December 6, 2013 |
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Dec. 8 - 14, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES The Blacklist Tom (Ryan Eggold) insists he's innocent and tells Liz (Megan Boone) he wants the box turned in to the FBI so his name can be cleared while Red (James Spader) tells Liz that a deadly - and beautiful - corporate terrorist (Margarita Levieva)
December 5, 2013 |
SANA, Yemen -- In a strike that bore the hallmarks of Al Qaeda, assailants in military uniforms staged a brazen daytime assault Thursday on Yemen's defense ministry, setting off a daylong battle that killed at least four dozen people and left scores injured, with some foreigners believed to be among the dead. The attack, which terrorized residents of a crowded district in the capital's old city , began with a thunderous car-bomb blast at the compound's gate, and a separate push by fighters on foot and armed with assault weapons.
November 21, 2013 |
A religious parable wrapped in a holiday gift basket featuring Susan Boyle, "The Christmas Candle" seems destined to be a Hallmark movie of the week. But in spite of the hammy histrionics requisite for the genre, it is not at all a turkey. Set in the 19th century, the film stars Hans Matheson of "The Tudors" as David Richmond, who left the pulpit for the Salvation Army after losing his religion. The village of Gladbury comes calling for him to fill the opening for vicar in its parish.
November 1, 2013 |
With Halloween now history, businesses are revving up the Christmas shopping season, and Hallmark is getting off to a rocky start. The greetings and gift giant apologized Thursday for one of its intended-to-be-jolly creations: An ornament shaped like an ugly Christmas sweater, adorned with the words, "Don we now our FUN apparel. " That's an allusion to the line from "Deck the Halls": "Don we now our gay apparel. " But gay doesn't mean what it did in the 19th century, when the carol's words were written.
October 31, 2013 |
A Hallmark ornament that reads "Don we now our FUN apparel!" has some people fuming. By substituting the Christmas carol lyric from "gay apparel" to "fun apparel" on the sweater-shaped ornament, the greeting card company stirred up a holiday storm. "Pathetic" and "Shame on you" were among the negative responses on the company Facebook page. In defending itself, Hallmark pointed out that the lyrics for "Deck the Halls" were translated from the Gaelic way back when. So the "gay" of the 1800s isn't the "gay" of 2013. Such "multiple meanings," the company said in a statement, "could leave our intent open to misinterpretation.
October 21, 2013 |
Watch out, "Puppy Bowl," there's a new cuddly show vying for the eyeballs of animal loving sports fans on Super Bowl Sunday. It's Hallmark Channel's "Kitten Bowl," hosted by Howard Stern's wife, Beth Stern, and featuring John Sterling, the official radio voice of the New York Yankees, as announcer. Herding kittens isn't easy, as anyone who ever tried to corral a fluffy group of newborns in a bathroom, knows. So it'll be interesting to see just how the show's producers manage to get the little tigers to play ball inside Kitten Stadium.