October 3, 2013 |
Over the last two seasons, LeBron James has won two NBA championships and two league most valuable player awards. But the Miami Heat superstar feels as though something is missing from his game -- the chalk toss. James stopped tossing a cloud of chalk into the air before games during the 2010-11 playoffs. Even though he's proved that he can win without the ritual, he has decided to bring it back. On Tuesday he posted an Instagram photo of himself on the cover of the video game "NBA2K14" with this caption: "What y'all been on tonight!
October 3, 2013 |
Director James Cameron and his Lightstorm Entertainment Inc. have prevailed in a legal case brought against them by a man who alleged that his ideas were stolen for use in the blockbuster "Avatar. " In December 2011, Eric Ryder filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court alleging that Cameron's "Avatar" stole plot elements, settings and other details from a story called "K.R.Z. 2068" that Ryder gave to Lightstorm executives. "Avatar," released in December 2009, is the top-grossing movie of all time, and took in $2.78 billion in global box office receipts, according to Box Office Mojo.
October 3, 2013 |
Miami Heat star LeBron James has the top-selling jersey in the NBA, according to numbers released Tuesday. James was followed by the Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose, the Lakers' Kobe Bryant, Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant and Miami's Dwyane Wade. "To know that so many people look up to me, so many kids, that's what means more than anything, that I continue to inspire the youth and they look at me as a role model," James told reporters at Heat training camp in the Bahamas. "I understand, when you wear someone's jersey, you actually, like, believe in them.
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September 30, 2013
James Street Standout University of Texas quarterback James Street, 65, a former University of Texas quarterback who took over the Longhorns' wishbone offense and led them to the 1969 national championship, died Monday at his home in Austin, Texas, according to his longtime friend and business partner Bill Hall. The cause has not been determined. Street started the 1968 season as a backup but was made the starter after two games. He led Texas to 20 consecutive victories, including the "Game of the Century" - a come-from-behind, 15-14 victory by the top-ranked Longhorns over No. 2 Arkansas to cap the 1969 regular season.
September 27, 2013 |
The problem with ABC's perfectly dreadful new drama "Betrayal," well, OK, the main problem is that it takes itself too seriously. There is no shame in selling soap, as the highly-successful and Emmy-nominated "Scandal" has proven, but it does require a lightness of touch, an ability to acknowledge the camp factor without giving way to it. "Betrayal" enters instead with prestige-drama pretensions and quickly devolves into a lumbering form of...
September 26, 2013 |
The love life of the world's most glamorous, fictional martini-sipping spy is up for debate after the London launch of the upcoming James Bond novel, "Solo," an official 007 book penned by William Boyd. At the book party, Boyd speculated on the root of the original international man of mystery's sexual adventures. “It seems to me he wants a relationship," the Guardian reports Boyd saying at the novel's launch at the Dorchester Hotel in London. "It is not just casual sex. " The James Bond character, who frequently wears a tux in his day to day spying-and-killing wheeling and dealings, is almost never casual, apparently even when it comes to the many sexual affairs he's conducted.
September 26, 2013 |
James Van Der Beek has listed a house in the heart of Valley Village for $1.25 million. The single-family home was an income property, said Kofi Nartey of the Agency, who shares the listing with Craig Knizek of the same office. The former "Dawson's Creek" star is selling to focus on the upcoming comedy series “Friends With Better Lives.” The 3,017-square-foot house, built in 1936, features a great room with vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, four bedrooms and three bathrooms.
September 25, 2013 |
Imperfect, impossible and irascible dads are in heavy rotation this fall, with comedic paternal roles drawing big-ticket names including Robin Williams, Michael J. Fox, Peter Riegert and now James Caan. Caan is the costar of ABC's "Back in the Game," which, if subjected to DNA testing, might find its parenthood traced to Clint Eastwood's "The Trouble With the Curve" and various "Bad News Bears" renditions. Which is more promising than perhaps it sounds. Terry Gannon Jr. (Maggie Lawson)
September 23, 2013 |
Following the success of shows as disparate as "Homeland," "House of Cards" and "Scandal," our nation's capital has become the thrilling center of the universe, and politics has become the new police precinct. Two of the more anticipated shows of this fall season, "Hostages" on CBS and "The Blacklist" on NBC, follow D.C.-based stories and face off, beginning Monday at 10 p.m. Which is so bad for "Hostages"; though it gets points for ambition, "The Blacklist" blows it out of the water.
September 20, 2013 |
Lionsgate's chief financial officer, James Keegan, a 25-year veteran of the company, is retiring and will be succeeded by James Barge, the former CFO of Viacom. Keegan, 55, will retire on Oct. 1 and will stay on as a consultant until Jan. 3 to help with the transition, the company said Friday. Barge, who will report to Lionsgate Chief Executive Jon Feltheimer, had already been working with Lionsgate as a consultant. He served as Viacom's CFO from 2010 to 2012 and earlier worked at Time Warner Inc. for 13 years.