September 17, 2013 |
Is Billy Crystal's new memoir funny? Well, he gets sucker-punched by a white-haired Joe DiMaggio. He gets cussed out by Charles Bronson for sending him the screenplay to "City Slickers. " "I'm dead on page sixty four!" Bronson yells. (Jack Palance took the part instead and won an Academy Award). Then, at Howard Cosell's funeral, Muhammad Ali asks with a whisper if the recently deceased sportscaster is "wearing his hairpiece" inside his closed casket. "I don't think so," Crystal says.
October 19, 1987 |
Just wondering . . . Shouldn't we be calling this the World Consolation Series? The Detroit Tigers and San Francisco Giants were clearly the best teams in their respective leagues, according to experts--several Tiger and Giant players. Shouldn't we at least hold an Alternative World Series between the Tigers and Giants? Call it the Sour Grapes Series? Or should we just send the Tigers and Giants to charm school, where they could learn to take defeat like big boys?
April 26, 1989 |
You can't say that film star and tap artist Gregory Hines didn't ask for it when he dropped in on dance students for an informal question-and-answer session Monday at UC Irvine. "I want you to ask me anything, no matter what it is," Hines told about 150 students sitting on the floor of Dance Studio 128. Three hours later, Hines, who appeared without fee, was still answering questions, ranging from his age (43), to his film work with Mikhail Baryshnikov in "White Nights," from his wife and children to career advice.
August 2, 1990 |
In a clear mandate encouraging network originality, TV industry voters today rewarded ABC's quirky, mysterious new soap opera "Twin Peaks" with more nominations than any other show for the 42nd annual Emmy Awards. "Twin Peaks," set in a logging town in the Northwest and revolving thus far around the murder of a high school homecoming queen, earned 14 nominations, edging out NBC's "L.A. Law" which had 13. NBC's "Cheers" and CBS's "Murphy Brown" each collect 12 nominations.