December 12, 2013 |
Don't get him wrong: Even after more than 50 years in the business, Robert Redford was thrilled early Thursday to hear he was nominated for a Golden Globe award. But that didn't mean he was ready to let the news interrupt his sleep schedule. When news broke that Redford had received a nod for his nearly silent performance in the survival drama "All Is Lost," his publicist immediately gave him a call at his home in Santa Fe. He said was pleased, but he would be going back to bed. A few hours later, however, he was ready to face the press, insisting he never saw the recognition coming.
November 21, 2013 |
The Coen brothers' new film, "Inside Llewyn Davis," covers one drain-circling week in the life of a marginally successful folk singer in 1961 New York City, inspired in part by the memoir of folk personality Dave Van Ronk. But to be clear, Llewyn Davis is not Bob Dylan. He's not Van Ronk. He's not even Oscar Isaac. "The description at the audition was, 'He is not Dylan. He is not the poet. He is a workman, a blue-collar guy from the boroughs.' So I latched on to that idea, the workman, and what that meant," says Isaac.
October 31, 2013 |
Guard Isaac Hamilton's effort to become immediately eligible at UCLA ended when the National Letter of Intent appeals board denied his appeal Thursday. Hamilton, a freshman, walked away from a letter of intent he signed with UTEP, deciding he wanted to stay closer to home. He played at Bellflower's St. John Bosco. He enrolled at UCLA, but UTEP had refused to release him from his commitment. ALSO: Florida State a shocking 21-point favorite over Miami Rory McIlroy hopes for turnaround at WGC tournament in Shanghai LeBron James on Allen Iverson: Pound for pound, probably the best ever
October 18, 2013 |
USC freshman tailback Ty Isaac played high school football at Joliet (Ill.) Catholic Academy, about a two-hour drive from Notre Dame. So he kept busy this week securing ticket passes from teammates. “Whatever I can get, I'm taking,” Isaac said. “I've got most of my immediate family, some of my cousins and close friends coming so it should be fun.” Isaac averaged nearly nine yards per carry and rushed for 28 touchdowns as a high school senior. He considered attending Notre Dame before choosing USC. “Especially from the area and the high school I came from, it was real tough,” he said.
October 7, 2013 |
UCLA is still awaiting word on the eligibility status of two basketball transfers, forward Wanaah Bail and guard Isaac Hamilton. Bail signed with Texas Tech and was to play for the Red Raiders a year ago but did not return to the school after summer session in 2012. Hamilton signed with Texas El Paso as a senior at Bellflower St. John Bosco last year. He tried to gain his release this summer and enrolled at UCLA. Both players are appealing to the NCAA to be eligible for the 2013-14 season.
October 4, 2013 |
Isaac Lee, the president of Univision Communications Inc.'s Univision News, has been named chief executive officer of Fusion, the soon-to-be-launched cable channel that is a partnership between the Spanish broadcaster and ABC News. Beau Ferrari, Univision's executive vice president of operations, had been serving as acting president for Fusion. A veteran journalist and Colombia native, Lee has been overseeing the development of Fusion, which is expected to launch at the end of the month and targets the growing population of English-speaking Latinos.