SBD/May 22, 2013/People and Pop Culture
Names In The News
Published May 22, 2013
DIRTY DISHWATER? Concessionaire Centerplate yesterday filed a dynamic lawsuit against the Local 2 Unite Here union for violations of nation labor laws and for attempting to block charity groups and nonprofits from raising money at AT&T Park. Centerplate said Local 2 is attempting to illegally force the MLB Giants into signing a "successor addendum" that would bind the baseball team, and any future concessionaire at AT&T Park, to the same terms Local 2 negotiates with Centerplate (Centerplate).
BOOKSHELF & BIG SCREEN: Late journalist and editor GEORGE PLIMPTON is the focus of a documentary titled "PLIMPTON!" The film is a "skilled portrait of a literary light shadowed by his public profile." His work was "eclipsed by his signature participatory journalism, often for Sports Illustrated" (N.Y. TIMES, 5/22)....A new documentary titled "DOIN' IT IN THE PARK" is a "loving ode to the blacktop world" of basketball in N.Y. The project is co-directed by BOBBITO GARCIA and KEVIN COULIAU. Nike is "sponsoring them on a world tour through August that will bring the film to many different -- but also similar -- international cultures of pick-up basketball" (AP, 5/20).
NAMES: 49ers coach JIM HARBAUGH will be the ceremonial pace car driver for Sunday's Indianapolis 500 (INDYSTAR.com, 5/21)....HLN anchor ROBIN MEADE will sing the national anthem before Sunday's Coca-Cola 600 (ORLANDOSENTINEL.com, 5/20)....Late Baseball HOFer GARY CARTER yesterday was “immortalized” when a Montreal street close to where he played with the Expos “was renamed in his honour.” Fallon St. W. was “christened Gary Carter St. in a ceremony” near Uniprix Stadium, formerly Jarry Park, the first home of the Expos (MONTREAL GAZETTE, 5/22)....Bruins RW JAROMIR JAGR made a $50,000 contribution to Boston-area Boys and Girls Clubs “after hosting 20 Club kids” for Sunday's Bruins-Rangers NHL Eastern Conference Semifinals Game 2 (BOSTON HERALD, 5/22)….Golf HOFer NICK FALDO will be the speaker for the Hood Hargett Breakfast Club in Charlotte during the ’14 PGA Tour Wells Fargo Championship (CHARLOTTE BUSINESS JOURNAL, 5/17 issue)....The Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation named former MLBer BILLY BEAN Vice Chair (StandUp Foundation)....Stars Exec Adviser & Alternate Governor MIKE MODANO is selling his six-bedroom, 7,250-square-foot house in North Dallas for just under $2.5M (DALLASNEWS.com, 5/21).