News archive from 21 December 2011

Kim Jong Un makes first appearance since father’s death

Kim Jong Un makes first appearance since father’s death

LOS ANGELES -- The son of late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il today made his first public appearance since his father’s death, bowing before a glass coffin containing his father’s body. The anointed successor to his father, Kim Jong Un, wearing a...


U-M alumni, students offered rare chance to visit Cuba

The University of Michigan Alumni Association has been awarded one of the coveted licenses from the U.S. Treasury Department to offer trips to Cuba, the university told alumni today. The Obama administration eased Cuba travel earlier this year to...


Jupiter Christian QB Kedric Bostic switches commitment from UCF to Princeton

Jupiter Christian quarterback Kedric Bostic said he realized some opportunities in life are too good to pass up. Bostic said he couldn't walk away from an Ivy League education. He withdrew his commitment to UCF and instead opted commit to Princeton...


Debra Messing and Daniel Zelman end marriage

Another couple is calling it quits. Debra Messing, 43, and husband Daniel Zelman, 44, have separated after more than 10 years of marriage, reports Us Weekly. Messing's rep confirmed the split to USA TODAY, saying in a statement that the two...

AZCentral, 17:04 in Showbiz

VH1's 'Baseball Wives' offers glimpse at Scottsdale lifestyle

VH1 is looking to hit a grand slam with the new show "Baseball Wives," filmed primarily in Scottsdale's and Phoenix's trendiest restaurants and bars. PHOTOS: VH1's Baseball Wives The latest "Wives" franchise offers a glimpse inside...

AZCentral, 17:04 in Showbiz

George Michael 'doing well', Christmas at home unclear‎

VIENNA -- A doctor treating George Michael says the British pop star is "doing well" as he recovers from pneumonia, but cannot say if he will be able to spend Christmas at home. Christoph Zielinski said "we know that he is doing well...

AZCentral, 17:05 in Showbiz

HBO axes 3 series while renewing 'Enlightened'

NEW YORK -- HBO is renewing its Golden Globes-nominated freshman series "Enlightened," but is axing three other series. "Hung" and "Bored to Death" will not return for a fourth season, nor will "How to Make it in...

AZCentral, 17:05 in Showbiz

David Archuleta to serve Mormon mission

SALT LAKE CITY -- "American Idol" runner-up David Archuleta will take a break from his singing career to serve a two-year proselytizing mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The contestant from the 2007-2008 season...

AZCentral, 17:07 in Showbiz

Court deal reached on managing Etta James' estate

RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- The husband and sons of terminally ill "At Last" and "Tell Mama" blues singer Etta James have reached a deal on managing her $1 million estate and medical care. The 73-year-old singer's doctor disclosed last...

AZCentral, 17:07 in Showbiz

Celebs share New Year's resolutions for their pets

LOS ANGELES -- Tony La Russa would like his dog to spend more time in his lap. Bob Barker would like his rabbit to spend more time in its litter box. And Lea Michele would like her cat to spend less time in her cotton ball jar. The Associated Press...

AZCentral, 17:07 in Showbiz

Osceola leader has questions about Wekiva Parkway

The Osceola County Commission may be wavering in its support of the $1.66 billion Wekiva Parkway because it could force delays to widening projects near St. Cloud. "We really want to make sure everything is fair," said Commissioner Brandon...


Piers Morgan rejects hacking claims, but stays evasive

LONDON -- A tense and sometimes confrontational Piers Morgan stood his ground before a judge-led inquiry into media ethics Tuesday, denying any connection to illegal phone hacking which has resulted in the closure of the newspaper he once edited and...

AZCentral, 17:07 in Showbiz

Kate Beckinsale unsure about having more kids

Kate Beckinsale doesn't know if she wants more children. The 38-year-old actress' husband Len Wiseman is keen on the idea of them having a baby together but the 'Underworld' star - who already has 12-year-old daughter Lily with ex-partner Michael...

AZCentral, 17:08 in Showbiz

HPV vaccination should be aimed at girls, study says

Vaccination against human papilloma virus was recommended for U.S. girls almost five years ago. In October, a government advisory committee also recommended routine vaccination for boys ages 11 and 12.


Tom Cruise: Suri was born stylish

Tom Cruise believes his five-year-old daughter Suri was "born" stylish. The youngster is renowned for her love of heels and designer clothes and Tom and her mother Katie Holmes are happy to allow her to work on her own look. He said:...

AZCentral, 17:08 in Showbiz

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