April 17, 2013 |
The Green Bay Packers locked up star linebacker Clay Matthews with a long-term extension Wednesday as the team took care of one of its top two stars in need of new deals. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers is also in negotiations for an extension. Matthews posted a picture of himself on Twitter signing the deal, saying, "Trivial amongst the recent tragic news, but happy to continue my career in Green Bay!" The Packers did not announce terms of the extension, but NFL.com's Albert Breer reported the deal as a five-year extension worth $66 million.
April 13, 2013 |
So the thought has probably occurred to some of you: If I listen to this one specially chosen song while editing, does that mean I can edit a story in three minutes? Yes, I'm that good. OK, the real answer is that sometimes I listen to that particular song as I start working the story, and then move on to other music by the same band, or something with a similar mood. Or I go into full “High Fidelity” mode (see: near-perfect novel and movie of the same name) and listen to that song over and over and over (see: “Someone to Pull the Trigger,” for the Wednesday story.)
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April 12, 2013 |
When in pain, pray. When you worry, worship. When in grief, share it in your small group. The Facebook post, sent in the early morning hours Friday by famed pastor Rick Warren, was short on words but deep in meaning. Since the suicide death of his son a week earlier, the pastor of Orange County's sprawling Saddleback Church has indeed been sharing his grief. But his "small group" includes not only his parishioners, but nearly a million Twitter followers as well as those who read his Facebook page.
April 11, 2013 |
The new 2013-14 season of Dance at the Music Center will feature works by choreographers Matthew Bourne, Ethan Stiefel and Alexei Ratmansky. The season, which the Music Center announced this week, will also include return appearances by Ballet Preljocaj and the Paul Taylor Dance Company. The dance series -- whose full title is Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center -- will take place at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, unless otherwise noted. As previously announced, Nederlands Dans Theater will present "Chamber" (Oct.
April 6, 2013 |
The last time viewers caught a glimpse of Roger Sterling, the rakishly charming advertising executive played by John Slattery on "Mad Men," he stood naked looking out a hotel window, arms raised in a state of LSD-induced bliss. The image of Roger's bare rear end brought a note of levity to a season that was otherwise exceptionally gloomy, even by the brooding standards of "Mad Men," which returns to AMC Sunday. In addition to the usual mix of ennui and infidelity, the specter of death loomed over the series last year, culminating with the suicide of agency partner Lane Pryce in the penultimate episode.
April 4, 2013 |
Like the NHL season, the annual deadline-day trading frenzy was late in starting. But a flurry of deals in the hour before Wednesday's noon Pacific time cutoff changed the complexion of several teams and added depth to others hoping for long playoff runs. The Ducks, seeking strength up the middle, acquired veteran center Matthew Lombardi from the Phoenix Coyotes for left wing Brandon McMillan. They also traded goalie Jeff Deslauriers to the Minnesota Wild for future considerations.
April 3, 2013 |
The Ducks on Wednesday added a player who could be the final piece in their bid to win the Stanley Cup this season. They then moved within two points of catching Western Conference leader Chicago. "We're plugging along," Ducks defenseman Sheldon Souray said after the Ducks beat the Dallas Stars for the second time in three days, 5-2, at Honda Center. "We'd like to be the best. We'll keep working until we get there. " BOX SCORE: Ducks 5, Stars 2 The Ducks acquired center Matthew Lombardi from the Phoenix Coyotes for left wing Brandon McMillan, a move intended to boost depth at a position of need.
April 3, 2013 |
The Ducks acquired center Matthew Lombardi from the Phoenix Coyotes for left wing Brandon McMillan on Wednesday, a deal completed shortly before the NHL's noon Pacific time trade deadline. The Kings made no trades on Wednesday. They made their big move on Monday when they acquired defenseman Robyn Regehr from the Buffalo Sabres for second-round draft picks in 2014 and 2015. Regehr passed the necessary medical exams and practiced with the Kings for the first time on Wednesday. They also traded spare defenseman Davis Drewiske to Montreal on Tuesday for a fifth-round pick in this year's draft.
April 2, 2013 |
Kate Hudson said she and boyfriend Matthew Bellamy of Muse will get married, but there doesn't seem to be a rush yet. Hudson, 33, was interviewed by Elle UK ahead of her latest thriller "The Reluctant Fundamentalist," out in limited release April 26. She's doing her promotional rounds, too, covering Glamour magazine's April issue topless, speaking candidly about her departure from the romantic comedy genre and her stint as Lea Michele's sassy...
March 22, 2013 |
Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has at least one person in his corner: actor Matthew McConaughey. McConaughey and Armstrong have been friends for years, and the actor came to Armstrong's defense in the newest issue of Details magazine . He said that despite Armstrong's years of denial over taking performance-enhancing drugs, the cyclist is not a liar. "He told a lie, he's not a liar," McConaughey said. "When it came out, I took it personally, but then I realized it ain't personal to him....