Saturday, December 31, 2011

Portlandia

  • Those characters inside Fred Armisens head call out to him at the most unexpected times. Riding on the New York subway can inspire him or simply seeing a newspaper photo of a man with a bright red perm.
  • (Washington Examiner)
  • Weve all been there: Youre parked on the couch, looking for something to watch, when all of a sudden you remember a show everyones been talking about and decide to give it a shot.
  • (TV.com)
  • A number of TV series are now being shot here in Portland, Oregon, but this one is only one focusing on a satirical, absurdist view of Portland itself and its denizens.
  • (Audiophile Audition)
  • VANCOUVER, Wash. -- If Portland is the place where young people go to retire, Vancouver is where 50-year-olds go to avoid taxes.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland is about to get a little more national attention for being quirky. The 2nd season of the hit show "Portlandia" begins Jan. 6 on IFC.
  • (Katu.com)
  • The writer-actress-rocker has two current projects: the TV sketch comedy series, Portlandia, and her new band, Wild Flag. She was also the guitarist for her much-loved former band, Sleater-Kinney.
  • (New York Times)
  • Portlandia is a short–based comedy series that airs on the Independent Film Channel. Its set in Portland. So why doesnt it rain? Portlandia costars, cocreators and cowriters Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen join us.
  • (KUOW)
  • The Portlandia news just keeps rolling in.
  • (The Portland Mercury (blog))
  • The singer insisted that she still loved drug counselor Barry Herridge, but felt the marriage was like living in a coffin. OConnor said her search for marijuana on the couples wedding night frightened her husband.
  • (PennLive.com)
  • If Portlandia is a TV spoof about life in Portland, what do you call a Web-based spoof about life in Vancouver? Vancouvria, apparently.
  • (Columbian)

Lobster recipes

  • Cold winter days provide time for more complex recipes, and this lobster dish requires several steps.
  • (The Epoch Times)
  • Youre not alone as searches for recipes for buffalo chicken dip, spicy chicken wings, chili, lobster dip, 7-layer dip and other Super Bowl XLV recipes are top Google trends on February 5, 2011.
  • (Examiner)
  • Poach the lobster for three to four minutes and cool immediately. Then cut lengthwise in half and remove the meat from the tail and claws. Clean the shell well, especially the head. In a pan, sweat the shallot in butter.
  • (Times of Malta)
  • Reduce heat to medium high and gently add shrimp, lobster and salmon to the stock and cover with lid.
  • (Jamaica Observer)
  • At Nieto's, Velasquez will maintain signature recipes like Lobster and Escargot Gratin with Saffron Cream Sauce. For many, the main ingredients won't be changing: they are the individuals running the restaurant.
  • (Chicago Sun-Times)
  • If youd prefer to be settling down for a long winters nap about now, dont fret. These recipes are for you. Nothing says special day like lobster. Wegmans has had a sale recently on the crustaceans. (It was a good lobster season this year.
  • (Erie Times-News)
  • Festive Recipes has been featured by Apple as New AND NOTEWORTHY and luxurious ingredients available to enjoy at this time of year – from pomegranates to lobster.
  • (Apple)
  • THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Shaw Media TORONTO - Rustic recipes are poised to heat up in 2012 as the economy Flay on Iron Chef America earlier this year with a menu that included lobster poutine.
  • (MSN Canada News)
  • Mix panko, melted butter, chopped porcini and gorgonzola together at room temperature until homogenous. Cut lobster tail in half lengthwise. Remove meat from the shell and return it to prevent sticking.
  • (WNYT)
  • Charmaine Solomon, 81, typed every one of the 800 recipes in the original book The Complete Asian Cookbook by Charmaine Solomon, Hardie Grant Books, $59.95. Chop the lobster tails into sections and remove the shells.
  • (Sydney Morning Herald)

Times square new years eve

  • NEW YORK (WABC) -- The biggest New Years Eve party is hours away, when hundreds of thousands will ring in 2012 in Times Square. And New York City is ready.
  • (Abc Local Web)
  • New Year's Eve is a time when many New Yorkers face tough decisions about which parties to attend, what to wear and which dance moves to break out.
  • (New York Times Blogs)
  • NEW YORK (AP) - The crowds are getting primed in Times Square for the big New Years Eve ball drop with music by Pitbull and others.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • After turbulent weather this past year, conditions are looking about as nice as they can get for New Years Eve 2011 on Times Square. The only blizzard during the first few minutes of 2012 in New York City will be that of confetti.
  • (AccuWeather.com)
  • Giuliana Rancic is ready to say goodbye to the past and hello to her future.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • The Times Square ball drop has been the highlight of New Year's celebrations in New York City for more than a hundred years.
  • (Time)
  • NEW YORK — Times Square was awash in hopeful sentiments as it began to welcome hordes of New Year's Eve revelers looking to cast off a rough year and cheer their way to something better in 2012.
  • (Cincinnati.com)
  • The countdown to the arrival of 2012 was at 1,020 minutes until midnight when Peter Lin settled into his Times Square spot to greet the new year.
  • (New York Daily News)
  • The history of the Times Square balldrop began with a fireworks display on New Years Eve 1904 when the New York Times opened its new offices on 42nd Street.
  • (Salon)
  • As we get ready for the ball to drop Saturday night in New York Citys Times Square, here are five things to know about TVs New Years Eve celebrations: • The first New Years Eve special on TV was broadcast Dec.
  • (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

How to tie a bow tie

  • Remember Oddjob and Nicknack? You dont want that. Wear turndowns. 4. The licensed-to-kill crowd always opts for black tie and it is a bow tie over the long neck tie. The knot should be made by you and not pre-tied. It doesnt have to be perfect.
  • (Windsor Star)
  • Most of that waste is gift wrap and bags. In fact, the amount of ribbon thrown away each year alone is enough to tie a bow around the Earth. Many crafters offer classes on how to creatively wrap beautiful gifts using Earth-friendly materials.
  • (Daily Local News)
  • He could have correctly dispensed with the cummerbund had he worn a black waistcoat. Q: Is it appropriate to wear a white bow tie for an evening wedding ceremony with a tuxedo that does not have tails? A: Tuxedo is the slangy term for black tie.
  • (The Spokesman-Review)
  • (When worn properly, a tie's tip should fall near the center of a man's belt buckle). In addition to neck and bow ties, the site carries other men's accessories including scarves, pocket squares, cuff links and tie bars.
  • (Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James Top the List - YAHOO!)
  • Ties-Necktie.com is bringing the hottest neck and bow tie looks from the men's fashion show runways of New York, Paris and Milan to tie racks across America this spring.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • Lately we're feeling bow ties, especially as worn by the super cool Janelle Monae. The key to wearing a bow tie is balance. Rocking a bright red number? Then keep the rest of your outfit neutral. A polka dot bow tie? Go for a solid shirt and dark pants.
  • (The Frisky)
  • While that dismal chapter tarnished all of GM, few in Chevys hard-core community of enthusiasts wavered in their support for the bow-tie brand.
  • (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
  • Having enjoyed previous stints on Broadway hits Beauty and the Beast and Les Miserable, the Burning Up hunk is set to return to the stage as gray suit and green bow tie-wearing Finch in the forthcoming revival.
  • (GossipCenter.com)
  • Farfalle: translated, ingredient bow-tie - accordingly called, obviously, considering of its shape, revel in yielding rooted bow-ties.
  • (PR-USA.net)

Twilight zone

  • The tools of conquest do not necessarily come with bombs and explosions and fallout. There are weapons that are simply thoughts… attitudes… prejudices… to be found only in the minds of men.
  • (Examiner)
  • It was an extraordinary day for me. To understand why, it may be useful to explain a bit about my research.
  • (New York Times)
  • There is a fifth dimesion, beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimesion as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is in the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition.
  • (Salon)
  • With the entire original run of The Twilight Zone available to watch instantly, we're partnering with Twitch Film to cover all of the show's 156 episodes.
  • (Film School Rejects)
  • With the entire original run of The Twilight Zone available to watch instantly, we're partnering with Twitch Film to cover all of the show's 156 episodes.
  • (Film School Rejects)
  • runDisney announced last week that the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror Race will be returning in 2012. The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler Weekend will be back on Sept. 29, 2012 and will be runDisney's first 10-mile race.
  • (Examiner)
  • The director claims to have been more of a Twilight Zone fan in his youth, and only took on Star Trek because it gave him the opportunity to direct a space movie. He told Nerdist.com: I was, frankly, never really a fan. I never really got it.
  • (Sound-Check Music)
  • NEW YORK, December 21, 2011—Today runDisney unveiled a new race weekend for 2012. The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler Weekend will debut in September 2012 at Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World in Florida.
  • (Washington Times)
  • A child actress who was a familiar face in TV series in the 1960s has died, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Susan Gordon, who had a breakthrough role in the Danny Kaye feature film "The Five Pennies" in 1959, died Dec. 11 in Teaneck, N.J.
  • (Tvweek.com)
  • Have you never seen "The Twilight Zone"? "To Serve Man" is a cookbook! Walter White (Bryan Cranston) of "Breaking Bad": Say your prayers.
  • (New York Post)

Liquor store

  • Two men, one armed, robbed a Laurel liquor store of money and cigarettes Friday night, Delaware State Police said. The robbery occurred at 6:45 p.m. at the Red Top Liquor Store in the 3000 block of Sharptown Road, Cpl. Jeff Hale said.
  • (Delaware Online)
  • A security guard at a Bayview District liquor store fired at a thief who was attempting to hit him with a car on Wednesday, San Francisco police said. The thief entered the store in the 200 block of Bayshore Boulevard shortly after 7 p.m.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • Javascript is required to view this map. The Christmas Eve slaying of a liquor store clerk that horrified Topeka culminated Thursday night in the arrest of a 44-year-old ex-convict.
  • (Topeka Capital-Journal)
  • Pearsons Wine, which has been selling beer, wine and liquor in the heart of Buckhead for more than 40 years, is facing last call this weekend.
  • (Atlanta Journal Constitution)
  • It was a one block walk away to the liquor store as Sharon put on her winter jacket. December thirty first was cold as the news just stated it was only 20 degrees. After putting her gloves on she walked out the front door of her home.
  • (Salon)
  • SAN FRANCISCO -- A security guard at a Bayview District liquor store fired at a thief who was attempting to hit him with a car on Wednesday, San Francisco police said. The thief entered the store in the 200 block of Bayshore Boulevard shortly after 7 p.
  • (Abc Local Web)
  • TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- The Hudson Crossing- where a liquor store manager was killed and two convenience store clerks were shot- is planning a rally. Matthew Hill, the manager of the Hudson Liquor Store, was shot and killed during a robbery on Christmas Eve.
  • (WIBW)
  • Tulsa County ranks No. 1 in the state for retail liquor stores per capita sales, according to a World analysis of state Tax Commission data. Per capita liquor store sales will amount to about $16.
  • (Tulsa World)
  • Liquor store owners in the Berkshires offered mixed reactions Wednesday to a bill signed by Gov. Deval Patrick allowing them to open on Monday, Dec. 26, a legal holiday this year.
  • (North Adams Transcript)
  • Store manager Dean Doces stocks shelves in a state liquor store Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, in Seattle.
  • (KVAL)

Times square

  • Throngs of revelers flooded into the streets in and around New Yorks Times Square amid tight security on Saturday to send off a year marked by a grim anniversary of the September 11 attacks on the city and give a boisterous welcome to 2012.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • NEW YORK -- Times Square was awash in hopeful sentiments as it prepared to welcome hordes of New Years Eve revelers looking to cast off a rough year and cheer their way to something better in 2012.
  • (AZCentral.com)
  • The crowds are getting primed in Times Square for the big New Years Eve ball drop with music by Pitbull and others.
  • (AP - msnbc.com)
  • NEW YORK — The crowds are getting thicker in Times Square, hours in advance of the big New Years Eve bash. By 3 p.m.
  • (Atlanta Journal Constitution)
  • NEW YORK (WABC) -- The biggest New Years Eve party is hours away, when hundreds of thousands will ring in 2012 in Times Square. And New York City is ready.
  • (Abc Local Web)
  • Dec. 31 is always celebratory for Dick Clark, who has become the father figure of New Year's Eve. But this year, Clark is feeling particularly festive.
  • (Boston Herald)
  • Most days, I work in Midtown Manhattan, just a few blocks from where the Ball drops. Yes, that ball. The Times Square Ball.
  • (All Things Digital)
  • As the unofficial capitol of New Years Eve, New Yorks Time Square will be broadcasting live Dec. 31 while ringing in 2012. Lady Gaga is set to be joined by NYC Mayor Bloomberg at 11:59 p.m. to perform the historic countdown.
  • (Hollywood Reporter)
  • NYPD Officers Robert and Vanessa Garland married for better or worse — and got stuck with a 12-hour Times Square shift on their first New Year's as newlyweds.
  • (New York Daily News)
  • NEW YORK, Dec. 28, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- New Years Eve in New York City is more than just a celebration - its a global tradition.
  • (Yahoo Finance)

Auld lang syne

  • TEMPE, Ariz. – It would have been altogether appropriate if Oklahoma had concluded its post-Insight Bowl press conference by breaking out a verse of Auld Lang Syne. In a game that started Friday at 8:10 p.m.
  • (Tulsa World)
  • At the stoke of midnight on New Year's eve, most people will kiss, hug, and sing a stirring rendition of Auld Lang Syne. Well, about a quarter of us will.
  • (The Inquisitr)
  • The history of the Times Square balldrop began with a fireworks display on New Years Eve 1904 when the New York Times opened its new offices on 42nd Street.
  • (Salon)
  • Saturday morning in the United States, see New Year's Celebrations around the globe starting. Sydney Australia and Beijing China already have magnificent fireworks displays reflecting the exciting start to the New Year.
  • (Examiner)
  • The Anderson Cooper Show featured two English Shepherds singing "Auld Lang Syne" to their owners saxophone in celebration of the New Year. The doggie duo and their owner hope to use their musical talents to help other dogs.
  • (HULIQ.com)
  • NEW YORK -- Less than two weeks after graduating from New York Citys police academy, more than 1,500 rookie officers have a daunting first assignment: helping to protect Times Square tonight on New Years Eve.
  • (Detroit Free Press)
  • Its the final Hangover of the year! Join me, Jordan Devore and the lovely Katrina as we check out the last Xbox Live Indie Games releases for 2011 and reminisce about what a wondrous and terrible year it has been for the marketplace.
  • (DESTRUCTOID)
  • "Bagpipes are a really loud instrument and you can hardly hear them because of the response." Then came "Auld Lang Syne," a traditional Scottish tune that celebrates the new year.
  • (San Diego Union-Tribune)
  • Iowa guide to presidential politics for Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011.
  • (Des Moines Register)

Diverticulitis

  • Diverticulitis is a type of diverticular disease, which appears in two forms that sound similar. Diverticulosis is the presence of small sacs in the colon that form as the result of small herniations (diverticula).
  • (eMaxHealth.com)
  • Brock Lesnar—fighting diverticulitis and coming off a first-round TKO loss to Alistair Overeem at UFC 141 Friday night—announced his retirement moments after the match ended.
  • (Bleacherreport.com)
  • Introduction Pylephlebitis is defined as septic thrombophlebitis of the portal venous system, usually secondary to infection or inflammation in the abdomen.
  • (Medscape News)
  • According to a Friday December 30th report by ESPN.com, Lesnars long layoff and bouts with diverticulitis were definitely factors in his loss.
  • (Examiner)
  • He rose to heavyweight champion only to be sidelined for more than a year after a battle with diverticulitis. Humbled and beaten, he quickly announced after the fight Friday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena that he was done.
  • (FOXSports.com)
  • The big man battled the effects of the intestinal disease diverticulitis for two years. The disease stripped Lesnar of a lot of his power when it was at its worst.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • Coming back from a second bout of career and life threatening diverticulitis, Lesnar was struck with hard knees to his ribs by Overeem and was unable to defend himself from a barrage of punches.
  • (FOX News)
  • The accumulation of pain and rehabilitation finally undid Lesnar, whose famed strength and stubbornness couldn't overcome diverticulitis.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • Then, it was over in what was supposed to be part of a grand return to competition following diverticulitis. Sadly, it would not be so. Brock Lesnar retired after the UFC-141 It was his last MMA competition. "This is the last time you'll see me in the octagon.
  • (Examiner)
  • Does the water level in the tank rise or fall?" — Asked at Tesla Motors, Mechanical Engineer candidate "Please spell 'diverticulitis'." — Asked at EMSI Engineering, Account Manager candidate "You have a bouquet of flowers.
  • (SlashGear)

Abc store

  • Suffolk police are looking for two men who stole a bottle of vodka from an ABC store. According to police, on Dec. 5, the two men entered the 6550 Hampton Roads Parkway business around 6:40 p.m.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • (ABC 6 NEWS) -- The day after Christmas is one of the biggest We do get a lot of returns, a lot of exchanges," said Store Manager Randy Forster at the Younkers in Austin.
  • (KAAL-TV)
  • Vinton Police said a man wearing clothing similar to the clothes Wayne Lyall had on, shoplifted a bottle of liquor from an ABC store on Vinyard Road late Monday evening (December 19th).
  • (News-Virginian)
  • AS REPORTED here recently, the ABC sitcom Last Man Standing uses exterior and occasional interior shots of Rancho Cucamongas Bass Pro Shops to double for the shows fictional Outdoor Man store.
  • (Inland Valley Daily Bulletin)
  • Suffolk will soon have a new ABC store. The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control will open a store in the Farm Fresh shopping center on Bridge Road.
  • (Suffolk News-Herald)
  • At least 23 ABC stores lost money last year. The Maxton store in Robeson County is a poster child for operating in the negative.
  • (WRAL)
  • Dec. 27 ABC News reported that it was a Sobering sign of tough economic of items she wanted to purchase in excess of her gift card purchases.
  • (Examiner)
  • Elko Police Chief Don Zumwalt tells ABC 4 that the buses were stopped at a fast food eatery and convience store when a clerk spotted what they though was marijuana being smoked. Police were called and they brought in drug sniffing dogs.
  • (ABC 4)
  • CONCORD, N.H.
  • (WMUR.com)
  • SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - The new Harmons grocery store is one of the crown jewels of the new City Creek Center. And ABC 4 got an exclusive tour from none other then Bob and Randy Harmon.
  • (ABC 4)

Jello shots

  • For example, we resolve not to say anything incriminating on live television, sing Backstreet Boys, set our neighborhood on fire or make Grandma drink jello shots. If we adhere to those simple tenets, we might make it through our NYE parties alive.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • The Busch Braggin Rights (as important as any game whose title involves a dropped g) has long been tradition-rich and competitive, with blue and orange jello shots at one party and 24oz camouflaged horse-cock cans of Busch heavy at another.
  • (SB Nation)
  • On weekends, the go-go dancers and Jello shots come out for a truly fun and unforgettable evening--which you might even remember the next morning. 1800 E. Broadway, Long Beach, (562) 590-8773; www.paradisepianobar.com.
  • (Orange County Weekly)
  • In the section titled Activities and Interests on the Facebook page, Seepersaud listed jello shots, among other things. Seepersaud was charged with disorderly conduct.
  • (Daytona Beach News-Journal)
  • Chaoz Sports Bar 20631 Renwick Rd in Crest Hill is whipping out a nasty little soiree with DJ Chris and DJ Extreme, $3 well drinks, bombs and U-Call-Its, $5 martinis and $2 Jello shots. There will also be party favors, champagne toasts and free pool.
  • (Examiner)
  • What: The old strip club-come-hotspots at it again with Champagne and Jello Shots, and we think this party, excuse us, ball is gonna be the dance-fest to beat.
  • (Refinery29)
  • Dewey's will have live Texas country music by Logan James and Friends from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. along with drink specials that include $3 Yeager bombs, $3 flavored vodka, and $1 jello shots and complimentary champagne at midnight.
  • (Corpus Christi Caller)
  • (39 percent), although the team tries to make up for it with a league-leading 5.42 blocked shots per game and a third-best 7.
  • (Daily Breeze)
  • Friday Night Dance Party, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Super Bowl Bellewood, 1211 Waterworks Road, Newport. $12 buckets, $3 domestics, $2 jello shots. DJ Love MD plays mix of music, video and karaoke. No cover. 859-781-1211; www.superbowlnky.com.
  • (Cincinnati.com)

Rose parade

  • Some divisions have emerged among Occupy activists who plan to march at the end of the Rose Parade. Demonstrators insist they don't intend to disrupt the parade.
  • (Los Angeles Times)
  • Somewhere in TV land, in the bleary morning after the revelry of New Years Eve, some confused soul will rise Sunday expecting to see the Rose Parade and enough college bowl games to sink the couch.
  • (Sacramento Bee)
  • An army of volunteers from across the nation has once again descended upon Pasadenas Rose Palace, where several floats are being covered with flowers.
  • (Los Angeles Times)
  • So you're going to the Rose Parade. Many choices lie ahead.
  • (Glendale News-Press)
  • Along with Michele Macfarlanecq and Bruce McFarland, you'll find other local faces in the 2012 Rose Parade.
  • (San Diego Union-Tribune)
  • The 2012 Rose Parade will not be streaming or telecast on Sunday morning Jan. 1. This years parade kicks off Monday Jan. 2 because of a long-standing tradition of never marching on a Sunday.
  • (HULIQ.com)
  • The slideshow photos on the left are from the Rose Parade from 2011. The video on the bottom left is of the 2011 Rose Parade. It's an unusual year for the Rose Parade. Usually the Rose Parade is held on New Year's Day, January 1.
  • (Examiner)
  • -- The float tells the story of two brothers who grew up working in the family garden and dreamt of what could be.
  • (Yahoo Finance)
  • PASADENA - Things got kind of crazy as the 28th annual Visitors Hotline kicked off in the presence of Rose Parade royalty Friday, said Pasadena Convention and Visitors Bureau spokeswoman Leann Lampe.
  • (Pasadena Star-News)

Bowl games

  • For much of its 98-year history, The Granddaddy of Them All has been the domain of Big Ten and Pac-12 bluebloods USC (33 appearances), Michigan (20), Ohio State (14) and Washington (14). The last few years have been different, however.
  • (CNN Sports Illustrated)
  • Jenkins finished the game with 81 yards on six receptions for the Fighting Illini (7-6), who have won back-to-back bowl games for the first time in school history. It was Illinois first win since October 8.
  • (FOX News)
  • ''They all stink,'' said Pat Fitzgerald, who played in two bowl games as an NU linebacker and has been an assistant or the head coach for the Wildcats' last six bowl games. ''That's really eloquent and professional, I know, but they're all equally awful.
  • (Chicago Sun-Times)
  • White ended with 115 yards on 26 carries for the Utes (8-5), who improved to 13-4 all-time in bowl games. White became Utahs all-time single-season leading rusher with 1,519 yards.
  • (FOX News)
  • The following matchups proved they were laughably inadequate bowl games. They were blowouts that never needed to be played, as a superior team was forced to end their season without a chance to prove themselves against a worthy opponent.
  • (Bleacherreport.com)
  • The Bearcats (10-3) capped the season with their third straight victory by snapping a two-game skid in bowl games. It was their first bowl win since downing Southern Miss in the 2007 PapaJohns.com Bowl.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • The Commodores (6-7) made just their fifth bowl appearance ever and only their second in who returned after missing his teams last three games with a broken ankle.
  • (Baltimore Sun)
  • This year, we have to wait until Jan. 2. The NCAA's aversion to scheduling on Sundays has pushed a half-dozen bowl games — including the Fiesta Bowl matchup between third-ranked Oklahoma State and No. 4 Stanford — back by one day.
  • (Arizona Daily Star)
  • The next week and a half is the best time of year for college football fans. There are 19 bowl games remaining, including all the BCS games. Bowl season ends Jan. 9 with the much-talked-about rematch between LSU and Alabama in the BCS national championship game.
  • (News Tribune)

Dog the bounty hunter

  • (CBS) The eighth season of Dog the Bounty Hunter is set to premiere next week, and this year its not all about catching the bad guys.
  • (CBS News)
  • Honolulu, HI (CBS, KGMB) -- Lyssa Chapman, daughter of reality star Dog the Bounty Hunter, aka Duane Chapman, was arrested early Wednesday morning in Hawaii for criminal property damage and harassment.
  • (10Connects.com)
  • Revenge (9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): Crazy Tyler holds everyone at gunpoint; Emilys plans begin to unravel. Dog the Bounty Hunter (11 p.m., AE): In the eighth-season premiere, Leland is at Lamaze class when Dog needs him. Hot In Cleveland (11 p.m.
  • (Salt Lake Tribune)
  • One of the enjoyable things about Dog the Bounty Hunter is watching the relationship Dog and his family have with the law.
  • (HitFix)
  • The most ambitious of the four was the two rebooted nitwitss decision to emulate Dog the Bounty Hunter. When they got a tip that pictures of the most wanted felons could be found at the post office, they headed down there.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • Bondsman Bobby Brown appeared on more than 30 episodes of the AE TV show Dog the Bounty Hunter before a falling out that led him to sue the network and producers for breaching an agreement. Grant interviews Brown Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.
  • (Kamloops Daily News Online)
  • You probably know Duane Chapman as TVs Dog the Bounty Hunter. Anyway, there were many topics this column could have addressed.
  • (Muscatine Journal)
  • Its nice to give back in Hawaii being so far from home. Some USM players spotted Dog the Bounty Hunter while Christmas shopping in a Honolulu mall on Thursday. Edenfield said the reality TV star had about 40 bags full of gifts.
  • (Jackson Clarion-Ledger)
  • Naked bike rides. The statute of limitations for any crime against a kid. Dog the Bounty Hunter. Pajamas in public. Athletes thanking God. Anonymous commenters. Tax breaks for the rich. Justin Bieber. No Child Left Behind. The dickey.
  • (Philadelphia Daily News)

Rose bowl

  • For much of its 98-year history, The Granddaddy of Them All has been the domain of Big Ten and Pac-12 bluebloods USC (33 appearances), Michigan (20), Ohio State (14) and Washington (14). The last few years have been different, however.
  • (CNN Sports Illustrated)
  • SI.coms Andy Staples and Stewart Mandel predict whether Oregon or Wisconsin will emerge in Rose Bowl. LOS ANGELES -- Its a fabled venue where stars like O.J.
  • (CNN Sports Illustrated)
  • What does Wisconsin have to do to win the Rose Bowl and what must it avoid doing in order to not fall to Oregon? Submit your comments. Pasadena, Calif.
  • (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
  • Anyone that has ever grown up in the Midwest or in Big Ten country will tell you that going to the Rose Bowl is the ultimate dream.
  • (Bleacherreport.com)
  • PASADENA, Calif. (KABC) -- Its getting down to the wire, the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl game are just days away. The bands and horses hitting the parade route are getting some practice in. The Calvary Stampede Show Band has been putting in hours of it.
  • (Abc Local Web)
  • What does Wisconsin have to do to win the Rose Bowl and what must it avoid doing in order to not fall to Oregon? Submit your comments. Los Angeles - This time last year, Bret Bielema cried at the podium before his final Rose Bowl interview session.
  • (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
  • Somewhere in TV land, in the bleary morning after the revelry of New Years Eve, some confused soul will rise Sunday expecting to see the Rose Parade and enough college bowl games to sink the couch.
  • (Sacramento Bee)
  • Every year the Rose Bowl enshrines multiple members into the Hall Of Fame for their efforts both on and off the field.
  • (SB Nation)
  • MADISON — Given the University of wisconsin football teams track record of conservative apparel, it wasnt surprising that the special Rose Bowl edition jersey officially unveiled Friday was described by players as subtle, simple and classy.
  • (La Crosse Tribune)
  • tying Notre Dame (which ended its run of futility in the 2008 Hawaii Bowl) for college footballs all-time record. The Wildcats havent won since the 1949 Rose Bowl, so theyll have to find a No. 64 jersey if they want to keep carrying that monkey around.
  • (Chicago Tribune)

Buffalo chicken dip

  • We know you're having trouble thinking of a nice treat to bring to a friend's house to welcome in the New Year, so we're offering one of our favorite recipes. 1 8 oz.
  • (LongIslandPress)
  • Add the chicken wings and toss around to make sure theyre fully covered Serve on a large platter alongside some celery sticks and a blue cheese dip. Recipe of the Day is brought to you in association with BBC Good Food magazine.
  • (Daily Mail)
  • The warmth of this cheesy dip heightens the flavor of the onion and jalapeno, while the spinach cools it downs. This is best served with a sturdy cracker or pita chip.
  • (Patch)
  • chicken fries w/wheat roll, jr. buffalo sticks, fresh relish tray w/dip, fruit mix, Jell-O w/topping; Thursday: shrimp poppers w/bread stick, pizzata pizza pockets, corn, whipped potatoes, applesauce, mm cookies; Friday: no school. GETTYSBURG - (Elem.
  • (Evening Sun)
  • Buffalo is not a very good football team. But it is a world-class tailgate town. Americans devour billions of chicken wings each year that have Slice beef thin, dip into au jus and pile high on a bulkie roll or kummelweck bun (recipe follows).
  • (Boston Herald)
  • Rivaling Google queries for holiday-table recipes (green bean casserole, buffalo chicken dip) were Air Jordans, which caused a frenzy at stores across the country over the reissue of a black-patent trimmed Air Jordan X1 Concord from 1996.
  • (NJ.com)
  • An intro to the recipe reads, "Guacamole, a dip ground chicken over medium-high heat until well browned on all sides, stirring constantly. Stir in chili powder, cumin and salt; cook 1 minute.
  • (Southwest Times Record)

First night

  • Across the state on New Years Eve, First Night celebrations and other events will offer countless ways to bring 2011 to a close and ring in 2012. Many of the parties will include music, comedy, juggling, magic and face painting.
  • (NJ.com)
  • Tens of thousands of revelers descended today on Boston for a day-long New Year's Eve party that offered something for almost every taste: fireworks and fried dough; face painting and international films; Israeli jazz and improv comedy.
  • (Boston Globe)
  • First Night Boston is ready to ring in the New Year, and if you're planning a day in the city there are 200 performances to choose from at 35 different locations.
  • (Boston Herald)
  • For the past 20 years the town of Chatham has hosted a First Night celebration of the arts on New Year's Eve that outdoes itself every year, and this year promises to be the most spectacular extravaganza of all.
  • (Abington Mariner)
  • BURLINGTON — Burlington rings in the New Year with the 29th edition of First Night festivities. First Night is a substance-free celebration of the arts in Burlington, said Executive Director Jen Crowell.
  • (Press Republican)
  • WINCHESTER,VA- Its been 12 months in the making and now the First Night Winchester celebration is finally here.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • RALEIGH, NC — For the 21st straight year, Raleighs Southern Crane will help the City of Oaks celebrate the New Year by lowering the iconic giant acorn at First Night Raleigh.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • WESTPORT FIRST NIGHT When: Saturday, 4 p.m. to past midnight. What: Music of all types, dance performances, kid-friendly activities and shows, arts and crafts, magicians, psychics, theater, fireworks, horse-drawn carriage rides.
  • (Westport News)
  • BOSTON (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) - In spite of the title, Boston's 36th annual "First Night" celebrations were truly an all day affair. Festivities began at 10 AM with family friendly events.
  • (My Fox Boston)
  • MORRISTOWN — More than 5,000 people were expected to ring in the new year Saturday night at the 20th annual First Night Morris County, where revelers took in live music, poetry and dance leading up to fireworks at 9:15 p.m.
  • (Morris County Daily Record)

Brock lesnar

  • Brock Lesnar told his wife and kids he was going to fight one more match in his UFC career if he beat Alistair Overeem on Dec. 29. That final match would be for the UFC Championship.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • He went out not with a bang but with a whimper.
  • (CNN Sports Illustrated)
  • Wellthe last 12 hours have certainly been interesting in the world of Mixed Martial Arts and Pro Wrestling.
  • (Bleacherreport.com)
  • It was a tough night for Brock Lesnar.
  • (Bleacherreport.com)
  • After losing and retiring tonight at UFC 141 in Las Vegas last night, Brock Lesnar and Wrestlemania are trending topics on Twitter and social networks.
  • (Examiner)
  • LOS ANGELES - Brock Lesnar was asked to explain the appeal of Brock Lesnar.
  • (Bellingham Herald)
  • The one thing that surprised many in MMA was Brock Lesnar's retirement after a brutal loss to Alistair Overem. After a brutal loss to Cain Velasquez a year ago, Lesnar ends his career as a man who's endured a lot.
  • (Inside Fights (blog))
  • WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross commented on Brock Lesnar announcing his retirement from mixed martial arts after losing in the opening round to Alistair Overeem in Las Vegas, Nevada at UFC 141. "Brock Lesnar to WWE rumors rampant.
  • (TWNP-Wrestling News)
  • Brock Lesnar went down hard against kickboxer Alistair Overeem in the first round at UFC 141 last night. A few minutes later, he announced his retirement.
  • (The Hollywood Gossip)
  • Im trying to get a championship belt. The Main Event Heavyweight Brock Lesnar (5-3) has faced his share of tough opponents the last few years that hes been in MMA, but never someone like Alistair Overeem (33-11).
  • (FOX News)

Pope joan

  • Joan, a country girl of little schooling, knew her prayers but she hardly knew what the Church Militant was. She knew the Pope had authority, and asked to appeal to him. What the Bishop of Beauvais could command was less sure.
  • (Daily Telegraph)
  • TOM Pope says he would love to tie himself to Vale for the rest VALE supporters representatives met MP Joan Walley yesterday to highlight their concerns in the wake of revelations about the running of the club.
  • (This is Sentinel)
  • Nominated by Neil O'Brien. 10. "Trying to make His way home/Back up to heaven all alone/Nobody calling on the phone/'Cept the Pope maybe in Rome.
  • (The Independent Blogs)
  • He hated the Pope, smeared Mother Teresa viciously cool prose.
  • (American Thinker)
  • Shuffle through the tiny dark rooms, your jaw slackening at the sight of the trailer-park dioramas, Soviet space-dog oil portraits, a tiny sculpted pope in a needle's eye violinist Itzhak Perlman, author Joan Didion and banjo master Earl Scruggs.
  • (Calgary Herald)
  • PRINCE CHARGED WITH MURDER: A 15-year-old boy, Gevin Allen Prince was accused of killing his 77-year-old great-grandmother Mary Joan Gibbs on Aug. 15 using Adams, Carl D. Pope of Ward 5, Post 1 and Douglas H.
  • (Douglas County Sentinel)

Dick clark

  • Dec. 31 is always celebratory for Dick Clark, who has become the father figure of New Year's Eve. But this year, Clark is feeling particularly festive.
  • (Boston Herald)
  • Dick Clark's countdown to the New Year used to begin before dawn on New Year's Eve, when he would appear on "Good Morning America" and then, by satellite, on dozens of local newscasts and talk shows.
  • (New York Times)
  • Dick Clarks New Years Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest will kick 2011 to the curb and welcome in the fresh year of 2012.
  • (Lady Gaga Will Help Ring in New Year 2012 Twice - National Ledger)
  • NEW YORK, N.Y. Forty years ago, Dick Clark's New Year's Eve special was created to give young people an alternative to a seasonal institution, bandleader Guy Lombardo. Now Clark's annual show is the institution.
  • (Hamilton Spectator)
  • NEW YORK, N.Y. — Forty years ago, Dick Clark's New Year's Eve special was created to give young people an alternative to a seasonal institution, bandleader Guy Lombardo. Now Clark's annual show is the institution.
  • (Toronto Star)
  • NEW YORK (AP) -- Forty years ago, Dick Clarks New Years Eve special was created to give young people an alternative to a seasonal institution, bandleader Guy Lombardo. Now Clarks annual show is the institution.
  • (Yahoo Finance)
  • Lady Gaga will headline as the US celebrates 40 years of the Dick Clark New Year's Eve special.
  • (Jersey Evening Post)
  • Lady Gaga is set to ring in the New Year in Times Square with an estimated crowd of one million people.
  • (OnTheRedCarpet.com)
  • More than 200 artists have performed on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve since it debuted 40 years ago, and in tonight's countdown of the Top 40 performances, Jennifer Lopez (and her bedazzled bodysuit) took the crown. See the full list below.
  • (Entertainment Weekly Online)
  • Chief Operating Officer and Director, Dick Clark Productions, Inc. Francis C. La Maina has been a Director of Clark Dick Productions Inc. since 1974. Mr. La Maina became President and Chief Operating Officer of Clark Dick Productions Inc. in July 1986.
  • (Businessweek)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

December 21 2012

  • The countdown to the apocalypse is on. We're one year away from Dec. 21, 2012, the date that the ancient Mayan Long Count calendar allegedly marked as the end of an era that would reset the date to zero and signal the end of humanity.
  • (ABC News)
  • Helsinki, Finland - December 21, 2011 - As the year 2011 draws to a close, it is time for Joona Airamo, Chief Information Security Officer at Stonesoft, to gaze into his crystal ball and predict on what 2012 might have set in store for us.
  • (Reuters)
  • leaving the U.S. with a near zero interest rate policy since December 2008. With U.S. economic growth remaining lackluster, the debate rages on whether the Fed will embark upon another round of bond-buying in 2012, widely known as quantitative easing.
  • (Forbes)
  • If the past is any indicator, well be intently blogging, tweeting and indulging in black humor as the clock ticks down to Dec. 21 point for 2012 hysteria. I think its going to ramp up as we get closer to next December, she told me.
  • (MSNBC Cosmiclog)
  • The legislative committee tasked with evaluating proposed budget cuts that could kick 65,000 people off MaineCare is scheduled to meet next on Jan. 3 — the day before the House and Senate return for their 2012 session. Gov.
  • (San Francisco Gate)
  • Joerg Astalosch, a close aide to Volkswagen supervisory board chairman Ferdinand Piech, was appointed chief financial officer of truckmaker MAN effective on Jan. 1, 2012. SGL said its equity level rose by 98 million euros ($128.
  • (Factors to watch on December 21 - Reuters)
  • Ancient Mayans and Nostradamus predicted the Apocalypse would strike on December 21, 2012 , while many new-age spiritualists and philosophers believe humankind will enter enlightenment in 2012.
  • (Yahoo Finance)
  • Countdown Maya – Doomsday Clock begins – December 21 2012 – The Doomsday Clock for December 21, 2012, begins for the Maya predictions. It's the 'Year of Doom' and the end of the world is upon us.
  • (Newsoxy.com)

Hanukkah

  • On Saturday, I headed to Whole Foods in Foggy Bottom, where buying more than a dozen items may very well bankrupt my family. But that sketchy Safeway under the Watergate is closed so, you know, desperate times.
  • (Washington Post)
  • It seemed like a good idea at the time, it really did. Nine years ago, when my oldest son was about 18 months old, my mother gave us a menorah shaped like a train, and I bought candles, and insisted to my husband that we light them.
  • (New York Times Blogs)
  • Even though listed officially as a "minor" Jewish holiday, Hanukkah has turned into the most celebrated Jewish holiday in the U.S. There's nothing minor about Hanukkah anymore. Rabbi Kerry M.
  • (Time)
  • Here are our picks for five stories you should read today: TSA finds throwing daggers hidden in a book at Reagan National Airport. Officers found the half-foot long daggers in the passenger's carry-on bag.
  • (Washington Post)
  • It might seem that getting eight nights worth of presents is the best thing about Hanukkah, but it isn't. The doughnuts are. Here in the U.S.
  • (recipes for sufganiyot, macaroons and wine pairings - LehighValleyLive.com)
  • It began last night at sunset: Hanukkah.
  • (Time)
  • Comedian Jackie Mason blasted President Obamas recent Hanukkah event as a condescending outreach effort to Jewish voters, at one point even suggesting the president couldnt tell a Muslim from a Jew.
  • (NewsMax.com)
  • As Hanukkah began at sundown Tuesday, Congregation Kol Ami in West Elmira prepared to celebrate the Jewish Festival of Lights for the first time as a united faith community.
  • (Press & Sun-Bulletin)
  • MAMARONECK — Call it fire on ice.
  • (Democrat and Chronicle)
  • Local politicians marked the first night of the eight-day Jewish holiday by lighting candles at the State House last night. Gov. Deval Patrick, House Speaker Robert A.
  • (Boston Herald)

Shroud of turin

  • London - The image on the Turin Shroud could not be the work of medieval forgers but was instead caused by a supernatural "flash of light", according to scientists.
  • (Independent Online)
  • A new study on the Shroud of Turin has concluded that there is no scientific explanation for the image that appears on the cloth.
  • (Catholic Culture)
  • Barrie Schwortz was the Official Documenting Photographer for the Shroud of Turin Research Project (STURP), the team that conducted the first in-depth scientific examination of the Shroud in 1978.
  • (Kokomo Perspective)
  • You're in the running to get your routine refreshed thanks to Berri. While you're waiting for the winners to be announced, why not refresh yourself with a bottle of Berri juice – available from your local convenience store in 8 delicious flavours.
  • (News.com.au)
  • A documentary on the Shroud of Turin arrives on Blu-ray 3D. Although the exact release date seems to be a mystery, Grizzly Adams Productions The Fabric of Time - 3D seems to be available now on Blu-ray 3D.
  • (3D' Announced for Blu-ray 3D - High-Def Digest)
  • No, I did not expect any mention of the death throne or that he was reading a book about the Shroud of Turin while doing his business. And there was certainly no mention of all the drugs in his system.
  • (Weekly Standard)
  • A conveyor belt processes people along beneath it, moving slowly enough for prayer. The garment has been scrutinized much like the shroud of Turin. But no one can explain why it doesn't decay, its colors remaining brilliant.
  • (Kansas City Star)
  • the Shroud of Turin and Noahs Ark. The book is now in its eighth printing.
  • (Hartford Courant)
  • I mean, didnt all the Florida writers at the Big Bowl three years ago try to tell us? Didnt they wave palm branches at Tebow like he was wearing the shroud of Turin? We thought they were goofy.
  • (Daily Oklahoman)

Prime rib recipe

  • Mr. Food (KFSN) -- This elegant and easy recipe for prime rib shouts company fancy. And with our currant jelly glaze, this spectacular beef dinner is a meal that'll make you feel like a restaurant chef! Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • (Abc Local Web)
  • The countdown to Christmas is on, and just one week from today the bows will have been flung aside, the presents unveiled, and all will be merry and bright.
  • (The Stir)
  • If you live in Boise, youll find the beef roast that you need for the prime rib at a number of local stores.
  • (Examiner)
  • According to About.com, if you do decide to cook a fresh prime rib, let the roast come to room temperature before you do anything to it. Prepare as instructed in your selected recipe.
  • (Holland Sentinel)
  • Its not difficult to roast a perfect prime rib, so long as you have a good heavy cast iron skillet and digital meat thermometer handy. First, preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Season the outside of meat with steak seasoning.
  • (Patch)
  • Tis the season for searching for holiday recipes! Google has provided HuffPost Food with some interesting holiday search facts. In the food celebrity arena, there are some clear winners and losers.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • (MarketWatch) — American holiday tables are traditionally laden with turkey, ham or prime rib, but along the Pacific coast shares three holiday recipes featuring Dungeness. MarketWatchs Anthony Lazarus reports.
  • (Marketwatch)
  • The sweetest meat is located between the ribs. A salty rub is great for prime rib. A simple rub recipe is best, as the star of the night is the rich beef flavor. Make sure you use sea salt or Kosher salt versus table salt.
  • (Bellingham Herald)
  • Nearly 40 years ago, Donna Todd found this recipe in an issue of TV Guide. Shes made it for Christmas dinner ever since, along with lobster tails and prime rib.
  • (Sacramento Bee)
  • You also can get smaller sizes of the roast with fewer ribs. Since this is an expensive prime cut of meat, dont overbuy unless you just want leftovers.
  • (Desert Sun)

Kate upton

  • New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez may be limbering up for his big game on Christmas Eve against the Giants, but hes also been keeping time with curvaceous beauty Kate Upton.
  • (comcast.net)
  • Mark Sanchez is being linked to bombshell supermodel Kate Upton in a NY Post story today. The Post says the Jets quarterback often makes late-night visits to Uptons Flatiron apartment building after games. Apparently theyre pretty sneaky.
  • (The Business Insider)
  • Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez has been linked with a host of women in the past, but the latest rumor that he is seeing Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Kate Upton seems to top them all.
  • (International Business Times)
  • The New York Post is reporting that supermodel and current "it girl" Kate Upton is hanging out with, and potential dating, hunky New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez.
  • (Twirlit)
  • Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez may be limbering up for his big game on Christmas Eve against the Giants, but he's also been keeping time with curvaceous beauty Kate Upton.
  • (New York Post)
  • Most NHL players will be more than happy to tell you how much of a pest Sean Avery is. It looks one of the leagues biggest pains in the neck may have bitten off more than he can chew with his latest antics.
  • (NESN.com)
  • Does the Leafs' Tyler Bozak have a thing for swimsuit model Kate Upton? Rumours started flying after Bozak and Upton exchanged tweets recently. Bozaks latest informs Upton that he will bring a Leafs jersey to her the next time the team hits New York.
  • (Toronto Star)
  • It's been a week since the Toronto centreman noticed Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Kate Upton's hockey-oriented tweets. The blond 19-year-old from St. Joseph, Mich.
  • (Toronto Star)
  • London, Dec 9: The modern-day adaptation of The Three Stooges has Sports Illustrated model Kate Upton portraying the character of a raunchy nun.
  • (Real Bollywood)

Payroll tax

  • WASHINGTON (AP) -- House and Senate leaders traded demands Wednesday but remained mired in a bitter holiday-season stalemate that is threatening 160 million workers with Jan.
  • (Yahoo Finance)
  • Republicans and Democrats in Congress are deadlocked over a bill to extend the payroll tax cut, with just about 10 days to stop a tax increase for 160 million Americans.
  • (CBS News)
  • House Republicans yesterday voted down the Senates two-month extension of the two-percentage-point payroll tax holiday to 4.2% from 6.2%. They say the short extension makes no economic sense, but then neither does a one-year extension.
  • (Wall Street Journal)
  • Republicans were under growing pressure on Wednesday to agree to a 60-day extension of an expiring payroll tax cut for 160 million workers and end a stand-off with Democrats that threatens to undercut a fragile U.S. economic recovery.
  • (FOXBusiness)
  • House Republicans likely didnt foresee the political backlash resulting from the payroll tax debate that has gridlocked Congress ahead of the winter holiday season and threatened millions of workers with tax increases on Jan. 1.
  • (ABC News)
  • WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Democratic leader of the Senate is urging Speaker John Boehner to bring the House back to Washington and approve the bipartisan Senate-approved bill extending a payroll tax cut and jobless benefits.
  • (Yahoo Finance)
  • The Wall Street Journal editorial board unhappily argues: "House Republicans yesterday voted down the Senate's two-month extension of the two-percentage-point payroll tax holiday to 4.2% from 6.2%.
  • (Washington Post)
  • The Wall Street Journal editorial page attacked congressional Republicans Wednesday for possibly losing the payroll tax cut standoff to President Barack Obama.
  • (Huffington Post)

Orcl

  • Oracle Trading Significantly Lower Following Earnings/Guidance Results Late Yesterday Oracle (ORCL $25.43 -3.74) is trading significantly lower following its earnings/guidance results that were released after the close yesterday.
  • (MSN Money)
  • Oracle (ORCL) reported fiscal second quarter earnings after the close of trading yesterday. Profits totaled $2.2 billion, or $0.43 per share, compared to $1.9 billion, or $0.37 per share, in last year's second quarter.
  • (Forbes)
  • Macquarie maintains an Outperform on Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL), PT lowered from $36 to $32. Macquarie analyst said, Oracle reported disappointing F2Q results last night, falling shy of both consensus estimates and guidance on every relevant metric.
  • (StreetInsider.com)
  • Delphi Financial Group, Inc. (DFG: News ) is jumping 73 percent to $43.93 as the company agreed to be acquired by Japanese property and casualty insurer Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc. (TKOMY.PK, TKOMF.PK) for $2.7 billion in cash.
  • (RTT News)
  • Dragging the Nasdaq lower, Oracle Corp (ORCL.O) slumped 14.1 percent to $25.06. The worlds No. 3 software maker posted earnings late Tuesday that fell short of Wall Street forecasts for the first time in a decade.
  • (Reuters)
  • Nomura Securities maintains a Buy on SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) price target EUR50. Nomura analyst, Rick Sherlund, said, Oracle (Nasdaq: ORCL) reported disappointing second (Nov) fiscal quarter results Tuesday evening, below consensus expectations across the board.
  • (StreetInsider.com)
  • Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) and other tech stocks were higher Tuesday ahead of the companys earnings report, which is scheduled for after the market closes today. Analysts currently expect the company to report EPS of 57 cents on revenues of $9.
  • (Market Intelligence Center)
  • AMR Corp (NYSE:AMR), ORACLE CORP (NASDAQ:ORCL), ABOT MINING CO (OTC:ABOT), CHAODA MODERN AGRICULTURE (OTC:CMGHF), FLEET MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS (OTC:FLMG), Amwest Imaging Inc (OTCBB:AMWI).
  • (TMCnet)
  • Oracle's (NASDAQ:ORCL)  shares fell $3.79, or 13%, to $25.35 in the wake of the company's Tuesday results. For its fiscal second quarter, Oracle earned $2.2 billion, or 43 cents a share, on revenue of $8.
  • (Marketwatch)

Menorah

  • WYFF 4.com A menorah lighting was held in Downtown Greenville for the first night of Hanukkah. It happened at the Hyatt Regency Tuesday night. Greenville Mayor Knox White was on hand to light the torch of freedom on the giant Menorah.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • A special unity menorah lighting will take place 5:30 p.m. Wednesday on Fountain Square downtown. The event will begin with a grand menorah lighting and Hannukah food. Ice skating will follow on the square with Hannukah music.
  • (Cincinnati.com)
  • FAIRFIELD, CA -- Baby Jesus, Mary and Joseph and a Menorah will stay where they are on Travis Air Force Base.
  • (Military.com)
  • WASHINGTON — A special lighting ceremony is planned for the National Hanukkah Menorah near the White House on the first night of the eight-day Jewish holiday.
  • (Washington Post)
  • Happy Hanukkah, to one and all! Sorry — I mean happy holidays. Actually, no I dont.
  • (Gawker)
  • NEW YORK , Dec. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Worlds Largest Chanukah Menorah will be proudly standing at New York s most fashionable plaza, Fifth Avenue and 59th Street, by Central Park, between the Plaza and the Pierre Hotels.
  • (Yahoo Finance)
  • Marking the start of the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, hundreds braved the cold Tuesday evening to take part in the first-ever lighting of a menorah made of ice in downtown Detroit.
  • (Detroit Free Press)
  • MAMARONECK — Call it fire on ice.
  • (Democrat and Chronicle)
  • CHEYENNE — A 10-foot menorah will be lit at the Wyoming Capitol building next week in celebration of Hanukkah. The Chabad Jewish Center of Wyoming said the menorah will be lit on Dec. 27 at noon, the seventh day of the eight-day celebration.
  • (Star-Tribune)
  • 1. Have you Decked Out Your House? Holiday lights are strewn across house and lawns across Northern Westchester. Click here for Patchs photo weekend gallery.
  • (Patch)

Chanukah

  • Some of our holidays are steeped in tradition and law; some are more about joy and fun. They are less serious, less heavy on the soul. Chanukah is a great holiday.
  • (Arutz Sheva)
  • Grammy winning vocal groups version of SVivon (The Dreidel) benefits the Dr. Allyson J. Ocean Research Fund - Weill Cornell Medical College.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • Tonight we light the first candle of Chanukah, for it is the first night of this minor eight-day Jewish holiday thats become a major one over the years.
  • (Northern Virginia Daily)
  • The eight day Jewish Festival of Lights, Chanukah, begins on Dec. 20, 2011 at nightfall.
  • (Int'l Business Times)
  • Chabad of Owings Mills is warming up the winter as they celebrate Hanukkah with a family celebration on ice.
  • (Carroll County Online)
  • NEW YORK , Dec. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Worlds Largest Chanukah Menorah will be proudly standing at New York s most fashionable plaza, Fifth Avenue and 59th Street, by Central Park, between the Plaza and the Pierre Hotels.
  • (Yahoo Finance)
  • Flurries of snow, an ice skating rink and roaming illusionists are among the many "miracles" happening on Dec. 20 from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
  • (Miami Herald)
  • Like every Jewish Holiday, Chanukah has its heroes and villains. The villains of Chanukah – the Hellenists -- sought the spiritual destruction of the Jewish people.
  • (AmmoLand.com - Shooting Sports News)
  • At Tiferes Israel Synagogue in Moncton, they use the latter spelling for the eight-day festival that is also known as the Festival of Lights.
  • (Canada East)
  • United with Israel, in conjunction with the Thank Israeli Soldiers organization, will be holding its first annual IDF Chanukah party on Sunday.
  • (Arutz Sheva)

The hobbit movie

  • Prepare for a return to Middle Earth. Warner Bros. has released the first official look at the highly anticipated prequel to "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
  • (New York Daily News)
  • Peter Jackson is in the process of creating his revisitation to Middle Earth movies, in this case, a two-part movie concerning the telling of The Hobbit.
  • (WebProNews)
  • Of course, some of the debates regarding this trailer will involve whether "The Hobbit" looks, and feels, too much like "The Lord of the Rings.
  • (Examiner)
  • Joining Decembers movie trailer-palooza is a clip for the first film in Peter Jacksons The Hobbit, which takes fans back to the Oscar-winning directors cinematic rendering of J.R.R. Tolkiens Middle-earth.
  • (CNN)
  • Now Middle Earth is about to begin generating even more movie millions. It turns out Tolkien's Rings trilogy — long considered unfilmable — have a charming, practically made-for-the-movies prequel, "The Hobbit.
  • (Forbes)
  • Fans got their first look at Peter Jacksons upcoming movie The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey when the first trailer hit the Internet on Tuesday night.
  • (Hollywood Reporter)
  • SYDNEY -- Director Peter Jackson and Warner Bros. have provided a sneak peak at what will be one of the most anticipated releases of 2012, with the trailer of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey debuting online Tuesday, 12 months out from the film's release.
  • (Hollywood Reporter)
  • Peter Jacksons take on the Hobbit wont be hitting theaters until December of next year, but there is now an official trailer that offers a sense of how the movie will look.
  • (Ars Technica)
  • Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins in scene from movie The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, New Line Productions, Inc. (2011 Warner Bros. Ent.) We told you The Hobbit trailer was coming, and here it is. And if you love hobbits, were guessing youll love this trailer.
  • (KSDK)

Girl with the dragon tattoo

  • David Fincher's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo grossed a solid $1.6 million from 2914 Tuesday night runs as Sony looked to whip up word-of-mouth by launching a night early.
  • (Hollywood Reporter)
  • A hacker of feral genius, Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara) carries some of Sweden's grisliest secrets in her computer, and she's not the only one who knows the import of her downloads.
  • (Time)
  • There is no director more ideally suited to adapt Stieg Larsson's best-selling potboiler The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo than David Fincher, and not just for the obvious reason that he knows his way around the serial-killer thriller.
  • (A.V. Club)
  • Its impossible to leave it behind when its attached to your head, and your body, you know? she said, in response to a question about what it was like to take Lisbeth home at the end of the day.
  • (MTV.com)
  • Rooney Mara is mesmerizing as Lisbeth Salander in the U.S. version of the Swedish thriller The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. But Noomi Rapace may still have a slight edge as the toughest gal wearing the tattoo. Perhaps it doesnt matter.
  • (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
  • Meet Rooney Mara (right), the star of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. If you are an NFL fan, both of her names should sound familiar. And it is no coincidence.
  • (The Business Insider)
  • The movie follows Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander and Daniel Craig as Mikael Blomkvist as they dig through a familys secrets looking for a missing person.
  • (The Stir)
  • Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross started writing music for the American adaptation of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo months before they'd even seen the script.
  • (Post-Crescent)
  • The mystery and suspense in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo gets menacing giving audiences an unsuspected thriller.
  • (Aced Magazine)

David archuleta

  • David Archuleta, season 8 runner up on "Idol," announced Monday that he will be taking a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Deseret News reported that he doesn't plan to quit music.
  • (Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog))
  • David Archuleta hasnt quite captured the publics imagination in the way many mightve expected after the former American Idol contestant soared to number two in the charts with his self-titled debut album back in 2008.
  • (David Archuleta Turns Back On Music For Mormon Mission - Contactmusic.com)
  • (Reuters) - American Idol runner-up David Archuleta has told fans he will become a full-time missionary for the Mormon Church in the next stage of his life.
  • (Reuters India)
  • Monday night, onstage at Salt Lake Citys Abravanel Hall in his home state of Utah, Season 7 American Idol runner-up David Archuleta made the shocking and emotional announcement, in front of 2,000 fans, that he is taking a two-year break from music.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • American Idol Season 7 runner-up David Archuleta has just made a life-changing announcement. The singing sensation will leave his music career behind and embark on a two-year, full-time Mormon mission.
  • (AOL Music)
  • The 20-year-old singer, who came in second place during the seventh season of American Idol in 2008, told audience members in Salt Lake City, Utah Monday that he plans to stop making music for two years in order to become a full-time Mormon missionary.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - Singer David Archuleta announced that he will put his career on hold to serve a full-time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
  • (ABC 4)

The hobbit

  • Prepare for a return to Middle Earth. Warner Bros. has released the first official look at the highly anticipated prequel to "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
  • (New York Daily News)
  • Joining Decembers movie trailer-palooza is a clip for the first film in Peter Jacksons The Hobbit, which takes fans back to the Oscar-winning directors cinematic rendering of J.R.R. Tolkiens Middle-earth.
  • (CNN)
  • Can Smaug the Magnificent save 3D movies? Let's put it this way: never underestimate Middle Earth's wealthiest dragon. Modern 3D movies arrived with a bang in 2009 with James Cameron's "Avatar.
  • (Forbes)
  • Fans of director Peter Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy were provided Tuesday night with a look at his upcoming adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy novel The Hobbit.
  • (Examiner)
  • Fans got their first look at Peter Jacksons upcoming movie The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey when the first trailer hit the Internet on Tuesday night.
  • (Hollywood Reporter)
  • The Hobbit - which acts as a prequel to the events of The Lord of the Rings - had a more arduous trek to the big screen than Frodo did to Mordor (and as we know, one does not simply walk into Mordor).
  • (NBC Chicago)
  • We told you The Hobbit trailer was coming, and here it is. And if you love hobbits, were guessing youll love this trailer.
  • (USA Today)
  • Peter Jackson is in the process of creating his revisitation to Middle Earth movies, in this case, a two-part movie concerning the telling of The Hobbit.
  • (WebProNews)
  • Peter Jacksons take on the Hobbit wont be hitting theaters until December of next year, but there is now an official trailer that offers a sense of how the movie will look.
  • (Ars Technica)

Snooki

  • The Jersey Shore cast is finding it hard to stay out of court lately.
  • (The Celebrity Cafe.com)
  • Nicole Snooki Polizzi may soon end up in court -- but not for the usual reasons.
  • (WonderWall)
  • In other situations involving multi-million dollars and the state of New Jersey, Kris Humphries, soon-to-be ex-husband of Kim Kardashian , has signed a one-year, $8 million deal to continue playing for the New Jersey Nets.
  • (Washington Post)
  • Jersey Shore star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi has been hit with a lawsuit bigger than her tolerance for alcohol and spray-tan.
  • (Twirlit)
  • Jersey Shore star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi is in hot water — and not the dirty jacuzzi kind she usually prefers.
  • (DrJays.com Live)
  • SRG Ventures has slapped Jersey Shore pint-sized star Nicole Snooki Polizzi a $7 million counterclaim, as the lawsuit between her and the licensing company heats up.
  • (IBTimes)
  • Nicole Snooki Polizzi has been hit with a $7 million (£4.5 million) lawsuit over an alleged breach of advertising contract.
  • (Digital Spy)
  • Earlier today, we shared item No. 1 on Snookis Christmas wish list: a rack as voluptuous as JWOWWs. But surely, a gift certificate to the plastic surgeon cant be all the Jersey Shore meatball hopes to find underneath her tree.
  • (MTV)
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  • (Cecil Whig)
  • Bianculli also highlights some of the worst shows to hit TV screens this year — including not one but two shows featuring Snooki. Despite his Snooki misgivings, Bianculli says it was a banner year for TV.
  • (NPR News)

Greenhill

  • A senior Greenhill Co Inc investment banker, an avid pilot who worked on some of his firms biggest deals, was one of five people killed when his private plane crashed on a busy New Jersey highway on Tuesday.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • (Updates with share price in fifth paragraph. For more coverage on ATT's failed T-Mobile bid, see {EXT5 GO}.) Dec. 20 (Bloomberg) -- ATT Inc.'s failed $39 billion acquisition of Deutsche Telekom AG's T-Mobile USA Inc.
  • (Businessweek)
  • Greenhill Company said on Tuesday that two senior executives, including its head of North American corporate advisory team, died in a plane crash in northern New Jersey. The investment bank said that Jeffrey F.
  • (New York Times)
  • (Reuters) - Greenhill Co Inc (NYSE:GHL - News) said two managing directors were believed killed in a crash of a private plane on a busy New Jersey highway on Tuesday.
  • (Yahoo Finance)
  • There were also a wife, kids, and dog on board. At least five people — three adults and two children — have died after a small plane crashed on Interstate 287 outside of Morris Township, according to State Police.
  • (DEALBREAKER)
  • A small plane headed for Georgia crashed Tuesday on one of the New York City areas busiest highways, spiraling out of control and losing a section of the aircraft before hitting the wooded median strip, skidding into the roadway and exploding.
  • (CNBC)
  • Shares of Greenhill are trading up 1.7% to $35.83 today on above average volume. Todays volume of 444,000 shares tops the average 30-day volume of 277,000 shares.
  • (Financial News Network Online)
  • NEW YORK -(Dow Jones)- Two managing directors of advisory company Greenhill Co. (GHL), along with three family members of one of them, were killed when the small plane in which they were traveling crashed in New Jersey Tuesday morning.
  • (NASDAQ)
  • NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--Two managing directors of advisory company Greenhill Co. (GHL), along with three family members of one of them, were killed when the small plane in which they were traveling crashed in New Jersey Tuesday morning.
  • (Wall Street Journal)
  • The crash closed both sides of busy Interstate 287 for hours on Tuesday. The New York investment banking firm Greenhill Co.
  • (Huffington Post)

Winter solstice

  • The winter solstice marks the shortest day of the year, when the sun is at its lowest point in the sky. CREDIT: Stockxpert. Winter officially arrives late Wednesday or in the wee hours of Thursday, depending on the time zone you are in.
  • (LiveScience.com)
  • Winter is just getting started, but Occupy Detroit is here to tell you that starting on Dec. 21, the days are only getting brighter.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • The astronomical start of winter—better known as the winter solstice—occurs at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday night.
  • (Chicago Tribune)
  • The winter solstice occurs tonight at 11:30 CST, marking the beginning of winter and the longest night of the year. That means today is the shortest day. The sun is at its lowest in the southern sky.
  • (Wichita Eagle)
  • Is the fall weather an indicator of what is to come in the winter? The question arises as the winter solstice arrives at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday in Oklahoma.
  • (Daily Oklahoman)
  • The Winter Solsitice arrives today in the Northern Hemisphere, marking the longest night of the year. This day has been celebrated by cultures all over the world, festivals and ceremonies honoring the darkness and calling the light.
  • (Examiner)
  • Winter Solstice 2011 begins Dec.
  • (International Business Times)
  • The 18th annual Winter Solstice Jazz Concert is Wednesday, Dec. 21, at St. Mark's Cathedral, 231 E. 100 South, Salt Lake City. The show showcases the Larry Jackstien Group, which has hosted the series since its inception.
  • (Salt Lake Tribune)
  • Were near the winter solstice, a time of the year with the least daylight in the Northern Hemisphere. Doctors say that causes depression for some people, but there are a lot more depressing places on the first day of winter than the Charlotte region.
  • (CharlotteObserver.com)
  • During this season of holidays, when debate erupts over the most non-exclusionary way to offer seasons greetings, there comes one event that many people dont even notice. It comes every year, and it affects everyone, whether they celebrate it or not.
  • (CBC)

Plane crash new jersey

  • The pilot was told to maintain an altitude of 10,000 feet as he headed southwest over northern New Jersey as extreme cases, a plane can lose so much lift that it falls out of the sky.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • NEW YORK — A small private plane crashed on a busy New Jersey highway on Tuesday, killing five people including two managing directors with New York-based investment bank Greenhill Co Inc.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • A single-engine plane on its way to Atlanta spun out of control over northern New Jersey and crashed onto a busy highway on Tuesday, killing all five people aboard — two investment bankers, and the wife and two children of one of them.
  • (New York Times)
  • MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J. — A family of four, a coworker and a dog were killed Tuesday when a small plane crashed onto a northern New Jersey highway. The plane took off at 9 a.m. from Teterboro Airport in Bergen County, N.J.
  • (Post-Crescent)
  • HARDING, N.J.
  • (Philadelphia Daily News)
  • (Reuters) - Greenhill Co Inc (NYSE:GHL - News) said two managing directors were believed killed in a crash of a private plane on a busy New Jersey highway on Tuesday.
  • (Yahoo Finance)
  • headed from New Jersey to suburban Atlanta crashed onto an interstate shortly after takeoff Tuesday, killing five people, authorities said.
  • (San Diego Channel)
  • Jeffrey Buckalew, 45, his wife Corinne, and their children Jackson and Meriwether, were flying a single-engine Socata TBM-700 aircraft from New Jerseys Teterboro Airport to Atlanta to see relatives. Mr Buckalew worked for Greenhill Co in New York.
  • (Daily Telegraph)
  • The small New Jersey plane crash on Interstate 287 in Harding near exit 33 on Tuesday killed a family of four and another man, according to reports. Two Greenhill Co.
  • (International Business Times)
  • NEW YORK, Dec. 20 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has confirmed that five people were killed in a small plane crash Tuesday morning after it plummeted onto a highway in New Jersey State.
  • (Xinhua News Agency)

Nj plane crash

  • NEW YORK — A small private plane crashed on a busy New Jersey highway on Tuesday, killing five people including two managing directors with New York-based investment bank Greenhill Co Inc.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • The pilot was told to maintain an altitude of 10,000 feet as he headed southwest over northern New Jersey as extreme cases, a plane can lose so much lift that it falls out of the sky.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • A Manhattan investment banker, his wife and their two kids died Tuesday when their plane spiraled from the sky and exploded before horrified commuters on a New Jersey interstate.
  • (New York Daily News)
  • A Socata TBM-700 plane crash on Interstate 287 in Morris Township, New Jersey that killed five people could have been caused by icing, according to reports.
  • (International Business Times)
  • The small New Jersey plane crash on Interstate 287 in Harding near exit 33 on Tuesday killed a family of four and another man, according to reports. Two Greenhill Co.
  • (International Business Times)
  • MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J. — A family of four, a coworker and a dog were killed Tuesday when a small plane crashed onto a northern New Jersey highway. The plane took off at 9 a.m. from Teterboro Airport in Bergen County, N.J.
  • (Post-Crescent)
  • State Police tend to a small plane crash Tuesday on Route 287 in Morris Township, N.J.
  • (WXIA 11 Alive)
  • MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Investigators for the National Transportation Safety Board say the pilot of a plane that crashed on a New Jersey highway talked with an air traffic controller about icing shortly beforehand.
  • (Associated Press)
  • MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Federal investigators are resuming their search for wreckage from a fiery plane crash that killed five people in northern New Jersey on Tuesday.
  • (Associated Press)
  • Harding, NJ -- A Greensboro native and Page High School graduate was killed in a small plane crash in New Jersey that killed all five people on board. Tuesday night, Dr.
  • (digtriad.com)

Mega millions

  • Lotto players are hoping Christmas will come early—in the form of a big fat check. Tuesday nights multi-state Mega Millions lottery draw has grown to an estimated $152 million, according to the California Lottery.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • ATLANTA – Its the most wonderful time of the year for big jackpots. Tuesdays Mega Millions jackpot has soared to $152 million. Wednesdays Powerball jackpot is $104 million.
  • (WTVM)
  • (Press Release) Some lucky California Lottery player's Christmas could get a whole lot greener Tuesday night.
  • (Ksee24.com)
  • The Mega Millions jackpot rose to an estimated $135 million after Tuesday nights drawing in which no one matched all the winning numbers. Tuesdays numbers were 5, 6, 22, 26 and 41 and the Mega Ball was 6.
  • (Atlanta Journal Constitution)
  • The first of the unclaimed winnings from 2011 expires Jan. 4. Five Mega Millions tickets worth $250,000 each remain unclaimed. They were purchased at retailers in Bolingbrook, Herrin, Decatur, Crete and DeKalb.
  • (Carmi Times)
  • Matthew Albrecht of Rhinebeck wasn't exactly sure he was reading the lottery printout from the grocery store correctly. So the 75-year-old retired IBM'er gave it to his wife, Rosemary, 72.
  • (Daily Freeman)
  • The Mega Millions jackpot is now $152 million. The next drawing is Tuesday. The Powerball jackpot is an estimated $104 million for that drawing on Wednesday.
  • (Abc Local Web)
  • The biggest lottery jackpots have rolled over again. A few more times, and players will be dreaming of a very green Christmas. As in major moola. Tuesday, Mega Millions annuity will be worth $116 million - or $85.
  • (Philadelphia Daily News)
  • For Michigan winning lottery numbers, including Daily 3, Daily 4, Keno, Powerball and more, click here on the Mlive Lottery page, Mlive.com/lottery. The jackpot for the next drawing on Friday, Dec. 9 is $100 million.
  • (MLive.com)

Debra messing

  • Its bound to be a bittersweet holiday season for Debra Messing. After a decade together, the Will and Grace star, 43, and husband Daniel Zelman have called it quits, they tell Us Weekly in an exclusive statement.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • Debra Messing has split up with her husband Daniel Zelman after ten years of marriage. Debra Messing splits with husband after 10 years of marriage.
  • (Monsters and Critics)
  • Its over for Smash star Debra Messing and husband Daniel Zelman after 10 years.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • NEW YORK (AP) — When Debra Messing and her husband were photographed with their faces painted as Day of the Dead characters at a Halloween event not quite two months ago, the dead part may have been their marriage.
  • (WOOD)
  • A representative for Debra states that the Smash star and her actor/producer husband remain supportive of one another and are committed to raising their son as a family. Another long marriage has bitten the dust.
  • (AceShowbiz)
  • • Separated: Dan Pfeiffer, 35, and Sarah Feinberg, 34, after five years of marriage.
  • (Washington Post)
  • We didnt see this one coming. Will And Grace star Debra Messing has split from her husband of 10 years. Messing and Fools Gold screenwriter Daniel Zelman quietly parted ways earlier this year (11). The relationship status is currently unknown.
  • (Post Chronicle)
  • a slick musical drama from Debra Messing and Anjelica Huston, a new thriller starring Kiefer Sutherland and the return of bad boy Charlie Sheen.
  • (Metronews.ca)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Payroll tax

  • Unfortunately the senate passed a bill that will keep the payroll tax rates on social security at 4.2 percent. While numerous Americans who owe tax debts and rely on their social security will continue to see even more garnishments.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • The House effectively adjourned for the year following the vote, and with the Senate out of town for the holiday, there is no resolution in sight on a legislative battle waged by House Republicans over the length of the benefits extension.
  • (USA Today)
  • Dec. 20 (Bloomberg) -- Payroll processors are warning that a two-month payroll tax-cut extension passed by the U.S. Senate would be difficult to implement.
  • (Businessweek)
  • Is he right? Over to you, WSJ: GOP Senate leader Mitch McConnell famously said a year ago that his main task in the 112th Congress was to make sure that President Obama would not be re-elected.
  • (Hotair.com)
  • The House is gone, mostly. The Senate vows not to return. And President Obama is home in Washington while his family vacations in Hawaii, hoping for some kind of agreement between the two that he can sign.
  • (Washington Post)
  • In two weeks, the payroll tax cut that has saved workers an average of $1,000 this year will expire -- unless lawmakers in the next few days do what both parties swear they want to do and extend it.
  • (Yahoo Finance)
  • House Republicans dug in for a year-end standoff Tuesday, scuttling a temporary extension to a payroll-tax break that President Barack Obama called the only viable way to prevent a New Years tax increase.
  • (Wall Street Journal)

Kendall jenner

  • Kendall Jenners not quite the material girl one would expect growing up in a family synonymous with glitz, glamour and wealth — and RadarOnline.com has the video clip to prove it.
  • (Radar Online.com)
  • Turns out Kendall Jenner isnt comfortable making a huge deal out of every moment in her life.
  • (The Hollywood Gossip)
  • At least one of the Kardashian/Jenner clan has a good head on her shoulders: Kendall Jenner refuses her mothers extravagant Sweet 16 party plans.
  • (Sheknows.com)
  • Kendall Jenner has insisted that despite having her own reality show, she hates being the centre of attention. Arrivals to the launch party for the Kardashian Kollection for Sears at Colony in Hollywood, CA.
  • (Monsters and Critics)
  • Kendall Jenner isnt your ordinary 16-year-old.
  • (Entertainment Online)
  • Kendall Jenner proved she is not like her older Kardashian sisters after she spent her 16th birthday at a children's hospital, then turned down a lavish surprise party.
  • (LongIslandPress)
  • She may co-star on a reality show and have a budding career as a fashion model but Kendall Jenner is still a schoolgirl at heart.
  • (Daily Mail)
  • After Kim Kardashians ridiculously extravagant wedding, at least one of her family members is trying to keep things a little more low key. Mom, Im not gonna do it, she shouted at Kris.
  • (Momlogic.com)
  • Up-and-coming model Kendall Jenner is now confident about her height and is embracing how tall she is. Kendall Jenner is now confident about her height.
  • (Kendall Jenner Is Confident About Height - Contactmusic.com)

Girl with the dragon tattoo

  • Its not like The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo was ever going to be Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. Not even close.
  • (Baltimore Sun)
  • When The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo hits movie theaters on December 21st, it will be the second major female-led franchise movie released in just over a month.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • LOS ANGELES — Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross started writing music for the American adaptation of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo months before they'd even seen the script.
  • (Boston Herald)
  • Drama. Starring Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Stellan Skarsgard and Christopher Plummer. Directed by David Fincher. (R. 158 minutes. At Bay Area theaters.
  • (San Francisco Gate)
  • The mystery and suspense in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo gets menacing giving audiences an unsuspected thriller.
  • (Aced Magazine)
  • MTV has looked back at the best movies done this 2011 before the year even comes to a close.
  • (Int'l Business Times)

The incredibles

  • Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol is now playing in Imax, which is the best way to see the film with the open frame action sequences.
  • (CRAVE ONLINE)
  • The Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol director told Digital Spy that any follow-up would have to match the high standards of the Toy Story sequels. I love the world and I love the [Incredibles] characters, he said.
  • (Digital Spy)
  • Some callers just want a bit of reassurance and clarification. Studying for an exam is a big thing to embark on. Jason Cowan manages the telephone team at the CIIs Southwood customer service centre.
  • (ifaonline.co.uk)
  • It's all of the above, Brad Bird told MTV News when asked whether he has got a script, page or even piece of concept art for a sequel to Pixars 2004 movie. I haven't gotten it all figured out yet.
  • (COMICBOOKMOVIE.com)
  • With the impending release of "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, director Brad Bird has a lot on his hands. Promoting this, talking that, indulging us in our video interviews.
  • (MTV.com)
  • His name might not be familiar, but you've undoubtedly heard much of Michael Giacchino's work. The award-winning composer has composed scores for video games, television shows and beloved, blockbuster movies.
  • (89.3 KPCC)
  • I must admit that I was primarily curious about Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol because it marks the live-action debut of director Brad Bird, known best for his animated films The Incredibles and Ratatouille.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • Brad Bird, the Pixar mastermind behind "The Incredibles" and "Ratatouille," proves just as adept at live action.
  • (Kansas City Star)
  • Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (PG-13): Director Brad Bird ("Ratatouille," "The Incredibles") applies everything he learned making Pixar movies to the fourth installment in the popular action franchise.
  • (Miami Herald)