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September 22, 1989 | CAROL HALL, Newsday
Thirteen years after he appeared in a Dewar's Profile ad, ("Wildlife conservationist; International Airline Pilot"), David O. Hill said friends still introduce him by saying: "He was a Dewar's guy." Eleven years after his profile ran, Les Payne ("Journalist") has a copy hanging on his office wall with other memorabilia: a picture of him and Jimmy Carter, his Pulitzer Prize plaque, a picture of Payne on "Meet the Press."
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BUSINESS
April 26, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Guitarist Dave Navarro of Jane's Addiction and "Ink Master" fame has put his Hollywood loft up for sale at $899,000. The 1,570-square-foot unit features black glass-beaded wallpaper in the entry, 15-foot ceilings, blackout curtains and views of the Capitol Records building and the Hollywood sign. "It was one big space," said decorator Heidi Toll, who worked with Navarro to design the loft. So they carved out rooms within the open-plan space by using different finishes and features.
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ENTERTAINMENT
July 30, 2012
After appearing in films for nearly 50 years, Myrna Loy made her Broadway debut in the 1973 revival of what classic play? "The Women"
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 2014 | David Colker
Mark Shand - brother of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall - was a modern version of the eccentric, slightly bumbling British adventurer. And he came by it honestly. He once walked and canoed across Indonesia for 12 days to get to a place where he could phone his mother. "And after all this enormous trouble," Shand told the Evening Standard in London in 2010, "I got through to the home number and said, 'Hi, Ma, it's me,' and she said, 'I can't talk to you now, I'm watching "Coronation Street.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 9, 2010
I read with great interest your piece devoted to the selection of performers for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ["The Genesis of a Progressive Rock Trend?," Jan. 1, by Mike Boehm]. As pointed out, there is clearly an inconsistency and bias in the decision-making process, which has left many deserving artists overlooked year after year. I agree that the Fifth Dimension are well worthy of consideration and clearly the Monkees' extreme commercial success combined with their teen idol reputation seems to work against them, though in a fair and balanced world they would have been admitted years ago. However, the Hall of Fame board is particularly guilty of a boy's club mentality that passes over female talent as if they are second-class citizens.
TRAVEL
March 4, 2012
If you go Pinball Hall of Fame, 1610 E. Tropicana Blvd., Las Vegas; http://www.pinballhall.org . Open 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays, 11 a.m.-midnight Fridays and Saturdays. Closed major holidays. Free admission.
BUSINESS
February 6, 2010
50 Years ago Monday (Feb. 8, 1960), construction began 2 1/2 Miles of sidewalk adorned with stars 10 million Visitors last year 1st star Producer Stanley Kramer 2,400th star Singer Roy Orbison, installed Jan. 29 200 Empty stars to be awarded (with room, of course, for more) 12-15 Entertainment legends picked by committee each year to receive stars $25,000 Sponsorship fee for star installation and upkeep Source: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
ENTERTAINMENT
June 3, 2009 | MARY McNAMARA, TELEVISION CRITIC
News flash from across the pond: Becoming an overnight sensation can be hazardous to your health. You would think the legacy of Princess Di would have left a more permanent imprint about the hazards of celebrity, but no. It recently claimed two more victims. First, 10-year-old Hollie Steele was flash-fried by the spotlight, followed by Susan Boyle, whose brush with fame literally put her in the hospital (or "in hospital" as the English inexplicably put it).
ENTERTAINMENT
November 29, 2012 | By Gary Goldstein
The well-crafted documentary "Addicted to Fame" covers several turbulent years around the making of 2007's "Illegal Aliens," a low-budget, B-movie flop that starred the late Anna Nicole Smith. "Addicted," written, directed and edited by David Giancola, who was also the ill-fated director and an executive producer (along with former "Dynasty" actor John James) of "Illegal Aliens," charts how the notoriously flighty Smith's involvement both unexpectedly propelled and severely burdened the sci-fi spoof.
OPINION
July 8, 2009 | TIM RUTTEN
The culture of celebrity giveth and the culture of celebrity taketh away. If you don't believe it, just look at Sarah Palin and Michael Jackson. The collective preoccupation with celebrity may have originated in Jackson's entertainment milieu, but its dynamic of relentless scrutiny and remorseless -- frequently cruel and satiric -- comment now dominates much of our political journalism as well.
SPORTS
April 24, 2014 | Eric Sondheimer
One of the greatest gifts for a teenager is when a grandfather is able to live long enough to offer life lessons that can be cherished forever. Grant Hockin, a standout senior pitcher at La Verne Damien, was the recipient of such influential advice from the man he called "grandpa," Harmon Killebrew, a baseball Hall of Famer from the Minnesota Twins who hit 573 home runs in 22 major-league seasons. "He always told me to treat everyone with respect and don't take anything for granted," Hockin said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 2014 | By Joseph Serna
A homeless man who was involved in the fatal stabbing of a Lynwood woman last year on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has been sentenced to two years in prison. Jason Joel Wolstone, 34, pleaded guilty to assault likely to produce great bodily harm Wednesday in connection with the June 18 attack off Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue. During the attack, Wolstone pushed 23-year-old Christine Calderon then put her in a headlock after she refused to give him and a second homeless man a dollar for taking their picture as they held up signs asking for money that included profanity.
SPORTS
April 23, 2014 | By Chris Foster
Albert Pujols joined the 500 home run club Tuesday, hitting two in the Angels' 7-2 victory over the Washington Nationals. He joined another club, as well. A group of three players who reached career milestones as Angels. Those three players have two things in common: None helped the Angels win a World Series, and all chose to go into the Hall of Fame wearing another team's uniform. Reggie Jackson belted his 500th home run against the Kansas City Royals in Anaheim Stadium on Sept.
OPINION
April 23, 2014
Re "Inside the mind of an assassin," Opinion, April 18 The history of delusional men enthralled by the fame they anticipate from murdering celebrities should give us all pause. Perhaps such horrific impulses could be defused by taking a cue from ancient Greece's handling of Herostratus, a commoner who torched the fabled Temple of Artemis, thinking he would achieve everlasting fame. Greece issued an edict providing the death penalty to anyone who ever mentioned Herostratus' name.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 2014
Phillip Hayes Dean Actor, director wrote one-man play 'Paul Robeson' Phillip Hayes Dean, 83, a playwright, director and actor who wrote the one-man play "Paul Robeson" starring James Earl Jones on Broadway in 1978, died Monday in Los Angeles from a heart condition, according to a family spokesman. His plays include "The Last American Dixieland Band," "Moloch Blues," "Freeman," "The Owl Killer and Dink's Blues" and "The Sty of the Blind Pig," which Time magazine called one of the best plays of 1971.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 11, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
The 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony may well go into the books for its "Who'd have thought?" surrealistic moments. Yusuf, the artist formerly known as Cat Stevens, nailed one at the beginning of his acceptance speech when he quipped: "I never thought I'd be on the same stage as KISS, to be honest. " It's equally unlikely that KISS founding members Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss, who joined the Rock Hall along with Yusuf on Thursday, ever envisioned sharing a stage with country singers Carrie Underwood and Emmylou Harris, who were on hand to welcome in Linda Ronstadt.
SPORTS
April 11, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
The late Les Richter, an ex-Los Angeles Ram who twice helped establish big-league auto racing in Southern California, again was nominated for NASCAR's Hall of Fame. Richter, who died in 2010 at age 79, was among 25 nominees announced Wednesday for enshrinement in the 2014 class. Five will be selected later this year. Other nominees include team owners Rick Hendrick and Richard Childress, three-time Daytona 500 winner Dale Jarrett, track operator O. Bruton Smith and the late Wendell Scott, the only African American to win a race in what is now NASCAR's premier Sprint Cup Series.
SPORTS
June 26, 2012
Writers from around Tribune Co. are discussing whether Roger Clemens will make baseball's Hall of Fame in light of the recent not guilty verdict against him. Check back throughout the day to see their responses, and leave a comment with your thoughts on the subject. Juan C. Rodriguez, South Florida Sun Sentinel If Roger Clemens does make the Hall of Fame, it won't be any time soon. Clemens' acquittal probably sways some voters on the fence about his candidacy. It won't put a big enough dent into the broader cross section of writers that aren't prepared to induct anyone with strong links, circumstantial or otherwise, to the steroid era. The government did not fail to prove Clemens took steroids or human growth hormone.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 11, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
BROOKLYN, N.Y. - The man formerly known as Cat Stevens quietly walked on stage at the Barclays Center arena to be honored at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2014 induction ceremony. Now known as Yusuf, the singer-songwriter of 1970s folk-rock hits such as "Wild World" and "Moonshadow" converted to Islam and turned his back on pop music stardom at the end of the decade. Thursday during the ceremony, Yusuf re-entered that fray after being introduced by Art Garfunkel. PHOTOS: Rock Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2014 The 65-year-old, dressed in a crisp gray suit over a yellow T-shirt, drew surprised laughs from the crowd when he thanked Rock Hall voters for electing "someone who doesn't drink, doesn't do drugs, doesn't throw television sets out of hotel rooms and only sleeps with his wife....
ENTERTAINMENT
April 10, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
The bulk of the attention surrounding this year's class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame zeroes in on the musicians: KISS, Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel, Yusuf/Cat Stevens, Hall & Oates and Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band. Plus whatever chatter has been sparked by KISS' decision not to perform because of bruised feelings over which band members are being inducted, fans grousing that original Nirvana member Chad Channing isn't being included, Ronstadt's public comments about her general lack of interest in the proceedings, etc. What hasn't generated 1% of that kind of attention is the culmination of a 15-year campaign that has resulted in Beatles manager Brian Epstein being inducted as a recipient of the Ahmet Ertegun Lifetime Achievement Award.
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