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December 2, 2005 | Scott Collins, Times Staff Writer
NBC's "My Name Is Earl" is about one man's quest for good karma. And that's what the show will probably need to survive on Thursdays. Following weeks of speculation, the beleaguered network announced Thursday it will move "Earl," its most successful new program, from 9 p.m. Tuesdays to 9 p.m. Thursdays, where the ad dollars and the competitive pressures are even higher. The changes take place the week of Jan. 2.
April 25, 2014 | By Sam Farmer
Earl Morrall was the NFL's answer to a brilliant Broadway understudy. He left his mark on NFL history by stepping in for two future Hall of Fame quarterbacks - Johnny Unitas in Baltimore and Bob Griese in Miami - and turning in a string of masterful performances to keep his teams on track. "All Earl ever did was win games for me, whether it was as a starter or coming off the bench," said legendary Miami coach Don Shula, whose 1972 Dolphins finished with an unblemished 17-0 record - the only perfect season in the NFL's modern era - thanks in large part to Morrall.
May 30, 2007 | Lisa Rosen, Special to The Times
NBC'S comedy "My Name Is Earl" takes a deceptively simple premise and plays it for deceptively simple humor. Earl is a boldly mustachioed guy who took a few hundred wrong turns in his life, and has made a list to right those wrongs. He's accompanied on his quest by a cast of working-class antiheroes, including a man-child brother (Ethan Suplee) and a venomous beauty of an ex-wife (Jaime Pressly). Earl is played by Jason Lee, who is also one of the show's executive producers. Taking a break from filming on "Alvin and the Chipmunks," Lee -- in a rare clean-shaven moment -- discussed Earl's fans, his own plans and trying to make television a cinematic experience.
February 27, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
After cutting former Lakers forward Metta World Peace, the New York Knicks have since increased their collection of ex-Lakers. On Thursday, the Knicks signed Earl Clark and Shannon Brown to 10-day contracts. Clark joined the Lakers a year ago from Orlando as part of the Dwight Howard trade. Injuries thrust the 6-foot-10 forward into a sizable role. He played in 59 games (including 36 starts) while averaging 7.3 points and 5.5 rebounds a game. In July, Clark signed a two-year, $8.5-million contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
April 11, 2010 | By James Shapiro
Film director Roland Emmerich, whose last effort was the apocalyptic "2012," has begun shooting "Anonymous." It won't be another disaster movie -- except perhaps for English professors. According to Emmerich, the film is "about how it came to be that William Shakespeare was not the author of his plays," which, he says, turn out to have been written by the "Earl of Oxford." Emmerich calls "Anonymous" a political thriller. "It's about who will succeed Elizabeth and the cause of that thriller, the Essex Rebellion."
September 6, 1990
ACCEL Technologies has named Tom Hanson international sales manager and Earl L. Therrien North American sales manager.
August 19, 1987 | Associated Press
The Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne, cousin of Queen Elizabeth II and nephew of the Queen Mother, collapsed and died while walking in the moors near his home in Scotland, his estate manager said today. He was 59. The earl, Fergus Michael Claude Bowes-Lyon, was walking Tuesday near his Glamis Castle home when he collapsed of a heart attack. The earl acquired his title in 1972 when his cousin, Timothy Bowes-Lyon, died without children.
July 20, 2008 | Carolyn Kellogg, Carolyn Kellogg is the lead blogger for Jacket Copy, at She is also the host of
At 14, Earl, a middle child in an enormous brood, knows Texas holds nothing for him. He's fallen in love with "the flickers," as they called 'em in the 1920s, and he's going to make his fortune in Hollywood. To get there, he plans to hop a train. It's at this moment that "Ancient Highway" opens, with the train bearing down on Earl's tiny town: "He'd heard it already, the cold and steady promise way off, building and building but still way off, not yet even to the trestle over Rogers Creek.
April 19, 2010 | By John Orloff
As the screenwriter of "Anonymous," the Roland Emmerich film about the Shakespeare authorship question now in production, I read with great interest James Shapiro's April 11 Times Op-Ed article, "Alas, poor Shakespeare." I was particularly fascinated by Shapiro's claim that U.S. Supreme Court Justices William J. Brennan Jr., Harry Blackmun and John Paul Stevens ruled "unanimously for Shakespeare and against the Earl of Oxford" in a 1987 moot court case. Shapiro has, at best, oversimplified the facts.
December 17, 2004 | From Associated Press
A bawdy 17th century play billed as the rarest known piece of English pornography sold for $88,300 at auction Thursday. "Sodom, or the Gentleman Instructed," attributed to writer and libertine the Earl of Rochester, was bought by an anonymous bidder. It is the only known printed copy of the play, which is believed to have been written as a private entertainment in the 1670s.
December 20, 2013 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
In this time when news is disseminated ever more quickly, we asked our critics to list the best of culture in 2013 in tweet form: Daft Punk, "RAM" = Robotic French duo channel vibe of Studio 54, "Thriller" & Giorgio Moroder. Perfect clone for new android ears. #getlucky "Spring Breakers" soundtrack: Dubstep 'n inst. score capturing spirit of moment just as 'Singles,' '16 Candles' & 'Apocalypse Now' before. Earl Sweatshirt, "Doris": Odd Future rapper's work marked arrival of smart LA voice "in the midst of a tornado/Misfitted like Clark Gable.
November 28, 2013
Re "It's all in your head," Opinion, Nov. 26 In addition to the three reasons Michael Shermer gives for why conspiracy theories persist, there is a fourth: Conspiracy theories make people feel superior. The theorists know something to be true that everybody else doesn't. How else does one explain the idea that Shakespeare did not write the plays attributed to him? Conspiracy theorists have come up with dozens of different authors of the plays that sounder minds attribute to Shakespeare, including Francis Bacon, Christopher Marlowe, the 6th Earl of Darby, the 17th Earl of Oxford and even Queen Elizabeth I. The anybody-but-Shakespeare clan ignores overwhelming evidence, even computer studies showing that none of the leading candidates could have written the plays.
October 3, 2013 | By Jill Cowan
When Ronald Earl Brim sprayed bullets into a crowd of evening commuters at a Compton Metro station, he hit his marks — and more. He killed the two men he was aiming at and wounded three bystanders, including a mother who was returning home from grocery shopping with her young daughter. On Thursday, Brim, 48, was sentenced to death for his crimes. His co-defendant, Leo Lloyd Adams, who supplied Brim with the gun used in the shooting, received life in prison without parole.
September 30, 2013 | By Chris Dufresne
At Texas, losing the support of Earl Campbell might be akin to cake losing the support of frosting. A day after USC fired Lane Kiffin, though, one of the most beloved players in Texas history has called for the ouster of Coach Mack Brown. Campbell, the 1977 Heisman Trophy winner, told KRIV-TV in Houston he thought Brown should step down or be forced out. "Nobody likes to get fired or leave a job, but things happen," Campbell said, according to the Fox affiliate. "I'd go on record and say yes, I think it's time.
August 29, 2013 | By August Brown
On Wednesday night, everyone who went to see Earl Sweatshirt perform at the El Rey Theatre got a free cartoon-y mask of the rapper's visage. It was for a photo shoot -- a sea of Earls staring back at the El Rey stage. But a lot of people kept them on throughout the night, and there was something kind of appropriate about that. For a long time, as his Odd Future cohorts rose to cultish prominence in L.A., there wasn't much Earl to go around (the teenager born Thebe Neruda Kgositsile was, famously, at a boarding school in Samoa)
August 19, 2013 | By Randall Roberts
Musical obsessions are some of life's great pleasures, and "Doris," the latest album by Los Angeles rapper and Odd Future member Earl Sweatshirt, 19, has lived in my car at huge volume for a month now. I'll confess to crawling up next to cars blasting "Molasses," a dubby, reggae-rolling jam co-produced by RZA and Christian Rich, sonic humble-bragging my way through L.A. I know the nooks and crannies of this baby - Earl rapping "new patterns, paddy-caking with...
August 21, 2011 | By Adam Tschorn, Los Angeles Times
During the men's European runway shows this summer, I overheard a fashion editor describing a military history book he'd read. "The commanding officers in the British army at the time of the Crimean War were dandy aristocrats who were more concerned with one-upping each other with over-the-top uniforms and military regalia than they were with military strategy," he said. With the cardinal-red military jacket, blue sash and chest full of medals worn by Prince William during his April nuptials to Kate Middleton fresh in my mind, I was intrigued and inquired further.
May 7, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
A detainee who allegedly created a bogus identity as an English nobleman by taking the name of a dead baby is actually an American who went missing from Florida more than 20 years ago, his relatives say. The man being held in a jail in Kent, England, goes by the title of the Earl of Buckingham, but he is really an Orlando native named Charles Stopford, his father, Charles, and sister Rebecca Davis say in a documentary to be broadcast today.
August 16, 2013 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
When Earl Sweatshirt's new album, "Doris," is released Tuesday, fans will note the presence of the L.A.-based production team Christian Rich on four tracks. In addition to the first single, “Chum,” the pair -- twin brothers Tai and Kehinde Hassan -- played key roles in the production of the strange and magnetic tracks “Centurion” and “Knight,” as well as the RZA-co-produced “Molasses.” The brothers have been on a roll of late, having produced "Sparks Will Fly" for J. Cole's breakout album "Born Sinner," and two others for Chris Brown's forthcoming full length release.
August 14, 2013 | By August Brown
If the torrent of anticipation surrounding Earl Sweatshirt's album "Doris" isn't  sufficient for you, now the much-touted Odd Future rapper has something else for you to look forward to -- a free L.A. show. The MC has announced a free set at the El Rey Theatre on Aug. 28. But you're going to have to work to get in. Tickets are only available to fans who buy copies of "Doris" from the official Odd Future Wolf Gang store (at  410 N. Fairfax Ave. in Mid-City) starting Aug. 20. One album purchase gets one free ticket, and tickets are expected to sell out quickly.  TIMELINE: Summer's must see concerts The gig is Earl's only scheduled show in L.A. at the moment.
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