October 3, 2013 |
With its Gen X perspective on family dysfunction and a cast of ace comedic actors, "A.C.O.D. " - short for "adult child of divorce" - looks primed for a trip through sharply observed comic territory. But even with Adam Scott, Richard Jenkins, Catherine O'Hara, Jane Lynch and Amy Poehler on board, the results are regrettably forgettable. Scott plays Carter, a mildly R-rated version of his nice-guy character on "Parks and Recreation. " A successful restaurateur with a longtime girlfriend (Mary Elizabeth Winstead)
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October 3, 2013 |
When Ronald Earl Brim sprayed bullets into a crowd of evening commuters at a Compton Metro station, he hit his marks — and more. He killed the two men he was aiming at and wounded three bystanders, including a mother who was returning home from grocery shopping with her young daughter. On Thursday, Brim, 48, was sentenced to death for his crimes. His co-defendant, Leo Lloyd Adams, who supplied Brim with the gun used in the shooting, received life in prison without parole.
October 1, 2013 |
The exclusive-to-Kmart Adam Levine apparel and accessories collection that hit the retailer's website in mid-September is in 500 brick-and-mortar stores as of Tuesday. Based on a quick flip through the website , the collection is about what might be expected from a label bearing the name of the Maroon 5 frontman and "The Voice" coach -- crewneck T-shirts, gingham, plaid and chambray button-front shirts, henleys, cardigan sweaters, skinny jeans and a smattering of accessories that includes scarves and wide, faux-leather belts (one of which sports hammered studs)
September 27, 2013 |
There was a hole in the sleeve of Adam Brody's threadbare T-shirt. His eyes were still puffy from sleep, even though it was nearly noon. He looked as though he had rolled out of bed just moments before leaving his home in Encino and driving down to Jan's Restaurant, an old-school West Hollywood diner. He seemed nothing like Seth Cohen, the well-to-do nerd he played to great fanfare on the popular teen soap "The O.C. " But it's been six years since the Fox program went off the air, and a lot has changed.
September 26, 2013 |
Two games into the season, Napoleon Banks said Thursday he has resigned as football coach at West Adams, citing lack of support from the school administration. The program was 0-10 last season and is 0-2 this season. Eric.email@example.com
September 23, 2013 |
Adam "Pacman" Jones is in trouble with the law again. The Cincinnati Bengals cornerback was cited for disorderly conduct early Monday morning by the Ohio State Patrol, according to a Cincinnati Enquirer report. Jones has had at least four separate run-ins with Cincinnati authorities since October 2010, and at least seven other arrests since entering the NFL as a first-round pick of the Tennessee Titans in 2005. According to WCPO in Cincinnati, in the latest incident, Jones was cited after a Dodge Durango he was a passenger in was pulled over on State Route 145. The report said the driver, Tishana F. Holmes, 33, was pulled over for driving 60 in a 45-mph zone, refused a field sobriety test, and was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.
September 19, 2013 |
Adam Silverman's plan for a quiet 2013 isn't panning out. On Oct. 27 the Laguna Art Museum will mount a show of the Los Angeles potter's work, and on Tuesday publisher Skira Rizzoli releases his book, “Adam Silverman Ceramics.” The monograph is a sumptuous overview of his recent work organized in a nontraditional format. “I wanted the book to be its own beautiful, self-standing object that is as good as the pots or better,” Silverman said. “I wanted it to have its own identity.” The bulk of the book consists of photographs by Stefano Massei of Silverman's tactile stoneware vessels.
September 9, 2013 |
C. James Koch, the man behind Sam Adams beer, is a newly minted billionaire, and he owes it all to craft beer. Or, perhaps craft beer owes it all to Koch. Koch, a Harvard grad with multiple acronyms (BA, MBA, JD), wanted to make beer. It was a family thing. As the Sam Adams site says, he brewed his great-great-grandfather's recipe in his kitchen in 1984. Then he brewed his beer in batches and carried bottles bar to bar. A year later, Koch's Boston Beer Co. created Samuel Adams. Six weeks later, it won a "Best Beer in America" consumer poll.
September 8, 2013 |
Given his last name and the fact that he's a Los Angeles-based classical-music composer, Adam Schoenberg has been asked a certain question more times than he cares to remember: Is he related to the late, great 20th century composer Arnold Schoenberg? "No, I'm not," said the 32-year-old Schoenberg with a rueful smile, as if sorry to disappoint. Seated on a couch in his L.A. home during a recent interview, he explained that he hails from rural Massachusetts and that he's a relatively new Angeleno, having moved here a few years ago with his wife.
September 6, 2013 |
NEW YORK - Adam Selman presented his debut women's collection at the Algus Greenspon Gallery here on Thursday night during New York Fashion Week. The inspiration: In his show notes, Selman, a Pratt design alumni whose CV includes creating tour costumes for the likes of the Scissor Sisters and Rihanna (with whom he collaborated on the singer's River Island collection), said his spring and summer 2014 collection was inspired by two things: a 1981 HBO special on supermodels titled “Beautiful Baby, Beautiful” and the '70s-era Cosmopolitan magazine covers shot by Francesco Scavullo.