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. 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…