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29
Jan
Grammys 2014: Paul McCartney wins, performs with Ringo Starr

The 56th annual Grammy Awards found a way to mix old and new musical acts by paying tribute to classic rockers while featuring a string of sexy performances from today’s superstars. Some of modern music’s biggest winners at the awards show were Lorde, who won Song of the Year, and Daft Punk, who won Album of the Year. Still, the big stars of the night were The Beatles. Almost 50 years after the legendary rock group came to the U.S. for... [read news]

29
Jan
Sebastian Vettel: World champion struggles in pre-season testing

World champion Sebastian Vettel has had a torrid start to pre-season testing, completing just 11 laps over the first two days in his new Red Bull. The German, winner of the last four titles, finished early on Wednesday after suffering an energy-recovery system failure on his Renault engine. Vettel had managed just three slow laps on the first day after Red Bull encountered problems building the car. Teams had warned that the... [read news]

01
Jan
Cholesterol linked to Alzheimer's protein, unclear why

Patterns of "good" and "bad" cholesterol usually associated with heart risks also predicted the levels of Alzheimer's-related beta amyloid protein seen in the brains of study participants. "One of the important themes emerging from dementia research over the past 15 years is that there are intriguing connections between vascular disease and Alzheimer's disease," Bruce Reed, who led the research, told Reuters Health by email. Reed is a... [read news]

01
Jan
Poll: Israelis, Palestinians back two-state solution, but fear bad faith of the other side

A poll suggests a majority of Israelis and Palestinians supports the establishment of a Palestinian state alongside Israel, but remains suspicious of the other side. The survey was released Wednesday, hours before U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's return to the region. Kerry is trying to forge agreement on the outlines of a peace deal, but gaps remain. In the poll, 63 percent of 601 Israelis and 53 percent of 1,270 Palestinians... [read news]

13
Dec
Ashes 2013-14: England let it slip in Perth - coach David Saker

Bowling coach David Saker says England missed their opportunity on the first day of the third Ashes Test against Australia in Perth. Needing to avoid defeat to keep the series alive, England reduced the hosts to 143-5, but Steve Smith's unbeaten century helped Australia to 326-6. "We had them on the ropes and didn't finish the job," said Saker. "It's partly down to the way they played with the bat, but we didn't deliver what we... [read news]

12
Dec
Champions League: Neil Lennon hurt by weak Celtic performance

Neil Lennon says Celtic's "half-hearted" show in a 6-1 Champions League loss to Barcelona was "unacceptable". The defeat at the Nou Camp equalled their heaviest European loss. "I wouldn't say some players gave up but it certainly looked that way at times," said manager Lennon. "I'd never accuse a player of doing that but there were a lot of half-hearted performances out there. As a manager, that's the most disappointing aspect... [read news]

10
Dec
Disney Diva! Selena Gomez drops F-bomb and storms off stage at Jingle Ball

ome of the year’s biggest names hit the stage at KIIS-FM’s annual Jingle Ball on Friday night, but it was Selena Gomez who stole the show with an on-stage tantrum. From the beginning of her performance, Gomez was visibly upset with audio malfunctions. Things took a turn for the worse when the “Come and Get It” singer dropped the F-bomb yelling “what the f--k?” to crew members. She returned to the stage a short time later... [read news]

07
Dec
Christian music duo spreads God's message in debut album

Nirva and Seth Ready were both leading background vocalists for some of music’s top performers like TobyMac, Chris Tomlin and Donnie McClurkin, but now the husband and wife team are taking center stage in their own right. They are set to release their debut album, “I Need You” on December 17. “We co-wrote a lot of it and so some of it flows from our hearts, the melodies just came from songs we’ve been working on,” said the duo... [read news]

03
Dec
'Wheel of Fortune' explains 'unfortunate timing' of 'Fast & Furious' puzzle

Execs at “Wheel of Fortune” are scrambling to explain why a puzzle with the answer “The Fast and The Furious” aired on about 200 local stations on Monday night. In messages sent out on Twitter, the show called the incident an “unfortunate coincidence,” explaining that the show had been taped weeks prior, before star Paul Walker died in a fiery car crash.  “The hearts of everyone at Wheel of Fortune go out to the family... [read news]

01
Dec
'Fast and Furious' actor Paul Walker dead after car crash

Actor Paul Walker, best known for his role in the Fast and Furious franchise, died on Saturday afternoon after a car accident in Valencia, CA. He was 40 years old. “It is with a truly heavy heart that we must confirm that Paul Walker passed away today in a tragic car accident while attending a charity event for his organization Reach Out Worldwide. He was a passenger in a friend’s car, in which both lost their lives. We appreciate... [read news]


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