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ENTERTAINMENT
July 18, 2013
In the nominations for the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards, the single most lauded program was FX's gothic miniseries "American Horror Story: Asylum" with 17 nods, including for miniseries/movie and lead actress for Jessica Lange. HBO's "Game of Thrones" garnered 16 nominations -- the most for any drama series. Altogether, HBO pulled in 108 nods, 27 more than last year. In second place were CBS and NBC, tying with 53 nominations apiece. The full list follows: DRAMA SERIES "Breaking Bad" (AMC)
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NEWS
August 22, 2011 | By Chris Erskine, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Grand Canyon National Park is celebrating the 95th birthday of the National Park Service on Thursday, with special hikes and presentations. Info:  (928) 638-7641, or email libby_schaaf@nps.gov . . . . $50,000 in cash and prizes will be on the line in the San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival chef competition Nov. 19. Click here for tix info . . . . Primm Valley Casino Resorts has completed an $8.5-million upgrade to its casino, rooms and spa that began last fall . . . . If the Travel section's recent piece on Cape May , N.J., caught your interest, check out a series of fall events, including food and wine fests, a Victorian weekend and Halloween happenings.
FOOD
October 18, 2000
1. "The Cake Mix Doctor" by Anne Byrn (Workman, $14.95). How to turn a box cake into something special. 1/34 2. "Kitchen Confidential" by Anthony Bourdain (Bloomsbury Publishing, $24.95). Life in the culinary trenches. 2/21 3. "1,000 Jewish Recipes" by Faye Levy (IDG Books Worldwide, $35). Could this be the Jewish "Joy of Cooking"? 8/3 4. "The Martha Stewart Living Cookbook" (Clarkson Potter, $35). More than 1,000 recipes collected from the magazine. --/1 5.
TRAVEL
February 5, 2011
This app (and a website) is for foodies who aren't content with just reading restaurant reviews. It gives them a sneak peek at the dishes. Name: Foodspotting Available for : iPhone; Android in beta What it does : Uses photos of plates of food served to customers to help users discover amazing dishes from establishments of all sizes and locales. Cost: Free What's hot: There are many ways to use this app. Don't miss the "Guides" section if you want good meals before you set off on a trip.
NEWS
January 18, 2012 | By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
Are you ready for one more update on Paula Deen? The doyenne of Southern cooking announced this week she was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and is being compensated for being a spokeswoman for Novo Nordisk, whose diabetes medication she takes. Deen appeared on ABC's "The Chew" on Wednesday to say that, in addition to shilling for the pharmaceutical company, she's also donating some of the money to the American Diabetes Assn. Whether this is in response to the negative press Deen has been getting for her association with Big Pharma isn't known, nor is the amount she's giving away.
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