July 19, 2013 |
Benedict Cumberbatch got an early birthday surprise Thursday morning. Following some time in New Zealand working on the next “Hobbit” film, the British actor, who turns 37 Friday, was on his way from a “Star Trek: Into Darkness” promotional tour in Japan to a friend's wedding in Ibiza - you know how it is -- when during a brief layover he discovered his phone had been flooded with messages. Worried something terrible might have happened, Cumberbatch was delighted to learn he had instead had received an Emmy nomination for his performance in “Parade's End,” the HBO/BBC miniseries adaptation of Ford Madox Ford's series of famously dense modernist novels.
November 26, 2013 |
A deadly storm that is working its way through the Southeast is expected to become a nasty Nor'easter that is turning holiday travel into a morass and threatening the iconic Thanksgiving Day Macy's parade with its fabled, but vulnerable, large character balloons. The storm, which flew out of the west and is responsible for 11 deaths, is heading east, carrying snow, ice, rain and wind. It is working its way through Arkansas, according to the National Weather Service, and may have caused an isolated tornado in the Florida Panhandle.
February 12, 1989
Parade music is traditional, popular, rousing--the very life of a parade. Agreed? Then why in the name of Great Jumping Jehoshaphat can't TV reporters shut their mouths when they're covering a parade? Watching the presidential inaugural parade Jan. 20, I tuned from channel to channel trying to find one that would give me a sense of witnessing the spectacle instead of attending the most vacuous talk show on earth. The CNN reporters, after sticking with the parade longer than the others, seemed to conclude viewers were bored.
December 16, 1995
Re "Rose Parade Will March Without KTTV's Cameras" (Dec. 11), does anyone else remember the good ol' days when KTTV televised the Rose Parade from the corner of Colorado and Sierra Madre? Not only did it provide a slightly different perspective, but it also gave viewers a second chance to view an entry without having to sit through the entire rerun. When they joined the million or so other stations already broadcasting from the Orange Grove starting point, they went from innovative directly to redundant.
September 20, 2008
SO MUCH ugliness in the news to get through each day: the financial crisis, suicide bombings, natural disasters, campaign mudslinging. However, learning that Stephanie Edwards would be back in 2009 to host the KTLA Rose Parade telecast I always used to watch but have skipped for the last two actually made me smile ["It Won't Rain on Her Parade," by Greg Braxton, Sept. 18]. This doesn't occur often while reading the paper nowadays. Steve Campbell Burbank -- GOOD, now I can watch that station's coverage again.
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June 22, 2001
Re "Conquering Lakers Ride in Triumph," June 19: The cost of cleaning up confetti, LAPD officers working to control the crowd, protect Police Chief Bernard Parks, Mayor Richard Riordan and Laker personnel, and closing down major streets for hours. . . . Could this money have helped a school or bought a new bus or fixed a few potholes? Call me a curmudgeon, but why a parade for millionaires who play a game for a living? Jason Rubel San Fernando