By Matthew B. Zeidman
MIAMI (Hollywood Today)
“Cynthia is tremendously traumatized and devastated,” attorney Earle Lilly, who is representing Rodriguez’s spouse, told TMZ.com.
According to the Daily News, Rodriguez, 32, will claim his wife’s unwillingness to mend their marriage was a contributing factor to the divorce proceedings, which will be held in Miami.
Photo: Alex and wife Cynthia
A fresh interpretation of a stone tablet dated to the decades before Jesus's birth could undermine some fundamentals of the Christian faith, experts claim.
The tablet, which is similar in style to the Dead Sea Scrolls,
The partially-deciphered Ancient Hebrew text had seemed to contain a
A fragment of the Dead Sea Scrolls which set the word talking when they were discovered 60 years ago.
But a leading scholar says it confirms his theory that some Jewish sects
Israel Knohl, Professor of Biblical Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, says one line of the text tells the 'prince of princes' slain by the evil government,
He suggests the story refers to the death of a Jewish prince called Simon who led a revolt against King Herod.
Daniel Boyarin, of the University of California at Berkeley, said that there was growing evidence suggesting that Jesus could be best understood through a close reading of the Jewish history of his day.
'Some Christians will find it shocking - a challenge to the uniqueness of their theology, while others will be comforted by the idea of it being a traditional part of Judaism,' he said.
But Christian scholars dispute any contention that the tablet, which is in a private collection, could dilute the significance of Jesus's resurrection.
Ben Witherington, of Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky, said:
OBAMA TO ACCEPT BEFORE A CROWD OF 75,000+:
Grammy nominee Timothy Wright in critical condition, wife and grandson die
Grammy nominee Timothy Wright, 61, his wife Betty Wright, 58, and their grandson D. J. Wright, 14,
Despite the tragedy, Rev. Williams held Sunday services for hundred of worshipers.
Mourners solemnly gathered for services Sunday morning but the church’s founding pastor and co-pastor wife Betty, were noticeably missing.
“Their blood is in these walls.
“The mood is very somber, “said Royston Antoine.
Services were filled with remembrances for Betty and the hope for Rev. Wright’s speedy recovery.
Rev. Wright and his family were driving from a church conference in Detroit, MI on their way home when Pick collided with Rev. Wright’s vehicle.
Many devoted fans knew Rev. Wright as “The Godfather of Gospel.”
Before leaving to see Rev. Wright after church services, Bishop James Gaylord who was in attendance said of Rev. Wright, ‘He was a tremendous man.”
Rev. Wright’s MySpace page listed a multicity nationwide gospel tour to begin on Wednesday in Jasper, Texas. Young D.J. was expected to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps
Published: July 7, 2008
Dove is trying to rekindle customer interest in its four-year-old “Campaign for Real Beauty,”
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A Dove billboard with the "real" looking women models.
And that, some critics say, is the problem: Unilever, which manufactures the Dove brand of soaps,
So Dove is changing course.
The ad may not be enough to silence critics.
Kathrine E. O’Brien, United States marketing director for Dove, said that the Self-Esteem Fund will spend $1.5 million to $2 million this year.
The campaign has “spent a lot of time debunking stereotypes, and now it’s time to let people know what we’ve been doing to build self-esteem,” Ms. O’Brien said.
While Dove’s ads have been widely praised for drawing attention to unrealistic beauty images, they also have been widely mocked, which is in part a testament to their success.
Dove says it is taking a cue from its critics.
“The soap bar is the emblem of the brand, so people now understand:
LBN-DID YOU KNOW?:
More than two years after giving birth to her first child, former Blue Peter presenter Katy Hill has finally shed her baby weight - and she couldn't be more thrilled.
The 37-year-old, who at one point squeezed into a size 16, is now a svelte size 10 after overhauling her lifestyle and fitness regime.
Katy, who posed in a string bikini to celebrate her new physique, gushes: 'I'm really happy!'
Body of work: Katy Hill shows off her new 9st 6lb frame
Katy suffered a number of health problems during her 2004 pregnancy, including symphysis pubis -
'I'd had visions of me wafting around in maternity dresses but it wasn't quite like that.
'My husband Trey tells me that it was like I had a fat suit! It looked like someone had got a straw and blown me up!'
Transformation: The former Blue Peter presenter says she's happy to have shed her size 16 'fat suit'
Katy, who plans to move back to England next year, hasn't decided if she'll try for a second child.
She says: 'At the moment I'm enjoying my body.'
Javine Hylton looks half the woman she was after shedding three-and-a-half stone, since the birth of her daughter Angel Mai Hylton Harvey.
The singer, 26, who gave birth in February, has gone from fourteen stone to ten-and-a-half stone, thanks to a combination of diet and exercise.
What a difference four months makes:
“Having Angel has totally changed me,” says Javine.
The singer admits that the first few weeks of motherhood were a struggle.
“It didn’t help that I got mastitis [inflammation] in both boobs, which was agony.
“At that point, I could hardly look in the mirror,” she admits.
Cover girl: Javine's post-bump pictures
“I’d put on four stone while pregnant –
Six weeks after giving birth, Javine met personal trainer Tim Hayes.
“Tim really pushed me, which is what I needed,” says Javine.
These days, Javine’s typical menu is porridge with a banana for breakfast, brown rice and veg for lunch, prawn stir-fry for dinner and healthy snacks like sugar snap peas or Brazil nuts.
After fourteen weeks on the regime, Javine has lost another two stone.
“Harvey didn’t think I could lose all the weight, but he didn’t realise how strong I am.
“It’s been really hard work.
Harvey and Javine are now planning a holiday in Ibiza, and she says she can’t wait.
When Fox News Is the Story
By DAVID CARR
Published: July 7, 2008
Like most working journalists, whenever I type seven letters —
Once the public relations apparatus at Fox News is engaged,
And if all that stuff doesn’t slow me down and I actually end up writing something, there might be a large hangover:
Part of me — the Irish, tribal part — admires Fox News’s ferocious defense of its guys.
Media reporting about other media’s approach to producing media is pretty confusing business to begin with.
Fox News found a huge runway and enormous success by setting aside the conventions of bloodless objectivity,
At Fox News, media relations is a kind of rolling opposition research operation intended to keep reporters in line by feeding and sometimes maiming them.
As crude as that sounds, it works.
But it cuts both ways: Fox News’s amazing coup d’état in the cable news war has very likely been undercovered because the organization is such a handful to deal with.
There have been few stories about Bill O’Reilly’s softer side (I’m sure he has one),
Instead, Mr. Ailes and Brian Lewis, his longtime head of public relations, act as if every
A little more than a week ago, Jacques Steinberg, a reporter at The New York Times who covers television, wrote a straight-up-the-middle ratings story about cable news.
After the article ran, Brian Kilmeade and Steve Doocy of “Fox and Friends,” the reliable water carriers on the morning show on the cable network,
The accompanying photographs were heavily altered, although the audience was probably none the wiser.
It’s a particularly vivid example of how the Fox response team works, but hardly the only one. Julia Angwin of The Wall Street Journal wrote a profile of Roger Ailes in 2005.
Earlier this year, a colleague of mine said, he was writing a story about CNN’s gains in the ratings and was told on deadline by a Fox News public relations executive that if he persisted, “they” would go after him.
Some of the avenues of attack are easier to anticipate than others.
When I started calling around about Fox News, Mr. Lewis, the public relations head, made himself available on very short notice on the Fourth of July.
Mr. Lewis said that members of his staff were not in the business of altering photos, that they had no control over stories that appeared on “Fox and Friends” or other shows,
That comes as a surprise to reporters I talked to who say they have received e-mail messages from Fox News public relations staff that contained doctored photos, anonymous quotes and nasty items about competitors.
“Yes, we are an aggressive department in a passive industry, and believe me, the executives and talent appreciate it,”
“We are the biggest target in the industry and we accept that,” he said.
Many of the television-beat reporters I called had horror stories, but few were willing to be quoted.
David Folkenflik, now the media reporter for National Public Radio, ended up on the outs with Fox News in 2001 when he was at The Baltimore Sun.
“My sense was that it was designed to make it appear that I was having trouble doing my job, but also to intimate that the people who cross them will be shut out,” he said.
Mr. Folkenflik said he did not take it personally because it was not aimed just at him.
But he holds no grudge.
“I currently have a perfectly good relationship with Fox News,” Mr. Folkenflik said.
Bill Carter has covered television for The New York Times for many years and has always had a good working relationship with Fox News,
“I have not had a big problem with them, in part because their success has been such a great story, but this seemed over the line and really hateful,” Mr. Carter said.
Fox News has long held that it is its politics and not its tactics that set it apart and require such vigilance.
Mr. Lewis made it clear that Fox News has no problem working with reporters when they don’t have an agenda, and of course, I called with a very clear one.