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HEALTH
June 7, 2010 | Karen Voight, Good Form
Save time and increase the intensity of your workouts by performing an upper body exercise and a lower body exercise at the same time. The combo move here will tighten and tone the fronts of your arms and the backs of your legs. Hold a dumbbell in each hand and stand over your right leg with your left leg pointed behind you. Lift your chest and pull your abs in toward your spine. Look straight ahead, and maintain your balance over your right leg as you contract your biceps (the muscles in the front of your arms)
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 9, 2013 | By Oliver Gettell
Finding the right actor to play the larger-than-life role of Charles Dickens in the new biopic "The Invisible Woman" proved to be a challenge for sophomore director Ralph Fiennes. After his first choice turned him down, Fiennes reluctantly went with a two-time Academy Award nominee: Ralph Fiennes. At the Envelope Screening Series , Fiennes, co-star Felicity Jones and Times reporter Glenn Whipp talked about Fiennes' working on both sides of the camera. "He kept on bugging me that he wanted to play the part," Fiennes said, jokingly referring to himself.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 9, 2010 | By Geoff Boucher
A week before the London premiere of "Alice in Wonderland," a special screening was held at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood and the lucky fans who attended were giddy to see celebrities in the crowd, such as Crispin Glover, the film's villain, who slouched down in a front-row seat, and "Star Trek" leading man Chris Pine, who was all smiles and handshakes. One actor who wasn't mobbed by fans, though, was Matt Lucas, who plays Tweedledee and Tweedledum in "Wonderland" and looks far different than he did in the role, and not just because of the digital effects.
NEWS
July 20, 2013 | By Judi Dash
Here's a way to meet one-bag limits while actually traveling with two bags (shhh). Eagle Creek 's lightweight Morphus bag integrates a wheeled bag with a zip-off backpack that can be used attached or separately. The wheeled main bag has a sturdy polycarbonate back shell, a protective skid plate and bumpers, lockable double zippers and safety reflective accents. The backpack has zip-away padded back straps, a detachable shoulder strap, and grab handles, as well several internal and external pockets and slots, a roomy mesh back panel, and locking double zippers.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 9, 2013 | By Oliver Gettell
Finding the right actor to play the larger-than-life role of Charles Dickens in the new biopic "The Invisible Woman" proved to be a challenge for sophomore director Ralph Fiennes. After his first choice turned him down, Fiennes reluctantly went with a two-time Academy Award nominee: Ralph Fiennes. At the Envelope Screening Series , Fiennes, co-star Felicity Jones and Times reporter Glenn Whipp talked about Fiennes' working on both sides of the camera. "He kept on bugging me that he wanted to play the part," Fiennes said, jokingly referring to himself.
NEWS
July 20, 2013 | By Judi Dash
Here's a way to meet one-bag limits while actually traveling with two bags (shhh). Eagle Creek 's lightweight Morphus bag integrates a wheeled bag with a zip-off backpack that can be used attached or separately. The wheeled main bag has a sturdy polycarbonate back shell, a protective skid plate and bumpers, lockable double zippers and safety reflective accents. The backpack has zip-away padded back straps, a detachable shoulder strap, and grab handles, as well several internal and external pockets and slots, a roomy mesh back panel, and locking double zippers.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 24, 2011 | By Mark Olsen, Special to the Los Angeles Times
In "The Devil's Double," which opens in Los Angeles on Friday, actor Dominic Cooper does double duty. Not only does he play Uday Hussein, the notorious sadistic playboy son of Saddam Hussein, he also plays Latif Yahia — a man whose resemblance to Uday earned him the unwelcome job of his body double. Audiences have long loved a twin-type story — and given the economics of modern Hollywood, getting two performances out of one star must seem like a good deal. Although making it appear as if the same person is doubled on-screen is one of the oldest camera tricks around, digital technology has given filmmakers more options than ever to work their sleight-of-hand.
REAL ESTATE
May 26, 1991 | STEVE ELLINGSON
At last! A doghouse that can have another life as a playhouse or mini-storage container. Our plan includes instructions for both the saloon and barn styles pictured. The builder should decide beforehand what the primary use will be. For instance, the hinged top or "attic" of the barn may be used to store gardening tools, potting soil, etc., with the "main floor" a playhouse or doghouse. In either case, the hinged top makes cleaning the inside an easier and quicker job.
IMAGE
May 19, 2013 | By Melissa Magsaysay, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Action sports and high fashion may not seem like the most likely of companions, but in the past decade designers have done more than dip a toe into surf culture; they have embraced the easygoing, sun-drenched lifestyle common to Southern California and found plenty of inspiration. The fashion industry's love affair with surfing became most apparent about 11 years ago, when Karl Lagerfeld sent models clutching Chanel-logoed surfboards down the runway as they modeled clothes for spring 2003.
NEWS
August 29, 1985 | ALAN DROOZ, Times Staff Writer
There are a lot of new faces in the Cal State Dominguez Hills soccer program, but the one face everyone keeps seeing is Marine Cano's. The former goalie for the Los Angeles Skyhawks and the Cleveland Cobras in the American Soccer League and the Cleveland Force of the Major Indoor Soccer League is doing double duty as coach of the men's and women's teams at Dominguez Hills. He figures nobody ever said it would be easy.
IMAGE
May 19, 2013 | By Melissa Magsaysay, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Action sports and high fashion may not seem like the most likely of companions, but in the past decade designers have done more than dip a toe into surf culture; they have embraced the easygoing, sun-drenched lifestyle common to Southern California and found plenty of inspiration. The fashion industry's love affair with surfing became most apparent about 11 years ago, when Karl Lagerfeld sent models clutching Chanel-logoed surfboards down the runway as they modeled clothes for spring 2003.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 21, 2013 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
Get ready for more swooning: The Justin Timberlake comeback machine is seriously revving up. Timberlake's much anticipated return to music has already seen the singer deliver a swagger-dipped performance at the Grammys, a smoldering eight-minute single, "secret" concerts around the Super Bowl and the Grammys and take his suave act across the pond to the Brit Awards. Now as news of the singer and his “Suit & Tie” collaborator Jay-Z headlining London's Wireless Festival --  there's also talks of a joint summer stadium tour -- Timberlake is announcing a few more massive promo platforms ahead of his upcoming album, “The 20/20 Experience.” The singer, who in the last few years shifted his focus to acting, will make his return to “Saturday Night Live” on March 9, where he will pull double duty hosting and performing.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 2, 2012 | By F. Kathleen Foley
After seeing director Bart DeLorenzo's lively staging of “Cymbeline” at A Noise Within, one wonders why Shakespeare's rollicking romance is not more frequently produced. Reputedly one of Shakespeare's final four plays, “Cymbeline” is a tragicomic mélange that freely samples Shakespeare's earlier works. Among other delightfully unlikely plot elements, there's a young heroine dressed as a boy, a villain who steals a souvenir to malign a faithful wife, even a potion that induces a death-like sleep.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 20, 2012 | By Joe Flint
If Michael Strahan lands the coveted gig sitting next to Kelly Ripa every morning permanently, it doesn't necessarily mean he'll give up his duties at Fox Sports. Strahan is in the running for the job of co-host of the morning talk show "Live!" While it is a daily gig that requires getting up awfully early and being super perky, Strahan is expected to keep working at Fox as one of the hosts of its popular NFL pregame program "Fox NFL Sunday" should he land the job. Doing double duty is nothing new for Strahan.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 18, 2011 | By Gina McIntyre and Nicole Sperling, Los Angeles Times
Novelist David Nicholls' love story "One Day" begins when two recent college graduates spend an unlikely evening together, then charts their relationship over the next two decades by checking in on the pair once annually, on the same mid-July day. The book, which has topped bestseller lists in the United States and in Nicholls' native England, won praise for its unusual literary device, but when it came time for the author to adapt the story into...
ENTERTAINMENT
July 24, 2011 | By Mark Olsen, Special to the Los Angeles Times
In "The Devil's Double," which opens in Los Angeles on Friday, actor Dominic Cooper does double duty. Not only does he play Uday Hussein, the notorious sadistic playboy son of Saddam Hussein, he also plays Latif Yahia — a man whose resemblance to Uday earned him the unwelcome job of his body double. Audiences have long loved a twin-type story — and given the economics of modern Hollywood, getting two performances out of one star must seem like a good deal. Although making it appear as if the same person is doubled on-screen is one of the oldest camera tricks around, digital technology has given filmmakers more options than ever to work their sleight-of-hand.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 4, 2011 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
The provocative young Canadian indie filmmaker Xavier Dolan seems fascinated by relationships, starting with his 2009 debut, "I Killed My Mother. " The semiautobiographical film about a 16-year-old gay teen battling it out with his bourgeois mom was something of a sensation at Cannes that year, picking up directors' fortnight and youth prizes. He's back provoking emotions and being intriguing in "Les Amours Imaginaires" ("Heartbeats"), with best friends ? a girl and a guy, straight and gay, respectively ?
ENTERTAINMENT
January 14, 2011 | By Ed Park, Special to the Los Angeles Times
The succinct title of Jon Armstrong's second novel, "Yarn" (Night Shade Books, 309 pp., $14.99), does double duty: It's a yarn about yarn, a tale about textiles in a furiously imagined far future in which the delirious thrills of white-hot couture get their naked-lunch close-up. It's a book for devotees of Lady Gaga and William S. Burroughs alike ? if those groups aren't already secretly one and the same thing. Armstrong embroiders his chronologically scrambled, globe-trotting story with yards of power-pop prose.
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