June 6, 2013 |
Kerry Washington, Queen Gladiator of ABC's hit drama "Scandal," joined us for a video chat Wednesday evening in which she talked about playing the impeccably dressed, don't-mess-with-me crisis management fixer Olivia Pope on the highly buzzed series. The 36-year-old actress reflected on her initial thoughts on the show's premise, the many inflictions she worked through to achieve the perfect "Dad?" in the gasp-worthy Season 2 finale, her thoughts on the Thursday drama's chance in the Emmy race (unfortunately the answer did not involve "If you want me, earn me!"
May 31, 2013 |
These guys really don't like “Twilight.” First, they ripped on the teen vampire franchise with a raunchy parody film. Now they're suing the makers of “Twilight” for $500 million. Between the Lines Productions, the company responsible for the parody “ Twiharder ” starring and executive produced by John Gearries and Christopher Sean, has sued Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. and Summit Entertainment, accusing them of derailing the movie. (See the trailer here .)
May 31, 2013 |
Young adult movies are the ticket for Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., maker of the “Twilight” and “Hunger Games” sagas. Movies based on teen-oriented books helped the company swing to profit in its fiscal fourth quarter and it's looking ahead to similar offerings that will debut this year and next. “We're obviously not the only ones mining the young adult space, but owning the top young adult franchises, 'Hunger Games' and 'Twilight,' gives us enormous catalyst,” said Jon Feltheimer, Lions Gate's chief executive officer, in a conference call with analysts Friday.
May 25, 2013 |
High in the hills, perched between Hollywood and Vine and the Hollywood sign, sits scenic Lake Hollywood, a reservoir held back by a dam designed by the great water wrangler William Mulholland. Flanked by a classic California mix of oak, pine, eucalyptus, agave and sage, and circled by a pedestrian trail reopened in April after being off-limits for seven years, this is one of the city's great mountain walking spots, and it's less than 10 minutes from the 101 Freeway. You may begin your walk at any one of three gates.
May 16, 2013 |
He may be retired, but that's not kept Bill Gates from regaining the top spot as the richest man in the world. Gates, 57, who co-founded and led Microsoft to the top of the tech world before retiring from day-to-day operations in 2008, has a fortune valued at $72.7 billion, according to Bloomberg's Billionaires Index. The feat was reached because Microsoft's stock has been on a tear and increased Gates' fortune by $10 billion. Since the start of 2013, Microsoft shares have climbed 28%, despite the struggles of the company's latest operating system, Windows 8. PHOTOS: The top smartphones of 2013 At the same time, Mexico's Carlos Slim has seen his fortune's fall as a result of a bill passed by Mexico's Congress that loosened the stranglehold his company, America Movil SAB, had on the Mexican telecommunications market, according to Bloomberg.
May 15, 2013 |
Classic car events with tours or rallies are nothing new. One touring the largest military base on the West Coast is. For the first time ever, Camp Pendleton will open its gates for auto enthusiasts to tour its 125,000-acre facility on June 21. The Rallye Basilone Historic Tour, which will raise money for three Marine Corps charities, is the inaugural event of the three-day Orange County Collector Car and Motorcycle Week. Formerly known just as the Dana Point Concours d'Elegance, organizers are hoping to raise the event's profile by extending it to a three-day "automotive celebration.
May 15, 2013 |
The gate to Kim Kardashian's driveway has shut on Kanye West's very expensive Lamborghini. And no, that's not a euphemism. The rapper, 35, currently in New York, was having his $750,000 Lamborghini Aventador delivered Tuesday to Kardashian's L.A. mansion after it was serviced. But the very expensive car's driver, who was probably nervous enough about driving the luxury ride, didn't drive fast enough up the gated driveway and the electric barrier closed on both sides of the car, according to X17, which filmed the incident.
May 13, 2013 |
In an interview with "60 Minutes" on Sunday, Microsoft founder Bill Gates talked about his relationship with late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, saying both respected each other despite their differences and bitter rivalry. "We were within a year of the same age, and we were kind of naively optimistic and built big companies," Gates says in the interview, according to " 60 Minutes . " "And every fantasy we had about creating products and learning new things-- we achieved all of it. And most of it as rivals.
May 7, 2013 |
The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco is offering its guests, locals and other San Francisco visitors an opportunity to help preserve some of Golden Gate National Park 's most treasured areas with its Give Back Getaways program. Volunteers can donate a few hours to help preserve the Gardens at Alcatraz or restore the nursery at the Presidio by clearing invasive weeds, pruning, planting, etc. Guests receive free transportation from the Ritz-Carlton to the appropriate park and can enjoy the park after their shift ends. The program launched in March but attendance has been light. If more volunteers appear in May, the hotel hopes to extend Give Back Getaways in the summer and fall.
May 5, 2013 |
With a nod toward Saturday's Kentucky Derby, these are Times staff writer Kevin Baxter's rankings as the teams come out of the clubhouse turn. (Statistics through Friday's game. Last week's rankings in parentheses): Setting the pace 1; BOSTON Trying to go wire to wire behind Buchholz (6-0, 1.01), Ortiz (.465, 15 RBIs in 11 games) (4) 2; TEXAS Yu Darvish (5-1, MLB-best 58 strikeouts) has Rangers riding high in the saddle (1) 3; ST. LOUIS Cards charges though pack to division lead despite losing two closers (3)