September 20, 2013 |
NEW YORK - Hanging out with author Terry McMillan is like chillin' with your worldly, slightly acerbic, super-chatty aunt. In the 1990s, she ushered in the era of black women's chick lit with her New York Times best-selling novel-turned-movie, Waiting to Exhale . The latest of the 61-year-old McMillan's eight tomes, Who Asked You? , was released Tuesday, launching her first book tour in three years. It will bring her Thursday night to the Free Library of Philadelphia, where she will join Jesmyn Ward, winner of the 2011 National Book Award for Salvage the Bones . "Now, she can write," McMillan says of Ward.
June 30, 2012 |
All the celebrisphere is abuzz with the sad yet long-expected news. Katie Holmes, 33, and Tom Cruise, 49, are divorcing, according to People mag and their reps. Reports from the front say she's hired a lawyer, filed the papers on Thursday — five days before the guy turns 50 — and wants sole custody of their daughter, Suri, 6. That renewed the notion, passed along by TMZ.com, that Katie didn't want Suri to get involved in Tom's Scientology (to which, BTW, Kate did convert). Poor Tom. He was evidently clueless about Katie's intentions, according to TMZ As evidence, the Web site ran pics of the two strolling hand in hand in Iceland just two weeks ago, with smiles that suggest no impending nastiness.
May 29, 2012 |
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Joyce Connolly and her daughters left their home in Hurricane, W.Va., to head south for a Memorial Day beach vacation - and ended up in the center of Tropical Storm Beryl. While it left little damage after sweeping ashore with 70 m.p.h. winds late Sunday at Jacksonville, Fla., the storm still wrecked much of Connolly's trip. She skipped a graduation ceremony because powerful winds kept her and her daughters from venturing past the beach boardwalk when the storm approached Sunday.
February 23, 2012 |
Before she even put down her bag or said hello, Libbie Summers was compelled to comment on the bright, minimal vibe at the La Colombe near City Hall. It's just her way: For the cookbook author, culinary producer, blogger, and food stylist, aesthetics are tied into everything she does. "On the train I was writing notes about radishes and white lace and spring onions," she says. "I can't help it, my head goes crazy!" The Savannah, Ga., resident was in town for a few days this month, promoting the recent release of The Whole Hog Cookbook , her first solo title.
December 20, 2011 |
SAVANNAH, Ga. - One of Savannah's top-ranking police officers said yesterday that the police chief threatened her with demotion because she contradicted him at a funeral on the protocol for officers wearing black mourning bands on their badges. Maj. Gerry Long, 53, said that she opted to retire after a 30-year career rather than face being demoted to captain by Savannah-Chatham County Police Chief Willie Lovett. At the Nov. 12 funeral for retired Chatham County Police Chief Thomas Sprague, according to interviews, the chief had told Long and other officers to remove their mourning bands because Sprague had not died in the line of duty.
October 7, 2011 |
A BAPTISM in the River Jordan is a special blessing for Christians, and Milton Hall Sr. and his wife participated in one during one of their many excursions around the world. Biblical tradition holds that Jesus was baptized in the river by John the Baptist, giving the waterway its sanctified significance. Milton and his wife, Helen, were dedicated travelers. They saw the U.S. from coast to coast, visited the Caribbean islands and dropped in on Paris and Jerusalem. Milton Hall, a son of Savannah, Ga., and a devoted family man, died Sept.
September 21, 2011
ATLANTA - Georgia's board of pardons rejected a last-ditch clemency bid from convicted killer Troy Davis yesterday, one day before his scheduled execution, despite support from figures including a former FBI director for the claim that Davis had been wrongly convicted of killing a police officer in 1989. Davis was scheduled to die today at 7 p.m. (EDT) for shooting off-duty Savannah officer Mark MacPhail, who was rushing to help a man being attacked. - Associated Press
July 20, 2011
SPRINGFIELD, Ga. - South Georgia authorities say two men became so high on drugs they began hallucinating and called 9-1-1 when they thought intruders had broken into a home. Effingham County sheriff's spokesman David Ehsanipoor said the pair is suspected of using methamphetamine before they called 9-1-1 for help early yesterday. The pair told deputies responding about 4 a.m. to the home outside Savannah that there were people in a back bedroom who had broken into the home, but the deputies found no intruders.
September 26, 2010
By Terry McMillan Viking. 375 pp. $27.95 Reviewed by Karen E. Quiñones Miller Has it really only been 18 years since Terry McMillan wowed the publishing world with her book Waiting to Exhale ? It seems like forever! How I missed those four friends, Bernadine, Gloria, Robin, and Savannah (missed them in that order, by the way) and wanted to know how they were doing. Did Bernadine and her new man, James, have a happily forever after? My bet was they did. Bernadine deserved it after the way her ex-hubby did her. Hmph!
September 15, 2010
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (3 p.m., NBC) - Jane Lynch; filmmakers Nev Schulman, Ariel Schulman, and Henry Joost ( Catfish ); Daughtry. The Oprah Winfrey Show (4 p.m., 6ABC) - Oprah returns to the site of a Nov. 16, 1987, town hall episode on AIDS. America's Got Talent (8 p.m., NBC10) - Special guest stars from Las Vegas and Hollywood perform throughout the two-hour season finale before host Nick Cannon reveals whom America has chosen as the winner of the $1 million prize and a headlining Vegas show.