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October 1, 2009 | Greg Braxton
Lisa Fung, who has overseen the Los Angeles Times' coverage of arts and culture for more than nine years, has been chosen to run its online entertainment operation. As online arts and entertainment editor, Fung will guide multimedia coverage including Calendar, the Envelope and Company Town. In addition to developing new online properties, she will oversee more than a dozen blogs. "Lisa is as comfortable within the realm of social media as she is with Wagner, 'American Idol' and Warhol, perfectly preparing her for this challenging new position," Times Editor Russ Stanton said.
May 6, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Amanda Bynes had a nose job, she says, and that's why she keeps making a stink about mags and blogs using old pictures of her. "The reason I've asked all magazines and blogs to stop using old photos of me is I don't look like that anymore! I had a nose job to remove skin that was like a webbing in between my eyes," she said in an extended Twitter post Sunday.  (The Ministry just paused a moment to poke around our own eyes and nose to try to figure out how "webbing" might manifest in that part of the face.
December 1, 2005 | Scott Martelle, Times Staff Writer
THE news on Nathan C. Baird-Hu's Internet blog swung both high and low. He'd been happy about the prospects of a new job in the Los Angeles Unified School District, but his good mood ebbed when his mother's chronic aches and fatigue were diagnosed as post-polio syndrome. "I know she'll press on, faithful that God is God even in the midst of life's mysteries."
September 19, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO - The state campaign watchdog agency acted Thursday to require political campaigns to report when they pay people to post favorable or unfavorable content on blogs, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and other social media sites. The state Fair Political Practices Commission acted out of concern that the public might be deceived into thinking paid content on blogs that praises or criticizes a candidate is objective political commentary. "The public is entitled to know who is paying for campaigns and campaign opinions, so the weight to be given to the views can be evaluated by voters," said Commission Chairwoman Ann Ravel.
March 9, 2006 | From Reuters
The Blooker Prize, the world's first literary prize for books based on blogs, unveiled its shortlist of finalists on Wednesday, with a London call girl among the contenders. "It's a natural evolution, a genuine publishing phenomenon, and publishers are building projects around it," said Stephen Fraser, a spokesman for digital do-it-yourself publishing house Lulu, the prize's sponsor.
November 20, 2010 | By Jen Leo
Just what you needed: a restaurant concierge in Paris. follows the foodie trends, scours the online Paris buzz and highlights what's hot right now from more than a dozen contributing editors and writers. What's hot: Sinking your teeth into this blog is like wandering the streets of Paris searching for that perfect chocolate éclair. You don't mind how long it takes, because everything in your path is a delicious temptation. Click on "Our Guide to Paris" to find articles categorized by bakeries, ice cream and restaurants.
January 30, 2013 | By Craig Nakano
Traffic has been spiking for our 2010 photo gallery on Frank Gehry's Schnabel House, the Brentwood landmark whose owner set out to "take this gorgeous piece of art that happens to be a home" and give the 1980s design some 21st century technology -- all with Gehry's blessing. PHOTOS: Frank Gehry's Schnabel House Blame the flu that has hampered L.A. at Home all month, because we missed the news the first time around: As reported by our colleague Lauren Beale on Jan. 7, the Schnabel House has sold for $9.5 million -- thus explaining the sudden interest in our gallery and the appearance of Times photographer Lawrence K. Ho's pictures on other blogs (uncredited, ahem)
December 6, 2010 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
Dick Cavett relishes receiving instantaneous feedback to his opinion blog. "Half the fun is reading what people say, even if it's 'goodbye forever Mr. Cavett. You don't like me because I'm fat.'" A collection of Cavett's last three years of blogs on the New York Times website, "Talk Show," has just been published. And Tuesday night, the 74-year-old will be appearing in conversation in L.A. with his friend, writer-director-producer Mel Brooks ("Young Frankenstein," "The Producers")
September 12, 2007 | Regina Schrambling, Special to The Times
RESTAURANT criticism can be divided into two eras: BG and AG. Before Google, reviewers could pretty much move freely about their business. Some might have felt compelled to slap on a wig, and those with integrity would definitely reserve and pay under an assumed name, but the game of tabletop charades was on. By all standards of old-media journalism, restaurateurs were not supposed to know when a reviewer with the clout to make or break his investment was anywhere near the kitchen.
April 17, 2008 | Geraldine Baum, Times Staff Writer
"Too thin" may soon be defined in France by judges who would be asked to enforce new legislation aimed at websites, blogs and fashion advertising that encourage eating disorders among girls. The fate of the legislation will be decided in coming weeks by the French Senate after it was passed Tuesday by the National Assembly. The measure is backed by President Nicolas Sarkozy's government. Fines of up to $47,000 and a two-year prison term would be imposed on people who compromise a person's health by encouraging individuals through advertisements, products or methods of losing weight to aspire to "excessive thinness.
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