July 18, 2013 |
GULLANE, Scotland - Zach Johnson led and Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson loomed after Thursday's first round of the British Open at Muirfield. Johnson had four birdies, one eagle and a bogey for 66, five under par. "All in all, very solid," he said, "but it's just one round. " Woods and Mickelson, crowd favorites, were in a group of six only three shots back at 69. That group included 19-year-old Jordan Spieth, winner of last week's John Deere Classic. Woods, continuing to pursue his 15th major title and first since he won the U.S. Open in 2008 at Torrey Pines, began by yanking his opening tee shot into heavy rough and needing to take a drop that led to a bogey.
July 3, 2013 |
Zach Harris' visionary paintings set within meticulously crafted frames were standouts in last year's "Made in L.A. " exhibition at the Hammer Museum, and also something of a revelation. Harris hadn't yet had a solo gallery appearance in L.A., though he has shown several times in New York. Now his time has come and the nine recent paintings on view at David Kordansky are again standouts and, in themselves, revelations. The paintings feel intensely interior, like mindscapes more than landscapes, though jagged mountain-range forms are a recurring motif.
June 27, 2013 |
In 1993, a very young Zach Braff had a brief part as Woody Allen's college-age son in "Manhattan Murder Mystery. " Now the former "Scrubs" actor will be reuniting with Allen in the new stage-musical version of " Bullets over Broadway " that is expected to officially open on Broadway on April 10. Braff will play the lead role originated by John Cusack in Allen's 1994 movie about an idealistic New York playwright who sells out to the mob in...
June 7, 2013 |
"Hell's Kitchen" is in circling-the-drain mode: It's just a matter of eliminations before we're left with Jon and Ja'Nel in the final, right? Or do you think it will be someone else? Until then, several of the remaining finalists are getting their moment: Cyndi nearly knocked Jon from his perch in the signature dish challenge, Take 2. The lamb gods finally smiled down on Susan. Mary rose to the occasion -- tongue issues aside. And then there's Zach. QUIZ: Are you one of Lena Dunham's 'Girls'?
June 5, 2013 |
Zach Smith is a long snapper who will be a preferred walk-on at USC in the fall. He also is becoming something of Internet sensation. Smith, a senior at the Menlo School in Atherton, Calif., and friends put together a video of trick snaps -- "Zach Smith: Long-snapping mix tape," he says during the intro-- that was posted to YouTube on Sunday. By Thursday morning it had generated more than 436,000 views. Among the feats: Smith snaps footballs through the windows of a parked car, over the full length of a court into a basketball hoop and into trash cans from varying distances.
May 21, 2013 |
Zach Galifianakis arrived at the premiere of “The Hangover Part III” on Monday night amid a throng of fans shrieking his name. “There's a lot of Alan in it,” he reassured about his character's place in the film. “Hopefully he can sustain a movie. We will see.” Indeed, the film revolves around the off-kilter Alan, who this time around is suffering from an early midlife crisis, sending the Wolfpack (Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms) out on a road trip. “He was the one stone left unturned," said director Todd Phillips, "and we thought we needed to solve him and make sure he's OK. When he's OK, we could finally move on because he's the one that causes all the trouble.” PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times The third installment, which opens May 23, should lift the franchise comfortably into the billion-dollar box office mark, after “The Hangover's" $400-million global take in 2009 and the sequel's more than $500 million worldwide two years later.
May 19, 2013 |
SAN ANTONIO - Stumbling in playoff series openers is nothing new for the Memphis Grizzlies. Of course, they've never experienced the kind of fall they did against the San Antonio Spurs in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals. San Antonio may have left Memphis with a bruised psyche to go with a 105-83 defeat Sunday at the AT&T Center, the Spurs turning the Grizzlies' strengths into glaring shortcomings with the same smart, disciplined approach that has characterized their four championship runs.
May 18, 2013 |
SAN ANTONIO - Surprise, surprise, the Lakers made it to the Western Conference finals. Not really. But they did get repeatedly name-dropped Saturday by the San Antonio Spurs, which made sense considering the frontcourt duo the Spurs face in this round of the playoffs somewhat resembles the Lakers' tandem they quickly dispatched in the first round. Even one of the last names is the same. Instead of Pau Gasol and Dwight Howard, the Spurs must contend with the Memphis Grizzlies' Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph starting Sunday afternoon in Game 1 of the conference finals at AT&T Center.
May 6, 2013 |
Even as Zach Braff was taking heat for asking the public to help finance his next movie, the actor and director was contributing to another Kickstarter campaign -- to help save a historic theater in Northern California. Braff was among nearly 500 donors who helped raise $65,753 through the Kickstarter crowd-funding site to help the owners of the Rio Theater in the small town of Monte Rio raise enough funds to buy a digital projector. As the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday , many small-town theaters nationwide are holding such fundraisers to survive the transition to digital.
May 5, 2013 |
If Jennifer Aniston's ears were burning Saturday night, and then burning some more and then more, off and on for several minutes straight, it was probably due to one of the stranger sketches from “Saturday Night Live”: a Jennifer Aniston look-alike contest. After kicking off the bit with a falsetto rendition of “You Are So Aniston to Me,” Jason Sudeikis announced that host Zach Galifianakis' character came in eighth and last place in the contest, news that Galifianakis greeted with fury, clad in a long wig and a “Friends” shirt.