Veteran actor Leonard Nimoy, who played Spock in the original "Star Trek" series, was rushed to the hospital last Thursday after complaining of severe chest pains.
Nimoy, the American actor best known as the Vulcan Spock in the popular sci-fi 1966 to 1969 "Star Trek" series on television was rushed to the UCLA Medical Center Feb. 19 after a 911 call reported him suffering from debilitating chest pains.
The 83-year-old actor, director, author, singer and photographer has been confined in the hospital a number of times in the past few months, after he announced last year he had been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), despite having quit his smoking habit over three decades ago. more >>
LOS ANGELES – Upon meeting Pastor Rafer Owens, who is both the dynamic leader of Faith Inspirational Missionary Baptist Church and a deputy sheriff serving in Compton in Los Angeles County, it is easy to understand why he was chosen to speak at Together LA, the three-day conference about discovering how to "love on" the metropolis, beginning this Thursday.
Owens has ministered for 17 years to not only a primarily black congregation but to a much wider audience – Compton, a city once known as a war zone for gangs.
"Our mission is to take back the city of Compton and bring the love of God and the spirit of God and overall revival to the city," he said while describing the goals of his church. "What we've done as a church is become involved in everything that the city does and everything that would help lift up the community." more >>
George Karl has replaced Ty Corbin as the coach of the Sacramento Kings. In an announcement made by the team on Tuesday, Karl will become the third coach of the Kings this season, taking over the reins of Corbin, who two months ago replaced Mike Malone.
Karl admitted to Josh Dubow of the Associated Press that he missed coaching.
"I've missed the gym and I love the game. I wanted one more shot to try to win a championship," the well-known coach, who has yet to win an NBA title, said. more >>
"Real Housewives of Orange County" alum Lydia McLaughlin said recently that she abruptly left the season 8 reunion show after receiving a message from the Holy Spirit.
The 33-year-old magazine entrepreneur made her mark on the hit Bravo TV reality show in 2013 as the devoutly Christian married mother of three who held traditional values and had savvy business skills. She left the show after one season after abruptly leaving the season 8 reunion show taping and she explained her decision to do so in alleged excerpts from her upcoming memoir and advice book, Beyond Orange County: A Housewives Guide to Faith & Happiness.
Taya Kyle, the real-life widow of "American Sniper" Chris Kyle, attended the 87th Academy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday to honor the late war hero.
Despite being in the midst of an emotional murder trial, the 40-year-old mother of two made her way to Hollywood for the star-studded event to represent Kyle, whose journey inspired Clint Eastwood's Academy Award nominated film "American Sniper." Taya arrived on the red carpet dressed in an emerald green strapless gown and clutching her late husband's dog tags.
"I'm just hoping I make it through without sobbing my eyes out," a candid Taya told People.com. "You know on the drive over here I was just fighting back tears so much and I want to be that type of person that can just appreciate the beautiful things in front of you and feel Chris with me and of course it's bitter-sweet so I'm just trying to stay focused on celebrating not only Chris' service but the work that Warner Brothers ..." more >>
LOS ANGELES--Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant graced a one-on-one interview with Ahmad Rashad prior to the All-Star Weekend.
In the said interview that was aired on NBA TV and various international sports channels a day after the All-Star Game, Bryant talked about his current status after deciding to have his rotator cuff repaired and his thoughts on some other NBA superstars.
Bryant vowed to Rashad that he will return next season as he wants to check if he can still pull something with his old age and an injury-prone body. more >>