Weekend: Chance of Precipitation: Fri: 10% / Sat: 30% / Sun: 30%.
Okla. school survivor: Teacher threw herself over us and 'saved our lives'
A fourth-grader at a school that took a direct hit from Mondays deadly tornado in Moore, Okla., described the heroic actions of a teacher who saved his life and others by covering several students with her body to shield them from the storm.Damian Britton, a student at Plaza Towers Elementary School, recounted a harrowing scene to Savannah Guthrie on TODAY Tuesday. He also had an emotional reunio...
Tue, 21 May 2013 14:06:29 GMT
Pole dancing in the ballroom?! 'Dancing With the Stars'finals get freaky
After 10 weeks of showing just what they can do on the dance floor, the finalists from "Dancing With the Stars" had a chance to prove to viewers that they saved the best for last -- or at least that was the idea going in to Monday night's finals. Of course, it didn't quite go that way for every act.As longtime fans of the ballroom bash know, in the end, it all comes down to the freestyle. Forget t...
Tue, 21 May 2013 13:02:25 GMT
'Mike & Molly' finale pulled due to tornado theme
CBS is pulling the tornado-themed "Mike & Molly"season finale off the air.Due to the tragic events this afternoon in Oklahoma, we are pre-empting tonights season finale of 'Mike & Molly,' which has a related storyline," CBS said in a statement.Photos from THR: 'The Big Bang Theory's' Nerdiest Guest StarsOriginally scheduled for 9:30 p.m. Monday, the third-season closer featured a tornado...
Tue, 21 May 2013 13:02:25 GMT
Jay-Z to radio station: Beyonce not pregnant
Ah, well. It was fun while it lasted. According to New York's Hot 97, Jay-Z emailed the radio station's program director after getting a congratulatory email about Beyonce's rumored second pregnancy -- and said it just wasn't so."Jay-Z emailed Ebro (Darden) over the weekend and told him that the pregnancy rumor is false," said Peter Rosenberg on the YouTube video of the in-studio "The Realness" re...
Tue, 21 May 2013 13:02:23 GMT
Here's how much Americans think families need to get by
Americans think that a family of four would need to bring in a minimum of $58,000 a year, on average, just to get by in their community, a new Gallup survey finds.Thats more than double the 2012 poverty threshold for a family of four, which was around $24,000 a year, according to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau.The results are not far off from what Americans told Gallup when it asked ...
Tue, 21 May 2013 13:02:22 GMT
At least 51 killed, including 20 children, as tornado tears through Oklahoma
At least 51 people, including 20 children, were among the victims of a enormous tornado that roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, pulverizing entire city blocks and leaving behind miles of mangled cars and splintered wood.Officials warned the death toll was likely to climb, making it among the deadliest tornadoes in U.S. history.At one hospital, 85 patients, including 65 children, were...
Tue, 21 May 2013 12:02:48 GMT
Ray Manzarek, founding member of The Doors, dies at 74
Ray Manzarek, the legendary keyboardist who founded The Doors in 1965 with fellow UCLA film school alum Jim Morrison, died of cancer Monday at age 74. Manzarek had fought a long battle with bile duct cancer."I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of my friend and bandmate Ray Manzarek today," Doors guitarist Robby Krieger said in a statement. "I'm just glad to have been able to have playe...
Mon, 20 May 2013 22:21:08 GMT
Willie Geist shows off his style evolution in Esquire
Willie Geist has come a long way in the style department.In the latest issue of Esquire magazine, the TODAY co-host jokes about starting his relationship with a blue blazer as a kid, when he paired it with khakis and a clip-on tie, and shows how his style has evolved.Willie shows off his debonair look with a crisp blue suit in the "How I Look Now'' section of the magazine's June/July issue. In the...
Mon, 20 May 2013 21:42:11 GMT
Teen behind viral hit 'Clouds' dies of bone cancer weeks after celeb-filled tribute video
Zach Sobiech, the Minnesota teenager who wrote the viral hit song "Clouds" during his fight with bone cancer, died at 18 years old on Monday morning. Sobiech died at his home surrounded by his family and girlfriend, according to a post by his mother on Sobiechs CaringBridge page. Sobiech was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare bone cancer, when he was 14, and was told by his doctors in June ...
Mon, 20 May 2013 18:29:00 GMT
Jedi jeans! Luke Skywalker's 'hero pants' could sell for $100,000
If it's been a while since you referred to your office khakis as "hero pants," perhaps it's time for you to step into the costume Luke Skywalker wore in "Star Wars."Yes, Luke put his pants on one leg at a time just like the rest of us, but these pants "are one of the most recognizable props in movie history." So says the Nate D. Sanders auction house, which is hoping to fetch $70,000-$100,000 for ...
Mon, 20 May 2013 17:27:22 GMT