November 10, 2012 |
It was halftime of the Clippers-Portland Trail Blazers game Thursday night and DeAndre Jordan was in the midst of having another impressive outing. That prompted a bold comment from TNT NBA analyst Shaquille O'Neal. "I'm going on the record. The best center in the West right now is DeAndre Jordan," O'Neal said. "You heard it here first. " Well, file that under Shaquille O'Neal hyperbole, but Jordan has made people take notice of him with his improved play at center for the Clippers.
November 7, 2012 |
"To me, the headline this quarter was the continued ... strength at our networks business," Time Warner Chief Executive Jeff Bewkes boasted Wednesday as the media conglomerate reported strong financial results driven by channels including HBO, TNT and TBS. Net income for the company as a whole and operating income across its business segments during the third quarter ended Sept. 30 was better than analysts had expected, driving a 3% rise in its share price to $44.41 by midday trading.
October 28, 2012 |
The Lakers were 0-8 in exhibition play, but Coach Mike Brown insists it's only a matter of time before players adjust to one another and his new Princeton offense. "Come January, in my opinion, I think this could be like a machine," he said. They averaged 18.6 turnovers per game while Kobe Bryant battled shoulder and foot injuries and Dwight Howard tested his surgically repaired back, but Brown won't fret about those turnovers, at least initially. "They're turnovers for the most part from guys trying to figure out the reads and hit guys that they think are open," he said.
October 17, 2012 |
Frank Darabont left AMC's "The Walking Dead" in a dispute with the network last year during production of the hit zombie series' second season. But while the zombies are continuing to shuffle over there, Darabont is back with a new series, and he's got several familiar faces with him. TNT has ordered six episodes of the currently untitled series, set in Los Angeles during the 1940s and '50s, that follows the exploits of cops and mobsters. It's based on the book "L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America's Most Seductive City" by John Buntin, which told the story of the battle between Los Angeles Police Department chief William Parker and mobster Mickey Cohen.
August 28, 2012 |
To tackle some questions regarding the Lakers' 2012-13 season, I talked with TNT NBA analyst Kenny Smith, who has been recently promoting the video game, "NBA Baller Beats. " This is the second of a two-part interview with Smith. What's the ideal amount of minutes Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash should play in the regular season? I would say players still got to play. The only reason they're good is that they are players on the court. If they have a steady diet of 37 minutes, that's more realistic than 42. I think those guys can play 41 minutes a night, but it's better if they are in that 37-minute realm.
August 26, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Aug. 26 - Sept. 1 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES Hotel Hell: In this new episode Ramsay visits the Keating Hotel in San Diego (8 p.m. Fox). Hell's Kitchen: During the dinner service, each of the four remaining contestants gets a chance to direct the others in this new episode (9 p.m. Fox). Major Crimes: The squad has trouble getting a handle on the facts in a deadly car crash at a nightclub.
August 24, 2012 |
To tackle some questions regarding the Lakers' 2012-13 season, I talked with TNT NBA analyst Kenny Smith, who has been recently promoting the video game, NBA Baller Beats . This is the first in a two-part interview with Smith. The Lakers' off-season signings have been huge with the acquisitions of Dwight Howard and Steve Nash, the signings of Antawn Jamison and Jodie Meeks and the re-signing Jordan Hill and Devin Ebanks. With these moves, how do the Lakers stand relative to the rest of the league?
August 17, 2012 |
Eric McCormack's second time on TNT seems to be the charm: The network has renewed the crime-solving drama "Perception," in which he stars, for a second season. The network has ordered 13 episodes for the show's sophomore outing, which is slated to air in 2013. In the series, McCormack stars as Dr. Daniel Pierce, a scruffy, eccentric neuroscientist and paranoid schizophrenic who helps the federal government solve difficult cases. It's McCormack's second series on the network.
August 12, 2012 |
Like one relay runner to the next, TNT's police procedural"The Closer" hands its baton, or nightstick, to"Major Crimes" Monday night; the latter series will begin just as the former ends, with the briefest narrative gap between them. It was star Kyra Sedgwick's desire to move on from playing Deputy Chief Brenda Johnson, the head of a fictional LAPD unit devoted to high-profile crimes, that brought down the curtain on "The Closer. " But why scuttle the ship just because the skipper's left?