September 7, 1997 |
Irvine Welsh is best known for a rather dark world-view in his novels. "Trainspotting," the basis for the international film success, got deep inside the horror of heroin. And his next novel, "Filth," is said to take that theme even further. But with music, Welsh has turned into Mr. Sunshine. Looking for a way to escape the dank depression of his writing, Welsh has formed a disco group with Kris Needs of the dance duo Secret Knowledge, singer Sarah Jane Harrison and drummer Henry Cullen.
March 24, 2010
No Jon, but Kate is enough for ABC win Is there anything Kate Gosselin can't do? The reality star made her debut on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" and helped power the talent show to its best season-premiere numbers ever. Almost 24 million people tuned in to the two-hour episode and helped drive ABC to a Monday-night win in both viewers and key demographics. Of course, many may have been tuning in to see if Gosselin would stumble and still others might have checked out the show to see what Pam Anderson would wear or whether football star Chad Ochocinco would score big off the field.
March 27, 2012 |
The Times is pleased to have Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver guest-blogging for us while he competes on " Dancing With the Stars . " Every Tuesday, Driver, a Super Bowl champion and three-time Pro Bowl player, will answer a few questions from Sports Now editor Houston Mitchell and give some insight into the competition. Here are Driver's thoughts about Week 2, which he offered via email. Q: It has to be pretty nerve-wracking dancing in front of millions of people.
October 4, 2007 |
Restaurants that host DJs allow you to binge with guilt-free abandon. The knowledge that you can dance away the calories minutes later will make ordering dessert a no-brainer. Joseph's Café This Hollywood taverna cum rockin' nightclub gets booties shaking with Greek and Mediterranean fare including tender lamb loin Dijon. Nothing says "Let's dance" like a hearty serving of salmon roe caviar and warm pita bread. -- * Lamb loin Dijon, $16 1775 N. Ivar Ave.
July 26, 2013 |
"Dancing With the Stars" dancer-choreographer extraordinaire Derek Hough will be dancing under the stars when he joins the California Philharmonic on Saturday at the Festival on the Green at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia for an evening of music and dance called "Dance Fever. " But while people may come for the dancing, the performance (repeating indoors Sunday afternoon at Walt Disney Concert Hall) will mark a personal milestone for Hough: It will be the first time he sings with a symphony orchestra.
August 20, 2009 |
When documentary filmmaker Dori Berinstein arrived to shoot the auditions for the New Jersey Nets' first over-60 dance team, she could hardly believe her luck. Not only would these amateur dancers -- some of them in their 80s -- perform for tens of thousands of rowdy NBA fans, but the NETSationals were to be a hip-hop dance team. This geriatric squad would be rump-shaking to the music of Jay-Z, Fat Joe and Ludacris. "I couldn't have been more thrilled about that," Berinstein said, chuckling.
May 22, 2011 |
Emmitt Smith was the first athlete to win "Dancing With the Stars. " That was in Season 3, after Jerry Rice finished second in Season 2 to Drew Lachey, the less famous but maybe more talented younger brother of singer Nick Lachey (who used to hang out with USC quarterback Matt Leinart, but that's a whole other reality show). Since then, four other athletes have won the mirror-ball trophy given to the winning couple and, counting Pittsburgh Steelers great Hines Ward on Monday night, 12 have made it to the final three.