April 6, 2012 |
You might not be able to walk in the footsteps of U.S. athletes who have competed in the Olympics, but you can walk alongside them in one of 20 walking events designed to celebrate Olympians and Paralympians in advance of the London Summer Games. The Southern California chapter of the U.S. Olympians Assn. -- one of the largest groups in the country -- will kick off the series of events on Saturday in Exposition Park. The Olympians' aim is to have enough people walk enough miles to stretch from all the U.S. cities that have hosted the Summer Games -- Los Angeles, St. Louis and Atlanta -- to London.
October 17, 2012 |
Khloe Kardashian has confirmed it: She'll be co-hosting the live shows of "The X Factor" with Mario Lopez this season. "I'm a huge fan of the show so I literally fell over in my chair when I heard that I was being considered for the role," the reality-TV star wrote on her blog Tuesday, the same day the show announced the news. "The show already has such an incredible panel of judges and it is truly an honor to have been given this opportunity to work with them. I'm thrilled, overjoyed and of course a little nervous about this new step in my career, and I can't wait to get started.
August 22, 2012 |
It's been nine months since Regis Philbin retired from the "Live with Regis and Kelly" show and Kelly Ripa is finally getting a new co-host. Ex NFL player Michael Strahan has signed on as Ripa's new partner and is slated to appear on the show Sept. 4. [USA Today] Rumors are swirling around that Niki Minaj may join Mariah Carey as a judge on the next season of "American Idol. " Minaj is known for her bold fashion choices and colored hair and could definitely give the show a boost, sartorially.
July 22, 2013 |
Neil Patrick Harris is unsteady about stepping into "Hedwig's" heels. "I'm not a real draggy person," the actor told The Times during a recent video interview. "I love 'RuPaul's Drag [Race].' I watch it a ton, but I watch it like, 'I can't imagine how you would do it .'" Harris will soon get his chance: Producers announced in June that the four-time Tony host will return to Broadway in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," John Cameron Mitchell's tale of a transgender glam-rocker.
September 14, 2012 |
When he's not plugging Dos Equis beer, the “most interesting man in the world” has an after-hours gig: stumping for Barack Obama's reelection. Actor Jonathan Goldsmith, who portrays the brew company's mysterious and supremely accomplished spokesman, is hosting a fund-raiser for the president Tuesday in Burlington, Vt., according to the Political Party Time blog . Tickets start at $20 and run up to $500. Vermont Speaker of the House Shap Smith will also attend. If Dos Equis ads are to be believed, the 73-year-old Goldsmith has some great party tricks up his sleeve, including acing the Rorschach test, demonstrating his left and right-handedness and showing off the German shepherd he taught to bark in Spanish.
October 30, 2013 |
Maybe Jay Leno has a case of senioritis, because the soon-to-be-departing "Tonight Show" host appears to be slacking off in the joke-writing department. Leno - who will vacate his "Tonight" role in February after more than 20 years behind the desk - was caught this week recycling one of his own jokes about President Obama and Joe Biden. "Remember the old days when President Obama's worst embarrassment was Joe Biden?" Leno joked Tuesday, in reference to the tech-plagued Obamacare rollout.
June 14, 2013 |
Laying aside years of bad blood that has at times threatened to spill into open warfare, the mayors of San Francisco and New York City agreed Friday afternoon to a digital detente that will include co-hosting a technology summit this year. Known humbly as the Bloomberg Technology Summit, the conference will bring together tech leaders, politicians and other assorted Internet types (cats?) to discuss how the cities can grow their tech economies while also tapping those same ideas to solve the host of social, economic and cultural problems plaguing both metropolises.
May 20, 2013 |
Bad news for those of you eagerly anticipating "We Saw Your Boobs: Part Two. " Seth MacFarlane will not reprise his role as the host of the Academy Awards next March, the comedian announced on his Twitter account Monday. "Traumatized critics exhale: I'm unable to do the Oscars again. Tried to make it work schedule-wise, but I need sleep," wrote "The Family Guy" creator. "However, I highly recommend the job, as Zadan and Meron are two of the most talented producers in the business.
August 20, 2012 |
More than nine months after Regis Philbin retired from the syndicated weekday talk show “Live!,” Kelly Ripa finally has a new co-host, the show announced Monday. But don't get too excited just yet: Viewers will have to wait until Sept. 4 to find out who got the coveted job. On Sept. 3, Ripa will kick off the new season of “Live!” by herself. The next day, the show will end months of frenzied speculation when Ripa's new partner finally joins her onstage. While we don't know yet who'll be sitting beside Ripa, the guests that morning will include “Homeland” actress Claire Danes and "American Idol's" Phillip Phillips.
January 10, 2013 |
UCLA Coach Jim Mora's foundation, “Count On Me,” will hold a happy hour meet and greet Thursday night in Manhattan Beach. The event at the 900 Manhattan Club runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mora and Shannon Mora, his wife, will introduce the foundation, which supports children in need. [ Update, 3:30 p.m. : The meet-and-greet happy hour is full.] The foundation will also hold a golf tournament on May 20 at the Riviera Country Club. ALSO: Baseball writers pitch a Hall of Fame shutout Is Barry Bonds a Hall of Famer?