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.
August 23, 2012 |
Andre Ethier opened his right hand, revealing a blister on his palm that popped three days earlier. The area of raw skin was about the size of a quarter, the exposed region large enough to cause him significant discomfort in his bottom hand when holding a bat. The ruptured blister was the latest annoyance in what has been a rough few months for the two-time All-Star outfielder. Ethier was batting a season-best .333 on May 30. He had played 63 games since then entering the Dodgers' series finale against the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday.
September 12, 2013 |
The regular season is almost over and Carl Crawford is still healthy. "I'm just grateful," Crawford said. This time last year, Crawford was recovering from reconstructive elbow surgery. "Just to be able play baseball again, to be able to do what I've done all my life, not having to worry about getting hurt," Crawford said. Crawford played in his 106th game Thursday. He played in only 31 last season for the Boston Red Sox, who traded him to the Dodgers days after his operation.
January 6, 2013 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 6-12, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES omg! Insider: The entertainment newsmagazine formerly known as "The Insider" gets a makeover (7:30 p.m. CBS). The Bachelor: "The Bachelorette's" Sean Lowe will be the one handing out the roses this time around as romance-themed reality competition returns (8 p.m. ABC). Antiques Roadshow: Corpus Christi, Texas is the first stop as this series launches a new season (8 p.m. KOCE)
September 8, 2012 |
That sore shoulder that Matt Kemp kept denying was giving him problems? Turns out it is giving him some serious problems. Enough that he's out of Saturday's game against the Giants in San Francisco as the Dodgers desperately try to hang on to their dwindling hopes of winning the division. Manager Don Mattingly said Kemp is scheduled to have a contrast MRI on his shoulder Saturday, which will also cause him to miss Sunday's series finale. Kemp has been mired in a 3-for-30 slump since crashing full speed into the Coors Field wall on Aug. 28. Overall, he has 12 hits in his last 73 at-bats (.164)
July 15, 2011
SERIES Flashpoint: A riot breaks out following a cop's acquittal in the shooting death of a child in this new episode (8 p.m. CBS). Friday Night Lights: The drama about life, love and high school football in Texas airs its final episode (8 p.m. NBC). Smallville: The young-Superman drama encores the second half of its series finale (8 p.m. KTLA). PrankStars: Some of the Disney Channel's most popular young personalities play tricks on unsuspecting fans in this new hidden camera show (8:05 p.m. Disney)
February 7, 2013 |
It's only fitting that fans of "The Office" should write the following date on paper: May 16 - that's when the NBC comedy will wrap its run with a one-hour finale. In a bittersweet moment, the finale will also mark the comedy's 200th episode. It was no secret that the Thursday comedy was closing its doors or that it would wrap its run in May, but a confirmed air date had not been announced until Thursday. In its ninth season, the veteran mockumentary comedy (based on the British series created by Ricky Gervais)
May 16, 2013 |
Tina Fey never had a master plan for the end of "30 Rock. " She wasn't even sure if, this time last year, NBC Chairman Robert Greenblatt was about to pick up the phone, cancel the show and preempt a graceful exit for her decorated sitcom. "We'll never really know," Fey says with a laugh. "I know on our end we were ready to finish our stories. We wanted one last season to wrap it up, get out at the right time and feel good about it. " "30 Rock" ended its seven-year run with a 13-episode season that culminated with a bittersweet series finale that tied up the saga of the "TGS" family in a way that stayed true to its funny, flermy core.
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.