January 13, 2014 |
Joe Morgan never retired from baseball. He just stopped playing in games. He is 70, going on 45. What we remember - the left-handed batter swatting hits as easily as we swat flies - remains the essence of who he is and what he will always be. He played in the majors from 1963 through 1984. Then he went immediately into a broadcasting career that bounced from his beloved Cincinnati Reds to stints with the San Francisco Giants, Oakland Athletics, ABC and, most prominently, ESPN's "Sunday Night Baseball.
January 8, 2014 |
Longtime baseball scouts Jack McKeon and Ray Crone Sr. are to be presented with lifetime achievement awards at the 11th "In the Spirit of the Game" gala at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel on Jan. 18. The star-studded banquet, which has become an important part of baseball's winter calendar, is hosted each year by the Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation, an organization founded by former minor league player turned baseball agent Dennis Gilbert...
December 2, 2013 |
NEW YORK -- The Gotham Awards handed their best feature award to a surprise contender Monday: the Coen brothers' folk-music tale "Inside Llewyn Davis. " "Fruitvale Station," the movie about an unarmed young man who was fatally shot at an Oakland train station in 2009, was also a big winner at the annual New York independent-film confab, with the film's Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan winning breakthrough director and breakthrough actor, respectively. Matthew McConaughey won the ceremony's first-ever best actor prize for his role as unlikely AIDS crusader Ron Woodroof in "The Dallas Buyers Club.
August 9, 2013 |
In 85 years, she wrote more than 70 books -- so many that she needed to publish under three different names. Barbara Mertz was 85 when she died at home in Frederick, Md., on Thursday. Born in a small town in Illinois as Barbara Louise Gross, she attended the University of Chicago on scholarship. Despite having a Ph.D., she was unable to find work in her chosen field, Egyptology. Instead she became a stay-at-home mom who tried in her spare time to write books. When her first novels failed to sell, she published two nonfiction books about Egypt under her own name.
June 25, 2013 |
The Katy Perry-John Mayer saga continues. The pair, who reportedly split up last March, appear to be back on. The singers were spotted holding hands Monday at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York as they were leaving the Friars Foundation's roast of comedian Don Rickles, 87, who received a lifetime achievement award for comedy. (Bob Newhart, Robert De Niro, Joan Rivers, Bob Saget, Kathy Griffin and John Stamos were also in attendance.) Normally we wouldn't be so enthused by this bit of PDA, but it's unusual juxtaposed with her recent disclosure that she and Mayer were kaput.
June 10, 2013 |
After doing more than 4,000 episodes over the last half-century of his iconic daytime game show "Let's Make a Deal," Monty Hall is finally getting an Emmy Award. "TV's Big Dealer" is receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 40th Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards airing Sunday on Turner Broadcasting's HLN. His wife of 65 years, Marilyn Hall, beat him to the podium nearly 30 years ago, winning an Emmy as a producer of the 1985 CBS TV movie "Do You Remember Love?" PHOTOS: Behind-the-scenes Classic Hollywood "I'm going to place the Emmy on a shelf next to my wife's Emmy and maybe one day we'll have little Emmys," Monty Hall said with a smile during a recent interview at his comfortable Beverly Hills home.