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November 18, 2011
The Affair A Reacher Novel Lee Child Delacorte: 416 pp., $28
April 23, 2014 | By Saba Hamedy
Tumultuous marriages, father-son relationships and film censorship are just three of the themes explored in the 12 Iranian films featured at this year's UCLA Celebration of Iranian Cinema. Beginning Thursday, the series will show the films at the Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum in Westwood Village through May 14. Four of the screenings will be accompanied by Q&As with the movies' directors. Iranian cinema is "one of the most exciting on Earth," said Paul Malcolm, programmer at UCLA's Film & Television Archive, which presents more than 200 professionally curated public screenings each year.
January 23, 2010 | By Jessica Guynn
A prominent Silicon Valley executive with ties to the Obama administration has admitted to an extramarital affair after his former mistress plastered romantic pictures of the two of them on giant billboards in three major cities. "I had an 8½-year serious relationship with YaVaughnie Wilkins," said Charles E. Phillips, co-president of Oracle Corp. and a member of President Obama's Economic Recovery Advisory Board. "The relationship with Ms. Wilkins has since ended, and we both wish each other well."
April 17, 2014 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
Start with a sex-mad baroness and her frisky ménage à trois. Add in a stern German philosopher who fancied himself the next Friedrich Nietzsche, his mistress and a married couple who wanted a wholesome Swiss Family Robinson experience for their son. Throw them all together on one of the remotest spots on Earth and simmer until things come to a steamy boil. You couldn't make this stuff up, and, as a lively new documentary reports, you don't have to. "The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden" tells a humdinger of a story about wild doings on those celebrated islands off the coast of Ecuador.
February 1, 1998
Have we been taken on a Tripp to a Starr, on gossipper's wings? PAUL P. DuPLESSIS Diamond Bar
November 29, 2011 | By Karen Kaplan, Los Angeles Times/For the Booster Shots blog
Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain may soon drop out of the race after an Atlanta woman said on national television that she carried on an extramarital affair with the former Godfather's Pizza CEO for 13 years. Cain denied that he and Ginger White were anything more than friends but acknowledged to top aides that the accusation - following several claims of sexual harassment stemming from his years at the National Restaurant Assn. - could drain support for his campaign.
March 27, 2013 | By Times Staff
Is retired Gen. David H. Petraeus planning a comeback? He seemed to suggest so in a speech at USC Tuesday night. In the highly anticipated talk, Petraeus apologized for engaging in an extramarital affair that made international headlines. The scandal derailed the career of Petraeus, a war hero who had once been talked about as a presidential contender. PHOTOS: Political sex scandals As The Times' Alexandra Zavis reported: Before about 600 guests in a hotel ballroom in downtown L.A. on Tuesday, a confident but contrite Petraeus acknowledged he is "regarded in a different light now" than he was a year ago. He has kept a low profile since admitting to an extramarital affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell , in November.
October 2, 2012 | By Meredith Blake
When Arnold Schwarzenegger stopped by “The Daily Show” on Monday night to plug his new book, “Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story,” Jon Stewart began by immediately addressing the “elephant in the room.” “What were you thinking with 'Jingle All the Way'?” he asked, facetiously. Of course, without actually having to utter the words “affair” or “love child,” Stewart was actually asking Schwarzenegger about his relationship with housekeeper Mildred Baena, which came to light last year shortly after his term as governor ended.
January 14, 2014 | By Kim Willsher
PARIS -- French President Francois Hollande faced the press for nearly three hours on Tuesday but refused to answer questions about reports of an affair with an actress. Hollande said only that he and his partner, France's official First Lady Valerie Trierweiler, were going through a “difficult and painful period.” He insisted, “I have one principle, and that is private matters should be dealt with privately.” Trierweiler was admitted to hospital, reportedly suffering from shock and depression, after a celebrity magazine reported Friday on Hollande's alleged trysts with actress Julie Gayet.
October 1, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Brigitte Nielsen told the world last year, and now we know it to be true: She had an affair with Arnold Schwarzenegger during the filming of the 1985 movie "Red Sonja," at a time when he was already living with Maria Shriver. Schwarzenegger 'fessed up to a "hot affair" with the actress and former model in his new memoir, "Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story," which came out Monday. The 65-year-old wrote that he knew the fling with Nielsen wouldn't last, according to the Associated Press, and that it actually made him realize that he wanted to marry Shriver.
April 16, 2014 | By Mike Boehm
Los Angeles officials are starting to get serious about freeing up $7.5 million or more in city government funds that are earmarked for visual art, performances or other cultural events, but have been wrapped tightly for years in legal red tape. The unspent funds were rendered all but useless in 2007 when then-City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo ruled that the fees developers are required to pay to fund public art had to be spent within a one-block radius of the construction project that generated the fees.
April 14, 2014 | By Kurt Streeter
Seeking a way to prevent violence like last year's deadly Boston Marathon bombing, an Islamic advocacy group Monday announced a plan aimed at helping U.S. mosques identify and reeducate radicals. The Muslim Public Affairs Council - which long has pushed for a moderate, American-based Islam - hopes its "Safe Spaces Initiative" will get mosques to stop a pattern of dealing with extremists by simply shunning them and kicking them out. The plan was unveiled a day before Tuesday's one-year anniversary of the marathon bombing, allegedly orchestrated by ethnically Chechen Muslim brothers who lived in the Boston area.
April 8, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Simon Cowell has regrets, but his baby son's not one. How that baby started off, well, that's another story. Cowell, of course, was caught in an affair last summer with now-girlfriend Lauren Silverman, who was still married to Cowell pal Andrew Silverman when little Eric-to-be was conceived. "I regret that part," Cowell tells the Mirror . "But then of course you have a baby and you look at the baby and you kinda go, 'This is what happened from it.' "In this situation you are not going to come out of this well because of the circumstances.
March 20, 2014 | By David Zucchino
FT. BRAGG, N.C. - In a sentence so light it stunned even his lawyers, Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair was sentenced Thursday to a reprimand and no jail time for misusing his authority over a subordinate with whom he had a three-year adulterous affair, ending a tumultuous court-martial that focused national attention on the military's uneven response to sexual misconduct. A military judge ordered Sinclair, 51, to forfeit $20,000 in salary and pay restitution of $4,156 for misusing his government charge card.
March 20, 2014 | By Robin Abcarian
Did anyone believe for a moment that an Army brigadier general was going to go to prison and lose his considerable pension for abusing a subordinate who was his longtime mistress? Or for misusing his government-issued credit card to facilitate the affair? Don't be naive. Even before the military prosecutors' case against Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair began to crumble, even before the lead prosecutor stepped down from the case amid doubts the victim, a captain, had lied about certain aspects of the relationship, it seemed pretty clear that no military court, even in a time of heightened political sensitivity about the military's handling of sex crimes, would put a senior commanding officer behind bars for assaulting a woman with whom he'd had an affair.
March 19, 2014 | David Zucchino
FT. BRAGG, N.C. - His eyes red, his head bowed, Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair strode uneasily to a courtroom lectern Wednesday and glanced up at a silver-haired military judge who will sentence him for offenses he admits he committed. Exactly two years had passed since a young Army captain who worked for Sinclair walked into the office of his commander in Afghanistan and revealed that she and the general had carried on an adulterous three-year affair in two war zones - prompting Army prosecutors Wednesday to ask the judge to dismiss Sinclair from the service.
September 28, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Arnold Schwarzenegger had an affair. Arnold Schwarzenegger had a baby from the affair. Arnold Schwarzenegger didn't tell his wife about the baby for more than a decade. "So you lied" to wife Maria Shriver, Lesley Stahl asked him for the upcoming edition of "60 Minutes. " "You can say that," the former governator replied. Let's just let that sit there and jell for a second. Schwarzenegger, who sat for the interview in connection with a tell-all memoir he's written, then proceeded to call the affair "the stupidest thing I've done in the whole relationship.
January 18, 2010
Dear Amy: Many years ago my father-in-law had an affair. My mother-in-law chose to forgive him and stay in the marriage. It has been apparent that she never really forgave him. She says she should have divorced him when he cheated. Recently, my mother-in-law found love letters from the other woman. She gave them to my husband to read. He was very upset. I've been thinking I should say something to my mother-in-law about how this is affecting my husband, but I don't think she would take it well.
March 17, 2014 | By David Zucchino
FT. BRAGG, N.C. - The military intelligence captain who has accused Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair of sexually abusing her testified Monday that their rocky three-year affair left her feeling desperate and helpless, with no way to end an illicit relationship with her high-ranking commander. "I felt completely trapped," the 34-year-old Army captain told a military judge at Sinclair's sentencing hearing. "I was just being used for sex. " The accuser's mother testified shortly afterward that the affair, which stretched over two war zones and three continents, left her daughter distraught and fearful.
March 14, 2014 | By Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic
Julia, the protagonist of Wendy Graf's new play, "Closely Related Keys," is a single, Ivy League-educated African American attorney who lives for her job. Smart, ambitious and happy to sacrifice her personal life for professional advancement, she's one of those corporate control freaks who believes she should be able to subjugate the world with her smartphone. Diarra Kilpatrick plays Julia with the manic air of someone burying themselves in work to avoid more painful feelings. Even the furtive romantic tryst she's having with Ron (Ted Mattison)
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