November 15, 2012 |
With 20 years of screen credits behind him, Jake Gyllenhaal is a 31-year-old actor with a résumé that defies expectations. He was raised by parents in the business (director Stephen Gyllenhaal and producer/writer Naomi Foner) and with an actress sister (Maggie Gyllenhaal), but Jake forged his own path with a mix of blockbusters ("Day After Tomorrow"), iconic indies ("Brokeback Mountain") and highly personal projects, like his recent "End of Watch," a $7-million indie about East L.A. cops that took in $39.1 million worldwide.
October 24, 2012 |
Say what you will about Snooki, but the hard-partying "Jersey Shore" star has taken quite a turn since having her baby boy, Lorenzo. Snooki, the pint-sized star whose real name is Nicole Polizzi, appeared on the "Today" show Wednesday for her first live interview since having her baby with fiance Jionni LaValle. The couple sat down with Savannah Guthrie to discuss her transformation and shift in priorities since wrapping up the final season of the MTV reality series. "It's crazy because, you know me, I just always wanted to have a good time," Snooki said.
September 25, 2012 |
Comic Tig Notaro will publish a collection of humorous, autobiographical essays with Ecco in 2015, the publisher announced Tuesday. Notaro , who has had her own 30-minute special on Comedy Central, has written for TV, has been heard on "This American Life" and regularly appeared on the full gamut of late-night shows, did a set at Largo in August that brought her special attention. Scheduled to appear for her monthly show at Largo with Louis CK as a special guest, Notaro first went to a doctor's appointment.
November 4, 2011 |
Irom Sharmila's mother has a simple dream: sitting down to a meal with her daughter. Irom hasn't willingly ingested food or water for 11 years, in protest of a law granting legal immunity to the armed forces for human rights abuses. As the anniversary of her hunger strike nears, her mother imagines what might be. "I'm still waiting for her to come home," said Shakhi Devi, 78, holding an album of her daughter's photos. She rarely visits the 39-year-old, the world's longest-serving hunger striker, because it's too painful.
August 26, 2011 |
Fighting continued in the Libyan capital Thursday as rebel forces pressed the search for the country's longtime ruler, Moammar Kadafi, who was dislodged from his command-and-control center this week and remains in hiding. Rebels who overran the city and all but toppled Kadafi's decades-long rule said they had a group of Kadafi loyalists surrounded in an apartment building close to his Bab Azizya compound, which was ransacked by lightly armed rebel forces following a rapid advance from three directions on the capital.
November 1, 2010 |
Diet and exercise. Diet and exercise. It's a drumbeat most middle-aged and older patients hear from their doctors every year. But for those with Type 2 diabetes, these basic lifestyle factors can play a key role in controlling the disorder and preventing serious complications such as blindness, nerve disorders and kidney failure. People with Type 2 diabetes aren't able to respond properly to insulin, an essential hormone that helps transfer sugar from the bloodstream to cells, where it is used for energy.