Look out, Hostess lovers. The company has filed for bankruptcy protection.
The Chicago Tribune reports that this is not the first time Hostess has run into financial troubles. The company filed for bankruptcy protection last decade.
Newsday reports that Hostess blames its financial troubles on its pension and medical benefits obligations, increased competition and touch economic conditions. But Hostess says it looks to restructure into a “strong, competitive” company.
Hostess is known as the producer of Ho Hos, Ding Dongs and Twinkies, among other sweet treats.
Mitt Romney says he will do everything in his power to become the Republican nominee
Mitt Romney beat out opponents Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum to take home the win in the New Hampshire primary.
The Washington Post reports that Ron Paul finished in second place and Jon Huntsman came in third, while Gingrich and Santorum seem to have lost the steam that carried them through the Iowa caucuses. As Romney noted, their combative techniques seem to have fallen flat with New Hampshire primary voters.
Romney addressed supporters following the primary and focused on “the disappointing record of a failed president.” He also chided his combative opponents, saying, “This is such a mistake for our party and for our nation. This country already has a leader who divides us with the bitter politics of envy. We must offer an alternative vision.”
Romney added, “I’m hopeful I will be [the nominee.] I’m going to do everything in my power to become that nominee. I think to post up against Barack Obama it is essential to have a record of credibility on the economy, and the economy is what I know, it’s what I’ve done all my life and that’s why I think I’m the best guy to go up against him,” ABC News reports.
Read more about Mitt Romney’s win in New Hampshire here and here.
Molly Sims expecting first child with husband Scott Stuber
Molly Sims is expecting!
Sims is expecting her first child with husband Scott Stuber. She made the announcement on her website, saying “The last time I had news that I was this excited to share with everyone was when Scott proposed last May. Today, I am absolutely, positively, downright over the moon to announce that we are pregnant! There are simply no words to describe the feeling… I finally get what they mean when they say pregnant women GLOW.”
Sims added, “Our little bundle of joy is a honeymoon baby, due at the end of June. A first pregnancy is a nerve-wracking experience of course, but mostly we are just thrilled and excited. We can’t wait to meet him or her.”
Sims said she broke the news to her hubby by writing it in a fortune cookie. She and Stuber married in September.
Best known for her work on the TV show “Las Vegas,” Sims also recently hosted the recent spinoff of “Project Runway,” “Project Accessory.”
You can read more about Molly Sims’ exciting announcement here.
The body recovered from the Fox River in Oshkosh, Wisconsin is that of Packers coach Joe Philbin’s son, Michael Philbin.
USA Today reports that police had been searching for Philbin who had been missing since Sunday. Philbin’s body was pulled from the river at 3 p.m. on Monday about 30 yards from the shore.
“We love Michael so much and will miss him dearly,” Joe Philbin said. “He loved his family, friends and life. His memory will live on in the hearts and minds of all who knew him. We are appreciative of the prayers and the support of our family, friends and the Packers family. We ask for continued respect and privacy for our family as we deal with our loss.”
Philbin, 21, was a Ripon College student.
Joe Philbin has been with the Green Bay Packers since 2003.
Manny Pacquiao challenged by Mayweather via Twitter
Manny Pacquiao has maintained that he wants to fight Floyd Mayweather. Now, he may get the chance.
Floyd Mayweather tweeted Pacquiao on Tuesday, challenging him to a fight. The tweet read, “Manny Pacquiao I’m calling you out let’s fight May 5th and give the world what they want to see.”
Mayweather continued, saying, “My Jail Sentence was pushed back because the date was locked in.” Mayweather then challenged Pacquiao directly, saying, “Step up Punk.”
Fox Sports reports that Pacquiao has said he wants to meet Mayweather’s challenge. “I am meeting with my promoter, Bob Arum, on Tuesday and I will insist that the fight with Mayweather be given the preference,” Pacquiao said.
Other possible opponents for Pacquiao include light welterweight champion Tim Bradley, Juan Manuel Marquez, or Miguel Cotto.
Barry Larkin has been elected to the baseball Hall of Fame.
The Washington Post reports that Larkin will be one of two players to be inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame on July 22 in Cooperstown. Larkin and the late Ron Santo will be the only members of the 2012 class. Larkin fell 75 votes short of being elected last year.
Larkin was the longtime shortstop for the Cincinnati Reds.
“I’m just incredibly, incredibly moved by this whole experience and so humbled by the experience and so excited about being the newest member of the Hall of Fame,” Larkin said on a conference call.
Good news, Penguins fans! James Neal doesn’t have a broken foot!
CBS Sports reports that Neal will play in Tuesday night’s game against the Ottawa Senators. “I’m good to go. I’m ready to play tonight,” Neal said Tuesday. “After an MRI yesterday, it can’t get any worse. So I’m good to play on it.”
Neal was initially misdiagnosed. “The first test on Neal showed a fracture,” coach Dan Bylsma said. “MRI showed pre-existing condition. He has a bone bruise but can play.”
Neal was originally expected to be out for weeks. This is good news for the Penguins, who are dealing with several injured team members.
Alabama football’s win thrusts Nick Saban into spotlight
Alabama football crushed LSU 21-0 during Monday’s game and the Tide is still celebrating.
AP reports that thanks to Alabama’s stunning performance, they’ve risen to the top spot in the final Associated Press poll for the eighth time, tying Notre Dame for the most of any team in college football.
Alabama’s defense was in top form Monday night, keeping LSU from crossing midfield until there was only eight minutes left in the game. LSU finished with just 92 yards and five first downs.
“They are unbelievable,” said Alabama offensive lineman Barrett Jones. “That defense is as good as any defense I’ve ever seen. They rush the passer, they have awesome linebackers and they’re great in coverage. They really don’t have any weaknesses. They have to be as good as any defense ever.”
“That was the message before the game: to finish,” coach Nick Saban said. “In fact, it was how bad do you want to finish? We certainly didn’t play a perfect game, we got a field goal blocked, we couldn’t find the end zone for a long time, but we just kept playing.”
Even former Alabama football players are thrilled with Alabama’s BCS championship. New York Jets’ Greg McElroy, formerly of Alabama, tweeted, “Nick Saban is absolutely unbelievable. #thebest #soproud.”
Coachella 2012 lineup will also feature Refused and At the Drive-In
The Coachella 2012 lineup has been announced!
Billboard reports that the Coachella 2012 lineup will include Radiohead, the Black Keys and a collaboration between Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg as the headline acts.
Also included in the 2012 lineup is Neutral Milk Hotel’s Jeff Mangum, Refused, At the Drive-In, Mazzy Star, Pulp, Swedish House Mafia, Girl Talk, DJ Shadow, Azealia Banks, the Weeknd, A$AP Rocky, Arctic Monkeys, Feist, Wild Flag, Bon Iver and Florence + The Machine.
The Coachella 2012 festival will be held at Indio, Calif.’s Empire Polo Club on April 13-15 and April 20-22.