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February 24, 2000 | ROBERT BURNS
* Strained use: You can use Coca-Cola to clean your toilet bowl. Miracle Whip can be used for a facial. Carnation Nonfat Dry Milk will work as paint. Find these and many other nontraditional product uses at Wacky Uses ( * Solar tour: Take an interactive tour of our solar system at Lots of info for the budding astronomer. * True grits: The Moonlit Road (http://www.themoonlitroad.
April 7, 2014 | By Greg Braxton
"Bates Motel," which has brought a unique twist to Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho," has been renewed for a third season. A&E Network has ordered 10 new episodes of the drama, which is in its second season. Production is scheduled to begin in the fall. The series, a contemporary prequel to "Psycho" that explores how troubled Norman Bates' psyche unravels during his teen years, stars Freddie Highmore as Norman and Vera Farmiga as his mother, Norma Bates. "Bates Motel," which drew 4.6 million viewers in its second season premiere, is the network's top-rated series in the 18-49 age demographic.
November 6, 2013 | By Susan Denley, This post has been corrected. See note at the bottom for details.
Jaimie Alexander, who plays warrior Sif in Marvel's "Thor: The Dark World," knew how to get attention at the movie's premiere in Hollywood on Monday. All it took was this Azzaro Couture gown. What there was -- or wasn't -- of it. [Telegraph] Julia Peyton-Jones, director of the Serpentine Gallery,  presented the Harper's Bazaar UK Tastemaker of the Year Award to fashion designer L'Wren Scott at a ceremony in London on Tuesday. Victoria Beckham and actress Gillian Anderson were also among award winners.
April 7, 2014 | By Scott Collins
HBO has spent years looking for another hit like "The Sopranos," and it may have found it in "Game of Thrones. " Season 4 of the epic fantasy opened at 9 p.m. Sunday night averaging 6.6 million total viewers, according to Nielsen. Those are the best numbers for HBO since 2007, when the mob drama "Sopranos" ended with 11.9 million viewers. PREMIERE: Season 4 recap of 'Game of Thrones' It's also a huge bump over the 4.4 million viewers for the season 3 premiere in 2013.
September 27, 2006 | Carina Chocano, Times Staff Writer
"The Last King of Scotland" is not based on a true story. It was inspired by "true" events, which leaves more room for invention. Based on the 1998 novel by Giles Foden, it's the story of a young Scottish doctor who in 1971 signs up with the British Ministry of Health to work in a remote Ugandan village and winds up living the high life in Kampala, clutched to the turbulent bosom of Gen. Idi Amin.
April 7, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Stand-up comedian John Pinette has died at age 50. According to the Associated Press, the comedian, who was best known for his routine about an all-you-can eat Chinese buffet and for guest-starring on the series finale of "Seinfeld," was found dead of natural causes in a Pittsburgh hotel room. Pinette, who had struggled with his weight for decades, died of natural causes, according to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's office. Pinette's personal doctor also signed off on the cause of death, meaning no autopsy is planned.
The Web has always been a haven for conspiracy theorists, sci-fi eccentrics and UFO true believers. So it's no surprise that Yahoo! turns up 500 sites in its "X-Files" file, brimming with plot threads, gossip and celeb obsession with the two lead characters. The surprise is that Fox's lawyers have been out to stop them. For the last few years, Fox has closed many fan sites of "The Simpsons," "The X-Files" and "Millennium," citing intellectual property rights.
As "The X-Files" enters its ninth season, the show's fans are bursting with questions: Is Scully's miracle baby the product of secret genetic engineering? Is the federal government colluding in these experiments? Who can be trusted as agents Doggett and Reyes try to investigate? But X-Philes don't actually expect any answers in the two-part season opener--which begins Sunday at 9 p.m. on Fox and continues Nov.
NBC and Fox attempt to sweep viewers into their respective corners with series finales. Using the ratings as a yardstick, one of these dramas will return next season. The other may not. The show on firmer footing is "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (10 p.m. NBC), which completes its second season with a grisly episode about a knife-wielding murderer who mutilates four victims within 24 hours.
March 29, 2007 | Josh Getlin
Although their financial value is clouded with controversy, the literary rights to "If I Did It," O.J. Simpson's aborted book about how he might have killed his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman, will be auctioned off April 17 by the Sheriff's Department in Sacramento County.
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