December 2, 2013 |
Hard as it is to believe that an opera singer can make gossip headlines, Maria Callas was, in her prime, a media phenomenon whose personal life was fodder for journalists and chroniclers of high society. A symbol of jet-set elegance, Callas was a temperamental celebrity who had a fiery love life. Her diva-hood on and off the stage was legendary. The American-born Greek soprano would have been 90 on Monday, a fact marked by a Google tribute. Callas was born in New York in 1923 to Greek immigrant parents.
November 30, 2013 |
Those who suggested Texas A&M Coach Kevin Sumlin was USC's top coaching choice may have been right - but Sumlin is not coming to USC. A telling sign someone is making a run at a coach is if the targeted coach suddenly signs a multiyear contract before kickoff against, say, Missouri. It happened Saturday when Sumlin reportedly agreed on a six-year deal to stay at Texas A&M. "I am humbled and very appreciative of the commitment that Texas A&M has extended not only to me and my family, but to our football program overall," Sumlin said in a statement.
November 29, 2013 |
The Samsung Galaxy S 4 is available for $0 at Best Buy as part of Black Friday, but the Galaxy S 5 is just around the corner and rumors have begun to swirl. South Korean news website ET News is reporting that the Galaxy S 5 is set to go into production as early as January. That will give Samsung a handful of months to produce devices for a launch sometime in March or April, just as it did this year with the GS4. As for the actual device, Samsung is expected to outfit the gadget with a 64-bit processor, similar to the one introduced by Apple on the iPhone 5s. These new kinds of processors deliver richer graphics and better performance.
November 22, 2013 |
Steve Nash doesn't know when he'll come back, how he'll feel or whether he can be an effective player again. There is one certainty for the Lakers point guard: He's not contemplating retirement because of persistent back pain that has sidelined him for nearly two weeks. "No, not at all," Nash said Friday of rumors he is considering calling it a career long before his contract expires at the end of next season. "I don't know where that came from. "For me, I realize I have about 18 months left of basketball and I want the most out of this that I can possibly get and I don't know if that's going to be one game or the vast majority of what's left, but I have a long life without basketball, so I don't want to give in too soon.
October 30, 2013 |
George Clooney isn't dating anyone. A) Awesome news for anyone harboring a crush on the silver fox. B) So, stop asking. Ever since the the "Gravity" star called it quits with girlfriend Stacy Keibler back in July, rumors of new romances have been swirling around the Hollywood hottie. Potential romantic scenarios include dating Katie Holmes, getting back together with Croatian model Monika Jakisic, and having dinner with Julian Assange's laywer, London barrister Amal Alamuddin, People reports.
October 24, 2013 |
Safeway Inc. shares have climbed for two straight days on speculation of a buyout offer just weeks after the grocery giant deflected another potential takeover. Buyout rumors erupted this week on reports that private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management was involved in discussions to acquire some or all of Safeway, which also operates the Vons and Pavilions chains. Cerberus currently owns a supermarket business that operates Albertsons and Shaw's. Investors responded by snapping up Safeway's stock, which rose nearly 10% this week to close at $36.06 on Thursday.
October 19, 2013 |
Jackie Chan is not dead. And he's not retiring. "There are so many different rumors, I am getting used to it," the 59-year-old actor-director says of online reports of his demise. "Don't worry, before I die, I let you know. " Chan may be looking to slow down on the action, but after more than 50 years and 100-plus movies, he seems unstoppable. His latest film, "Chinese Zodiac," which opened Friday in the U.S., still features him leaping from buildings, fighting in the air and rolling down a mountain in a full-body rollerskate suit.
October 16, 2013 |
Katie Holmes is dating Jamie Foxx? Don't believe everything you read, kids - just because the "Django Unchained" star danced with Suri's mom in public in August doesn't mean anything else has been going on since then. The rumors "are 100% not true," Foxx told " Entertainment Tonight " on Tuesday. "In fact, it's quite hilarious because we simply danced at a charity event along with a lot of other people. " PHOTOS: Hollywood backlot moments Foxx is also good friends with Tom Cruise, Holmes' ex, whom he worked with on the 2004 movie "Collateral.
September 21, 2013 |
BEIJING -- A 16-year-old schoolboy has been arrested under a controversial new Chinese crime of spreading rumors over the Internet. The boy, identified only by his surname, Yang, was detained at his junior high school in northwestern China's Gansu province Tuesday and charged with inciting disputes, as part of a crackdown implemented this month. The teenager's crime involved Internet posts in which he questioned whether police were properly investigating the death of a man who fell from an upper floor of a karaoke club.
September 16, 2013 |
Is old mother England looking to bring American literature back under its wing? Rumors flew this weekend that the Man Booker Prize may, for the first time, open up its competition to American novelists. Prize organizers are not commenting on the rumors, but plan to hold a press conference Wednesday to make an official statement about changes in the prize's selection process. With a prize of nearly $80,000 -- also known as 50,000 British pound sterling -- the Man Booker is one of the most substantial literary prizes for a single work of fiction in the world.