December 7, 2013 |
Another day, another great game for former Alemany quarterback Vernon Adams, who passed for 217 yards and five touchdowns in a 41-17 FCS playoffs victory over South Dakota State on Saturday. Adams has 51 touchdown passes this season and is a finalist for top player in the FCS. Adams is a redshirt sophomore at Eastern Washington, which is 11-2 and advanced to the national quarterfinals. Eric.email@example.com
December 6, 2013 |
Adam Lanza was, by all accounts, a strange child. Matthew Lysiak's new book, "Newtown: An American Tragedy," tackles the challenge of drawing a portrait of the troubled young man, who killed 20 children and six adults in a Connecticut elementary school last year. In junior high, Lysiak tells us, young Adam carried around an empty briefcase and insisted on sanitizing his desk each time he sat down. As an adolescent, his Little League teammates found it amusing when he was hit by a pitch - they knew he suffered from a form of sensory deprivation and couldn't feel pain.
December 6, 2013 |
For a short and breezy documentary narrated by Adam Sandler in which a group of famous comedians talk about themselves, "The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall" packs a surprisingly provocative punch. In these days of digital "stardom," when fame is tweet-fleeting and the goal too often seems more Simon Cowell-approved branding than original voice, the rigors of an old-fashioned comedy club seem historically artisanal, like candle-dipping at Colonial Williamsburg. In the post-"Seinfeld" years, stand-up comedy, once the province of the scruffy and outrageous, has become increasingly sleek and well fed. Ray Romano, Jay Leno, Bill Maher, Judd Apatow, Jerry Seinfeld, Larry David, the Wayans brothers, Sarah Silverman, Kathy Griffin, Jimmy Fallon - the people reminiscing here about the Improv are among the media elite, with studio deals and television shows, car collections and famous divorces.
December 5, 2013 |
Jennifer Lawrence has many admirers, from the legions of "Hunger Games" and "X-Men" fans to critics to awards voters - the latter evidenced by her Oscar for "Silver Linings Playbook" and her recent New York Film Critics honor for supporting actress in the upcoming Abscam-inspired con story "American Hustle," opening Dec. 13. One of her biggest fans is David O. Russell, who directed her in both award-winning performances. At the Envelope Screening Series , Russell talked about casting Lawrence in "American Hustle" and how she helped pull off one of the film's most electric scenes.
December 4, 2013 |
From bateau-style T-shirts, to Marc Jacobs' spring 2012 graphic Mod black-and-white runway extravaganza and beyond, stripes are the fashion trend that just won't end. They've been hot on the streets and at retail for going on four years now. But whereas most celebs would have shied away from wearing potentially unflattering lines on the red carpet, that's not the case now. Tuesday night at a screening of “American Hustle” in Los Angeles,...
December 2, 2013 |
Actor-comedian Adam Pally and his wife, Daniella Liben, have sold their home in the Fairfax area for $1.625 million. The Spanish-style house, built in 1927 and updated, features such period details as arches, Spanish tile and wall nooks. The 2,428-square-foot house has intricate crown molding, a fireplace, an office, dining and breakfast rooms, three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. French doors open to an outdoor dining area and a swimming pool with a spa. A skylighted garage/bonus room sits off the pool.
November 30, 2013 |
Adam Scott is perched on the edge of history. But Rory McIlroy could play the spoiler. Taking a four-stroke lead into Sunday's final round at the Australian Open, Scott can become only the second golfer to win his country's triple crown of major tournaments. "It's an exciting position to be in," he told reporters. "Obviously a great chance to win my national championship tomorrow and then also win the three events down here which is an unbelievable spot to be in. " McIlroy stands four strokes behind in second.
November 29, 2013 |
Rory McIlroy continues to show flickers of life at the end of a disappointing season. The golfer from Northern Ireland shot a 7-under 65 during the second round of the Australian Open on Friday, pulling into second place behind hometown favorite Adam Scott. McIlroy has been hoping to grab his first victory of the year either at Royal Sydney or at the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge in Thousand Oaks next week. "As 7-unders go, I think it was a pretty comfortable one," he said of his eight-birdie day. "I don't think I did anything really spectacular out there.
November 28, 2013 |
Australians celebrate their version of Thanksgiving in May, but Adam Scott took a moment on Thursday to be thankful for birdies. Playing in the Australian Open, Scott parlayed a fast start into a course record 10-under 62, taking an opening-round lead at Royal Sydney. "It was a beautiful morning, that's for sure," he said. "I came out hitting great shots and didn't have much work to clean them up. " Birdies on the first six holes started him in the right direction. After his game started to cool, Scott responded with four more birdies down the home stretch.
November 28, 2013 |
Ishmael Adams, the short guy with the don't-try-to-tread-on-me glare at cornerback for the UCLA defense, waits for the inevitable. Against Arizona State last Saturday he didn't wait long. On Arizona State's second possession, quarterback Taylor Kelly lofted a third-down pass to 6-foot-4 Jaelen Strong, who easily outjumped the 5-8 Adams. Only Adams wasn't done. As Strong descended, Adams raked the ball from his arms - and probably took a skin sample as well. "We just sit back there sharpening our swords," Adams said.