“Alone Yet Not Alone”: The Academy Removes Oscars Original Song Nomination

Alone Yet Not Alone was nominated for “Original Song,” for the 86th Academy Awards, to be held in March. But, per an email just issued by Teni Melidonian of The…

Guinness Record For Most Lightning Awarded To Area Of Venezuela – Huffington Post

Guinness Record For Most Lightning Awarded To Area Of VenezuelaHuffington PostWorld’s Oldest Competitive Bodybuilder. Edith Wilma Connor, 77, from Denver, Colorado is the Oldest Female Competitive Bodybuilder, and started pursuing…

Ukraine on Brink of Chaos as Amnesty Vote Splits Parliament – TIME

TIMEAfter a week of trying to appease the revolution in Ukraine, the government has finally dug in for a fight. On Wednesday night, the ruling party refused to grant the…

Lance Berkman announces he’s retiring; is he a Hall of Famer? – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comAfter years of dealing with knee problems, Lance Berkman has decided to end his playing career according to Richard Justice of MLB.com. The 37-year-old was limited to only 105 games…

Seahawks DE: Athletes who speak on social issues get ‘reprimanded’ – USA TODAY

USA TODAYJERSEY CITY – What kind of impact would a young Muhammad Ali have had in the Twitter era? If you believe Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett, nowhere near as…

Burglary suspect jailed after two-county chase from West Park – Sun-Sentinel

Sun-SentinelA man described by police as a violent career criminal was jailed in lieu of $67,000 bond Wednesday after a two-county chase that ended with a chain of vehicle crashes…

Police discount reports of missing woman seen in Houston – San Antonio Express

San Antonio ExpressSAN ANTONIO — A private investigator working with police to locate a Colorado woman missing from Garden Ridge said Wednesday that reports that she was seen in Houston…

Football meets fashion: Designers customize haute couture helmets – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsBloomingdale’s and the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) joined forces to create a collection of haute couture helmets to celebrate Super Bowl XLVIII and benefit…

Google sells Motorola unit to Lenovo for $3B – CNET

CNETPC maker Lenovo, which has struggled to replicate its smartphone success outside China, gets an established global smartphone brand with Motorola, while Google unloads a burden on its balance sheet…

‘She Does Drink A Lot’: George Clooney Dishes The Dirt On ‘Gravity’ Co-Star … – Entertainmentwise

EntertainmentwiseWell we’re sure there’s going to be a few angry phone calls heading George Clooney’s way after the Oscar-winning Hollywood hunk has been busy dishing the dirt on some of…

Dismal Wii U sales prompt pay cuts for Nintendo execs – NBCNews.com

NBCNews.comThe Wii U has sold so poorly that Nintendo’s president, Satoru Iwata, is voluntarily cutting his pay in half. Despite rave reviews of games like “Super Mario 3D World” and…

Super Bowl XLVIII: Wes Welker welcomes matchup against Richard Sherman – Philly.com

Philly.comWelker isn’t backing away from his opportunity to take on Sherman this Sunday. The two could be matched up often during the Super Bowl. SB Nation 2014 NFL Playoff Coverage

Super Bowl 2014: Bonuses, Trademark Rights And Brand Value: What’s Really … – International Business Times

International Business TimesAnd when the Seattle Seahawks face off against the Denver Broncos for Super Bowl XLVIII this Sunday at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., hundreds of millions of…

Joe Tuman: Dog Accident Should Not Dampen Run For Mayor Of Oakland

Joe Tuman, who’s a candidate for Mayor Of Oakland, is the focus of this KTVU video about the need for a camera at in Crocker Highlands because drivers through the…

Was Atlanta asleep at the wheel? – CNN

Was Atlanta asleep at the wheel?CNNAtlanta (CNN) — We’re world-class, Greater Atlanta boasts. We’re home to the world’s busiest airport, to the Braves and Georgia Tech. To CNN and the…

Eli: Weather shouldn’t impact Super Bowl – ESPN (blog)

ESPN (blog)NEW YORK — New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning appeared on SportsCenter on Wednesday to discuss the Super Bowl, which will be played Sunday at MetLife Stadium. Manning, who…

Super Bowl still a good time to score big TV play – USA TODAY

USA TODAYEven in the age of ever-present Groupon deals, the days leading up to the Super Bowl can yield super savings on big-screen TVs. Retailers from Best Buy to Walmart…

‘And the Oscar goes to… ‘ review: History, heart of Academy Awards – Newsday (subscription)

‘And the Oscar goes to… ‘ review: History, heart of Academy AwardsNewsday (subscription)“And the Oscar Goes to … ” goes there, and everywhere (almost), tracing the history and heart behind…

Amani Toomer, Justin Tuck stick up for Michael Strahan after Warren Sapp rips … – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsWarren Sapp obviously doesn’t like Michael Strahan. And Amani Toomer thinks it’s all about jealousy. That’s the only explanation Strahan’s ex-Giants teammate could think of on Wednesday,…

Atlanta’s Residents and Officials Turn to Social Media Amid Snowstorm Chaos – New York Times (blog)

Atlanta’s Residents and Officials Turn to Social Media Amid Snowstorm ChaosNew York Times (blog)And many people documented their ordeal on social media as they found themselves sleeping in their offices.…

Dark Times Are Just Beginning for Injury-Ravaged Los Angeles Lakers – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportThe Los Angeles Lakers released official confirmation that Kobe Bryant’s left knee isn’t close to being fully healed, as Bleacher Report reported Monday. Realistically, Bryant figures to miss more…

Los Angeles to host 2016 Olympic Team Trials For Men’s and Women’s Marathon – USA Track and Field

USA Track and FieldLOS ANGELES –The City of Los Angeles will host the Women’s and Men’s 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Marathon, USA Track & Field, the U.S. Olympic…

Atlanta chaos: Like a scene from ‘The Walking Dead’ – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe usually bustling roadways in the Atlanta metropolitan area resembled a scene in a post-apocalyptic world during and after Tuesday’s snow and ice storm. Cars abandoned at odd angles…

Obama’s State of the Union address trends on social media – News10.net

Obama’s State of the Union address trends on social mediaNews10.netObama’s State of the Union address trends on social media. Millions of Americans watched the President’s State of the Union address…

Revisiting Peyton Manning, cold weather and Super Bowl dreams – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comWhen Peyton Manning takes the field Sunday at MetLife Stadium for Super Bowl XLVIII, he’ll do so in relatively benign conditions. The New York-New Jersey area endured snow, ice and…

Lambert, McGraw each score seven nods at Country Music Awards – Reuters

ReutersJan 29 (Reuters) – Country singers Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw led the nominations for the Academy of Country Music Awards on Wednesday with seven nods apiece, and Australian singer…

Merkel Hits Out at Blanket Espionage By US, UK – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalBERLIN—German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday hit out against blanket espionage by the U.S. and U.K. in her first major speech to parliament this year, although she appealed…

Miley Cyrus gets sexual with Madonna during country-themed ‘Unplugged … – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsMiley Cyrus says her song “We Can’t Stop” is like an update of Madonna’s 2000 hit song “Don’t Tell Me” — so it only makes sense that…

Keyshawn Johnson — I Went All HULK Outside Justin Bieber’s House … He’s A … – TMZ.com

TMZ.comKeyshawn Johnson says Justin Bieber acted like a weasel after allegedly roaring through his Calabasas neighborhood and then scampering into the house … but Keyshawn took matters into his own…

Super Bowl Boulevard chock full of free fun – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsCrews and volunteers labored in the frigid Tuesday temps to turn a 13-block stretch of Broadway into Super Bowl Boulevard — a free public fan celebration that’s…

Snowden Gets Nobel Nomination as US Pursues Trial – Businessweek

BusinessweekPresident Barack Obama wants to see Edward Snowden clapped in irons and bound to the U.S. for a criminal trial. Two Norwegian politicians have a different fate in mind for…

Motley Crue’s Retirement Contract Proves They’re The Best Band Ever – Hollywood Life

Hollywood LifeOn Jan. 28, one of the most popular hair bands of all time sadly announced that they would be going on their last tour ever — but the way…

Kimye’s Paris wedding to be televised, says source: ‘It’ll be like a festival’ – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsAs Kim Kardashian and Kanye West walk down the aisle for their big day, cameras will be rolling. Not only will their June wedding take place in…

Broncos to hold first full practice of Super Bowl week outdoors – USA TODAY

USA TODAYJERSEY CITY — The Denver Broncos will practice outdoors on the artificial turf field at the New York Jets’ facility in Florham Park, N.J., on Wednesday. Players will wear…

‘You just keep going’: Film about quadruple amputee soldier makes New York … – Fox News

‘You just keep going’: Film about quadruple amputee soldier makes New York …Fox NewsOn Wednesday, a documentary on Mills’ story of hope and determination will be screened in Times Square…