February 4, 2013 |
Bobbi Kristina Brown has slammed her grandmother's new book, "Remembering Whitney," about the late Whitney Houston, Krissy's mom. "ANYTHING concerning my grandmothers Book I & @nickdgordon OF COURSE personally have NOTHING 2 do with I ask you pls RESPECT tht Haven't read & won't," she said on Twitter last week, several days after Cissy Houston's interview with Oprah Winfrey had aired. "I find it 2B Disrespect 2 MY MOTHER & me being HER DAUGHTER won't tolerate it. I LOVE YOU ALL for your support though & I thank you immensely••xO!"
February 1, 2013 |
Winter X Games snowmobiler Caleb Moore, 25, died Thursday as a result of injuries suffered a week earlier in ESPN's popular action sports event in Aspen, Colo. Moore suffered internal bleeding around his heart and also a brain injury when his 450-pound vehicle failed to complete a flip off a 70-foot ramp and slammed atop his head and chest area. The death of the four-time X Games medalist was the first in the event's 17-year history. It brought an outpouring of condolences on Twitter from action-sports stars including Travis Pastrana, Jeremy "Twitch" Stenberg and Carey Hart.
January 25, 2013 |
CAIRO -- Young men and boys clashed with security forces as tens of thousands of Egyptians protested Friday against the Islamist-led government's failure to fix the economy and heal the politically divided nation two years after the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak. The anniversary of the revolution that led to Mubarak's downfall was marked more by rancor than joy as familiar and troubling scenes played out across the country: Rock-throwing youths lunging at police through clouds of tear gas while peaceful demonstrators waved banners and shouted epithets against those in power.
January 18, 2013
In just two days, the slate will be set for Super Bowl XLVII, with either the Atlanta Falcons or San Francisco 49ers representing the NFC and the New England Patriots or Baltimore Ravens playing for the AFC. But why wait till then? Join host Mark Thompson and Times' NFL writer Sam Farmer here, starting live Friday at 11:30 a.m., as they discuss this weekend's matchups and inevitably come up with which teams will be playing for it all in two weeks. One topic of discussion could be 49ers' quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who was a relative unknown until he got the starting nod from Coach Jim Harbaugh late in the season.
January 16, 2013 |
Let's be real here. Anyone who orders a meal with three pieces of breaded chicken, a buttery sauce, and mashed potatoes can't be much surprised that it's high in calories. Or that a piece of cake that weighs close to a pound might, as they say, be applied “directly to the hips.” So why would the Center for Science in the Public Interest - advocacy group or nutrition nag, depending on your perspective - give a dubious shout-out to those restaurant choices and several others on Wednesday by handing out “Xtreme Eating Awards”?
January 10, 2013 |
Following in the footsteps of virtually every other media personality, from Joe Scarborough to Piers Morgan, Stephen Colbert dived headlong into the hottest debate in the country on Wednesday's “Colbert Report.” Using the most potent weapon in his arsenal - irony - he made the case for tighter gun control measures. “Right now, gun control talk is suddenly everywhere for reasons I don't want to get into because it undermines my position,” he began. From there, he expressed concern over the task force headed by “Reichsmarschall Biden” whose vague yet ominous mission is to “convene a series of meetings and offer recommendations in an effort to build consent for action.” “Meetings?
January 8, 2013 |
You didn't think Kate Upton was going to let Katherine Webb get all the attention Monday night, did you? Webb, a former Miss Alabama USA, stole the hearts of men across America simply by sitting in the stands and cheering as her boyfriend, Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron, helped the Crimson Tide rout Notre Dame, 42-14, in the BCS championship game. After reportedly having a mere 2,000 Twitter followers going into the game, Webb's following has exploded to nearly 138,000 and counting Tuesday morning.
January 6, 2013 |
- With former Sen. Chuck Hagel's nomination as Defense secretary imminent, conservatives denounced his views on Israel and Iran as out of step with mainstream foreign policy, underscoring the difficulty he is likely to face winning Senate confirmation. An administration official said Sunday that Hagel - a decorated Vietnam veteran, a Republican and a former two-term senator from Nebraska - would be nominated Monday to succeed Leon E. Panetta. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal White House planning.
December 21, 2012 |
"Zero Dark Thirty" is a hit with critics and early audiences, but a bipartisan thumbs-down from Washington may dim the once-bright Oscar chances for Kathryn Bigelow's fact-based thriller about the hunt for Osama bin Laden. The film, which arrived in theaters in New York and L.A. Wednesday, has come under fire for misrepresenting the role of torture in tracking down the Al Qaeda leader. On Thursday, the battle took to the airwaves, as Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) went on radio and television to decry the Sony Pictures release.