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  • Wrigley Field 100th anniversary: Top pop culture moments

    Wrigley Field 100th anniversary: Top pop culture moments
    Swinging one leg and the rest of his body out over thousands of Wrigley Field fans while nervous handlers in the broadcast booth gasped, actor Cuba Gooding Jr. howled "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" with abandon before revving up the crowd further with a...
  • When athletes get tripped up by Mom and Dad

    When athletes get tripped up by Mom and Dad
    Somewhere, lost in the sleaze that all so often defines what college basketball has become, are the overlooked culprits. Mom and Dad. We in the media rant on and on about AAU coaches and summer leagues and slimeball agents (is that redundant?). We...
  • Brian Williams 'raps' 'Gin and Juice' on 'The Tonight Show'

    Brian Williams 'raps' 'Gin and Juice' on 'The Tonight Show'
    NBC News anchor Brian Williams was a guest on "The Tonight Show" on Monday, and to celebrate, Jimmy Fallon introduced yet another montage of Williams "rapping" a classic song. This time, the straight-laced newsman tackled Snoop Dogg's 1994 hit, "Gin and...
  • Cuba Gooding Jr. sells in Pacific Palisades for $9.8 million

    Cuba Gooding Jr. sells in Pacific Palisades for $9.8 million
    Cuba Gooding Jr. has sold his house in Pacific Palisades for $9,828,300. Yes, yes, someone showed him the money, to borrow his line from “Jerry Maguire.” The nearly one acre of grounds is set up for family fun. A sunken trampoline -- think...
  • Louis Gossett Jr., Cuba Gooding Jr. Star In 'Book of Negroes' Mini-Series for BET

    Louis Gossett Jr., Cuba Gooding Jr. and Jane Alexander will star in the six-hour miniseries adaptation of "The Book of Negroes," based on the novel by Lawrence Hill. Aunjanue Ellis, Lyriq Bent, Ben Chaplin and Allan Hawco will also star in the production...
  • Oscars 2014: Races to watch as final voting begins

    Oscars 2014: Races to watch as final voting begins
    Weren't the Oscars great this year? Matthew McConaughey's best actor acceptance speech? That put us on a spaceship and sent us straight to Neptune, man. And we thought we were going to lose it when Cuba Gooding Jr. rushed the stage just after Ben...
  • NAACP Image Awards Are a Multicultural Kudofest

    When the NAACP Image Awards were started in 1967 by the L.A. branch of the long-lived civil-rights org, the fight they were fighting was obvious. With quality roles for people of color scarce, and official recognition of those roles even scarcer, the...
  • Review: 'Machete Kills' goes from bad to worse

    Review: 'Machete Kills' goes from bad to worse
    Robert Rodriguez's new "Machete Kills" is the strongest example yet of the corner the filmmaker seems to have painted himself into, a sad funhouse of bad movies made in thrall of bad movies. Even the self-sufficiency of Rodriguez having his own production...
  • Broadway Box Office: Orlando Bloom Romances in Previews

    Broadway's fall season launched a bit early this year, with Orlando Bloom topliner "Romeo and Juliet" bowing to strong numbers in a late-summer week that saw overall sales continue to slow in advance of the post-Labor Day dropoff. Co-starring Condola...
  • At 'Butler' premiere, Oprah's big-screen return marked with fanfare

    Oprah Winfrey has said that taking a role in "The Butler" -- her first big-screen turn in 15 years -- was a scary prospect. But after being engulfed by a media mob at her new movie's premiere in Los Angeles on Monday night, Winfrey might be thinking...
  • Review: 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' significant but often contrived

    "Lee Daniels' The Butler" is neither as good as it might have been nor as bad as survivors of "The Paperboy" may have feared. An ambitious and overdue attempt to create a Hollywood-style epic around the experience of black Americans in general and the...
  • History, and character, is served

    History, and character, is served
    With respect to Ralph Ellison, Forest Whitaker plays an invisible man in the new movie "Lee Daniels' The Butler." Not a Hollywood ectoplasm, but a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fibers and liquids. Nevertheless, his character, Cecil Gaines, White...