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ENTERTAINMENT
March 8, 2014 | By Richard Verrier
At least 500 film industry workers gathered in West Hollywood on Friday night to pay tribute to Sarah Jones, the 27-year-old assistant camerawoman killed on a film set last month in Georgia. Hundreds of union members walked along Sunset Boulevard from the Directors Guild of America building to a parking lot behind the headquarters of the International Cinematographers Guild, where they held candles, and watched videos of Jones' life on two large video screens. Several wore T-shirts with the messages: "We're all Sarah Jones" and "Never Forget.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 7, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
The new 3D Greco-Persian epic from Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures began its box office charge with $3.3 million in ticket sales from Thursday night showings in the U.S. and Canada. That's a strong start for the bloody $100-million sequel, which is expected to pull in roughly $45 million through Sunday. That would mark a solid domestic debut, though not as powerful as the 2007 original.  The first "300" opened seven years ago with nearly $71 million and went on to gross $456 million worldwide, with slightly more than half of the total coming from overseas.  PHOTOS: Box office top 10 of 2013 | Biggest flops of 2013 "Rise of an Empire" is expected to do well in foreign markets and bows in 58 countries this weekend.
NEWS
March 4, 2014 | By Lisa Mascaro
WASHINGTON -- Congressional Republicans quickly erected a wall of opposition to President Obama's proposed 2015 budget, establishing election year battle lines over which party can best handle the nation's finances and address rising income inequality. It's no surprise Republicans oppose Obama's signature priorities in the budget -- shoring up the Affordable Care Act and pursuing a comprehensive immigration law overhaul. But as both parties try to appeal to middle America heading into the fall midterm elections, each is seeking arguments focused on the pocketbook issues that continue to worry many Americans in the sputtering economy.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 3, 2014 | By Saba Hamedy
Hollywood Boulevard was quiet on the Monday morning after the Oscars. The parties were over, the limos were gone, and the only people in the street were crew members taking down displays and picking up trash. But 3,000 fans were lined up outside the lobby of the Dolby Theatre, where the "Live" staff had spent all night turning the Oscar stage into the set for the annual "Live With Kelly and Michael After Oscar Show. " "We take over the theater at midnight," joked Michael Gelman, the show's executive director.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 3, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
Sunday night's Oscars ceremony, featuring host  Ellen DeGeneres , got its biggest audience in 10 years.  The 86th Academy Awards, telecast on ABC, drew 43 million viewers on average, according to Nielsen, up about 6% from last year's show, hosted by  Se th MacFarlane , which ended up with 40.4 million viewers. The viewership record for the Oscars was set in 1998, when the gala drew 55.3 million people. That was the year the blockbuster "Titanic" won 11 Oscars, including the award for best picture.  This marks the third year in a row the awards gala's total audience has grown.  The broadcast was virtually flat wi th last year among advertiser-desired 18-to-49-year- olds . OSCARS 2014: Full coverage | Complete list The three-hour, 11-minute telecast notched a rating of 12.9 in the key 18-49 demographic, in which a ratings point equals about 1.3 million viewers.
SPORTS
March 2, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
Dodgers 3, San Diego Padres 3 AT THE PLATE: Dee Gordon tripled in a run. Hanley Ramirez collected his first hit of the spring, a single to right field in the third inning. Top outfield prospect Joc Pederson drew walks in each of his two plate appearances. Pederson also scored a run. ON THE MOUND: Josh Beckett struck out three over two scoreless innings. Paul Maholm, who would be the Dodgers' fifth starter if one of their starters is unavailable, also pitched two scoreless innings.
SPORTS
March 1, 2014 | Bill Dwyre
TEMPE, Ariz. - The keepers of the gate for the Angels, the catching crew, play for the ultimate keeper of the gate. All it takes to establish Manager Mike Scioscia is just that are Internet replays of his home-plate blocking when he was a catcher for the Dodgers. His collisions are legendary. So are his survivals. In one, Scioscia holds onto the ball for the out despite a huge hit. No less than Vin Scully intones, "I have never in my life seen a catcher block the plate like Mike Scioscia.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 1, 2014 | By Kevin Bronson
Not two hours after he performed his passion project in an 88-seat theater on a recent Sunday night, Ross Golan made the rounds at a Grammy after-party hosted by Daft Punk, smiling as Jay Z and Beyoncé glided by and making nice with Madonna and Skrillex and Pharrell Williams. Inhabiting either world would have been inconceivable five years ago to Golan, whose first rock band had failed, whose second was flailing and whose days were spent toiling in his condo. Which was in foreclosure.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 1, 2014 | By Glenn Whipp
Will Pink make an acrobatic entrance at the Oscars on Sunday night? Is Pharrell Williams going to mothball that Vivienne Westwood Mountain hat before he sings "Happy"? And how many U.S. viewers will be watching it all - more or less than 41 million? If you feel a great degree of certainty about any of these topics - and want to risk some cash on your answers - you can legally place a bet at a number of online gambling sites that view the Oscars as the Super Bowl of entertainment events.
BUSINESS
February 26, 2014 | By Chad Terhune
The average premium paid for Obamacare coverage on a leading insurance website has dropped by nearly $100 a month since October as more young people sign up, a new industry report shows. The average age of people buying coverage at online broker EHealthInsurance.com dropped from 44 mid-October to 36 in late February, according to the company. The average premium for 2014 health plans sold through EHealth tumbled from $370 a month to $273 over that period, which the company said reflects a higher proportion of younger applicants.
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