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February 3, 2003 | David Bauder, Associated Press
A poll conducted last year for HGTV revealed that television viewers considered "Trading Spaces" one of their favorite shows on the cable channel. One problem: It's on TLC, not HGTV. "Trading Spaces," the remodeling show in which neighbors impose their decorating tastes on neighbors, was the most popular show on basic cable last week, eclipsing professional wrestling and "SpongeBob SquarePants." It has spawned imitators and transformed home-improvement television.
June 2, 2011 | By T.L. Stanley, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Nikki shouldn't have any trouble remembering the magical moment when Justin, her longtime boyfriend, popped the question. She was standing in front of a giant cascading fountain, a marching band and more than 800 singing and dancing strangers — and the intimate moment was captured on Fox's reality series "Mobbed. " "I'm the luckiest girl in the entire world," the tall blond cried. Her answer kicked off an instant wedding, complete with frilly dress thrown over her clothes, right on the spot.
December 23, 2004 | Dana Calvo, Special to The Times
Knoxville, Tenn. Burton JABLIN, head of the home-improvement cable network Home & Garden Television, first spied his dream home nearly 10 years ago, during an autumn walk through a cluster of woods that dapple this eastern Tennessee city. The structure, at the end of a row of five condominiums, was shrouded by overgrown trees and had a mysterious and neglected air. After a tour with his Realtor he knew the 900-square-foot apartment wasn't large enough for him.
May 8, 2009 | Scott Collins
Kelley Alexander, a 47-year-old mother, is appearing on a new reality television series with something unusual at stake: her Sherman Oaks house. If she and her sister can beat four other neighborhood families on HGTV's new reality show "$250,000 Challenge," which debuts at the end of the month, Alexander gets a quarter-million-dollar windfall, which she says is enough to save her from a looming foreclosure.
June 11, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Lauren Conrad has kept a low TV profile since she ended her reality TV days of MTV's "Laguna Beach" and its spinoff "The Hills. " And she's not itching to get back in that spotlight. "I only ever got to tell half my story," Conrad told Marie Claire, which she covers in the July 2013 issue. "People are very quick to judge these days, especially behind the anonymity of a screen name. It's very easy to say, 'I hate her, I hate what she wore, she seems mean.' But you're only seeing a small fraction of her life.
May 18, 2013 | By Larry Gordon and Eryn Brown, Los Angeles Times
The courtship that has riveted the neuroscience world blossomed at a Saturday night dinner in a tony Brentwood restaurant. USC provost Elizabeth Garrett and executive vice provost Michael Quick kept the conversation light. Over chicken with braised leeks, onions, mustard bread crumbs and white wine at Tavern, they talked to UCLA neuroscientist Arthur Toga about his life. Not the brain imaging research for which his lab is renowned but about "the things that get you excited in the morning," Toga recalled.
December 2, 2004 | Duncan Mansfield, Associated Press
Ken Lowe had an idea that every room in the house, and the grounds outside, could have its own television show. The idea became Home & Garden Television. Since it went on the air a decade ago, HGTV has become one of America's most recognized cable brands, reaching 87 million households and sprouting sister networks for E.W. Scripps Co. "Not everybody recognized -- maybe even some of us who were there that fateful morning on Dec.
October 26, 1999 | Kenneth Ma, (949) 248-2157
The city is developing a television commercial to promote local businesses during the holiday season. The commercials will air daily in San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente, Dana Point, Mission Viejo and Laguna Niguel on the Cable News Network, Fox Family, HGTV, History Channel and MSNBC. City officials hope the commercials will persuade South County residents to shop locally during the holidays.
January 17, 1999
If your walls are talking, Home and Garden Television is listening. HGTV is looking for homeowners to profile for its show "If Walls Could Talk." They're interested in hearing from homeowners who have found something of historical interest in their homes during renovation. In the past, they've done stories on people who have found a cannonball in the wall, 18th century forks under the floorboards, murals under wallpaper, hidden staircases and secret rooms.
January 15, 2012 | Rosemary McClure
The Rat Pack lives again -- or at least Palm Springs, once the party pad of Sinatra and the boys, does. The Coachella Valley city, which had devolved into a caricature of a Hollywood playground, has reinvented itself: Its retro-chic look, striking scenery and hip hotels and restaurants are drawing a new generation of visitors. And, of course, there's always the weather, a tourist attraction on its own (in winter, anyway). The city prides itself on having 350 days of sunshine a year, a siren song that plays loudly and clearly in Canada and other frosty North America realms in the depths of winter.
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