April 20, 2016
By Martha Burk Years before the 2016 presidential campaign got underway, pundits and the public alike were debating "Clinton fatigue" and "Bush fatigue. " In 2007, the Wall Street Journal even invented "Clinton Book Fatigue" to go along with the regular variety. The updated version from Keep the Promise I, a PAC backing Ted Cruz, debuted in a video in August. It depicted a hospital ward full of barely alive patients suffering from Clinton Fatigue. Prominent Republican senators and former GOP Chairman Haley Barbour publicly agonized over Jeb Bush's last name as a negative as far back as 2013.
April 20, 2014 |
LiLo's recovery list That leaked list of men drawn up by Lindsay Lohan really is a list of her previous lovers. Names include Ashton Kutcher , Ryan Phillippe , Orlando Bloom , Justin Timberlake , Adam Levine , James Franco , Heath Ledger , Zac Efron , Benicio Del Toro , Joaquin Phoenix , and Jamie Dornan . Asked Thursday by Bravo's Andy Cohen if the dudes were her conquests, LiLo said, "I cannot...
October 9, 2013 |
THERE ARE SO MANY GAG celebrity news sites on the Internet, Tattle never knows when we might be pulling a "Fox & Friends" and sourcing a farcical site (haven't done that) or sourcing a real site which mistakenly sourced a farcical site (may have done that). RadarOnline.com isn't a site you'd check out to learn more about the battle over the debt ceiling, but for celebrity gossip it usually has credible non-news. But this Radar story sounds as if it came from the Onion . Lindsay Lohan is considering opening her own rehab center.
May 15, 2013 |
Angelina Jolie trended high among worldwide Twitter topics all day Tuesday. In a New York Times op-ed, she said she'd had a preventive double mastectomy after learning she carried a gene that carried with it an unusually high risk of breast cancer. The outpouring of support was unusual even for Twitter. Stars, especially, praised Jolie's resolve. Kristen Bell called her Times op-ed "admirable," and director Adam Shankman called it "beautiful. " Nia Vardalos called for "a moment of quiet respect for Angelina Jolie's candor and all women's bravery in facing this choice.
May 4, 2013 |
As you read this, Lindsay Lohan is enjoying sobriety tucked up in the luxurious if not extravagant bosom of that famed former-First-Lady-inspired celeb rehab, the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, Calif., TMZ reports. LiLo, who has racked up more arrests, jail time, rehab stays, drunken fights, boyfriends, and breakups at the tender age of 26 than many a world-class rogue accrues in a lifetime, got to the center via a tortured and circuitous road. Ordered to spend 90 days in an inpatient program in lieu of jail, LiLo was supposed to park her neuroses at the Seafield Centre in Westhampton Beach, N.Y., but balked when she found out it was a nonsmoking joint.
December 21, 2011 |
Some believe that in 2011, the world lost its most beautiful woman. When Elizabeth Taylor , 79, took leave of this life in March, hers joined many celebrated names now in the possession of memory and history. Her beautiful face, and the Everyman face of Harry Morgan ( M*A*S*H and much else), who passed away at 96, led a cavalcade of lives completed this year. Newsmakers. By far the biggest newsmaker to die this year was Osama bin Laden , 54, terrorist leader of al-Qaeda.
July 15, 2011 |
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - With a military honor guard carrying her casket, Betty Ford returned Thursday to the church where she and her husband were married more than 60 years ago, a wedding that launched the unassuming Michigan couple on an unexpected path to the White House. The former first lady's children were joined for the final memorial service by prominent political figures and hundreds of mourners from Ford's hometown of Grand Rapids. The crowd outside Grace Episcopal Church stood in silence as nine pallbearers took her casket inside while softly counting out military cadence.
July 12, 2011 |
LOS ANGELES - Former first lady Betty Ford, always known for her take-charge attitude, chose the people who will eulogize her and the subjects that they would discuss, focusing on the power of friendship to mend political differences even in these hyper-partisan times. Ford, who died Friday at 93, chose former first lady Rosalynn Carter and journalist Cokie Roberts from the political realm, and a former director of her Betty Ford Center to address her passion for helping others overcome substance and alcohol abuse.
July 9, 2011 |
DETROIT - Betty Ford, the former first lady whose triumph over drug and alcohol addiction became a beacon of hope for addicts and the inspiration for her Betty Ford Center, has died, a family friend said yesterday. She was 93. Ford's death was confirmed by Marty Allen, chairman emeritus of the Ford Foundation. He did not comment further, and said he expected the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum to release information later. Betty Ford, whose husband, Gerald, died in December 2006, had undergone surgery for an undisclosed ailment in April 2007.
July 9, 2011 |
DETROIT - Betty Ford, 93, the former first lady whose triumph over drug and alcohol addiction became a beacon of hope for addicts and the inspiration for her Betty Ford Center, has died, a family friend said Friday. During and after her years in the White House, 1974 to 1977, Mrs. Ford won acclaim for her candor, wit and courage as she fought breast cancer, severe arthritis, and the twin addictions of drugs and alcohol. She also pressed for abortion rights and the Equal Rights Amendment.