October 13, 2009 |
With their second-most dramatic postseason comeback in franchise history Sunday afternoon and the New York Yankees' division series-clinching win over the Minnesota Twins hours later, the Angels went from the haunted to the hunted. Many of the questions posed to the Angels before their division series with Boston were of a mental, even mystical, nature: Are the Red Sox in your heads? How do you break the "hex" the Red Sox have over you? The Angels disposed of those queries and the Red Sox -- with Sunday's comeback from a 5-1 fifth-inning deficit for a 7-6 victory in Fenway Park that completed the first playoff sweep in club history.
October 17, 1990 |
Whoopi Goldberg believes actors should be able to play all roles, regardless of race or sex. "The part I played in 'Burglar' was written for Bruce Willis. 'Burglar' was his film, and he dropped out of it," she said in the November issue of McCall's magazine. Goldberg, currently starring as the hotheaded, softhearted owner of television's "Bagdad Cafe," said, "That's why my Broadway show was so startling to some people, because I could do all those characters."
August 28, 2000 |
Contrary to what you might think, tonight's Lifetime domestic drama, "Custody of the Heart," is not about organ donors. That's merely the terrible title for an otherwise decent drama delving into the split of a troubled couple. Somewhat of a cross between "Ordinary People" and "Mr. Mom," the film stars Lorraine Bracco as Claire, an attentive mother and thriving entrepreneur who has become the breadwinner for a family of four.
March 5, 1992 |
If anyone wanted to make a movie about the first stages of the 1992 presidential race, the title would be a natural: Switch. In both parties, dramatic role reversals are driving the early primary contests, an analysis of exit polls and election results suggest. Key actors in each drama are playing parts that are virtually the opposite of what their strategists had anticipated.
August 21, 2000 |
Inside.com, a new Web site that covers the media and entertainment industries, has grabbed attention with edgy reporting, a big publicity budget and by operating on a paid-subscription model. So far, only a handful of Web sites--such as those run by the Wall Street Journal, Playboy and Consumer Reports--have been able to pull in an appreciable number of paying online customers, spurred by the strength of their print brands. But in a role reversal born of commercial opportunity, Inside.
October 9, 2004 |
Angel pitchers Jarrod Washburn and Troy Percival had been through this so many times before. The game on the line, one out needed to get through a late inning. Only this time, Washburn was doing the pitching and Percival was doing the watching. Washburn was on the mound, staring in at Boston's David Ortiz. Percival squinting in from the bullpen. This was a "Freaky Friday" night in Fenway Park, where the role reversal turned into a wrap on the Angels' season.