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December 12, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Jason Segel, who has made a career out of playing adorable goofy guys, will portray David Foster Wallace in an upcoming biopic, The Wrap reports. Wallace was the author of the monumental novel "Infinite Jest" and has been described by The Times' David L. Ulin as "one of the most influential and innovative writers of the last 20 years. " Segel is certainly talented, as evidenced by his performances in " The Muppets ," "How I Met Your Mother," "Freaks and Geeks" and his other projects.
December 10, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
Explosive new details continue to emerge in the ongoing saga between Brooklyn Nets Coach Jason Kidd and demoted assistant Lawrence Frank, who is now generating the most expensive daily reports in the history of the NBA. According to, Kidd berated Frank during a coaches meeting earlier in the season. Here's a PG-rated version, with all the expletives left to the imagination: "Sit the ... down!" Kidd told Frank, according to "I'm the coach of this ... team! When you're on the bench, don't ... move!"
November 29, 2013 | By Mike Bresnahan
  AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - Initially, the Lakers weren't crying over spilled soda. In fact, Coach Mike D'Antoni didn't even know New Jersey's Jason Kidd intentionally dumped a drink on the court late in Wednesday's game to try to get a quick word with his players despite being out of timeouts. But D'Antoni didn't like the move after he realized what Kidd did. Kidd was fined $50,000 by the NBA for his actions. "You can't do that. That's crazy," D'Antoni said Friday.
November 28, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
Brooklyn Nets Coach Jason Kidd has been fined $50,000 by the NBA for spilling a drink on the court in an attempt to delay the game. The Lakers held a 95-94 advantage over the Brooklyn Nets, who had no timeouts left, on Wednesday when Jodie Meeks was intentionally fouled with 8.3 seconds left in the game. After Meeks gave the Lakers a two-point lead, Tyshawn Taylor bumped into Kidd , who spilled a soda onto the court. Kidd was able to quickly diagram a play for his team as the spill was cleaned up. In a close look at the replay, Kidd can be seen saying "hit me" to Taylor.
November 27, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
For most of the last five years, Parabellum has been a kind of two-man exercise in stealth luxury, with co-founders Mike Feldman and Jason Jones meticulously producing a range of high-end, low-profile leather goods from a converted garage in a residential stretch of Hollywood not far from a Honda dealership. The concept behind the line sounds deceptively simple: Pair smooth, military-grade, high-tech ceramic hardware with deeply textured free-range American bison leather in an exquisitely constructed assortment of goods encompassing $350 wallets, $795 Kevlar-reinforced belts, $2,150 women's handbags with black ceramic ball-and-claw feet and $2,800 duffel bags.
November 25, 2013 | By Mike Boehm
One of Barack Obama's most heartfelt moments as president and the vitriol of online bigots contributed to director Sheldon Epps' decision to put a new twist on "12 Angry Men" at the Pasadena Playhouse. Using casting as a bullhorn, he's turned the mid-1950s chestnut about tense deliberations in a jury room into a forum on black-white relations. The Obama moment that inspired Epps, the playhouse's longtime artistic director, was the president's speech last July after the acquittal of Trayvon Martin's killer.
November 23, 2013
Now he gets it Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni , on what it's like to be around swingman Nick Young : "He has a great personality, he's fun and he's always laughing, he's always up. Plus he's playing defense, which even makes his jokes a little funnier. " A vintage whine Dallas veteran guard Vince Carter , on his exchanges with Houston's Dwight Howard about complaining to referees during the Mavericks' comeback victory over the Rockets: "He always talks about how I'm a crybaby.
November 21, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Free-agent left-hander Jason Vargas, whom the Angels hoped to retain this winter, has agreed to terms with the Kansas City Royals on a four-year, $32-million contract. The average annual value of Vargas' deal ($8 million) is actually pretty reasonable for a pitcher of his stature and experience and less than the $8.5 million Vargas made last season with the Angels. The Angels, according to a person familiar with the negotiations, offered Vargas a three-year deal for about $24 million, but they were not willing to go to four years.
November 18, 2013 | By David Wharton
PGA Tour star Jason Day has confirmed that eight of his relatives -- including his grandmother -- died in Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. "I am deeply saddened," Day said in a statement released by the Tour. "My family and I are thankful for all who have reached out with their prayers and concern. " Day's immediate family migrated from the Philippines to Australia 30 years ago, but many relatives still lived around the city of Tacloban in the Leyte province that was hit hard by the storm.
November 15, 2013 | Bry Broderick Turner
When: 7:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 980, 1330. Records: Clippers 6-3, Nets 2-5 before Friday's games. Record vs. Nets (2012-13): 1-1. Update: The Clippers have five players on the Western Conference All-Star ballot releasedFriday: Guards Chris Paul, J.J. Redick and Jamal Crawford, forward Blake Griffin and center DeAndre Jordan. The Nets, with new Coach Jason Kidd and a veteran, star-studded roster, were last in the Atlantic Division before Friday.
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