“Reality” Steve Carbone is being sued again, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Read More
Chris Mann, the popular finalist from the second season of NBC’s “The Voice,” will belt out his classically trained voice in Union Square tonight. However, the headliner of the event will be a Christmas tree.
The lighting of the 83-foot-tall tree in Union Square will happen around 6:40 p.m., organizers say, with the celebration beginning 40 minutes earlier. Read More
A dramatically scaled-down America’s Cup lease deal with The City will be decided Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors amid more uncertainty over the yacht race’s overall vitality.Since announcing The City as the venue for the international event 16 months ago, race officials have faced a number of hurdles, including a sluggish market for sponsors and a long list of required approvals from city, state and federal agencies — not the least of which has been San Francisco itself. Read More
The America’s Cup regatta will be televised live in the United States for the first time in two decades, after race officials announced Thursday that NBC will carry the international event coming to San Francisco Bay over the next two years.
It’s an exciting development for organizers, who are attempting to remake the sport with larger and faster boats that they hope will draw new sailing fans and impress aficionados. Read More
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey on Tuesday asked for a hearing into how federal laws apply to the investigation of the child sex-abuse case that has enveloped Penn State University.In a letter sent to Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Richard Burr, Casey called for a hearing in a subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.He said he wanted to see how well federal laws protect children and to ensure that provisions for reporting suspected cases are in place. Read More
Hackers broke into the NBC News Twitter account and sent a series of tweets falsely telling the news outlet’s 129,000 followers there was a new terror attack on ground zero. “Flight 4782 is not responding, suspected hijacking. One plane just hit ground zero site at 5:47. #groundzeroattacked,” the hackers tweeted. A group calling themselves the Script Kiddies claimed responsibility for the hack, publicizing its own Twitter account — which was immediately shut down. Read More
A former Playboy bunny and San Francisco resident has come out against The City for its stance against a new television show.The San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women is calling on NBC to drop its new television series “The Playboy Club,” saying that it demeans women. But a former Playboy bunny Sharron Long, who lives in San Francisco, says the criticism is unwarranted. Read More
There’s just no stopping Damian Kulash and his kooky Chicago combo OK Go. Tonight — believe it or not — the boundary–pushing video conceptualists will be performing their kaleidoscopic latest (“All Is Not Lost,” with Pilobolus) live on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” which airs at 9 p.m. And — given the exacting nature of its choreography — it’s a one-time –only affair. Haven’t seen it yet? Read More
The Draft Ed Lee campaign announced Tuesday that it is launching a new television and Internet advertisement campaign encouraging the interim mayor to run for the office in November, according to a statement from the campaign. Read More
“I’m very angry, and I have to be honest about it. Sometimes I’m so mad I can’t even breathe.” So says an unsmiling Conan O’Brien, still stewing over his unceremonious dismissal from NBC’s “Tonight Show,” mired in the season of his discontent and planning a 32-city tour to serenade fans inflamed by his ousting. Read More