Van Halen will reunite to record album

Van Halen Recording First Album Since Clinton Administration The news that Van Halen is recording its first studio album in twelve years with original lead singer David Lee Roth may have fans wanting to, well, jump. It has certainly been a long wait since 1998’s “Van Halen III.” Speculation of a recorded reunion has been […]

Where Home Prices Are Rising

The number of homes for sale is down in many markets, with asking prices up–especially in these places. This month, after three years of record declines, the battered housing market has shown some signs of hope. Tuesday the S&P/Case-Shiller 20-city Home Price Index, which is a gauge of sale prices in the country’s major markets, […]

‘American Idol’ Top 12 Night

Back in Season 7 on “American Idol,” Fox made a big deal about the show’s contestants finally having permission to sing long-forbidden Beatles tunes. “Idol” execs were so delighted by this development, in fact, that they dedicated not one but two nights to the Lennon/McCartney songbook. Well, I was just glad that it was just […]

Ratatouille Part 2

A rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great French chef despite his family’s wishes and the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession. When fate places Remy in the sewers of Paris, he finds himself ideally situated beneath a restaurant made famous by his culinary hero, Auguste Gusteau. Despite the […]

Weakest Banks and Thrifts in the U.S.

Data Date: Second Quarter 2009 Name State Total Assets ($000) 1st Advantage Bank MO $124,705 1st American State Bank of Minnesota MN $20,559 1st Commerce Bank NV $45,075 1st Commonwealth Bank of Virginia VA $25,160 1st Equity Bank Northwest IL $57,542 1st Financial Bank KS $113,825 1st Manatee Bank FL $55,655 1st National Bank OH […]

Man attends own funeral

Dead wrong: Man attends own funeral after mix-up over body’s ID On the holiday known as the Day of the Dead, a Brazilian bricklayer walked into his own funeral. The sight of Ademir Jorge Goncalves alive shocked relatives, some of whom tried to jump out of the windows of the funeral home in southern Brazil. […]

JFK Runway Closure

The main runway at New York’s John F. Kennedy International will be closed for four months starting today. Millions of travelers will experience delays — including some not flying anywhere near the Big Apple. With about one-third of JFK’s traffic and half of its departures being diverted to three smaller runways, planes will wait on […]

Ellen DeGeneres Joins American Idol as Fourth Judge

Ellen DeGeneres Joins American Idol as Fourth Judge Emmy Award-winning talk show host Ellen DeGeneres has joined American Idol as the new fourth judge sitting alongside Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, and Kara DioGuardi. As the new judge, Ellen will offer her own unique perspective to the contestants throughout the competition. The ninth season of American […]

2011 Chinese Horoscope – Rabbit

Rabbit Outlook for 2011 Rabbit 1903, 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011 Rabbit Overview Ah … it feels good to be home, doesn’t it? The Year of the Metal Rabbit should be a welcome shift after dealing with the Tiger in 2010. In your home sign, you’ll have a lot to look […]