February 18, 2013 |
The reaction to the death of Lakers owner Jerry Buss has been overwhelming, with celebrities, other NBA players and executives from other basketball teams sending out their thoughts on Buss. A sampling: Comedian Chris Rock: "Jerry Buss was so cool he should be in the rock and roll hall of fame. He will be missed. " Adam Levine, lead singer of Maroon 5: "Thank you Dr. Buss for putting together some of the most soulful and exciting basketball the world will ever see. We're gonna miss you. " Actor Jonah Hill: "More than just an owner.
February 16, 2013 |
PALO ALTO - This, in case anyone has forgotten, was what the buzz was all about. UCLA's freshmen were billed as capable of anything, short of leaping tall buildings in a single bound. Those pesky expectations that came with the nation's No. 2 recruiting class have been out of reach at times. So the Bruins' 88-80 victory over Stanford on Saturday afternoon was just a reminder of what was possible. Shabazz Muhammad, Jordan Adams and Kyle Anderson combined for 63 of the Bruins' points, taking out frustrations on a Cardinal team that approached defense like a suggestion.
February 7, 2013 |
The critics who say MMA is too violent got some ammunition on Tuesday when Uriah Hall knocked out Adam Cella with a vicious spinning back kick during the reality show "The Ultimate Fighter" on FX. After Hall knocks out Cella, Cella's breathing becomes ragged as the mood in the gym moves from celebration to fear. Cella was out for four minutes before he revived and was taken to a hospital. He was released and is expected to compete on the season finale in April. The fight, which was taped previously and shown for the first time Tuesday, made for some uncomfortable viewing for Hall, who watched it with his friends at a bar. "I'm just not used to that [attention]
February 6, 2013 |
At Monday's Academy Awards nominees luncheon, several actresses managed to not say too much about what they plan to wear to the Oscars ceremony on Feb. 24. "Sweatpants," joked Jennifer Lawrence. "Something colorful," said Jessica Chastain. Amy Adams told it straight: "Has any girl ever gotten up here and said, 'I'm wearing this designer and it will be this color?' " [People] Monday evening, those three were among the attendees at the Hollywood Reporter Nominees' Night in Beverly Hills, where Chastain and Adams both wore black cocktail dresses, while Lawrence was clad in a youthful, nude embellished Valentino slip dress.
February 6, 2013 |
Leighton Meester and Adam Brody are dating - OMG! Someone alert Gossip Girl! Yes, the teen drama stars, she of the recently wrapped "Gossip Girl" and he of the long-canceled "The OC," have been dating for several weeks and were recently photographed together, Us Weekly first reported . Pardon us, but: Blair Waldorf + Seth Cohen =
February 1, 2013 |
Rage is Back A Novel Adam Mansbach Viking: 304 pp., $26.95 "I always had this sense that there was a great American graffiti novel waiting to be written," Adam Mansbach says. Best known as the author of the bestselling, foul-mouthed "children's book for adults" "Go the F - to Sleep," Mansbach has penned an ambitious new novel. "Rage is Back" is a loving homage to graffiti culture in New York City. Graffiti has been celebrated in art books and documentaries and canonized in recent shows like MOCA's "Art in the Streets" exhibition, but few long works of fiction exist.
January 30, 2013 |
"The Rebel & the King" is a sweetly naive account by the late actor Nick Adams about his friendship with a young Elvis Presley. Adams wrote the manuscript in the late 1950s when he was a rising star in Hollywood. It was recently found in a box of the actor's memorabilia by his daughter, playwright Allyson Adams. She was just 7 when her father was found dead at 36 under mysterious circumstances at his home on Feb. 7, 1968, of a drug overdose. No weapons or pills were found around his body.
January 27, 2013 |
Cameron Diaz, Jerry Seinfeld and Danny McBride appeared Saturday night on “SNL,” hosted by Adam Levine, but former cast member Andy Samberg made the biggest splash as one of the night's guest stars. Samberg and the Lonely Island returned to shoot a short with Levine and musical guest Kendrick Lamar in the group's signature hip-hop anthem style. Giving “YOLO” a new, creepy definition, the song transforms the (some would say irritating) acronym for “you only live once” from a call for spontaneity into a safety warning.
January 18, 2013 |
A breach-of-contract suit filed against comedian Adam Carolla by three former business associates suggests that the new media world may not be all that different from old Hollywood. Producer Donny Misraje -- who claims to have persuaded the radio and television personality and longtime friend to use podcasts to reach his listeners -- filed suit against Carolla on Thursday in Superior Court in Los Angeles. Misraje is joined in the suit by his wife, Kathee Schneider-Misraje, a creative director, and Sandy Ganz, who helped rebuild and maintain websites for the company's podcasts and co-hosted a show, "CarCast," with Carolla. The trio allege Carolla failed to distribute their share of the profits in the podcasting business -- or even provide an accurate accounting of the books -- in violation of an oral partnership agreement.
January 10, 2013 |
When a filmmaker pays $25,000 of his own money, and when the crew members are all volunteers, the stakes are high enough that it's worth having a slumber party the night before the Oscar nominations. On Wednesday, "Adam and Dog" producer-director Minkyu Lee, 27, and his crew crowded into an animating assistant's home to wait out the night. Animated short nominees wouldn't be announced during the news conference Thursday morning, they knew, but would be posted online afterward.