January 27, 2014 |
The biggest winners of the night were also the most silent. It's unsurprising that the duo Daft Punk didn't lift their helmets to collect their bounty of Grammys, which included album and record of the year, leaving mostly Pharrell Williams to do the honor. Backstage two of their collaborators, Paul Williams and Nile Rodgers, were reveling in their big night. For Rodgers the evening was especially poignant. In 2011 the legendary disco-funk producer-songwriter and Chic guitarist was stricken with “aggressive” prostate cancer (he documented it on a blog)
January 24, 2014 |
Pam Dawber will make a guest appearance on Robin Williams' CBS comedy "The Crazy Ones. " Williams recently said he'd never go back to Mork, but he didn't rule out Mindy. The 50ish crowd grew up with "Mork & Mindy," which aired from 1978 to '82 and included, in later episodes, Jonathan Winters as their son, Mearth. The episode, set to air in spring, includes some romance for Dawber and Williams, both 62, according to TV Guide. Dawber will play a travel book author whom Williams' character, an ad agency executive, falls for. Dawber, married to "NCIS" star Mark Harmon, hasn't made a TV appearance since 1999.
January 23, 2014 |
PARK CITY, Utah - George Takei and William Shatner haven't exactly had a warm relationships in the four-plus decades since “Star Trek” went off the air, as anyone who saw the Shatner Comedy Central Roast in 2010 will remember. But the man who played Helmsman Sulu wants the man who played Captain Kirk to know: he thinks Shatner's resentment of Takei is ginned up. And he wants peace. “'Bill, 'fess up,'” Takei said when asked what he would say to the actor if he were sitting in the room.
January 22, 2014 |
Lauryn Williams' hamstring had failed her, but her competitive spirit was undamaged. Williams, who won a silver medal in the 100-meter dash at the 2004 Athens Olympics and a gold medal for running in the first heat of the U.S. women's 400-meter relay at the 2012 London Games, intended to become a certified financial planner after a recurring leg injury nudged her to retire from running last June. A chance airport chat with hurdler Lolo Jones, who had made the U.S. bobsled team last season and enthusiastically endorsed the sport, piqued Williams' curiosity enough for her to give it a try before she hung up her spikes.
January 21, 2014 |
Burbank Burroughs is no longer unbeaten in the Pacific League, thanks to a 44-point performance by Dejon Williams in Muir's 71-69 victory. Williams is the Mustangs' standout quarterback in football. Amaad Wainwright scored 34 points for Burroughs (13-4, 5-1). Ajon Efferson scored 25 points in Pasadena's 76-52 win over Arcadia. Streaking Riverside North continued its winning ways, routing Arlington, 70-43. In the Bay League, No. 2-ranked Redondo defeated West Torrance, 74-44.
January 19, 2014 |
Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones began competing in bobsled to erase memories of her disappointments at the Beijing and London Games. Sprinter Lauryn Williams, a three-time Olympian who won gold in the women's 400-meter relay at London, turned to bobsled after nagging injuries cut short her track career. Both put an exclamation point on their transition to winter sports by being nominated to the U.S. Olympic team for the upcoming Sochi Winter Games. On the women's team, Jones, of Des Moines, Iowa, and Miami resident Williams were nominated as push athletes, whose job it is to launch the sled as quickly as possible.
January 18, 2014 |
The NBA's top players can be divided into three categories at next month's All-Star game: The West, the East and the creased. Several stars will be wearing freshly pressed suits as the result of injuries that have seemingly left no roster untouched. Derrick Rose, Brook Lopez and Al Horford have been sidelined for the rest of the season, and Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook and Kobe Bryant all hope to return within the next month. Dr. Riley J. Williams III, medical director for the Brooklyn Nets and sports medicine surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York (not to mention a lifelong Lakers fan who played football at Loyola High in Los Angeles)
January 17, 2014 |
Royal baby fever! Zara Phillips, Queen Elizabeth II's granddaughter, has given birth to a girl just six months after Phillip's cousin Prince William welcomed Prince George. The 16th in line to the British was born Friday at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital in western England and weighed in at 7 pounds, 12 ounces, according to Buckingham Palace. The child's name would be released "in due course," the palace said. PHOTO: Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall's royal wedding Phillips' husband, English rugby star Mike Tindall, 35, was present at the birth.
January 11, 2014 |
A red-brick driveway leads to this Paul Revere Williams-designed Tudor set along the water of Toluca Lake. The elegant formal entry and the library, with its wood-beam ceiling and built-in bookcases, are in keeping with the architect's traditional style. Location: 9956 Toluca Lake Ave., Toluca Lake 91602 Asking price: $8 million Year built: 1938 House size: Five bedrooms, six bathrooms, 7,228 square feet Lot size: 1.02 acres Features: Dark wood flooring, recessed lighting, leaded windows, intricate molding, curved staircase, bar, wine cellar, covered patio, outdoor fireplace, gazebo, swimming pool, private dock About the area: In the first half of 2013, 84 single-family homes sold in the 91602 ZIP Code at a median price of $842,000, according to DataQuick.
January 10, 2014 |
Tennis champ Venus Williams has listed a home in Hollywood Hills West for sale at $1.799 million. Set beyond a gated driveway, the midcentury post-and-beam house features a foyer, a den, an updated kitchen, three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Tax records show the house has 1,528 square feet of living space. The swimming pool, lawn and deck have canyon views. There are also mountain views from the nearly half-acre site. Williams, 33, is a former Women's Tennis Assn. No. 1-ranked singles player.