April 20, 2012 |
Relaxed yet lively, the byplay in "Think Like a Man" has some of the spark of director Tim Story's "Barbershop" a decade ago. The movie may be the very definition of contrivance, coming as it does from the blithely sexist relationship guide "Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man" co-written by radio host and comedian Steve Harvey. Considering its source, though, one of the more unpromising comedies of the year has turned out to be pretty funny. Few bestsellers ever got that way underestimating the American public's taste for generalities about the gender wars.
December 1, 2010 |
Ahead 22-7 in the fourth quarter, the funny little Zips of Akron reverted to form for a while. They gave up a late touchdown to Buffalo, then saw the Bulls recover an on-side kick and march to the Akron 17. But Buffalo lost a fumble and the game, 14-22. And Akron (1-11), by winning, lost its bid for the Bottom Ten title. Is there anything sadder than a last-game victory to mar a perfect season? Instead, the chumpionship went to vanishing Buffalo (2-10), which had previously pulled off crucial late-season defeats to Fum-Ball State (4-8)
September 29, 2010
Bottom Ten contender Nevada Las Vegas was caught looking ahead. The Runnin' Rubble, confidently anticipating a big shellacking by undefeated Nevada this weekend, forgot they also had to lose to New Mexico last Saturday. Instead, the Rubble emerged victorious, 45-10, thereby ruining their chances for a winless season. UNLV (1-3) fell to No. 11 while the No. 1 Lost Lobos of New Mexico (0-4) solidified their lead. No. 2 Western Kentucky (0-4) is idle this week ? it's been pretty idle even when it plays ?
January 22, 2010
Air America winds down Air America Media, the liberal network formed in 2004 to try to counteract the conservative tilt of talk radio, shut down live programming operations Thursday and said it would soon be filing for bankruptcy "to carry out an orderly winding-down of business." The operation had battled economic problems from the start, and Air America chair Charlie Kireker said in a statement that efforts to find new investors had failed. KTLK-AM (1150), the network's L.A. affiliate, dropped the Air America moniker years ago but continued to carry some of its programming, including shows hosted by Rachel Maddow and Ron Reagan Jr. Station officials could not immediately say how they would fill those slots.
December 10, 2009 |
It isn't easy to lose to a team with a 3-8 record. But Western Kentucky pulled off that feat in dramatic fashion, blowing a 20-3 third-quarter lead to fall, 20-24, to Arkansas State. The Hilltoppers (0-12) thus chalked up their 20th straight defeat, the longest losing streak in the Football Bowl Subdivision, whatever that is. And, most important, wacky WKU captured the Bottom Ten title. Lowlights of the season included three games in which WKU gave up more than 60 points, including 68 to No. 5 North Texas, a team that finished 2-10.
August 10, 2009 |
Trying to get hold of actor, comedian and radio personality Steve Harvey isn't easy. His day starts at 4 a.m. and seems to have no end. "It's been on and cracking ever since I got up," Harvey said one day last week as he was leaving Atlanta, where he makes his home. Hurrying through the airport terminal, where he was greeted by fans, Harvey boarded a flight to Chicago, where he hosted a big parade and picnic Saturday. This weekend he'll be hosting an award show in Las Vegas. He's got a book on the bestseller list and is planning a comedy tour in October.