The next time you are watching a Samuel L. Jackson film and you see someone in the theater who looks like the actor, it just might be the one and only. Jackson tells Steve Kroft that he's not one of those actors who claims he can't watch his own films. He likes watching himself on the big screen. So do a lot of people: Jackson is currently the highest grossing actor in Hollywood history. The movie star talks to Kroft for a 60 Minutes profile to be broadcast Sunday, March 24 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CBS. Jackson thinks it's a tad disingenuous to say you can't watch yourself in films. "I always think that, 'Oh, I can't stand to watch myself' is like some bulls---," he tells Kroft. "And if you can't watch it why should people pay $13.50 to watch you do it?" For the former stage actor, watching his film performances is a privilege. "When I was doing theater in New York, I always wanted to see the play I was in with me in it," he says with a grin. "Yeah, it is very difficult. So this is … [Read more...] about Does Samuel L. Jackson watch his own movies?
LISA DENTON: Barry, it seems a little premature to wish "top of the mornin'" to you, but I spy with my little eye all things green coming up this weekend. St. Patrick's Day is Sunday, which means that there are all sorts of ways to celebrate, including the annual St. Chatty's Day parade on Saturday. Like last year, they'll start on the Southside, going from Main Street to Market Street and ending on M.L. King Boulevard at Miller Park. Afterward, there's an Eat Drink & Be Irish celebration at the Moxy hotel, then The Honest Pint will host the Party on the Parkway after that. Lisa Denton and Barry Courter Lisa Denton and Barry Courter Photo by Staff File Photo /Times Free Press. BARRY COURTER: What can be better than green beer? Actually, lots of things, but I digress. It's a pretty busy week with some cool events on the calendar. The Black Jacket Symphony has a sold-out show on Thursday. They are doing Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" with Marc Martel singing the Freddie … [Read more...] about Off the Couch: Kids’ talent is on display at Songbirds this week, St. Patrick’s Day celebrations coming up in Chattanooga
Gallery: On what would have been his wedding weekend, family of slain Hixson man gather at his burial site +8 more photos NASHVILLE — Saturday was going to be their wedding day. But instead of getting ready for her nuptials, Sara Baluch was planning a visit to her fiancé's grave. Mohammad Sharifi, 24, was shot and killed in the parking lot of a Hixson Pike apartment complex while trying to sell his Xbox One gaming system on Feb. 19, just over two weeks before the wedding, police say. D'Marcus White, 20, has been charged with criminal homicide. Up until Friday evening, 22-year-old Baluch remained steadfast in her plan to visit Sharifi's grave at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens in the outskirts of Nashville. But the promise of thunderstorms forced her to postpone the visit until the next day. The Times Free Press was given permission to attend the small gathering. So when Sunday came, she put on her ivory chiffon wedding dress and a white tulle veil fastened by a pearl … [Read more...] about On what would have been his wedding weekend, family of slain Chattanooga man gather at his burial site
Station Street, which will allow for open containers as long as the alcohol is served in a Station Street cup, is seen Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, in Chattanooga, Tenn. Station Street, which will allow for open containers... Photo by Doug Strickland /Times Free Press. More Info BEST CITIES FOR SINGLES IN THE MIDSOUTHAtlanta was rated the best city for singles among America’s top 182 metro areas. Among cities in the MidSouth rated by WalletHub based upon dating opportunities, economics, and fun and recreation measures for singles, Chattanooga ranked the lowest in the MidSouth and among the bottom quartile of all cities studied.1. Atlanta, also No. 1 in the country2. Nashville, 49th overall3. Knoxville, 64th overall4. Columbus, Georgia, 94th overall5. Memphis, 97th overall6. Huntsville, Alabama, 108th overall7. Birmingham, Alabama, 118th overall8. Augusta, Georgia, 128h overall9. Mobile, Alabama, 135th overall10. Chattanooga, 138th overall*WalletHub compared … [Read more...] about Chattanooga ranks 138th on WalletHub’s best and worst cities for singles list
Gallery: Local man's family home destroyed in Northern California wildfire +4 more photos Not long after the Camp Fire in Northern California roared through the town of Paradise, quickly turning it into an inferno, Chattanooga resident John Westbrook learned his parents' home — the home in which he was raised — had likely been destroyed. By that afternoon Westbrook found out his parents, U.S. Marine Corps veteran Paul and Judy Westbrook, and the rest of his family members whose live nearby were safe, he said. But "nobody knew about the houses yet." "All we knew was the firefighters were saying, 'It's a total devastation, and 95 percent of the town is gone.' So we kind of assumed." At least 42 people have been confirmed dead in the wildfire that obliterated Paradise, according to the Associated Press, making it the deadliest wildfire in recorded state history. The exact number of missing remains unclear. It wasn't until a couple of days after the fire ravaged their … [Read more...] about Local man’s family home destroyed in Northern California wildfire [photos]