The stars of “Boy Meets World,” Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel are reprising their roles as Cory and Topanga in the new spinoff series, “Girl Meets World.”
The series features the childhood sweethearts from the original series who are now raising their 12-year-old daughter Riley, played by Rowan Blanchard of “Spy Kids: All the Time in the World 4D.”
Cory is the girl’s new history teacher and Topanga will run the after-school hangout spot.
The series has been in the works for years, but Disney Channel announced today they are picking it up and will debut it next year.
“Boy Meets World and its story of adolescent self-discovery resonated with an entire generation of tweens,” Disney Channels Worldwide executive vice president Adam Bonnett said in a statement to ABC News. “In the same way audiences fell in love with Cory Matthews and Topanga Lawrence, we look forward to introducing our viewers to their daughter, Riley Matthews … and building a memorable connection with a whole new generation of fans.”
But when the retired baller tried to pull a custody crossover on his ex-wife Tawanna Iverson, she filed legal papers alleging the 11-time all-star abducted their five children.
TMZ says Allen asked to take his children (aged 3 to 16) on a mini-vacation to Charlotte, N.C., toward the end of May. But when the last permitted day came around, the kids, to their mother’s outrage, were still with dad. Tawanna says she doubts they ever went to Charlotte and believes they’re instead holed up at a Sheraton hotel in Georgia.
The divorced couple originally agreed to arrange to meet up at a neutral drop-off spot: Target. Allen, however, allegedly missed the mark and now stands accused of both parental abduction and boozing it up in front of his children.
Tawanna, who holds sole custody of the kids, now wants to get their father locked up, something she’s tried before after claiming he owed $40,000 in past-due child support.
Allen filed his own papers denying the allegations. When one parents has full custody of the kids, the other risks accusations of abduction any time a visit’s granted and a fight ensues, so it’s tough to say what’s really going on here. Custody battles get weird and complicated.
It’s only a matter of minutes, though, before the Internet alights with quips about Allen turning from ball hog to kid hog.
After New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of stealing a 2005 Super Bowl ring last week, the Russian government has not only denied that a theft had occurred, but also that Kraft my be crazy:
“Back in 2005 I stood behind the president’s back and I saw how that ring was presented to him. All that talk about some kind of pressure that was exerted on him (Kraft) should be the subject of a detailed talk with psychoanalysts, I think,” said the president’s spokesperson, Dmitry Peskov.
“What Mr. Kraft is saying now is weird,” Peskov said. “I was standing 20 centimeters away from him and Mr. Putin and saw and heard how Mr. Kraft gave this ring as a gift.”
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It may not be a development that shakes U.S. relations with Russia to the core, but Patriots owner Robert Kraft had some unflattering words about Russian president Vladimir Putin.
After the Patriots won Super Bowl XXXIX in 2004, Kraft and other businessmen made a visit to Russia.
In St. Petersburg, Kraft met Putin. He took out his 4.94-carat Super Bowl Ring to show it off to him.
The Russian president pocketed it and it was originally reported that Kraft gave it to him as a gift.
“President Putin, a great and knowledgable sports fan, was clearly taken with its uniqueness,” Kraft said in a statement. “I decided to give him the ring as a symbol of the respect and admiration that I have for the Russian people and his leadership.”
But according to a New York Post report, it was not meant as a gift at all and that Putin took it forcefully.
Kraft was asked by a White House official to say it was intended as a present for Putin.
“I took out the ring and showed it to Putin, and he put it on and he goes, ‘I can kill someone with this ring.’ I put my hand out and he put it in his pocket, and three KGB guys got around him and walked out.”
He demanded the ring back and initially resisted the White House’s request. Needless to say, the momentous piece of jewelry hasn’t been returned to Kraft.
Miss Connecticut won the Miss USA pageant Sunday, but the bulk of the headlines Monday morning went to Miss Utah, who created an uncomfortable moment for all involved with her botched answer to the interview portion of the pageant.
Asked why women comprise 40 percent of household breadwinners but continue to earn less than men, Marissa Powell fumbled with her words before concluding that “We need to try to figure out how to…create education better…so that we can solve this problem.”
“It has no place in an athlete’s body,” Harbaugh said of PEDs. “We play by the rules. You want to be above reproach, especially when you’re good, because you don’t want people to come back and say, ‘They’re winning because they’re cheating.’ That’s always going to be a knee-jerk reaction by people, I’ve found in my experience ever since I was a little kid.”
Unsurprisingly, Harbaugh’s comments ruffled more than a few feathers in the Seattle sports community. That’s why KJR’s Dave “Softy” Mahler brought up the topic Thursday when he spoke to Browner at Seahawks minicamp.
“I don’t have anything for it,” Browner said (here’s the full quote). “At the end of the day we gotta win football games. He’s a coach. He’s never gonna be out there lined up against me. I wish he would; I’d put my hands around his neck. At the end of the day, I’m about winning football games.”
Browner, as Seahawks fans likely remember, is one of the five Seahawks who have been suspended for PEDs since 2010. He got popped in November of the 2012 season, and missed Seattle’s final four regular-season games.
Are you a coffee addict? (Photo via waferboard / Flickr)
Coffee is probably the most socially accepted drug in the Western world. Yes, it does intoxicate.
The bitter brew that kickstarts so many early mornings and fuels so many drawn-out workdays causes withdrawal and cravings. Some of them debilitating. It’s safe to say that if you can’t last a day without juicing up on java (or Diet Coke or some other caffeine-infused stimulant), you may be an addict.
Critics say the manual makers shouldn’t medicalize every little issue, stick a label on every anomaly to the point where we’re all labeled in some way (which doesn’t sound like a bad idea in the name of understanding how we tick). After all, doesn’t caffeine have some health benefits?
Those in support of the caffeine addiction classification say the signs are too evident to ignore. People tell their doctors of withdrawal headaches, irritability and fatigue often enough that it’s “clinically significant” and, in some cases, debilitating. A legit diagnosis might go a long way in helping doctors advise patients with other disorders (like anxiety, insomnia, high blood pressure and diabetes) to steer clear of the substance.
To be diagnosed with withdrawal, you have to show at least three of the following five symptoms in the day you abstain: Irritability, headaches, trouble focusing, nausea, flulike symptoms or muscle pain. Signs of caffeine intoxication consists of minimum five of a dozen symptoms: Restlessness, nervousness, muscle twitching, arrhythmia, flushed face and racing thoughts and speech. But those symptoms have to cause significant impairment to be considered a medical issue.
Realtor Sean Sullivan poses at the $82K spot near AT&T Park in San Francisco. (Katie Meek / San Francisco Chronicle)
In San Francisco on Thursday, there was an uproar over a parking spot that sold for $82,000. But San Franciscans, you ain’t parked nothin’ yet.
That’s because an IRS auction in Boston just netted $560,000 for two spots in the Back Bay neighborhood. The tandem spots were seized by the IRS from a tax cheat. The auction started at $42,000 before skyrocketing, as two neighbors got in a bidding war Thursday. But the prices aren’t out of character: The Boston Globe says single spots in Boston have gone for $300,000 and $250,000.
According to a recent survey, London has the world’s most expensive parking rates, followed by Zurich. Third is Hong Kong, where a man owns two parking spots valued at $640,000 each. New York (of course) topped the U.S. rankings, and a spot there was set to be listed for $1 million in May 2012.
No word if that million-dollar spot ever sold, but it won’t be long before luxury spots go for even more than we can imagine. Why own an expensive car if you don’t have an expensive place to park it?