U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice withdrew her name for consideration as Secretary of State, following weeks of blistering criticism from Republicans who claimed she deliberately misled them about the American consulate attack in Benghazi, Libya. With lukewarm support coming from the White House, it was a smart move. After all — and especially in D.C. — if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen!
There are reports that Paul McCartney will front a Nirvana reunion with Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic at tonight’s 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy Relief Benefit, with Sir Paul standing in for the late Kurt Cobain.Though they are not expected to perform such delightful Nirvana classics as “Dumb” or “Lithium”, the performance may have fans clamoring for more — and we wonder if that could lead to a brand
It was announced this week that Pepsi and Beyoncé have become “global partners.” What that means (other than sounding like a “Risk” alliance) is that Beyoncé is getting $50 million to do a bunch of Pepsi stuff — including having her face on Pepsi cans. We figured there must have been other candidates for the job — and luckily, we discovered some of the other celebs Pepsi considered for the can-treatment before they settled on Beyoncé!
Today the country’s unemployment rate fell to its lowest level in four years. Great news! But just what type of jobs have some of the chronically-unemployed been able to get? We sent our inquiring photographer out to the streets of North Carolina to find out!