EMAILS OF GENERAL CAUGHT IN PETRAEUS PROBE SAID TO BE 'FLIRTATIOUS': As the widening scandal involving retired general and now former
Paula Broadwell, who apparently was warning her off Petraeus. In the course of that investigation, the FBI also discovered emails between Kelley and Allen, both of whom are married, that have been described as inappropriate and flirtatious, although not sexually explicit or seductive. Allen has strongly denied any wrongdoing. President Obama has put the nomination of Allen to become the next commander of U.S. European Command, as well as the NATO supreme allied commander in
yesterday, it emerged that both Allen and Petraeus wrote letters last September on behalf of Kelley's twin sister, Natalie Khawam, in a messy custody dispute.
OBAMA MEETING WITH BIZ LEADERS, AFTER LABOR TALKS, ON FISCAL CLIFF: President Obama will be meeting with business executives today (November 14th), after talks yesterday with labor leaders and liberal groups, as he tried to get both constituencies to support his plan to avoid the "fiscal cliff." Obama is telling both sides that he's committed to requiring the wealthy to pay more in taxes, as part of any deal to avoid the fiscal cliff, which is a series of expiring tax cuts and across-the-board spending cuts scheduled to take
effect in January if nothing is done.
HEAD OF N.Y. UTILITY COMPANY STEPS DOWN
of its customers, both for how long it was taking to get power restored and for poor communication with customers. The company said Tuesday that 99 percent of those customers that can safely get power now have it restored, but 35,000 customers that suffered significant flood damage need repairs on their properties before power can come back. The majority of them are in the hard-hit Rockaways section of
coincidental timing, retired Army general David Petraeus, who resigned as
'MOTOR TREND' SURPRISES, NAMES TESLA MODEL S CAR OF THE YEAR: In a surprise honor, Motor Trend magazine has named the Tesla Model S electric car its 2013 Car of the Year, the first time a non-gasoline-powered vehicle has won the title. Motor Trend editor-in-chief Edward Loh said the car was, quote, "truly a game changer," and the fastest American sedan tested, adding that it was an electric car that, quote, "doesn't look dorky." The Tesla Model S was the unanimous choice of Motor Trend's panel of 11 judges after 25 contenders were tested, with its acceleration, handling and space found to be impressive. The Model S, from California-based Tesla Motors, is priced from $49,900 to $97,900, based on battery options and upgrades. It has three battery choices, 40 kWh, 60 kWh and 85 kWh, which, when traveling at 55 miles per hour, translate to range capabilities of 160 miles, 230 miles and 300 miles, respectively.
Tuesday (November 13th) that Ben Roethlisberger suffered a sprained shoulder when he was sacked in the third quarter the night before in the game against the Kansas City Chiefs, an
injury that forced him to leave the game. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said that Bryon Leftwhich will start as Roethlisberger sits out for the next game.
MELVIN, JOHNSON NAMED BASEBALL MANAGERS OF THE YEAR: Bob Melvin of the Oakland Athletics and the Washington Nationals' Davey Johnson were named baseball's Managers of the Year Tuesday (November 13th), Melvin for the American League and Johnson in the National League. Melvin beat out the Baltimore Orioles' Buck Showalter in a close vote by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. In his first full season with
MORE RETAILERS STARTING BLACK FRIDAY EARLY: More stores will be starting Black Friday sales before you even have time to digest your turkey. Walmart, Target, Toys "R" Us, and Sears will start their sales on Thanksgiving at 8-PM, while Macy's and Kohl's will open at . Retailers say that opening Thursday night is a good thing for consumers because they can finish their feast, head to the stores late, and sleep in the next morning instead of getting up before dawn to get on sale lines.
ODOR ELIMINATING UNDERWEAR IS SURPRISINGLY POPULAR: "Deoest odor-eliminating underwear" is a Japanese product that claims to absorb offensive odors. The product says it uses "whiff-absorbing ceramic particles in the material fibers" to
capture stinky smells. A spokesperson for the company says they originally marketed the product to those with irritable bowel syndrome, but they see a different group of people are buying - Japanese businessmen.
NEW BLINK-182 EP ‘A HUNDRED TIMES BETTER’
The band recorded most of Neighborhoods separately, with Barker and bassist Mark Hoppus emailing tracks back and forth with singer/guitarist Tom DeLonge, who worked in his own studio.
TRENT REZNOR ALSO WORKING ON NEW
It's apparently not cool enough that Dave Grohl is once again playing drums for Queens Of The Stone Age.
"Helping Josh out on a new QOTSA track."
DEF LEPPARD SET FOR
The show will run from March 22 until
(November 16) on Ticketmaster.
VIVA Hysteria! show dates:
(subject to change)
The show will feature Vinny and members of his family chatting it up and dining
with stars. The show will be a combination of footage from Vinny's home life
and celebrity interviews.
THE CW BUYS
The story follows a group of teens who escape containment in a world where teens have been quarantined from adults after a virus makes adults allergic to teenagers. The show is called Sick.
LIZA MINNELLI GUEST STARRING ON 'SMASH': Liza Minnelli is yet another Broadway superstar to accept a gig on NBC's musical drama Smash. She will play herself in a spring episode of the upcoming second season.
'BLACK SWAN' WRITER TO SCRIPT JOHNNY CARSON BIOPIC: Black Swan screenwriter John McLaughlin will team up with producer Tom Thayer and the estate of the late Johnny Carson to create a biopic of the Tonight Show host. It will be based on the upcoming Bill
Zehme book Carson The Magnificent: An Intimate Portrait.
TEASER TRAILER FOR FILM ADAPTATION OF STEPHENIE MEYER'S 'THE
MACGYVER MOVIE MOVES FORWARD _ MacGyver the movie is one step closer to reality. The film has found a director. A script has already been written, so MacGyver should go into production early next year.