March 24, 2013 |
Mike D'Antoni laughed before the question could be completed, fully knowing where the query was headed. Was the Lakers coach referring to Kobe Bryant when he criticized his team's defense on Trevor Ariza and its tendency to go one-on-one Friday during an appalling loss to Washington? "Am I talking about Kobe?" D'Antoni said Sunday, the first time he had spoken with reporters since his postgame rant. "I'm talking about Kobe, I'm talking about me, I'm talking about Dwight [Howard]
February 27, 2013 |
Debra Messing, who stars on the TV series "Smash" set on Broadway, has sold her house in Bel-Air in a month for $11.4 million. The traditional-style house, designed by architect Paul R. Williams and built in 1937, features bay windows, updated interiors, a den, a bar, a gym, four fireplaces, six bedrooms and eight bathrooms in 6,400 square feet. The more than half-acre gated property, sheltered by tall hedges, includes a swimming pool, a cabana and a brick driveway. Messing bought the property from actress Renee Zellweger in 2003 for $7 million, public records show.
February 26, 2013 |
After the coffee. Before doing something about these early hours. The Skinny: Monday's episode of "The Following" may have jumped the shark for me. Without giving anything away, I'll only ask if we're to believe that everyone is on it. Headlines for Tuesday include the backlash against Oscar host Seth MacFarlane and how NBC made a mess of Thursday night. Daily Dose: Anyone thinking "Arrested Development" is coming back for the long haul should guess again. Netflix chief Reed Hastings said the show is likely around for only one more season.
February 12, 2013 |
Gov. Jerry Brown ought to cut his Texas brother, Rick Perry, a little slack. Texas Gov. Perry arrived in the Golden State this week trolling for California businesses he could poach and carry home with him in his saddlebags. His trip here comes on the heels of a Texas radio come-on, which aired statewide, and which Brown memorably dismissed as "barely a fart. " But there are reasons why Perry's efforts deserve more serious scrutiny. One is that the campaign exposes an important shortcoming of Texas' job-development program: It focuses on using incentives to steal jobs from other states because it's not so hot at creating jobs from scratch.
February 9, 2013 |
Debra Messing, who stars on "Smash" as Broadway lyricist Julia Houston, has listed her showstopper in Bel-Air for $11.995 million. The traditional-style house, designed by architect Paul R. Williams and built in 1937, features bay windows, updated interiors, a den, a bar, a gym, four fireplaces, six bedrooms and eight bathrooms in 6,400 square feet. The more than half-acre gated property, sheltered by tall hedges, includes a swimming pool, a cabana and a brick driveway. Homes by Williams, who was popular among celebrities and designed homes for entertainers such as Frank Sinatra, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, still attract big names.
February 7, 2013 |
"Identity Thief" is a larcenous bit of funny business. It probably should be locked up for its crimes and misdemeanors against moviemaking. But its stars, Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy, steal so many laughs from such improbable places that the bumps in this revenge/road trip farce can be mostly forgiven, though not forgotten. Directed by Seth Gordon, the film has the same R-rated tenor of his relatively horrible "Horrible Bosses" and his really dreary "Four Christmases. " More problematic, it has the same difficulty with the connective tissue - anything but the really funny stuff sags or is superfluous.