Photo by Chris Covatta/Getty Images(AUSTIN, Texas) -- The University of Texas extended the contract of men's basketball coach Shaka Smart on Thursday, keeping Smart in Austin through the 2022-2023 season.According to the University of Texas Athletics Department, Smart will receive a $100,000 pay increase to his base salary, earning him a new total of $3 […]
Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images(DALLAS) -- Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones was not happy after video of rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott appearing to visit a marijuana dispensary hours before making his preseason debut was posted by TMZ.In the video, a man the website says is Elliott was seen at Herban […]
Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images(CHAPEL HILL, N.C.) -- Former University of Illinois head football coach Tim Beckman has left his role as a volunteer assistant with the University of North Carolina program, saying he didn't want to be a distraction. Beckman was fired by Illinois days before last season amid allegations that he mistreated players, […]
Gov. Mark Dayton sought Friday to extend a little Minnesota nice to the state's declining honeybee population by issuing an executive order limiting certain pesticides that harm them, a step advocates said positions...
Republican Gov. Paul LePage unleashed an obscene tirade on a Democratic legislator, leaving him a voicemail message that said "I am after you" and telling reporters he wished it were 1825 so he could challenge the lawmaker...
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Credit: Danny ClinchBruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are two shows through a three-concert engagement at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, and so far, the run of dates has been one for the record books. According to the respected Springsteen fan site Backstreets.com, the Boss' gig on Thursday night clocked in at […]
Credit: Kirk WestThe new Allman Brothers Band spinoff group Les Brers has added a series of five fall dates to their previously announced U.S. tour itinerary. The new shows, which all take place in the Northeast, kick off on October 12 in Brooklyn, New York, and run through an October 16 concert in Westbury, New […]
Concord BicycleR.E.M. is reissuing their chart-topping 1991 album Out of Time in honor of its 25th anniversary. The reissue will be available as a two-CD, three-LP or deluxe four-CD collection, and will be released on November 18. The two-CD and three-LP editions will feature a remastered version of the original Out of Time album, plus […]
ABC/Ida Mae Astute(NEW YORK) -- Taylor Swift has already donated a million dollars to Louisiana flood relief. Now the pop superstar’s opened her checkbook once more to help out the residents of Baton Rouge. The Baton Rouge Food Bank posted a photo on their Instagram Thursday showing the staff holding a sign that reads “Thanks, Taylor!” “@taylorswift donated $50,000 to […]
Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Art of Elysium(LOS ANGELES) -- Despite their recently announced divorce settlement, Amber Heard and Johnny Depp are still at odds with one another. Heard said last week she was going to donate the seven-million-dollar settlement to the American Civil Liberties Union -- with a particular focus to stop violence against women […]
Matt Dinerstein/Courtesy of Miramax and Roadside Attractions(NEW YORK) -- Tika Sumpter is pulling double-duty as producer and star in Southside with You, inspired by the first date between Barack Obama and his future wife, Michelle Robinson. Sumpter, who plays the young Michelle Robinson in the summer of 1989, says she and co-star Parker Sawyers, who plays a […]