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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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NEWS
September 22, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Along with blues, shades of pale blush, rose, dove gray and nude were also popular on the Emmy red carpet Sunday, for better or worse. "Veep" star Julia Louis-Dreyfus wore an all-over embroidered rose gold Monique Lhuillier column gown that shined like a pearl. "Homeland" actress Claire Danes chose an ethereal nude tulle Armani Privé gown with a tulle bodice embroidered with sequins, and a full crinoline lace skirt accented with a woven horizontal ribbon motif. Ever the risk taker, January Jones chose a nude lace Givenchy confection that unfortunately resembled a Band-Aid, especially since the fit was too tight across the bodice.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 12, 2013 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski
A 30-plus-minute recap of Tomorrowland, a popular electronic music festival in Belgium, is garnering notice on YouTube. The highly produced video that features vignettes from the live music performance with popular tracks, inclulding Avicci's "Wake Me Up" and Martin Garrix's "Animalsaas" has attracted more than 2 million views, making it one of the top four trending videos on YouTube on Thursday morning. The Tomorrowland video serves to promote the upcoming TomorrowWorld concert Sept.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 11, 2013 | By Scott Sandell
 The 55th Grammy Awards honored a wide range of acts on Sunday night. Mumford & Sons' "Babel" was named top album, Gotye won record of the year for "Somebody That I Used to Know" and the New York City group Fun. took home awards for song of the year with "We Are Young" and for best new artist. What to make of it all? Join Times pop music critic Randall Roberts and Times staff writer Todd Martens as they discuss the Grammys in a video chat right here at 10 a.m. The victories in the four major categories were in keeping with an evening that saw relatively youthful acts rewarded by the voting members of the Recording Academy.
SPORTS
February 10, 2013
Angels' spring-training schedule. Start time is 12:05 p.m. PST unless noted. Home games at Diablo Stadium in Tempe, Ariz., unless noted February 23 - (split squad) vs. Cubs; at Giants. 24 - vs. Athletics. 25 - at Mariners. 26 - vs. Diamondbacks. 27 - vs. Giants. 28 - at Dodgers. March 1 - vs. Dodgers. 2 - at Brewers. 3 - vs. Cubs. 4 - at Athletics. 5 - vs. Reds. 6 - vs. Italy. 7 - at Padres. 8 - vs. Diamondbacks. 9 - vs. Rockies. 10 - at Royals, 1:05 p.m. 11 - at Indians, 1:05 p.m. 13 - at Padres, 1:05 p.m. 14 - vs. White Sox, 1:05 p.m. 15 - vs. Mariners, 1:05 p.m. 16 - at Athletics, 1:05 p.m. 17 - vs. Padres, 1:05 p.m. 19 - at Brewers, 1:05 p.m. 20 - vs. Indians, 1:05 p.m. 21 - at Rangers, 6:05 p.m. 22 - vs. Royals, 1:05 p.m. 23 - (split squad)
OPINION
December 15, 2013 | By David P. Barash
On Dec. 1, 1948 - 65 years ago this month - Jose Figueres, then president of Costa Rica, made a fiery and eloquent speech, after which he took a sledgehammer and bashed a hole in a huge stone wall at the nation's military headquarters, Cuartel Bellavista. Its imposing towers and massive gates had loomed over the capital city of San Jose since 1917, the country's premier symbol of military power and the home of the "Tico" military establishment. Figueres was not just being a showman; he was announcing something truly extraordinary: Henceforth, Costa Rica would take the almost unheard-of step of renouncing its military.
BUSINESS
May 28, 2012 | By Deborah Netburn
Can a Facebook smartphone solve Facebook's mobile problem? Just one week after Facebook's less than stellar IPO comes news that the social network is beefing up its engineering staff in the hopes of releasing a Facebook smartphone by 2013. Rumors and reports that Facebook has been working on building its own cellphone go back to 2010 when Tech Crunch reported  that two high-level Facebook staffers had been tasked with developing a Facebook phone in secret. The rumor resurfaced in 2011 when All Things D reported  that the company was working with the Taiwanese cellphone maker HTC to create a cellphone, code-named "Buffy," that has the social network integrated into "the core of its being.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 13, 2012 | By Rebecca Keegan
"Hotel Transylvania" director Genndy Tartakovsky was watching TV when the Golden Globes nominations were announced Thursday morning and didn't hear his movie -- or any other animated titles -- named. Instead, Tartakovsky found out by text that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association had nominated his film for best animated feature, along with Mark Andrews's "Brave," Tim Burton's "Frankenweenie," Peter Ramsey's "Rise of the Guardians" and Rich Moore's "Wreck-It Ralph. " "Animators, we're always the last to know," said Tartakovsky, the sixth director to come aboard the monster comedy, which ended up being a surprise hit for Sony Pictures Animation.
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.
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