January 16, 2014 |
When Rita Moreno received a call last summer from SAG-AFTRA co-President Ken Howard, her first thought was that something was wrong. "I was in the car on my Bluetooth and he said, 'Rita, This is Ken Howard.' I said, 'Why the hell are you calling me? Do I owe dues? What's going on?' " When he got a word in edge-wise, Howard told her the reason for the call - Moreno had been chosen the 50th recipient of the SAG Life Achievement Award. Morgan Freeman, who starred with Moreno over 40 years ago in the classic PBS kids' series "The Electric Company," will present her with the award during the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Saturday night.
January 15, 2014 |
Tony Henney , the football coach at Ojai Nordhoff, has been hired to become the coach at Trabuco Hills. He won two Southern Section championships at Nordhoff. The 36-year-old Henney takes over a program with lots of returning talent. "The main reason was wanting a new goal," said Henney of his decision to leave Nordhoff, his alma mater. Eric.firstname.lastname@example.org
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January 14, 2014 |
Orange County Dist. Atty. Tony Rackauckas took the boldest move in his long career in 2011 when he stepped up to a podium for a news conference and laid out his case against two Fullerton police officers he accused of killing Kelly Thomas. "The public has been crying for justice for Kelly," he said as a television screen next to him flashed the words "TRUTH" and "JUSTICE. " This week's swift decision by a jury to acquit the officers of all charges dealt a blow not just to the family and supporters of Thomas but to the 70-year-old, four-term district attorney who put his reputation on the line by personally trying the case.
January 13, 2014 |
Quiksilver Inc. of Huntington Beach has sold its licensed apparel subsidiary, Hawk Designs Inc., to Sherman Oaks-based Cherokee Inc. for $19 million, the companies announced Monday. Hawk Designs, which Quiksilver acquired in 2000, owns a line of clothing tied to skateboarding legend Tony Hawk. The brand is sold through Kohl's Corp., and Cherokee said that relationship would continue. Hawk said in a statement that he "will continue to be actively involved in the brand's development.
January 9, 2014 |
NASCAR's Tony Stewart, who hasn't raced since breaking his right leg in an Aug. 5 crash, said Thursday he would be ready for the Daytona 500 on Feb. 23. "I'm 100% confident when I get here in February I'll be fine to drive and race and be able to do everything I need to do," Stewart told reporters at Florida's Daytona International Speedway. Teams were scheduled to hold the first of two days of testing at Daytona on Thursday but the session was delayed by rain. The Daytona 500 is the season opener for NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series.
January 7, 2014 |
If you are the Detroit Lions, don't you have to make a call to Tony Dungy now? The former Indianapolis Colts coach said on Monday that, while he isn't planning on coaching again, if he was going to return, it would be for the Detroit Lions job. "I will tell you this Dan, I think the best job out there is the Detroit Lions," Dungy said on the syndicated radio program "The Dan Patrick Show. " "That's the job I would want, I think they are the closest to the Super Bowl. "You look for things, you look for a franchise quarterback in this day and age. You want to have a passing game, because this game is all about passing, and you want people who can rush the passer and protect the lead, Detroit's got all that.
December 30, 2013 |
San Antonio Spurs star Tony Parker issued an apology through the team Monday after a controversial photo of him surfaced over the weekend. In the picture, which is apparently several years old, Parker is seen posing with French comedian Dieudonne M'bala M'bala, with both men making a gesture that is known in France as a "quenelle" and considered by many to be anti-Semitic. "While this gesture has been part of French culture for many years, it was not until recently that I learned of the very negative concerns associated with it," Parker wrote . "When l was photographed making that gesture three years ago, I thought it was part of a comedy act and did not know that it could be in any way offensive or harmful.
December 30, 2013 |
Linda Lavin is getting the hang of Twitter. She's been practicing on Thursday nights when she tweets during both East and West coast airings of NBC's sitcom "Sean Saves the World. " In the series Lavin plays Lorna, the loving, albeit pushy, mother of Sean Harrison (Sean Hayes of "Will & Grace"), a gay divorced father with a demanding job who is now full-time dad to his 14-year-old daughter (Samantha Isler). "I'm getting a lot of response," said the vivacious, petite actress, an age-defying 76, about her tweets.
December 27, 2013 |
It's official: Dallas quarterback Tony Romo has undergone back surgery and Kyle Orton will start Sunday night in a winner-take-all game against Philadelphia. Cowboys Coach Jason Garrett announced the news Friday morning. "We anticipate this surgery to solve the issue with his back," Garrett told reporters, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Romo, who suffered the injury while spinning away from a tackle in Sunday's victory at Washington, has been placed on injured reserve and is done for the season.
December 24, 2013
Dallas owner Jerry Jones says the Cowboys aren't ruling Tony Romo out of a winner-take-all game against Philadelphia because doctors could clear him after treating his back injury. Jones said on his radio show Tuesday that his quarterback has proven he can play with pain but won't if doctors advise against it. The Cowboys (8-7) and Eagles (9-6) are playing Sunday night in Dallas' third straight season finale against an NFC East rival with the division title and a playoff berth on the line.