May 16, 2013 |
"The Office" will close its doors Thursday night after eight years and nine seasons. That is not to say that Dunder Mifflin, the paper company in whose Scranton, PA, branch the series has largely been set, is itself going out of business. It's not uncommon that when a workplace sitcom concludes it takes the workplace with it, but there have been no signs of that this season. Still, anything can happen in 75 minutes. (The extra-long, "supersized" finale that will end the series makes a total of 201 episodes - 13.4 times as many episodes as the Ricky Gervais U.K. series upon which it was based.)
May 1, 2013 |
Bob Saget, Candace Cameron Bure and Jodie Sweetin had a mini-"Full House" Tanner family reunion at a research benefit Tuesday. The "TGIF" fixtures attended the Cool Comedy - Hot Cuisine event to benefit scleroderma research at the Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire. Saget, who hosted the event, is a Scleroderma Research Foundation member. The actor-comedian lost his sister to the autoimmune disease, which literally means "hard skin" and affects internal organs. Cameron Bure, 37, and Sweetin, 31, played two of Saget's three sitcom daughters, DJ and Stephanie Tanner, respectively, in their early years.
April 25, 2013 |
DALLAS - The five men who have held the title of president gathered to celebrate the dedication of George W. Bush's presidential library at Southern Methodist University on Thursday, a rare reunion that focused on praising his achievements and made only passing reference to the controversies that divided the country during his administration. Bush, former First Lady Laura Bush, President Obama and all the living ex-presidents - Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter and Bush's father, George H.W. Bush - spoke at a gathering that proved far more collegial than their past political disputes.
April 23, 2013 |
Former Lakers coach Mike Brown is expected to be the next coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to multiple reports. Brown took over for Phil Jackson in 2011, managing the Lakers through the lockout-shortened season. After starting the 2012-13 campaign 1-4, Brown was discharged by the team, which eventually replaced him with Mike D'Antoni (after a brief flirtation with Jackson). The Cavaliers fired Byron Scott on Thursday after the team's 24-58 season. Brown previously coached the Cavs from 2005 to 2010, making an NBA Finals appearance in 2007 with LeBron James.
April 22, 2013 |
Baltimore Orioles left-hander Brian Matusz smiled as he recalled what it was like pitching to Andre Ethier on Saturday. “It didn't hit me until the at-bat was over,” Matusz said. Ethier's at-bat in the seventh inning of series opener marked the first time the two graduates of St. Mary's High in Phoenix faced each other. With two on, Matusz struck out Ethier to keep the score tied, 5-5. The Orioles went on to win, 7-5. By the time Matusz enrolled at the Arizona high school, Andre Ethier had graduated.
April 17, 2013 |
Could this BE any more absurd? The Internet seems to really want a "Friends" reunion (and, hey, we don't blame them. We want to know if Joey still loves jam these days just as much as the next person.) Rumors that NBC was launching a new season of "Friends" took grip of the World Wide Web earlier this week (yeah, we're not sure how either) -- and it tugged right at our Central Perk hearts. And while it would seem easy enough -- after all, Courtney Cox recently guest-starred on Matthew Perry's "Go On," and Matt LeBlanc will be appearing on Lisa Kudrow's "Web Therapy" -- that is where the fantasy stops.