| Sep 13, 2013
| 2:03 PM
Wondering who the odds-on winner of the Miss America pageant will be. I wasn't really, but now I know thanks to an online betting site that has laid odds on all 53 contestants.
53? Yeah, don't forget District of Columbia, Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico....
| Sep 16, 2013
| 11:03 AM
The second the new Miss America was announced, the Internet did what it sadly does best -- let the racists out of the woodwork.
The new Miss America is Nina Davuluri, a 24-year-old Indian-American who is the first Miss America of Indian descent. Her...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 9:53 AM
Another week, another beauty pageant. Next up: Miss World. So what's Miss World? Is that the one with Miss America? Nope. How about Miss USA? Nope.
How about the runner-up to Miss California USA? Yup.
The U.S. appoints a contestant to the Miss World...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 11:18 AM
My husband, son and I finally got around to seeing "The Butler" over the weekend. It was a heartbreaking movie, and it made me sick as it revisited some of the more awful, racist times in our country's history.
What wasn't on my mind at all was the Miss...
| Oct 6, 2013
Like most every dog, my dog Oscar ignores the television, except for one thing: Jeopardy's Daily Double pchoo pchoo pchoo sound. Invariably, when he hears that, he barks. I sometimes think there are books that work this way, that occasionally, we find...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 12:20 PM
Julia Roberts is not pregnant, and she doesn't seem to want to get pregnant ever again.
Reports began percolating that the 46-year-old might be expecting a fourth child when photos of her wearing a baggy sweater while visiting her in-laws surfaced...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 7:00 AM
In his new memoir, "The Fat Lady Sang," legendary Hollywood producer Robert Evans recalls taking an overnight flight from Los Angeles to New York in the late 1950s when he was an up-and-coming film actor.
The plane had six sleeping berths in the tail...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 11:58 AM
There was big news out of Iran on Wednesday: It freed heroic human rights activist Nasrin Sotoudeh, a lawyer whose crime was defending dissidents. She had been serving a six-year sentence, down from 11 years. But almost everything Iran does is part of a...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 3:54 PM
How stupid can you be and still be a U.S. ambassador?
I went to Wikipedia to find out. I looked up George Tsunis, President Barack Obama's nominee to be ambassador to Norway, who embarrassed himself at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 3:00 AM
CAMDEN, N.J. — Ice and mud surrounded the water tower in a rough neighborhood in this roughest of cities. Graffiti on the tower and on boarded-up windows of nearby houses spoke of despair: "Stop the Violence." "Stop Hating." "Keep Camden Clean."...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 7:45 PM
Though much of “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey and Miesha “Cupcake” Tate’s rivalry has been fueled by harsh words, their final words at Thursday’s the UFC 168 pre-fight press conference in Las Vegas were rather pedestrian in...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 5:50 PM
Sunday's game between the Orlando Magic and the Boston Celtics was the first time the teams had played each other since they faced off on Nov. 8 and Nov. 11.
So Celtics coach Brad Stevens was in a good position to evaluate the growth of the Magic's...