June 27, 2012 |
OMAHA -- The kids had the kick. They kicked aside Natalie Coughlin , and one of the most decorated swimmers in American history is in danger of not making the Olympic team. Coughlin led Wednesday's 100 backstroke final at the halfway mark, but teenagers Missy Franklin and Rachel Bootsma passed her. Franklin and Bootsma are bound for London, and the woman who has won 11 Olympic medals in 11 tries might be bound for summer vacation. "I'm a little bummed, but not nearly as much as people are expecting me to be," Coughlin said.
June 21, 2012
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May 22, 2012 |
GREENSBORO, N.C. — A federal jury in the political corruption trial of former presidential candidate John Edwards deliberated for a second day Monday without reaching a verdict, as Edwards quietly awaited his fate inside a federal courthouse. The jury of eight men and four women requested seven prosecution exhibits. Among them were emails in 2006 and 2007 that discussed $725,000 provided to Edwards by wealthy heiress and supporter Rachel "Bunny" Mellon, now 101, during Edwards' campaign for the 2008 Democratic nomination.
May 16, 2012 |
Rachel Uchitel has completed her public journey from mistress to mom, giving birth to a baby girl with hubby Matt Hahn on Tuesday evening in San Francisco. Wyatt Lilly Hahn weighed in at a little over 7 pounds, according to Celebrity Baby Scoop, which chatted with Uchitel early in May and got a heads-up that the seven-months-married couple had chosen a "boy's name" for the girl they knew was on the way. “I have no idea where [the name] came from,” she told the website . “It just came to us and we thought, 'That is so beautiful for a girl's name.' We love it and if other people don't like it, that's fine.
May 7, 2012 |
As the Dodgers celebrated their first home game under new ownership Monday, the widow of perhaps the most memorable player in franchise history said she was "thrilled" the Frank McCourt era had ended. Rachel Robinson, the widow of Jackie Robinson, joined Hall of Famer Don Newcombe and new Dodgers part owner Magic Johnson for the ceremonial first pitch. Johnson later yelled to the crowd, "It's time for Dodger baseball!" Rachel Robinson turns 90 in July. She lives in New York and oversees the Jackie Robinson Foundation, which is expected to form a partnership with the new Dodgers ownership.
May 7, 2012 |
It was not just the common fans who grew disenchanted with Frank McCourt's ownership of the Dodgers. So did Jackie Robinson's widow, Rachel. Robinson was at Monday's game, the first home game under the Dodgers' new ownership, at the invitation of Magic Johnson to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. “First of all, I'm thrilled with the fact we have new ownership and we have a chance to revitalize the franchise in terms of the organization, the team, the fans,” she said.
April 17, 2012 |
Discourse on twentysomething women is rampant this week, thanks to the massive hype around the premiere of HBO's"Girls"-- so it seems like perfect timing for a written guide on what ladies should do by age 30. Enter Rachel Zoe. A new book from Glamour, "30 Things Every Woman Should Have and Should Know By The Time She's 30," was celebrated Monday evening in L.A. Hosts Zoe and Cindi Leive welcomed a mix of gals at the Soho House in West...
April 16, 2012 |
SEATTLE -- This weekend, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow and I sat down in a couple of armchairs and talked about how America drifts to war. Maddow is on a frenetic cross-country tour to publicize "Drift," her new book that shot to the top of the New York Times bestseller list as soon as it was released. She flew in for a few hours in Seattle on Saturday, and I interviewed her in front of a standing-room-only crowd at Town Hall. In liberal Seattle, Maddow is a rock star, and she got a rock star's greeting when she walked onstage in her very casual clothes (including sneakers with Halloween-orange shoelaces)
April 12, 2012 |
Rising from their seats en masse, the liberal faithful at Beverly Hills' Saban Theatre greeted Rachel Maddow like parishioners welcoming a mega-church pastor. Cellphone cameras flashed like fireworks. Lusty, and perhaps a few lustful, cheers cascaded from the Art Deco mezzanine. Bill Maher, the interviewer at Tuesday night's Writers Bloc public chat, turned to Maddow as they took the sold-out theater's stage. How much of that do you think was for you, and how much was for me?
April 8, 2012 |
The new Greek film "Attenberg" follows a young woman as she cares for her father while he struggles through the final stages of a terminal illness. A 23-year-old virgin, she finds herself coming to terms with impending grief just as she is also feeling an emergent lust for a stranger she has just met. Sex and death, old mysteries dealt with in new ways. While those themes have long fascinated independent filmmakers, Athina Rachel Tsangari, writer and director of "Attenberg," which opened in Los Angeles Friday, puts a unique and rather odd twist on her coming-of-age story: The film features a number of sequences in which the lead character, Marina (Ariane Labed)