January 8, 2013 |
An early contender for 2013's finest Christmas song arrives halfway through the new Dropkick Murphys album in "The Season's Upon Us. " It's a rowdy Celtic-punk number in which singer Ken Casey runs down the charms of his extended family, member by miserable member: "My nephew's a horrible, wise little twit," he barks, "He once gave me a nice gift-wrapped box full of" - well, you can imagine the rest. As in its obvious predecessor, "Fairytale of New York" by the Pogues, affection accompanies spite in "The Season's Upon Us"; but warmth is all you hear by the time the song's brandy-soaked chorus hits.
December 4, 2012 |
Forbes has released its annual list of Hollywood's most overpaid actors. Topping the list is Eddie Murphy. Murphy's career seemed headed for a rebound with a 2007 best supporting actor Oscar nomination for "Dreamgirls" and an announcement that he would host the upcoming Academy Awards ceremony. But he dropped out of the hosting gig after producer Brett Ratner left, and his three most recent films have disappointed at the box office. If you take out Murphy's voice role in the latest "Shrek" movie, "Shrek Forever After," the worldwide gross of Murphy's last three live-action films -- "Imagine That," "Tower Heist" and "A Thousand Words" -- is a combined domestic box office total of $196.3 million.
December 4, 2012 |
Brittany Murphy died in December 2009, but her final film hasn't seen the light of day. When Murphy passed away at age 32, she had completed production of her last movie, "Something Wicked. " But because of her death - caused by pneumonia, iron deficiency and multiple drug intoxication - the film's post-production was delayed until this year. Now the independent production directed by Darin Scott has finally been completed. However, since the film doesn't have a distributor, it's unclear when it will be seen by fans.
November 6, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Democratic Rep. Chris Murphy was elected to an open Senate seat in Connecticut, delivering Linda McMahon her second defeat in three years. Murphy, who was projected to win by the Associated Press, will replace retiring Sen. Joe Lieberman, an independent who sometimes sides with Democrats but is known for going his own way. McMahon spent $50 million of her personal fortune in her failed 2010 campaign against Richard Blumenthal, and she is believed to have spent about as much this time around.
November 4, 2012 |
Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum after scoring three points on one-for-11 shooting during a 106-92 loss to Oklahoma City: "This is the worst shooting night in my life … and when I don't have my shot, I stop playing. It's my biggest weakness. I've got to work on that. And I have to realize the game is different this year for me. It's not about my contract - I don't care about that - it's about my teammates. If I play good tonight, we win the game. That's on me. " Troy Murphy after signing a one-year contract with the Dallas Mavericks two games into the season: "I haven't practiced or anything.
October 26, 2012 |
Friday's games Garfield (3-5, 3-1) vs. Roosevelt (8-1, 5-0) at East Los Angeles College, 7:30 p.m. (Time Warner Cable Deportes): After a week of rallies, banquets and distractions, the players finally get to focus on trying to win an Eastern League championship. Roosevelt, led by versatile running back Gilbert Herrera, has the more consistent offense. Garfield will need players to step up on both sides of the ball to have a chance for the upset in this always memorable rivalry game.
October 8, 2012 |
Whether or not a $6.5-million offer was music to "Glee" co-creator and writer Ryan Murphy's ears, he has let his Malibu beach house go for that amount. Murphy bought the contemporary Mediterranean last year for $6,562,500. Entered through a courtyard with a koi pond, the nearly 2,100-square-foot view home along the ocean includes two fireplaces, 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)
September 10, 2012 |
"The New Normal," which premieres Tuesday on NBC, concerns Bryan and David (Andrew Rannells and Justin Bartha), a gay couple who want a baby; Goldie (Georgia King), the young woman they hire as a surrogate mother; Goldie's quirky-precocious 8-year-old daughter, Shania (the invaluable Bebe Wood); and her problematic grandmother, Jane (Ellen Barkin). I'm no fan of the works of its well-known co-creator, Ryan Murphy, who has "Nip/Tuck," "Glee" and "American Horror Story" in his portfolio.
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.