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2009-10-04 13:33:28

Professional dancer Anton Du Beke of the British TV series Strictly Come Dancing says he is not a racist despite calling TV star Laila Rouass a Paki. De Beke admitted to using the term of abuse for a Pakistani in reference to Rouass, known for her role on Footballers' Wives, and said he has since apologized for the remark, The Sunday Telegraph reported. There was no racist intent whatsoever but I accept that it is a term which causes offense and I regret my use of it, which was done without...

2009-09-30 18:26:21

U.S. actor Matt LeBlanc, best known for his work on the sit-com Friends and its spinoff Joey, is set to star in a new comedy series, Showtime announced. The cable television network said it has ordered six installments of Episodes, a Showtime and BBC co-production described as a single-camera comedy-within-a-comedy about the television industry. The series was created by David Crane, who has worked on Friends and The Class, and Jeffrey Klarik, whose credits include The Class and Mad About...

2009-09-30 07:30:00

Model Kathy Ireland became the latest celebrity booted from the U.S. dance competition series, Dancing with the Stars, Tuesday night. Previously eliminated from Season 9 of the show were singer Macy Gray and actor Ashley Hamilton. I wouldn't change a minute of it, Ireland, who had been partnered with professional dancer Tony Dovolani for the show, told People magazine after learning their fate. To be able to work with Tony the past six weeks has changed my life forever. I can do so many...

2009-09-23 20:39:08

Chicago Cubs outfielder Milton Bradley apologized Wednesday for comments he made last week that resulted in his suspension for the remainder of the season. Bradley, who signed a three-year, $30 million contract last winter, made a series of disparaging remarks about the Cubs in an interview published in the Daily Herald of Arlington Heights, Ill. You understand why they haven't won here in 100 years, Bradley was quoted as saying. It's just not a positive environment. I need a stable,...

2009-09-22 14:42:47

A New Jersey judge ended a three-year custody battle over a family dog by ordering the former couple to share ownership. Superior Court Judge John Tomasello ordered Eric Ware and Doreen Houseman, who were together for 13 years before they split in 2006, to share custody of Dexter the pug on a 5-week cycle, The Gloucester County (N.J.) Times reported Tuesday. Houseman, who said she hasn't seen Dexter in more than 2 1/2 years, is to begin her first cycle of custody Friday. I just can't wait to...

2009-09-10 12:18:03

U.S. actresses and breast cancer survivors Edie Falco and Cynthia Nixon have agreed to appear in a new Stand Up to Cancer public service campaign. This fall's print and broadcast ads are intended to educate cancer patients and their loved ones about the increased risk of infection during cancer treatment and the importance of learning how to manage one's risk. Learning you have cancer comes as a complete shock and, at first, makes you feel powerless, Falco said in a statement. You really need...

2009-09-03 11:02:34

Dr. Jack Kevorkian is defending Michael Jackson's physician, insisting the U.S. singer got what he wanted when Dr. Conrad Murray administered propofol to him. Murray has been the focus of an investigation after Jackson's June 25 death was classified as a homicide because lethal levels of the anesthesia were found in his system. The matter is still under investigation and no charges have been filed against Murray, who maintains he did nothing wrong and only gave Jackson the propofol to help...

2009-08-26 13:10:04

Beau Bridges has signed on to appear in an upcoming episode of the U.S. television drama, The Closer, TVGuide.com reported. Bridges' screen credits include Jerry Maguire, My Name is Earl, Stargate SG-1 and Desperate Housewives. TVGuide.com said he is to play character Provenza's former partner, who returns to help close a case turned over on appeal, in an episode to air next season. G.W. Bailey plays Provenza in the show, which co-stars Kyra Sedgwick and J.K. Simmons and which is slated to...

2009-08-20 19:43:53

An 8-year-old London boy has become the youngest person in the world to walk on the wings of an airplane in mid-flight. Tiger Brewer broke the record set eight years ago by a then-11-year-old by wing-walking on his grandfather's biplane Thursday, 1,000 feet above Rendcomb Airfield in Gloucestershire, England, The Times of London reported Thursday. On take-off I was scared. From one to 10, it was probably a nine, but when I was in the air, it was probably a five, he said. It felt amazing, like...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.