June 28, 2012 |
The Kings had never done a 10-year deal. Not with defenseman Drew Doughty, not with center Anze Kopitar and not even going back to the days of hockey legend Wayne Gretzky. That barrier was broken Thursday with the team's 10-year contract extension with Conn Smythe-winning goalie Jonathan Quick. Those familiar with the deal but not authorized to comment on the details said it was worth $58 million, noting it tapered off in the final three years, making it salary-cap friendly. The extension kicks in after next season when Quick is to make $1.7 million, a bargain for a playoff most valuable player.
May 30, 2012 |
Isaac Lamb, we salute you. The 31-year-old Portland-based actor is the creative force behind "Isaac's Lip-Dub Proposal," an over-the-top marriage proposal video that has gone viral on the Internet. In the six days since the video was posted online, it has already racked up more than 11.2 million views, and with good reason. This video is INSANE. About 60 people helped Lamb create the memorable marriage proposal, performing an elaborately choreographed street dance to the song "Marry Me" by Bruno Mars while Lamb's soon-to-be fiancee, Amy Frankel, clutched at her heart and squealed.
September 27, 2012 |
Justin Bieber has turned to Twitter to express his sorrow over the death of Avalanna Routh -- a 6-year-old who was one of his biggest fans and became a Web sensation, dubbed "Mrs. Bieber," because of her love for the pop star. Bieber, 18, typically uses his Twitter account to promote upcoming performances, or his new "Believe" album, or to retweet the likes of Kim Kardashian and members of his Bieber Army. But Bieber's most recent tweets to his more than 28 million followers tell a different story -- underscoring just how hard-hit he was by news of the death of the little girl from Merrimac, Mass.
February 6, 1999
Congrats to the South Coast Repertory Board of Directors for selecting Cesar Pelli as the architect for the upcoming expansion. I hope they will continue to show how smart they are by insisting he incorporate more ladies restrooms in his design. (From one who has had to wait for, as well as listen to, my bride's complaints.) HOWARD F. EATON Mission Viejo
August 19, 2013 |
Paulina Gretzky, daughter of NHL legend Wayne Gretzky, is engaged to PGA golfer Dustin Johnson. Yes, she of racy selfie fame shared the news Saturday on Instagram with a sweet pic that echoed several of the lovey-dovey pics her photo-sharing account has seen as of late. "Never Been Happier @djohnsonpga," the 24-year-old wrote , posting a snapshot of herself and her new fiance sharing a kiss. Their pose conveniently allowed her diamond sparkler to flash in the pic. PHOTOS: 50 most beautiful female celebrities Johnson, 29, also partook in the social-media announcements.
May 18, 2012 |
Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin congratulated his fellow co-founder and company CEO Mark Zuckerberg for a job well done, crafting a dorm room start-up into the largest tech company IPO in history in just eight years. Saverin posted kudos to his former Harvard schoolmate on, you guessed it, Facebook along with a screenshot of the social network from its early years. "Congrats to everyone involved in the project from day one till today, and I especially wanted to congratulate Mark Zukerberg on keeping tremendous stead-fast focus, however hard that was, on making the world a more open and connected place.
December 16, 1992
I hasten to add my congrats to you for getting "Be Prepared: Posse Out to 'Save' Scouts" safely past every censor and into print. It's long overdue. For too long, we've slipped along thoughtlessly letting total irresponsibles make up our media and our minds on matters having to do with religion. Simple rational fact goes out the window as irrelevant in this special case. Now if that lawyer who defends kids from refusing to mumble "God" in the Pledge is looking for the next challenge, I suggest "In God We Trust" on our money.