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ENTERTAINMENT
August 1, 2013 | By Meg James
ABC has wrapped up the bulk of its upfront advertising sales for the upcoming television season, holding back some commercial time to sell throughout the year. After more than two months of negotiations with the various ad agencies, the Walt Disney Co.-owned broadcast network on Thursday was putting the finishing touches on its final deals, according to a person close to the negotiations. ABC became the last of the Big Four broadcast networks to end the haggling with ad buyers -- but not because of a lack of interest in ABC's slate, which includes "Modern Family," "Scandal," "Grey's Anatomy" and "The Bachelor.
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 23, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
The Sundance Film Festival is well under way, giving us a preview of the independent features that may soon be coming to screens near us. The mix is interesting and sexy this year, and includes a good share of auteurs who've both written and directed their films. And yet, books remain in the mix. Here's your guide to the books behind the movies that are taking Sundance by storm. Movie: " Two Mothers " Starring: Naomi Watts, Robin Wright, Xavier Samuel, and James Frechevile Plot: Two close friends secretly carry on affairs with each other's sons Based on: A short story by Nobel Prize winner Doris Lessing.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 27, 2013 | By August Brown
"Dollar water! Dollar water! We've been told this is by far the best water here!" So shouted the two budding capitalists who strolled the thousand-deep line on a residential street in the Miracle Mile district, hawking beverages for those plonked on the lawn in the sudden morning commotion. The line snaked from 6th Street up to the front door of the El Rey Theatre. Inside were tickets to see the biggest band in the world play an Echo Park rock club Saturday night. Most of L.A. music-land woke up  to a social media maelstrom, suggesting that the Rolling Stones had booked a secret show at the Echoplex, and tickets for the show were going on sale for $20 at the El Rey Theatre.
NEWS
September 30, 2012 | By Booth Moore, Fashion Critic
PARIS -- Isabel Marant, master of Paris-meets-L.A. boho chic, showed her spring-summer 2013 collection at Paris Fashion Week on Friday. PHOTOS: Paris Fashion Week trends The look: Hawaiian with a dash of rodeo queen (or Las Vegas-era Elvis, perhaps). Tiered lace mini dresses and peasant blouses. Flippy mini-skirts and studded vests in washed red-and-blue bandanna paisleys. Jeans, short shorts, sarong skirts and one-piece bathing suits in floral lei or hibiscus prints.
NEWS
December 13, 2013 | By Laura E. Davis
It's that time of year again. Yes, yes, the holidays. But in addition to garlands and lights, lists of highlights from the previous 12 months abound. Facebook has its " Most Talked About in 2013 " list, Tumblr has a whole blog dedicated to " Year in Review ," and Instagram released top trends and posts of 2013 . Twitter also isn't letting us forget what we tweeted about this year. It breaks down 2013 by month and by four topics: news, entertainment, sports and showcase.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 24, 2013 | By Mark Olsen
“Inocente,” directed by the team of Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine, won the Oscar for documentary short on Sunday. The film follows a homeless, undocumented immigrant teenage girl in San Diego as she relentlessly pursues her dream of becoming an artist. With heart and wit, the film explores the issue of  homelessness among youth while also capturing the power of art and ambition. The work aired first on EPIX and later MTV. The filmmakers were previously nominated for their documentary feature “War Dance” in 2007.
NEWS
September 22, 2013 | By Melissa Magsaysay
Los Angeles Times fashion critic Booth Moore just listed Tina Fey, clad in a custom blue Narcisco Rodriguez gown, as one of the Emmys' best dressed Sunday night, and her makeup fell right in line with her look. Fey's makeup artist Gita Bass evened out her skin tone using Armani Luminous Silk foundation, and then added a warm glow with Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel bronzing makeup base, which she swept onto Fey's cheekbones, forehead and temples. For a pop of color on the cheeks, Bass added Chanel Cream blush in Revelation 63. To create a soft smoky eye, Bass lined Fey's top and bottom lash lines with MAC Cosmetics eyeliner in Teddy (a bronze shade with gold flecks)
NEWS
January 13, 2013 | By Booth Moore
Dior's new designer Raf Simons has dressed a constellation of stars in recent months, including two of the highest profile guests at tonight's awards. Both ladies wore red, Jennifer Lawrence in a strapless, 1950s-ish style dress with a molded bustier that sent the Twitterverse into overdrive chattering about her assets, and Marion Cotillard in a more demure red column with draped detail, which was whipped up by Simons especially for her. Any pizazz that Lawrence might have had was deflated as soon as she opened her mouth.
BUSINESS
July 26, 2012
2013 Acura ILX Base price: $26,795 (including destination charge) Price, model tested: $32,295; ILX Tech Powertrain: 2.0-liter, SOHC four-cylinder engine; five-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters Horsepower: 150 at 6,500 rpm Torque: 140 pound-feet at 4,300 rpm Curb weight: 2,970 pounds Wheelbase: 105.1 inches Overall length: 179.1 inches EPA fuel economy: 24 mpg city/35 highway Observed fuel economy:...
BUSINESS
August 23, 2012
2013 Cadillac XTS Base price: $44,995 (including destination charge) Price, model tested: $62,300; XTS AWD Platinum Powertrain: 3.6-liter, DOHC, direct-injected V-6 engine; six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters and manual mode Horsepower: 304 at 6,800 rpm Torque: 264 pound-feet at 5,200 rpm Curb weight: 4,215 pounds Wheelbase: 111.7 inches Overall length: 202 inches EPA fuel economy: 17 mpg city/26 highway...
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