September 17, 2012
It seems Bobby V took the time to say it ain't so. Sort of. Boston Red Sox skipper Bobby Valentine insisted he wasn't trying to be critical when he said his struggling Sox had "the weakest roster we've ever had in September in the history of baseball. " Yeah, ever and weakest and history are kind of definitive words. Anyway, two days after his latest inflammatory remark, Valentine offered up a clarification. He said: "The other day when I made a comment about our September roster, that wasn't meant to be a criticism of any players or anything in the organization.
September 11, 2012 |
Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin's status is in question for the home opener against Baltimore after he sustained a hip flexor strain and a hip pointer in Sunday's 17-16 win over the Cleveland Browns. "As you know with hip pointers, those things hurt you a lot more the next couple of days than they do when they actually happen," coach Andy Reid said. Reid said he needs to wait to see how Maclin feels in the next couple of days before determining whether the Eagles must make a roster move.
September 10, 2012 |
CLEVELAND - With jellied legs and an aching hip, Jeremy Maclin again displayed Sunday why he is the Eagles' No. 1 receiver. Maclin led the team with seven catches, 96 yards and one IV. "He showed a lot of toughness," said veteran slot receiver Jason Avant, who holds a Ph.D. in the field of toughness. "It was huge, him coming back like that. " Maclin began the day feeling peaked. He never was quite right, he said. His day soon got worse. He left the 17-16 Eagles win for a play early in the second quarter after Browns defensive back Dmitri Patterson shoved him out of bounds.
September 3, 2012 |
Jay-Z fulfilled his vision of bringing an electric and eclectic music festival to the heart of the city on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Saturday, headlining the first day of what he called the "first annual Made in America festival. " Jay-Z's razor-sharp and supremely confident performance, in which he enlisted the assistance of his partner in rhyme, Kanye West, as well as President Obama (in a prerecorded video), capped a nine-hour day filled with top-shelf performances from a range of rappers and electronic music acts and a smattering of indie rockers, giving Made in America a running start in carving out a niche as a uniquely urban-electronic mega-event in the crowded music festival season.
September 1, 2012 |
TAMPA - Clint Eastwood, the Hollywood filmmaker famed for his iconic Dirty Harry catchphrase, came out firing in his endorsement of Republican Mitt Romney on Thursday night. On a night where virtually every moment was scripted, Eastwood was among the only speakers not reading from a Teleprompter. Standing on the convention stage with an empty chair, Eastwood carried on a sometimes rambling conversation with an imaginary President Obama. The tough-guy actor and director talked about Oprah Winfrey, Obama's unfulfilled promise to close the U.S. prison at Guantanamo, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and lawyers.
August 31, 2012
Chris Lighty, 44, an influential manager of hip-hop stars like 50 Cent, LL Cool J, Missy Elliott, and Diddy, was found dead Thursday morning at his home in New York City, apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police said that they were investigating the death as a suicide. A representative of his company, Primary Violator, did not immediately respond to requests for information. One of the most powerful figures in the hip-hop business, Mr. Lighty helped establish the genre as a major commercial force - complete with huge record deals and tie-ins with commercial brands - during its peak in the 1990s and early 2000s.
August 31, 2012 |
NEW YORK - A hip-hop mogul who managed Sean "Diddy" Combs, 50 Cent and Mariah Carey was found dead in his New York City apartment Thursday in an apparent suicide, police said. Chris Lighty, 44, was discovered at his home in the Bronx with a gunshot wound to the head, and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. No note was recovered, but a 9 mm handgun was found at the scene and there was no sign of forced entry, said Paul Browne, chief spokesman for the New York Police Department.
August 30, 2012 |
Temporary tattoos were once relegated to children's party favors and Cracker Jack boxes. Now, several companies hope that adults - men and women - will apply warm water and a bit of colored stickum to their bodies before they go out for a night on the town. The newest breed of temporary tattoos are produced by hip designers and high-fashion houses for a nostalgic population that appreciates fine body art without the permanence or pain. There's Tattly, which offers tattoos of everything from bicycles to booze bottles drawn by hot artists such as Jessica Hische, Oliver Jeffers, and James Victore.
August 24, 2012 |
Live, Kitty Pryde is a walking paradox, a wound-up ball of nervous insecurity who can summon the bravado it takes to command those in her crowd to bow their heads in prayer to Justin Bieber. ("Dear Bieber, please stop singing about sex. ") Makes sense. She's a walking paradox in everyday life, too, a teenage, white-as-snow redheaded Claire's employee from Daytona Beach, Fla., who, depending on your view, is either hip hop's unlikely savior or the final nail in the coffin of the once-proud genre.
August 15, 2012 |
The Flyers, not quite defenseless but seemingly moving toward that distinction, will be without yet another blue-liner when the NHL season is scheduled to begin in October. General manager Paul Holmgren confirmed Monday that the team's already shallow pool of defensemen will be minus Andreas Lilja, who underwent surgery in his native Sweden late last month to correct a degenerative condition in his left hip. Lilja, 37, won't return until late October or early November at the earliest, according to Holmgren.