December 19, 2013 |
After the coffee. Before seeing how "Anchorman 2" fared on day one. The Skinny: Caught the first episode of HBO's "True Detective. " Might as well hand Matthew McConaughey the Emmy now and save everyone else some time and money. I'm saving the other episodes for next week. Headlines today include analysis of the WME-IMG deal. Also, the FCC wants to get rid of its sports blackout rules and "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson has been benched from the A&E reality show for his comments about gays. Daily Dose: The consolidation in local television shows no signs of slowing down.
September 9, 2013 |
Tim Tebow's NFL career might have hit a wall, but there's still a place for him where football has walls. The Arena Football League's LA KISS -- yes, the rock band KISS bought an arena team -- is offering Tebow a three-year deal. The offer "will encompass a three-year contract with the possibility for Tebow to earn millions," the team said in a news release Monday. "As a former NFL player, the LA KISS will offer intense training and unwavered commitment to the former New England Patriots player, with the hopes to take him to the next level, the release said.
August 29, 2013 |
Planetary scientists have detected a Trojan -- an asteroid-like object that shares a planet's orbit -- circling the sun ahead of Uranus. The discovery of 2011 QF 99 , the first of its kind for the ice giant planet, was reported Thursday in the journal Science . According to first author Mike Alexandersen, a doctoral student in astronomy at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, it happened almost by accident....
May 17, 2013 |
The Hamilton boys — Gary, Jordan, Isaac and Daniel — fell in love with the same girl, according to their mother, Karen. "Spalding," she said. Yes, basketball has become their ticket to college and success. Last week, junior Daniel Hamilton of Bellflower St. John Bosco became the fourth brother to accept a basketball scholarship when he committed to Connecticut. He joins Isaac, a McDonald's All-American who will graduate next month from St. John Bosco and head to Texas El Paso; Jordan, who played for Texas and was a first-round draft pick of the Denver Nuggets in 2011; and Gary, who played at Miami and has been a pro player overseas.
April 25, 2013 |
Cross Al Jazeera off the list of potential suitors for the Tennis Channel. The Qatar-based media giant was mentioned by the New York Post in a story last week as wanting to buy the Tennis Channel. However, a senior executive with knowledge of Al Jazeera's U.S. media strategy is adamant that there is no such interest in the Tennis Channel. The executive declined to speak on the record because the company did not want to officially comment on idle speculation regarding a financial transaction.
March 15, 2013
Throughout AEG's efforts to secure city approval for its proposed downtown football stadium, the presence of CEO Tim Leiweke has been regarded as an asset - he's forged strong relationships with elected officials and organized labor, and those connections have helped overcome some of the reservations local leaders have regarding Phil Anschutz, the conservative Denver billionaire who sits atop AEG's parent company. On Thursday, with Leiweke and the company parting ways, supporters tried to argue that this change helps the stadium deal too, because Leiweke's leaving is part of AEG's decision to take the company off the market, thus ending some of the uncertainty around its possible sale.