The Associated Press Updated 8:18 am PDT, Monday, March 25, 2019 Fai McNasty, left, and Mick Mars arrive at the world premiere of "The Dirt" on Monday, March 18, 2019, at ArcLight Hollywood in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP) Fai McNasty, left, and Mick Mars arrive at the world premiere of "The Dirt" on Monday, March 18, 2019, at ArcLight Hollywood in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP) Photo: Richard Shotwell, Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP Photo: Richard Shotwell, Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Fai McNasty, left, and Mick Mars arrive at the world premiere of "The Dirt" on Monday, March 18, 2019, at ArcLight Hollywood in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP) Fai McNasty, left, and Mick … [Read more...] about Celebrity birthdays for the week of March 31-April 6
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Julie Hinds Detroit Free Press Published 8:31 AM EDT Mar 14, 2019 The mystery novel "Friend of the Devil" opens on a dark, rainy night in Puget Sound, Washington, where two men attempting to solve a kidnapping are being held at gunpoint near the side of a cliff. The one narrating the story is ESPN's Dave Pasch. The other one, who's singing a Grateful Dead song, is his on-air partner, NBA great Bill Walton. How did a fictional version of the Pac-12 college basketball announcers end up as lead characters of the first novel in a series called "The Bill Walton Mysteries"? And why is the book sprinkled with Motor City-inspired nods to a Chrysler 300? Joe Kelly, a creator, writer and executive producer of "Detroiters," has an explanation that sounds a lot like … well, a wacky episode from the former Comedy Central series. Kelly and a friend, actor/writer James Kirkland, both fans of hard-boiled crime … [Read more...] about ‘Detroiters’ creator puts ESPN announcers into mystery novel
Kyle Swenson, The Washington Post Published 5:31 am PST, Thursday, March 7, 2019 The second-most consequential moment in Alex Trebek's tenure as host of "Jeopardy!" probably landed in 2001. By then, the Canadian-born game show personality had been slinging clues and announcing Daily Doubles on the classic program since 1984. But when the show's 18th season went live that year, viewers were stunned to see a distinct change. Gone was Trebek's trademark mustache, a lip-smothering relic of the hairy 1980s that had become as closely associated with the host as Trebek had been to "Jeopardy!" itself. In true Trebek fashion, he buzzed off his defining physical characteristic on a whim, without telling producers or even his wife. Howls of protests lit up the mediascape over the missing facial hair. "It got so much press, I couldn't believe it," Trebek later told the New Republic in 2014. "The wars with Iraq or whatever at that time, and people are all in a stew over my mustache. … [Read more...] about Who is Alex Trebek? How a mustache and correct pronunciation created a TV legend.
The first thing Zachary Sutterfield noticed when he awoke before daybreak in his friends’ apartment was the uncomfortable heat. Vivid colors danced outside the living room window. Orange and blue hues flickered, casting shadows inside. The 20-year-old college student sprang from the couch where he’d been sleeping. He ran to the two bedrooms where his friends, Haley Michele Frizzell and David Angel Ortiz, were asleep. He remembers banging on their doors to wake them. They yanked open the front door of their second-floor apartment and dashed out to an outdoor walkway. “We were surrounded by fire,” Sutterfield said. Frizzell ran one way; Ortiz ran the other. Sutterfield, wearing only pajama pants, was caught in the flames. About this story San Antonio Express-News staff writer Peggy O'Hare has been reporting on the deadly San Marcos apartment fire since it occurred in July 2018. Her work has included an in-depth timeline on how the fire progressed, interviews … [Read more...] about ‘I didn’t recognize myself’
Disgraced CBS chief executive Les Moonves destroyed scores of evidence and lied to investigators conducting a probe into multiple allegations against him, ranging from sexual harassment to rape. Les Moonves “engaged in multiple acts of serious nonconsensual sexual misconduct in and outside of the workplace, both before and after he came to CBS in 1995,” says a report, according to the New York Times. The 59-page report, prepared by outside lawyers hired by CBS, said Moonves was “evasive and untruthful at times and to have deliberately lied about and minimized the extent of his sexual misconduct.”Moonves — who joined CBS in 1995 and helped make it America’s most watch network, helping to shepherd hit TV shows like Survivor, How I Met Your Mother, and Big Bang Theory — was first accused in July of sexual misconduct by six women, dating back two decades. He denied the allegations. The Los Angeles prosecutors refused to charge the … [Read more...] about Disgraced CBS Boss Les Moonves Destroyed Evidence in Failed Sexual Misconduct Cover-Up Scheme