August 22, 2012 |
A police officer shot nine times as he tried to help a victim of the Sikh temple shooting near Milwaukee has left the hospital, officials said Wednesday. Lt. Brian Murphy of the Oak Creek Police Department responded to a call Aug. 5 that a gunman was attacking worshipers inside the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin. As he tried to help a victim, police said, the shooter ambushed him. Despite his wounds, Murphy told rescuers to help others first. PHOTOS: Gunman opened fire at Sikh temple "He had been shot nine times - one of them very serious in the neck area - and he waved them off and told them to go into the temple to assist those in there," Oak Creek Police Chief John Edwards told reporters earlier this month.
August 21, 2012 |
Fox football analyst Michael Strahan and his fiance, former model Nicole Murphy, have put a town house in Hermosa Beach up for sale at $1.849 million. Set on a walk street within a block of the beach, the 2,560-square-foot custom house features two living rooms, an elevator, a rooftop deck, two master bedroom suites, another bedroom and a total of four bathrooms. Defensive end Strahan, 40, played for the New York Giants his entire NFL career, setting a record for sacks in a single season and retiring in 2008 after winning Super Bowl XLII.
July 25, 2012 |
Tom Sherak never would have been elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences if it weren't for the late Frank Pierson and a verbal spat that almost turned physical. It was early 2009, and Pierson and Sherak were at loggerheads at a Board of Governors meeting over a financing issue. The talk was getting contentious, so much so that Sherak said he thought the octogenarian screenwriter "could have beaten the crap out of me. " Then-academy President Sid Ganis threw the discussion to committee to avoid more arguing.
July 10, 2012 |
This just in: The Irish really know their way around telling a story. Yet despite America's eagerness to embrace Irish culture for one Guinness-addled day every March, few are familiar with many of the island's titans of the written word beyond an ambitiously purchased copy of "Ulysses," a tear-stained "Angela's Ashes" or perhaps stumbling through the Pogues' "Fairytale of New York" during the holidays. Consider celebrated Irish playwright Tom Murphy, whose name falls below the radar in mainstream American pop culture.
June 27, 2012 |
This is the 14th in a series of posts grading the Lakers on the 2011-12 season. Player: Troy Murphy, Lakers forward How he performed: 3.2 points on 45% shooting and 3.2 rebounds in 16.2 minutes a game in the regular season; 0.8 points and 0.7 rebounds in 3.8 minutes a game in the postseason. The good: For how little the Lakers needed to pay Murphy (veteran's minimum), they can't exactly fret over his deficiencies. In one respect, though, Murphy provided at times what the Lakers sorely lacked in previous seasons: a legitimate three-point threat who could space the floor.
June 6, 2012 |
"Glee" co-creator Ryan Murphy has put his Malibu beach house up for sale at $6.995 million. Entered through a courtyard with a koi pond, the nearly 2,100-square-foot contemporary Mediterranean includes three en suite bedrooms and a powder room. The beachfront deck features a cabana, a spa, an outdoor shower and a fire pit. Murphy, 46, co-created "American Horror Story" (2011-present) and created "Nip/Tuck" (2003-10). He wrote and directed the movie "Eat Pray Love" (2010)
May 22, 2012 |
*Audio of Troy Murphy's exit interview Lakers forward Troy Murphy said although he "enjoyed playing here," he wasn't sure he would re-sign with the team. "Unfortunately, it ended sooner than we had expected," Murphy said Tuesday after his exit interview at the Lakers' practice facility in El Segundo. "I'm going to take some time off and collect my thoughts and see what the future has in store. " What Murphy thinks very well might not matter. The Lakers signed him last year to the veterans' minimum for $1.4 million, and The Times' Mike Bresnahan reported he isn't expected to return.
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May 2, 2012 |
A Hollywood casting director charged with failing to comply with sex offender registry laws testified Tuesday that his use of a professional alias was not an attempt to hide his criminal past. "I've spent so long trying to become a productive member of society there's nothing I want to do to go back to jail," Jason James Murphy told a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge during a hearing in Beverly Hills to determine whether prosecutors have enough evidence to proceed to trial.
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May 2, 2012 |
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge dismissed the criminal case against a Hollywood casting director accused of concealing his sex offender status with an alias Wednesday, saying the man had consistently provided his real name, driver's license and passport to the movie studios that employed him. "There is no dispute that every studio … was aware of his true and legal name," Judge Elden Fox said, throwing out the sole charge against Jason...
April 2, 2012 |
Andrew Bynum's sprained left ankle was not considered serious enough to follow up with an MRI exam, and the Lakers are officially listing their center as day to day before Tuesday's game against New Jersey. Bynum was injured Sunday against Golden State after an awkward landing while trying to block the shot of Warriors power forward David Lee . The X-rays were negative. He went to the team's training facility Monday and underwent a series of physical treatments with longtime trainer Gary Vitti, including electro-stimulation, ice and manual therapy, according to Lakers spokesman John Black.