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Friday
Apr132012

"The Three Stooges," "The Cabin in the Woods," "Lockout" Open Friday

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday:

-- The Three Stooges: The iconic comedy trio tries to raise enough money to save the orphanage that raised them.  In the process, they inadvertently become involved in a murder plot.  Sean Hayes, MADtv's Will Sasso, and The Kennedys actor Chris Diamantopoulos play Larry, Curly and Moe, respectively.  Jane Lynch, Sofia Vergara and Larry David also star in the Farrelly brothers-directed comedy.  Rated PG.  [Click here to read a review]

-- The Cabin in the Woods: Horror strikes when five friends visit a remote cabin in the woods.  Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford star in the Joss Whedon-produced film.  Rated R.

-- Lockout: Guy Pearce is a falsely-convicted ex-government agent who attempts to secure his freedom by rescuing the president's daughter from a prison in outer space.  Maggie Grace also stars.  Rated PG-13.

Also, the teen bullying documentary, Bully, expands to 55 markets with its new PG-13 rating.  National Education Association Vice President Lily Eskelsen recommends parents and kids see the movie together.

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Friday
Sep302011

Delonte West Lands Furniture Store Job during NBA Lockout

Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The NBA lockout has caused many players to join overseas leagues and has left others unemployed with extended summers. However, for former Boston Celtics guard Delonte West it has inspired him to take his talents from the basketball court to the showroom.

West tweeted this week that Regency Furniture Showrooms, a furniture chain in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., had hired him. West also posted photos from his first day on the job and a picture of his application.

This is not the seven-year NBA veteran’s first attempt at finding alternative employment. In August, he tweeted that he filled out an application at Home Depot and told TrueHoop’s Adam Reisinger that he also applied to Sam’s Club.

“I actually might have work with Sam’s (Club), BJ’s, selling knives,” West said. “That’s pretty cool too. I get a microphone and everything.”

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Saturday
Apr022011

Locked Out NFL Players Try Soccer, Boxing and 'Dancing’

Scott Boehm/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- If your boss told you that you could not show up for work, what would you do? Take a vacation? Write that novel you've always been meaning to get to? How about get a new job?

For NFL players, that question is more than just hypothetical during their league's labor stoppage. Unlike most Americans, they may not have to take a new job to pay the bills, but some are finding interesting ways to stay busy.

Take the Cincinnati Bengals' Chad Ochocinco, never shy when it comes to self-promotion. Known for his fancy footwork on the field, this month the wide receiver traded one type of football for another. The wide receiver tried out for a spot on Sporting Kansas City, a Major League Soccer team, saying that soccer always has been his first love.

Tommy Zbikowski of the Baltimore Ravens is back in the ring, boxing professionally in Las Vegas and Atlantic City. The Ravens safety was an amateur boxer while he played college football at Notre Dame. He said he's trying to work his way up to being a legitimate contender. Zbikowski has won both of his professional fights since the lockout started, and his football bosses in Baltimore are cheering him on. Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti thinks Zbikowski's career as a pugilist is "awesome."

Super Bowl champion Hines Ward swapped his cleats for dancing shoes and is competing on this season of ABC's Dancing with the Stars.

There's no end in sight in the labor dispute between the owners and players, and some believe the legal battle could last for several months in court. Now in its third week, the NFL lockout has given hundreds of athletes some unexpected free time. The athletes cannot contact their coaches and they cannot work out at the team's facilities.

But with questions about whether the NFL's strict personal conduct code is still in effect during the lockout, other players are finding it hard to stay out of trouble.

Tampa Bay's Aqib Talib was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after a domestic incident. Green Bay's Johnny Jolly was arrested in Houston for possession of 600 grams of codeine.

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