first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Cropped David Shankbone / CC BY 3.0 NEW YORK – Legendary television host Regis Philbin has died.According to PEOPLE Magazine, Philbin passed away Friday night of natural causes.The news of Philbin’s death comes one-month shy of his 89th birthday.“His family and friends are forever grateful for the time we got to spend with him – for his warmth, his legendary sense of humor, and his singular ability to make every day into something worth talking about,” a statement from his family read. “We thank his fans and admirers for their incredible support over his 60-year career and ask for privacy as we mourn his loss,” the Philbin family says.” In 1988, Philbin began his iconic career as the host of Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee alongside Kathie Lee Gifford.Philbin also served as the original host of the widely popular game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? from 1999 to 2002.PEOPLE says throughout his career, Philbin had various health issues. The host underwent an angioplasty in 1993, followed by triple bypass surgery due to plaque in his arteries in March 2007. Additionally, in December 2009, the television personality had his hip replaced.Philbin is survived by daughters J.J. Philbin and Joanna Philbin, Amy Philbin. His son Daniel Philbin died in 2014.last_img read more

first_imgOn April 29, we’ll finally find out which of our favorite actors are nominated for a Tony Award this year. There are lots of hopefuls hitting the stage eight times a week this spring, but we also don’t want to foget the contenders who appeared in shows that closed earlier this season. We asked you which actor from a previously shuttered tuner (First Date, Big Fish, A Night with Janis Joplin and Soul Doctor) better not get lost in the shuffle. The results are in, and here’s what you had to say! And remember to tune in Tuesday morning when Jonathan Groff and Lucy Liu announce the 2014 Tony nominations! 3. Norbert Leo Butz, Big Fish — 6% Norbert Leo Butz was the hero of our story last year as the adventurous Edward Bloom in Big Fish. Butz has won the Tony for a Leading Role in a Musical twice before (Catch Me If You Can and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels). Could Tuesday mark the start of his road to number three? 2. Zachary Levi, First Date— 43% The First Date lovebirds led the pack, separated by just a few votes! How cute is that? Zachary Levi made his Great White Way debut as the high-strung first date virgin Aaron, and his performance merits the word “adorkable” (you won’t hear us say that often). Hopefully we’ll hear both his and Rodriguez’s names called on Tuesday morning. Star Files Zachary Levi View Comments Norbert Leo Butz 1. Krysta Rodriguez, First Date— 44% Go on a blind date, get a Tony nomination. Why can’t it be that easy?! Krysta Rodriguez brought the charm, spunk and sass to the Longacre Theatre stage earlier this season as serial dater Casey in First Date, so here’s hoping the nomination committee remembers this Broadway.com vlogger’s red-hot performance. Krysta Rodriguezlast_img read more

first_img Latest Posts Latest posts by Nicole Ouellette (see all) Ask Nicole: What do I do about ignorant Internet commenters? – April 21, 2015 Bio Kickstarter has lots of gray areas – May 5, 2015center_img DARLINGTON, S.C. — Mark Martin did it again. The oldest driver in the 43-car field showed the youngsters a thing or two Saturday night in the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. Mark Martin’s win in Saturday’s Southern 500 was his second of the season.“It’s absolutely unbelievable,” Martin said. “This is a big surprise. We had a strong car, but I never expected to win. Alan Gustafson (Martin’s crew chief) is absolutely the best. I may have been his childhood hero, but I’m living a second childhood now — and he’s my childhood hero.“We had a good enough car to do it, and pit strategy put us in a position to pull it off.”Fifty-year-old Martin charged home ahead of three-time Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson and other younger drivers to win the 367-lap marathon on what is known as NASCAR’s toughest track.Martin, an ageless racing junkie who tried to retire a couple years ago but couldn’t, won the race in style, pulling away from Johnson at the end.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textPhysically fit and pumped up for the season in a Hendrick Chevrolet, Martin ran with the big dogs up front all night, keeping his car in one piece and saving the best for last.It was a record-setting night for cautions under a full South Carolina moon. Seventeen times the caution waved as driver after driver made contact with Darlington’s famous walls. Most of them didn’t just get a Darlington Stripe, as is the norm for this 1.366-mile, egg-shaped oval. They hit hard enough to take the paint off the whole right side of the car.Trailing Martin and Johnson across the stripe were Tony Stewart and his teammate Ryan Newman. Stewart’s third-place run was his fifth top-five in his last six starts.“This is the best I’ve run in the 500, so I’m ecstatic about it. We’re doing things right, it’s just a matter of time,” said Stewart.Dale Earnhardt Jr. continues to struggle. He finished seven laps down in 27th.Jeremy Mayfield, driver of the No. 41 Toyota, Tony Martin, a licensed crew member of the No. 34 Sprint Cup Series team, and Ben Williams, licensed crew member of the No. 16 Nationwide Series team, have been suspended indefinitely from NASCAR for violation of NASCAR’s Substance Abuse Policy.The remaining top-10 finishers Saturday were: 5. Jeff Gordon, 6. Martin Truex, 7. Brad Keselowski, 8. Greg Biffle, 9. Joey Logano, 10. Matt Kenseth.Top 12 Chase contenders after 11 of 26: 1. J. Gordon-1,601, 2. Stewart-1,572, 3. Kurt Busch-1,546, 4. Johnson-1,465, 5. Hamlin-1,445, 6. Burton-1,384, 7. Kyle Busch-1,380, 8. Newman-1,363, 9. Biffle-1,345, 10. Kenseth-1,326, 11. Martin-1,316, 12. Edwards-1,271.Kenseth Gets Nationwide WinMatt Kenseth capitalized on Kyle Busch’s flat tire with three laps to go to win Friday night’s Nationwide Series race.Top 10 points leaders: 1. Kyle Busch-1,539, 2. Edwards-1,502, 3. Leffler-1,386, 4. Logano-1,340, 5. Keslelowski-1,331, 6. Keller-1,181, 7. Ragan-1,139, 8, Lagasse-1,095, 9. Allgaier-1,089, 10. S. Wallace-1,088.Weekend Racing ScheduleOn Friday, May 15, The Camping World Trucks will be at the 1.5-mile Kansas Speedway. It will be televised on Speed, beginning at 7:30 p.m. (EDT).The 2009 edition of the Sprint All-Star Race will be run Saturday, May 16, at Lowe’s Motor Speedway. There will be a total of 100 laps on the 1.5-mile tri-oval. There will be four segments — with a 50-lap first segment, two 20-lap segments and one 10-lap shootout to the finish line. It will be televised on Speed beginning at 7 p.m. (EDT).The Nationwide teams have an off week.Racing Trivia Question: How many Cup wins does Rick Mears, driver of the 07 Chevrolet, have? Last Week’s Question: After a brief absence, Sterling Marlin is back in Cup racing. Which team does he drive for?Answer: He is driving part time in the 09 Phoenix Racing Dodge.You may contact the Racing Reporter at [email protected] Hold the pickles and the piercings, please – April 28, 2015 Nicole OuelletteColumnist at Breaking Even CommunicationsWhen Nicole isn’t giving advice she’s completely unqualified to give, she runs an Internet marketing company in Bar Harbor, where she lives with her husband Derrick and their short dog Gidget. She loves young adult novels, cooking and talking French to anyone who’ll talk back. [email protected]last_img read more

first_img“We’ll see,” Roberts said. “When Clayton comes back, we’ll make that decision.”Joc talkOutfielder Joc Pederson started his rehab assignment with Triple-A Oklahoma City on Friday by going 1 for 2 with a single and two walks while playing six innings in center field.Pederson is expected to get four more plate appearances Saturday and again Sunday before traveling to join the Dodgers for their series in Washington beginning Tuesday.Pederson has been out since June 28 when he ran into the outfield wall at Miller Park while making a catch. Pederson suffered a bruised AC joint in his right shoulder.New injuryOutfielder Trayce Thompson was not in the starting lineup Friday against left-hander Patrick Corbin due to lower back irritation. Thompson did receive treatment on his lower back on occasion during the first half of the season. But Roberts said this issue cropped up when Thompson felt something on a swing in Sunday’s game against the San Diego Padres.“There’s a little bit of a nagging something going on,” Roberts said. “With four days [off for the All-Star break], we’ll give him a couple more days after that and see where he’s at. But I don’t want to put him in harm’s way. Just want to get it right.”Roberts said he was “not going to rule out” Thompson going to the DL if the irritation doesn’t clear up in the next few days. If Thompson doesn’t appear in a game against the Diamondbacks, any DL move could be backdated to Sunday.After emerging as more of an offensive contributor than expected in April and May, Thompson has slipped into a deep slump. He has just 11 hits over his past 77 at-bats (.143) and is hitting .189 since the start.NotesOutfielder Andre Ethier said he had a bone scan on his right leg Friday in Arizona and was awaiting the results. Ethier has been taking batting practice and throwing, but his running is limited until he is cleared by doctors to increase his activity. Roberts said he is optimistic Ethier will be able to return in mid-August. … According to Roberts, Kike’ Hernandez is still experiencing some soreness in his side and is “still in that rehab mode.” Hernandez was placed on the DL June 29 with left ribcage irritation. “Obviously with Clayton coming back, I don’t foresee a six-man rotation for any extent of time,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “We’ll make that decision when the time comes.”Left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu has the most tenuous hold on a spot in the Dodgers’ current rotation. He gave up six runs in less than five innings in his first start back in the majors following surgery to repair a torn labrum in his pitching shoulder.But neither Ryu or Brandon McCarthy are candidates to move to the bullpen. Neither are Scott Kazmir or Kenta Maeda who have made one relief appearance each in their extensive professional careers.Bud Norris is the only member of the current rotation with any experience pitching out of the bullpen. He made 12 relief appearances for the Atlanta Braves this season after losing his spot in their rotation after a poor April. In 42 relief appearances during his career, Norris has a 4.73 ERA and 1.46 WHIP.With Kershaw’s comeback fast approaching, the current group figures to get one more start each to make their case to stay in the rotation after the ace returns. PHOENIX >> The clock is ticking for someone in the Dodgers’ starting rotation.Ace Clayton Kershaw will throw approximately 60 pitches in four simulated innings to hitters from Class-A Rancho Cucamonga at Dodger Stadium on Saturday. Left-hander Alex Wood will do the same.Kershaw should be ready to come off the disabled list after passing this final hurdle and could start for the Dodgers as early as Thursday in Washington or Friday in St. Louis. Wood will most likely go on a minor-league injury-rehabilitation assignment before he is activated from the DL some time around the start of August.But Kershaw’s return next week will give the Dodgers six starting pitchers.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more