Steve Michaels

Steve Michaels

I post on sports, politics and offbeat news for THG.
Oarfish Discovered Off Southern California is 18 FEET Long: Check it Out!

Oarfish Discovered Off Southern California is 18 FEET Long: Check it Out!

What began as a simple snorkel off the coast of Southern California last weekend ended with the discovery of an 18-foot oarfish by a marine science instructor.

If you haven't heard of the oarfish, you're not alone. The giant deep-sea creature remains little known to the science world as well as people outside it.

Posted in: Animals
Highest Paid TV Actor: Who (Surprisingly) Tops the List?

Highest Paid TV Actor: Who (Surprisingly) Tops the List?

A list of the highest paid TV actors has been released by Forbes magazine, and you might be surprised at some of the names who come out on top.

Number-one on the list? Ashton Kutcher of Two and a Half Men. The actor earned an estimated $24 million from June 2012 to June 2013 alone.

Posted in: TV
BET Hip-Hop Awards 2013: List of Winners!

BET Hip-Hop Awards 2013: List of Winners!

There may be some bad blood between Kendrick Lamar and Drake, but both topped the winners list at the 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards last night.

After scoring 14 nominations, Lamar - who threw shade at Drake once again Tuesday at the Atlanta Civic Center - walked away with five awards.

Posted in: BET Hip Hop Awards
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2014 Nominees: Revealed!

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2014 Nominees: Revealed!

Nominees for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's 2014 class have been revealed, and one group stands head and shoulders above all.

Nirvana, the influential grunge rock trio whose first album release came a quarter century ago, is eligible for consideration for the first time in 2014.

Posted in: Music
Shayanna Jenkins, Aaron Hernandez Had "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Policy

Shayanna Jenkins, Aaron Hernandez Had "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Policy

Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez and his fiancee Shayanna Jenkins had what you might call a "don't ask, don't tell" policy when it came to his shady dealings.

So when he called her to tell her it was "important" for her to get rid of a box "right away" in the days after his friend found executed, she did so with no hesitation.

Posted in: Aaron Hernandez
Lobbyists Lobbying to Drop "Lobbyists" From Association Name

Lobbyists Lobbying to Drop "Lobbyists" From Association Name

The Washington association that lobbies for lobbyists feels the group needs some rebranding and wants to change its name to nix the word “lobbyists.”

The leaders of the American League of Lobbyists say their work has evolved, and members do lots more than troll Congress to try to shape legislation.

Posted in: Politics