April 18, 2013 |
Whether it leads to one of boxing's great careers remains a point of intrigue, but the boldness Saul "Canelo" Alvarez carries into the ring is something the sport doesn't often witness from a 22-year-old. "It speaks volumes that at 22 - this fighter who is Mexico's favorite champion and boxing's next superstar - he wants to fight the very best out there," Alvarez's promoter and mentor Oscar De La Hoya said. Alvarez (41-0-1, 30 knockouts) won the World Boxing Council super-welterweight title in March 2011, and he'll defend his belt for the sixth time Saturday night against World Boxing Assn.
April 14, 2013 |
The young fans who helped turn "The Avengers" into a blockbuster flex their muscles again at the MTV Movie Awards Sunday, as the superhero flick took home the night's biggest prize. At the annual awards show, held at Sony Pictures Studio Lot in Culver City, the picture featuring Iron Man, Thor and Captain America was named movie of the year. According to MTV viewers, the movie also contained the best fight scene of the year, while Tom Hiddleston's evil Loki was voted top villain.
March 29, 2013 |
Jeremy Renner is a dad! "The Avengers" star welcomed a baby girl Thursday with his girlfriend, his rep confirmed. He and model Sonni Pacheco are now parents to daughter Ava Berlin Renner, who weighed in at 7 pounds. "They are beyond thrilled," his spokesperson said, adding that, "mother and daughter are doing great. " PHOTOS: Hollywood baby boom The initial Us Weekly report about the birth described Pacheco as Renner's ex, quoting a source as saying in January: "They used to date but it wasn't serious," adding he was "being ultra-secretive about it, but she has been going on about her life and not hiding it. " The mag said two sources confirmed the baby news.
March 9, 2013
When: 12:30 PST Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: Channel 7; Radio: 710, 1330. Records: Lakers 32-31, Bulls 35-27. Record vs. Bulls: 0-1. Update: The Bulls did the Lakers a favor Friday by beating Utah, 89-88. A Lakers win today would move them ahead of the Jazz for eighth place in the West. Chicago beat the Lakers in January, 95-83, as Dwight Howard took only five shots, making two, and Kobe Bryant made only seven of 22 shots. Bulls guard Derrick Rose has begun practicing but hasn't returned after sustaining a torn ACL in his left knee last April.
March 2, 2013 |
The brief announcement that Disney plans to add a Marvel-themed land to Hong Kong Disneyland in 2017 raises a host of questions: Will Iron Man, Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and the X-Men be getting their own rides? When will the Marvel characters be coming to Anaheim, Paris, Tokyo or Shanghai? And why, of all places, Hong Kong? Many of the most basic questions remain unanswered, in part because the announcement was made by a Hong Kong government official rather than Disney.
February 24, 2013 |
It was this kind of day for the USC basketball team. When the ubiquitous "fan cam" was used for the first time at the Galen Center, the first fan shown was wearing UCLA blue and holding up a No. 1 finger. At least we know the camera operator is honest. The loudest, and only, ovation from the home crowd came when the Trojans' NCAA men's water polo champions were introduced. "Can they suit up and play basketball?" a fan muttered. On an afternoon when USC was beaten badly in every part of the game, the Trojans lost to UCLA, 75-59, on Sunday.
February 22, 2013 |
The members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are always happy to acknowledge big action movies, franchise films and mega-hits - especially if there's a possibility they'll boost the ratings of the Oscars telecast and bring in the young folks. This year's producers tapped comic hipster and "Family Guy" Seth MacFarlane to host Sunday's ceremony. The super-cool cast of the "The Avengers" was asked to reassemble for the show, and James Bond will be feted for turning 50 years young.
February 21, 2013 |
Chrysler announced Thursday that it is recalling some 2013 Chrysler 200 and Dodge Avenger cars built from Oct. 30, 2012, through Nov. 2, 2012. The automaker said 1,785 of the cars may have a broken control valve in the fuel-tank assembly. The problem could result in an engine stall and potentially a crash if a car would stall while it is being driven. The same problem could result in a fuel leak, which might lead to a fire if the leak reaches an ignition source. Chrysler said it will notify owners of the affected vehicles, and that dealers will inspect the fuel-tank assembly and replace any defective control valves for free.
January 20, 2013 |
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The Baltimore Ravens wanted the New England Patriots, told the world they would beat them and then went into their stadium and dominated the second half as no visiting team has done. It didn't seem possible when they limped into the postseason as losers of four of five games, or when they trailed the Denver Broncos last week by a touchdown with under a minute to go, or during the first half Sunday night when they were having trouble getting quarterback Tom Brady off the field.
January 7, 2013 |
The Visual Effects Society announced Monday morning its nominees for the 11th annual VES Awards, which honors visual effects artistry in 24 categories of film, animation, television, commercials and video games. Nominees for outstanding visual effects in a visual effects-driven feature motion picture are "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," "Prometheus," "Life of Pi," "The Avengers" and "Battleship. " Vying for outstanding supporting visual effects in a feature motion picture are "Rust and Bone," "The Impossible," "Argo," "Flight" and "Zero Dark Thirty" Outstanding animation in an animated feature motion picture are "Brave," "ParaNorman," "Rise of the Guardians," "Wreck-It Ralph" and "Hotel Transylvania.