August 4, 2012 |
This week the blogosphere has reignited with talk that a posthumous album from Aaliyah could be in the works, after a source revealed to HipHopDX that Canadian rapper-singer Drake had been recruited to executive produce the project. Fans of the the late R&B songbird are still patiently awaiting a disc of vaulted works from the singer who helped define and reinvent the sound of '90s urban music before her 2001 death in a plane crash in the Bahamas. The prospect of Drake being at the helm only further greased the wheels of the rumor mill.
July 21, 2012 |
The man who has it all, millions and millions and at least 40 more coming, is crying. He's sitting in the lobby of a fancy hotel here, his hands curled into fists to fight away the relentless tears. He cares so much he cannot speak. You know him, of course: "WELLS" across his back when he's playing and you might be booing. To everyone else in baseball, he's "Vernon Wells, the guy with the big contract who sucks. " And he understands. "That's my name," Wells concedes in acknowledging how it all runs together these days, seven years, $126million and he cannot hit. This year was going to be different, slow to start but coming on, he says, when he injured his thumb.
July 16, 2012 |
DETROIT -- Mike Trout met another member of his growing fan club before Monday night's game in Comerica Park, though this one has a lot more in common with the Angels' rookie phenom than most. It was Al Kaline, the former Detroit Tigers outfielder and Hall of Famer who as a 20-year-old in 1955 won the American League batting title with a .340 average. Trout, who turns 21 on Aug. 7, entered Monday with an AL-leading .349 average and 30 stolen bases, and he led the Angels with a .403 on-base percentage, 60 runs and 95 hits.
April 4, 2012 |
It might be the single biggest moment in franchise history , Chris Paul saying he really wanted to be a Clipper. No fingers crossed behind his back. And yet no one would have been surprised to see five or six big guys carrying a kicking and screaming Paul into the Clippers' practice facility. He was a Laker, then he was not, and then he was a Clipper. There are some people in the NBA who might consider that cruel and inhumane treatment. But Paul embraced the Clippers' experience saying, "I'm my biggest fan and I'm one of those people who think I have the ability to change things.
January 17, 2011 |
The wonderful Kathy Bates, lately seen around NBC in a recurring role on "The Office," settles into an office of her own Monday as the star of "Harry's Law," a legal dramedy from David E. Kelley. Once thought a man who could do no wrong — before he ushered "Snoops," "The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire" and "The Wedding Bells" into the world — Kelley returns here to his happy place, the familiar fruitful ground of "Ally McBeal" and "Boston Legal," mixing whimsical characters and situations with topical judicial thought-experiments.
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August 31, 2010 |
Frederick K. Ohlrich, the warm-up act for the California Supreme Court, has some advice for nervous lawyers appearing before the seven robed justices. Don't call a justice by name. You'll probably get it wrong. Don't ask the chief justice how much time you have left. And when your name is called after the justices enter the chambers, answer "Ready," whether you are or not. Ohlrich, 67, known around court headquarters here as "Fritz," is clerk of the California Supreme Court — its keeper of records, its historian and its biggest fan. The avuncular administrator of the state's top court calls the cases for monthly oral argument — a hearing that signals a decision is coming soon — and preps the lawyers waiting to make their final pitch to the justices.