Names & Faces
'Les Mis' reunion
Joe Flacco is soaking up all the opportunities that come with being a Super Bowl champ, including nabbing a front row seat at New York Fashion Week.
The Baltimore Ravens quarterback and his wife, Dana Grady, had prime real estate for Tommy Hilfiger's ever-preppy menswear collection Friday at the Park Avenue Armory.
"It was pretty cool. It was a lot quicker than I thought it would have been," said Flacco after watching his first fashion show.
As a brutal Nor'easter raged outside, the Hilfiger men on the runway bundled up in hefty coats with plush fur collars, cozy argyle sweaters and patterned turtlenecks.
Flacco, who led the Ravens in a 34-31 victory against the San Francisco 49ers at the Super Bowl in New Orleans, gave a nod of approval as a model passed by in a fitted navy blazer, layered under a dark, shearling car coat.
So what would his teammates say about his fashion week cameo?
"You know they'd probably pick on me a little bit, but it was a lot of fun," said Flacco.
Golden Globe-winning actor Kiefer Sutherland has been awarded the pudding pot after being honored as Man of the Year by Harvard's Hasty Pudding Theatricals.
The roast for the actor took place despite a massive snowstorm hitting the Boston area. The Friday evening event, including presentation of the traditional pudding pot, was moved to the Charles Hotel in Cambridge.
The 46-year-old Sutherland has been in dozens of films. He's perhaps best known for his role as Jack Bauer in the television series "24," for which he won Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy awards. He is currently starring in the television show "Touch."
Last year's Man of the Year was Jason Segel. The 2013 Woman of the Year, Marion Cotillard, was honored earlier.
Mira Sorvino's list of awards includes an Oscar, a Golden Globe and a host of nominations reserved for the world's best actors and actresses. She's had meaningful roles in more than 50 films and TV productions in a career that began two decades ago and is still going strong.
So why is she contemplating ending her acting career a few years down the line?
"I love acting, and that is my job right now," Sorvino told The Associated Press on Friday. At the same time, she describes her advocacy against human trafficking and modern-day slavery as "my calling," and so important that "in a decade or so, I wouldn't mind just switching to a career in humanitarian causes."
"The Daily Caller website found two women in Puerto Rico who claim that [Sen. Robert Menendez] promised them $500 for their services and only paid them $100. This is my kind of senator -- socially liberal and fiscally conservative." -- Bill Maher.
From our wire services