September 5, 2013 |
Sofia Vergara has topped Forbes' list of highest-paid prime-time TV actresses for the second year in a row. The Emmy-nominated "Modern Family" star's ranking comes embedded in the financial magazine's Celebrity 100 list, which sees TV queen Oprah Winfrey in the No. 1 spot overall. Vergara ranks No. 54 on that list, with the likes of female performers Madonna, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Ellen DeGeneres and Jennifer Lawrence ahead of her. Vergara, 41, raked in $30 million thanks to a major boost in her salary and endorsement deals with Diet Pepsi, CoverGirl, Rooms to Go, Comcast, State Farm Insurance and thyroid medicine Synthroid, according to the mag . Those deals are said to make her one of the "most in-demand spokespeople" because she has that whole crossover appeal thing going on. The actress' K-Mart clothing line is thriving, and she sits as executive producer of ABC's new drama "Killer Women.
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April 8, 2006 |
The ski patrol had been at work since first light, inspecting Mammoth Mountain's reopened runs after a week of heavy snow and blustery winds. By midmorning Thursday, seven of them had set to work digging out a nearly buried fence erected to keep skiers away from one of the mountain's dangerous volcanic vents. Suddenly, the snow beneath them gave way. Two of the ski patrollers dropped into a 21-foot maw filled with deadly carbon dioxide fumes and landed on the ground, trapped in a deep hollow.
May 5, 1991 |
Outside Resurrection Gym, in a fierce East Los Angeles neighborhood, a young man named Pepe emerges from a car. Pepe is looking for a fight. But this kid carries no gang affiliation. Not a single tattoo mars his body. No red or blue or green bandanna is knotted around his head. The young man is Pepe Reilly, and the only fight he is looking for is inside the gym, inside the boxing ring and within the rules. His weapons will be a pair of heavily padded fists.
April 13, 2001 |
It's one of the greatest stories ever told: A baby is found in a basket adrift in the Egyptian Nile and is adopted into the pharaoh's household. He grows up as Moses, rediscovers his roots and leads his enslaved Israelite brethren to freedom after God sends down 10 plagues against Egypt and parts the Red Sea to allow them to escape. They wander for 40 years in the wilderness and, under the leadership of Joshua, conquer the land of Canaan to enter their promised land.
September 6, 2012
Taylor Swift's pop-rock makeover with "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" has become a runaway late-summer hit. The single, in just three weeks of availability for purchase, has sold more than 1 million downloads. With an additional 253,000 downloads purchased over the last week, the single has sold almost 1.2 million digital copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. Swift's latest is the top-selling digital single in the States this week, easily holding court over Maroon 5's "One More Night," the latter of which sold 193,000 copies and also just cracked the million download threshold.
August 28, 2004
Ben Wasserstein's Aug. 24 commentary, "You Can Report, but We Will Decide," is just another piece of he said/she said in the inconsequential debate over Sen. John Kerry's war record. Kerry is not going to be a sailor ever again, so even if I were a Kerry supporter (or President Bush, for that matter), looking at his war record is completely irrelevant. What is relevant is Kerry's voting record since that time. As a "leader" of the people, Kerry voted to go to war, then voted against funding the soldiers and the war effort.
November 19, 2009 |
Fresh off her triumph at the Country Music Assn. Awards, Taylor Swift has netted a deal to create a line of greeting cards. American Greetings Corp. Chief Executive Zev Weiss says Swift's abilities as a storyteller and songwriter make her a natural for writing cards that will appeal to all ages. The company said Tuesday that cards, gift wrap, stationery, online greetings and other related products overseen by Swift would begin appearing in the spring. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
August 24, 1991 |
The story goes that any 18th-Century worshiper who snored during the sermon at St. Patrick's Cathedral here was in peril of waking to find Jonathan Swift looming above him in his pulpit. It's a legend worthy of the author of "Gulliver's Travels," and may well be true. The pulpit, mounted on wheels, is still in the cathedral. So is Swift. Swift is buried beneath the floor near the southwest porch, where everyone goes in and out, many of them drawn to Swift.