October 14, 2013 |
Bob Costas and Glenn Beck might want to avoid making plans to catch a Redskins game together. Beck, the outspoken right-wing radio host, is fuming after Costas aired an editorial criticizing the Washington Redskins' nickname as an ethnic "insult" and "slur" to Native Americans during Sunday's telecast of the NFL game between the Redskins and Dallas Cowboys. The longtime NBC sportscaster noted other team mascots and nicknames that...
October 14, 2013 |
It's been 25 years since "Big" came out, but Tom Hanks can apparently still play "Chopsticks" on an oversized piano. Or at least, approximate playing the song that he made famous in the 1988 dramedy. Hanks appeared on the BBC talk show "Jonathan Ross" to promote his new movie, "Captain Phillips," but Ross was really interested in having the two-time Oscar winner tap out a tune on the large keyboard carpet. But good sport that he is, Hanks was not alone in his trip down memory lane.
September 15, 1997
Here are the winners announced Sunday in Pasadena at the 49th annual nighttime Emmy Awards for programs shown for the first time between June 1, 1996, and May 31, 1997. The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences handed out awards in other categories during non-televised ceremonies Sept. 7. * Comedy series: "Frasier," NBC. * Drama series: "Law & Order," NBC. * Made-for-television movie: "Miss Evers' Boys," HBO. * Miniseries: "Prime Suspect 5: Errors of Judgement," PBS.
April 16, 1998 |
The Web has always been a haven for conspiracy theorists, sci-fi eccentrics and UFO true believers. So it's no surprise that Yahoo! turns up 500 sites in its "X-Files" file, brimming with plot threads, gossip and celeb obsession with the two lead characters. The surprise is that Fox's lawyers have been out to stop them. For the last few years, Fox has closed many fan sites of "The Simpsons," "The X-Files" and "Millennium," citing intellectual property rights.
November 10, 2001 |
As "The X-Files" enters its ninth season, the show's fans are bursting with questions: Is Scully's miracle baby the product of secret genetic engineering? Is the federal government colluding in these experiments? Who can be trusted as agents Doggett and Reyes try to investigate? But X-Philes don't actually expect any answers in the two-part season opener--which begins Sunday at 9 p.m. on Fox and continues Nov.
May 11, 2001 |
NBC and Fox attempt to sweep viewers into their respective corners with series finales. Using the ratings as a yardstick, one of these dramas will return next season. The other may not. The show on firmer footing is "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (10 p.m. NBC), which completes its second season with a grisly episode about a knife-wielding murderer who mutilates four victims within 24 hours.
March 29, 2007 |
Although their financial value is clouded with controversy, the literary rights to "If I Did It," O.J. Simpson's aborted book about how he might have killed his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman, will be auctioned off April 17 by the Sheriff's Department in Sacramento County.
February 24, 1997
Here is the complete list of winners of the third annual Screen Actors Guild Awards as announced Saturday night: Outstanding performance by a male actor in a leading role: Geoffrey Rush, "Shine." Outstanding performance by a female actor in a leading role: Frances McDormand, "Fargo." Outstanding performance by a male actor in a supporting role: Cuba Gooding Jr., "Jerry Maguire." Outstanding performance by a female actor in a supporting role: Lauren Bacall, "The Mirror Has Two Faces."
October 6, 1996 |
The Los Angeles-based Society for the Preservation of Film Music will hold its fifth annual conference Thursday through Sunday at USC. Mirroring what veteran composer David Raksin calls "the recent, astonishing interest in film music" (see the Bernard Herrmann CD review, Page 61) the 14-year-old organization will again host screenings, panel discussions, lectures and live performances. Highlighting the program are showings of the 1926 "Ben-Hur," Saturday at 8 p.m. and next Sunday at 2 p.m.