November 7, 2013 |
GLENDALE, Ariz. - Even the face of the NFL Network occasionally gets stopped at the line of scrimmage. Sportscaster Rich Eisen is trying to get across the field at the University of Phoenix Stadium, where he's supposed to host his network's coverage of the Arizona Cardinals vs. the Seattle Seahawks. On the field are current and former NFL stars, including Hall of Famer Warren Moon, who treat Eisen like royalty. But the security guard who stands between Eisen and the stage at the other end of the stadium apparently doesn't recognize the man NFL Network President Steve Bornstein simply calls "the franchise.
November 5, 2013 |
There's a new power hosting duo in town. CBS has tapped "2 Broke Girls" stars Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs to emcee the People's Choice Awards in January. Tuesday's announcement marks a change for the awards show, which was hosted by "The Big Bang Theory's" Kaley Cuoco for the last two years. Hosting gigs these days typically go to series stars the network wants to showcase, and Dennings and Behrs fit the bill for CBS. The network is also probably hoping for a bit of Golden Globes-like magic as well, after co-hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have reinvigorated that awards show for NBC. PHOTOS: Leading ladies of the fall TV season CBS also revealed the nominees for the awards, which were based on a record 160 million online votes, according to the network.
November 4, 2013 |
There's no place like home, but scientists now say that Earth-size planets orbiting sun-like stars in a so-called habitable zone are so common that there could be as many as 11 billion in the Milky Way alone. Using a clever method to detect Earth-size exoplanets they may have missed, astronomers calculated that 1 in 5 stars like the one at the center of the solar system hosts a planet capable of holding liquid water on its surface and - if it had the right chemical ingredients - supporting life.
November 2, 2013 |
LAKERS VS. ATLANTA When: 6:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: TWC SportsNet, TWC Deportes; Radio: 710, 1330. Records: Lakers 1-2; Hawks 1-1. Record vs. Hawks (2012-13): 1-1. Update: The Lakers haven't lost at home to Atlanta since 2006. The Hawks made over their frontcourt during the off-season, adding former Utah forward Paul Millsap after losing Josh Smith to Detroit via free agency. Hawks point guard Jeff Teague is off to a hot start, averaging 20.5 points and 10.5 assists.
November 2, 2013
HOUSTON AT CLIPPERS, 7:30 p.m. Monday. TV: Prime Ticket. Lakers fans may be tempted to buy tickets for this game just to boo Dwight Howard, who called Staples Center home for one maddening season before heading to Houston. The center has been everything the Rockets envisioned in his first two games, averaging 15 points and a league-leading 21 rebounds. His presence should provide plenty of motivation for Clippers counterpart DeAndre Jordan, who is attempting to steal the designation of being the NBA's top defensive player.
November 1, 2013 |
Kerry Washington is undeniably one of the hottest actresses in Hollywood. But with her upcoming hosting gig on "Saturday Night Live" this weekend, could she also be called a sellout? Washington, the star of ABC's sizzling "Scandal," has made headlines as the only black female lead of a prime network drama in decades. Her Emmy nomination for her role as fixer Olivia Pope made headlines: She became the first African American to score a nomination in the key actress category since Cicely Tyson in 1995.
October 31, 2013 |
With her long blond ponytail floating above her inside the International Space Station, astronaut Karen Nyberg calmly explains the challenges of quilting in weightlessness. "Now that I've tried my hand sewing in space," she said in a video released Thursday by NASA, "I can say one thing with certainty: It's tricky. " As if being a mechanical engineer and astronaut isn't significant enough, the avid quilter brought sewing supplies including fabric, scissors, thread, five needles (but no pins)
October 31, 2013 |
A look at two of the top high school football games Friday. Santa Ana Mater Dei (7-1, 2-1) at Bellflower St. John Bosco (8-0, 3-0), 7:30 p.m. (Fox Sports West): This Trinity League game has been marked on many calendars as a must-see game. Mater Dei was upset by Santa Margarita, 16-7, last week, but the Monarchs usually play well in an underdog role. Receivers-defensive backs Jonathan Lockett and Ben Humphreys will be turned loose against St. John Bosco's many weapons. St. John Bosco's offense hasn't been held to fewer than 24 points all season.
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.
October 29, 2013 |
Well, that didn't take long. Just one month after taking over her new 9 p.m. time slot at Fox News Channel, Megyn Kelly has the No. 2 show on cable news. "The Kelly File" averaged 2.2 million total viewers for October, behind only "The O'Reilly Factor" (2.8 million), according to Nielsen. (The ratings measurement company ends its month a little sooner than most people's calendars do.) Kelly, a longtime anchor for Fox News, took over the 9 p.m. slot from Sean Hannity, who moved to 10 p.m. as part of a broader network shake-up.