| Aug 29, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Universal has scheduled James Brown pic "Get On Up" for Friday Oct. 17, 2014.
Pic stars "42" thesp Chadwick Boseman as the iconic soul singer. "The Help" helmer Tate Taylor will direct the film, which tells the life story of the man many called the...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 5:12 PM
A federal judge ruled Thursday the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs misused its sprawling West Los Angeles campus by leasing land for a hotel laundry, a film studio storage lot and UCLA's baseball stadium, but stopped short of ordering the tenants...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 10:33 AM
"G.I. Joe: Retaliation," starring Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis and Channing Tatum, is dominating in home entertainment. The big-budget action film from Paramount is the top-selling DVD and Blu-ray disc title, as well as the top rental.
| Aug 14, 2013
| 10:30 PM
A documentary on Ralph Branca, the pitcher who gave up "The Shot Heard Round the World," has received North American distribution from Strand Releasing.
The distributor has acquired all North American rights to Andrew Muscato's documentary "Branca's...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 4:34 PM
Nearly 70 years after her father broke baseball's color barrier, Jackie Robinson's daughter Sharon recently got a stark reminder that society hasn't come as far as it might think.
"Two weeks ago, my father's statue with Pee Wee Reese in Brooklyn [was...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 9:33 AM
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Race in America has been a hot topic of debate this summer and Hollywood, as if on cue, has muscled its way into the conversation.
This year is shaping up to be a big one in film for African American, black and civil rights...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 9:14 AM
There are many lingering and tragic results of racism in this nation that are likely to take generations to untangle, and one is the unfortunate state of the reputation of African-American horse jockeys from an age gone by.
Iris Barnes, curator and...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Universal and Imagine Entertainment have greenlit the long-gestating James Brown biopic after tapping "42" star Chadwick Boseman to play the legendary artist known as the "godfather of soul."
"The Help" director Tate Taylor is helming the pic with...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 7:27 AM
It was sacrilege, and I knew it, but I pulled out my cellphone to call a friend from my perch in the third-base bleachers at historic Jackie Robinson Ballpark in Daytona Beach.
"Do you like baseball?" I asked him. "I love baseball."
We didn't have a...
| May 17, 2013
| 3:26 PM
Baseball is a game of failure. The best hitters make outs almost seven times out of 10 at-bats, and the best pitchers don't win a third of their starts.
Baseball biographies and autobiographies have a similar success rate. Too many are publicity-...
| Mar 26, 2013
It was 1951, and Tania Grossinger was a 13-year-old kid living at Grossinger's Catskill Resort Hotel in New York. The hotel, owned by some of Tania's relatives, was legendary, with a staff of 1,200 catering to thousands of visitors a week.