November 8, 2013 |
Chuck Lorre of "The Big Bang Theory" and "Two and a Half Men" must be a demanding boss, if his sarcastic comments directed at Los Angeles workers on the 405 Freeway construction project are any indication. Lorre's "vanity cards" filled with random musings at the end of his shows have become an industry legend -- past examples were even collected into a book -- and on Thursday night's episode of "Big Bang," he outdid himself again, heaving gallons of bile toward the yellow-vested laborers on the long-lasting freeway rehab.
November 3, 2013 |
No announcement? No problem. Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) has endorsed Hillary Rodham Clinton for president whether she's running or not. Clinton, the former secretary of State and a former senator representing New York, is a presumed favorite for the Democratic nomination for president in 2016. She sought the nomination in 2008, losing to Barack Obama. That is, she's favored in 2016 if she chooses to run -- which she hasn't as of yet. Nonetheless, Schumer was moving full speed ahead on her behalf Saturday night in front of several hundred Democratic supporters at the Iowa Democratic Party's Jefferson Jackson dinner in Des Moines.
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October 3, 2013 |
In his church office, pastor Chuck Smith kept a crown made of thorns and a jar full of candy. The thorns were from the Holy Land. The candy was for his grandkids. The image suggested his special appeal as a preacher: A harsh, old-school Christianity delivered with grandfatherly sweetness. Smith, the founder of the Jesus People and the Calvary Chapel movement, and one of the most influential figures in modern American Christianity, died Thursday morning at his home in Newport Beach after a two-year battle with lung cancer, church officials said.
September 19, 2013 |
Chuck Woolery used to help people hook up on "Love Connection. " Now he's more interested in seeing President Obama and his liberal supporters get the hook. At age 72, the conservative game show host has become a prolific tweeter, with more than 67,000 followers. Unlike most celebrities, he's also not afraid to lay out his political views. Again and again and again. In the space of one hour Thursday afternoon, Woolery offered up more than 30 tweets - nearly all of them professing disdain for Obama, his healthcare program or progressivism in general.
September 18, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Police in Rhode Island warned the U.S. Navy last month that Aaron Alexis was hallucinating and hearing voices, and security officials at the local Navy base where he worked promised to look into the matter. Newport Police Lt. William Fitzgerald said Wednesday that officers had faxed a copy of their report to the Newport Naval Station after Alexis told them on Aug. 7 that he was being threatened by unseen people and feared that "some sort of microwave machine" was penetrating his body.
September 16, 2013 |
Linda Jones considered herself "incredibly lucky" to have had a father like Chuck Jones, the Oscar-winning animation director of Warner Bros. Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies fame. "He was probably the best father anybody could have," said Linda Jones, an only child. "His father had a difficult time being a father, and he vowed he would never impose that kind of difficulty and challenge on a child. " Her dad, she said, "was pretty much a 9 to 5 guy. He didn't bring his work home with him. " PHOTOS: Behind-the-scenes Classic Hollywood That is until after he would finish one of the riotously funny 300 films he directed in his 60-plus year career starring such animated superstars as Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Daffy Duck, Pepe Le Pew, Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner.