January 9, 1987 |
A pair of hippopotamuses sent three golfers and their caddies running for their lives during a $65,000 international tournament today. Paul Burley, a 25-year-old player from Grimsby, England, disturbed the beasts after hitting his 17th tee shot into the rough. He was lining up his second shot when there was a crashing noise in the thick bush behind him. "Suddenly two hippos, one behind the other, came crashing out of the bush towards us," Burley said.
June 16, 2012 |
It's been 34 years since actress Lucie Arnaz, comedian Robert Klein and composer Marvin Hamlisch came together to do "They're Playing Our Song. " The lighthearted musical comedy opened in December 1978 at the Ahmanson Theatre and went to Broadway in February 1979, where it played for 1,082 performances. Penned by Neil Simon, the essentially two-character play revolved around the working and personal relationship between a neurotic, funny composer and a quirky lyricist. The musical play was inspired by the romantic relationship between Hamlisch and lyricist Carole Bayer Sager.
October 25, 2010 |
Since February, the question has become so linked with South African "rave-rap" trio Die Antwoord that you'd be forgiven for thinking the cuss-word-laden query is actually part of the group's name. "Die Antwoord? What the ? ?!" The trio's name translates as "the answer" in Afrikaans. But that emphatic question has been posed all over the "interwebs" (the group's misnomer for cyberspace) thanks to Die Antwoord's hauntingly enigmatic homemade videos "Enter the Ninja" which became viral supernovas this year, racking up a combined 11 million YouTube views.
October 6, 2008 |
The REDCAT stage looked like a rehearsal room Friday night when Lou Reed, Ulrich Krieger and Sarth Calhoun took the stage. Effects boxes, pedals and other sound-manipulation tools were strewed here and there in cluttered arrangements. In the center, a row of guitars sat next to a vintage amp. The setup was practical, not symbolic, but it also carried a message: The performance by the trio, going by the name Unclassified, would be informal and almost private, an act of creation first and a show second.
April 5, 2009 |
At first, Kristy McPherson thought reporters were joking that she would tee off with both Cristie Kerr and Brittany Lincicome today in the final round of the Kraft Nabisco Championship. As soon as McPherson realized the reality, she broke out a smile. "That's great," said McPherson, who shot a 70 Saturday for a leading eight-under-par 208 through three rounds. "I would love it. I'm going to be out-driven all day, but that's all right." Her 9:40 a.m.
May 16, 2013 |
In "Black Rock," a female-fueled thriller, Sarah (Kate Bosworth) wants to make amends with two childhood friends by pitching a tent with them on a small Maine island where the three women once camped as kids. "We are all dying," Sarah tells Lou (Lake Bell) and Abby (Katie Aselton), and she's right: Life is short, and it's about to get shorter. After a trio of dishonorably discharged vets crashes the women's campfire and a drunken hookup goes deathly awry, it's girls-versus-boys to see which gender will survive.
February 26, 2006 |
CORKSCREWING from his head at odd angles, Andrew Stockdale's 'fro was a tight fit for the bathroom sink in his room at the Beverly Laurel Motor Hotel. The singer-guitarist for Australian psych-rock trio Wolfmother hadn't cut his hair in a year, but fears of it inappropriately dreading Rastafari style prompted a trim just a few days into the group's tour supporting their domestic debut EP, "Dimensions."
February 19, 2013 |
The VH1 biopic of platinum-selling girl group TLC is taking shape. Rapper and VMA stage crasher Lil Mama, Keke Palmer and actress-singer Drew Sidora (“The Game”) are set to portray the groundbreaking R&B/hip-hop/pop trio known for its brazen anthems and fiery interpersonal drama. "I would sing 'No Scrubs' over and over again to the point my parents would have to tell me to stop, but I never did, I had my little hairbrush as my mic and nobody could tell me I wasn't the fourth member of TLC," Palmer said in a statement announcing her casting.
March 22, 1986 |
At 60, Howie Johnson is one of the real veterans on the Senior golf tour. He is not, however, too old to make some changes in his game. After playing poorly last week at Sun City, Ariz., Johnson, who lives down the road a few miles at Rancho Mirage, made two adjustments. At the halfway point of the 72-hole Vintage Invitational, there has been a marked improvement.
July 18, 1999 |
It took considerable persuasive power for Alan Eichler to raise Anita O'Day from the dead. On Christmas Eve, 1996, he got a call from a hospital. They'd found his name and number on a piece of paper in her wallet. "She was tied down by her hands and feet like an animal," says Eichler, the Hollywood manager/publicist for O'Day, Patti Page, Ruth Brown, Nellie Lutcher and other chanteuses in twilight. "She was medicated and drugged. They had taken her teeth out. They said she had blood poisoning.