December 3, 2009 |
Lakers forward Ron Artest created more controversy for himself after he said in an article published Wednesday that he drank alcohol during games while playing for the Chicago Bulls early in his career. Artest told the Sporting News that he used to drink Hennessey cognac at halftime of games in part because the Bulls were losing so often. "I [kept it] in my locker," he said. Artest played 2 1/2 seasons for Chicago after being drafted as a 19-year-old from St. John's in 1999. The story prompted the NBA to investigate Artest's comments.
December 4, 2009 |
It was just like the old days, when the Lakers were winning championships and reporters crowded around players to soak in the latest update on Shaq vs. Kobe. But in this season's first chapter of a Ron Artest controversy, there was no mud-slinging. No hint or allegation that the media was at fault. No finger-pointing at other players. Artest basically confirmed that he drank too much alcohol earlier in his NBA career, backing up his statements in a Sporting News story Wednesday that he sometimes consumed Hennessy cognac during halftime while playing for the Chicago Bulls.
January 30, 2010 |
Ron Burkle is known for investing in supermarkets, but the Los Angeles magnate apparently is making a move to go more upscale. Burkle reportedly has made an offer to take a controlling stake in Barneys New York, the storied but troubled luxury retailer. A bid would suggest that the private equity investor is confident about a recovery in the luxury fashion market, which has struggled during the economic downturn. Burkle offered in December to inject $50 million into the chain in a deal that would give him 80% of the company's common stock, the Wall Street Journal reported.
November 27, 2001 |
Goalkeeper Jenna Huff of the Edison girls' soccer team has committed to Nevada, her father, Ron, said.
September 11, 2005 |
IN spates of B's, Bertice Berry introduces the black Georgia women of her novel, "When Love Calls, You Better Answer": the dead narrator Aunt Babe and Buster, who is Aunt Babe's sister and negligent mother to Bernita Brown, their beloved victim who has fled them. Alliteration and poetry stop there as Aunt Babe weighs us down with explanations of her ghostly omniscience.
March 30, 2013 |
From the nation that brought you "Are You Being Served?" comes "Mr. Selfridge," a loose dramatization of the founding of a British retail institution, the Selfridge & Co. department store, familiarly called Selfridges. Its eight-part run begins Sunday, under the colors of PBS' "Masterpiece. " Starring Jeremy Piven as Harry Gordon Selfridge, the American who brought recreational shopping to Britain, it is neither a miniseries nor a biopic, but a full-on, open-ended TV series - a second season is already slated for 2014 - which, like "The Tudors/The Borgias," takes real people from a real place and time and embroiders their lives with the sort of things you watch television for. There are resemblances to "Mad Men," as well, in that it is a period piece about the business of selling and the dreaminess of buying; and of "Downton Abbey" because it is concerned with social mobility at the end of the Edwardian era and ... big hats.