David Letterman Fast Facts

(CNN)Here is a look at the life of former late-night talk show host David Letterman. Birth place: Indianapolis, Indiana Birth name: David Michael Letterman Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH Extends his contract with CBS through 2014. December 2, 2012 – Is honored at the Kennedy Center Honors gala along with Buddy Guy, Dustin Hoffman, … Read more

Harrison Ford called himself a ‘schmuck’ after plane mishap

(CNN)Actor Harrison Ford described himself as a “schmuck” after he mistakenly landed his small plane on a taxiway at a Southern California airport last month. In audio recordings released by the Federal Aviation Authority, Ford said he was distracted by two jets during the airport runway mishap on February 13. The veteran actor was flying … Read more

Reminder: Jeff Bezos is swimming in cash

"Yes, it's true, I have eleventy billion dollars!"Image: S. Warren/AP/REX/Shutterstock Amazon chief, Washington Post owner, and budding super-villain Jeff Bezos had one heck of a 2016, going from super-mega-rich to super-duper-mega-hella rich. SEE ALSO: Amazon plans to train thousands of veterans for work in the tech industry We know this thanks to Forbes‘ annual billionaire … Read more

Powerful winds whip through the Great Lakes region and northeast US

(CNN)Powerful and potentially dangerous winds blew across the Great Lakes region and the northeast United States Wednesday, derailing a train, blowing over tractor trailers and pushing a plane off a runway. Gusts reportedly reached 50-70 mph in some areas, according to the National Weather Service. The exceptional winds, which blew from the upper Midwest, across … Read more

2 dead as storm rips through Southern California

(CNN)Heavy rains slammed Southern California on Friday, killing two people, downing power lines and leaving cars submerged on the streets. One of the people killed was found in a flooded vehicle in Victorville, San Bernardino County, firefighters said without providing details. A second person — a 55-year-old man — was electrocuted when a power line … Read more

Powerful storm takes aim at Southern California

(CNN)A strong storm is expected to bring drenching rain and the threat of flash flooding and landslides to Southern California late Friday and through the weekend, the National Weather Service warned Thursday. Flood watches affecting more than 20 million people have been posted for the southern portion of the state, including Los Angeles and San … Read more

Carol Channing Fast Facts

(CNN)Here’s a look at the life of award winning actress and singer Carol Channing. Her most famous stage roles are Lorelei Lee in “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” and Dolly Gallagher Levi in “Hello, Dolly!” Personal:Birth date: January 31, 1921 Birth place: Seattle, Washington Birth name: Carol Elaine Channing

Columnist Nat Hentoff, First Amendment advocate, jazz critic, dies

(CNN)Nat Hentoff — the acclaimed, popular and edgy columnist noted for his passionate writings on civil liberties and his famed jazz criticism — has died, according to his son Nick Hentoff. “Sad to report the death of my father #NatHentoff tonight at the age of 91,” Nick Hentoff said on Twitter. He died surrounded by … Read more

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