Affichage des articles du mars, 2015

Prince Charles makes 80-mile trip by helicopter days after urging people to save energy

Prince Charles urged people to help the environment by backing Earth Hour on Friday - but on Sunday he and Camilla flew by helicopter from Highgrove, Gloucestershire to Ascot, Berkshire. from Articles | Mail Online

A4e employees jailed for 15 years after £300k fraud

Workers from employment firm A4e, which was founded by David Cameron's former advisor Emma Harrison, operated the fraud across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. from Articles | Mail Online

Mark Wahlberg, CBS making Boston Marathon bombing film 'Patriots' Day'

Mark Wahlberg and CBS Films are teaming to make "Patriots' Day," a feature film chronicling the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the ensuing manhunt for the perpetrators, the studio announced Tuesday. from About - Los Angeles Times

Gina Rodriguez gushes about her 'gorgeous' man Henri Esteve

Gina Rodriguez loves her man and seems to want the world to know it. from About - Los Angeles Times

Man, 20, charged with misdemeanor in St. Louis train attack

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 20-year-old man was charged Tuesday with assaulting a St. Louis light-rail commuter who reported he was attacked after being asked about l... from Articles | Mail Online

Oil heir Andrew Getty found dead in his bathroom by the 47-year-old's troubled ex-girlfriend who has been detained

Los Angeles, California police were called to the residence of 47-year-old Andrew Getty around 2pm Tuesday, after receiving a call from his ex-girlfriend. from Articles | Mail Online

MARTIN SAMUEL: Poor results did for John Barnes, not racism

MARTIN SAMUEL: Having tried and failed at an elite club, Celtic — he left after the infamous loss to Inverness Caledonian Thistle — Barnes managed Jamaica and then Tranmere Rovers. from Articles | Mail Online

SketchSHE are back with a new car jam... and this time they're NUDE

The stunning Sydney-based models turned comedy act SketchSHE became an online sensation with their debut car skit 'Bohemian Carsody' from Articles | Mail Online

Obama gets update on nuclear negotiations with Iran -White House

WASHINGTON, March 31 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama held a video teleconference with members of his national security team on Tuesday to discuss the... from Articles | Mail Online

Farmers missing drought relief

Victorian farmers are struggling to meet drought assistance criteria set by the federal government despite a growing need for help. The federal government ha... from Articles | Mail Online

New Yorks insects have turned to junk food Researchers find Manhattan insects have developed human like diet

Tests on insects collected from pavements and traffic islands in Manhattan show that their bodies contain the molecular fingerprint of junk food, North Carolina researchers say. from Articles | Mail Online

Christie spars with teacher at New Jersey town hall

KENILWORTH, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie got into a heated exchange over pensions with a public school teacher at his latest town hall meeting.... from Articles | Mail Online

What jet lag? Kelly Brook covers up in sexy black silk trench coat as she enjoys her first night out since returning to London from LA

Kelly Brook is back in Blighty and the sun was not been shining for her as she went for her first night out in London on Tuesday. from Articles | Mail Online

UConn's Ollie won't travel to Final Four because of new law

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — UConn men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie will not be traveling to the Final Four this week, abiding by a travel ban ordered by Connect... from Articles | Mail Online

Girlfriend charged with murder in off-duty officer's death

MEDIA, Pa. (AP) — The girlfriend of an off-duty police officer has been charged with shooting him to death inside his home after she originally contended it ... from Articles | Mail Online

Kent's Kippers were perky but Nige was off key: QUENTIN LETTS on a strangely subdued Ukip leader at White Cliffs of Dover

Mr Farage turned up in Barbour, yellow cords and shiny brown brogues. He did his usual spiel about immigration and how it would not be reduced until we left the EU, writes QUENTIN LETTS. from Articles | Mail Online

No nuke agreement yet: Iran talks push past deadline

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — With stubborn disputes unresolved, nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers went past a self-imposed deadline and into ov... from Articles | Mail Online

Celtic target Hearts captain Danny Wilson as they consider £400,000 summer bid

Celtic have placed Hearts captain Danny Wilson on a list of potential summer reinforcements. With 12 months to run on his current deal, the Parkhead side believe they could land him for £400,000. from Articles | Mail Online

Germanwings crash video inside the cabin found by investigators

The video, allegedly shown to two European newspapers, said the video taken inside the cabin includes scenes of passengers crying 'oh God' shortly before it crashed. from Articles | Mail Online

Michelle Bridges reveals her top tips for buying the best workout wear 

The Biggest Loser trainer has exclusively revealed her fitness wear faux pas, pointing to holey lycra and leggings that reveal a little more than bystanders want to see as her biggest 'no-nos' from Articles | Mail Online

Randy Lerner flies into England to push Aston Villa sale as he bids to offload club 

Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner is due in England before the end of the week as he presses ahead with plans to sell the club. Lerner has entered into discussion with a consortium. from Articles | Mail Online

Game Of Thrones star Kit Harington objectied due to 'hunk' status

'To always be put on a pedestal as a hunk is slightly demeaning,' the Game Of Thrones star said. 'It really is and it's in the same way as it is for women. from Articles | Mail Online

Police: Man, woman found dead after medical office shooting

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A man and a woman were found dead after the man stormed a medical office building in downtown Fresno and shot the mother of his five ch... from Articles | Mail Online

The pet food swindle: Popular brands contain high quantities of meat that is not on the label including tins of 'beef' that are really up to 63 per cent chicken

Research by vets has shown many popular tinned foods contain high quantities of meat not on the label.One beef stew dog food was found to be predominantly chicken. from Articles | Mail Online

News dominates the TV ratings

News and current affairs have taken out all but one spot in the TV ratings' top ten. Home and Away was the only drama to crack the top ten at No.7 with 759,0... from Articles | Mail Online

Battling farmer optimistic about rain

After a tough 2014, farmer Glen Nichols has hope for the future, but it all hinges on strong first autumn rain. "As farmers, you can be too optimistic when i... from Articles | Mail Online

Woods plays 18 holes in practice at Augusta National

March 31 (Reuters) - The lingering 'will he play/won't he play?' scenario with Tiger Woods ahead of next week's Masters entered a new phase on Tuesday when t... from Articles | Mail Online

IS says future attacks better executed

The latest issue of Islamic State's magazine includes an article purported to be by kidnapped British journalist John Cantlie, warning attacks like those in ... from Articles | Mail Online

Here's What "Spring" Looks Like Across Canada Right Now

It’s a beautiful, but confusing, season up north. View Entire List › from BuzzFeed - Latest

Conor McGregor snatches UFC title belt from Jose Aldo

Conor McGregor has made a habit of antagonizing UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo ahead of their July 11 title bout, but the Irish firebrand may have gone a step too far when he snatched Aldo's title belt Tuesday during a news conference in his home country, nearly sparking a brawl. from About - Los Angeles Times

Myanmar conflict with Kokang rebels may test draft cease-fire pact

Wang Jia's life in the northern Myanmar city of Laukkai was the picture of normality. The 40-year-old mother of four watched her 5-month-old son and her three other children. Her husband, a farmer, kept busy slaughtering pigs. from About - Los Angeles Times

Gunman chases, kills pedestrian in Westmont

A 47-year-old man was fatally shot about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday in Westmont, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. from About - Los Angeles Times

From a medieval text, a weapon against a modern superbug emerges

At the University of Nottingham in Britain, researchers have rediscovered an ancient medicinal elixir that appears to fight a very modern scourge: a deadly drug-resistant bacterial infection rampant in hospitals. from About - Los Angeles Times

26 Things College Seniors Won't Miss Saying Once They Graduate

Just think, you’ll never have to read another syllabus again. So you're graduating. It might feel like the end of the world right now, but think of all the things you'll never have to say again! Paramount Pictures "What? The class is already full?! I haven't even gotten to sign up yet." I literally got online to sign up at 7:01, and you're telling me the class is full? I have to graduate on time. Oxygen "Wait, this textbook is how much?" There goes my savings since I was 5. "And now you're telling me after I dropped $150 I don't even NEED this book?" What a waste of a tree. Comedy Central View Entire List › from BuzzFeed - Latest

The Historical Feminist Roundtable, Bucket List Edition

Justine Zwiebel/BuzzFeed HYPATIA: Hi, everyone, and welcome to the Feminist Round Table, where I invite some of history’s most notable feminists to discuss an important and timely topic. I’m very excited to welcome an amazing panel of women to our show today. Everyone, please give a big round of applause to St. Joan of Arc, Abigail Adams, Louisa May Alcott, and Alanis Morissette. So, today, we’ll be talking about what should be on a woman’s bucket list. Ladies, what do you think? LOUISA MAY ALCOTT: Living free of men. HYPATIA: You mean, before marriage? LOUISA MAY: Always. ST. JOAN OF ARC: Oui. I agree with Mademoiselle Alcott. Men, they are…needy. ABIGAIL ADAMS: Oh, but we love their foolishness so! LOUISA MAY: Eh. HYPATIA: OK, what else should be on the list? Alanis? ALANIS MORISSETTE: I think all women should learn how to come. (Abigail Adams and Louisa May Alcott titter.) ST. JOAN: What is this? HYPATIA: She means, you know, to orgasm. ST. JOAN: What is this? HYPATI

England hero Andros Townsend pokes fun at Paul Merson on Twitter after former Three Lions midfielder criticised his call-up

England goalscorer Andros Townsend was pleased to repay manager Roy Hodgson's faith in him as he scored the equaliser against Italy – and immediately took to Twitter to call out Paul Merson. from Articles | Mail Online

Five notorious criminals flee in Nagpur jailbreak

Five hardened criminals have fled the Nagpur Central Prison. Sources said all five convicts were part of the dreaded Raja Ghous gang, which exercises tremendous control in the city. from Articles | Mail Online

NHL-National Hockey League roundup

March 31 (The Sports Xchange) - Left winger Matt Calvert was activated from injured reserve by the Columbus Blue Jackets after missing the past 15 games reco... from Articles | Mail Online

Kris Smith participates in grueling gym workout

Kris Smith participates in grueling gym workout as he shows off his bulky physique in series of weight bar and push up routines from Articles | Mail Online

Transgender woman who was shot dead trying to ram entrance to NSA identified as 'homeless prostitute who was facing prison time' and 20-year-old friend in the car was on probation for stealing tip jar

The driver of a Ford SUV that attempted to ram the entrance of the National Security Agency's Maryland headquarters was identified as Ricky 'Maya' Shawatza Hall, 27, from Baltimore. from Articles | Mail Online

Phil Jones is not patch on Andrea Pirlo after being handed midfield role for England

MARTIN KEOWN: Phil Jones played as a deep-lying midfielder, but it didn’t feel like a midfielder’s performance. He was embarrassed by Giorgio Chiellini for their goal and failed to impress in Turin. from Articles | Mail Online

Qld firefighters called to flood rescues

Queensland firefighters have been called to help the occupants of three stranded vehicles as heavy rain and flash flooding inundates roads in the state's sou... from Articles | Mail Online

Harry Kane at home on the big stage... England striker shows he can handle the heat as Italy provide stern test

NEIL ASHTON: This was the biggest night of Harry Kane’s extraordinary breakthrough season, so how did the England striker cope with the famed Italian brand of defending on his full debut? from Articles | Mail Online

Some EU farmers welcome end of milk quotas but others fearful

By Nigel Hunt LONDON, April 1 (Reuters) - European Union milk quotas were lifted on Wednesday after more than 30 years, creating expansion opportunities for ... from Articles | Mail Online

Not true that deal reached on key issues in Iran nuclear talks -diplomat

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, March 31 (Reuters) - It is not correct to say that an agreement has been reached on all key issues in the Iran nuclear negotiations be... from Articles | Mail Online

Now that's a controversial double act! Jim Davidson and Nigel Farage seen sharing a joke at charity ball for former servicemen

The Celebrity Big Brother winner spent time chatting with the UKIP leader at the inaugural Care for Combat charity ball held at the upmarket Dorchester Hotel in London. from Articles | Mail Online

Italy 1-1 England: Andros Townsend's brilliant right-footed strike cancels out Graziano Pelle's opener in friendly draw 

CHIEF SPORTS WRITER, MARTIN SAMUEL AT THE JUVENTUS STADIUM: Andros Townsend stretched out his arms and ran to the corner, head bobbing in delight. from Articles | Mail Online

Grandson of Getty oil founder J. Paul Getty found dead in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, March 31 (Reuters) - The grandson of Getty oil founder J. Paul Getty, Andrew Getty, was found dead on Tuesday at his Los Angeles area home, the ... from Articles | Mail Online

Sam Worthington looks tired and scruffy as he shops for groceries for Lara Bingle and their newborn child

It's his first born child, so it's no wonder that Sam Worthington is looking a little dazed by parenthood. from Articles | Mail Online

NBA-National Basketball Association roundup

March 31 (The Sports Xchange) - Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant underwent surgery Tuesday and is expected to be sidelined four to six months after... from Articles | Mail Online

Judge asks Robin Williams' widow, children to settle estate battle outside courtroom

A judge is asking Robin Williams’ widow and his adult children to try and settle their dispute over the late actor’s estate before a court hearing in June. from About - Los Angeles Times

DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Show us the Tories can finish the job

Five years ago, when David Cameron and Nick Clegg exchanged vows in the rose garden at No 10, the Mail welcomed this auspicious start to the Coalition. from Articles | Mail Online

Clinton advisers traveling to New Hampshire, Iowa

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign manager-in-waiting is traveling to the early voting states of New Hampshire and Iowa this week for meetin... from Articles | Mail Online

OAP clobbers thief with walking stick: Prolific burglar jailed for three years after being hit by pensioner as he targeted his home 

George Clewlow, 78, leapt into action after Darren Williams broke into his bungalow in Staffordshire last July, using his wooden walking stick to 'clobber' the would-be burglar over the head. from Articles | Mail Online

Rooney offers advice to barkley

Wayne Rooney called Ross Barkley over last week and repeated some wise words he heard from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in a bid to improve the Everton midfielder's ... from Articles | Mail Online

Kendal Jenner tried to hide as Kris strides towards cameras in NY

Hiding under her shades, a hand over her face, it looked as if Kendall Jenner was hoping to go unnoticed as she jetted into New York on Monday. from Articles | Mail Online

Fa 'to scrap gb teams for rio'

The Football Association has scrapped plans to field Great Britain men's and women's football teams at the 2016 Rio Olympics, according to reports. The FA re... from Articles | Mail Online

Maxwell misses out

Glenn Maxwell's World Cup heroics were not enough to earn him a place in Australia's Test squad for the Ashes series against England or a preceding tour of t... from Articles | Mail Online

Lineker makes young lions plea

Gary Lineker has claimed it would be a "national disgrace" if Premier League clubs tried to prevent their players playing for England in this summer's Europe... from Articles | Mail Online

Arizona governor signs abortion drug notification mandate

PHOENIX (AP) — Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill Monday that requires abortion providers in Arizona to tell women they can reverse the effects of a drug-induced ... from Articles | Mail Online

Asia up on Wall St rally and China hopes, euro sags on Greece

By Shinichi Saoshiro TOKYO, March 31 (Reuters) - Asian stocks rose on Tuesday after a rally on Wall Street and steps by China to shore up its economy boosted... from Articles | Mail Online

Elizabeth Hurley 'ashamed' when son Damian read The Royals script

The 49-year-old actress says she felt uncomfortable when her son helped her run lines for the provocative new E! drama. from Articles | Mail Online

Jodie Kidd is chic in tailored tux at fashion event... as odds are slashed on her replacing sacked Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson

She's been tipped as Jeremy Clarkson's successor on Top Gear and Jodie Kidd looked like she meant business on Monday night. from Articles | Mail Online

Anorexia sufferer Kate Horman reveals how gran's cruel jibes led her to starve herself

Sydney lawyer and blogger Kate Horman will be one of thousands of Australians to donate her blood to the study which will investigate the genetic implications of anorexia and its links to puberty and menopause. from Articles | Mail Online

So which cooking oil is the healthiest choice for frying? 

Poor olive harvests last year may mean a shortage of olive oil. Dietitian Dr Sarah Schenker offers some alternatives: from Articles | Mail Online

Gabi Grecko overflows with sexiness in video clip for Penthouse's 50th edition

Gabi Grecko oozed sexiness as she shook a champagne bottle and let the bubbles overflow in a video clip promoting Penthouse Australia's 50th edition. from Articles | Mail Online

New Maldives law strips ex-president of party membership

MALE, Maldives (AP) — The Maldives' Parliament passed a law Monday that strips people serving prison sentences of their political party memberships, a rule c... from Articles | Mail Online

Desperate Housewives' Nicollette Sheridan takes up spot to use unloading ramp for her dog

Nicollette Sheridan was spotted using handicap parking for her dog on Monday. from Articles | Mail Online

Olivia Newton-John's daughter Chloe Lattanzi re-records mother's Magic

Olivia Newton-John's troubled daughter Chloe Lattanzi is back on track after re-recording mother's classic hit ending musical wilderness. from Articles | Mail Online

Thai junta chief may force safety reforms in aviation sector

BANGKOK (AP) — The head of Thailand's ruling junta may use extraordinary constitutional powers to expedite safety improvements in the aviation sector, which ... from Articles | Mail Online

How drivers spend 16 days a year stuck in traffic jams: Gridlock in major cities said to have 'worsened considerably' over past 12 months

In some areas, evening rush hour journeys last 80 per cent longer than they would in free-flowing traffic. The poll is published ahead of the Easter getaway, when 16m are expected to hit the road. from Articles | Mail Online

29 Men Who Prove There's Nothing Sexier Than A Sense Of Humor

That awkward moment when someone tells a joke and your pants fall off. So to start, we have Seth Meyers who is a straight-up fox. Brian Ach / Getty Images And then we have Seth Rogen, because Seths are apparently blessed. Cindy Ord Hannibal Buress? He can make you laugh and then stare into your soul with those eyes. So, there's that. Cindy Ord / Getty Images Aziz Ansari is a proud feminist AND also hilarious. Are you sweating yet? Ilya S. Savenok / Getty Images View Entire List › from BuzzFeed - Latest

Can You Guess "The Walking Dead" Character By Just Their Facial Hair?

I wonder who’s beard that is. from BuzzFeed - Latest

US drought leaves bleached 'bathtub ring' along Colorado River

Lake Powell, a reservoir at the Arizona-Utah border, is 45 per cent below its capacity, and the lack of water has left a 'bathtub ring' where chemicals in the river turned the sandstone canyon white. from Articles | Mail Online

Grisly testimony at Boston bombing trial as prosecutors rest

US prosecutors rested their case Monday in the trial of Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev after gruesome testimony about the death of the youngest vic... from Articles | Mail Online

George Clooney told to remove his Berkshire mansion fence by NEA

Builders working on the Clooneys's riverside home in Sonning on Thames have been told to remove the fencing as they work on a long list of alterations the couple have planned for their new home. from Articles | Mail Online

Plus-size writer who overcame an eating disorder reveals why she is embracing the phrase 'fat' as she sheds her clothes for new body image campaign 

Marie Southard Ospina is one of several people taking part in a video campaign titled The What's Underneath Project. from Articles | Mail Online

CRAIG BROWN: Is ANYONE as catty as an ageing TV chef? 

I thought of Harry Enfield's know-all in the flat cap character when I read that Gordon Ramsay had been telling Jamie Oliver the best way to run his restaurant chain, writes CRAIG BROWN. from Articles | Mail Online

Sex workers hit back at Christian blog that claimed Pretty Woman lured people in

The hashtag #FacesOfProstitution started trending on Twitter on Monday with sex workers from Australia and across the world using social media to share positive stories from their industry. from Articles | Mail Online

One in five teens have tried e-cigarettes, a British study finds

LONDON, March 31 (Reuters) - One in five teenagers have experimented with e-cigarettes, a large study of British school students showed on Tuesday, fuelling ... from Articles | Mail Online

Children left screaming and in tears after priest at Polish religious camp carries out mass exorcism in bid to 'banish the devil'

Some 1,000 pupils from Gryfice, Poland, attended the three-day event - which was billed as a way of helping ‘young people explore God and devote themselves to spiritual renewal through prayer’. from Articles | Mail Online

Pharmacists' group discourages providing execution drugs

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A leading association for U.S. pharmacists on Monday adopted a policy that discourages its members from providing drugs for use in lethal in... from Articles | Mail Online

Australia announce Ashes squad to face England this summer

World Cup winners Australia could arrive in England this summer with arguably the most fearsome pace attack in Test cricket since the ferocious West Indies sides of the 1980s. from Articles | Mail Online

Jury awards $38.5 million-plus in fatal shooting at plant

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The families of two women killed by a co-worker at a northeast Philadelphia plant 4½ years ago were awarded $38.5 million in punitive dam... from Articles | Mail Online

Bugs breakthrough paves way for 'super deodorant': Bacteria behind body odour finally identified meaning sprays that leave people smelling sweeter for longer could be on the way 

Scientists at York University have identified the specific types of bacteria that cause body odour and now hope to develop sprays which will remove these smelly bugs. from Articles | Mail Online

Sanctions row hits Iran nuclear talks: Officials remain 'hopeful' of international agreement on controversial programme

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond stressed in talks in Switzerland: ‘We are here because we believe a deal can be done but it has to be a deal which puts the bomb beyond Iran's reach.’ from Articles | Mail Online

U.S. gay rights advocates near decision on top lawyers for landmark case

By Joan Biskupic WASHINGTON, March 30 (Reuters) - Less than a month before the U.S. Supreme Court hears their historic case, lawyers for gay couples from fou... from Articles | Mail Online

U.S. supports, would cooperate with proposed Arab force -Carter

By David Alexander FORT DRUM, N.Y., March 30 (Reuters) - The United States supports Arab plans to create a unified military force to counter growing security... from Articles | Mail Online

Now prove we can keep pace... Forget the qualifiers, the game against Italy is a proper test for Roy Hodgson's new wave 

Things usually end badly for England in Turin. Italia 90 culminated in a tear-jerker in this city, as did the Euros in 1980, and David Beckham’s first game as captain was another defeat at the turn of the century. from Articles | Mail Online

ME AND MY OPERATION: Remote control that can switch off that agonising back pain 

Kerry Taylor, 41, a pre-school teacher from Romford in Essex had a new implant to tackle the problem, as she tells CAROL DAVIS. from Articles | Mail Online

Sony World Photography Awards introduces moblie phone competition

More than 10,000 people submitted entries for the Sony Awards mobile phone category and Janos Schmidt's evocative photograph of a man at a train station (pictured) came in second place. from Articles | Mail Online

Paraguayan championship results and standings

March 30 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Paraguayan championship matches on Sunday Monday, March 30 Club Rubio Nu 0 Cerro Porteno 2 Sund... from Articles | Mail Online

Football Association to reject plans to field Team GB football teams at Rio 2016

The Football Association has scrapped plans to field Great Britain men's and women's football teams at the 2016 Rio Olympics, according to reports. from Articles | Mail Online

Kendra Hampton's baby nearly died from choking on cigarette butt in Florida

Kendra Hampton is accused of leaving her three kids at a home in Palm Coast, Florida. In addition to the one-year-old, she has two-year-old and nine-year-old children. She is facing charges. from Articles | Mail Online

Newcastle United would need to cough up £2million in compensation to bring Derby boss Steve McClaren to St James' Park

Steve McClaren would cost Newcastle United around £2million in compensation if the club were to appoint him as their next boss. Sportsmail reported that McClaren is Newcastle's top target. from Articles | Mail Online

Djokovic, Nishikori and Raonic reach last 16 in Miami

By Simon Evans MIAMI, March 30 (Reuters) - Defending champion Novak Djokovic defeated Belgium's Steve Darcis 6-0 7-5 on Monday to power into the last 16 of t... from Articles | Mail Online

50 Adorable Vintage Cats Who Will Satisfy Your Old Soul

And melt your Victorian heart into a puddle of old-fashioned cuddles and kisses. Jessie Tarbox Beals / Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America View Entire List › from BuzzFeed - Latest

How Becki Newton Found Success By Refusing To Play Perfect Women

A decade after Ugly Betty put her on the map, the 36-year-old actor is back doing what she does best on Weird Loners: making unlikable characters lovable. Fox "It's not a basic human right to be on a hit television show," said Becki Newton, former star of ABC's hit series Ugly Betty , followed by two more network comedies that were quickly canceled. "Most shows aren't hits. So I'm aware I've already experienced both extremes and now I'm getting to experience everything else in between." At the lowest end of Newton's professional career sits Love Bites , an NBC comedy created by Cindy Chupack ( Sex and the City ) that was derailed by real-life pregnancies (Newton's), contract woes (Jordana Spiro's), and endless retooling (the network's) before debuting in June 2011 to less than 3 million viewers (a series high). At the other end sits Ugly Betty , a full-fledged cultural phenomenon that premiered to 16 million viewers in 2006.

Brett Anderson has it rolling in Dodgers 4-2 win over D-backs

No one has ever doubted Brett Anderson could be a helluva pitcher, it’s just that has come with a qualifier – if he could just stay healthy. from About - Los Angeles Times

John Oliver says he hates April Fools' Day and so should you

“Last Week Tonight” host John Oliver is baffled by April Fools’ Day and wants people to dislike it as much as he does, he said in a Sunday Web exclusive for his popular HBO show. from About - Los Angeles Times

Couple are relieved by arrest in their 6-year-old son's 1981 slaying

Bob and Connie Vargo spent three decades waiting for police to find the person who killed their 6-year-old son Jeffrey. from About - Los Angeles Times

Business group's outlook for U.S. economy in 2015 and 2016 improves

A business economics group has boosted its outlook for U.S. economic improvement this year and next, particularly for job growth. from About - Los Angeles Times

USC names neuroscientist Michael Quick as provost

USC stayed in-house for the selection of a new provost, choosing executive vice provost and neuroscientist Michael Quick as second-in-command of the university. from About - Los Angeles Times

Coachella And Lollapalooza Are The Latest Venues To Ban Selfie Sticks

You’re gonna have to work for that perfect Instagram shot. Selfie sticks — like weapons, fireworks, and drugs —will not be allowed at this year's Coachella or Lollapalooza music festivals. Chris Pizzello / AP According to NME , major venues in the U.K., including O2 Academy Brixton, O2 Arena, and the SSE Wembley Arena have banned selfie stick for months. At issue was their tendency to block other concert goers' views as well as the possibility for the sticks to hit bystanders in the head. International tourist attractions have also taken a stand against the sticks . The Palace of Versailles banned them citing a need to protect artwork and visitors. Museums including the Albertina in Austria, the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. and the Museum of Modern Art in New York no longer allow selfie sticks, and Brazilian sports stadiums have feared the rods could be used as weapons by groups of rival fans. Coachella specifically called out any would-be selfie stick users by additional

Perfection looming, Vegas rooting against UK

Kentucky heads into the Final Four as an odds-on favorite to cap an undefeated season with a national championship. from

We Just Saw The Most Badass WrestleMania Entrance And It Involves A Tank

That’s right. A TANK! So here's Lana, the Ravishing Russian and manager to the United States Champion Rusev (a Russian national treasure). She struts down the ramp with a couple of Russian soldiers. WWE Network And then BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! WWE Network Rusev then comes out rolling IN A FRIGGIN' TANK! WWE Network IT WAS GLORIOUS! View Entire List › from BuzzFeed - Latest

Jamie Foxx -- Rides Bruce Jenner's Nuts

Jamie Foxx killed with Bruce Jenner transition jokes at the iHeart Radio Music Awards. Foxx hosted the award show Sunday night in L.A. ... and in his opening monologue he teased the upcoming musical acts, saying Bruce Jenner would be performing --… from

His Husband Died In 2013, But Jim Obergefell Is Still Fighting For Their Marriage

CINCINNATI — The plane was only on the ground a matter of minutes. Just enough time for wedding vows and little else. Jim Obergefell and John Arthur had wanted to marry for a long time. In 2013, after the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, they decided this was the time to do it — even though Arthur was very, very ill. He had been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in 2011, a fatal neurological disease that paralyzes the body. He was confined to his bed. The couple could not get married in their home state of Ohio. They could, however, get married in one of the handful of states that did allow same-sex couples to marry. So their wedding took place aboard a small, specially equipped medical plane with two pilots, a nurse, and Arthur’s aunt — she performed the ceremony. “We landed at Baltimore, sat on the tarmac for a little bit, said ‘I do,’ and 10 minutes later were in the air on the way home,” Obergefell said. The marriage performed there on the tar

StubHub sues Warriors, alleging monopoly

StubHub filed a lawsuit against the Warriors and Ticketmaster in California on Sunday, accusing the two of conspiring to create an illegal resale market. from

This 1930s Wives' Guide To Undressing Will Make You Happy To Live In The 21st Century

“Many a marriage ends in divorce court because the wife grows sloppy and careless in the bedroom.” LIFE magazine did a semi-instructional spread on the class before its debut, remarking, "Such good bedroom manners are essential to married happiness once the honeymoon is over." Allen Gilbert and "professor" June St. Clair. Peter Stackpole/The LIFE Images Collection / Via Getty Gilbert claimed 48 women signed up for the six-class course, and each paid $30. That's equivalent to about $500 now. View Entire List › from BuzzFeed - Latest

Duke defeats Gonzaga, 66-52, for trip to Final Four

It has been so long since Duke last advanced out of an NCAA tournament region that Coach Mike Krzyzewski has grandchildren who were not alive to see the Blue Devils in the Final Four. from About - Los Angeles Times

With seven games left, Kings' playoff picture remains in flux

So much has happened since the Kings lost, packed up, left Minnesota and headed to Chicago. from About - Los Angeles Times

PUC scandal stretches to UC Berkeley

A scandal at the Public Utilities Commission in San Francisco has reached across the bay to UC Berkeley. from About - Los Angeles Times

Crowds line up to say goodbye to Singapore's first PM

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The Actor Who Is Changing How We See Asian Men On Television

In a leading role as an Asian character who’s not desexualized like most portrayals of Asian men, Christopher Sean — who plays gay baseball player Paul Narita on Days of Our Lives — is breaking new ground. Macey J. Foronda / BuzzFeed Asian-American men on television have long been relegated to sidekick status (B.D. Wong's Dr. George Huang on Law & Order: SVU ), and on the rare occasion that they do step into the forefront, it's often in the form of desexualized characters (Masi Oka's Hiro Nakamura on Heroes ). But when half-Japanese, half-white actor Christopher Sean joined Days of Our Lives in November 2014, he took on a role unlike any other character on television, let alone daytime television: closeted baseball player Paul Narita. "I had a big poster of Bruce Lee on my wall, and it is quite stereotypical ... I didn't really have someone that was relatable to me in that world for myself," Sean, who grew up in Southern California, told BuzzFeed during

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