August 13, 2013 |
Live streaming video by Ustream Times NFL columnist Sam Farmer and Mark Thompson, one-half of the legendary "Mark and Brian" radio team, are back again this season with "NFL Slam with Mark and Sam". Each Tuesday, you'll hear post-game analysis, performance forecasting, and guests who are big names from the big leagues. John Madden will join Mark and Sam for the pilot episode today at 11 a.m. PT. Madden spent 11 years coaching for the Raiders. Madden then had a lengthy career as a football broadcaster, spanning from 1979 to 2009.
August 12, 2013 |
Jennifer Aniston hosted a star-studded birthday party for fiance Justin Theroux on Saturday. The bash was rumored to be their secret wedding - you know, the one she has incessantly insisted , while doing media rounds for "We're the Millers," that they didn't have time to plan? But alas, the event was not the couple's walk down the aisle. PHOTOS: 50 most beautiful female celebrities Instead, the "Friends" alum hosted about 80 guests at her newly renovated Bel-Air abode, which she purchased in February 2012 for $24.9 million and spent quite a bit of time renovating, for her actor beau's birthday, just like her rep said she was doing.
August 12, 2013 |
Officials on Monday were dealing with the aftermath of an overnight sinkhole at a resort near Disney World that partially swallowed one residential villa and forced guests to flee for their lives. None of the guests reported injuries late Sunday night, but Summer Bay Resort in Clermont, Fla., offered a dramatic sight come daylight: A guest villa partially crumbled into a sinkhole about 60 feet in diameter and 15 feet deep. "First it was just cracking. Then it was just boom. It was done," Nael Said, of Milwaukee, who was staying in the unit next door, told the Orlando Sentinel . At a Monday news conference, resort president Paul Caldwell said a guest alerted the resort's security team to a possible problem around 10:30 p.m. Sunday, after a window mysteriously blew out. While the security officer was at the scene, another window then blew out, and officials decided to quickly clear the building, Caldwell said.
August 9, 2013 |
Question: Our homeowners association has seven units with seven "open guest" unassigned parking spaces for use by association guests. The unassigned spaces are outside the front door of each of seven individual units adjacent to them. Our bylaws state these unassigned parking spaces are to be utilized on a first-come, first-served basis. Some owners believe the unassigned parking space in front of their unit is theirs alone merely because of its location. That belief sparks incredible havoc and infighting among the seven unit owners.
August 7, 2013 |
Dustin House and co-workers spent a recent morning in a massive hole in downtown Los Angeles where the 73-story Wilshire Grand Hotel will soon rise to become the tallest building west of the Mississippi River. As one of the superintendents for the $1-billion project, House - wearing his hard hat, protective sunglasses and work boots - oversees the workers pulling the last bit of concrete from the old Wilshire Grand site, which is in the final stages of demolition this month. But later this year the big job begins as crews start pouring the concrete foundation and working their way up, floor by floor.
August 1, 2013 |
Sony Pictures has brought out “Smurfs 2,” a return to the world of the trait-happy blue creatures with a dose of (largely Paris-set) live action. Many of the faces and voices will be immediately recognizable - Neil Patrick Harris and Hank Azaria for the real-people parts and Katy Perry and the late Jonathan Winters for the animated ones. But there are also a host of names you wouldn't expect - Shaq, Shaun White, Jimmy Fallon, even the wedding planner Kevin Lee. As George Lopez succinctly put it to my colleague Amy Kaufman at the premiere this week, “Every celebrity you can think of is in this.
July 31, 2013 |
Fort Mora? UCLA's practice facility has undergone a face-lift. Spaulding Field, which received new field turf and natural grass last year, has been gussied up, with new paint on the sheds, new tarp on the fence and even a flagpole, which flies a UCLA football flag. Apparently, Coach Jim Mora has claimed this territory. The sheds are black (with blue doors), as is the tarp. There is more to it than aesthetics, though. The old tarp had UCLA's history -- an ancient one -- listing conference championships (last one 1998)
July 31, 2013 |
After listening to “a series of attacks from liberal media outlets” against their religion correspondent Lauren Green for her interview with author Reza Aslan, Fox News invited Brent Bozell , president of the Media Research Center, to discuss the controversy Wednesday. He vigorously defended the Fox News correspondent. Last week, Green seemed to inadvertently paint herself into a rhetorical corner while trying to pin down Aslan on the question of his Muslim faith and his motives in writing his new book, “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth.” The subsequent 10-minute video went viral , and helped propel “Zealot” up the bestseller lists.
July 28, 2013 |
The investments that many hotels made to upgrade their properties after the Great Recession are starting to pay off. Overall hotel guest satisfaction, measured on a 1,000-point scale, jumped 20 points since 2012 to an average of 777, according to the latest J.D. Power and Associates study of guests' satisfaction with North American hotels. Experts say the latest scores, the highest marks in seven years, are a response to upgrades and remodeling projects done by hotels to entice guests back after the financial crisis.
July 18, 2013 |
Nathan Lane already has two Tony Awards, and now the actor could be adding two Emmys to his trophy shelf. Lane received two Emmy nominations Thursday morning for his guest appearances on the ABC comedy "Modern Family" (as Pepper Saltzman) and the CBS drama "The Good Wife" (Clarke Hayden). The actor has been nominated twice before for Emmys but has never won, although he was received a Daytime Emmy for voice work on the animated series "Teacher's Pet. " On Broadway, Lane has won Tonys for his lead roles in "The Producers" and a revival of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.