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February 4, 2013 | By Vincent Bevins
SAO PAULO, Brazil--Brazilians usually have little time for the U.S. version of football, but they can't stop talking about this year's Super Bowl. Subjected for years to questions about whether Brazil is prepared to effectively host the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, there was more than a little glee as the world's richest country messed up its most important sporting event. The 34-minute blackout that marred the second half of the game became the subject of ridicule on social networks and in the local media.
January 23, 2013 | By Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 20 - 16, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     SERIES 30 Rock:   Liz (Tina Fey) tries to rally the staff and save TGS from cancellation in this new episode (8 p.m. NBC). Last Resort:  A violent battle for control of the submarine erupts, which leaves it vulnerable to being taken over by a third party. Andre Braugher, Scott Speedman, Daisy Betts and Autumn Reeser also star in the season finale (8 p.m. ABC)
January 22, 2013 | By Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times
SEATTLE - This is a city that knows how to nurse a grudge. Seattle basketball fans never got over their anger when Starbucks Chief Executive Howard Schultz signed the deal in 2006 that would ultimately send the beloved SuperSonics to Oklahoma City. Try Googling "Howard Schultz" and, take your pick, "traitor," "Howard the Coward" or "evil incarnate. " Fan forums endured for years sharing venom and regret over the team's reemergence in 2008 as the Oklahoma City Thunder. Guys in Sonics hats showed up at Schultz's book signing at a Costco in 2011 and proudly videotaped themselves getting thrown out. A documentary film, "Sonicsgate," explored in excruciating detail the raw deal that preceded the transfer and the civic pain that ensued.
November 12, 2012 | By Yvonne Villarreal
In a bid to continue its duet with its up-and-coming country crooner, ABC has given freshman drama "Nashville" a full-season order. The series, the latest to incorporate original songs a la "Glee" and "Smash," features Connie Britton as a chart-topping country singer, whose career is slumping just as her younger rival's (Hayden Panettiere) is blossoming.  The critically acclaimed drama from "Thelma & Louise" scribe Callie Khouri took up "Revenge's" old time slot this fall. Though it was on par with its sudsy predecessor's debut, "Nashville's" October premiere numbers were soft when factoring in the buzz surrounding the series: its premiere drew 9 million viewers and a 2.8 rating among viewers 18-49.
October 19, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
"Glee" producer and writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa has purchased a pied-a-terre in Hancock Park for $560,000. The one-bedroom, one-bathroom condo has 773 square feet of living space and features hardwood floors as well as tall windows to take in city, golf course and mountain views. Building amenities include valet parking, security and a gym. Aguirre-Sacasa has worked on "Glee" since 2011 and wrote for "Big Love" from 2011-12. The comic book writer and playwright has written the screenplay for the remake of "Carrie," due out next year.
October 8, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Whether or not a $6.5-million offer was music to "Glee" co-creator and writer Ryan Murphy's ears, he has let his Malibu beach house go for that amount. Murphy bought the contemporary Mediterranean last year for $6,562,500. Entered through a courtyard with a koi pond, the nearly 2,100-square-foot view home along the ocean includes two fireplaces, three en suite bedrooms and a powder room. The beachfront deck features a cabana, a spa, an outdoor shower and a fire pit. Murphy, 46, co-created "American Horror Story" (2011-present)
September 26, 2012 | By Jenn Harris
Jenna Ushkowitz plays glee club sensation Tina Cohen-Chang on the hit show "Glee," but the real-life Broadway star has made her way into the fashion industry as well. She recently designed and modeled a back-to-school denim collection for the brand Wall Flower and is a frequent standout on event red carpets. Some recent sartorial highlights include a Milly "Paris" pleated and paint-splatter print skirt at Comic-Con, the white Amber Sakai skirt and top she wore to the Fox Fall Eco-Casino party, and the sheer, floral print with sexy cutouts dress from Rebecca Minkoff's spring 2012 collection that she donned at the SAG awards earlier this year.
September 20, 2012 | By David Pagel
Erin Cosgrove's wickedly original portraits of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and Abraham Lincoln depict the Founding Fathers (plus one) as humble dudes who have come back from the dead to find themselves in a world weirder and wackier than anything they experienced the first time around. At Angles Gallery, each of Cosgrove's bas-reliefs stands 6 feet tall and portrays its subject in a slew of styles. Ancient Assyrian carvings, Japanese woodblock prints, colonial crafts, medieval etchings, Tibetan totems and Chinese icons lie behind Cosgrove's sculptures.
September 14, 2012 | By Susan Denley
For the last few years we've drooled over what Lea Michele, Dianna Agron and the other ladies of "Glee" wear on red carpets, where they really show off their fashion star power. The show's new season started Thursday and it looks like we have a least one more fashionista coming on the scene: Becca Tobin, who plays new Cheerio Kitty. In photos from press events leading up to Wednesday's premiere she's shown she can do edgy casual, above, and red carpet polish just as well as her castmates.
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