The Social Climber: Diana Nyad 'Doing Well' in Cuba-US Swim
Sept. 1, 2013
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Diana Nyad 'Doing Well' in Cuba-US Swim
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Endurance swimmer Diana Nyad is not letting jellyfish and strong currents get in the way of her goal. Nyad hopes to be the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage.
She launched her fourth attempt on Saturday after jellyfish stings and storms derailed her previous attempts in 2011 and 2012.
As of Sunday morning, Nyad was "doing well and her Voyager escort crew feeling upbeat," according to a post on Nyad's website.
She told The Associated Press that this will be her final attempt at the elusive goal.
Miranda Cosgrove Reunites With 'School of Rock' Castmates
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Has it really been 10 years since the kids from "The School of Rock" last played together?
Yes. They're all grown up and reunited for a concert in Austin, Texas, Thursday night. Miranda Cosgrove, who starred in the 2003 film with Jack Black, posted pics from the reunion and wrote "10 year School of Rock reunion! Sooo good to see everyone :) #greatmemories."
Dave Grohl Surprises Fans at Harley Davidson Anniversary Celebration
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As Harley Davidson enthusiasts celebrated the motorcycle brand's 110th anniversary this weekend, fans of rocker Dave Grohl were treated with a surprise appearance earlier in the week. Grohl, frontman of the Foo Fighters, joined band Chevy Metal on stage Thursday and kicked off the fete in style, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.
Let it ride.
No Foie Gras for You...at Least in California
A federal appeals court upheld a ban on the sale of foie gras in the Golden State after out-of-state foie gras producers and a state restaurant group challenged the law.
The delicacy is made from the fattened livers of ducks and geese. To make foie gras, which is primarily produced in France, the birds are force-fed corn through a process called gavage and then slaughtered for their organs.
The ruling means that the ban that went into effect in July 2012 may be enforced, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Cher Goes Blond for New Album
Iconic singer Cher is known for her long dark hair. But for her new album, the singer went blond. She posted a picture of her new album, "Closer to the Truth" on twitter Thursday.
It shows the singer against a white background with her new long blond locks. Her album will hit stores on Sept. 24.