1. Violinist Vanessa-Mae Completes Giant Slalom Run at Winter Olympics

    February 18, 2014 4:08 AM EST Easing her way down the Olympic giant slalom course, pop violinist Vanessa-Mae completed Tuesday's first run with the slowest time of the 74 skiers who finished. Nearly upright for most of the rainy course before crouching into the tuck position for the final gates, the Thai racer…

  2. Violinist Vanessa-Mae To Ski For Thailand At Sochi Olympics

    January 21, 2014 12:51 AM EST The manager of Vanessa-Mae says the musician will be swapping her violin for skis to compete at the Winter Olympics. Giles Howard says the classical-pop violinist has qualified for the Thai team at the Sochi games. The International Ski Federation published rankings on Monday confirming…

  3. Seal Takes Heat for Serenading Chechen Strongman

    October 13, 2011 9:23 AM EDT While Hilary Swank and Jean-Claude Van Damme have taken heat from human rights groups for appearing at a lavish Oct. 5 party for Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, so far perhaps the highest-paid star to turn out on the occasion -- singer Seal -- has gotten a pass. Human Rights Watch, which had…

  4. NYC Officer Daniel Rodriguez Has 'Spirit'

    February 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST Daniel Rodriguez had two apparently incongruous career goals. The first was to have a job with a pension, and the second was to be a professional singer. He achieved the first in 1996, when he graduat Daniel Rodriguez had two apparently incongruous career goals. The first was to have a job…