Samuel L. Jackson doesn't just talk tough in the movies. Lately, he's been getting tough on bad grammar, too — whether it's used by fans of his on Twitter or even by Barack Obama. "Somebody needs to be the grammar police," the 64-year-old actor says.
On 11 February, Pope Benedict XVI became the first pope for nearly 600 years to resign. Giving his poor health as a reason, the pope said he would leave office on 28 February. Here are a few of the comments that appeared in English-language newspapers.
British explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes, 68, is planning a new adventure. He and his team want to cross Antarctica during the southern winter. That means six months of bitter cold and darkness. Can they succeed?
The Canadian film director is fascinated by the deepest parts of the ocean. But rather than use robots — as he did to film Titanic — Cameron has gone down to the bottom of the ocean himself. Read about the submarine he secretly designed and built.
"My plan has always been to return to Broadway every 50 years," Canadian actor William Shatner said as he described the one-man, two-hour show that will explore his life and career. Shatner's World: We Just Live in It starts in New York on 14 February.
A Canadian couple do not want anyone to know whether their youngest child, named Storm, is a boy or a girl. "I am saying to the world, 'Please, can you just let Storm discover for him/herself what (s)he wants to be?'" says the child's mother, Kathy Witterick.
It's important to be honest about your weight — and the US government has finally realized this. The Federal Transit Administration, which issues safety requirements for city buses, says the increasing size of many Americans is a potential safety problem.
What's the secret to being happy? The New York Times and the Gallup polling organization say your chances are best if you belong to certain groups and make certain lifestyle choices. One man in the US combines the best such qualities. Find out who it is.
Flavor Flav of Public Enemy has opened his own fried-chicken restaurant in Clinton, Iowa. Wearing a clock around his neck while cooking, the performer stood at the stove and explained the difference between his recipe and others.
On the uninhabited Pacific atoll of Nikumaroro, researchers found a
pocketknife, bottles made in New Jersey and part of a mirror from a
woman's make-up kit. The group also found three small bones, which it says
may have been Earhart's.