May 22, 2014 |
Stairway to litigation Talk about a delayed reaction! A copyright-infringement lawsuit has been filed 42 years after the fact alleging that the intro to one of rock-and-roll's most famous songs, Led Zeppelin 's 1971 monster hit "Stairway to Heaven," was ripped off from a 1967 instrumental track titled "Taurus," by the California band Spirit . Both songs have a similar guitar lead-in. Spirit's version got them a tiny cult following. Led Zep's has made them millions.
April 16, 2014
NO STRANGER TO LEGAL TROUBLES or wearable clocks, Flava Flav escaped a potential sentence of up to a dozen years in prison when he took a plea deal yesterday that allowed him to avoid a trial in a Las Vegas domestic-violence case, according to the Associated Press. Accused of threatening his girlfriend's then-17-year-old son with a butcher knife in 2012, the now-55-year-old Flav - first known as William Drayton Jr., once known as a member of Public Enemy , now vaguely recollected as a reality-TV has-been - was facing an April 28 trial on felony assault and child endangerment with a weapon.
March 22, 2014 |
Splitsville for Weir's marriage There's trouble in Johnny Weir 's life. The 29-year-old figure skater has filed for divorce from spouse Victor Voronov after 27 months, the Coatesville native announced via Twitter on Thursday. "It is with great sadness that I announce that my husband and I are no longer together," Weir said. "I have been sad for a long time. . . . And unfortunately don't foresee a way to resolve our current marital issues. " Though he never actively worked to conceal his sexuality, Weir did not publicly come out as a gay man until January 2011.
October 5, 2012 |
ESPOO, Finland - Former U.S. figure skating champion Johnny Weir, a Coatesville native, returns to competition this weekend in the Finlandia Trophy. Weir, a three-time winner at nationals (2004-06), has not competed since finishing sixth in the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. He also was fifth in the 2006 Games in Turin, Italy. Weir has said he is coming back because he wants to skate in the Sochi Olympics in two years. He plans to skate in two Grand Prix series events this season.
January 20, 2012 |
NEW YORK - Johnny Weir is ready to give up the fashion shows and the red carpet for another shot at the Olympics. The popular figure skater from Coatesville said Thursday he was returning to competition with hopes of taking the ice at the 2014 Games in Sochi, Russia. Even if it means living what he describes as a "monk"-like life of an elite athlete in training. "I wanted to do this while I still have the time," the three-time U.S. champion said at a news conference in Manhattan.
January 4, 2012 |
Prince Philip , 90, made his first public appearance Sunday at Sandringham estate after undergoing an emergency coronary procedure two days before Christmas. The estate, in rural Norfolk, housed Philip, wife Queen Elizabeth II , and the rest of the royal family during the holidays. The otherwise quiet area was swarmed with media Tuesday after news broke that a woman's body was found Sunday in a remote part of the estate. Police are treating the case as a murder, but had yet to reveal any details.
January 3, 2012 |
"I'm married," Johnny Weir tweeted New Year's Eve. The Coatesville-born skating champ, who trained in Wilmington, tied the knot Friday with Jersey boyfriend Victor Voronov. "Wedding in summer! But all the official stuff is done now! No more livin' in sin!" was Weir's follow-up tweet. Voronov, a Georgetown Law School grad, is "prepping for the Jersey Bar in 2012," according to his Twitter profile. "Ringing in the New Year with my new hubby @JohnnyGWeir! #ELATED," Voronov tweeted.
November 17, 2011 |
What happens on a subatomic level when one is crowned People's sexiest man in the universe? How did homeboy Bradley Cooper feel when he found out he had been thus anointed? What did he say? "My mother is going to be so happy," Cooper, 36, said, according to People. The mag says it chose the Hangover star not for looks alone, but also because he's smart (he conquered Germantown Academy, then Georgetown University), he's an amateur chef who can throw down a mean homemade pasta dish, he's fluent in French, and he rides motorcycles.
December 23, 2010 |
L INDSAY LOHAN : The gift that keeps on giving. Yesterday, Tattle reported that police were investigating LiLo for battery after an alleged altercation with Betty Ford Clinic technician Dawn Holland . While anyone with a decent grasp of recent pop-culture history would put this on Lohan, it looks like Lindsay's cries of victimization may be true. The Betty Ford Clinic fired Holland for giving an interview and allegedly handing over confidential documents to TMZ. RadarOnline.
August 3, 2010
10 tonight BRAVO As Season 3 opens, Rachel (right) parts ways with a longtime employee and welcomes a new one. As her business expands, her dream of becoming a household name turns into a reality. Star power this season includes Gwen Stefani, Demi Moore and Johnny Weir.