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  • Sundance Film Review: 'The Battered Bastards of Baseball'

    They say you can't fight City Hall, but surely going mano-a-mano with Major League Baseball is none the wiser. Yet that's exactly what a charismatic entrepreneur named Bing Russell did in the 1970s, when he started a fully independent single-A ball club in Portland, Ore., that started out as a laughingstock and ended up as a righteous bee in MLB's bonnet. This stirring, little-remembered episode of baseball history has been lovingly brought to the screen by co-directors Chapman and Maclain Way in "The Battered Bastards of Baseball," a fast-paced valentine to Russell and his quixotic vision so rife with underdog victors and hairpin twists of fortune that, if it weren't all true, no one would believe it. Unsurprisingly, the docu's remake rights were snapped up at Sundance by Justin Lin's production company, with helmer Todd Field (real-life former batboy for Russell's team) attached to direct.
  • Why TV's Upfront Numbers Are Just Fuzzy Math

    By my estimation, this is the fourth or fifth time in my career I've written a piece pointing out how the numbers that emerge around TV's annual "upfront" season are not to be trusted. Those may be the only reliable figures in this entire article. The...

    Writers and Directors Make TV's 'Vast Wasteland' Bloom

    In 1963, Emmy nominations for writing and helming went to lawyer and doctor shows; a Western about a crooked poker game; a bittersweet romance; and a stage play starring Trevor Howard as Disraeli. Series and one-offs were lumped together, so there'd be...

    Son of 'Bonanza' star Lorne Greene to auction off memorabilia

    LAS VEGAS -- It was a weekly portrait of Americana about the adventures of the fictional Cartwright family, and it became a fixture for tube-addicted baby boomers, and the second-longest-running TV Western behind "Gunsmoke." Starring Lorne Green as...

    Liberace's once-lavish Las Vegas mansion for sale -- for $529,900

    Liberace's once-lavish Las Vegas mansion for sale -- for $529,900
    LAS VEGAS — Liberace’s old off-Strip mansion is up for sale for a veritable song, but is the property fabulous or a decrepit fixer-upper? Built in 1962, the once-lavish 14,939-square-foot spread sits on a half-acre lot near the University of...