Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Prince Fielder Joins Tigers

Prince Fielder Joins Tigers - With Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera in the middle of the lineup, the Detroit Tigers look ready for a season of slugging at Comerica Park. Fielder and the Tigers agreed Tuesday to a nine-year, $214 million contract, a person familiar with the deal said. The AL Central champions boldly stepped up in the Fielder sweepstakes after the recent knee injury to star Victor Martinez. A week ago, the Tigers announced the productive designated hitter could miss the entire season after tearing his left ACL during offseason conditioning. CBS first reported the agreement with Fielder. The person told The Associated Press the deal was subject to a physical. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the contract was not yet complete. Several teams had shown interest this winter in Fielder, the free agent first baseman who had spent his entire career with the Milwaukee Brewers. He visited Texas, and the Washington Nationals also got involved in the discussions. The Tigers won their division by 15 games before losing in the AL championship series to Texas. With Fielder now in the fold, general manager Dave Dombrowski and owner Mike Ilitch have a team that figures to enter the 2012 season as a favorite to repeat in the division — with an eye on winning the franchise's first World Series title since 1984. "Everyone knew Mr. Ilitch and Mr. Dombrowski were going to make a move when Victor went down," outfielder Brennan Boesch said in a phone interview with the AP. "But I don't think anybody thought it would be this big." The move also keeps Fielder's name in the Tigers' family. His father, Cecil, became a big league star when he returned to the majors from Japan and hit 51 home runs with Detroit in 1990. Cecil played with the Tigers into the 1996 season, and young Prince made a name for himself by hitting prodigious home runs in batting practice at Tiger Stadium. In an interview with MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM, Cecil Fielder said he was "shocked" by the news that Prince was heading to Detroit. Prince Fielder Joins Tigers

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Lindsay Lohan to Feature on Ellen

Lindsay Lohan to Feature on Ellen - Despite reports, Lindsay Lohan won't be appearing on the U.K. version of "Celebrity Big Brother." But she will grace America's TV screens on Dec. 15 when she pays a visit to "The Ellen Degeneres Show." It's been a few years since Lohan has appeared on the daytime talk show. The troubled actress has been keeping a low profile when it comes to television due to her recent legal troubles that range from court dates and probation to a brief jail stint. Lohan will soon show off a little bit more of herself in a new Playboy spread, which hits newsstands next month. "The pictorial is absolutely fantastic and very tasteful, and will be accompanied by an interview that will let readers see another side of Lindsay," Lohan's rep told E! News. Lindsay Lohan to Feature on Ellen Lindsay Lohan to Feature on Ellen

Friday, October 7, 2011

Billy Bob Daughter

Billy Bob Daughter - The estranged daughter of actor Billy Bob Thornton has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the 2008 death of a child in her care.

Amanda Brumfield, 32, was convicted of manslaughter earlier this year.

Authorities say Brumfield killed her best friend's daughter during an overnight stay in October 2008.

Brumfield says 1-year-old Olivia Madison Garcia was trying to climb out of a playpen and hit her head. The defense suggested the fall may have aggravated a previous injury, causing her death.

Prosecutors say it's impossible that a fall from that height caused a three-and-a-half inch (9-centimeter) fracture on the back of the girl's skull and the bleeding and swelling found in her brain.

Brumfield's father, Billy Bob Thornton, is best known for the movie "Slingblade" and his marriage to Angelina Jolie.

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Rush Limbaugh and Michelle Obama Weight

Rush Limbaugh and Michelle Obama Weight - Now talk show host Rush Limbaugh is watching Michelle Obama's weight for her -- not that the first lady asked. He says she's a hypocrite for eating ribs and should stick to nuts and berries as part of her healthy eating initiative.

Mrs. Obama, on a skiing trip to Colorado this past weekend with daughters Sasha and Malia, enjoyed a meal of ancho chili short ribs, pickled pumpkin salad and kale, the Vail Daily reported.

That was way too much for Limbaugh, who, like fellow conservatives Sarah Palin and Rep. Michele Bachmann, is on Mrs. Obama's case for her healthy kids/anti-obesity campaign, which some right-wingers see as a sign of a nanny state.

"The problem is, and I dare say this, it doesn't look like Michelle Obama follows her own nutritionary, dietary advice," Limbaugh said Monday on his syndicated radio program. "And then we hear that she's out eating ribs at 1,500 calories a serving and 141 grams of fat per serving."

Rush Limbaugh and Michelle Obama Weight

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Nancy Kerrigan's Brother Back in Jail

Nancy Kerrigan's Brother Back in Jail - The booze-hound brother of 1994 Olympic silver medalist Nancy Kerrigan is skating on thin ice as he awaits trial for killing their father — but this time, his lawyer says cough syrup is to blame for why he’s back behind bars.

Mark Kerrigan, 46, has been confined to his widowed mother’s Stoneham home with an electronic bracelet since being charged with manslaughter for 70-year-old Daniel Kerrigan’s Jan. 24, 2010, death.

The younger Kerrigan had his $25,000 cash bail revoked yesterday in Middlesex Superior Court. Judge Joseph M. Walker III found Kerrigan violated the no-alcohol condition of his probation by recording blood-alcohol levels late Saturday night of .035, .025., .036 and .029 over the span of a half-hour. The legal limit is .08.

Nancy Kerrigan's Brother Back in Jail

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

New Zune

The new Zune, which replaces the old models, is Microsoft’s version of the iPod Touch — a gorgeous multitouch screen dominates the front. Its handsome, beveled metal case weighs next to nothing, yet still feels expensive and solid in the hand.

It’s nearly buttonless; you operate it as you do the iPod Touch — you navigate by tapping things on the screen, magnify photos or Web pages by spreading two fingers apart, rotate images by turning the player 90 degrees, and so on. The software design is fluid, beautiful and incredibly responsive.

The new Zune has a bright, sharp and colorful OLED screen (organic light-emitting diode, not that that helps). Finger streaks are an ugly problem, but only when the screen is off.

The Zune HD is narrower and shorter than the Touch, and a hair thicker. It’s available in black or silver; online, you can order a Zune HD with any of several fancy artist-designed back panels. The 16-gigabyte model is $220; the 32-gigabyte model is $290. (The iPod Touch comes in 8-, 32- and 64-gigabyte models for $200, $300 and $400.)

The “HD” means two things. First, like its predecessors, this Zune can tune into FM radio (when the earbuds are attached; they’re the antenna), but now it can tune into HD radio stations, too.

HD radio was an initiative begun a few years ago by existing AM and FM radio stations to compete with the dawn of satellite radio. Today, 1,900 of those existing stations also broadcast free HD channels. These broadcasts sound better than AM and FM, and there’s no static, ever.

Better yet, many of these stations broadcast a second or even third shadow channel for added variety. New York’s WCBS-HD oldies channel, for example, has two of these multicast channels: an ’80s hits channel, and a better-sounding version of its AM news channel.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

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