June 21, 2012 |
You will not - not - photograph Anderson Cooper on an airplane. Or at least that's how the news anchor and Ministry crush told it to Kathy Griffin, who will have Cooper on her new Bravo talk show Thursday evening. Anderson discussed some emotional turbulence that hit on his flight from New York to Los Angeles for the interview, where a man next to him used his iPhone's front-facing camera to catch some sneaky photos of Cooper. Compounding the scene: Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir was seated next to him. And Cooper wasn't having the intrusion at 6 a.m. "Normally I would just be like, 'We're not going to win this one,' but I've lately become emboldened," Cooper told Griffin in the exclusive video clip (with some profanity)
August 21, 2012
Don't let the headline fool you. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar isn't making the third "Airplane!"movie. But when the former Lakers center tweeted a picture of himself sitting on a plane with actor Danny DeVito, it only brought nostalgic reminders about Abdul-Jabbar's role in the 1980's comedy. Some may recall Abdul-Jabbar's clever word play as Roger Murdock when he and his co-pilots, Clarence Oveur and Victor Basta, prepared for takeoff. "We have clearance, Clarence," Abdul-Jabbar said as Murdock.
March 6, 2014 |
Wisconsin. "Airplane!" Actor Robert Hays. NBA great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Put them together and you have promos for Wisconsin that spoof the 1980 spoof comedy that gave new meaning to the phrase, "And don't call me Shirley. " "Airplane!" tells the story of Ted Striker (Hays), who has to pilot a plane when the crew (including Abdul-Jabbar as co-pilot Roger Murdock) gets food poisoning. Girl Scouts get into a brawl, an IV line for a critically ill girl is mistakenly disconnected, and Barbara "Leave It to Beaver" Billingsley talks jive as the backdrop to Striker's struggle to land safely, coached by a whacked-out air traffic supervisor.
April 8, 2012 |
Question: I recently flew first class from Orlando, Fla., to Los Angeles. There was a couple with a little girl, maybe 2 years old, and the kid screeched the whole time. The parents never showed her a picture book, gave her toys or did anything to distract her. I could have ignored the screeching, but when they changed her diaper, the whole first class filled with an unpleasant stench. As a mom and grandma, I felt this was disgusting. Maybe there should be a rule that kids needs to be changed in the toilet area.
June 17, 2012
What's up with families not being able to sit together on an airplane ["How to Sit Tight," by Catharine Hamm, June 10]? I am a 58-year-old man who travels regularly for business and leisure. I usually buy my tickets months in advance mostly because I want to pick the best seat for myself. I have stopped counting how many times I have been approached by flight attendants or passengers asking if I could switch my seat to accommodate a family, in most cases for a less desirable seat.
February 27, 2014 |
For years, decades even, Liam Neeson was an action hero hidden in plain sight. Yes, he was an impressive 6-foot-4, with the rangy physical grace of the former amateur boxing champion still visible, but the Oscar nominee for "Schindler's List" could put you away with his acting. Was it necessary or even prudent to have him throttle evildoers with his bare hands? FOR THE RECORD: "Non-Stop": A review of "Non-Stop" in the Feb. 28 Calendar section said the movie opens with air marshal Bill Marks (played by Liam Neeson)