November 20, 2012 |
The hiring of Pat Haden as athletic director was universally hailed as a great move by an NCAA-troubled USC. Haden represented sensibility, stability and respect. So now Trojan world is going bonkers, and true to what he represents, Haden sits here grounded. Kudos to Pat Haden for being Pat Haden. He remains unmoved by the rants of fans and the most recent media headline: "Kiffin not the coach for USC's future. " Some folks were saying they just knew Haden had run out of patience, too many embarrassing Lane Kiffin moments for him to hang with the guy. And yet Haden reportedly told Kiffin a week ago he had no worries — apparently forgetting to mention Brett Hundley's name.
November 8, 2012 |
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Galaxy defender Todd Dunivant remembers one emotion washing over him Wednesday night when the clock finally ran out on a 3-1 playoff victory over the San Jose Earthquakes. "Relief," he said with a tired smile. Teammate Omar Gonzalez was a bit more effusive. "It just felt great to hear that whistle blow," he said "and to finally be over with those guys. " By dispatching the Quakes on aggregate goals, 3-2, in a two-game playoff series, the Galaxy now gets to move on to play some other guys -- either Real Salt Lake or Seattle -- in the Western Conference finals beginning Sunday at the Home Depot Center.
November 8, 2012 |
Gwyneth Paltrow has mastered the day job. The Oscar winner is capable in both the stilettos of"ENMV0002398"> "Iron Man's" Pepper Potts and in the herb garden she's displayed on her lifestyle blog Goop. So when given the chance to moonlight for a project like Stand Up to Cancer, the biennial televised fundraiser that utilizes an hour of commercial-free broadcasting across the big four networks and a slew of cable stations, she knew she couldn't phone it in. "When I do something, I want to actually do it, I want to commit and put my time in," Paltrow told us of her role as executive producer for the Sept.
October 15, 2012 |
One key Lakers veteran has high expectations for something that hardly warranted praise in recent seasons. "I feel we can be one of the most dangerous benches in the league," said Antawn Jamison. Despite the "Bench Mob" and "Killer Bees" nicknames in recent seasons, few would describe that unit in Jamison's terms. Last season, the Lakers finished last in points (20.5), 28th in efficiency (27.2), 20th in shooting percentage (41.7%) and 28th in point differential (9.4). Coach Mike Brown played musical chairs in the bench rotation in hopes he'd find a sudden surprise.
October 3, 2012
Re "Balanced budget prophets," Opinion, Sept. 30 I did not realize before reading Doyle McManus' column that Mitt Romney had signed Grover Norquist's no-tax pledge. One of the major responsibilities of the president is the federal budget, which has two key parts: income and expenses. By signing away the ability to raise revenue, Romney will violate the oath a president must take to faithfully execute the office. A large number of senators and representatives have signed this pledge.
September 22, 2012 |
In a sparse room, not much bigger than a walk-in closet, Nick Rutherford sits at an editing bay, head in hand, peering up at half a dozen versions of himself on a giant flat screen. He taps his Converse-clad foot nervously as a video editor assembles the images. It's the raw footage for his first comedy special. And it's headed straight to YouTube. "In the past, if Comedy Central or Showtime or HBO didn't say, 'You deserve a special,' then you didn't deserve a special," says Rutherford.
September 11, 2012 |
It's early morning on set at NBC's "Parks and Recreation" as a bleary-eyed crew adjusts the sound and lighting in a faux courtroom on a Burbank soundstage. Aziz Ansari, who plays the fashion-savvy, ladies-man wannabe Tom Haverford, stands on the sidelines intently reviewing the script on his smartphone. Which is funny because in the scene Ansari is about to do, his character is charged with "driving while tweeting" and sentenced by a judge to "a week without screens. " "Wait … nooo!"
September 8, 2012 |
An A-list army gathered in Los Angeles on Friday for "Stand Up to Cancer," the biennial live fundraiser, backed by Hollywood and aired across the big four TV networks that works to raise money for cancer research. Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Matt Damon, Julia Roberts, Michael Douglas, Joe Manganiello, Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift and Jessica Biel all appeared on the broadcast, executive produced by telethon vet Joel Gallen and actress Gwyneth Paltrow. "Up until the end, he was the love of my life," Paltrow shared with the audience at downtown's Shrine Auditorium, regarding her father Bruce who passed away in 2002 from oral cancer. The commercial-free hour saw performances from Swift, Tim McGraw, Alicia Keys and a prerecorded number from Coldplay, led by Paltrow's husband, Chris Martin.
September 6, 2012 |
WEST LEBANON, N.H. - Mitt Romney briefly emerged from intensive debate preparations to explicitly make the argument Wednesday that has been the subtext of his campaign for months: Americans aren't better off today than they were four years ago. During a quick stop for pizza at Lui Lui restaurant in West Lebanon, Romney told the small pool of reporters he had read the texts of a number of the first-day speeches at the Democratic National Convention and...
September 6, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 2 - 8 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES America's Next Top Model: The contestants get makeovers at the Cristophe Salon in Beverly Hills, then prepare for an artful photo shoot with celebrity photographer Tony Duran and model Rob Evans. And by "artful," we mean "nude," of course, and one of the girls objects, and has a tough choice to make in this new episode (8 p.m. KTLA)