| Dec 26, 2013
Of all the notable year-end phenomena cited in this column and others, only one rose to the level of prominence and annoyance that I'd define as Biggest Conversational Irritant of 2013: the abuse and misuse of the word "humble."
Make that the entire...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 9:42 AM
Jack W. Germond, the portly, cantankerous columnist and pundit who covered 10 presidential elections and sparred with colleagues on TV's "The McLaughlin Group," has died. He was 85.
Germond died Wednesday morning at his home in Charles Town, W.Va. of...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 12:09 PM
Ex “90210” star Tori Spelling is out and “30 Rock” laugh-riot Tracy Morgan is in as co-grand marshal of Saturday's Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade in Fort Lauderdale.
The news of Spelling’s withdrawl was...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 6:52 AM
First lady Michelle Obama, in town to spotlight school career programs, took a side trip with her daughters to a Beyonce concert at the United Center Wednesday night.
A motorcade carrying Obama and her daughters, Sasha and Malia, was escorted into...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 9:21 PM
Record company executive
Al Coury, 78, a longtime record company executive who helped propel the "Saturday Night Fever" and "Grease" soundtracks to the top of the pop charts in the 1970s as chief of the RSO record label, died Thursday in...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 10:02 AM
Lamar Odom, the "Khloe & Lamar" star better known as a professional basketball player, has checked into rehab, according to a report out late Wednesday.
[Updated, 12:50 p.m. Sept. 5: Odom may not be in rehab, according to TMZ, which came out Thursday...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 3:16 PM
Jack W. Germond, the irascible, portly columnist and commentator who was a fixture on the American political scene for nearly 50 years, including nearly 20 of them in The Baltimore Sun's Washington bureau, died Wednesday morning of chronic obstructive...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 2:46 PM
Camille Grammer of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" is recovering from surgery she had last Thursday related to an endometrial cancer diagnosis.
"The surgery went well and she is expected to make a complete recovery following a significant...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 6:45 PM
Lisa Jackson, the woman suing maligned Southern cook Paula Deen for racial discrimination and sexual harassment, has no standing as a victim of race, according to the federal judge overseeing her suit.
Jackson is white and was not directly discriminated...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 3:17 PM
So how broke are Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott? We're getting the feeling that it's all relative.
As in, relative to the super-rich lifestyle she had when she was younger.
When Spelling told People magazine on Thursday that she and McDermott were...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 1:25 PM
Evelyn Lozada of VH1's catty reality series "Basketball Wives" is six months pregnant.
"I am so excited to announce a wonderful blessing -- I'm pregnant!" Lozada told People magazine Friday. "I'm excited about being a mommy all over again. This is...