Top celebrity birthdays for February 27th include Kata Mara, Josh Groban

Top celebrity birthdays for February 27th: Actress Joanne Woodward is 85. Opera singer Mirella Freni is 80. Actress Barbara Babcock is 78. Actor Howard Hesseman is 75. Actress Debra Monk is 66. Singer-musician Neal Schon (Journey) is 61. Musician Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden) is 58. Actor Timothy Spall is 58. Musician Paul Humphreys (Orchestral Manoeuvres […]

‘Blade Runner’ sequel gaining momentum; DC Comics reveals Catwoman as bisexual; more

Mo’nique and Lee Daniels speak to CNN’s Don Lemon regarding the ‘Precious’ actress’ comments about being blackballed in Hollywood is just one of today’s featured entertainment stories: Though still in the development stages, reports are surfacing that Harrison Ford has signed on to reprise his role as  Rick Deckard in a sequel to the sci-fi classic […]

Top celebrity birthdays for February 28th include Ali Larter, Gilbert Gottfried

Top celebrity birthdays for February 28th: Actor Gavin MacLeod is 84. Actor Don Francks is 83. Singer Sam the Sham is 78. Actor-director-dancer Tommy Tune is 76. Actor Frank Bonner is 73. Actress Kelly Bishop is 71. Actress Stephanie Beacham is 68. Writer-director Mike Figgis is 67. Actress Mercedes Ruehl is 67. Actress Bernadette Peters […]

‘House of Cards’ Season 3, binge-watch: 15 jaw-dropping moments (Spoilers)

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The first episode of “House of Cards” Season 3 starts with President Frank Underwood staring at his father’s grave and then proceeding to urinate on it. It’s just one of the many shocking moments during an amazing Season 3 that everyone will be talking about for weeks to come: There are plenty […]

The top 5 Spock-centric ‘Star Trek’ episodes to binge-watch to honor Leonard Nimoy

View full sizeFrom left, DeForest Kelley, Leonard Nimoy, Nichelle Nichols and William Shatner appear in a scene from the TV series “Star Trek.” Nimoy, famous for playing Mr. Spock in “Star Trek” died Friday. The actor standing next to Nimoy was not identified. Paramount Pictures  CLEVELAND, Ohio — “Star Trek” fans the world over are mourning […]

Kelly Osbourne leaving ‘Fashion Police’ after Giuliana Rancic starts Zendaya dreadlocks controversy

LOS ANGELES — Kelly Osbourne is exiting “Fashion Police,” days after complaining about co-host Giuliana Rancic’s comments on Zendaya’s dreadlocks. E! Entertainment said Friday that Osbourne is leaving to pursue other opportunities. Osbourne’s publicist did not immediately respond to a request for comment. On Monday’s post-Oscar edition of “Fashion Police,” Rancic said that actress-singer Zendaya’s […]

Playhouse Square Partners 24th annual Jump Back Ball, Jump Back to the Future (photo gallery): Kristel’s CLE

CLEVELAND, Ohio — PlayhouseSquare celebrated a throwback theme on Saturday during the Jump Back to the Future–Jump Back Ball. The 24th annual benefit hosted by PlayhouseSquare Partners took place on State Theatre with 1,000 guests. The young professionals group of PlayhouseSquare began preparations last summer and tickets were sold out by January of this year. The night featured live entertainment, […]

Watch Playhouse Square travel back in time for 24th annual Jump Back Ball (video): Kristel’s CLE

CLEVELAND, Ohio — PlayhouseSquare celebrated a throwback theme on Saturday during the Jump Back to the Future–Jump Back Ball. The 24th annual benefit hosted by PlayhouseSquare Partners took place on State Theatre with 1,000 guests. The young professionals group of PlayhouseSquare began preparations last summer and tickets were sold out by January of this year. The night featured live […]

Fun costumes at Playhouse Square’s Jump Back to the Future party (video): Kristel’s CLE

CLEVELAND, Ohio — PlayhouseSquare celebrated a throwback theme on Saturday during the Jump Back to the Future–Jump Back Ball.  The 24th annual benefit hosted by PlayhouseSquare Partners took place on State Theatre with 1,000 guests. The young professionals group of PlayhouseSquare began preparations last summer and tickets were sold out by January of this year. The night featured live […]

Jackson defends response to DOJ report: Editorial cartoon

View full sizeIn a Feb. 26 news conference , Mayor Frank Jackson said, “We were not unaware of our need for reform and just had our head in the ground.”Jeff Darcy, Northeast Ohio Media Group  CLEVELAND,Ohio– On the morning  Leonard Nimoy died, Mayor Frank Jackson argued his response to the DOJ report findings was logical […]

Nothing to celebrate in Statehouse’s gun regulations bill: Jennifer Smith, Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence

  Jennifer Smith is executive director of the Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence.  Guest columnist Jennifer E. Smith Thorne is the Executive Director of Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence, a statewide non-profit founded in 1995 and dedicated to preventing gun violence through education, advocacy, and public awareness. She writes in opposition to HB 234, which […]

Reduced training time for concealed-weapon license within reasonable bounds: Ken Hanson, gun rights advocate

Ken Hanson, guest columnist, is an attorney and advocate for gun rights.  Guest columnist Ken Hanson is a Delaware attorney active in gun rights litigation, lobbying and training. He argues on the side of gun rights. Amended Substitute House Bill 234 was signed by Governor Kasich on Dec. 19, 2014. The effective date of the […]

Ohio statewide girls basketball scores from Saturday, February 28, 2015

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Here are statewide girls basketball scores from across Ohio from Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015.  Dresden Tri-Valley 49, Thornville Sheridan 39 Kettering Fairmont 52, Springboro 50 Logan 51, Pickerington N. 40 Mason 58, Ursuline Academy 31 Mt. Notre Dame 84, Cin. Walnut Hills 39 Notre Dame Academy 52, Mansfield Sr. 36 Perrysburg 45, […]

Ohio statewide boys basketball scores from Saturday, February 28, 2015

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Here are statewide boys basketball scores from across Ohio from Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015.  Cle. St. Ignatius 62, Cle. Benedictine 46 Cols. Beechcroft 87, Cle. MLK 62 Delaware Buckeye Valley 72, Milford Center Fairbanks 57 Delaware Christian 57, Marion Harding 35 Elida 64, Lima Cent. Cath. 53 Glouster Trimble 74, Crown City […]

Schedules for boys and girls basketball and hockey games for Monday, March 2, 2015

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Here are the high school boys and girls basketball and hockey schedules for Monday, March 2, 2015. Statewide games will be shown for boys and girls basketball tournament games. Boys basketball Click here to see all of Monday’s games. Click here to see 64 statewide brackets. Girls basketball Click here to see […]

Kiwanis wants kids to get up on their soap box, derby that is

MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, Ohio – The Middleburg Heights Kiwanis Club will again be sponsoring an entry in the Cleveland Area Soap Box Derby local race to be held in June at the Cleveland track.  Boys and girls, age 7 to 13, are eligible to enter (must have reached their 7th birthday and not reached their 13th […]

All 14 St. Edward wrestlers qualify for districts from Division I Westlake sectional (video)

WESTLAKE, Ohio – St. Edward won the Division I sectional tournament at Westlake Saturday, qualifying all 14 of their wrestlers to next week’s district tournament at Cleveland State.  The Eagles had 11 wrestlers in the finals and six champions. Three others finished third. They scored 309 team points to easily outdistance runner-up Elyria and win […]

PNC doesn’t like checks a Westlake customer used, so it returns them: Money Matters

Q: I recently mailed two checks as payments for taxes on two properties I own in Cuyahoga County. I printed the checks via a computer program called VersaCheck, which I’ve used for about 10 years when mailing a check. While that’s not too common anymore, I’ve used it for all property tax payments twice a […]

Financial Wellness Fair set; student job fair scheduled: Local Business Briefs

Financial Wellness Fair set for March 7 LAKEWOOD, Ohio — First Federal Lakewood in cooperation with Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. and Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization will host a Financial Wellness Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 7, at the Gordon Square Arcade, 6516 Detroit Ave., according to a press release from […]

3 suspected al-Qaida fighters reportedly killed by U.S. drone strike in Yemen

SANAA, Yemen — A suspected U.S. drone strike Saturday in central Yemen killed three men believed to be al-Qaida militants, security officials said. The officials said the attack took place in the town of Bihan in Yemen’s Shabwa province and that the nationalities of the men killed had not been established. They spoke on condition […]