April 11, 2014 |
The 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony may well go into the books for its "Who'd have thought?" surrealistic moments. Yusuf, the artist formerly known as Cat Stevens, nailed one at the beginning of his acceptance speech when he quipped: "I never thought I'd be on the same stage as KISS, to be honest. " It's equally unlikely that KISS founding members Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss, who joined the Rock Hall along with Yusuf on Thursday, ever envisioned sharing a stage with country singers Carrie Underwood and Emmylou Harris, who were on hand to welcome in Linda Ronstadt.
April 5, 2014 |
By the time two of the L.A. KISS' star players were lowered from the Honda Center ceiling during introductions for the team's home opener, the team's fans were ready to rock and roll all night and party every down. Behind four touchdowns from wide receiver Donovan Morgan and a league-record six sacks in one game for Beau Bell, the KISS won its first game at its home venue in Anaheim, 44-34, in front of 12,045 fans. The victory improved the KISS' record to 2-1 while setting a league record of 11 team sacks in one game.
April 4, 2014 |
Tom Umberg still remembers the Ducks' inaugural game at Honda Center in 1993. The Arrowhead Pond, as it was then called, was packed with more than 17,000 fans, all using their duck calls to accompany a Dixieland band in its rendition of "When the Ducks Go Marching In. " At one point during the pregame show Wild Wing, the team's greater than life-sized duck mascot, flew into the arena from the rafters. Umberg was in awe. So much so that almost 21 years later he remembers the pregame more than the final score.
March 27, 2014 |
Mindy Kaling has seen a lot of action on "The Mindy Project," given her character's very busy love life. The star, writer and producer of the Fox comedy, which was renewed for a third season this month, has smooched countless guest stars as Dr. Mindy Lahiri, a boy-crazy clotheshorse (think: a much more accomplished, New York version of her "Office" counterpart, Kelly Kapoor, who is still a total hot mess). In character, Kaling has been involved with James Franco, Ed Helms, Bill Heder, Seth Meyers and Seth Rogen, among others, and on Thursday, "Today" show host Savannah Guthrie asked her if she had a list of Hollywood guys she wanted to guest star so that she could lock lips with them.
March 26, 2014 |
Most don't kiss and tell. But when asked at “The Mindy Project” PaleyFest panel on Tuesday, actor Chris Messina, who plays Dr. Danny Castellano, bashfully said that though Ike Barinholtz, who plays nurse Morgan Tookers, has “soft lips,” it's Mindy Kaling who is the better kisser. Barinholtz, who is also the Fox comedy's co-producer, then jokingly stormed off stage. PHOTOS: Our favorite funny women and why we love 'em The lively cast, including Kaling, the creator and star, Messina, Barinholtz, Ed Weeks, Zoe Jarman, Beth Grant, Xosha Roquemore and executive producer Matt Warburton, kept fans laughing as they shared behind-the-scenes anecdotes and hints at what is to come in the upcoming eight episodes.
March 21, 2014 |
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.