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ENTERTAINMENT
February 12, 2014 | By Greg Braxton
KTLA entertainment reporter Sam Rubin should perhaps consider leaving the live interviews to others. He's not having a good week. During a live interview with Rubin during the "KTLA Morning News," Oscar winner Kevin Costner dropped a curse word that was not bleeped and was broadcast during an hour when schoolchildren may have been at home. The exchange with Costner came two days after Samuel L. Jackson eviscerated Rubin in a live interview when Rubin confused the African American actor with Laurence Fishburne.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 2014 | By Paul Pringle
The FBI spoke to former U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis about her role in a 2012 fundraiser for President Obama , but she believes she did nothing wrong and does not know if the authorities are still investigating, her campaign consultant said Monday. Steve Barkan, a consultant for Solis' Board of Supervisors campaign, said in a statement that she had a “cordial” meeting with the FBI in November 2012 -- some eight months after the fundraiser at La Fonda supper club in Los Angeles.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 30, 2014 | By Meredith Blake
Could a "Seinfeld" reunion really be in the works? Well, it isn't not in the works, Jerry Seinfeld said Thursday in a giant tease of an interview with New York's WFAN radio station.  Appearing on "Boomer & Carton," Seinfeld was asked about a photo taken on Jan. 13 of the comedian and his former "Seinfeld" co-star, Jason Alexander, standing outside Tom's Restaurant in New York's Upper West Side. As "Seinfeld" fans are well aware, the exterior of Tom's was used in establishing shots of the fictional Monk's Diner, Jerry and the gang's favorite greasy spoon.  PHOTOS: Memorable TV series finales Understandably, the photo fueled speculation about what they were up to. Some thought they might be collaborating on a Super Bowl commercial; others theorized Seinfeld and Alexander were filming an episode of Seinfeld's popular Web series, "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 23, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day, This post has been updated. See note below for details.
Fox News anchor Bill O'Reilly has landed the annual Super Bowl-timed sit-down with President Obama in a live discussion that will air during the Fox network's pregame show on Feb. 2. The interview, expected to air at 1:30 p.m. PT, is the first of two parts. Following the live portion of the interview, a second discussion will be taped to play during "The O'Reilly Factor" on Feb. 3 on Fox News. This is O'Reilly's third interview with Obama. He also sat down with the president in 2011, the last time Fox aired the Super Bowl and during Obama's original campaign for president.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 2014 | By Jack Leonard and Paul Pringle
A taxpayer-funded project to provide a home security system for Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas included improvements to his converted garage that involved a week of work and upgrades to the building's electrical service, according to interviews and records. County-paid crews installed the security system in Ridley-Thomas' detached garage, which earlier had been turned into an office, apparently without permits. Workers replaced the garage's interior walls and dug a 60-foot-long trench across the property to bury conduit and make more electrical power available to the structure, the manager of the project said.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 16, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Kate Gosselin's twin girls were at a loss for words during their "Today" show interview Thursday that resulted in a pretty awkward exchange between them and their mother, the former star of TLC's "Jon & Kate + 8" and its hydra-like spinoffs and specials. Gosselin's bashful 13-year-old twins, Cara and Mady, appeared on the show in the wake of their People magazine interview in which they said they are "not messed up," despite living in a house with 9-year-old sextuplets and being on reality TV and under the microscope because of their mother's nasty, high-profile divorce from dad Jon Gosselin.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 16, 2014 | By Deborah Vankin
The Museum of Contemporary Art named Philippe Vergne as its new museum director late Wednesday, and in his first interview after the announcement, Vergne talked about his work to date and what he hopes to bring to MOCA. “The artists and ideas I've committed to over the years are the embodiment of my vision, which is to work with the most important artists of our time, the artists who really change the way we think about art and who've had a deep impact on art history," said the French-born Vergne, 47, director of the Dia Art Foundation in New York for the last five years.  “My vision is to commit to the most experimental artists of our time, but also to contextualize their work within a broader context.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 30, 2013 | By Hector Tobar
Reza Aslan began 2013 as an academic teaching creative writing at UC Riverside. In the summer, he published the book "Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth" and everything changed. Now Aslan is ending his wild year with a movie deal for "Zealot" as well as writing a pilot for cable TV network FX, running the "transmedia" company Boomgen Studios, working on a novel -- and trying to craft the next episode in his unorthodox life as an Internet-era public intellectual. "Zealot," which portrayed Jesus not as a divine being but as an angry rebel, had already hit bestseller lists before an interview Aslan did with Fox News made him a viral video star.
SPORTS
December 25, 2013 | By Melissa Rohlin
Kobe Bryant talked Wednesday for the first time since fracturing the lateral tibial plateau in his left knee last week against Memphis. Bryant, who is expected to miss six weeks, had played in only six games since returning from his torn left Achilles' tendon. Here are some of the highlights from his interview (questions are sometimes paraphrased): What has the last week been like for you with the latest injury? Slow. It's just been slow in terms of trying to lay off it a bit and letting it heal and just doing the right things, in terms of when you don't have activity, you really got to watch the other parts of your life like nutrition and things like that.
SPORTS
December 19, 2013 | Wire reports
Aaron Rodgers looked fine on the practice field Thursday. It doesn't mean he is going to play. There was no definitive word on whether Rodgers would be medically cleared to return from his left collarbone injury in time for Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. It was just another day in the guessing game called "When Will the Franchise Quarterback Return" for the Packers. Coach Mike McCarthy indicated he would name his starter Friday. Rodgers also made several references to his playing status being an "organizational decision.
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