September 6, 2013 |
Josh Hamilton, who hasn't played the outfield since Aug. 27 and took a cortisone injection in his sore left shoulder on Aug. 28, threw at 100% Friday and is expected to return to the Angels outfield soon. Hamilton has been a huge disappointment after signing a five-year, $125-million deal last December, his average hovering around the .220 mark for the first four months and his power numbers (19 homers, 62 RBIs, .422 slugging percentage) way down from his career averages. But Hamilton had two hits in Thursday night's 6-2 win over Tampa Bay and has hit .337 (30 for 89)
September 6, 2013 |
Ryan Seacrest, who apparently never sleeps, was at the first regular-season NFL game in Denver on Thursday night, and not many were glad to see him. Seacrest, who hosts "American Idol," "New Year's Rockin' Eve," the upcoming game show "Million Second Quiz," his own morning radio show, a weekend Top 40 countdown radio show and the Academy Awards red-carpet coverage on E!, is also a special correspondent for the "Today" show and executive producer of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
August 5, 2013 |
The ubiquitous Ryan Seacrest is adding another hosting gig to his resume. He's just been named host and executive producer of NBC's new prime-time game show "The Million Second Quiz. " But it seems that NBC's president of alternative and late-night programming, Paul Telgedy, is counting on Seacrest's seeming involvement in nearly everything on TV to draw interest to the new show. In a statement, he said, "When people see Ryan Seacrest, whether at the Emmys, the Oscars or New Year's Eve, he is at the epicenter of national events....
June 17, 2013 |
Britney Spears debuted a new single Monday morning on Ryan Seacrest's KIIS-FM radio show, and though she's dropped the fake English accent she put to such good use in her and will.i.am's " Scream & Shout ," the pop star definitely hasn't lost her taste for booming dance beats. "Turn it up till the speakers pop," she sings in "Ooh La La," "Break it down, show me what you got. " Produced by Dr. Luke, Ammo and Cirkut, "Ooh La La" rides a typically slick Euro-house groove but also has pretty guitar strums and the kind of high, delicate vocals we haven't heard from Spears in a while.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 2013 |
Bill Clinton will be in downtown Los Angeles Friday evening to send off Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and welcome Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti during a massive block party at Grand Park. The 42 nd president is scheduled to speak sometime between 6 and 7 p.m. followed by the outgoing mayor, famed Three Tenors opera singer Placido Domingo and Garcetti. Clinton endorsed Wendy Greuel during the mayoral campaign. Celebrate L.A. begins at 5 p.m. and ends after 9 p.m. City officials promise surprise concerts by Grammy-winning artists, along with Spanish and Native American musical performances.
May 13, 2013 |
Reality singing competitions have been very good to Ryan Seacrest, so it's no surprise that the longtime host of "American Idol" is seeking to produce another one for the ever-growing Spanish-speaking market on Telemundo. The new series, announced Sunday by Telemundo, is called "Superstar Showdown. " Instead of a panel of judges annointing a new would-be superstar from a field of unknowns, this series will pit well-known singers against each other in a series of competitions, including sing-offs.