Monday, January 30, 2017
Sunday, January 29, 2017
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Dissension - On Friday, People announced that it had learned that Megyn Kelly will be hosting an hour of NBC News’ Today Show, but because of her inclusion, Tamron Hall is getting pushed out of the show.
There are two possible options for Kelly’s inclusion. She will either take over the third hour or she will take the 10:00 a.m. time slot currently hosted by Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb. Should Kelly take the fourth hour slot, Gifford and Kotb will be bumped up to the third hour, so either choice means that Hall and Al Roker will no longer be hosting the third hour together.
That announcement has led to shock and, in my cases, outrage as many Today Show viewers took to social media to express their frustration and disbelief that this decision was being made.
Game ON - The Battle down under between the Williams Sisters is about the go down in Australia. However it goes History will be made. Two thirty something year old females, that most would have assumed, would have returned by now, like the rest of their contemporaries. Their father Richard Williams had a vision and that vision has changed the game of Tennis. His daughters have etched their name in the History Books and are a shoe in to be future Hall of Famers. Venus and Serena let the battle begin ... Game ON!!
Friday, January 27, 2017
Mike Connors, best known for playing detective Joe MANNIX on 1960s and ’70s show “MANNIX,” died Thursday in Tarzana, Calif. He was 91.
He had been diagnosed a week ago with leukemia, according to his son-in-law Mike Condon.
“Mannix” ran for eight seasons from 1968 to 1975 and was the last series from Desilu Productions. Connors won a Golden Globe for his performance as a tough, athletic investigator, who in quintessential detective show style, insisted on doing things his own way and often got beat up in the process. He drove an impressive series of muscle cars including a Dodge Dart and Chevrolet Camaro.
Domestic Abuse - So it's appears that not only does singer Robin Thicke steal songs, he beats his wife, son and abused drugs and booze, he regularly bedded other women and has a raging, violent temper, his ex-wife Paula Patton alleges in a sworn statement in Los Angeles Superior Court.
Patton’s statement, signed Wednesday, was the basis for a judge to issue a restraining order on Thursday, barring Thicke from being within 100 feet from Patton, their 6-year-old son Julian and Patton’s mother.
The judge also temporarily removed Thicke’s custody of his son and acknowledged the singer “has a history of domestic violence,” according to court documents.
The judge also acknowledged that the singer "has a history of domestic violence" on the temporary restraining order.
Thicke said in a sworn statement filed Thursday that the couple had no problems with their custody arrangement until Jan. 5., when Patton “suddenly” informed him she was “withholding Julian” and wouldn’t allow him to see their son.
“I believe Paula’s sudden ardent opposition to me spending time with Julian is a product of residual anger she holds toward me,” he said.
“Neither my family nor I would permit Paula or her family to attend the funeral of my father on December 20, 2016,” he wrote, so another question that is on my head, did their son get to attend his Grandfathers funeral? This story is still developing. Let's see how it plays out.
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Remembering ... The Iconic Businesswomen trailblazing Mary Tyler Moore. Rest In Peace!
Mary Tyler Moore, whose witty and graceful performances on two top-rated television shows in the 1960s and ’70s helped define a new vision of American womanhood, died on Wednesday in Greenwich, Conn. She was 80.
Her family said her death, at Greenwich Hospital, was caused by cardiopulmonary arrest after she had contracted pneumonia.
Ms. Moore faced more than her share of private sorrow, and she went on to more serious fare, including an Oscar-nominated role in the 1980 film “Ordinary People” as a frosty, resentful mother whose son has died. But she was most indelibly known as the incomparably spunky Mary Richards on the CBS hit sitcom “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” Broadcast from 1970 to 1977, it was produced by both Ms. Moore and her second husband, the CBS executive Grant Tinker, who died on Nov. 28.
They're BACK - Tennis veterans Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal, are fully back in the limelight, becoming part of the final four, at the Australian Open 2017. The part could meet in the finals, if both players prevail on their Semi-Final matches.
Rafael Nadal has completed the semifinal line-up for Australian Open 2017, the 2009 Melbourne Park champion eliminating third seed Milos Raonic 6-4 7-6(7) 6-4 in their quarterfinal at Rod Laver Arena on Wednesday night.
Nadal's victory sends the 14-time Grand Slam champion to the semis in Australia for the fifth time, while Raonic fell a match short of matching his semifinal run in Melbourne 12 months ago.
Nadal, seeded No.9 in Melbourne, will meet Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov in Friday night’s semifinal, after the 15th seed continued his perfect start to 2017 with a straight-sets win over David Goffin earlier on Wednesday.
Federer the Seventeen-time Grand Slam winner says he did not expect to reach the Australian Open semi-finals after a six-month injury lay-off.
The four-time champion in Melbourne is making his competitive return after last playing at Wimbledon in July.
Federer beat Mischa Zverev 6-1 7-5 6-2 to set up Thursday's last-four match against fellow Swiss Stan Wawrinka.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Monday, January 23, 2017
Sunday, January 22, 2017
Of the two themes that President Trump chose to focus on in his graceless inaugural address, the most important from the policy perspective was a single-minded and almost thuggish nationalism that he boiled down to what he declared were two simple rules: Buy American and hire American.
But the more interesting and more important theme from a political perspective was the unvarnished and almost thuggish enmity to elites — the political elites, the media elites, the corporate elites, the professional elites, the foreign policy elites, the educational elites, the entertainment elites, the social elites and the global elites. He not only won the presidency without their support but over their sneering dismissal and active opposition. And now he stood before them with his middle finger metaphorically raised high in the air.