Articles by Jason Van Hoven
- Landon Collins Chooses Alabama Over LSU Days Before BCS Title Game [VIDEO]
January 06 2012 12:54 PM
In one of the most awkward nationally televised verbal commitment announcements ever seen, Geismar (La.) Dutchtown High safety Landon Collins, live on ESPN, chose to play for the Alabama Crimson Tide next season...over the LSU Tigers.
- Darth Vader Burger: Is the 'Star Wars' Burger Quick's Smartest Gimmick?
January 06 2012 11:59 AM
Recently, Quick has been promoting on an international scale with an advertisement for the release of three new burgers in conjunction with the premiere of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace 3D. The Dark Vador burger may just be the genius gimmick Quick needs to generate more revenue.
- Chicago Cubs Shortstop Starlin Castro Accused of Sexual Assault, Wanted for Questioning
January 06 2012 10:55 AM
Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro is wanted for questioning by Chicago police after a woman in her twenties accused the star of sexual assault that took place late last September, according to reports.
- Black-Bunned Darth Vader Burger Pays 'Star Wars' Homage at French Fast Food Chain
January 05 2012 9:27 PM
French fast food chain Quick is commemorating the upcoming premiere of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace 3D by launching a line of Star Wars-themed burgers, including a Darth Vader burger, the Dark Vador, according to reports.
- Big America Burger 2012: A McDonald's Timeline of Fatty Patty Releases in Japan
January 05 2012 6:30 PM
For the third straight year, McDonald's is making America look big (in every sense of the word) with the release of four new Big America burgers in Japan.
- Story of 1,100-Year-Old Mayan Ruins in Georgia Goes Viral, Stirs Debate
January 05 2012 3:26 PM
A story about 1,100-year-old Mayan ruins having been built in North Georgia has stirred much debate and gone viral, according to ABCNews.com.
- 2012 Orange Bowl Halftime: West Virginia Put a Clinic on Clemson
January 04 2012 10:54 PM
The West Virginia Mountaineers have put on a clinic so far in the 2012 Orange Bowl, capping a 49-point first half, an NCAA bowl record for the most points scored in one half by one team.
- Orange Bowl 2012: West Virginia vs. Clemson [LIVE COVERAGE]
January 04 2012 6:07 PM
West Virginia and Clemson will be meeting for the second time in only 22 years in what promises to be a shootout of a 2012 Orange Bowl.
- Utica Police Chief Responds to Drug-Planting Cop Video with His Own [VIDEO]
January 04 2012 3:53 PM
A one-minute and 40-second viral police dashcam video released back in December by the Utica Phoenix, a weekly local newspaper in Utica, N.Y. that covered a story about Utica Police Department officers pulling over a vehicle for allegedly running a stop sign and potentially planting drugs inside of it, has caused uproar.
- NFL Playoffs Schedule: Detroit Lions vs. New Orleans Saints [PREVIEW]
January 04 2012 12:22 PM
The Detroit Lions will face the New Orleans Saints in the NFC wild card round on Saturday at the Superdome. Both teams have never faced each other in the postseason, but both have proven they can score points in what should be a shootout.
- Anna Malova, Former Miss Russia, Gets 'Last Chance' for Drug Rehab
January 04 2012 9:52 AM
Anna Malova, who was crowned the 1998 Miss Russia and placed in the top 10 for the 1998 Miss Universe, received one last chance from Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Ellen Coin to go through drug rehab or else stand trial and be deported, according to the Associated Press.
- Shervin Lalezary: 7 Things to Know About Harry Burkhart's Captor
January 03 2012 10:43 PM
Shervin Lalezary, the 30-year-old Los Angeles County reserve sheriff's deputy who captured arsonist Harry Burkhart, made his capture as a volunteer who earns just one dollar a year for his services, according to reports.
- Aretha Franklin Engaged: 5 Things to Know About Queen of Soul's Marriage
January 03 2012 4:43 PM
Legendary singer Aretha Franklin has become engaged to her long-time friend William Willie Wilkerson at the age of 69, according to reports. Here are five things to know about the Queen of Soul's third marriage.
- NFL Playoff Schedule: Atlanta Falcons Vs. New York Giants [PREVIEW]
January 03 2012 12:45 PM
The Atlanta Falcons will face the New York Giants in the NFC wild card round next Sunday at MetLife Stadium. Both teams have never faced each other in the postseason and are looking to accomplish more than they did last season with a win.
- Wisconsin Badgers 2012 Rose Bowl Uniforms: Adidas Pays Homage [PHOTOS]
December 30 2011 4:15 PM
The Oregon Ducks' new 2012 Rose Bowl uniform, unveiled on Tuesday, has all the scintillating, evolutionary upgraded technology that most everyone has come to expect from Nike. On the contrary, the Ducks' Rose Bowl opponent on Jan. 2, the Wisconsin Badgers, have decided to keep things a little simpler.
- Red Bulls Thierry Henry on Two-Month Loan to Arsenal
December 30 2011 12:45 PM
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said Friday that former France captain Thierry Henry will sign for the team in a two-month loan deal once an insurance agreement is reached with the New York Red Bulls, the Major League Soccer club Henry currently plays for, according to reports.
- Singer and Actress Kaye Stevens Dies of Breast Cancer, Blood Clots at 79 [VIDEO]
December 30 2011 11:13 AM
Singer and actress Kaye Stevens, most notable for going on tour with the Rat Pack, died Wednesday from breast cancer and blood clots at Villages Hospital in central Florida at the age of 79, according to reports. Close friend Gerry Schweitzer confirmed the death.
- Will LaDainian Tomlinson Retire After the Season? Jets RB Says It's Possible
December 29 2011 5:41 PM
Could future Hall of Famer LaDainian Tomlinson be playing his last game this Sunday against the Miami Dolphins? The New York Jets runningback didn't give a clear-cut answer to reporters on Thursday, but he did say that he would wait and see what happens once the season is over whether or not to continue playing in the NFL.
- Oregon Ducks 2012 Rose Bowl Uniforms: Wisconsin Follows Suit [PHOTOS]
December 29 2011 3:58 PM
The Oregon Ducks' new Nike uniforms that they will don against the Wisconsin Badgers for the Rose Bowl this Monday will be creating plenty of buzz before, during and after the game
- Sinead O' Connor: Drugs Caused Split with Herridge, Marriage No More [TEXT]
December 29 2011 12:24 PM
Sinead O'Connor, who married drugs counselor Barry Herridge on her 45th birthday at The Little White Wedding Chapel drive-thru in Las Vegas on Dec. 8, said that her search for marijuana on her wedding night led to the split from Herridge on Christmas Eve, according to reports. O' Connor also says that she will never marry, let alone date, ever again.