October 30, 2013 |
How often can a player shoot 1 of 11 from the field and still play a big role in a victory? On Tuesday night, Lakers forward Wesley Johnson scored just three points in 20½ minutes and even missed a dunk attempt), but his defense on Blake Griffin in the fourth quarter was a big reason for an opening night victory against the Clippers. "I'm happy we got the win," Johnson said with a big smile after the game. "I'm going to do everything that will help this team win. "One of these nights, I [may]
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September 11, 2013 |
Former rap impresario Marion “Suge” Knight was arrested by Los Angeles police Wednesday morning after being pulled over for a traffic violation, officials said. The former head of Death Row Records was pulled over about 12:30 a.m. near Beverly Hills, said LAPD officer Drake Madison. He declined to say what the alleged traffic violation was. A records check showed Knight was wanted on a misdemeanor warrant and police took him into custody. He was booked into county jail and released before 4 a.m. on $20,000 bail, records show.
August 15, 2013 |
Quirky Frenchwoman Marion Bartoli, whose constant mimicking of her serve between points would often annoy opponents and who unexpectedly won Wimbledon in July, suddenly announced her retirement from the game Wednesday night after a loss at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati. Bartoli, 28, whose Wimbledon win in the final over Sabine Lisicki was her only major tournament victory, said in Cincinnati that her body was always sore. She gave an emotional and teary press conference and said, "I can no longer deal with the pain.
August 4, 2013 |
Marion Dougherty came to New York from Pennsylvania in 1944 with dreams of becoming a theater set designer. While waiting for her big break, she worked for $45 a week designing windows at Bergdorf Goodman. But Dougherty's break came in a different form a few years later when a friend working at the NBC live anthology series "Kraft Television Theater" asked her to become a casting assistant on the show. In time, Dougherty would transform - and in many ways invent - the role of casting director that made her a legend in New York and Hollywood.
July 24, 2013 |
Casting directors, the largely unsung heroes of the film and TV business, enjoy a warm, deserving close-up in the highly watchable documentary "Casting By," in theaters for a quick run before its HBO premiere next month. Directed by Tom Donahue, the movie, jampacked with evocative film clips, archival footage and interviews with a who's who of actors and filmmakers (Clint Eastwood, Robert Redford, Woody Allen, Glenn Close, Al Pacino, Martin Scorsese and Bette Midler are but a few)
July 7, 2013 |
Marion Bartoli, a French tennis veteran with the IQ of a genius and recently crowned Wimbledon women's champion, had little to say in the wake of a sexist remark about her looks by way of comparison to Maria Sharapova, a lanky blond from Russia. BBC radio commentator John Inverdale remarked after Bartoli's 6-1, 6-4 victory over Germany's Sabine Lisicki, "Do you think Bartoli's dad told her when she was little: 'You're never going to be a looker. You'll never be a Sharapova, so you have to be scrappy and fight'?"