September 11, 2012 |
David Piland was at home watching on television as his University of Houston teammates played UCLA at the Rose Bowl two years ago. A true freshman, he was expected to redshirt that season, and learn in practice from watching record-setting Cougars quarterback Case Keenum. But just a few minutes after the game ended, Piland's cellphone started convulsing. "Coaches were texting me and calling, saying, 'We need you here tomorrow,' " Piland recalled in a phone interview Tuesday.
September 11, 2012 |
The Great Daytime Talk Show War of 2012 is only a day old, but so far Katie Couric is in the lead. In preliminary ratings, Monday's premiere of “Katie,” in which the “Today” veteran and former “CBS Evening News” anchor gabbed with Jessica Simpson and Sheryl Crow, drew an estimated 1.535-million viewers from the top 56 U.S. markets (overall viewership numbers, drawn from the country as a whole, are expected to be considerably higher)....
September 6, 2012 |
WEST LEBANON, N.H. - Mitt Romney briefly emerged from intensive debate preparations to explicitly make the argument Wednesday that has been the subtext of his campaign for months: Americans aren't better off today than they were four years ago. During a quick stop for pizza at Lui Lui restaurant in West Lebanon, Romney told the small pool of reporters he had read the texts of a number of the first-day speeches at the Democratic National Convention and...
June 11, 2012 |
During the long and glorious reign of the variety show, it was fairly common to see the stars of popular Broadway musicals singing and dancing their big numbers on network television. Now, like Christmas, that opportunity comes but once a year, during the annual broadcast of the American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards. With their consistently heady yet satisfying blend of song and dance, impromptu humor and deeply felt sentiment, of theatrical lions and upstarts, the Tonys is actually as close as it gets to a variety show these days.
March 29, 2012 |
It's been a week of big numbers, mostly with dollar signs attached. A group led by former NBA great Magic Johnson paid $2 billion to buy the Dodgers. Which means a nice check for Frank McCourt, the guy who paid about $430 million for the team in 2004. It also means Frank's ex-wife , Jamie, who helped him run the team into the ground, will get her $130 million, which should keep her in houses for a couple of years. The Mega Millions jackpot has reached $500 million for Friday night's drawing.
January 31, 2012 |
It's Metta World Peace's turn. It's anyone's guess whether he can do the job for the Lakers. He became their third small forward to start a game, the revolving door not spitting out much production at the position through 22 games. Devin Ebanks started the first four games, then Matt Barnes got the next 16, followed by World Peace the last two games. The trio averaged a combined 14.9 points before Tuesday's game against Charlotte, or only 51% of LeBron James' scoring average for Miami (29.2 points)