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October 3, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
When viewers last visited Mystic Falls, so much went down -- doppelgängers, Katherine turned human (?), Bonnie is dead, college is approaching for Elena and Caroline, etc. But the moment that had Delena fans everywhere screaming with joy (and Stelena fans screaming with rage): Elena finally chose her Salvatore brother. In the Season 4 finale, Elena chose Damon. The new season premieres Thursday night, and Ian Somerhalder, who plays bad boy Damon, hints that things won't stay rosy for the couple for long.
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April 11, 2014
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 11, 2011 | Susan King
The late Glenn Ford's 8,800-square-foot Beverly Hills mansion has a curious octagon shape that had just one official bedroom -- a huge master bedroom on the main floor. "There are very few right angles in this house," said his only child, 66-year-old Peter Ford, who has lived there with his wife, Lynda, for the last 17 years. They moved in 12 years before Ford's death in 2006 at age 90 to take care of the ailing actor. "The reason was, he didn't want to be fenced in. This house is kind of a metaphor for his life.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 2014 | By Elaine Woo
Scott Kalvert, a director who made music videos for performers such as Will Smith and Cyndi Lauper and directed a teenage Leonardo DiCaprio in the 1995 film "The Basketball Diaries," died Wednesday at his Woodland Hills Home. He was 49. His death is being investigated as a suicide, according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office. No other details were given. Kalvert began directing music videos in the late 1980s, scoring a massive hit with his first major assignment, "Parents Just Don't Understand," based on the Grammy-winning song by hip-hop artists DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, Will Smith.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 11, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Philip Seymour Hoffman's death from an apparent heroin overdose on Feb. 2 has prompted a wave of news reports, think pieces and remembrances. But NBC News seems to be pushing things further. The network has published a story about the contents of the private diaries police recovered from Hoffman's home, which, in shedding light on the actor's struggles with addiction, also raise questions of privacy and propriety. According to the NBC report , the diaries "reveal a man who was troubled by 'demons' and struggled to control them with Narcotics Anonymous meetings.
NEWS
January 12, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Three years after Madalyn Murray O'Hair, the nation's foremost atheist, vanished in a still-unsolved mystery, her diaries are scheduled to be auctioned Jan. 23 to pay creditors and back taxes. The thoughts open a window into the mind of a woman who won the 1963 Supreme Court case barring prayer in public schools and who tried to remove the phrase "In God We Trust" from U.S. currency.
NEWS
February 3, 1990 | From United Press International
The Justice Department, seeking to avoid a "constitutional confrontation," asked a federal judge late Friday to delay the deadline for former President Ronald Reagan to turn over parts of his diaries dealing with the Iran-Contra scandal. U.S. District Judge Harold H. Greene had ordered Reagan to turn over by Monday portions of his personal diaries to lawyers for John M. Poindexter, who was Reagan's national security adviser when the scandal broke in November, 1986.
NEWS
February 9, 1990 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal judge said Thursday that he will consider former President Ronald Reagan's privacy but will ignore issues of diplomacy and national security in deciding whether to require Reagan to turn over excerpts from his White House diaries to Iran-Contra defendant John M. Poindexter. In a five-page opinion, U.S. District Judge Harold H.
NEWS
July 4, 1992 | Associated Press
The first complete copy of the diaries of Joseph Goebbels, Hitler's propaganda minister, has been found in Russian archives in Moscow, the Independent newspaper reported Friday. In Moscow, Vladimir Kozlov, deputy chairman of the Russian Archive Committee, said, "Yes, Goebbels' diaries have been found, but we haven't authorized their publication to anybody."
NEWS
July 9, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
A West German journalist and a confessed counterfeiter were convicted Monday of the forgery and the multi-million dollar sale of the bogus Hitler diaries to a national magazine that had claimed the documents would require a rewriting of the history of the Nazi era. Reporter Gerd Heidemann, 53, was sentenced to four years and eight months and Nazi memorabilia dealer Konrad Kujau, 47, to four years and six months on charges of fraud at the conclusion of their 11-month trial here.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 13, 2014 | By Yvonne Villarreal
The CW is on an early renewal spree, announcing Thursday that "Arrow," "Reign", "The Originals," "The Vampire Diaries" and "Supernatural" will return next season. CW president Mark Pedowitz, in a statement, listed the reasons. The Tuesday pairing of "The Originals" and "Supernatural" has boosted the night for the network, helping it achieve its most-watched Tuesday since 2008.  The rookie "Vampire Diaries" spinoff will return for a sophomore season while the long-running vet will return for a 10th season that will help it reach its 200th episode.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 11, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Philip Seymour Hoffman's death from an apparent heroin overdose on Feb. 2 has prompted a wave of news reports, think pieces and remembrances. But NBC News seems to be pushing things further. The network has published a story about the contents of the private diaries police recovered from Hoffman's home, which, in shedding light on the actor's struggles with addiction, also raise questions of privacy and propriety. According to the NBC report , the diaries "reveal a man who was troubled by 'demons' and struggled to control them with Narcotics Anonymous meetings.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 18, 2013 | By David Ng
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has posted online pages from the diaries of Alfred Rosenberg, a key member of the Nazi party and a top aide to Adolf Hitler. The Washington museum said that it formally acquired the diary on Tuesday after more than a decade trying to find it. In an official announcement, the museum said that the Rosenberg diary was recovered earlier this year by Homeland Security officials, following an "extensive investigation. " The diary, which had played a role in the Nuremberg trials and went missing for decades, has long fascinated World War II and Holocaust historians.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 9, 2013 | By Christopher Reynolds
The first time through middle school was bad for Jeff Kinney. But the second time? Golden. Kinney is the writer and cartoonist behind the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" books, a series that revels in the thugs and cliques, the clueless parents, the awkward bodies, treacherous siblings and excruciating moments of grades 6 through 8. The seven "novels in cartoons" he published between 2007 and 2012 have sold more than 115 million copies worldwide - many...
OPINION
October 22, 2013 | Dan Zevin, Dan Zevin is the author, most recently, of "Dan Gets a Minivan: Life at the Intersection of Dude and Dad," which won the 2013 Thurber Prize for American Humor
After 14 years, a new installment of Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones series is out this month, with a surprise twist: Some copies mistakenly included passages from another book released the same day -- a memoir by 73-year-old British actor Sir David Jason. Vintage chalked it up to a printing error. But in today's author-eat-author jungle, it's tempting to imagine a juicier scenario. What if it wasn't an error at all? Monday Number of my books pre-ordered on Amazon: 0; interview requests from Kathie Lee and Hoda: 0; projected royalties: $0, remaining Xanax: 0 Bollocks.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 20, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
It's the sound most have learned to ignore when she's around. Where there is Julie Plec, the co-creator of "The Vampire Diaries," there's a near constant hum - a sort of real-life soundtrack that rivals the intense, forlorn music on the popular CW teen drama. It's in play at this moment. The bubbly TV show maker, surrounded by text-loaded whiteboards, is working on an episode of "Vampire Diaries" spinoff "The Originals" at the Hollywood offices of Plec's production company My So-Called Company.
NEWS
May 9, 1990 | From Associated Press
Oliver L. North met with then-Vice President George Bush a few hours after lying to the House Intelligence Committee about assisting the Nicaraguan Contras, an entry in North's White House diaries suggests. Portions of the diaries, released Tuesday, renew questions about whether Bush was more deeply involved in assisting the Contras than he has acknowledged.
NEWS
November 21, 1993 | Associated Press
After delaying its sexual misconduct investigation while Sen. Bob Packwood (R-Ore.) flirted with resignation, the Senate Ethics Committee is prepared to ask a judge this week to enforce its subpoena for the lawmaker's diaries. "The expectation is this is going to be filed Monday," a Senate source said Saturday. Although a Senate lawyer was standing by Friday, the papers were not filed because Packwood was considering resigning.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 15, 2013 | By Deborah Vankin
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti sat alone in a front-row folding chair before the start of a news conference at the Simon Wiesenthal Center's Museum of Tolerance. He had just emerged from the museum's brand-new Anne Frank exhibition, which opens to the public Tuesday, and was visibly moved. "It was incredibly powerful," Garcetti said. "It's one of those visceral and transcendent exhibits - it hits you in the heart and the gut. " Gov. Jerry Brown also took time out of his schedule to attend the Monday VIP ribbon-cutting of "Anne," an interactive and fully immersive experience that honors the life and legacy of the teenager, who died in a Nazi concentration camp but left behind a diary that gave voice to the 1.5 million Jewish children murdered in the Holocaust.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 3, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
When viewers last visited Mystic Falls, so much went down -- doppelgängers, Katherine turned human (?), Bonnie is dead, college is approaching for Elena and Caroline, etc. But the moment that had Delena fans everywhere screaming with joy (and Stelena fans screaming with rage): Elena finally chose her Salvatore brother. In the Season 4 finale, Elena chose Damon. The new season premieres Thursday night, and Ian Somerhalder, who plays bad boy Damon, hints that things won't stay rosy for the couple for long.
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