February 12, 2013 |
Well, well. Two famous men, both wanting to give back. No wonder that hackneyed phrase “give back” makes my skin crawl. Lance Armstrong is reportedly volunteering to “help clean up” cycling and become the repentant poster boy crusading against drugs in the sport. And Steven Seagal, the action actor, is teaming up with Maricopa County (Ariz.) Sheriff Joe Arpaio to teach Arpaio's armed volunteer cadres about how to handle school shootings. More on that in a few paragraphs.
February 12, 2013 |
It was late in the day Saturday at Santa Anita, when grandpa Gary Stevens decided to show the young'uns a thing or two about horse racing. The starting gate was almost full for the ninth race, the $150,000 Grade II featured San Marcos Stakes. Eleven other riders were in place, waiting. Most of them were young enough to be Stevens' sons. Stevens was aboard the race's third choice, Slim Shadey, a 5-year-old gelding with three victories in 23 starts. Slim Shadey is a nice horse but not to be mistaken for Secretariat.
February 9, 2013
The rider was the bigger story than the horse Saturday at Santa Anita. Veteran Gary Stevens, a Hall of Fame jockey making the second comeback of his career, bolted from the gate to the lead aboard Slim Shadey in the featured $150,000 Grade II San Marcos Stakes. And stayed right there. It was only Slim Shadey's fourth victory in 24 starts and Stevens said that trainer Simon Callaghan had the 5-year-old perfectly prepared. It was the first stakes victory for Stevens, 49, since he announced his comeback Jan. 3 and got on his first horse Jan. 6. He had won two other races, but not a major race.
February 8, 2013 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 10 - 16, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SATURDAY Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC McLaughlin Group 6:30 p.m. KCET SUNDAY The Chris Matthews Show State of the Union address; defense cuts; drones: Joe Klein; David Ignatius; Elisabeth Bumiller; Gloria Borger (N) 5:30 a.m. KNBC Today Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. (N) 6 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N)
February 7, 2013 |
America's self-styled toughest sheriff is teaming up with an action star. Steven Seagal will lead a training session about school shootings Saturday at the request of his pal Joe Arpaio - an immigration hardliner and the brazen sheriff of Arizona's most populous county, Maricopa, which includes Phoenix. Seagal will train Arpaio's volunteer “posse,” which boasts about 3,500 members and tackles an array of issues, Arpaio told the Los...
February 7, 2013 |
Steven Soderbergh - who's indicated, not for the first time, that he's tired of filmmaking and may retire - has had a most unusual career. His persistent ennui has led him to all manner of narrative experiments, benighted projects like "Schizopolis" and "The Good German" that were doubtless more involving for him to make than for audiences to experience. But, as successes like "Erin Brockovich," "Out of Sight" and his new film, "Side Effects," demonstrate, when Soderbergh is willing to play it on the square, he's as good as anyone at bringing intelligence and verve to straight-ahead material.
February 6, 2013 |
At a time when some USC fans are in panic mode because at least half a dozen high school players have changed their minds about signing with the school, Steven Mitchell remains the loyal future Trojan. Since he was 7 and playing for the Pasadena Trojans, Mitchell has dreamed of playing football for USC. The standout receiver from Mission Hills Alemany will make it official Wednesday morning when he signs his letter of intent at Victory Park in Pasadena. "What's a better place than where it first started," Mitchell said.
February 6, 2013 |
“Supermassive,” Grant Stevens' L.A. solo debut, is a high-tech invitation to slow down and look inward. At a time when digitally transmitted info provides more visual stimulation than ever, the young Australian artist's exhibition at L.A. Louver turns away from the image glut of modern life to make room for an old-fashioned, even romantic experience of one's place in the cosmos. The three-room show begins in an intimately scaled gallery in which six modest prints hang. Delicate and refined, they act as a sort of decompression chamber between the outside world and a pair of darkened galleries in which two videos play.
February 2, 2013 |
With Steven Tyler as their public symbol and California's anti-paparazzi laws as their guide, Hawaiian politicians are backing legislation they hope will make their state more welcoming to celebrities. J. Kalani English, the state senator who wrote the bill that paves the way for celebrities to lodge civil suits against paparazzi, has dubbed SB 465 the "Steven Tyler Act. " Aerosmith's flamboyant frontman -- who dressed up in drag for a recent episode of "American Idol" -- owns a home in Maui and reached out to English, telling him paparazzi in boats offshore frequently use telephoto lenses to snap pictures inside his home.
February 1, 2013 |
Apart from Steven Tyler, dressed in drag and calling himself "Pepper," stopping by to spice things up -- he got in a bleeped-out word, a head-scratching farm-animal reference and a moon in record time - things were relatively tame at "American Idol's" Oklahoma City auditions. The judges seem to have settled into their groove, with an apparent absence of friction between Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj. Keith "Mr. Easygoing" Urban, though prone to catching the giggles, kept things moving along.