November 21, 2013 |
It all started with a phone call. At the time, we were at a movie theater. On the phone, our "team" of managers and agents. We ran out into the hallway to answer. (Our apologies to whatever movie we were seeing at the time. This was a call we had been anticipating.) "Congrats, guys. Fox Searchlight has greenlit the movie. It's a go!" said the voice on the other end. Cheers and congratulations followed. That was in 2005. Before it all fell apart ... the first time. What followed was an eight-year journey, traversing different studios, directors and producers, all trying to make our first screenplay a reality.
October 30, 2013 |
Losing to the Lakers in the season opener Tuesday was a hard lesson for the Clippers, guard J.J. Redick said at practice Wednesday, but he believes the loss can be beneficial. One of the keys, Redick said, is for the Clippers to be more focused on their defensive effort. "Last night could be a good thing for us if we respond the right way," Redick said. "And the response has got to be to learn from our mistakes and own up to them and then get better. " The Clippers gave up 116 points to the Lakers.
October 29, 2013 |
Never saw this coming. Never felt this happening. Never thought the Clippers would begin their march to the NBA Finals by tripping over the Lakers ... bench? Never thought new Clippers Coach Doc Rivers would watch the first step toward his second championship ring tarnished by … Mike D'Antoni?. Never thought a Staples Center that contained some loud Clippers fans - including one dude who infiltrated the Lakers courtside seats - would once again roar for the Lakers as if it were June.
October 25, 2013 |
The Lakers' bus was half an hour late for pregame festivities, stymied by Friday afternoon traffic from El Segundo to Anaheim. Are the harbingers already lining up for the 2013-14 season? On one hand, at least they didn't go winless like last exhibition season. On the other, there are more questions about the Lakers than tattoos on Robert Sacre's body. Kobe Bryant's return date is still unclear, though the Lakers aren't necessarily ready to say goodbye to him next July. He is in the last year of a contract that will pay him $30.5 million this season.
October 13, 2013 |
Although he was born in Southern Italy, Salvatore Ferragamo owes a lot to Southern California. He came to Los Angeles in 1923 as a young man in his 20s, first designing shoes for films such as "The Ten Commandments," then opening the Hollywood Boot Shop at Hollywood Boulevard and Las Palmas. There, he built the foundation for today's global luxury brand by becoming cobbler to the stars. Sophia Loren, Marilyn Monroe, Joan Crawford, Gloria Swanson and Audrey Hepburn were clients. He even studied anatomy at the University of Southern California to learn how to make his shoes more comfortable, before returning to Italy in 1927 and settling in Florence, where he focused on developing visionary designs such as the cage and the wedge heels.
October 2, 2013 |
Carnegie Hall's opening night gala -- an annual highlight of the New York cultural calendar -- has been canceled at the last minute because of a strike by the organization's stagehands. The Wednesday evening concert was to feature the Philadelphia Orchestra led by conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin, with appearances by violinist Joshua Bell and jazz musician Esperanza Spalding. The labor strike stems from a disagreement over stagehands' jurisdiction over Carnegie Hall's education wing, which is scheduled to open next year.