November 11, 2013 |
With a "Sunday Night Football" showdown between the Dallas Cowboys and the New Orleans Saints, NBC had no trouble breezing past the other major broadcast networks. According to early numbers from Nielsen, which are subject to change because the results are not adjusted for time zones, the game drew 19.3 million viewers and a rating of 7.0 in the key 18-49 age demographic in prime time. In the advertiser-desired demo, "Sunday Night Football" improved 23% from the early numbers from last week's game. Overall, NBC had a preliminary rating of 5.7 in 18-49, in which a ratings point equals about 1.3 million viewers, easily outpacing its nearest broadcast competitor, CBS, which brought in a 3.0. PHOTOS: Behind the scenes of movies and TV The game itself wasn't much of a nail-biter either, as Drew Brees ' Saints smashed Tony Romo's Cowboys 49-17. We won't know until later how it stacked up against AMC's "The Walking Dead," which has been beating the NBC football games in the demographic.
November 5, 2013 |
Drew Barrymore isn't tight-lipped about her second pregnancy, and the actress has good reason not to be. "When I found out I was overjoyed. It always feels so surreal, it's incredible," the "Big Miracle" actress told People just after confirming that she and husband Will Kopelman were expecting their second child. "[I'm feeling] incredible, that 'Here we go again' feeling. And blessed. Blessed!" the 38-year-old said. "You're so lucky to get to do it. It's such a miracle . I just felt really lucky.
November 4, 2013 |
Drew Barrymore's babies keep on coming! The actress is pregnant with her second child. The "Big Miracle" star's big news comes just 13 months after the birth of her first child, Olive, with husband Will Kopelman, her rep confirmed to E! News' Marc Malkin, People and Us Weekly. So the moniker Drew Baby more is totally applicable here, right?! PHOTOS: The Hollywood baby boom Though Barrymore's camp didn't confirm the news until Monday, the "E.T. " alum was spotted Saturday at the LACMA Art+Film Gala that honored director Martin Scorsese and artist David Hockney, sporting a billowing, baby bump-concealing gown , Us Weekly reported . The magazine was among the first to report the pregnancy rumors.
October 30, 2013 |
Actress Drew Barrymore and her husband, art consultant William Kopelman, have sold the Montecito estate where they were wed for $6.35 million. The 1937 traditional-style house sits on more than two acres with mature trees, lawns and a cupola-topped guesthouse. A gravel motor court leads to the brick entry terrace of the 6,258-square-foot house. Features include a foyer with staircase, a paneled living room, a library-study, six bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms. Barrymore, 38, gained recognition for her role as Gertie in "E.T.
October 30, 2013 |
BOSTON -- No longer does Boston have to fret about all those poor kindergartners who had lived their whole lives without seeing the Red Sox win the World Series. The big deal about how the Red Sox had not won a World Series at home since 1918? Made for TV, and made for Boston. The truly big deal: The Red Sox won the World Series for the third time in a decade. In the last half-century, only four franchises can say they did that: the Dodgers, the Oakland Athletics, the New York Yankees, and now the Red Sox. What makes the Boston success so fascinating is the extreme makeover.
October 28, 2013 |
Just another five-touchdown day for Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who led his team Sunday to a 35-17 rout of Buffalo in New Orleans. Pleased as he was to pick up a victory, Brees was disappointed with his team's mental mistakes, among them a few pre-snap penalties and two occasions when they had just 10 players on the field. “It's good when you can not play your best and make certain mistakes and still win like we did,” Brees said. “That's not good enough for us. We've set the bar high.” The best news for New Orleans was the play of tight end Jimmy Graham, who sat out of practice most of the week nursing a foot injury.
October 27, 2013 |
"Valley of the Heart" is a quintessentially California play, written by a master of the genre. It is a history lesson wrapped in a love story, with themes that could not be more contemporary: struggling immigrants, xenophobia and racism, cultural confusion and identity. Luis Valdez has drawn on his own childhood to craft what he calls a "memory play": A Mexican American sharecropper family takes over a ranch whose Japanese American owners are interned in 1942, just as Valdez's parents took over a Japanese grower's farm when he was 2 years old. The play showcases Valdez's gift for making people care about experiences far outside their own ambit.
October 23, 2013 |
Now that the first sample size has been delivered - 10 games out of a long and winding NHL season - the Kings have learned something in October. • Consistency, where is it? They are 6-4. Not that any team needs to be playing its best hockey in October, but the Kings seem to be lacking a bit of confidence. "I think you have to work to get your confidence," defenseman Willie Mitchell said. "Right now, to put the pulse on it, we're inconsistent. "…We can't wait until it's later on in the season and all of sudden get on stretches of every night preparing for these teams and preparing the right way. Maybe a little less complacency and just remembering what makes us successful and playing to those strengths.
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September 23, 2013 |
Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science will receive $1.5 million to educate more low-income students who are interested in becoming health professionals, President David Carlisle said Monday. The grant comes from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, which also awarded nearly $2 million to health clinics and first-responder agencies throughout Los Angeles County. Saban Community Clinic, Venice Family Clinic, Planned Parenthood Los Angeles and the Maple Counseling Center all received grants.
September 23, 2013 |
Sick, in this case, was not a bad thing. The Kings were giving kudos Monday to a former teammate, Toronto goalie Jonathan Bernier , who was the man of the hour after his spirited fight against goalie Ryan Miller of the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday night. "Sick," said Kings left wing Kyle Clifford , with the knowing smile of an enforcer. Said Kings defenseman Drew Doughty : "That was awesome. I texted him after and told him it was pretty sick. I always knew he [Bernier]