April 26, 2013 |
Federal agents had to end what they termed "an urgent public safety interview" with Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev when a judge came to his hospital room, officials said Thursday, a disclosure that has renewed the debate over how the government should handle terrorism suspects. Tsarnaev has not answered any questions since he was given a lawyer and told he has the right to remain silent by Magistrate Judge Marianne B. Bowler on Monday, officials said. Until that point, Tsarnaev had been responding to the interagency High Value Detainee Interrogation Group, including admitting his role in the bombing, authorities said.
April 23, 2013 |
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 19-year-old naturalized U.S. citizen suspected of planting bombs at the Boston Marathon, was charged Monday with using a "weapon of mass destruction" against people and property, and he faces an aggressive prosecution and the possibility of the death penalty. But that's not good enough for Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.). Because Tsarnaev and his brother, Tamerlan, "were not common criminals … but terrorists trying to injure, maim and kill innocent Americans," the two senators would rather see Tsarnaev plucked from the judicial system, classified as an enemy combatant, deprived of a lawyer and placed in military detention.
April 17, 2013 |
Rumors recently swirled that Miranda Kerr wasn't going to continue under contract with Victoria's Secret. Kerr now confirms it is true, but says she has agreed to walk in this year's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. She just didn't want to remain under a contract that took so much of her time, because she has other priorities now, she told the Sydney Morning Herald. [SMH] Actor Ian Ziering, who came to fame playing Steve Sanders on the original "Beverly Hills 90120" in the 1990s, plans to spend the month of June dancing with the Chippendales -- the famed male strippers -- at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
April 11, 2013 |
The rumor mill is in overdrive after a report that Victoria's Secret is dumping Miranda Kerr, one of its best-known lingerie modeling angels (and wife of hunky Orlando Bloom). Her contract was being terminated, according to some reports, because of her alleged "difficult reputation. " But a Victoria's Secret official said she is a "consummate professional" and that she has agreed to walk in the 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. [Los Angeles Times] Leonard Lauder, chairman emeritus of Estee Lauder, announced plans to donate $1 billion of cubist artwork to the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, WWD reports.
April 10, 2013 |
Miranda Kerr isn't getting her Victoria's Secret Angel wings clipped any time soon, despite reports circulating Wednesday. Kerr's $1-million, three-year contract with the lingerie company reportedly "was not renewed" because of her "difficult reputation" and because she "wasn't a big seller," Us Weekly said . However, Victoria's Secret officials deflated those rumors. And we're still scratching our halos over what actually comprises said "difficult reputation"... PHOTOS: Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2012 "Miranda Kerr is one of the best models in the history of the business - and easily one of the most popular," president and chief marketing officer Ed Razek said in a statement via People.
April 7, 2013 |
Rising country singer Luke Bryan was named entertainer of the year and Miranda Lambert was singled out as a songwriter and a singer on Sunday at the 48th Academy of Country Music Awards. Lambert picked up significant honors from her collaboration with husband Blake Shelton on "Over You," a song they wrote inspired by Shelton's experience as a teenager when his brother was killed in an automobile accident. "I don't know what to say," said Bryan, who also co-hosted the show from Las Vegas with Shelton.