Sarah Palin said she could defeat President Barack Obama if she seeks the White House in 2012.
In an excerpt of an ABC News interview released Wednesday, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee said she’s considering a presidential run. When asked directly if she thought she could defeat Obama, the former Alaska governor replied, “I believe so.”
An Associated Press-GfK poll earlier this month found Palin the most polarizing of the potential 2012 Republican presidential candidates. The poll says 46 percent of Americans view her favorably, 49 percent unfavorably, and 5 percent don’t know enough about her to form an opinion.
Yet among adults who identify themselves as Republicans or GOP-leaning independents, 79 percent view her favorably.
Less than four years after a storybook wedding in Paris, Eva Longoria filed court papers Wednesday to divorce basketball star Tony Parker, citing irreconcilable differences.
Parker, a three-time NBA All-Star with the San Antonio Spurs, made no hint as to what caused the split between him and the star of TV’s “Desperate Housewives” during a brief meeting with a throng of reporters outside his team’s locker room about an hour before a game.
“It’s a difficult time right now for me and Eva,” Parker said. “We got a joint statement and everything else is our private life.”
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.
It’s the latest mystery to grip Hollywood. A prominent publicist and woman-about-town is killed, her body slumped in her Mercedes near Sunset Boulevard.
Was it an attempted carjacking? Or something more sinister. Maybe a hit?
As the tabloid press, mainstream newspapers and websites blared with headlines Wednesday about the shooting of Ronni Chasen, tight-lipped detectives roamed this bastion of the ultra-rich, hunting for witnesses — and the killer.
Her friends and colleagues wondered how the life of a woman who had spent her career rushing from red carpet to red carpet to charm the connected for her star clientele could have ended in such a violent way.
The time to hesitate is through, no time to wallow in the mire: Florida’s outgoing governor wants to posthumously pardon rock ’n’ roll wild man Jim Morrison, the lead singer of The Doors who was famously convicted of exposing himself at an anarchic 1969 concert in Miami.
Gov. Charlie Crist, a 54-year-old baby boomer and Morrison fan whose favorite Doors song is “Light My Fire,” said the evidence that Morrison unzipped his pants was flimsy and that prosecutors were trying to make an example of the singer, whose on-stage excesses and appetite for sex and drugs were legendary.
“There’s some troubling aspects to it as to whether there was a valid conviction. The more I learn about it, the more I’m convinced a wrong may have been done here. My heart just bleeds for his legacy and his family,” said Crist, who leaves office in January and figures “it’s sort of now or never.”
Compiled from wire reports