August 28, 2013 |
The Dodgers play very good baseball. Wednesday, they also did some pretty nifty dance steps. Call it the Yasiel Puig two-step. On a day when Ricky Nolasco pitched his second straight gem, the Dodgers beat the Cubs, 4-0, Hanley Ramirez and Andre Ethier hit home runs, and 38,851 braved oppressive heat to watch and celebrate a team cruising toward the postseason, Puig was the story. Sad it had to be that way. Sad that a 22-year-old Cuban defector with a $42-million contract and so much talent it defies description can turn a perfect Dodgers day into one with an asterisk.
June 28, 2013 |
Paula Deen has had a rough week, but maybe she can cha-cha her way out of scandal on "Dancing With the Stars. " The celebrity chef has been approached to join the cast of ABC's dance contest this fall, according to a report on VH1. Whether Deen will actually break out her boogie shoes remains unknown. ABC declined to comment, while a Deen spokeswoman did not immediately return an email. In 2010, Deen said she'd been asked to do the show but declined, adding: "Fat girls don't look good sweating.
June 11, 2013 |
Two-time Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz is featured in Prada's fall-winter 2013 menswear advertising campaign, along with actors Ben Whishaw and Ezra Miller. Shot by photographer David Sims in a London studio over the course of three days in late March, the campaign was "inspired by the irreverent world of '60s New Wave cinema," with the three actors as "protagonists in a drama of wit and enigma. " Waltz, who has taken home best supporting actor Oscars for his roles as Dr. King Schultz in "Django Unchained," and Col. Hans Landa in "Inglourious Basterds," may be the most familiar name of the three, but you might recognize Whishaw as the Q reboot in the 2012 Bond flick "Skyfall," and Miller as the title troubled teen in 2011's "We Need to Talk About Kevin.
May 30, 2013 |
The Peninsula Hong Kong is inviting guests to step back into an age of elegance as the hotel reintroduces tea dances, once a famed afternoon ritual in the lobby. As part of the celebration of its 85th anniversary, the Peninsula is reviving some of the customs that evolved during its history. Sunday afternoon tea dances once offered the Hong Kong community a prime spot to socialize, dance and listen to music. The 2013 version features a 10-piece band and is to be held from 3-6 p.m. the first Sunday of every month through November.
May 17, 2013 |
CANNES -- An incident apparently involving a gun briefly interrupted a French television interview with actors Christoph Waltz and Daniel Auteuil at the Cannes Film Festival on Friday and sent nearby pedestrians scurrying for safety. According to several news accounts and eyewitnesses near the city's Martinez Hotel, a man brandishing a gun and another suspicious object appeared near a booth where jury members Waltz and Auteuil were speaking to Le Grand Journal, a program that broadcasts nightly from a seaside location in front of the hotel.
April 26, 2013 |
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The stats don't lie. And in the case of the Clippers, the statistics told so much about why they lost, 94-82, to the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 3 of the Western Conference first-round playoff series on Thursday night at the FedEx Forum. The one statistic that now matters most to both teams is that the Clippers lead this best-of-seven series, 2-1. Game 4 is Saturday back here. After the game, the Clippers had written down many of the stat lines on the grease board inside their locker room.