Pete Wentz: ‘I’m Ready For Second Marriage’
Fall Out Boy rocker Pete Wentz has revealed he is ready to marry longtime girlfriend Meagan Camper. Just days after his ex-wife, Ashlee Simpson, announced her engagement to Diana Ross’ son, Evan, the bassist has hinted he could also be heading down the aisle for a second time. During an interview with talk show host Wendy Williams on Tuesday, he said, “It’s insane that she (Meagan) hangs out with me! I feel like we look like ‘hot girl pictured with homeless man trying to beg her for change’.
Slain American Journalist Remembered As Driven
In 2011, just after he was released from the Libyan prison where he'd been held for six weeks, James Foley acknowledged the peril journalists face covering the world's most dangerous places, soberly conceding that a mistake could mean death. Foley went back overseas, was abducted in Syria in 2012 and held captive for months before he was slain. Islamic State militants on Tuesday posted a video on the Internet that showed his killing. His mother said Wednesday that the 40-year-old from New Hampshire came out of the Libyan scrape more driven to tell the story of people oppressed by thuggish regimes.
'Awesome Mix' Of 1970s Hits Holds Top Spot On Billboard Chart
The "Awesome Mix" of retro 1970s songs featured in hit superhero film "Guardians of the Galaxy" topped the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album chart for a second consecutive week on Wednesday. "Awesome Mix Vol. 1," which includes classic hits such as Blue Swede's "Hooked on a Feeling," featured heavily throughout the "Guardians" film as rogue hero Peter Quill's own soundtrack. According to figures from Nielsen SoundScan, it sold 93,000 copies last week, keeping its hold on the top spot of the chart.
Car Rental Firm Hertz Is Latest Victim Of Auto Recalls
While an improving U.S. economy has helped rev up demand for car rentals, the rental companies have found themselves short of vehicles due to the slew of recalls by car manufacturers this year. The latest casualty was Hertz Global Holdings Inc, whose stock slumped 13 percent on Wednesday after the company withdrew its full-year financial forecast, blaming a shortage of cars due to the recalls and costs associated with an accounting error. Michael Millman of Millman Research Associates told Reuters, "... They weren't able to get the benefit of a strengthening market because they simply didn't have the cars." Millman said the shortage was compounded by the fact that Hertz has a lot of contracted business that gets priority on available cars. The recalls have hurt business. And more so Hertz, than Avis, since cars made by General Motors Co account for a bigger portion of its fleet.
US Weighs Sending Up To 300 Troops To Iraq For Security
A senior US official said Wednesday that the United States is weighing sending up to 300 troops to Iraq to reinforce security at American diplomatic installations. The news comes amid an intensifying US air campaign against Islamist militants in Iraq and follows the murder by Islamic State militants of US journalist James Foley. ISIS has threatened to kill a second hostage US journalist, Steven Sotloff, unless US President Barack Obama changes course. The US military earlier announced it has launched 14 air strikes against IS targets near the Mosul dam since the video of Foley's beheading surfaced Tuesday on the Internet.
'Robin Williams' Should Adorn Rainbow Tunnel: Petition
Come into the sunshine, suggest the rainbow colors adorning the tunnel that separates foggy San Francisco from sun-blessed Marin County. That could be an appropriate epithet for Robin Williams, and some folks want this tunnel renamed after the late comedian. Petitioners are collecting signatures at Change.org to rename the Waldo Tunnel, which funnels commuters heading from the Golden Gate Bridge north into suburban Marin County, to The Robin Williams Tunnel. Williams got his first big break nationally playing lovable alien Mork in the TV show "Mork & Mindy." Mork's signature accessory was a pair of rainbow suspenders. That association, and the memories of the times Williams made them laugh, was driving support for the petition.
Lightning Hits New Mexico School Football Practice, Six Hurt
A school spokesman said on Wednesday that six people were injured, one critically, when a lightning bolt struck during a middle school football practice in southern New Mexico. The Picacho Middle School football team stopped training as the skies darkened and a light drizzle began to fall on Tuesday afternoon over the city of Las Cruces. Then the lightning hit a nearby tree, causing the victims to collapse. The Las Cruces Police Department said one student was taken to a burns unit at an El Paso, Texas, trauma center. Two other children, an assistant coach and a fifth injured person were also treated in the hospital.
Bombardier Names Company Veteran As President Of New Aerostructures Unit
Bombardier Incorporated said on Wednesday that it has has appointed a company veteran to head its new Aerostructures and Engineering Services division-- the most recent change at the Canadian plane and train maker as it struggles to push its new CSeries aircraft into commercial service. Jean Seguin, who has held several management posts at Bombardier Aerospace during his 30-plus years with the company, will report directly to chief executive Pierre Beaudoin, overseeing a unit that specializes in design and development of complex composite and metallic aerostructures. This is the second key management appointment this week. The restructuring plans, announced in July, also included cutting 1,800 aerospace jobs.
Supreme Court Blocks Same-sex Marriages In Virginia
The Supreme Court blocked gay and lesbian couples from marrying in Virginia Wednesday, as it edges closer to deciding whether same-sex marriage should be legalized nationwide. The ruling puts on hold a federal appeals court's verdict last month striking down the state's ban on gay marriage. That case, like others that ended similarly in Utah and Oklahoma, is being appealed to the Supreme Court. While nearly all federal and state courts have ruled in favor of same-sex marriage since the high court issued two landmark decisions in June 2013, judges have blocked nearly all such marriages while the cases are appealed.
The Absolute Things That Any Female Needs
On the latest episode of #RichKids of Beverly Hills, Morgan Stewart bluntly told her BFF Dorothy Wang that she needed to be treated better in her relationship. Even though there is a huge stigma, most girls really aren't that high maintenance. There are only a few things that females really need in life. One thing is emotional fulfillment. Most women don't need to be constantly doted on, but their significant others need be sweet and make thoughtful gestures. Another thing is independence because every woman needs to have a sense of independence and truly know how amazing they are. Even if they are in a serious relationship or married, women need to know that they would be okay on their own.