January 15, 2014 |
Pro ball seems always to just elude my soft, suburban hands. I have this dream, over and over, where the QB zips a pass high over the middle, and I am unable to go up for it. I look down, and I see two newspaper editors wrapping their arms around my legs, preventing me from reaching the ball. One looks like Naomi Watts, the other .... Look, details aren't import. What's important is that something always seems to be holding us back from our dreams. Don't let it. Paper Lion? Meet Paper Kiss.
January 8, 2014 |
Sadly, there won't be an appearance by the Beach Boys at the upcoming Kings-Ducks game at Dodger Stadium. Now that would have been a master stroke in keeping with the SoCal theme. Kings Coach Darryl Sutter thought Neil Young would have been an especially inspired choice. Then again, Young is a San Jose Sharks season-ticket holder. Sutter, in fact, met him briefly back in the day when he coached the Sharks. But the musical program for the Jan. 25 game was rounded out Wednesday when organizers announced that KISS will be joined by Jordin Sparks and John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting as featured performers, along with the USC Trojan Marching Band.
December 16, 2013 |
In the same year that Linda Ronstadt told the world she could no longer sing a note because of Parkinson's disease, she has been elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a possibility that she recently told the Los Angeles Times she'd never "given a second thought to. " Ronstadt, 67, is one of six new members who will be formally inducted next year, along with Peter Gabriel, KISS, Hall and Oates, Nirvana and Cat Stevens. Acts that made the final ballot but did not make the cut for induction are Yes, N.W.A, Chic, the Meters, Deep Purple, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, LL Cool J, the Replacements, Link Wray and the Zombies.
December 5, 2013 |
Jennifer Lawrence has many admirers, from the legions of "Hunger Games" and "X-Men" fans to critics to awards voters - the latter evidenced by her Oscar for "Silver Linings Playbook" and her recent New York Film Critics honor for supporting actress in the upcoming Abscam-inspired con story "American Hustle," opening Dec. 13. One of her biggest fans is David O. Russell, who directed her in both award-winning performances. At the Envelope Screening Series , Russell talked about casting Lawrence in "American Hustle" and how she helped pull off one of the film's most electric scenes.
October 24, 2013 |
The kiss seen around the world between former "Smash" actress Katharine McPhee and former "Smash" director Michael Morris - both of whom are married - has reportedly been causing some chaos, honey. Morris, married to actress Mary McCormack, found himself feeling the consequences. According to Page Six , McCormack kicked Morris out of their Los Angeles home Sunday when he told her that TMZ photos of him kissing McPhee were about to break online. Morris knew the photos would break, Page Six reports, since he himself tried to buy them from TMZ, hoping to protect his marriage and reputation.
October 16, 2013 |
Elvis Presley's camp once famously argued that “50,000,000 fans can't be wrong.” And although fans can weigh in on which artists they think should be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year, their preferences -- in the words of another great American pop culture icon -- "won't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world. " That's because whichever five of the 16 just-announced nominees receive the most fan votes at www.rockhall.org , whether it's 50,000 or 50 million, it will generate just a single additional vote for each artist to be tallied with the other 600 cast by voting members of the rock hall.