November 22, 2008 |
Soon, the TV world will not have Ned the Pie Maker or the dysfunctional Darlings or Eli Stone/George Michael. ABC President of Entertainment Steve McPherson broke the news Thursday afternoon that the network was giving up on three sophomore shows, "Pushing Daisies," "Dirty Sexy Money" and "Eli Stone. " Although McPherson never uttered the words "You're canceled" to producers, the message was clear to the cast and crews: They had been dumped. The network is not ordering more episodes of the three series, though it will complete production and air all produced episodes of each.
December 29, 2010 |
Fantasy buildings are so last century in Las Vegas . Now the buzz is about fantasy experiences, the latest of which are tied to an MGM Resorts casino loyalty program called M life Players Club. The payoff isn’t just in coupons for dinner or hotel room deals but also in the kinds of special-access events at MGM properties that merit bragging rights -- a day of directing the songs at the Fountains of Bellagio , a cameo appearance in a Cirque du Soleil production at Aria Resort & Casino , or cooking lessons with celebrity chef Rick Moonen at Mandalay Bay . To give travelers a taste of the new idea, MGM Resorts is simultaneously launching a sweepstakes that will accompany the Jan. 11 start of M life.
March 24, 2008 |
The way Flynn Robinson sees it, the Lakers' all-time record for consecutive victories was never seriously imperiled even as the Houston Rockets bumped off foe after foe through February and into the middle of March. "Twenty-two," Robinson says of the Rockets' streak, which was ended last week by the Boston Celtics, "is a long way from 33." Thirty-three, of course, is the remarkable number that Robinson helped the Lakers stamp into the record books during the 1971-72 season.
September 10, 1991
TV or not TV. . . . GOLDEN GIRL: Without Susan Harris, it is safe to say, NBC would be in a pickle. She created two series, "The Golden Girls" and "Empty Nest," that have helped keep the network atop the ratings. And this weekend, another of her sitcom creations, "Nurses," which is set in a hospital, joins the two established hits in its debut--giving her three NBC series each Saturday. That alone makes her a major TV power broker.
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September 19, 1990
A 5-year-old boy nearly drowned Tuesday in a swimming pool in Chula Vista. Victor Sandoval of Mendocino Drive in Chula Vista was listed in critical condition on a life support system at Children's Hospital late Tuesday, hospital spokesman Mark Morelli said. Victor's body temperature was below normal, indicating that he probably was under water for at least several minutes, Morelli said. The incident occurred shortly before 3 p.m. Life Flight took the child to the hospital about 3:20 p.m.
November 15, 1991 |
In a book about the Chicago Bulls' championship season, star guard Michael Jordan is quoted making an anti-Semitic statement, the Chicago Sun-Times reported in its Thursday editions. "The Jordan Rules," by Chicago Tribune reporter Sam Smith, who covered the team during its 1990-91 championship run, quotes Jordan as saying that if he won the lottery, he would ". . . go open up a country club and post a sign that said, 'No Jews Allowed.'
January 25, 2013 |
The first scene of "The Last Gladiators," a documentary that brings extraordinary insight to hockey's vanishing breed of enforcers, features a closeup of a man's hands. It takes only a few seconds to realize who they belong to and how appropriate that image is. The hands are scarred, the fingers misshapen and the knuckles flattened. They're surprisingly small. "I have my mother's hands," a raspy voice says, turning those hands toward the camera for better inspection. The voice and hands belong to Chris "Knuckles" Nilan, one of the NHL's most feared fighters during an era when enforcers were featured players.