News archive from 12 May 2011

Lady Gaga Explains Herself

Lady Gaga Explains Herself

EVER since Lady Gaga announced in March that she would be writing a fashion and art column for V magazine, you may have asked, what exactly does Lady Gaga know about fashion and art?  Lady Gaga's column will appear in V's summer issue. Her outrageous...

 

Dart, legislators try to halt overhaul of Burr Oak law

SPRINGFIELD -- Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart today excoriated legislation that would roll back some of the reforms inspired by the Burr Oak Cemetery tragedy, where workers were accused of digging up bodies, reselling burial plots and ripping off...

 

Fiesta Bowl allowed to remain with BCS, but must pay $1M fine

Washington- The Fiesta Bowl will be allowed to remain part of the Bowl Championship Series, though it must pay a $1 million fine for apparent illegal campaign contributions and inappropriate spending. The BCS presidential oversight committee, which...

 
Dolores Fuller dies at 88; actress dated director Ed Wood

Dolores Fuller dies at 88; actress dated director Ed Wood

Dolores Fuller, the onetime actress-girlfriend of cross-dressing schlock movie director Ed Wood who co-starred with Wood in his low-budget 1950s cult classic "Glen or Glenda," has died. She was 88. Fuller, whose show business career included...

 
Albert Brooks says future on Twitter depends on sales of his book ‘2030’

Albert Brooks says future on Twitter depends on sales of his book ‘2030’

NEW YORK - Albert Brooks is a regular on Twitter, but he says his continued presence there depends on sales of his new book, “2030: The Real Story of What Happens to America.” The comedian began tweeting about six weeks ago to promote the novel, in...

 
Hugh Grant weighed as Sheen replacement in ‘Two and a Half Men’; status of talks unclear

Hugh Grant weighed as Sheen replacement in ‘Two and a Half Men’; status of talks unclear

LOS ANGELES - Hugh Grant has been weighing a big move: replacing the fired Charlie Sheen on CBS’ ”Two and a Half Men.” A person familiar with the situation said Wednesday the British film actor was in negotiations to join the sitcom as its new leading...

 

Truck crashes through fence, into patio of Peoria home

A truck landed on the backyard patio of a Peoria home Wednesday. A 30-year-old man called police around 10:30 a.m. to report a truck had crashed through his fence and landed on his patio on the 6900 block of West Shaw Butte Drive, Peoria police...

 
English is tough, but Rangers' Cuban prospect Leonys Martin ready to go

English is tough, but Rangers' Cuban prospect Leonys Martin ready to go

ARLINGTON, Texas — The most difficult thing for Cuban outfielder Leonys Martin was having to leave home for the chance to pursue his dream of playing in the major leagues. Less than a year after defecting from Cuba, Martin is scheduled to make his...

Dallas News, 17:04 in Sport
 
Check out baseball playoff pairings: Mesquite, Rowlett change times, locations for series

Check out baseball playoff pairings: Mesquite, Rowlett change times, locations for series

UIL PLAYOFFS CLASS 5A REGION I AREA Arlington (25-9) . vs Lub. Monterey (16-16) Gm 1: 7 p.m. Friday at McMurry University, Abilene Gm. 2: 2:00 Saturday at McMurry University, Abilene Gm 3 (if nec.): 30 min. after Game 2 Amarillo (26-6-1)......... vs...

Dallas News, 17:05 in Sport
 

Indians center fielder Grady Sizemore getting MRI on right knee he hurt in slide

CLEVELAND (AP) - Indians outfielder Grady Sizemore is undergoing an MRI on his right knee after jamming while sliding into second base. It is not the same knee Sizemore had microfracture surgery on last season. Sizemore hurt his knee in the sixth...

 

Former call girl to plead guilty to helping illegal immigrants work for prostitution agency

A onetime call girl who quit the business to date the boss is scheduled to plead guilty Thursday to her role in the Miami Companions sex ring, according to a U.S. Attorney’s Office spokeswoman. Fabiola Contreras, a former Miami Companions escort known...

 

Former Raider Anthony Wayne Smith, 2 others plead not guilty in 2008 LA-area shooting death

LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) - Former Oakland Raider Anthony Wayne Smith has pleaded not guilty to murder in the 2008 beating and shooting death of a man in northern Los Angeles County. The 43-year-old Smith, who played defensive end for the Raiders in Los...

 

Adele's ex wants a cut of her royalties

Adele's ex-boyfriend is trying to get a piece of the Brit singer's success. According to U.K. paper The Sun, her ex feels that since Adele drew inspiration from their rocky relationship for her hit album "19," he should get a cut of the...

 

New signs of power struggle at top levels in Iran

TEHRAN, Iran Iran's constitutional watchdog rebuked the president Wednesday for trying to merge Cabinet ministries without parliamentary approval - the latest sign of discord at the highest levels of the ruling Islamic system in Tehran. President...

 

Slovak cannibal suspect arrested after gunbattle

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia - A would-be cannibal was arrested and in critical condition after being wounded in a gunbattle with officers during an undercover operation, officials said Wednesday. A policeman was also wounded. The 43-year-old suspect used the...

Chron, 17:07 in World News
 

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