May 4, 1990 |
After receiving complaints from the National Stuttering Project, ABC-TV has agreed to cut back mockery of the stammering Michael Palin character when the network runs the comedy caper film "A Fish Called Wanda." The National Stuttering Project on Thursday released a letter it had received from Robin S. Graham, the director of films in ABC's broadcast standards and practices division, in which she said that "Kevin Kline's mockery" of Palin will be reduced by editing where possible.
May 20, 1993
The following are the top music sales in Orange County for the week of May 16 as compiled by SoundScan Inc. Data is from retailers' sales. The bottom chart rotates weekly. Albums Last week Nation 1. "Ten Summoner's Tales," Sting 1 10 2. "Tell Me Why," Wynonna Judd - 5 3. "The Bodyguard," Soundtrack 2 1 4. "Republic," New Order - 11 5. "Love Deluxe," Sade 6 9 6. "Porno For Pyros," Porno For Pyros 4 20 7. "Pocket Full of Kryptonite," Spin Doctors 7 4 8. "Unplugged," Eric Clapton 5 7 9.
May 7, 1993
Total album and single sales of CDs and cassettes for the week ending May 2, versus week-ago and year-ago levels. In thousands of units sold. Latest week: Albums: 8,132 Singles: 1,861 Week ago: Albums: 8,762 Singles: 1,887 Year ago: Albums: 8,480 Singles: 1,852 Atop the Charts The biggest-selling albums and most popular singles--based on sales or radio airplay--for a range of musical categories. Both are indicators of music company performance. For the week ending May 2.
July 24, 2013 |
Much like a quarterback sacked from the blind side, EA Sports has suffered some big hits lately. Or as John Madden might say, "Bam! Boom!" First came news that the NCAA -- facing a lawsuit over use of athletes' names and likenesses -- will drop its lucrative relationship with the video-game maker. Now, just before the release of the newest "Madden NFL," EA has come out on the losing end of a lawsuit in San Francisco, with a federal court jury deciding it owes $11 million in damages and interest to the game's original programmer.
April 12, 2013 |
Both straight-faced and antic, Jonathan Winters could get a laugh out of Leviticus. His face had more rubber than a set of Goodyear tires. There are comics who can make you laugh, and there are comics who can make you hurt. Winters was one of those. Yep, the folksy, Ohio-born comic could be lethal with laugher and goes down as one of the funniest men of his time -- of all time -- right up there with Groucho, Mel Brooks, Sid Caesar. He may not have been the king of comedy, more like its reigning court jester.
October 5, 1993 |
The chief financial officer in Charles H. Keating Jr.'s real estate and thrift empire was sentenced Monday to two years in prison for his role in the 1989 collapse of Lincoln Savings & Loan. Andrew F. Ligget, who had pleaded guilty to three felony counts of misapplying $28.7 million in S&L funds, also must pay $148,000 in restitution for the interest that the Irvine thrift lost because of his actions. U.S. District Judge Mariana R.
December 21, 1993 |
Three cohorts of Charles H. Keating Jr. were put on probation Monday by federal judges who lauded them for admitting their guilt early and for helping to convict the former operator of Lincoln Savings & Loan. Raymond C. Fidel, a former president of the Irvine thrift, and Ernest C. Garcia II, an Arizona developer and major borrower, were each put on three years' probation for their roles in the nation's costliest thrift failure. Mark S.
April 11, 2014 |
This review has been corrected. See below for details. SAN DIEGO -- Social commentary, familial relationships and quantum theory collide in “Time and the Conways” at the Old Globe, and the results are as formidable as they are engrossing. If any doubts remained that J.B. Priestley was one of the most insightful British dramatists of the 20 th century, this translucent revival of his multilayered 1937 look at one well-heeled Yorkshire family between the wars should set them to rest.