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June 12, 2007 | Duke Helfand and Steve Hymon, Times Staff Writers
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa spoke publicly for the first time Monday about the breakup of his 20-year marriage, saying he was responsible for the split even as he refused to talk about what caused it. In a somber meeting with reporters at City Hall, Villaraigosa declined to answer questions about whether the break with his wife, Corina, was triggered by another romantic relationship.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 26, 2014 | By Meredith Blake
NEW YORK - John Oliver will have the crab cakes - but that's all, thanks. In a private dining room at HBO's plush headquarters overlooking Bryant Park in midtown Manhattan, a waitress in a crisp black uniform asks the 37-year-old comedian if he'd like anything else - perhaps some soup or salad? He declines with a polite insistence that suggests he's not quite used to all the luxurious trappings. Then, as soon as the waitress leaves the room, he launches into a riff about possibly sinister deeds going on behind the scenes at HBO. "I don't know what happens here," he says, "This is, like, unsettlingly nice.
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 21, 2012 | By Meredith Blake
Michael Strahan will join Kelly Ripa as co-host of “Live!” next month, according to a report published today in Broadcasting & Cable. A former defensive end for the New York Giants, Strahan has guest-hosted “Live!” numerous times and was widely considered one of the leading contenders to fill the void left by Regis Philbin, who retired last November after 28 years on the show. Since his departure, some 59 temporary co-hosts, including Alec Baldwin and Seth Meyers, have joined Ripa on the syndicated morning talk show.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 2014 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before finding out why I'm not hosting the Emmys. The Skinny: It is never fun giving a cat medicine. Try giving your cat three different doses if you really want frustration. I'm pretty sure Skinny isn't enjoying it either. Today's roundup includes the weekend box office preview. Also, lots of debate over the FCC's proposed new Net neutrality rules, and Seth Meyers will host this year's Emmy Awards. Have a great weekend. Daily Dose: Aside from consumer groups and media watchdogs, Netflix has emerged as the most vocal opponent of Comcast's proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 30, 2014 | By Claire Zulkey
If you like your “Saturday Night Live” episodes weird and a little bit gross, then last night's installment was for you. Host Louis CK brought his own brand of humor to the show, that is say, a mix of anarchic, perverted and the tiniest bit sweet, wrapped up in the guise of a regular middle-aged guy. The highlight of the episode was CK's monologue, where he went from riffing on how irritating First World people who claim to be “starving”...
NEWS
June 4, 2012 | By Kathleen Hennessey
Herman Cain is going back on the air. The pizza entrepreneur turned talk-show host turned presidential candidate turned unlikely tax policy advocate is turning back into a talk-show host. Cain is set to replace Neal Boortz on Atlanta's News/Talk WSB. Boortz announced Monday that after 20 years of hosting “The Neal Boortz Show," he's giving up the microphone in January. The libertarian-leaning host has more than 6 million weekly listeners, according to WSB, and is known as the "the high priest of the church of the painful truth.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 2, 2013 | By Chris Lee
Ellen DeGeneres will host the 85th annual Academy Awards. The popular TV talk show host announced she's returning to the gig via her Twitter page Friday morning. “It's official: I'm hosting the #Oscars!” DeGeneres wrote. “I'd like to thank @TheAcademy, my wife Portia and, oh dear, there goes the orchestra.” The syndicated host of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” previously hosted the ceremony in 2007. OSCARS 2014: Full coverage “We are thrilled to have Ellen DeGeneres host the Oscars," said the broadcast producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron in a statement Friday.
NEWS
July 6, 2011 | By Austin Knoblauch, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
The Olympic Games will be heading back to South Korea after a 30-year hiatus. The International Olympic Committee announced Wednesday it has selected Pyeongchang, South Korea, as the host of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. IOC President Jacques Rogge said the city received a majority of votes after just one round of voting among its 95 members. It marks the first time a city has won an Olympic bid in the first round of voting since 1995 when Salt Lake City was awarded the 2002 Winter Games.
SPORTS
November 14, 2012
UCLA vs. James Madison When: 8 p.m. Where: Pauley Pavilion. On the air: TV: Pac-12 Networks; Radio: 570. Records: UCLA 2-0, James Madison 0-0. Update: Freshman guard Kyle Anderson is a game-time decision after suffering a bone contusion during UCLA's 80-79 overtime win against UC Irvine on Tuesday. This is the Bruins' second game in the Los Angeles Regional of the 2012 Progressive Legends Classic. James Madison was 12-20 last season. - Baxter Holmes
ENTERTAINMENT
December 21, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly
From the department of really fantastic decision-making: MTV has tapped actress Rebel Wilson to host their annual movie awards. The "Bridesmaids" breakout announced her new gig - set to air live on April 14 from Los Angeles - with a promo clip that has Rebel all chained up. Held hostage by friend and fellow funnyman Matt Lucas in the clip, which you can watch below, Wilson is chained and beaten for information, presumably pertaining to the...
ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 2014 | By Yvonne Villarreal
Seth Meyers will go from late night to prime time in August: The funnyman will host this year's Emmy Awards, NBC and the Television Academy confirmed Thursday night. TV's biggest night falls on Aug. 25 at 8 p.m. -- remember, that's a Monday! -- on NBC, and the network certainly has proved to have a pool of worthy hosts (ahem, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey). Perhaps only a slightly less obvious choice than recently installed "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon (who hosted in 2010), the selection of Meyers comes on the heels of the "Saturday Night Live" alum being named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world for 2014 -- so maybe he's been doing some influencing with his network bosses?
NEWS
April 25, 2014 | By Susan Denley
First Lady Michelle Obama wore an outfit from Sophie Theallet's spring 2014 collection when she hosted a passel of kids at the White House on Thursday for Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day . Her ensemble included Theallet's thistle jacquard cardigan in sunset red with leather and chiffon skirt in bordeaux, the designer said via news release. Prince George, 9-month-old son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, has already become a style trendsetter, writes John Koblin in the New York Times . The little prince and his parents ended their almost three-week tour of New Zealand and Australia, taking off from an airport in Canberra, Australia's capital, on Friday to begin their return trip to England.
SPORTS
April 23, 2014 | By Sam Farmer
Picking up where they left off in February, the two teams in Super Bowl XLVIII, Seattle and Denver, open the 2014 NFL season with blockbuster games. The league released its schedule Wednesday, revealing the defending champion Seahawks will play host to Green Bay in the opener Thursday, Sept. 4, and Indianapolis will play at the Broncos in the opening Sunday night game. Packers-Seahawks is a rematch of a 2012 "Fail Mary" game won by Seattle on the final play, a controversial touchdown pass that from every camera angle looked to be an interception by Green Bay. Replacement officials called it a touchdown for the Seahawks, however, and that game proved to be the final straw that ended the officiating lockout.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 21, 2014 | By Greg Braxton
Keke Palmer legally cannot buy beer. But she can host a daily talk show. The 20-year-old actress who has appeared in "Akeelah and the Bee," "The Longshots" and was featured in the title role of Nickelodeon's "True Jackson, VP," has been signed to host a new daily talk show being produced by BET Networks and Telepictures that is scheduled to debut in July. The series establishes Palmer as the youngest TV talk show host ever. The show, which has the working title of "The Keke Palmer Project," will "target millennials by covering a variety of topics, including fashion, social media, pop culture, sex and more," according to a news release.
SPORTS
April 19, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Birmingham High's football stadium and track facility has been reopened for outside use after being temporarily closed while the school investigated concerns whether it was in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Athletic Director Rick Prizant said. Principal Bill Parks gave clearance that will allow the largest stadium in the San Fernando Valley to host the City Section track and field finals on May 29, along with three league finals and lacrosse finals. The school will take some interim steps to help comply with ADA standards.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 18, 2014 | By Meredith Blake
Friday brought some good news for "Good Morning America's" Lara Spencer: The lifestyle anchor has been promoted to co-host along with Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos .  The announcement was made via email by newly appointed ABC News President James Goldston, who praised Spencer's " style, humor, sunny confidence, wonderful journalism and storytelling. " "Lara is clearly an essential ingredient in the success we have enjoyed," he said.  PHOTOS: Behind the scenes of movies and TV Spencer joined "Good Morning America" three years ago after seven seasons hosting the syndicated entertainment magazine show "The Insider.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 1, 2012 | By Nicole Sperling
"Family Guy" creator and voice Seth MacFarlane will host the 85th Oscar telecast in February, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences announced Monday morning. MacFarlane, a huge success in television for the last decade with his animated series "Family Guy," "American Dad" and "The Cleveland Show," made his mark this summer at the box office with his raunchy, R-rated comedy hit "Ted," which earned $218 million domestically.  An accomplished singer, who released his first big-band album, "Music Is Better Than Words," last year, MacFarlane has hosted his fair share of live events, including, most recently, the season premiere of "Saturday Night Live.
SPORTS
January 23, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
A couple of years ago, Don Mattingly became aware of the challenges faced by kids in low-income communities in Los Angeles who want to play baseball. “Some of their biggest issues was that kids don't have gloves,” Mattingly said. “They don't have bats and balls and tees. I was like, 'Really?' That seems crazy.” The Dodgers manager is trying to do something about it. He will host a fundraising event at the Sports Museum of Los Angeles on Thursday night that will be headlined by George Lopez.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 16, 2014 | By Meredith Blake
All 11 current and former co-hosts will be reunited on "The View" on May 15, the day before Barbara Walters retires after more than five decades in broadcast journalism, ABC announced Wednesday.  Stopping by to bid farewell will be former co-hosts Rosie O'Donnell, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Joy Behar, Star Jones, Debbie Matenopoulos, Meredith Vieira and Lisa Ling. Also present will be the current lineup of Jenny McCarthy, Whoopi Goldberg and Sherri Shepherd. " Barbara Walters' status as a trailblazer, a legend and an icon are undeniable,” said Paul Lee, ABC Entertainment president, in a statement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 2014 | By Julie Cart
The California Fish and Game Commission on Wednesday postponed a controversial decision on whether to afford gray wolves protection under the state's Endangered Species Act, giving itself another 90 days to consider the matter. After listening to a spirited 2 1/2 hours of public comment in an overflowing meeting room in Ventura, the five-member commission voted unanimously to take up the issue at its next meeting in June. The decision regarding listing was prompted by the arrival in late 2011 of a young male gray wolf in Northern California.
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