*Despite a successful 20th anniversary with record-breaking attendance, the Essence Festival will be without a major talent in the future as Stephanie Mills vowed to never perform at the annual event again. Mills was among a star-studded line-up of vocalists  and speakers who performed and appeared at this year’s event in New Orleans. Although […]

  AKRON, Ohio – January has already been an extremely busy month for plumbers thanks to many frozen and busted pipes caused by the Polar Vortex. “I think within a three-day period, we received 400 calls,” said Keith Miller, owner of Plumbing and Flooding 911, based in Norton. With another arctic blast expected to settle […]

  *Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is defending himself after going in on San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree after Sunday’s NFC championship game. The game ended with Seattle winning 23-17, securing their spot in the Feb. 2 Super Bowl against the Denver Broncos. The final play of the game involved a pass intended […]

Shonda Rhimes took a break from discussing the fate of “Private Practice” to chastise another show: ABC Family’s “Bunheads,” which recently made its debut. The show, which premiered on Monday and comes from “Gilmore Girls” creator Amy Sherman-Palladino, tells the story of a Las Vegas showgirl (Sutton Foster), who moves to a quiet down and […]