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Jared Padalecki: Border separations inspired ‘Walker’ reboot

Jared Padalecki: Border separations inspired ‘Walker’ reboot

Entertainment
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- The original Walker, Texas Ranger featured Chuck Norris roundhouse kicking the bad guys for nine seasons. Jared Padalecki plays the Texas Ranger in The CW's new series, Walker. Padalecki said the separation of immigrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border inspired him to bring a revamped Walker to the network. "I read a story about a law enforcement agent who couldn't bring himself to put a 3-year-old in the cage and take them away from their parents," Padalecki said on a recent Television Critics Association Zoom panel. Advertisement Padalecki observed a conflict between one's job and empathy for the people law enforcement was asked to police. The 38-year-old actor and first-time executive producer hoped to bring that moral complexity to the episodic drama. "...
Famous birthdays for Dec. 26: Beth Behrs, Jared Leto

Famous birthdays for Dec. 26: Beth Behrs, Jared Leto

Entertainment
Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Capricorn. They include: Advertisement -- Adm. George Dewey, the U.S. naval hero of Manila, in 1837 -- Writer Henry Miller in 1891 -- Mao Zedong, leader of the Chinese communist revolution, in 1893 -- College Football Hall of Fame member Frank Broyles in 1924 -- Puppeteer Caroll Spinney in 1933 -- Producer Phil Spector in 1939 (age 81) -- America's Most Wanted creator John Walsh in 1945 (age 75) File Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI -- Baseball Hall of Fame member Carlton Fisk in 1947 (age 73) -- TV journalist Candy Crowley in 1948 (age 72) -- Baseball Hall of Fame member Ozzie Smith in 1954 (age 66) -- Dogsled racer Susan Butcher ...
Jared Kushner pushes economic talks in meeting with Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu

Jared Kushner pushes economic talks in meeting with Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu

World
May 30 (UPI) -- White House senior adviser Jared Kushner met Thursday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to push for economic talk tied to a Middle East peace deal. The meeting was the final leg of a regional tour that took a U.S. delegation to Morocco and Jordan to rally for an economic workshop in Bahrain next month. At the Bahrain meeting, the U.S. administration plans to unveil economic aspects of its Israeli-Palestinian peace plan. "It's always a great pleasure to welcome Jared Kushner to Israel, to Jerusalem, to discuss our common efforts for prosperity, security and peace," Netanyahu said. "I have to say I am tremendously encouraged by everything I hear, and about how President [Donald]Trump, the United States, is working to bring allies together in the region against ...
Famous birthdays for Dec. 26: Candy Crowley, Jared Leto

Famous birthdays for Dec. 26: Candy Crowley, Jared Leto

Entertainment
Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Capricorn. They include: -- Adm. George Dewey, the U.S. naval hero of Manila, in 1837 -- Writer Henry Miller in 1891 -- Mao Zedong, leader of the Chinese communist revolution, in 1893 -- College Football Hall of Fame member Frank Broyles in 1924 -- Puppeteer Caroll Spinney in 1933 (age 85) -- America's Most Wanted creator John Walsh in 1945 (age 73) File Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI -- Baseball Hall of Fame member Carlton Fisk in 1947 (age 71) -- TV journalist Candy Crowley in 1948 (age 70) -- Baseball Hall of Fame member Ozzie Smith in 1954 (age 64) -- Dogsled racer Susan Butcher in 1954 -- Writer David Sedaris in 1956 (...
Jared Goff, Todd Gurley help lift Los Angeles Rams to wild win over San Francisco 49ers

Jared Goff, Todd Gurley help lift Los Angeles Rams to wild win over San Francisco 49ers

Sports
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Jared Goff passed for 292 yards and a career-high-tying three touchdowns, and Todd Gurley II scored three TDs as the Los Angeles Rams held on for a wild 41-39 victory against the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday night at Levi's Stadium. The Rams (2-1) ended a three-game losing streak to the 49ers (0-3), who remained winless under new coach Kyle Shanahan. San Francisco trailed 41-26 late in the fourth quarter, but two touchdowns cut the deficit. Running back Carlos Hyde's 1-yard run pulled the 49ers within 41-39 with 2:13 to go, but the two-point try failed when nose tackle Michael Brockers intercepted Hoyer's deflected pass intended for wide receiver Trent Taylor. Gurley rushed for 113 yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries, and he caught five passes for 36 yards and ...