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For once, we never tire of seeing a guy in the same old shirt. That would be the chamois shirt covering (but not covering up) Kevin Sorbo's 43-inch chest. That would also be the shirt that commanded $1,000 at a charity auction in January during the first Official "Xena" and 'Hercules" Convention. The shirt's a lightweight compared to the rest of the outfit worn by Sorbo, 38, who stars on "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys."
April 27, 2014 | By Mikael Wood
Jason Aldean's purest, most Jason Aldean-ish song -- and therefore, perhaps, the one that got the biggest response during the singer's headlining set Saturday at Stagecoach -- is "1994," from his album "Night Train. " A ready-made crowd-pleaser set at the perfect beer-hoisting tempo, it's got crunching hair-metal guitars, a bouncy hip-hop beat -- and lyrics made up in large part of the titles of songs by another country singer, Joe Diffie. Aldean is a bro-country veteran with huge hits stretching back to 2005, five years before Luke Bryan (who'll close Stagecoach on Sunday)
August 5, 2011 | By Michael Phillips, Tribune Newspapers critic
"Now that this has happened, what are my options?" Sophie asks her new thrill, Marshall, in "The Future. " Sophie's long-term boyfriend, Jason, does not yet know about the affair. "Well," Marshall says, "traditionally people either tell the truth, or they lie. " Sophie's response: "I could never do either of those things. " That's a funny line — Neil Simon funny, ba-DUM-bum funny. Yet writer-director Miranda July is also the female lead, and there is not a performer less inclined to go for the ba-DUM-bum Which makes Sophie's reply both funny and honest.
April 27, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
“I don't know if we're a country band,” widely lauded singer and songwriter Jason Isbell said during his set Saturday at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio. “But I'm a country person and I wrote all these songs, so I guess we're a country band.” That issue typically arises in various guises throughout the run of the three-day festival, as acts that draw upon rock, R&B, hip-hop, country, bluegrass, folk, soul and other strains vie for fans' attention. The salient point of Isbell's admonition was that when anyone brings a genuinely great song to the table, the labeling becomes irrelevant.
October 25, 1992 | Mark Ehrman
You see them in the classifieds every day--"Hawaii RT $198 for 2," "Helsinki, $1,200 for four," or my favorite: "Anywhere in the U. S., $300." Someone with an airline coupon who needed cash, right? So I called the 213 number and left a message that would become my link to the (cue up weird music) Travel Twilight Zone. After a series of traded messages, Jason, in a very South Bay, white guy manner, offers me a choice of airlines and itineraries, the price still $300. Agreed.
July 6, 1986 | Craig Modderno
Two of your worst nightmares may be merging in the same movie. According to New Line Cinema pres Robert Shaye, there's a possibility that Jason, the hockey-masked killer of "Friday the 13th Part VI," may do battle with Freddy Krueger, the demented/deformed star of New Line's two "Nightmare on Elm Street" pics. "We've talked," said Shaye, "but Paramount's already done five sequels with Jason. We've got to make Freddy a little tougher before he battles Jason.
August 25, 2006
"Last time I played with him, he was still Eldrick." Jason Gore, who played with Tiger Woods for the first time on the PGA tour during the first round of the Bridgestone Invitational
June 28, 1987
So much is written negatively about Little League and the "win at any cost" philosophy that we wanted to write and say that Little League can also instill friendships and team work. Earlier this season, our son, Jason, collected $17 for the North Sunrise Little League by selling candy. On the way to turning his money in to the league, the envelope with the cash was lost. After a fruitless search, Jason told us of his loss but said he would take the money from his allowance. When team mother Melinda Miller and the Phillies heard about this, they began collecting aluminum cans.
July 24, 1986 | Associated Press
The remote-controlled robot that has shot up-close videotape of the Titanic's battered hull and details of its luxurious interior failed to work for the second day in a row Wednesday, scuttling plans for two Navy officers to practice operating the small tethered device.
February 2, 2012 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Oh, the pressure we put on young people today. Not only are they expected to survive helicopter parenting, compete for slots at over-priced universities and then find jobs in an increasingly scanty workforce, we also need them to have more diverse and carefree sex than any previous generation — all while exchanging crackling "Juno"-esque banter with their misfit but socially insightful friends. To wit, MTV's new half-hour dramedy "I Just Want My Pants Back," which premiered as a sneak-peek in August, a completely ridiculous yet randomly entertaining exhibition of all these desires.
April 23, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis are now the parents of a baby boy, the new mom announced Wednesday afternoon via Twitter.  "Ladies and gentlemen, Otis Alexander Sudeikis has LEFT the building! (I'm the building)," the "House, M.D. " actress wrote, including a black-and-white closeup picture of herself cuddling the newborn. Wow, it seems like only yesterday that we were hearing about how she considered her big belly a "badge of pride. " Probably because it was  only yesterday .  PHOTOS: Oddly fantastic celebrity baby names "I just thought, 'Oh, I'm going to hide this forever.
April 11, 2014 | By Dan Wiederer
AUGUSTA, Ga. - The last time Phil Mickelson missed a cut at the Masters, he was 26, sputtering out of the 1997 tournament as Tiger Woods was lapping the field. But after stumbling to a 36-hole total of five over par, Mickelson missed this year's cut by a stroke, done in by two triple bogeys - at No. 7 on Thursday and No. 12 on Friday. Coming into the week, Mickelson had never made a triple at the 12th and had twice as many birdies there (16) as double bogeys. But a weak tee shot Friday put him in the front bunker, and a three-shot beach party began.
April 10, 2014 | By Teddy Greenstein and Dan Wiederer
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Craig and Kevin Stadler ("Walrus" and "Smallrus") became the first father-son combo to play in the same Masters, but perhaps they're not the first family of this week's festivities. Check out the Haas household. Bill Haas overcome a first-hole bogey Thursday to shoot a four-under-par 68, good for the first-round lead. Father Jay Haas played in 22 Masters, making 19 cuts. Uncle Jerry Haas participated in 1985. An uncle from his mother's side, Dillard Pruitt, teed it up here in 1992 and '93. Oh, and great-uncle Bob Goalby won the 1968 event, avoiding a playoff after Argentina's Roberto De Vicenzo signed for the wrong Sunday score.
April 2, 2014 | By Betsy Sharkey
If you haven't made it to "Bad Words," Jason Bateman's directing debut and sarcastic takedown of the spelling bee game, it's just become much easier to indulge in this guilty pleasure. Like Bateman's 40-year-old Guy with a grudge and unbeatable spelling chops, the movie is turning up everywhere now. The competitive spelling world, teeming with bright kids, obsessive parents and rigid educators, proves to be rich terrain for a caustic, clever comedy. The actor-director puts himself in good funny company too - Kathryn Hahn and Allison Janney among others.
March 21, 2014 | By James Barragan
In arena football, the Orlando Predators handed the KISS its first loss of the season Friday, 69-63, in overtime. The KISS (1-1) jumped out to an early 21-point lead in the first quarter, but Orlando (2-0) closed the gap to trail 42-34 at halftime. Orlando took a 63-56 lead with 43 seconds left in regulation but the KISS responded in the waning seconds to take the game into overtime tied at 63. In overtime, quarterback Jason Boltus won it for the Predators with a one-yard touchdown run.
March 17, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Country singer Jason Aldean is reportedly dating Brittany Kerr, the woman he cheated on his wife with in 2012. Well, at least they're trying to make a real go of it, right? Aldean, 37, last April filed for divorce from Jessica Ussery, his wife of almost 12 years, and has been dating Kerr since, Us Weekly reported Monday. PHOTOS: Celebrity splits of 2014 Kerr, a former "American Idol" contestant and NBA cheerleader, was photographed backstage in the wings at one of Aldean's concerts on Friday, TMZ reported . She was also spotted at his Jan. 10 Austin concert, the site said.
December 7, 2003 | MICHAEL T. JARVIS
Every Thursday, couples are married at the Beverly Hills Courthouse by deputy commissioner Toni Levyn. Levyn, who has united nearly 4,000 couples under a floral arch in her chambers and keeps a loaner ring on hand, says that wedding duds range from formal gowns and tuxedos to blue jeans and sneakers. For the record, Levyn notes that the grooms tend to tear up more often than the brides. We asked some newly minted spouses about the holy state of matrimony.
September 11, 1989 | Shauna Snow and ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Horror film villains Freddy Krueger and Jason are better known to children than Abraham Lincoln, George Washington and Martin Luther King Jr., according to a survey conducted by the Champaign, Ill.-based National Coalition on Television Violence. Jason, the hockey-masked killer in the "Friday the 13th" movies, was correctly identified by 72% of the 100 10-to-13-year-olds surveyed. Krueger, the razor-gloved killer from the "Nightmare on Elm Street" series, was identified by 66%.
March 14, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
After first making his mark as a child actor on '80s sitcoms "Silver Spoons" and "The Hogan Family," Jason Bateman reinvented himself as an adult star via the comedy series "Arrested Development" and a string of big-screen roles, usually playing an embattled everyman. With his directorial debut, the foul-mouthed spelling bee comedy "Bad Words," opening in six theaters Friday, Bateman enters a new stage in his career (he also stars in the film). "Bad Words," which was made for less than $10 million, has earned generally positive reviews and had a "69% fresh" rating on the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes . Time will tell how it performs at the box office.
March 14, 2014 | By Emily Dwass
Television producer and writer Jason Katims is known for tackling emotional stories. Even his new NBC comedy, "About a Boy," deals with bullying and depression. But family challenges are most apparent in his dramas, especially "Parenthood," finishing its fifth season on NBC, for which Katims sometimes draws on his own experiences. On "Parenthood," the character Max Braverman (played by Max Burkholder) is a child struggling with the autism spectrum disorder Asperger's syndrome. As the father of a son with this developmental disorder, what has it been like to tell that story?
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