Monday, April 29, 2013

Jean Youn: Stars and dream achievers

Which areas do you like most – sports, music, or movies? Do you have any particular favorite star in that area? Stars! Whatever the area may be, it must have some stars for people  to envy as well as love. And so often those who have ascended to stardom are called “dream achievers.” To first generation immigrants like me, those […]
Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Dodger great Tommy Lasorda recovering from heart attack

Hall of Fame manager and Dodger great Tommy Lasorda has had a health scare. Lasorda reportedly suffered what is being called a “mild heart” attack yesterday in New York City and underwent a medical procedure to unblock an artery in his heart. Here’s the statement released today by the Los Angeles Dodgers. Tuesday, June 5, 2012 STATEMENT FROM LOS ANGELES […]
Monday, August 30, 2010

Manny Ramirez gets dumped by the Dodgers

It’s official, Manny Ramirez is no longer wearing Dodger blue. In a curt press release today that amounted to about 7 lines, the Dodger organization finally put the seal of truth on all those rumors about Ramirez heading to the Windy City: “The Los Angeles Dodgers announced today that outfielder Manny Ramirez was assigned on a waiver claim to the Chicago […]
Friday, June 18, 2010

City Buzz

The Burbank Leader goes after a blogger UPDATE: June 20, 2010 — A new version of that controversial post is up on Semichorus blog and, you know, it’s more hard hitting than the first. Also, some pretty interesting comments on that post as well.  Check it out here.   Competition in the news biz is fierce, no doubt about it. Nevertheless, I […]
Thursday, June 17, 2010

Los Angeles Lakers repeat! World Champions again

Photo: Wally Skalij/The Los Angeles Times — Lakers Superstar Kobe Bryant scores on Celtics Guard Ray Allen during the NBA Finals game 7 at Staples Center in Downtown L.A., June 17, 2010 It was not pretty, but a win is a win. The L.A. Lakers struggled by their rivals, the Boston Celtics, to win their second straight NBA Finals title at Staples Center […]
Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Entertainment News Bits: Lakers win game 6, White House party crasher gets TV gig, Hollywood studios and agencies convene, Tony Awards recap

Lakers blow out the Celtics in game 6 of NBA Finals   Photo: Robert Gauthier/The Los Angeles Times — Actor and Devoted Laker fan, Jack Nicholson points to the Celtics bench during game 6 of the NBA finals at Staples Center, Downtown Los Angeles 06/15/10  The Los Angeles Lakers came out swinging and slamming in a must win game at Staples […]
Friday, February 19, 2010

Tiger Woods finally talks and says he’s “sorry”

Photo: Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times 02/26/09 Superstar Golfer Tiger Woods broke his silence today and spoke to his friends, fans, sponsors, and the world. Woods’ statement at a clubhouse of the PGA tour in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida this morning, came across as sincere and genuinely apologetic to me. Oh, he was smart enough to take personal responsibility for the huge sex […]
Saturday, January 30, 2010

Los Angeles Lakers meet President Obama & go on a winning streak

Photo from Quite a week for the 2009 NBA Champions, the Los Angeles Lakers. Last Monday, they were honored at the White House by President Obama and some local congressional Lakers fans among them, Jane Harmon, Laura Richardson, Lucille Roybal-Allard, Brad Sherman, and Adam Schiff. President Obama belatedly congratulated the Lakers on their 15th NBA title — their fourth in the past ten years.  Here […]
Thursday, January 7, 2010

The scandalous Tiger Woods & that Vanity Fair cover story

Photo: Annie Leibovitz/Vanity Fair website Golf Superstar Tiger Woods’ life is a train wreck that we can’t stop gawking at or shaking our heads about. I admit it, I’m shocked at some of the salacious stuff Tiger is accused of doing. Meanwhile, a pre-scandal Tiger is shown on the cover of the February issue of Vanity Fair. Does he look a bit sinister […]