May 4, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - An influential network of some of the country's wealthiest liberal political donors is steering resources to an advocacy group backing President Obama's agenda and to organizations working to pass immigration reform, providing a surge of money that could boost the president's legislative goals. Democracy Alliance, an invitation-only group that makes funding recommendations to its members, selected the pro-Obama Organizing for Action and immigration reform groups such as the National Immigration Forum as some of its top 2013 priorities at its spring conference in Laguna Beach last week, according to leaders of the organization.
May 3, 2013 |
LAS VEGAS - Floyd Mayweather Jr. weighed in at 146 pounds for his Saturday night welterweight title defense against Robert Guerrero, who weighed the limit, 147 pounds. Mayweather (43-0, 26 knockouts) said after weighing in at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, where he'll fight Guerrero (31-1-1, 18 KOs) in a Showtime pay-per-view bout, that he's confident of victory. “We had a tremendous training camp, my team did a great job getting me ready, and now it's my time to go into the squared circle and shine,” Mayweather said.
May 1, 2013 |
Khloe Kardashian Odom isn't like her older sisters Kim and Kourtney Kardashian, and she's totally OK with that. The reality TV star and wife of L.A. Clippers forward Lamar Odom opened up to Cosmopolitan UK about all things Kardashian, including her being compared to her famous siblings, her weight and fertility issues, and how her business manager mom, Kris Jenner, has managed their family. The former "X Factor" host reveals how she's been affected by it all in and out of the spotlight.
April 26, 2013 |
Jessica Alba wore double corsets to achieve her signature toned body after her two pregnancies. So, basically, she would have fit right in in Victorian-era England. It turns out the secret to concealing the visible changes a woman's body undergoes during childbearing is wearing two girdles. "It was brutal; it's not for everyone," the 31-year-old told Net-A-Porter's digital magazine. "I wore a double corset day and night for three months. It was sweaty, but worth it. " PHOTOS: 50 most beautiful female celebrities Celebrities including Brooke Burke-Charvet, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kourtney Kardashian and Jennifer Garner reportedly used the tummy-tucking method too. "The concept behind abdominal binders is very common after surgery and after the delivery of a baby to help support abdominal muscles, help with posture and reduce the feeling of bloating," said Dr. Jennifer Ashton, senior medical contributor for ABC News.
April 23, 2013 |
Shakira's baby weight is causing un poquito de stress because of the singer's career. The Colombian singer, who serves as a mentor on NBC's "The Voice," gave birth to her first child, Milan, on Jan. 22 then had to get back in the national spotlight just two months later when she and Usher replaced Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green on the singing competition. "I mean, I guess our mothers and grandmothers weren't under the pressure that women of today are after delivering a baby," she said at NBC Summer Press Day in Pasadena on Monday (via Us Weekly and People )
April 17, 2013 |
Another week, another new twist served up in "Hell's Kitchen. " Cook for your life. Or, your chef's jacket. Chef Ramsay defied expectations with last week's cliffhanger ending when he had four players lined up on the chopping block. He didn't eliminate them in one fell swoop. He didn't make them swap teams. Instead, he put them all on probation and gave them a shot at culinary redemption. It added an element of tension, but were you hoping that Dan would fall short? He's Mr. Annoying, no doubt, but he's also Mr. Entertaining (in that he's fun to point at and laugh at.)
April 15, 2013 |
President Obama pledged the full resources of the federal government in helping Boston and in investigating the bombings that killed at least two people and injured dozens of others at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday. “The American people will say a prayer for Boston tonight,” Obama said in televised remarks. The president said he had spoken with congressional leaders and that all were united in dealing with the tragedy. Obama cautioned that authorities were still investigating and that people should not jump to any conclusions before all of the facts are learned.
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April 13, 2013 |
In the beginning, it was about losing a few pounds. Hans Svanoe, 64, would leave his house in Encino at 5:30 a.m. and walk for an hour before driving over the hill to Century City, where he works as a butler. A what? "A corporate executive butler," said Svanoe, who caters to the domestic needs of media mogul Haim Saban and his business partner, Adam Chesnoff, when they're at the office. Before that, the Norwegian-born Svanoe was a domestic for Milton Berle, who once responded to a Svanoe quip by saying: "I'll tell the jokes around here.
April 11, 2013 |
Researchers have found an association between stricter school meal standards and the weight of students, especially those from low-income families. States that require more nutritious school lunches than the federal government mandated were compared with those that did not, looking at 4,870 eighth-graders in 40 states. And, the researchers reported in the Journal of the American Medical Assn. Pediatrics that students didn't compensate for the stricter standards by buying chips, cookies or other snacks elsewhere at school.
April 9, 2013 |
The names have changed, but the steady production from the Ducks' fourth line hasn't. The Ducks' fourth line has 16 goals through 40 games, an undeniable difference-maker, along with home-ice sharpness, strong goaltending and contributions such as veteran free-agent pickup Radek Dvorak's two goals Monday. After missing the playoffs last season, the Ducks can clinch their sixth trip to the postseason in the last eight years with one point against visiting Colorado on Wednesday night.