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President Barack Obama  still has more than two months left in office, but the tributes are already pouring in. The program, “ Love & Happiness: An Obama Celebration ” on BET Tuesday night, prompted thousands of people to tweet their gratitude and caused # ThankYouObama to trend.

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Regina Spektor has a knack for turning simple chord progressions into ethereal expressions of joy, longing and sadness – sometimes all three in the same breadth. Her intonation alternates between whimsy and passion. This was all on display at her recent Town Hall show when she took the stage with a string quartet plus bass and drums.

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LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – “ The Girl on the Train ” pulled into the station with a $24.7 million opening, a solid result despite the fact that the mystery debuted as much of the U.S.

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Whenever someone asks me how I afford to travel, I have to force myself not to respond with “selling Nutella by the spoonful and procrastinating Sallie Mae payments.” It’s just so funny because people think there’s this magic formula out there. This one-size-fits-all-encompassing route that gives everyone an equal chance of seeing the world.

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Four adorable ducklings got police protection after being spotted trying to cross a busy street in Parker, Colorado. Sgt

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For Architectural Digest , by Lindsey Mather.

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I’d like to think that someday MTV’s Faking It will be acknowledged as one of those rare shows that really did stand above much of the TV pack in spite of never drawing a big audience.

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Surreal moments: they happen to all of us! Most of them, however, do not involve kissing famous and beautiful actor Emma Watson , who captured every millennial boy’s heart as Hermione Granger in the “Harry Potter” films. But for Rupert Grint, that is,  in fact, the case . While at an event at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Grint opened up about the particular strangeness of kissing his co-star .

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Ladies and gentlemen, here’s your next presenter, Steve Harvey! Oops, sorry folks. We’ve made a mistake

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Holistic has many definitions — some call it woo-woo, others spiritual, others educated. I like to think of a holistic life as a wise life; you live a life that you know will be better by looking at the big picture, living life as wholly and being aware of the impact of your action. What we think, do, say, eat, practice and believe in, and our impact on others and the planet, are all reflections of how we choose to live our life

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ImageContent(562cf44ce4b0aac0b8fd2db9,562cf4451400001b013c9117,Image,HectorAssetUrl(562cf4451400001b013c9117.jpeg,Some(),Some(jpeg)),ASSOCIATED PRESS,) Heavy rains fueled by the meeting of two storm systems, one the remnants of Hurricane Patricia, pounded southeastern Texas, triggering flash floods and derailing a freight train as the heavy weather descended upon Houston early on Sunday. The National Weather Service predicted 6 to 12 inches (15 to 30 cm) of rain for coastal areas, including southwest Louisiana, by Monday morning, exacerbated by tides up to five feet (1.5 meter) and wind gusts up to 35 mph. The rain systems were intensified by Patricia, which was downgraded to a tropical depression after crashing into Mexico’s west coast as a powerful hurricane..

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By Lil Mama As Told To Najja Parker I didn’t take it seriously when my mother was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004. She didn’t look sick.

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Claire Danes  is known to the public as Carrie Mathison on “Homeland,” but in the early 2000s, she was better known as a “homewrecker.” The actress sat down with shock jock Howard Stern on Oct. 5 to talk about the experience.  Danes started dating ex-boyfriend Billy Crudup in 2003, after he left his pregnant girlfriend of eight years , Mary-Louise Parker, for her. The two met while filming “Stage Beauty” together.  “I was just in love with him,” said Danes.

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Photo by Eric Taylor Oakland, CA – Sometimes even the best pitchers are nervous.

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No one wants to work on Labor Day, so when I sat down with Andrew Garfield at a Manhattan coffee shop, I wasn’t expecting much. I was wrong.

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Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com The woman who survived the fatal on-air shooting of two Virginia journalists last month  played dead  in order to stay alive.  Vicki Gardner was being interviewed  by WDBJ reporter Alison Parker when Vester Flanagan opened fire, killing Parker and cameraman Adam Ward.  Gardner was shot in the back during the attack, but survived.  On Tuesday, Gardner described those harrowing moments in an interview  with Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren, her first since the attack.

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After his daughter, WDBJ-TV reporter Alison Parker, and her colleague Adam Ward were  shot dead on live television  last month, Andy Parker vowed to do “ whatever it takes ” to end gun violence .

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WDBJ-TV viewers watched in horror as the shots rang out. Gun violence on live TV. Before it was over, a television news reporter and her cameraman lay dead.

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WASHINGTON — The father of slain TV journalist Alison Parker said that NRA supporters and lawmakers who voted against passing stricter gun laws have “messed with the wrong family.” Andy Parker, speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday, vowed to continue the push for stronger gun legislation and more in-depth background checks for those wanting to purchase weapons. Parker’s daughter was one of two journalists working for TV station WDBJ in Roanoke, Virginia, who were killed earlier this week  by a disgruntled ex-employee of the station

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Would stricter gun laws have saved the lives of Alison Parker and Adam Ward?

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The news team of WDBJ held a moment of silence for their slain colleagues this morning in a touching tribute to “what made these two so special.” The station held the moment at 6:45 a.m., the same time Alison Parker and Adam Ward were shot and killed  on Wednesday by a former WDBJ employee while filming a story about the 50th anniversary of a lake. Anchor Kim McBroom held hands with weatherman Leo Hirsbrunner and Missouri anchor Steve Grant to remember their colleagues, because “that’s the only way to do it,” McBroom said through tears.

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Rwanda’s Newest Graduates

25Ago

Akilah Institute for Women Row upon row of eager, hopeful young faces beam towards the podium.

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When I think of summer destination spots, Cleveland is not usually high on my list.

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These lovely, rare creatures are twin baby manatees, swimming with their mother. Mom's manatee with twins

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Exceptional talents call for exceptional living. Some of New York’s most unique and luxurious real estate has been scooped up by celebrities, and with the spotlight always on, their real estate investments have become examples of market conditions. While Michelle Williams’s recent purchase of a 114 year old Colonial Revival in Brooklyn’s Ditmas Park opened the nation’s eyes to the suburban-like possibilities right outside Manhattan, Katie Holmes’ $25K per month rental in Chelsea served as a reminder of the limitless prices, amenities, and possibilities New York has to offer

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We don’t get to choose who our ancestors were.

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Great Conversations: Demian Bichir

13Jul

I sat down with actor Demian Bichir during the final months of 2008, when he was appearing in “The Waters of Babylon” at the Geffen Playhouse. Since then, Bichir has become a recognizable face north of the U.S.-Mexico border following his lauded turn in 2011’s indie hit “A Better Life,” for which he was tapped with a Best Actor Oscar nomination. DEMIAN BICHIR DRINKS FROM THE WATERS OF BABYLON , FIGHTS A REVOLUTION WITH CHE AND TAKES A WALK IN THE WEEDS A native of Mexico City, actor Demian Bichir is currently batting a triple with two high-profile supporting roles on the big and small screen, as well as the male lead (co-starring with Shannon Cochran) in Robert Schenkkan’s play By the Waters of Babylon , which is currently onstage at The Geffen Playhouse.

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Learning how to read and appreciate imaginative literature takes years, exemplifies the importance of delayed gratification. It may help us succeed on this planet. It may lead to or underlie the wisdom of the ages

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Defiance, Confederate Flags, and What to Do Now

24Jun

June 2015 and we reel from the domestic terror attack in South Carolina that took nine lives, perpetrated by a young white male who raged against African Americans and posed for pictures wearing Apartheid-era South African and Rhodesian flag patches. In the immediate aftermath, public outrage focused on South Carolina’s insistence on flying the Confederate flag on capitol grounds

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The debates around open vs. closed office spaces are continuing to heat up and I still think these debates are absolutely pointless

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How long can we expect to see new reports and videos of unarmed Black men being shot by police in incidents all across the country? Aspects of two of the most recent shootings in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and North Charleston, South Carolina, suggest some answers to the question, and the answers do not bode well

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Sarah Jessica Parker celebrated her birthday at Tuesday’s New York Rangers game and sat behind Tom Hanks and his son Chet (aka rapper Chet Haze ). They seemed to be having fun.

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Fourteen-year-old Ashley Summers vanished in 2007 — just blocks away from Ariel Castro’s Cleveland “House of Horrors” — and besides a brief phone call to her mother in 2008, she hasn’t been heard from since. Recently, the FBI released a surveillance photo taken at a Rhode Island ATM of a woman with striking similarities to Ashley. In the video above, Marc Vaillant, a facial recognition expert, and Susan Constantine, a body language expert specializing in human behavior and facial recognition, analyze the photo — watch and see what they conclude

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The best evening out that you probably haven’t heard about is going on every Wednesday night at Minton’s, an old-fashioned supper club with equal emphasis on both words. Upon entering through a narrow door on 118th street, you become enveloped in an atmosphere that’s elegant yet inviting. JC Hopkins Biggish Band fills the long narrow room with brassy bebop, evoking the spirits of Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, and Charles Mingus who all played at the club’s original incarnation.

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A former member of a now-defunct University of Oklahoma fraternity apologized on Tuesday, two days after a video leaked showing him singing a song with deeply racist undertones. “I am deeply sorry for what I did Saturday night. It was wrong and reckless,” said Parker Rice in a statement published by the Dallas Morning News

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Sean Parker, the co-founder of the online music service Napster and the first president of Facebook, has pledged nearly a quarter of a million dollars toward a campaign to develop a cure for allergies. Parker, 35, has been hospitalized repeatedly because of allergies to foods including peanuts, tree nuts and shellfish. These experiences led to his interest in new treatments, the chairman of San Francisco-based Brigade Media said during a conference call with reporters Monday

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BAGHDAD, Oct 4 (Reuters) – Islamic State fighters stormed a town in Iraq’s western Anbar province on Saturday, its latest conquest in the desert region where it has chalked up a string of victories, a military official and people fleeing the scene said.

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Thought the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge was over? Nope. Weeks after she was nominated by Sarah Jessica Parker , Balmain creative director Olivier Rousteing and designer Giuseppe Zanotti, Kim Kardashian finally proved she was game on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Tuesday , Sept.

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Arizona Public Service, the largest utility in the state, is facing scrutiny over whether it is secretly funding a campaign against two Republican candidates for the state’s utility regulatory commission. The primary race for the state’s Corporation Commission, which oversees utility issues in the state, features four Republican candidates: Thomas Forese, Doug Little, Lucy Mason and Vernon Parker. A conservative dark money group, the Arizona Free Enterprise Club, has thrown its money behind Forese and Little, as well as behind secretary of state candidate Justin Pierce — spending a total of $1.1 million on the primaries this year, according to the state’s campaign finance records .

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In the September issue of Glamour magazine , Olivia Wilde — who welcomed baby Otis with fiancé Jason Sudeikis in April — talks about her experience breastfeeding her 4-month-old.

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Hailing from the sunny shores of New Jersey, Cristina brings a diverse background to the Mudderella team.

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Clint Dempsey thought his nose was broken. Nobody who saw the bloodied visage of the U.S

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SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Kawhi Leonard could have been devastated by losing last season’s NBA Finals. Instead, he vowed to get better. More…

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LONDON, THE GLOBE–Scholars aren’t certain when William Shakespeare wrote Titus Andronicus , although they favor 1593.

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By Sophie Rosen for DivorcedMoms.com Our brain tells us that hindsight is 20/20. Yet emotion often gets the best of us. Particularly after a divorce , it is tempting to beat ourselves up as we contemplate what we could have done differently were we able to change the past

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Conrad Gregor’s 1st Home Run Is Caught By His Dad (VIDEO)

26May

A home run is a big moment for any ballplayer, and the first of the season is even bigger. But when that homer is caught by Dad?

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. may be an undefeated welterweight champion, but that didn’t stop rapper T.I

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How A Shocking Revelation In My Marriage Changed Everything

17May

“This Is Divorce At…” is a HuffPost Divorce series delving into divorce at every stage of life.

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Eleanor Parker Dead: ‘Sound Of Music’ Actress Dies At 91

16Feb

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eleanor Parker, who was nominated for Academy Awards three times for her portrayals of strong-willed women and played a scheming baroness in “The Sound of Music,” has died at 91. Family friend Richard Gale said Parker died Monday morning due to complications from pneumonia. “She passed away peacefully, surrounded by her children at a medical facility near her home in Palm Springs,” Gale added.

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United recuperó aliento en la Premier

02Nov

Redacción | MEDIOTIEMPO Londres, Inglaterra, sábado 2 de Noviembre del 2013 Javier Hernández se quedó en la banca Los Red Devils llegaron a 17 unidades La infernal fiesta duró 25 minutos. Tiempo suficiente para la victoria 3-1 del Manchester United, sin Javier Hernández, en el campo del Fulham. Los Red Devils de David Moyes se metieron al Estadio Craven Cottage y con un primer tiempo perfecto gestaron su victoria que les permite tomar aliento en la Liga Premier al llegar a los 17 puntos.

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MEDIOTIEMPO | Agencias Sao Paulo, Brasil, viernes 7 de Septiembre del 2012 51 mil hinchas abuchearon a la selección de Brasil La Selección de Brasil se impuso hoy con un tacaño 1-0 anotado por Hulk a la de Sudáfrica en partido amistoso jugado en Sao Paulo y que le valió el abucheo de 51 mil hinchas defraudados por una exhibición que no convenció. Brasil, que inició el compromiso con un equipo netamente ofensivo con los creativos Lucas, Oscar y los delanteros Neymar y Leandro Damiao, no mostró el fútbol deseado por los exigentes hinchas que comparecieron en el Estadio Morumbí, ni el que se espera del equipo que está siendo preparado para disputar en casa el Mundial de 2014. Los pupilos de Mano Menezes necesitaban una clara victoria para reconciliarse con los hinchas tras perder el Oro en los Juegos Olímpicos de Londres, en los que fue derrotado en la final por México

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MEDIOTIEMPO | Agencias Buenos Aires, Argentina, miércoles 1 de Agosto del 2012 Messi, Mascherano, Di María e Higuaín fueron convocados para jugar en Frankfurt Los futbolistas del Barcelona Lionel Messi y Javier Mascherano y los del Real Madrid Ángel Di María y Gonzalo Higuaín fueron convocados por el seleccionador argentino, Alejandro Sabella, para el partido amistoso que los albicelestes disputarán con Alemania el día 15 de este mes en Frankfurt. La plantilla se completará con futbolistas de equipos argentinos que el próximo fin de semana abrirán la temporada.

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Redacción | MEDIOTIEMPO Olympic Stadium, Kiev, Ucrania, ante un lleno, viernes 15 de Junio del 2012 Los duelos Suecia vs.

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MEDIOTIEMPO | Agencias Saint John, Antigua y Barbuda, martes 12 de Junio del 2012 La Selección local estaba obligada a cerrar esta jornada de la Eliminatoria con triunfo Las Selecciones de Antigua y Barbuda y Jamaica no se hicieron daño y terminaron empatadas sin goles, en su segundo duelo por la Eliminatoria de la CONCACAF, disputado en el estadio Sir Vivian Richards de esta capital. Con este resultado el más beneficiado fue el cuadro jamaicano, ya que sumó un punto más para llegar a cuatro en el Grupo A de la Eliminatoria de la zona, mientras el local apenas sumó su primer punto. Con una derrota a cuestas en el sector, el conjunto local tenía la obligación de salir por el triunfo y en el minuto siete dejó ir una clara, cuando Lawson Robinson entró sólo pero le faltó tranquilidad para definir y el portero Dwayne Muller le quitó la opción.

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Juan Manuel Terán | MEDIOTIEMPO Ciudad de México, martes 5 de Junio del 2012 Lampard, Barry y Ferdinand las bajas que tienen los ingleses para el torneo Hodgson tomó al equipo tras la intempestiva salida de Fabio Capello Es un torneo que a lo largo de la historia se les ha negado a los creadores del futbol. Inglaterra llega a Polonia-Ucrania 2012 con la intención de superar los obstáculos internos que se le han presentado en los últimos meses, y ganar de una vez por todas uno de los títulos que falta en sus vitrinas.

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MEDIOTIEMPO | Agencias Londres, Inglaterra, jueves 31 de Mayo del 2012 El jugador salió ldespués del entrenamiento El centrocampista inglés, Frank Lampard, se perderá la próxima Eurocopa de Polonia y Ucrania por una lesión muscular que sufrió ayer durante el entrenamiento de su Selección, según informó hoy la Federación Inglesa. El jugador del Chelsea, que se incorporó a la Selección inglesa el pasado martes tras unos días de descanso después de haber ganado la Champions League, se sometió hoy a unas pruebas médicas que lo descartaron para disputar el torneo continental, que empezará la semana próxima en Varsovia

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MEDIOTIEMPO | Agencias Londres, Inglaterra, jueves 31 de Mayo del 2012 El jugador salió lesionado ldespués del entrenamiento El centrocampista inglés, Frank Lampard, se perderá la próxima Eurocopa de Polonia y Ucrania por una lesión muscular que sufrió ayer durante el entrenamiento de su Selección, según informó hoy la Federación Inglesa. “Los doctores no pueden asegurar que juegue en la fase de grupos, lo que implica que tenemos que buscarle un sustituto en la medular.” El jugador del Chelsea, que se incorporó a la Selección inglesa el pasado martes tras unos días de descanso después de haber ganado la Liga de Campeones, se sometió hoy a unas pruebas médicas que lo descartaron para disputar el Torneo Continental, que empezará la semana próxima en Varsovia.

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MEDIOTIEMPO | Agencias Londres, Inglaterra, domingo 22 de Abril del 2012 Muamba relató lo que vivió cuando se desplomó en pleno partido El jugador del Bolton, Fabrice Muamba, que el pasado 21 de marzo sufrió un paro cardíaco durante un encuentro de la Liga inglesa frente al Tottenham, señaló hoy que su recuperación ha sido “más que un milagro”. “Durante 78 minutos estuve muerto y lo previsible, incluso si vivía, era que sufriera daño cerebral”, afirmó al diario “The Sun” el futbolista de origen congoleño, que el pasado lunes fue dado de alta del Chest Hospital de Londres, donde permaneció varias semanas ingresado

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Spurs barre a Lakers

18Abr

Filed under: Baloncesto , NBA Mientras los Celtics se tambaleaban hacia los vestuarios en el medio tiempo luego de ser vapuleados en un asalto que empató el récord de la NBA en tiros de tres puntos, la música resumía a la perfección la forma en que se deben haber sentido. El nombre de la canción era “You Dropped a Bomb on Me” (Me echaste una bomba), y eso fue lo que hizo Carmelo Anthony junto con los Knicks. Anthony acumuló 35 puntos, 12 rebotes y 10 asistencias para apuntarse el martes el segundo triple doble en su carrera y los Knicks de Nueva York encestaron 19 triples para mantener viva la esperanza del título en la División Atlántico con un triunfo de 118-110 sobre los Celtics de Boston.

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MEDIOTIEMPO | Agencias Londres, Inglaterra, domingo 15 de Abril del 2012 El equipo londinense vuelve a la Final luego de dos años y enfrentará al Liverpool El centrocampista español Juan Mata dirigió al Chelsea a la Final de la FA Cup, a la que regresó dos años después, tras golear en Wembley al Tottenham (1-5), para citarse con el Liverpool, que el sábado superó al Everton. El internacional español marcó uno de los tantos, que no debió subir al marcador al no haber rebasado la línea de meta, y propició el tercero, el de la sentencia, anotado por el brasileño Ramires y el quinto, sellado por el francés Florient Malouda. El Chelsea mostró su eficacia a tres días de la visita del Barcelona, al que espera reactivado por su presencia en la Final de la Copa en un año inestable para el cuadro londinense, que logró su último título en la campaña 2009-2010

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Filed under: Baloncesto , NBA NBA Temporada 2012 De haber sabido que jugaría tan mal, Derrick Rose se hubiera quedado en la banca este partido. Lo bueno para él es que sus compañeros en Chicago lo relevaron. C.J

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Filed under: Baloncesto , NBA Con un lugar asegurado en los playoffs y un tramo agotador por cruzar, el entrenador de los Spurs de San Antonio Gregg Popovich dijo que era obvio que dejaría descansar a sus estrellas Tim Duncan, Tony Parker y el argentino Manu Ginóbili. Y eso no le molestó al Jazz de Utah, un equipo que aún intenta conseguir un boleto para la postemporada

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Filed under: NBA Por Paul J. Weber San Antonio, Texas – Los Spurs de San Antonio ampliaron su racha de victorias a 11 en un partido en que el entrenador Gregg Popovich se comprometió a jugar con sólo 10 hombres

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