The next time you are watching a Samuel L. Jackson film and you see someone in the theater who looks like the actor, it just might be the one and only. Jackson tells Steve Kroft that he's not one of those actors who claims he can't watch his own films. He likes watching himself on the big screen. So do a lot of people: Jackson is currently the highest grossing actor in Hollywood history. The movie star talks to Kroft for a 60 Minutes profile to be broadcast Sunday, March 24 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CBS. Jackson thinks it's a tad disingenuous to say you can't watch yourself in films. "I always think that, 'Oh, I can't stand to watch myself' is like some bulls---," he tells Kroft. "And if you can't watch it why should people pay $13.50 to watch you do it?" For the former stage actor, watching his film performances is a privilege. "When I was doing theater in New York, I always wanted to see the play I was in with me in it," he says with a grin. "Yeah, it is very difficult. So this is … [Read more...] about Does Samuel L. Jackson watch his own movies?
LISA DENTON: Barry, it seems a little premature to wish "top of the mornin'" to you, but I spy with my little eye all things green coming up this weekend. St. Patrick's Day is Sunday, which means that there are all sorts of ways to celebrate, including the annual St. Chatty's Day parade on Saturday. Like last year, they'll start on the Southside, going from Main Street to Market Street and ending on M.L. King Boulevard at Miller Park. Afterward, there's an Eat Drink & Be Irish celebration at the Moxy hotel, then The Honest Pint will host the Party on the Parkway after that. Lisa Denton and Barry Courter Lisa Denton and Barry Courter Photo by Staff File Photo /Times Free Press. BARRY COURTER: What can be better than green beer? Actually, lots of things, but I digress. It's a pretty busy week with some cool events on the calendar. The Black Jacket Symphony has a sold-out show on Thursday. They are doing Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" with Marc Martel singing the Freddie … [Read more...] about Off the Couch: Kids’ talent is on display at Songbirds this week, St. Patrick’s Day celebrations coming up in Chattanooga
Gallery: On what would have been his wedding weekend, family of slain Hixson man gather at his burial site +8 more photos NASHVILLE — Saturday was going to be their wedding day. But instead of getting ready for her nuptials, Sara Baluch was planning a visit to her fiancé's grave. Mohammad Sharifi, 24, was shot and killed in the parking lot of a Hixson Pike apartment complex while trying to sell his Xbox One gaming system on Feb. 19, just over two weeks before the wedding, police say. D'Marcus White, 20, has been charged with criminal homicide. Up until Friday evening, 22-year-old Baluch remained steadfast in her plan to visit Sharifi's grave at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens in the outskirts of Nashville. But the promise of thunderstorms forced her to postpone the visit until the next day. The Times Free Press was given permission to attend the small gathering. So when Sunday came, she put on her ivory chiffon wedding dress and a white tulle veil fastened by a pearl … [Read more...] about On what would have been his wedding weekend, family of slain Chattanooga man gather at his burial site
The universal background check House Democrats want to vote on this week would not have stopped the Parkland high school shooting, the 2017 Las Vegas attack, or the 2016 Orlando Pulse shooting. This is because the attackers at Parkland, Las Vegas, and Orlando, passed background checks to acquire their weapons.Moreover, universal background checks would not have stopped the Tree of Life Synagogue attacker (October 27, 2018), the Texas church attacker (November 5, 2017), the Alexandria attacker (June 14, 2017), the San Bernardino attackers (December 2, 2015), the Colorado Springs attacker (October 31, 2015), the Umpqua Community College attacker (October 1, 2015), Alison Parker’s attacker (August 26, 2015), the Lafayette movie theater attacker (July 23, 2015), the Chattanooga attacker (July 16, 2015), the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal attacker (Jun 17, 2015), the Muhammad Carton Contest attackers (May 3, 2014), the Las Vegas cop killers (June 9, 2015), the Santa Barbara … [Read more...] about Democrats’ Gun Control Wouldn’t Have Stopped Parkland, Las Vegas, Orlando
Four books and a groundswell of public support have grown the Soddy-Daisy Community Library into an 18,000-work collection as the nonprofit organization marks its first year. "About 5 percent of our books we have bought, and 95 percent have been donated," said Curtis Cecil, a partner in video design company KelCurt Media, which operates the library through its KelCurt Foundation. "Some of them are brand new, and some are gently used. Sometimes people will go out and buy a new book and bring it to us." Soddy-Daisy Community Library › Address: 9619 Dayton Pike (inside KelCurt Media).› Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday.› Phone: 423-800-2367.› Online: www.kelcurtmedia.com and Facebook. Library volunteer Claudia Inwood is drawn to Blade, the resident cat that walks atop the Mystery section at the KelCurt Foundation's Soddy-Daisy Community Library on Dayton Pike. Library volunteer Claudia Inwood is drawn to Blade,... Photo by … [Read more...] about Soddy-Daisy Community Library celebrates first year