November 2, 2000 |
Limp Bizkit's "Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water" holds on to theNo. 1 spot on the nation's album chart, outselling the top new arrival, Lenny Kravitz's "Greatest Hits," by more than 200,000 copies. After selling 1.05 million copies in its first week in the stores, "Chocolate" sold an additional 392,000 copies during its second week. The Kravitz package sold almost 162,000.
December 2, 1990 |
Flash back to Jan. 12, 1971: You're watching TV when suddenly a voice from the set announces: "The program you are about to see is 'All in the Family.' It seeks to throw a humorous spotlight on our frailties, prejudices and concerns. By making them a source of laughter, we hope to show--in a mature fashion--just how absurd they are."
March 5, 2012 |
Lenny Dykstra does not believe he's a criminal. But an L.A. County Superior Court judge decided otherwise Monday, sentencing the former New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies center fielder to three years in state prison for his role in a grand theft auto case. According to prosecutors, Dykstra and two others tried to lease and then sell cars from several dealerships by claiming credit through a nonexistent business. After Judge Cynthia Ulfig rejected a last-ditch effort by Dykstra's lawyer to withdraw his no-contest plea, Dykstra addressed the court in a manner described by The Times' Andrew Blankstein as "rambling and repetitive.
March 21, 2013 |
Are you planning to watch HBO's "Phil Spector"? Then step into my cubicle. We need to talk. I'm just a reporter, so my opinions about film aesthetics don't add up to much, but as one of the only journalists to cover both of Spector's murder trials, I can tell you that this movie, which premieres Sunday, is a bomb factually. And in an era when millions depend on "The Daily Show" for their news and best picture nominees for their history lessons, that scares me. Most viewers will know very little about the Spector case, and when the program is over, their understanding will be deeply flawed.
March 7, 2012 |
Lenny Dykstra had already filed for bankruptcy and was fighting to somehow keep the $17.4-million mansion he had purchased from hockey legend Wayne Gretzky when he was interviewed by The Times' Alejandro Lazo back in October 2010 . Back then, a defiant Dykstra was confident he would once again make his way back to the top. "I have been fighting my whole life," Dykstra said. "That's why I have a new theme song, dude, and I am going to play it for you: "I want to be a billionaire, so … bad, buy all of the things I never had," he sang along, loudly and off-key, to the Travie McCoy song "Billionaire," as it blared from his Bose computer speakers.
November 27, 2012 |
Lenny Kravitz has been tapped to star as soul singer Marvin Gaye in an upcoming biopic, according to reports. The film is the first lead role for Kravitz, who has played supporting roles in "The Hunger Games," “Precious” and the forthcoming White House drama “The Butler.” According to Deadline , the biopic will focus on the early 1980s when the Motown legend was in Europe attempting to curb his addictions and reignite his career...
January 29, 2013 |
Cutter Dykstra, the son of former major leaguer Lenny Dykstra, is engaged to actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler. Dykstra is a second baseman in the Washington Nationals organization. “So this just happened” Sigler wrote on her Twitter page Monday, with a picture of the engagement ring. “She said yes!!” Cutter Dykstra tweeted. "Jamie couldn't be happier. Cutter is the perfect guy for her," a friend of the couple told US Weekly. "Although they have only been together for a year, they both know that this is it for both of them.
November 17, 1999 |
Packing 115 mph winds and torrential rains, Hurricane Lenny careened past the Dominican Republic on a rare west-to-east course aimed directly at Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. At 10 p.m. EST, Lenny was 170 miles south-southwest of San Juan, speeding east-northeast at 16 mph. Late Tuesday, Lenny became a Category 3, designating a dangerous storm with winds from 111 mph to 130 mph. The storm was expected to hit Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands this morning.
July 24, 2007 |
SO, these comedians walk into a comedy club, and a nasty dispute breaks out over who is stealing jokes. The audience laughs, but the comedians don't seem to find it funny at all. The scene was the Comedy Store on the Sunset Strip earlier this year, and on stage were Carlos Mencia, host of Comedy Central's "Mind of Mencia," and stand-up comic and "Fear Factor" host Joe Rogan.
May 21, 1995 |
Michael McKean and David L. Lander, who played Laverne and Shirley's oddball pals Lenny and Squiggy, were friends who met as drama majors at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Tech (now called Carnegie Mellon). "One of the things we did right from the beginning was those two characters," Lander says. "We only did them for our friends." Lenny and Squiggy were based on other people both of them knew.