February 7, 2013 |
Scrappy, laborious, ugly games can turn on such things. UCLA senior guard Larry Drew II did a dipsy-doodle move, scooping in a layup. Drew extended his body to swipe a pass, then gave Shabazz Muhammad a silver-platter tomahawk dunk. And finally, Drew decided to be the scorer, not the facilitator. Scrappy, laborious, ugly games are won on such things. Drew declined to pass, no matter how badly Muhammad wanted the ball. He dribbled across the top of the key and sank a 17-foot buzzer-beater to give UCLA a 59-57 victory over Washington on Thursday.
February 1, 2013 |
Looking to end your week on an upbeat note? Then read no further! Seriously, um, read no further, 'cause we're about to learn how Katie Couric came thisclose to having sexy times with Larry King. Seems Katie and Larry went out on a date in Washington, D.C., years ago, when she was about 30 and he was 112 (OK, he's about 23 years older than she is, but you get the idea). It was during a period in her life, she told Jimmy Kimmel on his show Thursday night, when she was going out with anyone who asked, because "you learn something" every time you're with someone new. They headed out for an Italian dinner, and he ordered heart-healthy because he'd just had bypass surgery.
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January 29, 2013 |
A Santa Ana man was charged with fraudulently collecting more than $100,000 of his deceased father's Social Security benefits Tuesday after bones believed to be those of his father were found in the backyard of his former home, officials said. Larry Thomas Dominguez, 65, faces a felony count of theft by embezzlement, with sentencing enhancements for aggravated white-collar crime over $100,000, the Orange County district attorney's office announced. Dominguez's arraignment was postponed Tuesday.
January 28, 2013 |
Even though beloved octogenarian actor Larry Hagman died late last year, his iconic character J.R. Ewing will be back in trademark form for the second season of TNT's reboot of "Dallas. " With bushy eyebrows twitching, J.R. will plot his way through seven episodes with a characteristic evil smile on his face and a greedy scheme up his sleeve. And when he departs the show - an unspecified untimely death is planned to reflect the real-life passing and to celebrate a life fully lived - he'll leave behind a mighty mess.
January 15, 2013 |
Actor Larry Hagman 's penthouse in Santa Monica is on the market at $5.2 million. The two-bedroom, three-bathroom unit is in a building constructed in 1963 and includes 3,029 square feet of living space. The contemporary-style condo has views of the ocean and three parking spaces. Amenities include 24-hour security, a swimming pool and a gym. Hagman, who died last year at 81, entertained generations of television viewers on "I Dream of Jeannie" (1965-70) and "Dallas" (1978-91)
January 10, 2013 |
Let's face it: Making business software exciting can be tough. Databases. Human resource management. Customer relationship management. Oy. But still, these are billion-dollar markets with giant personalities and egos involved. And every once in a while, this buttoned-down corner of technology lets the smack talk fly. Or something resembling it. It will be no surprise that in this case Larry Ellison, chief executive of Oracle, is involved. Early last year, Ellison sounded off about rival's SAP plans to build technology to compete with Oracle's bread-and-butter database product. "When SAP and, specifically Hasso Plattner, said they're going to build this in-memory database and compete with Oracle, I said, 'God, get me the name of that pharmacist, they must be on drugs,'" Ellison said. Plattner, SAP's co-founder, was in Palo Alto on Thursday as part of a media event the company held to announce the official release of the product in question, dubbed SAP HANA.
December 28, 2012 |
UCLA Coach Ben Howland's voice was a monotone when he was asked to respond to some unhappy Twitter comments made by one of his highly regarded freshmen. Center Tony Parker had expressed some unhappiness about his time at UCLA to the Twitterverse. Howland said that there's no trouble between him and the 6-foot-9 freshman from Atlanta and that Parker had two of his best practices on Christmas and the day after. But UCLA's practice landscape is anonymous to almost everyone. Howland doesn't welcome the outside world to watch the process of how he gets his teams ready for games.
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December 22, 2012 |
Larry L. King, a writer and playwright whose magazine article about a campaign to close down a popular bordello became the hit Broadway musical "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" and a 1982 movie starring Burt Reynolds, died Thursday. He was 83. King, who had emphysema, died at a retirement home in Washington, D.C., where he had lived for six months, said his wife, Barbara Blaine. He wrote his most famous piece, about the demise of the Chicken Ranch brothel in Texas, in 1974 for Playboy magazine.
December 18, 2012 |
Larry Drew II's UCLA basketball career will end when the Bruins' season does — and Ben Howland regrets this. The UCLA coach regrets this not just because he will lose a veteran leader and an unselfish, steady point guard who is averaging 8.3 assists a game, third-highest in the nation. No, Howland regrets this also because he knows the fifth-year senior would have played for him much longer than one season if not for a mistake Howland said he made years ago. "I take full responsibility for him not being here as a freshman," Howland said Monday, a day before the Bruins (7-3)