July 15, 2013 |
Pete Rose is banned from Major League Baseball for gambling, but are networks that carry the national pastime prohibited from showing old footage of Charlie Hustle? That's what Fox's baseball commentator Tim McCarver told sports radio host Dan Patrick on Monday morning during an interview to promote the network's coverage of Tuesday night's All-Star game. "Major League Baseball does not like us showing video of Pete Rose on our air and from my understanding, ESPN's too," McCarver said.
July 13, 2013 |
Drowsy from watching hours of unedited World War II film footage, Ray Begovich snapped to attention when one eight-second snippet flashed before him. Begovich, a journalism professor at Franklin College in Indiana, was visiting the National Archives in College Park, Md., doing research for a biography on President Franklin Roosevelt's director of war information. The 16-millimeter film showed Roosevelt visiting the Navy's U.S. heavy cruiser Baltimore on July 26, 1944. FOR THE RECORD: Roosevelt wheelchair: An article in the July 14 Section A about rare film footage showing President Franklin D. Roosevelt in a moving wheelchair said that President Clinton dedicated a statue in 2006 depicting Roosevelt in a wheelchair.
July 8, 2013 |
SpaceX, the Hawthorne company that builds rockets and space capsules to resupply the International Space Station for NASA, has been testing a new reusable 10-story rocket out at its facilities in McGregor, Texas. It's a little strange to see a rocket fire up its engines, blast off, and then hover in the air -- outside of a science fiction movie. Each time they go a little higher with the 10-story Grasshopper rocket, and it's impressive footage. During the latest flight on June 16, the rocket blasted off, rose 1066 feet, hovered and landed safely on the pad. At that height, the rocket flew higher than the U.S. Bank Tower, tallest building in Los Angeles.
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May 30, 2013 |
About six weeks after Michael Jackson's death, an AEG executive told a producer for the “This Is It” documentary to delete footage of the singer looking too “skeletal.” Witnesses in the Jackson family's wrongful-death suit have testified that they were worried about the singer's health and dramatic weight loss in the day before his scheduled comeback tour and had expressed concerns to tour officials. The paramedic who came to Jackson's Holmby Hills home after the 911 call on June 25, 2009, testified that the singer was so emaciated that he thought Jackson was an end-stage cancer patient who had come home to die. FULL COVERAGE: AEG wrongful death trial “Make sure we take out the shots of MJ in that red leather jacket at the sound stage where the mini-movies were being filmed,” AEG Live president and co-chief executive Randy Phillips wrote.
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May 20, 2013 |
Warning: explicit language in video. This post has been updated. See below for details. Two new videos from a cellphone showing Kern County deputies restraining a screaming David Sal Silva and then them seemingly trying to revive him were released by an attorney for witnesses who recorded the confrontation that resulted in the father of four's death. ABC23 on Monday posted one video showing deputies positioned over a screaming Silva, seemingly controlling his movements, and a second one of them trying to revive him. Silva died May 8 about an hour after the altercation, during which authorities say Kern County sheriff's deputies wielded batons to control Silva.
April 26, 2013 |
In the sequence, filmed in downtown Los Angeles last summer, Justin Bieber appears in a characteristically swaggy black suit, running through a grimy warehouse. At every turn, he's besieged by camera-wielding commandos - ninja-like paparazzi - who pop out of the woodwork to photograph the teen pop phenom's every move. While his song “She Don't Like the Lights” (from the deluxe edition of Bieber's smash 2012 album “Believe”) plays in the background, the singer is shown handing out beat-downs, dispatching the paps with acrobatic kicks to the head.
April 18, 2013 |
LAS VEGAS -- When 20th Century Fox unveiled footage of "Life of Pi" at CinemaCon last year, studio executives compared director Ang Lee to Oscar-winning filmmaker James Cameron. This time around, Fox devoted most of its presentation to its latest year-end awards hopeful, "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," directed by and starring Ben Stiller. And when the studio's co-chairman, Jim Gianopulos, introduced Stiller to the crowd, this time he compared the star to Lee -- an association even Stiller seemed to find a bit over the top. "Yes, Ben Stiller and Ang Lee -- the two of us are constantly being compared," the filmmaker said as he walked on stage.
April 17, 2013 |
The star trotted toward a small pad in the middle of the 80-foot stage and stopped on his mark. "Look at the camera!" veteran animal trainer Steve Martin commanded. Like a true pro, Shadow, a gray wolf who has made appearances on HBO's "True Blood" series, turned his head and fixed his piercing yellow eyes at the camera operator. "Good boy," another trainer said, tossing him a morsel of meat. PHOTOS: Hollywood Backlot moments The shot was among several animal scenes filmed on the giant green-screen stage at Hollywood Center Studios last week, where a leopard, a lion, a monkey, an elephant and even two grizzly bears from Frasier Park performed simple tasks on the empty stage as a film crew captured their movements, snarls, roars and grunts.
April 15, 2013 |
Movie theater owners will converge in Las Vegas this week for their annual convention, checking out new hybrids of popcorn, the latest iterations of stadium seats and clips from potential summer blockbusters including "Star Trek Into Darkness," "Man of Steel" and "The Lone Ranger. " A few studios, though, will use CinemaCon as a chance to give their year-end films a head start before the crowded holiday season. Twentieth Century Fox will unveil footage from its planned Christmas release "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," one of the longest-in-development movies in recent Hollywood history.
April 4, 2013 |
Fans of the 2011 artsploitation hit “Drive” have been on tenterhooks waiting for more footage from “Only God Forgives,” the Thai Western that director Nicolas Refn had been talking about for months, then went ahead and cast his “Drive” star Ryan Gosling in. They can rest a little easier - or feel their blood pressure climb further--at the first sign of extensive footage from the 2013 release. The red-band trailer for the new phantasma...