September 14, 2010 |
You ever see a Heisman Trophy? It's a monstrosity. So where do you put it in your house? You display it, and anyone who drops by notices your ego is as big as your monstrosity. You don't put it out, and what's the point of having it in the first place, which pretty much explains as far as I can tell why Bush gave it up. Over the years I've chosen not to win awards because how would it look to have them hanging all over my house? Why would I want my house to look exactly like Plaschke's ?
September 27, 2009 |
Anyone who still maintains that documentary films are the domain of the dry and donnish has never seen the work of Ondi Timoner. Her latest effort, "We Live in Public," which opened in Los Angeles on Friday, is an aggressively hip telling of the rise, fall and reinvention of new media mogul Josh Harris. With a dizzying visual style that is a headlong rush of imagery, editing, music and ideas, "We Live in Public" -- which won the Grand Jury Prize after its debut at the Sundance Film Festival, making Timoner the first filmmaker ever to win that award twice -- is culled from 5,000 hours of footage shot over 10 years.
January 19, 2009 |
Despite appearances to the contrary, John Krasinski, the rangy costar of NBC's "The Office," does not fit into the category of actors who really want to direct. Even if the movie passion project he wrote and directed, "Brief Interviews With Hideous Men," is set to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival tonight. "I never wanted to be a writer, never wanted to direct anything," Krasinski, 29, said in West Hollywood last week. "People talk about being a triple threat.
June 6, 2007 |
Awaited since a Roland Garros printer spit out the draw, the French Open quarterfinal between Serena Williams and Justine Henin proved that people sometimes await the wrong things. This particular thing fizzled Tuesday, then deflated, then ended, 6-4, 6-3, in 78 spark-less minutes during which Williams played as if one of the world's many meeker humans had occupied her body. The Australian Open champion whose father saw her Paris posture and deemed her "ready to grab a ...
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August 15, 2005 |
Some may call it a tale of beauty and the beast. But Sam, a 14-year-old pedigreed Chinese crested, and a three-time champ in the World's Ugliest Dog Contest, is the dog of Susie Lockheed's dreams. Lockheed, 53, enjoys massaging Sam's fleshy, thin, potato-chip ears and running her fingers through the small patches of white hair on his head. She likes kissing Sam's hairless frame, littered with blackheads, brown warts and moles. Even his hindquarters have a large hernia lump.
July 6, 2005 |
Martha Stewart said in a new interview that her nickname in prison was M. Diddy, that house arrest is "hideous" and that her prosecution was about bringing her down "to scare other people." In the interview, Stewart told Vanity Fair magazine that she agrees with those who say her crime -- lying about a personal stock sale -- is far different from massive corporate scandals such as Enron Corp., WorldCom Inc. and Tyco International Ltd.