May 16, 2013 |
Cinemark Holdings Inc., the nation's third-largest theater chain, is bulking up in Los Angeles County with plans to open a multiplex at the SouthBay Pavilion shopping mall in Carson. Vintage Real Estate, which owns and manages SouthBay Pavilion, said it had recently signed a lease with Cinemark to bring a 14-screen theater to the mall. Set to open in December 2014, the multiplex will be among the highest-profile locations for Cinemark in the Los Angeles region. PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times The Plano, Texas, circuit, which has 5,259 movie screens in the U.S. and Latin America, already has a dozen cinemas in the Los Angeles area and is expanding its footprint in Southern California.
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April 30, 2013 |
A man who allegedly shot at police during a pursuit then barricaded himself in a Carson home surrendered Tuesday morning, police officials said. M embers of a Los Angeles Police Department SWAT team fired gas projectiles into the home Monday night during an hours-long standoff with the convicted felon, who was armed with a gun, authorities said. The suspect initially refused repeated commands to surrender after he ran into the home in the 21500 block of Grace Avenue following a pursuit and vehicle crash that began about 2:30 p.m in South Los Angeles, according to authorities.
April 12, 2013 |
Late-night television, busier than ever (and at its best, better than ever) with talk shows and comedy, has been in the news again lately, with the hand-over of "The Tonight Show" from Jay Leno to Jimmy Fallon officially announced for next spring - a change in stewardship that will also take the show back to New York from Burbank. The man who brought "The Tonight Show" west in the first place is producer Peter Lassally, who wanted to live in Los Angeles and in 1972 convinced Johnny Carson that California was the place he ought to be. Lassally, 80, is now producer of the singular "The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson"; when I interviewed Ferguson in 2010, he told me that the person I really should be talking to was Lassally.
April 10, 2013 |
Don't worry, Carson Daly -- NBC isn't done with you yet. The network announced Wednesday that it will renew "Last Call with Carson Daly," the 1:35 a.m. talk show that rounds out its late-night offerings, for a 13th season. Funny timing, that. The renewal came on the very same day that media were digesting a report that NBC is in talks with former "30 Rock" star Alec Baldwin about possibly taking over Daly's slot. PHOTOS: Hollywood Backlot moments Only cynics would assume that giving Daly the thumbs-up now has something to do with trying to smooth things over after the Baldwin thing leaked out. Because NBC clearly has no problem with seamlessly transitioning its late-night TV hosts.
April 2, 2013 |
For the second time in seven years, the Arizona Cardinals have acquired a Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback from USC. The Cardinals traded for Oakland's Carson Palmer on Tuesday, swapping their sixth-round pick (No. 176) in this year's draft for the Raiders' seventh-round pick (219). That's absurdly cheap, considering the first- and second-round selections the Raiders gave up to acquire Palmer from Cincinnati in 2011. Palmer, 33, had declined to take a pay cut on his $13-million salary to stay with the Raiders, but he agreed to a new deal with the Cardinals, the terms of which are undisclosed.
April 1, 2013 |
The NFL quarterback carousel took another spin Monday, with Seattle trading backup Matt Flynn to Oakland, as the Raiders prepared to ship Carson Palmer to Arizona. Oakland traded its fifth-round pick in the 2014 draft to the Seahawks, as well as a conditional pick in 2015. The move reunites Flynn and Raiders General Manager Reggie McKenzie, who was director of player personnel in Green Bay when Flynn backed up Aaron Rodgers. “Matt is a tough football player, and a talented quarterback,” McKenzie said.