Rumors of big signings have been swirling around the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim – and this morning, fans woke up to good news that got better. The Angels have landed two of the top free agents on the market – slugger Albert Pujols, hot off a World Series win with the St. Louis Cardinals, and local boy C.J. Wilson.
Looks like Alec Baldwin’s temper and his apparent addiction to a certain Smartphone game, got him kicked off a plane earlier this week. The actor was on an American Airlines flight bound for New York, where he was slated to shoot an episode of the sitcom “30 Rock.”
In Washington yesterday, Republican presidential contenders trumpeted bold promises to Israel and to American Jewish voters. At a forum organized by the Republican Jewish Coalition, Newt Gingrich said one of his first executive orders as president would be moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Michele Bachman echoed that position and said she even has a donor to fund the move. Both were greeted with eager applause.
Yesterday evening, a group associated with Anonymous, the international cyberhacking outfit, posted personal information about LAPD officers online. CabinCr3w, as the group labels itself, included addresses, phone numbers, e-mail addresses and even the names of children on a post to a website called “Sticky Paste,” which allows for uploads to be made of any data without an account.
Former flame-out and current frontrunner for the Republican nomination for president, Newt Gingrich has had a storied career in politics. He got his start in the late 1970’s, running a brilliant but nasty campaign for Georgia’s sixth congressional district. He made a big play for the family-values voters. In one campaign ad he even went so far as to suggest that his female democratic opponent would leave her husband behind if she was elected while he’d be bringing his family with him to Washington.
Hedy Lamarr has long been known as a raven-haired, sultry-eyed Hollywood bombshell and a risk-taking actress who famously bared all at age 17 in the 1933 film “Ecstasy,” but at heart, she was an inventor.