June 18, 2013 |
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of June 16 - 22, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES MasterChef The contestants visit the set of "Glee" in this new episode. 8 p.m. Fox MythBusters Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman use duct tape to survive in the desert in this new episode. 9 p.m. Discovery Franklin & Bash Heather Locklear, pictured, joins the cast as a tough new lawyer brought in by Stanton (Malcolm McDowell)
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June 7, 2013 |
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa took over downtown's Grand Park on Friday night for a boisterous block party that was largely about celebrating him. On a giant podium erected on the steps of City Hall, a group of elected officials stood and praised Villaraigosa, who steps down this month after serving two terms as mayor. "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest called him a dear friend "who loves Los Angeles. " Former President Bill Clinton, a longtime political ally, said "he's a good-looking guy" who made the city safer and greener.
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May 16, 2013 |
You may already have seen the video. “Abercrombie & Fitch is a terrible company,” intones the creator and star, Los Angeles writer Greg Karber. “Their CEO insists on only hiring attractive people, which is ironic because he looks like this.” (The video shows a still photo of Abercrombie CEO Mike Jeffries, whose face seems nearly disfigured by plastic surgery.) In a week already roiling with debate over Jeffries' retailing strategy to clothe only slender, “cool” people, Karber's 2½-minute video has struck a nerve.
May 10, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the newest member of the Senate Banking Committee, waited patiently for her first chance to question top financial regulators at a recent hearing on Capitol Hill. When her turn finally came after 90 minutes, Warren quickly showed she wouldn't be following the custom that a freshman senator be seen and not heard. After some pleasantries, the longtime consumer advocate and Wall Street critic lit into the heads of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
May 6, 2013 |
Call it the Great Gats-lash. In the lead-up to the arrival of Baz Luhrmann's kinetic reimagining of F. Scott Fitzgerald's “The Great Gatsby,” in theaters Friday, most critical thumbs are pointing either sideways or downward. Mixed reviews are a common enough occurrence for an intended summer blockbuster - none of the “Fast & Furious” movies racked up gigantic box-office grosses based on their critical bona fides, after all - but it's a strange predicament for a film with such a pedigree.
May 2, 2013
Paul Tanaka was once a trusted aide to Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca and, in the view of many department critics, the real power behind the badge. But earlier this year, Tanaka was forced out of his job, and now, in a jaw-dropping interview with The Times' Robert Faturechi, he has accused Baca of a variety of misdeeds, including nepotism, fostering a culture of abuse and putting politics (and foreign travel) ahead of public safety. Whether those charges are accurate or merely the angry allegations of your typical disgruntled former employee is not yet clear.
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April 27, 2013 |
INDIO - Just a few hours into the annual three-day country-music jamboree Stagecoach, Nashville veteran Connie Smith introduced what she described as "one of my favorite country-gospel songs. " The small but attentive Friday afternoon crowd listened as she sang "Peace in the Valley," a song popularized in the '50s by Red Foley. She struck a tone of steadfast piety as she declared, "There'll be no sadness, no sorrow, no trouble I see. " The line felt like a bulwark against the gloom that might've settled in at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival after the death Friday morning of the great country singer George Jones.
April 17, 2013 |
Oops. TV networks and other media are red-faced after a tough day in the Boston bombing investigation. Viewers unloaded on CNN after the cable network mistakenly reported Wednesday that a suspect was in custody. But the FBI and Boston police later said such reports were wrong. Online and on TV, CNN attempted to walk back its earlier reporting. "CNN has now thrown it to a panel to discuss how the President should fix CNN," Deadspin columnist Drew Magary sarcastically tweeted.
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April 9, 2013 |
Mother Jones strikes again. The magazine that brought us the “47%” speech that killed off Mitt Romney's presidential candidacy came out Tuesday with a recording of U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell and some of his aides discussing how to attack the actress Ashley Judd if she decided to run for McConnell's seat. “Basically,” says the person who is leading the discussion, “I refer to her as sort of the oppo research situation where there's a haystack of needles, just because truly, there's such a wealth of material.” This tape is beyond fantastic as a primer for students of politics and opposition research.
March 28, 2013 |
That didn't last long: After a few days of peace, Jay Leno returned to NBC-bashing Wednesday on "The Tonight Show. " Amid rampant rumors he's about to be replaced by Jimmy Fallon and that late-night's No. 1 show will be moving back east, Leno made fun of the network's well-chronicled ratings woes . After noting that NBC was back in a tenuous No. 2 position, thanks to the return of "The Voice" and "Revolution," he joked that "between...