June 3, 2007 |
The Life After: After taking the easy route in movies for several years, Eddie Murphy revitalized his career with the musical "Dreamgirls," winning the Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award -- and earning an Oscar nomination -- for his powerful performance as an ill-fated R&B singer. But Murphy lost a lot of ground with the critics for his next film, "Norbit," which arrives Tuesday on DVD.
June 22, 1989 |
Because of some medical treatment she's undergoing, Jean McRay of Santa Ana is looking for a human-hair ladies' wig by Louis Bucheit, or something of similar quality. Can you help in this hair-raising situation, or will McRay not be able to leave her wigwam until she finds a fall guy? A Whittier reader named Moore would like to know where she can purchase some Cheq hypo-allergenic deodorant. Can you help with a source, or will Moore soon be faced with a checkmate problem?
July 10, 1987 |
For 2 1/2 days, the whispers in Lt. Col. Oliver L. North's examination chamber and through the corridors of Congress persisted: The moment of truth would arrive when the spit-and-polish young warrior came eyeball to eyeball with the fabled Arthur L. Liman. Thursday afternoon they met--the brash lieutenant colonel with the chestful of medals and the New York lawyer with the reputation for surgically dismembering arcane plots such as the Iran- contra affair.
October 18, 1986 |
Will a strained Achilles' tendon prevent Boston's Bill Buckner from starting at first base in tonight's opening game of the World Series? "For me not to play," Buckner said during a workout Friday, "you'd have to get a gun and shoot me--and they might just do that here, too." Here, of course, is the Queens asylum known as Shea Stadium, where the Red Sox will face the New York Mets in Games 1 and 2 without benefit of a designated hitter.
June 13, 1989 |
It has become a ritual in the 1989 National Basketball Assn. Finals. Magic Johnson walks over to Isiah Thomas before tipoff, shakes hands and gives him a peck on the cheek. Johnson then shakes hands with Mark Aguirre and kisses him. Warm greetings for old friends. There are those, however, who maintain that Aguirre is about as warm as a cobra and was the kiss of death for the Dallas Mavericks, who traded him to Detroit for forward Adrian Dantley Feb. 15. An all-star forward with a penchant for pouting, Aguirre wore out his welcome after 7 1/2 troubled seasons in Dallas.
June 9, 1990
If Ken Wahl's version is true (" 'Wiseguy' Plot Thickens, but Who's the Fall Guy Here?," by Irv Letofsky, June 2), it is unfortunate that Stephen Cannell believes that "Wiseguy" can continue without Wahl. The actor brought incredible depth to the character of Vinnie Terranova that undoubtedly cannot be matched. His portrayal is what made the show intriguing. It is always sad when quality programs such as "Wiseguy" go down because of behind-the-scenes battles. While "Wiseguy" is not dead yet, its demise is only a matter of time.
August 27, 1991 |
It was the worst-kept secret in the American League--Doug Rader out, Buck Rodgers in--because for weeks it has been common knowledge: Someone was going to pay for the worst-kept promise in the American League. It wasn't going to be Richard Brown, who began his career as Angel CEO shortly after and largely because he lobbied vigorously for the two-year extension Rader received last September.
July 9, 1988 |
In a few minutes, Dennis LaChaine was going to take his first ride on an airplane. Then, at 3,000 feet, he would take his first ride outside an airplane. You'd think he'd be nervous. "No problem," he said. "I'm totally relaxed." Wearing a dashing red jump suit and a day's stubble, LaChaine was psyched for an adventure in parachuting.
November 21, 1985
"The Fall Guy" is down but not out, ABC said Wednesday. The four-year-old action series, which stars Lee Majors as a stunt man who also works as a bounty hunter, had been knocked off the schedule a few weeks ago after getting poor ratings against NBC's "The Cosby Show" on Thursdays at 8 p.m., but ABC has decided to bring it back Nov. 30 as the replacement for another weak-performing series, "Hollywood Beat." "Hollywood Beat," a first-year police show that has been airing Saturdays at 8 p.m.