December 20, 2013 |
As news spread around the NBA on Thursday that Kobe Bryant would miss six weeks with a knee injury, players around the league took to Twitter to share their thoughts. Bryant suffered a fracture of the lateral tibial plateau in his left knee in a win Tuesday over the Memphis Grizzlies. He'll be sidelined until about the end of January. Tough news today about @kobebryant injury. Despite the multiple injuries we have suffered as a team, we will keep fighting. #MambaGetWell - Pau Gasol (@paugasol)
December 19, 2013 |
Miami Heat teammates LeBron James and Mario Chalmers got into a bit of a scuffle during the team's 97-94 win over Indiana on Wednesday. Chalmers had a turnover, missed a three-pointer and committed two fouls during a two-minute span in the third quarter. After James and Chalmers had a misunderstanding on defense that freed up Paul George to make a three-pointer with 7:56 left in the third, James let his frustration get the better of him. During a timeout, James leaped out of of his seat, appearing as though he were going to attack Chalmers.
December 19, 2013 |
"I'm tired of being funny," sighs West L.A. single mom Eva (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) in Nicole Holofcener's "Enough Said," as she lies next to the man she's just had sex with, the will-we-or-won't-we pressure of their early dates finally ebbing. "Me too," he sighs back. What about Louis-Dreyfus? "Oh, yeah," she says in her Baltimore hotel after a day on the set of her HBO political comedy "Veep," blowing air between pursed lips to add an unspoken, "Are you kidding?" FULL COVERAGE: Oscars 2014 "I relate to [that moment]
December 16, 2013 |
"Avatar" fans hungry for information about the long-gestating sequels to the 2009 science fiction blockbuster got another morsel this week, when director James Cameron said he will film the live-action portions of the three movies in New Zealand, with production scheduled to start there in early 2015. Cameron said the intention is to shoot the three movies concurrently, releasing the first sequel in time for Christmas 2016 and the following sequels in late 2017 and late 2018. The announcement, which Cameron made at a news conference in Wellington, New Zealand, on Monday, came with a promise from "Avatar's" studio, 20th Century Fox, to spend at least $413 million in the island nation, in exchange for a 25% tax rebate there.
December 15, 2013
The heartbreak kid Brooklyn Nets forward Paul Pierce , on leaving the Boston Celtics: "I'm a person that's always when it's time to move on, you move on. You can ask any girlfriend I've ever had. " No biggie Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert , on beating the two-time defending champion Miami Heat in their first regular-season meeting: "We're not going to run around chest-bumping and stuff like that. It's not like three years ago, when if we got a win like this it was the highlight of our season.
December 14, 2013 |
The line between the real and the surreal is a thin one for James Franco. The actor's persona has become such a carefully cultivated hall of post-postmodern mirrors that it can often be hard to tell what's true and what's a put-on. So naturally, when online award spots started appearing, promoting Franco for his role as a "gangster mystic" in Harmony Korine's outrageous indie hit "Spring Breakers," it was hard to know what to make of it. In fact, one ad plays on this confusion. "Are you being serious?"
December 13, 2013 |
And sometimes they remake themselves, and earn plenty of greenbacks in the process. The quirky one, James Loney, was all but given up on by the Dodgers and Red Sox last season. In his free agent year, he had to settle for a $2-million deal with the Tampa Rays -- a $4.375-million pay cut from his last contract. He was the first baseman without power, whose batting average had plummeted to .249. But Loney turned things around with the Rays and on Friday was rewarded: The Rays signed him to a three-year, $21-million contract, according to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal . That's what you might call a very nice raise.
December 12, 2013 |
I should declare I have never been a fan of motor racing. I don't watch Formula One, the intricacies of engine refinement and lap times leave me cold, I don't even drive fast. So how come "Rush" ended up being an unusually personal screenplay to me? The answer is that the two racers at the heart of the story, James Hunt and Niki Lauda, represent in some way two halves of me. I was born the son of immigrant Germans and was brought up in the UK, teased as "a Kraut. " Jump forward 20 years, and I married an Austrian and live in Vienna, where now I am known as "a Brit.
December 12, 2013 |
Scientists know that the best way to make a vodka martini is to mix the ingredients with a thin wooden spoon -- it combines the ingredients effectively without raising the drink's temperature the way a metal stirrer would. So why would James Bond, the world's most sophisticated martini drinker, routinely order his cocktail “shaken, not stirred”? A trio of British medical researchers believe they have the answer: The heavy-drinking 007 most likely suffered from an alcohol-induced tremor that forced him to shake his martinis.
December 10, 2013 |
In a strongly worded opinion that backed a robust interpretation of reporters' rights to protect confidential sources, New York state's highest court has ruled in favor of a Fox news reporter and said she does not have to appear in a Colorado court seeking her testimony in connection with the trial of James E. Holmes, accused in the mass shooting that left 12 dead in a suburban Denver movie theater. In 4-3 ruling released on Tuesday, the New York Court of Appeals held that the state's shield law protects New York-based reporter Jana Winter and rejected an effort by the Colorado courts to have her return to testify.