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Zig Ziglar, a motivational speaker who wrote more than 30 books on living a balanced life, and who built a huge following over his long life, has died in Texas.
He was 86. Ziglar, who had been suffering from pneumonia, passed away Wednesday at a hospital in the Dallas suburb of Plano, said his assistant, Jay Hellwig.
With an aim at helping people achieve success in both their careers and personal lives, in addition to a focus on Christianity, Ziglar was a prolific speaker.
He appeared at events alongside world leaders over the years, including several U.S. presidents and formerMore >
Janna Ryan, the wife of U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, has quickly and predictably been thrust into the national spotlight since her husband, a Wisconsin Congressman, was announced as the Republican nominee for Vice President by Mitt Romney.
Here are a few things to know about the 43-year-old Janna:
1. Janna Ryan is 43, and married Paul in 2000. She is stay-at-home mom raising three young children in Wisconsin, Elizabeth, Charles and Samuel (above).
2. Ryan, whose maiden name was Little, grew up in Madill, Oklahoma. Both of her parents spent their careers as successful lawyers in privateMore >
Some things really do get better with age.
Just months away from turning 40, and 19 years after she got naked in Playboy for the first time, Jenny McCarthy is back in the men’s magazine.
And she’s still got it.
The model / actress’ fourth nude pictorial hits newsstands this Friday in the July / August issue. Check out the just-released cover photo of Jenny McCarthy in Playboy:
“I’m really proud of it,” McCarthy told People of the pictorial.
“The pictures are really gorgeous and classy. They really could be out of W magazine.”
“They’re just really elegant photos. It’s probably a lot moreMore >
Horse racing fans will not have another Triple Crown this year.
I’ll Have Another, the winner of The Kentucky Derby and The Preakness and a 4-5 favorite to take home the Belmont Stakes tomorrow and become the sport’s first Triple Crown champion since 1977, has dropped out of the latter race due to a leg injury.
“It’s not tragic, but it’s a huge disappointment,” trainer Doug O’Neill said on The Dan Patrick Show.
He later confirmed at a press conference that I’ll Have Another developed tendonitis in its left front leg and is officially retired. The animal will now be put out to stud, makeMore >
Taylor Swift is under consideration for another major movie role.
The film is being developed by Sony Pictures and Di Bonaventura Pictures’ and would be an adaptation of Sheila Weller’s book “Girls Like Us.” The role would also mark Swift’s first dramatic turn, as she recently voiced a character in The Lorax and appeared in Valentine’s Day.
The movie will follow around the careers of Mitchell, Carly Simon andMore >
In his first interview since being fired by Current TV, Keith Olbermann told David Letterman on The Late Show Tuesday that “I screwed up really big.”
Explaining his ouster using a drawn-out metaphor, he said, “It’s my fault it didn’t succeed in the sense that I didn’t think the whole thing through.”
“I didn’t say, ‘you know, if you buy a $10 million chandelier, you should have a house to put it in. Just walking around with a $10 million chandelier isn’t going to do anybody a lot of good, and it’s not going to do any good to the chandelier.’”More >
You won’t believe this, but the Parents Television Council (PTC) has something to say about the bird that M.I.A. flipped during last night’s Super Bowl halftime show.
As previously reported and depicted, this rapper aimed her middle finger directly at a NBC camera during her brief time on stage with Madonna, an act that resulted in both the network and the NFL issuing an apology.
But the PTC has now released its own statement, coming down on the league for promising a clean show.
“NBC fumbled and the NFL lied because a performer known as M.I.A. felt it necessaryMore >
Katie Couric is back on the market.
The reporter and future talk show host has split with her boyfriend of five years, entrepreneur Brooks Perlin. The New York Post first reported the break up.
The couple – who met at a 2006 fundraiser for cancer research – were “at different stages in their careers,” according to a friend of the ABC correspondent, adding: “The split was inevitable.”
Couric’s husband, Jay Monahan, died of colon cancer in 1998. He was 42.
Couric will debut her new talk show on ABC in May, while she hosts a two-hour year-end special on December 15, looking back at variousMore >
In case the rash of superhero movies and sequels wasn’t evidence enough that Hollywood is out of ideas…
Lionsgate has confirmed plans to remake Dirty Dancing, the iconic film that launched the careers of Jennifer Grey and certified Patrick Swayze as a true, hip-swiveling hunk.
According to Variety, Kenny Ortega – who choreographed many of the original movie’s dance numbers – will direct the new version and include such classics as “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life,” “Hungry Eyes” and “She’s Like the Wind.”
“The opportunity to direct Dirty Dancing isMore >
The music video for Weird Al Yankovic’s much-discussed Lady Gaga parody “Perform This Way” has arrived, and it’s as outlandish as you’d expect.
True to form, the lyrics are hilarious and the visuals play off them well, but Lady Gaga provided a unique challenge as far as Al spoof targets go.
In order to skewer someone as bombastic as Lady Gaga (this is a woman who wears outfits like these), a parody has to be REALLY out there!
Does Weird Al’s head superimposed on a hot chick’s body qualify, with his geeky dome bobbing horriblyMore >
The July issue of W features dueling covers: on one, Beyonce teases a left boob flash; on the other, Christina Aguilera goes a lot further than that.
It’s a prime time in the careers of both these stars, as Beyonce has a new album on the way and a lifetime achievement award on her mantel. Aguilera, meanwhile, can thank The Voice for a comeback many didn’t believe was possible.
Compare the cover shots below and then make your opinion known on this pressing issue: Which gorgeous singer would you rather… you know.
Lauren Alaina was scarily close to missing out on her dream tonight.
The American Idol finalist suffered through a vocal chord sprain – akin to a sprained ankle, according to a physician – during rehearsals this afternoon. It was so bad that Haley Reinhart was nearly called in to replace Lauren on the finale.
But a doctor appeared on stage at the outset of the program and told viewers he gave Alaina some medicine because she “blew out” her voice and he thinks she’ll “do great.”
“I’m here, I’m ready to sing. I’m fine, don’t worry about it,” Lauren said, hoarsely, on stage.
How will thisMore >
Daddy Knowles has been Beyonce’s manager since she debuted as a teen in the multiplatinum-selling group Destiny’s Child in the late 1990s and throughout her superstar career as a solo artist. But now, he’s out. Beyonce’s publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure, told the AP in a statement Monday that the Grammy-winning singer and her father have parted ways “on a business level.”
Beyonce says in the statement that she is grateful for the role her
(HMG Celebrity News) – We mentioned a few weeks ago there were evident signs of trouble in paradise for this couple. And now Keira Knightley and Rupert Friend have called it quits, on their relationship, after five years together. The rumors escalated when 29-year old Rupert attended the premiere of the English National Ballet’s ‘The Nutcracker’ in London last month. He brought his mother Caroline to the show, but Keira, 25, was nowhere in sight. A source tells PEOPLE that the couple, who had shared a London home overlooking Hyde Park, quietly broke up a few months ago, citing work andMore >
(HMG Celebrity News) – Famed singer and actress Barbra Streisand is in talks to play Mama Rose in a Warner Bros. remake of the classic 1962 movie musical Gypsy, The New York Times reported Wednesday. The Oscar-winning actress has already met with Broadway legends Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurents to discuss playing overbearing stage mother Rose, played by Ethel Merman in the original 1959 Broadway production and by Rosalind Russell in the 1962 film. Laurents wrote the book for “Gypsy” and directed the 2008 revival on Broadway that starred Patti LuPone, while Sondheim wrote theMore >