August 22, 2013 |
Former Harvard-Westlake pitcher Lucas Giolito continued his comeback from Tommy John surgery, throwing five shutout innings in his debut for Auburn of the New York-Penn League. Giolito, a first-round draft pick of the Washington Nationals, was 1-1 with a 2.78 ERA in the Gulf Coast League. His father, Rick, was on hand on Wednesday to watch his son pitch for the first time since he was injured in a Harvard-Westlake game in 2012. Eric.email@example.com
August 12, 2013 |
Filmmaker George Lucas and his new wife, Mellody Hobson, have welcomed a girl, born Friday. Everest Hobson Lucas is the first biological child for both parties, who married on June 22 at Skywalker Ranch in Marin County, the Huffington Post reported . The baby - like Jimmy Fallon's new daughter, Winnie - was carried to term via gestational surrogate. Lucas, 69, has three children via adoption: Amanda, 32, from a previous marriage to Marcia Griffin, and Katie, 25, and Jett, 20, whom Lucas adopted on his own. The "Star Wars" creator and Hobson, 44, met in 2006 at a business conference.
July 29, 2013
'American Graffiti's' star class George Lucas' 1973 classic helped launch several careers, with two costars going on to Oscar glory and another blasting his way to box-office superstardom. Ron Howard Howard, who played Steve, won the director Oscar for 2001's "A Beautiful Mind. " Richard Dreyfuss The actor, who starred as Curt, won the lead actor Academy Award for 1977's "The Goodbye Girl. " Harrison Ford Ford, who portrayed Bob, became a superstar in George Lucas' 1977 game changer "Star Wars.
July 15, 2013 |
Lovers of Piedmontese wines have a rare chance Wednesday to taste through the Vietti estate's wines with winemaker Luca Currado at Michael's on Naples in Long Beach. Currado is not only one of the best winemakers in Piedmont, he's a talker, passionate about Barolo and his family's estate in Castiglione Falletto. He's also incredibly down-to-earth and approachable. Guests for the six-course dinner prepared by Michael's executive chef David Coleman will taste seven of Vietti's wines, including two 2009 single-vineyard Barberas, the 2007 Barbaresco “Masseria” and the 2008 Barolo “Brunate.” Coleman's menu starts off with butter-poached prawn with summer squash puree for the Arneis, then moves on to Devil's Gulch Farm rabbit sausage with oven-roasted cherry tomatoes and corn salad with the two Barberas.
July 13, 2013 |
Danish director Thomas Vinterberg thought he was past pedophilia. His 1998 breakout, "The Celebration," tackled the dark, scary topic, focusing on the largely sexual secrets revealed at a family birthday party involving possible past child molestations. A few months after the film opened, Vinterberg was approached by a prominent psychologist bearing reports of children who had imagined abuses that had never happened, and how their deceits nevertheless would spread "like a virus," the director recalled.
July 11, 2013 |
"The Hunt" is a terrifying cautionary tale about the loss of innocence, sexual abuse and children. But in a chilling twist, the innocence lost is that of a single father, a respected member of the community, a beloved kindergarten teacher suddenly pegged as a pedophile by an angry child. It is a devastating film to watch, a heedful one, and a tragic reminder that no matter how well a life has been conducted, the mere whiff of such scandalous behavior is condemnation enough. The film, which stars Mads Mikkelsen, that versatile Dane, follows the accused teacher, Lucas, through the destruction wrought by a single lie that sparks a wildfire of rumors and recriminations.
July 10, 2013 |
There's plenty of controversy over the suitability of pit bulls as pets. Some are temperamentally more suited than others. But few people would think a pit bull that was actually used in the illegal sport of dogfighting could be transformed into a gentle pet. Yet that's what the staff at Best Friends Animal Society did with Michael Vick's grand champion fighting dog, Lucas. After Vick, the pro football player, was convicted of felony charges stemming from his connection to an illegal dogfighting ring in 2007, the animal welfare group was given custody of 22 dogs from the fighting kennel operation.
June 24, 2013 |
"Star Wars" mastermind George Lucas turned Skywalker Ranch in Marin County into a bit of a love fest Saturday evening when he married Mellody Hobson in a ceremony officiated by journalist Bill Moyers. Hobson, 44, was given away by former New Jersey senator and longtime friend Bill Bradley, according to the Huffington Post, which saw its founder, Arianna Huffington, among the guests. Huffington told the Post that Moyers' words were quite moving, while Ron Howard tweeted that it was "nothing short of profound.
June 17, 2013 |
This had to have been a first: A winner of the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award -- an elite group whose ranks include cinema luminaries such as Orson Welles, Elizabeth Taylor, John Ford, Meryl Streep, Henry Fonda, Barbara Stanwyck, Fred Astaire, Steven Spielberg and Mel Brooks -- walking on stage to accept a Daytime Emmy Award. But there was George Lucas -- the creator of the "Star Wars" franchise, producer of the Indiana Jones franchise and Oscar-nominated writer-director of "American Graffiti" -- humbly standing Sunday evening before an audience of soap opera stars, game show producers and talk show hosts.
June 6, 2013 |
A year ago, high school teammates Max Fried and Lucas Giolito from Studio City Harvard-Westlake had plenty to celebrate on the opening day of the MLB amateur draft. Fried, a left-handed pitcher, went No. 7 to the San Diego Padres. Giolito, a right-hander, went No. 16 to the Washington Nationals. Fried, who signed for $3 million, is considered one of the top prospects in the Padres organization. He's 2-1 with a 4.30 earned-run average and 43 strikeouts in 44 innings for Class-A Fort Wayne in the Midwest League.