News archive from 16 January 2012, page 3

Russell Brand Cites Kurt Vonnegut to Address Katy Perry Breakup

Celebrities, take note: This is how you handle intrusions into your personal life. Reporters at the Television Critics Association winter press tour tried gamely to ask Russell Brand on Sunday about his New Year's Eve divorce filing from Katy Perry....

 

Steve Colbert talks about presidential ambitions

WASHINGTON -- Comedian Stephen Colbert says that just because his name won't appear on Saturday's ballot in South Carolina's Republican primary doesn't mean he couldn't become president, or even pope, someday. In an oftentimes awkward, meandering...

AZCentral, 18:14 in Showbiz
 
As French Vote Nears, Sarkozy Is Haunted by Grim Economy

As French Vote Nears, Sarkozy Is Haunted by Grim Economy

PARIS - Hakim Benselama, 32, an industrial engineer, nearly had a job in autumn 2008, but as the world economic crisis hit, he said, “I got phone call after phone call telling me that the projects I had interviewed for were all canceled.” He has been...

 

No. 25 Vanderbilt women struggle after halftime in 87-64 loss to No. 6 Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Perhaps Vanderbilt could learn a thing or two from Tennessee about how to come out of halftime. The 25th-ranked Commodores committed fouls and turnovers early in the second half as the No. 6 Lady Volunteers pulled away for an...

 

San Francisco fans well-behaved after playoff win

SAN FRANCISCO - Football fans in San Francisco were exuberant but mostly well-behaved Saturday after the 49ers’ 36-32 playoff victory over the New Orleans Saints. A police spokesman says 19 people were arrested on misdemeanor charges during and after...

 

No. 11 Ohio State women beat Michigan State 64-56, handing Spartans their 1st Big 10 setback

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Tayler Hill scored 21 points to help No. 11 Ohio State beat Michigan State 64-56 on Sunday. Ohio State (17-1, 4-1 Big Ten) handed the Spartans (12-6, 4-1) their first loss in the conference.

 

Griner season-high 32 as No. 1 Baylor women stay perfect in dominating Texas 77-59

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas' best chance at beating No. 1 Baylor and Brittany Griner barely got off the bench Sunday. The result was another lopsided win for the Lady Bears.

 
Report: Pitcher Bartolo Colon, A's agree to 1-year deal

Report: Pitcher Bartolo Colon, A's agree to 1-year deal

OAKLAND, Calif. -- A person with knowledge of the negotiations says the Oakland Athletics and right-hander Bartolo Colon have reached agreement on a one-year deal that will bolster the team's depleted rotation. Colon's contract is pending a physical,...

 

D.C. United key dates

D.C. United key dates Monday-Tuesday: Physical testing and meetings. Tuesday: MLS supplemental draft. Wednesday: First practice session in D.C. area. Jan. 23-Feb. 2: Training and scrimmages in Lakewood Ranch, Fla. Feb. 6-16: Training and...

 

Magic tip off rare back-to-back-to-back

Of all the things that come in threes - Blind Mice, Little Piggies, Kardashian sisters, Stooges and sheets to the wind...consecutive games played by an NBA team usually don't make the list. Then along came a lockout, a crazy, compressed schedule...

 

J-Rich: Schedule not best for product

Magic SG Jason Richardson says that the NBA's compressed, post-lockout schedule isn't in the best interest of the players - or the game. "They are doing everything they can to get the games in. ... No, I don't think it's the best thing for the...

 
Woman fired for working during lunch wins court battle

Woman fired for working during lunch wins court battle

Growing up on the South Side, Sharon Smiley was taught by her father that success comes from hard work, and he demonstrated that truth over 47 years as a railroad worker. But when Smiley put that principle into practice, she was fired - for the first...

 

Homeless NY teen up for science prize gets a house

BRENTWOOD, N.Y. - Samantha Garvey and her family had been living in a shelter for several days when they got word the 17-year-old aspiring marine biologist had made it to the semifinals of the prestigious national Intel science competition. Now, with...

 
Save the Date, but Watch the Movie First

Save the Date, but Watch the Movie First

AT first, it looked like any other e-mail. But when friends and relatives of Katharine Wentz and Christopher Mazza clicked on the Vimeo video link inside the message, they were treated to a “save the date” show. Music began to play - Mungo Jerry’s “In...

 
As French Vote Nears, Sarkozy Is Haunted by Grim Economy

As French Vote Nears, Sarkozy Is Haunted by Grim Economy

PARIS - Hakim Benselama, 32, an industrial engineer, nearly had a job in autumn 2008, but as the world economic crisis hit, he said, “I got phone call after phone call telling me that the projects I had interviewed for were all canceled.” He has been...

 

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