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Stacey Brooks

  • Walk the red carpet at the Taste of the NFL event

    The 24th annual Taste of the NFL's Party with a Purpose was held on the eve of Super Bowl XLIX at WestWorld in Scottsdale.
  • Terry Bradshaw Roast had a star-studded red carpet

    NFL Hall of Famer and four-time Super Bowl-winning Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback and current FOX NFL Sunday broadcaster Terry Bradshaw was honored at the Friars Club Roast at the Arizona Biltmore hotel Thursday. We were on the red carpet to find out whether Bradshaw’s friends and colleagues thought he was ready for the cheap shots and low blows.

    Tickets for the event started at $500 and proceeds benefit Make-a-Wish Arizona, the V Foundation for Cancer Research and the Gift of Laughter Wounded Warrior Program. The Terry Bradshaw Friars Club Roast will air Friday at 6 p.m. Arizona time on ESPN2.

  • Dog photos for sick Arizona boy show how awesome people can be

    Dog lovers from around the world are using social media to rally around a Phoenix teen who is undergoing treatment for cancer by posting to a Facebook page called "Photo Doggies for Anthony."
  • Bill Cosby is a case of Dr. Huxtable vs. Mr. Hyde

    I like to give people the benefit of the doubt.
  • Let’s not get in way of terminally ill Brittany Maynard’s dying with dignity

    With Nov. 1 -- the day Brittany Maynard originally said she was planning to end her own life if her suffering became too great -- quickly approaching, the terminally ill 29-year-old has released an emotional video addressing how she's feeling now that it's so close.
  • Facebook, Apple will pay for female employees to freeze eggs

    I got married late in life, at 41 to be exact. I could tell you that I never met the right man, which is certainly true, but I think that's because, for many years, I put my career ahead of family.
  • Retailers threatening to gobble up Thanksgiving by opening all day

    The traditional Christmas shopping kickoff -- the long Black Friday weekend -- could completely swallow Thanksgiving Day this year, according to some retail industry analysts.
  • Hey, Marriott: Why should I tip your housekeepers?

    I never tip the housekeeper when I stay in a hotel. Do you?
  • American’s pumpkin pandemonium continues with new Oreos

    Have you noticed that Americans are obsessed with pumpkin?
  • Ray Rice’s wife shouldn’t blame the media, she should look in the mirror

    I’ll never understand why battered women stay with their abusers.

    I’ve participated in the annual Walk to End Domestic Violence and worked locally with the Sojourner Center. I’ve spoken to countless women who have stayed with their husbands even though they were victims of abuse.

    I have heard their explanations about being tied to their marriage for financial reasons, how they had children who needed a father or how they believed their husband when he promised he would never hit them again.

    Yet, I’m always so proud when these women gain enough self-esteem to reach out for help and say enough! This week, TMZ Sports released the video of now former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice bashing his then-fiancée Janay Palmer in the face and dragging her out of an Atlantic City elevator as she lay […]
  • Losing Joan Rivers is hard, losing a mother is harder

    I’m shocked that Joan Rivers is dead.

    Although I knew how dire the situation was, I was hoping she would pull through. Her death personally touches my heart because I can relate to what her daughter, Melissa, is going through.

    Taking my mother off life support was the single hardest decision I’ve ever made in my life.

    No matter how old you are, there’s something special about a mother’s unconditional love. To think that Joan was going in for a routine procedure that wound up taking her life is unimaginable. It’s certainly a reminder to never take one moment of your life for granted.

    In my mom’s case, she was suffering from pulmonary fibrosis. Her brain was functioning, but her body was failing her. She spent about two weeks in the hospital before she died. During that time, she was heavily sedated and had a breathing tube down her throat so she couldn’t speak. She did scribble some notes […]
  • Hershey’s chocolate kiss gets an unwelcomed makeover

    Hershey's appears to have stepped into a pile of public relations poop with the release of their new logo.
  • Boston Marathon bombing survivor marries nurse who cared for him

    I often post mantras on my Facebook page.

    One of my favorites is “Everything happens for a reason.” I try to remind myself of that when something negative and unexpected happens in life, even if I don’t understand why at the time, and there is a reason or purpose and in the end it will come to light.

    That happened for James Costello. You may not recognize his name, but you’d probably recognize his face. Costello was supporting a friend who was running in the 2013 Boston Marathon. He was severely injured when two bombs exploded near the finish line.

    A photographer captured Costello staggering through the streets with his clothes shredded and his legs burned. In the wake of the blast, that horrific photo became one of the most widely-viewed images around the world. In an appearance on the “Today” show in December, Costello said that being injured in the bombing was a blessing […]
  • ‘Breaking Bad’ goes out on quite a high

    "Breaking Bad" won big at the Emmys and for good reason. Wow, what a show.
  • Empowered women dominate MTV video awards

    What I loved about this year's MTV Video Music Awards was the show was all about empowered women.