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February 22, 2014 | By Noelle Carter
If you're like me, you probably don't need an excuse to lift a celebratory margarita. Still, even this classic cocktail gets its own holiday. That would be today. So Happy National Margarita Day! To celebrate, we've compiled 13 of our favorite recipes . If you love a classic margarita, we've got you covered. Of course, we'll also take care of you if you'd like to get creative with a little blood orange, pomegranate or guava. Or perhaps you'd like to add a little jalapeno, horseradish or cilantro to the mix. We include a variety of recipes, including favorites from restaurants known for great drinks: El Coyote, Mas Malo and Border Grill.
February 22, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik
Some Olympic celebrities spend years taking shape. Others are formed before they even step foot on a Games course, somewhere in that no-man's land between national qualifying tournaments and the Opening Ceremony parade. Mikaela Shiffrin falls unquestionably in the latter category. A reigning World Cup champion at an age when most Americans are generally worrying about acne and prom dates, Shiffrin came into these Games as an anointed one before she snapped in her first boot buckle.
February 22, 2014 | By Bob Pool
For his 100th birthday, the city planted a purple-leaf plum tree in the parkway in front of Leon Saliba's Toluca Lake home. When he turned 101, Los Angeles Councilman Tom LaBonge took him to the Cahuenga Pass and photographed him standing near a 101 Freeway sign. On his 102nd birthday, the councilman photographed Saliba standing outside of city Fire Station 102 on Burbank Boulevard on the edge of Van Nuys. This year, for the 103rd birthday celebration he invited Saliba for an anniversary photo at the corner of 103rd Street and Success Avenue near Watts.
February 20, 2014 | By Stuart Pfeifer
A former money manager to the stars who went to prison in 2001 for stealing from his clients has been charged in a new fraud case. Prosecutors in New York say Dana Giacchetto used someone else's credit card to make more than $10,000 worth of unauthorized purchases.  Giacchetto was sentenced to 57 months in federal in prison in 2001 for stealing nearly $10 million from a star-studded roster of clients that included Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon,...
February 17, 2014 | By Meredith Blake
NEW YORK - Heeeere's Jimmy! Jimmy Fallon made his debut Monday as the new host of "The Tonight Show" in an inaugural broadcast that was heavy on star power and sought to capitalize on the franchise's new digs in New York City after 42 years on the West Coast. "It's a historic day. There's nothing better than being here as 'The Tonight Show' returns to 30 Rock," said Adam Bloom, 38, of New York, as he waited in line to attend the new show's very first taping at NBC's headquarters in midtown Manhattan.  PHOTOS: Jimmy Fallon's debut on 'The Tonight Show' History loomed large throughout the broadcast, which opened with a sequence directed by Spike Lee featuring Fallon at famous New York landmarks.
February 17, 2014 | By Chris Lee
In his native England, Steve Coogan is a major comedian, A-list star and perennial bold-faced name known as “ celebrity sinner .” But by Hollywood's constellationary standards, he's been more of a minor satellite: the fifth-billed supporting player in big-budget studio fare such as “Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief” and “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian” also known for art house star turns in such movies...
February 16, 2014 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
NEW YORK - The fashion pack weathered two major snowstorms, journeyed to Brooklyn via water taxi, got stuck in elevators, and slipped and fell on a chocolate-drenched runway. Wait, isn't New York Fashion Week supposed to be glamorous? Meteorological mishaps and logistical gripes aside, it was, and the shows that ended last week boasted a Dolby Theatre's worth of celebrities to prove it - including Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon and Diane Kruger at Boss Womenswear, and Jared Leto at Jeremy Scott.
February 16, 2014 | By Lewis Segal
The gritty, intense and sometimes rousingly profane music and performance style of the late James Brown left an indelible mark on American pop culture -- an achievement honored but only occasionally Brown-worthy in "James Brown: Get On the Good Foot, a Celebration in Dance" at the Ahmanson Theatre on Friday. No, this plotless compendium wasn't just another slick, mindless energy circus, but choreographic originality and depth remained in short supply. Co-commissioned by New York's famed Apollo Theater, this 75-minute tribute (running through Sunday afternoon)
February 15, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Perhaps not realizing they would receive so much media attention, singer-songwriter superstar Mariah Carey and her husband, Nick Cannon , pulled their Bel-Air home from the Multiple Listing Service only four days after listing it for sale at $12.995 million. The home was listed on the MLS as a "celebrity estate. " Would-be buyers and their agents can consider themselves on notice that the couple have designs on selling. Their gated three-acre property centers on a Hamptons-inspired mansion with canyon, city and reservoir views.
February 14, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Google got into the Valentine's Day spirit Friday by creating a special doodle of love stories and with a fireplace visualizer for Chromecast users. When users headed to they will be greeted by six Sweethearts candies. Users can click on each one to listen to a love story and watch an animation. The stories include a guy who still has a crush on his wife, kids who talk about middle school relationships, and a man who discussed the sadness he felt when he realized his husband will one day die. The rest of the stories include a couple who recount the time they almost had their first kiss, a woman who had doubts about the man she's been married to for 42 years, and a high school senior who talks about her interactions with her crush.
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