In the video, Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd and David Koechner reprise their roles from 2005's "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy," as well as its upcoming sequel "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues." Ferrell and crew recount the most popular Yahoo searches of the year, and it leads to an explanation of the royal baby's super powers, a new Justin Bieber nickname, and a … Read more
There's a certain beauty about NBA players.
Those bulging biceps, taut triceps, and quads more powerful than quad bikes make them seem superhuman.
Indeed, Dwight Howard once decided to dress as Superman for an NBA Slam Dunk Contest.
Inside, though, these men are mere children, looking for a loving home and friends they can play with.
Should you have been too busy negotiating with several countries for a secure apartment and Wi-Fi connection, you might not be aware that Dwight Howard announced on Friday he would be joining the Houston Rockets.
His former teammates were distressed. You might imagine, … Read more
When a murder trial becomes a televisual happening, somehow the public aspects become almost as significant as the legal ones.
We're always told the jurors don't know what's happening in the media, but we wonder that they may have known more than they let on before being selected.
Then there are the defendants and the prosecutors. Each tries to gain some sort of sway in the public eye -- perhaps on a just-in-case basis.
There now, though, seems to be an usual twist in the trial that is currently capturing popular eyes -- that of Jodi Arias.… Read more
Ah, the sweet smell of ingenuity. When Amsterdam designer Jody Kocken discovered she was allergic to wearing perfume, she didn't just resign herself to a world without White Diamonds and Someday by Justin Bieber. Kocken rolled up her sleeves and created Perfume Tools.
Perfume Tools are metal bracelets, earrings, and necklaces designed to sit over the opening of a perfume bottle. The jewelry soaks up the smell of the perfume, without ever requiring you to slather it behind your ears. Nestle a bracelet or necklace next to your skin and the heat of your body releases the aroma.… Read more
For anyone who's seen the film "Contact," the search for extraterrestrial intelligence is a very noble cause. And over the last 35 years, Jill Tarter, who was the inspiration for Jodie Foster's character, has become known as the world's most famous alien hunter.
For years, Tarter has been the director of the Center for SETI Research, and in that position, she has worked harder than almost anyone on the planet to try to find new friends in the skies. So far, her work, and that of her many colleagues around the world, has been unrewarded. Yet, in spite of constant battles for funding and the skepticism of those who believe we're alone in the universe, Tarter has persevered, and SETI has continued. … Read more
Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd made repeated sexual overtures--including kisses and inappropriate touching--according to the woman whose sexual harassment allegations led to Hurd's ouster.
The eight-page letter (see below), which was the subject of much contention, was written to Hurd by celebrity attorney Gloria Allred on behalf of Jodie Fisher, a former salesperson and one-time actress who accused the HP chief of trying to initiate an affair over a two-year period.
Finally, the public will be able to read the letter that cost Mark Hurd his job. A judge in the Delaware Chancery Court hearing a shareholder lawsuit ruled that the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard hadn't made a strong enough case for why the letter should be kept secret, as he argued in December.
"Whether or not to seal a document allegedly containing confidential information does not turn on whether its disclosure would cause embarrassment," Judge Donald Parsons Jr. wrote in his opinion.
Plaintiffs in the lawsuit are seeking records related to Hurd's departure from HP in … Read more
commentary Mark Hurd is now a Silicon Valley symbol for self-destructive behavior.
On Friday, The Wall Street Journal and Fortune magazine published detailed reports on what prompted the HP board to ask then-CEO Hurd to resign in August. The stories paint a picture of a reckless man who was given the trust and support of HP's board only to repay that trust with betrayal.
The reports should finally silence the critics who slammed HP's board after Hurd was forced out of HP, after five years as CEO. Up to now, we knew few details about what led up … Read more
Sexual harassment, inaccurate expense reporting, and now disclosing inside information?
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that former Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd revealed confidential company information to former contractor Jodie Fisher, whose claim that he sexually harassed her led to his resignation from the company this summer.
That bit of information reportedly came out of a letter written to Hurd by Fisher's lawyer Gloria Allred on June 29, which is what set off the board investigation into Hurd's activities. In the letter, Allred accused Hurd of sexually harassing Fisher, and that "Hurd told her of HP's … Read more
What's next on the career path for former Hewlett-Packard Chief Executive Mark Hurd?
Hurd, who resigned after an investigation into sexual-harassment claims found that he violated standards of business conduct, reportedly has told friends that he's received a variety of job offers, including one the day after he exited HP, according to The Wall Street Journal (subscription required).
Although Hurd hasn't revealed the sources of the job offers, a person cited by the Journal as familiar with the situation said that the former CEO has been approached by a variety of businesses, including public companies and private-equity … Read more