June 22, 2012 |
RELIEF. That's pretty much what Harry Scott said he felt, when his trek was finally over. After playing 50 courses in 50 states in as many days. Which meant driving nearly 12,000 miles, much of it by himself on the closing legs. Not to mention flying almost as far, to get to Hawaii and Alaska and back home to Somers Point, N.J. What began on May 1 in Putnam, Conn., ended Tuesday in Wasilla, Alaska, where Sarah Palin was once the mayor, at a course called Settlers Bay. The 78-year-old Scott, who went to all 28 major league ballparks in 28 days in 1995 and 30 in 30 3 years ago, played 890 holes in all. Even made a birdie on his third-to-last, a long par-3 where he chipped in from 20 yards left of the green.
March 9, 2012
* GAME CHANGE. 9 p.m. tomorrow, HBO. * THE UNDEFEATED. 8 p.m. Sunday, ReelzChannel. Bottom line: The striving-for-balance "Game Change" is probably most interesting when its subject briefly appears to have lost hers, but Julianne Moore's portrayal of Sarah Palin at her charismatic best also offers some genuine goose-bump moments, the kind that might even cross party lines. Too bad those same moments are often overwhelmed by the cheerleading in the relentlessly pro-Palin documentary "The Undefeated.
March 9, 2012 |
When authors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann published Game Change in 2010, they proved that, despite an unprecedented level of coverage of the 2008 presidential campaign, there was much of the story remaining to be told. At the time, Halperin told me this was because "people aren't going to cooperate at the level we had during the campaign, when too much was at stake. " Instead, he said, "the key was to talk to sources immediately after the nomination fight and immediately when the election was over.
March 8, 2012 |
Fans of the Philadelphia Orchestra may not have been aware that ads for its classical performances were airing on Rush Limbaugh 's radio show. But no longer. The orchestra joined more than three dozen other advertisers this week responding to the crescendo of criticism following Limbaugh's on-air insults of Georgetown law student and birth-control advocate Sandra Fluke . The orchestra announced by Twitter Tuesday that the musical institution had "taken steps to ensure that our ads no longer run on the Rush Limbaugh show.
March 8, 2012 |
TV Review Game Change 9 p.m. Saturday on HBO. In the political docudrama Game Change , Sarah Palin is dealing with the whirlwind of being named John McCain's running mate in 2008 with unearthly assurance. Until, that is, she sees Tina Fey spoofing her on Saturday Night Live . Seeing herself held up as an object of ridicule on national TV plunges the Game Change Palin into a bitter spiral of withdrawal and anger. Thanks a lot, Tina! The real-life Palin, now a commentator for Fox News, has already expressed her ire with this HBO film.
February 24, 2012 |
JUNEAU, Alaska - Sarah Palin's final months in office saw her fighting for a signature accomplishment of her tenure - a natural gas pipeline project - and frustrated over ethics complaints that had been filed against her, according to e-mails released Thursday by Alaska officials. In a June 4, 2009, e-mail to aide Katryn Morgan, Palin told her to "push hard to get gasline tweet language today. We MUST give Alaskans their deserved updates on the project. " Just a week later, TransCanada Corp.
February 24, 2012 |
Sarah Palin 's admirers are lashing out against HBO's Game Change , a political drama about the 2008 presidential campaign, saying it is a biased and malicious smear of the former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate. The film, which stars Julianne Moore as Palin, is an adaptation of the book by journos Mark Halperin and John Heilemann , which already has drawn fire from Palin's camp. Trailers for the film show Palin, who ran for veep on John McCain 's ticket, as a whiner who complains about her advisers and mumbles that she misses her kids.
January 29, 2012 |
This handy guide answers the question that I've been asked more than any other this TV season: When is Game of Thrones , HBO's swords-and-treachery epic, coming back? As you'll see (below), it happens to be the same night that The Killing , AMC's murder maze, returns for its second season. And there's more new programming than you can shake a remote at. So, yes, it's going to be a busy spring. Good news indeed for TV viewers. There's star power (Dustin Hoffman, Ashley Judd)
January 6, 2012 |
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Michele Bachmann's decision to end her presidential campaign leaves the Minnesota Republican with another big one: whether to seek a fourth term in the U.S. House or direct her newfound political celebrity elsewhere. Bachmann would be heavily favored to keep her seat in the Republican-leaning Sixth District unless it's significantly reshaped by redistricting early this year. But after months in the national spotlight of the presidential race, she could determine she would be more influential in a different role.