May 18, 2013 |
Dwyane Wade, the Heat superstar who is trying to help Miami win a second consecutive NBA championship this spring, surprised a Miami teenager when he showed up unexpectedly at her senior prom on Friday night. Nicole Muxo made a YouTube video last month inviting Wade to be her date at the Archbishop Coleman Carroll High prom. She got no reply, though. Then Wade showed up at the La Jolla Ballroom in Coral Gables, Fla., on Friday night with roses in hand, much to the surprise of Muxo and her classmates.
April 29, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- All's fair in love and war -- and the White House Correspondents' Dinner. With Washington and media elite in attendance, along with a sprinkling of celebrities, President Obama wasted no time in taking aim at political rivals during his speech, making sure to save some barbs for himself. In what was often a more pointed version of his campaign speeches, Obama joked Saturday night about presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney's wealth and his corresponding “out-of-touch” label.
March 9, 2010 |
Some cynics say the Academy Awards are just a prom for the world's most spoiled children. They're wrong -- the Governors Ball is actually Hollywood's prom, while the Oscars show is more like a student election. Or is it a pep rally? On Sunday, after the final Oscar was stored in "The Hurt Locker," about 1,500 select guests rode the Hollywood & Highland complex escalators to even higher strata: the stately soiree from the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
May 24, 2013 |
Kate Upton turned down Sherman Oaks teen Jake Davidson's invitation to go to prom, but he got a pretty good backup: swimsuit model Nina Agdal went with him on Thursday night. Agdal contacted Davidson after he asked Upton to prom in a video that went viral on YouTube earlier this week when she learned that Upton's schedule wouldn't permit her to accept. [San Bernardino Sun] Actress Robin Wright, currently co-starring with Kevin Spacey in "House of Cards" on Netflix, wore an unintentionally odd dress to the 17th Annual Webby Awards in New York this week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 1987
I believe that a junior-senior prom should remain a "couples" dance. If guys and girls went in separate groups the dance eventually wouldn't be special. It would be like any other dance. I would like to keep "the prom" for couples only. It's traditional. DIANA MANLEY Dana Point
October 29, 2013 |
I know what it's like to be Carrie White, the titular pariah in the classic horror film "Carrie. " I used to be her. In middle school, I was the kid who sat by himself at lunch, listening to my CD player or reading a book, hoping not to be noticed. I thought if I stared hard enough at the pages, I might disappear. Invisibility had its advantages. If the other students couldn't see me, they couldn't laugh when I walked past or whisper the nickname they had made up for me. Some time around the sixth grade, my classmates figured out that my name sounds a lot like “Dick Wang,” and every time someone pushed me into a locker or threw my backpack in the garbage, it wasn't me they were doing it to. It was him. For current and former teenage losers, Carrie White has become an icon, which explains her continual rebirth in pop culture.