March 20, 2003
Under Steven Mirkin's idea, my 5-foot girlfriend would be upfront and I would be, at 6 feet 4, in the back of the crowd ("Taking the Short View," March 13). What a great night out! We get to share our experience in the parking lot after the concert. I guess you want the Rose Parade watchers to line up by height so everyone gets a great view of the floats. Please go buy "Short People" by Randy Newman and get over it. Steven David Laguna Niguel I have also been frustrated by the fleshy wall of towering concertgoers that inevitably springs up around the front of the stage and, without fail, stand directly in front of me. However, at 5 feet 11, I have, more often than not, been the target of sighing height-challenged fans straining in vain on tiptoes behind me to get a glimpse of their heroes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 1989 |
Developers of a three-story condominium project under construction in Woodland Hills may have to tear off part of the roof to make the $7.5-million structure comply with zoning laws, Los Angeles officials said Thursday. But whether the building will actually have to be lowered won't be decided before June 6, when city planning commissioners discuss how the height should be measured, officials said. The height of the 24-unit condominium project has been debated since March, when neighboring homeowners complained that the hilltop structure is too tall to meet a 45-foot height restriction imposed on the site 10 years ago by the city.
March 27, 2013 |
Hayden Panettiere and boxer Wladimir Klitschko are reportedly engaged, but shhh! It's a secret. "Very few people know, and she isn't wearing her ring publicly yet," a source told Us Weekly, which reported the news Wednesday. The mag reported that the couple might wed this summer. The "Nashville" starlet, 23, and Ukrainian heavyweight, 37, have yet to publicly confirm their relationship, let alone their engagement, despite being seen together packing in the PDA. The two were super-cuddly at a Miami Heat game in Florida, where he lives, over the weekend.
April 8, 2013 |
Kendrick Lamar is taking his breakout debut, “good kid, m.A.A.d city,” on the road with his first world tour. The Compton rapper, currently headlining a spring college trek with Steve Aoki, will take his good kid, m.A.A.d city world tour across the U.S. and Europe this summer. Lamar is taking a break between his tour with Aoki, and his summer jaunt. After he wraps his spring trek May 4, his world tour launches the next day with a slot at the SunFest Music and Arts Festival in West Palm Beach, Fla. He is scheduled to hit a number of festivals,, including Governors Ball, Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza.
March 28, 2013 |
Bruno Mars, Maroon 5, Miguel and Demi Lovato are among the chart-toppers slated to perform at KIIS-FM's Wango Tango concert May 11. The annual day-long fan jam at Carson's Home Depot Center stuffs a who's who of current Top 40 (and a few buzzy emerging acts) onto one stage. Mars will open the festival, now in its 16 th year, which will be hosted by pop purveyor Ryan Seacrest. The multi-hyphenate personality is expected to be joined by guest host Britney Spears. Spears is well-versed with the teen-attracting show, having performed at it twice.
April 8, 2013 |
Halle Berry is touting her new pregnancy and motherhood as she prepares to launch a philanthropic campaign with designer Michael Kors. The duo has paired up to launch Watch Hunger Stop, which will provide meals to children in Africa, Syria and maybe Central America. They plan to raise money via the sale of Kors' ubiquitous $295 Runway watch, according to the Associated Press. For each watch sold, 100 meals will be provided to children as part of the U.N. World Food Programme.