December 11, 2011 |
A day after the GOP candidates met for a fiery debate in Des Moines, Mitt Romney shrugged off criticism of the $10,000 bet he tried to make with Rick Perry on Saturday night. Romney did not mention what was widely viewed as a damaging gaffe during a town-hall-style meeting with New Hampshire voters Sunday. But he was prepared with a line when asked by a reporter whether he regretted the bet because of its potential to reinforce the impression that he is out of touch with average voters.
December 22, 2011 |
As fans of the late Christopher Hitchens cycle through the five stages of grief, it's interesting to see which of his opinions can still inspire the kind of anger that is unlikely to ever fade into acceptance. There are, of course, the obvious candidates: his characterization of Bill Clinton as "a rapist" or his vilification of Mother Teresa as "a fanatic, a fundamentalist, and a fraud. " There is also his oh so chivalrous shout-out to the Dixie Chicks, whom he called "fat slugs" (or "slags" or "sluts" depending on your source)
April 17, 2012 |
The West Hollywood home of actor Alan Sues, who portrayed several wacky characters on "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" starting in the late 1960s, is on the market at $1.175 million. The Spanish-style house, built in 1927, is entered through a gated courtyard with a fountain. The 1,830 square feet of living space includes a wood-beam ceiling in the living room, two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The backyard contains a koi pond, a gazebo and a brick patio. Sues, who died in December at 85, appeared onstage and in film as well as television.
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September 24, 2010 |
Grace Bradley Boyd, an actress who came to Hollywood as a Paramount contract player in the early 1930s but abandoned her career after marrying the love of her life, William "Hopalong Cassidy" Boyd, has died. She was 97. Boyd, the keeper of the "Hoppy" flame after the death of her western movie-hero husband of 35 years in 1972, died of age-related causes on her birthday Tuesday at her home in Dana Point, said Jane Mak, a longtime close friend. As Grace Bradley, Boyd appeared in 35 films, including "Too Much Harmony," starring Bing Crosby; "The Big Broadcast of 1938," with W.C. Fields and Bob Hope; and "Come on Marines" with Richard Arlen and Ida Lupino.
February 25, 1998
I would just like to thank you for the joy that the jokes in "Punch Lines" bring me each day. If I am sad, it really makes me laugh. SALLY ANNE HOOFE Los Angeles
July 31, 2003
Re "Heat, J. Lo, Ben: Enough's Enough," by Paul Brownfield (July 24): I've been assuming it was pronounced "G-Glee" and was actually about jeans. But then, I live in the Valley where apparently we haven't any dew point at all. Anyway, I got a good laugh from Paul Brownfield's piece. Glen Doll Burbank