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March 29, 2013 | By Chris Lee, Los Angeles Times
This post has been corrected. See note below for details. Director Jon Chu only gets slightly wild-eyed nowadays thinking back to last spring when Paramount Pictures dropped its "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" bombshell. Little more than a month before Chu's $130-million action-thriller was set to besiege multiplexes last June, studio executives made a rare 11th-hour blockbuster scheduling switcheroo. They punted its release from a prime summer slot into the lower-rent movie real estate of March 2013.
April 26, 2014 | By Matt Wilhalme
The last football game played in Candlestick Park will be a rematch of Super Bowl XIX. Sort of. Hall of Fame quarterbacks Joe Montana, 57, and Dan Marino, 52, are scheduled to take the field at the historic stadium for a flag football game , in which the San Francisco legend will lead a team of former 49ers against the Miami great and a team of All-Stars on July 12. The 49ers play their first exhibition game at their new home, Levi's...
August 5, 2009 | Ben Fritz
With more than $300 million in production and marketing spending on the line for the opening of "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" on Friday, Paramount Pictures has a message for critics: Go see the movie with everyone else. A spokesperson for the studio confirmed that there would be no screenings for reviewers at print and broadcast media outlets, meaning if they want to see the film, they will have to go Friday along with regular moviegoers.
April 25, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
NEW YORK - The Angels did not require the services of a closer Friday night. An offense that administered a rare beatdown of starter Hiroki Kuroda and pounded reliever Bruce Billings into submission in a 13-1 shellacking of the New York Yankees - the largest-ever margin of victory for the Angels in Yankee Stadium - made sure of that. The Angels crushed four home runs - a two-run shot to center field by Ian Stewart, a solo shot to left by Albert Pujols, a three-run shot to right-center by Erick Aybar and a solo shot to left by Collin Cowgill - to increase their major league-leading total to 35. With five more games this month, the Angels have broken the franchise record of 34 homers in April, set in 2000.
May 29, 1993
A name for the citizens of Joe, Montana (Morning Briefing, May 16)? Joe-kers, of course. AL HIX Hollywood
June 30, 2012 | By Pepper Edmiston
Dating is complicated when you have five children. What guy wouldn't be put off by a toddler at the front door asking, "You be our new dada?" But what can you do? You can't hide your kids in the basement. My mother warned me against splitting up with my husband. "Nobody, and I mean nobody, will take you on with that menagerie," she said. But after 15 years, the kids' dad moved out, and aside from four sons, one daughter, a dog and a pony, I was all alone. The first thing I did was make a list of prospects, throwing them into three categories: No. 1: Single Men. No. 2: Miserable Married Men. No. 3: Missing Men Whom I Hadn't Seen in a While but Remembered as Cute.
November 22, 2012 | By Carolyn Kellogg, Los Angeles Times
The Round House A novel Louise Erdrich Harper: 336 pages, $27.99 Louise Erdrich's "The Round House" is a solid coming-of-age novel set on a fictional North Dakota Ojibwe reservation, the subject of much of her work. That this book - good, but not extraordinarily so - won the National Book Award on Nov. 14 illustrates just how idiosyncratic literary competitions can be. With its cover now adorned by the National Book Awards' gold medallion, "The Round House" will, presumably, find a wider audience than it would have before.
February 22, 1987
The labeling of street people with negative terms reminds me of an episode in my life. It was a loss to the coal miners in their little Maryland town when their store burned down. That was in 1927. It was a greater loss to Joe, the slow-witted brother of the owner, whose home was a room behind the store. No relative of Joe's would give him 1629513839clean," they said. So my grandfather offered a home to Joe. "That's what a man should do--help the poor," he said. Remember those years?
July 22, 2009 | Mike Penner
Demonstrating that the big apple does not fall far from the tree, Hal Steinbrenner has borrowed a page from father George to motivate -- that's one word for it -- his baseball manager. "Joe [Girardi] knows what's expected of him. It's never changed," Steinbrenner told the New York Daily News. "We expect to win every year. Joe knows who he's working for. Joe knows the organization as good as anyone. He knows what's expected of him and he expects that of himself."
June 6, 1994 | By the Editors of Ladies' Home Journal
"I'm so lonely I can't help wishing I were still single," sighs Suzanne, 33, who owns a small dressmaking business. When she met Joe, who is seven years younger, "I knew I was in love," she recalls. Still, to make sure they were right for each other, they decided to live together for six months. "By that time we were positive we knew each other well," she adds. "We had the most lavish wedding and honeymoon. How could we have been so wrong?"
April 25, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
NEW YORK -- Ernesto Frieri is out as the Angels' closer for now. Manager Mike Scioscia, as expected, said veteran right-hander Joe Smith will assume the ninth-inning relief role beginning with Friday night's game against the New York Yankees, and the struggling Frieri will pitch in lower-leverage situations. “We want to get Ernie off of that treadmill and let him get an inning or two where he can try to make some adjustments,” Scioscia said. “Historically, Ernie has responded well to this.
April 22, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Joe Hahn of the alt rock band Linkin Park has sold his home in Brentwood for $4 million. Set in a six-home gated community, the contemporary house was built in 2002. Features include a rotunda staircase, floor-to-ceiling windows, solar power, an elevator, five bedrooms, six bathrooms, 6,893 square feet of living space and a three-car garage. The more than half an acre of grounds has city, canyon and ocean views. Hahn, 37, is the DJ and programmer for Linkin Park, which has won two Grammy Awards and sold more than 60 million albums worldwide.
April 21, 2014 | By Sergei L. Loiko and Carol J. Williams
KIEV, Ukraine - Vice President Joe Biden on Monday embarked on a mission to show U.S. support for Ukraine's embattled interim leaders as pro-Russia gunmen took over more government buildings in eastern Ukraine and the Kremlin's top diplomat blamed Washington for the mounting crisis. Biden was to meet Tuesday with acting Ukrainian President Oleksandr Turchynov and Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk, as well as civil society leaders in Kiev, the capital, before flying back to Washington.
April 19, 2014 | By Todd Martens
"We're the world's greatest Replacements cover band," Paul Westerberg cracked as his band took the stage Friday night at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. He may have been joking, but there was more than a little truth to his remark, in part because Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong would arrive a few songs later and take over vocal duties.  On the first day of the second weekend of the desert festival, a number of the marquee acts were seeking to recapture the magic of days gone by, including headliners Outkast.
April 16, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Joe Smith didn't mince his words late Tuesday night. The Angels right-hander came on to protect a one-run lead in the eighth inning and faced five batters. All of them reached base, and four of them scored -- the turning point in a game the Oakland Athletics went on to win, 10-9, in 11 innings. “Man, I was horrible,” said Smith, who threw scoreless innings in each of his first six games. “I fell behind in counts. I had the first guy 0-and-2 and walked him -- that's a no-no.
April 16, 2014 | By Tiffany Hsu
Artificial trans fat still lurks in our food, at least at the Joe's Crab Shack chain, according to a health watchdog group. The Center for Science in the Public Interest said Wednesday that the Houston-based seafood restaurant company uses a blend of partially hydrogenated margarine-butter blend containing dangerous levels of trans fat. Joe's Crab Shack, which was established in 1994, did not immediately respond to requests for comment....
The song was one of those swinging tunes from the 1940s that never failed to send Joseph Secco dashing onto the dance floor. He whirled around with his wife, Nancy, until he was dead on his feet. "I'm tired," he said. "Let's sit the next one out." He flopped into his chair with all the grace of a stuffed laundry bag flung from the rafters. Nancy thought he was joking, until she noticed him gasping for breath and flailing his arms, the look on his face that said he was already gone.
My first experience of "going steady" with someone was spent in complete silence. This offered a wholly different perspective on "worrying about what to say." My friend Roger was the intermediary for a slender, freckle-faced boy I'll call Joe. Joe moved into our neighborhood about the same time spring weather ushered in cherry blossoms, warmer winds and a wave of new feelings that unexpectedly hit the sixth- and seventh-graders of our school.
April 16, 2014 | By Houston Mitchell
Who would win a fight between UFC women's champion Ronda Rousey and undefeated boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr.? It was a close contest in a reader survey we did recently , but UFC commentator Joe Rogan says Rousey would win. “It's all about how much time Floyd has to prepare, because he will really have to work on his takedown defense. That would be the big thing,” Rogan said on ESPN2′s “SportsNation.” “If Ronda got a clinch on him, it's not just about worrying about being taken down to the ground, it's worrying about knees to the body.
April 15, 2014 | By Alana Semuels, This post has been updated throughout with new developments.
BOSTON -- A memorial for the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings ended Tuesday with a thunderous speech from Vice President Joe Biden, who closed an afternoon highlighting remarks from bombing survivors and dignitaries. “We will never yield, we will never cower, America will never ever, ever stand down,” Biden said. “We are Boston. We are America. We respond, we endure, we overcome, and we own the finish line! God bless you all, and may God protect our troops.” The afternoon will continue with  a flag-raising and a moment of silence at the marathon finish line at 2:49 p.m., the moment the bombs exploded.
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