Gene Wilder, star of 'Young Frankenstein' and 'Willy Wonka,' is dead at 83

August 29, 2016,  has blogged 14294 posts

  Gene Wilder, star of “Willy Wonka” and several classic Mel Brooks comedies, is dead at the age of 83. Wilder’s nephew Jordan Walker-Pearlman said the comedy legend died late Sunday in Stamford, Conn. from complications from Alzheimer’s disease, a condition the actor kept private for three years so as not to disappoint fans. “He simply couldn’t bear …

'Ice Road Truckers' star Darrell Ward dead at 52

August 29, 2016,  has blogged 14294 posts

  “Ice Road Truckers” star Darrell Ward died in a plane crash Sunday, a rep for the show told FOX411. He was 52. “We are saddened by the tragic loss of Darrell Ward, a beloved member of the HISTORY family. He will be greatly missed and our thoughts are with his family during this difficult …

CAFE myths, range anxiety overblown, BMW i3 REx pros and cons: Today's Car News

August 29, 2016,  has blogged 14294 posts

Stephen Edelstein 1,694 views Aug 29, 2016 2016 Nissan Leaf Enlarge Photo Today, Consumers Union busts myths about Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards, an MIT study indicates electric-car range anxiety is overblown, and a BMW i3 REx owner assesses the pros and cons of the extended-range electric car. All this and more on Green …

Why we moderate comments on Green Car Reports (updated)

August 29, 2016,  has blogged 14294 posts

Follow John This site now gets several hundred comments a day on our accumulated total of more than 10,000 articles. The vast majority of them are thoughtful, from experienced owners and advocates who want to discuss a new item or vehicle test in more detail. And we’re grateful to our many, many commenters, who expand …

Electric-car range anxiety exists, but it's overblown, says MIT study

August 29, 2016,  has blogged 14294 posts

2015 Nissan Leaf fully charged at start of road trip [photo: John Briggs] Enlarge Photo Range anxiety, the persistent worry about not having enough battery range to finish a journey, remains one of the major obstacles to widespread electric-car adoption. Many electric cars still have shorter ranges than comparable internal-combustion models, and that continues to …

Next Hyundai Elantra GT hatchback to appear at Paris Motor Show

August 29, 2016,  has blogged 14294 posts

Email This Page Your email was sent successfully. Close ]]> A redesigned Hyundai Elantra GT will make its public debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show one month from now. While the Elantra four-door sedan received a complete redesign for the 2017 model year and is now on sale, the compact hatchback model known as …

BMW i3 REx range extender: owner assesses pros and cons of limited-power engine

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Follow John 2014 BMW i3 REx, Catskill Mountains, New York, Oct 2014 Enlarge Photo The BMW i3 electric car may be the most ambitious small car of recent years, bristling with new technology and innovation. Its carbon-fiber reinforced plastic body shell rides on an aluminum platform, and its all-electric powertrain may include an optional small …

'Too soon': Mexican music icon Juan Gabriel dies

August 28, 2016,  has blogged 14294 posts

Los Angeles County Coroner spokeswoman Selena Barros told CNN Juan Gabriel died from natural causes at 11:30 a.m. Sunday in Santa Monica, California. He performed at The Forum in Los Angeles on Friday night. On Sunday he was scheduled to sing at a concert in El Paso, Texas. Juan Gabriel, whose legal name was Alberto …

MTV Video Music Awards 2016 Red Carpet Arrivals: See Beyoncé, Blue Ivy and More Stars

August 28, 2016,  has blogged 14294 posts

Larry Busacca/Getty Images for MTV Buckle up music lovers because we’re in for one unforgettable evening. The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards are finally here and your favorite singers, bands and performers are descending onto Madison Square Garden in New York City for what is sure to be an OMG-filled show. In addition to performances …

[IN&OUT KOREA] Anonymous Interview on Misogyny Pt. 1

August 28, 2016,  has blogged 14294 posts

[The wall at exit 10 of Seoul’s Gangnam Station is covered with memos left by citizens, in memory of a woman who was stabbed to death by a stranger in a nearby public bathroom back in May. The murder case triggered debate on misogyny in Korea, as the crime was motivated for the murderer’s hatred …

Juan Gabriel, Mexican superstar singer, dead at 66

August 28, 2016,  has blogged 14294 posts

In this April 28, 2016, file photo, singer Juan Gabriel receives the Star Award at the Latin Billboard Awards, in Coral Gables, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) MEXICO CITY –  The press office for Mexican superstar Juan Gabriel says the singer has died at age 66. The statement says he died Sunday, but does not say …

Donald Trump Is Down In The Polls, But Not Out Of The Race Yet

August 28, 2016,  has blogged 14294 posts

With about 10 weeks left until the election, the race is nowhere near over. Hillary Clinton seems to have a strong lead in the polls for now, but Donald Trump could rise by a few points in the coming weeks. Even in his worst weeks Trump has averaged 38 percent to 40 percent support in …

11 Habits of Ridiculously Likeable People

August 28, 2016,  has blogged 14294 posts

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likeable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few–the good looking, the fiercely social, and the incredibly talented. It’s easy to fall prey to this misconception. When I speak to smaller audiences, I often ask them to describe the most likeable …

A New Opportunity for Economic Integration in South America

August 28, 2016,  has blogged 14294 posts

The comeback of center-right administrations in South America could lead the region towards new integration opportunities, yet the road ahead remains challenging. By Alvaro Zapatel Sixteen years ago, U.S. President George W. Bush began exploring deeper integration opportunities with Latin America. The Bush administration’s intent was to expand the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) …

Juan Gabriel, Mexican Singer And Icon, Dead At 66

August 28, 2016,  has blogged 14294 posts

Gabriel Olsen via Getty Images Juan Gabriel at one of his final concerts at The Forum on Aug. 26. Mexican singer and icon Alberto Aguilera Valadez, best known as Juan Gabriel, died from a heart attack on Sunday around 11:30 a.m. in Santa Monica, California, Univision reports. He was 66. The singer-songwriter, affectionately called JuanGa and El Divo de …

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos Say Goodbye to Their College-Bound Son

August 28, 2016,  has blogged 14294 posts

It’s not a goodbye, it’s a see you later. Perhaps that’s just one of the many quotes going through Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos‘ head after sending their eldest son off to college. Before arriving at any dorm room, however, the daytime talk-show host took to Instagram to share a photo of her three kids. And …

MTV Video Music Awards 2016 Winners: The Complete List

August 28, 2016,  has blogged 14294 posts

MTV PSA to all of music’s biggest names: You may be receiving a MTV moonman before this weekend is over. In case you didn’t get the hint, the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards are finally here meaning your favorite singers from a variety of genres are coming together in New York City for one of …

Here's Why Miley Cyrus Won't Be Attending the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards

August 28, 2016,  has blogged 14294 posts

Sorry I can’t make it to the VMAzzz I am toooo busy at home doing yoga & making out w my dogs! ?????? A photo posted by Miley Cyrus (@mileycyrus) on Aug 28, 2016 at 12:13pm PDT One thing you won’t see during tonight’s MTV Video Music Awards? Miley Cyrus. And that’s quite alright, because …

Italy earthquake: Amid the rubble, a couple says 'I do'

August 28, 2016,  has blogged 14294 posts

And then four days before the big day, part of the church crumbled in an earthquake. Still, Ramon and Martina Adazzi tied the knot Sunday in the town of Acquasanta Terme, near the epicenter of a devastating earthquake in central Italy that has killed at least 291 people and flattened entire villages. The couple were …

Hold Up: Britney Spears Wants to Collaborate With Justin Timberlake

August 28, 2016,  has blogged 14294 posts

We’d like to think we’ve seen and heard it all, but then someone comes along with a bit of information that stops us dead in our tracks.  That someone? None other than Britney Spears. That information? She wants to collaborate with Justin Timberlake.  We know what you’re thinking. Why would the pop sensation ever want …