Posts tagged "earthquake"

Los Angeles Local News Anchors Handle This Morning’s Earthquake Like Pros

Earthquakes are serious business. Mother Nature does not fuck around. All that being said, I LOLed upon watching this video of these two KTLA anchors responding live as a 4.7 magnitude earthquake hit Los Angeles this morning. They straight dived under that desk. And his face! (In all seriousness, we hope everyone is a-okay out…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 17, 2014

Earthquake Rocks East Coast

A 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck Virginia, sending ripples from Washington, D.C. to New York City to Boston to Cleveland, around 1:50 p.m. this afternoon. The whole Frisky office here in NYC started shaking. We initially thought it was Amelia’s breakfast burrito getting the better of her, but now we know the truth: several of us just…

Jessica Wakeman / August 23, 2011

Quickies: Kate Winslet Is Dating John Mayer?!

Kate Winslet’s “steamy new hookup” is allegedly notorious ladies man John Mayer. Really, Kate? I like John’s music, but you are sooo much better than Jessica Simpson’s sloppy seconds! Oh well. Maybe these two will hit it off. Kate can show him her merkin and John can blab about it to Playboy. [Celebitchy]…

Jessica Wakeman / March 18, 2011

8.9 Earthquake Hits Japan, Tsunami Warnings For Coastal U.S. And Hawaii

A massive earthquake — at 8.9 on the richter scale, it’s among the largest in record history — hit off the shore of Japan today, causing a powerful tsunami to sweep away homes, cars, people, and boats. At least 32 people are dead and that number is expected to rise. There are also tsunami warning…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 11, 2011

Quotable: Promiscuous Women Cause … Earthquakes?

“Many women who do not dress modestly … lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which (consequently) increases earthquakes.”— Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi, a prayer leader in Tehran, as quoted in Iranian media [AP]…

Jessica Wakeman / April 19, 2010

Brangelina And Other Celebs Donating Mega-Bucks To Haiti Relief Effort

Aid groups from around the world are working tirelessly—racing against the clock—to rescue survivors, provide medical relief, food, and water after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit Haiti on Tuesday. It is still unclear what the death toll will be (it’s estimated that it could be hundreds of thousands) or how severe the damage is, but…

Ami Angelowicz / January 14, 2010

No Handies For You, Pat Robertson!

Everyone’s favorite hatemonger, Pat Robertson, has been up to his usual tomfoolery lately, blaming the devastating earthquake in Haiti (which has killed more than 100,000 people) on a “pact” the nation “made to the devil” when it was emancipated from French rule. Well, our friend, comedian Sara Benincasa, is majorly fed up with Pat’…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 14, 2010

Jessica Simpson Tweets The Tokyo Earthquake And Other Celebrity Disaster Survivors

In Tokyo yesterday, Jessica Simpson tweeted: “Thought i was hallucinating during a 6.6 earthquake in japan. i have never felt anything like this in my life. laying in bed watching cnn.” Now, every time there’s an earthquake in Los Angeles, people will think, “Let me twote dat.” Just like us, celebrities experience life’s natural disasters.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 12, 2009

Couple Survives China Earthquake Together

Last Monday’s earthquake in China has caused all kinds of pain. The official death toll is at 34,000, and more than 200,000 are injured. Being buried together may have helped one couple stay alive and rekindle their relationship. Wang Zhijun and his wife, Li Wanzhi, had just sat down to watch a DVD together whe…

Catherine Strawn / May 19, 2008