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March 19, 2014 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Kevin Trudeau, the television pitchman who has been both successful and suspect, was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday for making false claims, Reuters reports . Trudeau was found found guilty of criminal contempt in November in Chicago. The claims in question were made in Trudeau's book "The Weight Loss Cure 'They' Don't Want You To Know About" and the television spots that promoted it. In sentencing Trudeau, Judge Ronald Guzman said, "He is deceitful to the very core, and that type of conduct simply cannot stand.
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March 19, 2014 | By Carolyn Kellogg
The delightful reading series Selected Shorts returns to the Getty this weekend, complete with snacks. Actor Robert Sean Leonard will host all three shows, two on Saturday and one on Sunday. Selected Shorts features short fiction read-slash-performed live by actors we're used to seeing on-screen. This time around, performers include Michael Imperioli, Christopher Lloyd, Amber Tamblyn, Catherine O'Hara, Christina Pickles, Joshua Malina, Jane Kaczmarek and Leonard. Each performance features a different lineup of actors and stories, but all three are thematically linked.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 2014 | By Carolyn Kellogg
The delightful reading series Selected Shorts returns to the Getty this weekend, complete with snacks. Actor Robert Sean Leonard will host all three shows, two on Saturday and one on Sunday. Selected Shorts features short fiction read-slash-performed live by actors we're used to seeing on-screen. This time around, performers include Michael Imperioli, Christopher Lloyd, Amber Tamblyn, Catherine O'Hara, Christina Pickles, Joshua Malina, Jane Kaczmarek and Leonard. Each performance features a different lineup of actors and stories, but all three are thematically linked.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 2014 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Kevin Trudeau, the television pitchman who has been both successful and suspect, was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday for making false claims, Reuters reports . Trudeau was found found guilty of criminal contempt in November in Chicago. The claims in question were made in Trudeau's book "The Weight Loss Cure 'They' Don't Want You To Know About" and the television spots that promoted it. In sentencing Trudeau, Judge Ronald Guzman said, "He is deceitful to the very core, and that type of conduct simply cannot stand.
NEWS
November 3, 1988 | United Press International
The Minnesota Twins traded veteran pitcher Bert Blyleven to the California Angels today in a five-player deal. The Twins acquired right-handed pitcher Mike Cook, who spent parts of the last three seasons with the Angels, minor league pitcher Rob Wassenaar and minor league first baseman-outfielder Paul Sorento. The Twins also gave up minor league pitcher Kevin Trudeau. Blyleven, 37, was 10-17 with a 5.43 earned run average last season.
BUSINESS
October 12, 2008 | David Colker
The ban: The court order Kevin Trudeau doesn't what you to know about. The judgment: Trudeau, who has made a fortune from health cures, weight-loss plans and other controversial regimens, has been banned from infomercials for three years. The Federal Trade Commission announced last week that the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois ruled that Trudeau -- whose bestselling books typically have ". . . They Don't Want You to Know About" in their titles -- was in contempt of an earlier order that found he had made false claims about his weight-loss book.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 2000 | JAMES E. FOWLER
Memory is the retention of information. It is closely associated with learning, which experts say is the ability to change behavior through the acquisition of new knowledge. Memory allows us to retain what we've learned. There are different types of memory. * Short-term memory is a temporary retention of information, while long-term memory can be permanent. Memory experts say new information can be converted into long-term memory through attention and repetition, a process called consolidation.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 23, 2005 | Claudia Parsons, Reuters
He went to prison for fraud and was ordered by the U.S. government to stop touting health products on infomercials, but Kevin Trudeau's book "Natural Cures 'They' Don't Want You to Know About" is a bestseller. Trudeau, who for years sold snoring remedies and memory enhancers through long-format commercials dressed up as talk shows, says he is a consumer advocate battling the "unholy alliance" of drug companies and government regulators. "It's all about money.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 20, 2014 | By Carolyn Kellogg
George R.R. Martin's "Game of Thrones" -- known to longtime fans as the "Song of Ice and Fire" book series -- is enjoying big success on television screens. But it might also be destined for something bigger: the movies. Martin told the Hollywood Reporter that a big-screen feature -- with a hefty budget -- might be what it takes to bring the story to its grand conclusion. "It all depends on how long the main series runs," Martin said. "Do we run for seven years? Do we run for eight?
ENTERTAINMENT
December 22, 1993 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
Knowledge is a blessing only if it's shared. Thus, getting into the holiday spirit of giving, the Answermaven has graciously agreed to respond to questions that you haven't asked but should have. DEAR ANSWERMAVEN: Frequently, we speak of "the networks" as if they were a monolith. However, don't they have distinct personalities? For example, which of the Big Three networks has the most violence-minded schedule? --TERRIFIED DEAR TERRIFIED: Compared to ABC and CBS, NBC is Mayhem Inc.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 13, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
It's not hard to find an author at a bookstore: Just go during the early evening and look for the person squinting under the bright lights, reading to a small crowd of people seated in folding chairs. But on Small Business Saturday, the roles will be reversed: They won't be taking center stage. They'll be there to help you.  Authors have signed up to spend the Saturday after Thanksgiving volunteering as booksellers at their local independent bookstores . About 100 independent bookstores nationwide are planning to have authors come in and assist customers.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 31, 1997 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Grizzly Mountain" marks the return of Dan Haggerty, star of the popular "Grizzly Adams" TV series and subsequent movies. While it's nice to have the burly, amiable portrayer of mountain men back after a near-fatal motorcycle accident, it's too bad "Grizzly Mountain" is such an amateurish effort. Actually, its premise has possibilities for a family entertainment.
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