December 20, 2012 |
June 27, 2013 |
QVC has announced it will "pause" its relationship with Paula Deen, marking the latest in a series of brands that have sought to distance themselves from the Southern chef in the wake of an uproar over her alleged use of the N-word. And QVC fans -- at least the ones taking to the company's website -- are furious. QVC President and CEO Mike George posted an open letter on the company blog to address the many calls, emails, letters and comments received both for and against Deen.
March 24, 2012 |
Last fall, before he became a front-runner in the Republican presidential race, Rick Santorum told a conservative Christian blogger in Iowa that he would use the White House bully pulpit to promote his concerns about something most people considered settled: birth control. "One of the things I will talk about that no president has talked about is, I think, the dangers of contraceptives in this country," the former senator from Pennsylvania told Shane Vander Hart of the blog Caffeinated Thoughts.
March 16, 2005 |
India's Bollywood film industry was in the grip of a sex scandal Tuesday after a TV station broadcast footage of a famous actor purportedly soliciting sex from a journalist posing as an aspiring actress. A video clip, which the station said was taken earlier this year, purportedly shows actor Shakti Kapoor in a Bombay hotel room telling the undercover reporter, "I want to make love to you ... and if you want to come in this line [of business], you have to do what I am telling [you] to do."
September 14, 1986
I'm curious about this sudden paranoidal explosion over supposed "overcharging" on the part of domestic car dealers during the subsidized 2.9% interest rates initiated by the factories. For half a decade, buyers have been meekly shelling out $500 to $3,000 over the window sticker to dealers of Japanese cars. Now, suddenly, when a temporary shortage of desirable domestic models develops--models that carry an effective cost/interest reduction of about $2,000--an uproar is generated because some dealers are accused of charging close to, or "not sufficiently" below, that window sticker.
July 8, 2009 |
They say all press is good press, but when restaurateurs Rachel Thomas and Coly Den Haan read a nasty blind item about their downtown Los Angeles wine bar the Must on local food blog Eater LA, they were furious. "I was flabbergasted," Den Haan says. "I wanted to pass out. I didn't know what to do. I think freaking out is a pretty good word to describe it."