September 13, 2011 |
LOS ANGELES - Andy Whitfield, 39, who played the title role in the hit cable series Spartacus: Blood and Sand , died Sunday in Sydney, Australia, 18 months after he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. "On a beautiful sunny Sydney spring morning, surrounded by his family, in the arms of his loving wife, our beautiful young warrior Andy Whitfield lost his 18-month battle with lymphoma cancer," Mr. Whitfield's wife, Vashti, said in a statement. "He passed peacefully surrounded by love.
November 8, 2011 |
DR. CONRAD MURRAY , the cardiologist who became Michael Jackson 's personal anesthesiologist and medical yes-man, was convicted yesterday of involuntary manslaughter after less than nine hours of jury deliberation, ending a trial that painted him as a careless caregiver who administered a lethal dose of propofol to the pop star. Members of Michael's family wept quietly after the verdict. Mother Katherine Jackson later told the Associated Press, "I feel better now. " Asked if she was confident in the outcome, she said, "Yes I was. " La Toya Jackson told the AP she was overjoyed.
March 31, 2011
THE KILLING. 9 p.m. Sunday, AMC. CHAOS. 8 p.m. Friday, CBS3. CAMELOT. 10 p.m. Friday, Starz. SEATTLE HOMICIDE detective Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) is halfway out the door and on her way to a new life in sunnier climes when a blood-soaked, pink sweater turns up in the city's sprawling Discovery Park. Sarah won't be going anywhere fast and neither will "The Killing," which makes its two-hour premiere Sunday on AMC, home of "Mad Men," "Breaking Bad" and "The Walking Dead.
January 25, 2013
* SHAMELESS. 9 p.m. Sunday, Showtime. PASADENA, CALIF. - Emmy Rossum has stopped worrying about looking too good. Three seasons into "Shameless," the Showtime series in which she stars as Fiona Gallagher, a harried twenty-something who's raising her siblings with no help whatsoever from their alcoholic father (William H. Macy), Rossum's found a way to bridge the divide between the polished red-carpet persona that's made her the darling of fashion bloggers and her often disheveled character, whose look she also loves - if only for its ease.
June 14, 2013 |
* MAGIC CITY. 9 tonight, Starz. * MAD MEN. 10 p.m. Sunday, AMC. SOME OF THE PEOPLE watching "Mad Men" are being driven a little mad themselves. Starved of sensation by a show that's so far failed to deliver a Red Wedding, a la "Game of Thrones," or even a measly serial killer, they've begun spinning theories on the Web about Charles Manson, the murdered actress Sharon Tate and a certain T-shirt worn by Megan Draper (Jessica Paré) - theories that, if true, would turn the show into something I doubt it was ever intended to be. I blow hot and cold on "Mad Men," but even I appreciate that it's not that screwed up. I think.
June 19, 2005 |
You won't see a whole lot of home runs, so the game may lag a bit. But you will hear a repeated thwack of wooden bat on ball and be better able to judge the skill of each batter since none will have a $500 aluminum bat to provide an edge. "It's really neat - we're back to old-fashioned baseball," said Jim Tamburro, a coach of the Protocall Starz, a collegiate summer baseball team that often plays at Hartford Crossing, a ballpark in a Medford, Burlington County. "The wooden bats even out the play.
July 22, 1997 |
The new Comcast-Spectacor all-sports cable channel rescued the Sixers from their lonely PRISM island yesterday. As reported by the Daily News Friday, the Sixers will join the Flyers and Phillies next season on Comcast SportsNet, as the new basic-cable channel will be known. PRISM, a premium channel, had held the Sixers rights through the 1999-2000 season. As of Sept. 30, PRISM and SportsChannel Philadelphia will shut down. More on that later. To follow the progress of cable sports television in the Philadelphia area, fans need a company lineup: Comcast cable owns the Flyers and Sixers.
March 15, 2013 |
Ready, set (as in TV set), binge! If you're the kind of person (and many of us are) who's tempted to do marathon viewing of a favorite show, you might want to rethink your plans for the last week of this month. As long as you're an Xfinity TV customer. Starting March 25, Comcast's Watchathon Week will offer FREE "access to over 3,500 episodes of 100 TV series across 25 premium, cable and broadcast networks," according to a news release. Included: -- "Almost the entire TV libraries of HBO, Showtime, Starz, and Cinemax," including The Sopranos, Sex & the City and The Wire , according to spokeswoman Jennifer Bilotta.
August 9, 2013 |
A Plantagenet wasn't a fried side dish, and the Wars of the Roses weren't gardening competitions. That, creators of The White Queen promise, is all you need to know about British history to enjoy Starz's 10-part mini-series that premieres Saturday at 8 p.m. Based on a series of four best-selling historical novels by British writer Philippa Gregory and starring two hot newcomers, Max Irons and Rebecca Ferguson, The White Queen is a...
June 12, 2013
Wednesday Returning: "Royal Pains" and "Necessary Roughness," 9 and 10 p.m., USA. Thursday Returning: "Sullivan & Son," 10 p.m., TBS. Sunday Returning: "True Blood," 9 p.m., HBO; "Masterpiece: Inspector Lewis," WHYY12. June 19 Returning: "Futurama," 10 p.m., Comedy Central. June 23 Premiering: "Crossing Lines," 9 p.m., NBC10. William Fichtner ("Prison Break") stars as an ex-cop who joins an international team tracking a serial killer across Europe.