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August 19, 2012 | By Hannah Mitchell
Recently, Hannah Mitchell, the 11-year-old daughter of Show Tracker's "Monday Night Raw" recapper Houston Mitchell, was able to interview some WWE superstars about this Sunday's pay-per-view event, SummerSlam. Here is the interview conducted with Sheamus. Q: It seems that not long ago people were booing you, but now you are getting cheered. Which do you prefer? Sheamus: It's always good to get cheered. It's always good for people to like you, but as long as people react to you coming out, whether they are booing you or cheering you, it's great.
March 27, 2014 | By Jay Jones
Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Toby Keith, Keith Urban and Lady Antebellum. are among the country stars who will gather in early April in Las Vegas for an awards show and what's called “The Week Vegas Goes Country.” That's the phrase coined by the Academy of Country Music , which hosts its annual awards ceremony at 8 p.m. April 6 inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena . Bryan and Shelton will host the show again this year. The ceremony is, of course, the crowning event. But others in the days both before and after will also showcase superstar musicians.
May 16, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
This is an old story, just dusted off every season and presented anew. Chad Billingsley is working on this or that -- working on his mechanics, working on his approach, on being more aggressive, on being more consistent. This is Billingsley's seventh major-league season and he somehow remains a work in progress, his perceived potential somehow still out of reach. That's not that he's completely horrible, just that he's completely mediocre. In the last four seasons, he is a combined 37-36 with a 3.98 earned-run average and a 1.35 WHIP.
March 11, 2014 | By Mikael Wood
The biggest act scheduled to perform this week at the annual South by Southwest music festival is also one of the biggest acts in the world. On March 13, Lady Gaga will take to the outdoor stage behind Stubb's for a concert sponsored by Doritos, which is temporarily renaming the barbecue joint #BoldStage (after its line of flavored tortilla chips) and requiring would-be showgoers to complete one of several so-called bold missions to get inside. Yet Lady Gaga won't be the only A-list artist - nor Doritos the only blue-chip brand - at SXSW, set to run March 11 through March 16 in Austin, Texas.
July 9, 2012
Long before he was a superstar, Harrison Ford was a roadie for what legendary rock band? The Doors
August 23, 2012 | By Mark Olsen
At any other time, the storyline of a film like "R2B: Return to Base" - a reckless young fighter pilot (Korean superstar Rain) is taken down a few pegs by a more experienced and disciplined rival (Yu Jun-sang) and learns the value of teamwork - would likely earn references to "Top Gun. " With the film by chance seeing release so closely after the recent death of "Top Gun" director Tony Scott, one almost feels sorry for "R2B" director Kim Dong-won for how inescapable the comparisons will be. They are not unfounded, of course, as Kim's film looks to get premium mileage from the thrill of a slo-mo formation walk across a tarmac or the whooshing rush of the horizon line slipping by the cockpit.
May 13, 1989
Is it a coincidence that when superstar Magic Johnson didn't get along with Coach Paul Westhead, the coach was fired--and when superstar Wayne Gretzky didn't get along with Coach Robbie Ftorek, the coach was also fired? ROBERT TORRES Redondo Beach
October 19, 2012 | By Melissa Rohlin
Kobe Bryant and Magic Johnson have everything and nothing in common. Johnson, the Lakers' superstar of the past, is known for his effervescent smile and charisma. Bryant, the Lakers' current superstar, is known for his unwavering, intense focus -- a trait that can manifest itself in surliness. Despite their differences, they clearly have a mutual respect. At a recent event, Bryant and Johnson exchanged a few pleasantries and a hug when they ran into each other on the red carpet.
April 8, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
Josh Hamilton is not the only superstar in the Angels' clubhouse who had a bitter breakup with the fans of his old team. Albert Pujols is no longer universally beloved in St. Louis. Hamilton had a harsh homecoming reception in Texas over the weekend. Pujols said he does not worry about what kind of reaction would await him when he returns to St. Louis. "I'm way past that," Pujols told The Times. "When the time comes, I'll deal with it. " The Angels do play the Cardinals this season, but the games are in Anaheim.
August 21, 2012 | T.J. Simers
I thought it was time for the superstar test. So I asked to speak to Matt Kemp before the Dodgers game Tuesday, knowing he's 0 for 19 and probably as excited about talking to the media right now as he is returning to the dugout after striking out. But Kemp is the acknowledged team leader, so I wanted to find out if he was still acting like one. I wanted to see if the spirited slugger had gone moody on everyone, upset as some players get...
December 17, 2013 | By Mike Bresnahan
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Nick Young talked trash to Kobe Bryant back in training camp. Forgive him. He was new to the Lakers. Bryant was sidelined at the time, but Young teased him about getting a dose of Young's game whenever the Achilles' tendon improved. Bryant rolled his eyes. But a part of him actually liked the fearlessness. Cut to last week, and the return of Bryant after a 19-game absence. Young figured his stats were about to be charred, his high-volume shooting days with the Lakers done.
December 10, 2013 | By Amy Dawes
"It's fun to use my singing voice as part of a character," says pop superstar Justin Timberlake, describing how he toned down his vibrato and adjusted his guitar-strumming to portray clean-cut, early '60s folk singer Jim Berkey in the Coen brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis. " One of the most delightful scenes in the movie, which opened Friday, involves a spirited recording session for a goofy novelty song called "Please Mr. Kennedy" - a plea to not be drafted into the space race. Jim sets the pace, instructing his musician buddy Llewyn (Oscar Isaac)
December 8, 2013 | Bill Plaschke
There were 19 seconds left in the first half when the Staples Center crowd rose to its feet and roared. It's been nearly eight months, but everybody remembered what was happening next. Kobe Bryant had the basketball. His teammates stepped out of the way. This was his moment. This was his memory. This was his comeback. Well, sort of. Bryant's driving shot was partially blocked by Toronto's DeMar DeRozan, with Bryant crumpling to the floor and limping away as frightened fans gasped.
December 5, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
NEW YORK - Few people would mistake the Long Island commuter town of Bethpage (elevation: 105 feet) for the Austrian Alps. But on a vast soundstage in an anonymous industrial park about 45 minutes from Manhattan sits a gently sloping, man-made hill that will double for one of that country's scenic peaks on Thursday. That's when NBC unveils "The Sound of Music Live!," a three-hour televised version of the 1959 Rodgers & Hammerstein musical featuring country music megastar Carrie Underwood in the iconic role of free-spirited nun-turned-governess Maria.
November 30, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
MacGyver usually had more to work with than Mike D'Antoni has so far this season. A paper clip, a stick of chewing gum and a ball of twine … who wouldn't take that over some of these Lakers lineups the NBA's most resourceful coach has been forced to roll out? D'Antoni has made it all work, for the most part, the Lakers' 9-8 record a one-game improvement over where the team was at this point last season even with Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard in the lineup. "It's a lot easier to coach them," D'Antoni said Saturday of his current players.
October 17, 2013 | Sam Farmer
INDIANAPOLIS  - The Circle City is suddenly the Full Circle City. Peyton Manning is coming home Sunday to play the Indianapolis Colts for the first time, leaving this a town torn. A common sentiment here, where Manning won a Super Bowl and an unprecedented four NFL most-valuable-player awards, is a desire to see him throw five touchdown passes for the Denver Broncos - and lose. Manning is still beloved here and, although he has sold his sprawling home in the suburbs, has kept his condominium in a quaint brick building downtown.
August 24, 2013
Jim Brothers Created bronze sculptures on display across U.S. Jim Brothers, 72, a Kansas artist whose bronze sculptures are on display in the nation's capital and at historical monuments around the country, died Tuesday at his home in Lawrence, Kan., where he had been receiving hospice care, said Audrey Bell, a funeral director at Warren McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence, Kan. Friends and colleagues said he had cancer. Brothers was best known for two projects: creating a sculpture of Dwight D. Eisenhower that's on display at the Capitol in Washington, and as the chief sculptor for the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Va., said Paul Dorrell, who represented Brothers and owns the Leopold Gallery in Kansas City.
August 23, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
NBA superstar Kobe Bryant may be focused on bouncing back from his injury, but the Lakers shooting guard is up to more than running on a treadmill. He and his wife, Vanessa, have put one of their houses in Newport Coast up for sale at $8.599 million. Built on a half-acre in 1997, the Mediterranean-influenced home is set behind gates at the end of a cul-de-sac. If the description "highly upgraded custom estate" fails to hint at this having been their primary residence of late, the listing clarifies: "All remodeling was done by the current owners.
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