September 7, 2013 |
Singer-songwriter Jason Isbell, who carved out a solo career after a stint with Alabama's Drive-By Truckers band, is on tour for his new album, "Southeastern. " Accompanied by his musician wife, Amanda Shires, Isbell plays the Troubadour in West Hollywood on Sept. 15 and is part of a double bill with Tom Freund at Santa Barbara's Lobero Theatre on Sept. 14. "Southeastern" has been getting a lot of attention. Has this tour been different for you in any way? Yeah, it seems to be more successful.
September 6, 2013 |
Pop songstress Alicia Keys, "Mad Men" actress Jessica Paré and tennis star Maria Sharapova came out for Jason Wu's spring 2014 show Friday afternoon, the first big show of New York Fashion Week. On the runway, Wu brought out the big guns, too, with models Karlie Kloss, Jourdan Dunn, Liu Wen and Karen Elson leading the charge. The scene: Guests were treated to black lace makeup cases and eyeshadow palettes from Wu's new makeup collection for Lancome. Wu is best known for creating First Lady Michelle Obama's romantic inaugural night ball gowns.
September 5, 2013 |
A talented quartet of young actors can't surmount the wall-to-wall clichés that comprise "Mission Park," an earnest, not terribly convincing action thriller as generic as its title. Though writer-director Bryan Anthony Ramirez keeps things moving apace, he trots out so many familiar tropes that it's often like watching a highlights reel from a lifetime's worth of urban crime dramas. The movie, set in San Antonio, finds four childhood friends, who as kids were jointly involved in a botched restaurant robbery, reuniting as 20ish adults on opposite sides of the law: Brothers Bobby (a strong Jeremy Ray Valdez)
September 3, 2013 |
Jason Vargas threw seven shutout innings last Thursday in Tampa Bay, allowing two hits, striking out seven and walking three in an Angels victory, but his encore performance against the Rays five days later did not go as well. The left-hander was rocked for five earned runs and 10 hits in four innings of a 7-1 loss at Angel Stadium on Tuesday night, with the Rays snapping a five-game losing streak by scoring as many runs Tuesday as they did in their previous five games. “Sometimes with a quick turnaround against the same team you have to get creative, and Jason wasn't as sharp,” Manager Mike Scioscia said after the Angels lost for only the second time in 11 games.
August 29, 2013 |
Writer-director Jason Reitman continues his tradition of debuting his films at the Telluride Film Festival with the screening Thursday of his latest, the drama "Labor Day," starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin. Based on the novel by Joyce Maynard, "Labor Day" tracks the tale of single mom Adele (Winslet) and her son Henry, who unwittingly take in an escaped convict (Brolin) as the police scour the town for him. The film nabbed the coveted first feature slot, screening this afternoon in the Colorado mountain town.
August 28, 2013 |
A man adrift at sea. A woman adrift in space. And a young girl all by herself in the desert. If there's a theme at this weekend's Telluride Film Festival, it's that solo travel may have its benefits but also carries more than a few risks. Colorado's Labor Day weekend festival - which is starting Thursday, a day earlier than normal, to commemorate its 40th edition - is known for eclectic programming announced at the very last minute, and it's often difficult to detect trends. PHOTOS: Hollywood backlot moments But the inclusion of three films - Alfonso Cuarón's "Gravity," which stars Sandra Bullock opposite George Clooney as astronauts detached from their space shuttle by a mission disaster, "All Is Lost," director J.C. Chandor's account of an unaccompanied sailor (Robert Redford)
August 22, 2013
Atlanta Braves outfielder Jason Heyward will be out at least four weeks after his jaw was broken in two places when he was hit by a pitch in a game against the New York Mets on Wednesday. The injury means Heyward will miss the rest of the regular season, but that he might be able to return for the playoffs. Heyward was batting against Mets left-hander Jonathan Niese in the top of the sixth inning when he was hit by a 90-mph fastball. He staggered after getting hit, and was grabbed by Mets catcher John Buck as he went to his knees.
August 22, 2013 |
Curtis Bolton; Vista Murrieta; 6-3, 220; Sr.; Defensive end with quickness. Joe Brown; Paramount; 6-5, 340; Sr.; Defensive MVP in San Gabriel Valley League. Malik Dorton; St. John Bosco; 6-3, 235; Sr.; Lots of strength, quickness. Jason Fao; Long Beach Poly; 6-1, 280; Sr. Let's see who can block him. Jase Franke; St. Bonaventure; 6-4, 260; Sr.; Colorado commit is powerful tackler. Greg Gaines; La Habra; 6-1, 275; Sr.; Boise State commit is powerful in middle. Rasheem Green; Gardena Serra; 6-5, 270; Jr.; Will be national recruit in 2015 Keisean Lucier-South; Orange Lutheran; 6-5, 210; Jr.; Has lots of athleticism.
August 22, 2013 |
Are Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel an item? Not really. The two are just friends who can't share a meal together without rousing suspicion that they're romantically involved. The "Bad Teacher" costars were spotted having a friendly meal in East Hampton, N.Y., on Tuesday night and, naturally, it led to dating rumors. PHOTOS: Celebrity splits of 2013 "They were at [upscale eatery] Nick and Toni's and seemed to be on a date," according to Life & Style magazine.
August 17, 2013 |
Jason Heap grew up in Texas among Baptists and Lutherans. He earned a master's from Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University. Now, at age 38, Heap wants to be a U.S. Navy chaplain. But Heap is a humanist who doesn't believe in God, and the U.S. military has never sanctioned a humanist chaplain. Nor has the Navy acted on Heap's application, filed last month, to become its first approved humanist chaplain. Heap says he's not trying to make a point or bring attention to himself.