Friday, February 4, 2011

Photo Gallery: The “Peas” to rock the Super Bowl

The hip Grammy winning SoCal band, The Black Eyed Peas, is planning to really rock the house at the Super Bowl on Sunday. In a post on the Spin Magazine website, band member will.i.am described their plans for Super Bowl XLV:  “We’re known for doing outlandish things and we’re going to make this a big spectacle.” The Super Bowl is one of the most watched television events […]
Tuesday, February 1, 2011

New book out today by television trailblazer Belva Davis

 It’s not easy being the first to break through social and professional barriers, especially back in the turbulent sixties. Nevertheless, someone has to step up, take the risks, suffer the insults and the rejections, and Belva Davis did that to become the first black female television journalist/anchor in the western United States. Davis tells her incredible story of rising from the projects of Oakland to become an […]
Sunday, January 30, 2011

Mega Millions jackpot nearing a $100 million

The Mega Millions jackpot is barreling toward the $100 million mark. Again, no one picked all of the six winning numbers from last Friday’s draw. However, one lucky player in California scored over a quarter of a million dollars — $253, 384 to be exact — with a ticket that has five of the winning numbers — missing only the Mega Ball. […]
Saturday, January 29, 2011

ShowBiz Bits: NBC Universal deal, Charlie Sheen in rehab, and the wedding of William & Kate

Comcast completes deal for NBC Universal The largest cable company in the country is now the proud owner of an entertainment giant, NBC Universal. Comcast announced today that its deal to buy 51 per cent of NBC Universal is done. General Electric hangs onto the other 49 percent. Comcast began celebrating before the deal officially closed yesterday. Last Thursday,  Comcast sent out a […]
Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Megal Millions jackpot jumps to $77 million: Two CA tickets win more than 200G

The Mega Millions jackpot appears to be headed into that lottery fever zone again. No ticket held all of the winning numbers — so the jackpot grew to $77 million. The lucky digits from yesterday’s draw: 5, 8, 31, 46, 50 and the Mega Ball 4. Two California players did score a nice payback from that game. Those tickets missed out on the […]
Tuesday, January 25, 2011

“The King’s Speech” tops Oscar nominations

Publicity Photo– Colin Firth and Helena Bonham Carter in a scene from “The King’s Speech” “The King’s Speech,” grabbed the lion’s share of the nominations for the 83rd Academy Awards this morning in Beverly Hills.  The historical drama is about Britain’s King George VI and his struggle to overcome a stammer. “The King’s Speech” received 12 nominations,  “True Grit” got […]
Monday, January 24, 2011

Photo Gallery: Glitz and glamour at the White House

A glitzy state dinner for President Hu Jintao of China at the White House, last Wednesday. It was the first formal dinner for China in more than 13 years. The last one was during the Bill Clinton Administration. At the affair, First Lady Michelle Obama dazzled in a gorgeous red and black gown by the late British designer, Alexander McQueen. The more […]
Sunday, January 23, 2011

ShowBiz Bits:”No Strings Attached” hot at the Box Office, “King’s Speech” claims a major award & Oscar nominations

“No Strings Attached” #1 at Box Office “The Green Hornet” got thrashed by a new chick flick. That’s right. The R-rated romantic comedy,”No Strings Attached,” debuted at number one this weekend with an estimated haul of $20.3 million. The rom-com stars Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher and reportedly was produced on a $25 million budget. “The Green Hornet” slipped from first to second […]
Saturday, January 22, 2011

Mega Millions jackpot grows to $63 million: two CA tickets win more than 200G

Two California players missed winning yesterday’s Mega Millions jackpot by one number — the Mega Ball.  However, each of their tickets is worth a stack of money — $111,461. Not enough to retire on — but that should cover those holiday bills with some left over for a really nice spring vacation.  The hot digits from Friday’s game:  5, 9, 21, 35, 38, and […]