July 11, 2012 |
Evan Rachel Wood got her nose pierced, again, and she wants to share every moment of the squeamish experience with you. The "Mildred Pierce" actress led up to her real-life pierce Tuesday night with a few less-than-cryptic messages on Twitter with a warning that the YouTube video documenting her ordeal isn't for the faint of heart. "I may or may not have just gotten my nose pierced again.... And i may or may not have video...you see where this is going?" she tweeted . Belatedly adding , "I must warn you, do not watch that last video if you are squeamish.
July 9, 2012 |
Fido the dog and Ginger the cat need not worry about being replaced by a new baby - in fact, they could be helping parents raise healthier children. A new study finds that children who lived with dogs or cats during their first year of life got sick less frequently than kids from pet-free zones. The study, published in Monday's edition of the journal Pediatrics, provides fresh evidence for the counterintuitive notion that an overly clean environment may not be ideal for babies.
April 26, 2012 |
No. 11 Kansas City Chiefs: DT Dontari Poe, Memphis - - The 346-pound Poe was a tour de force at the scouting combine, when he ran a 4.96-second 40, recorded a 29 1/2-inch vertical leap, and bench-pressed 225 pounds 44 times. “I think I'm explosive -- very explosive,” he said before that performance. “That's probably my biggest strength. Most people think just because I'm big I do nothing but [overpower] you, things like that. I try to use my quickness to my advantage.” The question many scouts have is, where is that potential on tape?
April 26, 2012 |
UCLA was working on goal-line plays during practice Thursday when, suddenly, the wrong guy was in the backfield. Nose tackle Brandon Willis shed a block, then wrapped up running back Johnathan Franklin as he got the handoff. "He's an anvil, he's a piece of metal in there," defensive line coach Angus McClure said. "He's hard to move. " Willis is done moving. He crisscrossed the nation three times the last two years, from North Carolina to UCLA and UCLA to North Carolina.
April 22, 2012 |
The longest graded stakes race in North America ended Sunday at Santa Anita with a furious two-horse charge down the stretch that was so close at the finish line it took six minutes to decide whose nose crossed the line first. Bourbon Bay and jockey Joel Rosario were determined the winners of the 13/4-mile $150,000 San Juan Capistrano Handicap by a nose over Eagle Poise and jockey Alex Solis. "That's a heart attack horse," a Bourbon Bay supporter quipped in the winner's circle after his No. 2 was posted on the tote board in the first-place position.
March 17, 2012 |
Talk about a bad break. Well, two actually, both involving Alejandro Moreno's nose. That has kept the hard-working Chivas USA forward on the sidelines for the first two weekends of the Major Soccer League season. And it has kept him guessing as to when he might finally get into a game. "This is not fun, obviously. It's not what I would have wanted to have to go through in the beginning of my year," said Moreno, whose team took on the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday at a soggy Home Depot Center (see latimes.com for results)
March 11, 2012 |
It's Mask Madness in Los Angeles. Apparent trendsetter Kobe Bryant started the look less than two weeks ago, using the facial accessory to protect a broken nose, concussion and a neck injury. Then on Sunday, Chris Paul gave the fad some additional star power by wearing a clear model in the Clippers' 97-93 loss to the Golden State Warriors in front of 19,183 at Staples Center. Yet his fashion statement, which serendipitously occurred just days before L.A.'s 10-day Fashion "Week" begins Thursday, didn't result in too stylish a show.
March 6, 2012 |
Call it the curious case of the nose job. The new Egyptian parliament's first scandal broke this week amid disclosures that an ultraconservative Islamist attempted to mask his plastic surgery by convincing fellow lawmakers that his bruised and bandaged face was the work of an attack by thugs. Anwar Bilkimy drew sympathy after initial reports indicated that he was beaten and robbed. Egypt, after all, is experiencing a troubling jump in violent crime, including the beating of a presidential candidate in an attempted carjacking.
March 4, 2012 |
These have been silent nights with no lights in Kobe Bryant's dwelling, the darkness surrounding him as he pushes through a whiplash injury and recovers from a concussion and broken nose. But he's plenty lively on the court, managing to avoid the glare of hyperbole before Sunday's game against the Miami Heat. His revenge came not in a retaliatory foul against Dwyane Wade but in his own stat line and on the scoreboard. The Lakers beat Miami, 93-83, Bryant blowing through the 30-point barrier for a third consecutive game since Wade's hard foul in the All-Star game caused his nasal fracture and concussion.
February 29, 2012 |
It's official: The Lakers are 1-0 in the Mask Era. Kobe Bryant and his plastic protective piece were a large part of the Lakers' 104-85 victory Wednesday over the Minnesota Timberwolves at Staples Center. Bryant had 31 points and eight assists but there's no need to send the item to the Hall of Fame. Mask Mania certainly isn't Linsanity. In fact, Bryant fiddled with it often in his first game since sustaining a broken nose, concussion and soft-tissue damage in his neck after taking a hard foul from Miami guard Dwyane Wade on Sunday in the All-Star game.