News archive from 12 May 2011, page 8

Los Angeles Dodgers place reliever Hong-Chih Kuo on the 15-day disabled list

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Los Angeles Dodgers have placed reliever Hong-Chih Kuo on the 15-day disabled list, but have not immediately released the nature of the injury. Manager Don Mattingly declined to talk about specifics of Kuo's status, but said he...

 

Man killed by Glendale police officer was sergeant's son

The man shot and killed by Glendale police Tuesday was the son of a Glendale police sergeant. Police said Michael Palomino Jr., 28, pulled a gun during a fight with one of two Glendale officers who apparently spotted him riding his bicycle through a...

 

Jillian Michaels hoping to adopt Congolese baby

Celebrity trainer Jillian Michaels is closing the "Biggest Loser" chapter of her life, but is hoping to start writing a new one as a mother. "My dossier, which is your paperwork portfolio, is in to the Democratic Republic of the...

AZCentral, 18:37 in Showbiz
 
Cutting calories could be as easy as cutting up your food

Cutting calories could be as easy as cutting up your food

Looking for ways to cut back on what you eat? Try cutting everything into smaller pieces--you may eat less. A study found that slicing candies in half caused people to eat less of the snacks, ultimately consuming fewer calories. The research,...

 

Lindsay Lohan says she's glad theft case resolved

LOS ANGELES -- A lawyer entered a no contest plea Wednesday for Lindsay Lohan in the theft of a necklace, setting the stage for a summer of confinement, counseling and community service. PHOTOS: Lindsay Lohan | Jail problems Defense attorney Shawn...

AZCentral, 18:38 in Showbiz
 

Former U-M coach Steve Fisher reflects on 'dear friend' Robert Traylor

Former Michigan basketball coach Steve Fisher, now with San Diego State, refuses to associate Robert Traylor's name with controversy. Fisher remembers Traylor, who was found dead Wednesday in Puerto Rico, as a kind-hearted spirit with a devotion for...

 
Kristen Wiig: Ironic maiden

Kristen Wiig: Ironic maiden

Among the breakout stars from “Saturday Night Live,” Kristen Wiig may be the most elusive. Tina Fey emerged as the wry smart girl who doesn't know she's pretty, Will Ferrell as the big, lovable galoot and Adam Sandler as the overgrown man-child, but...

 

White House defends invite to rapper Common

WASHINGTON -- Michelle Obama's evening of poetry at the White House set off Republican critics before the artists had uttered a word. The first lady invited prominent writers, musicians and a rapper to perform Tuesday night to "showcase the...

AZCentral, 18:39 in Showbiz
 

Iraqis will discuss whether some U.S. troops should stay

BAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said Wednesday that he would engage in a months-long consultation with Iraq's many political factions before deciding whether to ask the United States to keep some troops in the country. Al-Maliki said he...

 
Cocktail of chemotherapy drugs improves survival with pancreatic cancer

Cocktail of chemotherapy drugs improves survival with pancreatic cancer

A cocktail of four chemotherapy drugs improves average survival by more than 60% in people with pancreatic cancer, French researchers reported Wednesday. The drugs had a variety of side effects, but did not impair the quality of life for the...

 
Will Smith’s luxury trailer hits the road amid complaints from neighbors during NYC film shoot

Will Smith’s luxury trailer hits the road amid complaints from neighbors during NYC film shoot

NEW YORK - Will Smith’s tricked-out trailer was sent packing Wednesday after complaints from neighbors in the New York City neighborhood where his new film is being shot. The location shoot for “Men in Black III” has clogged the narrow streets of...

 

Chicago mayor names street 'Oprah Winfrey Way'

CHICAGO -- What do you get the woman who has everything and has given away just about everything? On Wednesday, outgoing Chicago Mayor Richard Daley gave another departing Chicago institution, Oprah Winfrey, a civic version of a parting gift: Her own...

AZCentral, 18:41 in Showbiz
 

Hugh Grant in talks to replace Charlie Sheen in 'Men'

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...

AZCentral, 18:41 in Showbiz
 

NYC’s Metropolitan Museum of Art to take over Whitney Museum’s Madison Avenue building

NEW YORK - New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art plans to give up its Madison Avenue building to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. But officials at both institutions say that won’t happen until the Whitney moves into its new home in downtown...

 

Pacino to Star in Gotti Movie: Who Gave the Most Legendary Mobster Performance?

Just when you were bracing yourself for "The Godfather" prequel, here's more somewhat disturbing news: Al Pacino is going to play a member of the Gotti crime family in the new movie, "Gotti: Three Generations." Sounds kind of...

 

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