Author Archive for: ‘Kristen M. Foster’

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, he [an Ellen Show producer] said, ‘How’s the show?’ I said, ‘It’s great, it’s amazing,’” Panettiere explained, as she was …

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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. The new album features 12 songs, three of which were co-written by Pickler. Pickler is also making an appearance on …

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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 of the country’s single nuclear power plant. The death toll was reported by the state news agency, IRNA. IANS and …

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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 of the ultimate hybrid is going to do just that; it’s a convertible! You may also know the Aqua as …

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Educational Toys Top Indian and American Toy Lists

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) have the potential for 15 percent year-on-year growth over the next five years. Much of what US parents see in …

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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 Aldean (36) and Taylor Swift (24) and all of them got their music city breaks in the 2000’s. The 61-year-old, …

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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 Tuesday St. Louis Post-Dispatch, “From One Great Baseball Town To Another.” They also posted a Monday, full-page ad in their …

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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 third Series win in a decade. Should the Cardinals take Game 6, Game 7 would be played on Halloween night. …

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Muppets Most Wanted Poster Debuts

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: He plays second-banana to villain and Kermit doppelgänger, Constantine, featured at his most sinister at the bottom, right corner of the poster. As per usual, the cast is a virtual …

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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 on Friday. In a rare turn of events, the men had been seeking better living conditions in the impoverished dictatorship …

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La Brea Tar Pits Celebrates 100 Years of Discovery

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, Ice Age site that is being actively excavated. Since 1913, scientists have discovered more than five million fossils covering over …

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Coptic Christians Mourn After Attack Killing Four

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 that fired on the guests, killing four and wounding 17. According to Father Sawiris Boshra, “We heard gunfire and ran …

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