As the NBA draft approached, the grim truth about Yao Ming’s(notes) broken left foot hung like an anvil over the Houston Rockets. The fear isn’t that he’s just lost for next season, but longer.
The Rockets and Yao’s reps are frightened over his future, and the concern is the most base of all: Does Yao Ming ever play again?
“The realization has hit them that this is grave,” one NBA general manager said.
Amid the star-studded tributes to Michael Jackson on the BET Awards, Jay-Z's big premieres for his new single, "D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)" — a live performance during the show and a premiere of the video after the show — were somewhat obscured. But still, the song — in which Jigga rails against artists who use the ubiquitous pitch-correction software in their songs — has had a lot of people asking, Just what is Auto-Tune?
The technique used these days is actually a… Continue
LOS ANGELES — Alien robots have transformed into box-office superstars with $200 million in domestic ticket sales in just five days.
"Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" took in $112 million in the sequel's first weekend and $201.2 million since opening Wednesday, according to Sunday estimates from Paramount, which is distributing the DreamWorks movie.
It was well on the way to becoming the year's top-grossing… Continue
MediaTakeOut.com told you yesterday that Chris Brown was supposed to perform at the Michael Jackson tribute. Well he was ... then BET changed its mind.
What happened you ask??? MediaTakeOut.com just got OFFICIAL CONFIRMATION that it was ALL JAY Z' doing. According to that insider, Jay Z SPECIFICALLY FORBID BET from allowing Breezy to perform. He told them that if they did neither he NOR BEYONCE would have performed.
CHICAGO (Reuters) – A Colorado meat company is expanding a recall of beef due to possible contamination by E.coli O157:H7 bacteria after an investigation found 18 illnesses may be linked to the meat, the company and the U.S. Agriculture Department said on Sunday.
Greeley, Colorado-based JBS-Swift Beef Co is voluntarily expanding its June 24 recall to include about 380,000 lbs of assorted beef products, for a total recall of about 421,000… Continue
LOS ANGELES – After three days to process the shock and grief, attendees at the BET Awards — a show thrown into "total overhaul" by the death of Michael Jackson — were preparing for what was sure to be a spectacular celebration of the King of Pop, put on by an dazzling collection of the artists he influenced most.
Already an affair of major star wattage, Sunday night's show was thrown under a white-hot spotlight in the wake of Jackson's… Continue
ST. POELTEN, Austria — An Austrian man accused of fathering his daughter's seven children as he locked her in a basement for decades pleaded guilty to incest but insisted he was innocent of murder and enslavement charges as his trial opened Monday.
Josef Fritzl hid his face behind a blue file folder as a judge began the proceedings under heavy security in St. Poelten, 65 kilometers (40 miles) west of Vienna. Fritzl pleaded guilty to incest and false imprisonment, but only… Continue
NFL receiver Hank Baskett made the best catch of his life Saturday night, marrying Playmate Kendra Wilkinson in a lavish ceremony at her former residence, the Playboy mansion.
Wilkinson, 23, the former star of the reality TV series "The Girls Next Door," wore more than $100,000 worth of platinum jewelry courtesy of designer Michael Barin, as she walked down the aisle in a white dress, People.com reported.