May 28, 2012 |
Boxer Paul Williams has been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident near Atlanta, the fighter's promoter, Dan Goossen, said Monday. The 30-year-old Williams, who was scheduled to fight Mexican star and super-welterweight world champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez on Sept. 15 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, has no feeling below his waist, said Goossen, who added the southpaw fighter is scheduled to undergo surgery Wednesday at an unidentified hospital. Williams resides in Aiken, S.C. Goossen said he was told by Williams' manager, Al Haymon, and trainer, George Peterson, that Williams apparently swerved to avoid contact with a vehicle Sunday and lost control of his motorcycle.
February 8, 2012 |
From Cleveland -- What a bummer. Here I am in the middle of a fairy tale, with the Clippers playing like champions, only to stumble across a stereotypical selfish athlete hell-bent on making a fool of himself. Until now it's been a love fest, the Clippers seemingly doing nothing wrong. DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin are acting as if they were raised together; Chris Paul's spreading around the goodwill as much as he does the basketball; and Caron Butler's comeback story is beyond inspirational.
August 1, 2011 |
The literary leviathan known as "Moby-Dick" swims once again into the dangerous waters of dramatic adaptation Monday night. The last sighting, some 13 years ago, found Patrick Stewart donning the peg leg to play crazy Capt. Ahab for the USA Network; this time William Hurt steers the Pequod in search of the white whale, under the flag of the premium movie-rerun channel Encore, which is edging into original programming. Both miniseries were produced by companies run by producers Robert Halmi and/or son Robert Halmi Jr., who have never met a work of classic literature they didn't want to adapt for television.
February 26, 2010 |
William Hurt was virtually unrecognizable on the recent Golden Globes telecast when the cameras panned to the "Damages" nominee. The 59-year-old actor was sporting a beard of such massively bushy dimensions, he looked as if he had walked off a Smith Brothers' cough drop box. Hurt laughs when the beard is mentioned. "I had just finished 'Moby Dick,' " he explains over a cup of tea in the cozy office of his Beverly Hills publicist. "It's a two-parter for TV we made in Malta and Nova Scotia.
January 7, 2009 |
Clear your evening schedule, put the cellphone on silent and get those kids to bed early; "Damages" is back, so focus, people, focus. Exhibit A in the struggling sub-genre of Shut-That-Laptop-and-Pay-Attention television, FX's fledgling drama premiered last season with a plot so convoluted you needed a crib sheet and relationship with time based, apparently, on someone's favorite acid trip.
June 17, 2008 |
Oscar winner William Hurt will join the cast of FX's "Damages" when the series returns early next year for its second season. Hurt will play a new client of attorney Patty Hewes (Glenn Close). Specifics were not disclosed, but insiders hinted that Hurt's character will have both a professional and personal history with Hewes. The actor, who won the 1985 Academy Award for best actor for "Kiss of the Spider Woman," has appeared in television movies and in guest shots, but his "Damages" stint will mark his first regular role on a TV series.