May 3, 2013
Craig Anderson made 48 saves in a spectacular performance as the visiting Ottawa Senators beat the Montreal Canadiens, 4-2, Thursday night in Game 1 of their playoff series. Jakob Silfverberg and Marc Methot scored early in the third period to give Ottawa a 3-2 lead. Erik Karlsson and Guillaume Latendresse also scored for the Senators, who were outshot, 50-31, but saw Anderson easily win the goaltending duel with Carey Price, who was beaten twice through the pads. Rene Bourque and Brendan Gallagher scored for Montreal, which set a team record for shots in a regulation-time playoff game.
May 3, 2013 |
Alexis Smith has been doing the same thing for 40 years: pasting items she finds in thrift stores and at yard sales into scrappy collages that paint a portrait of America as a place where much has gone wrong but all is not lost. With the patience of a saint and a work ethic that's nothing if not old-school, the 64-year-old artist has gotten really good at what she does: stir wistful sentimentality and barbed discontent into a cocktail whose tastiness makes its kick all the more dangerous.
April 26, 2013 |
First impressions can be tricky. That's one of the lessons painfully and humorously driven home by the upcoming comedy "Peeples," starring Craig Robinson as an ordinary guy who crashes his girlfriend's posh family weekend in the Hamptons while trying to impress her domineering father. Naturally things don't go quite according to plan for Robinson's character, Wade, and by the time he shows up at the home of the Honorable Judge Virgil Peeples, he's rumpled, wallet-less and slicked with dog slobber.
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April 19, 2013 |
A jury Friday acquitted a Los Angeles police officer and a former officer on charges that they lied about a drunk-driving arrest. After deliberating only a few hours, jurors found Phillip Walters and Craig Allen not guilty of the perjury charges, said Bill Seki, Allen's attorney. Allen also was cleared on an allegation of filing a false police report. The case stemmed from a DUI checkpoint in September 2010, where the two officers were working. The pair were dispatched to assist another officer who had stopped a drunk driving suspect.
April 16, 2013 |
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has hired Craig Zadan and Neil Meron for an encore performance as Oscar producers, retaining them for the 2014 broadcast after this year's show garnered solid ratings. The move is unusual because the job of hiring the show's producers traditionally belongs to the incoming president, who won't be chosen until the end of July. But current President Hawk Koch, whose one-year term will end this summer, made the decision with the support of the 43-member Board of Governors.
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.