May 29, 2013 |
It's 2013, and finally the public is beginning to acknowledge that, believe it or not, there are gay athletes who, believe it or not, compete in major professional sports. And that's a great thing. When NBA center Jason Collins made headlines last month as the first male athlete to come out in a major professional sport, it seemed that everyone from LeBron James to Barack Obama wanted to offer the Washington Wizards player words of admiration. But even the support of Lil Wayne and Bill Clinton cannot hide an important reality -- from collegiate to professional play, gay athletes still face an uphill battle.
May 23, 2013 |
George O'Grady, the CEO of the European golf tour, apologized Thursday for using the term “colored” during a live television interview about the feud between Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia. “I deeply regret using an inappropriate word in a live interview for Sky Sports, for which I unreservedly apologize,” O'Grady said. O'Grady was apologizing for a remark he made earlier Thursday, when he was asked about Garcia's "fried chicken" comment. "We know the connotation in the United States," O'Grady said.
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May 23, 2013 |
"Girls Gone Wild" founder Joe Francis has apologized for saying the Los Angeles jury that convicted him this month "should all be lined up and shot. " In a 259-word statement issued early Thursday, Francis said his comments to the Hollywood Reporter "were hurtful and do not reflect my true feelings. " "I am truly, truly sorry," he said. "I hope everyone will understand I was not being serious and that I fully and deeply apologize for my remarks. " As Show Tracker reported Wednesday, the 40-year-old criticized the jurors who found him guilty of imprisoning three women at his Bel-Air home.
May 23, 2013 |
"Girls Gone Wild" founder Joe Francis has apologized for calling the jury that found him guilty "retarded. " Francis, who was recently found guilty of imprisoning three women in his home, issued an apology on the heels of an interview published by The Hollywood Reporter that quoted him as saying his jurors were "mentally ... retarded" and "should be euthanized. " "Only the stupidest of the stupidest people end up on juries, you know? I've never met a smart person who's done jury duty," he said in the article. PHOTOS: Celebrity mug shots But now he's singing a different tune, apologizing to the jury, court, city attorney and his attorneys for the harsh comments and still maintaining his innocence.
May 16, 2013 |
It is night in an upscale Manhattan apartment. A child, tucked safely into bed, drifts toward sleep to the sounds of her parents tearing each other apart in the next room. Her eyes close, the fighting rumbles on, their words wielded with lethal precision at each other's most vulnerable spots. We are in Maisie's world and about to find out in uncomfortable detail just "What Maisie Knew. " Directors Scott McGehee and David Siegel have created a smart - and smarting - film based on the novel "What Maisie Knew," one of Henry James' lesser-known works.
May 13, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - A defiant President Obama dismissed as a "sideshow" the controversy over his administration's handling of last year's armed assault in Benghazi, Libya, accusing critics of trying to make political hay from the deaths of four Americans. "We dishonor them when we turn things like this into a political circus," Obama told reporters Monday. Obama's angry remarks were his first since House hearings last week about the September 2012 attack on the U.S. facility in Benghazi, and his first public reaction to fresh evidence indicating the White House weighed political calculations as it released information in the days that followed.
May 4, 2013 |
Well-known Harvard professor Niall Ferguson apologized Saturday for what he called “stupid and tactless remarks” suggesting sexual orientation influenced the polices of famed economist John Maynard Keynes. On Thursday, Ferguson suggested that the British economist lacked foresight about future generations because he was childless, and that he was childless because he was gay. Ferguson made the comments during a conference in Carlsbad, Calif., during a discussion on Keynes' famous line, “The long run is a misleading guide to current affairs.
May 4, 2013 |
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- The Palestinian Authority's acting prime minister came under fire Saturday for statements he reportedly made to a U.S. newspaper in which he criticized former and current Palestinian leaders. “Our story is a story of failed leadership, from way early on,” Prime Minister Salam Fayyad reportedly told the New York Times. “It is incredible that the fate of the Palestinian people has been in the hands of leaders so entirely casual, so guided by spur-of-the-moment decisions, without seriousness.
April 30, 2013 |
ESPN NBA analyst Chris Broussard caused a lot of controversy Monday when he said the following about NBA center Jason Collins, who had announced he was gay earlier in the day: "I'm a Christian. I don't agree with homosexuality. I think it's a sin, as I think all sex outside of marriage between a man and a woman is.... If you're openly living in unrepentant sin, whatever it may be ... that's walking in open rebellion to God and to Jesus Christ. " Late Monday night, Broussard, who made the comments during ESPN's "Outside the Lines" show, released a statement clarifying his remarks.
April 29, 2013 |
Chris Broussard usually offers expertise on fast breaks and zone defense, but on Monday he drove right into America's culture wars by calling homosexuality "an open rebellion to God" and implying that gay people can't be Christians. Speaking on ESPN's "Outside the Lines," the basketball analyst and former New York Times writer was discussing NBA player Jason Collins, who in a landmark move just became the first active player in one of the major...