April 10, 2013 |
Though Alec Baldwin's name has been floated of late as a possible late-night television host, you can probably cross him off the list of likely hosts for the 2014 Oscars. Baldwin, who hosted the 2010 telecast with Steve Martin, had some pointed things to say about the Motion Picture Academy and the Oscars in a free-wheeling interview in the Hollywood Reporter tied to his current run on Broadway in the play "Orphans. " Baldwin told the magazine he would “never, never, never” do it again and that “the Oscars is a completely thankless job.” THE ENVELOPE: The awards and industry insider This year's show, hosted by Seth MacFarlane, ran more than 3 1/2 hours but drew the best ratings since the Martin-Baldwin broadcast, video of which is below.
March 2, 2013 |
PHOENIX - By squeezing a 48-game schedule into 98 days, the NHL effectively erased the idea of a day off this season. Which is just fine with Ducks center Andrew Cogliano, who hasn't taken a day off since making his NHL debut seven years and 430 games ago. But that doesn't mean Cogliano and his teammates don't get tired. And they were exhausted Saturday when, playing their second game in 22 hours and fifth in a week, the Ducks wasted Cogliano's second career hat trick, twice giving up third-period leads before losing to the Phoenix Coyotes, 5-4, in a shootout.
February 28, 2013 |
Keegan Bradley, who won the PGA Championship in 2011 to become the first player to win a major while using a belly putter, is tired of people calling him a cheater in the wake of the U.S. Golf Assn. calling for a ban on the putters. "It's been actually pretty difficult," Bradley told GolfDigest.com . "Especially lately. I'm being called a cheater more than ever by fans, by some writers. I can't imagine how people can say that to me or to anybody out here. It's been really difficult, and I'm sick of it to be honest.
February 23, 2013
Re “ Sneak peek fees pique studios ,” Business, Feb. 19 Thank you for reporting on this irritating new practice, whereby studios are being strong-armed by theaters into paying to have trailers screened. Studios and theater owners decry losing audience share, but when they subject their audiences to 20 minutes or more of trailers, what do they expect? I, for one, will express my displeasure by always choosing an independent theater. Laurie Trainor Los Angeles Recently I sat through more than 20 painful minutes of inane trailers.
February 20, 2013 |
Mon dieu ! C'est la vie . There. I imagine that will about cover France's reaction to U.S. tire magnate Maurice "Morry" Taylor Jr.'s scathing criticism of French workers. In case you missed it , Taylor, head of Titan International, minced no words when responding to Arnaud Montebourg, France's minister for industrial renewal, who had suggested that Titan might want to take over an ailing Goodyear tire factory in Amiens. In a letter to Montebourg, he said: "Sir, your letter suggests you would like to open discussions with Titan.
February 20, 2013 |
PARIS -- An incredulous -- and insulting -- letter from an American capitalist to a Socialist government minister in France has revealed a monumental clash of cultures. Tire magnate Maurice "Morry" Taylor Jr., head of Titan International, did not hold back when he decided to tell Arnaud Montebourg, France's minister for industrial renewal, where he could stick his suggestion that the U.S. businessman take over an ailing French factory. A simple no, or even non, might have sufficed.