September 18, 2011 |
On a recent summer day at the Paramount lot, the five members of the group SuperHeavy played along to a recording of their first single, "Miracle Worker," as a camera crane swooped over an assembled crowd of a few hundred and the music boomed. Onstage in the middle of the lot's faux urban streetscape, Mick Jagger lipped the words and moved like himself while the big crowd bounced along to an upbeat, dance hall-inspired pop song. Budgets being what they are, it's not often that a music video in 2011 features a few hundred extras.
November 22, 2010 |
Dave Stewart calls Davey Lopes his best friend. He refers to him as a brother. And he thinks he might be the person who can guide Matt Kemp to greatness. "Matt will have someone he can trust," said Stewart, the former All-Star pitcher who is now Kemp's agent. The second baseman of the Dodgers' famed infield of the 1970s, Lopes officially returned on Monday to the club with which he made his name. Lopes, 65, will be the Dodgers' first base coach next season, joining the staff of rookie Manager Don Mattingly that also includes Trey Hillman (bench)
August 22, 2010 |
Matt Kemp has a problem, one as big as his own half-hearted play at times and inability to hit an outside pitch — his agent Dave Stewart . Stewart suggested recently Kemp might be better off playing somewhere else, and while most Dodgers fans have stuck by an inconsistent Kemp, here's what Stewart thinks about Dodgers fans. "Do you think for one moment I care about the town of L.A. or the fans there?" Stewart wrote in an e-mail to Page 2. No idea what Stewart has against L.A. because he was known in his time here to just pick someone off the street and immediately befriend them.
August 13, 2010 |
Matt Kemp smiled. "You're trying, huh?" he said. "You keep on …" Repeatedly poking the air in front of him with his right index finger, Kemp simulated the pushing of a button. The questions directed at Kemp were about the statements made by his agent, former major league pitcher Dave Stewart , in a column by Bill Plaschke in the Friday edition of The Times. Stewart said he felt his client was being treated unfairly by the Dodgers' organization, particularly coaches Bob Schaefer and Larry Bowa.
August 12, 2010 |
During a season in which a shrugging Matt Kemp has been benched and berated, somebody has finally stepped to his defense. It is a giant step that could eventually lead him out of town. Dave Stewart, Kemp's agent, fired out Thursday in anger and disgust over what he perceives as unfair treatment of his client. "It's almost like it's open season on Matt, and it's not right," Stewart said in a phone interview. "It's a bunch of back-seat crap. " From the back seat to the front burner, Stewart brought the Kemp issue to a boil by raising the notion many Kemp believers have feared.
January 14, 2010 |
Matt Kemp and the Dodgers are nearing an agreement for a two-year contract, according to Dave Stewart , Kemp's agent. "The negotiations are going smoothly," Stewart said. "Do I think we can get it done? Yes. Will it get done? Only time will tell." The proposed deal would buy out the first two of Kemp's three arbitration years. "If it makes sense for both sides, it could happen," General Manager Ned Colletti said. Based on his statistics from last season, Kemp could draw a 2010 salary of around $4 million if he goes through the arbitration process.