December 21, 2010 |
Get out of here, Betty White !! You're 88, and you're going around winning all these awards, just for being Betty White , not fair, since, c'mon, you have a monopoly. Leave something for someone else, would you please? I mean, you went on Saturday Night Live , hosted it once , and got an Emmy for outstanding guest actress in a comedy series. All you need to do is show up . Dang, girl: Your first TV appearance was in, like, 1939! You are busy with TV shows like Hot in Cleveland and Community and films like You Again . Monday, the Associated Press named you Entertainer of the Year for 2010.
July 6, 2010 |
Lost in all the celebrity-marriage comings and goings last week was the news that SideShow friend Tonya Harding has given wedded bliss another try. We all remember how No. 1 turned out for the former champion figure skater, what with some of hubby's groomsmen taking an unhealthy interest in the career of Tonya rival Nancy Kerrigan . (Plus there was that videotape, back before that sort of thing became a good career move.) And it's hard to believe that 10 years have passed since Tonya was arrested - and later spent three days in jail - for punching and throwing a hubcap at her boyfriend at the time.
April 17, 2008
A LITTLE BEFORE 3 p.m. yesterday, Barack Obama's camp shared with reporters a published story that the rest of Hillary Clinton's advertising would be 100 percent negative. If that's accurate, said Obama spokesman Matthew Lehrich, "It looks like we'll see the 'Tonya Harding option' on display at tonight's debate. " Why do you think we're tuning in, Matt? Well, the ladies of Wisteria Lane returned to "Desperate Housewives" Sunday, and the populist millionaires of "Desperate Candidates" returned last night.
February 29, 2008 |
I am surprised to learn that Tonya Harding has taken up journalism. What else explains last week's kneecapping of Sen. John McCain by the New York Times? Obviously, the bad girl of figure skating has been given a corner office at Times headquarters. If you missed it: The Times reported on the relationship between the senator and one Vicki Iseman, a lobbyist who, at 40, is 31 years McCain's junior. According to the Times report, several of McCain's top aides were concerned during his 2000 presidential campaign that the relationship might be romantic.
February 28, 2008 |
Jackson may have to beat it Michael Jackson might need to find a new spot where he can avoid growing up. Apparently, Jacko owes more than $24 mil on his Neverland Ranch outside Santa Barbara, Calif. The property will be put up for sale unless he can cough up the dough by March 19, according to a Tuesday court filing. Asking price for the 2,500-acre spread is expected to top more than $24.5 million. Furnishings and other personal property will be auctioned separately. The King of Pop's ranch includes a zoo and amusement park, in case you're in the market for an elephant or a new Ferris wheel.
September 9, 2006 |
The stars are not wanted now; put out every one; Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun; Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood. For nothing now can ever come to any good. - W.H. Auden, "Stop All the Clocks, Cut Off the Telephone" So cataclysmic were the Sept. 11 attacks that some Americans believed the culture would change on a genetic level - that society would halt silliness and outlaw laughter as people carried the burden of all that death throughout their days.
March 12, 2005 |
Figure-skating-bad-girl-turned-boxer Tonya Harding had a heated match with Delaware County promoter Damon Feldman Thursday night over a scuttled fight in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Feldman had booked Harding in a bout with Daisy D, a South Florida transvestite. But the Florida boxing commission ruled that Harding couldn't box the inexperienced Daisy, and the match was changed to wrestling. At that, Harding refused to get into the ring, Feldman said yesterday. "She said, 'That's my reputation.
January 18, 2005 |
While the U.S. Figure Skating Championships were in her hometown of Portland, Ore., last weekend, Tonya Harding arrived in Philadelphia for a celebrity boxing match against a female wrestler. It was at the U.S. championships in Detroit in January 1994 that associates of Harding's former husband clubbed rival Nancy Kerrigan on the knee, helping Harding win the competition and go to the 1994 Winter Olympics. Harding's has been a rocky road since. After the Olympics, the U.S. Figure Skating Association banned her from the sport for life.
March 23, 2004 |
Tonya Harding canceled a scheduled fight in Oakland because of an alleged death threat. According to a report filed with the Oakland Police Department, Harding, 33, and manager Paul Brown were at the Hilton Hotel in Oakland last Friday, with Harding doing a weigh-in for her upcoming bout against Tracy Carlton. Brown told police he and Harding left the hotel bar after Carlton and some people with her began "trying to intimidate" the former figure skater. Several hours later, Brown told police he got a threatening call on his cell phone, with a man's voice saying, "If Tonya doesn't fight, I'll kill you. " Brown and Harding later left Oakland and returned to the Portland, Ore., area.
November 7, 2003 |
Loudon Wainwright 3d's last album, 2001's Last Man on Earth, was inspired by the death of his mother and was a relatively somber affair for the gleefully fearless singer-songwriter. That's not the case with his new live one, starting right with the title - So Damn Happy (Sanctuary). "I wanted something with a lighter tone . . . this record even has a bit of a silly tone," the 56-year-old troubadour and thespian said Monday from Los Angeles, where he moved a year ago to pursue acting jobs.