Like many of his former teammates on the Philadelphia Phillies this summer, Arthur Rhodes was angry with Cory Lidle. After Lidle was traded to the New York Yankees as part of a blockbuster deal Aug. 3, the outspoken 34-year-old veteran pitcher blasted his old teammates for lacking passion and a commitment to winning.
Sony's upcoming teens-in-juvy saga "Gridiron Gang," based on a 1993 documentary, is a quality flick. But how's the football ? "Gridiron Gang" is tripped up late by a series of gaffes that no serious sports fan would miss. (Sony declined to comment.) What does "Gridiron Gang" get wrong?
In 1993, author Armistead Maupin befriended, via telephone, a 14-year-old boy named Tony who'd written a memoir about being sexually abused. Gradually, however, Maupin began to suspect that "Tony" was the woman who was claiming to be the boy's foster mother. (He was right.) In 2001, he wrote a novel about the experience called "The Night Listener." The film, starring Robin Williams, hits theaters this week.
In 1993, author Armistead Maupin befriended, via telephone, a 14-year-old boy named Tony who'd written a memoir about being sexually abused. Gradually, however, Maupin began to suspect that "Tony" was the woman who was claiming to be the boy's foster mother. (He was right.) In 2001 he wrote a novel about the experience called "The Night Listener." The film, starring Robin Williams, hits theaters this week.
Three years ago, before the ink was dry on Gil Kenan's UCLA film-school diploma, industry titans Robert Zemeckis and Steven Spielberg chose him to direct an animated family movie they were producing called "Monster House"--instantly making him the luckiest 26-year-old in Hollywood.
Woody Harrelson plays a singing cowboy in Robert Altman's "Prairie Home Companion." Awaiting the imminent birth of his third child, he spoke with NEWSWEEK's Nicki Gostin.That's what we thought.
Did you hear about the "Break-Up" premiere last week? No? What a night. A red carpet was involved. City blocks were closed off. Jennifer Aniston looked ravishing--or, at least, as ravishing as a woman can look when she's surrounded by a hulking security team shielding her from a pack of teenage girls.
David Belle has starred in just one film, a French urban action thriller called "District B13" that won't open on U.S. soil until next month. But during a preview screening last week at New York's Tribeca Grand Hotel, he was mobbed by 100 awestruck fans who greeted him as if he were Brad Pitt.
As Barry Bonds nears Babe Ruth's career total of 714 home runs, play-by-play announcers are facing an awkward first: how do you call a jubilant moment that many people believe is, on some level, a fraud? "We've talked about it at length," says Vince Doria, news director for ESPN, which plans to air the eclipsing homer live. "It needs to be a call that recognizes the achievement, but tempers the moment." Adding to the complexity is that Bonds could be under federal indictment for perjury when...
Four months ago, Bode Miller sat across from me in the bar of a New York City hotel and shared his idea of what a perfect two weeks in Torino would look like. "For me," he said, "the ideal Olympics would be to go in with all that pressure, all that attention and have performances that are literally tear-jerking, that make people put their heads down because they're embarrassed at how emotional they're getting, that make people want to try sports, talk to their kids, call their f---ing...
Even in Torino, thousands of miles from the Lone Star State, you don't mess with Texas. The U.S. team, aiming to top its record-setting medal haul at the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City, got down to business in a hurry on Saturday afternoon when long-track speed skater Chad Hedrick won the first American gold of these Games in the 5000 meters.
The author Dave Eggers and his pal Brent Hoff, an editor for Eggers's humor journal McSweeney's, are big fans of short films. Alas, says Hoff, "they're too short to show on TV, and they don't play in theaters because they'd rather show some great trivia about Adam Sandler." The two men had an idea: what if they launched a DVD "magazine," in which each new "issue" was a disc of short films?