January 31, 2014 |
ON SUPER BOWL Sunday, most football fans will have their eyes directed on the field. But a whole lot of us Super Bowl watchers also will have our eyes trained on the sidelines watching for a glimpse of Fox Sports' Pam Oliver. She's easily the baddest female sports reporter on TV. But last month, during the NFC Championship Game between the Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers, armchair refs called a technical foul on her. No, it wasn't because Oliver, an industry veteran, got her facts wrong.
March 19, 2009 |
Lance Armstrong and French anti-doping agency AFLD said yesterday that the cyclist was approached for a hair sample in an unannounced test Tuesday in Beaulieu-sur-Mer in southern France, where he is training as part of his comeback for a shot at an eighth Tour de France title. Armstrong said it was the 24th anti-doping test he has faced since he announced his return in September, and the first time he ever has been asked to provide a sample of hair. Armstrong also gave blood and urine samples.
August 27, 2008 |
Tyler Perry to spin off his 'House of Payne' Playwright, filmmaker and actor extraordinaire Tyler Perry has signed with TBS to create a spin-off based on his mega-successful cable TV hit, House of Payne. TVGuide. com reports that the cabler has ordered 10 episodes of Meet the Browns, which follows the adventures of Leroy Brown (David Mann), who inherits a rundown house after his dad's death. Second mom's a charm Lindsay Lohan's pa, Michael Lohan, 48, yesterday told E!
March 27, 2008 |
NFL owners will consider a proposal at their meetings next week to ban players from having hair flow from their helmets below their names on the back of their jerseys. That might affect the image of Troy Polamalu, but help him on the field. Two seasons ago, the Pittsburgh safety with the long ponytail had his hair grabbed by Kansas City's Larry Johnson and was thrown to the turf after an interception against the Chiefs. The rule banning long hair on the field was proposed by Kansas City.
February 2, 2000 |
QUOTE "Picasso's terrible. He ain't art. . .Because his sun is a circle with lines going off it, and I used to do that in kindergarten. He has a stick guy sitting on a horse with the sun there. It ain't art. " - Jesse Ventura in the March issue of Playboy Jay-Z, a/k/a Shawn Carter, could be in big trouble. The hip hop sensation has been indicted by a New York City grand jury on charges that he stabbed a record executive at a New York nightclub., But his lawyers say Jay-Z got a bad rap. He has pleaded not guilty of stabbing record executive Lance "Un" Rivera in the back and chest on Dec. 1. Jay-Z's arraignment is set for Feb. 22. If convicted, he could face up to 15 years in prison and really find out what "It's a Hard Knocks Life" is all about.
August 2, 1999 |
Showtime is in 45 minutes and Lisa Ling, the new co-anchor for "The View," thinks she might be having a bad hair day. Having plunked herself down in front of a mirror, she has a dubious look on her face as a stylist deftly parts her hair down the center and starts twisting it into two fat buns a la Princess Leia from "Star Wars. " "I think it might be a little bit much," Ling, 25, says a bit skeptically. "We'll check it out," Deidre Flaherty replies, as she continues twisting.
June 28, 1999 |
"Bad Hair Day" is the name of this sculpture on display at the Manayunk Arts Festival. The "found metal" sculptures, so named because they are made from items such as car and railroad parts, tools, and springs from garage doors, are the work of John Ruckdeschel of Green Pond, N.J. His piece was among the work of more than 250 artists on exhibit and for sale yesterday at the annual festival.
October 26, 1998 |
A company called eHammer, one of the new players in Internet auctions of antiques and collectibles, has just finished polishing its cyberspace crystal ball in order to predict the hot collectibles as 1998 draws to a close. Odds are casino and gambling memorabilia will be a good bet by the end of the year. There's a growing demand for vintage slot machines, older Las Vegas poker chips and souvenir ashtrays from old Rat Pack haunts like the Sands and the Desert Inn. The sports-collectibles market is being driven by spinoff interests by collectors of items like wooden golf clubs and canvas golf bags, as well as wooden fishing poles and hand-tied flies and lures.
September 10, 1998 |
So why has the President of the United States been forced to divulge the most intimate details regarding his personal life? There is enough blame to go around: We have turned into a public thirsty for sordid details about anyone and everyone. Talk shows spare no expense in articulating this unfortunate reality (no one knows why they refer to them as talk shows, given that so very little talking is going on; most of the time it's just shouting and name-calling). On any given day you can tune in to any talk show exploiting individuals with real problems.
April 10, 1998 |
Singer/rapper Smooth has been on the verge since her single "You Got Played" rocked the "Menace II Society" soundtrack. While Li'l Kim and Foxy Brown were still dreaming of Prada and ballers, Smooth was doing her thing. After a lengthy hiatus, she returned this year with her third album, "Smooth Reality," which concentrates on her vocal ability instead of her rapping. Her current single, "Strawberries," is the most successful of her career. The L.A. native is known as much for her luscious looks as for her vocal skills, but she hopes that, after this album, she'll be more greatly appreciated for her musical talents.