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Daniel Percy Lattimore is the kind of Super Lotto winner longtime players love to hate. The 75-year-old Ojai resident only started playing the game three months ago. Five bucks, twice a week. Always Quick Picks. No rituals. And most frustrating to long-losing Lotto dreamers, few plans for his new millions. That's $13 million. Or, put another way, $650,000 a year for the next 20 years.
November 10, 2013 | By Susan King
Sacha Baron Cohen stole the show at the BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards Saturday evening at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The outrageously fearless British comic actor of "Borat," "Bruno" and "The Dictator" fame was this year's recipient of the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy. Producer-director-writer Judd Apatow ("This is 40") introduced a clip package of Baron Cohen's film work. PHOTOS: BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards 2013 "He is truly our Jimi Hendrix," said Apatow.
May 1, 1985 | GARY JARLSON, Times Staff Writer
It was supposed to be a family outing, but "it would have been ridiculous," Victoria Penley says, if only half of her family had gotten into Disneyland while the other half had to wait outside in the parking lot. That was the situation Penley says she faced on a Sunday afternoon a year ago.
August 29, 2013 | By Sheri Linden
The darkish comedy "Afternoon Delight" gives the talented Kathryn Hahn her first movie lead, and for a while it looks like an opportunity to dig in deep. Hahn's vanity-free performance as a bored Los Angeles housewife who befriends a stripper goes a considerable way to humanize a film of occasional insight and underdeveloped provocations. Ultimately, though, her character is as thinly conceived and hard to root for as everyone else in filmmaker Jill Soloway's erratic blend of not-quite satire and halfhearted soul searching.
July 20, 2008 | Marc Weingarten, Special to The Times
Craig Johnson comes as advertised. Standing outside the Autry National Center on a boiling summer afternoon, the Wyoming-based crime novelist is decked out in a long-sleeve shirt made of heavy cotton, scuffed brown boots and a 10-gallon hat that provides shade, but not nearly enough. Spotting his interlocutor, Johnson sticks out his hand and delivers a booming "How ya doin'?!"
"I know you heard it before, but it works," Dinah Shore said in response to the laughter that greeted her telling of an old joke. It was that sort of an evening: The old jokes still seemed funny, the old melodies still sounded romantic and everyone was happy to admit just how long they'd all known each other. Shore was emcee Friday night as the Society of Singers honored Tony Martin with its third "Ella Lifetime Achievement Award."
November 7, 1989 | from Associated Press
Actress Bette Davis left her daughters and grandsons out of her nearly $1- million estate, according to a will filed for probate Monday. The bulk of the estate is split between her son and a close friend. Davis, who died on Oct. 6 of cancer at age 81, had been estranged from her daughter, Barbara Davis Hyman of Charlottesville, Va., since Hyman's book, "My Mother's Keeper," was published in 1985.
April 6, 1999
SCHOOL: Camarillo YEAR: Junior SPORT: Softball SEASON AT A GLANCE: The dominant right-hander has allowed seven hits in 52 innings, giving up only single unearned runs to Thousand Oaks and Fountain Valley. She has struck out 76 and walked eight. WEEK AT A GLANCE: Nevard (7-1), who threw three no-hitters in her first six starts, pitched a perfect game and struck out 16 against Oxnard in a Pacific View League game.
October 16, 1986 | ROSE DOSTI, Times Staff Writer
Dear SOS: It was our good fortune to have a marvelous gourmet dinner at Alexander's in North Hollywood. The dessert served will long be remembered as outstanding. It was called bananas Kathryn. Would you be kind enough to obtain this recipe for me and friends who joined me? --MRS. C.W. Dear Mrs. C.W.: What a festive and unusual dessert to serve during the upcoming holiday season. Thanks for asking.
Carl Alexander Faber, popular psychologist and UCLA educator who wrote a book about relationships titled "On Listening," has died. He was 60. Faber died Monday at St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica of non-Hodgkins lymphoma, his daughter, Jollee, said Wednesday. In private practice in Westwood for more than 30 years, Faber lectured widely and taught classes intermittently at UCLA.
August 5, 2013 | By Susan King
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles announced Monday morning that Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow ("The Hurt Locker") and Academy Award-winning actor Ben Kingsley ("Gandhi") will be honored at the 2013 BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards. The ceremony will take place Nov. 9 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel and will air the following evening on BBC America. PHOTOS: Billion-dollar movie club Bigelow ("Zero Dark Thirty") will receive the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for excellence in directing, while Kingsley, last seen in "Iron Man 3," will receive the Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for worldwide contribution to entertainment.
July 27, 2013 | By Cristy Lytal
Not only does Antonia Crane know her way around a movie set, she also knows her way around a stripper pole. As someone with experience as an exotic dancer, Crane served as an expert consultant for Film Arcade's "Afternoon Delight," which stars Kathryn Hahn as a bored housewife who befriends a young sex worker played by Juno Temple. Crane, 41, started dancing at age 3. The daughter of a lawyer and a paralegal, she grew up in Humboldt County, playing in the redwood forest, skiing, camping, horseback riding and cheerleading.
June 21, 2013 | By Meredith Blake, Los Angeles Times
A warning to amateur history buffs out there: Kathryn Allison Mann has a job that might just make you blind with envy. As head of research on "Mad Men," which winds down its sixth season June 23 on AMC, Mann is responsible for upholding the period drama's well-earned reputation for authenticity and for mining the tumultuous history of the 1960s for potential fodder for series creator Matthew Weiner and his writing team. "It's relentlessly interesting," says Mann, 29, who studied English and philosophy at Bates College in Maine and started on "Mad Men" as a production assistant before stepping into her current position in Season 4. PHOTOS: The women of 'Mad Men' Mann is typically one of the first staff members to return at the start of a new "Mad Men" season.
February 24, 2013 | By Nicole Sperling, Los Angeles Times
Winning an Oscar isn't easy, but film editor William Goldenberg has stacked the odds in his favor this year: He's competing against himself. The veteran splicer is nominated twice for his work on this year's CIA-themed films: Ben Affleck's "Argo" and Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty. " Since August 2011, Goldenberg has been working nonstop: first spending 15 months pulling together Affleck's 1970s Middle East drama before jumping into Bigelow's Osama bin Laden manhunt alongside co-editor Dylan Tichenor.
February 4, 2013 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 3 - 9, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     CBS This Morning Ed Whitacre. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Katharine McPhee; Tiffani Thiessen; Nick Savoy; Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Leeza Gibbons. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Kelly and Michael Katharine McPhee; Leeza Gibbons. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Jewel. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Wendy Williams Show Diahann Carroll; LeVar Burton, Leslie Uggams and Louis Gossett Jr.; Zumba.
January 31, 2013 | By Kathryn Bigelow
Editor's note: Taking a moment from her vigilant defense of depicting scenes of torture in "Zero Dark Thirty," director Kathryn Bigelow here addresses something else close to her heart about the film: The power, strength and vulnerability that lead actress Jessica Chastain brings to the work. *** Talent comes in many guises, but all original talents share the same quality: They're unique, one of a kind. Totally unlike the rest of the crowd. Jessica Chastain, at least to my mind, is one of our original talents, a rare and gifted actress.
August 16, 1989 | ANNE BOGART
In Paris, women clutch flirtatious little Chanel bags, so small they hold next to nothing. In New York, they take the opposite tack, lugging mega-tote bags that bend their backs into Quasimodo crouches, so they can keep their subway reading, gym clothes and other such sundries close at hand. But in Los Angeles, women breeze around town carrying nothing except a set of keys. That's because the quintessential California purse comes with four wheels and a trunk.
May 3, 1998 | IRENE LACHER
Now it can be told. Diana liked to nosh. "In 1980, Diana was a happy, well-adjusted, slightly plump young woman with a healthy appetite. . . . One evening as I was heating up a pot of beef stew I'd prepared the day before, I discovered that all the chunks of meat were missing. Diana had picked them out for lunch."
January 23, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
As the debate over “Zero Dark Thirty” and torture rages on , director Kathryn Bigelow staunchly defended the Oscar-nominated film Tuesday on “The Colbert Report.” Describing the movie as a “first rough cut” of history, Bigelow expressed her own unequivocal objection to torture, which she characterized as “reprehensible.” But she said she would have been “whitewashing” history if she had chosen not to include scenes...
January 21, 2013 | By Mark Olsen
Kathryn Hahn is a familiar face from her supporting roles in such films as “How Do You Know,” “Revolutionary Road” and “Anchorman” and TV shows “Parks and Recreation,” “Girls” and “Hung.” Now, the 38-year-old actress is getting her first leading role in a feature film with “Afternoon Delight,” a dramatic comedy premiering Monday at the Sundance Film Festival. “Delight” is somewhat akin to a contemporary creative class retelling of “Diary of a Mad Housewife.” In the film, Hahn plays Rachel, a married mother of one who is suffering from a certain upscale ennui.
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