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Women in bikinis, balling in an organized league. It was really only a matter of time until someone had this genius idea. Think of the action bikini photos!
No, Marisa Miller is not involved. This was just a chance to shamelessly include a photo of her. Anyway, the Bikini Basketball League has been around in concept since 2011.
There are seven set franchises in six cities:
According to the league’s Twitter, the Chicago Desire, Orlando LadyCats, Miami Spice, L.A. Ice, New York Knockouts, Hollywood Hotties and Atlanta Fleet Angels are set to do battle.
It’s like the wildlyMore >
Hugh Jackman and a robot named Atom knocked the competition down to the canvas this weekend, as Real Steel opened huge at the box office.
The action film, which garnered great reviews across the board, brought in $27.3 million domestically on Friday and Saturday.
George Clooney and Ryan Gosling finished a distant second in their first weekend together, as The Ides of March tallied just over $10 million. Here’s a look at the latest Hollywood box office results:
- Real Steel: $27.3 million
- The Ides of March: $10.4 million
- Dolphin Tale: $9.2 million
- Moneyball: $7.5
Roger Williams, a virtuoso pianist who topped the Billboard pop chart in the 1950s and played for nine U.S. presidents during a long career, passed away Saturday.
He was 87. The electrifying stage performer and an adept improviser died at home in Los Angeles of complications from pancreatic cancer, according to reports.
Williams’ 1955 hit “Autumn Leaves” is the only piano instrumental to reach No. 1 on the Billboard pop charts and remains the best-selling piano record of all time.
Nicknamed the “pianist to the presidents,” Williams played for every commander in chief from Harry Truman toMore >
Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis has died. The controversial firebrand, who remade one of the NFL’s best known franchises in his own renegade image, was 82.
The Raiders said he died at his home in Oakland.
In recent years, Davis was best known for dubious personnel moves, lackluster success and irritating fellow NFL owners. But his teams pioneered the “vertical” or “West Coast Offense” style of play and won three Super Bowls (XI, XV, XVIII).
Al Davis (1929-2011) was a 1992 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee.
With his authoritarian, often-polarizing style, Davis became – as coach, then ownerMore >
It was intimidating. For Barack.
When Lady Gaga came face to face with President Obama at a fundraising event held by the Human Rights Campaign, gay advocacy organization, in San Francisco on September 25, there were no photos allowed at the private event.
Too bad, because one would’ve been worth a thousand words.
“She was wearing 16-inch heels,” Obama told reporters after the run-in with the pop superstar. “She was eight feet tall. It was a little intimidating.”
The press pool said that she added a black veil and a bouffant hairstyle to complete the look, but no one was able to see theMore >
Lady Gaga fans follow her unique style almost as much as her chart-topping music. It’s only fitting that she’d debut a new, remixed track at a fashion show.
The house of Mugler, which retained the boundary-pushing star as musical director for its Paris menswear presentation Wednesday, has released a short film.
That film combines footage from the runway with a remixed version of a new track, reportedly called “Schei
(HMG Celebrity News) – One could call this a good old fashioned food fight between culinary stars Eric Ripert and Gordon Ramsay, except that it could revolve around the suicide of a New Jersey chef. Three years after Ramsay belittled him on his reality show “Kitchen Nightmares,” Joseph Cerniglia, the owner of Campania in Fair Lawn, took a death plunge into the Hudson River last week.Perhaps fueling “Top Chef judge Ripert’s ire, is the fact that Cerniglia, who leaves behind three young children and a wife, is not the first former Ramsay charge to take his own life. Rachel Brown, a chef More >
American Idol experienced a decrease in ratings this season. New judge Ellen DeGeneres is a lesbian.
Clearly, says Gary McCullough, the director of the Christian Newswire, these two facts are related. In a press release today, he wrote:
I am confident that the producers of American Idol will… find a dozen other reasons for the drop in ratings. After all, what successful television producer could have a clue what wholesomeness is as long as they see promoting homosexuality as a virtue.
If one of the judges was an abortion activist, or a political right winger and continued to insertMore >