January 5, 2014 |
Before the economy tanked, my favorite golf getaway spots were also the most expensive golf getaway spots in the land: Las Vegas, Hawaii, Scottsdale, Ariz. Prices have declined, but there still are many ways to drop $200 or more - in some instances way more - on a round of golf. Fear not. On a recent trip to one of those faves, the Hawaiian Islands, and Kauai in particular, my wife, Terri, and I took it upon ourselves to find good golf that is not expensive golf. We are pleased to report that, no, you don't have to sell your kids to play golf in Kauai.
November 16, 2013 |
"At the end of the day, it comes down to a young man in a room writing a song. " So claims one of Justin Bieber's associates in a trailer for the pop singer's new concert film, to which Pop & Hiss says: Come on, now. The songs matter, certainly, and Bieber's written or sung plenty of great ones, including several in his so-called Music Mondays series, in which he's releasing a new tune every week through next month. ("PYD," a promising -- and evidently Michael Jackson-inspired -- collaboration with R. Kelly, is due Sunday at midnight.)
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October 29, 2013 |
A cellphone charger in a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy's pocket saved her from serious injury during a struggle in Inglewood early Tuesday when a parolee opened fire and the bullet glanced off the device. Authorities called it "miraculous. " The suspect, described as a 49-year-old parolee, was shot and killed but not before he fired again, grazing the deputy's partner in the hand, officials said. Both deputies were treated at area hospitals and released later in the day. Sheriff Lee Baca said the deputy probably would have been seriously injured had the cellphone charger not deflected the bullet, sending it down her pant leg. It grazed her leg and went out her pants.
September 24, 2013 |
The last Clippers fans saw of DeAndre Jordan, he was making his usual fourth-quarter playoff moves. Turning his head to watch teammates run up the court. Readjusting in his seat whenever the urge struck. Standing up during timeouts. It's tough to earn your eight-figure salary when you're confined to the bench for four of six fourth quarters, as Jordan was during the Clippers' first-round loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. "There's always some frustration," Jordan said of not playing late in games.
July 25, 2013 |
Parents, get ready for more nautical nonsense. Viacom Inc.'s Nickelodeon has made a deal with Activision Blizzard Inc.'s publishing arm to develop and publish video games based on the network's cartoon "SpongeBob SquarePants. " Santa Monica-based Activision Publishing Inc. has signed on as the master video game licensee for the kids' show featuring the porous character, Nickelodeon said Thursday. SpongeBob games had previously been made by THQ, which filed for bankruptcy last year. Earlier this year, Activision and Nickelodeon reached an agreement to make games based on the network's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" animated show, which THQ also used to work on. Nickelodeon and Activision announced a new "Ninja Turtles" game last week. ON LOCATION: Where the cameras roll The first game to surface from the expanded, multi-year deal will be called "SpongeBob SquarePants: Plankton's Robotic Revenge," and will be released in October, the companies said. That game will be available on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii and Wii U and the Nintendo DS and 3DS handheld devices. ALSO: Univision confirms split with radio host Eddie 'Piolin' Sotelo Audiam helps artists get paid from plays of their songs on YouTube Tired of blockbusters: Moviegoers want Adam Sandler, not 'Pacific Rim' Follow on Twitter: @rfaughnder firstname.lastname@example.org MORE...
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July 23, 2013 |
Before actress Amanda Bynes was detained by Ventura County sheriff's deputies Monday and hospitalized for an involuntary mental health evaluation, she had accidentally set her pants on fire, witnesses and officials said Tuesday. Bynes reportedly ignited a pant leg while setting a small fire with a gas can in the driveway of a Thousand Oaks home, according to reports. A witness who called 911 reported seeing Bynes with a small gas can and was concerned it could explode. PHOTOS: Celebrity mug shots Andrew Liverpool told reporters he saw "this girl lying down here with her left pant leg on fire and there is this gas can right here and it is trailing fire.