TRNS – Photographers who cover President Obama over what they say is the White House’s increasing practice of excluding them from events involving the president and then releasing its own photos or video are protesting. The White House Correspondents’ Assnociation and 37 news organizations have fired off a letter to White House Press Secretary Jay Carney. [...]
TRNS - Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) is calling for a video game called “The Slaying of Sandy Hook Elementary” to be pulled down from the internet. The game allows players to reenact last year’s mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.
Ninety days of residential drug rehab. Random drug testing. Both in volatile singer Chris Brown’s future. Ordered by a Los Angeles judge after Brown was kicked out of an anger management program for losing his temper. Photo: Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live Music Photographer
Ah yes. She IS the material girl. According to Forbes, Madonna earned $125 million from June 2012 to May 2013. So she hasn’t been unseated by Lady Gaga in that category, at least not yet. Gaga brought in $80 million during the same period, Forbes says. Madonna’s earnings spurred by her sold-out MDMA Tour. [...]
The U.S. Ski Team says Lindsey Vonn, attempting a comeback from major knee surgery, crashed while training in Colorado and was evacuated to a hospital. The Ski Team says she is being evaluated and it’s too early to determine whether the injury is serious nor whether she re-injured the knee. Photo: U.S. Ski Team
It’s been believed that Julian Assange is under sealed indictment in the United States and the fear is that the WikiLeaks founder would be extradited to the U.S. to stand trial. But the Washington Post is reporting that a law enforcement sources says there is no indictment – no charges pending – for the leak [...]
By DANNY SCHECHTER It has been said that this is the year of the black film. Three have stood out as the Oscar buzz begins in earnest. First, there was The Butler, later Lee Daniels The Butler, after a studio pissing match about who owned the title. The heavily rewritten and sanitized story of a [...]
He’d only been competitively diving for about a year. Nicholas Mevoli, 32, a free diver, was still alive but in distress when he emerged from the water in the Bahamas but then died. Free divers hold their breaths and dive deep and for long periods of time. It’s a dangerous sport. Some reports suggest as [...]
It was a race in the desert in Mexico. Kurt Caselli was in the lead. Just 100 miles ’til the end of the race when his motorcycle wiped out, killing him. Caselli, a legend in motocross racing, was just 30.