close Video What role faith plays in John Corbett's life Fox411: John Corbett details what role faith plays in his life, talks new film 'All Saints' NEW YORK – John Corbett's relationship with God has been a long and complicated one. The actor, who is best known for his role as Carrie Bradshaw's boyfriend Aidan on "Sex and The City," began his journey of faith when he was a young boy in Catholic school. "I went to Catholic school for 12 years and I was an altar boy for about seven of those years," Corbett told Fox News. "I spent a lot of time behind the scenes in churches. He recalled, "I [was] used to hanging out with priests and going out to dinner [with them]. I used to smoke cigarettes with my priest Father Brown." In the '80s, he dabbled in born-again Christianity before returning to his Catholic roots. "I have a strong belief in God," the actor told us. "I flew here from Los Angeles yesterday and I think I said three-to-four prayers before I got on … [Read more...] about John Corbett: I have a strong belief in God
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Photo: Konstantin Sergeyev. At a meeting with media executives discussing a series of changes to the platform in Sydney, Australia, last week, Facebook’s head of news partnerships Campbell Brown finally said what everybody already knew. “Mark [Zuckerberg] doesn’t care about publishers,” she told the meeting participants. Nevertheless, she said, her boss “is giving me a lot of leeway and concessions to make these changes.” Without Facebook’s help, she said, “the reverse looks like I’ll be holding your hands with your dying business like in a hospice.” (The quotes were originally reported in the Australian.) Grim — but also accurate. For several years beginning around 2011, Facebook’s News Feed served as a firehose of traffic, where one widely shared link could result in astronomical attention. Many websites tried to turn Facebook optimization into a science and chased those clicks for longer than they … [Read more...] about SEO Is Back. Thank God.
Amy Klobuchar is among the first 2020 possibilities to perform the rituals Iowans require of candidates, which include defending their first-in-the-nation status. Photo: Rachel Mummey/The Washington Post/Getty Images With arguments still swirling about how and why Democrats lost the 2016 presidential contest, and well before the midterm election cycle gets seriously underway, the first stirrings of the 2020 presidential-nominating process have begun in Iowa. Minnesota senator Amy Klobuchar appeared at county Democratic fundraisers in Des Moines and Cedar Rapids over the weekend. She did not acknowledge any White House fever, and as the senator from a neighboring state (she joked in Des Moines that she could see Iowa from her front porch) she can dip a toe into Iowa politics without raising too many eyebrows. But make no mistake, the complex process of “paying dues” in Iowa in order to gain an advantage in a theoretical run has begun. As former governor Tom Vilsack … [Read more...] about God Help Us, Iowa’s 2020 Presidential Contest Is Already Underway
Mondays are bread day at the 127th Street Apartments when a weekly donation of nearly expired baked goods lands in the community room and residents make their way through the double doors to see what’s arrived.Once homeless and now living in new apartments, they find their dollars stretched thin and are happy with the handouts. The delivery comes at noon, and that’s when Big Mama and Duanne Hardaway headed downstairs.Nearly a year ago, they moved into this building from their tents strung on a stretch of sidewalk a few miles south of downtown Los Angeles. The agencies who assisted them called the effort Encampment to Home, a special program that tested the city and county’s ability to cut through red tape and get homeless people off the streets.But the residents of Broadway Place — where Big Mama and Hardaway lived — call it a blessing. Advertisement After The Times reported the story of their move — and its aftermath — Big Mama and Hardaway … [Read more...] about They moved from homeless camp to brand-new apartment. Now comes the hard part
Photo: Rick Diamond/Shutterstock Photo: Rick Diamond/Shutterstock Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Rick Diamond/Shutterstock Tanya Tucker, Brandi Carlile on Country Star’s Surprise Grammy Nominations Triumph 1 / 1 Back to Gallery The Grammy Awards pretty much elected to ignore veteran artists this year with anything more than a token nod or two — with one very happily glaring exception. In a year otherwise dedicated largely to ingenues, country star Tanya Tucker was rewarded with four nominations for “While I’m Livin’,” the comeback project that was lovingly curated and co-produced by Brandi Carlile and Shooter Jennings. It’s been 26 years since Tucker was nominated for a Grammy at all, and 47 … [Read more...] about Tanya Tucker, Brandi Carlile on Country Star’s Surprise Grammy Nominations Triumph