April 8, 2013 |
Jenna Dewan-Tatum, wife of Channing Tatum, is baring her baby bump, and the woman makes pregnancy look good . She and Tatum, People's Sexiest Man Alive of 2012, met in 2006. They were struggling actors appearing in the dance flick "Step Up. " Tatum, who started his career as an exotic dancer, went on to step up his own career and happened to get a little beefcake movie called "Magic Mike" made about his life. PHOTOS: Hollywood baby boom The couple, both 32, got hitched in March 2009 and announced the baby news in December.
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April 6, 2013 |
The subject of the morning class was criminal investigation, and there was no hesitation on the part of the 17-year-old when he was asked to stand and explain aggravated assault. The boy related the story of how his father, estranged from his mother, had shown up at the house and begun pushing her around. He told of how police had come and explained to his mother the steps she would need to take to obtain a restraining order. School was in session at the Los Angeles Police Department's Ahmanson Training Center in Westchester as high school seniors dressed in brown khaki trousers and blue uniform shirts kicked off another day in an unusual law enforcement training program called the Police Orientation Preparation Program.
April 4, 2013 |
Maybe it's spring fever or maybe it's the centrifugal force from all that Sheryl Sandberg-led "leaning in," but it's been a big week for outrage about women and their place. On Friday, Princeton alumna and parent Susan A. Patton published a letter in the Daily Princetonian urging female students to "find a husband on campus before you graduate," lest they're forced to search for a mate among the teeming masses of the outside world. The letter triggered such a severe case of blogospheric dyspepsia that by Monday, Patton was attempting to clarify her point.
April 4, 2013 |
Roger Ebert's passing Thursday at age 70 leaves behind a staggering body of work: He reviewed as many as 285 movies a year, spent decades as a fixture on TV and published 17 books. Following are but a few highlights from his prolific career. Ebert began working as a film critic at the Chicago Sun-Times in April 1967. Among his first reviews was Arthur Penn's "Bonnie and Clyde," starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway. Ebert wrote , "Years from now it is quite possible that 'Bonnie and Clyde' will be seen as the definitive film of the 1960s, showing with sadness, humor and unforgiving detail what one society had come to. " A few years later, he wrote the screenplay for the exploitation film "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls" for Russ Meyer, though he would return to journalism before long.
April 3, 2013 |
Burt Lancaster was the first movie star I ever met. I've encountered others since, but the circumstances have never been so dramatic. The year was 1971 and I was a young reporter for the Washington Post covering the Cannes Film Festival on my own dime. Few Americans made the trek in those days, which is why Lancaster's publicist contacted me and asked if I wanted to be part of a small lunch the actor was giving for journalists at the glamorous Hotel du Cap, a legendary spot perched just above imposing rocks that jut boldly into the Mediterranean.
April 2, 2013
It had been awhile Clayton Kershaw's go-ahead eighth-inning home run was the first home run in his five-year career. It was also . . . The first home run hit by a pitcher on opening day since Joe Magrane's in 1988. The first home run by a Dodgers pitcher on opening day since Don Drysdale's in 1965. It was also . . . The sixth shutout of Kershaw's career. The first opening-day shutout by a Dodger since Hideo Nomo's in 2003. And . . . Kershaw is the first pitcher to throw a shutout and hit a home run on opening day since Bob Lemon did it for the Cleveland Indians in 1953.
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April 1, 2013 |
Jack Pardee, an All-Pro NFL linebacker whose career with the Los Angeles Rams was interrupted in the mid-1960s when he battled malignant melanoma before returning to the field and becoming a well-traveled coach, has died. He was 76. Pardee, who was found to have gallbladder cancer in November, died Monday in Denver, said David Bassity, a spokesman for the University of Houston, where Pardee coached in the 1980s. After 13 seasons with the Rams, Pardee finished his playing career with the Washington Redskins and then began his coaching odyssey.
March 31, 2013 |
CINCINNATI — The Angels' season-opening trip to Cincinnati and Texas is doubling as a Josh Hamilton reunion tour. Hamilton, a 31-year-old outfielder who signed a five-year, $125-million deal with the Angels in December, made his major league debut in Great American Ball Park almost exactly six years ago, appearing as a pinch-hitter for the Reds against the Chicago Cubs on April 2, 2007. His first big league hit, a home run at Arizona, came eight days later. Hamilton went on to hit .292 with 19 home runs and 47 runs batted in as a rookie for the Reds, who traded him to Texas for pitcher Edinson Volquez the following winter.
March 31, 2013 |
Disney's frenetic live-action/animated comedy "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" was the second-highest-grossing film of 1988, earning more than $156 million. The comedy won three Academy Awards and transformed its lead, British actor Bob Hoskins, into a bona fide Hollywood star. But more importantly, the film marked the first time beloved animated characters from rival studios - such as Disney's Mickey Mouse and Warner Bros.' Bugs Bunny - appeared together. The traditionally hand-drawn animated film heralded a renewed appreciation of the Golden Age of animation and spawned the modern-era of animation, especially at Disney.
March 28, 2013 |
The world of cinema mourned when Jean Renoir died in Beverly Hills in 1979 at the age of 84. One of the most influential directors of the 20th century, noted for such masterpieces as 1937's "Grand Illusion," 1939's "Rules of the Game" and 1945's "The Southerner," the French filmmaker was widely embraced by the young Turks of France's New Wave, including Francois Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard. But there was little notice seven months later when Renoir's first wife, Andree Heuschling, who acted in his silent films as Catherine Hessling, died in France at the age of 79. After their divorce in 1930, she soon retired from acting and drifted into obscurity.