April 10, 2013 |
It's not uncommon to hear a a spouse rant that they can't stand the sight of their partner. Brad Garrett and Elizabeth Perkins, the said parents in ABC's "How to Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)," have found that to be true in a different manner. "I can't even look at him half the time because just looking at him makes me laugh," Perkins said of her 6-foot, 8-inch comedian co-star, best known for playing Robert Barone in "Everybody Loves Raymond. " It's a sentiment, that when relayed to Garrett, naturally elicited a good ol' comedic comeback.
April 9, 2013 |
Garrett Richards didn't care whether he pitched out of the rotation or bullpen; he just hoped the Angels would commit to one or the other so he wouldn't have to go back and forth like he did last season, transitions that can tax the arm as well as the psyche. Richards, the organization's top starting pitching prospect, opened this season in the bullpen and emerged as a primary setup man, giving up one earned run and three hits in 41/3 innings in his first four appearances. But when Jered Weaver was put on the disabled list Tuesday because of a broken bone in his left elbow, an injury that will sideline the Angels ace for four to six weeks, the right-handed Richards was moved to the rotation and tabbed to start Saturday against the Houston Astros.
April 5, 2013 |
It will take less than 110 seconds to decide the winner of Saturday's $750,000 Santa Anita Derby, but if you pay attention to the bettors, they are almost certain to place their trust in the combination of Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert and two-time Eclipse Award-winning jockey Garrett Gomez. Flashback, trained by Baffert and to be ridden by Gomez, is the 6-5 morning-line favorite for the 1 1/8-mile race that is a final prep for the May 4 Kentucky Derby. Flashback's primary competition was expected to come from Hear The Ghost, who ran down Flashback to win the San Felipe Stakes by a half-length on March 9. But Hear The Ghost suffered an injury this week and will be scratched from Saturday's race.
April 3, 2013 |
Some fine actors have contracted to appear in "How to Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)," a multi-generational family comedy premiering Wednesday night on ABC. It should do their careers no lasting harm. It is the sort of neither-here-nor-there sitcom that can make me feel faintly sad for the form, and by extension for the health of the nation, and yet it is no worse than so many others that come and go and sometimes, to my surprise, come and stay. If it can only stop pawing at your leg and licking your face for a moment, it may settle down into something you would allow in the house.
March 23, 2013 |
TEMPE, Ariz. - One day after Angels Manager Mike Scioscia said he was "concerned" about his rotation's shoddy work, right-hander Garrett Richards delivered the team's best start of the spring Saturday, one that will probably thrust the right-hander into a role on the big league club. What that role is, though, is difficult to discern. Richards, his fastball firm and breaking ball sharp, gave up one run and three hits in 6 1/3 innings of a 5-1 exhibition win over Milwaukee in Tempe Diablo Stadium, striking out five and walking one. He threw 77 pitches in the game and 13 in the bullpen afterward.
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February 8, 2013
John Kerr Actor won Tony Award for 'Tea and Sympathy' John Kerr, 81, a stage, film and TV actor who won a Tony Award for his performance in Elia Kazan's 1953 Broadway production of "Tea and Sympathy" and went on to reprise his role in the 1956 film version, died Saturday of heart failure at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena, his son Michael said. Kerr's other film roles included the youthful Lt. Cable in the 1958 film version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical "South Pacific" and the young man investigating his sister's murder in Roger Corman's 1961 cult classic "The Pit and the Pendulum," starring Vincent Price.