November 4, 2013 |
Lucille Ball took Robert Osborne under her wing more than 50 years ago when the Turner Classic Movies host was a fledgling young actor in Hollywood. The legendary "I Love Lucy'" star ended up changing the course of Osborne's life. Osborne's acting career was slowly building in the late 1950s. He was under contract to Ball and Desi Arnaz's Desilu Productions and had guest-star roles on TV series. He even appeared on the pilot episode of "The Beverly Hillbillies. " But one day, Ball took the native of Colfax, Wash., aside and told him, "you could be an actor, and I think you could be a success at it," recalled Osborne, 81. "But it's not going to make you happy.
July 5, 2013 |
WIMBLEDON, England - After a series of upsets had scrambled both halves of the draw, after an epically riveting and sportsmanlike men's semifinal Friday was followed by a semifinal soured by whining, it all came out right, anyway. No. 1 Novak Djokovic of Serbia will face No. 2 Andy Murray of Great Britain for the Wimbledon men's title Sunday, and that's how it should be. Djokovic, the 2011 champion, and No. 8 Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina graced Center Court for 4 hours 43 minutes - a Wimbledon semifinal record - before Djokovic prevailed, 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (2)
May 16, 2013 |
The musical comedy “A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder” may be nearly as nimble as its lead actor, Jefferson Mays, who plays multiple characters and dies no less than eight times in the production. In its third incarnation, the production will transfer to Broadway this fall, its producers announced Thursday. “A Gentleman's Guide,” based on the Roy Horniman novel “Israel Rank” and directed by Darko Tresnjak, had a joint world premiere as a co-production between the Hartford Stage last fall and the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, where it recently finished a March 8 to April 14 run. It's set in Britain in the Edwardian era and follows a could-be duke ninth in line to inherit the title.
May 10, 2013 |
The great poet and playwright Federico Garcia Lorca was already one of Spain's most popular writers when he was executed by right-wing militiamen in 1936 at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War. His body has never been found. The shadowy circumstances of murder, together with the posthumous publication of several more of his plays and poetry collections, have only fed the Lorca legend. In Carlos Rojas' splendid and wildly creative novel, "The Ingenious Gentleman and Poet Federico Garcia Lorca Ascends to Hell," the dead writer watches his last, fateful days replayed in a private theater in the underworld.
April 30, 2013 |
What happened at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday night was entirely scripted. But scripts are rarely followed in sports, especially in baseball, which why the Dodgers' 6-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies was perhaps more significant for the marketing department than it was for the players. The Dodgers handed out bobblehead dolls of Hanley Ramirez, who not only made his first start of the season but was two for four with a home run and a double. BOX SCORE: Dodgers 6, Colorado 2 Pop star Psy visited the ballpark to promote his music, and fellow South Korean Hyun-Jin Ryu struck out a season-high 12 batters in six innings.
April 22, 2013 |
Another song, another record -- that's how it's going for Psy. After setting the record for most YouTube views ever with "Gangnam Style" last year, Psy followed up with the single "Gentleman" this month, and it took the new video just a day to start breaking records of its own. According to YouTube, " Gentleman " notched more than 38 million views April 14, taking the record for most views on a single day away from 2012 viral video ...