to leave after Thursday's show instead of waiting for the weekend. She's expected to travel to Mississippi, where her mother and family are recovering from Hurricane Isaac.
August 28, 2012 |
First the Olympics and now the Republicans. There seems to be a conspiracy to keep a lot of Americans watching their televisions long into the night. At Tuesday night's hurricane-challenged and already once rescheduled Republican convention, the star speaker of the night, first lady wannabe Ann Romney, doesn't take the podium until 10 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, another convention headliner, to follow directly after. For folks in the East eager to hear about the soft side of Mitt Romney or to see if this will be Christie's Convention Moment, that means a rather late night.
August 27, 2012 |
You can ask Serena Williams a lot of questions, just make sure they are uplifting ones and don't really reference her post-victory dance at the London Olympics. In New York for the U.S. Open, Williams got a little testy over the weekend when a reporter asked her about the negative comments her dance received. "I read zero press," Williams said. "That has been my policy since I was 17. I don't know what was made too much of or whether it was too little. I think winning the Olympics was awesome for me and for the USA. "I'm still kind of in the Olympic moment.