2012 Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius from South Africa is breaking barriers this year in London. Just this Saturday, the man known as “Blade Runner” competed in the 400-meter run and finished in second to move on to the semifinals this Sunday. And he did all this with two prosthetic racing legs.
When it comes to the 2012 Olympics, British bookshop owner David Mitchell said it best, “Performance levels have become so much higher that it’s so hard now to get a medal.” Just think about Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte, both of whom have won medals by mere seconds ahead of their competitors. But does that make those Olympians who came just shy of placing any less athletic?
Gun control has always been a major issue of debate in America — right up alongside the more recently heated topics of abortion, same-sex marriage and health care — but the tragic shooting of 71 people during a Colorado theater’s showing of ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ has given this controversy a brand new spotlight.
James Holmes, the 24-year-old former graduate student suspected of opening fire at a Colorado movie theater’s midnight showing of ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ early Friday, is due in court Monday for an initial advisement.
Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:
Breckin Meyer Age: 38 Occupation: Actor, writer and producer Known For: Most recently playing lawyer Jared Franklin on the TNT drama ‘Franklin & Bash’; voicing and producing the animated show ‘Robot Chicken’; and starring in ‘Road Trip,’ ‘Rat Race’ and a string of 90s movies and TV series.
Phil Campbell Age: 51 Occupation: Rock guitarist Known For: Playing lead guitar in the rock band Motorhead, recruiting ex-Saxon drummer Peter Gill into the group, and most recently laying down the guitar lines for ‘The World Is Yours’ album.
In preparation for tonight’s premiere of ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ Jaleel “Urkel” White, Gladys Knight, William Levy, and the rest of the contestants have been seriously breaking a sweat in preparation for their first performances.
You know you’re getting older when it seems like nobody on Twitter knows who Billy Crystal is. Yeah, you read that right. Loads of people (and by people we mean out-of-touch teens) took to the Twittersphere after seeing the opening of the 2012 Oscars with utter confusion as to who the iconic actor is.
Shocker, Ricky Gervais was not on his best behavior as the Golden Globes host. Fortunately for the other stars in the audience, he wasn’t as bad as he could have been. That didn’t seem to matter to Madonna when it came time for her to take the stage.
Why did the average American go online? For no particular reason (Ba-dum-bum).
Although this may not become the newest joke anytime soon, it’s actually a true statement. According to a new report from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, 53 percent of 18- to 29-year-old Americans go online just for fun or to waste time. With 2,260 participating adults, it turns out that 58 percent of all adults go online for the same reason.
The case against Dr. Conrad Murray for allegedly causing the death of Michael Jackson continues to unearth more disturbing details. As if it couldn’t be any harder for the Jackson family, it was recently revealed that the King of Pop’s children Prince and Paris actually witnessed their father’s death.
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