October 21, 2013 |
Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and a team of producers are huddled behind a sprawling control console, bobbing their heads as they listen to a bass-heavy track off TLC's first album in more than 10 years. After the music played out, Watkins received notes on which harmonies needed another take. But it could wait. She shuffled down the hall to check on Rozanda “Chili” Thomas' progress on “Pretty Little Scar,” a song Watkins penned for the mark left behind after a 2006 operation to remove a brain tumor.
October 1, 2013 |
NEW YORK -- Over a five-decade career, the French fashion designer Agnes B. has engaged in some colorful pursuits. She's opened stores from Asia to Europe, launched perfume and handbag lines and, in recent years, even dabbled in film by forming a producing collaboration with Harmony Korine that yielded "Spring Breakers. " But for all these disparate achievements, Agnes B. (also sometimes known as Agnes Trouble) had never directed a film. And she certainly hadn't directed a film about incest and child runaways.
September 29, 2013 |
The second phase of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill trial begins Monday in New Orleans, restarting a legal juggernaut that could saddle the energy giant with the largest environmental penalty in U.S. history, determine the future health of the Gulf of Mexico and calculate, finally, the amount of crude oil that spewed from the crippled well. The case - which involves a phalanx of federal and state prosecutors, attorneys for several multinational companies, and highly complex engineering testimony - has been droning on with little fanfare since February.
September 22, 2013 |
Kunal Nayyar's character Raj Koothrappali had a breakthrough at the end of last season on "The Big Bang Theory. " He can finally talk to women without consuming alcohol first. His character is usually mute when there's a female nearby, but now that he can speak without liquid courage, he's going to get himself in all sorts of trouble. "He can now talk to women without alcohol, so who knows what he's going to say," Nayyar said Sunday on the Emmy Awards red carpet. Emmys 2013: Full coverage: Top nominees | Red carpet | Play-at-home ballot | Timeline | Snubs and surprises | Emmys presenters | Emmys Live blog "He may think he's deep or smooth, but he's just getting used to talking to them.
August 26, 2013 |
FT. HOOD, Texas - When Angela Rivera and other Army wives heard there had been a shooting at this central Texas Army post four years ago, they immediately called their husbands' cellphones. No one answered. On Monday, as testimony began at the sentencing of the man convicted of murder in the Nov. 5, 2009, rampage, Rivera and other wives relived the uncertain hours of what many here call Five November. The shooting left 13 dead and more than 30 others wounded. At the time, Rivera had no way of knowing whether her husband, Maj. L. Eduardo Caraveo, was among the casualties.
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July 16, 2013 |
The National Transportation Safety Board said its inquiry into the crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 has moved into "the next phase," with investigators concluding their work at San Francisco International Airport. The agency said in a statement that it closed its command post at the airport Monday as the inquiry "pivots this week from the on-scene phase. " Several NTSB teams involved in the investigation have returned to Washington, the agency said, though at least one remained Monday to complete interviews with first responders.