Ellen DeGeneres hopes ‘to make people happy’ as Oscars host – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsEllen DeGeneres talked to Robin Roberts about the ‘delicate balance’ of hosting the Oscars. When Ellen DeGeneres takes the stage on Sunday as the host of the … Read More

Obama warns Russia: There will be costs to any military intervention in the Ukraine – Haaretz

HaaretzUkraine has reported that Russian forces have taken control of Crimea’s airports and had flown 2,000 troops into the region; Russia said any troop movement was in keeping with its … Read More

NY Rangers and Dan Girardi agree on six-year, $33 million contract extension – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsPHILADELPHIA — One down, one to go. Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi agreed to terms on Friday to a six-year, $33 million contract extension to remain with the … Read More

Rebuilding Buffalo Sabres trade goalie Ryan Miller, Steve Ott to St. Louis Blues – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsPHILADELPHIA – The St. Louis Blues and Buffalo Sabres swung open the doors to the 2014 NHL trade season with a blockbuster deal on Friday night. The … Read More

Dazzling February sets up Miami Heat for stretch run to playoffs – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.comA not-so-subtle trend has emerged recently for the Heat. The two-time defending champions are destroying every team they play. The Heat finished off its best month of the season Thursday … Read More

Philip Seymour Hoffman had heroin, cocaine, and amphetamines in system … – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsDoomed actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died of an accidental overdose of a host of hardcore drugs, including heroin, cocaine and amphetamines, the city medical examiner determined Friday. … Read More

Cleveland job bank operator Kelly Blazek shamed after brutal rejection letters … – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsThe keeper of a Cleveland job bank online posting group is under fire after she ridiculed, embarrassed and trash-talked at least two job seekers who sought the … Read More

Academy Awards 2014 Preview: ‘Gravity’s’ Alfonso Cuarón likely headed for new … – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsOscar-watchers and movie fans notice the times when the Best Director winner doesn’t match up with Best Picture. It seems wrong, and out of sync. (When directors … Read More

‘The Flash’ image released: First look of Grant Gustwin under superhero’s cowl … – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsThe first look at “The Flash” star Grant Gustwin in his super hero skivvies whipped up major buzz at super speed. Warner Bros. Television dropped the image … Read More

Gov. Chris Christie ‘Bridgegate’ 911 takes show chaos, anger at Fort Lee – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsRELATED: CHRIS CHRISTIE FIGURINE COMMEMORATING BRIDGEGATE. Officials in the North Jersey town have said the traffic jam — ordered up as a political slap at the local … Read More

Richie Incognito admitted to psych hospital in Arizona: report – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsTroubled ex-Miami Dolphins lineman Richie Incognito has been admitted to a psych hospital in Arizona, according to a report. TMZ reported that Incognito was checked into a … Read More

Please, Oscars: Don’t Give ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ Any Awards – Huffington Post

Huffington PostIt’s not for anyone who identifies as LGBT. The movie is resolutely not about them. Is it for homophobes, who can learn from the movie’s example that maybe you … Read More

Lupica: Chris Christie’s is a tale of high hopes and Port Authority dopes – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsOn Election Night less than four months ago, Chris Christie did not just look like the darling of the Republican Party, he looked like the super-sized man … Read More

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are engaged: report – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsLooks like Jackie and Kelso were meant to be. Former “That ’70s Show” costars Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are engaged, E! News reported. RELATED: ASHTON KUTCHER, … Read More

TSA agent nearly rejects Washington, DC , driver’s license, sparking outrage – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsTo some parts of the country, Washington, D.C., might as well be its own nation. A Washington resident was flabbergasted earlier this month when a Phoenix Transportation … Read More

Oakland’s Josh Reddick has no idea how he made first great catch of spring – SportingNews.com

SportingNews.comSCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Jesse Chavez’s work for the day was over. He had pitched two scoreless innings to open the Cactus League season for the Oakland A’s, and had discussed … Read More

San Francisco woman claims ‘Google Glass haters’ attacked her for wearing … – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsIt finally happened. A San Francisco woman claims a group of “Google Glass haters” attacked her for wearing the device in a bar Friday night. A male … Read More

Academy Awards 2014 Preview: Lupita Nyong’o and Jennifer Lawrence battle … – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsThe Best Supporting Actress category is often where the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences crowns new talent — or bows before performers who’ve earned their … Read More

US Attorney General Eric Holder Rushed to Washington DC Hospital – The Root

The RootA Justice Department official released the following statement viewed by NBC Washington: “During his regular morning meeting with senior staff, the Attorney General began experiencing symptoms including faintness and … Read More

Katy Perry helps deliver baby in living room – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsKaty Perry can check baby nurse off her bucket list. The “Dark Horses” songstress took to Twitter to reveal she helped deliver a baby in a living … Read More

Attorney General Eric Holder Taken to MedStar Washington Hospital Center – NBC4 Washington

NBC4 WashingtonU.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was taken to a Washington, D.C. hospital Thursday morning as a precaution. A Justice Department official released the following statement: “During his regular morning … Read More

Sochi hotels receive surge in bookings after Winter Olympics – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukKate Hopcraft, of Hotels.com, said: “Sport is such a powerful influence on our travel plans and our figures show the recent Winter Olympics have really put Sochi on the map. … Read More