Strictly Come Dancing 2022, week two, review: not even this show can resist a Liz Truss gag

One doesn’t normally look to Strictly Come Dancing (BBC One) for topical satire but that didn’t deter co-host Claudia Winkleman. “Still to come, Tyler West and Dianne Buswell are playing bank robbers,” she said. “My advice? Go for the dollars. The pounds, not so much.” Perhaps Liz Truss was watching from Birmingham with a face … Read more

Inside Jim Edmonds and Kortnie O’Connor’s ‘amazing’ Italy honeymoon: photos

Happy on their honeymoon! Following their intimate Sept. 25 wedding at Lake Como, Italy, Jim Edmonds and Kortnie O’Connor are enjoying on what looks to be a bellissimo Italian honeymoon along the country’s Amalfi coast. The lovebirds have been posting ample documentation of their romantic travels to Instagram Stories since heading south. On Friday, the … Read more

A good Bret: Visiting Illinois routs Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. — Chase Brown rushed for 129 yards, Tommy DeVito had three short touchdown keepers and Illinois trounced Wisconsin 34-10 on Saturday to give coach Bret Bielema a triumphant return to Camp Randall Stadium. Illinois (4-1, 1-1 Big Ten) scored 17 points off Wisconsin turnovers and scored the game’s final 27 points to win … Read more

Woman shot in East Oakland, suspect arrested

OAKLAND — A 57-year-old woman was shot multiple times Saturday morning in her car in East Oakland and a suspect was later arrested, authorities said. The woman’s condition was not immediately available. She was wounded at least twice, authorities said, and was undergoing surgery. The shooting happened about 9:20 a.m. Saturday at the intersection of … Read more

Riverside City Council member sues sheriff for defamatory remarks

A Riverside City Council member said in a lawsuit that the county sheriff defamed her when he said on social media that she had supported defacing the historic courthouse during a July abortion rights protest. City Councilmember Clarissa Cervantes said Sheriff Chad Bianco caused “immense harm” to her reputation by posting false comments connecting her … Read more

Trump Jan. 6 followers punished as he golfs is “deep injustice”: Kirschner

Former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner said this week that it’s a “deep injustice” that January 6 defendants are being tried and punished in connection with last year’s Capitol riot while former President Donald Trump “is playing golf and holding hate rallies.” Kirschner’s comments came during an interview on the The Dean Obeidallah Show, and as … Read more

Shohei Ohtani inks historic deal for 2023 season

Shohei Ohtani and the Los Angeles Angels agreed on $30 million contract for the 2023 season. The deal marks the largest salary ever for an arbitration-eligible player, surpassing Mookie Betts‘ $27 million for the 2020 season (which was reduced due to the pandemic-shortened season). His $24.5 million raise is also the largest ever from one … Read more