More Clashes In Caracas After Anti-Cuba Protest
Opponents of Venezuela's socialist government marched on Sunday to protest against alleged Cuban interference in the armed forces, with clashes breaking out afterwards in a Caracas square. Several thousand people marched towards the Carlota military air base in the latest of daily demonstrations against President Nicolas Maduro's government that began in early February. Security forces stopped them from reaching the base, however, and some student protesters went instead to Plaza Altamira, an opposition stronghold, where they threw stones at troops firing rounds of tear gas.
Hilary Duff & Mike Comrie -- DINNER IN BEV HILLS ... After Singer Opens Door For Reconciliation
Former NHL star Mike Comrie had a family meal with his estranged wife and their son last night -- just a few months after Hilary Duff said there was a chance the couple could get back together. Mike, Hilary and 2-year-old son Luca were all together at E. Baldi in Beverly Hills -- looking as friendly as ever. The couple separated back in January after nearly 4 years of marriage -- but back in May, Hilary hinted that the relationship isn't completely dead.
Temporary Ceasefire Near Tripoli Blaze, More Diplomats Flee Libya Chaos
Rival militias fighting for control of Tripoli airport agreed on Wednesday to a temporary ceasefire to allow firefighters to try to control a huge blaze at a fuel depot hit by a rocket. After a fortnight of the worst fighting since the 2011 war that ousted Muammar Gaddafi, most Western governments have followed the United States and United Nations pulling their diplomats out of the North African country. The French government said it had temporarily closed its embassy on Wednesday, and evacuated 30 French nationals from Tripoli just a few days after the U.S. embassy evacuated its staff under heavy military escort across the Tunisian border.
US Economy Grew At Strong 4 Percent Rate In Spring
After a dismal winter, the U.S. economy sprang back to life in the April-June quarter, growing at a fast 4 percent annual rate on the strength of higher consumer and business spending. The rebound reported Wednesday by the Commerce Department followed a sharp 2.1 percent annualized drop in economic activity in the January-March quarter. That figure was revised up from a previous estimate of a 2.9 percent drop.
Ian Somerhalder Talks Marriage Plans (Say What?!) And His Love Life On The Vampire Diaries
Ian Somerhalder "will be" getting married! But wait, before you "Somerhalics" fall to your knees in complete cardiac arrest, please note that there was a crucial follow-up word: "Eventually." Somerhalder was at San Diego Comic-Con to promote the upcoming sixth season of The Vampire Diaries, with co-stars Paul Wesley, Nina Dobrev and Kat Graham. While in a silly and yet heated debate about "hate sex" Ian referenced that although he isn't married, "I will be. I will be." Ian laughed and set the record straight: "I mean eventually, in my life! No, I mean eventually."
Penélope Cruz And Javier Bardem Pen Open Letter Condemning Israel's "Genocide,"
Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem and Pedro Almodovar were among several stars to publish an open letter in local Spanish papers slamming Israel for its role in the ongoing violence in the Gaza Strip and Israel. According to multiple media reports, the letter described Israel's actions as "genocide" and said that "Gaza is living through horror these days, besieged and attacked by land, sea and air. The letter said, "Palestinians' homes are being destroyed, they are being denied water, electricity and free movement to their hospitals, schools and fields while the international community does nothing."
NCAA Settles Head Injury Lawsuit
The Associated Press has learned, the NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports. According to a Tuesday filing in U.S. District Court in Chicago obtained by the AP, college sports' governing body also agreed to implement a single return-to-play policy spelling out how all teams must treat players who received head blows.
U.S., European Stars Are Divided Over Gaza
Celebrity has become an international commodity, and American and European film, television and musical artists easily share a common culture — except when it comes to their views on Israel. The current conflict in Gaza, where Palestinian casualties have climbed beyond 1,200 and the Israeli dead now exceed 50, is highlighting the celebrity split over the Jewish state’s security and policies as never before. At least for now, American stars have remained largely supportive of Israel, while expressing concern over civilian casualties. Their European celebrity counterparts, however, have accused Israel of engaging in "a war of occupation and extermination" against the Palestinians. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu disagrees:
LeBron James Strips Down To His Underwear In Taiwan
LeBron James gives his all to his fans—literally. At an event during the NBA player's Nike-sponsored tour of Asia, the Cleveland Cavaliers took the stage in front of hundreds of fans in Taiwan and posed for pictures before slowly stripping. First, he took off each one of his shoes, signed both of them, then threw them into the crowd. Then, he pulled down his basketball shorts—leaving the 29-year-old athlete in his black underwear on stage and causing hysteria with the crowd—signed those and tossed those to the screaming admirers as well.
Rob Kardashian Comes Out Of Hiding In Malibu! See What The Reality Star Looks Like These Days!
This is the first time Rob Kardashian has been seen in weeks! After leaving Kim and Kanye's Italian nuptials, Rob emerged from the shadows in Malibu on Sunday July 27th, while hanging at the family's beach house. It's not known exactly what issues the 27-year-old has been battling, but on the latest episodes of Keeping Up With The Kardashians , it's all the family can talk about! After Rob ditched the brood's Thailand trip, everyone expressed their concern for his well being.