When Jonathan Bernier came out of his net and collided with Pittsburgh Penguins forward Jayson Megna on Monday, the Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender didn't think much of it.That is, until the next day."I woke up and it felt pretty bad," Bernier said.The lower-body injury forced Bernier off the ice for two days earlier this week and cost him a planned start Thursday night. But he and Toronto coach Randy Carlyle are optimistic he'll be able to play Saturday night when the Detroit Red Wings visit Air Canada Centre."He is much better today and I would deem that he's probably available to us," Carlyle said Friday. "But we'll make that assessment Saturday morning after today's treatment and how he feels after today."Bernier said he was "pretty confident" he'd be able to suit up but will wait until after the morning skate to decide.Carlyle didn't think it was "fair" to put Bernier in net Thursday against the Phoenix Coyotes while he was "nursing an ailment," so Reimer got the call and won in a shootout. Bernier was able to serve as the backup.Given how well Reimer played versus Phoenix, making 34 saves and a couple more in the shootout, it probably won't matter if Bernier is healthy enough to start. More than likely Reimer will make his third straight start.Reimer could go on a run of starts if the victories continue, but that doesn't mean Bernier's presence isn't a source of motivation."You have to be at your best every day," Reimer said. "You always want to go out there and be your best and want to win games and give the boys a chance."Obviously when there's another world-class goaltender beside you, it pushes you."
Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on Google+ Like1 Dislike2 Dec 20, 2013 by Harry Harman The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has unveiled the first trailer for the The 86th Annual Academy Awards! Paul Feig directs this one-minute musical featuring Ellen DeGeneres and 250 dancers set to the tune 'Here We Go!' by Fitz and The Tantrums. Check it out in anticipation of the live broadcast, which airs live Sunday, March 2, 2014 only on ABC.The Academy Awards - Season 86TrailerShare This VideoLinkEmbed Code:" readonly="true" />FacebookGoogle+TumblrRedditShare VideoThe Academy Awards episode 86.1, "The 86th Annual Academy Awards" airs on ABC March 2nd, 2014. Sources: ABCDo you like this story? Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on Google+
Without patriarch Phil Robertson, Duck Dynasty cannot go forward, his family said late Thursday after his "indefinite" suspension from the A&E reality TV hit for anti-gay comments expressed in a magazine interview.The Robertson family released a statement on the Duck Commander website Thursday evening in which they expressed thanks for prayers and support. The statement said though some of Robertson's comments were coarse, "his beliefs are grounded" in the Bible and he "is a Godly man.""We are disappointed that Phil has been placed on hiatus for expressing his faith," the statement said. "We have had a successful working relationship with A&E but as a family, we cannot imagine the show going forward without our patriarch at the helm. We are in discussions with A&E to see what that means for the future of Duck Dynasty."Decision ruffled fans' feathersWhen the A&E network suspended Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson for disparaging gay people, it may have followed a time-honoured TV tradition of quickly silencing a star who, for better or worse, speaks his mind. But in doing so it also ruffled the feathers of possibly millions of fans of its most popular show.Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson suspended for anti-gay comments Fourteen hours after it was learned that Robertson had been placed on indefinite "hiatus" for telling GQ magazine, among other things, that gays are headed to hell, more than a half-million people liked an impromptu Facebook page demanding the show be boycotted until he returns.Phil Robertson, dubbed the Duck Commander, is seen holding the 1 millionth duck call assembled for 2013 at his company's warehouse in West Monroe, La. (Margaret Croft/The News-Star/Associated Press)Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who had her picture taken with Robertson just last month, complained that his free-speech rights were being trampled. Bobby Jindal, governor of the state of Louisiana, where the show is filmed, complained that Miley Cyrus got a pass for twerking on TV while Phil got shown the door.T-shirts, of course, went on the market with the words "I Don't Give a Duck About A or E, Bring Back Phil.""It's a show that is promoting clean living and good moral values, and that's something we need more of today," one of the program's many fans, Rick Peter of Vernon, B.C., told The Associated Press.It's also a show that 67-year-old Robertson, who sports a beard that seemingly should qualify him for immediate membership in the rock group ZZ Top, is at the centre of.When or if he'll return â€” or if he'll ever really go away, however â€” is an open question.Duck Dynasty is on hiatus until Jan. 15, and a network spokesman said Thursday that nine of next season's 10 episodes have already been filmed. That means Robertson likely isn't needed in front of the camera before next March, by which time this whole crisis may have blown over.And blow over it will, eventually, says veteran Hollywood crisis publicist Howard Bragman, who added that Robertson will likely return to the show as well, perhaps after making a heartfelt apology."There's too much money at stake," said Bragman, vice-president of reputation.com. "Although he plays kind of a hick on TV, I don't think he's dumb. I think he gets what's at stake here. And I hope people on his team, the network and his producers get the message that what he did was wrong."Record-setting cable hitRobertson and his extended family became wealthy manufacturing duck calls and were turned into TV and pop culture stars by Duck Dynasty, which has set cable ratings records for a non-fiction series.Duck Dynasty is often the highest-rated cable show on television, and an episode last August that drew nearly 12 million viewers was the highest-rated of any show, cable or broadcast, that week.Recently asked his definition of sinful behaviour by GQ, Robertson replied, "Start with homosexual behaviour and just go from there."Then he continued, "Don't be deceived. Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers â€” they won't inherit the kingdom of God. Don't deceive yourself. It's not right."Although his suspension won quick praise from gay rights groups, it offended people like Peter, who says conservative views like his are often overlooked by Hollywood and the news media."I think we're getting a little bit tired of that pro-gay sentiment that's out there in the media and it's time to fight back," he said.Randy Schmidt of Illinois agreed, saying that while gay people can be happy that some states have granted them the right to marry, "I find it unnecessary to flaunt it all over the media."No choice but to suspend: veteran publicistUltimately, it doesn't matter what conservative fans may think, said another veteran crisis publicist, Michael Levine. A&E had no choice but to suspend Robertson, he said. If the network didn't, it would have had to deal with complaints from gay rights groups that would have made advertisers skittish and damaged the Duck Dynasty brand."The advertisers, the brand, people would stop buying Duck Dynasty merchandise," he said. "At a certain point the brand just becomes radioactive."This isn't the first time, of course, that someone has been taken off a popular show for remarks or behaviour away from the cameras.Isiah Washington was fired from Grey's Anatomy in 2007 for referring to one of his show's gay actors with a pejorative. ABC drops Washington from Grey's Anatomy Sheen fired from Two and a Half Men More recently, Charlie Sheen's erratic behaviour got him tossed from Two And a Half Men, even though the show was a hit and he was the star.But the interesting thing about this controversy, said Bragman, who himself is gay, is that it seems to be occurring during a time when American culture is undergoing a profound shift in its feelings toward gay rights."The tide has turned in that there's an inevitability to gay marriage and gay rights in this country," he said, noting that New Mexico's highest court coincidentally upheld same-sex marriage rights on Thursday, the day after A&E's announcement."This is taking place during an interesting cultural touchstone moment," he added.
When Sony Pictures released the official synopsis and cast list earlier this month, one of the notable exclusions was Chris Cooper, who plays Norman Osborn. Oddly enough, it seems the character himself has gone missing, according to the latest report from The Daily Bugle's Joy Mercado. The story also speculates that Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan) could take over OsCorp, if something is seriously wrong with his father Norman. Check out the full report below.December 19, 2013By Joy MercadoNorman Osborn, CEO of OsCorp Industries, not seen in public or heard from in months, remains in seclusion amidst growing speculation about the severity of his condition.The mounting concern for Osborn's health, combined with OsCorp Industries' recent problems with Dr. Curt Connors, has generated increased focus on the readiness of the company's heir apparent, Harry Osborn, to assume control of the multinational conglomerate.When asked for an official statement about Harry's role with the company, the standard company PR line is "Harry is currently studying in Europe."After being shown photographic evidence of Harry partying on the Riviera with a bevy of barely-clad supermodels, OsCorp's spokesman Donald Menken said, "A snapshot cannot capture a life. Harry is a brilliant young man with a very bright future. He may be a little green, but the future is bright."Last month, Chris Cooper revealed that Norman Osborn gets an "extremely odd introduction" in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which could set up appearances in The Amazing Spider-Man 3 or The Amazing Spider-Man 4.The Amazing Spider-Man 2 comes to theaters May 2nd, 2014 and stars Andrew Garfield, Jamie Foxx, Emma Stone, Sally Field, Paul Giamatti, Denis Leary, Dane DeHaan, Martin Sheen. The film is directed by Marc Webb.
Only six games after returning from an Achilles tendon injury â€” Kobe Bryant is hurt again.The Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard has suffered a fracture of the lateral tibial plateau in his left knee and is expected to miss six weeks, the team announced Thursday.Bryant, 35, returned to the lineup 11 days ago, in a loss to the Toronto Raptors, after rupturing his Achilles on April 12.â€œYou hate it for Kobe. Heâ€™s worked so hard to get back," Lakers coach Mike Dâ€™Antoni was quoted as saying on the Lakers' Twitter account.The team said the injury occurred when Bryant hyperextended his knee while backing down Tony Allen of the Memphis Grizzlies during a game on Tuesday. Bryant, considered a surefire future hall of famer, signed a two-year, $48.5-million US contract extension at the end of November.Bryant is averaging 13.8 points, 4.3 rebounds and 6.3 assists per game on the season.
The Calgary Stampeders hired veteran Rich Stubler as their new defensive co-ordinator Thursday.Stubler replaces Rick Campbell, who left to become the head coach of the expansion Ottawa Redblacks.Stubler, 64, spent the last two seasons as the B.C. Lions defensive co-ordinator. Stubler has over 25 years of CFL coaching experience with Hamilton, Edmonton, Toronto and B.C."I'm appreciative that the Stampeders and coach John Hufnagel have a little faith in me," says Stubler. "I'm really excited to come and work for the red and white."Stubler takes over a Calgary defence that last year led the CFL in sacks (63) and featured rush end Charleston Hughes (league-high 18 sacks). The Stampeders were also second in fewest points allowed (22.9 per game).Stubler is a four-time Grey Cup winner ('86 with Hamilton, '93 with Edmonton, 2000 with B.C. and '04 with Toronto).
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Spain tops the year-end FIFA rankings for the sixth straight year since starting its run of major tournament wins at the 2008 European Championship.The 2010 World Cup winner leads Germany, Argentina and Colombia at the head of an unchanged Top 10.Canada rose two spots to No. 112 between Bahrain and Guatemala. Just 30 national team matches were played in the past month to affect the calculations.The United States remains the best-placed CONCACAF team at No. 15. Ivory Coast leads Africa at No. 17.Bosnia-Herzegovina rises two places to No. 19, pushing No. 21 Mexico down one.Iran still leads Asian confederation teams and rises 12 to No. 33.FIFA says No. 18 Ukraine made the biggest rankings rise in 2013, up 29 places.Ukraine failed to qualify for the World Cup, losing a playoff to No. 20 France.
Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on Google+ Like0 Dislike0 Dec 18, 2013 by Brian Gallagher This spring, Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul gets behind the wheel for the video game adaptation Need for Speed. Exactly one month after the trailer debuted, DreamWorks Pictures has released the first poster for director Scott Waugh's action-thriller. Aaron Paul stars as Tobey Marshall, a gifted racer who is hell-bent on getting his revenge on Dino (Dominic Cooper), who set him up for a crime he didn't commit that landed Tobey in prison for two years. Kid Cudi, Dakota Johnson, Imogen Poots and Michael Keaton co-star in this adrenaline-fueled thriller, in theaters March 14.Need for Speed comes to theaters March 14th, 2014 and stars Dakota Johnson, Aaron Paul, Imogen Poots, Sir Maejor, Michael Keaton, Dominic Cooper, Rami Malek, Nick Chinlund. The film is directed by Scott Waugh. Sources: IMDBDo you like this story? Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on Google+
Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on Google+ Like0 Dislike0 Dec 18, 2013 by Brian Gallagher Arriving in theaters today is the long-awaited comedy sequel Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, which brings Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), Brick Tamland (Steve Carell), Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd) and Champ Kind (David Koechner) back to the silver screen. The story follows these former members of the Action 4 News team heading to New York City to work at the first 24-hour news network. To celebrate this highly-anticipated release, we have a contest where fans can win a keychain with six different Anchorman sounds, a "Stay Classy" t-shirt, a hat and a free code to download the "Scotchy Scotch Toss" application for an iOS device. Take a look at how you can win below.Winners Receive:Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Keychain with 6 different soundsAnchorman 2: The Legend Continues "Stay Classy" T-shirtAnchorman 2: The Legend Continues hatA free code to download the new Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues inspired app "Scotchy Scotch Toss" for an iOS deviceHERE'S HOW TO WIN! Just "Like" (fan) the MovieWeb Facebook page (below) and then leave a comment below telling us why these prizes must be yours!If you already "Like" MovieWeb, just leave a comment below telling us why these prizes must be yours!With the 70's behind him, San Diego's top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), returns to the news desk in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. Also back for more are Ron's co-anchor and wife, Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate), weather man Brick Tamland (Steve Carell), man on the street Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd) and sports guy Champ Kind (David Koechner) - All of whom won't make it easy to stay classy... while taking New York's first 24-hour news channel by storm.Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues was released December 18th, 2013 and stars Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, David Koechner, Christina Applegate, James Marsden, Kristen Wiig, Harrison Ford. The film is directed by Adam McKay. Do you like this story? Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on Google+