Monday, October 31, 2011
Redbox price increase, which begins Monday, will raise standard DVD rental from $1 to $1.20 a day. The Redbox price increase risks a consumer backlash similar to the one against Netflix.
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Indian animal rights activists have asked pop star Lady Gaga to pose in a lettuce dress and embrace vegetarianism during her visit to India this weekend, where she will be part of the star-studded unveiling of the country's first Formula 1 race.
First, Lady Gaga wore a dress made of meat. Now, how about one made of lettuce?
Lady Gaga, who famously wore a meat dress at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, will be performing at an invitation-only show in a five-star hotel in New Delhi after the race on Sunday.
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Tennis champion and hometown hero Andre Agassi will see his ultimate dream come true at Saturday night’s 16th Grand Slam charity event with a superstar celebrity lineup. He is firmly convinced that the gala fundraiser will take him over the money mark so that he never has to worry again about his Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy living on forever.
The sports superstar who has raised multimillions told me: “I never thought 15 years ago when we started this, we would make it this far. But I played each year by year with one goal in mind, which was to make sure I can fund the school forever.
“Every year, we’ve taken that a step closer, and now I’m proud to say this Saturday night, it’s not going to be just a fantastic evening because the cast of talent we have, it’s going to be even more of a celebration because I am under the full hopes that we will actually get us over the threshold so we’ll never have to worry about our school living in perpetuity. It’s really exciting -- it’s going to be a very celebratory atmosphere, to say the least.
I had to ask Andre what was the one defining moment, a magic moment, that he decided he had to take on the epic challenge to change education here in Las Vegas with his own charter school.
“This was an evolution in process for me, giving back, and seeing the inequalities that exist in the world, traveling the world. I knew giving back was something that I wanted to do, focusing on children was an easy focus for me,” he said in our one-on-one. “I think the moment that I really took on the Herculean task of building a K-12 charter school in the most economic challenged area of Las Vegas was when I was at my lowest point, quite ironically. I was stuck at No. 140 in the world after being No. 1 in the world and very disconnected with my life, in a life I just didn’t recognize anymore. You read all about that depression and anguish in my book.
And Adolf Hitler isn’t the only strange name in the Campbell family. Heath and Deborah Campbell named their daughter JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell. But is an offensive name reason enough to divide a family?
Friday, October 28, 2011
The "Dancing With the Stars" pro slammed Derek Hough for siding with the judges in their critique of Maksim and Hope Solo. On "Good Morning America," Maksim said, "Derek Hough has been very supportive of his personal career on the show" before implying that Hough is partnered with the best dancers.
The Perth Mint unveiled a gold coin Thursday that stretches the definition of pocket change.
It's more than 31 inches wide and nearly 5 inches deep (imagine one really thick manhole cover). And it weighs 1.1 tons – not exactly walking around money.
Officially, the gold kangaroo is legal tender, picturing a kangaroo on one side and Queen Elizabeth II on the other. Although its face value is $1 million Australian (US $1.07 million), it's 99.99 percent pure gold, which makes its actual worth some about US $55 million at current gold prices.
The official Perth Mint, which created the coin, called it in a statement: " the biggest, heaviest, inherently most valuable gold bullion coin in the world."
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'Dancing With The Stars' Carrie Ann Inaba talks about meeting her husband online and shares tidbits of drama from the show.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Veteran Hollywood action star Bruce Willis is to become a father again at 56, his first baby with second wife Emma, 35, his spokesman said Wednesday. The actor -- who has three children by first wife Demi Moore -- and Heming-Willis "will welcome ...
The Oscar-nominated actor opened a new burger joint with his older brothers, Donnie and Paul. Wahlburgers (clever, eh?) had its grand opening on Monday night in Hingham, Massachusetts. Proud mama Alma Elaine joined her sons for the festivities.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Chaz Bono may have been booted off "Dancing With the Stars" this week, but he will be back on television next month in a second documentary on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) about his life as a transgender man. Bono, the only child of actress and singer Cher, is the subject of a one-hour special called "Being Chaz", which looks at his life with girlfriend Jennifer Elia following ...
The supermodel and "Project Runway" host gave Us Weekly a sneak peek at her Halloween costume. Klum, who is known for wearing over-the-top outfits on Halloween, will be going as a monkey. In years past, she's gone as a robot, a ferocious cat, and Betty Boop.
American Pie actress and sometimes-party girl Tara Reid, 35, has admitted that her recent marriage was a fake. In August, Reid had a quickie wedding to Bulgarian financier Zack Kehayov in the Greek Isles.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
The "Rocky" star has been accused of stealing the screenplay for his action movie, "The Expendables," about mercenaries paid to fight an evil dictator. The lawsuit claims that the plot is "strikingly similar and in some places identical" to another script, "The Cordoba Caper."
COMMENTARY | Casey Anthony is quite likely the most hated person in the United States today. Nobody can quite fathom how this mother could lie over and over again regarding her daughter's disappearance and death. More shocking to most was that Casey was acquitted, and anger began to form not only towards Casey but even for those on the jury who let her off the hook and gave her back her freedom.
While performing her song "One Love" at a concert in Connecticut over the weekend, the "American Idol" judge broke down crying. The tune paid tribute to three of Jennifer's past relationships. Lookalike dancers dressed as Ben Affleck, Diddy, and Marc Anthony appeared on stage, prompting the tears.
LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - After a month of declines following its stellar season premiere performance, "Two and a Half Men" may have found its ratings bottom -- and it's quite high. The show had a slight increase Monday night and helped make CBS the highest-rated network for the evening, according to preliminary numbers.
Happy 27th to the "Teenage Dream" songstress. No word on how she plans to spend her day, but she has plenty to celebrate. In 2011, she tied Michael Jackson for the most number one songs from a single album. Last year, she married actor Russell Brand. They celebrated their anniversary on Sunday.
The actress recently visited her husband Ashton Kutcher on the set of "Two and a Half Men." Rumors have been flying that it's love on the rocks for the pair, who have been married for six years. A 23-year-old woman has claimed that she recently spent the night with Kutcher.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
The multi-talented entertainer took a break from her new sitcom "New Girl" to perform the always challenging "Star-Spangled Banner" at Game 4 of the World Series in Texas. Deschanel is no stranger to singing. Her pop duo, "She & Him," has released two well-received albums.
ct 24 Wells rushed for 42 yards before leaving Sunday's game with a sprained knee.
Advice: Wells missed a game earlier this season with a hamstring injury. Tests on Monday were encouraging but it's not certain if he'll be ready for Week 8.
ct 24 RB Beanie Wells is expected to miss time after suffering an undisclosed knee injury against the Steelers. No structural damage was found and surgery isn't necessary. Wells has considerable swelling and isn't likely to play in Baltimore.
By Chris Willman LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Kelly Clarkson's new album has been subject to more delays than the NBA season. But apparently the perpetual tweaking was a matter of fine-tuning, not desperation, since "Stronger" lives up to its title ...
Robin Williams has reportedly gotten married. The Academy Award-winning actor, 60, married girlfriend Susan Schneider, a graphic designer, Sunday in Napa Valley, Calif., Us Weekly magazine reports .
Madonna's brother is reportedly homeless and living under a bridge in Michigan after losing his job a year and a half ago -- and he's annoyed that some people might find that amusing. Madonna's brother is reportedly homeless and living under a bridge in Michigan after losing his job a year and a half ago -- and he's annoyed that some people might find that amusing.
Monday, October 24, 2011
A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck eastern Turkey today, collapsing buildings and creating panic. Officials predict the death toll may hit 1,000. Al Jazeera posted a video on YouTube showing some of the devastation. Where Sunday's earthquake hit The earthquake struck the southeast corner of the country near the border with Iran (map.) The village of Tabanli in Lake Van area is where the earthquake's ...
Sunday, October 23, 2011
On Wednesday, Jets coach Rex Ryan realized almost immediately that he’d made a potential mess by suggesting that the Chargers would have won a “couple” Super Bowls if the team had hired Ryan to be the head coach in 2007. Ryan called the man whom the Chargers actually hired, Norv Turner, to apologize before Norv even heard about the comments.
Ashton goes on to speak at length about the history of literature and shares his thoughts on how the Internet and social media have caused rumors and gossip to spread like never before.
"We are our own editors, we are our own publishers and we are our own printers. Therefore, people can bastardize the truth in any way, shape or form that they want and spread that around the world," he continued. "A lie can travel halfway around the world before the truth can leave someone's lips."
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Adding, "I was thinking that we really have to take it upon ourselves to instill a level of honesty... in the works in the media that we create and share with one another and be certain that we are doing our own diligence that what we are saying is for the benefit of another."
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Chinese toddler Yue Yue, the victim of a hit-and-run, prompted a public discussion about the decay in morality in China.
The unusual sentence was handed down after Barron Stein admitted stealing 600 to 1,000 pounds of avocados from a grove in Bonsall, not far from Fallbrook in an agricultural area of the county, the North County Times reported.
A former tow-truck driver who’d been out of work for more than a year, Stein apparently took the avocados out of desperation to support his family, the newspaper said.
There was no clear word on what he had intended to do with the stolen harvest.
Stein was tripped up when a video camera at Eco Farms in Bonsall caught him swiping the avocados, the newspaper reported.
By agreeing to stay away from any and all avocado groves and refraining from possessing more than 10 avocados at a time, Stein will not serve any time behind bars. The terms of his probation last for three years.
In handing down his 10-avocado decree, the judge did not distinguish between the 5-ounce Fuerte or the nearly 19-ounce Lamb Hass, both popular varieties in the area. Either way, it would still allow for a generous serving of guacamole.
The Heart Attack Grill is open for business. It’s a fast-food joint where the burgers have a billion calories, the fries are cooked in lard, and waitresses dress up as sexy nurses. The media’s loving this one. Everybody’s saying the Heart Attack Grill epitomizes everything that’s wrong with the American restaurant. But everybody is wrong.
The Heart Attack Grill is a novelty. People eat there once. The restaurants making nearly 75 percent of Americans overweight or obese? It’s not McDonald’s, Burger King or Taco Bell. No, the real problem is TGI Fridays, CPK, Macaroni Grill and The Cheesecake Factory—restaurants that seem somewhat healthy, restaurants where you can down an entire day’s worth of calories in 20 minutes flat without even realizing.
With McDonald’s, Burger King and Taco Bell, you know what you’re getting. (Plus, all three of those places
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Rumors continue to swirl that the pop singer and actress may have a bun in the oven. The New York Post is reporting that Simpson is set to announce her pregnancy, but wants to secure a six-figure deal with a magazine to sell the baby photos first. Show business -- there's no business like it.