Author Archive for: ‘Emily Greene’

Jon Cryer Writing Memoir, Promises To Be ‘Candid’

Another celebrity memoir will be hitting bookshelves soon. (Or your Kindle and iPad, if that’s what you’re into.) Two and a Half Men star Jon Cryer has signed a deal to write a memoir that will be released in Spring 2015. The actor signed a deal with publisher New American Library, a Penguin imprint. The book will cover everything from …

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Chelsea Manning: Lawyer To Appeal 35 Year Sentence

Chelsea Manning, formerly known as Bradley Manning, was sentenced in August to 35 years in prison for releasing 700,000 classified government documents to WikiLeaks in 2010. Now Manning’s lawyer plans to appeal the 35-year prison sentence. Albuquerque, New Mexico attorney Nancy Hollander and her law partner Vincent Ward were recently retained by Manning to represent her in the next phase …

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Charles Keating, Jr. Dies At Age 90

A key figure in the savings and loans scandal of the 1980s has died. Charles H. Keating, Jr., died at age 90 on Monday at a hosipital in Phoenix. His death was confirmed by his son-in-law Bradley Boland and a family friend. The cause of death has yet to be released. In 1984 Keating’s American Continental Corp., a Phoenix-based home …

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Northwestern Football Players Can Unionize

A precedent was set by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in Chicago on Wednesday. The NLRB decided that football players from Northwestern University had the right to form a union. This would allow Northwestern football players to be the first labor union in college sports. NLRB Regional Director in Chicago, Peter Ohr, ruled that “all scholarship football players” at …

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BofA Settlement Reaches $9.5 Billion

Bank of America has settled yet another expensive mortgage case. The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), which represents Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, brought mortgage-backed securities allegations against the second largest bank in America. Now Bank of America will have to pay $9.5 billion in the settlement they agreed upon with FHFA on Wednesday. The FHFA “alleged violations of federal …

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Paul McCartney: Elephant Not Rescued After All

An elephant that was believed to be rescued by ex-Beatle, Sir Paul McCartney, has been found abused in a shack. In 2012 McCartney made a trip to India. While on that trip he met Sunder, an elephant that had been abused by his handlers at Jyotiba Temple south of Mumbai. McCartney was so moved by the 14-year-old Sunder that he …

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Patrick Dempsey’s Mother Dies After Long Battle With Cancer

After battling multiple recurrences of ovarian cancer since 1997, Amanda Dempsey, the mother of Grey’s Anatomy actor Patrick Dempsey, has passed away. She died on Monday at the age of 79 surrounded by family. Dempsey and his sisters Mary and Alicia were inspired by their mother and founded the The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing in 2008. …

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Michael Phelps Making An Olympic Comeback?

After the 2012 London Olympics, and winning a total of 18 gold medals (22 medals in all) during his Olympic swimming career, Michael Phelps decided to retire at the age of 27. But has he changed his mind? Many began to wonder if Phelps would stay out of the competitive world of swimming after being vague about his future with …

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Kylie Minogue Gets Even Sexier With New Album

Justin TImberlake may have brought sexy back, but Kylie Minogue is making sure it sticks around. Minogue is getting even sexier with her newest album, “Kiss Me Once.” The album, which Cristina Jaleru of the Associated Press calls a “narcotic disco dream, slightly confused about the time-space continuum, yet very delightful,” was released on March 18 and is quickly gaining …

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Angela Lansbury Shines On London Stage

In January it was announced that Dame Angela Lansbury would be reprising her role as Madame Arcati in Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit, on the same stage her mother performed on in 1918. In Blithe Spirit, Lansbury’s Madame Arcati, a medium, is invited to the home of socialite and novelist Charles Condomine to conduct a seance. Charles only hopes to get …

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‘Rizzoli & Isles’ Will Say Goodbye To Cast Member

Last August fans of Lee Thompson Young, as well as those of Rizzoli & Isles, were shocked to hear that Young had died from an apparent suicide. Production of Rizzoli & Isles halted for a bit after Young’s death. At the time show creator Janet Tamaro said in a statement, “Everyone at Rizzoli & Isles is devastated by the news …

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Danai Gurira’s Play Part Of Yale Rep Season

While most people recognize Danai Gurira from her performance as Michonne on AMC’s hit drama The Walking Dead, Gurira is also known as a famous playwright. Before becoming a part of many Sunday night routines, Gurira won an OBIE Award, a Whiting Writers’ Award, and an Outer Critics Circle Award, and has written such plays as Eclipsed, The Convert, and …

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