October 26, 2013 |
CONCHO, Okla. - Darren Black Bear and Jason Pickel hadn't even planned to send invitations to their upcoming wedding. They're small-town people, they said, and planned an intimate, no-frills celebration of their love. "I intended to tell people, 'Hey, we're getting married. Come on down and have dinner,'" Pickel said, laughing. Then, during an interview in his Oklahoma City apartment, his cellphone vibrated: yet another media request. And then came another. Since word about their upcoming nuptials spread, Pickel and Black Bear have been thrust into the spotlight over one of the most hot-button issues in this state.
October 24, 2013 |
Prince George's christening portraits have arrived! OK, now we can officially gush about how cute Prince George is ... Prince William and his wife, Catherine, the former Kate Middleton, baptized their 3-month-old baby Wednesday and have unveiled four highly anticipated official family portraits that were shot by celebrity photographer Jason Bell after the 35-minute ceremony. The tiny prince, who will eventually be named the head of the Church of England when he is crowned, was christened during a small private ceremony at the Chapel Royal in London's St. James's Palace by the Archbishop of Canterbury , Justin Welby.
October 23, 2013 |
The quarterback carousel continues to spin in Cleveland, where the Browns said Jason Campbell will start Sunday's game at Kansas City. Browns Coach Rob Chudzinski announced the move Wednesday in a morning meeting with reporters. “He's been productive, given us leadership, gives us the best chance to win,” the coach said. Cleveland is 0-4 with Weeden as a starter this season, most recently losing to Green Bay on Sunday, 31-13. Weeden was replaced by third-stringer Brian Hoyer, who gave the team an unexpected lift until suffering a season-ending knee injury.
October 22, 2013 |
After 14 years, a new installment of Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones series is out this month, with a surprise twist: Some copies mistakenly included passages from another book released the same day -- a memoir by 73-year-old British actor Sir David Jason. Vintage chalked it up to a printing error. But in today's author-eat-author jungle, it's tempting to imagine a juicier scenario. What if it wasn't an error at all? Monday Number of my books pre-ordered on Amazon: 0; interview requests from Kathie Lee and Hoda: 0; projected royalties: $0, remaining Xanax: 0 Bollocks.
October 17, 2013 |
"Let the Fire Burn" is a brooding, disturbing documentary about an inferno that becomes an enigma. It earns its considerable impact by telling an unnerving story and leaving it, in ways both daring and effective, fundamentally unresolved. The events detailed here are some of the most unsettling in modern American urban history. On May 13, 1985, the Philadelphia police, stymied in a standoff that stemmed from a bitter conflict with a radical group called MOVE that had sputtered on and off for more than a decade, dropped an incendiary device on the row house that was the group's headquarters.
October 17, 2013 |
A junkie hipster spin on the unreliable-narrator conceit, "Toad Road" is based on an urban legend about a trail dubbed the Seven Gates of Hell behind a former mental institution in York, Pa. Think of it as the CliffsNotes version of Dante Alighieri's "Inferno. " The film starts out with sort of a Harmony Korine homage, in which unsupervised slouches drop acid, forage for magic mushrooms, wrestle each other to the ground and perform stupid human tricks that are unfit for print. RELATED: More movie reviews by The Times When the up-to-no-good James (James Davidson)
October 15, 2013 |
"Girls" creator Lena Dunham, horror producer Jason Blum and YouTube sensation Casey Niestat will deliver keynote addresses at the 2014 South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival, SXSW announced Tuesday. Next year will be the first that the Austin, Texas, film festival is programming keynote addresses, modeled on those at its sister festival, SXSW Interactive. Each of the keynote speakers fits into one of the distinctive niches at SXSW, which is known for its horror films, comedies and low-budget offerings.
October 11, 2013 |
After a year spent traveling the world, Brooks Koepka suddenly is in a position to play a lot more golf at home. In his first regular PGA Tour event, Koepka surged to the top of the leaderboard Friday in the Frys.com Open with a seven-under-par 64, giving him a one-shot lead over Jason Kokrak going into the weekend at CordeValle. Kokrak, a runner-up at this event last year, hit a six-iron to the par-five ninth hole to within a foot for eagle and a 65. Koepka, a 23-year-old Floridian, received a sponsor's exemption into the PGA Tour season opener between stops in Scotland and Shanghai.
October 10, 2013 |
Eric Church , Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan will headline the 2014 Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio, festival organizers announced Thursday. They top the three-day bill scheduled for April 25-27 that's heavy on freshmen and sophomore country acts including Hunter Hayes, Brantley Gilbert, Easton Corbin, Florida Georgia Line, Lee Brice and Dustin Lynch. But deeper into the lineup, which will be spread across three stages, are veterans such as Loretta Lynn, John Prine, Brenda Lee, Michael Nesmith, Asleep at the Wheel, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Duane Eddy, Shelby Lynne and Crystal Gayle, who is Loretta Lynn's sister.
October 9, 2013 |
The Ottawa Senators will be without their captain Jason Spezza for Wednesday night's game against the Kings at Staples Center. Spezza, who has been dealing with a sore groin, came to the realization that he needed a few more days before returning to game action. "I understand the logic of a coach," Spezza said after Wednesday's morning skate at Staples Center. "Me, as a player, I want to play every night. I'm wired to play. We've had some good discussions this morning and just decided it's the best move for the team.