August 3, 1978 San Francisco, CA – Willie McCovey follows flight of his eleventh homer of the night. (Kenneth Green / Oakland Tribune Staff Archives) Former San Francisco Giant Willie McCovey was on hand to present the Willie Mac Award to Giants pitcher Matt Cain before a game against the Chicago Cubs at AT&T Park on Friday, Sept. 25, 2009, in San Franciso, Calif. The award is given to the Giants player who best exemplifies the spirit and leadership shown by McCovey throughout his career. (Jane Tyska/Staff) July 7, 1977 San Francisco, CA – Willie McCovey at bat. (By Russ Reed / Oakland Tribune) March 29, 1977 San Francisco, CA – San Francisco Giant Willie McCovey. (By Roy H. Williams / Oakland Tribune) Former San Francisco Giants player Willie McCovey waves to the crowd while riding in a car during a baseball World Series parade in downtown San Francisco, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010. The Giants defeated the Texas Rangers in five games for their … [Read more...] about Giants legend Willie McCovey dies at 80
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PUBLISHED: 18:08 29 August 2018 | UPDATED: 18:09 29 August 2018 Judy Rimmer Richard Attenborough in Jurassic Park Picture: AMBLIN ENTERTAINMENT It’s 95 years since British film legend Richard Attenborough was born, on August 29, 1923. Sadly, he died in 2014 just before his 91st birthday, but he left a unique legacy of classic films. A poster for the film Brighton RockFrom childhood on, he was dedicated to film and drama. Lord Richard Attenborough dominated British cinema for more than 50 years, with an enthusiasm that shone out in everything he did as actor, director and producer.Born in Cambridge in 1923, he started his acting career as a teenager, and immediately made an impression with his small debut film role as a terrified young deserter in the Noel Coward and David Lean’s wartime classic In Which We Serve (1942). Just 18 at the time of filming, he might have been uncredited, but his convincing performance shone out and made his part … [Read more...] about From Brighton Rock to Jurassic Park
AFTER landing one of the world’s best-known leading ladies, upcoming Peter Pan and Alice In Wonderland mash-up Come Away had all the hallmarks of a runaway hit – before filming had even begun. But I can reveal the block-buster has been thrown into chaos after Angelina Jolie pulled out at the 11th hour. Ange was due to begin work on the movie in Bucks yesterday morning, alongside Selma and Lincoln star David Oyelowo. But I’ve learned that late on Monday she called producers to tell them she would not be turning up — leaving the future of the fantasy prequel in the balance. With Ange still in the UK it is as yet unclear whether she will agree to return to the role in the future or if bosses will be forced to frantically re-cast the part. An insider said: “Everything was set to get under way this week, it has all been agreed for months. Now nobody is quite sure what is going on. “She’s an A-list star and a total pro so everybody expected things to … [Read more...] about Peter Pan movie thrown into chaos as Angelina Jolie pulls out last minute leaving the future of the film in the balance
Fear the Walking Dead. Walking Dead fans are no strangers to saying goodbye to beloved characters in gruesome fashions (a certain baseball bat comes to mind), but even this pushes the boundaries of what they can take. This week’s midseason finale of Fear the Walking Dead left fans stunned when it killed off its main character. Also read: Chris Hardwick On ‘Walking Dead’ Stars Andrew Lincoln & Lauren Cohan’s Exit Fans were wondering why Madison Clark (Kim Dickens) was suspiciously absent from the present day story line and now we know why. In Sunday’s episode we were told through Alicia, Luciana and Strand that Madison had died during the Vultures’ attack, sacrificing herself by luring the walkers into the stadium and locking them all inside. It was devastating, sure, but certainly in line with her character, someone who would (and often did) do anything and everything to protect the people she cared about. Also read: ‘The Walking … [Read more...] about SPOILERS: ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ Kills Off Major Character In Mid-Season 4 Finale
ENTERTAINMENT 04/07/2018 08:02 am ET The actor is known for being irritable. Maybe his new movie, "You Were Never Really Here," has softened him. By Matthew Jacobs Joaquin Phoenix has a reputation for being chilly, even cantankerous. The actor clearly doesn’t enjoy talking about himself, which means he might walk out of an interview or denounce the Hollywood publicity machine or maybe even refuse to speak much altogether. In 2014, during a half-hour Q&A after a screening of “Inherent Vice” at the New York Film Festival, Phoenix wore sunglasses and sat slumped in his seat onstage, not saying a word. When Phoenix called to chat about his new movie on Thursday, I expected the same terse energy he’s now famous for. What would it take to get this stoic oddball to laugh or say something nice, I wondered. As it turned out, it didn’t take much at all. Phoenix was jovial from the jump, even apologizing for our delayed start time. He … [Read more...] about What If Joaquin Phoenix Is Friendlier Than He Gets Credit For?