Michael Palin: “I am glad to be alive each morning, you get an easier ride after 75”

“With Graham, that was a terrific loss as Graham was only 48 and, dear old Gray, worked himself quite hard and drank and smoked a lot. He had given all that up and was just approaching middle age, when he was wise and loving and funny, and then it sudd­enly catches up with him, the […]

Houston restaurateur Tony Vallone dead at 75

“We’re deeply saddened to learn of Tony Vallone’s passing,” said Matthew Kent, managing director at Parkway Properties, which operates Greenway Plaza. “A trailblazing restaurateur for an incredible five decades, he was an integral part of the fabric of Greenway Plaza for more than 15 years. We will miss him but feel so fortunate that his […]

E-sports pros have “dream” jobs—but game publishers have all the power

Publishers made a game. They sell the game. They own the IP. Anything having to do with the games has to go through them. And now they own the leagues, too: In 2013, Riot Games launched its own League of Legends league, the League of Legends Championship Series. Activision Blizzard’s Overwatch and Call of Duty […]

Royal brides’ wedding eve: how Princess Beatrice, Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle, more spent it

Zara and Mike Tindall The locations for the wedding of the Princes’ cousin, Olympic horserider Zara Phillips, to rugby player Mike Tindall in 2011 were no less steeped in history. Before the reception at Holyrood Palace in the Scottish capital, the residence of Queens and Kings since the 16th century, the bride lodged at the […]

Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez are house-hunting mega mansions in Los Angeles – but at over $100 million, there’s only a handful to choose from

But the house hunting expeditions come amid a legal battle. Bezos was sued on Friday by his girlfriend’s brother, Michael Sanchez, who alleged he defamed him by suggesting that it was him who shared some of the private details of his romance with Lauren to the National Enquirer. 

Sports news feed: Serena Williams crashes out of US Open

Michael Schumacher: A Formula One legend turns 50 A third Schumacher in F1? Michael Schumacher is not the only member of the family to have competed in Formula One – his younger brother Ralf drove for Jordan, Williams and Toyota between 1997 and 2007, winning six races. Michael’s son Mick (pictured above) won the FIA […]

Sports news feed: Alexander Zverev reaches US Open final

Michael Schumacher: A Formula One legend turns 50 Always testing his limits During his time out of F1, Schumacher took up motorcycle racing and in early 2009 he had an accident while testing his Honda 1000 CBR-Fireblade on a track in Cartagena, Spain. He damaged a vertebra, a rib, and the bottom of his skull, […]

Sports news feed: Naomi Osaka wins US Open

Michael Schumacher: A Formula One legend turns 50 Always testing his limits During his time out of F1, Schumacher took up motorcycle racing and in early 2009 he had an accident while testing his Honda 1000 CBR-Fireblade on a track in Cartagena, Spain. He damaged a vertebra, a rib, and the bottom of his skull, […]

Mall owners set to buy JCPenney out of bankruptcy

Despite mall owners’ desires to keep retailers alive, even if only on life support, it’s by no means certain that JCPenney will survive this crisis. Pier 1, which filed for bankruptcy with the intention of staying in business, is now in the process of closing all its stores and going out of business.

The Last Word: Gene Simmons on Kanye West, Justin Bieber and Donald Trump

Are you curious to try alcohol? Does that interest you at all?No, not at all. I like being able to do things. I mean, if somebody comes over and puts hands over your eyes, don’t you want to take the hands away? If somebody wants to give you, without you knowing about it, a pill […]