April 21, 2010 |
Kevin Tighe doesn't mention "Emergency!" in his biography in the program for the Mark Taper Forum's production of the acclaimed dark comedy "Bengal Tiger in the Baghdad Zoo." The 65-year-old actor originated the title role in Rajiv Joseph's audacious, Iraqi War-themed play when it premiered last year at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. Currently in previews at the Taper with the original cast, the Pulitzer Prize finalist officially opens April 25 and continues through May 30. So is Tighe embarrassed over his starring role as L.A. fireman-paramedic Roy DeSoto in the 1972-77 series from producer Jack Webb that also starred Randolph Mantooth as his partner, along with singer Julie London and her husband, "Route 66" composer Bobby Troup.
December 19, 2012 |
Amanda Seyfried may have put it best: "I'm just so sick of my part," she said half in jest of her role as Cossette, but as an explanation for why she put "I Dreamed a Dream" into her karaoke machine and sang Fantine's iconic song in her bedroom. "It wasn't as good as yours," she said with a laugh to Anne Hathaway, who plays the role in "Les Miserables," during the Envelope Screening Series. When asked what other parts they would like to sing, both Hathaway and co-star Hugh Jackman said it would be Inspector Javert's "Stars," sung in the film by Russell Crowe.
October 5, 2010
How high is too high when it comes to your blood pressure? A reading of 140/90 and up is considered high. About two-thirds of Americans older than 65 have high blood pressure, and more may experience pre-hypertension. There's no quick and easy way to reduce blood pressure, but a combination of exercise and eating right can help. DASH, or Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension , published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, outlines specific foods and serving sizes for a 2,000-calorie diet that may help bring your numbers down.
February 27, 2012 |
Bobby Abreu, perhaps placated by assurances he would receive significant playing time this season, seemed to back off his play-me-or-trade-me demand a bit after meeting with Angels Manager Mike Scioscia and General Manager Jerry Dipoto before the team's first full-squad workout Monday . "They said they would find a way to get me about 400 at-bats as a designated hitter, left fielder and right fielder," said Abreu, who turns 38...
January 7, 2007
I'M a fan of current Mexican cinema and of Gael Garcia Bernal's work, but his role in "Y Tu Mama Tambien" and his real-life commitment to AIDS prevention awareness are completely contradictory ["A Leading Man of the World," Dec. 31]. The movie depicted many sex scenes, including the menage a trois scene at the end, which demonstrated extremely risky behavior for AIDS. I wish young actors would choose socially responsible movie roles. JANET STAPLES-EDWARDS, M.D. Montebello
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 1989
I completely agree with Estoban E. Torres' column "America Should Rejoin a Reformed UNESCO" (Oct. 9). As a strong advocate of strengthening the United Nations, I think it's time that the United States rejoin UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization). Federico Zaragoza, its new director general, has streamlined and decentralized UNESCO, de-emphasized controversial ideological issues and has laid greater stress on basic programs, such as literacy. It is important for a nation such as ours, so rich in scientific knowledge, to cooperate and participate in worldwide programs that aim to promote development by means of social, cultural and economic projects.