News archive from 30 December 2011

LL Bean boot gets a kick from retro trend

LL Bean boot gets a kick from retro trend

BRUNSWICK, Maine - A nearly century-old hunting boot is catching on with a younger generation that sees the utilitarian footwear as hip. L.L Bean’s familiar duck boot with leather uppers and rubber soles - designed for slogging through mud and snow -...


Fresh From Florida Parade: Fruit-and-veggie floats will roll through downtown Orlando Saturday

If you see hundreds of green peppers, watermelons and cucumbers traveling along Orange Avenue in downtown Orlando Saturday, remain calm. All is well. The fruits and veggies will be attached to the seven floats in the inaugural Fresh From Florida...


Weeklong Kwanzaa observance celebrates African-American culture

Another Christmas is almost past, but the holiday season is far from over. Kwanzaa, a weeklong celebration of African-American culture and heritage, starts Monday. "It's a gathering of family," said Timothy Adebule, an Orlando painter and...


Sears, Kmart parent releases partial list of store closings

Sears Holdings on Thursday released a partial list of Sears and Kmart stores that the company will close, two days after announcing that an unspecified 100 to 120 stores would be shut. No stores in Arizona are on the list of stores slated to close....


Snoop, Klum set to come on down on 'Price Is Right'

CBS' long-running game show "The Price Is Right" is inviting a group of celebrities to try their luck at earning some big money for the charities of their choice. Surprisingly, this is the first time in the show's 40-year history that stars...

AZCentral, 17:11 in Showbiz

TV show on Muslims takes on Sept. 11 attacks

NEW YORK -- A TV show about members of a Muslim community in Michigan is focusing an episode Sunday on how its participants deal with the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The TLC show "All-American Muslim" attracted attention...

AZCentral, 17:11 in Showbiz

Wynonna Judd engaged to Highway 101 drummer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Wynonna Judd is engaged to her boyfriend, the drummer for the country group Highway 101. Judd, 47, and Cactus Moser, 54, got engaged Dec. 24. They are currently touring together as Wynonna and The Big Noise. Judd, who is from...

AZCentral, 17:12 in Showbiz

NASCAR driver Kahne apologizes for Twitter comments on public breastfeeding

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne has apologized for comments he made on his Twitter account about public breastfeeding. According to multiple media reports, Kahne posted messages on his account that he saw a mother breastfeeding a...


Patricia Clarkson to lead Carnival parade

NEW ORLEANS -- Actress Patricia Clarkson will lead the Carnival parade of the Krewe of Muses in her hometown of New Orleans. The star of the 2010 thriller "Shutter Island" and the 2003 drama "Pieces of April" will step into a...

AZCentral, 17:12 in Showbiz

Rapper C-Murder's conviction, sentence upheld

NEW ORLEANS -- A Louisiana appeals court has upheld the murder conviction and life sentence for rapper C-Murder. C-Murder, whose real name is Corey Miller, was convicted of shooting a teenager to death in 2002. A three-judge panel from the state's 5th...

AZCentral, 17:12 in Showbiz

Michael Jordan engaged to model Yvette Prieto

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Michael Jordan is engaged to longtime girlfriend Yvette Prieto, a Cuban-American model he's been dating for three years. Publicist Estee Portnoy confirmed the news, first reported by WCNC in Charlotte, on Thursday. The Bobcats owner...

AZCentral, 17:13 in Showbiz

Russell Brand steps out without wedding ring

Russell Brand has stepped out without his wedding ring. The actor-and-comedian spent Christmas 7,000 miles apart from wife Katy Perry - who he married in India in October 2010 - after the couple reportedly had a "massive fight", and was...

AZCentral, 17:13 in Showbiz

Caleb Followill and Lily Aldridge expecting first child

Caleb Followill and Lily Aldridge "can't wait" to meet their first child. The Kings of Leon rocker and his supermodel wife - who tied the knot in May after dating for more than two years - confirmed they are "thrilled" to be...

AZCentral, 17:13 in Showbiz

Michael Lohan rushed to hospital after AA meeting collapse

Michael Lohan collapsed during an Alcoholic's Anonymous meeting on Tuesday. The showbiz patriarch - who had to undergo heart surgery earlier this month - became light headed during the meeting and when going outside for air, found himself unable to...

AZCentral, 17:13 in Showbiz

David Beckham throws surprise birthday party for sister

David Beckham helped throw a surprise 30th birthday for his younger sister Wednesday night. The soccer star and his wife Victoria - who are currently in the U.K. with their four children for the festive period - went to the exclusive Roka restaurant...

AZCentral, 17:14 in Showbiz

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