Daily Archive: September 4, 2013



Zumba is creating a new fan base for Latin stars

This April 26, 2012 file photo shows Don Omar performing during the Latin Billboard Awards in Coral Gables, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)by Gail Gedan SpencerAssociated Press WriterORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Zumba Fitness instructors worldwide are not only using a Latin-heavy song lineup in their classes, they’re also creating new fans for artists such as Pitbull, Daddy Yankee and Don Omar.



Let’s not let Robin Thicke off the hook

Robin Thicke and Miley Cyrus perform “Blurred Lines” at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP) by Jim Higley (CNN) — I promised myself that I wouldn’t do it. I wasn’t going to jump in to the whole Miley Cyrus circus. No siree. The pond was full. The seats were all taken. Social media was in overdrive. And everyone’s been far too distracted. I, for one, was not about to enter the twerkosphere. But dang, it’s like a train wreck, isn’t it?



Miley Cyrus breaks her silence about VMA performance

This Aug. 25, 2013 file photo shows singer Miley Cyrus at the MTV Video Music Awards in the Brooklyn borough of New York.(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) by Lisa Respers France (CNN) — Miley Cyrus has a message for the haters: You are overthinking it. The singer has broken her silence regarding the MTV Video Music Awards performance that set tongues wagging (and some other parts shaking as folks tried to imitate her twerking).



Hate train stops at the voting booth

by Daryl Gale If you thought last week’s teary-eyed celebration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington would serve to soften the hard right’s vicious race-baiting, even for a day, you were sadly mistaken. There’s no stopping the hate train now, folks. There’s not even a brake pedal.



Monae to sing live Fashion Week runway soundtrack

This July 7, 2013 file photo released by Essence shows Janelle Monae performing at the Essence Festival at the Superdome in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Essence, Adrienne Battistella, File) by Samantha CritchellAP Fashion Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Models on Rebecca Minkoff’s New York Fashion Week runway will be strutting to the live music of Janelle Monae.



Column: The short, sad life of Tommy Morrison

In this June 7, 1993 file photo, newly crowned WBO heavyweight champion Tommy Morrison receives his championship belt after defeating George Foreman in Las Vegas, Nev. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File) by Tim DahlbergAP Sports Columnist LAS VEGAS (AP) – Tommy Morrison was just a few hours away from a comeback bout that was supposed to lead him to Mike Tyson when he got the news inside the crowded casino at the MGM Grand hotel.