November 26, 2012 |
Production is proceeding as usual on CBS' "Two and a Half Men" following the criticsm of costar Angus T. Jones and his YouTube post labeling the comedy as "filth. " A spokesman for CBS said the show was on schedule as usual, noting that Jones' character, Jake Harper, is not in every episode this season. Harper at the end of last season joined the Army. The 19-year-old actor, in a testimonial posted Monday by the Forerunner Christian Church, told viewers not to watch the show, adding that he does not want to be on it. "Please stop watching it; stop filling your head with filth," he said.
November 26, 2012 |
Angus T. Jones, the "Half Man" part of "Two and a Half Men," has managed to keep a fairly low profile during the hit CBS sitcom's 10 seasons on the air. But now that Charlie Sheen has moved on, he has shockingly become the latest source of controversy for the aging series. In a testimonial video recorded for the Christian-themed website Forerunner Chronicles , the 19-year-old Jones told viewers that "I'm on 'Two and a Half Men,' and I don't want to be on it. Please stop watching it; please stop filling your head with filth.
September 27, 2011 |
In 2001, I wrote a novel in verse called "What My Mother Doesn't Know. " It received a number of accolades, including being chosen an American Library Assn. "best book for young adults. " But the acclaim wasn't universal, as my mail made painfully clear. "Our young people should not have to be exposed to your erotic thoughts and feelings," one irate parent from Iowa wrote. "Your book should be removed from all junior high media bookshelves. That's what we will attempt to do here in Algona.
October 27, 2010
A list of upcoming concerts across the Southland, with on-sale dates in parentheses. Hollywood Palladium Social Distortion, Jan. 27; Giant New Year's Eve with ATB, Dec. 31 (Fri.) Music Box Adam Lambert, Dec. 15 (Fri.) Fox Theater Pomona Cradle of Filth, Feb. 5; Crystal Castles, March 3 (Fri.) Nokia Theatre John Mellencamp, April 8 (Fri.) Club Nokia Cradle of Filth, Feb. 8 (Fri.); Wu-Tang Clan, Dec. 5 (Sat.) Gibson Amphitheatre Vicente Fernández, Nov. 24 (Fri.
July 8, 2010 |
What a relief it will be when the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico gets plugged, ending the colossal mess caused by gushing crude. Or will it? Once the spill stops, oil will resume flowing as it always has, to be burned in engines, released to the sky and breathed deep into our bodies. We know now that these emissions contribute to a longer-term and perhaps ultimately more dangerous form of pollution — climate change. As deadly as the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe is, the pollution pales in comparison with the hydrocarbons spilling into the air over our cities, farms and highways.
December 21, 2009 |
It is very difficult to write even a small masterpiece. But there is something harder still: writing a sequel to a masterpiece. There are, of course, exceptions to the rule. Proust, in his cork-lined solitude, topped himself with each successive installment of "In Search of Lost Time," and more recently, Marilynne Robinson followed "Gilead" with the equally stellar "Home." Still, most novelists avoid this cul-de-sac by starting each time with a clean slate. So Jane Gardam, whose works of fiction culminated with the glories of "Old Filth," deserves our praise for even attempting to produce a companion work, "The Man in the Wooden Hat."