ABC News Blogs
  • The Pennsylvania high school student suspended for interrupting a school assembly to ask Miss America to prom says he didn't mean to "disrespect" administrators who warned him against asking.

    "When I heard that Miss America was coming, I just pitched an idea, like a funny joke," Patrick Farves, 18, and a student at Central York High School in York, Pa., told WCBS.

    "They did call me down about 10 minutes before the presentation and they told me, 'That'd be inappropriate. Don't do it,'" Farves said.

    Farves went ahead with his proposal, asking Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri to the school's prom in the middle of a talk on science, technology, engineering and math studies she gave at the school Thursday.

    "I was nervous but when you're ready, you're ready. You just grasp the moment," Farves said.

    School officials issued Farves a three-day suspension for his smooth moves because he ignored their advance warnings not to pull the stunt.

    "It wasn't my direct intent to disrespect

    Read More »from Suspended Student Meant No ‘Disrespect’ by Miss America Prom Stunt
  • Gwen Stefani May Join 'The Voice'

    Gwen Stefani stepped out with her new baby this past weekend amid numerous reports that she will be taking Christina Aguilera's place on the new season of "The Voice."

    The Hollywood Reporter and The reported that a deal for Stefani to join the singing show as a coach for season 7 is in the works, while TMZ said she has already signed on.

    NBC Universal, the show's network, declined to comment.

    Inside Gwen Stefani's Baby Shower

    If true, Stefani would replace Aguilera, who is expecting her second child with husband-to-be Matt Rutler.

    Stefani and husband Gavin Rossdale just welcomed their third child on February 28.

    On Friday, paparazzi captured some of the first photos of baby Apollo Bowie Flynn being pushed in his stroller by his older brother Kingston.

    Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale Expecting a Boy

    "The Voice" is already in for some changes. NBC announced last month that Pharrell Williams will take CeeLo Green's chair.

    Blake Shelton and Adam Levine are both

    Read More »from Gwen Stefani May Join 'The Voice'
  • Why Did Neil Patrick Harris Curse at Fan?


    Neil Patrick Harris had a tart response for an overeager fan who interrupted a performance of his new Broadway show.

    When a female theatergoer shouted out, "I love you, Neil," midway into his Saturday performance as the title character of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," Harris - without breaking character - responded, "I'm doing something up here, motherf*****."

    Go Behind the Scenes with Neil Patrick Harris on Broadway

    The audience cheered, as the quip was taken all in good fun.

    Harris' rep explained to Gossip Cop, "When the fan initially yelled, 'I love you, Neil,' Neil [as Hedwig] then responded, 'Who's Neil? I'm not Neil.' He then looked over at Yitzhak [played by Lena Hall] and said, 'Are you Neil? You better not be Neil.'"

    That was followed by the headline-raising quote by the "How I Met Your Mother" alum.

    Neil Patrick Harris' Twins 'Have a Lot of Questions' about his Broadway Role

    "It was all done in good fun, and fully in the context of the show. The audience went crazy and

    Read More »from Why Did Neil Patrick Harris Curse at Fan?
  • Even though it may be dragging its feet, there's no denying spring is on the way. And to welcome it warmly, Spot Dessert Bar in New York City has created some seasonally inspired desserts that will have you doing a double-take.

    The Harvest, Big Apple and Chocolate Terrarium are reminiscent of those crumbled Oreo "dirt" and jelly worm creations you ate as a kid.

    The line of desserts was "inspired by Chef Kittichai's ideas of spring and seeing the new leaves and growth after winter and snow and the change of seasons," general manager Mark Lee said.

    Here's a look at the dessert bar's three new nature-inspired treats, and a recipe to recreate one at home.

    The Harvest


    Layers of mixed fresh berries, sponge cake, walnut "soil" and whipped cream topped with soft cheesecake and Oreo crumbs. Served with rose milk tea, raspberry sorbet and Oreo crumbs.

    Get the recipe here.

    "This one was inspired by the Chef Kittichai's visits to various farmers' markets and the potted herbs he observed," Lee

    Read More »from Spring-Inspired Dirt Desserts That Bring Back Your Childhood
  • ABC News' Becky Worley reports:

    I love a good pedicure. But I have no idea what I'm looking for to make sure that pedicure doesn't give me a nasty infection. Our friends at ABC News' "20/20? went undercover to see how unsanitary some salons can be and the results scared me into learning how to protect myself.

    I bring DeeDee Crossett of the San Francisco Institute of Esthetics and Cosmetology to my favorite salon in Oakland, Calif. Big-picture advice: Crossett says it's hard to know whether a place is unhygienic; it's much easier to look for signs that it is immaculate. Here are her tips to spot a super-clean salon.

    Tip 1: Arrive 10 minutes early. You only need that much time to watch what happens between guests. Once a pedicure is done, Crossett says, disinfectant goes into the tub water and it must be circulated for a full 10 minutes before it's drained. Less than 10 minutes and the chemicals in the disinfectant can't break down bacteria and sanitize the foot bath. Also, she says, it

    Read More »from How to Protect Yourself at Nail Salons
  • TV's Future Might Ride on Supreme Court Aereo Ruling

    Morning Money Memo:

    The big question facing the U.S. Supreme Court this week: is Aereo Inc. legal? Thirty years ago, big media companies failed to convince the court of the threat posed by home video recordings. Now they're back, and trying to rein in a different innovation. Aereo, a start-up company, came up with the clever idea of taking free TV signals from the airwaves and sending them over the Internet to paying subscribers in about a dozen cities. Consumers pay $8 to $12 a month to "rent" antennas online. Broadcast companies are suing because, unlike cable and satellite firms, Aereo doesn't pay them a dime. But several lower courts have sided with Aereo. ABC, a division of the Walt Disney Co., is among the plaintiffs.

    Corporate earnings are certain to sway the stock market this week. Apple, Microsoft and Facebook are among about 130 big names to announce quarterly results. If sales and profits come in better than expected, the stock market may be pushed higher. If not,

    Read More »from TV's Future Might Ride on Supreme Court Aereo Ruling
  • For as much as most people worry about their bodies and dieting, imagine if all of a sudden you couldn't eat foods that were a regular part of your diet, and as a result, you couldn't stop losing weight?

    That's what happened to 1980's pop icon and the voice of the electric youth Debbie Gibson, who is opening up about her struggle with a painful condition she's been battling for more than a year.

    "Last year I was diagnosed with Lyme disease," Gibson, 43, wrote on her blog last week. "It is an elusive disease that disguises itself as many other things and creates a lot of pain and discomfort along the way."

    Gibson tells her fans she decided to go public after receiving countless comments on her seemingly rapid weight loss after posting pictures from her concerts in Santiago, Chile.

    "I would come across comments about my weight and appearance," she wrote. "Some were just plain mean and ignorant. I want to urge you all… NEVER JUDGE… ANYONE! You never know what someone is going through."

    Read More »from Debbie Gibson Reveals Drastic Weight Loss Caused by Lyme Disease
  • Chaunie Brusie is 27 and pregnant with her fourth child.

    Brusie's other three children are younger than 5. While the blogger is happily married, she has felt a strain on her sex life.

    "Pregnancy for me does not feel like a sexy time at all," she said. "It just feels like we really need to get through these nine months … and get this baby out."

    Worldwide Survey Reveals 6 Common Habits for Happy Marriage

    Brusie is one of the millions of women who have lost interest in sex. For her, the issue might not be exhaustion, but the pregnancy itself.

    Dr. Lauren Streicher, a Chicago gynecologist and author of the new book "Love Sex Again: A Gynecologist Finally Fixes the Issues That Are Sabotaging Your Sex Life" says a hormone called prolactin could possibly be dousing the flame.

    Other causes could include diabetes, depression and even birth control pills.

    "So many women come to me saying I'm their third, fourth, fifth opinion for a problem that has really been impacting on their

    Read More »from What Can Sabotage a Woman Between the Sheets?
  • Dangers of Vaccine Hesitancy Explained in 10 Tweets

    By Dr. Alok Patel, ABC News Medical Unit

    Parental decisions are the bedrock of childhood vaccination rates. While most parents turn to their pediatricians for help making decisions about immunization there's also a lot of conflicting information for them to sift through. Worry over whether it's safe to allow their child to have 24 shots before the age of two and up to five pokes per visit has left many parents on the fence about if and when they should stick to the vaccination schedule recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Vaccine hesitancy and outright refusal to vaccinate are now helping to drive the resurgence of vaccine preventable diseases including measles, mumps and chicken pox. Recently, for example, there have been measles clusters cropping up in parts of California with lower vaccination rates and new cases of mumps appearing in Ohio.

    As more parents switch to alternative schedules or delay shots, experts say we are losing the "herd immunity"

    Read More »from Dangers of Vaccine Hesitancy Explained in 10 Tweets
  • ABC News' Rich McHugh reports:

    Paul and JP Norden are brothers and best friends
    , and for many, they represent the defiance and resilience Boston showed after the bombings at the famed Boston marathon last year.

    The Norden brothers each lost a leg in the double explosions on April 15, but they believe their lives are better now.

    "Even though this was such a bad tragedy and stuff, I feel like we're more positive people now than we were a year ago," JP Norden said in an interview with ABC News' Amy Robach.

    'I'm Happy'

    His brother added: "I'm just very happy now … Like, before I would have said I was - maybe, like, just content. But now I'm, like, happy."

    (Paul (C) and J.P. Norden (R) cross the finish line on the one-year anniversary of the bombings/Getty Images).

    The brothers, who worked together as roofers, were nearly killed in the attacks allegedly carried out by another pair of brothers, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Tamerlan Tsarnaev. The twin explosions near the finish line of the marathon killed three people and injured 260 others.

    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is currently awaiting trial. He has pleaded not

    Read More »from Boston Marathon Bombing: Brothers Who Lost Legs Find Hope; Mom Wants 'Death Penalty'


(17,537 Stories)

Featured Blogs