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About Kristen M. Foster

Kristen M. Foster is a writer, traveler, reader and fan of far too much TV and film! You can follow her California adventure on Twitter, Stumbleupon and Google+
Hayden Panettiere Dishes on Ellen of Fiance, Waxing

Some celebs these days just think they can do it all, but Hayden Panettiere admitted during this week’s appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, that she took one multitasking attempt too far. “I was multitasking… I was on the phone, …

Kellie Pickler: New Album Makes Parade Appearance

Kellie Pickler joined the bands and balloons today, performing at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The country star is promoting her new album, All The Woman I Am, which debuts at Number 4 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. …

Iran Earthquake Hits Thursday, At Least 7 Killed

A magnitude 5.6 earthquake struck Iran on Thursday, at about 5:21 pm local time, killing at least seven as of the most recent reporting. The epicenter was approximately 40 miles northeast of the city of Bushehr, which is the location …

Toyota Prius: Topless and Hydrogen Concepts Toyota Prius: Topless and Hydrogen Concepts

The Toyota Aqua Air concept car was unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show recently, and it has set Prius detractors spinning. Car enthusiasts note that the design of the Prius doesn’t exactly blow your hair back, but the topless version …

Educational Toys Top Indian and American Toy Lists Educational Toys Top Indian and American Toy Lists
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If toy-makers are looking to grab Indian parents’ toy-budgeting funds, recent press indicates their R&D ought to be aimed toward educational toys. A New Kerala article is catching notice this week, saying that “edutainment” toys (those promoting learning through play) …

George Strait: The Cowboy Rides Away with Awards

Wednesday night, country crooner George Strait will be the elder statesman among this year’s annual Country Music Association Awards nominees for entertainer of the year. Strait’s competitors at the 47th annual event are Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan (37), Jason …

Red Sox Ads Thank Boston and St. Louis Fans

The Red Sox are reaching out to fans in a gesture of thanks, a full-page ad gesture of thanks that is. After their 2013 World Series win against the St. Louis Cardinals, the Boston team placed an advertisement in the …

Boston Red Sox Win Game 5, Fear the Beards

The Boston Red Sox, starting out the 2013 World Series on a win, closed Game 5 with a win as well. The Sox are now 3-2 against the St. Louis Cardinals, tonight’s 3-1 run win inching them closer to the …

Muppets Most Wanted Poster Debuts
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The official movie poster for the new Muppets Most Wanted made its debut today in an Entertainment Weekly exclusive. Ricky Gervais, one of the film’s co-stars, tweeted back in October: Just put some finishing touches to The Muppet Movie, It's …

Repatriated Koreans May Face Charges in S Korea

Officials in Seoul, South Korea, on Monday reported on the six South Koreans who were repatriated south by North Korea. Six men and the corpse of a woman, who was married to one of the men, were returned by Pyongyang …

La Brea Tar Pits Celebrates 100 Years of Discovery
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The animals paid with their lives, but visitors to the La Brea Tar Pits got in free today to celebrate the 100th anniversary of excavations on the site. The unassuming museum complex on Wilshire Boulevard is considered the only urban-located, …

Coptic Christians Mourn After Attack Killing Four
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Tragedy struck Sunday night at a Coptic Christian wedding at the Virgin Church in Cairo, Egypt. Well-wishers waited outside the church for the bride to arrive and were greeted instead by masked, bearded men on the back of a motorcycle …

Japan Nuclear Power Plant Cleanup Behind Schedule

Japanese authorities reported Monday that radiation cleanup from the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster is running behind, leaving some of the most contaminated towns still exposed, though residents were evacuated at the time of the meltdown. Officials …

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, Watch the Trailer

Lest we imagine Hollywood lacks strategy in trailer timing, several Horror flicks are seeing the light of day in advance of Halloween. Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, exposed the trailer yesterday (shown above). Fans of the franchise will find the …

Nolan Ryan Steps Down from Rangers Amid Controversy

Baseball legend Nolan Ryan announced his retirement as CEO with the Rangers, Thursday. It may be fan affection, local press loyalty or perhaps some truth causing the controversy over his stepping down from the Texas club, which has alternately been …

Jeh Johnson: President Announced His Pick for DHS Head Moments Ago

President Barack Obama just announced his new Department of Homeland Security head, Jeh Johnson, on the steps of the Rose Garden. Obama: "I’m proud to announce my choice to lead [@DHSGov]—an outstanding public servant who I’ve known & trusted for …

Ruben Studdard Asks America to Join Him #BL15

Ruben Studdard got his first weigh-in on Season 15 of The Biggest Loser Tuesday evening, celebrating a deficit of 21 pounds. “I didn’t get any Hollywood treatment in this gym,” Studdard said. Studdard was open about his health in advance …

Broadwell Intel Chip Delayed, Beware PC Delays Broadwell Intel Chip Delayed, Beware PC Delays

During Intel’s Tuesday earnings call, the company announced a delay in production for its Broadwell processors, according to PC World. The setback is due to a manufacturing glitch, which analysts assert may postpone the launch of technologies based on the …

Dakota Johnson Still Committed to “50 Shades”

Dakota Johnson, 24, is not standing idly by while producers of the Fifty Shades of Grey adaptation search for her new leading man. According to Hollywood Life, the actress is looking to join the hunt. They report from an industry …

Philippines Earthquake Death Toll Continues Climb

The latest casualty count of the Philippines earthquake that hit yesterday morning (local time) has risen to over 90 dead and scores wounded, as the real impact of the disaster becomes apparent. The majority of the damage and injuries are …

Takashi Yanase, Creator of Anpanman, Dies at 94

Takashi Yanase, creator of the coveted Japanese cartoon character, Anpanman, died early Sunday. Yanase, 94, had been undergoing liver cancer treatment since August. He passed away due to heart failure at a Tokyo hospital. His studio broke the news today, …

India Stampede: Controversy Over Cause Lingers

Reports continue to roll out, updating available information on the Sunday stampede in India that killed at least 115 people. According to an AFP journalist, recovery operations to locate bodies have finished and police investigators are now examining the location …

Philippines Earthquake Kills 6, Up to 7.1 Magnitude
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Authorities have listed at least six people dead due to a 7.1 magnitude earthquake that hit the Philippines on Tuesday, at just after 8 am local time. The quake destroyed buildings and collapsed a fish market, killing four, and another …

Kellan Lutz Promotes “Hercules” at NY Comic Con
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Kellan Lutz’ latest flick, Hercules: The Legend Begins, has just released the first full-length trailer (below). At the helm of the pectoral pictorial is Renny Harlin (of action-dramas Die Hard 2 and Cliffhanger) who also co-wrote the script. The film’s …