February 27, 2014 |
The "American Idol" top 13 took the stage live on Wednesday night to perform songs suited to the theme "This is me. " They were instructed to select a song that "truly defines them as an artist and as a person," Ryan Seacrest told us. Some of the contestants did that better than others -- just as only some of them managed to stammer out five facts about themselves in a scant 20 seconds when they were ambushed, while doing things like eating their...
February 19, 2014 |
Cold-weather football games are about as perfect an example of the form as you'll find. So what better way to watch a skiing competition than with a blizzard backdrop? That hasn't happened much in global-warmed Sochi. But on Tuesday night viewers were treated to a gold-medal run from the ski halfpiper David Wise against the flaky white stuff, along with some rain, and it was a doozy on both counts. Okay, so ski halfpipe is a) an entirely new event and b) one that seems to be practiced by athletes in all of four countries.
February 14, 2014 |
Perhaps in an attempt to live up to the drama implied by its apocalyptic-sounding name, the second night of the "final judgment" phase on "American Idol" included twists and tricks that were unexpected at least, it appeared, by the contestants themselves. At the top of the show, 17 of the top 30 slots - 15 guys and 15 young women - who would be featured in next week's live rounds had been claimed. And far more than 13 singers sat stressed out, their fates suspended, in the holding room.
December 30, 2013 |
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Dec. 29, 2013 - Jan. 4, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SPECIALS A Toast to 2013 Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb are joined by celebrities as they look back at 2013 in this new special. 8 p.m. NBC New Year's Rockin' Eve Presents the 30 Greatest Women in Music This new special serves up memorable performances by female artists from past “Rockin' Eve” shows and the archives of “American Bandstand.” Ryan Seacrest, Jenny McCarthy and Fergie host.
October 23, 2013 |
After the coffee. Before deciding who to root for in the World Series. The Skinny: If I don't have a personal rooting interest in the World Series, I tend to go with the American League. This year is tougher since the Red Sox beat the Tigers and I hate those stupid beards. It will be a gut decision made with the opening pitch tonight. Today's roundup includes Carl Icahn's Netflix stock sale and George Clooney's "The Monuments Men" pushed to next year. Also, a look at NBC's "Dracula.
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)