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American Airlines’ new lounge for elite fliers at LAX includes a Bloody Mary bar

January 14, 2018 |

To compete for the travel dollars of big-spending fliers, American Airlines recently unveiled two ways to pamper its most elite fliers.

The Fort Worth-based carrier, the world’s largest, opened a new lounge at Los Angeles International Airport last month that includes all the luxuries of a buffet…


L.A. Times – Business

New Film Proud Mary Opens Today. John Fogerty Not Happy

January 13, 2018 |

Someone is upset about the Taraji P. Henson-starring Proud Mary , which opened in theaters Friday. (Well, someone besides 72% of critics and 44% of audience members .) John Fogerty took to Twitter on Thursday night to complain about the title of his 1968 Creedence Clearwater Revival song being used for…
Newser

Mary Trump: The Mother Behind the Man

November 3, 2017 |

Psychologists are fascinated by President Trump. From afar they wonder, as Politico puts it, “What makes somebody act the way he acts … his belligerence and his impulsivity, his bottomless need for applause and his clockwork rage when he doesn’t get it?” The answers inevitably start with Trump’s parents: his father—…
Newser

Ex-Student Wants to End It With Mary Kay Letourneau

May 30, 2017 |

Mary Kay Letourneau and Vili Fualaau are separating after 12 years of marriage—and 20 years after Letourneau was arrested for having sex with her then-12-year-old student. TMZ reports Fualaau filed for legal separation this month. An unnamed source tells People Letourneau, 55, and Fualaau, 33, have “been having issues…
Newser

Does it make sense to spend up to $289 million to repair the Queen Mary?

March 16, 2017 |

Buried in a nearly 400-page study on the dire repairs needed for the venerable Queen Mary is a diagram of the 81-year-old ocean liner that looks like something out of an autopsy report.

From the bow to the stern, from the keel to the crow’s nest, arrows point out more than 20 repair projects needed…


L.A. Times – Business

Queen Mary needs $289 million in urgent repairs to prevent flooding, hull collapse, study says

March 15, 2017 |

The Queen Mary tourist attraction, moored in Long Beach’s harbor, is in such bad shape that its hull could collapse and flood if repairs costing as much as $ 289 million are not completed in the next few years.

That is one of the conclusions of a marine survey, conducted by naval architects and…


L.A. Times – Business

She Said She Saw Mary in 1917. Now, a Push for Beatification

February 13, 2017 |

Catholic Church officials in Portugal said Monday they have assembled more than 15,000 pages of testimony and documentation to support the proposed beatification of Sister Lucia, one of three shepherd children who said the Virgin Mary appeared to them in the town of Fatima in 1917. The officials said…
Newser

Mary Tyler Moore Praised as ‘2nd Great Woman of TV’

January 26, 2017 |

Hollywood has been deeply saddened by the loss of one of television’s greatest stars: Mary Tyler Moore, who died Wednesday at the age of 80 . Co-stars and fans describe the Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore Show star as a uniquely gifted woman who blazed a trail for many…
Newser

Family Saying Goodbye to Mary Tyler Moore: Report

January 25, 2017 |

Sources tell TMZ that Mary Tyler Moore is hospitalized, and the gossip site uses the words “grim” and “grave” to describe her condition. Family members are said to be at the hospital saying goodbye. Moore, star of her own show as well as The Dick Van Dyke Show, is reportedly…
Newser

Church Prints Very Wrong ‘Hail Mary’ … by Tupac

December 26, 2016 |

There are many variations of Christmas carols, but worshipers in Sri Lanka were stunned to find an R-rated version of a classic prayer in their holiday program. Andrew Choksy knew immediately the “Hail Mary” he was reading with references to female genitalia, drugs, guns, and the N-word was penned by…
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