October 5, 2012 |
While the Boston Red Sox begin the search for a new manager in the wake of the firing of Bobby Valentine, one of their old managers, Terry Francona, is trying to find a manager's job of his own. Francona, who managed the Boston Red Sox to World Series titles in 2004 and 2007, arrived in Cleveland on Friday morning to begin a daylong interview to become the new manager of the Indians. Francona, who parted ways with the Red Sox before the 2012 season and was replaced by Valentine, was a TV analyst last season.
August 16, 2012 |
In one of the final scenes in the new musical drama "Sparkle," Whitney Houston, playing a strict, religious-minded mother and former star, teases Jordin Sparks, playing her daughter that she won't sit too close to the front of the auditorium to watch the girl make her singing debut for fear of upstaging her. Unfortunately, the untimely death of the Grammy-winning singer-actress in February threatens to do just that - Houston's posthumous presence is...
July 16, 2012 |
Kitty Wells, the long-reigning “Queen of Country Music” and the first woman to reach No. 1 on the country chart with her attitude-changing hit “It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels,” died Monday at age 92 of complications from a stroke. Wells was the most successful female singer of the 1950s, one of a small handful of women to have significant impact in country in an era when the music was overwhelmingly dominated by men. “She was the undisputed queen of country music,” singer Marty Stuart said Monday.
October 31, 2011 |
Americans are expected to spend more than $2.2 billion this year on Halloween candy. If we didn't know better, we'd wonder whether Halloween was a plot by the American Dental Assn. "Halloween is the largest candy-selling holiday of the year," Susan Smith, a senior vice president with the National Confectioners Assn., told The Times. The association estimates that candy sales this Halloween will hit $2.273 billion -- a record. Unfortunately, you can't mention "Halloween candy" without acknowledging the fears that some people have about Halloween sadism -- the possibility that razor blades might be hiding in apples or that candy might be poisoned.
March 9, 2012 |
Rick Santorum sought to broaden his pitch to Alabama and Mississippi Republicans beyond his conservative stands on social issues Friday with scathing attacks on President Obama over national security, energy and global warming. At the same time, with the twin Deep South primaries now four days away, the former Pennsylvania senator kept up his religious appeals at a morning rally here at a museum for the Alabama battleship. Santorum described himself as "someone who understands the centrality of the family.
January 28, 2013 |
Even though beloved octogenarian actor Larry Hagman died late last year, his iconic character J.R. Ewing will be back in trademark form for the second season of TNT's reboot of "Dallas. " With bushy eyebrows twitching, J.R. will plot his way through seven episodes with a characteristic evil smile on his face and a greedy scheme up his sleeve. And when he departs the show - an unspecified untimely death is planned to reflect the real-life passing and to celebrate a life fully lived - he'll leave behind a mighty mess.