November 22, 2013 |
The Angels traded oft-injured Peter Bourjos to the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday for third baseman and former World Series most valuable player David Freese, freeing up center field for Mike Trout and right field for Kole Calhoun and allowing Josh Hamilton to return to left field. The Angels also acquired reliever Fernando Salas, a 28-year-old right-hander who had 24 saves for St. Louis in 2011, and sent double-A outfielder Randal Grichuk, a first-round pick in 2009, to the Cardinals.
November 21, 2013 |
New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has drawn plenty of ire in the baseball world as he continues to fight his 211-game suspension from Major League Baseball for allegedly using performance-enhancing drugs. But MLB Network analyst Peter Gammons took the villainization of Rodriguez too far during a radio interview Thursday. While speaking with ESPN Radio's Mike Lupica, Gammons said people within the New York Yankees organization say Rodriguez "wants to blow up the world.
November 20, 2013 |
Having acted in such films as "Collateral" and "Smokin' Aces" and directed movies including "The Kingdom" and "Battleship," Peter Berg is well-versed in the action genre. His latest film is the war drama "Lone Survivor," which he directed and adapted from former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell's nonfiction book of the same name, and it meant much more to the filmmaker than a chance to blow stuff up. The film chronicles an ill-fated SEAL mission in Afghanistan in 2005 that claimed the lives of 19 American soldiers.
November 18, 2013 |
A huge reveal in the "Think Lovely Thoughts" episode of "Once Upon a Time" hearkens back to the fun of discovering characters that this show presented in Season 1, though a bit in reverse. We find that a fairy tale character has a true-life identity instead of the other way around. We'll leave that for later. We start, and end, with Skull Island, where Peter Pan has taken Henry. Pan is still manipulating Henry, and using Wendy to do it. "Tonight, Henry saves magic!" says Pan to the assembled Lost Boys.
November 16, 2013 |
The Ducks took center Peter Holland off his yo-yo ride between the minor leagues and the NHL on Saturday, trading the 22-year-old to the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Ducks, who also parted with minor-league right wing Brad Staubitz in the deal, obtained minor-league defenseman Jesse Blacker and third- and seventh-round 2014 draft picks. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound Blacker, 22, was assigned to the Ducks' affiliate in Norfolk, Va. Holland, a first-round pick in 2009, scored a goal in four games with the Ducks this season and played in 29 games total over the last three seasons, scoring three goals with two assists last season.
October 30, 2013 |
Los Angeles didn't get chosen as the location for the latest "Fast & Furious" movie, but it did land the spoof version of the popular car chasing franchise. The actual "Fast & Furious 7" has been filming in Atlanta to tap into Georgia's 30% tax credit, though some filming is expected to occur in L.A. But "SuperFast," a parody of Universal's "Fast and Furious" films, began filming in Vernon, south of downtown, last week. The independently produced movie comes from writer-directors Aaron Seltzer and Jason Friedberg, known for the "Scary Movie" films and for parodies of "Twilight" with their satiric "Vampires Suck" and the historical epic "300" with their comical "Meet the Spartans.
October 29, 2013 |
Despite fixing many of its own technical glitches, California's health insurance exchange is worried that consumers may still be confused by high-profile enrollment problems through a federal website. Peter Lee, executive director of Covered California, said the state exchange is adjusting its marketing to address this concern and to ensure that people know it's open for business. A federal exchange and its healthcare.gov website are responsible for enrollment under the Affordable Care Act in 36 states outside California.
October 25, 2013 |
Small gestures rather than grand conspiracies are what Peter Landesman went looking for when he decided to write and direct the film "Parkland," about the immediate aftermath of John F. Kennedy's Nov. 22, 1963, assassination. Starting with Vincent Bugliosi's nonfiction book "Four Days in November," he turned his journalist's eye to the seldom-examined trove of banal facts surrounding the days in Dallas experienced by players on the periphery of history. "The JFK assassination theories are nonsense," Landesman insists.
October 14, 2013 |
The question seems simple, but shedding light on the answer was worth a Nobel Prize for three American economists: How do we know how much an item is worth? Eugene F. Fama and Lars Peter Hansen of the University of Chicago and Robert J. Shiller of Yale University spent decades working on that problem, separately pioneering two competing views on finance that have strongly influenced the way people save and invest as well as major issues in public policy. Fama, 74, spent a five-decade career in Chicago demonstrating how well free markets can determine the value of stocks, bonds and other assets.
October 11, 2013 |
Bauhaus lead singer Peter Murphy was sentenced Thursday to three years of probation and must complete 45 days of Narcotics Anonymous meetings for rear-ending a car in Glendale and fleeing in his vehicle until he was stopped six miles away. Murphy, who is best known as the lead vocalist in the British Goth rock band Bauhaus, pleaded no contest in Los Angeles County Superior Court to misdemeanor hit-and-run driving for the March 16 crash, and pleaded guilty to a charge of possessing methamphetamine, the Glendale News-Press reported . Police said they found methamphetamine inside the patrol car in which Murphy was detained.