Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lights up – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNEW YORK (AP) — With a flick of the switch, a 76-foot Norway Spruce officially became the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree Wednesday night after it was illuminated for the…

See Kim K.’s $30K Warhol portrait from Kanye – USA TODAY

USA TODAYKim Kardashian has gone pop. No, she hasn’t gone away: She’s been “Warholified” by the pop art auteur’s “distant cousin” (as per her website), Monica Warhol. The similarly platinum-tressed…

Las Vegas gets in the holiday spirit – USA TODAY

Las Vegas gets in the holiday spiritUSA TODAYNow that Thanksgiving is behind us, we can look forward to the Hanukkah, Christmas and New Years festivities in the city that knows…

Some uneasy as military gives Santa a fighter escort – Boston Globe

Boston GlobeWASHINGTON — As Santa streaks through the sky this Christmas Eve, Rudolph merrily guiding the way, he will be flanked by some new and unusual companions: a jet-fighter escort,…

NASA: Comet ISON now likely just dust – USA TODAY

USA TODAYScientists are still determining how much of Comet ISON survived its annihilating Thanksgiving journey around the sun, but they believe it’s now probably “only dust,” NASA said Monday. “There’s…

New York train crash: ‘Enormously talented’ technician and nurse among victims – NBCNews.com (blog)

NBCNews.com (blog)The TODAY family remembers Jim Lovell, 58, who was among those killed when a commuter train derailed in New York City. Lovell was on his way to work to…

Kardashians unveil 2013 family Christmas card – USA TODAY

USA TODAYBig hair. High fashion. And no Rob, Lamar, Kanye or Scott. “I’m really excited to see the concept and try new things,” said Kim Kardashian of the family’s Christmas…

Kim Kardashian blasts Twitter critics of her parenting skills – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsKim Kardashian is standing up for working moms and dads. The reality starlet blasted a Twitter critic who apparently implied she and fiancé Kanye West are bad…

Gift guide: The Twelve Games of Christmas – USA TODAY

USA TODAYVideo game systems are in more homes than ever – and two new consoles, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, dot many wish lists. So USA TODAY game gurus…

‘It wouldn’t be Christmas without The Nutcracker Ballet’ – Sioux City Journal

Sioux City JournalRock and reality TV star Bret Michaels will perform a Dec. 21 concert in Sioux City, officials announced Wednesday. Read more. The Details. What: “The Nutcracker,” presented by…

President Obama Playing Basketball Saturday Morning At FBI HQ

President Obama’s taking in a stress-relieving game of basketball this morning, as this is written. (That photo is from an outdoor game that President Obama’s played in August 8th of…

Moscow trip a ‘gift to the soul’ – Pueblo Chieftain

Pueblo ChieftainPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was a romantic and a Russian. Add Christmas to the equation and you have the well-loved “Nutcracker” ballet. Friday night Puebloans were treated to a performance…

State Theatre Presents Christmas Classic “The Nutcracker” – NJ TODAY

NJ TODAYNEW BRUNSWICK—State Theatre will present the 50th anniversary production of the American Repertory Ballet’s The Nutcracker for four performances on Saturday, Dec. 21 at 1 and 4:30 p.m. and…

Garth Brooks Makes a Comeback – Guardian Express

Guardian ExpressGarth Brooks Makes a Comeback Garth Brooks, one of the most well names in country music, is making a comeback. The guitar strumming, high jumping crooner is giving his…

Why I’m Not Excited About Ravens Training Camp…

For the first time in my life I am not excited about the start of Baltimore Ravens training camp this week. A lifelong Baltimore sports fan, I endured 14 seasons…

James Gandolfini: Why Did The Sopranos Star AKA Tony Soprano Die?

James Gandolfini Update: Favorite Scenes From The Sopranos James Gandolfini. The tributes and a mountain of Internet content of all types are still flowing in, including this blogger’s favorite Tony…

DJ Luna, An Oakland DJ’s Personal Journey

Here’s how I’ve been fortunate enough to life a Peter Pan lifestyle since 1997… I was born 11/25/1977 in Philadelphia, PA. An area of about 12 million people.  I remember at…

Obama Recess Appointments Wrongly Rejected By Republican Judges

On the surface, the decision of the judges in the case of Noel Canning v. NLRB to declare invalid the January 4, 2012 appointments of Democratic members Richard Griffin and…

Hope Solo Back In Action On Twitter

Hope Solo’s back in action on Twitter, after an absence of tweets dating back to December 21st. But, and as it happened coinciding with the Seattle Seahawks’ NFC Wild Card…

Chris Brown and Rihanna At LA Lakers, NY Knicks Game – Why?

Chris Brown and Rihanna (Robyn Rihanna Fenty) were at the LA Lakers v. NY Knicks NBA Christmas Day Game and were sitting close and getting along in a lovey-dovey way.…

Oakland’s Loring Cafe Bet. Webster And Broadway On Grand Will Be A Hit, When It Opens

Merry Christmas! The Oakland version of Loring Cafe will be a hit – whenever it opens! This blogger took another tour of what will be the celebrated Oakland place-to-go-and-sleep-over-books-and-a-good-meal at…

A Christmas Message: Kids Are The Key!

This video has a number of Christmas messages. Most important are that, first, and this is to some of my friends, remember to not just call me when you need…

NORAD Santa Tracker, Christmas Eve 2012, Google Earth v Microsoft Bing

The NORAD Santa Tracker’s tracking Santa Claus again (that video’s from 2010) and at this time, Santa, who I met here…. has delivered over 1.2 million gifts and counting. But…

SFO Airport More Crowded Than Ever For Christmas Travel

As this is being written, this Sunday, December 23rd, 2012 has to be the busiest travel day in the history of San Francisco International Airport – at least for United…

Santa Claus Sings Merry Christmas!

Santa Claus is singing Merry Christmas! This is one of the those cool “Singing Santa” dolls this blogger got for a friend of mine – had to play it before…

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Still On TV Since 1964

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. You know the story about that special reindeer that had “the very shiny nose,” who grew up and learned to like who he was and to…

Carly Rae Jepsen Sued For “Call Me Maybe” ;Timing Is The Issue

Carly Rae Jepsen, the new breakout artist and singer of the hit song “Call Me Maybe” who’s facing a lawsuit by AZA of the Album AZA Highspeed and the song…

Baltimore Ravens Training Camp Opens July 26

I am bursting with excitement as this is one of my favorite times of the year (for football). Opening day is like Christmas and playoffs are awesome if your team…

Katy Perry and Russell Brand

Your Ad Here The married couple, Katy Perry and Russell Brand, have both been seen separately and both were not wearing their wedding rings. This has caused speculation from various…

Sony Tablet vs. Apple iPad? No. Two Different Tablets

As one who has a Sony Tablet, given as a Christmas present from Sony, and one who purchased an Apple iPad for his mother, I think I’m pretty qualified to…

Merry Christmas To Zennie62 YouTube Subscribers, Viewers, Vloggers

The people who make Zennie62 go are its subscribers. So I wanted to just say thanks to them and to the people yet to come.

Jerome Simpson Flip, Air Jordan Stampede Pepper Sprayed By Cops

Jerome Simpson, the previously known only to Cincinnati Bengals fans, is now a man with a house hold name. Everyone wants to know who the NFL player was who just…

Oakland Should Sue MLB, San Jose, And The Oakland A’s Right Now

The reports are all over that Major League Baseball’s long-delayed report on the Oakland A’s in Oakland, and if they should be given permission to leave Oakland for San Jose,…

Merry Christmas To You And Yours!

Christmas is officially here, and it’s marked by Santa Claus’ visit and gifts, and Christmas Eve Mass, what was called “Midnight Mass” but was moved up to 10 PM to…

It’s A Wonderful Life – The Full, Uncut Version On Zennie62

It’s A Wonderful Life A friend on Facebook wanted to find the full, original, uncut version of Frank Capra’s Classic It’s A Wonderful Life online. Fortunately, YouTube has it, and…