November 11, 2011 |
Millions of people love NBC's "America's Got Talent. " Millions of people love Howard Stern . Tattle would bet there's not much overlap. So it was a big surprise yesterday when the Wall Street Journal reported that Stern might replace Piers Morgan as a judge on the show's next season. Morgan said Wednesday night that he was going to stop judging sword swallowers and acrobats to concentrate on his CNN chat show. Enter Stern. The Journal reported that the peacock was ready to offer the shock jock $15 million to take the job (probably $1 million for judging and $14 million for putting up with Howie Mandel )
February 19, 2010 |
Based on a true story - and a brutal one, like so many to emerge from the Jim Crow South - Jeb Stuart's Blood Done Sign My Name is set in Oxford, N.C., a seemingly sleepy burg where, as late as 1970, desegregation hadn't happened: Blacks couldn't get haircuts in white-owned barbershops, or get jobs that weren't along the lines of janitor or maid. The schools, and even the hospitals, were still separate - for white folks, for black folks, no intermingling. The churches, too. Enter the Rev. Vernon Tyson (Rick Schroder)
May 16, 2013 |
Yes, Virginia, there is a Benghazi scandal. The scandal is that Rep. Darrell Issa (R., Calif.) and some Republican colleagues are dishonoring the memory of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans by making a political circus out of their deaths. As chair of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Issa is ready to manipulate the pain and anger of relatives and colleagues of the victims, but shows little interest in making U.S. diplomats safer. The hearing he held last week ignored the real issues raised by Benghazi in favor of promoting conspiracy theories about "talking points" that administration officials used after the tragedy.
April 17, 2013 |
He is known only as "Baby Boy B," a fetus estimated to be 28 weeks old, found frozen in an altered one-gallon plastic water jug in Dr. Kermit Gosnell's West Philadelphia abortion clinic. His passing went unnoticed and undocumented, but on Monday, prosecution and defense lawyers struggled to get Philadelphia's chief medical examiner to say whether he was stillborn or killed by Gosnell after being born alive during an abortion. "Based on the totality of the evidence . . . you cannot testify to anyone that this fetus was born alive?"
July 16, 2010
DEAR ABBY: I am a 27-year-old woman who lives alone in a house I own. Sometimes strangers come to the house for various reasons - plumbers, electricians, etc. One question I am frequently asked is, "Do you live alone?" I just don't know how to answer that question without feeling like someone might take advantage of me. Can you help me and other single women by providing an appropriate response? - Cautious Bachelorette, Huntsville, Ala. DEAR BACHELORETTE : Gladly. Your gut instincts are on target.
July 15, 2010 |
Moviegoers of a certain age remember Kelly McGillis as Rachel, the Amish widow of Witness (1985), a milk-fed madonna who looks as though she stepped out of a Vermeer and into Lancaster County. Or as Charlie, the smoking-hot flight instructor to fighter pilots in Top Gun (1986), one who makes pupil Tom Cruise look like her key ring. Or as Kathryn, brainy assistant D.A. in The Accused (1988), who convicts witnesses to rape as accessories. After this trifecta that established her as one of the screen's most sought-after leading ladies, McGillis flew off the Hollywood radar.
January 10, 1990 |
The final chapter to a duel under a warm June sun was written in Chester County Court yesterday, as a 22-year-old man was sentenced to up to 40 years in prison for killing his former girlfriend's lover. Jason Jaye Welles pleaded guilty to third-degree murder and aggravated assault for the shotgun slaying in the middle of a Phoenixville street as neighbors looked on. Witnesses told police that Welles shot Michael Brockerman four times with a 12-gauge shotgun about 4:40 p.m. on June 6, the last three blasts coming as the 24-year-old Pottstown man lay prone on the street.
February 22, 2005 |
Harvard president Lawrence Summers goes back into the lions' den today. When he faces hundreds of restive professors in an emergency meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, he will be pilloried as an arrogant, incompetent despot and hailed as a champion of free speech victimized by liberal thought police. The session has been moved to a larger hall to accommodate an expected overflow crowd, after a similar session last Tuesday left professors sitting on the floor and crowded into doorways.
May 10, 2011 |
ISLAMABAD - Suspicion rose yesterday that Pakistan's intelligence service leaked the name of the CIA chief in Islamabad to local media in anger over the raid that killed Osama bin Laden - the second outing of an American covert operative here in six months. The U.S. said it has no plans to pull the spy chief, since the name, possibly an alias, without a photo would mean little. The Associated Press is not publishing the name because the station chief is undercover and his identity is classified.
April 26, 2013 |
EVEN WorldStarHipHop .com, a site that posts videos of booty-grabbers, subway fellatio and a "lady at Walmart Tripping Out On Meth," wondered whether a woman in Camden had gone too far with her fists. As of last night, the website had more than 1.3 million views on the bloody video (NSFW), titled "Crossed The Line? Camden Girl Puts A Serious Hurting On Another Woman For Laying Hands On Her Child," since it was posted last month. If you watch it at work, turn down the volume and stop eating.