May 23, 1999 |
In the early days of "Mad About You," Danny Jacobson says, he and Paul Reiser were in agreement: The sound of a baby crying signaled the show was over. As Jacobson, the show's co-creator, puts it, " 'Waaa' was the end of the series." At the time, Reiser and Jacobson could afford to talk in absolutes. They were just two guys--Reiser an accomplished comedian, Jacobson a fledgling show creator--who'd come up with this simple little idea for a series: Marriage, Act 1. FADE IN: Manhattan apartment.
April 7, 2014 |
Stand-up comedian John Pinette has died at age 50. According to the Associated Press, the comedian, who was best known for his routine about an all-you-can eat Chinese buffet and for guest-starring on the series finale of "Seinfeld," was found dead of natural causes in a Pittsburgh hotel room. Pinette, who had struggled with his weight for decades, died of natural causes, according to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's office. Pinette's personal doctor also signed off on the cause of death, meaning no autopsy is planned.
October 21, 2001 |
West Covina's Dave Lyon earned his second victory of the season, winning the 75-lap American Race Truck series finale at Irwindale Speedway Saturday night in front of a near-capacity crowd of 6,195. Lyon, who previously won this season at Altamont, held off Huntington Beach's Michael May by 0.142 seconds. Southwest Region champion Deyon Young finished third. The King Taco Legends Series concluded its season as Tom Landreth won the track title with a third-place finish in the 35-lap main event.
September 23, 2013 |
It wasn't enough for "Breaking Bad" to win the Emmy as best drama on Sunday. It had to go and set another ratings record too. AMC's drama about a dying chemistry teacher who turns to the drug trade delivered a series-best 6.6 million total viewers with its next-to-last episode, according to Nielsen. This despite intense competition that included the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards on CBS, a Chicago Bears-Pittsburgh Steelers game on NBC and...
August 22, 2012 |
Andre Ethier has a popped blister on the palm of his right hand that has exposed an area of raw skin the size of a quarter. Ethier reported feeling fine while taking batting practice on Wednesday, but could still be scratched from the lineup for the Dodgers' series finale tonight against the San Francisco Giants. [UPDATE, 7:22 p.m.: Ethier remained in the Dodgers lineup and started in right field.] The team's medical staff tried making a pad for him to wear inside his batting glove while hitting.
May 8, 2013 |
With "The Office" set to retire May 16 after nine seasons on NBC, series star John Krasinski has been hitting the talk-show circuit. On Tuesday, he stopped by "Late Night," where he recalled the terror he felt his very first day on the show, talked about attending the Met Gala on Monday and, most notably, engaged in an epic lip-syncing battle with host Jimmy Fallon. PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times The two went head-to-head, hamming it up to a series of hits by Katy Perry, Run DMC, Das EFX and Boys II Men. They started out relatively tame, gradually working up to James Brown levels of exertion.
April 30, 2010
SERIES Ghost Whisperer: Melinda (Jennifer Love Hewitt) investigates the life of an angry murdered ghost bearing a grudge against an evil nanny in this new episode (8 p.m. CBS). Who Do You Think You Are? Spike Lee heads to Georgia and Texas to determine who owned his slave ancestors, in this new episode (8 p.m. NBC). Wife Swap: The mother of an Indiana family of goths, who dress in black, decorate their home with skulls and picnic in graveyards, swaps places with hockey-mom in a family where winning, style and perfect appearances count for a lot (8 p.m. ABC)