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.
April 4, 2004 |
When Hutu began murdering Tutsi in Rwanda 10 years ago this week, many Rwandans had to decide whether to desert their loved ones. At a church in the town of Kibuye, two Hutu sisters, each married to a Tutsi man, faced such a choice. One of the women decided to die with her husband. The other, hoping to save her 11 children, chose to leave. Because her husband was Tutsi, her children had been categorized as Tutsi and thus were technically forbidden to live.
December 4, 2003
Re "Actor Breathes New Life Into a Warrior's Ways," Nov. 28: To many people of Asia, the word "Bushido" evokes painful memories of brutal military expansionism, colonial subjugation, civilian massacres and barbaric beheading contests, as well as images of kamikaze attacks and ritualistic disembowelments. It may be an excellent money-making vehicle for Hollywood, but there is nothing noble, chivalrous or nostalgic about it. Robert Tsou Victorville