November 12, 2013 |
At first, Clippers Coach Doc Rivers offered up a cliche, saying the matchup Wednesday night at Staples Center between L.A. and the Oklahoma City Thunder was "just another game. " But in the same breath, Rivers talked about how good the Thunder is and the challenge Oklahoma City will present for his Clippers. "When you play Miami or Oklahoma City or San Antonio they're special, fun games," Rivers said. "And for me, everything is new as a coach. I have a new team. So they're all new experiences and you're trying to just get as much out of each game as you can. You learn stuff that you can do the next time with this group.
August 19, 2013 |
Minnesota, the land of 10,000 lakes, now has 10,000 reasons to to get health insurance, too. At least that's the latest pitch from state officials launching a campaign to enroll about 1 million residents in healthcare coverage when its state-run insurance marketplace goes live Oct. 1. The state has enlisted Minnesotan folklore icons -- lumberjack Paul Bunyan and his trusty sidekick, Babe the Blue Ox -- as the face of its marketing campaign to...
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April 15, 2013 |
Frank Bank, who as Clarence "Lumpy" Rutherford served as the dim-witted foil to "Beaver" Cleaver and brother Wally on the classic TV comedy "Leave It to Beaver," died Saturday. He was 71. A spokesman for Hillside Memorial Park in Los Angeles confirmed Bank's death but did not disclose where he died or the cause. Bank had a number of illnesses and was hospitalized recently in Rancho Mirage, said Jerry Mathers who played Beaver Cleaver in the popular series that ran from 1957 to 1963.
July 21, 2012 |
With his button eyes and potty mouth, not to mention his mean left hook, the teddy bear at the center of the hit comedy"Ted" is an unwholesome mess, but he's also resourceful, tough and - let's face it - magic. John, his "thunder buddy for life" and raison d'etre, is another story - an age-old story, at that. The mild and clueless underachiever (played with perfect purposelessness by Mark Wahlberg) is the latest in a long line of characters: nebbishes who are put through some sort of test with the questionable guidance of imaginary or fantastical friends.
April 27, 2012 |
Could the Avengers save the world if they were just Ironman, Captain America and six nice guys from the local police department? Really, what kind of a super team would that be? If you want to win big, you need some depth. Some guys who can swing the hammer, pull surprises out of that quiver, get green and mean. The Dodgers are currently a two-headed offensive team. Matt Kemp is off to a remarkable offensive start, and Andre Ethier to a terrific one. And then there's everybody else.
December 8, 2011 |
Audiences who know J.B. Smoove only as Larry David's mischievous houseguest Leon Black on HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" will get an opportunity to see a lot more of the comic in coming weeks on the big screen. Smoove has roles in Friday's new Jonah Hill movie "The Sitter" - as a drug dealer's overzealous wingman - and in director Cameron Crowe's "We Bought a Zoo," as the empathetic Realtor for a recently widowed Matt Damon and family, which opens Dec. 23. Smoove, 46, got on the phone recently to discuss expanding his range, planning the next season of "Curb" and bringing the ruckus.