March 26, 2009 |
This season's NCAA tournament games have caused television ratings to skyrocket and made the blood flow, whether it runs Cardinals red or Carolina blue. Like last season, four teams seeded No. 1 are alive in this week's regionals, including Louisville and Pittsburgh, who shrugged off upset-minded underdogs to maintain order in the brackets yet entertain CBS audiences. What's missing is the NBA draft audition. As much debate took place last season about which player would be the No.
July 21, 2012 |
Between the recent offensive surge by the Galaxy and the defensive stability Chivas USA has found, something had to give Saturday night. With a relentless attack and sparkling play by its veterans, the Galaxy proved too much for Chivas as L.A. recorded a 3-1 victory at the Home Depot Center. The match presented an opportunity for both sides, with Chivas trying to prove itself as a contender in the Western Conference playoff race. For the Galaxy, winning the rivalry game meant increasing the gap between the sides, as L.A. entered the contest ahead of Chivas for the fifth and final playoff berth in the conference.
November 29, 1987 |
Kevin Costner--now filming "Bull Durham" in North Carolina--will star in and exec produce "Revenge," based on the psycho-adventure novella by Jim Harrison. The long-in-development project at Warners was acquired by Ray Stark in a swap for "Bird," the story of jazzman Charlie Parker, now being directed by Clint Eastwood. "Revenge" will be filmed for New World early in 1988.
July 1, 2012 |
During Sunday's live telecast of the 2012 BET Awards, anticipation reigned, with questions filling Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium. What would polarizing singer Chris Brown say? How would soul singer D'Angelo's highly awaited comeback performance fare? And how would BET pay tribute to fallen pop titan Whitney Houston, whose February death cast a shadow over the Grammys ? The annual show, which started in 2001, is known for its over-the-top performances and drama onstage and last year pulled in 7.7million viewers.
July 10, 2012 |
The annual Sundance Theatre Lab at Robert Redford 's Sundance resort in Utah means hard work in a relaxed setting for playwrights who get three weeks to tinker with nascent scripts they're hoping to perfect, and a mountainside working vacation amid babbling brooks for an acting corps recruited to help the writers see how well their scenes play. Several acting luminaries are attached to this year's Lab, which began Monday and runs through July 29. The 27-member ensemble includes Cherry Jones , who won lead actress Tony awards for “The Heiress” (1995)
April 22, 2011 |
Celebrities spend a lot of time in bars and restaurants, and many of them seem compelled to eventually own one. Drawing a crowd is certainly easier with a big name attached, but why would a famous actor or musician want the hassle? Tax write-off? Vanity project? Most likely, hospitality is in the DNA of any great entertainer. "For people in the industry, a big part of the draw is working with creative minds, so an obvious perk is enjoying that off the clock. Think back to the Rat Pack — the idea of powerhouses in a protected space at a table for drinks and great food.