October 13, 2013 |
On the first day Ed Orgeron became interim head coach of the USC football team, another coach, a former USC coach who had some success at the school, asked Orgeron if he wanted to chat and perhaps listen to some advice. Orgeron looked at John Robinson -- 78 years old, with eyes as clear as the sky after Santa Ana winds and a back as straight as a ruler -- and told him, "Of course. " Though Robinson would never say it, previous coach Lane Kiffin wasn't as eager to listen to Robinson, who comes to practice occasionally and does fundraising for the Trojans more often.
October 10, 2013 |
"The Office" actor Craig Robinson was detained and ordered to pay a fine Wednesday in the Bahamas for drug possession, according to reports. The actor, who played upwardly mobile warehouse foreman Darryl Philbin on the NBC comedy and has appeared in several stoner films, was stopped in Nassau when customs agents found a small amount of marijuana and pills that they deemed suspicious as he was trying to board a plane headed to the United States, Supt....
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October 2, 2013
Jay Robinson, 83, a character actor who had a burst of fame after his film debut as Caligula in the 1953 biblical epic "The Robe" but saw his career take a downturn following his arrest for drug possession, died Friday at his home in Sherman Oaks, said longtime friend Lee Brandon. Robinson had congestive heart failure and had been in poor health since suffering a fall last year. Robinson, a New York native, was routinely labeled the "boy genius" of Broadway after a string of noteworthy performances in the early 1950s, highlighted by his role as the fop Le Beau in a 1950 production of Shakespeare's "As You Like It" that starred Katharine Hepburn.
September 14, 2013 |
The Dodgers' expected signing of Cuban second baseman Alexander Guerrero puts a spotlight on the most anticipated free-agent saga of the coming off-season: Whither Robinson Cano ? This saga comes with a song: "Crown," the Jay-Z song that features this lyric: " Scott Boras , you over baby/Robinson Cano, you coming with me. " When Jay-Z expanded from rap star to sports agent, he recruited Cano away from Boras, who is perhaps baseball's most prominent agent. If Jay-Z wants to prosper in his new calling, and if his first baseball client is the undisputed king of this year's free-agent class, Jay-Z had better land the second baseman a mega-contract.
September 9, 2013 |
It's always a privilege to be in the company of an actor who doesn't worry about being liked by an audience, who refuses to ingratiate himself as a performer to soften the sharp edges of his character. Charlie Robinson, star of the South Coast Repertory revival of "Death of a Salesman," is such an actor. His Willy Loman isn't out to win fans and influence producers. This veteran salesman is too bitter to put on a smiling face. Simple courtesies elude him. When his wife tells him she bought American cheese instead of Swiss, he growls in disgust.
July 31, 2013 |
Defensive back Ron Robinson of Corona Santiago has committed to UCLA, according to Scout.com. The Bruins will also learn on Friday whether another defensive back, Joseph McIntosh of Chaminade, will be joining Robinson in Westwood. Eric.email@example.com