November 7, 2012 |
With the expansive Stanley Kubrick exhibition ensconced at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art through June 30, both the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and LACMA's film department are exploring the visionary director's movies. On Wednesday evening at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater, the academy is offering a tribute to the late filmmaker hosted by actor Malcolm McDowell, who played the thug Alex in Kubrick's controversial 1971 classic, "A Clockwork Orange. " Two days later, LACMA's screening series of Kubrick's entire catalog of films begins at the Leo S. Bing Theater.
October 31, 2012 |
Foxsports.com writer Jason Whitlock started it by poking fun at Shaquille O'Neal in a tweet Tuesday night during TNT's "Inside the NBA," comparing the NBA star turned analyst's physique to that of his cohost, Charles Barkley. "Right now, Chuck would win Shirt-Off II... Shaq is opening the season out of shape, as usual," Whitlock wrote. It was a pretty clever observation. But is it really a good idea to take on someone who has a forum on national TV? Especially when there are pictures of you like the one in the video above.
October 23, 2012 |
Charles Barkley and Shaquille O'Neal have never hidden their thoughts on the Lakers. Earlier this month, in fact, O'Neal said Dwight Howard was the third best center in the league, behind Andrew Bynum and New Jersey's Brook Lopez. So it wasn't overly surprising to hear the TNT analysts give a thumbs down to the Princeton-style offense the Lakers have employed this preseason. "I've always said I want my accountants from Princeton, not my offense," Barkley said in a conference call Tuesday with reporters.
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October 11, 2012 |
Sammi Kane Kraft, whose real-life baseball skills landed her the role of the pitching ace in the only film she ever made, 2005's "Bad News Bears," died early Tuesday in a car accident in Los Angeles. She was 20. She was a passenger in an Audi that was speeding on the westbound 10 Freeway near Crenshaw Boulevard about 1:30 a.m. when it rear-ended a big rig and was then struck by another car, according to the California Highway Patrol. Kraft was pronounced dead at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, said her brother, Frankie Kraft.
October 5, 2012 |
This is unexpected. Superman is fighting Superman. Shaquille O'Neal and Dwight Howard collided verbally Thursday with a predictably messy landing. Howard was not thrilled with O'Neal's assertion that Philadelphia's Andrew Bynum and New Jersey's Brook Lopez were better centers than him. "I don't care what Shaq says," Howard said flatly after Lakers practice. "Shaq played the game and he is done. It's time to move on. He hated the fact when he played that older guys were talking about him and how he played.
October 2, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 30 - Oct. 6 in PDF format This week's TV Movies This Morning David Denby; Donnie Wahlberg. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Cast of “The Princess Bride”; the Piano Guys perform; Hedy Goldsmith; Shaquille O'Neal. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Queen Latifah. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Kelly and Michael Stephen Colbert; Leighton Meester. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Queen Latifah; Jill Scott; Alfre Woodard; Adepero Oduye; Phylicia and Condola Rashad.
September 6, 2012 |
Not sure whether Shaquille O'Neal knows any Spanish, but one word that might come in handy is "grande. " That is, if he plans on accepting a reported invitation to play in the Mexican league. And, of course, assuming he will continue giving himself nicknames starting with the word "big" while there. O'Neal, who retired as an NBA player last off-season, was invited to play for Fuerza Regia while doing some social work in Monterrey last month, ESPN.com is reporting . According to the report, team President Sergio Ganem said Wednesday the 15-time All Star is in talks to play a few games in October, depending on his schedule as an analyst on TNT's "Inside the NBA. " Ganem reportedly spoke to O'Neal by phone in an effort to convince him to make the deal and expects a response by next week.
August 31, 2012 |
The Lakers announced Thursday they will retire the No. 34 jersey of former center Shaquille O'Neal on April 2 when they host the Dallas Mavericks at Staples Center. O'Neal, who won three NBA championships and one regular-season most-valuable-player award during his eight seasons with the team, last played for the Lakers in 2004. He also won an NBA title with the Miami Heat in 2006. O'Neal, 40, retired in 2011 after playing one season with Boston. The Lakers also said they will retire the uniform number of former forward Jamaal Wilkes , who was a member of three NBA championship teams during the Lakers' Showtime Era in the 1980s.
August 10, 2012 |
With the stroke of a pen, Dwight Howard won't just etch his name on a contract formally tabbing himself a Laker. He also has a chance to join an esteemed fraternity of big men. That includes one of the pioneers of pro basketball (George Mikan), the highest scorer in a single game (Wilt Chamberlain), the NBA's all-time leading scorer (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) and what many consider to be one of the NBA's most physical big men (Shaquille O'Neal). Not that Howard needs to be reminded about the strong Laker history, but the Mikan, Chamberlain and Abdul-Jabbar retired jerseys already hang on the Staples Center rafters.