October 27, 2012 |
Even in vividly blue California, President Obama's luster has faded since his historic victory here in 2008, a new poll has found. Despite his sizable lead over Mitt Romney, the president is unlikely to repeat his historic 2008 margin of victory here because of his diminished power to pull in people who don't traditionally support Democrats, according to the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll. The drop in appeal across party and demographic lines has translated, at this point, to a 14-point edge over the Republican nominee among likely voters - well below Obama's 24-point victory in 2008, the biggest margin in modern times.
May 7, 2013 |
Lana Parrilla is getting her own fairy-tale love story: The actress is now engaged to beau Fred Di Blasio. The "Once Upon a Time" star, who plays Evil Queen / Mayor Regina Mills on the ABC fantasy series, was traveling in Israel last week with actors from ABC's "Scandal" when Di Blasio, a software executive, popped the question in the Negev Desert on April 28, her rep confirmed to the Ministry. The couple prefers to keep details of the proposal...
November 30, 2012 |
Just weeks after the election, President Obama has launched a campaign-style drive to gain the upper hand in budget talks with Republicans. How the negotiations play out will provide a much clearer measure of exactly how much clout he gained in winning re-election. Obama's success at the polls was due in no small part to his campaign organization, which is getting well-deserved attention for its sophisticated use of analytics . (The famously data-driven Mitt Romney, on the other hand, may have been misled by faulty internal numbers, as a recent New Republic article illustrated.)
July 3, 2012 |
Andy Griffith, who died in his sleep Tuesday at age 86, was buried on his North Carolina farm mere hours after his early morning death. Cindi Griffith, the actor's wife since 1983, was at his side when he died, the family told the Charlotte Observer . "He is the love of my life, my constant companion, my partner, and my best friend," she said in a statement to the paper. "I cannot imagine life without Andy, but I take comfort and strength in God's grace and in the knowledge that Andy is at peace and with God. " PHOTOS: Life in pictures | Celebrities react | Notable deaths The prompt, intimate service and interment "had been planned for some time," a funeral spokesman told CNN. Griffith, who died about 7a.m., local time, on the Outer Banks' Roanoke Island, was buried by 11:30 a.m., a Twiford Funeral Homes representative told TMZ. "He has been laid to rest on his beloved farm on Roanoke Island," the funeral home's website said Tuesday.
November 9, 2012 |
Social media can foster odd friends and even odder enemies. Deadmau5 and Madonna recently got into it on Twitter. But the oddest Twitter fight pair in recent memory may be CNN anchor Don Lemon and Jonah Hill, star of "21 Jump Street. " The fight began Thursday night when Lemon took to his Twitter feed and announced , "Said hi to @jonahhill in hotel. Think he thought i was bellman. Didn't know his name til bellman told me. A lesson to always be kind. " According to several reports, Hill responded with a tweet that he has since deleted: "@DonLemonCNN I said hi what do you want me to do move in with you?
June 15, 2012 |
Actress Yvette Wilson, the stand-up comedian and actress best known for her roles on the sitcom "Moesha" and its spinoff, "The Parkers," died Thursday at age 48 after a battle with cervical cancer. Wilson's friend Jeffrey Pittle, who organized a fund to help with her medical bills, confirmed her death to The Times. "She was a fighter to the end, and her talent, humor and amazing friendship will be sorely missed," he wrote on the fund's website. "She will live on through her awesome body of work.