April 16, 2013 |
NEW YORK - In 11 previous editions, the Tribeca Film Festival has showcased dozens of glitzy studio productions and stars - Tobey Maguire and his "Spider-Man 3" crew rode into town in 2007, Tom Cruise opened "Mission: Impossible III" here in 2006 and last year Joss Whedon world-premiered "The Avengers" on closing night. But when Tribeca's 12th edition opens Wednesday, most of the famous names won't arrive via big-budget Hollywood movies - they'll come as documentary subjects. This cinematic rite of spring has eschewed the splashy studio premiere this year, opening instead with a documentary about the niche rock band the National ("Mistaken for Strangers")
April 16, 2013 |
UCLA freshman Shabazz Muhammad announced Tuesday that he will enter the NBA draft. Muhammad has been expected to declare for the draft. He needed to drop his classes by April 19 or he would have been given an incomplete, which would have counted against UCLA's academic progress rate. While he attended Las Vegas Bishop Gorman, Muhammad was considered among the top two high school players in the nation. He spent one hectic season in Westwood. IN-DEPTH: UCLA star's father mapped out a dream The NCAA held up his eligibility, forcing Muhammad to miss the first three games of the season.
April 16, 2013 |
Shabazz Muhammad, the centerpiece of UCLA's 2012 basketball recruiting class, will try his hand at the next level in 2013. Muhammad said Tuesday he would enter the NBA draft in June, a decision that came as no surprise. Muhammad, one of the top players in the nation as a senior at Las Vegas Bishop Gorman High, was considered a sure-fire one-and-done college player even before he signed a letter of intent. His departure leaves the Bruins with six players who came to UCLA on scholarship, including the three remaining members of the 2012 recruiting class, which was ranked second nationally.
April 6, 2013 |
Khalfani Muhammad of Sherman Oaks Notre Dame proved once again that he is the fastest high school athlete in California, winning the 100 meters in 10.46 seconds at Saturday's Arcadia Invitational. His time is the third fastest in the nation this year and the fastest he has ever run this early in a track season. He's the defending state 100 and 200 champion, so his quick time demonstrates his improved strength from a successful football season when he was running the ball for the Knights.
March 27, 2013 |
PARIS - Stephane Charbonnier, known as Charb, sits calmly behind a desk in a large, messy office with no sign outside indicating the name of his publication. True, there is a riot police car stationed in the street, but basically, he says, he doesn't see what all the fuss is about. "It just so happens I'm more likely to get run over by a bicycle in Paris than get assassinated," says Charb, the soft-spoken editor of Charlie Hebdo, a left-leaning French satirical weekly, which since 2006 has been sued, threatened and firebombed for its sporadic publication of cartoons mocking the Muslim prophet Muhammad.
March 22, 2013 |
UCLA apparel sponsor Adidas, a Los Angeles basketball trainer, a New York financial advisor and a 34-year-old financial planner all contributed funds to basketball standout Shabazz Muhammad and his summer league team as the talented player wound his way across the country, records show. Muhammad is preparing to lead his UCLA Bruins in their first game of the NCAA Tournament on Friday night in front of a national television audience. On Friday, The Times reported that Muhammad's father, Ron Holmes, worked hard to position his son for such success.