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HOME & GARDEN
October 17, 2009 | Debra Prinzing
Martha Stewart returns to Los Angeles on Monday for a 5 p.m. book signing at Sur La Table at the Grove. If you've ever witnessed the mob known as a Martha Stewart book signing, you'll know why we called ahead and talked in advance. Though she craftily steered the conversation to "Dinner at Home: 52 Quick Meals to Cook for Family & Friends," a 272-page cookbook released by Clarkson Potter this week, we did manage to slip in a few questions about recession entertaining. Is home entertaining more important than ever?
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NEWS
March 26, 2014
John Corrigan is the assistant managing editor for Arts and Entertainment, leading one of the Los Angeles Times' largest editorial departments in its coverage of film, television, culture, music, media and the fine arts. Corrigan has worked at The Times since 1999, serving as Business editor from 2009 to June 2012. He greatly expanded the Business section's online presence, adding daily video reports and building up its Tech Now and Money & Co. blogs. Corrigan directed several of The Times' most ambitious projects, including stories that won Loeb Awards in 2010 and 2012.
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MAGAZINE
December 3, 2000
Thank you for the article by Sylvia Thompson about Gloria Stuart ("Martini Time in the Garden of Allah," Holiday Entertaining Issue, Nov. 5). What fun to know that Stuart "used all of her friends' stoves and refrigerators" when she entertained. I once met Thompson and Stuart at a book fair in Riverside. Stuart was as lovely and gracious in person as she appears to be in this article. Ella Webb Hemet As a child of Holocaust survivors, I find Thompson's piece bemoaning U.S. wartime shortages, and how the Hollywood elite survived, petulant and downright offensive.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 2014
Dr. Hans von Leden Treated voice ailments in entertainers, attorneys, ministers and politicians Dr. Hans von Leden, 95, an ear, nose and throat specialist who taught at UCLA and USC and treated voice disorders in singers, attorneys, teachers, politicians, pastors and other professionals, died March 5 at his home in Los Angeles, his family announced. No cause was given. Known as a go-to doctor for entertainers stricken with laryngitis, Von Leden traveled to Las Vegas, Reno and elsewhere on short notice to relieve a singer's or actor's symptoms.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 5, 2007
CAN we once again dispense with the over-analyzing and the over-theorizing about television, this time when it comes to the declining numbers for "24" and What It All Means ["Some '24' Fans Call It a Day," by Scott Collins, April 30]? Ain't got nothing to do with fatigue or politics or demographics or bad guys. Doesn't even have to do with the ol' essay-question chestnut known as 9/11, pulled out of the pundit drawer once a week since 2001 to explain everything from How We Feel to What We Eat. The "24" ratings are dragging because the current season stinks!
HOME & GARDEN
November 25, 2004 | Barbara King, Barbara King can be reached at barbara.king@latimes.com.
It was for uplift and derring-do in this season of heightened social pressures that I turned to Dorothy Draper. She's the kind of gutsy dame you rarely encounter anymore except in old black-and-white movies. From the '20s through the '50s, Draper reigned as a New York doyenne of high drama and operatic style. The original mix-and-match interior decorator, she combined the classical with the cha-cha: oversized architectural details, lipstick red with violet, big stripes with bigger florals.
HOME & GARDEN
September 28, 2006 | Jake Klein, Special to The Times
AS daylight turns to darkness, the tinkling of glasses and a faint girlish giggle float in the air outside a Spanish-style apartment complex in West Hollywood. The building would be easy to miss if not for an effervescent young woman dressed in a pink chiffon skirt and matching silk bustier, a tray of drinks balanced precariously against her frame. "I'm Lindsay Gareth!" she exclaims, attempting to thrust a hand from beneath the bamboo tray.
NEWS
January 3, 2002
Design Notes: Easy Entertaining A New York City retrospective examines the innovations of Russel Wright, who pioneered a more relaxed style of entertaining with his purely American home design and tableware, such as these casual china carafes. E2
NEWS
December 29, 1985
Monty Hall's Variety Clubs International show honoring President Reagan should be repeated. It was most entertaining. Benjamin Bernstein, Palm Springs
NEWS
March 8, 1987
Thanks to "The Facts of Life Down Under" movie for making Sunday night at home entertaining for the whole family. Gwen Galeon, Torrance
ENTERTAINMENT
March 17, 2014 | By Daniel Miller
Layoffs are underway at Sony Pictures Entertainment, the Sony Corp.-owned film and television studio that vowed late last year to significantly reduce its overhead. The cuts, which began Monday and will continue this week, include employees at divisions throughout the studio, according to a source with knowledge of the matter. The layoffs were felt at the studio's Culver City headquarters and at international offices. Among the divisions said to be deeply affected by the staff reductions is Sony Pictures Interactive, the studio's digital marketing arm.  "We are continuously evolving the business to make SPE more efficient and competitive," Sony Pictures spokesman Charles Sipkins said in a statement.  PHOTOS: Behind the scenes of movies and TV At an investors conference in November, Sony Pictures executives outlined  $250 million in budget cuts that were already underway.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 2014 | By Rebecca Trounson
Bob Thomas, a Los Angeles-based reporter and columnist who covered entertainment for the Associated Press for more than six decades, writing compelling, human and often humorous stories about Hollywood's glittering and glamorous, has died. He was 92. Thomas, who also wrote biographies of many of the stars and studio chiefs of Hollywood's Golden Age, including Joan Crawford, Fred Astaire, William Holden and Walt Disney, died Friday of age-related causes at his home in Encino, his daughter Nancy said.
BUSINESS
March 10, 2014 | By Jessica Guynn
SAN FRANCISCO - Aaron Levie, the 29-year-old chief executive of Box Inc., walked the red carpet at the Oscars this year in a dark suit and tie, pressed white shirt and his trademark neon blue sneakers. "I asked about the sneaker dress code," said Levie, who like many Silicon Valley entrepreneurs doesn't like anything slowing him down, least of all a pair of dress shoes. "Apparently it was not a problem. " It was the movie industry's biggest night and Levie didn't waste any time talking up cloud computing to Hollywood stars including Harrison Ford.
SCIENCE
March 5, 2014 | By Deborah Netburn
Beneath a sea of fake stars in a theater in Griffith Park, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ann Druyan and Seth MacFarlane premiered the first episode of their new series "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" on Tuesday night. The show is billed as a continuation of Carl Sagan's beloved mini-series "Cosmos: A Personal Journey. " That award-winning show first aired 34 years ago, and has since been seen 750 million times. Pretty amazing for a show about science.  This time around it is Tyson, astrophysicist and director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York City, who guides viewers on a journey through the Cosmos--what Sagan once defined as "all that is or ever was or ever will be. " The new series will premiere on several TV channels on Sunday.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 4, 2014 | By Joe Flint
Showtime entertainment chief David Nevins has been promoted to president of the pay-TV channel. Nevins, who as president of entertainment gave the green light to Showtime's successful dramas "Homeland" and "Ray Donovan," will now have oversight over the network's sports unit as well its marketing, creative and digital divisions. The promotion to the newly created position is part of a new contract Nevins signed with Showtime that runs through 2018. He will continue to report to Showtime Chairman and Chief Executive Matt Blank.
BUSINESS
March 1, 2014 | By Richard Verrier
Tom Capizzi is going to Hollywood Sunday night for the 86th Academy Awards, but not in a limo or a tux. Instead, he will be protesting near the Dolby Theatre, hoisting a green sign saying "Chase Talent Not Subsidies. " Capizzi will be among hundreds of visual effects workers staging a pre-Oscar rally, hoping to bring attention to the plight of rank-and-file entertainment industry workers who have been hard hit by the flight of film and TV jobs to other states and countries offering rich incentives.
MAGAZINE
February 21, 1999
The amount of salt in the recipe for spaghetti alla carbonara ("A Paternal Pasta," SoCal Entertaining, Jan. 24) was incorrect. It should have been 1 teaspoon.
NEWS
July 6, 1986
Thank you, CBS, for renewing "The Equalizer." It is one of the most entertaining shows on TV and one of the only shows I look forward to every week. Craig Hirakawa, Rosemead
ENTERTAINMENT
February 25, 2014 | By Daniel Miller
Universal Pictures has tapped Eddie Cunningham to be its president of worldwide home entertainment, and company veteran Craig Kornblau, who led the studio's domestic home entertainment operation, is departing after 16 years. With the move, Universal joins other major studios that have aleady transitioned to a management structure that unifies their home entertainment divisions under a global head. Cunningham, who is based in London and will relocate to Los Angeles, has served as president of Universal Pictures International Entertainment for eight years.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 20, 2014 | By Meg James
CBS' entertainment chief, Nina Tassler, has earned a bigger title -- chairman of CBS Entertainment -- and a new employment contract that will keep her at the network through 2017. Tassler will continue to be responsible for all of CBS' entertainment programming, including prime-time, daytime and late-night hours. She also will head program development for all genres, including comedy, drama, reality, mini-series and other TV specials. Tassler will oversee scheduling, research, advertising, promotions, publicity and business affairs for entertainment programming matters, but those division chiefs will continue to report CBS Corp.
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