February 13, 2013 |
The comedy duo of Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson bantered with fans and unveiled the trailer for their upcoming film, "The Internship," via an interactive video chat Wednesday. The event was streamed as a Google+ Hangout - a tidy bit of synergy given that the film revolves around two old-school salesmen, played by Vaughn and Wilson, who talk their way into coveted internships at Google in an attempt to restart their flagging careers. The Mountain View, Calif.-based Internet search giant does not have a financial stake in the 20th Century Fox movie, but did give the film crew access to its campus in September and also consulted on creating a Google-like set. During the hangout , which was hosted by talk show host Conan O'Brien, Vaughn and Wilson took questions from fans and displayed their trademark brands of humor.
February 13, 2013 |
Ronnie Peoples, a former financial advisor for former NFL quarterback Vince Young, said Young took out a seven-figure loan during the 2011 lockout in part because Young wanted to throw a $300,000 birthday party for himself. Peoples made the statement during a deposition for a case in which Young is challenging a $1.7-million judgment against him by Pro Player Funding LLC, a lender that specializes in lending to pro athletes. Young had borrowed $1.9 million at 20% interest from them in May 2011.
November 24, 2012 |
It's here. The holiday season. And with it, an ever-creeping onslaught of music stuffed with enough synthetic cheer to weave a polyester overcoat for Dodger Stadium. Hearing such tidings of great joy seems innocent enough, but repeated exposure could very well cause outbreaks of seasonal affective disorder on sunny days. But for all the bland and often cynically motivated holiday music produced each year (John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, anyone?) there's one constant beacon within the genre that can soften the hardest heart.
September 21, 2012 |
Google Inc. employees were a bit star struck this week as Hollywood descended on the company's Mountain View, Calif., campus to film scenes for the 20 th Century Fox comedy “The Internship,” starring Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn. The Internet search giant gave the film crew access to its campus this week and even consulted on creating a Googley office at Georgia Tech, where the film is being shot. Apparently Google has decided the film could generate some positive publicity - with consumers and with Hollywood, where relations can be famously strained.
September 19, 2012 |
In six years, Vince Young has apparently gone from football star to unemployed and financially struggling. It's a big fall for a player who signed a rookie contract worth about $26 million in guaranteed money in 2006 after he was selected as the third overall pick by Tennessee. "I would just say that Vince needs a job," Young's attorney Trey Dolezal told the Associated Press. Young was cut by the Buffalo Bills, his third NFL team, in August. Young's attorneys claim that his former agent, Major Adams, and a North Carolina financial planner, Ronnie Peoples, mismanaged his money, forged his signature and impersonated him in emails and phone calls.
September 3, 2012 |
One thing you can say about Sunday night's season finale to "Breaking Bad. " That was different. Read no further if you don't want to know what happened in the fleeting seconds of "Gliding Over All. " Or rather, what didn't happen. No one got half their face blown off. No planes exploded in mid-air. No one choked on vomit and no one stood by letting young love die. In short, for once, the waning moments of a "Breaking Bad" season finale did not add to the show's body count.
September 1, 2012 |
Most Hollywood creative types won't openly judge their characters. Judgment, the reasoning goes, corrupts honest, organic storytelling and alienates the modern audience, which sniffs out the invariably distorted and preachy tale. Tell that to Vince Gilligan, the creator and executive producer of "Breaking Bad," who believes his main character, high school chemistry teacher turned meth dealer Walter White, should go straight to hell. That is, if there is one. "I've got to believe there's a hell because I can't stand the thought of Adolf Hitler, Pol Pot and Idi Amin, you pick your poison, dying in some bed with satin sheets in Saudi Arabia," Gilligan said over a recent late lunch at his Burbank offices.
August 28, 2012 |
Vince Young was too inconsistent to win the Buffalo Bills' backup quarterback job, so now the team is giving Tarvaris Jackson a shot. The Bills shuffled backup quarterbacks Monday by completing a deal to acquire Jackson in a trade with Seattle. They then cut Young. The moves coincided with the Seahawks' deeming Jackson expendable after naming rookie Russell Wilson their starter, and it came two days after Young struggled in his bid to lock up the No. 2 job in a 38-7 exhibition loss to Pittsburgh.
August 27, 2012 |
Tarvaris Jackson is now a member of the Buffalo Bills, according to the Associated Press. Meanwhile, Vince Young sent out a message via Twitter that suggests he is no long part of the team. [Updated at 9:44 a.m.: The Bills have announced they have released Young. ] A trade that sends quarterback Jackson from the Seattle Seahawks to the Bills is said to have been completed, although there has been no official confirmation from either team. Seattle Coach Pete Carroll did say Sunday night that a deal was in the works.
August 11, 2012 |
As Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis open their new movie,"The Campaign," this weekend, they're trying to woo a filmgoing audience that has been voting - with its feet - against comedies this season. Nearly all of their fellow big-name comedians have struggled at the box office recently. Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller bombed with "The Watch" two weeks ago. Adam Sandler, as close to a golden boy this comedic century has seen, flopped in June with the gross-out father-son pic "That's My Boy," his second consecutive disappointment after last year's "Jack & Jill.