Published on Wednesday, 04 March 2015 10:01 pm by Megan Ryan
robert-morris-advances-in-nec-tournament-with-91-68-win-over-wagner Lucky Jones is playing like his whole basketball career depends on a single win. Because, well, it does. The senior forward tied his career mark for points with 27 in Robert Morris’ 91-68 win over Wagner in the Northeast Conference quarterfinals Wednesday at the Sewall Center. Jones, the last four-year player still on the court, shot 8-for-12 from ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 04 March 2015 9:48 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
penguins-at-avalanche-03-04-15PREGAME  3:45: The Avalanche appears to score again but officials wave it off quickly. Everberg surges up the right wing, makes a nifty move by Martin and tries to jam in a forehand shot but is denied by Fleury's right leg. As the rebound kicks out, Everberg slides into Fleury. Mitchell lifts the rebound from the slot by Fleury's right skate. ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 04 March 2015 6:29 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
about-the-avalanche-03-04-15A preview of the Avalanche. When and where: 10 p.m, EST, Pepsi Center. TV: Root Sports, Altitude Sports. Record: 27-25-11, 65 points. The Avalanche is in last place in the Central Division. Leading Scorer: Right winger Jarome Iginla, 42 points (19 goals, 23 assists). Last Game: 3-1 home loss to the Wild Saturday. Goaltender Semyon Varlamov (right) ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 04 March 2015 5:07 pm by Barbara Vancheri
let-it-snow-movie-has-new-nameSame snow, new title. “Let it Snow” has a new name. The dramedy, filming in Pittsburgh, is now called “Love the Coopers."  The movie follows the Cooper clan as four generations of extended family come together for their annual Christmas Eve celebration. As the evening unfolds, a series of unexpected visitors and unlikely events turn the night ... Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 05 March 2015 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
o-bomb-aThe Netanyahu speech to congress was an in-your-face rebuke of the Obama administration's talks with Iran. It was the same kind of political circus act that Bibi tried at the UN when he held up a cartoon bomb to illustrate Iran's nuclear threat.    Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 04 March 2015 3:51 pm by Barbara Vancheri
redmayne-s-next-transformation    Here are details on one of Eddie Redmayne’s next projects. Redmayne, of course, won the Oscar for best actor for “The Theory of Everything” but his next role will involve a transformation of another kind.    Working Title Films’ “The Danish Girl,” directed by Academy Award winner Tom Hooper (“The King’s Speech,” “Les ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 04 March 2015 2:48 pm by Barbara Vancheri
plummer-to-leave-hand-and-footprints-at-hollywood-landmark Some news from TCM about Christopher Plummer:    Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will honor actor Christopher Plummer during a handprint-footprint ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on Friday, March 27, as part of the 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival.    Plummer has starred in more than 100 films and is an Oscar, Golden ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 04 March 2015 12:01 pm by Barbara Vancheri
charitable-donation-could-win-you-an-invite-to-marvel-movie-premiere Wish you could attend a movie premiere? Here's how you could try to WIN a chance to fly to LA and go to "Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron." Here is the press release:   Robert Downey Jr. is offering fans the chance to live out the best night of their life culminating at the World Premiere of Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, all to support a ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 04 March 2015 10:23 am by
perry-on-politics-a-scandal-that-may-catch-a-clintonHillary Clinton (Associated Press photo)By James M. PerryHillary Rodham Clinton may finally be in trouble.The basic problem seems to be that she's just too much of everything. Too much money. Too much ego. Too much shaving corners to get her way.The latest example of her imperial tendencies is the business of using her own personal emails, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 04 March 2015 1:34 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-03-04-15Penguins -Christian Ehrhoff (above) has had a relapse in concussion-like symptoms. -How will Ian Cole and Ben Lovejoy fit into the Penguins' defense? -"A couple of days ago, I was told I wasn't being traded. I was going to be with Anaheim." - Lovejoy. -Has Marc-Andre Fleury been the Penguins' MVP? -How many draft picks do the Penguins still have ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 04 March 2015 7:00 am by Peter Smith
lincoln-s-journey-to-the-second-inaugural One-hundred fifty years ago today, President Abraham Lincoln delivered his Second Inaugural Address -- or was it sermon? It was an intricate piece of theological parsing of the Civil War with its incredible carnage. I wrote about the speech and its religious significance here. As the experts have said, this was not merely a political speech with a ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 03 March 2015 11:19 pm by Barbara Vancheri
will-oscars-revert-to-just-5-best-picture-nominees  By the time the next Oscar season rolls around, we could be looking at just five best picture contenders rather than a potential six, seven, eight, nine or 10. The Hollywood Reporter says that many Academy members are acknowledging that the increase in the number of top nominees has failed. When the expansion was announced in June 2009, it ... Read More and Comment
Published on Wednesday, 04 March 2015 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
brewed-on-grant-shovel-camEagle cam is back! I hope those little eaglets have better weather to look forward to.  Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 03 March 2015 8:14 pm by Barbara Vancheri
joseph-gordon-levitt-as-snowden-in-oliver-stone-movie Christmas could be crowded. As previously announced, "Concussion" with Will Smith will open that day and so, too, will "Snowden." Directed by Oliver Stone, it stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as whistle-blower Edward Snowden. This is the first look at Gordon-Levitt as Snowden, before the man became synonymous with leaking classified ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 03 March 2015 4:30 pm by Peter Smith
quakers-cite-progress-against-mountaintop-removal-mining When they held a national gathering last summer at Cal U of Pa., dozens of Quakers took a sidetrip to Pittsburgh to protest at various PNC Bank locations. Members of the Earth Quaker Action Team have for years sought to get the bank to stop financing mountaintop-removal coal mining operations in the Appalachian coalfields.  Now it turns out ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 03 March 2015 2:09 pm by Scott Mervis
jimmy-buffett-might-skip-pittsburgh-for-first-time-in-25-yearsNot only has Pittsburgh frozen over, but it could be that hell has frozen over too. This would be the first sign: JIMMY BUFFETT IS NOT COMING TO PITTSBURGH THIS SUMMER. Yes, NOT. Mr. Margaritaville has been as regular here as potholes and pierogies, but the 2015 itinerary is out and Pittsburgh didn't make the list. It's a shocking turn of events, ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 03 March 2015 2:04 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
lovejoy-returns-to-penguins-with-more-confidences-03-03-15 "I may have gone soft," Ben Lovejoy admitted. No, he's not referring to his level of play. He's talking about the weather. Having spent parts of three seasons in Southern California, Lovejoy saw more rock stars than rock salt. Yesterday, just over two year after being traded by the Penguins to the Ducks, Lovejoy was dealt back to the Penguins just ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 03 March 2015 10:33 am by Doug Oster
free-tickets-to-duquesne-light-home-and-garden-to-see-doug-plus-free-rare-tomato-seeds 'White Pumpkin' tomato.'Lost Marbles' tomato. I've got 20 pairs of tickets for every day of the Duquesne Light Home and Garden Show at the Convention Center. The catch is you need to use them to see me when I appear.Take a look at the schedule below, figure out what day you can come and then send me an email and I'll take care of the tickets. My ... Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 03 March 2015 6:47 am by
sestak-to-make-it-officialFormer Congressman Joe Sestak is looking for a rematch in 2016; he'll announce on Wednesday that he's seeking the Democratic nomination to try to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey....Read more http://earlyreturns.post-gazette.com/home/early-returns-posts/6471-sestak-to-make-senate-campaign-official Read More and Comment
Published on Tuesday, 03 March 2015 6:44 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-03-03-15Penguins -Ian Cole and Ben Lovejoy (right) are in. Robert Bortuzzo and Simon Despres are out. -"The Penguins have as good of a chance as any team in the Eastern Conference." - Jim Rutherford. -"I talked to Ian on a couple of occasions this year and his goal was to be a top-four player here and get those type of minutes. The feeling was if we ... Read More and Comment