Tuesday, 07 August 2012 19:23
Today, The New York Times Style section is quite right (for once?) in pointing out that Ryan Lochte's grill — stars and stripes in diamond form — is the fashion story of the Olympics. He was asked not to wear it on the podium when he won a gold medal, then took the subsequent photos opportunities as, well, real opportunities. And here is what the paper reports: It costs $25,000, some jewelers don't like it, others do, and remarkably, "an online search for 'grill' at Tiffany & Company, Kay Jewelers, and Zale's came back with zero results." Well, there goes our weekend shopping plan. [Read More]
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Tuesday, 31 July 2012 20:32
At just 16 years old, Gabby Douglas is the first African-American since Dominique Dawes to represent Team USA on the Olympic gymnastics team. However, it was not an easy journey for Douglas or her mom, Natalie Hawkins. As part of a special series paying tribute to mothers of Olympians, Hawkins tells the story of letting her teenage daughter move from their hometown in Virginia to West Des Moines, Iowa, two years before the Olympic trials to train. She said letting go of Gabby was one of the hardest things she's ever done. "It's now one of the most rewarding things that I've ever got to experience in my life," she says. Check out the "Raising an Olympian" video above to hear all about Gabby Douglas' journey to the Olympic stage.
Friday, 27 July 2012 18:09
Coinciding with the start of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, Columbia Pictures and MGM have released a new TV spot for the latest James Bond flick, Skyfall. The 23rd Bond film, Skyfall once again stars Daniel Craig as 007 and sees the British secret agent looking to track down and destroy a threat to MI6 as M’s past comes back to haunt her. Directed by Sam Mendes, the film is due out in conventional theaters and IMAX on November 9th, 2012. Enjoy.
Friday, 20 July 2012 16:04
Usually when we post about Kevin Durant it’s a SportsCenter Top 10 play. This time, however, it’s more of a Not Top 10. Team USA took on Great Britain in Manchester, Thursday, as part of a series of exhibition games before the London Olympics. In the first quarter of the game, Kevin Durant drove the lane, as he so often does, and went up for what looked like an easy two point slam, but the ball just didn’t want to go in. Great Britain got the rebound and turned for the fast break when Kobe Bryant stole the ball and threw it back down court to Kevin for what seemed like another easy two points, but once again Kevin couldn’t finish and he ran down court laughing in disbelief.