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January 17, 2012
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Tuesday. Betty White is 90. ( Washington Post ) Clear Channel is looking to move beyond radio and into TV, digital and live events. And they've hired a new exec to do that. No pressure. ( Los Angeles Times ) "The Artist" is leading all other films in BAFTA nominations this year. ( Los Angeles Times ) Forget Ricky Gervais, the real controversy surrounding the Golden Globes is the battle between the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.
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NEWS
April 18, 2014 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Southwest Airlines flight attendant Marty Cobb has gone viral -- just for giving the in-flight safety briefing on a recent flight. Cobb's one-liners delivered with impeccable comic timing sent a YouTube video of her hilarious instructions into the stratosphere. By Thursday, it had 8.7 million views and counting -- and it's just one of the funny ways that flight attendants and airlines bring new life to stale safety briefings. Cobb had a planeload of fliers in stitches. Here's the YouTube video posted Saturday and some of her best quips: "As you know, it's a no-smoking, no-whining, no-complaining flight.
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ENTERTAINMENT
July 11, 2013 | By Scott Collins
NBC is doing its part to ease Betty White into retirement: The brass just axed her prank show "Off Their Rockers. " Premiered last year, the show was supposed to exploit the abundant adorableness of the 91-year-old White, a former "Mary Tyler Moore Show" regular whose career reignited after she appeared in a Snickers ad during the 2010 Super Bowl. "Off Their Rockers" is a hidden-camera reality show a la "Candid Camera" or "Punk'd," with the gimmick that White and other seniors are pranking much younger victims, with guests including Kim Kardashian and Nick Lachey.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 2014 | By Martha Groves
Beverly Hills turned 100 on Tuesday and celebrated with a concert and sing-along featuring notable current and former residents. Betty White kicked off the evening at the historic Saban Theater by singing a spirited rendition of the Beverly Hills High School fight song. The veteran TV and film star, 92, was flanked by Beverly Hills High football players. A capacity crowd of 1,500 sang along as maestro Gary Greene led the L.A. Lawyers Philharmonic in performing classics written by Beverly Hills notables, including George and Ira Gershwin's "Strike Up the Band" and Cole Porter's "Anything Goes.
NEWS
June 11, 2012 | By Michael A. Memoli
President Obama's schedule Monday included lunch with Vice President Joe Biden, meetings with his Treasury and Defense secretaries, and interviews with a handful of local news anchors. He also found some time for Betty White. A White House official confirms that the 90-year-old actress spent a few moments with the president, characterizing it as a courtesy call while she was in town to speak at the Smithsonian. And to say thank you for being a friend? The "Golden Girls" star has said she's firmly committed to the Democrat's reelection this year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 2014 | By Martha Groves
Beverly Hills turned 100 on Tuesday and celebrated with a concert and sing-along featuring notable current and former residents. Betty White kicked off the evening at the historic Saban Theater by singing a spirited rendition of the Beverly Hills High School fight song. The veteran TV and film star, 92, was flanked by Beverly Hills High football players. A capacity crowd of 1,500 sang along as maestro Gary Greene led the L.A. Lawyers Philharmonic in performing classics written by Beverly Hills notables, including George and Ira Gershwin's "Strike Up the Band" and Cole Porter's "Anything Goes.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 6, 2013 | Matt Cooper
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 6-12, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies   CBS This Morning Cardiologist Dr. William Davis; Paul English and Steve Hafner, co-founders of Kayak. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Retired Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal; Dr. Mehmet Oz; Betty White; Tom Holland. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC Good Day L.A. 7 a.m. KTTV Rachael Ray Buddy Valastro.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 26, 2012 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 22 - 28 in PDF format This week's TV Movies   CBS This Morning MOBY Group chair Saad Mohseni; John Podesta. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today The Olympics; Olympic animals; British food and drink. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Kelly Olivia Munn; Lou Diamond Phillips; Skipper Bivins and Trent Jackson; co-host Joel McHale.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 1, 2013 | Matt Cooper
Click here to download TV listings for the week Dec. 30, 2012 - Jan. 5, 2012 in PDF format This week's TV Movies   CBS This Morning Dr. Jerry Argovitz; Florence and the Machine performs. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Author Sonja Lyubomirsky. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC Good Day L.A. 7 a.m. KTTV Rachael Ray Twins who still dress alike. (N) 8 a.m. KCAL Live With Kelly and Michael Matthew Morrison; Whitney Cummings; resolutions.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 8, 2013 | By Matt Cooper
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 7 - 13, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     SERIES Nine for IX Former University of Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt is featured in this entry in the docu-series profiling women in the sports world. 5 p.m. ESPN, 8 p.m. ESPN2 Swamplands USA The new nature series debuts with back-to-back visits to the Okefenokee Swamp on the Georgia-Florida border and Louisiana's Atchafalaya Swamp.
NATIONAL
September 27, 2013 | By Maria L. La Ganga
Nearly 3,000 miles already separate Casa Diablo from Newark City Hall. But this week, Cory Booker strove mightily to increase that distance. After word leaked out that the ambitious young Newark mayor had held a brief Twitter flirtation with a comely exotic dancer here, his Senate campaign in New Jersey issued a statement downplaying the incident. "The only mildly surprising thing about this story is the news that there's a vegan strip club in Portland," Booker's campaign said, indicating that the bachelor mayor knew neither Portland nor Casa Diablo, where one kind of flesh is happily embraced and another strictly prohibited.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 3, 2013 | By Matt Cooper
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 1 - 7, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     SERIES FanAddicts! Hardcore fans of the "Star Trek" franchise proudly exhibit their action figures, models and assorted memorabilia in this new episode. 7 and 10 p.m. Reelz Earthflight, A Nature Special Presentation Get a bird's-eye view of some of North America's major geographical and man-made features in the debut episode of this six-part series.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 11, 2013 | By Scott Collins
NBC is doing its part to ease Betty White into retirement: The brass just axed her prank show "Off Their Rockers. " Premiered last year, the show was supposed to exploit the abundant adorableness of the 91-year-old White, a former "Mary Tyler Moore Show" regular whose career reignited after she appeared in a Snickers ad during the 2010 Super Bowl. "Off Their Rockers" is a hidden-camera reality show a la "Candid Camera" or "Punk'd," with the gimmick that White and other seniors are pranking much younger victims, with guests including Kim Kardashian and Nick Lachey.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 11, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
The saga of Walter White and Jesse Pinkman will come to a conclusion this fall when AMC airs the finale of "Breaking Bad. " But fans in the L.A. area will get an extra special opportunity to bid farewell to New Mexico's most notorious pair of meth dealers with a special screening at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Series star Aaron Paul, who plays Pinkman, announced on Wednesday that a special screening of the finale episode on Sept. 29 (the same night the episode airs on TV) would take place at the historic cemetery located on Santa Monica Boulevard.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 8, 2013 | By Matt Cooper
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 7 - 13, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     SERIES Nine for IX Former University of Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt is featured in this entry in the docu-series profiling women in the sports world. 5 p.m. ESPN, 8 p.m. ESPN2 Swamplands USA The new nature series debuts with back-to-back visits to the Okefenokee Swamp on the Georgia-Florida border and Louisiana's Atchafalaya Swamp.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 20, 2013 | By Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Times
Emmy voters like a good epic and find biopics irresistible. How will these clashing sensibilities play out in this year's movie/miniseries race? And now that Jon Stewart has vacated his chair for a few weeks, might it be possible for someone to steal his throne? Let's look at this year's variety, reality and movie/miniseries races. MINISERIES OR MOVIE "Top of the Lake" (Sundance Channel) "Behind the Candelabra" (HBO) "American Horror Story: Asylum" (FX) "The Bible" (History)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
NBC burned off its episodes of the Anne Heche comedy series "Save Me" over the last month, but though it was never given much of a chance, it's ending its run with an eye-catching guest appearance. The ubiquitous Betty White will be appearing as God. The series, which cast Heche as a woman who forms a direct line of communication with God after nearly choking to death on a sandwich, will be ending June 13 with an episode titled "Holier Than Thou," and in it, Heche's character will come face to face with the deity she's been talking to all this time.
NEWS
January 6, 2010 | By Gina Piccalo
Betty White is a master of the double-entendre. Over the years, her sly deadpan has trumped some of Hollywood's most trenchant wits. Even now, on the cusp of 88, even when she's being genuinely demure, a zinger of a punch line feels imminent. A few days before Christmas, White was arranged elegantly on a sofa in an office overlooking Westwood, her platinum coif just so, her long pink nails poised over one knee. For the moment, the petite comedian was playing it straight, puzzling over the news she'd be receiving the Screen Actors Guild's Life Achievement Award.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 20, 2013 | By Celine Wright
Martinis clinked at the after-party for the live broadcast of the TV Land series "Hot in Cleveland," with actresses Valerie Bertinelli, Wendie Malick, Jane Leeves and Betty White celebrating having pulled it off. "There's nothing like it; this is magical. This is the way TV should be, and this is the way it started with this one over here," Bertinelli said Wednesday night, gesturing toward the 91-year-old White.  Indeed, 22 minutes of live television is old news for White, who used to do nearly five and a half hours of live television, six days a week on the variety show "Hollywood on Television" in the 1950s.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 17, 2013 | By Christie DZurilla
Pauley Perrette was honored Saturday night by the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Assn. as part of its 43rd annual Beastly Ball fundraiser among the animals, under the stars. The "NCIS" star, pictured above with a hedgehog that's even cuter than her costar Mark Harmon, did a meet-and-greet at the evening's pre-party soiree before being honored with the Tom Mankiewicz Leadership Award.  Perrette, affiliated with myriad nonprofits including Habitat for Humanity, the NOH8 Campaign and Petfinder.com, helped create the "Meet the Keepers” video presentation now playing at the Elephants of Asia exhibit, in addition to other work for the zoo. She tweeted pics from the event, including one of her with a snake and another with longtime L.A. Zoo supporter Betty White.
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