Friday, April 29, 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011
The Miami Heat have been the object of their fair share of jokes this season, most of which have targeted the Big Three for their love of fame ahead of basketball accomplishments like wins and championships. Within that framework, no player has received more guff than forward Chris Bosh, both because he's extremely gangly and because he seems to have no sense of what constitutes positive publicity. Note to Chris: You should probably not do photoshoots for Maxim unless you are a semi-famous woman who looks good in very little clothing.
Given Bosh's proclivity for publicity, it's fairly shocking when he keeps certain news private, especially when it's a matter of private record. According to Ira Winderman of the Sun-Sentinel (via PBT), Bosh and his longtime girlfriend Adrienne Nicole Williams were married recently in Miami-Dade County. Their marriage certificate is on file and everything. It is as official as marriages get.
The only problem is that Bosh won't own up to it. When Winderman asked him, he played dumb:
"Not yet, man, not yet," Bosh said. "I was made aware of stuff leaking out or supposed information leaking out. Yes, I am scheduled to be married, but we're not there yet."
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
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Saturday, April 23, 2011
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Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Randy Moss, once upon a time, was the most unstoppable receiver in the NFL. It was easy to forget that last year, though, he was spectacularly unproductive with three different teams in one season.
Still, there's apparently a team out there that would love to have Randy wearing its uniform: It's the "no head case is too wacky for us" New York Jets. Here's Vic Carucci of NFL.com:
Although Moss is 34 and is entering his 14th NFL season, there is at least one coach who believes he still can make a significant impact: the Jets' Rex Ryan.
According to multiple league insiders, the interest the Jets have in Moss is twofold. One, it could help them weather the very real possibility of losing at least one of their three free-agent receivers: [Santonio] Holmes, Braylon Edwardsand Brad Smith. Two, it would keep Moss from returning to the Patriots, whom he is known to want to re-join.
The part about keeping Moss away from New England makes the most sense. Moss is clearly worth more to the Patriots than he is to anyone else. He loves the coach, he loves the quarterback, and he's motivated to bring his A game to the Patriots. I don't know if any other team in the league could be confident that they were going to get even 70 percent of Moss' best effort. The Vikings and Titans certainly didn't.
In a rivalry as close and as heated as the one between the Jets and Pats, it makes sense. I don't think Moss makes the Jets any better -- their offense is miles behind New England's, Mark Sanchez has neither a rapport with Moss nor half of Tom Brady's ability, and it seems like, at best, a crapshoot on whether or not Moss would show up and play hard.
But if it keeps a weapon away from the Patriots, it's probably worth doing.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
The news only gets better for fans who are anxiously awaiting the return of Jack Bauer: Uber-producer Brian Grazer recently tweeted that he’s on board for long-gestating 24 movie.
“Got off the phone Keifer yesterday and we are very excited about producing the 24 movie for next year,” he tweeted.
Grazer’s involvement makes sense since Imagine Entertainment, the company he co-owns with Ron Howard, produced the long running action drama for Fox.
Last month, Kiefer Sutherland told the women of The View that the movie will come out in 2012.
Monday, April 11, 2011
The Star reports:
Can you save the world and lose your soul?
Ask Kiefer Sutherland.
For eight seasons, as the indestructible Jack Bauer on 24, he kept conquering insurmountable odds to keep the forces of global evil at bay.
But while it’s true that playing the human Timex watch who could take a licking and keep on ticking made Sutherland rich, powerful and famous, it also led him down a road of excess that landed him in the tabloids and — occasionally — even in jail.
“I am incredibly proud of the fact that 24 made it big around the world and was one of those things that transcended languages and cultures,” is he how he begins discussing the phenomenon backstage in his modest dressing room at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, where he’s currently part of an all-star cast packing the house with a revival of the 1973 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, That Championship Season.
He’s quieter, gentler and more elegantly spoken in person than the man he played to such great effect on television for so many years. In fact, he’s the first one to admit that “No, no, no, I am nothing like Jack Bauer.
“And at the beginning, that made it all a great deal of fun. There’s Kiefer doing all that stuff he would never dream of doing in real life. Adolescent fantasies come true. But you can’t live that for eight seasons.”
He looks up at me as though he were almost in a confessional, asking for forgiveness.
“The more I’ve stepped away from that character, the more I look back and say ‘How did I come up with that? How did I dig that out from inside me?’ Because there is nothing in Jack Bauer that you can find in Kiefer Sutherland’s personality.
“And after a while, playing someone so unlike you for so many years takes a toll. It gets very stressful. I found my own way of cutting loose. And was it the smartest? Hell, no. I’ll be the first person to admit I’ve been guilty of making some dumb decisions.
“How old am I now? 44. Okay, Kiefer, time to get on with life.”
In truth, he seems different than he has on previous encounters over the years. “I feel cool, settled and in a good space in my life right now.”
But he’s the first person to admit, “that the demons stay with you.”
He instantly backpedals a bit, insisting that “I haven’t been tortured or tormented or had any deeply rooted demons tearing at me. I’ve taken things for granted, I’ve been a bit reckless, but there’s no darkness eating away at me. I’ve had a great childhood, a great life.”
Indeed he has. More.
Friday, April 8, 2011
Hugh Hefner tweeted today that Ralph Macchio’s partner will pose for the May issue. She’s on the cover, too.
“The May issue of Playboy is unforgettable with Dancing With The Stars’ Karina Smirnoff on the cover & nude inside,” Hef posted on his Twitter page.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
And another deathly song: