July 31, 2013 |
Since his “Carlos Danger” alter-ego emerged a week ago, wannabe New York mayor Anthony Weiner has once again become late night's favorite punching bag. Now, even Kristin Chenoweth is joining in the pile-on. Tuesday on “The Tonight Show,” the multi-talented performer proved that despite her diminutive stature, she sure can pack a punch, singing a devastating spoof of the song “Popular” from her Broadway musical “Wicked.” In the original number, Chenoweth's character counseled her unpopular roommate in the art of being liked.
September 6, 2012 |
As a parent, I never wished popularity on my children; it takes a lot of work to stay on top. And researchers have come up with a reason I hadn't thought of: Popular kids are more likely to smoke cigarettes, they say. The conclusion, published Wednesday in the Journal of Adolescent Health, is based on surveys among teenagers in ninth and 10 th grades at seven predominantly Latino high schools in the Los Angeles area. It confirms previous studies about high school students in the U.S. and Mexico.
September 18, 2009 |
Conclusive proof that controversy sells: During the five-month period from April 1 to Aug. 28, Brett Favre's jersey was the top-seller on the NFL's merchandise website, followed by Jay Cutler at No. 2 and Michael Vick at No. 4. It is also further evidence that wherever he plays, Favre sells. "It is normal for sales of a player's jersey to jump significantly when he changes teams," NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told the Associated Press. "However, we're witnessing the Favre Factor.
June 22, 2008 |
As midnight approached, a grassy field where the old train depot once stood pulsed with activity. About 90 people tiptoed around night-vision cameras atop tiny silver tripods and dodged remote sensors connected to a computerized surveillance system. They waited for the Lincoln ghost train, which some people believe passes through this western Ohio city on the anniversary of the 1865 trip that carried the president's body to Springfield, Ill., for burial. Ghost-hunting groups around the country are swelling with members, their popularity fueled by television shows, the Internet and the increasing availability of high-tech equipment.
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February 14, 2010 |
Alerted by Facebook, Twitter and plain old word of salivating mouth, foodies by the thousands descended Saturday on downtown Los Angeles for the "first annual" LA Street Food Fest. By midday, the line of eager epicures extended for blocks along South Beaudry Avenue, outside the grounds of Los Angeles Center Studios, and the wait to buy a $5 entry ticket was two hours. Once inside, the hordes queued up again to grab tidbits for a dollar or two or three from about 30 of the city's most popular food trucks, among them Flying Pig, Fishlips Sushi, Komodo, Frysmith and Coolhaus.
January 24, 2008 |
Popular Inc., the parent of Banco Popular, agreed to sell much of U.S. consumer finance unit Equity One to a unit of American International Group Inc. for about $1.5 billion, the companies said. The sale includes much of Equity One's mortgage loan and consumer loan portfolio, and carries a 3% premium to the amount of loans sold, Popular spokesman Enrique Martel said. AIG may close 106 of Equity One's 130 branches, which operate in 15 U.S. states, and retain about 250 of the unit's 512 employees, Martel said.