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  • Former PR exec apologizes for AIDS tweet

    Former PR exec apologizes for AIDS tweet
    Justine Sacco has now apologized for the infamous tweet she posted about AIDS two days after the insensitive remark went viral, causing her to lose her public relations job. On Friday, Sacco tweeted "Going to Africa. Hope I don't get AIDS. Just kidding....
  • PR executive Justine Sacco fired after insensitive tweet goes global

    PR executive Justine Sacco fired after insensitive tweet goes global
    This post has been updated. See below for details. A communications executive for media mogul Barry Diller went from relative obscurity to global pariah after an insensitive tweet about AIDS and Africa went viral. Justine Sacco, a director of...
  • 'Smaug' tops 'Anchorman 2.' Justine Sacco's tweet debacle.

    'Smaug' tops 'Anchorman 2.' Justine Sacco's tweet debacle.
    After the coffee. Before deciding on a Chinese restaurant for Christmas. The Skinny: Another disappointing Sunday spent watching the Redskins blow a game. Fortunately, I've been reading the Johnny Carson biography by his former lawyer Henry Bushkin,...
  • THVM line is a natural fit for model Behati Prinsloo

    THVM line is a natural fit for model Behati Prinsloo
    Fashion model Behati Prinsloo has plopped down on this particular couch in this particular atelier in downtown Los Angeles on this particular mid-December evening to talk about her new creative collaboration with L.A.-based denim label THVM. Thanks to a...
  • 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' review: A tragedy not of injustice, but of storytelling

    'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' review: A tragedy not of injustice, but of storytelling
    *1/2 (out of four) Is the subtitle in "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" really necessary? No one (I hope) is going to see the name "Mandela" in a movie title and expect to see, "Mandela: Five-Time Bowling Champion." Unfortunately, those who do endure...
  • Commentary: My eye-opening opportunity to operate on Mandela

    How, you may ask, did I end up washing my hands in President Nelson Mandela's bathroom in Groote Schuur, the opulent mansion built by DeBeers founder Cecil Rhodes and now used as the official residence of South African presidents? I wish I could say it...
  • Gay couple to marry on Rose Parade float

    Gay couple to marry on Rose Parade float
    Danny Leclair snapped a photo of two toy grooms holding hands. He then sent the photo via email to his longtime partner, Aubrey Loots, with a question: "Do you want to get married on a Rose Parade float?" Loots agreed, and on New Year’s Day...
  • Pictures in the News | Dec. 10, 2013

     
    In Tuesday's Pictures in the News, the late Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa, is honored at a memorial in Johannesburg, South Africa. Mandela died Dec. 5 at his home in Houghton at the age of 95. Mandela became South Africa's first black...
  • Nelson Mandela buried in Eastern Cape hills where he was born

    Nelson Mandela buried in Eastern Cape hills where he was born
    QUNU, South Africa -- South Africans buried their anti-apartheid hero, Nelson Mandela, in the rolling green Eastern Cape hills where he was born, after a stirring ceremony marked by stories of his mischievous side and his love of children. President...
  • Watch Johnny Clegg's ode to Nelson Mandela 'Asimbonanga'

    Watch Johnny Clegg's ode to Nelson Mandela 'Asimbonanga'
    This post has been updated. See note below for details. Nelson Mandela, the African National Congress leader and longtime political prisoner who became president of South Africa after the dismantling of the apartheid system that had jailed him for...
  • Linda Johnson Rice, Ebony and Jet chairman

    Linda Johnson Rice, Ebony and Jet chairman
    Linda Johnson Rice remembers flying to Paris at age 7 for the couture shows with her mother, Eunice Johnson, on a buying trip for the Ebony Fashion Fair. Around age 9 she was getting to know Michael Jackson, also 9, because her father, John H. Johnson,...
  • Nelson Mandela funeral set for Dec. 15; 10 days of mourning begin

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- After 10 days of national mourning, anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela will be buried on Dec. 15 in a private service in his home village of Qunu, President Jacob Zuma told journalists Friday. The former president, who died...