September 25, 2013 |
WASHINGTON -- Speaking for more than 18 hours, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) was bound to hit upon some familiar points and retread old arguments in his fight to stop spending on the Affordable Care Act . But the sprawling nature of his speech, intermittently interrupted by questions from colleagues, opened the door for some interesting references and, at times, strange rhetorical tactics. But few could expect that when Cruz took to the Senate floor at 2:41 p.m. Eastern time, he would go from drawing comparisons between the fight over the healthcare law and World War II, reading tweets using the #MakeDCListen hashtag , comparing Congress to World Wrestling Entertainment and reading “Green Eggs and Ham” to his daughters.
August 16, 2013 |
This weekend, audiences will get the chance to watch Steve Jobs, a man they've spent decades seeing in the news or their mind's eye, on the big screen, looking a little like a famous actor. “Jobs,” Joshua Michael Stern's take on the late icon, hits theaters after earlier premiering at the Sundance Film Festival, as Ashton Kutcher puts his best bare foot forward as the Apple founder. So it goes for actors these days. Older actors want to play monarchs and presidents. Younger performers once wanted to play rock stars.
August 15, 2013 |
Actress Lisa Robin Kelly, who was known to most people as the promiscuous older sister on the Fox sitcom "That '70s Show," has died at age 43. Kelly's agent, Craig Wyckoff, confirmed her death, saying that the actress had been dealing with her troubles with addiction at the time of her death, and had voluntarily checked into a California rehab facility on Monday. She apparently died in her sleep sometime Wednesday night. "I spoke to her on Monday and she was hopeful and confident, looking forward to putting this part of her life behind her," Wyckoff said in a statement.
August 14, 2013 |
"Jobs" opens with a scene of technology entrepreneur Steve Jobs introducing the iPod in 2001. As the Apple Inc. co-founder makes his way to a small stage, he passes ads for his own company that feature images of Einstein, Gandhi and Bob Dylan. For the next two hours, the film remains about that unsubtle in its attempts to portray Jobs as a genius for the ages. The movie's awe-struck attitude is even more odd and unconvincing considering that the film actually doesn't shy away from portraying its subject as ruthless, overbearing and generally self-centered.
August 9, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO - The sound system was on the fritz in Russian technology billionaire Yuri Milner's $100-million, 30,000-square-foot mansion in Silicon Valley. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres had been served. The guests had taken their seats in Milner's home theater. And Ashton Kutcher was ready to screen "Jobs," the new film in which he plays the late chief executive and co-founder of Apple. The audience was a who's who of the technology industry, including venture capitalists John Doerr and Vinod Khosla.
July 30, 2013 |
It looks like David Letterman's feeling a little lonely in his old age. On Monday night's “Late Show,” the famously cranky comedian made an awkward attempt to strike up a bromance with Denzel Washington. “I know women want you,” Letterman said. “And I just want to be with you.” While we can hardly blame him for making such an eager overture - who wouldn't want to have Denzel on speed dial? - Letterman clearly caught the Oscar-winner off-guard. PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times A pained look spread across Washington's face as his host continued: “I don't have famous friends and I'm looking for a famous friend.