News archive from 17 August 2011, page 7

Electric cars get a charge out of Portland street

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Electric car drivers will get a charge out of a block-long stretch of a downtown Portland street that's been dubbed "Electric Avenue," and it may also help the automotive industry and others make important decisions as the...

 

Next move? Big East commissioner requests meeting with Big 12, ACC

Big East Commissioner John Marinatto says he has been in constant contact with Dan Beebe of the Big 12 and John Swofford of the Atlantic Coast Conference in recent days and has suggested the three meet to discuss conference realignment. Marinatto...

Dallas News, 18:04 in Sport
 

Kathie Lee, Frank Gifford celebrate birthdays

Kathie Lee Gifford and hubby Frank celebrated their birthdays Tuesday. She turned 58 and he turned 81. It was a perfect "Booze Day Tuesday," as they say on "Today." Kathie Lee tweeted this photo after the show, telling Frank:...

AZCentral, 18:07 in Showbiz
 

Dispatches from Cuba: A paladar in Vinales

Free Press travel writer Ellen Creager is with the first American tourists on a new "people-to-people" cultural tour that started Thursday. Except for a brief window 2000-2003, it is the first time in 50 years the average American can travel...

 

Drew Barrymore travels to Kenya

Drew Barrymore went to Kenya in May, a trip chronicled for the September issue of Conde Nast Traveler, out Tuesday. She's part of the magazine's Visionaries issue, which features celebrities, activists, companies who are trying to change the world....

AZCentral, 18:07 in Showbiz
 

'The Talk' loses Leah Remini, Holly Robinson Peete

Leah Remini and Holly Robinson Peete are out. And creator Sara Gilbert and Julie Chen are in. Apparently there have been too many people at "The Talk"'s conversation table this season. CBS has decided not to pick up the options for Peete and...

AZCentral, 18:07 in Showbiz
 

Oprah to interview Ralph Lauren

Her talk show is gone, but she can't stop talking to famous folks. Mark your calendars: Ralph Lauren has accepted Lincoln Center's invitation to appear on stage at Alice Tully Hall on Oct.24 for an event that will benefit The Ralph Lauren Center for...

AZCentral, 18:07 in Showbiz
 

New Jersey Nets to attend Kim Kardashian wedding

NEW YORK -- The New Jersey Nets can accept their invitation to Kim Kardashian's wedding. PHOTOS: The Kardashians A team official says the Nets have been granted permission to attend the reality star's marriage to forward Kris Humphries on Saturday in...

AZCentral, 18:08 in Showbiz
 

Giants linebacker Boley and defensive end Pierre-Paul have back problems

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - New York Giants linebacker Michael Boley and defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul have some issues with their backs. Boley missed practice Tuesday with an undisclosed back problem, while Pierre-Paul had his back tighten up...

 

Casey Anthony's parents to appear on Dr. Phil show

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The parents of the Florida mother who was acquitted in July of killing her 2-year-old daughter are set to appear on the "Dr. Phil" television show next month. George and Cindy Anthony's interview with Dr. Phil McGraw is...

AZCentral, 18:08 in Showbiz
 

People: Celebs in the (all-happy!) news

August is the month on the celebrity calendar when the famous table their plans for high-speed police chases in order to rest and recharge - traditionally in a Japanese soaking tub topped off with the blood of virgin production assistants - for the...

AZCentral, 18:08 in Showbiz
 

Mesa teen arrested in death of girlfriend's mom

A 16-year-old Mesa boy has been arrested in the shooting death of his girlfriend's mother. Mesa police said Tuesday that the teen took his father's gun from a closet and went over to his girlfriend's house intending to either kill himself, or kill his...

 

Report: 3 injured in lightning strike at SeaWorld's Discovery Cove

Three people were hospitalized following a lightning strike at SeaWorld's Discovery Cove water park this afternoon, according to WFTV.com. A spokeswoman for Orange County Fire Rescue told the Orlando Sentinel it's unclear how the people were injured...

 

Critic says anti-Sharia bill 'polarizes people based on fear'

Detroit- Prominent Muslim leaders and others on Tuesday announced their opposition to a bill to ban "foreign laws" in Michigan, calling the measure a racist attack on Islam. State Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Harvey Santana, D-Detroit, joined...

 

Kiss dropped from Michael Jackson tribute show

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The rock band Kiss was removed from the line-up for a Michael Jackson tribute concert in Britain, after it was revealed frontman Gene Simmons has called Jackson a child molester, organizers said on Tuesday. The decision to...

 

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