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Winter Storm Nemo, a.k.a. the blizzard going on outside for tens of millions of Americans, is doing its thing. But why does a big snowstorm need a name?
You can thank The Weather Channel alone for the moniker, it turns out.
It also turns out that the National Weather Service is not amused.
The massive New York / Northeast / New England snow storm will be among the biggest on record, but the region has seen plenty of snow in the past.
Why is this one so special? And why Winter Storm Nemo of all names?
Here’s the Weather Channel’s rationale for naming the blizzard:
Lindsey Stone, a Massachusetts woman, has been placed on unpaid leave from her job after posting a photo to her Facebook page from the Tomb of the Unknowns.
See it here and see why:
The picture shows Stone, an employee at LIFE (Living Independently Forever) in Hyannis, giving the middle finger and miming a loud yell at the D.C. landmark.
The photo in front of the Tomb of the Unknowns‘ sign encouraging “silence and respect” went viral, with a “Fire Lindsey Stone” Facebook page gaining 19,000 fans.
Those 19,000 fan will be pleased to learn that Stone has been placed on unpaidMore >
LeAnn Rimes caught considerable flak for her appearance at the NCAA title game last night, and did not mince words firing back at critics on Twitter.
Rimes, who recently called a truce with Brandi Glanville, now has other detractors to focus on – those who said she’s looking way too thin lately.
“To those who have to turn to other’s lives and judge with no real knowledge of how anyone lives, you can you know what!” she posted Tuesday.
Rimes performing the National Anthem in Houston last night.
Responding to a “fan” who asked if she starves herself: “dear lord! I do not workout too muchMore >
Let’s get one thing clear: Charlie Sheen quotes from this week will never be topped.
We could combine Michael Lohan with Sarah Palin and feed them with nothing but tequila for days and they would still be unable to top the lunacy that spewed forth from the actor’s mouth over the past several days. To wit:
Still, one man has stepped up and at least earned honorable mention since being thrust back into the national spotlight. Consider some of the gems Steven Tyler has uttered during his stint on American Idol:
Well hellfire, save matches,
(HMG Celebrity News) -Whether he really is secretly gay or bisexual, or just a victim of the tabloids, it looks like Zac Efron is gonna be another one of those actors that is constantly dogged by rumors he is in the closet.
An eyewitness tells the National Enquirer (March 14, 2011 edition) (via Wesmirch and Boy Culture) that Zac was seen at an NBA party at the W Hotel last month openly showing his interest at some buff dude all night. Zac’s on-and-off-again girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens was also at the party but hung out with girlfriends while the Enquirer’s source claim Efron only had eyesMore >
Over the last few months, Christina Aguilera has…
… Divorced her husband.
… Started dating Matthew Rutler.
… Been exposed online.
… Shown up at Jeremy Renner’s birthday party drunk.
… And forgotten the lyrics to the national anthem.
Now, according to the latest issue of Us Weekly, her friends have a new reason to be concerned. An insider tells that magazine how Christina had sex with Rutler had a recent family party and then:More >
The Justin Bieber haircut is no more! Bieber was seen today in a Tweet with Rascal Flatt’s Jay DeMarcus sporting a brand new crew cut, getting rid of his signature hairstyle.
The pair are currently working on a collaboration piece and after the photo surfaced Bieber said of the new style in a Tweet to his more than 5 million Twitter followers:
“Yeah so it’s true, I got a lil haircut. I like it and we are giving all the hair cut to charity to auction. Details coming soon.”
The Bieber haircut has been one of the most requested styles at the national haircut chain Supercuts and now it looksMore >
Christina Aguilera botched the National Anthem at Super Bowl XLV and may have an obvious drinking problem. But she did receive a piece of good news this week.
She and Jordan Bratman reached a divorce settlement that was filed in court, and better yet, dude finally moved out of her house. He was still living in that piece!
Jordan, Christina and her new boyfriend Matt Rutler were all living under the same roof, along with their son Max. That’s not awkward at all, and explains a lot.
Christina and Jordan separated in October. [Photo: Pacific Coast News]
Sources say they will share jointMore >
Prior to her globally-televised miscue at Super Bowl XLV, Christina Aguilera had sung the national anthem perfectly in the past, word for word, note for note.
Take Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals, for example.
Or just take rehearsal that afternoon. A video has surfaced of Aguilera practicing the country’s most patriotic single on the day of the big game, nailing every aspect of it. Does this mean she simply choked on a major stage? That her friends are somehow correct and a drinking problem played a role in the flub?
We can’t say. We can just show you a beautiful rendition of the song andMore >
Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie was quick to come to Christina Aguilera’s defense after she botched the national anthem yesterday before the Super Bowl.
On the Dan Patrick Show this morning, Fergie admitted the Black Eyed Peas halftime show effort was also sub-par, then defended the embattled Aguilera.
Claiming she’s “human” and people make mistakes, especially given this once in a lifetime opportunity, she chalked the Star Spangled Bungle up to nerves.
Lea Michele will join Christina Aguilera at Super Bowl XLV.
With the latter singed booked for the national anthem, it’s now been confirmed that the Glee star will also be involved in the pregame ceremony. She’ll sing “America the Beautiful,” joining Faith Hill, Queen Latifah, Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige, Marc Anthony, Ray Charles and Vicki Carr as the only artists ever to do so for the occasion.
Michele also covers the latest issue of Cosmopolitan. Click on photos of her from the magazine now, while we go learn 25 Fun Ways to Go Nude…
Ever since his sudden burst on to the national scene, Ted Williams has been honest about possessing a checkered past.
The homeless man with a golden voice has admitted that drugs and alcohol played a role in many mistakes, but The Smoking Gun has now come out with specifics regarding various arrests and citations.
The rap sheet for Williams includes theft, robbery, escape, forgery and drug possession.
As recently as July 2010, a businessman called the cops on this Brooklyn native and a female friend who refused to leave the premises. He told authorities that Williams had become anMore >
(HMG Celebrity News) – Somebody is making a really ill timed proposal, be it marriage or publicity. The National Enquirer is claiming that John Edwards proposed to his baby momma and mistress Rielle Hunter over Christmas vacation? The supposed proposal comes after Elizabeth Edwards, passed away last month after a battle with cancer, and a report that came out yesterday that John Edwards was left out of his wife’s will for obvious reasons. The Enquirer has some credibility, because they broke the original story, and otherwise it might never have been revealed that the former presidentialMore >
Gerry Rafferty performing in the National Stadium, Dublin 6th September 1980 Photo: Eddie Mallin – WikiMedia
(HMG Celebrity News) - Scottish singer/songwriter Gerry Rafferty has died at the age of 63, after being gravely ill with liver disease, according to the Guardian.
Rafferty’s main claim to fame perhaps was the multi-million-selling 1978 hit Baker Street, from his second solo album, City to City, recorded In 1978, which also included hits “Home and Dry” and “Right Down the Line”
But he also co-wrote the awesome, ‘Stuck In The Middle With You’ in 1972 while with the band StealersMore >
(HMG Celebrity News) – For years tabloids have accused Oprah Winfrey of having a lesbian relationship with best friend Gayle King. The media mogul, whose new OWN Network is scheduled to launch Jan. 1, tried to dispel those rumors again earlier this month on the Barbara Walters special saying: She’s “not even kind of a lesbian.” She tells Barbara: “And the reason why [the rumor] irritates me is because it means that somebody must think I’m lying.” That’s number one. Number two … why would you want to hide it? That is not the way I run my life.”
Well in the latest cover story theMore >