October 27, 2011
Coveted power forward Mitch McGary says in his ESPN blog that he loves Maryland, but it's not a good fit. Is that like that old Seinfeld breakup line: "It"s not you, it"s me?" As of August, the Brewster (N.H.) Academy center was still including Maryland on his list of finalists. He had suggested that he didn't mind a school transitioning to a new coach. But in his blog today, he wrote: "I love Maryland, but I just don't think that it's the best fit for me. " He said he was focusing on Florida, Duke and Michigan.
July 14, 2011
In a special guest appearance on "The Daily Show," legendary comedian Jerry Seinfeld had some help for Jon Stewart. Stewart, you see, was trying to overcome his more juvenile self -- which wanted to accuse GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann's husband, Marcus, of hypocritically being gay as he tried to "pray the gay" out of people. As evidence, Stewart played a clip of Marcus Bachmann swing-dancing with Michele and also a...
September 18, 2009
In an interview this week, Larry David, creator of "Curb Your Enthusiasm," answered a question from me about matters of taste by saying, "And the more people I can offend, the better." If that is the standard, then Sunday's premiere of the seventh season of this HBO comedy is the best. Right out of the box, David is absolutely pushing the limits of TV comedy on issues of race, gender, coarse language, mental illness and physical disease. You don't realize how incredibly edgy David's work on HBO is until you try to write about it in a family newspaper and suddenly discover that you can barely start to describe situations and setups, let alone dialogue and punch lines.
March 7, 2009
'Seinfeld' stars plan 'Enthusiasm' reunion Their Seinfeld isn't coming back, but its stars will be together again this fall on HBO. The network says that Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jason Alexander and Michael Richards will appear in several episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm. The HBO comedy stars Larry David, who helped create Seinfeld. HBO wasn't giving out any other details about the appearances, which were first reported on the Entertainment Weekly Web site. Conrad moving on The Hills will no longer be alive with the drama of Lauren Conrad - at least, after the fifth season.
January 10, 2009
Do you know that the driveway at President Andrew Jackson's Nashville home, Hermitage, is the shape of a guitar? Do you care? Of course not. Some other "fun facts": NASHVILLE Violence-prone citizens Tennessee's nickname, the "Volunteer State," comes from the War of 1812, when hundreds of volunteers - many more than the quota needed, many surely from Nashville - eagerly went off to war We're No. 7! In a 2007 U.S. News & World Report ranking of the 100 busiest airports, Nashville was named the seventh "least miserable" airport.
December 21, 2008
I was watching North Carolina play basketball on ESPN recently. (Is it required that either the Tar Heels or Duke must be on TV every night, or does it just seem that way? Those two get as much air time as Seinfeld reruns.) Carolina has so many weapons. I saw Tyler Hansbrough repeatedly doubled down low. Sometimes, Hansbrough would try to muscle both defenders to the hoop. (Tyler, there's a man open somewhere.) But often the double would allow the Heels to pass to an uncovered player in the paint, leading to a score.