March 20, 2013 |
Hugo Chavez is already having a very busy afterlife. The charismatic and controversial president of Venezuela died March 5. Not long afterward, one joke goes, he showed up in heaven and persuaded St. Peter to choose a Latin American as the next pope. But St. Peter is worried now because there are elections in heaven soon, and Chavez is buying off the angels with heavenly currency and barrels of free Venezuelan oil. Back down on Earth, Chavez is busy, too. Over at the 9th annual Venezuela International Book Fair this week (FILVEN)
February 27, 2013 |
Brent Musburger came under fire during the BCS title game between Alabama and Notre Dame last month for what some perceived to be "creepy old man" comments about Katherine Webb, girlfriend of Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron, who was in the stands. When Webb was shown on camera watching the game, Musburger talked about how attractive she was, and that quarterbacks get all the hot women. Of course, if you really listened to his statements, it was all pretty harmless. Even Webb said she wasn't offended by it, and later thanked him for sparking interest in it helping her land a gig on a reality TV show.
January 30, 2013
Fox Searchlight Pictures has commenced production in New York on the musical "Black Nativity," director Kasi Lemmons' adaptation of the 1961 Langston Hughes play. The cast of the all-black interpretation of the Nativity story includes Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Jennifer Hudson, Tyrese Gibson, Luke James and singers Jacob Latimore and Nas. Lemmons also wrote the screenplay with lyrics and arrangements by rhythm and blues singer-songwriter Raphael Saadiq. "This is a universal story of faith and family, a marker of our times, and an endearing Christmas tale, infused with music from hip-hop to R&B to gospel," Lemmons said.
January 29, 2013 |
Chicago real estate developer Dwight Cleveland has donated over 1,000 vintage movies posters from his collection to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The posters, documenting the studio era of "B" movie filmmaking from the first half of the 20th century, feature a variety of genres including westerns ("The Revenge Rider" and "Heart of the Golden West"), war films ("Friendly Enemies" and "Somewhere in France") and musicals ("Breakfast in Hollywood" and "Girl From Rio")
November 29, 2012 |
Every day, when he wakes up or goes to sleep, offensive lineman Cameron Hunt of Corona Centennial is reminded why he works so hard. "I have a little poster up in my room," he said. "It has a picture of Vista Murrieta's championship and it has a picture of us winning state in 2008. Every time I wake up or go to bed, that's what my goals are and dreams are. " So understand that the 6-foot-4, 255-pound senior will have a lot of motivation on Friday night when Centennial (12-1) plays at Vista Murrieta (13-0)
November 16, 2012 |
USC defensive end Wes Horton didn't spend much time savoring last week's victory over Arizona State. "From the second we got done," he said, "the first thing I thought was: 'It's UCLA week. It's time to go.'" Horton, a fifth-year senior, has reason to be eager: He's been a part of four victories against the Bruins since arriving at USC in 2008 and has a chance to end his career unbeaten against the Trojans' arch rival. So Horton, the son of former UCLA offensive lineman Myke Horton, is looking forward to Saturday's game at the Rose Bowl.