September 19, 2013 |
M.I.A. is calling foul over the NFL's reaction to her 2012 Super Bowl halftime performance. The British-Sri Lankan pop star has been embroiled for months in a behind-the-scenes battle with pro football officials over her Super Bowl XLVI show. According to the Hollywood Reporter , the league is upset because during a number with headliner Madonna, M.I.A. raised her middle finger and mouthed, "I don't give a .... " Casual viewers of NBC's live telecast could easily have missed the gesture and mouthed obscenity, which lasted only a second before the cameras cut away.
March 2, 2013 |
Sometimes you just don't know how much tension you're holding until you take a good stretch. This quick upper-body loosener, demonstrated by fitness expert Jennifer Kries, from her "Hot Body Cool Mind" DVD series, is sweet relief in the middle or at the end of the workday. What it does The graceful combination move stretches and strengthens the muscles of the hands, arms, wrists, neck and shoulders. It relieves tension as it reinforces good posture. What to do Start with feet together, arms at sides and toes spread in mountain pose.
December 22, 2012 |
Sarah Childs might be getting a lump of coal for Christmas. But she's also gotten the gift of a temporary restraining order, which means she can continue giving her neighbors an eyeful. U.S. District Judge James Brady of the middle district court of Louisiana has ordered Denham Springs, La., officials to leave Childs alone about her home's Christmas display, the Associated Press reports. Childs has been fighting with her neighbors, and on Nov. 27 -- as the American Civil Liberties Union put it in a complaint against the city -- "installed on the roof of her house a string of holiday lights in the shape of a human hand with an extended middle finger.
December 11, 2012 |
You know the Kiss Cam? That harmless bit many sporting events run between innings or during timeouts, in which a camera operator finds couples sitting in the stands and puts them on the big video screen, trying to get them to kiss? It's a little annoying, but harmless. All in good fun. Unless you are Chris Wilcox. The Boston Celtics center was minding his own business, sitting on the bench during a game against the 76ers in Philadelphia on Friday night when the Kiss Cam operator decided to put him on screen.
July 9, 2012 |
C.J. Wilson is beginning to understand how Ringo Starr felt when the Beatles drummer, worn out after the 18th take of "Helter Skelter," flung his sticks across the studio and screamed, "I've got blisters on my fingers!" Wilson had to bow out of Tuesday's All-Star game because of a blister on the middle finger of his pitching hand. The Angels left-hander, who has battled blister problems for years, was replaced on the American League roster by Chicago White Sox right-hander Jake Peavy . "I can't begin to explain how frustrating it is to have an issue with a tiny little part of your body," said Wilson, who is 9-5 with a 2.43 earned-run average.
February 12, 2012
UNDERRATED ' Key & Peele' on Comedy Central: Sketch comedy isn't a common thing on TV, so credit must be given not only for the network airing this show from the comic duo of Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele but for it being so solidly funny. Here's hoping this newcomer, vaguely similar to "The Chappelle Show" both in format and a sharp facility for tweaking racial issues, gets as much time to find an audience as the middling "Workaholics. " 'Point Blank' (2010) : Part of a remarkable recent run of French thrillers that includes "Tell No One" (2006)