Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era
Barbara Walters has chicken pox
Television veteran Barbara Walters has been hospitalized for more than a week after taking a fall. Doctors wouldn't release her because she was running a temperature, and now they know why: The 83-year-old news veteran has a disease many people deal with when they are children -- chicken pox.
Whoopi Goldberg delivered the news Monday on "The View," the daytime talk show Walters started. Goldberg delivered an ultimatum to Walters: "No scratching."
Walters has been transferred to a New York hospital after being in Washington. She fell on Jan. 19 and hit her head and was hospitalized for observation.
The artist, the feminist and the model are joining others worldwide to empower women in the marketplace through ethically themed fashion.
The campaign, called ImagiNation 365, is led by Maiden Nation, an online social platform.
Yoko Ono, Gloria Steinem and Lauren Bush contributed by designing pieces of jewelry that express their vision.
Proceeds from the sales goes to causes chosen by the designers, such as helping Japanese girls after the 2011 nuclear meltdown or job training in Haiti.
President Barack Obama is a big football fan with two daughters, but if he had a son, he says he'd "have to think long and hard" before letting him play because of the physical toll the game takes.
"I think that those of us who love the sport are going to have to wrestle with the fact that it will probably change gradually to try to reduce some of the violence," Obama tells The New Republic.
"In some cases, that may make it a little bit less exciting, but it will be a whole lot better for the players, and those of us who are fans maybe won't have to examine our consciences quite as much."
The Australian radio show behind a hoax phone call to the London hospital where the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge was being treated has been officially canceled.
The show and the two DJs behind the prank in December were widely condemned after the death of a nurse who answered the phone and helped the DJs get confidential information about the former Kate Middleton's health.
The "Hot 30" program was taken off air after the death of the nurse, Jacintha Saldanha, and the Australian Associated Press reported Monday that Southern Cross Austereo, the parent company of radio station 2DayFM, announced the program had been formally canceled.