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2008-08-06 12:00:33

By Paul Walsh, Star Tribune, Minneapolis Aug. 6--Add one of Minnesota's own to the list of notables who can't keep straight exactly where the Republicans will convene their national convention next month. First, CBS News anchor Katie Couric mistakenly said on the air last week that "the mother of all appearances will be in Minneapolis in September -- when McCain accepts his party's nomination." On Monday night, Couric 'fessed up to her mistake and expressed "apologies to the people...

2008-08-06 12:00:33

By Paul Walsh, Star Tribune, Minneapolis Aug. 5--Add one of Minnesota's own to the list of notables who can't seem to keep straight exactly where the Republicans will convene their national convention next month. First, CBS News anchor Katie Couric mistakenly said on the air last week that "the mother of all appearances will be in Minneapolis in September -- when McCain accepts his party's nomination." Monday night, Couric 'fessed up to the nation about her mistake and expressed...

2008-08-05 15:00:32

By Paul Walsh, Star Tribune, Minneapolis Aug. 5--Add one of Minnesota's own to the list of notables who can't seem to keep straight exactly where the Republicans will be holding their national convention next month. First, CBS News anchor Katie Couric mistakenly said on the air last week that "the mother of all appearances will be in Minneapolis in September -- when McCain accepts his party's nomination." Monday night, Couric 'fessed up to the nation about her mistake and expressed...

2008-08-04 03:00:32

By Dan Gross, Philadelphia Daily News Aug. 4--CHARLES BARKLEY needs to shed some pounds, so he's taken up boxing as his exercise of choice. The soon-to-be not-so-Round Mound of Rebound has been training at Joltin' Jabs (4313 Main) in Manayunk. Barkley told us that he'd read that "Joltin' " Joey DeMalavez had recently trained NBC 10's Vai Sikahema for what turned out to be his first-round knockout of Jose Canseco. "My doctor told me I was a Happy Meal away from diabetes," Barkley told...

2008-08-03 00:00:17

By Lorena Blas Hollywood has had it with cancer. Jennifer Aniston, America Ferrera, David Cook, Casey Affleck, Meryl Streep, Lance Armstrong, Scarlett Johansson and Forest Whitaker are just some of the celebrities who are taking a stand against cancer during a one-hour television special. "Stand Up to Cancer" has attracted A-list names to participate in the broadcast. The effort began when a handful of members of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, which addresses various health...

2008-07-27 18:00:27

By FIONA McINTOSH THE world's highest paid American TV news presenter Katie Couric (left) moans that at 51 years old she's become a victim of sexism. As Katie is paid pounds 7.5million a year, more than double that of her male rival, I'd like to be a victim of that kind of sexism, too. Bring it on, boys. (c) 2008 Sunday Mirror; London. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-07-27 15:00:30

By Jeff Simon, The Buffalo News, N.Y. Jul. 27--Time for something new: the "Over/Under" list. In other words, pairs of vaguely related things, of which one is overrated, one is underrated. Feel free, by the way, to make up your own. For the moment, here's mine: Overrated: HBO. Underrated: Showtime. It happens at every Emmy nomination announcement ceremony (not to mention award night) -- entirely too many things go HBO's way and too few go to Showtime. In the last batch, the nods in...

2008-07-24 09:00:47

By Scott D. Pierce Deseret News BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- If I were a betting man, I would have lost money when the folks from CBS News appeared (via satellite) in front of members of the Television Critics Association. I guessed that it would be the third question before Katie Couric's job security came up. My TV critic pals guessed somewhere between second and sixth. We were all wrong. The first question out of a critic's mouth essentially boiled down to, "So, Katie, are you about to...

2008-07-23 21:00:28

By Alan Pergament If you put 200 of the nation's television critics in the same room with media executives and stars, you're bound to have some issues raised. And there was the usual share during the Television Critics Association tour that ended Tuesday. Here is your local critic's list of the Top 10 issues -- some heavy, some light and some unintentionally funny -- from the tour, along with some answers or opinions. Call it a new version of the old ABC program, "Issues and Answers."...

2008-07-22 06:00:12

By Gary Levin and Robert Bianco LOS ANGELES -- NBC says Jay Leno will sign off The Tonight Show May 29, and Conan O'Brien will assume the chair the following Monday, June 1. O'Brien will exit Late Night in New York a few months earlier and spend the time preparing for his new role and moving to a new studio in Burbank. And Jimmy Fallon will move into O'Brien's old slot, probably in March or April. It's a long-planned line of succession for the top-rated late-night lineup. And though...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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